Friday 9 October 2009

Gorgeous Autumn !

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Good evening ! Thank goodness its Friday !

Well, I managed to have a play this afternoon and it was lovely being all warm and cozy inside while it was pouring with rain and cold outside. I was just in the mood to make an autumnal card with the new papers I had bought from Ally Pally and the new stamps I had bought from Funky Kits/Sugar Nellie.

I have managed to enter my card for 5 challenges !

I ♥ Promarkers who have a fabby sketch to follow.

Crafty Calendar - this is a brand new challenge blog which has been sent up by my blogging buddy Tara's daughter, Georgia who is only 13 years old ! She is an amazing crafter herself, just like her Mum ! The theme for the next month is "Autumn".

Stamp Something - A colour combo of brown plus something.

Stampin for the Weekend - A colour combo of orange, brown and leafy green.

One Stop Craft Challenge - their theme is Autumn Inspiration.

The base card is dark green Bazzill.

The DP's are Crate Paper "Cowgirl". These are such gorgeous papers, so rich in their colour and have a fantastic texture to them. I bought these in a bargain bag at Ally Pally. Wish I had bought more now ! Hopefully the stall will be at the NEC in Birmingham.

The image is from Funky Kits and is the Sugar Nellie Autumn Kit which is just gorgeous. I love every single one of the images on the sheet and they are such a pleasure to colour. It has of course been coloured with ProMarkers ! I have inked the edges with brushed corduroy distress ink.

Colours : Skin - Ivory, blush and Copic E01. Hair - cocoa and burnt sienna. Hat, top, dress and tights - coral, burnt orange, buttercup and tulip yellow. Shoes - cinnamon and cocoa. Hedgehog - cinnamon and cocoa. Leaves - mixture of browns, yellows and oranges !

The flower I made myself taking inspiration from the tutorial on the Just Magnolia Blog using the EK Success retro flower punches, inking the edges and screwing them up (wow, what a tension releaser !!!). I stapled the centre and added a wooden button which I had to sand down first and add some distress ink as it was too pale !! The leaves have been punched with a Woodware punch. I sprayed the flower with antique lace glimmer mist which has a copper/pink shine to it - beautiful. You can perhaps see it better in the close up piccy.

The three leaves at the bottom have been cut with a Quickutz leaf die - oh am I glad I bought this, I can see it being used a lot !

The sentiment is a Catslife Press stamp which I bought direct from Catslife Press. They offer a fantastic service and their P&P is really cheap too. This is been stamped in walnut stain distress ink.

Right, must go and tend to my animals and harvest my crops on my farm on Facebook !!!

Hope you all have a great weekend and lets hope the sun comes out to play.

Thank you for visiting and for any comments you may leave, they mean so much.

Love and hugs,


  1. Gorgeous card Jo, love the papers and it's a great image too
    Hugs Jackie x

  2. Hi Jo

    this is GORGEOUS, love the image and fab autumnal colours, the flower is beautiful.

  3. Hi Jo! Your card is just beautiful! Fabulous colouring of the cute SN image. I love the leaves and the flower is gorgeous.
    Thank you for joining us this week at SFTW and good luck! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  4. Hi Jo. Clever you getting all those challenges in. It certainly is a beautiful card. I love the colours you've used to colour your image in with and that flower is gorgeous with all the layers and the glimmer. The Magnolia tutorial was great wasn't it. I've been having a play too.
    Have a great weekend whatever the weather!


  5. Hi Jo, this card is lovely and the image is so cute. Your flower is great with so many layer, brilliant colours too. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.

  6. What a beautiful card, Jo:O) Love the cute image, and your colouring is lovely. Fabulous papers, and the flower is stunning!
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend this week, good luck!

  7. oh wow, this is beautiful. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge.donna x

  8. OH MY GOODNESS JO!!!!!!!!!!! THis is so BEAUTIFUL!!!! WOW!!! Gorgeous autumnal colors!!! The design ia fantastic!! Love the handmade flower!!
    have a great weekend sweetie, janny

  9. Awesome flower that you have created to complete your awesome card.

  10. Your card is stunning, beautiful, great choice of image too, lol.

    Good luck and thaks for joining us at SFTW

    Fiona xx

  11. What a beautiful card, I love the colours and the image is adorable x

  12. Great card just adore that image and your colouring is perfect, the flower is stunning and the colour scheme beautiful now can you tell I love this card, Have a fabulous weekend
    Hugs Jacqui x

  13. Beautiful card Jo. Love the rich autmnal colours you've used with this adorable SN image, perfect!
    Hugs, Vicky ~x~

  14. Oh she is gorgeous and love that flower.

  15. Oh what a beautiful card,that big flower is amazing! Ruth- Crafty Calendar Challenges

  16. This is beautiful Jo! I love the papers, especially the stripy bit, and I really like the sentiment and your colouring is brilliant! Thank you for joining in with the first challenge! :D
    Love, Georgia xx

  17. A gorgeous card, the flower is lovely, and your colouring is fab. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Julie x

  18. Great card love the image and the colours its stunning
    Hugs Susie xx

  19. Hi Jo, Gorgeous card! Such a beautiful image and I love the colours.

    Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Lisa x

  20. Gorgeous Card. I love the colours you've used for your image and the layout and the papers/flower and stamp are fabulous!

    Have a lovely weekend :D


    Kimmi xx

  21. Great Card! Perfect image. Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge. Caroline x

  22. Wow Jo this is a stunner and I love the papers, beautiful colouring and the image is gorgeous.
    Hugs Linda

  23. Hi Jo, wow ... this is a beautiful card. Love the rich colours and I am loving your scrummy papers. Great flower too - why don't we make more ourselves :o)
    Have a great Sunday

  24. Wow beautiful card and really love your flower. Thanks for joining us on crafty calendar challenge.
    louise xx

  25. Lovely card Jo. Great choice of image, fab sentiment, amazing flower and superb colouring as always.

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week and Good Luck.


  26. Oh, what a lovely card! Beautiful colours and a cute image! Thanks for joining us at I ♥ ProMarkers.
    Lisa xxx

  27. Hiya darling, I can just about see you :D! New thicker glasses next week!!!! This is the most gorgeous autumnal card and the image is really beautiful and even more so because of your wonderful colouring. Love those papers, I don't know how I missed that bargain bin but I did! The sentiment stamp is gorgeous too thanks for the link up for that. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. big hugs, Chris xx

  28. GOrgeous card!! I love the papers that you have used and they look fabulous on that flower!! Such a sweet image as well!':)Kathy

  29. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! That flower is so PRETTY!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! GREAT job Jo!!!!

  30. Great card and that flower is fabulous,thanks for joining in this month's challenge at I Love Promarkers
    Ruth x

  31. Wow this is such a beautiful card. Your colouring is perfect and the colours are just right for our challenge.
    Thank you for joining us at stampin' for the weekend and good luck with all the challenges.

    X Amy X

  32. Fantastic Fall card! Love that sweet image and your pretty accents. Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something! :)

  33. Oh wow, love how the kraft card looks - fabby combo you are on fire in your colours at the mo girl! Lovely. Kim

  34. Hi, this is seriosly beautiful. Thanksfor joining in this month at CCC.

    liz x


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