Monday, September 19, 2011

Pile It On - The Colours of Autumn

Although I live in Las Vegas, Nevada, and there's not a whole lot of "autumn" coloring going on around here, I know that in the Midwest it's starting with the beautiful colours of Autumn.  The leaves begin changing colors to bright orange, yellow and red, and the smell of crisp Autumn chill is in the air.  I can still imagine it even though I'm not personally experiencing it.  It's a beautiful time of year.

Pile It On Challenge Blog is a fun blog that compels you to "pile on" your challenges.  This is a really fun challenge.  I had to do some research to find various challenges that would fit into this "Autumn" category for this card I created this evening.
This card is made from primarily October Afternoon products - simply because I ADORE October Afternoon.  The only three little things that are not October Afternoon are the "Autumn Blessings" rub-on, the two little buttons with jute, and the cream lace.  I have four different OA patterned papers, three OA stickers, an OA Wild Card, OA punch-out leaves, and then the rub-on, the buttons with jute, and the cream lace along with plenty of machine stitching in dark brown, and some inking.

I am entering this card in the following challenges.  Take a deep breath. . . . .it's a long list (cuz that's how they roll over at so stop by and check it out by clicking on each of the following links.  You will be amazed by the lovely creations that have been entered in each challenge.  - #38 - The Colors of Fall  - #26 - Anything Goes - Autumn Colors - Something New - #14 - Herbst/Autumn - #24 - Autumn is in the Air - #62 - Fall - #63 - Lace - #C4C105 - Pumpkins

Whew.  That's my list and it's the most "piling it on" I've ever done with one card.  I'm crossing my fingers that someone likes my card enough to bless me with a WIN this week.  I'm also applying for Design Team so, I'm just praying for whatever God feels is best for my life because I trust Him completely.  Thanks for taking a peek, and please know that I greatly appreciate your comments.




  1. A beautiful country feel! I love the children with the pumpkin!

  2. Really beautiful autumnal feel. Lee x

  3. Such a beautiful card. Love the autumn feel to this. I love fall, but hate what comes next...cold weather :(

  4. Hi Karen, thank you for your comment that you left on the Anything Goes Challenge blog RE digital images. You can use any image you like be it digital or rubber stamps just as long as it adhere's to the theme of that challenge.
    Hope that has answered your question, if you need any more help I'm happy to help..

  5. Hi Karen, nice to see you playing along with our Autumn challenge at the Friday Mashup with your busy card, there's such a lot going on there! Great retro image.
    Kasey ~ in Oz

  6. A very nice autumn card ! Hugs, Marion

  7. what a gorgeous card!

    i love the image and the stitchin on the beautiful dp's looks fantastic!

    thanx a lot for playing along with us at ASC!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  8. Great Autumn card - really like the image.
    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges xx

  9. This is gorgeous Karen!! Love it!! Love all the Autumn colors!!


  10. great job! Your card is perfect for fall colors and our challenge.
    we don't get autumn here in FL either, being from NJ I miss it a little.
    thanks for playing with us at PIO and for talking us up. I keep finding new challenges every week by looking at the lists of the other Dt members.

  11. Very nice card, love the papers you´ve used and the stiches you´ve made. Thank you for joinings us at ASC.

    hugs Clarissa

  12. A lovely happy autumnal card. I love everything you've piled on. Hazel x

  13. This card is SO cute. It makes me want to pull out my October Afternoon and make one just like it (hope you don't mind). Thanks for sharing this - so nice!

  14. fabulous little card, beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge. hugs Donna x

  15. Great card Karen, the different papers look fabulous together and I love all the other elements you've piled on. Thanks for your comments on my post. Carol x

  16. Hello, Karen!
    This is a wonderful card, love the quilting effect!
    Thanks for letting me know about followeing you, I hope this time it worked :)

  17. Wonderful Autumn Card. I really like the country feel to this card. Thanks for joining us at Friday Mashup this week.
    Cindy GD

  18. I love the Vintage image you used on your card. All of these elements came together great. You rocked the combination of all those challenges! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

  19. What a nice card. I love country things, and especially the Amish people and culture. This card is kinda but not squarely on that plane.This is a card I would display year round in my house just because of that simple country Amish feel. Awesome, just awesome......

  20. Fun project! Love the stitching and mix of patterns. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup!

  21. How beautiful!!! Love your papers, lace, and sewing. Truly a stunning card! Thanks for joining us at the month long "something new" challenge at Freshly Brewed.


  22. this is one gorgeous card,just love the colors and detail bless you for playing at creatalicious this month hugs cherylxxx

  23. Hi Karen
    This is a great card, love the image and the colours you've used too, thanks for joining us at DDSC.

  24. Hi Karen! I just love this adorable Fall card! Great image and the layout and design papers are so fun! Simply lovely with your stitching!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Brewed Challenges for our month long prize challenge, "Use Something New!"
    Hugs, Sheryl

  25. Thanks for joining us at our Autumn Challenge at Allways something Creative


  26. Hi Karen!

    Sorry that I am posting this here, but I didn't see an email address anywhere.

    I have some great news for you! After much deliberation, the Design Team and I would like to invite you to join us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge. Please let me know if you are still interested. Once I hear back from you I will give you all the info you need. I look forward to hearing from you!



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