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11/03/2016

An ODBD Cornucopia

Good evening, and welcome to the ending of another beautiful South Carolina fall day. We have just been having the most lovely weather this past 4 weeks. We could use some rain, but we've certainly enjoyed the bright sunshine, the cooler days - even when it warms up mid-day, the air still has that cool fall quality to it.

Finished up a card that's been in the works. Also have added some wonderful new cards to Cards by Friends Page.  Hope that you have time to check them out.

Also at the end of this post, have shared some pictures of our surroundings - photos were taken about a week ago. Just had to find time to edit. Now on to the card:



- ODBD Cornucopia cling stamp (small set) - stamped with Memento Espresso Truffles, colored with Copics, WoS - & a few highlights done with a Sakura Silver Star gel pen. Edged with DI Tea Die while still in the stitched die.

- Another set of plain thin rectangle dies was used to cut the 2 outer frames from white card stock. Sponged the inner frame with Persimmon (lightly) and then a heavier sponging with Carved Pumpkin. Outer frame is just Persimmon, heavy layer of sponging. The photo doesn't show much difference in the colors of the 2 frames, but IRL it's quite apparent.

- Heartfelt leaves background die was heat embossed Sparkle n Sprinkle Sienna Star, a very sparkling color, which is coppery with lots of glitter. Had never used this color of EP and thought it might look 'autumn-y'. It does, but the sponge pads used to color the leaves  did collect some of the glitter bits and got on the ink pads. Don't think it will be a problem, though, as it should just wipe off. The effect looks quite nice I think - just hard to see in the photo, plus the image & frames cover a good amount of it.

- Sentiment is a snippet from the box, no idea what company or even when it was stamped!
Since I was so negligent with Halloween cards this year, I'm trying to get a few Thanksgiving cards ready. Or for the international readers, we'll just call them 'Fall' cards!

Here's the neighborhood piccies:

Front yard

Maple in side yard

Back corner yard

Neighbor's yard seen from front porch

Front corner of side yard

Scarecrow by front door(turkey wreath has been hung from the old mailbox)


Opposite side of Front door

Looks better hanging!


Thanks for joining me this evening. Hope that you have a wonderful Friday, and are looking forward to a pleasant weekend. Hugs to all those who are feeling under the weather, prayers for those who are in need of some uplifting (will not call out any names...you will know who is meant)...and many thanks for stopping by this evening.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

This is stunning, Mary!! The cornucopia looks amazing! You colored it perfectly!! I love the colors of this!! Gorgeous!! And what beautiful pictures of your neighborhood!! Your porch looks so so amazing!! Love it!! Have a great evening my friend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh, gorgeous! Mary , wonderful autumn photos, too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful yard! Hugs, de

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Mary. Love the beautifully coloured image. I really like how you've inked the corners when the die cut was still in the stutched rectangle - very effective. TFS the photos of your surroundings. It looks a lovely, peaceful place to live. xx

Birgit said...

I am loving this card and the rich colours. I love the background with that green and the glitter. It's great! Love your pics and your front porch is so inviting, I can see us there sipping a nice warm wine...a glogg? See how I invited myself over:)

Pat said...

Oh Mary, I LOVE your cornucopia, so beautifully coloured, and your frames in the two different colours do look different from one another, the inner looks more orange, and the outer more red to my eyes. The background is gorgeous with the four different colours and the lovely glittery copper leaves, and the shading on the topper draws your eye in to the wondeful image. Your photos are lovely with all the Fall colours, and I love your prettied up porch with the pumpkins and all the cute little figures. Hope you and your DH are doing well. x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Mary, great card with the cornucopia. Loved the autumnal pickies, as we don't have many autumn colourings in trees on coast, in land and mountains they do. But to be honest would do without cold that produces the colours any day!! Love scarecrow etc. Wonderful creations.
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

Sheila H said...

Your scenery and home decor are so beautiful and picturesque, Mary. I would so love to have a sitting area like yours. Your card is as beautiful as the great outdoors. We are have the same type of weather here in Georgia and I love it, too. The colorful leaves are spectacular even as they fall.

LesleyG said...

That is one deliciously coloured card, love all the background textures and colours too, and your photos are lovely, I think your porch looks fabulous and so much fun xxx

Veerle said...

Such a lovely card Mary and great autumn pictures. Your new additions to the made by friends gallery are wonderful too. Hugs Veerle x

brenda said...

As always, a lovely creation Mary and super Autumnal photos.

B x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful card Mary - beautifully coloured image and I love the frames you have surrounded it with, and that final background looks lovely too.
Love your autumnal tones in the photos, we are enjoying the spring flowers and scents.
Blessings
Maxine

Sue said...

Hi Mary, What a lovely area you live in.

Fab card and I like your porch with all your pumpkins, etc.

Hope you have a fab Friday. Sue

Carol L said...

What a wonderful card with your beautifully colored cornucopia! I haven't done one of those in ages! I L.O.V.E. your porch and beautiful autumn pictures! I can visualize myself on one of those rockers sipping coffee and reading a good book or chatting with dear friends! It's beautifully decorated for fall! Hoping you and the hubby are doing well - have a great weekend ahead!

Bonnie said...

I think the cornucopia is such a wonderful symbol of Thanksgiving, Mary! And as always beautiful coloring and layers! Love the background! Your house looks very festive and welcoming!

Marilyn said...

Your card is beautiful!! Awesome pictures of the neighborhood!

Nancy Stislow said...

Mary, that card is just gorgeous and WOW on your coloring! Your shadows and highlights are just so beautifully done! What a beautiful area you live in and that front porch is awesome! Ireallly enjoyed the photos!

Brenda in IN said...

This card is lovely, Mary. I do love the embossing in the background, it caught my eye right away. The trees are really showing their beautiful fall colors and your home decorations are just great. What fun to sit on the porch and enjoy those decorations and the colorful neighborhood. A wonderful place to relax.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Look at that coloring on that cornucopia! It's gorgeous. So are the fall photos but they take a backseat to your card.

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful colourful card Mary, I love the image and design.
Your photographs of your neighbourhood are just lovely and your home decorations are amazing. Love the couple sitting on the chairs on the porch, take care, Kate x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Mary, I am in awe of your colouring skills! That cornucopia is amazing. Love seeing American Halloween pictures, I'd really like it to become as popular over here!Have a lovely week, Hugs, Shaz x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wondrful post, Mary, for your awesome card- LOVE IT!!- and for the shots of your falling trees and of your home, such fabulous decorations!!! The couple on the chairs makes me smile very much!!!!
Love the inked inner frame of your card, it looks AMAZING with these warm colours and all the sparkling gold! And suchabeatiful cornucopia, very well coloured!!
Hugs

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Mary, your Fall design is beautiful, fantastic coloring. I also love your front porch it looks so cozy. How lucky are you to live in S. Carolina with the warmer weather. I love cool sunny days but like it warm enough to sit outside. Even if I have to wear a jacket. But today the north wind is cold, we cannot sit out but it is sunny. Our fall colours this year were amazing. There is still colour but it's past the prime. Thanks for stopping in a my blog, it brought me back to here. I'm going to check out other posts to see what else you've been up to. Cheers, Shirleyxx

Loll said...

Gorgeous Thanksgiving card Mary. The cornucopia is such a beautiful image that looks even more amazing with your skillful copics colouring. I need some lessons from you!! Love the sponged and copper heat embossed leafy frame ... the colours are so vibrant and beautiful. I find that the glitter embossing powders have a rough surface, so usually sponge first and then heat emboss over top. Does save the wear and tear of the sponges too. :) xx

Barb said...

A really beautiful card Mary. I love all the lovely rich colours on your image and how you've coloured inside the rectangle die. It gives a lovely effect. The sparkle EP on your background looks splendid.

Lovely photos of the area where you live. It looks beautiful and peaceful and your porch looks fantastic. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

pam said...

Wonderful fall card Mary, gorgeous colours on this beautiful image, love the framing too.
Wonderful photos Mary, you live in a beautiful area.
Hugs Pam x

*Vicki* said...

Wow! What a gorgeous creation Mary! I just love the stunning Fall image with your amazing coloring!! I also love the beautiful photos you've shared on your post!! Have a lovely weekend! HUGS

Kathleen said...

Stunning background to this card Mary and a beautifully coloured image a really gorgeous card.
Some gorgeous photo's too, love all your Halloween patio decorations.
Just heard tonight that they have said we could have some snow tomorrow due to a wind that will be coming from somewhere (I have forgotten where) I hope they are wrong.
Have a good weekend.

Kath x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Gorgeous coloring Mary on the Cornucopia - looks totally real. The Sienna Star leaves look amazing along with all the other autumnal touches that you have added. The yard pictures are stunning too. Hope you have a great weekend.

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Mary, such a beautifully coloured image and lovely background.
Super photographs, your neighbourhood looks lovely.
Pauline
x

Redanne said...

Oh wow Mary, your cornucopia card is a real stunner and your colouring, as always, is superb! You have framed the image beautifully too.

As for your decorations, I really love them!! The cart with the pumpkins in is my favourite decoration of all - love your front porch too... Hugs, Anne xx

PS - I wish we could send you some of our rain..... you would be very welcome to it... x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and fabulous background-love all the neighborhood pics love all the trees
carol x

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful d├ęcor Can't believe how fast Thanksgiving is coming Love the card ..Lis

Irish Cherokee said...

Fantastic card Mary. Can't say enough about the coloring you did on this stamped image. Fantastic! The framing colors are perfect. Excellent!

Love, Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card...just so beautiful and your coloring is amazing. I am in love with your amazing fall photos too, just gorgeous.

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, like that image and your coloring is stunning and love that glittery background! Great pictures too!

Sarah said...

Love your horn of plenty Mary, beautifully done. Your photographs are gorgeous, what a lovely place to live. Your porch looks a fantastic place to hang out and chat xx

jimlynn said...

Total beauty!!! Love your coloring on that image and the background is gorgeous as well.
Beautiful fall photos! Love your porch and all the decorations.
Lynn

Pam said...

Your cornucopia card is just beautiful, I love the Autumn colors! I made 12 Thanksgiving cards today and heat embossed a cornucopia on each one.
Your photos are beautiful, your porch looks so pretty!
Pam
scrap-n-sewwgranny.blogspot.com

Gerrina said...

Love all those great fall colours and beautiful colouring! Looks so beautiful in your neightbourhood! Here we have had some gray days and rain already and more to come...

Brenda said...

Wow! I am so loving this stunning card Momma Mary! Your cornucopia is just beautifully colored. So rich and fall like are your colors on this and it is just gorgeous. Love the fall views around the neighborhood as well. My favorite it is your wagon full of pumpkins, so pretty is your porch! I wish I had a big front porch to decorate. lol Hugs, Brenda

Jean said...

Gorgeous card Mary, I love the beautifully coloured image and the lovely autumnal colors. Your photos of the trees and your porch are lovely too, thanks for sharing them.
Jean x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful, richly coloured cornucopia, Mary ... so wonderfully framed in those lovely autumn colours! Fabulous photo's ... your scarecrows rocking on the porch are just so much fun! Hugs, Anita :)

Olga Fink said...

Gorgeous card Mary! I love the colors! and so many nice pictures! here in Oslo Norway we already have 10cm of snow!
xoxo Olga