Sunday, 6 November 2016


Good afternoon friends and fellow bloggers - there's a proper nip in the air as I'm typing this so me cardigan is on!  When it gets any colder me liberty bodice comes out for an airing too!  Anyway as some of you may know autumn really is my favourite time of the year so, next to Christmas cards, I love creating cards using autumnal colours.  This is the theme at Crafty Calendar this month - so I am chuffed to bits!!  I've used a stamp from LOTV which I bought recently (Sue J please note - lol).


LOTV Clear Stamp - 'Hugs'
7" x 7" White 'Linen Finish' card blank - Anna Marie Designs
First Edition - 'Falling Leaves' 8" x 8" paper pad
Memory Box Open Studio - Leafy Foliage dies
Memory Box Open Studio - Stitched Octagon Layers dies
Marianne Creatives - Frame LR0279 dies
Woodware Clear Stamps - 'You Deserve a Hug' sentiment
Graph-it markers
Distress Ink pads
Gold Mist Spritz
Metal studs from stash

The little leaves took ages to do because I inked the card with various colours of Tim Holtz Distress Inks then die cut dozens of the bloomin' tiny things out and ... when they were all ready ... I thought they would look quite nice spritzed with some gold mist spray - shame I didn't think of it before I'd cut them out but hey ho!

I also used an Octagon shaped die to cut out the image and the frame around it - then I covered the whole thing with leaves - duh! - I should have used a plain old round die!  Just goes to show how my ideas/creations change humongously as they go on, no wonder my cards take ages to do!

Before I go I must tell you that we have two wonderful sponsors for November so we are giving prizes to two lucky winners!

Please join in and enter our challenge, we are really look forward to checking out your amazing projects in autumnal colours.

Bye for now, just off to do some ironing - how wonderful!  Back again soon.

Lots of big hugs to you all and take care.

Love Suexxx

I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -

Alphabet Challenge - R for Recipe (Sentiment, Digi/Stamp, Embossing)


  1. Stunning card Agnes!!!! lots of huggles Winnie xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  2. Totally gorgeous Sue, lovely sweet image and gorgeous colours, beautifully designed and embellished, Kate x

  3. Hi Sue this is such a stunning card I love the image and the colours you have used. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  4. Such a gorgeous card Sue, adorable image and a beautiful design. The leaves may have taken a long time to make...but so worth it they look stunning!!!

  5. A gorgeous creation sue, the colours and your leaves really are beautiful, and such a sweet image too

    Hugs Babs x

  6. Beautiful card Sue, I like the image and how you have framed it with the leaves
    Kevin xx

  7. A stunning card, Sue. I love those tiny leaves! The paper is gorgeous too, as is the image. x

  8. Oh my, Susie! BEAUTIFUL card. No wonder you had to purchase that clear stamp! It is pure delight! Your autumnal coloring really tells a magical story, especially with the gorgeously tinted wreath, and beautiful card design. This is one of my favorite Fall cards this year! Thanks for sharing! Hugs, de

  9. It is very clear that this card took you ages, Soupie, cuz it is oozing with tender loving care and talent!! Magnificent!! I'm not sure what you are airing when you talk about a "liberty bodice," but it sounds good to me!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. nice fall the colours..
    thanks for joining the brown sugar challenge


  11. Your wreath is tremendous - what patience you have! Looks so pretty against the designer paper. Lovely card! Hugs, Autumn

  12. Hello… Thanks for sharing your card with us… your card is lovely and fits perfectly with our Fabulous Fall challenge theme… really like how you have framed the cute image with the leaves... hope you can join us next time and good luck in the draw.
    [Diane Louise, DT Member, Scribbles Designs Challenge Blog]

  13. Fabulous card, love the colours! Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs...

    Sandy S
    Owner & Designer of Scribbles Designs

  14. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper challenge this month x


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Hugs Sue Pxxx