Sunday, September 27, 2009

Autumn's Beauty

The thing that I love about Autumn is color. The colors are gorgeous, there are views in the mountains that take your breath away. Even if you don't go leaf peeping if you're out anywhere around here you can't help but stop to take in the sights of Fall. There are pumpkins and cornstalks decorating houses and businesses. The trees are changing colors, the leaves are falling and covering lawns, people are playing in the piles of leaves.
This weekend I found three challenges that have Fall in mind. Fashionista Friday #4 on If The Shoe Fits is fall themed and must have leaves. Over at No Time To Stamp Stamp Simply #106 is Rich Autumn Leaves and the Allsorts Week 20 Challenge to Get Inspired by Fall. My Favorite Things, My Favorite Challenge #18 is Get Buttoned Up and I just happened to have some great leaf buttons to use so I pulled out the "Falling For You" stamp set to use for this card. The Paper Cutz #10 Challenge is to use at least three buttons and I think three buttons is the right amount for this card, no more, no less. On LaLaLand Challenge #6 is paper piecing. MFT stamps and paper piecing go together perfectly so all I needed was a sketch and the one that the Fresh Batch Stamps and Smiles posted on Thursday was great for this stamp.
I rarely make cards that aren't rectangular or square so for me this is a fun departure, thanks to Stamps and Smiles for getting me onto a different track.
Enjoy the fall, you know what's coming...Oh, and don't forget to click on the pink ribbon.


  1. what a cute image! i like!!! thanks for playing at the SHOE!!

  2. I love everything about this card!! I have those same buttons and now you have lead me in the right directions on how to use them!!

  3. Great work and thanks for joining in with the paper piecing Challenge at La La Land.

  4. Hi Chris

    Great card. Love the shape and the colours and the image made me smile.

    Your buttons are gorgeous!

    A lovely autumn creation.

    Thank you for playing along with Allsorts this week.

    Love Jules xx

  5. What a great autumn card!!! Love it!! Thank you SO MUCH for playing along at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  6. Great card! I love the leaf buttons! Thanks for playing on Paper Cutz for Challenge #10

  7. Hi Chris
    What a fab autumnal card - the image is super!!!
    Love those leaf shaped buttons - great finishing touch.
    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  8. I love the Autumn colours on this one just fabulous Chris.
    Thanks for joining us this week on La-La Land.
    Sheila xx

  9. Gorgeous card

    Thanks for playing with us at Allsorts

  10. How fun! I love that image. Thanks for playing in our challenge at La-La Land Crafts.

  11. This is such a fun card I love the pile of leaves that has been paper pieced with the Autumn text paper, very effective

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  12. What a fun card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Cutz Challenge!

  13. Oh this is just adorable!!! Love the shape and your paper piecing is just fabulous!!
    Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge at La La Land!!

  14. Awesome card! Thanks so much for joing us this week at La La Land Crafts!

  15. How girls used to play in piles of leaves like this! Thanks for joining us this week at LLWWC!

  16. Totally fab card! I agree that MFT stamps just beg to be paper pieced! LOVE that you used text paper for the leaf pile - too creative! Thank you for joining us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  17. How cute!! Love the paper piecing. Adorable buttons! Thank you for playing along with us this week at La-La Land Crafts! xx Jane

  18. Beautiful card - the colors are wonderful! I really love the leaf buttons too. The shape of this card is great.

  19. What a fun card Chris, LOVE the paper piecing and fun design! Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles sketch challenge!

    Hugs, Jennifer :)

  20. I love it!~

    Thanks for playing along with Stamps and Smiles this week.

    Jennifer SAS DT


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