Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Falling into place.

Don’t you just love those days where everything just falls into place?  Where each choice of paper fits just right, every embellishment seems to work and you don’t have any of those moments of standing back, looking and thinking of what other papers you have and saying “hmmm maybe not this one but I’ll try this one”.  I was lucky enough to have one of those days and it did ‘just fall into place’.

I was working on two challenges today.
First was the sketch from Mojo Mondays (Sketch #160), and the second was the weekly challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room (Pumpkin Patch). 

I know there is not a pumpkin in sight on my card but their inspiration pic of the pumpkins just screamed to me a smooth warm pumpkin soup with a dollop of cream, an earthy fall and a change in seasons.

The image is Bare-tree-by-fence available for free from wpclipart.  I was going to colour the fence but I think she looks stunning just in the black on the cream, the text is computer generated.

What do I love
I love the punched, then embossed leaves.  They are from a dark brown handmade paper with gold spot highlights and their texture is just divine up against the glitter green leaves.
The bow, she really sets the card.
The adorable wooden buttons – I just love these and they were a bargain from the preloved clothes shop (I brought a gorgeous jacket but changed the wooden buttons for some black ones).
The image – it just works so well.

Challenges this little lovely is entering.
Stamptacular Sunday - #80 BFF (Buttons, flowers and the word friend) ~ has buttons, flowers on my ribbon and “friend"-ship (Sundays) MADE TOP 3 ! Yeah Baby !
Mojo Monday – Sketch 160 ~ Followed Sketch (Mondays)
The Shabby Tea Room – Pumpkin Patch ~ Inspired by pumpkin pic (Mondays)
Kaboodle Doodles – Celebrate all the colors of fall ~ Colours are fall (Mondays)
Scrapmaster’s Paradise – Basic black, pumpkin Pie & Bashful Blue ~ Have all three (Mondays) - I Won! A cherry ink pad!
Pile It On - #40 Things in threes ~ Have three buttons (Mondays)
Stamps R Us - #6 All nature theme ~ Fall, leaves & trees are nature (Fortnightly Mondays)
Creative Stamp Friends - #9 Orange ~ Card is matted on Orange and I have an orange ribbon (Fortnightly Mondays)
356 Cards – Day 226 – Tuesday trio - Gold, Leaf and Ribbon ~ Gold spots on my leaves, have leaves and ribbon (Daily)

This little lovely is off to my mother in law as she makes the bestest pumpking soup and she was in my thoughts today as I played; so I think it's just right that she receives it :)
Fair winds and following seas.
~~The Navy Wife ~~

19 Treasured comments:

Annette said...

What a lovely friendship card! Love the colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Jill said...

Lovely card, the ribbon is gorgeous and I love that tree and sentiment. Thanks for joining in Kaboodledoodles this week and hope to see you again. Jill

Debbie said...

Love that elegant stamped image ... thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Shirley said...

What a lovely and bright Autumn card. I love all the gorgeous colours you have used. Great embossed background layers and the puched leaves are so cute.
Thank you for joining us for our challenge at Kaboodledoodles this week and we hope to see you next time.


**Farrah** said...

I wouldn't second guess a thing about this card either!! It's perfect, I love it!!
Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck!

Laura said...

I think you did and awesome job with this card.I love the image.Thanks for joining us at stamps r us.

Adria Slauterbeck said...

a beautiful card! I too love this image.
You have so many delightful elements. I must say that color combo is striking as well!

Thanks for joining the rest of the "BFF" gang at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Sprytebyrd said...

Beautiful card! Love the colors and those wood buttons are gorgeous!
Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our BFF challenge!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Marianne-db said...

Beautiful friendship card! Love the colors!
Thanks for joining our BFF fun at Stamptacular this week!
Hugs, Marianne

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous!!!! Love everything about it. So pretty.

Karita said...

WOW! Beautiful card with great autumn colours! :) Ribbon and buttons looks awesome and the sentiment is very beautiful.

Thank you for joining us at SSC and hope to see you again :)

Anonymous said...

Great card and love all the embellishments. Thanks for playing at SPCC!

Anna said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On.

Pattie said...

very nice! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room!

Carolyn said...

I'm off to get that image. It is gorgeous and perfect for a fall card as well as our challenge. Such a perfect card for our BFF Challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at SSC.
Hugs xx

Marilyn said...

Fabulous card & very creative! Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us Blog.

Nadine said...


Wow, ein Traum.
Da stimmt einfach alles.
Vielen liebe Dank fürs Mitmachen bei
Kreativ Stempelfreunde - Creative stamp Friends

Liebe Grüße Nadine

Linda said...

Wonderful card. I love all the detail. Thanks for joining us at SPCC this week.

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