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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Apples and Pumpkins

Hello friends and welcome to another {Pin}spirational Challenge.

It's finally feeling a little like Fall especially in the mornings when the air is crisp and cool.  Of course, it's still getting up into the 80's during the daytime, so Summer isn't quite done with us yet.  I can't believe that Halloween is just right around the corner.  This week we have another fun challenge for you.  One of the things I love about these challenges is that you can take it in so many different directions having a picture for inspiration.  Here is the photo
Isn't that a gorgeous picture.  For my card though, I went with the Fall colors of the leaves and the background.

Our sponsor this week who kindly let us use a few of their digital images is Squigglefly.
There are some really great images over at their store.  The image that I chose to use for my card is called Apples and Pumpkins.
It took me some doing, but I was finally able to get the colors and shading the way I wanted it.  I thought this would be a fun image to work with.
Materials Used:
  • Image - Squigglefly - Apples and Pumpkins
  • Sentiment - Stampin Up - Day of Gratitude
  • Ink - Stampin Up - Pumpkin Pie
  • Cardstock - Xpress It Blending Card; Stampin Up Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip
  • Designer Paper - Stampin Up - Apple Cider
  • Accessories - Ribbon and Brads - from my stash
  • Copic Markers - E11, E23, E33, R22, R27, R39; YR04, YR09, YR16, YR20, YR24; YG11, YG61, and YG63
Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT to see their interpretation of this challenge.  You can find links on my sidebar or just pop on over to the {Pin}spirational Challenge blog.  Have a great week!

I am submitting this card for the following challenges:

The Crafty Bloggers Network - Anything Goes
Creative Stamp Friends - Autumn Colors
Forever Friends - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodle - Colors of Autumn
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
My Grafico Challenges - Anything Goes
Paper Pretties - Fall Inspiration
Stamp With Fun - Autumn
Tammy's Scrapin Corner - Fall Colors
There's Magic in the Air - Anything Fall
Totally Stampalicous - Anything Goes
Victorine Stamps - Lots of Layers
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment.  I really do appreciate each and every one. 


  1. This is gorgeous Mags,love the colours and fab

  2. A gorgeous card, I love the colours. Thank you so much for joining our challenge at creative stamp friends.

  3. WHOA!!! Maggie, your coloring is awesome on here. Those apples look so pretty and real. Gorgeous card!

  4. Very pretty card and awesome coloring on this lovely image. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air this week.

  5. Very pretty card and awesome coloring on this lovely image. Thanks for joining us at There's Magic in the Air this week.

  6. That inspiration photo is stunning. It gave you great inspiration too for this beautiful card.

  7. This is gorgeous!! Thank you so much for joining us at CI Paints!!

  8. gorgeous card and image and your colouring is fantastic thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner
    Carol DT x

  9. Your card is just gorgeous! Your did such a fantastic job coloring the image, it almost looks like a photograph! It took my breath a way!!!

  10. Beautiful image. Love your coloring!

    Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

    1. Darn, I was going to do that and completely forgot when I went back to link up. Oh well, maybe next time.

  11. Gorgeous card! The image looks like a work of art. Beautiful!!

  12. Maggie, your card is beautiful! I love the still life image and that beautiful ribbon!

  13. Love the image and your colouring along with fab background papers . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  14. These are perfect Autumn colors, and you image is absolutely wonderful. I love your sentiment too...tfs

  15. Delightful. thanks for joining our challenge at Mygrafico

  16. Georgus card,beautiful colors!

    Hugs Jeannette

  17. This is too cute for words. I really love your coloring.
    Please come back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  18. Love the colors you used and that picture you used is beautiful.

  19. Beautiful! Thanks for joing us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  20. What a pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  21. Beautiful still life. Lovely colors.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

  22. Absolutely amazing! Thanks for playing along at Stamp with fun.

    Hugs, Nadja

  23. BEAUTIFUL card!!! I just love that image and all your papers are wonderful!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Don't forget to put GDT after your name if you would like to be a Guest Designer in an upcoming challenge! Good luck! I hope to see you again next week!!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  24. Your coloring is amazing! Love the rich colors you chose and what a thankful card. Sure glad I saw it over at MIM, because this is truly inspirational.


  25. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  26. Stunning card & beautiful colours :D

    Thanx for joining us over at Crafty Bloggers Network Challenge

    luv Ger x
    CBN DT

  27. Your coloring is just lovely really makes the image pop. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good luck! Sandy :)


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