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I am a 37 year old nurse who is currently not working due to medical issues. I have chosen to pass my time crafting, but because I am not working, I have little money to spend on supplies. I have a small stash from while  I was still working but am now using what I have access to around the house. I also use things I can find cheaply at the dollar store, in the dollar bins, on clearance, or buy with coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby. I also like to shop thrift stores and garage sales for things to use in my crafting. You would be surprised with what you can find if you aren't afraid to prowl a little.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Fall Harvest

I"m having a creative slump, but I was able to make a card tonight. So, here it is....

Card base: Orange cardstock from Recollections.
Next Layer: Yellow Card stock from Recollections and embossed with the D'Vine Swirls embossing folder.
Leaves: Cut from Ultimate Creative Series Cricut Cartridge. Veins on oak leaf added with brown Sharpie marker. Edges of leaf also inked with brown sharpie, then inked with Really Rust ink from Stamin' Up.
Image: matted on scrap brown card stock. Digital image from From the Heart Digital Stamps and is colored with a combination of oil pencils and sharpie markers.
Embellishments: Skittles from Double Click.

Challenges:
From the Heart Stamps: Monthly Freebie Challenge
Cardz TV: Pumpkin Patch
Craftin Desert Divas: Halloween
Craft Your Passion: Add some Embossing
Casology: Pumpkin
Pinspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges: Frame It
Sparkles Monthly Challenges: Halloween or Colors
DLArt: Pumpkin
Deconstructed Sketch: Sketch 123

I hope you like it!

Miranda

18 comments:

  1. This is a great card, and a great start to heading out of your creative slump! We all hit them, so don't get discouraged. I love the embossing folder you used...perfect for the look of pumpkin vines! Thanks so much for sharing with us at {Pin}spirational Challenges!
    Tracey F., DT {Pin}spirational Challenges

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  2. Miranda, your coloring is great ! I like the shades in the background. Pretty card !

    Thanks for joining us @ From the Heart Stamps

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  3. Great card. Love the framing. Thanks for joining our Frame It Challenge at Delightful Challenges.

    ~~Chris
    DC-DT

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  4. This is lovely Miranda. That swirls embossing folder is so versatile I use it quite often. Think you've found your mojo again. Good luck at (pin)spirational this week.
    Hugs Wynn DT x

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  5. I love the rich colours of the card base and the leaves, with the bold, bright pop of white of your focal panel! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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  6. Beautiful card! Love the colors! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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  7. Wow - this is so dramatic. Love the rich colors, love the combination of elements. This is a wonderful card on all counts. Thanks for joining us over at {PIN}spirational.

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  8. Love the gorgeous bright colours. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  9. Great card, I love how vibrant the colours are and the quote is great! Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational this week!

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  10. I really like the embossing on the orange CS Miranda - and the swirls are perfect for your image! Adding the touch of orange ink to the several windows of your image panel is very effective and the placement of the leaves is a great touch! If you were in a slump, I think you just popped up out of it!!! Thank you for sharing your project in the “Add Some Embossing” Challenge at Craft Your Passion.
    ~ginny
    Design Team - Craft Your Passion
    RubberMAD at GettyCollection.com

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  11. A richly coloured card with perfect inking! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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  12. Love the dimensional items and the creative ways you have used common elements!

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  13. Beautiful card! I love the bright fall colors and how you tied it all together. Thanks for joining us @ FTHS. Good Luck!!

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  14. Looks like you are out of your creative slump - this card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at From The Heart Stamps challenge and look forward to seeing some more of your creations again soon!

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  15. What a beautiful card , I love that embossing ! Thank you for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas Halloween Linky Party !

    Mayra
    http://mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com/

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  16. What a fabulous card. Love your design. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges!
    Denise
    Delightful Challenges DT

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  17. Awesome card, love the papers and layout you used! Thanks for playing along with our freebie challenge at From The Heart Stamps this month! Hugs, Karen

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  18. Great card - love the embossing and the autumn leaves.

    Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Challenge.

    Helen x

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