Thursday, 23 August 2012


Good afternoon, it's a funny old day here - one minute we have bright sunshine and the next big black clouds - but as of yet no rain.

Matt, my eldest son has just gone to enroll at college, he received his GCSE results this morning and he did well - A's in Maths, English, Music and Humanities and all the rest were B's - a total of twelve.  He was really nervous when he went to get them, I feel so sorry for them all, there is so much hype and pressure and at the end of the day not everyone is academic - we've always made it clear that as long as he does the best he can it doesn't matter what the outcome is.

Anyway, this is another card I have made using one of the fab new releases over at The Crafty Pad Designs, I just love these Acorns & Autumn Leaves images:

I got the idea from a magazine, but they had used die cut leaves, I printed multiple copies of the images and coloured them all in different colours with my ProMarkers and then cut them out.  It was a lot more difficult than I thought it would be to arrange the leaves in a circle and I'm still not 100% happy with it!

The papers are from the docrafts Wellington range and the card stock is Kraft.  I coloured some card stock with my Burnt Orange ProMarker and printed a computer generated sentiment onto it before cutting it out with one of my Spellbinders Ribbon Banners dies.  My bow is some seam binding coloured with the same ProMarker and the same seam binding has been threaded through a couple of buttons at the bottom.

I used the left over pieces of paper to decorate the inside of my card, you just can't see the darker one because it is next to the fold and I wanted to show the dimension of the leaves and the sentiment:

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

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge 135 - Use Leaves Somewhere ...
Crafts and Me Challenge 98 - Autumn Colours
Card Crafter's Circle Challenge 36 - Rich and Earthy Colours
2 Sisters Challenge 105 - In The Garden
The Crazy Challenge 177 - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting me today, I do love it when you do.




Hi Pauline
A gorgeous and beautiful card fabulous colour's
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Crafty Mamma Mia said...

Gorgeous card Pauline! Love the rich autumnal colours you've used.
Congratulations to your son on his GCSE results!
Helen x

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Pauline, congratulations to your son, he did really well.
I love your card, the leaves look so real.

rachel said...

stunning work Pauline - and so glad your son did well! Fantastic news xx

aqualeiga said...

Another STUNNING card Pauline, really love the wreath concept.
Also, I can't leave without saying a MASSIVE well done to Matt...what fantastic results, you must be on cloud nine!
Hugs, Ali x

Sue said...

WOW! This is gorgeous Pauline. I love the design with those beautiful coloured leaves.
Well done to your son, my daughter got her results today too.


Rosietoes said...

Beautiful card Pauline. Well done to Matt - great results. x

Edna x

Claire said...

This is a fabulous card Pauline, love the autumnal colour tones and the wreath is just fab. Hugs, Claire x

kelly ledder said...

Gorgeous Pauline, love that wreath a lovely idea.

Kelly x

Eileen said...

What a beautiful card for autumn. Love the design you have created, and it looks perfect to me.
Thanks for joining us at the Paper Shelter challenge this week and good luck
Eileen x

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Pauline,
Thanks for playing in our Challenge this week at Card Crafter’s Circle,I really like how you have created this magnificent card and I love these leaves!! Brilliant!!!
Trish Munro

Andrews Stamping Pad said...

Hi Pauline,
What a beautiful card you have made for your challenges.Love the idea and colours you have used !!!
Andy xx

Sue said...

Hello Pauline, it's me again! Just popped back for another look at your gorgeous card and to say thank you for taking part in the Fab n Funky Challenge


Victoria said...

Absolutely lovely! Some of my favourite colours. The leaves look stunning arranged in a wreath.

Betty said...

This is beautiful Pauline love the design and colours. Well Done your son didn't he do well

Shirley said...

Great card! Love the leafy Wreath great idea!
Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, love the design & colours....Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week.
Wendy xx

Michelle J M said...

This is beautiful Pauline, I think you placed the leaves just perfectly. Congratulations to your son on such an achievement. Michelle x

May said...

What a beautiful card Pauline, I adore the leaf wreath the colours are perfect.. Hugs May x x x

Pia S said...

What a great design! Love how you've arranged the leaves, and lovely autumn color scheme too! I think it's a fab card!

Andrea said...

what a beautiful card Pauline the leaves are beautiful what a great idea, im loving it with all the warm golden colours ,I love the autumn and this represents it perfectly its ace. well done to your son he is obviously a very bright boy and you must be delighted for him.x

shaz earl said...

Fabulous card!

Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Nature * challenge.

Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Sharon said...

I love this. Such a beautiful wreath. Thanks for joining us at Diva's by Design. Good luck.
Hugs Sharon. x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Pauline this is so beautiful I love the wonderful Autumnal colours of those gorgeous leaves a fantastic card.
Lorraine x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

This is simply beautiful.. Love the details.. very lovely work as always..

So happy that you have joined us at TPS and good luck......


Shari said...

Love the gorgeous colors of your card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Shelter.

Natascha said...

Aww, this is awesome. Love your autumn card. Thank you so much for joining us at Take Time for You last time. Good luck!

Hugs, Natascha

mgoll88 said...

Thanks for playing with us at TTFY