Monday, 17 September 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party - Fall Blessings ....

..... It's 17th September that  means it's time for the monthly Waltzingmouse Blog Party - the theme is Autumn (or Fall as it's called here in America).  I am beginning to get used to that!  Full details of the blog party, with times and a super inspiration photo can be found here!

I've used this week's sketch from Mojo Monday - MOJO259 for the layout of my card.  As soon as I saw the sketch I know one of the stamps I'd be using.


Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Blessed by You, Dainty Doilies 2 Small, Faux Fun, Peace & Plenty
Inks:  Stampin' Up! - Calypso Coral, Early Espresso; Distress - Antique Linen; Memento - Rich Cocoa
Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants (S5-029), Deckled Mega Rectangles Lg (S5-015) #3, Scalloped Mega Rectangles Lg (S4-143) #3, Lacey Circles (S4-293) #5
Accessories:  Memory Box - Piestra Tile Die; Promarkers - Burnt Orange, Spice, Peach, Soft Peach; SU Card - Early Espresso, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake; Card from stash

I used various Spellbinder dies to cut elements of this card.  I used my stamp-a-ma-jig to position the lacey doily on the cut circle and trimmed it to lie against the coral panel, and adhered them to the card base.  Next I cut the rectangles.  While the deckled rectangle remained in the die, I sponged on some Calypso Coral and Early Espresso and then went over both of them with some antique linen, which really blended the colours together.  I stamped the oak leaves and sentiment onto the panel and adhered it to the card.  I used the knitting stamp from Faux Fun on some coral card and then cut out the pennant with my Spellbinder die.  I stamped the oak leaf & acorn image twice and coloured them with Promarkers, then fussy cut them both! I attached them to the card with dimension tape.


It's a really beautiful day here - the sun is shining, it's pleasantly warm 23C (74F), soft blue skies with some cloud and the birds are singing like mad.  According to the weather forecast this is probably the last day of summer - tomorrow the temperature is expected to drop by 7C!!  Much cooler.

That's all for now - I've had a good morning in the craft room.  Not only have I managed to complete this card reasonably early, I've also had a good tidy up!  Now I'm off for a cup of coffee and will be back later to waltz my way round the Blog Party!!  See you soon.

29 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hi Deborah
Fabulous card love the stamps you have used .... Stunning...
Hugs Sylvie xxx

Laurie said...

Gorgeous! I love the doily in the background!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card Deborah! I love th colours and die cuts you used, a superb take on the sketch too!

Marybeth said...

This is gorgeous! I love the layout and the gorgeous color combo. I am going to have to take a look at that set. I love that is fall blessings.

Kelly S. said...

GORGEOUS layout and mix of images, Deborah! I just love that leaf image with the die cut piece behind it...the patterns look wonderful together! I even see a bit of my favorite "sweater" pattern! The colors on this make me want to go sit by a cozy fireplace (even though it's not even chilly here today ;))!

Bumblebee said...

Love your choice of stamps Deborah, and the colours are lovely.

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

This is soooo beautiful Deborah - love the shading behind the leaves - wonderful colors too!

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a lovely design, Deb. Love the lines and the combination of the clean lines with the circle of the doily. Your great embellishment of the fall leaves grouped with the acorns is FANTASTIC! Awesome creativity!

Craftilicious said...

Simply fabulous! Love the layers and that die really makes a stunning backdrop.
Tara
x

Buffy said...

Gorgeous card Debs!!

Hugs Buf xx

Renee said...

Beautiful!!
LOVE that image...
and that doily and die cut...
makes for such a fabulous card! :)
I was thinking of you the other day...
have you been warned about the kiddies and candy on Halloween?
How you may need to invest in a small fortune of chocolate...
depending on your neighborhood?
I know Halloween isn't as large of a holiday in Europe as it is here and I hope someone has told you your front porch may resemble Joe Louis Arena on the night of the Stanley Cup finals with the Wings up 3-0! *giggle*

Suzanne D. said...

Hiiii Deborah!!!

Another stunning card! I should send you my wallet and have you buy my WMS for me. I love everything you make with them! That doily stamp is beautiful and I love all the dies and shapes you've paired these images with.

Marlena M. said...

Deborah, this is BEAUTIFUL! Lovely layers and borders.

Beate said...

Hi Deborah,
Your card looks BEAUTIFUL! Gorgeous creation.
Hugs and smiles

Kara said...

beautiful!! that set with the leaves and acorns is on my list!!

Cathy Weber said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful day...what a pretty card you have made, love that doily image, such a great combination of dies and stamps Deborah!

Julia Aston said...

Love how you used the Mojo Sketch for your fall card Deborah! The colors and shapes are wonderful - and the stampings are so pretty!

Lori said...

So pretty! Love the stamped doily.

Sharron said...

Gorgeous, Deborah! Love the colors, the layering--a really awesome design! What a wonderful way to use that stamp from Blessed by You. That sponged background is perfect!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful card. You took a complicated sketch, and executed it beautifully. Thanks for your ideas on my photo. I'll have to try to figure out what you did for next time. It is frustrating to have a photo come out so differently from real life.

Kim said...

Beautiful card and you are just so clever with your use of that amazing die. Just beautiful.

Claire said...

The browns and red look fantastic together Deborah - beautiful card

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful card full of so many stamp sets! I love these gorgeous fall colours - I only wish everyone could experience this gorgeous season!

Heather Cooper said...

Gorgeous colours and images! I really like this card!

Amy Kolling said...

Great use of that sketch with the Piestra die! I love that die so much! This is gorgeous!!!

Charmaine Stack said...

Deborah - fussy cutting - wow! So worth the effort tho. What a beauty of a fall card. Now I need to order that Peace and Plenty stamp set!

Cammie said...

Stunning!!!! Love the doily, the leaves, the tile die cut---what the heck--love every single detail!

Jeanne J said...

Debora - beautiful card. I love the pattern - so many extras on this one from the doily peeking out, the pretty leaves, the die cut strip down the center. Really stunning ... Love this! Is it ok to case??

The Paper Parade said...

What a beautiful layout! I love all the layers and dimension on your card! And a beautiful focal point stamp as well :)

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