Sunday, 6 October 2013

Shades of Autumn Bouquet . . . . . . . . .

Good morning folks. Hope you're all well and if you're not feeling too great, hope you feel better soon (Thinking of you Ita xxx).

Thank you for all of your baking and pickling tales. I must add, I don't have a particularly sweet tooth (cheese flavoured snacks are my downfall) so any baking in the sweet line is for Mr Duck or friends benefit as I can take it or leave it. I do partake but one piece will generally do.

Now, I would normally have scheduled this but time ran away from me yesterday and I decided to enter this in the HOC Photo Inspiration, Any Style Goes Challenge (click link to check it out).
I made this a while ago but hadn't posted it before as I had applied to CE for their DT and this was one of my submissions (The Autumnal theme one). I have now heard from CE and, unsurprisingly, its a "no". A bit disappointed but didn't really think I had a Duck in orange sauce chance of getting in so it was probably a bit ambitious for my first DT application.
I had originally made a similar card for one of Mr Duck's colleagues who wanted an anniversary card in Autumn shades and I liked it so did a slightly different version to fit the CE brief.

The HOC inspiration photo is . . . . . . . . . . . . .

so I thought of my card as soon as I saw it.

Its an A5 card base made from PMD cream linen card. I inked this with a variety of distress inks (in yellow, orange and browns), darker at the edges and graduating to lighter in the middle.
I then stamped a leaf stamp (one of my car boot bargain box finds) in the same colour inks, around the edge to create a leafy frame.

I then cut the frame from the SB Elegant Labels Four out of more cream card and inked the edges with Bundled Sage distress ink, trying to get a bit of colour graduation on that too.
Flowers are SB Bitty Blossoms and Britannia Medium Rose, inked and blinged and SB Foliage behind them.

The heart is a Sissix one stamped with a CE sentiment. I then clear embossed the whole heart to give it a glazed look.
A cream organza bow completes the ensemble.

Sorry if the post is a bit rushed but I'm trying to squeeze everything (housework, washing etc) in before Sue W at 12pm and then my beloved F1 at 2pm (only highlights sadly as I refuse to have Sky so I'm trying to avoid anything that may give the result away)

Have a great day folks. Beautiful and sunny here at the moment but did have condensation on the windows this morning so its obviously cooling off at night now. . . . . . .thank heavens for a Karcher Window Vac!!!

Ang x


  1. Hi Ang,
    Love your card, so of the moment with the leaves turning colour now.
    Enjoy the F!.

  2. Gorgeous card Mrs D, Ang, love this colour combo of all these awesome flowers...fab creation.x

  3. Hia , a lovely card today ,love your Beautiful flowers .
    Hope Ita is feeling better too

    Have a lovely day
    Elaine H X

    1. Should have mentioned folks, Ita has left a message on her blog. It sounds as though the poor lady has been through the wars.

  4. Beautiful card! Great take on the inspiration photo. So glad you shared with us at HOC!

  5. Hi Ang, this is absolutely stunning, of course it is made in just my colours. Love your stamped background and the posie of blooms is gorgeous. Whoever receives this card will just love it. We refuse to have anything Sky too, have a great day, hugs Kate x

  6. Hi Ang :) what a corker this is! stunning colours love it. Have a fab day huggles Sue xxx

  7. Good afternoon Ang, I have tried twice to comment and the phone rang first time then son and little granddaughters arrived the second time.
    Love this card with all the autumn colours on it, everything turning here love it when I am out walking the dog and see the change geese flying in their V formation to, all signs of the weather change.

    Hazel xxx

  8. Gorgeous card Ang. I love the flower bunch on it. A lot of love went into this card. Good luck on the challenge.

  9. What a great card this is - I love the colours and that gorgeous bunch of flowers will bring a smile to anyone's face! Thanks for joining in the challenge at House of Cards this week.

    Hugs, Vannessa
    HOC DT

  10. Hi Ang,
    fabulous card. Love all those lovely flowers and the colours are beautiful.
    So sorry you didn't get the DT post. Never mind better luck next time, I'm sure some one out there should be able to spot your great talents, and use them.
    Have a wonderful crafty evening.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  11. Brilliant card Ang, have to say their loss not taking you up on your offer to join their team!!!!!
    Love all those beautiful flowers.
    Hope you enjoyed the rest of your day and the weather stayed as beautiful as it was here. It was actually quite warm this afternoon.
    Like you we don't have Sky so I have missed Sue's evening show. Oh! Well we can't have it all can we??
    Have a great evening

    Patricia xxx

  12. Just beautiful! I LOVE those flowers--and the sentiment is wonderful, too! Thanks for joining us at HOC--hope you join us again soon! :) Mynn xx

  13. This card is quite in shades of the season and I really like it much!
    Thanks for joining us this week at House of Cards.
    Rosi x

  14. Beautiful card! Love the flowers!!

  15. Lovely card Ang, I agree with Patricia, CE do not know what they are missing.
    Happy Monday
    Maggie x

  16. Hi Ang,
    Your card is stunning with the special flowers; I love the bitty blossoms, awesome.
    Smiles from rainy Kedah (continuous and never seem to stop, sigh)...

  17. Beautiful! Your flowers are really gorgeous. Beautifully made and created.

  18. Its beautiful Ang, I love Autumn and the colours it brings and this card sings Autumn. Love the background too.

    Love & Hugs

    Jacquie J xxx

  19. Wow! What beautiful fall colors. I love your sketch and the flowers are fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!
    - Shauna

  20. Hi Ang. I seem to be a couple of days late in looking at your blog. This Tai Chi is making me too relaxed!
    Love this card and it certainly matches the brief so I'm disappointed for you that it wasn't accepted. Really pretty colours and the flowers are beautiful.
    Love Val x

  21. Yeah! You won the challenge. I knew you would when I saw this card the first time. Congratulations!