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11/19/2016

Yep, One More Fall Card

Happy Saturday evening, and today has been sunny, but frightfully windy. It's sounded like a banshee howling round the house all day long.Tonight we're expected to get our first freeze of the season.

Happy to say I've spotted a new follower, but with the way blogger is handling the 'head shots' at the top of the blog, I can't find out who the new friend is. If you've recently become a follower, please do let me know, so I can give a welcome shout-out and a link to your blog if you have one.

Also, I need to qualify my use of the term "crapalanche" that so many of you liked - I didn't coin the word. It's thanks to Hettie in the UK for that delightfully apt description of the pile that all of us have! When I hear an acronym or expression that I really enjoy, I put that in the Blog-a-nitions tab at the top of the blog, and give a link to the person from whom I 'borrowed' it. So anytime you have one you want to share with the world, give a holler, and we'll add to the page!!!



 
- I love quilts (I used to love quilting...errrm...make that buying fabric if I'm bein' honest). So when I see a card that makes me think of quilts, of course I love it. My friend Carol L. does a lot of cards that remind me of a quilt pattern, and some time back, kindly sent me the instructions (and link) for a herringbone pattern. I had been saving a Birds & Blooms magazine with lovely fall leaves on the back cover. Decided to finally cut this baby into strips, add some pattern paper and make sort of herringbone background one night while I was watching The Crown (on Netflix). Since I was engrossed in the series, I sort of ended rather making my own version of this herringbone. However, I thought it made a decent background for the soda can maple leaf (ie, taken from the Crapalanche!).

- lacy circle is a snippet center from a previous die background; thought this looked ok for the punkin patch (think these are Memory box stitched pumpkins, cut from white snippets, colored with copics). Used an MStewart punch & a green snippet to cut the field grass. The circle was much too white, so lightly sponged with DI Tea Die. Left off a front sentiment, just put the holiday wishes inside..

Card base is a pretty orange-y coral, and from a Michael's Recollection pack, think it was 4 packs of 50 sheets, for $10. Good paper for layering...not a heavy weight though.

Ya'll stay warm, and thanks for joining me. Been doing housework today, so a bit tired. Come again when you can, & big hugs. Prayers too, for my friends who need comfort & strength just now.

30 comments:

Liz said...

Lovely Autumn card, Mary. Great herringbone background, I must give this technique a try sometime. xx

Lisa said...

This is so gorgeous, Mary!! the leaf looks amazing!! I love the colors and the beautiful background!! The pumpkins are fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Birgit said...

This is a really pretty card. I love the quilt look in the background and I love that leaf!

Maxine D said...

Love your background 'quilt' Mary - and that leaf is one awesome creation!!
Over all a stunning card
Blessings
Maxine

brenda said...

Beautiful work and wonderful choice of rich and warm Autumnal colours Mary.

B x

dutchess said...

Wow this is stunning...fabulous autumnal colours and the wonderful maple leaf......and your inventive strip background.Are you all ready for thanksgiving ?...... we are visiting my niece who used to live in the USA and always does a wonderful thanksgiving dinner.
It's cold but very wet here in Yorkshire no snow yet although it has been threatened a couple of times and already on the moors.....enjoy the rest of the weekend Mary and stay warm xxxxxx

Pippa said...

I am really enjoying all your autumn cards Mary. This one is no exception. You must have made loads of the tin can leaves! Our Autumn is just about over and after Friday's fist snow of the winter and last nights torrential rain and storm force winds I doubt the trees have all their branches this morning yet alone any leaves left!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, A lovely card. The colours are great and I love the design.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

scrAPpamondo said...

Fabulous upcycling of your magazine Mary, love hour quilted background!!
I too was stunned by Carol's quilted cards, but haven't had still time to try this technique. You have made a fab work! Love always your metallic leaves coloured with alcohol inks, this one is just another beauty!!! The doily with the punkins looks great!
Have a lovely Sunday!
Hugs

Veerle said...

Loven love your gorgeous big leaves Mary. Beautiful autumn card.
Hugs Veerle x

Marilyn said...

Beautiful card!!

Donna said...

This is gorgeous Mary. I absolutely love the crapalanche leaf! So cool. It it does look like a quilt. Awesome card. We went from 70 degrees and t shirts on Friday to heave winter coats on Saturday. And the wind was definitely a factor. Have our wood burning stove on and cranking out the heat. But it is getting close to winter and we have to expect colder weather. But I do love those 70 degree days and sunshine. Hope you have a lovely weekend! And Happy Thanksgiving if my week gets to busy to visit again!

Bonnie said...

This does look like a cozy, fall quilt with a leaf that has drifted from a tree overhead to land on it! It got windy here late yesterday and the temperature dropped fast. I hope the wind didn't bring the fires any closer to you.

Pat said...

This herringbone pattern looks so pretty Mary and love that soda can maple leaf in those beautiful colours. A gorgeous card. We had terribly heavy winds and rain last evening here too. It brought down a lot more leaves with it so the trees are beginning to look really bare now. x

Shaz Brooks said...

Hi Mary, lovely card, awesome colours! I know Hettie, she is as funny as the word she invented suggests! Hugs, Shaz xx

Daffodil Cards said...

You have got the real feeling of Autumn here Mary, beautiful colours and design, love the shape of the pumpkins and your leaf is gorgeous. Saturday is my cleaning day too, so had to have a little nap in the afternoon LOL.

We had the strong howling wind last night with lashing rain, but today hasn't been too bad, a gentle breeze and sunshine, but cold! Take care my friend
x

Sarah said...

That's a beauty Mary, such gorgeous colours. Our leaves are nearly all gone due to high winds and pelting rain last night and we have more to come. You and my buddy Kim would get on like a house on fire...she has a room full of fabric!! xx

Brenda said...

What a stunning card Momma Mary! I love your background, such a great way to use up scraps of fabulous papers that you just can't part with. Your doily is so pretty with those pumpkins on it, I just love the way you colored them. But what really has my eye is that soda can maple leaf!!! I am so loving how that turned out!!! Hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

oooooooo so much lovely texture this is beautiful.............Lis

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How fun! I have to say I'm a fan of Carol's quilted backgrounds too so I'm glad you jumped in to try one out. They are always nifty and cozy looking. I'm really grooving on that leaf you made as well. Happy Fall! Although I guess Fall Fell Over where you are at what with it being Freezing Season now.

cotnob said...

A super card Mary, your background is fabulous and the Maple Leaf is beautiful.
Pauline
x

Pia S said...

This is asautumn like as it can get. Your patchwork design reminds me of the decoration of pies. It's beautiful!

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
well what a gorgeous card, and your design is fantastic.
I love the Herringbone style to your papers.
The colurs are so very autumnal and beautiful, and that soda can leaf is an awesome design and colour.
We too have had very high winds over night. last night and part of the day.
The wind has been very biting too.
We have had quite a few frosts already, and I think we are going to have a very cold winter this year.
I do hope you are feeling more comfortable with your chest probs now.
Love and big hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pam said...

Great card Mary! I love that gorgeous leaf! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

pam said...

Beautiful autumn card Mary, love the patchwork background, fabulous colours, gorgeous leaf and pumpkins.
Pam x

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous background and great idea and "crapalanche" is very apt lol-the soda can Autumn leaf is amazing
Carol x

Nancy Stislow said...

How beautiful and creative this is! Wow, so many delightful colors and patters. That soda can leaf is fabulous, Mary! What a sensational fall card!

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful fall card...you really have a way with these amazing colors, you could make fall cards year round!

Redanne said...

Apologies for my lateness... the herringbone pattern looks wonderful and is such a great backdrop for that gorgeous metal maple leaf - loving the pumpkin image too. Such a beautiful fall card. Hugs, Anne xx

Anita in France said...

What a great use of snippets, Mary ... your card really does put me in mind of cosy hand stitched quilts ... lovely for this chilly time of year! Hugs, Anita :)