October Challenge 2016 – Anything Goes

Hi cardmakers,

I keep finding these amazing Card Challenge blogs . . . found another great one called Just Keep On Creating.  Their October Challenge is Anything Goes with a option for Halloween.

Check them out at:


Thought I would share a little Halloween card I put together – had fun with this one.  img_0769


Cards in Envy Challenge: Autumn Leaves #2

Hi again all,

I happen to love everything about the season of autumn . . . football, pumpkin spice lattes, cool crisp weather, and of course the beautiful leaves.  So . . . needless to say this challenge is right up my alley as I love trying to capture the colors of the season in my cards.   Thank you Cards in Envy!!!

Here is a second entry I just whipped up tonight with some great autumnal leaves paper I found in my collection:




Add that autumn leaves paper with a Darice leave embossing folder, some great leaf brads from the Eyelet Outlet (check them out if you haven’t already), some gold ribbon, and alas, a nice little card to drop someone a line this time of year!


Thanks Cards in Envy,




Cards in Envy – Autumn Leaves Challenge

It is that time again to visit my friends at Cards in Envy for their latest challenge which is . . . an Autumn Leaves Challenge!!

Autumn is one of my favorite times of the year so a leaf challenge is just right for me.

Without further ado . . .


Instead of putting colored leaves right into the design, I wanted to capture the colors of autumn and leaves in more of a subtle format and went with embossing the leaves into the design, on each of the four squares as well as on the background purple mat.   Thank you for the Darice leaves embossing folder I bought on sale!!

Some leaf brads from one of my favorites, the Eyelet Outlet and I think it turned out rather well.

Happy autumn all,

And happy cardmaking