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Sunday, 9 September 2012

"All The Leaves Are Brown..."

If only Mama Cass had followed those lines with the words "and polka dotted too" then this would have been the perfect post title...ever! As it turns out, she didn't have the foresight I credit her with and all we are left with is this week's card! The new theme over at Kenny K's Krafty Krew is (Challenge #110) Autumn Hues. I have used a stunning image (Farmer's Daughter) which I think has such a lovely retro feel to it, when I saw her she kind of made me think of a simpler time and 1950's Americana, the only thing missing is a hay bale. I had a go at handmade flowers this week and it has to be said that they aren't exactly difficult are they, don't know why I waited so long to give them a try. Dies come from Marianne and Magnolia and the leaves are Anita's See-Dee's stamps which I haven't used in forever.
On a personal note, I don't have a lot to say this week except that my new pills are beginning to kick in and for the first time in weeks I don;t feel like the world is one one big gaping wound. I've been watching loads of new movies as my concentration has finally been able to cope with something that lasts more than twenty minutes. I saw Men In Black 3 which was quite good, better than 2 but not as good as 1. The latest Bourne movie was brilliant, a real shot in the arm for the franchise and hopefully thae start of a new trilogy. Finally I watched Martha Marcy May Marlene which was just brilliant, a thriller that moves at a drama's pacing and has a real indie sensibility to it. If you like your thrillers to give you all the answers then this one isn't for you, it goes at it's own pace, it has non-linear plotting and has no famous faces in it but it left me breathless at the end, a real original for the new millenium.
So that's all I have at the mo, I have been colouring all week so hope to be putting some cards together this week. Take Care and Hugs 'n Stuff,
Entered Into: Bearly Mine Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge #126 - Polka Dot Palooza
Crafty Sentiments Designs Challlenge - Leaves
Creative Card Crew Challenge #19 - Tree
Through The Craftroom Door Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday Challenge #39 - Anything Goes!
Colour Q Challenge #154 - Colour Inspiration

Lexi's Creations Challenge #73 - Autumn Colours

Lollipop Crafts Challenge #89 - Fall Frolic

Make It Monday Challenge #106 - Anything Goes

Stamp and Create Challenge - Anything Goes

Tammy's Scrappin' Story Challenge #27 - Fall Inspiration


  1. Your card is lovely!
    Thank you for playing with us this week at
    Through The CraftRoom Door (TTCRD)

  2. How wonderful your card is. I love the design paper as well as your embellies. Great job.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  3. Such a fun card ... took me a while to spot the polka dots .... Thanks for playing at CCCB

  4. Hi Andy. What a bright fun card .Love the farm girl and your colouring .Fab background paper and your handmade flowers .Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  5. What a super fun card! Love your image and wowzers the details on this one are amazing! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew!

  6. Andy this is awesome. Love everything about it. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew and good luck.


  7. Love your card and the image does give you the feel of vintage. Love your designing with the die cuts and homemade flowers. Thank you for playing at TTCRD - Hugz, Colleen

  8. Those flowers work perfectly with those papers! Thanks for playing along with UIT!

  9. Very pretty flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Use it Tuesday! :)

  10. Gorgeous card love the detail.

    Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  11. I'm so glad your feeling better!! LOVE your card and your image is adorable and colored very well :-) Thank You so much for sharing your adorable card this week at CCCB

  12. That image is so sweet and perfect for fall. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  13. Hi Andy, what a cute image and love the flowers. Saw this over at MIM.
    Hugs Sue W.

  14. Hi Andy this is absolutely gorgeous I love how you have coloured the image, the colours and design are superb, thank you for joining our challenge at Bearly Mine this week.
    Lorraine x

  15. Andy - what a fabulous creation - and just smacks of FALL! Thanks for joining us at THROUGH THE CRAFT ROOM DOOR for our challenge!
    luv'n huggz
    Jen Leeflang
    TTCRD DT member

  16. Too cute! Thanks for joining us for Tammys Scrapin Challenge this week. Hope to see you back next week. Candy, DT

  17. Oh Andy, I can't believe I missed one of your cards. Cute image coloured beautifully and love your flowers, well done you. Great layout and design Love the tree but not sure about that colour... (or perhaps its the camera making it look a sort of teal colour as I can see green at the side of the card. Love everything else about it though.
    Glad you're starting to feel better, hope it's the start of the real road to improvement. You definately don't want to hurry back to work until you really feel up to it.
    What are you using for your scrapbook? I cheated and used Serif... don't think I would have managed 40 pages without it. I now have a problem though, she has 3 daughters and they are arguing now about who will end up getting it... lol... talk about gouls.....
    Promise not to miss this week's card.
    Take care my friend
    Eileen x

  18. What a stunning card you have made. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  19. What a gorgeous autumn card. That image is just fab! Thanks for joining us at Lexis for our Autumn Colours Challenge hugs Susan x

  20. Fabulous image and your flowers are lovely

    Thanks for joining us at the Creative Card Crew

    Margaret xx

  21. Cool card and image, One I have too, thanks for your comment on my card, don't think I used a KK image, next time. You have created this lady looking so quaint and sophisticated in her little country farm....great card..luv aussie annie

  22. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #23, #109, and #213.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  23. Now that's a cute polka-dot top she is wearing. Your card looks great. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at CCCB.

  24. What a fun card. Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

  25. Cool card...I love your coloring! Thank you for playing along with us at Ruby's Rainbow!

  26. Super cute card Andy - love that image! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ!

  27. This is so beautiful card. Love the image and colors you have chose. I appreciate your work. Thanks for sharing.


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