Saturday 16 October 2021

Allsorts Challenge #646

Hi everyone,

It's Saturday so it's time for another weekly Allsorts Challenge. This week Brenda has chosen the theme and it is

Anything Autumn

This week we have 2 fantastic prizes for you:

Firstly a stamp from Lavinia Stamps


Tim Holtz On the Edge Pennants die

Here’s my card.

I struggled a bit with this theme as I don’t really own much in the way of dedicated “autumn” stash, so I had to get a bit creative. I decided to make a scene in autumn colours centred around the nearest thing I have to a bare branch tree stamp, and to make an autumnal sky by blending some of my new DO inks and using a mask and hone made stencils for the sun and hills. I then over stamped and embossed my tree, hedgerow flowers and butterflies, mounted the scene simply and added a generic sentiment that I thought suited the general atmosphere of the card.  

Stamps: tree - Penny Black “Fantasy” (3880K); hedgerow flowers and butterflies - “Meadow Flowers” free with Cardmaking magazine; sentiment - LotV “Everyday Grungy Messages”;
Media: Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Distress Oxide Inks;
Paper and twine from my stash.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Country View Challenges (October) Autumnal Colours or Hallowe’en  (2nd entry)
Creative Craft Cottage #145 - Autumn and/or Hallowe’en
Creative Knockouts #423 - Embossing Delight (2nd entry)
Four Seasons Challenge (October) - Anything Goes Fall
My Time To Craft #468 - Hallowe'en or Fall Colours
Pearly Sparkles #67 - Autumn and/or Hallowe’en
Penny Black Saturday Challenge (October) - Anything Goes with option colour inspiration - TOP 3
(I have chosen yellow, orange and green)
Retro Rubber Challenge #169 - Anything Goes
(My Penny Black stamp is at wood-mounted and at least 13 years old, and my LotV sentiment probably 10 years old)
Simon Says (Monday) - Autumn Mood Board
(I was inspired by colours orange and brown, and tree)
We Love Chocolate Baroque (October) - Anything Autumn (2nd entry)

Hope you can join us this week, and I look forward to seeing your entries. Don't forget to visit the challenge blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the team. Thanks for visiting.


brenda said...

You need not have worried Pauline as the ink has done all the Autumnal work to create a perfect background for the PB Tree which from memory is called Fantasy.

B x

brenda said...

Back so quick! Forgot to thank you for joining in at We Lovely Chocolate Baroque with a perfect Autumnal creation.

B x

Sarn said...

Truly lovely autumnal card. Great scenic stamping.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Lynn said...

This card is autumn perfection!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is a beautiful Autumnal creation Pauline that sky is amazing so are the stamps you have used to create such a magical scene top notch work
lorraine x said...

Beautiful autumnal card

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a beautiful Autumn card, I love that intense color in the sky as a backdrop for this sweet tree and flowers.
Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER.
Stay healthy and safe.

Diane said...

WOW, beautifully created scene! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

Zoechaos said...

It is a beautiful card the colours are so vibrant and autumnal while the scene is both evocative and delightful. Thank you for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque, good luck x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

This is such a beautiful Autumnal scene Pauline, the colours and stamping are perfect.

Linby said...

You've managed autumn perfectly with these lovely colours and a great scene. Thanks so much for sharing with us at We Love Chocolate Baroque too.

Leslie Miller said...

You did a brilliant job creating a fall scene! I like how your creative mind works. Love this so much! Thank you for sharing with us at Four Seasons!

Mervi said...

Gorgeous autumn scene, lovely colours, fabulous card;-))m

Ellibelle said...

It's a perfect card for the theme, Pauline! I've not used autumn stamps either and just used autumn inks to make it fit.
Using acetate for homemade stencils is a great idea. I don't have any so I am using the torn papers instead. But do find acetate works well and you can use it again and again, with paper I usually have to throw it out after using.

Pauline C said...

Hi Ellie .. yes I thought I had none, but found some in a bag of “old craft stuff” I had put in the attic while not crafting, and (wrongly) thought I would never use again! It is good and as you say reusable, but my main problem is getting my old die cutting machine to cut through !!

Claudia's kaartjes said...

This is gorgous Thanks for entering you card at Creative Craft Cottage
Wauw,super tof Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Craft Cottage
DT Creative Craft Cottage

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

I commented jet but it seems that blogger ate my words...
Love your card, is warm, cute and vibrant! The sun has a fabulous dimensional look and love how you used all the silhouette stamps. That rustic bow is the sherry on the cake! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at We Love Chocolate Baroque October challenge!

Wendy L said...

Just beautiful Pauline, wonderful inking, xxx

Jane said...

A beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining our autumn colours/Halloween challenge over at Country View xx

Jules said...

Hi Pauline

A gorgeous card. I love all the beautiful autumn colours you have used.

You asked about the Christmas card I had produced on my blog

The ink I used was the normal Distress Ink and I formed the hills by using torn copy paper.

The video in this pinterest pin inspired me and might help you.

Love Jules xx

Darlene said...

What a FABULOUS Fall scene you've created! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.

Please stop in for a visit!

Creaine said...

This looks beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Pearly Sparkles Challenge. Hope to see you again next time.
DT Ine

You can if you want join us with this creation at

LeAnne said...

I love this so much, I might just have to go look for that Penny Black tree stamp! GORGEOUS! Your colors are deep and rich, just perfect for fall! Thanks for sharing it with us at Retro Rubber as well!

Tracy said...

I absolutely love this Pauline, really gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card ! Thank you so much for your contribution to my 'Autumnal Colours and/or Halloween' Challenge over at Country View Challenges. Corrie x

Cazro said...

Wow this card is stunning. The colours, the composition, the design, the choice of stamps, amazing. I LOVE it! Congratulations on a wonderful card. Thanks you, I am so pleased you entered into our challenge at MTTC, I wish you luck and look forward to you visiting us again. Caz. DT.

Lorraine said...

A beautiful card Pauline. I love the scene you've created and the gorgeous colours. Love it.
Thanks for joining our Penny Black Saturday Challenge too.
Lorraine x