Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Live, Love, Laugh

Today was a rainy, dreary day and even after two cups of coffee I still took a long nap after work.  Felt soooo good!!  Then it was straight to the craft room to finish a card I started this weekend.  I am trying to get a lot done this week because I really hope to attack my craft room so I can actually find things.  My daughter wants me to come to Memphis to visit her, instead, so who knows if it will actually happen.

This is a very sparkly card!!  I embossed the background, using a new embossing folder that I found about a month ago at Hobby Lobby.  I haven’t seen it anywhere since so I am glad I grabbed it.  I rubbed some Timber Brown Stazon ink over the to make it show up more and then added three different colors of glitter to the leaves, using a glue pen.

The image is Penny Black and one of my favorites.  If you visit my blog often, you will have seen it several times before.  This little guy is actually throwing flowers in the air but I covered them with leaves that I made.  I sponged a variety of Fall colored Distress Stain on cardstock and when it was dry I punched them out with Martha Stewart punches.  I brushed them with clear drying glue, after shaping them with an embossing tool, and dipped them in semi-transparent glitter.  I added some sparkle to the leaves in the background paper with a glitter pen.
The image and sentiment are cut out using Spellbinder dies and added with foam dots to a scalloped layer.  I added two leaf and one acorn button in the bottom corner.  I hope this card adds a little joy to your day and a smile to your face!!

Happy Fall,

E. Marie

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #55 – Use Designer Papers (Tip – How to Make Sparkly Leaves)
Sew Many Challenge #70 - Color Challenge/Burnt Orange, Yellow, and Brown
Sentimental Sundays Challenge #76 - Anything Goes (plus a sentiment)
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #88 – Let’s See Those Leaves
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 46 --Fall or Halloween!
DYSU Challenge #40 – Use Brown
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #103 – Recipe:  1 Image, 2 Papers 3 Buttons.
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Sparkle and Bling
Paper Play Challenges Week 40 – Autumn Colors
The Pixie Cottage Challenge #90 – Sketch/Fall Fun


Mary Jo said...

This is adorable-I love that joyous leaf tossing hedgehog! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is gorgeous .. love the cute image and those fab leaves . The embossing folder is just perfect too
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really cute card - love how you changed the flowers to sparkly leaves - very clever.
Thanks for joining our 'animals' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Sandra said...

This is so beautiful!:) Sandra H

Anonymous said...

What a fun card with sooo much going on, but yet its not too busy! How'd you do that? LOL
Love that embossing folder!
Cheesy (it won't let me leave the comment using blogger?)

Donna Ellis said...

Such a lovely card!

Anne Fenton said...

Such a cute card....thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week...hope to see you next time.

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is so sweet, Love the wee hedgeghog. Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week Hazelxo

WencheP said...

Fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Janette said...

Gorgeous card, thankyou for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Elaine Stark said...

A fab card. I love PB images and your improvisation with the leave is great. Love the embossing folder too. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Amanda R said...

Adorable Marie! I love the little accents on the tree and the leaves, so cute!

Ellie said...

This is fabulous! Love how you used the leaves to cover up the flowers, perfect for fall!
Thanks so much for joining the fun at penny black at all sorts!!

Anonymous said...

this is such a pretty autumn card! i love this image and how you covered the flowers with the different coloured and glittered leaves. thank you for playing along with the penny black at allsorts october challenge.

louise said...

Gorgeous card and great idea with those leaves,thanks for joining us at Penny black @ All sorts this week
Hugs louise xx

Lisa M said...

Oh it certainly did bring a smile to my face. LOVE that you altered the stamp and put up leaves instead of flowers...brilliant! The octagon shape and all the colors are wonderful. Great card and thank you for sharing your talent.
Good luck organizing your craft room.

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday!
And remember, if you have a TIP you’d like to share with us crafters, just write it up in your post and then add TIP by your entry name and you’re eligible for the TOP TIPPER PRIZE as well.
Lisa xx

Lisa M said...

P.S. Didn't mean to add the :leave a tip" part on my sign off earlier. Your tip is wonderful!!!
Lisa xx


Hi Marie
A gorgeous card love the image and colour's and paper's are fabulous thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

What a cute, wonderful and gorgeous sparkly card. I just love all the added sparkles on it. What creative talent to be able to come up with such beautiful card!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Leaves Challenge!

Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black @ allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Jamie M. said...

Wonderful card. I love the layout and fantastic use of the colors. Thanks for playing with us at Sew Many Challenges.

Lisbeths kort og scrap said...

Another great card from you for Fussy and Fancy - you're fabulous! And isn't this little critter just adorable playing in the falling leaves! Perfect sentiment for the image too, btw.
Thanks again, for sharing your work at Fussy and Fancy. Another good luck, and welcome back. Lisbeth K

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi E.Marie

Well you've done it again another great card and I think this is my fave so far - probably something to do with the sparkle - LOL!

Thanks so much for sharing another lovely creation with us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Mervi said...

Hi Marie,
wau the hedgie is really enjoying the autumn, fabulous card!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black at Allsorts;-))m

Annette said...

I love your image, and those sparkly leaves are fab. Thanks for joining our designer papers challenge at Top Tip Tuesday this week. Good luck in the draw. Annette xx

LaJanette said...

Those leafs are just way too cool! I am loving how you have embossed your DP! FAB idea!

Thanks for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday:0)


Caroljenks said...

Wow, what a lot of wonderful elements in this gorgeous card! Your use of the image is great - the leaves are perfect :) Gorgeous leaf and acorn buttons too.

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our 'Designer Paper' Challenge.
Thanks for the fab Top Tip on your sparkly leaves too :)

Carol x

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is really stunning! Thanks for joining our Fall Fun challenge at The Pixie Cottage! Hugs, Karen

P.S. I've Christmas Candy on my blog!