Thursday, 6 October 2011

I'm back with the Colours of Autumn

Hello everybody

My first DT post for a while.  This is something I really enjoyed making - I love Autumn colours.

At  Moving Along with the Times  the theme this week is Autumn Leaves, but this can be interpretted anyway you choose.

My image is coloured with Copics, and the background is several colours of card layered up, with the brown being embossed with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain, and then leaves cut from the Tattered Leaves die, and over-stamped with Distress Inks the the leaf set of Tim Holtz stamps.

We are sponsored this week by Digi my World who kindly provided the images for us to work with.

I am entering this for the following challenges:

Crafty Cardmakers - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Use a Digi
Creative Stamp Friends - Autumn
Cupcake Inspirations - Photo Inspiration
Fab 'n' Funky - Die Cuts or Punches
For Fun Challenges - Leaves
Going Grey with Scrap Creations - Fall
If the Shoe Fits - Fall
Ladybug Craft Inks - No designer paper
Lille Darlings - Fall
OSAAT - Use a Digi
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Pixie Cottage - Fall Fun
Stampavie and More - Autumn
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes

For those of you who have read my blog recently will know that my Dad passed away last month.  We gave him a really good send off with a service to celebrate his life in our local church, which was packed to overflowing.  After that we went away for a week to Cornwall, and had a lovely time just pottering and relaxing, enjoying the sub with the roof down on the car, eating nice food, particularly at Rick Stein's Seafood Restaurant in Padstow.

I would like to say thank you to all my followers for sticking with me over the last  few weeks, and for your lovely cards, emails, messages and comments you have left on my blog.  Thank you.

Val xx


  1. Welcome back Val and what a wonderful card to come back with. The woodgrain background is just perfect and I love your leaves. So glad to hear that you managed to get some time away, and how wonderful to go to Rick Stein's restaurant. Great to have you back on the team. Pami x

  2. Welcome back, love those autumn leaves

  3. Welcome Back Val, So nice to see you back blogging. This is a super card, Love the colours you have used.
    Oh I love watching Rick Stein he is so passionate about his cooking,
    Love Hazelxox

  4. Val so sorry to read about your Dad, but how wonderful that he had such a good send off.

    This is gorgeous. I had to look twice and read your text before I was certain that they were not real leaves on your card. Gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  5. Hiya Val
    So good to see you back hun.
    Sounds like you had just the break you needed - I love Padstow and have only had Rick Stein's fish & chips but would love to have a proper meal at his restaurant - maybe one day!
    Love the leaves and the background on your gorgeous card.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  6. Super card Val what a comeback! I love all the texture and the leaves
    Hugs Laurie x

  7. A super card Val, love the colours and especially those leaves.
    I am so sorry to hear the news about your Dad, but I am glad he had a good send off and that you have been away to enjoy some quiet and reflective time.
    Take care.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  8. So sorry to read about your Father's passing... my sympathies..

  9. You made such a gorgeous job on this card. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.
    Hugs Nataliya

  10. Good to see ya back hun!

    Fab card, love those leaves they are great!
    Hugs Shell xx

  11. Eine wundervolle Karte.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative-Stempelfreunde
    LG Nicole

  12. darling image and love the leaves you added behind her. Thanks for joining us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations. So terribly sorry to hear of your father's passing :-(

  13. HI Val.. lovely to see you back.. your card is gorgeous .. fab colours and i love those leaves
    Lisa x

  14. LOOOOVE fall colors and your image is so cute!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  15. Fabulous card and gorgeous colours :o) thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good luck. HUgs


  16. Hi Val, me again, should have said thank you for joining us at LCI this week, good luck. Pami x

  17. Cute card! Great coloring, love the leaves detail!!! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Creations!!!! :)hugs, Frances.

  18. Me again Val, I didn't read your challenge list!!

    Thanks for joining us at LCI this week and good luck with the challenge
    Laurie x

  19. Way cool card. Thanks for playing along on For Fun.

  20. Great autumn card! Love the wood textured background, and your leaves are so realistic! Thanks for playing along at The Pixie Cottage this week!

  21. Fab card,Love the leaves. Thank you for joining in with my challenge at LCI this week, nice to see you back,Julie.x

  22. Gorgeous card. Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs....Mona

  23. A very lovely fall card. Thanks for joing us over at For Fun this week.
    Love n hugs

  24. Oh I just love DMW images!! You did a great job with it too.

    Thanks for playing "fall leaves" with us at For Fun Challenges. Hope you get to play in this weeks challenge....pumpkins NO jack-o-lanterns!!

  25. Wow, this is really stunning! Thanks for joining our Fall Fun challenge at The Pixie Cottage this week! Hugs, Karen


Thank you soooo much for all the wonderful comments you leave on my Blog. I appreciate each and every one....and for you taking the time to do so....I will try to get over to your Blog too.
Love and big hugs
Val xx


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