Tuesday, August 31, 2021

So Thankful Fall is Here at Paper Funday!

I made this card to celebrate the fact I am no longer sweating to death in my craft room! I love the fall - I love the weather, the colors, and getting to wear clothes I had forgotten I had {and that, amazingly, still fit!} It just so happens that this months challenge {aside from Always Anything Goes} at Paper Funday is Autumn/Fall! September is here already {gasp!} so it's time to get cracking on those colorful fall cards!


What I Used to Make my Card:
White Card Base
Watercolor Paper {I use this} 
Ranger Archival Ink in Jet Black
Lawn Fawn Mushroom Border, #LF1919
Brown, Green and Blue card

 I started this card like most of my others, stamping, coloring, and cutting out my critters and accessories. I added the backdrop and windy backdrops to really make the fall weather come alive. I glued all the elements together, starting with the scenery and ending with the owl holding the rake. I wanted it to look as if the owl had just spent time raking those leaves when that pesky hedgehog jumped in them but it is impossible to make a Lawn Fawn critter look annoyed or angry! I took a risk and stamped the sentiment right onto the sky {something I rarely do since I have ruined SO many projects by messing up the sentiment.} It is much easier to do now that there are so many things to help us stamp over and over and keep our cards in place, but I can still mess up a perfectly good card very easily.

I hope you like my card. :) I invite you to take a look at my various social media pages and please consider following me ~ if you do, leave me a message so I can return the favor! I hope to see your creations over at the Paper Funday Challenge; it runs the whole month which gives you plenty of time to join in the fun! Also please do check out my teammates creations for some more inspiration. I hope all is well with you & yours! Fondly, Christi

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stamp it in STAMPtember
2 Crafty Critter Crazies, #54 - Anything Goes with a Critter
Country View Challenges - The Leaves Begin to Fall
Die Cut Divas - Anything Goes
The Four Seasons - Anything Goes FALL


  1. Love your adorable scene-great for fall! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  2. Adorably cute cute scene you have created, sure to bring a smile to the receiver! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

  3. What an adorable card! I love the design and all the cute elements you used. So bright and cheerful and I personally love the little hedgehog! Thanks for joining us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog!
    Glenda FS DT

  4. I too love the temperatures of Fall ... been WAY too hot here in Ohio this year!! Your card is just ADORABLE! Love the little scene you've created ... looks like they are having a lot of fun! LOL Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  5. This is darling! I love the playful little critters. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge, and please stop by again soon. We'd love to see more of your creative and sweet art. Blessings!
    Karen L, DT Member
    The Four Seasons Challenge

  6. Thanks Christi for another great team project for The Paper Funday Challenges. Those little Critters are having way too much fun! Donna

  7. Oh such a cute card; I love how the wind is making them tumble about. Thanks for sharing with us on our last challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies, CarolG

  8. Lovely card. Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge.

  9. Such a pretty card! Loving the swirls in the background and those cute critters tidying up those fallen leaves 😀. Thanks so much for joining us at Country View Challenges! Hugs Jo x


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