Monday, October 16, 2023

Just Popping In!!

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 Hey friends!! 

Just popping in with some cards that I have that I am going to enter into some challenges. 

My first card I am entering into a couple challenges.

I created this card with a TON of Spellbinders dies. I mixed the Welcome Fall Die Set with the Rustic Garden Dies and mixed in some die cuts from Garden Images and Seasonal Decor Dies. The sunflower was a leftover on my desk from The Greetery. This card was so much fun to create!! 

I am entering this card into the following challenges-The All Sorts Challenge #750-Texture, Just Us Girls Challenge #701-Pumpkin, Inspire. Create Challenge #153-Autumn/Halloween and The Card Concept #200-Autumn Chill.


I had fun using the Classic Hessian embossing folder from Crafter's Companion for the background. I used Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress Ink over the top and distressed the edges with a Distress Tool

I am also going to upload a couple of cards I have not posted that I created for a private FB Challenge board and for The Retro Rubber Challenge #217-Anything Goes. I created them using stamps that I have had in my stash for a while but have never used!!

Both cards are retirement cards. 

I had a lot of fun creating the ocean in the background of this card. The images used are from the Lets Get Away Stamps/Dies from Simon Says Stamp. The sentiment is from Paper Trey Ink.

I used Copic Markers to create the sand and to color in the Adirondack chair.

For my second retirement card, I used the Simon Says Stamp Seas and Greeting stamps/dies. 

Again, I created the ocean using a combination of ripped pattern paper and some white paint. The "beach" is a scrap of pattern paper.

Behind the panel, I used a stencils that looked like netting and my favorite part of this card is the torn clouds.

Well, that is all for today. I want to thank you for taking the time stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!



Lisa Elton said...

Terrific cards, Nora! I like all of the layers and textures on your pretty autumn card. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Just Us Girls!

Dena J said...

Wow! Glorious texture in your design Nora. Love the autumns leaves and flower s spilling from the basket. Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts.

brenda said...

Lots of lovely textures on your Allsorts entry, thanks so much for sharing with us this week.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely selection of die cuts to create this Autumnal scene. Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.

Esther Asbury said...

What a fabulous line up of cards! I'm so happy you linked up that beautiful autumn card to The Card Concept this month. I just love the texture and all the fun elements you included.

Linby said...

A wonderful scene and great background too. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge. the retirement cards are also lovely.

Sarah said...

Your gorgeous seasonal card is perfect for our texture theme at Allsorts this week. Thank you for sharing with us. Sarah

Heather said...

So glad these cuties got some ink - such lovely beach scenes you've created - perfect for retirement! Thanks so much for playing at Retro Rubber!

Karen Letchworth said...

WOW, you've really made some amazing cards. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Card Concept. I appreciate you sharing your creativity and talent with us. Please visit again soon.
Karen L, DT
The Card Concept

cm said...

Smitten with your fall harvest card; so many lovely details (and yes, lots of die-cutting involved). Thank you for sharing your art work in the Just Us Girls gallery.

Suzanne said...

Nora, Your card looks like a scene from The Pumpkin Patch. It is perfect for fall. I love the textured background and all the fall colors. Thanks for taking part in the Inspire,Create Challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

I love all your cards Nora, but I really like the retirement ones. Great idea for retirement cards, nothing but beachy chill from here on! Love that. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Karen K said...

Beautiful card Nora. I love all the texture and elements on your card. The colors for autumn are perfect. Thank you for joining us at The Card Concepts. Karen K (DT)