Sunday, 15 September 2013

Autumn Birthday


Hi, I'd coloured this tree diecut ages ago with distress inks and a pen nib brush tip. I don't have distress markers so I use these nibs instead. They are great for colouring small areas. There are some autumn challenges around so I thought I'd change the leaves a bit. I added rusty hinge, fired brick and crushed olive.

Hubby suggested some fallen leaves at the bottom so I distressed some watercolour paper on both sides and used  the Memory Box raindrop die to create these little sprinkles. 

I'm going to link up to a few challenges.

At Craft Mojo, the September challenge is to use Autumn colours.

At Seize the Birthday, the theme is Anything Goes as long as it's birthdays. You can also add a monochromatic topping to your project.



At Cuttlebug Mania, the theme is Back to Nature.

Addicted to Stamps and More has a Make your Mark challenge. Use markers, pencils, chalks, anything that writes or colours.

Since the little pear shaped leaves are snippets I'm visiting the playground Pixie's Crafty Workshop too! I heard there might be some baby pigs to play with, so cute!

Materials used: Memory Box A little Rain and Arboscello tree dies. Ranger brush nibs; distress inks; sentiment sticker from stash.

Thanks for visiting :)

27 comments:

  1. Hi Cathy. Beautiful tree die ... haven't seen that one before. Love the colors of autumn that you've used for your tree. Hubby gave some great advice, love the fallen leaves. Loll xx

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  2. What a beautiful card! The tree is lovely. Perfect for an autumn birthday.

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  3. what a lovely card and very imaginative, and thank you for entering the Craft Mojo challenge good luck

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  4. Love the autumn feel and the leaves at bottom are a perfect touch x

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  5. Hi Kathy, love the tree die and the way you have created the fallen leaves is fab-it really looks good! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

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  6. This is stunning Cathy. I love all those coloured leaves. Thanks for playing along again at Cuttlebug Mania x

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  7. Fabulous tree Cathy - the little leaves on the ground add such a great touch, as well as using teeny little snippets :)

    Hugs, Di xx

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  8. Stunning Cathy. Must get that tree fie out amd used x

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  9. This is beautiful in its simplicity. I love that you added the fallen leaves. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

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  10. Such a pretty tree! I love the "leaves" that have fallen on the ground!

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  11. Beautiful - G is so clever with his ideas too - but you did all the work LOL... Mxx

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  12. Great tree and fab autumnal colouring. Congrats to hubby for inspiring you to add some fallen leaves.

    Hugs
    Sarn xxx

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  13. The fallen leaves really set it off, good advice from Hubby!

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  14. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Craft Mojo: Fall Colors
    Hugs
    Dewi

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  15. Gorgeous card, Cathy! Love how you coloured the tree! Brilliant!

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  16. Stunning tree you've created Ms Cathy. Love this MB die & especially the way you colored the leaves. MB Raindrops die?..hmm..gotta go check on that one. You are enabling me way too much, don't you know? Love the fall foliage against your dark background, and your DH was right on track with adding the falling leaves too. Nice grounding ...TFS such a beautiful card. Hugs

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  17. Cathy, very nice card. I love how you colored the leaves....so inventive! A beauty of a birthday card. I think your husband had a good idea.....Have a crafty week!

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  18. Gorgeous card, lovely use of snippets hugs Karen

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  19. Beautiful card-I love that die,another for my very long wish list I think!
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

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  20. Beautiful card thanks for joining us at Craft Mojo good luck! hugs Sue xx

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  21. Love that die and all the wonderful colors of fall for the leaves! So lovely.
    Lynn

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  22. What a wonderful use of snippets! Love those Fall colours.

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  23. The fallen leaves are genius, and I love how you created this CAS beauty! Well done!

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  24. Hi Cathy, lovely autumnal card, the tree is fab and your DH's suggestion was spot on ... the leaves look terrific :) Elizabeth xx

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  25. Beautiful Autumn artwork! Thank you for sharing it with us at The Craft Mojo Challenge!
    Alison x

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  26. Totally stunning, thank you for joining us at Craft Mojo.
    Sally. x

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  27. This is such a wonderful card! I've seen this in seize the birthday challange. Nice colors and layout! Cheers!

    Happy crafting xxx
    Hazel
    Greetings for Birthday

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