Monday, October 22, 2012

You Leaf Me Breathless

Good morning my bloggy friends!  How was your weekend?  Hoping you had a fabulous one!  We had a birthday party to go to on Saturday for my brother's step-daughter who just turned 4 *love that age!* and it was a beautiful day yesterday here in Jersey - perfect for hauling the kiddies to the park.  :)) There was also a wee bit of time to get a quick card in that fits the bill for the October Monthly Challenge over at Whimsie Doodles!

The challenge this month is called It's Fall Ya'll and your creation has to depict some sort of fall activity!  Easy peasy especially when Whimsie is generous enough to off this cutie in their freebie section of their store, which you can find here.

As you know, I'm sort of a sketch junkie and used the current October sketch over at SFYTT which was a lot of fun to play along with:

And here is my take:

As soon as I saw this cute little face and chuckled at the adorable matching sentiment, I thought of my hubby and had to make him a cute little card just because.  The papers were leftovers that I've had for years from K&Company - one of my fall favorites and decided to paper piece his little baggie with it, too.  I colored him up in Copics and used a Sharpie poster paint pen to highlight his little cheeks.  The leaves were cut on my Cricut Expression and embossed with my Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  All the papers, image and leaves were distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

Hopefully this gives my main man a little smile :)

Whimsie Doodles - October Monthly
SFYTT - October Sketch
Craft Us Crazy - Fall
MIM- Anything Goes


  1. Hi Sara, your card is too cute and I love your autumnal colour fav time of year. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment you left over at mine...mwahhhhhh :) Donna ♥ x

  2. PS: I forgot to say thank you for joining in with us at Cupcake this week...I'd forget my head if it weren't screwed on lol! :) Donna ♥ x

  3. Hi Sara!! LOVE that sentiment and this leaf boy is adorable too, cute li'l dots on his cheeks--good thinkin'! *Ü* Love the sketch too and your coloring. Maybe we can hire him to come rake up our leaves?? heehee. Have a blessed week!

  4. what a sweet card ,love the colours and cute image
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

  5. THis is so cute Sara! THe papers are a perfect mix with this image! Just way too cute! HUGS

  6. Fantastic card and colors. Saw this on MIM..Faye

  7. Oh Sara, what a cutie. I love autumn colours and this is so vibrant and fun. X

  8. Oh, what a cutie! The embossing on the leaves is a great touch and your coloring is awesome!

    Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Children and/or Fall Challenge!

  9. I love how this turned out, Sara. Sketches are the bomb and you did a great job with this one. I like how you used leaves instead of squares. Your coloring is great, too! That's an "as usual", though. I've come to expect it from you, you know. No pressure or anything. LOL

  10. Soo CUTE Sara! Love your Wonderful coloring on this little Sweetie! and Super take on the SFYTT sketch too! So glad you could join us at Whimsie Doodles! 8-)

  11. Sooo gorgeous Sara! Love his little paper pieced bag and your fabulous colouring. Sarah x

    Spotted it on MIM (and thank you for the lovely comment you left me :)

  12. Adorable card, Sara!! Love this sweet fall image and your fabulous take on the sketch!!

  13. Love your card- the image is sweet- love the leaves you used for embellishment. Saw you on MIM- I am # 134

  14. great card, love the colour scheme! thanks for playing along with us at Whimsie Doodles!

  15. Gorgeous card with fab paper piecing.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craft Challenges this week.

    Warm hugs

  16. Such a cute image and lovely colours! Great paper piecing too...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x