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9/07/2014

DeeDee's September Challenge of the Month - Fall Warm Up

Hi once again. Changing hats (and seasons) to share a card made with DeeDee's September Challenge of the Month Fall Warm up set.  This is another delightful digi, with precolored images but also includes outline images if you prefer to use your own colors. This Month, DeeDee's gang is celebrating the (almost) start of Fall with a little chipmunk friend. He is keeping warm as the weather turns cooler dressed in his fluffy green sweater & sipping his yummy cup of cider.

I am finding that it's lovely to have a precolored image to jazz up a little if I wish (or not), and make a card - since I'm rather a slow card maker. I'm still relatively new to the world of Digi. I'm happy to say that while these images are quite suited to my own taste in design, they are also easy to use.  I've read many ways that digis can be embossed or otherwise changed up (which I don't know how to do -- YET!),  I've simply been using them printed off on white cardstock, then adding more shading or embellishment. Easy-Peasy.




- Image printed, die cut with an MFT pierced oval, shaded with DI blues around the edges. Some copics used for shading within this cheeky Chipmunk and his cup of cider. (WoS, WoL).

- Lil Inker Stitched Small Sunshine  die, (white c/s was colored with copics, added WoS).

-Tattered Lace Winter Florals (white c/s, colored with copics & shaped a bit with a stylus).

- Computer generated sentiment was die cut with a S/B label die.

- white card base covered with a 6x6 WeRMemory Keepers Anthologie pattern paper.

You can purchase this month's featured set for just $1.25 in DeeDee's shop. If you participated in last month's challenge, you should have already received this set in your email. (If you participated but didn't receive the set yet, please contact DeeDee as sometimes things do go wrong with email).

I'm off to link up this Chipmunk at DeeDee's Digi of the Month Challenge, and also
at Darnell's NBUS Challenge #2. . I hope you'll find time to join in the fun at both places.

Once again, many thanks for spending some time with me this afternoon; I love reading your comments if you've time to leave one. I will do my best to get back on visits to enjoy my visitors' creations too. Big September Hugs.

Edit: Found out from Our Darnell that this fall card would fit in the The Paper Players Challenge  Happy Fall theme so linked there as my 3rd  challenge link. Thanks Darnell!

48 comments:

Kathleen said...

Cute image and a fabulous card.

Kath x

Darnell J Knauss said...

Woot! What a kick of a fall card, Mary, with tons of Southern charm!! You rock all the seasons! I really appreciate that you popped back to my NBUS Challenge and entered this cutie, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
I love this fab chipmunk.
He looks like me with a bowl of ice cream. lol.
Super designed card, and the colour is fab.
Those leaves and acorns look fantastic.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darnell J Knauss said...

PS Mary, I just noticed that The Paper Players is have a "Happy Fall y'all!" challenge! I kid you not!

Sharon said...

The poodle card I put on my blog recently was a pre coloured image which I just added a bit of depth too. They save an awful lot of time.
Your image is so cute and I love the leaves and chestnuts for dimension.
He is a naughty little critter, having a sneaky glass of cider!!!
Have a lovely week.
Hugs Sharon. x

Sue said...

What a cute chipmunk:) and I love those dies..huggles Sue xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Gorgeous card! Of course I love the image but I also love the leaves and acorns and how you added your own special touch to the image! Well done!

Lisa said...

This is so absolutely adorable, Mary!! The image is so cute!! Love the leaves and acorns!! Perfect fall card my friend!! Have a great evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Carol L said...

I just love what you've done with this cute image of Deedee's! Those colorful leaves falling down the side of the card, along with the dangling acorns and branch this little guy is perched upon, really put us all int he mood for autumn! Very cute card ya'll :)

jimlynn said...

So cute and I love the addition of the acorns and leaves on here. Why don't I think of things like this.....and also why don't I think to sponge around the image!!! No fair! LOL!
Love it!
Lynn

Sheila H said...

Great job in embellishing this cute image, Mary! You gave it nice depth and dimension.

Karen Petitt said...

Oh my now that image is stinking cute! I love the idea of him drinking hot cider. For some dumb reason I never thought to print off pre-coloured digi's when I was on some DT's - I'll remember that when time is short. Love that little cutie Karen x

Yapha said...

What an adorable chipmunk! Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

aussie aNNie said...

ADORABLE card Mary, sorry if I have missed some of your beautiful cards...xx

The Journey is the Start

Sarah said...

Love your card Mary, that little guy is so cute!! The acorns and leaves are the perfect touch too xx

Pippa said...

What a cheeky chipmunk! Great card as usual Mary. x

Pippa said...

What a cheeky chipmunk! Great card as usual Mary. x

Sue said...

Fab card and I adore the image. Such a cutie:)

Hope you have a lovely week ahead.

Petra Swart said...

Lovely fall card, Mary!!! He is such a cute fella!!! Love the sentiment!!

Have a lovely Monday!!
Hugz

Veerle said...

really cute image Mary. Very beautiful card. LOve Veerle xxx

Donna Hanley said...

Great card, Mary. I love the shading on your oval die very pretty color for that. Your addition of acorns and leaves is ideal and I adore your sentiment. It's always been my favorite Autumn sentiment. Enjoy your day.

SarahGeorge said...

Lovely card!! Happy fall to you :) Lovely season! wish to see it some day :)

Benzi said...

I'm seeing this chipmunk everywhere this morning. He is such a cutie. I like your acorns and leaves....really make for a perfect Fall creation.

Brenda said...

Very very cute fall card Momma Mary! I love that cute chipmunk with his hot spiced apple cider-my favorite hot drink! lol I love the leaves and acorns you used on this card as well as the sun. Fall is usually sunny and just the perfect weather. It is already feeling like fall here. lol The air has a nip to it in the mornings and evenings. Big hugs-Brenda

Jean Straw said...

I love the autumn colours in this one and the cute chipmunk image.
Jean x

Faith A said...

Only just got on to pre coloured digis and I'm surprised I love them and what you have done with this image is just wonderful, love the dies too.

Hope all is well.
x

Faith A said...

Only just got on to pre coloured digis and I'm surprised I love them and what you have done with this image is just wonderful, love the dies too.

Hope all is well.
x

Di said...

Oh Mary - he is just about the cutest snowman I ever saw! And such a pretty card as well - great work!

Hugs, Di xx

Di said...

WAIT! My comment was for your snowman card - how did that happen then?!

Hugs, Di xx

Bonnie said...

This is an adorable chipmunk, Mary! He looks like his cheeks are full of nuts! Love the acorns and leaves you've added too!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

hello Carolina; great little squirrel...good luck on the challenges and yes Darnell is great to make people to know each other!!!
hugs from California
bibiana

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary what a sweet card, and the Autumn colours are wonderful, fab embellishments too, hugs Kate x

Jacee said...

That's such a great image Mary, he does look a cheeky chappie!, great card, love it.
Hugs Jacee

Brenda in IN said...

He is a hoot! Cute as can be in his little sweater. You did a great job coloring him.

Irene said...

Hello Mary,

What a cheeky chappie your little chipmunk looks, he's absolutely brilliant.

Wonderful fall colours and perfect colouring.

luv
irene
xxxx

Redanne said...

I LOVE that cute chipmunk and the gorgeous autumn colours on your lovely card Mary. Great colouring too. Hugs, Anne xx

LeAnne said...

Cute little image and I love your embellishments! Thanks for playing with the Players this week and sharing this with us!

Deedee Anderson said...

This is just stunning, Mary! All those rich colors of Fall, and the adorable die-cut accents are so fun! I really like how you spiced up the image with the spongeing and shading. If I didn't know it, I would never guess you are "new" to digis -- you do such a beautiful job with them!

JD/ Jill said...

This is a cute image, and the embellishements that you added are just perfect. Great fall card!

Sarah said...

Mr. chipmunk is too stinkin cute. Makes me want to break my shopping moratorium. :) I really like the die cut leaves and acorn. I didn't realize they were made of paper at first. They came out fantastic. Yet another item for my wish list. You may be a slow card maker but you do an amazing job and include some many fabulous details on your cards. So you should definately not worry about taking your time.

Irish Cherokee said...

Love chipmunks. Cute card Mary. I agree. sometimes it is nice to just put the card together and not worry about the coloring part. - Jim

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh what a cutie...Especially love the acorns-- sheer delight Mary!
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Pumpy said...

Cute image, will go and have a look. xx

Lucy Woods said...

This is fab! The the cute chipmunk!
Lucy x

Tina Campbell said...

Super cute card ) Mary just love the coloring you did with it too

Joanne James said...

What a cute chipmunk - he looks like he's eaten all the acorns!! What a fun fall card - thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players this week!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

He is super cute hun and loving the acorns - thanks so much for joining the September Challenge at Deedee's hugs Judith DT x

kReN said...

Darling card. Love the extra details with the die cuts. Thanks for joining us at the progressive challenge at Deedee's Digis.

kReN, dt
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