Thursday, August 9, 2018

Is It Fall Yet?

     OK, I'm done with summer!  I officially hate hot weather, I'm tired of day after day of temperatures over 100F, I'm tired of heat waves, and I don't want to hear the meteorologists tell us one more time to stay indoors because of bad air quality!   That part is really sad because outside is my favorite place to be if I'm not in the craft room.  I want it to be autumn and I want crisp, cool nights, not Hot August Nights. 

     I'm not doing any more summer cards - only fall and winter.  Maybe that will bring in cooler temperatures.  :-D  The image on this autumn card is from Bugaboo Stamps and I love this autumn deer.

I started with the sketch at Stella Says Sketch.

     I colored with ProMarkers, then used one of my Stitched Border dies from Lawn Fawn along each side of it.  I trimmed it top and bottom with a paper cutter and distressed the edges.  Both papers came from one of my DCWV autumn stacks which have been in my stash for more than 5 years now.  I use them up slowly but surely and, while they last, I don't have to buy any new fall paper stacks.  

     I found the orange, polka dot ribbon in my stash, wrapped it around and then hand tied the bow.  I printed the sentiments, cut it by hand, matted it, hand cut it again, then added it to the top corner.

Lawn Fanatics (outside)

     Well, I went outside to check but fall hasn't arrived yet.  Back to the craft room to make more winter cards.  Maybe visions of snow will help.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. A darling card with that happy and fun looking image! As far as fall......mercy me, it can't get here quick enough. Like you, we've had WAY too many over 100 degree temps and I'm tired of it too. Even if you can go outside, you have to deal with the Ozone layer bad days and now we have something called Mosquito Alert days too!

  2. This is gorgeous Connie, love the image. Sorry you are suffering with the heat. A good plan to make winter card, just hope it helps cool you down.
    Linda xxx

  3. Oh I love this card, it is just adorable with that deer with those big eyes! Love the fall papers and that orange ribbon!

  4. That image is just darling!! I love the Fall colors and your papers are perfect with the image you've colored up so beautifully! :) I'm totally with you on the weather and perhaps that's why Fall is my favorite time of the year. I'm so sorry about your situation over there though on top of the heat. Hope you are able to stay cool and keep creating cool and festive designs like this one! :) HUGS

  5. A funny image on your card and great Autumn colours. It fits with the stormy weather of today in our country😉
    Thanks for joining the Challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs and good luck!
    Karin DT.

  6. Super design. Great image, beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Calendar Challenge this month. Good luck!
    Liz - DT xx

  7. Hello
    Thanks for sharing your cute card with us at Crafty Friends Challenge Blog, it fits perfectly with our Ribbon and/or Lace challenge theme… good luck in the draw and please join us next time.
    Diane Louise
    [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Cute card with great paper. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  9. Wonderful card, NC and a great take on the sketch. If that works for bringing in cooler temperature let me know. We aren't over 100 but the humidity here is enough to keep you running for the air conditioning. I am ready for fall too.

  10. I'm with you I'm tired of the heat too and we don't get hot often...thank goodness! Great card love the deer's eyes! Thanks for joining Catch the bug's anything goes challenge, good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT

  11. Sorry we can not let these card participate in our Anything Goes + Anything Goes challenge at Carlin's Kaartenparadijs, because in july you have already submitted 2 times and 1 in august (max. 3 times/challenge) that is the limit.
    But your card is very beautiful.
    I hope to see you back next month.

    Carla (DT)

  12. A wOnderful Autumnal card, great image and design Connie. It's raining here, helping to green up the grass, BUT I miss our heat boo hoo.

  13. Thank you so much for entering the Monday Greetings challenge at The Outlawz Challenges this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Happy crafting,
    Monday Greetings DT
    Taste Of Craftiness {My Blog}

  14. What a cute card! I love how the pattern paper compliments the stamps! Thank you for playing the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge!

  15. this is so cute!! i can't wait for fall, too!! and this card has me wanting it come even faster! Thank you SO much for playing along with the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge! <3

  16. Thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch the Bug! Love your project! New challenges coming up tomorrow!!!


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