Practicing Creativity

Happy Fall Card Featuring Beccy's Place Pumpkins Digi Freebie

I almost didn't post this fall card today's not perfect. I've used my new alcohol markers to color the digi (for a 2nd time, my first attempt was this Penquin birthday card) and am not as pleased with the outcome as I would have been with my usual colored pencils (I'm still on the learning curve). Then, when I folded the bow die-cut, the paper creased on me...phfff. But, I gave myself a good talkin' to and said, 'What the heck! Paper crafting isn't about perfection, it's about fun! About being creative and taking the chance to learn new things.' And so, I clicked publish and posted it anyway. Update – please see 15/09/20 post, these markers are counterfeit.

I used my big Artemio scalloped square dies that I haven't used in a long, long time to cut the base and layers. Paper is digital Fall Treats by Prettygrafik. The Pumpkins digi stamp is a freebie from Beccy's Place. 

Embellishments are Toga's bow die dressed up with a felt flower and button. Any European scrappers will be will be sad to know the Toga brand we knew and loved appears to be no more. Another scrap company bites the dust. I was looking for a link to this bow die and apparently Toga is now part of Draeger Paris – whatever that is, never heard of them. I was redirected to their website, but didn't see any dies at all, in fact, I didn't see much of anything scrap related. What a shame. They had some great products. The sentiment was created with Earl Gray Tea font.

And do remember, Scribbles has donated a free penguin digi exclusively to Paperesse readers, as well as the chance to win an artistic themed digi at the end of this month. Click on over to September's Digital Divas to find out more and register to win!

Supply List
Paper – cardstock, Prettygrafik Fall Treats
Digital stamp – Beccy's Place Pumpkins
Color – alcohol markers
Dies – Artemio scallopped squares, Toga bow
Embellishments – felt flower, button
Font – Earl Gray Tea

I'm linking up with: Beccy's Challenges September – ATG with a Beccy's Place image,  Creative Knockouts #367 – Lots of Layers, Through the Purple Haze #171 – ATG, Crafty Gal's Corner #211 – Fall Colours, Little Red Wagon #566 – Over the Rainbow, The Sisterhood of Crafters 09/09 – Autumn Inspiration, and The Paper Funday #21 – ATG opt/Fall.


  1. Your card is gorgeous and I think you did a fantastic job with the colouring! I love the autumn palette you chose for your markers and papers, everything coordinates beautifully. I love the paper bow you added and I don't think the little bit of creasing makes any difference... in fact, I wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it. Beautiful work!

  2. Very pretty card. Love the colors and papers. The image and your coloring is awesome. Thank you for sharing over at Crafty Gals Corner.

  3. GREAT coloring and design! And, of course, I love the shape! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  4. Shani! Your highlights are beautifully done!! And the darker orange on the left looks like a shadow from that leaf never noticed the different shade. You are doing amazing blending with those alcohol inks right off the bat! ~ginny

  5. Beautiful card! Your coloring is perfectly done and the layers with the shape makes it pop. Thank you for playing with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters and hope you can join us again soon.

  6. I'm so glad you posted your pretty card! I'm my own worst critic too! Your card really does look wonderful - and I especially like the felt flower and button to finish things off.

    Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon this week!

    Small Bits of Paper

  7. I think your coloring is great even though you're not used to the Markers. Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenges and best of Luck in the draw! Donna, DT

  8. Love the shaped card-looks like a pumpkin! Your coloring is amazing.

  9. Oh what a fun card, love the shape and my goodness your coloring is fantastic!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Creative Knockouts, I hope you will join us again this week:-)


  10. Hi Shani! Beautiful colors and matching papers and I love the bow, such a cute addition! So glad you joined us for our challenge at Creative Knockouts, apologies for my late comment.

  11. Ack, I hate it when paper creases like that! I probably wouldn't have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out. (As a rampant pointer-outer I know why you did though. (:) Lovely card! That font is cool!

  12. Shani quelle jolie carte d'automne! Les couleurs, l'image, je trouve la colorisation toujours parfaite, tu es une pro de la couleur!!
    Gros bisous :o)


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