Thursday, August 25, 2011

Welcome to Sparkle N Sprinkle Autumn Inspirations Blog Hop

Here in the north the days are getting shorter and the nights are getting cooler. Autumn is less then a month away, please join us with a stroll down the lane to enjoy the wonderful colors and celebrations that Autumn brings.  If you strolled here by the way of the beautifully creative soulful  Barbara Bruder, then you're in the right spot. If you'd like to start from the beginning  and become eligible for the Grand Prize and five other mystery prizes, then click here to go to Sparkle N Sprinkle.
The first card I have created  happens after the first frost, when the roses wilt slightly and turn a deeper shade.  To make the Rose and Rose Buds I used Spellbinders Die  Rose Creations S5-050 and Foliage S4-328.The lable is Fancy Tags One S4-235 and Petie Ovals S4-140. The back ground  was cut from a Lace Die. The centers of the Roses are accented with  Autumn Fire Glitter Tinsel , the lace is accented with  Flaming Orange Glitter, Meadow Spark Glitter and Bridal Glitter. The sentiment is embossed with Bullfrog Embossing Powder. The complete recipe for this card can be found here.

The next card I created is for Halloween even though the days and nights might  be getting cooler Nikki is still HOT!  This is just a fun card. I picked the Bubbling Caldron , Nikki Witch Diva and the sentiment I'm Still Hot!, colored with Copics added a few die cut flames and  glitters to highlight, embossed the sentiment with Jazzy Orange Embossing Powder EP272. The complete recipe for this card can be found here.

My last card is a reminder to be thankful and all pumpkins are not Orange.
To create this card I used Spellbinders Pumpkin and  Maple Leaf Dies.  Each Pumpkin has a different treatment. The largest has subtle veining made with Memento New Sprout Ink 99618 and sentiment  "You're always in my thoughts" from the new stamp set Thoughtful Frames 436.  The medium Pumpkin's sentiment Happy Thanksgiving is embossed with Harvest Nights Embossing Powder. The small Pumpkin is completely covered with Harvest Nights Embossing Powder. For the right amount of bling I added a little  Autumn Medley Glitter. The complete recipe for this card can be found here in the card gallery at Sparkle N Sprinkle

Remember to leave a comment to become eligible for the  Grand Prize and five other mystery prizes, now it is time to stroll over to Jill Jacobsen.


34 comments:

Donna said...

Wow! Such a remarkable collection of Autumn cards! Love each one with its pretty Fall colors, textures. They are all so HAPPY that it makes me long for those cooler days. In the meantime, cards like yours will suffice. Beautiful cards, Linda! Thanks!

Karin said...

I'm with Donna, WOW! One is better than the next! The flower on the first card is amazing! Using that grass punch for flames?! Ack! Fantastic! And the glittery goodness invokes the fall season on the third to perfection!

Stampin' Hands have Happy Hearts said...

Love the way you put all the elements together in the Diva I'm sill Hot card!! Love it!!

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great array of cards. My fav by far is the first card. WOW. I also love the grass punch used for flames. How cool is that. And the 3rd card is gorgeous with the glitter and the leaves.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Well it's too hard to pick a favorite, as they are all so clever! I love the elegant trellised rose, the flames in the second and everything in the third - just awesome!

pjw said...

The roses on the trellis is absolutely gorgeous and so elegant. I can almost smell them. Beautiful card!

creativearts said...

Love the roses! All of your cards are great but the roses is my fav!

Sharon from FL said...

The roses look so real, I can all most feel the heat from the flames, and your pumpkins make me feel the fall weather. Nice job.

NWFlamingo said...

I can just imagine the age of that hot witch! Too cute.

Anonymous said...

Hands down - these are all just stunning!!! A nice mix of elegance and fun in your cards.... Can't decide which is my favorite - so I choose all 3 LOL. Brenda S

Beth T said...

Beautiful roses!

Anonymous said...

I really like the witch card but, all your cards are beautiful!

Denise B

NanaConnie said...

All three cards are wonderful but your last card, for Thanksgiving, touches me the most. Love the glitter on each of them!

Joni said...

Love the trellis on the first card. All three cards are great.

Kristin said...

Love love love the roses on the first card. Great fire on the 2nd!!

Anita Braddock said...

WOW the Rose card is so very Beautiful and the detail of the doily look is great it says frost is on its way. know the other two cards very cute the witch is very cute love the flames and the embosing is a cool idea. the 3rd card is Amazing I love the way the embosed look has added to great look it makes everything in the card just pop. I love the colors and the glitter makes it so very rich looking. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win some very cool prizes. abbraddock@msn.com

simplysandylee said...

Well, Wow just won't do it Linda. These are all so wonderful and diverse. Love the punch out on the first (and the roses)--so elegant. The Nikki card is too cool (lol). I've never seen that fire punch (is it a punch or die?). Great combo of stamps and elements. And the pumpkin card is outstanding. Kudos.
Cheesy

McStamper said...

Love your cards. First one is beautiful.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What a wonderful array of Autumn cards you made. All are so beautiful. And, the roses one is just gorgeous.

Dianne Potter said...

Love the diversity of the cards you've posted for the SNS Blog Hop. They're really great! But, like so many of the others, the Rose Trellis is absolutely elegant. And, even though you made it for Autumn, the applications for this card are endless. Thank you so much.

Aileen Freeman said...

Your cards are so unique and creative. I did love the witch and the sentiment. I am just getting started with the embossing folders and such. Your background on the card with the leaves really really stood out to me. Thank you.

Lisa said...

Wow, elegant, funny and colorful all at once. Lovely cards and the hot witch is a hoot!

carrie said...

Wow! Each of these cards are wonderful and so different from the others. I really like the rose and trellis card the best.

slbela59 said...

Each card is beautiful but I really really loved the trellis card and am planning on trying to do one! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!

Anonymous said...

Trellis card is beautiful, love the roses
Pat

Anonymous said...

Love the trellis card. Beautiful flowers.
Pat

Kathy Vogel said...

Your first card is absolutely outstanding. The roses & the lace are lovely. I also love the shape. I like the flames on your Halloween card. The colors on your third card are very bright & cheery.

Kelly said...

Three beautiful cards! The lace card with the glittered background it my favorite, particularly with the rose. Absolutely stunning!

shersl84bed said...

Beautiful cards. Funny you should mention that all pumpkins are not orange, first time I saw a cream colored pumpkin was last year. Are there other colors of pumpkins?

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Julie Z said...

Love that rose on the first card. But totally in love with that second card! The colors, those amazing flames, the glitter, the stamp combination - just awesome!!

E. Marie said...

Love the beautiful colors on these great Fall cards. Especially love how you created the different backgrounds

Frann said...

A nice group of Fall cards, each one so nice and so different from the others. I love the way you used a grass punch for the flames.

Newbie said...

Love the card Linda! The autumn colors are beautiful!

Beedych said...

Each card is beautiful but I really really loved the trellis card and am planning on trying to do one! thank you for sharing and giving us the chance to win!