Friday, 2 October 2015

Fussy and Fancy Challenge # 149 Autumn Colours

I can't believe it's already nearly October, the evenings are getting really chilly here in the UK so it really is Autumn .... I think this is my favourite season, I just love Autumn colours and as it happens that 'Autumn Colours' is the F&F Challenge this time, hosted by the lovely Eileen. Here is my card
 sample for this challenge


I was reorganising my craftroom recently and found a little pile of gelly prints that I had done a few months ago, this was one that I was most pleased with and I thought at the time it reminded me of Autumn because I had used a leaf stencil to make it:

That was it I was on a roll!! it really was an easy card once this decision was made ... I cut out several leaves with a punch using vellum in a selection of Autumn colours. I made a loose arrangement with them and then remembered my favourite Sissix Bigz die which makes pinecones (usually at Christmas time) but pinecones are everywhere on the country paths at this time of the year too. So I set about making some I love the way they come to life in your fingers as you roll and tease them, I added a few red berries to brighten it up...and I was nearly done. I love the dimension of the topper:


 I stamped and embossed a lovely Clarity stamp which says it all :

So there it is, I have a beautiful niece called Meg and she loves all things Earthy and Organic, it is her birthday in mid October so Meg this is for you, my lovely with all my love and Happy Birthday xxx

Hope you will enter this lovely challenge it's so easy to do you can find details here and the winners are selected randomly so everyone has the chance to win.

Just off to have a cup of coffee in the garden .... the trees are full of berries so the birds will have a feast: Must dash xxx Annie


  1. Good Morning Annie, like you I love the Autumn colours. Your card design is just perfect for this time of year...and I haven't seen the die before to make the pine cones....I am going to have to see if I can get hold of one of those....thanks for the inspiration......enjoy your cuppa and have a great weekend.....hugs....xxxx

  2. oh Annie this is a fab card. love the print and the arrangement on it. i'm sure your niece will love it. i think i need to get my mitts on that sizzix die too, hugs xx

  3. Hi Annie!! This is so very beautiful...a fabulous design! Hope that you are well...have a most wonderful weekend Annie!
    Take care,

  4. Another gorgeous card Annie. Judy x

  5. A very beautiful creation :-)
    Creatieve groetjes, Anja