Oct 082021

I have had this image for some time and was so happy to color it and create this happy fall card.


I love this time of year.. now, but it hasn’t always been this way.  When I had my four rambunctious little boys that loved playing outside, fall was a sad time for me.  It meant all that energy was going to be confined inside!  We lived in a Chicago suburb and had a large unfinished basement.  So my hubby screwed swings into the joists and we laid down gym mats on the floor.  We would bring in their hotwheels and let them ride circles around the central staircase.  It helped, but was still no substitute for the great outdoors.

But now all four are grown and married and have lots of little rugrat rambunctious-ness of their own to deal with!  And my feelings of the season have changed, too! 

Used several of my favorite elements like a button and linen thread and a doily and scalloped circle and of course my Copics. Popped up some of the layers just for fun.


Lots of autumn based challenges this week/month for inspiration.

Splitcoaststampers Free 4 All Challenge: F4A607 “Fall Season”
The Four Seasons Challenge: “Anything Goes FALL”
Pearly Sparkles Challenge Blog: Challenge #67 “Autumn and/or Halloween”
Love To Craft Challenge Blog: LTCCB #63 – “October Anything Goes”
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – October 2021
Unicorn Challenge Blog: Challenge #70 “Autumn and/or Halloween”
Addicted to Stamps and More: Challenge #415 “Die Cuts and/or Stencils”
Craft Rocket Challenges: Challenge #86 – Autumn and/or Mushrooms”
Moving Along with the Times: Challenge 135 for October “Bingo Board”
     (For this challenge I used row “Wording/Patterned Paper/Buttons”).
Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Basket of Wishes”

Papers: PTI Vintage Cream, Canyon Clay and Canyon Clay Swiss Dotted Designer Paper

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Lots of Copics!

Accessories: Doily; Button; Linen Thread; Spellbinder’s “Classic Circles” and “Lacy Circles” Dies

12 Responses to “Happy Fall”

  1. A beautiful Fall card and colored so beautifully! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
    Diane FS DT

  2. This is darling, Susan. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge Blog. We enjoy your art, and hope that you will join us again often. Have a blessed week.
    Karen L
    The Four Seasons DT

  3. Susan, this is gorgeous!

  4. Hello my friend, it’s so nice to see you again!! Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL! LOVE your design and your coloring is exceptional!! WOW! 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. Oh, Susan, I love this card and especially love the fall colors. I grew up in New Jersey and enjoyed the fall most of all because of the gorgeous colors of the leaves. What fun to read about your raising those rambunctious sons! So clever of your hubby to make the basement their place to play during the cold months. Your coloring is fabulous, and I love how you’ve masked the elements to make a beautiful fall basket of love. Sweet with the doily and the scallops finished off with the twine and button. Doesn’t get any sweet than that! Hugs and love, sweet friend! xoxo

  6. This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
    DT Ine http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/

  7. This card is colored to perfection and I love the little homespun touches like the button and doily! I loved the story of your family living in Chicago too – somehow we all survived living modestly and found happiness in spite of what we didn’t have! Happy Fall to you!

  8. Wow, Gorgeous coloring and like your layering behind it too!

  9. Wait, what? How did I miss this? I think it took me tooooo long to get here and admire this lovely and colorful fall card! How cute with the button and polka dots and doily and all good stuff! Susan, it’s great to see your card in our gallery at Four Seasons!

  10. Youre card is so beautiful, thanks for sharing it with us at The Unicorn Challenge Blog.
    Hugs Ilonka DT

  11. I love your card and beautiful colouring, thank you for joining us at the MAWTT challenge xx

  12. Great memory and a very pretty fall card, hope your weather is nice and you can make up for lost time!
    Thank you for playing with us at Love to Craft Challenge and we hope to see you again next time!
    XOXO, Aimeslee LTCCB DT

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