Saturday, 18 September 2021

Autumn Leaves

 I cut some overgrown Ivy and saved a few leaves to dry and the largest one I decided to use with distress inks and make a background.I then found a tiny leaf stamp from goodness knows where and stamped second generation so not too dark.

TH leaves die-cut from sprayed and splatter card and stamped the little mushrooms from Rubber Dance onto the same card and one on a snippet of P.paper found in the bin.

The stamped sentime was from IndigBlu looks a little lost but didn't want to stamp it onto separate card.


sweet stampin-colours of Autumn

make my Monday-Autumn

crafty sentiments-ATG

lemon shortbread-ATG


QKR Stampede-ATG


Pennys challenge-ATG

double D-leaves

word art Wednesday-ATG

alphabet-L for leaves


we love to create-ATG

a perfect time to craft-ATG

classic design-ATG

through the purple haze-ATG

Ikes world-Autumn

crafty creations-ATG

love to craft-ATG

love to scrap-ATG

mix it up-ATG

creative craft cottage-anything but square

creative inspirations-fabulous fall

country view challenge-Autumn leaves

the four seasons-Autumn

simply create too-Autumn leaves

the paper funday-Autumn

crafty gals corner-hello Fall

sparkles forum-Autumn colours

happy little stampers-ATG with dies

Thank you for dropping by and any comments are much appreciated

Carol x x x


pinky said...

I love this. Gorgeous autumn colours and I think the sentiment is even more special as it demands your attention!

Janette said...

Wow Carol this is so gorgeous, I am so enjoying seeing all the colours of Autumn coming out.xx

ahlers5 said...

This is so beautiful! I love the fall colors.

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

I love the colours of autumn and this card is fabulous. You've done a great job making the background. I have loads of Ivy in my garden, so might have a go at that myself. Take care and enjoy the rest of your weekend x

Freubelmina said...

You made a very beautiful autumn card Carol, nice with the leaves ...
the card below with the paper pieced flowers is really a picture, nice work x

Leslie Miller said...

The ivy leaf does make the most beautiful background in combination with inks and stamping! What gorgeous autumn die cut leaves, too. The colors! Wonderful to see this in our Four Seasons gallery, Carol!

brenda said...

Love Autumnal creations Carol and this is gorgeous and so rich, the strooms add a nice touch as well.

B x

meg said...

Beautiful rich warm autumnal colours,love your background, leaves and sentiment

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card - great background - thanks for sharing!!!

Carol L said...

This is warm and wonderful with those colorful leaves and I love the background you created! Great quote from Picasso too!

Chrissy said...

I left a very lengthy post on your facebook page about not being able to comment, full of senior moments today as I'm here now and could have left same message..duh!!..but I so LOVE this card, I love the leaves, I'm watering at the mouth waiting for my leaf die to arrive, just love it, and the background is FABULOUS..


Jean said...

Fab Carol and i think the sentiment looks perfect xx

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is very beautiful Carol. I'm so impressed with your ivy leaf and the colours and sentiment are gorgeous. Faith x

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a great idea to use a real leaf along with a stamp to create the background, gorgeous Autumn colours and a lovely sentiment.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

craftytrog said...

This is gorgeous Carol!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card Carol
Gr Karin

Lynne said...

A fabulous card with gorgeous colours Carol x

Diane said...

Uniquely beautiful! Thank you for joining our challenge at Four Seasons!
Diane FS DT {Nellies Nest}

Vivi Casale said...

fabulous card Carol!
yours leaves are so pretty!

Deborah Wainwright said...

A colourful card, very pretty. Thanks for joining in the country View Crafts challenge. Debs x

Diane said...

Me again, thank you for entering your pretty card into our Double D challenge!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

Lee said...

Really Stunning and Beautiful colours.x

Darlene said...

WOW this is so cool and unique! Love it! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
Please stop in for a visit!

P.S. Thanks also for sharing with us over on the Four Seasons Challenge Blog. GREAT JOB!

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous Autumnal card Carol I love how you have designed this gorgeous creation the leaves and those mushrooms look smashing
lorraine x

Twórcze pasje Danki said...

Amazing card, I love ti. Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

Twórcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

Tracy Welham said...

Stunning, so beautifully autumnal. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Gina's Cards said...

Beautiful card! Love the background and the leaves are gorgeous. Thank you for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
Gina xx

Deborah Wheeler said...

Love all the blended colours on your card. Thanks for joining us at THe Alphabet Challenge. Deborah DT

Melanie Hungerford said...

Fantastic card, love the mixed media look and the great background you made. Thank you for joining us at Four Seasons!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Oh that is SO fabulous! Gorgeous creation. Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Stampin'. Hugs, Wends xoxo Sweet Stampin' DT

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Gorgeous card! Love the leaves and the background!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT

Kinjal Trivedi said...

What an amazing way to create a background. Genius and wonderful creation. thank you for playing along with us and looking ahead to seeing more from you! Hugs, Kinjal - DT

valscraftings said...

Fabulous card, love the leaves!

Thanks for joining in at IkesWorldchallenges
Val DT x

Sue said...

Gorgeous colours it's so pretty thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin hugs Sue x

HilaryJane said...

Gorgeous colours xx

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely brilliant Carol! What a really creative way to use the leaves here and the colors turned out amazing! The sentiment goes perfectly here and it all brings me to the feeling of Autumn!! I love it!

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a beautiful autumn card! Love the leaves theme and cute mushrooms! You managed to submit to three teams that I'm on so thank you for playing with us at the Alphabet, Make My Monday and Happy Little Stampers Die Challenges and hope you can join in again soon.
Secrets To Stamping
Join my Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds!

Billie A said...

Awesome card. Love the fall leaves and colors. Great design. thanks for sharing over at Alphabet challenge, Make My Monday, Crafty Gals Corner, Crafty Sentiments.

Monica C. said...

What an amazing background! I like this card a lot with the bold colors on those leaves.
Hugs Monica

Jane Savage said...

Gorgeous autumnal card!
Thank you for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create With Polkadoodles! Jane (DT) Paper, Pencils & Pretty Things xxx

Claudia Rogier said...

Oh, I love this card. Thanks for entering you card at Creative Craft Cottage
Toffe kaart. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Creative Craft Cottage
DT Creative Craft Cottage

Claudia Rogier said...

Awesome project. I love it. Thanks for entering your card at Penny's Paper crafty challenge
Superrrrrr je kaart. Echt tof. Leuk dat je meedoet met onze challenge bij Penny's Paper crafty challenge
DT Penny's Paper crafty challenge

MaryV said...

Wow! What a lovely Autumn project! Thank you for playing along at MMM Challenge Blog.

MaryV said...

What a fabulous project! Thank you for playing along at Penny's Challenges. Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Dawn Phillips said...

Very Autumnal. I love the addition of the mushrooms. They are so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday. Love Dawn x

Jana Forrest said...

Carol I just love the idea of using mother nature as part of a creation. It turned out delightful! Thank you so much for sharing over at Penny's Challenge. Best of luck and hope to see you again soon. DT~Jana Forrest

Dee's Craft Room said...

Wow, so much beautiful creativity going on here. Your amazing use of dried leaves combined with conventional stamps have made a stunning card. Love the little mushrooms, they seem to be dancing in the the bottom corner.

Dionne xxx

rachel said...

Love it Carol! Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges and good luck in the draw. Hugs Rachel xx

Ann Chuang Crafts said...

This is such a beautiful autumn card! Thank you for your lovely entry at Mix It Up Challenge Blog!
Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!

Kim said...

What a great idea to bring nature in and use it in your card making. Love the colors you chose also. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simply Create Too Challenge Blog.

Mimi said...

Awesome card and super idea :) :) Thank you for playing along with us at IKEsWORLD this month. Big hugs Mimi xxxxxxx

Birgit said...

So unique and artistic. This card is fabulous! I'm so glad you linked up to the Double D challenge. Best of luck to you!

Helen said...

Beautiful - love your background.

Thanks for joining us at the Ike's World Challenge.

Helen x

Kim said...

Again, a great way to bring nature into the crafty world. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.