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
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.
I would like to enter my card into the following 10 challenges -
Alphabet Challenge - R for Recipe (Sentiment, Digi/Stamp, Embossing)
Artistic Stamper Challenge (Nov) - Autumnal
Bastel-Traum Challenge No 46 - Fall/Halloween
Bit More Time to Craft Challenge No 31 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge No 223 - Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge (Wk 25) - Anything Goes
Corrosive Challenge No 11 - Autumn/Fall
Crafty Girls Creations Challenge No 29 - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenge No 150 - Anything Goes
Scribbles Designs Challenge No 46 - Fabulous Fall