Sunday 1 October 2023

October has arrived..

 Good morning, it's hard to believe that it's October we have been so lucky to have such beautiful warm weather for the last few weeks, a welcome Indian summer. I know that much of the UK hasn't been so fortunate, experiencing storms and a lot of heavy rain!. 

As it's the first Sunday of the month there's a new challenge starting at Stamping Sensations, the theme this month is Autumn Colours. As always the theme is optional, anything goes as long as the focus of your project is stamping.

A made a card using a sweet Stamping Bella stamp, this one is special to me, as it was a gift from a lovely Blogger friend some years ago, thanks Wends

It's a very simple design, a scrap of DP, some stencilling around the image and a stamped tag tied on with cord. The sentiment is from same set as the image, which I've coloured with markers.

Thanks for visiting today, don't forget to check out the challenge blog to see what the rest of the team have created, there's such a great variety of inspiration for you to enjoy.

Have a happy week



Challenge entries:

dragonflydreams October Challenge

challengeupyourlife #163

sheepski #79

thefourseasons October Challenge

allsorts #748

avenue613 October Challenge


meg said...

Your stencilled background gives me the impression of the wind swirling the leaves around that beautifully coloured autumnal image,love the layout

Aunty Sue said...

Oh wow Chris. That stencil is stunning looks like it was made for this always stunning colouring. Have a lovely Sunday

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Chris this is a beautiful Autumnal creation the stamp and your colouring is perfection so is the background and the twine with the tag
lorraine x

tilly said...

a gorgeous card, the stenciling really does make it along with the colours xx

Janette said...

A beautiful card, the image is so pretty, she looks so sweet and the soft stencilling looks gorgeous like swirling leaves, its all so lovely Chris.
You have been very lucky to get a late summer blast, its been warm here but very rainy. xxx

Bernadet said...

I love it Chris.
The image is so wonderful and your colouring is great!

Pat said...

Beautiful card Chris, gorgeous Stamping Bella image and lovely Autumn colours. It's been reasonably warm here but so much rain especially in the last few days.

Pat xx

Sue said...

Awww Chris this is gorgeous what a beautiful card and fab gift off Wends! love the stencilling and your colouring is fab lots of hugs Sue x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card and Autumn colours,love the cute image and the stencilling is just perfect
Carol x

brenda said...

Yes, we're the part with rain and storms, but some watery sunshine today coming through the window which is nice.

I absolutely love the image you have used and the Lavinia (I think) stencil in the background brings everything together nicely.

B x

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
such a very wonderful Autumnal card and Bella is so sweet.
As always your design and colouring looks awesome.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mrs.B said...

A lovely Autumnal card Chris, love the sweet image and the stencilled background gives the impression of swirling leaves.
Avril xx

Linby said...

What a wonderful image and a fab design. The stencilling is a great touch.

Chrissy said...

What a fabulous image and coloured beautifully Chris, love the stamped wind and fluttering leaves, gorgeous..


aussie aNNie said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, delightful stamps and stencil, stunning colours xx

Curly said...

This is yunning Chris I love how you have used the stencil, and she is coloured perfectly, such a great Autumnal card,
Have a lovely day and week ahead
hugs Bridget :) x

crafty-stamper said...

Hi Chris,just popping back to say---Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
Carol DT x

brenda said...

Just popped back to thank you for linking up at Allsorts, perfect for our optional theme.

B x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A gorgeous card, perfect for our Autumn theme at Allsorts this week, thank you for joining us there.

Shona Erlenborn said...

This is such a pretty card, Chris. I love the stenciling in the background - it looks like the wind trying to pick up the leaves! Beautiful coloring!

Ellibelle said...

Absolutely beautiful with this gorgeous image and wonderful design! Thank you so much for joining in with us at Allsorts challenge!

chrissy xx said...

FABulous Autumn colours Chris.
LOve this sweet image too. Wish we had leaves swirling around!! Can't think of a day that we haven't had rain...It's even raining now, looks to be in for the day too.

Lisa said...

Adorable image and amazing coloring and super layout too.

Elizabeth Hart said...

I love this image - so adorable and perfect for fall. Thanks so much for joining us this month at the Dragonfly Dreams Challenge

pinky said...

This is such a sweet sweet card Chris. I love the layout with the added dsp at the top. The image is just so adorable and beautifully coloured too.

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

So nice to see this out for a play, perfect season of course! LOVE your gorgeous card hun, that stencil really makes it feel like there's an Autumn breeze around her, very cool effect. Gorgeous card and love your card design. Hugs, Wends xoxo

denise said...

I really Love your Card! The coloring ist so great! Thanks for playing along with Challenge up your Life!
Denise DT