Monday 10 November 2014

a walk through the woods...

Good morning! I'm fresh back from a wonderful 'extra' holiday in the depths of  Wiltshire. Life has been a bit stressful one way or another over the last few months so we decided to get away for a few days and relax... relax we certainly did! We were very fortunate in that the 'cottage' we rented was absolutely gorgeous and surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. The end-of-autumn colours were amazing! It didn't matter that the weather turned colder and wetter, we could walk our dog, explore the surroundings and return to warmth and comfort - heaven!
My card is inspired by the wonderful colours and sights we enjoyed, the trees, bracken and so many birds - we even saw a red kite! The lovely image is this month's freebie from The East Wind (thank you!), coloured with copics. The die cut trees are Memory reminiscent of the beautiful fir trees in the woodlands surrounding our cottage! I added some tiny die cut birds (also MB) and the tag is recycled!
Thanks for visiting

The East Wind -Go green
scrappyhands Autumn colours
disdigidesigns colours of Autumn
glitternsparkle colours
stampingwithdragon Autumn colours
sweet7 colour challenge
freshbreweddesigns Fall colours
Creative bug on the loose Fallen hues


Sammy said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Chris! Love it!
Glad you had a lovely trip away! hubby just booked us a week at the seaside for May next year. We're all quite excited, as it'll be our first ever real holiday (not counting a 2-week trip to an awful resort in Spain with ALL the inlaws... I'm still trying to recover from that one, and it was 10 years ago, lol). Is it May yet? x

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, fantastic colours and the colouring is second to none.
Funny was just thinking about you today and wondering if you were ok, glad it was a holiday.

Kath x

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Chris this is just gorgeous! The colors just scream Autumn and the design is fabulous. Your trip does sound heavenly and must have been to have inspired such a beautiful creation. Thanks so much for joining our "Go Green" challenge at TEW. xxD

Desire Fourie said...

This is so perfect for our ‘FALL COLOURS’ theme. Just love the colours and design. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous creation Chris, this is so awesome., love the colours and papers used...
aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

everything with said...

Lovely card, great use of autumn colours, love the shape of your card and your layout. Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle good luck Chris DT x

Sue's Paper Crafts said...

Beautiful card, wonderful design and great use of the color pallet. Beautiful image and die cute. Thank you for joining us this month at Creative Bug on the Loose.


Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is incredible. I absolutely love the design...the fold, the wonderful use of dies, and the amazing colours. It's cleverly designed and your colouring is the icing on the cake! Thanks for joining our Go Green challenge at The East Wind. I hope we see you again soon. It was a treat to see this.

Becca Cruger said...

very cool layout! Sounds like you had a super fun holiday!

Crafting Vicky said...

Love the awesome scene you have created and the fabulous shape!!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnight challenge here at Fresh Brewed Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky.

Penny said...

Wow, Chris, this is so gorgeous! Love the pretty palette! Wonderfully designed with all the die cuts, and that image is beautifully colored! Such a fab card to remember your downtime by! Glad you enjoyed your trip! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Wow! What a gorgeous design. Love the card fold and the trees. The image is colored beautifully.

Thank you for sharing and playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL COLORS Challenge.


Monica taylor said...

So pretty!
Thanks for playing in our challenge!
♥ Monica

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Angela said...

Wonderful project! Great 3d effect and the Autumn colours are lush.

Thanks for taking part int the Dragons Lair Designs with us.

Craftdee said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely creation in the "Colours of Autumn" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
Hope to see you in our new challenge too, Donna ♥

Craftymum said...

Beautiful card, glad that you enjoyed your break, thank you for sharing with us at the Dragons Lair Designs :)

Helen said...

Beautiful card and a great design,

Thanks for joining us at Sweet 7 Designs

Helen N x