Monday, September 28, 2015

Apple Season

     Picking apples every fall is a warm and wonderful childhood memory of mine.  The whole family would go up into a high foothill community, appropriately named Apple Valley, and pick at least 5 bushels of apples, combining sweet and tart, juicy and crisp, and in all possible apple colors.  They were stored in the cellar and we had apple pies, applesauce, baked apples, and Waldorf salads, to say nothing of slipping down into the cellar just to pick out that one perfect apple to go into the lunchbox for school.

     When I saw this image set at MHK Designs, I bought it immediately and this is the first chance I've had to use it.  Makes me want to sing the old, old "Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree..." which was popular with soldiers going off to war. :-D

     I colored the image with ProMarkers, cut it with a die from Spellbinders, and threaded the ribbon through it.  I adhered the piece onto a colored card base and called it finished.  How's that for something really CAS which has an elegant flair to it?

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     I hope your week is starting well and that your weekend was filled with relaxing and productive activities.  I helped my daughter prepare invitations and other things for my youngest grandson's 9th birthday and got cards made for my DT commitments so my weekend felt both productive and relaxing.  I do love to craft and be creative.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Donna Hanley said...

Outstanding coloring job on this one, Connie. I just made some apple crisp yesterday, Had some with vanilla ice cream. YUM! Beautiful card. Love It.

Donna said...

Very pretty card! Thanks for joining the Little Red Wagon challenge this week!
Donna (DT)

Linda Simpson said...

Gorgeous card and the apples look so life like. When I was expecting both my boys I had a craving for apples and both sons love apples, one loves red and the other green. I have an apple a day too! Thank you for bringing back happy memories.
Linda xxx

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Patricia St Martin said...

WOW! Fantastic job with your coloring and the ribbon looks just beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Thursday.
Hugs Pat♥

Pia S said...

Your coloring is just perfect and that ribbon has such a delicious red apple color! Makes my mouth water...

Gail said...

Love the look of those apples on this card creation as well as the die cut with the ribbon running through it! Fall is a great time for apples in our next of the woods - Michigan - hayrides and the like! Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at DLART Thankful Thursday #165 Fall Challenge - Have a blessed day!
Gail Scott http://DL.ART DT member

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Such a sweet card, great dollie shape! Thanks for joining us over at DL ART! DL.ART DT member Carri~Abusybee
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Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful card and memories. Love that die...Hugs, joann

Teresa Arsenault said...

Amazing coloring and I love the ribbon woven into the die cut.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Beautiful card! Love the sweet image and the beautiful coloring. And that ribbon going through and around the edges really make it look elegant. Thanks so much for entering our Funday Friday challenge this week at Jo's Scrap Shack. Have a wonderful day!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Peanut said...

That apple looks good enough to eat NC! Yumm..
hugs Asha

Dawn said...

Oh my NanaC! Your apples look real! I can even smell them over here!
Great work!
Dawn xx

applejack cards by sue said...

A gorgeous image and I love the ribbon. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Simply Papercraft Sue DT xx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Lovely so pretty, thanks for playing at agoac

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Connie! It's so elegant and striking.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Tanya said...

Beautiful card, those apples are just so lifelike, you've coloured them in wonderfully!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog this week, and I hope to see you back again soon :)

Tanya xx

Rachel said...

Beautiful colouring.
Thank you for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Blankina said...

Thanks for joining the pick a tune challenge at Crafty Friends with your apple card , goodluck and hope to see you soon again, hugs Blankina

Kellie 0:) said...

Great project. TFS and joining us this week at Jo's for Funday Friday

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous card with non white card base! Thank you for sharing with Sweet Stampin', hope you can join our new challenge tomorrow.

Have a wonderful weekend, sweetie.

Love and hugs

Brittany M. said...

Incredible coloring! I love apple picking, it just scream "fall" to me! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Girls!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Friends.

crafty-stamper said...

Great CAS card NC love the apple image and threaded ribbon --Thank you for joining us at Crafting with Friends
Carol DT x

Tina Campbell said...

That is just tooo darn cute :) Thank you for joining us at Jo's this week for Funday Friday.
Tina DT