Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Love Is The Thread.....

Hello everyone and welcome to a new RETRO RUBBER challenge, this time we have a beautiful picture inspiration for you that shows the magnificent colors of early Autumn, we can't wait to see your awesome cards in our gallery. I took the colors of this picture to make this card.

With the cooler temperatures comes cozy, warm sweaters and hot, aromatic coffee or tea by the fireplace, so this image from the retired Flourishes set "Stitched for You", that was released back in 2012,  is just perfectly inviting.
I stamped it onto a piece of Canva water color paper with Versafine black in and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder then, colored it with SU markers and the aqua painter.  The pattern paper and ribbon are from my stash. The sentiment comes with the set.
I punched the corners of the brown panel with a retired SU corner punch and added brass colored brads just to accent the teeny, tiny hearts on those corners.
Here is a picture of the

The sentiment is from another retired Flourishes set called "With Gratitude".
So please join us over at RETRO RUBBER, we can't wait to see what you create.

I would like to enter this card onto the following challenges.
Stamp,Ink,Paper Challenge #71 colors.
Colouring in Scrapland challenge #16, Autumn.
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #103 Anything Goes/option the color Orange.
Simon Says Autumn challenge.
Stamps and Fun=Creativity Challenge #287 Autumn/Halloween

Thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave me on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate each one of them more than words can express. 
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


  1. Super cozy! Love these colors together very Arizona! Hopping over to the Challenge

  2. Love this image in the colors you chose from the challenge, your card is beautiful.

  3. Gorgeous and beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good Luck and Hope to see again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

  4. Beauriful autumn color! Perfect for our fall challenge, thanks for join us at Colouring in Scrapland, good luck and hope to see you next time. Hugs Beatriz DT

  5. Maria, love your card, you totally worked the inspiration image. I love the ribbon, it totally fits your (as always) beautifully coloured image. Clairex

  6. What a sweet card, Maria! Love the crochet and coffee theme, and the cross stitching on the sentiment. So perfect for fall. Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamp Ink Paper!

  7. Stunning, and as usual the inside as well. The fall colors are wonderfully done and set off with the pp and ribbon!

  8. Your card is beautiful! I love the colors and dies you used. Thank you for joining us at Scrapbook Stamp Society. We would love to see you again!
    ~ Bonnie DT

  9. What a sweet and cozy card you have created, Maria. My mom is a knitter and would really love this stamped image! Great job on our color challenge this week! Thanks for joining us at Stamp, Ink, Paper! Crystal

  10. Maria, I adore this stamp image and you rocked the coloring of it. Makes me want to pull out some knitting and cozy up in front of the TV instead of my crafting table. Love!!

  11. Gorgeous card! I love this image! And as always beautifully colored with gorgeous papers and that ribbon is a standout!

  12. Very pretty, Maria! I would never have thought to make a cozy indoor scene from the inspiration photo. Your coloring is always masterfully done. Love it!!

  13. Beautiful card Maria, love the stamp you used and the colours are so pretty.

  14. You have some of the cutest retro stamps! Love this one. Very cozy, which feels good here today in the pouring down rain. Pretty, Maria! You used the colors so well!

  15. fabulous card, love the cute stamps. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  16. Maria, beautiful card! Love the fall colors and that stamp is adorable!

  17. What a beautiful card.

    Thank you for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge Blog.

    Hugs Bianca DT-Member.

  18. Beautiful card for a beautiful inspiration picture! Although I came to say I love your SOS card....

  19. The blue looks amazing on this card! I love it! Super inspiring too!❤️

  20. Maria this is fantastic and very beautiful card

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator