Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fabulous Fall Card

Good morning friends.  Well, try as we might, we cannot hold onto summer any longer.  This makes me sad to see the days growing shorter and cooler, but it is inevitable and does happen every year.  You would think I would be used to it by now at my age ;)  Once I get over my grieving at the loss of summer, I will enjoy the anticipation of the beautiful colors of fall, the smell of the leaves and sounds of them crunching under my feet.  The wind swirling them through the air and kids jumping and playing in them.  To give me a boost at the mood that Fall can bring, I have decided to make and share a Fall card with you today.  The colors really are so pretty.  Have you seen the pumpkins out in abundance already and the gorgeous fall flowers gracing our porches?  It is a lovely sight to see.  I went with the simple pumpkin image but accented with glossy accents and glitter.  I added many gemstone and die cut flourishes and some of those wonderful fall flowers to really dress up my card.  I am very happy with the result and do enjoy just looking at it.  I hope you do too. 

I hope that you are enjoying the quickly approaching season too and thank you for coming over for a visit with me today.   Feel free to leave me a comment and share your thoughts of Fall too.  Do you love it...are you sad to see summer go....does it make you feel as if the year has gone by too fast, or is this the one season that you wait all year to see?  Look forward to hearing from you.

Have a wonderful day and many blessings to you my friends.

Some challenges for this card:
Gingersnap: Punches
Allsorts: Autumn
Paper Sundaes: 3 or more embellishments (flowers, leaf punches, crystal flourishes)
Southern Girls: Anything
Spoonful of Sugar: Fall
Aly's Sunday Challenge: Sparkly and Glittery
Scrapbook Sisters: Scalloped circles


Danderella said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely phenomenal! Gorgeous! You could almost use this card as a centrepiece...I love it! Thanks for playing at Paper Sundaes this week.


brenda said...

Just adorable and my very favourite easel shape.

Thank you for joining in with my Colours of Autumn theme at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

Pinklady 68 said...

Gorgeous card!!
Love the dies and swirls you have used:-)

Hugs Laila.

Julie said...

What an amazing card,such lovely warm colours. It's perfect for another challenge too,check out my blog for details. Happy crafting,Julie.x

Fiona said...

stunning card...thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week.


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Carolyn this is more than fabulous it is stunning the beautiful colours, flowers, image and all that bling I love it to bits.
Lorraine x

Anonymous said...

Hello my friend, it seems you and I are reluctantly bidding farewell to summer tonight...I just posted as well about our transition into fall. I have finally given in to this lovely season but will be counting the days until spring and summer. I hope you're doing well:)

Davi said...

Wow this is really beautiful!! Love the rich colors, all the layers, wonderful flowers and the blingy flourish!

Karen W said...

I love fall in the midwest, it's the only time of the year that it's nice out, LOL Your card is absolutely stunning, I'm going to save it and try to come up with something this grand later. Fabulous work and thanks for all the inspiration.

Sue McMahon said...

Beautiful fall card Carolyn! Fabulous pumpkin image! Your work is always so stunning! Hugs Sue

Tami said...

Oh how pretty. I love the flowers and the punches. Thanks for sharing at ALy's.

Nana said...

Wow, stunning card! Fantastic.
Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
hugs Nana

Michelle's Daydreams said...

Carolyn, you have captured the very essence of Fall with this work of art. It's just beautiful in every detail. :) Michelle

Carisa said...

that is very beautiful with all the fall colors. thanks for joining us in our first challenge at Southern Girls Challenges!!

Sue U said...

Wow your card is amazing, love all the layers and detail. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge

Sue xx

France Ringuette said...

Stunning card ! Love the layers.

Thanks for joining our challenge at Paper Sundaes !

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