Saturday 5 November 2016

Crafty Calendar November Challenge- Autumn Colours

Good morning, a quick post from me as I'm sooo busy this weekend! It's our annual non-firework-rent- a -noisy- crowd-party tonight! We invite a load of friends round to distract Mathilda from the horrible bangs and crashes of the fireworks! Have to admit she is nowhere near as frightened as her predecessor- our beloved Maisie was absolutely petrified and I spent many a bonfire night under the table...encased in a blanket...with a trembling and horrified Great Dane! Mathilda is made of sterner stuff, we encourage her to bark and get excited rather than to be frightened, and having a crowd around really seems to help! I feel so sorry for the animals this time of year especially when some of the fireworks are so loud...makes me jump, goodness knows how they feel! Thank goodness for understanding friends!
Anyway...back to the card....this month's challenge at Crafty Calendar is sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and Lawn Fawn, the theme is Autumn Colours. The image I used is from Digistamps Atelier. Colouring medium is Copics. the leaves are stamped and die cut using a magazine freebie, papers were a freebie too (different magazine!)and again colored with Copics, stamped sentiment is Lawn Fawn. Hope you'll find the time to play along with us this month, just click here to see what my lovely teamies have created to inspire you, and to add your own beautiful creation.
Have a fabulous weekend, and for those of you celebrating Guy Fawkes night in the UK...stay safe and look after your pets!

Challenges entered
abitmoretimetocraft #31
die-cut-divas Be thankful, give thanks
open-mindedcraftingfun Thanks
crafty-girls #29
throughthepurplehaze #112
Double D Give Thanks
lilredwagon Autumn


coldwaters2 said...

Wow Chris what a beautiful Autumnal creation, wow, your colouring of the image is top notch, the embellishments and card design are brilliant, a perfect depiction of Autumn at it's best. I understand completely about the fireworks and how the noise upsets the animals, my little Jess never leaves my side when they start going off, I often think about all the animals that are alone or outside at this time of year they must be totally petrified. Have a good weekend
lorraine x

Pamellia said...

Wonderful Chris! The fiery hot colours are brilliant, loving her red hair, wow! Love all your foliage and twine bows, so beautiful! hugs :)

Pat K said...

Oh I love her hair Chris. Beautiful autumn card. hugs, Pat K x

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous Chris..beautiful colouring, her hair is so vibrant and love the leaves with the twine..just beautiful..hope your hire a crowd party went well..we all went up to the beach last least 1000 bonfires right round the coast and it was spectacular..fireworks going off and just lit up the water..the best guyfawkes night idiots around, everyone was obeying the rules and it was my G/sons 12th birthday and he told me that he had the best night ever..


Kathleen said...

Beautiful card, fabulous colouring and love the leaf display.
Although I have no animals I really do feel sorry for them on this night and it is bad enough for them for one night but nowadays it seem to go on for over a week.
Hope all went well.

Kath x

Pat said...

What a fabulous Autumn card Chris I love the red-haired beauty on your image. Hope the party went well and Mathilda enjoyed it!

Pat xx

chrissy xx said...

FABulous Autumn colours Chris and lots of pretty embellishments. Sometime the freebies we get to get used a lot..some...never.
We've had dogs that have gone ballistic over fireworks..Lucky for us Poppy doesn't mind at all!

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous card Chris....what a fab image and love the autumn colours....My poor puddy cats go off and under my big bed....I goes on for days here....hope Mathilda was ok?...Joolsx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
what a very wonderful card, and that image is so super too.
You have coloured it perfectly as usual.
Well I know what you mean about the fireworks.
I don't have a dog, but my DH has a workshop in the garden shed, and he gets very frustrated by the fireworks and they make him jump so much.
They seem to be getting a lot louder these days.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Darlene said...

Beautiful coloring and design on your creation Chris! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Give Thanks’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

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Arlene said...

The image is haunting, beautifully done. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

Diane said...

Beautiful card and colored beautifully as well! Thank you for joining our chalelnge at Double D!
Diane DD DT

JanR said...

Great card! Those leaves are lovely. Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Unknown said...

This is fantastic card! I love the strong autumn colours and all those leaves! Great layout too! Thank you for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT
Handmade By Hanne

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Stunning Chris! That lil' Autumnal beauty is quite breathtaking. Love the card design and gorgeous Autumnal colour scheme. Utterly fab hunny. Hugs, Wends xoxo