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Saturday 25 September 2010

Autumn ...

Hi, Autumn has defintely arrived here in the UK, the weather has turned really chilly and the wind is starting to blow the leaves off the trees. I thought  'Autumn', another beautiful digi from Michelle Perkett would be perfect for a card this weekend. You can find Autumn at Michelle's store along with lots more beautiful digi stamps. We also have a fab 'Tag You're It!' challenge at Michelle Perkett Studio's this week and you still have time to enter :-)

I don't know what this kind of fold is called but it took me a while to work it out lol. I've used bazzill bling for the base card, the dps are from Artylicious 'Essence of Nature' cd. Autumn is coloured with promarkers, cut out and layered on some foam pads. The leaves are punched using my lovely new leaf punch from Jazzlins Designs. I punched the leaves out of plain white card. To colour them I wiped a Kaleidacolour 'Autumn leaves' ink pad along my craft mat, sprayed it with a little water and swooshed the leaves through, I love the effect of the changing colours. The tiny flowers are punched from copper card.  The larger flowers were made by cutting tissue paper with Marianne Floral fantasy dies (I used 6 layers for the big flower and 4 for the smaller one), inking them red/orange ink from the same ink pad. I scrunched them up and once they dry just layered them up. The centres are made from little plastic circles, dabbed with lots of Autumn sparkles CS glitter glue and a little lime and gold stickles.

I'm entering Autumn in the following challenges:
Order of the Opus Gluei: Ease(l) into Fall
Paper Sundaes: Fall/Halloween colours
Passion for Promarkers: Make your own flowers
Crafty Creations: Falling leaves
Paper romance: Handmade flowers

Claire xx


  1. Such a pretty card Claire. Love the image you've used and the flowers also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

  2. Hi Claire...your Autumn card is stunning! I LOVE all the lovely, rich autumn colours. This card is called a staggered step card. I came across this style a few days ago and am itching to make one as I love the effect :) If I ever get to the UK I'm going to invite myself to come and play in ink with you for a day lol...I love all your beautiful handmade papers :)
    Hugs xx

  3. WOW such a beautiful card, gorgeous image and colours...your flowers are fabulous too.
    Thanks for joining us at PFP and good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  4. Hi Claire, what a stunning card. The image is so beautiful and your colouring is fab. I love the leaves, may have to go and look at that punch :) Your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at PFP this week. Hugs, Denise x

  5. Oh Claire... What is she beautiful.. You're coloring always touches me... Love this card and the flowers that are on it. did you make them yourself?
    So adorable... you are a true artist!
    Love you!

  6. Claire, your card is beautiful!! Love the flowers,
    Shelley :)

  7. That's lovely Claire...the leaf inking is a great idea

  8. This is stunning - gorgeous image and great coloring! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes!

  9. Great Funky Fold card Claire. The colours are gorgeous and your shading is stunning. Thanks for joining us at PfP. Sue C x

  10. Fab card Claire, such gorgeous colours. Enjoy the weekend. x

  11. This is BEAUTIFUL. I love the rich colors you used. And those flowers are amazing. Thank you so much for playing with us at OPUS GLUEI.

  12. Love how you've done that Claire. The fold is amazing but I love your colour combo. I know what you mean about Autumn arriving. Its been freezing here too, x

  13. Very beautiful card!
    Thank you for playing with "Paper Sundaes" this week!
    hugs Nana

  14. This is so pretty. Wow. Thanks for playing in paper with us this week at Paper Playtime! :) Janis

  15. She is gorgeous! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Romance this week! hugs, Angela

  16. Beautiful Fall fairy !
    Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Paper Sundaes !

  17. Fabulous card Claire. Thanks for joining us this week at PfP, good luck.
    Hugs Tracy x

  18. This is beautiful - I love the image and all the embellishments really enhance the theme. It's so lush and colorful! Thank you for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

  19. Amazing! Great coloring and wonderful fall colors!
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes! Hope you can play with us again soon!

  20. Hi Claire,
    This is gorgeous. She looks like an Autumn Goddess! Love your colouring & the flowers & leaves look fab. Thanks for joining us at PFP.
    Andie xx

  21. Fab card, Claire. Gorgeous image and super flowers! Thaanks for joining us at PFP this week. Juliexx

  22. Oh my word Claire this is stunning you have captured the essence of Autumn perfectly with the leaves, flowers and image this is superb.
    Lorraine x

  23. gorgeous! Loave the fab autumn colours and the gorgeous leaf detail! Hugs juls


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