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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Autumn at Deep Ocean Challenge!

Hello, sweet and sparkly friends! I hope your week is off to a beautiful start. :o)

Speaking of beautiful, today begins a new challenge at Deep Ocean Challenge and we are celebrating Autumn! My heart sparkles ever brighter as the landscape changes into the loveliest color palette, with leaves pirouetting in the crisp Autumn breeze.
I pulled out my favorite seasonal goodies for my card, which will serve to bring a moment of joy to a battling heart. The papers are from Maja Design's Walking in the Forest, which I've paired with a sweet sentiment from My Craft Spot's Fall Leaves (no longer produced). The pumpkins, acorns, leaves, and beautiful border are MCS dies and no longer produced. (Still sad about that.) 
The trims and charms are from Live & Love Crafts: Burlap Trim, Natural Hemp, and darling pine cone charms. The base of my sentiment and fence dies are from Joy! Crafts. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
The inked leaves are coated in Tim Holtz Clear Rock Candy Crackle Paint for a touch of authenticity, which was fun. I hope the recipient enjoys this card as much as I did making it for her. ♥︎

Thank you for twirling on by! Be sure to check out what my inspiring teamies created for the challenge and I hope you play along with us, too. Have a blessed day. :o)

Lovely challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Friendship Day)
 *City Crafter~ Fall Has Arrived
 *Craft Your Passion~ Anything Goes
 *Die Cuttin' Divas~ Pumpkin or Scarecrows (I used an abundance of dies!)
 *DL.Art Thankful Thursday~ September Linky Party (Anything Goes)
 *Make My Monday~ Nature
 *Our Crafty Corner~ Autumn Color
 *Pile It On~ Color Inspiration


  1. What a gorgeous and so heart warming card Karen! Love it!

  2. Such a beautiful card, Karen! I love everything on it. You have such a good eye for little details... simply amazing! I also love how you described Autumn in your postI am proud having you in my team <3.
    Lots of love,
    Karina xxx

  3. So beautiful! Thanks for joining our challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  4. What a beautiful card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

  5. A delightful card and equally delightful description of it. I love the way you look at life and your cheerful, sunny nature. This card is full of beautiful Autumnal colours and gorgeous details and embellishments with a wonderful sentiment taking centre stage. Absolutely gorgeous!

  6. This is truly stunning Karen, it is clear to see you had fun creating such a special card. I adore the warm Autumnal colours, a beautiful sentiment and gorgeous detailing. The textured leaves look amazing .
    Sending you hugs, my kind and talented friend.
    Sue xx

  7. Enjoy Autumn's awakening, Karen, a little bit for me, too. We don't have Autumn in central Florida. Hopefully, though, the temps and humidity will lower a bit. Lovely window design - I feel as though I've landed back in time with the smell of freshly harvested pumpkins, roses and mums greeting me! The paper on the pumpkins is darling - perfectly themed, of course, and the sweet tiny green vine details on top! Your pretty sentiment framed with wrought iron is so pretty! hugs, de

  8. Oh my goodness!! One of my favourite seasons is Autumn. I love the changing colour of the falling leaves and the freshness in the Autumnal air.
    You card is full of crafting loveliness Karen. The papers compliment the stunning array of pumpkins, acorns and leaves.
    I love the beautiful blooms and tiny pine cone charms. Well, actually I love everything!
    Thank you for sharing another of your magnificent works of art.
    Enjoy the rest of the week my talented and sweet friend.
    Lots of love
    Donna xx

  9. Gorgeous Fall themed card! The leaves, acorns, pumpkins and flowers are so beautiful! I love how they surround the sentiment tag! The addition of the burlap and hemp bring such a fun texture to your project! Your project is beautiful all the way around! Hope you are doing well, have a great week my friend!

  10. My sweetest friend, this is absolutely stunning!! What a perfect fall card this is!! I love those gorgeous leaves with the fabulous crackle!! The flowers are so pretty!! And I just love the papers!! They are perfect for this card!! I'm still sad there are no more MCS stamps and dies, too :*( You showcased them to perfection my dear friend!! I just adore this!! I do love fall, but I love summer more and I'll be sad to see it go tomorrow...but this card has definitely put me in a fall mood!! Thank you so much for linking up with the DL.ART September Linky!! I hope you have a wonderful week, Karen!! Happy Tuesday!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Wowzer Karen this is breath taking...What a fantastic card, love the entire details you've done to it...
    The dies and colors are just awesome...Sadly no more of KIm's stuff, ugh....The papers just works perfectly with your design.... It's so picture perfect.

  12. Stunning Autumnal creation. Fabulous die cuts, colours, sentiment oh my!!! Gorgeous! TFS

  13. There is a fantastic amount of autumnal goodness going on in your card. The recipient will likely feel very special! I'm so glad you joined the City Crafter Challenge this week.

  14. This is a keepsake in gorgeous fall colors. Wow! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CCCB!

  15. OMGosh Karen your card is amzing my sweet friend I love all the texture and the sentiment is perfect to remind me of the sights and smells of the season that is here now!! I love it.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes SEPTEMBER Linky Challenge. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.


  16. Hi Karen,
    I love the Autumn/Fall colors.It is also one of my favorite seasons. I love the pretty borders and pumpkins.
    The addition of the burlap is so beautiful and I adore the sentiment. The pine cone charm it is so cute.
    The flowers are just gorgeous. Amazing creation my friend.
    Sending you tons of my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a blessed day,
    Crafting With Creative M

  17. Wonderful this is fabulous such a beautiful sentiment it's all so perfect love and hugs Carole x

  18. Do you need my address so you can send me this GORGEOUS piece of art work?? Oh my heck Karen... It's simply divine!!! The color palette is amazing with all those beautiful falls colors spread out.... The touch of burlap looks perfect along with those flowers in Autumn tones.... I just Love it! :) Have a wonderful day!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  19. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  20. This is a fantastic card Karen.. What first caught my attention was the sentiment!! So fitting and what surrounds it just adds to its elegance. The flowers, leaves and especially the gate is what drew me right in for more eye candy.. The burlap and yarn adds to the texture to your amazing design.. Your color choices are very autumn and your theme of nature is hardwired into this fab card!! Thank you so much for joining us at MMM.. It was a pleasure!!
    Shawna DT

  21. Wow your beautiful Fall card, the sentiment is perfect!

  22. Stunning card. I adore all of the layering. Thanks for dropping this by 613 Avenue Create this week. We hope to see you again soon!

  23. Such a stylish card! I love all those details.
    Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.

    Hugs, Myriam (DT)

  24. Gorgeous! Love the leaves, flowers, sentiment, color...everything! Thank you for joining our “Pumpkins/Scarecrows” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

    Stay Creative,
    • Carson's Creations •
    Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

  25. I really love what you did with our color palette, this is a gorgeous, autumn, warm card. Thank you for joining us at Pile It On and please come back for the newest challenge.
    Anna xxx

  26. Hi there and thanks so much for entering our very first challenge at Our Crafty Corner. I love your card. Good luck and thanks for entering, I hope you enter many more with us in the future :)
    Caro (co-owner)


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