Tuesday, November 10, 2015

A Leafy Thanks

     Today we start a new challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and the theme is "Thanks." Our wonderful sponsor is Deedee's Digis.  I just happen to be on both of those DTs so this was a really happy card for me.  I used the fun bear from Deedee's "Leave me Smiling" set and chose the pre-colored image which made it a much faster card to make.

     This theme fit perfectly because I needed one more Thank You card for a local non-profit group and, since they raise funds for Juvenile Diabetes education, awareness, and for scholarships to the summer camps for diabetic kids they put on, it's an agency near and dear to my heart.  My grandson is now 9 years old and was diagnosed with Juvenile Diabetes 18 months ago.  One of the Board Members had to resign from the organization because he and his family were moving out of town and the Board Chairman needed a card to say thanks for his service on the Board.  Since the name of the organization is "Smiles for Diabetics," I thought this would be a great sentiment.

I used the sketch I found at Cheerful Sketches.

     I embossed the orange CS with one of my newer folders before adding the image piece to it.  I used a Fiskars corner punch on the image, the orange mat, and the gray background CS.  I added one small metal brad as an embellishment and found the yellow leaf sticker in my stash so added it.  The top sentiment is part of Deedee's set and the bottom one I printed with a computer font.  Each one is hand cut and inked on the edges.

Crafts Galore Encore
CCC Digi
Digistamps 4 Joy
Dragonfly Journey
Lunagirl Moonbeam
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb
Petal Lu
Sisters of Craft
Sweet Stampin'
Tinker Dream

     I hope we're going to see you playing along in our "Thank You" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week.  Remember, November is the month for "Thanks."  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. Adorable card, NC. Sorry I haven't been around much.So much going on at work... it's a struggle to keep up sometimes. Hope you're feeling better. Take care, my friend!
    hugs Asha

  2. Very pretty card, this is so sweet, hugs, Lori m

  3. Love the embossed background and loving the bear too he is gorgeous.
    Linda xxx

  4. Lovely card with a great cute image NC
    Hugs Janet xxxx

  5. Adorable Autumnal card, thank you for joining me us at Sweet Stampin' Debbie X

  6. Hi this is a stunning card. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 23 theme use a digital or stamped image somewhere. Hugs Jackie DT

  7. THis is just too cute NanaC! Jut perfect for the occasion too! Manly but sweet at the same time!
    Dawn xx

  8. Great Card and a fab sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us this fortnight. Lisa DT CCC Digi Creations

  9. Great card love the embossing,image and Autumn colours---Thank you for joining us at CCC Digi Creations
    Carol DT x

  10. What a great thank you card! So sweet, great work! Thanks for sharing in my Thanksgiving/Harvest/Gratitude challenge at LunagirlMoonbeams.com ~ Karen

  11. Oh yes, this is absolutely perfect. The embossing is great and I really love how you colored the leaves and grass in the image.

    How lovely that you can contribute in this special way. I'm very sorry to hear that your grandson has diabetes.

    Blessing hugs,

  12. THANKS so much, you made a great card :) Wish you and your family blessings. THANKS for joining to our Blog bastel-traum.... Hugs Ute

  13. This is so sweet NanaC. Love those images and your diecuts as well.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck..
    Ursula Uphof DT member

  14. AWE!! That bear is just the cutest!! Love the colors and the Fall leaf accent too!! :) Hope you are feeling better my friend!

  15. Of course I love that little bear image - and your card sets the scene for fall! So pretty and what a wonderful way to say 'thank you'!

  16. Hi Connie! What a sweet little bear, and I really like the corner designs as well. The sentiment sends it over the top cute! Thanks so much for joining my challenge this week :)

    Jeannie T.
    Dragonfly Journeys

  17. A perfect card to say thanks for his service NC! I love the image for some reason it just makes me smile and so pretty with the boarders and embossing!

  18. Nanaconnie beautiful autumn card
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  19. Such a sweet 'Thank You' card and stamp. Thank you for sharing your card with us and joining in with the fun at Sweet Stampin’ this week and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

  20. wow nice card. Thanks for joining us at Cheerful Sketches. Good luck.
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

  21. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "guys - male themed cards” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Come and Get It)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT Tuesday Throwdown)

  22. Gee, if some bear came and raked all our leaves, we'd be smiling for sure. Ours were all cleaned up and today the wind deposited our neighbor's leaves in our yard, so we have to start over. BTW. Love your card.

  23. Love the embossed leaves and pretty corner die. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Autumn Leaves' challenge at Sweet Stampin'. I LOVE what you did for this challenge. Hope to see you back again soon. Hugs, Wends x Sweet Stampin' DT

  24. What a stunning creation you made using our sketch and i love youre colouring! Thanks for playing with us at the Cheerful sketches challenge blog.


  25. Beautiful card in the colors of autumn. Perfect for our challenge in NSHK. Thanks for playing along.
    DT -Brita

  26. a very nice card.
    Thank you for joining us at Cheerful sketches.
    Greetings Geesje (DT)

  27. Gorgeous card and I love the matching embossing!
    Thank you for joining us at Cheerful Sketches!
    xxx Margreet

  28. Oh, how cute! I love the bear and the leaf embossing. It is perfect for our ATG with an Autumn twist Challenge at DigiStamps4Joy. Thanks for joining us! Julie, DT


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