Monday, September 14, 2009

From Summer to Autumn...

It is only a few weeks away until the official end of summer and beginning of autumn…my favorite season of the year. The weather begins to be a bit cooler which lends to more enjoyable time outdoors with family and friends and the greens of summer turn into a cornucopia of various shades of reds, yellows, browns, and oranges. It is a beautiful time of year.

The autumn time is full of memorable moments for me: my anniversary with a fantastic husband, birthdays, traditions, and so many more exciting dates which help me look forward to this time of year each year.

This card is the first “autumn” inspired card I have made this year; I completed it for three different challenges: Charisma Cardz, Stamping 411, and Our Creative Corner:

Charisma Cardz: Patchwork; this is the checkerboard pattern I created on the horizontal band across the card.

Stamping 411: Sketch; the layout of this card is inspired by this sketch challenge.

Our Creative Corner: Fall/Autumn; this was the main inspiration of the card. I felt the colors showed the greens of summer, but also the transition into the more earthy colors of autumn.


Recipe: Sketch an Event stamp set (image), More Mustard card stock, brown, light green, dark green, and leaf patterned paper, hemp twine, dimensional spots, and my CraftROBO.


  1. Gorgeous card. Love the color scheme. Thanks for joining us this week at Charisma Cardz.

  2. Nichole, you never cease to amaze me with your talent. I love your cards! So cute. You must have been really busy this summer. I didn't see you much, but Erin and I are hoping to get back on the ball and come see you soon.

  3. such a cute patchwork card, thanks for playing along with Charisma this week

  4. Great card, I love your patchwork. Thanks for playing along with us at Charisma this week

    Jan xx

  5. Very the background! Thanks for playing along this week!

  6. Beautiful job. I love the muted colors! Great job with this week's Sketch. Thanks for playing along with the Operators at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen