Right I am now back in the driving seat after having had a wonderful holiday with the family, with one day in the 50's. We were sweltering and I had a dip in the pool at least 6 times that day.
It seems to have taken me ages to both catch up with everyone and get creating again. But I have 2 cards today and both fit the MAWTT challenge where the talented Heidi has set the theme. Hopefully we are not at the end of summer yet but of course we are all beginning to think about autumn and all it brings. So Heidi is challenging us to use the theme/colours of autumn for our projects this week and to include a recipe - she would like to see 3 flowers, 2 papers and 1 ribbon. I have used these and in my first card I have also added 3 leaves.
I have used papers I downloaded free from the internet. I do recommend you go and take a look at The Shabby Princess where there are a huge number of digi sets that are absolutely free, they are gorgeous and whether you are into handmade or digital crafting they are well worth saving.
I used the 'Shabby Fall' set and overlaid the words onto the harlequin paper for the background and also used a paper with masked leaves on it. I added a ribbon from my collection, three skeleton leaves and Herbanella stick-on flowers. The edges have been glittered with gold stickles.
I needed 'Thankyou' cards this week so both can be used to give to friends. One for looking after my cats while we were away and the other to an old school friend whose party we went to on Saturday night.
This is my digital card where I have used the papers, elements and digital stamp to create the whole card. I then added another layer as decoupage to the birds and added stickles and sakura glitter pens to give it some more dimension. The silhouette perched birds was a freebie from Blackleaf. The papers and elements were from The Shabby Princess and the sentiment from Raindrop Echo.
Hope you like these. They are different to what I was doing before I went on holiday, but I have got to get myself back into the swing again.
Have a great end to the week and a fab weekend.
Luv B xxx
Challenges to play in.
Inspiration Avenue - The power of words. Mine are all to do with autumn and what the season brings.
Mark's Finest Papers - Harvest. Although not literally a harvest card this does use the colours and
words associated with harvest.
The Tree House Thursday Challenge - Fall colours. Fits perfectly.
Lovely cards, thanks for the free download suggestion (lovely papers) and so glad to hear you enjoyed your nice warm break - 40 days to go till mine (but who's counting?)!
Thanks for the heads up about the freebie site ..have been downloading already lol..
Love your cards this week - the leaves are gorgeous
how adorable this is and perfect fall colors. Thank you sharing this with us at Treehouse Thursday Fall Color challenge.
Love these cards Brenda! I will def be checking out the shabby princess just had a sneeky peek and it looks brill! Glad your parcel got there safe I'm still waiting! I swear Royal mail are on strike round here! Hopefully will come across the MAWTT challenge soon! Hugs Rebekah xx
Love the cards Brenda, Love Hazelxox
Those leaves are so pretty! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!
Gorgeous cards hun, I just love all the yummy colours & papers...thanks for the link to the freebies..must go now have a looksie before I forget or get distracted lol
hugs shell x
WOW! What a beautiful card you've created here! And thanks for the heads up on the free digi papers!!
Thank you so very much for playing along with us at the Treehouse Stamps Thursday Challenge!
Both lovely cards Brenda, especially love the colours. Annette x
Ooh Brenda, you sure didn't leave your mojo on on Holiday, these are AMAZING.
hugs chris xx
Sounds like you had a wonderful time hot hot hot! Thank you for all the lovely comments you have left recently 'fraid I'm falling behind with all my thank yous.
Gorgeous beautiful stunning cards here especially the one at the top lovely. xx Zoe
Hi, it's so nice to be back, and it seems you too had a nice holiday. No, we didn't have to buy extra luggage 'cos I anticipated what was going to happen he he and we went to Orlando with nearly empty luggage and one empty in another he he :) Gorgeous cards you got here, very elegant xxx
In answer to the question you posed on my own blog Brenda - yes, Costco did have some beautiful ribbons and some lovely Christmas (?!) wrap too but I have so much already that I simply couldn't justify it right now but the black and gold wrap was just yummy . . . so, maybe a little nearer Christmas!!!! No willpower, me!
Oh wow Brenda these are two wonderful cards those papers are lush (thank you for the link)the first one in particular has a lovely Autumn look to it and I love the design of the second which reminds a little of the old French style, I love them both.
Hi Brenda, wow I get two instea of one to comment on, lol! Love them both, they really shout Autumn at me, thanks for using my theme to make these fabby creations.
So glad you had a lovely holiday, wont be long before it feels like you have never been away, lol! hugs Heidi xx
Very lovely card! Love the "ghost" leaf! Nice job and thanks for playing along with Treehous Stamps this week.
oh these are both gorgoues hun love the leaf you have added,hugs cheryl xxxxx
Yoo Hoo, I've left another little somethign for you on my blog!
Wow these are fantastic.
Gorgeous cards. Love them.
Lovely fall cards!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends!
Gorgeous work with these fabulous fall colors!!
Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful designs in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's harvest challenge!!
I like those birds....glad you could join Speedy the Cat's Friends this week!
gorgeous! Love the leaves on your first project...but both of these are utterly gorgous! Hugs Juls
beautiful work brenda-the colors you used have me longing for autumn -though I will be hard pressed to find it in AZ!
These are so pretty! I love the skeleton leaves you've used :)
Wonderful fall card - thanks so much for joining us in the Treehouse Thursday Challenge.
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