Sunday, October 11, 2015

Gerda Steiner fall card

This month at the Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge, we have a darling Gerda Steiner digi to use. This cute girl pulling her load of pumpkins makes a great fall image.
I used a 5X7 inch Kraft card base for this card. I trimmed a piece of orange card stock to fit the card front and then chose the layout. I liked the idea of popping up my frame with the image underneath, so I chose which dies I wanted to use and then sized up my digi using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I printed it out and then cut the frame and the image using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies. I colored the digi using Copic and MEXPY markers and then used my Marvey Snow marker for the trim on the boots and hat. I added snow-colored fine glitter while the marker was still wet so it would stick to the trim, making a sparkly 3-D effect. For embellishments, I used an acorn and pumpkin from Paper Studios Knick Knack Collections "Fall Icons" and a couple of leaves I made from Sculpey clay and using the Premo "Nature" clay cutters set.
Here's a close up of the clay leaves and glitter accents on the card:
For the inside of the card, I used a piece of burlap as a background for a felt pumpkin I cut out using a Cuttlebug cut and emboss set called "Pumpkin Spice." I cut the pumpkin out in orange felt and then cut the leaf and stem in green and brown and trimmed them to fit together. I also embossed each piece before adhering them all together.
I'm going to enter this card in the following challenges:
 Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet - W, 2E, must include Kraft cardstock and/or items that can be purchased at Kraft Outlet - Halloween or Harvest Festival
The Outlawz Monthly Progressive Challenge
Melonheadz Friends Challenge - 2W, 2E, SIO - (Week 2) Fall is in the air
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - W, 5E - Autumn in the Air
Not Just Cards - M, F - Always Anything Goes
Our Crafty Corner - M, First Monday, E3 - (October) Anything Goes/Getting ready for Halloween
Sparkle N Sprinkle - M, E3, all crafts - (October) Anything Goes: use loose glitter, embossing powder and/or flocking
Stamp and Create - M, 1E/week - (October) Brown or Craft color challenge
Retarte 2W, E3 - #62 Anything Goes  (Week 1)
Crafting By Designs - W,F, 3E -  All About Autumn
Crafting for all Seasons - 2W, 3E - #111 Autumnal Hues (Week 2 of 2 )

Crafty Creations - 2W - #299 Falling For You  (Week 2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E - #78 Always Anything Goes/Autumn Colors (Week 2 of 2)
CropStop Linky Party M, 2nd Wednesday of M, E5, SIR(see blog for details)  #8 Anything Goes (Week 4 of 4) 
Inspiration Destination - W, F- #54 Always Anything Goes
  Mod Squad Challenge - W, F - Get Your "FALL" On
Paper Shelter Challenge - W,3E, SIO - #222  "Xtra Vaganza"
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land - #27 Anything Goes PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales
Sisterhood of Crafters  - 2W, 3E  Pumpkin Patch  (Week 2 of 2)
The Crafty Addicts M, 1st Wednesday of M, E #2 - Anything Goes and Autumn Color Palette 
WordArt Wednesdays - W,5E , scriptural word art freebie offered each week - #204 - Anything Goes
As You Like it Challenge - 2W, E3- (W1 of 2) Monochrome or Colour (& Why) Definitely Color! I like the cheerfulness color can convey. Monochrome is elegant, but using color works well for fun, bright cards.
C.R.A.F.T. W, 5E -#332 Autumn/Halloween/Thanksgiving/Bonfire Night
Crafty Girls Creations  2W, EAlways Anything Goes
DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenge - 2W (2nd and 4th Thursday of the month  3E –  (W1 of 2)  #166 Halloween --- Monthly Challenge Anything Goes 
Julia Spiri Challenge -2W, E3 -  (W2 of 2) #2-Anything goes with optional twist: Bling
Scrap & Craft Challenge M 1st Thurs, 3E - #14 Colours Of Autumn
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) Always Anything Goes
Creative Fingers -  W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.95 -   Always Anything Goes 
Fussy and Fancy - 2W - No.149 - (W2 of 2) - Autumn Colours
Graph'It Colour Challenge - W (any medium)- No.41 - Autumn / Christmas Colors
Pattie's Creations - M, 2E, SIO, include an image –  October - Fall or Halloween Image
Quick Quotes - M (first Friday of the month), E1, SIO - No.56 - October - Pumpkins
Simply Papercraft - 2WE3 - No. 15 (W1 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Stempelsonnen Challenge - 2W, 3E, stamp as main focus - No.151 - (W2 of 2) - Always Anything Goes
Allsorts W,3E  no design paper 
Di's Digis Designs 3E,2W,SIO (W1) halloween or harvest related
Little Claire's M,P15, 3E, SIO Favorite Stamp
The Pencil Case 2W, E2  (w1) Darks - Halloween/ autumn 

Sweet Stampin W, 2E
613 Avenue Create - W - #145 Anything Goes or use any of their free sentiments
Classy Cards 'n Such - W, E3 - #106 Colors of Fall
Come and Get It WUnlimited - Happy Fall Ya'll
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st and 3rd Sunday) E3 #19 Anything Goes   (W2 of 2)
Robyn`s Fetish - W #285 Use Lots of Orange
Scrapbook Blessings Club Tutorial Challenge - M,  October - Anything Goes  (Optional Twist- Using only Digital stamps)
Creative Craft Cottages Challenges (2W,P1/15,E3) # 48 Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage Digi Creations (2W, P1/15, E3) #33 Anything Goes
Digi Galore (M,P1) Anything Goes
Digistamps 4 Joy (P1/15,SIO) #116 Anything Goes (Optional Twist = B)boots

Crafts Galore Encore (M,P1,E3) Halloween OR Make a Card
 Oddball Art Stamps (M,P15, E5, Must use a digi stamp) Fall is in the Air

One Sweet Challenge (M,P1,) fall colors
Paper Sweeties (M,P1) #36
The Sisters of Craft (M,P1) Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place (M,P1,E3) Anything Goes 
 Taylored Expression Share Joy Challenge
Connie Can Crop (M,P2/3,E2) #38 Colour Challenge
House of Cards: texture and/or color inspiration


  1. This is adorable, Carrie. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us. It's such a blessing to have you play along in our challenges. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. What a cute fella, great coloring and I love the clay leaves too. Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  3. This is so sweet! I love your design and embellishments! Thank you for sharing with us at The Kraft Journal! :-)))

  4. Very sweet!

    Thank you for participating in the last MelonHeadz Friends Challenge! I hope you'll participate again soon. We currently have "Halloween or Harvest Challenge" going on.

  5. The image is certainly adorable, the burlap gives a hint of pumkin patch. I really like the four corner pieces. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 204th AG challenge!
    Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Lovely image and I love the frame die you have used. Also love those embellishments!
    Hugz Tinz

  7. Really seet card and wonderful die too. Thanks for taking the challenge with us at the Mod Squad Challenge

  8. Great fun card, thanks for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination and good luck. Wendy DT x

  9. Another super sweet creation! I adore the darling image and fun felt piece on the inside! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd LOVE for you to link this up with us at House of Cards, too! :)

    1. Thank you so much for linking up with us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  10. Such a cutie and love the pumpkins. Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Addicts. Helen DT xx

  11. Cute card, thanks for sharing with Simply Papercraft!

  12. A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

    Helen x
    (DT Member)

  13. Sweet image, lovely dies and great colouring.
    Thanks for joining in our no D.P. this week at Allsorts.


  14. Sweet image, great embellies and I love the wonderful texture on the inside. Thanks for playing along with us at CRAFT Challenge! Brenda

  15. Very adorable card. Love the sweet little girl pulling the sled. Great coloring. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card on Scrapy Land Challenge #27 and look forward seeing your next card. Guest Designer Nancy Hill

  16. Very cute! Love your clay embellishments...

  17. Cute card, nice colors and also love die cut

    Thanks for sharing with us at Crafting With Friends
    Erika, DT

  18. Very lovely Autumn card. The glay leaves are fabulous embellishments for it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Sparkle N Sprinkle.
    Eret x

  19. Super cute card! Thank you for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our Colors of Fall challenge!
    Diane CCNS DT

  20. Such a cutie! Love the inside... Always love felt, Jo x HOC DT

  21. Adorable card Carrie. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Creative Craft Cottage. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

  22. Cute fall card. Nice image and colouring. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get It this week. Judy DT

  23. Cute and lovely card.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

  24. Hi,

    Very sweet creation. Thanks for joining us at CWF Challenge and good luck.

    DT CWF Challenge

  25. Me again! A great card and I love those little embellishments.

    Thanks for joining us at the Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog.

    Helen x
    (DT member)

  26. Again a gorgeous card, Carrie. I like the cute stamp and your colouring. Thanks again for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

  27. Your card is so sweet. The image is adorable, and I love how you've framed it. Thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  28. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage challenge. Mary DT xx

  29. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge , great card
    Good luck x

  30. Lovely Card!
    Love your colour painting :)
    Thanks for join us at Stampartpapel!

  31. Love that image of that little girl pulling that wagon filled to the brim with pumpkins! Just adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

  32. Your die cut is simply awesome!! I love the image you are highlighting too. Thank you so much for playing and sharing your awesome creation with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Tamie DT

  33. So cute!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!
    The Leaf Studio

  34. So sweet, lovely colours. Thanks for sharing on AYLI. Carol xx

  35. Lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Girls Creations and hope to see you again soon.

  36. Cute image and great use of autumn colours. Thanks for joining in with our 'Autumn Colours ' challenge at Fussy and Fancy this week, and good luck.
    Eileen x

  37. So cute~love the image. Thanks for joining us at Quick quotes!

  38. What a sweet little image!! Thanks for sharing your work with us this month at Paper Sweeties :)

  39. A fabulous card, such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs.

  40. Cute card. Thanks for sharing with us at SBC.

  41. Lovely fall image. Very nice card. Thank you for joining us at Patti's Creations this month. We hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  42. Thank you for joining us this month at
    Not Just Cards
    The team now have a Facebook Group where you can share and promote all your wonderful work, come and join us please. Paper Crafting Facebook Group
    Hugs Lori

  43. Sweet halloween card.
    Thanks for playing along with our challenge at House of Cards
    Ma (✿*‿*) HOC DT

  44. This is so sweet. I love your clay embellies! So glad you joined us again in the October Paper Sweeties challenge.

  45. Carrie, thanks for visiting my blog during the From the Heart Stamps hop. I am happy to begin following you. This is a darling card. Love the image and the layout. Good luck in all your challenges!