Hi everyone, hope you are enjoying your weekend. I have been catching up with some DT work, but I also found the time to make a card for the numerous Autumn-themed challenges that are around right now. As I said when I posted a couple of autumn cards a fortnight ago, this is really out of my comfort zone as I never normally craft with autumnal shades. Last week though, I sent off to LotV for the sentiments to go with the new geisha scroll; and I thought that the stamp might get lonely on its own in the envelope so I also ordered this adorable teddy stamp to go with it :-). I thought straight away that I may be able to make this stamp work with autumnal colours ... so here's the result.
I also knew I had some yummy orangey-gold and brown shimmery foil flowers in a little tub ... I craft in my dining room, and some time ago I placed the tub on top of a heavy waist-high bookcase and it fell down the back. Well,today just had to be the day that I asked my husband to pull all the books off the shelves to retrieve the packet!
I'm also having a bit of a moment with floppy scrunchy bows. I saw an online tutorial somewhere (sorry I can't remember where to give a credit) about twisting the ribbon into several loops, so I've had a few goes. The results are a little eccentric looking, but luckily I think that's half the point! I topped this one with a little wooden flower button from my stash.
Stamps: LotV "Patchwork bear" and sentiment circle;
Media: Promarkers and Flexmarkers;
Papers: mixture of My Mind's Eye, Robin's Nest and Dovecraft;
Supplies: pearls, pearl brad and antique gold spacer from The Hobby House; ribbon, button and flowers from my stash;
Tools: large classic square and Fleur-de-Lys square nestabilities; Leone Em "Ash Family" leaf punch.
Crafty Catz #153 - Autumn
Pretty Little Ribbon #15 - Autumn Colours (max 11 challenges)
I ♥ ProMarkers #137 - Autumn Colours
Crafty Creations #190 - Colours of Autumn
Dutch Dare #185 - Fall Is In The Air
DYSU #92 - Warm Colours
Anything Goes #77 - Animals
Penny Black & More at Allsorts - Animal Magic
Cute Card Thursday #237 - Lotsa Ribbon!
Stamptacular #184 - Photo Inspiration
Sketch Saturday #228 - Sketch
Need to go and get my dinner now before sitting down to the X-Factor results and Downton Abbey - lovin' the new autumn TV schedules but they really do eat into my crafting time lol!