Sunday, 14 October 2012

Autumn Breeze - Joanna Sheen Challenge

Good Morning & Happy Sunday  :)

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at the Joanna Sheen Challenge blog and this fortnights theme is 'Autumn Breeze'.  The winner will as always receive a brilliant £20  voucher to spend online, so well worth joining in with your seasonal projects ! :)

I used this gorgeous Country Kitchen - Crab Apple stamp set and totally enjoyed doing something completely different for me.  I was aiming for a bit of a grungy look and thats my excuse for learning to paint with Distress Inks - lol.  I used MME papers, MS butterfly punch, and Spellbinders dies.

Now, I am quite an experienced and enthusiastic die-cutter, but I have to say that that wheat die is the most fiddly, time consuming die I have ever used.  It took me a good hour to finally get one piece out without tearing, but I wasnt going to let it beat me.  Most fiddly dies get better with use, but this one proper had me pulling my hair out and kicking off !

The embellies were found in my pot pourri bowl, so the card even smells nice too ! :)

Thanks so much for looking at my blog today and have a smashing Sunday


Faye said...

It might have been a faff, but it was so worth it. This is the most gorgeous, grungy, autumns card ever! Have a lovely Sunday. X

Annette said...

Well it looks fabulous. I'm sure after an hour it felt like it was well used, love the butterflies too. I've got some of those mini pegs and never know what to do with them. I like it on your country kitchen card rustic type card.

Lorraine said...

What a gorgeous card Alison. The image looks fab and I love the autumnal colours. Your dies always look great and your patience has paid off!
Have a lovely Sunday
Lorraine x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful...gorgeous image and

Susan Flynn said...

What a stunner Alison. Love the image and you seem to have mastered DIs! The die was worth the effort its perfect with the image and how clever to use the pot pourri! x

downrightcrafty said...

stunning hun, love the image the colouring and all those beautiful embellies and I know what you mean about dies I just purchased the new nestie fancy octagonal one and can I get it to actually work - I have tried baby powder and alsorts but still struggling with it but then don't we crafters love a challenge
Hugs Kate xx

Eileen said...

Smiling here Alison. I bought the set of 21 dies on C&C tried a couple of them, even used wax paper and still had problems with them, especially the wheat and gate so sent them back.
This card is GORGEOUS !!!!!!
Love the image and the rich colours you have used. Fabulous layout and your embellishments are PERFECT.
Eileen x

Suzilou said...

Oh WOW Alison this is just gorgeous, i love all the dies even if they did frustrate the hell out of you, was well worth the effort. Genius using the bits out of pot pourri. Love it! xxxx

tilly's crafts said...

stunning card - as always - Alison! love all those embellishments too.
Kim x

Caroline said...

This is gorgeous love the design and the colours are beautiful. Caroline xxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Alison. I love the colours and beautiful embellishments. Well worth all your hard work!

Hugs Sue

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Absolutely STUNNING card Alison.
You have WAAAAAAY more patience than me . . . I'd have thrown the die out the window if it was THAT fiddly!


Paula (PEP) said...

An intriguing combination & I'm surprised you have any hair left at all after tackling those wheat die-cuts.
The card looks good enough to eat - the shine on those apples.
Paula (PEP)

Alyce said...

Stunning alison! What a gorgeous design and I just love all of the beautiful details on earthy :)

Claire said...

This is a beautiful card Alison, so much detail and love all the added colours and embellishments. Hugs, Claire x

Cheryl said...

oh wow Hun i love love this too bits,the detail is simply stunning,and love those dies,so worth the effort Hun,if you use grease proof paper in with the die hun makes it easier to get out,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and beautiful done Alison.
a great autumn card.

greetings karin

debby4000 said...

Oh what a stunner of a card Alison, love all the details.

Vicky said...

Beautiful hun...and loving all your embellies...:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOw Alison!!!! This is brilliant! Love the use of pot pourri! Judy x

Anna said...

WOW!!! This card is stunning!!
Love all the decorations!!
Hope you will have a wonderfull week.

coops said...

oh wow alison.this was really worth the faffing.the design and colours are stunning and i love all those fantastic details.really love it all :D

xx coops xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Alison, beautiful image and love all the embellies.
Wendy xx

Sue said...

Wow! this is so gorgeous Alison… it's Autumn in a nutshell… love the fab image and scrummy papers… and Wow! those embellies are awesome… Love the berries and leaves…and the wheat was well worth the effort!! it's a real corker of a card - I love it! :-)
Big Hugs
Sue xx

pam said...

gorgeous card Alison, so worth the effort with that die, trouble is when I have trouble like that, you do not want to use the die again?

Ellen said...

Holy Schmoly! Amazing creation!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful creation.
Gr Elly


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