Tuesday, November 2, 2010

My Favorite Technique!

Happy Tuesday! It is especially great for me because we have the day off today because of voting at the schools in town. I am fighting a massive cold and NEED it gone for Saturday, the big Holiday Craft Fair is in Boston this weekend and my sisters, daughter and I go every year. I can not miss it because it is the big start to my Christmas shopping. I plan on loading up on meds and climbing back into bed to sleep the day away.

It being Tuesday means it is also time for another fantastic challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. This week Kristen is really making it fun for everyone, the challenge is to use your favorite technique on your creation. It can be anything you love. I chose to do a shaving cream back round for my card. This is definitely my all time favorite. I have always been a fan of making my own back rounds but time doesn't always allow for it and papers are so beautiful that I usually take the quicker way out. I had so much fun Saturday doing this technique I made dozens of them in all different colors so I will have them to use for a while.

We also have an amazing sponsor this week Through The Craftroom Door. They are a new papercrafting magazine that is awesome and they are giving a 1 year subscription to one lucky winner. All you have to do is come play along with us at Going Grey this week for your chance at this fabulous prize. We can't wait to see what your favorite technique is!

I picked this one for my card because it reminded me of Fall leaves whipping in the wind with all the colors blending together as they fly through the air. This beautiful Autumn image I colored is from Karen Doodles, perfect for this time of year. Everyone of the ladies did a different technique this week and their creations are gorgeous so be sure to stop by their blogs to see what they did to inspire you.

Here are some other wonderful challenges that fit my card

Sweet Sketch Wednesday Challenge #73-This is the great sketch that I used to create my card.
Karen Doodles Challenge #35-This is a new challenge for me. Their challenge this week is to make a creation with the theme of "Give Thanks". It can be a Thanksgiving card, thank you card or something that you are thankful for. I am sending this card as a Thanksgiving card to a dear friend who I won't be seeing at Thanksgiving.
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #128-This week the challenge is "Relish to Embellish". I live to put embellishments on my creations so this challenge is perfect for me!
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge 66-This week the challenge is "Anything Goes". I love all the creativity that this challenge shows us!
Copic Creations Challenge No. 38-This week the challenge is to use your Copic browns or create a scene. I love this challenge because I love coloring with all the shades of browns.
Crafty Creations Challenge #91-This week their challenge is Halloween or Autumn. I chose the Autumn because I love making cards for this time of year.
Creative Card Crew Challenge-The challenge this week is "Let's Punch it!" I punched out the leaves that I used around the flowers using the SU leaf branch punch.
Digi Doodle Shop's Best Challenge #31-This week it is one of my favorite challenges "Anything Goes".
Lexi's Creations Challenge #26-This week they are challenging us with "Anything Goes". I love to see what everyone creates.
Lollipop Crafts Challenge #14-This challenge is "Embossing" this week. I embossed the back panel of my card with the pumpkin patch Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Ooh La La Challenge #66-This week their challenge is "Remember Remember". I took this challenge two different ways, the first was the technique I used Shaving Cream Back Round. It was one of the very first things I learned when I started papercrafted many years ago. The second remember was a memory from the image, his mother had a wheelbarrow in the front of their house when I first started dating him 35+ years ago. Every Fall she would fill it with everything nature and it looked beautiful!
The One Stop Craft Challenge #104-This week their challenge is "Anything Goes" and to add to the fun a "Blog Hop".
Paper Pretties Challenge #27-This week their challenge is all about being "SQUARE", make a creation that is square. I love to make square cards so this was fun!
Raise The Bar Challenge #42-This week their challenge is "Go Go Go", make something the moves or has wheels. Cute idea for a challenge!
Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #82-This challenge is to make a Thanksgiving card that has pumpkins on it. Wonderful challenge.
The Creative Cottage Challenge #26-This challenge is all about "Embossing" this week. I love to emboss on my cards so I used my pumpkin patch embossing folder to add embossing to my card.
The Paper Players Challenge #22-This week is another great and fun challenge "Anything Goes". A great way to show off your creativity!
Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #24-This week "Give Thanks" is their challenge, create a Thanksgiving card or anything that reflects the theme. Great theme for a challenge!

These are all wonderful challenges be sure to stop by and give them some love or better yet play along with them!

Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I created. I really appreciates all the wonderful comments that you leave for me to read.

Happy Creating,


Lorie said...

This is just gorgeous!

Karen said...

Really lovely, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

Wendi said...

What a beautiful card gorgeous embellishments and such lovely memories
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Michelle Quinno said...

This is such a pretty card, Mary! Love your shaving cream bg!

Feel better fast!

Anne said...

Fab card, you did a great job of the colouring and I love the little pins, they're really cute.
Thanks for playing along with Karen's Doodles this week and don't forget you can enter any card you make using a KD image into our Doodle Diva gallery here for the chance to win more images
Anne x

cardmaking bird said...

Great card, Mary. (How do you manage to combine so many challenges!??!) And thanks for your tip off about Kenny K's - I didn't even realise, where I've been on hols, so that was a nice surprise! Marie x

Benzi said...

Wow! I love this beautiful image of a wagon load of pumpkins in the pumpkin patch. And, your flowers, leaf stick pins, the bg technique, embossing all came together in a gorgeous way. So glad you brought your great card to the Stampin B's this week.

Jackie Randolph said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Mary!!
Your colouring is gorgeous as always and this image makes such a great fall card.

Kathie said...

Mary, your card is totally gorgeous. I adore your colours and design papers. Your colouring is beautiful and your image comes alive. The is a great take on Arlana's Sketch. Great job. Thanks so much for joining us this week at SSW and good luck.
Kathie SSW - DT

Saskia said...

Beautiful card, so elegant!

Lovely to see your work at Crafty Creations Challenge! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Sweet greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

sweetbloominscraps said...

Ahh! Love this Autumn card! Beautiful colors and coloring! Thanks for joining us at SSW!

mulberry station said...

What a gorgeous autumn card. Beutiful detail. I love you DP and darling image. Thanks for joining us.
Nancy SSW

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow - gorgeous fall card!!! Love it! Thanks for playing at Crafty Creations!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful coloring.....and thanks for playing with the B's this week

Arlana 11426 said...

Oh what a beautiful card. Love your autum colors and fun image. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

Jeannie said...

What a gorgeous Fall card and I really like that plaid flower!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

Davi said...

A beautiful fall card Mary. Love your shaving cream background and the lovely image! Hope you are feeling better so you can join your family.:) Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. said...

Wow! This is just beautiful! Your details are amazing. Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

lalkygirl said...

what can i say ,its a stunning project,i love everything about it,thanks for joinng us at lexis and good luck in the challenges.
lalkygirl x

Chris (catt871) said...

Wow! This is so pretty! I love your background - shaving cream is one of my favourite techniques too! THANKS for joining us at Karen's Doodles!!!!

CraftinGranny said...

This is one beautiful card and created to perfection. I love everything about it!!! Thanks for a list of all the challenges. "Hugs" Carol

Farida Rone said...

Wonderful Card!!! Your colouring is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creation and Good look.
P.S. I have candy on my blog if you want to pop over.

WeirdCat said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers and leaves,thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
Ruth x

Joey said...

Mary this is gorgeous, a perfect card and so very beautifully coloured, I am glad you joined us at Karens Doodles this week. Joey.xx

Emily Keaton said...

I have this digi image, too, and can't wait to try out some coloring on it!! But I can't hope to come anywhere near your gorgeous coloring job. Great embellishments for this beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' B's DT this week for our challenge to make Thanksgiving cards featuring pumpkins :)

~*Joni said...

Thunk! Mary this is amazing! Did you hear me fall off my chair? ;) I love the colors of your card, your shaving cream technique, and the beautiful embellishments. Thank you for your compliment, anything with wheels is my son's current favorite which is why I named this challenge. :) Thank you so much for entering your card into our challenge this week at Raise The Bar!
~*Joni RTB DT

skylife said...

Great card! Love the colors and the background paper is my favorite - just LOVE it.

Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Caroline said...

Gorgeous card!!! I am loving the autumnal colours. Thanks for joining in with the Creative Card Crew.
Caroline x

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful background, the shaving technique always provides such wonderful results!

Kelly Schelske said...

This is gorgeous! I love that background! So glad you could join us this week at Karen's Doodles!

Jodi said...

Beautiful scene card!! I love the warm colors too! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
Jodi =)

Lauren said...

What a beautiful scene you've created! LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


Jóna said...

Beautiful card !

Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best, hop to see you again :D

I am one of the DT members and I want to tell you about group I have opened at PCP "Fan's of Digi Doodle Shop" and you are so very welcome to join us there :D

All the best to you, Jóna

kris said...

Gorgeous card!!! Love the fall colors! and your embellishments are perfect!! Thank you for joining us at Lollipop Crafts!

Jane Wetzel said...

Absolutely gorgeous job! I love Fall and you really show a great job of coloring this! Thanks for joining in at Copic Creations!

Kim said...

Your Thanksgiving card is gorgeous. I love the beautiful color and textured background. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

You made a wonderful card - thanks for playing along in the Lollipop Crafts Embossing Challenge this week! :D

Nancy said...

Awww this is gorgeous, Mary:O) Your colouring is lovely. Beautiful papers, love the embossed panel. Cute flowers.
Thank you for joining Karen's Doodles, good luck!
Hugs, Nancy;O)

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! What an amazing technique and your coloring is stunning!
Thanks so much for playing along at Karens Doodles this week! Hope to see you again soon!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

Carol said...

A fabulous card and a special memory. Thank you for joining us at OLL.

Kristine said...

Hi Mary... just wanted to check in and see if you're okay? You've been pretty quiet lately. Hope you're not sick? Hope to see ya join in our Tuesday challenges again soon. =)


~*Joni said...

Congratulations Mary! I just waned to let you know that you won a spot as a Guest Designer over at Raise The Bar with this lovely card! Please contact me at for more information. :)

Hazel said...

super autumnal card - Hazel, OLL Guest Designer x