Friday, September 22, 2017

Fall Wreath Thanks and Gerbera Happy Birthday...Uniko Challenge #43~Autumn/Fall with Optional Twist Halloween

Hello,

Ahhh...the glorious colours, scents and sights of Fall are all around us. In my neighbourhood, autumn wreaths decorate doors, pumpkins sit on entry way stairs and the scent of apple and pumpkin spices waft from the bakeries and coffee shops I've strolled into, of late. I've pulled out my warm leggings and cozy sweaters in readiness for the crisp air and cool breezes.

Since fall is nearly everywhere, it's only fitting that we recognize it in Uniko Challenge #43~Autumn/Fall with Option Twist Halloween.  I'm thrilled to be joining for the first time as a member of the Uniko DT. Still pinching myself to be sure this is real!

Such a beautiful inspiration photo; I'd love to go for a stroll down that path to see where it leads, gathering maple and oak leaves as I wander... 

Joining us for this challenge is our  talented Guest Designer: Vijaylaxmi.  She, and the rest of my amazing team, have an array of lovely cards to inspire and delight. You can visit them here.

Being the 'nervous newcomer,' I have two cards to share (actually, I had four...but two didn't make the cut *grin*).

My first features Pure Florals: Gerbera Clear Stamp Set (stamped with ME pigment inks) and Designer Dies Pure Florals: Gerbera Collection.. The window frames Background Blocks Halftone Clear Stamp dots.  The sentiment is from Simply Said (a set that covers pretty much every occasion).


My second, though ultra cas, took a while to create, as I botched up the placement of my 'wreath' elements. I should have paid better attention in math when we learned about circles...all that pi, radius and diameter stuff obviously didn't sink in! Still, I persevered...

A small wreath (Flower Power #6) to add some fall zest to the bold thanks (All Occasions Sentiments #6).

I'm dedicating this card to all of you who have expressed well-wishes in my new venture here! Your support means the world to me! THANK YOU!

Whew...enough from me! Hopefully, I'll settle down now that this 'first impression' (which I hope is a positive one) is under my belt. 

Next: a warm invitation for you to join us in the gallery with your 
Fall/Autumn and/or Halloween creations.
You have plenty of time to play along!

The entry guidelines are simple and there are PRIZES, too! Do check details at Uniko Studio.
Thank you for dropping by; your visit is both welcomed and deeply appreciated!


18 comments:

Beverley said...

Wow! What a debut duo. Love how you have framed the halftone pattern and your Gerbera is so beautifully coloured. And what a genius pattern and pairing on your uber CAS second creation. I knew you would inject inspiration into using Uniko stamps. Super happy to have you on the DT. Hugs Bev x

Jane said...

A pair of lovelies! Great mix of Uniko stamps Carol, you inspire me as always.

Jeanne said...

Wonderful first impression, Carol. You made a duo of fall delight. The flower on the first card is lovely and I really like the dotted background inside the frame. Thank goodness it's only paper, right? So glad you didn't give up as your second card is wonderful. Adore the colorful wreath you created. Excellent work!! Have a happy weekend! :) Hugs!

Lindsey said...

A wonderful debut Carol! I love your warm Gerbera on the first card and the wreath on your second card is inspired! PS looks a pretty fab circle to me too! X

Izzy Scrap said...

Two stunning cards Carol ! Your gerbera is just amazing with these colours and so well coloured ! Love the background too with the halftone block !
Your second card is so clever and so beautiful too ! Now you can breath, you did a gorgeous work and there was no doubt about it, you're so talented ! xx

Sarah Gray said...

Well you have knocked it out of the park, Carol! I love the warm colours in the gorgeous gerbera and your autumnal wreath looks amazing - it is so great to see you on the Uniko DT. I am looking forward to seeing more of your creations :)

roth phallyka said...

Great mix of Uniko stamps Carol, you inspire me as always.


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Craft-E-Place said...

Great cards! I love the gerbera card ... the colour combination with Kraft card works so well. The Uniko gerbera is one of my all time favourites! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards
Elaine

Bobby said...

You jumped in with both feet and made a splash, Carol. Your daisy is lovely and I totally get the circle thing but I'm glad you persevered because you ended up with a great wreath.

Anita in France said...

Yep, definitely a positive impression, Carol ... a dashing double debut! The bright wreath is so creative and fun ... and that gerbera in those delicious warm colours ... it's just lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

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Basslady said...

your cards look so fantastic!

thank you so much for playing along with us at make my Monday!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Susanne Vargas said...

No need to be nervous - they picked you for a reason! Your cards are fabulous as usual and showcase Uniko products beautifully!

Jane said...

Wonderful to spot your card linked up at AAA Cards, thanks for playing!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A massive WELCOME to the Uniko team Carol and what perfect stunning autumn makes you've created. I adore the gerbera set - one of my all time favourite go-to stamps and in those golden tones it's a masterpiece! Love those delicate little leaves around a circle on your second one too. So pretty. x

Ellenor Emilsson said...

A perfect take on our code word this time :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS - Ellenor

Greta said...

I love Fall & I LOVE your leaf wreath! Thanks for the inspiration, Carol!

Tracie Pond said...

Love how your flower takes center stage. So pretty! Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards.