Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fall Apples

I always associate apples with Fall. Picking your own apples in an orchard is something that I used to do with my children when they were little and I started that tradition with my grandson. The weather is slowly changing and soon we will be grabbing a sweater or coat as we head out the door.

The Cricuts Cardz Challenge #41 that started September 8th is to make a card for Fall but with a twist - you can't use orange, yellow or brown. Despite that restriction, the design team made some great cards. I made my card using black, red and green. I started by cutting the basket and apples from the Doodlecharms cartridge. Next I cut the curled up leaves also from the Dooblecharms cartridge. The platform on which the basket sits was cut using the Walk in My Garden cartridge. The 'Fall Apples' sign was cut freehand, edged with white Jelly roll gel pen and added to the card with foam dots. I thought the sentiment 'celebrate' really worked well for this card as we enter the harvest season. To finish off, I added red gross grain ribbon with white stitching.

This challenge runs until midnight Tuesday, September 14th. Won't you join us?


  1. Welcome to the design team! VERY cute card :)

  2. Hi Barbara!

    I love your card! Great job on this weeks challenge!

    Ruthie :)

  3. The basket of apples looks great. Cool card

  4. Time to get some apple cider, I have a craving all of a sudden. This is a great card! I like that the apples are local grown! :)


  5. I absolutely love this card, it just stands out from the rest! Congrats on the DT and I am the team as well :)

  6. Great job on this week's challenge Barb!!! Reminds me of all the 'apple picking' we did when our children were much fun!!


  7. This is a great card. Totally reminds me of fall. Love the color choices. Go CCC DT #2!!!

  8. I would swear that I commented here already...I wanted to say great minds think alike! ;)
    I had the same idea for apples, love the whole apple orchard thing in the fall. Love your card, the black really makes it pop!

  9. I love the card you made! Apples are one of the best things about fall. I can't wait to see what you come up with for our next challenge :)