Thursday, September 23, 2010

FALL Anniversary Card

I love to Create and also I am really starting to love to do cards for multiple challenges... really gets me going... I copied all the new challenges... and then sat and tried to figure out how to get the most onto a card!!!! That looks nice... that is the most important to me... This card is going to very dear friend... who lives in Washington... and their anniversary is this coming month... so it needed to be a fall card... and a fun loving card... and not too fussy... not to masculine... and then all the challenges... I did it...

10 Challenges.. but I can't get onto the last one... it is too filled with cards... and because I am on dial up... it just won't download... but I did forfill it... all the same...

I will show you the card... I do happen to love it.

Okay.... before I go on and on... let me tell you that this also has a sketch challenge attached to it.. But I can't get it onto the blog right this minute... (crazy again... )

I took the sketch and pulled it all apart and made 3 layers of it... but it looks the same... so that is all that counts...

The Sketch is by Pixie Cottage Challenge #37  and if you go there ... you will see the sketch I used...
that is IF I don't get it up on this post..

I used Just Rite Stamps for the front of the card...  and will put it into the Flickr Gallery so that all can see it there as well.. There are so many pretty cards in there.. Take a look and see them all.   I colored the corn and the leaves with markers, twinkling H20's and also some chalks to tone the colors down.. 

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge  #77 says to use a GRID... you really can't see it here... but the leaf panel is all diamonds...

When you look at the card it is very subtle, as the pattern is a little overbearing in that area... but it is very nice... I like it the best of all grids I have done...

Flutter by Wednesdays' Challenge  ask us to use anything that is WINGED... so I have a crow on the top... and a small black bird in the inner circle next to the corn... his tail is sticking out of the circle... love it when I can do fun things like that..
Didn't want the bird contained... it is free... in all ways.

Paper Sundaes Challenge #36 ask for Fall or Halloween colors... yikes... I think I used 100% of them...

And Pile it on... where you are suppose to do more than one challenge as well as their own challenge... was to use Red , Yellow, GREEN and Brown... The green is around the circle... tiny little leaves... and then Celebrate your day... also has green leaves... so there is green on the card... and I think that 10 challenges is piling it on... what do you think???

Craty Creations ... they ask for Falling Leaves, Fall Colors, Fall Harvests and Fall leaves... I have them all..
wow... that was fun.. I know that they only wanted one.. but I did them all.

Stamping Vacation..  They have this challenge all month long... I love it... as it fits so many of my cards... if it doesn't... I make sure it does... Circle tag... I have 4 on there... One frame... Black paper (the little bird.. and something yellow... Paper... also the corn does have yellow on it.. 

Here is the sketch.. finally it decided to come out...

It is from the Pixie Cottage Challenge.. 

This picture is from the Shabby Tea Room Challenge... and I do love it.. it really is quite charming... but it brings back memories... not that I used a chalk board in class... but I think we all had them at home... it was good to use for math problems...

The reader ... well now that might have been one I used.. .LOL!!!!  .  really too!

Shabby Tea Room wanted us to use this picture as inspiration... and I did... if you look closely, you will see behind the corn... print... I used Tim Holtz tissue tape... and I also used Musical tape for the second panel

Front lower panel opening up...  

As you can see the card opens and there is another panel... and here is where I have the 4" circle... I just couldn't cover it all up... I had to let it be seen at some point... so here is it..

The leaves I made by painting white card stock with Twinkling H20's and then using my Cuttlebug Fall leaves to cut them out...

The circle... I used the new Spellbinder Beaded Circle and also the classical circles... to cut out all the circles... and the scalloped to cut out the one of the front of the card...

I put black paper lace that I made with a Martha Punch... along the inside panel...

I wanted the break in colors... the eye needs to rest a little bit when you use so many different patterns... and also so many things on a card... All of the papers I used are by K and Company... I do love their papers... they are delightful to use..

Now as I told you in the beginning... this is a card for an Anniversary... so I had to come up with something FUNNY...

So the inside of the front of the card...

The 9th challenge... by The Crazy Challenge which wants us to use a recipe...
I just used a different type of recipe... it is for a Happy Marriage..


Recipe for a Happy Marriage

Go NUTS over each other...  and the squirrel paper is so perfect for that ... and a few leaves...

I mounted the circle on paper that I painted with H20's...

There is really an inside of the card... where I will be able to write and sign the card...

But that is it...other than the 10th Challenge... which is The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge... which is for ANYTHING GOES...

I really had fun doing all these challenges... and I created a card for friends for their anniversary... how neat is that... love it..

Hope you enjoyed your travels along with me on this card... I sometimes worry that I am too wordy... but then I get asked things like for the Pumpkin Soup recipe... which I will post on the Good Eating Blog... and also asked how I did this or that... so hopefully if you do have any questions I will try and answer them on here as soon as possible..

Oh I forgot... the size of this card... is 5 x 7 ... and when open 13" x 7"  as the front panel is 5 inches and the second panel is only 3 inches.. oh my... so much fun ...

Hope you had a wonderful fall day... it has been a little bit on the warm side here... but we did enjoy it... 
See you real soon... tomorrow with more Just Rite... and maybe even some Sweet Pea ... we will see how the time goes...

Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie 


  1. Oh my, yet another gorgeous card! Absolutely beautiful fall card at that! Thanks for joining our "grid" challenge at SSC.

  2. Bonnie
    Gorgeous card as always. Love the fall.

  3. So very pretty! I like the beautiful colored leaves representing Fall. which is finally here time wise but not temp wise here in VA. thanks for playing a long with us at Crafty Creations!

  4. Great card! Love all the embellishments, thanks for playing in TSTR.

  5. Beautiful card and I love how you used the sketch and all the wonderful details and colors.

  6. Wow... your card is so beautiful and so elegant! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge and good luck!

    Sweet greetings, Saskia
    (guest designer)

  7. Wow what a nice card, with so many different elements on it, GREAT! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week, love to see you back next week. Hugs, Jeanet

  8. Love seeing your cards. This is wonderful with all the layers. Thanks so much for joining us in the Pick Three Challenge at Stamping Vacation.

  9. your cards are beautiful, so much detailed work

  10. Wow this is just amazing, so beautiful!!

  11. Bonnie you out done yourself with this beauty, I love every thing about it!!

  12. I love your posts! They are fun to read through! I am really glad you enjoy the PICK 3 challenge! Your card is just wonderful. Full of Fall flavor with a downhome kind of feel to it. Love the way it opens. The colors are fantastic with the corn image! Love the leaves! Just a fantastic card!

    Thanks so much for playing along with Stamping Vacation's challenges! Don't forget the blog hop starting Saturday morning, Sept 25th! There'll be over $300.00 in prizes!

  13. What a gorgeous fall-inspired creation! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  14. Wow, Bonnie!!! This is the perfect fall card! I love the warm, rich colors and all of your fabulous details. Well done, my friend!

  15. wonderful! Great image, papers and layout too!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

  16. Beautiful card, Bonnie!! Thanks for joining us at the Flutter By Wednesday challenge!! You won last week's giveaway...please email me at so that I can send you your prize!! Nancy

  17. oh wow this is simply stunning gosh the detail image and colors on here are a pure delight
    bless you for playing at the pixie cottage this week hope too see you again soon love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  18. Beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  19. Fabulous card! I love all the detail that went into it and especially love all the leaves & wonderful fall colours! Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week!

  20. Very beautiful and such lovely colours.
    Great details!!!
    Thanks for joining the Pixie Cottage this week and hope to see you again next week.
    Adrina XX

  21. this card is quite the knockout bonnie-your friend will really appreciate it-beautiful fall colors and so many other details that are your signature

  22. Lots of folds...lots of lovely fall colors...lots of awesome!
    Thanks for making the "grid" with us over at STAMPTACULAR SUNDAY CHALLENGE!!

  23. Lady your talent just blows me away this is so breathtaking I love every detail of it sure wish you would do a tutorial on this one over at Cuttlebug Challenge I am guessing you will soonbe seeing those awesome colors IRL.

  24. Great card :)
    Thank you for joining us in The Crazy Challenge this week!

  25. Pretty card - great fall colors! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

  26. These are absolutely beautiful. Between your cards and the weather cooling off, I am ready for Fall.

  27. Wow so beautiful and interesting card. Thank you for joining as at The Crazy Challenge.


  28. Perfect fall anniversary card & colors. They will love it. Sorry you couldn't make the blog hop, but glad to see your creations here! Thanks so much for participating in our PICK 3 Challenge over at SV. You now have an entry toward the $25.00 gift voucher for Flourishes! Good luck.

  29. What a fabulous card! You worked all the elements together so beautifully. Fantastic work.
    Thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage Challenge.
    Sharon xx