Wednesday, October 15, 2014

CHACB - Challenge #17 - Happy Fall, Y'all



Whoopee!!! I get to play along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous' challenge this week.

Since I usually buy my supplies on sale after the holidays, my items get used the following year. This is true of the three cards I made for this challenge, except for the IO Squirrel Dies (just released), and I could NOT wait to use them!
Don't you just LOVE the dies they have these days. More and more I'm creating cards just made with die-cuts. The adorable squirrels are sized just right to pair with  IO's pumpkin die. That fabulous swirl tree die can be a bit difficult  to remove from the paper from which it's cut. I used a trick from my favorite paper store, Absolutely Everything, and used wax paper between the die and the paper being cut. The waxy lubricant on the cut edges makes a HUGE difference. 

 Here's another pairing of those two great die sets. At first I thought the yellow, white, and daisies were more like a "spring" card, but it's growing on me. (The copic shading on the pumpkins hardly shows in person, but I just couldn't get this picture to look right. Have you been having a lot of grey days lately?)

This last card is made with IO's Halloween Hill Die. At first I thought this die might be limited in its use, but there are so many things you can do with it. This is just one of several cards I made with it, and I was pleased with the way the Indian glittered paper worked as a starry sky. To see this die, cut into pieces, and used on a different kind of card, click here and scroll down to the "Scared Girl with Cat".

Thanks for visiting and looking at all three cards. (They are so simple, I figured they should be shown in one post.) I can hardly wait to comment on your creations. It seems this challenge really floated everyone's boats.

14 comments:

  1. Marcie, these Halloween cards are fun, fun, fun! The first one is my favorite! Those curious squirrels peeking into the pumpkin are just delightful! Thanks for all the kind comments you leave on my blog, too! So glad you played along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  2. Oh, my, Marcie! what a great set of cards you've made here! I love the colors you've chosen! (I think I have that purple swirly paper!) Thanks for visiting my blog and for your absolutely year-making comment! You are so sweet! Halloween is such a fun time of year to create for. Please visit some more...there's much more where that spooky house came from!

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  3. Wonderful Halloween cards.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  4. Such fun cards you have created! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  5. Cute Halloween cards. Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.

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  6. Very cute cards! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  7. These are so fun. I giggled when I saw the squirrels. That is priceless. What fun colors and designs. You did a great job! So nice to see you again playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  8. I love all three of these wonderful Halloweeny cards!!! You did such a great job in making them all so extra special, and I love how you put one of those little squirrels inside that pumpkin...that's just what happened on my front porch this year, and what a mess the little bugger made too! Very beautiful creating Marcie! xo
    xo

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  9. Hi Marcie! How are you? Looks like I am a bit late for this card:) but I love it! Your background looks amazing ,I love purple and black for Halloween ..... I just bought a new Halloween stamp last week .......take care.......sweet friend

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  10. OH my gosh! These are all adorable! Love the clever designs and cute squirrels! Following you back lady!

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  11. Hi Marcie....Your paper piecing is beautiful.....love your sweet Halloween creations. I want to tell you thank you so much for your sweet comments. My Mama passed away yesterday and your comment helped. thank you, Cherry

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  12. I came to thank you again for your new sweet comment! hugs, cherry

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  13. My dear, sweet Marcie!!! Thank you so much for your visit and support! It was so very nice to see your recent comment! Wish you were close enough I could just drop in and thank you with a big ole bear hug!!! Hope you are doing well! A happy little post here would tell me that for sure...but YOU know that I know...it's easier said than done!!! I'll trust that all is well and life is busy and that you know I'm here if you need an ear! Hope you have a wonderful day!!! So thankful sweet people like you are in my life!!!

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  14. Hi again Marcie! You always brighten my day with your wonderful comments on my blog and all the sweet comments over at Poppystamps I am greatful for each one. I would love tho send you a card,if you want to email me your address? Hugs and God bless you!

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