Monday 20 October 2014

Fallen Leaves

Hi guys,

An extra post here, because I have joined a background ATC exchange and so am having to do some extra ATC's to go out with the background cards. It does mean I have less time for the other crafts though :(

So here is my Fallen Leaves collection.
For this card I used a patterned base card and attached a pale pink ribbon on the left side. Over this I layered a shiny purple ribbon and tied a bow (which for a wonder actually look half decent!). I then used some dyed feathers to make a leaf litter look and added a floral 'best wishes' tag to finish.
To be entered into: Simon Says Stamp monday challenge Anything Goes; Suzy Bee's Blooming Challenge #51 Add some pink and Crafty Calender BINGO challenge - Pink, flowers and sparkle (from the ribbon)

On a white base card I layered a gold and then red ribbon down the left side. A knot rather than a bow was tied into the red ribbon. A gold leaf peel-off coloured with promarker pens and blended to create an autumn colour palette was used as the main image, and a gold sentiment added to finish.
This is to be entered into: Love to create challenge #138 Fall Colours; Delightful Challenges colour my world (favourite colours - for autumn); Aud Sentiments #117 Anything Goes and Country View challenge #20 Sparkle and shine
A leaf patterned paper was layered onto card to make an autumnal background for this ATC. Green and gold ribbons were added to the left, keeping the natural woody feel to the card. Two wooden leaves were added for the main focus of the card. The 'with love' sentiment and heart border stickers finish the card off neatly, blending nicely into the background.
To be entered for: cute card Thursday One layer card; ooh-la-la #167 Inspired by nature; crafty little fairies One designer paper and crafting by designs Anything Goes challenges.

Audiobook Review - Spitfire Girl by Lily Baxter. This book is read by Penelope Freeman. The story revolves around an orphaned girl who is initially working for a wealthy family, but a chance meeting in war torn London puts her life on a different path completely. At the start of the book Susan has just gotten a puppy from the vets and is having to hide it from the family she works for, whilst doing their cleaning, shopping and cooking. The dog is very quickly her best friend. A chance meeting in the town centre, after falling off her bike, allows her to get to know the young RAF soldier and his dad (who runs the local bike repair shop), and a friendship blossoms between Susan and the dad (Dave). Upon being kicked out of her home due to a situation with the fiance of one of the daughters, Susan goes to stay with Dave for a while, Unfortunately circumstances do not go her way and she soon finds herself without a home again.
Remembering the RAF soldiers offer of help she heads down to the village of Hambledon to find employment and lodging at the local pub. She soon becomes one of the family and her fortune changes for the better after she meets a rather trying and spoilt rich lady. This lady allows her to live her dream of flying, while she still manages to make a relationship with the RAF soldier.
I do enjoy period dramas and this one was very well written and well read. The accents were brilliant and it was always easy to recognise who was speaking. The story was humourous and serious, giving a glimpse into life during the war. A very good book to listen to on long journeys, and one I also think would be good in print.

Thank you for reading.
Hugz Tinz


  1. Great design!
    Thank you for joining us at Delightful Challenges. Jane xx

  2. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

  3. Beautiful cards! Lovin' all the fall foliage! Thanks so much for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  4. This is so pretty, and I'm with you on tying knots rather than bows!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our Sparkle and Shine challenge at Country View Crafts. Sue xx

  5. Three fabulous cards, I love all of your different leaves.
    Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La Creations.

  6. Your card with the wooden leaves is very pretty, Tinz, but unfortunately it is not eligible for a prize as we require you to use a stamped hand-coloured image.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies. We would love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  7. Three stunning ATC's. Lovely colours and the leaves are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Ooh La La Creations. Michelle x

  8. Lovely collection of projects! Thank you for joining our "Color Inspired" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  9. Beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge Blog! Hope you join us again this month and good-luck in the draw - Kimberly DT


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