Wednesday, September 21, 2011

My Fall

I've been reading lots of posts about the cooler weather and the changing leaves but it was 95 degrees here today.  At the moment it's pouring and temp may have dropped about 10 degrees but an hour from now the sun will be back out and the temp will go back up.  So if you're the type who lives for the changing seasons and the cool crisp autumn air, well, Florida is just not for you.  The changing leaves is a glorious site but I'm happy to trade that for the palm trees.  There are so many different types it's amazing.  So these days I'm getting my doze of fall colors from crafts. 

Knickers are one of those fashion items that pop up once in a blue moon but never seem to catch on.  I've owned a couple pairs in my younger days but as I recall they weren't very flattering. But golfers are a different breed of people.  Golf attire is a bizarre mess.  There are things that people wear to play golf that could never be worn to any other function,  Who comes up with those golf outfits anyway.  I'd rather see golfers wearing these knickers than some of the wacky things Ive seen in the stores.  Since I haven't taken up the sport I don't make it onto the greens, but I do drive around here and see golf courses everywhere.   In these parts it's almost a crime if you don't play golf.  But I digress...
don't forget the inside

Here's the deets:
stamp - Crafty Secrets "Golf Time"
ink - Memento "Rich Cocoa" and Stampin' Up "Always Artichoke" marker for sentiment
paper - Recollections Kraft card base; We R Memory Keepers "Autumn Leaf" and "Tawny" dp; Bazzill "Tangelo", "Almond Cream" and "Parakeet" cs; Neenah Classic Crest Natural White cs
miscellaneous: copics; MFT "Solid Brackets" die-namics; Recollections leaf brads; regular and mini brads; button; golf bag charm; burlap twine; sewing machine

Here's the challenges:
Partytime Tuesday PTT#34 - sketch
Pile It On #38 - the Colors of Fall
Tuesday Throwdown #67 - Fall
Paper Pretties PWC172 - Use Fall as your Inspiration
Crazy CCH#85 - Men Only
Critter Challenge - recipe:  1 image, 2 dp, 3 embellishments (brads, button, charm) and 1 sentiment
Dream Valley #16- Buttons
the Kraft Journal Make It Monday - Welcome Fall
Kaboodle Doodle #85 - Lots of Layers
Raise the Bar #75 - Leave Summer
CES#5 - Embellish Me More (at least 4 different types of embellies)
Fairytale #24 - Sports
Friday Mash Up #24 - Autumn theme or Yellow and Orange or both
Sugar Creek Hollow - Fancy Borders

Well, I just piled on the challenges and if you like to do that too then play along with us at Pile It On.  But you don't have to find lots of challenges, just the Pile It On challenge (this week the Colors of Fall is the theme) and one other challenge and you're in like Flynn.  We'd love to see what you create and we're always looking to see what challenges you've found to add to our lists.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again. 


  1. Love your image Chris and the papers you used. Also love the leaf brads, they look great!

    I went to boot camp in Orlando, many years ago, and you're right...FL is just not for some people :) I need my seasons and snow to be happy! LOL

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

  2. What a cool card and great for the masculine. Super Fall colors and layout. So glad you joined us at Tuesday Throwdown this week.

  3. What a super cool sporty card! ;) I like the motiv and to combinate your image with some stunning fall itimes is such a great idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge!

  4. What a stuning golf card! Men will love it! Thank you for jojning us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  5. Great card, I just love the image & your colours are just perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us at CES Challenge this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. What a great card for that golf-loving guy in the family!! Nice job with the sketch!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  7. What a great guy image and your fall colors are great.Love your border! Thanks for joining us at SCH.
    Hugs, Heide

  8. This is a fantastic masculine card that envokes thoughts of Fall so well! Love the addition of leaves and that yummy Fall color combination too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal!

  9. Hi Chris, I love when I run into your work in blogland! I didn't know you moved. Miss seeing you at the shoebox swaps!

    I love your fall take on Florida = golf knickers! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

  10. Fabulous card - love the autumn colours and what a great stamp.
    Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week.
    Caroline xxx

  11. Brilliant card, but I had to smile because in England we don't wear our Knickers on the outside, lol. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  12. Great Pile it On challenge.. You did great combining all those challenges. FL is really not a place for changing seasons that for sure. But I did enjoy when you'd get a small break in that heat mid winter. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  13. Love the fall colors & the knickers are great! The leaves are so cute & coordinate beautfully!

  14. Beautiful details on your gorgeous card, really stunning! Thanks for joining us this week @ Critter Sketch :)

  15. Oh Chris what a great card! I love that image, you've designed so well around it with the leaf embellishments and wonderful designer paper. Thank you for joining us this week at Raise The Bar as we 'leave' summer!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  16. Very nice masculine card using our Autumn theme at the Friday Mashup, thanks for playing.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  17. A great card - love the layout and the embellies! Thanks for joining us at CES this week, Sheena xx

  18. Great card!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge
    Hugs Nela

  19. beautiful colors! love your brads & pretty papers! i miss the fall sometimes but not the cold! golf's big here too-i stink at it but i do like to drive the cart around & watch ;)

  20. What a cleverly designed card. Your image is so fun and unique and the papers you combined with it are so perfect. A really great masculine card. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!

  21. What a great card! Love the design and your coloring is amazing :) Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge hugs Rebecca

  22. Hello
    wow this is an amazing card. The design and colors are stunning.

    Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge.
    * Karla **

  23. Funny image! Great work - i like it.
    Thanks for joining us at the Fairy Tale Challenge.
    xx Sandra


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