“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Season's Change

Welcome back, Friends!  Come join me this week for Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #78 - "Season's Change!"

This week's challenge is to create a card or project using ONLY colors of Fall!   Oooh, how pretty, huh?!

Our SPONSOR this week is  Magnolialicious
Our lucky winner's PRIZE:
 Here is my DT creation for this week's AWESOME challenge theme....
An inside view of the card, and custom envelope/box.

All of the flowers on this card are handmade. I know, you're probably thinking, "oh what a lot of work!"  Actually, it really is not. I use paper punches to create the flowers and leaves. So, whenever I have very small scraps of paper I punch them with my floral punches & store them in a box for future use. It's very convenient for me to have the pieces already punched too. Then, whenever I get bored or often while I watch TV, I "form" the flowers & store them away so that they're ready when I need them.

This is my box of pre-cut flower pieces....
As you can see, I have various shapes & colors ready for use.

Here's a sampling of the flowers I've already prepared....
These flowers were made using punches - Geranium leaf, Sunburst, Apple, Balloon, Leaf, Small Daisy & Snowflake. 

Project Materials
Stamps:  Basket Stamp from Purple Daisy Designs, Digital image from Raindrop Echo Designs
Ink:  Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Couture Cardstock Sherlock, Stampin' Up! Old Olive, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Tools:  Punches from McGill, Martha Steward Edge Punch, Stampin' Up! Curly Label, Lattice Embossing Folder, Top Note Die; Nestabilities Label #8.

I've entered this card in the following challenges:
On Stitch At A Time Challenge #32 - "Anything Goes"
Charisma Cards Challenge #38 - "Anything Goes"
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #122 -  "Anything Goes"
Tuesday Morning Sketches Challenge #60 - "Handmade Flowers"
Paper Playtime #17 - "Autumn"
Creative Card Crew - "Autumn"
AiFactory Challenge #49 -  "Anything Goes"
Paper Romance Callenge #17 - "Paper Flowers"
Stamp Something Challenge - "Fall Colors"
Scrappy Frogs Challenge - "Flower Power"
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - "Pile On the Flowers"
Stamp It Crazy Challenge #7 -  "Anything Goes"
Sentimental Sunday Challenge #22 - "Dimension"
One Stitch at a Time #32 - "Anything Goes"
If the Shoe Fits Challenge #48 - "Flowers"
Digi Doodle Shope - "Emboss"
Scrap and Stamp Challenge - "Embossing"
Stamp Insanity - "Let's Show 'em Whose EmBoss!"
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #63 - "No Designer Paper"

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  Thanks for visiting!  Please leave me a comment to let me know that you stopped by - I love to hear from you!


  1. Your flower basket is lovely. All of those flowers are so delish!!! Do you have a tudorial on how to make them???

  2. That basket of flowers is amazing! Thanks for playing in paper with us at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

  3. WooHoo! You are my girl here.You card are gorgeous, and flowers super beautiful. Thanks for playing at OSAAT and Whoopsi Daisy, and StampitCrazy. Hugs, Nataliya.

  4. Great job. Love your project. TYSVM for joining us at AiFactory and please be sure to come back and play with us again.

    Laralee DT

  5. Absolutely beautiful card and all those flowers.....gorgeous.

  6. Wow..whata a fabulous fall colored card! Wonderfully done. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.


  7. Fantastic card, such a lovely autumnal design! I just looooooove the flower basket ;) And very clever with making your flowers in advance and such beautiful flowers they are! Thank you for joining us at the Sentimental Sundays ;)

  8. wow! those handmade flowers are fantastic! they really set off your card. thanks for entering this week at AIF
    -Tammy DT lead

  9. Your card is amazing. I love all those fall colours and your flowers WOW they are beautiful.
    Hugs Bonnie

  10. OMG, that basket of flowers on your card is absolutely stunning. Wow and you made all those flowers. Do you have a tutorial? If not I'd love for you to consider sharing some of your secrets :). Thanks for sharing with us at StampInsanity.

  11. Wow, this is amazing Annette, you flowers look so real too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  12. What a gorgeous card! What a lovely fall look and I love the flowers you made. Thanks for joining us at StampInsanity!

  13. WOW, this is GORGEOUS!! Just love how you did the flowers. Thanks so much for sharing your creation with our pile on the flowers challenge at WHOOPSI DAISY:) I have become one of your followers!

  14. Wow.... Annette
    your card is so wonderful!!
    I love it!
    Hugs Gisela

  15. Oh I just love that basket of flowers. What a delightful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Romance. hugs, Angela

  16. Annette, I saw this at SSC and literally gasped! Amazing dimension and flower arrangement! Great fall colors and you homemade flowers are stunning! Gorgeous card!

  17. What a beautiful card, I love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us the Digi Doodle Shop's Best! Hugs, Karen

  18. Beautiful card! Love it! I don't think I've seen a box of scraps look so good. Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for listing the punches used. Gonna have to give it a try.

  19. wow this is so beautiful! I love how you store your flowers it's a great idea! Glad you could join us at Paper Playtime and congrats on entering so many challenges!

  20. Stunning! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something this week!

  21. Congratulations for making the top 3 at Digi Doodle Shop's Best. Feel free to stop by and grab your badge at http://digidoodleshopsbest.blogspot.com/.


  22. amazing flower work! absolutely divine! thanks for playing along with us at the Shoe!

  23. I also wanted to thank you for sharing this AMAZING creation with our challenge at STAMPIT CRAZY - it's just so WONDERFUL, LOVE it!!:)

  24. I am just awestruck to see this, really u r so very tallented


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