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October 27, 2009

Autumn Shy Bear

Happy Tuesday! Today is the Digital Tuesday Challenge! Our lovely hostess this week is Michelle and she has given us a color challenge of Orange, Kraft and one other color! The sponsor this week is Digital Stamp Oasis!! Hope you can play along!!! Don't have kraft ? Use something similar!!!!

The Squigglefly Challenge issued yesterday called for a gate fold card! That sounded fun! There's an easy peasy tutorial HERE!

I used this uber sweet Shy Bear digi image called Raking It Up from Squigglefly! I love these bears!!! Honestly, I love Squigglefly...with all their artists, they have styles to please everyone!!!! And images for every occasion!!!! Pop over to Squiggle.com and check it out!
Read this short article about Squigglefly digital stamps on Craft Critique.com! You'll be glad you did!!!!!!

I colored with Copics and matching SU! markers, the cs is kraft and tangerine, the DP is MME. The leaf punch is Creative Memories and I've added autumn colored glitter to the leaf pile! Sentiment is CG!

Here are the challenges...
Digital Tuesday Challenge~use a digi and colors kraft, orange + one other.
Squigglefly Challenge~use a SF image and make a gate fold card.
Squigglefly SNR color chall~gold, orange, green.
Truly Scrumptious~the sketch/autumn.
The Creative Belli Chall.~fall/thanksgiving & a leaf.
Crafty Calendar~autumn.
Papier House~brown & orange.
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps chall~shades of autumn
All Sorts~furry friends.
Crafty Cardmakers~autumn.
The Crafty Pad~autumn.
Everybody Art Chall.~autumn.

Enjoy your Tuesday....it's really dreary, dark & rainy here in PA, I think I'll bake some yummies today! lol That makes everything better, right? Be Blessed!


Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

What a great autumn card,great image.Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Hugs Agnes

Holly Young said...

This is so darling Maria. I love the glitter on the leaf pile and the punched leaves at the top! Super job on so many challenges once again. Hope you have a great day!

Catherine said...

What a beautiful card Maria ! The colours are superb and that little bear is too cute ! Smile. Catherine

Iris said...

Oh wow your card is really cute, great work.

Thanks for joining us at EAC.


Elena said...

Very cute card! Wow! Your coloring and sparkles look so amazing!

Stef H said...

beautiful. tho' i thought the leaves were done in flower soft over at my challenge. don't matter. it's still gorgeous!


CraftyC said...

Totally gorgeous card Maria, a lovely image

Shirley said...

Oh my, Maria! The detail is beautiful! I love the whole card. That little bear's eyes get it every time! A lovely Fall card.

Donna said...

Fantastic style to this card Maria and poor Shy Bear buried in the pile of leaves lol! Gorgeous autumnal colours you have used...you must have got your inspiration from the fab trees where you live :) Donna x

Kraftin' Kimmie said...

Great job with our colour challenge!!

Sharon said...

A gorgeous card Maria and I love the glitter you have added to the leaves. Thanks for joining in our Truly Scrumptious challenge.

Nixe-Moni said...

What a great card. Love the cute image.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.

Georgia said...

Wow, fabulous card Maria! I love your leaves and this is such a sweet image! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge! :)
Georgia xx

Joan Ervin said...

Maria...your Shy Bear image is just precious and I LOVE how you added all the sparkle to the leaves!!!! Thanks for joining us again...we love to see your creations!!!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Very cute card, Maria! Love the glitter on the leaf pile - I thought it was Flower Soft too! Thanks for playing along with us again on the Belli Challenge!

Kim. said...

Gorgeous card, love the colouring detail of those leaves and oh those little shy bears are growing on me fast. Thanks for joining in with the first challenge.
Kim xXx - Crafty Calendar Challenges

Holly said...

Oh how sweet! I love this image of the bear in the pile of leaves, and your coloring is wonderful. Love the touch of glitter on the leaves!!! Thanks for playing in our Belli Challenge - I love seeing what you create for each challenge!

Jules said...

Hi Maria

Super cute card with gorgeous autumn shades.

Well done fitting it into so many challenges too - I sometime struggle with just one!!!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Allsorts again this week.

Love Jules xx

Debby said...

Super! I love the coloring and all the glittery touches. Very pretty.

Nilla said...

My, my Maria, it's stunning, colored to perfection! Love it! Hugs Nilla

Jessica G. said...

Gorgeous coloring on this sweet image -- those leaves must have taken forever!

Fun idea to use twine as a closure; gate folds are a great technique, but can be stubborn about staying closed!!

Chrissy D said...

Gorgeous Maria - Love the pile of leaves!! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Jane said...

What a sweet card, I love the image and your colouring is gorgeous! thanks for joining our first challenge! hugs, Jane x CCC

Denise Clark said...

Love your scene Maria! Fun and feels so carefree! Lovely for Fall!

I'm pretty sure this would qualify for the PICK 3 Challenge at Stamping Vacation if you'd like to check it out!

freida said...

What a FABULOUS gatefold! The DPs you used really enhance this adorable image and the way you colored it and added the glitter! AWESOME detail, BTW! Love how it makes the leaves sparkle! :) This is absolutely GORGEOUS!


Ċ olanje na domu-Waldorf said...

Look at him in that pile of leaves. :) Adorable!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow!! Maria, this is just STUNNING!! I so love your Fall colors and your coloring!! The glitter is sooo gorgeous on those leaves!! You really rocked this Shy Bear image hun!! TFS! HUGS

maxine said...

This is a lovely card Maria I'm so pleased you could join us at the Crafty Pad this week take care maxine

Debbie said...

Hi Maria - what a beautiful card - perfect for the autumn challenge. Love the heap of leaves. Thanks for joining in with The Crafty Pad challenge and good luck in the draw. :)

xxDebbie The Crafty Pad

Unknown said...

beautiful card hun, this is stunning colours thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

Unknown said...

this is a beautiful card hun, love the colours, a very informative blog well done, thank you for joining us at crafty cardmakers xx

brenda said...

Hello Maria

What an loveley image and your colouring is wonderful, lots of rich Autumn colours.

Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week, have a good day.

B x

Mephisto said...

Thats a fab card!
Thanks for joining us at EAC this week.


Sam said...

Well done on so many challenges and thanks for joining us at The crafty Pad this week
Sam x

Vixykins said...

Gosh those leaves are super super superb! They look 3d, really pop out. It looks like you've cut out the leaves and made them 3d but you havent what a great effect! Love it! Many thanks for joining us again at crafty cardmakers and good luck x

rozzyb said...

Fabulous card.. Thanks so much for joining us over at The Crafty Pad Challenge
Hugs rozzy xx