Saturday, 14 September 2013

The Leaves are Falling

Hello and welcome.  Gosh, what a difference a day make.  24 little hours.  Is that a song?  Anyway got up this morning to find piles of yellow leaves on the ground.  There's been a few fluttering around the last few days and we have kind of noticed perhaps a few yellow specks in the trees but suddenly you can't avoid the fact that Autumn is coming.  I don't want to admit it's here.  Although why not?  It's a wonderful time.  Still picking a variety of fruit and vegetables.  The pumpkins are looking good and there's the harvest party still a month away.  Any excuse for a party I say.......  

Quite a few challenges out there looking for autumn colours and over at Cheery Lynn it's all about texture.  Now CLD have a big range of embossing plates but unfortunately I don't have any... yet.  Got my eye on a few beauties.  So I decided to make my own textured background using CLD Dreamcatcher #2 die

I cut lots of the dreamcatcher die from fairly thick card and then stuck the feathers on a piece of white card.  Then I added a couple of layers of crumpled tissue paper.  

Then I coloured some more tissue with various red, yellow and orange DI's, ripped it up and stuck it down.  Hope you can see the texture of my autumn leaf background ;-))  It looks really fab in the real.  

I cut a fancy frame using Crafts-Too Frames 9.  The words are bubble stickers.  I used the dreamcatchers in the corners, embossed and attached with leaf brads and some butterflies cut with CLD Mini Dimensional Butterflies die.  There's a little bird on a twig as well, cos over at Joan's Garden part of the recipe was a tree or bird.  So there he sits.   

Joining the fun at
Cheery Lynn Designs - Texture
Joan's Garden - fall colours, bird/tree, leaves
Hjerteboden Utfordring 9 - Høst Brunt og Oransje 
Craft-room Challenge - Trees/Leaves 
Country View Challenge 7 - Layers

Thanks for dropping by and all your lovely, encouraging and helpful comments.   Have a lovely Sunday everyone.   


  1. It's a great idea and a fantastic card!

  2. Pretty Card! Love how you created your background!

  3. How clever, not to mention ambitious, to make your own beautifully textured background, Gail!! Love the colors you chose to complete this great card! Awesome project!

  4. another unique stunning creation love it! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  5. It is amazing what you can do with tissue paper. Great idea making your background with it.

    Thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  6. Lovely project! Thank you for joining in with the September Country View Crafts challenge - we really appreciate it!


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