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Monday, October 5, 2009

Leafs on a String

I've been in the "laundry room" (aka, the studio") all afternoon. And, I actually got some laundry done while having some fun with the Penny Black Challenge No. 69: "Autumn Breezes."

Autumn breezes put leafs in the air -- and in this case, the Penny Black image "Birthday of Colors" has put leafs flying high on a string that used to contain balloons. Go take a look at what the Design Team has created for your enjoyment and join in the fun -- there is a great prize for someone lucky like you. (This was photographed as the sun was low in the afternoon -- didn't it give a nice "glow" to the kitty?)

I am indeed delighted that Heather at Rica's Haven told me of another great challenge blog -- crafty calendar challenge -- and that the current challenge is Autumn -- so, here is my very first ever -- two challenges in one (card)! This challenge blog is another great spot to see a fantastic design team at work.

Stamps: Penny Black, Embossing Arts, All Night Media
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Fiskars corrugator, Leaf punches, pop dots, hole punch
Ink pads: Memories brown, black
Prismacolor pencils
Papers: Stash and ProvoCraft
Accent button, etc: JoAnn Scrap Essentials, crochet thread

Thanks for dropping by --
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doris said...

Beautiful card!!

Doris x

Suzie Q said...

Hiya Martha,
What a super card ilove the way you have incorporated those leaves very original!
good luck in the challenge and thank you for your lovely comments!
Suzie qx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Martha this is one fabulous card how wonderful to have the leaves on the string it really does look like they are blowing in the breeze.

Lorraine x

Kath said...

beautiful card martha...love the papers...your adorable image and all those leaf accents...thanks for joining in the fun this week at PBSC....hugs kath xxx

cats whiskers said...

Morning sweetie this is just so sweet, love that image and the papers are just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

mueppi said...

Hi Martha
I love your card! It`s wonderful!
Hugs Gisela

Rica said...

Hi Martha, fabulous card, love how you've incorporated the leaves.This card would be perfect for Georgia's new, monthly challenge which is Autumn.(http://craftycalendarchallenge.blogspot.com/)
hugs Heather xx

treesawardincrafts said...

This is such a beautiful card, you are just so clever. It wouldn't work at all if the tall card was standing the other way. Beautiful.

brenda said...

Fabulous card as are your other creations.

B x

Pauline C said...

Stunning card Martha - great image and love your masking and leaves to totally fit the challenge. Thanks for joining in this week's PBSC
Pauline x

Tammy said...

Hi Martha, your card is adorable!! I love the punched leaves and the sweet little image!!

Beth said...

Oh this is so sweet! I love what you've done with the image - the leaves look fab! Thanks for joining in with the PB challenge!

Beth xx

Sandra1968 said...

Lovely card! Cute how you attached the leafs to the string and the image is so sweet.

Kort og Søm said...

Love the stamp and the leaves, beautiful card!
Fredrikke :o)

Kim. said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have changed the balloons for leaves, some great autumnal colours in there too. Thanks for playing along with our first challenge.
Kim - Crafty Calendar Challenges.

Sarita said...

Really lovely autumnal card Martha, love your kitty and all the leaves,
Love Sarita xx

Georgia said...

Beautiful card Martha! The colour scheme is lovely and I love the image! Thank you for joining in with the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Donna said...

Stunning card Martha and such a beautiful mix of Autumn colours! Thank you so much for joining in our 1st challenge at Crafty Calendar :) Donna x

Lisa said...

Hi Martha, Gorgeous card! I love the colours and such a sweet PB image.

Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Lisa x

PS: Thanks for the lovely comment you left me.

scrapperjulia said...

This is so cute! Love the little cat holding a string of leaves, very creative!

Allison said...

this is fab, love how he's holding the string of leaves

Allison said...

this is fab, love how he's holding the string of leaves

Marilynn said...

Very, very good! Way to find additional uses for a stamp. I love Penny Black.

Caroline said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

Cynthia said...

Wow, you've really thought outside the square using this stamp. Love it!
Hope you do well in the challenges.

Ruth said...

Very cute card,love the leaves! Ruth-Crafty Calendar Challenges

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

This is gorgeous. Beautiful colours!

Jane said...

Wow! this is so gorgeous I love the papers and colours! thanks for joining us on our first challenge! Jane x

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous.Fab use of texture and colour.The cat's very cute too.
Craftybunny x

Faerielore said...

such a lovely card thank you for joining us at ccc

Liz, said...

Hi, fab card. Thanks for joining in the fun at CCC, hope to see you at many more in the months to come.

Liz x

Susa said...

Oh, soooooo beautiful!!!! Just stunning!!

Hugs, Susa