Sunday, October 9, 2016

Leaves and Happy Birthday...MUSE Challenge #186, Allsorts Challenge #384~Colours of Autumn, Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge AND Anything Goes with HLS Stamps,

Hello,

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian friends!  May your day be one of gratitude for your blessings and time spent with family and friends, enjoying the harvests of the season.

We're at my mom-in-law's, so I'm squeezing in a bit of *me* time to share my card for MUSE challenge #186, inspired by Anita's striking leaves creation:


Her card was precisely the spark needed to create a birthday card for my brother, using my brand-new Concord and 9th leaf dies (or wheat dies, depending on your perspective...).  One features the background patterned paper, in autumn shades of gold, rust and bronze; the second, the 'backside' of the patterned paper, in rust; and the third, in shimmer gold cardstock.  I left them 'as is'...tall and handsome (I'd say 'pretty', but this is supposed to be a guy's card *grin*).  The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers Butterfly Birthdays.


NOTE:  Thrilled and delighted to be selected as  MUSE Honourable Mention! Thank you!

Also sharing at:

Happy Little Stampers~Anything Goes with Dies Challenge AND Anything Goes with HLS Stamps

 


Off to visit some more...and enjoy the scent of the pumpkin pies baking..

Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!


26 comments:

Marilyn said...

Love the die cut foliage ... a perfect card for a man.

Marisa said...

Fabulous case!! I love anything leafy and toss in some autumn colours and I am swooning! HAPPY THANKGIVING to you too ((hugs))!!

Aileen Ryan said...

Handsome card, love the die cuts and the colours used.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love those dies and the way you used them for the Muse!
Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with loving company and great food!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous - such pretty dies and you made them shine! Would have loved to play along, but sadly did not have not enough time :(

Ardyth said...

Beautifully done - perfect as a masculine card! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

Greta said...

Beautiful use of those neat leaves, Carol!

Rose said...

Great male card Carol! Love the striped paper peeking through. Hope you had a wonderful time with family.

brenda said...

A really elegant creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

B x

Jeanne said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol! I'm sure you had a wonderful day. So happy you had a chance to create. These cards are beautiful. I really like that leaf die and your use of it is wonderful. Great choice on the papers. I'm sure the recipients will be thrilled! Have a happy week! Hugs! :)

Shelly said...

Beautiful!

TK said...

Pretty, I'm loving all the metallics lately, and your pp background is wonderful for masculine!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the multi-colored stripe peeking through!

Anita in France said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours too, Carol! What a cool, graphic and yes, handsome card ... the different layers and patterns are fabulous! Beenn enjoying browsing through all your recent work ... as ever, so inspiring ... thank you! Hugs, Anita :)

Neets B said...

Great choice for a masculine card and so glad I gave you some inspiration, Carol. That's a fabulous leaf/wheat die, must add it to my wishlist.
Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

Paper Therapy Ponderings said...

wonderful masculine card, that is a pretty die
thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes Dies challenge
Barb Housner (DT)

Estelle TBT said...

Brautiful card! Love your die cut foliage.
Great take on Anita's card!

Bobby said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carol. I ordered those leaves and can't wait until they arrive. You've made such a beautiful card I want to CASE it.

Joyce said...

Stunning card, and that die is really fantastic. There is something about the shape of wheat that I find so very soothing, and it is perfect for masculine cards.

Charlene said...

Happy Thanksgiving Carol! I hope you had a wonderful time! beautiful card!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous take on Anita's card, Carol! I love how you played with your new leaf dies, and the masculine colors are perfect! You nailed it!!!

TK said...

Congrats on your HM at MUSE!

Diane Jaquay said...

Beautiful use of the wheat die, Carol, your card is simple yet very striking!!

Mimi said...

I like your take on Anita's card... what i love the most is the fine-line of the matting! Perfect! (I'm playing catch-up with your blog... that "life-wife-mom-family-job" thing is cutting into my "me" time!)

*Vicki* said...

What a wonderful take on Anitia's card!! Really love that wonderful leaf die! The gorgeous are so warm like Fall! That metallic shine really adds a stunning touch to your details! ;)

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Beautiful card..love those foliage..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers- Anything goes with dies challenge.