Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Elphine House Australia Challenge #53 - With A Twist

Hi again! I'm back with my DT post for this month's challenge at Elphine House Australia.  I apologize for being late with my post.  I had an eye appointment this afternoon and they dilated my eyes.  I am still having trouble looking at the computer screen!  Anyway, we have something a little different for you starting today. This time, you have your choice of playing along with either or both of two themes - the one we had planned for November and/or the December challenge theme.  The current challenge will run until December 30th and we will announce the winners on December 31st.  Starting in January, we will be back to our normal monthly schedule.  We will have a mid-challenge inspiration post for you, but head on over to the Elphine House blog right now to see some gorgeous DT inspiration with both themes!

Without further ado, the two themes are "falling leaves" or "let it snow".

Here is my card for the "falling leaves" theme:

My card base and mats are cardstock from my stash.  The patterned papers are from the Bo Bunny Autumn Song 6x6 pad.  The sweet image is Tommy Apples for Mom by Elisabeth Bell for Elphine House Australia.  I stamped him on MiC Blending Card and colored him with my Copics.  I framed him with an ornate leaf frame cut with my Cameo using a file from the Silhouette store.  I layered the frame over another piece of patterned paper.  The "thankful" sentiment was also cut with my Cameo using a file from Miss Kate Cuttables.  A bunch of Recollections paper leaves, a few rhinestone leaf stickers and some olive gems from my stash finished my card.

Here is a close-up of the colored image:

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to visit the Elphine House blog and check out the gorgeous creations for both themes from the rest of the DT.  We hope you will play along!  Don't forget, you must you an Elisabeth Bell image (any company) to enter the challenge.

I am entering my card in the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly (giving thanks)
Card Makin' Mamas #76 (thankful tidings)
Sentimental Sundays #181 (giving thanks)
Stamp and Create November Challenge (feather or leaves)
Craft Mojo November Challenge (anything goes)

Have a great day and see you soon!


  1. A very beautiful arrangement of image and embellishments to create this gorgeous card.

  2. What wonderful coloring on this piece! Love the shirt! Well done girl!

  3. Gorgeous, I love the image and your coloring!

  4. Fabulous card Carla!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. Super gorgeous card sweetie lurve the image & the lush warm colours. Hope your eyes are ok hun.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  6. What a sweet little "Tommy" image. It's just adorable. Love that ornate frame you used and the pretty cut out sentiment.

  7. You certainly incorporated all the beautiful colours of the fall season in this one! Terrific colouring and super embellies. Tally-ho, :)Sandra

  8. This is really precious Carla!! I love this image and you've done a brilliant job with the colors of Fall for this! :) HUGS

  9. Lovely card Carla! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Mojo.

  10. Beautiful card Carla. Love anything EB. Her little guys are so cute and you have colored him so perfect. Beautiful papers and design. Love your silhouette cut. Great job!

  11. Very striking! Love all the different leaf embellishments you've used and of course, the image is so very sweet and beautifully coloured :)

  12. Lots of great fall tones. The center mat cut looks amazing. Wonderful card! :-)

  13. Beautiful design--love the die cuts! Darling image, great coloring, and fabulous color palette! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  14. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at Stamp and Create Monthly Challenge.


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