Tuesday, 18 October 2011

An Oldie But Goodie Autumnal Card

Good  morning. Brrrrrr it has reallly turned cold here in Gloucestershire - think I might have to turn the heating on :-( but not to worry as soon we will be nice and warm when we go on our jolly hollys to Portugal at the weekend :-)

Anyways it's time for a new challenge over at

An Oldie but Goodie 

and this time my bestest blogging buddy Claire has picked the theme:


This could be Autumnal colours or images - just remember to use a rubber/acrylic stamp that is at least 6 months old in order to qualify for the fab prize on offer.

I decided to ink up a long neglected Gorjuss Girl stamp and coloured her with Distress Inks in
Orange and Red Autumnal colours.

I created the background panels by stamping the leaf images with Versamark and then heat embossed with clear EP before blending Distress Inks over the top and then buffing with a soft cloth to reveal the stamped images - the EP creates a resist to the DI

Here's a close up of the image:

Flowers created using retro flower punch - petals inked and pinched then layered offset and adhesive pearls in centre.
Here's a close up of the flowers:

This also used:
Ribbons from stash
Centre Border made using Spellbinders Edgeabilities - loving these new toys :-)

Challenges I would like to enter:
Crafty Boots - Autumn or Halloween
Kenny K - Autumnal Colours
Paper Sundaes - Halloween or Fall
Stamptacular Sunday - Anything Goes
By the Cute & Girly - Anything Goes
Crafty Emma - Forever Autumn
Stampin for the Weekend - Colours of Autumn
Wags N Whiskers - Fall Colours
Hanna & Friends - Autumn/Halloween
Delightful Challenges - Photo Inspiration (Colours of Fall)
Fab N Funky - Fall Colours

Thanks for popping by.
Have a fabulous day.


DesignerDiva said...

Super card Debs I love the ink worked background I'm really impressed by the amount of work you have put into this card! Gorgeous lush colours too
I too can't wait to go on holiday now the weather has changed! Sorry I will miss you at the NEC this time, maybe we can meet up another time soon?
Hugs Laurie x

Fleur said...

A stunning card Debs, Great autumnal colours, HUGZ Fleur xXx

Cheryl said...

oh debs just love this super image and wonderful colors and detail hugs cherylxxx

Lisa Jane said...

Hi Debs .. this is gorgeous ! I just love that leaf background - so pretty.
Beth you cant wait for your hols
Lisa x

ribenaruby said...

Hi Debs, what a lovely created background, thanks for 'how you did it'. Super creation, wonderfully cooured imge! Ruby x

Tracy said...

Hi Debs,
Gorgeous Autumnal creation, fab image and love your background panels.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Claire said...

Lalalalalalalalalalala ..... not hearing you that you are going on your holibobs! LOL. Not that I am jealous or anything! All that lovely sun whilst we are here enjoying all that cold!! Fabulous card hun, love the image and gorgeous papers too. Not long now until NEC - so excited. Speak soon. Claire xxx

Kiki said...

This is simply fantastic! Love the colours you've used and the background looks gorgeous!

Thanks so much for joining us at Hanna & Friends.

Hugs, Kiki

Dee's Craft Room said...

Lovely card, great colours.

Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Stampalicious said...

this is so pretty, love your warm colours and the flowers you made, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday, hugs, martina

Wishcraft said...

Oh gorgeous card Debs! Love the image and lovely colours, your inky backgrounds look fab :o) Lisa x

Donna said...

Beautiful card Debs, fab warm autumn colours and the background you have made is stunning! :) Donna ♥ x

Emma H said...

Gorgeous - I love that resist background, so pretty! Thanks for playing along at Fab N Funky's fall colours challenge this week!

coldwaters2 said...

Absolutely beautiful card Debs, I love those background panels, the image is delightful, the colours and design are super.
Lorraine x

Sue said...

Love this card Debs! The Autumn shades are gorgeous and the image is so sweet. And that stamped background looks stunning!
It's cold here in Manchester too! had the heat on today!
Hugs Sue xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Such a cute card. It is fun to ink up the oldies! Thanks for joining us week at KKKG's challenge.

CraftygasheadZo said...

Pretty autumn card. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Boots. Zo x

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Debs.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karen Letchworth said...

I love the way you've used the Autumn colors without making a super "autumny" (is that a word - LOL) card. It's super cute, and you've done a great job with the challenge. Thanks for joining us at Wags-n-Whiskers. We're so glad you joined us for this Autumn challenge, and hope you will come back again!
On a personal note, I'd love to have you as a follower, and would also follow you (if you're interested). Just stop by and follow. I really enjoy your blog. Thanks again for playing along, and I hope to see you soon!
Blessings, Karen - DT

Anonymous said...

Very sweet card, great job! Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week
hugs Julie P

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Gorgeous background paper and this image is a favourite of mine. :) Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly and our Anything Goes challenge this month. Good luck. Hugs, Hanna

karen said...

oh this is gorgeous, fabulous autumn colours, thanks for joining us at CES this week, Karen

Heleen said...

What a wonderful creation! I love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again on SSC.


Marilyn said...

Very pretty card Debs - liking the image and fab layout.
Thanks for joining us at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge this week and looking forward to seeing you here again.

arjette said...

What a beautifull card!!! I love what you did with the backgroundpapers!!! Thanks for joining us at KennyK's challenge!

gr. arjette.

Tammy (LaDiva) said...

Cute card Debs!!! Love your choice of colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at By The Cute & Girly. Have fun with our 2nd anniversary blog hop and good luck!

Tammy xx

If you haven’t seen it yet, I have some candy up for grabs at Creations LaDiva :)!