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:

Loll Thompson said...

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

MichelleZ said...

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

shabbied up grannie said...

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

kay said...

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

sandie said...

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

Kimbo said...

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

Di said...

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

Hugs, Di xx

rachel said...

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

OttawaMom said...

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

Bonnie said...

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

Maudieroff Roffey said...

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

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

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

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Debs Willis said...

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

Dewi Lestari said...

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

Sally H said...

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

MaryH said...

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

Mary said...

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!

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card, lovely use of snippets hugs Karen

Anonymous said...

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

Sue said...

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

jimlynn said...

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

scrappymo! said...

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

Carol L said...

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

Elizabeth said...

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

craftytrog said...

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

Sally said...

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

Hazel Mills said...

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