Monday, 3 October 2016

Welcome to the first week in October!!!

Morning all

Well, that was September then!!! Not sure what happened but it seemed to pass in the flashiest of flashes and now here we are in October .. next thing you know it will be Halloween, then Thanksgiving then Christmas - CRIKEY!

My regular visitors will probably be pleased to see that today's make is NOT a Christmas card! Been on a bit of a roll with them! A pal was setting a challenge on a private blog and came up with a fall themed challenge and here's my make for it ....

My card with it's leaves "blowing in the wind"!
The front and back of my card and the front of my envelope
The reverse of my envelope and the inside of my card
Materials used:
  • 10cm square, white, 250gsm card blank and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card, one cut to 9cm square and the other to 9½cm square
  • Two pieces of chocolate brown card - for matting with a 1.6mm border
  • Piece of copier paper with a die cut circle ... to use as a mask
  • Distress Inks: fossilised amber, carved pumpkin, candied apple and vintage photo applied to masked area using a Tim Holtz mini blender, spritzed with water and then blotted with a paper towel
  • Petaluma large (wood mounted) maple image stamped using Ranger Archival sepia ink
  • Petaluma small (also wood mounted - I don't tend to use wood mounted so much these days, not quite sure why but ...) maple image stamped using Ranger Archival sepia and Memento rich cocoa inks
  • PaperMania sentiment stamped using Ranger Archival jet black ink
  • Crafters Companion sprayed over the image panel in order to seal, protect and give a nice sheen to the water based inks

I'll be entering the above for the following challenges:
  1. DRS Designs - October 1st challenge - AUTUMN SPLENDOUR
  2. CardzforGalz - challenge No. 32 - FALL/AUTUMN COLOURS
  3. Craftbubble2½ (membership required) - Quarterly challenge - AUTUMNAL COLOURS + SENTIMENT
  4. Stamping Sensations - October challenge - AUTUMN
  5. Amusing challenges - October challenge - FALL COLOURS
Well, there was hubby cutting the grass yesterday and making the most of the October sunshine ... when he stopped suddenly. I nipped out to find out what was going on - sort of expecting company had arrived to stop his labours but  ... it wasn't the kind of company I'd been expecting - awwwww

Froggy in the shade
Froggy in the sun
Froggy making his escape!!! Admittedly, not the best frog shot ever but .....


SARN said...

Happy to see any card you make Kathy . . . you are very talented.

Loving your Autumn one on this post. Tres chic!

Hugs, Sarn xxx

brenda said...

Beautiful Autumnal colours and a really glorious creation, many thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Joan said...

A beautiful card, love the falling leaves

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month


Pat said...

This are such pretty Autumn colours and beautiful leaves stamped on that masked and inked circle Kathy. A fabulous card! x

nwilliams6 said...

Love the shimmer and colors on your beautiful Fall card. Thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs Challenge! Super frog pics too.

cheryl said...

oh I love,this hun its,lushes,love the autumn colours,and the design is so effective,great photo of the frog but i have to say I am terrified of them,hugs Cherylxxxxx

Cazro said...

A beautiful autumnal card, loving the CAS style. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Galz. Caz DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Shelia said...

What a gorgeous card you have created! Love the sheen, design & colors! Absolutely lov it. Thank you for play along with DRS DESIGNS this week.

lilian said...

what a lovely card mate.

loving the tiny frog,


scrappymo! said...

This is so lovely, Kathy. I thought this card captured such a good feeling of Fall. Fall is in the sir over here, the last couple of days. I have finally turned on my furnace!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Kathy, love the blended area with the leaf stamps, looks wonderful.