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September 10, 2014

Autumn Laughs

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Hello Everyone!

It's bedtime and at my age I need all the beauty sleep I can get, so I'm just dashing in with a card so I can squeeze under the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge, which is "Leaves."

Without any a dew whomsoever, my card:
I embossed one of my favorite stamps ever ("Hugs & Laughs" by Stampendous) in Stampa Rosa "Detail Copper" embossing powder onto a PTI vintage cream card base. My leaves are from a Poppy Stamps die called "Lorelai Outline Leaf" and they were cut from a piece of Tim Coffey paper from K&Company. Squeezy peezy QACAS card.

Since my beautiful limb of autumn leaves has three branches, I'm also playing in the current CASology cue card challenge which is "Three." I miss playing there when I can't quite make the words work, so I'm happy this one worked for me.

I'm also slipping in another entry at the last minute in the "Stamp It Blog Hop" challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for Stamptember.

Over at Words 2 Scrap By, the lovely ladies have an awesome prize. The theme is "To Everything There Is a Season" and since my card is reflective of the autumn/fall season, I'm linking there.

And, lastly, I'm entering Ann's "Happy Fall Y'All" challenge at The Paper Players.

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88 comments:

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful Fall card! I wish I didnt feel the weather change in my knees quite yet!! Though the moon was full and ultra large tonight. It was gorgoeus. love the leaves, I adore fall colors, my living area is all fall colors. Thanks for sharing your creations with us at CASology Darnell!

Kathyk said...

Fab make and lovely colours

Happy Wednesday matey

Kathyk

Hannelie said...

The time difference sometimes just make me smile... you're off to bed and I just came from the gym-morning session!
I have to get going... lots to do;)
I love your card, and what a true saying!
Sleep well Darnell... hugs

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely CAS card Darnell gorgeous autumn colours and great sentiment

Anne

Linda said...

Hi Darnell, beautiful card, love the autumnal colours and those words are fab.
Just done a quick catch-up on your blog (don't know where I've been for the last few days but I'd missed a couple of your creations!) Love, love, love the vellum card it's so pretty and the touch of burlap with the sunflower is simply perfect. Enjoy the rest of the week hun .... hugs Linda xx

Sue - said...

Love your leaves! Like Hannelie it amuses me to think you've just gone to bed and I'm just having breakfast!

Inkyfingers said...

I don't want to let summer go yet but you lovely card remind me of the compensation autumn brings. I so agree with that sentiment!
Hugs
Carol x

Ros Crawford said...

Your card is beautiful!!

Monika Reeck said...

wooow I love the leaves on your card looks like a real one and great positioning too and the big sentiment I love it....Great CAS card Darnell..how are you...may I ask you...do you also work or stay home...I have probleme with commenting cause my Work in the office and my children too, also I will try to managed to comment my lovely friends but its always not on time...wish I have 48 Hours a day LOL...ADORABLE card as always dear Darnell..hugs, Monika

Lynn said...

Love the fabulous sentiment and the leaves...stunning...the subtle pattern on the paper is gorgeous.

Susanne Vargas said...

Love that sentiment! And it's so true! I was sure you had cut out the branch from wood paper! Love the rich colors and subtle pattern on the paper you used!

SARN said...

That is SUCH a gorgeous card Darnell. That sentiment is FABULOUS.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Casandra Bennett said...

What a beautiful quote. Great CAS design, too, my friend.

Jen W. said...

Ooooh that leaf die has been on my wish list for a while. I love the paper you used and that copper embossing powder is fabulous!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Darnell :-) I love the leaves,the autumn colours are fabulous ,, simply perfect :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Brenda in IN said...

I have always thought copper is gorgeous. This simple card really stands by itself. I love and agree with the sentiment. Hugs to you.

Denise Price said...

What a great sentiment! I can see why it's one of your favorites.

Your card is beautiful. And we all need more QACAS in our lives, don't we? :)

Shelly said...

So sweet! Love the colors and sentiment!

OH Babs said...

Lovely card Darnell. I especially like the fall colors and the die is great, but I love the sentiment. It has been hot and humid here and I am ready for fall, I like fall clothes. Take care funny one.

*Vicki* said...

Very sweet and simple design!! I love that sentiment too!! :) The colors remind of the beautiful up-coming Fall Season! Thanks for sharing! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*
My Blog: Stamp Smiles

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely card Darnell.

ionabunny said...

Great card. I am so glad I found you. I have plenty of NBUS, including some vintage NBUS and really hope your challenge will get me to dust it off. I'm following and you can find me at http://craftynomad.blogspot.no/ Hugz

Jean Straw said...

Your card is stunning, I love the die cut leaves and the super sentiment.
I wish I could do CAS like this.
Jean x

Manuela said...

wonderful sentiment and card.

Everytime when I am on your blog here is so much to discover, great!! :-))
Have a good day

Sue said...

Loving the card.

Hope you are having a nice week.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier.

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning autumnal card Darnell!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Rita said...

What a lovely card Darnell and I love the sentiment too. Hugs Rita xxx

Sarah said...

Love the rich autumnal colours Darnell and never a truer word spoken!! xx

conil said...

Kinda in love with that copper embossing. Yum. This is the perfect card for the autumnal equinox.

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
your card is superb.
Love the rich and copper colour of this creation.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Jacee said...

Great card Darnell, what a lovely sentiment.
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card Darnell - love the colours and your beautiful Fall card! I hope you and your family are all safe from the floods that are going across the USA right now Karen x

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this. Clean and simple but filled with beauty and elegance still!

Andrea said...

Great card Darnell I love the colour it so rich. what a fabulous sentiment too. take care and best wishes will be back to visit again soon Andrea x

Redanne said...

A stunning CAS card Darnell - I love the leaves and the sentiment is wonderful! Love it! Hugs, Annie xx

Bobby said...

I can see why you love the sentiment, Darnell. Truer words were never spoken. or in this case stamped and embossed. Your 3 branches look lovely with it.

shirley-bee said...

Wonderful card, Darnell! I love all the shades on your die cut leaves, and that sentiment is so true :)

Joyce said...

Wow, Darnell, this is one CAS beauty. So glad that you were able to find a way to play along with us at CASology this week. We sure do miss you when you don't play.

Nikki said...

Hey Darnell, thanks for commenting on my card, I have been following you on Feedly since we met on the Pretty Pink Posh shaker Blog Hop :) i'm now a blogger follower too (I stopped using blogger feed after I read it was being shut down...what happened with that? It hasn't changed at all! :-/ )

Anyhoo, I love your blog and visit often, your autumnal card is fabulous, CAS just how I like 'em

{hugs}

Nikki x

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Darnell
Your card is beautiful. Lovely Autumn colours, just fab!
Having seen your photos, I don't think you need that much sleep for beauty. You'll get away with a nap lol!
Good luck in your challenges.
Ang x

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous CAS card, Darnell! Your leaves are so pretty, and the sentiment is perfect! Love, Love the fall colors, too!
Good luck in the challenges...looks like a winner to me!

laurie said...

I LOVE the sentiment!

What a fabulous fall card with the rich fall colors. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Liz McGuire, said...

Hello, I just found you! Your cards are gorgeous and I am looking forward to visiting often.

And will need to join in that challenge of yours - soooo much stuff to use up!!

Liz x

Cris G said...

Simple and beautiful Autumn card, Darnell. Love that sentiment, could be my motto :).
I saw that you have a new NBUS, I'll be back very soon to join in all the fun. Congratulations on your BIG 600!

Renee said...

This sentiment...
it's perfect and I absolutely love it! :)

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Dolly. LOVE the paper you've used with your die-cut ... and love the fall leaf near the sentiment --- great design! Lolly xx

Karren said...

This is gorgeous, Darnell! I love that paper, in fact I thought the leaves were cut from a metal sheet until I read your post.

Lisa said...

What a way to work the challenges today with this delightful card...you go girl!!!

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Darnell.

This autumn card is gorgeous -- the design is fabulous, the colors are gorgeous, and the artistry is perfection!

Thanks so much for the shout out to Words 2 Scrap By. So glad you had a chance to play along with our September challenge. :)

Maria said...

A beautiful CAS card! Love the leaves and the wonderful sentiment! Thank you for your sweet comments on my card!:-)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautifully done!!!

Taunya Butler said...

This is breathtaking and gorgeous and I am absolutely thrilled that you were able to link it to so many challenges!! Way to go - you are just an inspiration!! Thank you and I do love this super amazing QACAS card!! Have a wonderful night!!

BobbisTreasure said...

Love the die cut. Did you also dry emboss? Looks like they have an extra element of dimension? Beautiful work, as always!!!

Leslee said...

Beautiful card. Simple, yet elegant!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, this is simply beautiful, Darnell!!! Love the beautiful leaves and the sentiment is so true, hey!!! Really like this a LOT!!!

Hope you had a peaceful beauty sleep and that you're ready for a great day!!!

Molecraft said...

A gorgeous CAS card!
Helen x

Asha said...

It's simple but ever so striking, Darnell. I'm rubbish at OLC. You make it look so easy.... how is that?! LOVE LOVE LOVE the card!
hugs, Asha

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful fall card, love the beautiful fall leaves. ~Diane

Charlene said...

Gorgeous card! I LOVE those leaves!!

Karen B said...

Gorgeous card Dippy. In fact I love that sentiment so much I just had to go and buy it!!! lol Those leaves look stunning die cut from the paper you chose. Perfection in a card!

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Carole Z said...

Love this card, beautiful in its simplicity and want a brilliant sentiment, hugs, Carole Z X

Pia S said...

The autumnal colors of this card are beautiful against the white background, and I like the layout and CAS design of your card.

alexandra s.m. said...

Gorgeous card Darnell and such a crisp contrast against the white background!
Thank You~

Sharon Underwood said...

Wonderful card! I love those copper-colored leaves, and the sentiment looks great, too. Thanks for all the links to the challenges. I'll look into them.

Jasleen said...

Beautiful card there. Can't agree more with you on that sentiment. :) The paper you used for your leaves looks awesome. I'm guessing it is patterned paper. If it is, then you can also link this card to Virginia's view challenge, isn't it?

P.S. -Just noticed a line you recently added to your "About me" section. Yes, I agree on that too. :)

Chriss Blagrave said...

Oh Darnell, this is lovely ! That sentiment alone is the best, love the font and the stray leaf is such a great detail ! You leaves are stunning, great colours and fussy cutting!

Kim M said...

This beautiful, Darnell! CAS perfection. Love, love, love it! Hugs! :-)

Dianne said...

Stop it Miss Darnell you are gorgeous and don't need any beauty sleep, I love that sentiment and its so true and those fall leaves are beautiful, thanks for sharing hope you have a wonderful weekend, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Erica said...

Love this card. If I find that sentiment in my travels, I'm gonna get it. It's just a perfect sentiment for so many occasions.

Claire said...

The leafy limb has kind of got a metallic feel to it - it looks gorgeous against all that white space Darnell. And what a wonderful sentiment - no wonder it's a favourite. I think soon you will have to run a challenge when you get to a hundred comments too - must be some kind of record surely?!

Hettie said...

This is lovely Darnell. I love the sediment.
Now damsons are a small fruit kinda like a small plum. They taste of autumn in jam and also taste great when soaked in vodka!! Nom Nom Hic!
Hugs
xx

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Very pretty - love the autumn colours and clever (and not-so-obvious) tie in to 'three'! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Claire Creates Cards said...

Oh Darnell, this is just beautiful! I love the sentiment, too! The leaves are stunning! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

~amy~ said...

I love your card, such a fab sentiment.
I won't even tell you what time I go to bed...it's early but I seem to always wake up at 3 am.
Thanks for joining us at Curtain Call!

Geri said...

Hey you...awesome 'intarsia' look that you have created with the delicate leafy branch and the really cool paper! Perfectly balanced design that needs nothing more than a great sentiment and glorious white space!

Greta said...

Beautiful leaves & great card, Darnell!

Sheila H said...

Love it - the leaves are gorgeous.

poppaeacards said...

Love the autumn colours and that fab sentiment. Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Cx

very_inky_fingers said...

Your card is so beautiful. Love the fall colors. And now... may I be excused? I am going into your playhouse and am going to sit around drooling for just awhile. :)

Kathleen said...

Totally stunning.

Kath x

Anita in France said...

Simply beautiful, Darnell ... gorgeous autumnal colours and yes, the sentiment is so true and so perfect! Off to add it to my wish list! Hugs, Anita :)

Karenladd said...

What a gorgeous fall card Darnell! Love the patterned paper for your die cut leaves but can I ask how you adhered them? I am still trying to figure out how to adhere those fiddly, intricate dies to my cards. Thanks!

Kim Heggins said...

sorry to be so behind in commenting..hoping to get caught up real soon. I love your card and those colors are just breath taking. What a wonderful sentiment and it is so true.

Susangail Powell said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors of the leaves and the sentiment is perfect!

nwilliams6 said...

I totally agree with that sentiment! Fun card! You know, you can have too few hugz and laughs. Read somewhere recently that you have to have a least 4 hugz a day to be on an even kill for your well being. I need like 20! Hugz!

Brenda said...

This is a beautiful card Auntie Darnell! I love the paper you used for the leaves, so pretty and fall like and I love the cooper you embossed the sentiment in-such a fab sentiment! Hugs, Brenda

Greta said...

Oh how I love those leaves & the quote--great card, Darnell!

cm said...

Such a beautiful fall card, Darnell. The trees are rapidly changing colour here, and the winds are also ramping up, which means leaves on the trees will soon be leaves on the ground. Autumn beauty swirling around everywhere!
Hugs~c