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A is for Autumn and Apples!

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It’s Sunday so it is time for a new Sentimental Sundays challenge. This week our challenge is “Autumn”. Don’t forget to include a sentiment!

For my card I inked up a House Mouse stamp that I had stashed away. I get so used to using digital images that I sometimes forget that I have some rubber laying around. I love to go apple picking with my family in the fall. We have fun trying all different varieties of apples, posing for cheesy photos, and just goofing around. Of course we also love the fresh donuts and apple cider shakes they sell there too. This little guy reminds me of all the fun that we will have in the not to distant future when we head to the apple orchard.

I planned on chatting on a while more but things got a bit hectic with a sick dog, an emergency trip to the vet, and mopping the floor numerous times. I’ll save you the details and postpone my chit chat for a better day.

I hope you will join the Sentimental Sundays team and link up your “Autumn” themed project (with a sentiment). Be sure to stop by the Sentimental Sundays blog to see the projects created by my talented teamies.

Have a great day!


  • Stamps: An Apple a Day (Hop It) from House Mouse Designs and Worldwide Thank You Ticket Sentiments (digital stamp) by Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps
  • Inks: none
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft & dark chocolate CS, Neenah Crest CS, Cosmo Cricket Circa 1934 mini deck
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Stampin’ Up edge punch, Copic markers
  • Embellishments: Twinery baker’s twine, misc button



Annette said…
Cheryl what a cute card...the coloring is so awesome..
Chrissy said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl, love your colouring and such a great image.
Hope your dog is ok...

Doreen said…
A stunning card Cheryl,love the
Kathy and Lucky said…
Hope your puppy feels better, Lucky was going through a doggie stomach flu as well, but better, so hope the vet was able to give your little one something. Your card is adorable and well your coloring is always amazing to me. Hope things settle down for you soon :)
An absolutely beautiful card Cheryl, I love your colouring of the image and the fab papers.
Kevin xx
Sara I. said…
so gorgeous Cheryl!! ott amazing coloring - lovin' the dot technique in the bg!!!
Alex said…
Wonderful - and such adorable painting!
Thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex
you have been in my mind lately! sure hope all is well. i see nothing has affected your crafting - yay! this is absolutely stunning and screams FALL!!!

hugs :)
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
I want and I gotta have this card!! LOL!!! This gorgeous...the colors, the paper, the image, EVERYTHING meshed beautifully.

kurlygirl said…
This is so cute Cheryl! Your coloring is gorgeous!
Sheryl said…
Hi Cheryl! Gorgeous coloring, beautiful stitching, creative layout! Stunning card!
Thank you for joining us for our Month Long Challenge at Freshly Brewed Challenges! Use Something New!
Hugs, Sheryl
Anita said…
A gorgeous card Cheryl. Beautifully colored and the papers are so perfect for this image and a fall theme. Love the pretty stitching too. Sounds like wonderful family memories come this fall.
Oh no! I hope the doggy is OK! Emergency trips to the vet are never fun! I hope he's recovering!!!

Wow - you colored this image up AWESOME!!!! Those apples look terrific!! I love all the shading on the bucket too - just great!!!!!

Give an update on the pup!!

Maria :)
Tracy said…
Love, LOVE this card Cheryl! I have this stamp too. It's so cute. :-) Your coloring is fabulous and the card design is just beautiful. :-)
Marlene said…
Gorgeous card! Love the rich colors...and that image is just adorable.
ike said…
AWESOME colouring - totally fabulous card. Thank you for sharing with us at SSDS.
Ike xx
great job coloring, he is soo cute
Lisa Jane said…
oh wow this is stunning - what gorgeous colouring
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x
Linda said…
Beautifully colored. Hope the dog is OK! We do love our pets.
downrightcrafty said…
beautiful creation and great use of the button theme, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Emerald Faerie Garden
Hugs Kate xx
Nicole said…
Totally beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing and for joining in on the celebrations this week at The Paper Variety!
Karin said…
Oh my gosh! Those apples look amazing! Cute stamp but you really brought it to life :) Pat yourself on the back from me!
Amanda R said…
Lovely card and it definitely reminds me of fall. Thanks for playing along with us this week at LCI!
1CardCreator said…
Adorable card Cheryl, love how you colored it in!
That is some amazing coloring! WOW! Gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the RCC!
mckinkle said…
Hello Cheryl,

Firstly I do hope your poorly dog is soon recovered. It can be a very worrying and tiring time.

What a stunning card! Those layers and all the attention to detail are lovely! The twine finishes it off perfectly!

Thanks for joining in with us this week over at Delicious Doodles!

Keryn :)
Scrappy Scatty said…
What a lovely card
thank you for joining us at DS4J this fortnight Love Jan
Jill said…
gorgeous card Cheryl your colouring is amazing and I love the layout and papers thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx
Teri said…
What a gorgeous creation hun!!
Thanks for playing at the Delicious Doodles Challenge, and good luck with the draw.
Teri x
K. Joy said…
Oh how cute is this?? That is such a cute Hopper image! :) Love the autumn paper colors you used, and your coloring is fabulous, as always!! :) Thanks for sharing!
Sande said…
Oh, Cheryl! Your card is FABULOUS!!!

Thanks for joining us on "Thank you" challenge at SSDS this week. Hope to see you next week again!

Hugs, Sande xx
Gale said…
Cute card. Love your coloring. Thanks for sharing your "Something New" with us here at Fresh Brewed Challenges! :) Gale
SusanLotus said…
This card is very very beautiful! Lovely stamp and colouring.
Your cards are increadible sweet!
Cheryl, this is absolutely adorable. You must have one heck of a collection of stamps. Sometimes you pop up with the most darling images and this one is no exception.
Charlene said…
Cheryl that image is just adorable and you have done an amazing job at coloring it and showcasing it! Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy Fall Challenge ~ Charlene DS4J DT
Kathy D. said…
How adorable is this!! Love the stitching.

I hope your dog is doing much better. Whoever said dogs aren't like kids didn't have one long enough and shouldn't own a dog! Cause I have 4 and they keep me hopping especially when they are sick or a thunderstorm or they want attention....

Thanks for playing in Clearly Inspired Challenge. The new challenge was posted today so I hope you come over and play again with us.
THUD!! Ummm, that's my jaw hitting the FLOOR!! This is STUNNING Cheryl!! I'm lovin' that dotty background too! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}
Oh how glorious Cheryl!! Such a sweet image, and colored so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at the Freshly Brewed Something New Challenge. How fun to use new paper!!

Babs said…
I absolutely LOVE this card. The colours, the colouring, the elements you used, Fabulous! Congrats on your win on Krafty Thursdays! I just came from there.
Congrats on your win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So deserved!!!

A gorgeous card Cheryl. Beautifully colored and the papers are so perfect for this image and a attractive theme. I am daily visitor of your blog and enjoyed lot. This blog post is perfect as a fruit day.
Anniebee said…
Hi, Cheryl! I was right! It is a House Mouse stamp. Again, you did a wonderful job coloring it and the whole card is just stunning. So glad you entered it at The Outlawz.

Anne B.

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