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October 19, 2014

Autumn Cards

Hey there! How's it going?

I'm sure I'm having fun with my friends at the mo and I hope you are, too! Having fun, I mean. With whomsoever you like to have fun with! Today I'm sharing some autumn cards I made before I left. I scheduled this post for now because I'm pretty sure when I return it will be Christmas, all Christmas, all the time! I mean, not that it will be Christmas before I come home, I just mean that I'll be getting heavily into Christmas cardmaking when I get back the end of this month.

Enjoy this autumnal array!
  
 
 
That last card (a birthday card for my beautiful DIL) was made using a topper that I received as a gift from my bloggie friend Nonni. They are from LOTV and the photos do not do them justice! Since there are so many of the other cards, please email me if you would like the details on the products or techniques.

Short and schweet today! I'm missing visiting with you all!

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New Friends Corner

Here are five more talented and inspiring card artists who have been waiting patiently to meet you! It is my extreme pleasure to introduce you to:

Monika Skinner of Imagine the Impossible. Monika has been blogging since 2010. If you've been in our stamping community in Blogland for any length of time, you have come across Monika's gorgeous works of art through her design team inspirations and challenge entries. She is published card artist and she also makes creative boxes, mini-books, and home decor projects. In addition, Monika recently started a separate blog solely for providing tutorials for us at Tinker Cards. There is a lot of inspiration awaiting you via Monika!

Vicki of From My Craft Room. Vicki started blogging in 2012. She is like so many of you who impress me so much as she manages to be a full-time mom of very active children and yet she still finds the time to make beautiful cards and maintain a blog! Vicki is a winning challenge player and I know you will enjoy all the fantastic card inspiration she has for you!

Carol of CM Designs. Carol has been a prolific blogger since 2011 so you will want to allow some time for your visit with her. Over the years she has served on many design teams and she has won multiple awards and honors in both hard and digi card art. In addition to engaging blog posts, projects, and photographs, Carol generously provides tutorials for you!

Milka Gubo of Crafty Milka. Milka is a delightful and passionate young card artist from Croatia who has only been blogging since September. Like two weeks ago! You would never know it, however, when you see how professionally her blog is designed and the recognition she has already received. Her enthusiasm for all things crafty is contagious and I would so appreciate if you made a special effort to visit and welcome Milka to our caring and supportive stamping community in Blogland!

Tajanna of The Other Side of Me. Tajanna is from Poland and she is also a newcomer to our community, having started her blog in May of this year. Discovering this side of herself has been a surprise and a pleasure to Tajanna, completely different from her professional side. Tajanna enjoys making her card art in order to bring a smile to the recipients. Her cards are quite stunning and exquisitely crafted! Like with Milka, I would so appreciate it if you made a special effort to visit and welcome Tajanna to our amazing Blogland community!

Thank you for joining, ladies, and welcome to the Playhouse!

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73 comments:

Milka Gubo said...

Hello Darnell :-D Your cards are soooo beautiful. Love the coloring, designs, motifs... Will send you e-mail with my questions. :-D
Thank you so much for featuring my blog here in your AWESOME PLAYHOUSE :-D I am honored :-D
Enjoy your vacation :-D
Greetings and hugs from sunny Cavtat :-D

Rita said...

Glad your having fun with your friends Darnell. Really beautiful cards and I could not pick a favourite. Christmas cardmaking is well underway here in the UK. Enjoy the rest of your break. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxxxx

Sue said...

Beautiful selection of cards.

Hope you have a lovely day.

!neke said...

Great cards ! Love the first one !
Have a great day !
Greetings !neke

Redanne said...

Hope you are enjoying yourself!! I love all of your cards today, what a feast for the eyes - you are right about the LOTV image, the camera does not do it justice, the image is gorgeous. Keep having fun!! Big hugs, Annie xxx

Nonni said...

Wow, what an array of beautiful autumn cards! I love the colors of the fall and you've put them to good use. :) Those tree cards are my favorites, so beautiful! And I'm glad you've found use for the LOTV sunflower image! :) Hugs!

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Oh my what a feast to the eye <3, now off to visit some new blogs

Stamps and Paper said...

Pleased to hear your are having fun with your friends Darnell...what a fabulous selection of cards..

Anne

SARN said...

I certainly did enjoy your autumnal array of cards Darnell.

Happy Sunday to you.

Keep on having fun!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lynn said...

Wowzer! What an amazing set of eye candy Darnell. All kinds of gorgeous inspiration! Love!

Pollard Carole said...

Gorgeous post what a stunning array of cards just wonderful enjoy your time with your friends Love and happy crafting hugs Carole x

Laurie Unger said...

Wow, what a wonderful selection of Autumn cards! The sunflower birthday card is gorgeous! Enjoy your time with friends!

Kathyk said...

And I've missed visiting with you too, Darnell

Greetings from sunny Florida

LOVELY array of makes, your talent is AWESOME!

Kathyk

Buttons said...

Anne's right Darnell, these are a real feast for the eyes. I love the mottled autumnal colours you've used. Jenny x

Pat said...

I love all these cards Darnell but I particularly like the trees with autumn spelt out in the patterned paper and the lovely sunflowers. We're missing you here in blogland and it seems as though you have been away for ever but hope you are having a great time. x

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Gorgeous Autmn collection of cards
hugs Tamara

Jeanne said...

Thanks for sharing all your lovely autumn cards, Darnell. The colors are spectacular!

Becca Cruger said...

Good glory you've been busy! I especially love the abstracted leaf pattern running down a couple of the sides. I am trying to figure out how you did it.

Maura R said...

Lovely fall cards, Darnell! My favorites are the second set of tree cards and the one with the bird. I love bird images! I'm wondering what a "topper" is though? (on your last card)

Jenny L said...

Hi Darnell,
what a very beautiful array of autumnal cards.
They are all so lovely.
Love your super photo of your hibiscus it looks fab.
At least I think that's what it is.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards each and every one ... I really like the painting on those trees ...

Sue Rose said...

Such beautiful cards, Darnell! I love your painting technique, too. The sunflowers are gorgeous!!! Love them!

conil said...

Apparently you were incredibly busy before you left because these are all gorjuss. Hope you're having a full on blast. Enjoy, enjoy.

oldpunca said...

A bouquet of beautiful autumn card :-) I like them all. Have a great time. :-)
Hugs, Sonja

Jacee said...

Wow Darnell, you have been busy, fabulous cards!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Sharon Underwood said...

So glad you're having fun with friends! I love all your cards--lots of favorites! Hope you're back soon!

Molecraft said...

Oh these are just gorgeous, hope you are having a great time!
Helen x

Karen B said...

Gorgeous bunch of cards Dippy. So glad you're having fun with your friends......I'd love to be a fly on the wall! lol

Hugs.

Karendipity xxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Well now, Darnell, You do autumn quite nicely! I do agree that the holidays will be fast upon us, and I am all for seeing one holiday through. I love the large autumn word stamp you have used! Excellent work.

Kathleen said...

Well you are really spoiling us here with all these fabulous creations, some stunners there and I do wonder if we lovely people love the Autumn colours because we are in the Autumn of our lives or just because they are really stunning card.
Glad you are having a good time and hope it continues but I bet they are having a better time being in your company.

Kath x

Toni said...

These are great! I esp love the first so don't be surprised to see it CASed!

Nora N. said...

What beautiful cards!! LOVE how you recycled the topper on the last card. That looks STUNNING!! I also like the fun tree techniques you used. Have a great night!!

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful selection of autumn cards! Those sunflowers at the end really grabbed me...I am a sucker for sunflowers.

Hettie said...

Great cards there Darnell. Love that last one. The sunflowers are gorgeous.
Hugs
xx

frommycraftroom said...

Such great cards.
Love the one for your DIL.
Trust you are having a fab time.
Thanks for including me in your new friends :)
So nice to visit/have visit some new friends.

Lisa said...

So much prettiness to drink in Darnell!!!

Carol L said...

They're all gorgeous cards, but the one for your DIL blew me away with it's gorgeous image! I hope you're having great times while you're away! Enjoy! Life's TOO short not to!!

Susanne Vargas said...

So many beautiful fall cards! Thanks for all the inspiration! Hugs!

Mrs A. said...

I love all your autumn trees. I have that image from your last card and it is gorgeous IRL. Hugs Mrs A.

Alanna said...

Wow you've been busy. These are all beautiful and perfect for the fall season.

Carole Z said...

Gosh you've been busy! Gorgeous autumnal cards..great inspiration..glad you are having a good time , hugs Carole Z xx

sandie said...

So wonderful you are having a good time with your friends and what a fabulous display of Autumn cards. I am going to email a question....as I am a noses one!!! Keep having fun my friend xx

Linda said...

What a stunning array of autumness ..... gorgeous colours, beautiful images and one is brightening up my window ledge as we speak .... thank you so much. Glad to hear you're having a great time .... enjoy! xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Darnell, wow what a fabulous collection of Autumn cards, beautiful! I hope you are doing well. Hugs, Shirleyxx

icardeveryone01 said...

Very curious about the die-cut Happy on your first card, Darnell... when you get home? Thanks for sharing while you're off gallivanting with friends! I'll bet there hasn't been much sleep =] M

Taunya Butler said...

Beautiful tribute to Fall and Autumn with these lovelies!! They were each so amazing in their own way and I loved seeing the variety that you made!! Way to go - I am so impressed!!

Susan Hogan said...

Gorgeous collection of cards. Love your style.

Loll Thompson said...

Beautiful collection of fall cards Dolly. You were certainly very busy before you left!! Glad to hear you're having a great time ... always fun to spend time with sisters and friends. Lolly xx

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful Autumn cards, Darnell....just like the season, so special. Hope you're having a WOW of a time. Cheers Robyn

laurie said...

Those are some GORgeous fall cards!Have fun with your friends!

Cris G said...

You were very busy before you left, Darnell. Beautiful fall cards and colors. The third and last ones are my favorites... gorgeous!
Have fun!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, you've been busy, Darnell, and all your cards are so pretty!!! I love all the trees - tried to decide which of the trees I like best, but that's to difficult - they are all gorgeous!!! The sunflowers are beautiful and I love the cute bird and the lovely leaves!!!

Enjoy the rest of your time with family and friends!!!!

Dianne said...

What a feast of eye candy you have left us to enjoy all gorgeous cards, so glad your having a great time with your friends, hope you all have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Shelly said...

Glad to hear you're having fun! Your cards are simply, beautiful!!! Love!

Gerrina said...

What a great set of cards and a lot of them!! You have been so bussy! Love all the treecards (love trees in real aswell and these look so realistic!) and the B-daycard with the leave border is also one I really like... Glad you're having funh! Here we have fallbreak and today is the first fallday with stormy wind and rain all day (Sunday it was 23 celcius, today 14. Can you believe that?) Hugs, Gerrina

Liz McGuire, said...

Oh my, you have been super creative since my last visit. All wonderful!

Liz x

Donna said...

So many beautiful cards, could not possible pick a favorite!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Autumn cards! I esp love the 1st set of trees, and the sunflowers are so striking tooooooo!!!

OH Babs said...

What an array of beautiful autumn cards. Continue having a fun trip.

dottielottie said...

Wow! you are spoiling us with your great Autumn cards Darnell. I love the Happy Autumn card with it's leafy tree. The LOTV image is beautiful too. Glad to hear you are enjoying yourself with your friends.
Looking forward to your Christmas makes, on your return. Hugs Lottie x

Sian Ridley said...

That is a lot of cards! I don't know how you find the time to make so many, and so many beauties?!

I do hope you're enjoying your time away - it's nice to have the time to pop in and browse your blog - I've missed seeing what's been going on in the Playhouse :)

Theresa Krout said...

Super cards! I really love the sunflowers the best. They are so vivid and pop right out at you. Thanks for sharing!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow! You've got so many lovelies to see here today, Darnell. I like the watercolory feel to many of them. The sunflowers in a jar are my faves. :)

Brenda in IN said...

Great fall cards. I love the colors on the trees. That blackberry bliss is a wonderful color and adds so much to your trees. I really love the sunflower card and the picture of it is so real looking.

JD/ Jill said...

All beautiful cards!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, someone's been busy, beautiful cards, all of them! Hope you are having a wonderful time. ~Diane

Carole Z said...

Wow Darnell, busy busy busy! All fabulous cards! Glad you are having a good time with your friends, hugs Carole Z X

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards, every last one of them! You have been so busy! Have an awesome time! xxx

Greta said...

Hi Darnell--Hope you're having a fabulous time away! Your Fall cards are wonderful--I especially love the first tree cards--unique, creative & beautiful!

very_inky_fingers said...

Been missing you and looking forward to your return!

cm said...

An awesome autumnal array, Darnell! And now, because I went to your newer post first, I'm all the more excited to hear about your travels away. Consider me 'baited' with the snippets of details that have caught my interest immensely.
Hugs~c

MaryH said...

What a joyful of treats on these beautiful cards tonight. Loved each one. TFS & Hugs

Brenda said...

What beautiful autumn cards Auntie! I love the tree ones and the sunflower ones. So fun and so colorful just like autumn. I don't even want to think about Christmas. lol Everything is sneaking up on me so fast! Should't it work the other way around? Life should go fast until you reach 30 and then it should slow way down, right?!! I wish! It just keeps speeding up with each month and year that goes by. Where's that rope?! Hugs, Brenda