Thursday, 4 September 2014

Autumn Leaves

Hi, I was inspired by a few challenges tonight to make this card.

At CASology the cue card is under.

I layered these leaves under each other, and placed the sentiment under the layout.

At Cuttlebug Mania the team is back from their summer break and the theme is to use embossing and a manual machine like a cuttlebug, or a big shot. I used Cuttlebug distressed stripes embossing folder.

Addicted to Stamps & More has an anything goes challenge.

Over at Darnell's blog she is celebrating having 600 followers!! Not surprising as a visit there is not only inspiring but usually leaves you in such a good mood due to her wicked sense of humour!

The challenge is to use some of your NBUS, never before used schtuff!
 There are a few options listed for your project, I'm choosing option 4. (none of the above!)

Never-Before-Used-Schtuff (Stamps, Dies, EFs, etc.)

I've used a die I bought a while ago, Memory Box marvellous maple leaves.
I cut them from glossy card and pounced them with alcohol inks. They were too light so I added some fired brick and vintage photo distress inks.

Materials used:
Memory Box marvellous maple leaves die; distressed stripes embossing folder; glossy cardstock; alcohol inks; distress inks; foam dots and a sentiment sticker.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


  1. Your leaves look so authentic. Perfect coloring with the alcohol inks. I love Darnell. She is so funny and her blog always brings a smile to my face, if not a laugh out loud.

  2. Yippie! You are number one on challenge number two, Cathy! Thank you so much!! Your card with your NBUS leaves is so pretty! You have such a knack with the pouncing and inking to arrive at perfect fall coloring! (BTW, I like that you were a rebel and chose option 4!!) Hugs, Darnell

  3. Nice card Cathy - can be masculine or not - Mxxx

  4. This is rustic Fall goodness - that textured background is just perfect for the season! Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  5. What a beautiful card! Love the embossing folder! And the leaves are the perfect finishing touch!

    Thank you for joining us at Cuttlebug Mania.


  6. So beautiful Cathy ... those leaves are gorgeous! Loll xx

  7. I find masculine cards so hard Cathy but apparently you do not! This is a perfect "guy" card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. Really beautiful card Cathy love those leaves! huggles Sue xxx

  9. Love those leaves, Cathy! They look wonderful against that textured background! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

  10. Beautiful card. Great take on the "under" challenge too...

  11. Hi Cathy. Your leaves are fabulous, stunning card. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika x

  12. Very well done and I love the vibrance of your leaves!! Cool background and just an extremely well done card!!

  13. Such a great autumn card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology. May

  14. Gorgeous card Cathy - love those pretty leaves xx

  15. Thank you for sharing your lovely CAS crafting with us at CASology for the 'under' challenge, Hazel, Guest Designer x

  16. This is gorgeous ! I love those leaves


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