Wednesday 21 September 2022

Colours of Autumn at Fab'n'Funky Challenges


Good morning, I'm delighted to tell you that Fab'n'Funky Challenges are back after our summer break! 

This fortnight our lovely Pat is hosting and she's picked one of my favourite themes-

  Autumn Colours.

I'm always a bit sad to see the end of summer but I do love the wonderful colours that Autumn brings, I dug out my Lavinia stamps and stencils and had a lovely inky time playing with them.  I used glitter pens to colour the fairy's wings and flicked some gold glimmer paint over the finished card. (It's meant to spray- but doesn't...I've tried everything to unblock the nozzle but no luck so I flicked it from a brush instead!)

Please do hop over to Fab'n'Funky to see the beautiful cards my lovely teamies have created, you won't be disappointed and I'm sure you'll be inspired to play along :)

I'm just back from holiday myself, a lovely week in beautiful Devon. The weather was great, we met up with friends, talked our heads off and ate too much! We enjoyed some lovely walks with Marvin who had a wonderful time- on the beach every day- he LOVES the sea- playing and swimming. I'm happy to say that he was as good as gold all week- probably because he was worn out!

On the beach paying with his precious ball!

Thanks for visiting,have a good day



Challenge entries

craftinghappiness #133

jansdigistamps September Challenge

avenue613. September Challenge

welovestamping September Challenge

thefairyandtheunicorn September Challenge

countryview September Challenge

thefourseasons September Challenge


meg said...

A gorgeous card with a beautiful selection of stamps and autumnal colours

Babs said...

iam like you Chris I love the autumn too and all the beautiful colours and you certainly have captured them in this gorgeous card you have made ,the hedgehogs are a favourite of mine too , fab stamping love it
Babs x

Janette said...

Beautiful card Chris, love the colours and the images are gorgeous.
So nice to see Marvin enjoying his hols :)).xx

brenda said...

I feel just like you when Summer comes to a close but absolutely love crafting for Autumn with it's rich warm colours.

You have built the Lavinia scene up beautifully and The Wallace Family a perfect addition, many thanks for sharing and joining us at We Love Stamping.

Pleased you had a good holiday, Marvin certainly looks to be enjoying himself. Our new family member Hamish is currently in Italy at Lake Maggiore and loving his water sports I'm told. Meanwhile Alex is running up the mountains in a 52 mile ultra marathon, as you do.

B x

tilly said...

a stunning card with your fairy and the sun coming through the trees, I have seen some beautiful Autumn golden sunlight this past week on buildings and through trees on my morning walk at 7.30am, xx

Darlene said...

Oh Chris this is absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Four Seasons Challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back again soon.


P.S. If I hadn’t already mentioned it, just wanted to let you know that we have another new challenge blog. This time it’s all about using your STENCILS. I hope you’ll come check us out and play along at Crazy is our fame – STENCILS are our game (aka STENCIL FUN CHALLENGE. The fun begins OCTOBER 4th … Hope to see you there!

Pat said...

Fabulous card Chris, beautiful fairy scene and lovely colours. So glad you had a good holiday and had some of the late summer sunshine, Autumnal feel to the weather this week and the nights are drawing in so quickly now we need to take advantage of whatever sunshine we get.

Pat xx

Pat K said...

Wow..this is gorgeous Chris. The touch of gold is magical. Happy to hear you had a wonderful fun filled vacation and that Marvin got to enjoy the seaside as well. hugs, Pat K xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh my word this card is gorgeous and beautifully stamped and inked too.
I love your fab scene you have created and the colours are so Autumnal as well.
Glad you had a wonderful holiday Marvin was enjoying the seaside wasn't he but then dogs love the water.
I remember when I was younger and able I used to look after my Son's 2 dogs and while walking them on the first day Bill decided to go into the dike and came out all smelly when I got back to my Son's garden I had to hose hime down.
I learned my lesson after that and kept him on the lead when passing that part of the walk.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

WOW, beautiful colours and just love your beautiful scene Chris, the cute hedgehog and swinging fairy, gorgeous card, and so glad you had such a nice time away and Marvin was good for you, he is a lovely boy..


Karen Letchworth said...

You're so creative, Chris. What an amazing scene you've created in this wonderful piece of art. Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing with us at The Four Seasons. I really hope to see you again soon, your art is SO wonderful.
Karen L, DT
The Four Seasons Challenge

Mrs A. said...

I love how you have put this card together. The colours work perfectly. I am always sad to see the end of summer. Hugs Mrs A.

Ellibelle said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful, a delightful scene created with these gorgeous Lavinia stamps.
Makes me sad too that Summer is now officially over. Hoping for many sunny fall days to come so we can enjoy the beautiful colors of fall. Some years we had warm weather until November but some years it snowed mid- October never know here in Illinois, USA.
Thank you so much for sharing with us at Four Seasons challenge!
Ellibelle's Corner

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card, most gorgeous design and colours using the lavinia stamps, love the sun rays shining through xx

chrissy xx said...

Oh My! Just LOve these GORgeous colours on this one Chris.
So many FABulous stamps too.
Glad you enjoyed your hols, it's lovely catching up with friends and Marvin certainly looks to be enjoying himself.

Monika Gulyas said...

You created a beautiful card with Lavinia stamps!!! I love it, it's so dreamlike!!! Thank you for joining the September challenge of the Country View Challenges!

HilaryJane said...

What a lovely scene. You have created wonderful depth to it and the sunlight shining through the trees is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at we love stamping xx

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Chris can you believe I have never bought a lavinia stamp! lol hugs Sue x said...

Wow what a stunning card Chris, I absolutely love this and all the stamps that you have used too. You've captured that light and shade so perfectly too.
I'm sad to see to warm weather go as I don't cope with the cold very well but I do love Autumn and all those glorious colours, so special. Lovely to see Marvin happily playing in the sea too, he's so adorable I bet you can't imagine your life without him now. Michelle x

Linby said...

A gorgeous autumnal scene and the sunlight is a great touch. Thanks for joining in with us at We Love Stamping challenge.

Buffy said...

Wow, stunning card Chris, delicate yet impactful.
Hugs Buf xx

Bunny said...

Stunning card. I love all of the stamps and the colors. The ray of light peeking in is great. Thank you for joining us at The Four Seasons challenge. Bunny designer for The Four Seasons Challenge

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

What an exquisite card Chris! There's so much going on, from the light rays, to the soft stencilled background and all the gorgeous scene building stamping! What a truly magical creation! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Ginny said...

simply gorgeous :)

Craftyfield said...

Ahh... blocked nozzles, the bane of sprays... been there done that! Still you made a lovely scene with all these delicious Lavinia stamps!
Thanks for sharing with us at Country View Challenges!

Janis Lewis said...

Great card and what a cute doggie! Thanks for linking up last week at Crafting Happiness Challenges. This week the card theme is trees - it can be a forest, a leaf, a Christmas tree, etc. The Not a card theme is always anything goes and doesn't have to follow the theme. Hope you'll share more of your art with us! Sorry for the delay in commenting, but we've been in the process of moving and still trying to sort and unpack this week.
Janis, Owner & Design Team @ Crafting Happiness Challenges

pinky said...

Sounds idyllic Chris. I would love a break and Marvin looks like he had a ball. This gorgeous scenic card really shouts autumn. I just love it!