Monday, 16 September 2013

Autumn Colours

Good morning! I would like to extend a huge welcome to my newest followers: Lena, Eva and Shell so honoured to have you follow me!

I am slowly getting back to normal after my holiday in Vegas and looking after my grandsons.  We had a fab time in Vegas - very girly and giggly!  I took only a couple of pics with my phone not sure if there is anything worth putting on here but I will have a look.  The week with my grandsons was perfect so nice to be able to spend time with them and go on days out.  Now I am trying to catch up with everything and I have loads to do!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge at Lexi's Creations with the theme this fortnight being we want to see your Autumn Colours.  Now I must admit Autumn is my least favourite month with everything dying and looking so sad.  Here is my card, I have tried to go with the colours of the leaves from when I used to live in New England:


The image and sentiment are Unity stamps.  I stamped the image on card and then on some acetate.  On the back of the acetate I had used my Alcohol Inks.  I also cut some leaves out of the acetate using the tiny leaves from SB Homespun set.  The little flowers are Knorr Prandell and they have been coloured with Alcohol Inks too.  I cut the tag out with my Sizzix die and edged around the edge with Victorian Velvet DI.  The papers are MME Wild Asparagus and hae been cut with SB Nesties and Grand Nesties.  Ribbon from The Ribbon Girl.

Here is another view:


Please pop over to Lexi's Creations to see what the rest of the fab team have made, you won't be disappointed. Our sponsor for this challenge is My Heart Pieces.

Thank you so much for looking today!  I have such a busy day - food shopping (groan), I have to do my card for The Paper Shelter which is due in tonight I hate being this late and then I am off to catch up with my Aunt!  Thank you so much for looking today!  Take care xx

27 comments:

Jo said...

Lovely card Susan! Sound like you're gonna be busy lol....hope you're day goes well!
hugs Jo x

Chris x said...

Oh this is stunning Susan luv flutterby's, have a great day.
Chris x

Elaine said...

Gorgeous card. Glad you had fun in vegas x

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card and lovely colours. I love the changing of colours in Autumn but we have not really had one here in Aussie, my tree out the back did not loose any leaves...weird. have a great day.xx

Lorraine said...

I think that's lovely, such pretty colours.

I love Autumn...the nights drawing in, heating going on, hot meals..yep!

Basslady said...

a gorgeous card with a very noble style! the saying is so true!!!!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

cuilliesocks said...

I love your card Susan, My kind of colours, the buterfly is gorgeous and those papers are so pretty.

New England looks beautiful in the Autumn, it's one place I would like to visit. Have a good day even although the food shopping has to be done, I hate it myself, Hugs Kate

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the butterfly.xxx

My'scardcorner said...

Just lovley Susan I cant resisist butterflies and youve used this one brilliantly.Glad you had a good hol
Myrax

Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Susan. I love the butterfly and the colours are gorgeous.
hugs Sue xx

Lizzy said...

Lovely card Susan x

Lizzy said...

Lovely card Susan x

Lizzy said...

Lovely card Susan x

rachel said...

gorgeous colours Susan and a beautiful card - really love it. Thanks again Susan for helping me reach my target for Asthma UK xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Lovely Susan - enjoy your day! x

Lorraine said...

This looks fabulous Susan. I love the colours and the butterfly looks gorgeous.
Lorraine x

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Susan - love the colours and the butterfly is so beautiful.
Debs xx

chrissy xx said...

JUst GOrgeous! LOving your colours Susan and this pretty design..Such a pretty butterfly too.
Chrissyxx
Don't get back to normal? I like you the way you are lol x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Susan, hope you have had time to catch your breath today as you sound to be very busy x susan x

Sharon said...

This is beautiful Susan. The butterfly is gorgeous and the colours are stunning.
Hugs Sharon. X

Patricia said...

Beautiful card Susan, love everything you have done on it.
I also love seeing the New England Autumn colours especially that distinct "red"
Happy crafting

Patricia xx

mags said...

A lovely card Susan. Gorgeous image and colours.
Mags
x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card Susan, your butterfly image is beautiful and your sentiment is lovely.
Pauline
x

Craftychris said...

This is beautiful! Love the colours and design - simply gorgeous! xx

Sandy said...

So beautiful Susan -- I love Autumn. I love the colors and the crisp Autumn mornings.
Sandy

coops said...

so gorgeous susan.beautiful design and colours and fab pretty butterfly :D

xx coops xx

Glenda Atkins said...

Very beautiful,love the soft shades, the wonderful butterfly and the sponging around it! Gorgeous papers and sweet embellishments!
hugs
glenda