Sunday, October 5, 2014

Celebrating the Seasons of Change for Week 1 of Anything But a Card Challenges No. 40

Good Morning Everyone! It's a brand new month and time for a brand new ABAC Challenge to excite your creative muse. Last Sunday we announced our brand new Designers here at Anything But a Card Challenges! CLICK HERE if you missed the introduction and their wonderful Steampunk creations.

Now we get down to business... it's time for a new challenge today here at Anything But a Card Challenges... let's get ready to play and have some fun! Thanks to all who creatively celebrated our STEAMPUNKtember challenge and our shared love of the Steampunk Genre with Challenge #39. If you missed out on seeing the amazing creations... please CLICK HERE to check them out.

**Just a reminder as there seems to be a bit of confusion this go round... THIS CHALLENGE IS NOT AN OPEN THEME. Please read below for instructions and prompt for the theme "Autumn Magic/Spring Wonder" for Anything But a Card Challenges No. 40.**

The new Challenge... is one that is in celebrating the change of seasons. For Anything But a Card Challenges No. 40 use the prompt "Autumn Magic / Spring Wonder" to inspire your muse. Since we have two hemispheres that are on opposite seasons, we thought that we would include both seasons in this challenge. So those of us coming out of winter can create and celebrate spring and those of us starting to feel the heat of summer fade away can create for the autumn season... or if you are inclined – combine the two as some of our designers have done.

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Please share any current project you have created and JUST REMEMBER... create anything EXCEPT a card for this challenge. Please mention and LINK BACK to this challenge { }. ALSO - Please new projects only {no-backlinking}. :)

**A REMINDER** This Challenge will go through midnight October 25th giving you 3 weeks to play along and ENJOY the creative process! We will share more of our Design Team's creations each Sunday to keep you inspired.

Let's see what part of our DT has created!!

Please click on the designers' name to visit their blog. We hope you’ll take a minute to go see their work up close... and as long as you’re there – please leave them a little love!

This has been on my to do list forever so I'm thrilled to have finally done it. Pick your potion for a bit of Autumn Magic all of your own! Check out my BLOG for more details.

Not the traditional Halloween colors, but gotta use what I have on hand. I just moved across country from Chicago to Las Vegas but I knew I would be doing something Halloween. :) Please visit my BLOG for more details!

My mixed media piece "Luscious Lady" has many of my favorite things – flowers, strawberries and bugs. I've also been exploring new ink pads too! Persephone is much to pale to be in Australia. See if she looks better at my BLOG.

I wanted to share this fun little fall banner with you all. A quick and easy banner makes the house festive! I used a pennant die, and a bunch of my scraps of paper! As we don't really get much of a change of season here in Phoenix, fall is mostly a foreign concept, but sometimes if we drive north we can see some change of leaves and enjoy the cooler weather! Check out my BLOG for more info. 

How lucky we are that we have 4 seasons, each one of them has its own beauty, magic or wonder. One learns to appreciate them if needs to live for example in a tropical environment where it's impossible to enjoy a white winter. But let's talk about autumn and spring now, please give a warm welcome to my whimsical time traveler! 
His head meant to be the sun, one side with a wooden arm and warm yellow/red/orange leaves, living the hot summer and the other side is full of flowers in the color of the spring showers living the cold winter behind. As the Byrds' song says: "to everything, there is a season... a time to be born, a time to die, a time to plant, a time to reap..." To check out more details come and visit my BLOG.

My fairy has no wings; the leaves I planned on using crumbled :(
 "The base for my fall display was originally a centerpiece at a wedding reception that my daughter recently brought home, thinking I could do something with it. That I did for this months challenge. Use velcro to adhere elements to the band and you can switch it out with others for different seasons! Check out my BLOG post to see the "before" photo as well how I made it. "


We hope our designers have you INSPIRED to take some time to be creative!! We can't wait to see your creations and we hope that you will join in and share them with us! Stop back next Sunday to see more of our Design Team creations!


  1. What fantastic projects from my fellow teamies.Very inspiring!

  2. Outstanding inspiration DT !!!!

  3. Wow...wonderful inspiration from the DT!!!

  4. Love all the creations! They are all just wonderful!

  5. Thanks for the fun challenge to add my altered apothecary bottle to :0) Fangtastic creations by the DT and all the entries so far!