Thursday, September 19, 2013

100% nuts!

     Oh boy did I need to make this card.  Last weeks crafting frenzy really put me in a creative slump.  Every time I even thought about sitting down and making a card I cringed.  These cutie patootie acorns just kept calling my name though.  After several design revisions I came up with this, and yes I qualify for the first part of the sentiment.  LOL
     There She Goes has been showcasing some of the older sets again this week.  For my card I used the two different sizes of acorns from the "Pumpkins on the Vine" set.  Make sure you pop over to the blog and check out all the new creations from my fellow Trendsetters.
     I know I have mentioned several times when commenting on your cards that I really need to use more washi tape.  Well, here it is.  Do you see it?  Huh?  hee hee  While making a quick trip to Target the other day I just couldn't pass up the opportunity to peruse their crafty aisle.  They had several  Halloween themed items out including some American Crafts washi tape.  One package of two rolls included a roll with bats on it and the awesome woodgrain that I've used on this card.  Yep, that background panel is two rows of washi tape on some cardstock.  Super cute huh!
     The papers and cute little sentiment are all from last years fabulous Simple Stories Harvest Lane collection.  I couldn't believe how perfect the little nut saying was for my card.
     I even drug out several Distress inks and created those fun oak leaves in the foreground.  I had intended to use them on my card but they didn't make the final cut.  Here are the Copic colors in case you're interested.

Copics Used:  
acorn caps E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
acorns  E31, E33, E35

     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Aud Sentiments--autumn
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes with ribbon
MilkCoffee--fabulous fall colors
Perfect Sentiment--find me some fall
Pollycraft--harvest colors
Our Daily Bread Designs--fall colors
Craft Your Passion--autumn/fall colors
Mojo Monday--sketch
Creative Inspirations Paint--autumn colors
Great Impressions--fall colors

     Have a wonderful weekend!

Paper--Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--There She Goes Clear Stamps "Pumpkins on the Vine"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Fiskars Bubbles border punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon, American Crafts washi tape, acrylic gems from my stash


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. I love those acorns, your colouring of them is perfect and such a great sentiment too. The woodgrain effect washi tape looks wonderful and the papers are beautiful too.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card Tracy.I love autum colors.
Gr Elly

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! lovely autumn colours and design! hugs, Marlies

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy, Love the washi tape panel and sentiment. I just love acorns, we have a little mini oak tree (bonsai) that my Grandson grew from an Acorn 18yrs ago :) we never expected it to grow of My BIL cut and shaped it for us, its our pride and joy. We will give it to Levi when he's 21 next year.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Anonymous said...

Yayyyyyyyyyy!!! I'm so glad you are back!!!! It was only a short break, but so glad you are recovering!!

Re: washi tape-- oh my goodness !! I would have never guessed !!! Looks amazing & not at all like tape!!
I can't even see the seam !! Go girl!

You made the leaves in the front...!?! What!!!!?
I thought they were real ones... !!!

Clearly your mojo never really left -- you were just tired, my friend!!
Love your NUTS cards & we wouldn't want you any other way!! ;)) ;)) :)) xo

Audrey Pettit said...

LOVE this! Pretty, pretty papers and colors and I adore the woodgrain washi panel. And how stinkin' cute are all those nuts?!!
Oh, and I totally qualify for the first part of the sentiment, too! ;)

Nancy said...

Absolutely fantastic, my friend! Beautiful papers and wonderful design! :o)

KimCreate said...

Love this card! The washi tape is great in woodgrain!

Sarah said...

Tracy, your cards are always so inspiring! The acorns are so beautifully colored and the Washi tape background is perfect!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh that is so super cute! I have some family members I could send this one to, lol. Love the dp and the great design. I get that way myself, where I just have to walk away from it, lol. Loved seeing everything in your frenzy though.

heidy said...

Such a beatiful card Tracy and love that sentiment!!
XXX Heidy

Renee said...

This is an awesome card Tracy...fall favorite! Can't believe how perfect you colored those acorns & the washi tape is great...why don't I ever find things like that in the aisles of Target? (by the way...we finally have Target here! Yeah!)
Hugs, Renee

Carla S. said...

Wonderful card, Tracy! Love the papers and eye-catching design! Terrific coloring, too! Have a nice weekend!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm nuts about your cards and I love that woodgrain washi!!

Amanda R said...

I haven't gotten on the washi tape bandwagon yet but you might make me reconsider! I love acorns and this is so cute, nice papers too!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! So cute! LOVE your use of the Washi, girl! Such a warm, homespun, fall feel to your beautiful creation!

michelle hodges said...

Pretty card love the stitching & design!
Thank you for joining in on the
Creative Inspirations paint challenge!
Michelle, dt team

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! I LOVE the acorns...wonderfully colored! And what great DP and layout! So glad you joined this week's ODBD challenge! Hugs, Cheryl

Nonni said...

Such a fun card, I love the fall colors and your coloring -as I always do. :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

So sweet and beautiful Tracy!! Love the beautifully colored acorns, the sentiment and your choice of dp!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!!

Kathya said...

All I can say is Wow, Tracy! I didn't know that was washi tape until I read it. And those leaves!!! I thought they were the real thing and that you used it for decoration. Creativity explosion on a great colored card!

Hugs, Kathya

Linda Carson said...

Very creative use of washi tape! Who knew it came in wood grain! Love the acorns and your coloring is always perfect! Thanks for joining us at ODBD this week!

Heidi said...

Beautiful card!
Pretty colours and great design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dilyana said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! I love autumn! :) And wow, I could have never guessed that you used washi tape :D Hugs!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Tracy, I am 100% nuts about this card! Great use of the washi tape...very creative. Love your paper choices. The stitching is a great detail on the quilt patterned paper and those acorns are amazing. I thought the leaves in the foreground were real so kudos on the Distress inking. Thanks for joining our Fall/Autumn Colours challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. It was a treat to get to do a DT comment on one of your cards.

Lisa S. said...

I think we're all a little nuts these days Tracy. ;) I love the pairing of the paper with your acorns. Such a fun card for fall! Hugs

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Wow Tracey! I love this card! You are so creative! You did well with the Mojo Monday sketch!

Please join me for a chance to win FREE candy on my blog. Have a wonderful week! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria

Linda R said...

Love this card. And I love the washi tape you used. I would have never known it was washi tape if you didn't mention it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend my friend.


tilly's crafts said...

loving those cute little acorns - and your stunning colouring of course! gorgeous card and layout Tracy
Kim x

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Love it! Fab colouring, great image and I love the woodgrain - perfect touch :)

Linda B said...

LOVE it, Tracy! Acorns are one of my very favorite things... I just have to pick up every one I see when we're out walking. Such great patterned papers... love the wood grain!
Keep on going, girl... I get so much inspiration from you even though we have different styles! LOVE your work!!!

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Cute card! Love the sentiment and design. Pretty!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

Jennifer said...

Well, there's no creative slump here! This is fantastic! I love your sneaky washi tape panel and the acorns are just delightful! Have a beautiful day!

Lorraine said...

What a great card Tracy. Those papers are fabulous.

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm really digging the papers you chose for this card and the composition. It's wonderful.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Sandy said...

Beautiful autumn card, lovely papers and layers, love the nuts and the fun sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at the Perfect Sentiment this week.

Anja said...

This autumn card is just wonderful, Tracy! I love those papers and the woodgrain washi tape panel looks great. These cute acorns are colored beautifully.
Hugs, Anja

PS: Unfortunately I have a cold at the moment :o(

Sonia Kertznus said...

What a wonderful Fall card... Thanks for joining The Perfect Sentiment Challenge this week...HUGS...SK :)

Lisa M said...

Shut the front door! Seriously?? Wood grained Washi tape???? OMG...that's brilliant. I envy you city dwellers with useful stores!!!!! :)
This card is the bomb dot com ( (daughter's newest descriptive wording for 'awesome')
Me xx

Monica Edwards said...

Love this card love the acorns and how it is arranged on the card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions come back next month.