Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Apple Tree

This card was so much fun to make, the details jut fell into place once I got started.

The background is a brown paper lunch bag that was pretty crinkled but that added to the effect.  I cut it up, weaved it and stained it with some distress ink.  The apple tree has pieced leaves that I glittered and curled up to give it a bit of a pop.

Please ignore the fact that it's more of an Autumn card in Spring, but it's not very warm here lately so I think I should be excused.

The Sketch I used is from C.R.A.F.T. Challenge # 203:

And my color inspiration is by Pile It On # 16:

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks #138: Trees
Aud Sentiments #78: For a guy
Craft Challenge #203: Sketch
Crafty Catz #179: This one's for the boys
Cut It Up #17: Arbor Day (Use a Tree)
Digi Darla #59: Earth Day (recycled item) basket weaved lunch bag
Eureka Stamps #36: Animal Catwalk
Forever Friends #16: Piecing leaves
Joanna Sheen Recycle
Little Miss Muffet #59: Food Glorious Food
Love to Create #62: Bingo gem/bling, sentiment, ribbon
Paper Makeup Stamps #85: Animal Friends
Party Time Tuesdays #117: Tic Tac Toe
Pile It On #16: "Budding" Color
Tammy's Scrappin Corner #59: Bling it up
The Squirrel and the Fox #42: Furry Friends
Top Tip Tuesday #99: No Machine Sewing
Tuesday Throwdown Make Your Own Background
Whoopsi Daisy Use Circles 

Digi:  Birdie Brown - Apple Tree and Bear
Ribbon, gem and glitter from stash


  1. Super cute, thanks for playing our tree challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

  2. This is super cute. Love that stamp! Well done on the recycled bit of this card. How clever! Loved the way you used that bag and it match the basket too...

    Thank you for joining our challenge this week at Digi Darla. Good luck!

  3. Such a beautiful card. I really love the weaved background that you have made -really great recycling. The image is gorgeous and your colouring is wonderful.
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  4. I like your paper bag background! The bear and apple tree are cute too! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!
    Kim L. DT

  5. Fab card,thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ and thanks for using the sketch also from CRAFT x carol

  6. What a Brilliant card it's turned out to be! I had to read it twice when you said you'd used a paper bag..LOve your image too.
    Thank you sooo much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

  7. Great card love the pieced leaves that sparkle and really give it some dimension, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

  8. Love the idea of weaving together strips of a paper bag for your background. Weaving always makes such a pretty effect. Love your image, too! Thanks for linking your card to Cut it Up Challenges!

  9. That's an awesome image! Love the leaves and the bit of glitter! Really a beautiful card! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!!! Good luck :) I hope to see you for our next challenge too!! :)

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  10. So cute! Your colored image is fab and the faux stitching looks great. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

  11. Super cute!!! Love, love, love that tree :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week!

  12. A Fabulous & Fun card! Great job!
    Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks ♥

  13. Your apples look soooo good...really good enough to eat. I love this tree and really the whole image. Great colors and incredible layout. Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration for us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  14. Brilliant card love the image and DP. Thanks for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week, hope we see you again soon. Hugs Sheryl xx

  15. Beautifully creative. Great design, colours and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  16. Great card, very pretty, thanks for joining us at Forever Friends Monthly. xxx

  17. Beautiful card the image is simply striking. Thanks for joining in on the fun at Tuesday Throwdown. We look forward to seeing you again.

  18. Adorable card Leeann! This image is so sweet. I love your coloring and your cute leaves! Great job!!

    I have FREE Candy on my blog and would love for anyone who wants to register to stop by my blog. Thanks Leeann for registering.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope to see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT


  19. Wow, so much detail with those leaves! Your card is wonderful and I love the fall colors. We are having the same kind of Spring here in Canada. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner with your bling creation.Hugs!

  20. What a sweet card ! Your coloring is awesome! Thank you for partying with us at Party Time Tuesdays!

  21. Hello
    Fabulous card ... Love the image.....
    Thanks for joining us at FF this Month....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  22. Leeann -this is adorable! I have that digital - I am sure -you have done a wonderful job on this creation - what talent you have! Have a Happy Week!

  23. Love your apple tree and the cute little bear. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up Challenges!

  24. Such a sweet card Leanne. And congrats, you're the winner from my blog for the Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop. Please contact me at anderson(at)zoominternet(dot)net so I can email your free digi set to you!!! Fun, fun, fun!!!

  25. Such an adorable card.

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  26. So cute! The image is adorable and your stitching looks great! Love the ribbon too! Thanks for playing along at Cut It Up Challenges! :)


  27. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely card. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  28. What an addorable card and the image. Love that bear under the apple tree. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.


  29. What fabulous dimension you added to the tree! Sooo worth all the effort. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at LMMS!!!

  30. Very sweet card! Thanks for joining the Eureka! Stamps challenge this week.

  31. Gorgeous card, what a work all those pieced leaves, but it's worth it! Thanks for joining us at Forever Friends this month.

  32. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week. Carol DT x

  33. Adorable card! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
    Ruza, LTC Designer

  34. Cute card and great to see the different angles too! love your faux stitching too! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

  35. Love your leaves:)Thank you for joining us this week over at love to create challenges.
    Amanda LTCDT

  36. WOW this is wonderful. What a creative background to make with a paper bag. I really love the leaves you have done as well.

    Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  37. Oh this is lovely.Great design with the faux stitches,bow and paper pieced leaves.Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and Forever Friends monthly challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday and next month for some new challenges. Bettina DT Member xx

  38. Such a cute creation, great image. Thanks so much for playing at Little Miss Muffet:)

  39. So so pretty! :) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up's Arbor Day Challenge :) :) :)


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