I am entering the Lili Of The Valley No. 68 Challenge - Autumn - which entails using one of their stamps. As I only have three and they are all Christmassy, I have adapted one to look Autumny. Not sure if it worked?
I am also entering the Sir Stampalot Challenge as it is Autumn Breezes, Buttons and Bows. The card depicts an autumn breeze and has a button with a delicate bow.
Pocket Full of Posies have a Challenge for Autumn Leaves. It does say in the rules that you have to have something floral on your card. The Happy Birthday Banner has a flower on? but not sure if that counts but will try. Last but not least Creative Stamp Friends has a Challenge for Orange Brown so I think it qualifies for that.
I have coloured the girl's hair gold - I know it seems strange but it just looked really nice. I made an Easel Card which is only the second I've ever done. I struggle a bit with decorating them and think I need to be more inventive.
I love looking at all the entries into the Challenges; they are amazing and so many different takes on one theme. Anyway, I'm off to dose myself, meanwhile here is the card recipe:-
Square Easel Card
Milton Paper Stack: Orange with white daisies and Thinking Of You Paper
Lili of the Valley Stamp: "Dropping the Shopping"
Mounts: Earth Tones Glitter Paper (Handy Hippo) - Brown
Brown recycled Card (Handy Hippo)
Die Cuts from stock coloured to match and mounted
Leaf Banner: ClipArt leaves copid and pasted together
Orange Button (raided from my mum's button stash)
Gold string from stash
Two amber gems
(Promarkers by shade and Copics by no.)
Face and legs: Vanilla and Copic R20
Hair: Gold Sakura Gel Pen
Fur Hat, Mitts, Boots Trim: Shale
Scarf: Coral, Black spots highlighted with gold
Dog: Tan, Shale for button nose
Bag: Burnt Orange, Gold Sakura Gel Pen,
Girl's parcel: Pear Green, Shale
Dog's Parcel: Coral and Burnt Orange with Pear Green Bow.
Scarf: Tan, Black and gold spots
Lili Of The Valley Challenge 68 - Autumn
Sir Stampalot - Autumn Breezes, Button(s) and Bow(s)
Pocket Full of Posies - Challenge 8 - Autumn Leaves
Creative Stamp Friends - Challenge 9 - Orange Brown
I came across this recipe for 100 year old Parkin - just follow the recipe and then leave for a hundred years! (only joking). The recipe is actually from October 1907 and it states that back then it sold for eight old pence a pound! I wonder how much that would be in today's money? Amazing stuff.
I also came across this when scanning some old 35mm slides from the '60s. It's a shame my head has been cut off but look at that grin - it's bigger than the swedes!