Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Autumn Leaves

I love the colours of Autumn and as it's my mum's birthday next month, thought I would make a cute card for my dad to give her. The gorgeous image is from a set called 'Autumn Antics' by David Parkins. They were a free set of digi images with Simply Cards mag few years ago. The other images are all so cute too - I found it difficult choosing which one to use. So it does pay to sort through those mags ;-)) as you find little treasures like this. 

The paper is also freebie with Quick Cards - Issue 91. If you register you can download them and they are gorgeous. I am going through a glitter phase at the moment, probably because it's so dull and miserable outside! I've used a load of Ultra Fine Glitter - Chocolate Brown on edges of card.

The delish ribbon and gems were part of my fab prize from Ready-Teddy-Go Challenge. Thanks girls! Sentiment was made on computer.

Colouring is a mixture of Copics and Spectrums. G82, G85 Green Copics. E00, E02 for skin. I can't remember the browns I used! and I only coloured it yesterday!! I think it was E57 Copic mixed with one of the lighter golden Spectrums. I got so excited mixing them together that I forgot to make a note LOL

I also decorated the inside to match.

I would like to apologise if any of you visited my Blog on Sunday and noticed a lot of my photos were missing!!! Stupid me only went and deleted my photos from the Picasa Album!! I did do it after going to the pub on Saturday.  It was the beer festival and I had a couple of strong beers! Don't even remember how I got onto the Picasa Album page!!! LOL but I remember thinking - oh those look like all the photos off my webpage!! Oops! It took me most of Sunday to replace the important ones. Was really fed up! Anyway, now you know why I don't drink alcohol very often !!!! hee hee.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Crafts & Me - Challenge 55 -  'Use a Digi' (ends 11th October 2011)  
Simon Says - 'Sparkle and Bling'  (ends 11th October 2011)  
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge 119 - 'Autumn Leaves' (ends 12th October 2011) 
PaperPlay - Challenge 40 - 'Autumnal Colours' (ends 12th October 2011)  
Paper Sundaes - Challenge 90 - 'Favourite Colour Combination' (AUTUMN COLOURS) (ends 15th October 2011)
Creative Stamp Friends - Challenge 35 - 'Autumn Colours' (ends 16th October 2011)  
Stamps R Us - 'Autumn/Fall' (ends 16th October 2011) 
Stampin' For the Weekend - Challenge 18 - 'Colours of Autumn' (ends 19th October 2011) 

Hope you are all well and have a great week!
Hugs Sue xx


Lisa Jane said...

Oh he looks so cute in his Autumnal colours and the papers are so pretty. YOur mum will love it.
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa x

chrissy xx said...

What a Fabulous image! LOve your colours and this backing paper is Gorgeous!
Naughty girl Sue......Keep to wine next time!

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Que amável, Sue!
Muito bonito!


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Sue :-) the image is adorable and I love the papers and sparkle ,, your Mum will love this !! sooo cute :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Doreen said...

What a gorgeous card Sue, love the image and you have coloured him perfectly.xxx

Mina said...

aaaawwwww Sue he is a real sweetie...gorgeous colours for him too...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
Mina xxx

Vicky said...

Wonderful Sue....love the image and fabulous colours too sweetie...

have a super evening....hugs Vicky xx

DesignerDiva said...

Aww Sue this has to be my favourite of all the images I've seen - ever! It's too cute for words and I used to have that mag so I may even have these somewhere! Not only is the image fab, your colouring of it is amazing! I can't tell you how much I love this Sue!!!!

What you did with the gold stickles on your last card was awesome!

Hugs Laurie xx

craftybirdlisa said...

what a gorgeous cute little chap. Love the colours in your card and the fab ribbon x

DesignerDiva said...

Me again - I didn't read your challenges LOL

Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

I particularly like the hand showing us the inside LOL

Shannon White said...

Aww, Cute Cute Cute! Love your Sweet image and Wonderful coloring! I know you r Mum is just going to love this! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

coops said...

fantastic card sue.i really love the image and your autumnal colours are stunning ;D

xx coops xx

Susan Flynn said...

Great card Sue your mum will love it. Beautiful choice of colours and papers to set if off so wellxx
ps you just need more practice with the beer xx

Anonymous said...

You are a laugh Sue! lol
Your card is so cute, your mum is gonna love it. Love your papers too.
Now you know next time you have to hold yourself about drinking, lol
Hugs xx

Cheryl said...

oh sue hun you always make the most beautiful cards,just love the image,and the detail as always is just stunning your mum will just fall in love with this hun,hugs cherylxxxx

Shanna Shands said...

Your card is wonderful. The layout, the image, and the papers are really cute. Thanks for playing with Paper Sundaes.

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Sue, and the image is so sweet!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Sue, so cute and I love the paper.
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our Autumn colours challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Pami said...

Hi Sue, I love this card, love the colours and the layout and the image is great. Thanks so much for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Teresa said...

Hi Sue,
What a great fid he was in your stash, he is lovely....and gab papers too. Love all that sparkle and your mix of spectrums and copics work beautifully. Glad you managed to get your photos back on! Hugs, Teresa x

sara said...

gorgeous card love that cute image and fab colour combo thanks so much for joining us at paper sundaes this week
hugs sara x

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue, what a sweet image!! Gorgeous, fun card. xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh My Goodness! :) This so made me smile! :D Awesome image!!

Lovely backing papers Sue and your spotty ribbon looks brill!



SusanLotus said...

LOL! He looks so cute and happy!
Have a great sunday!

Betka said...

Oh, nice - I just love the autumn colour! Sweet image :)
Hugs: Betka