Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge

   Edited to add:  This card was featured on The Sweet Stop.     

     It's Tuesday, that old Back-to-Work-Monday is now behind us and it's time for another challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!  This week we are celebrating "Fall Days" as our theme, and our sponsor is Sweet 'n' Sassy stamps.  They have some really wonderful images, and I chose Rubarb Scarecrow.  Isn't he a sweetie?


     Sweet 'n' Sassy also has a challenge with an inspiration photo this week.  You have to go over to the site and check it out, but it has a little girl who seems to be crying out for new toy.  I thought Rhubarb in his autumn scarecrow outfit would make a perfect new toy for her!  

           I used a sketch from The Sweet Stop where they also have a spin on it this week -- "Starstruck", which you can interpret any way you like.  I chose to add ribbon which had stars in it.  The ribbon came from Really Reasonable Ribbon (part of the September monthly ribbon club selections) and they also have an "Autumn" theme for their challenge.

     Catch the Bug Challenge wants us to "Make a Scene" and Rhubarb made that one easy!  He's a scene all by himself with the pumpkin, the bird and the sign.   Crazy 4 Challenges would like us to do projects which have pumpkins on them.  Rhubarb's colored with Copics, then fussy cut and matted with die cuts from Spellbinders.  The Corrosive Challenge wants us to use punches or dies.  For the colors, of course I used the "Fall Days" theme from here at Tuesday Throwdown, but the following challenges also had us use either specific colors which fit in with fall or autumn colors as their theme: Pile It On (and don't forget they want us to pile on the challenges, too.), The Ribbon Girl (green and brown), Our Daily Bread (fall colors),  Send a Smile for Kids (fall or Halloween cute card).

     The papers are mostly from DCVW, but have been in my stash more than a year.  I'm going to be so sad when that dp with all the leaves and acorns is used up.  (sniff)  For embellishments, I used the ribbon, the pearls, the paper roses, the ribbon roses, and the yellow foam petals beneath the flowers.  Crafty Emma's CES Challenges wants us to "Embellish it more" by using 4 or more different types of embellishments.  The Emerald Faerie Garden asks for pearls this week, and Little Miss Muffet wants "Things with Wings" -- the bird.  Creative Craft would like us to use something New, and Rhubarb is my new image along with the new ribbon.   My Time to Craft wants us to use things starting with the letter "L" and I have done leaves and layers.

     Di's Digi Designs (a brand new challenge blog) says Anything Goes, and Cardmadfairy wants Lots of Layers (I have ten not counting the embellishment layer.)  Finally, Scrappy Frogs (my first time playing over there) wants Vintage.  Rhubarb looks just like one of the Halloween post card images that were so popular from the early 1900s through the 1920s.  All the roses give him an even more vintage look, I think.

     OK, I've piled them on again.  I hope when you pile up your challenges this week that Tuesday Throwdown will be one of them.  Obviously, there are a ton of challenges out there that all have some connection to fall, autumn, or colors that celebrate the season.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

44 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Connie, this card is precious. I love Rhubarb and the scarecrow is one of my favorites. I love the papers you used and the fall flowers add such a nice touch, as do the brads. Great coloring. My wish is for you to feel good today.

Benzi said...

NanaConnie, how adorable! And 10 layers...wow! Love the leaf paper bg and your Rhubarb is adorable. Postcard perfect :-) You know, that really does remind one of a vintage postcard. Super card!

Davi said...

NanaConnie this is so pretty!! I love the sweet image and your coloring. The wonderful fall dps and roses are very pretty with it :)

jimlynn said...

Such a pretty and cute card! Love the little Rhubard Scarecrow image and you've done wonderful with it using it on this fantastic paper. Great card.
Lynn

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Nanaconnie - 10 layers!! wow!! and it definately works to create such an adorable card!! Great job combining so many challenges in 1 card.

Shannah said...

Oh my goodness this is so sweet! Great colouring, and I love those papers!
Hugs, Shannah xox

Danni said...

This is so sweet and adorable! Fabulous card! Thank you for playing along with Send A Smile 4 Kids!!

Karen Hasheck said...

Very cute Halloween card for a child! Love the image and the coloring is great! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and come back soon!

Lou said...

Such a cute card, love it and the image is fab :) thank you for joining in with us over at Creative Craft World for our 'new' challenge.

Lou x

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous creations and love the addition of the pearls, thank you for sharing with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
PS. I have some candy if you are interested :)

Shannon White said...

Miss Connie this is soo Adorable! Love your Sweet Rhubarb Scarecrow, and you've colored him up so beautifully too! Your fall dp's are so perfect and love the little roses! So Sweet! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Makiko Jones said...

Super wonderful fall card!! I love how you took the inspiration! This Rhubarb is so cute! I'm glad you could play along with us at this week's SNSDC!!

Mini said...

A super card. Love the colours. Thank you for joining in with us at Creative Craft World.
Sue x

Lisa said...

Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids

Lisa said...

Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids

Lisa said...

Wonderful job, thanks for joining us at SAS4Kids

Janice M said...

Too Cute!! Love that fall DP you used. Thanks for playing along with us at The Sweet Stop!

Marlene said...

This is gorgeous. I love your striking color combo!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How cute!! Great fall color combo!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge.

JustYolie said...

Adorable image and just love your coloring!! Please join us for Link Up for Pink starting October 1st, Heart Song is one of our sponsors and we have $3K worth of giveaways! www.JustYolie.com

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable image and your have colored beautifully!!!! Love the pretty colors, papers, and details, too!!!!

Lisa Lara said...

Adorable card. Love the pics of your cat on your blog. Thank you for joining the CDS blog hop...good luck.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I missed this little fall card. I can't wait to start Fall cards....I think I like better than Halloween. The flowers are beautiful and I am going to hold on to that sketch...it's great!

Choccy said...

Such a cute card. I love the image !
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft World for our, 'New' challenge. Good Luck !! Hope to see you back on 26th September :O)

Choccy xx

Carol L said...

What a darling card using that cute Rhubarb image! Great choice of papers and embellies, and way to combine all the challenges into one card! Thanks for playing along with the SNSDC!

Lauren said...

This is so cute! I love your coloring of the bear!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I love autumn colours and this cute pumpkin bear looks gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week.
Caroline xxx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, Connie... this is such a pretty fall card. Love sweet Rhubarb and the coloring! Just perfect. The flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop this week.

Regan said...

Oh so cute! Love the rich autumn papers and your sweet image! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge for "Punches and/or Dies"! :)
{hugs}
Regan

Stephanie said...

Really cute card-thanks for playing along at SNSDC this week.

Suzi said...

A wonderful card, gorgeous layout and image. Thank you for joining us at Emerald Faeries Garden this week.
Hugs
Suzi x

kaylou said...

awww this is gorgeous , thank you for joining our embellishment challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Jodie Mackrell said...

cute card! thanks for joining this weeks Bugaboo challenge at catch the bug!

Ribbon Girl said...

Great card and Rhubarb is very sweet - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl colour challenge. Mary G x

Julie said...

Oh how fab! Gorgeous colours and love the backing paper!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week! Juliexxx

Dilsaver Designs said...

Love your little image and such great DP's with the beautiful embellishments! Thanks for joining us this week @ SAS 4 Kids, hope to see you next challenge :)

Deedee Anderson said...

Oh my, how darling! WOW -- 10 layers? You're incredible! I really like not only the wonderful Fall colors you used, but the fun textures, too. Fall is a very texture-y season IMHO, and you captured that here. Yes, Rhubarb would make a fabulous toy for any girl or boy. Great card, NanaConnie! :-)

Becky G said...

This is beautiful! You've created such a lovely scene here! Thanks for joining us in this weeks Create A Scene challenge at Catch The Bug!

:-) Becky

Trish said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CCW!
Trish x

ahlers5 said...

Very cute card. I really like the papers and the addition of the flowers. Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Time to Craft.
Diane

Connie M. said...

This is just sooo adorable! Thanks so much for playing in the Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge!

Connie M.

Jenni said...

So cute and great colour combo! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days -hope you'll pop back again for our new challenge this Friday :o)
Jenni x

Crystal said...

So ADORABLE thanks so much for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Susan's crafty chaos said...

What a lovely creation! Thanks very much for playing along with us at Corrosive, and good luck! :D