Saturday, September 19, 2009


This week the FCD DT challenge was Fall Fun!
You could either use Fall Colors or a Fall Stamp set from FCD.

I choose a bit of both :)

I used the Little Things set which has this wonderful tree trunk and leaves as well as the cute squirrel with his nut! We recently had to go pack our camper up as we are moving it for some repairs and as I was waiting for dh to finish his stuff I watched some of the area squirrels moving around and rolling nuts for their winter stash. Quite entertaining when they have their jaws stuffed full and are trying to roll them along the ground and carry as many as they can all at the same time! {grin}

Anyway I used my Kaliedacolor Autumn Leaves pad and stamped the leaves from the set all around the tree and then around the bottom too. I stamped and colored the squirrel with my E57 & E93 Copic Markers. I cut him out and mounted him to the side of the tree and also stamped and colored a nut that I then cut and mounted near him.

The word Autumn is cut from my Slice and the other embellies are just ones found in my stash. Yep I am trying to use what I have!

I did a little out of the box technique also and matted it the same way cutting the layers around the out of the box part.

I also have a fun fall poem to share with you all today

Fall’s Chores

Summer’s getting drowsy now;
Soon she will be dozing;
Flowers are folding up their heads,
Another season’s closing.

Fall is waiting in the wings,
Impatient to get going,
He has a lot of work to do,
Before it’s time for snowing.

"I have to paint the leaves," he says,
"In shades of red and gold,
And send the geese along their way
Before it gets too cold.

"I’ll ripen pumpkins on the vine,
For sweet Thanksgiving pies,
And plump the apples on the trees
To make cider that satisfies.

"Sunshiny days will be shorter now;
I’ll add a cool, crisp breeze;
For this relief from summer heat,
I make no apologies.

"I have just one more thing to do;
My work is almost done;
I’ll turn the leaves to crunchy piles,
So kids can have fall fun!"
By Joanna Fuchs



Unknown said...

Perfect poem for fall. I love it, I just need to move east. The card is wonderful!

christina d said...

The poem is really nice and I love the card and the way you did it.

Donna said...

beautiful poem adn gorgeous card. Donna x

TesaB said...

Beautiful autumn card! Love the colors, and that tree stamp is lovely! As is the poem!

Anonymous said...

Such pretty Fall colors Karyn and I love that poem!! TFS!!

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

wonderful card! i love the colors.
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have a great weekend

Danni said...

How nice!! Wonderful job!

Unknown said...

Awwwhhh....That's such a cute poem to go with the perfect creation. Love you card & colors.

Ursula said...

Lovely autumn creation, Karyn! And the poem is just super! :o)

Anna Banana said...

The poem is perfect and I really love your card ... The little squirrel with the nit is adorable!!

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Fabulous! Love the "out of the box" leaves!