Sunday, 29 September 2013

An autumn overload...

Hello guys and gals!

I hope you're all enjoying your weekend so far.  I certainly am as I found a little time in which to craft - and I hope I made the most of it :)

I have made a card that is fit for THREE challenges!  Some people are great at this and that's just normal for them - me, not so much!!

Today's card is being entered into CASology where the Cue Card is 'Autumn'; CAS-ual Fridays where the challenge is 'Fall colours and a leaf' and last but definitely not least, Addicted To CAS where the Code Word is also 'Autumn/Fall'.

There are no prizes for guessing what my card is going to look like!!

I was trying to hone my inner Ardyth on this card...I'd like to think there's one in there somewhere, but I very much doubt it!!

This card definitely evolved from the original fact it was quite a major transformation!  The plan I started out with when I sat at my desk was to die cut the leaves into opposite corners and place autumnal blended colours underneath that just peeked through, finished with a nice sentiment in the middle of the space.  Well, that didn't happen did it?!!  Nope.  I did try that but this particular die isn't 'shapely' enough if you know what I mean and just looked like I'd cut a blob out of the corner!  This is a house of making the best with what you have, so as not to waste the 'failed' die cutting attempt, I used the leaf blob for the purpose it was intended!  I blended the colours onto the die cut and then decided it still needed more definition, so I clear embossed the coordinating leaf stamp over the top.  It still wasn't defined enough so I emboss again in copper pearl and that was just the ticket!  The sentiment was embossed in that lovely Halloween glitter powder to tie in with the colours a bit :)

Anyone bored yet?!!  How can a simple card become so long winded huh?  ;)  I kinda like this little, simple card and it will be a good one to have on standby should I need a thank you note :)

The challenges...

Thank you for stopping by and reading my rambles ;)  I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White
Stamps: Verve - Bloom & Grow; Bo Bunny - Sentiment Stamps
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium; Papermania - Yellow; Distress Ink - Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door
Other:    WOW! Halloween Glitter, Copper Pearl e/p; Verve A Cut Above Dies - Elegant Leaves


  1. Quite Ardyth like! Love the embossing

  2. I really love the autumnal colours behind the embossing..... fabulous CAS design Sian and very Ardyth-esque :0)
    Jenny x

  3. You definitely channeled your inner Ardyth! Awesome. I love the colors and bold embossing!

  4. I LOVE what you ended up with - it's amazing how these cards tell us what they need, isn't it! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  5. Ohhhh how LOVELY!!!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week in the Autumn fun this week at CASology!

  6. Gorgeous card-So simple and so effective-I like it a lot!
    Best wishes,Nessa xx

  7. You've definitely channeled your inner CASliciousness, Sian! I am so in love with your card! All the steps took us right up to the moment of magic when it was done to perfection!! So glad you got some crafty time! Hugs, Darnell

  8. I love how ur ideas transformed to create this beauty :), embossing is just the perfect touch and then shades of fall colors peeking in between the embossed leaves is so pretty :) Thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS!!

  9. The end result is fabulous Sian - well worth the effort! This is a perfect example of CAS - Thank you for sharing with us at ATCAS.
    Sylvia x

  10. I love how the card evolved. It is Ardyth-like and it is a winner. Congrats on the HM on CASology

  11. Awesome CAS Autumn card!! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  12. Yay! What a thrill to pop back and say congratulations on the HM honor from CASology!!

  13. This was the first card to jump out at me from the gallery! It is perfect, CAS in every way and the colours are wonderfully autumnal. Love it x

  14. So adorable! Great clean and simple card!
    Thanks for playing along with our CAS-ual Fridays challenges!
    Sylvia xx

  15. I absolutely LOVE this! So pretty! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CAS-ual Fridays!


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