Friday, September 15, 2017

Thankful, Grateful for this life - Mid month Creative with Stamps #18

Friday September 15-30, 2017
Dang where is September going???
Christmas is just little over 3 months away.. 
  Theme is LEAVES
This is my card.. I took Ranger inks and created the background and stamped Thankful and Grateful all over which is by Tech. Tuesday. I tried to keep the center of the wreath without any wording (it almost worked)  so that the leaves would stand out.. I used Simon Says wreath / birds die and stitched leaves and cut them out. I took Ranger inks again and inked the leaves, birds (we don't have Cardinal birds here in the Pacific Northwest but we have Steller Jays which are blue and black and similar to the cardinal.. so that is what I created) I like the contrast of the birds to the background. I colored a strip of paper with the Ranger inks and stamped the T.T. sentiment and added it to the inside of the wreath.  I added some Nuvo clear drops. I love that it gives the dew drop look. I think next time I create the wreath I will do a couple layers of the wrath to give more bulk. 
Please look at Creative with Stamps and see what the DT created.
NOTE:  CWS challenges do not have many "Guidelines", but please read and follow the few we do have to be eligible to win.

The daily marker - Day 15
Craft rocket #41 - something beginning with "F" (fall)
Color crazy wk. 36 - anything goes
Pile it on #134 - feathers or scales
HeARTful stamping - anything goes
AAA cards #98 - creatures great or small
Use your stuff #279 - fall is in the air
The crazy challenge #257 - autumn
Artistic inspiration #185 - anything goes
Crafty sentiments - dies and or punches
Cards 4 guyz #178 - nature
Try it on Tuesday - friends/human or animal
Simon Wednesday - CAS
Word art Wednesday wk. 300-301 - anything goes
That's crafty - fly away
Creatalicious #123 - anything goes/opt. leaves


Miroslava Velinova said...

Beatuful autumn card. The colors of the background are nice. Thanks for joinig us at the Crazy challenge blig.
Miroslava DT

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful card! Thank you very much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday!
oxo Susi (DT)

Jane said...

Gorgeous autumnal colours, my favourite time of year. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards.

Meggymay said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Try it on Tuesdays.

Chris C said...

Stunning Fall card! Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff.

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Mrs.B said...

A lovely card,
Thanks for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Billie :-) the blended and stamped background is fabulous and I love the wreath, very pretty, those little birds are super cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Lols x x x

Alexander Kretschmann said...

Wonderful autumn card. Love the design.

Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Craft Rocket and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.

Your card would fits our theme at Do-Al(l) Kreatives, too. Would love to see you there again.

*DT* Craft Rocket Challenges {#41 – Something beginning with F}
*DT + Admin* Do-Al(l) Kreatives {#9 – The beginning of autumn - let's drop the leaves}
Alex' Kreative Seite

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card :) Thanks for joining us at Use Your Stuff and my challenge this week there :)

Marja's kaarten said...

Nice card, thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs.
Hugs Marja GDT

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Thank you for sharing your creation with us over at That's Crafty and joining the Fly Away Challenge. A Super make. Best Wishes Tracey.

Monika Reeck said...

oh dear I love love the sponged color here
and you know how to coloring the leaves looks like a real one
stunning card Billie my friend
I am busy with laundry and work again after holiday 2 weeks in Holland :)
also just have time to visit your lovely card

Helen F. said...

You created such a perfect background for your totally beautiful card, Billie

ÅsaJ said...

Lovely colors! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining AAA Cards! Hugs Åsa

Anila Dk said...

Lovely, cheerful colours!
Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Rocket challenges

Anila DT

Cazro said...

A super autumnal card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT.

Melanie said...

A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional leaves” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Lilian YF said...

Gorgeous background and wreath card!
Sorry for the late comment!
The Leaf Studio