Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Marcia, Patti and me ~ A Challenge Between Friends

Hello friends~ It's nearing the end of October already... my how time does fly!  That means that it's time for Marcia, Patti and I to share our challenge creations with you.  This month we chose an "anything goes for fall" theme.

I'll jump right in with my cards:
I used MFT's Leaves and Impression Obsession's "Thankful" die.  The rest of the sentiment is from PTI's First Fruits.  I inked up the leaf images and spritzed them with water before stamping them onto water color paper and then added some ink splatters with a wet brush.

I used Simon Says Stamp monthly kit "Nuts About You" for this card.  The little acorn embellishments are so cute!!


I just had to throw in a primitive and a vintage card for this challenge.  This card uses an old stamp from Twigs' Primitive Collection ~ Pumpkin Harvest.  The sentiment is an old wood mounted stamp from Inky Antics and the sunflowers are from Frantic Stamper.

Here's my vintage style card using Clearly Besotted Sunshine and Smiles colored up with copics.  The background is stamped using a Heidi Swapp background.

I'll also be adding one of these cards to the following challenges:
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Pumpkin / Orange
Word Art Wednesday ~ Anything Goes
Crop Stop!  ~ Anything Goes

Please be sure to visit Patti and Marcia's blogs to see their amazing creations!  Your comments are always so appreciated and thanks so much for stopping by.  Blessings~ Birgit  


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Birgit,
I do love these cards, what a great collection of varied inspiration how utterly wonderful indeed, we're in spring downunder though, so Autumn doesn't readily come to mind, was quite summery here today..

I really love the name of your blog and have joined your blog too as an encourager, how important it is to wait upon our Lord! Each day, in fact each moment in prayer for Him to guide our path aright. Hoping you might pop over to my blog also, when time permits,
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Unknown said...

Oh. My. Goodness. Soooo many gorgeous Fall cards, each one more beautiful than the last! Egads woman, you are a card making machine.....a beautiful card making machine! These are GLORIOUS! The colors, the designs the layouts, the stamps, the mediums....YOWZA!!!

Ann Greenspan's Crafts said...

Wow, you have a lot of dies to make Fall cards with and they are all so colorful and pretty. I really like the sunflowers on the one card since growing season is ending here -- they are a warm reminder of summer.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...where do I even start?! You went to town girl!! I absolutely LOVE your first card with all the leaves...such a simple design but SO colorful and eye catching! And I adore the sentiment in your 2nd card, and the colors and plaid are fabulous!! And oh your quilt card...SO SO pretty!!! Why do I never think to get that set out?!! I think your 4th and 5th cards are both kind of vintage, and I just love all the warmth and color you packed into both of them! And of course the sunflowers just make me smile and feel good! And what a perfect way to use that cover plate on your last card! Your little Fall scene is just beautiful Birgit...totally captures the whole feeling of the season and I love it!! I'm so glad we do these challenges together...this friendship we've been blessed with just amazes me and I'm so glad to have you in my life!! Thank you dear friend!! :0)

Esther Asbury said...

So many lovely fall cards! I think the quilted leaf and primitive ones are my favorite!

LauraJane:) said...

Beautiful Autumnal parade of cards Birgit!! The first one fairly Glows:)) All the layers in the others have me peering through them, enjoying the textures, colors and papers..oh those Polka-dots:))) SUPER coloring on the Hollyhocks!!

Karen L K said...

Very nice cards! Love all the fall colors & all the different things you did.

Patti said...

I can almost smell the leaves as they are being raked up and the hot apple cider that awaits you after a nippy day out doors : ) Beautiful collection of cards Brigit!! I think your inking and spritzing on card #1 perfectly captures what a fall scene really looks like! I love the acorn embellishment : ) Your quilted, primitive and vintage cards are not only remarkable but are such an accurate picture of your style - that is very eclectic and always brilliant! : ) Your last card represents what we have all come to expect from the Queen of die cuts : ) Just darling!!

Great job friend : ) you outdid yourself! : )


Linda said...

Birgit, these are amazing. Especially, love the first one. Those leaves are gorgeous and I love the water color look.

Darnell said...

I think crafters who play cards together are just the best, but you ladies go over and above with the number of cards you make! You really leave me in awe with these beautiful makes, Brigit, and I appreciate all the inspiration!! Hugs, Darnell

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness these are all just fantastic!!! My favorites have got to be the quilted leaf and the primitive card!

Colleen said...

Wow Birgit, these 'fall' cards are beautiful! I so look forward to this collection every month, you three girls never disappoint!! Awesome inspiration!

Darlene said...

WOW! These are ALL just fabulous Birgit! You ladies are doing an awesome job inspiring all of us! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Pumpkins or the color Orange’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

Barbara said...

Beautiful collection of autumn cards! Fabulous work, love your coloring and the double tag under your wonderful flower is a great idea! Thanks for joining us this week on Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! barbara

Karen Letchworth said...

Oh my goodness, Birgit...I don't know HOW you do it, but you never cease to amaze me. Not only are your cards gorgeous, but you are able to make so many. My jaw is dropped!! I bow to the Queen. Absolutely AMAZING, girl! I'm just blown away with your amazing talents, and can't thank you enough for sharing with us. It's such a blessing to have you play along, and I sincerely hope that you will join us again soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Diane said...

WOW...stunning cards all are down right GORGEOUS!!! Thank you for joining us at The Sisterhood for our challenge!
Diane TSH DT