Monday, 24 September 2012

Multi Layers

I've went all out for a multi layered look card; I couldn't resist all the nice bits and bobs I had in my stash to create an autumnal card. I've had a HOTP tag art book lying around and gathering dust for ages which I have never used before. I used a sweet floral one for my card. I wasn't sure if or how I’d use the tags now I do. The Tilda is an older one and I think its ‘April showers’ although I think it works for our usual wet autumn today! I enjoyed using the browns and peach tones which is another first for me.

I had no time this weekend for Christmas cards but I did get some stamping done, so will start colouring, my next card will be a Christmas card. We did the garden yesterday,cutting everything back and generally clearing everything; its my least favourite time of the year in the looks sad and empty...although it has to be done so we can enjoy it next year, although I woke up this morning stiff and ache everywhere…I think I might have over done it slightly but off to work later so need to go, get this posted and get ready for work.

On a final note I would lie to say a big  thank you to everyone who made kind comments on my Christmas card worry, I get the message loud and clear…It’s the thought and love that counts and any I do manage to make this year I will give to family and friends and stop being such a worrier …so thank you everyone your  comments are very encouraging and will keep me motivated…Have a good week everyone…x 

 I used the following materials:
·      White square card
·      Brown and orange tone papers for layering-Dovecraft
·      Papers–front and inside -Spring Jubilee -Pink Paislie (freebie)
                                                   Petite Papers- Webster's Pages (freebie)              
·      Tilda 'April showers'  - coloured with Promarkers- background with chalks but difficult       to see on photo !
·      Flower tag-HOTP Tag art book
From Stash
·     Satin ribbon bow and velvet ric rac 

·      Punched Flowers (paper as above )
·      'Sweet' Sentiment embellishment 
·      Tiny brass brads                      
·      Die cut swirl - coloured with promarkers to match
·      Die cut scalloped square - inside
Close up

 side view-peak of inside

I would like to enter the following challenges this week-


  1. Such a pretty card Andrea, the orange colours really work well :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

  2. Fabulous card Andrea. Love the image and fab papers and all the great embellishments.
    Caz x

  3. Gorgeous card Andrea, loving the way you coloured the image and decorated the card...luv anniex

  4. Hoi Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia lover
    What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image! Thanks you for joining us at the Lovely Hanglar or Sweet Magnolia challenge blog hope to see you next time
    hugs Ria

  5. This is really lovely Andrea, lovely colouring and all your layers are fantastic..very nice design...

  6. A beaituful card with lovely details! Tildas real autum looking with her umbrella. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

  7. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

  8. Such a soft and romantic take on the colours of Autumn. So lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Clearly iStamp challenge.

  9. This is a lovely card Andrea, such pretty soft colours and you have coloured Tilda beautifully. Your tag looks great - it's nice to know I'm not the only one that buys things and then thinks what am I going to do with that!

  10. Such a lovely e way you keep it soft even with the use of orange, brown shades. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Sentmental Sundays.

  11. Gorgeous card using such soft autumn colours. Love the design. Thanks for joining us at the Belli challenge - hope to see you next time. hugs,xx

  12. Great job on the coloring! love all the layers too. Just a beautiful card all way around.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #60 - Fall into Fall. Hope to see you on 10/5/12 when the new challenge is posted and the winners for September!

  13. Hi Andrea

    Lots of lovely layers and such a beautiful colour combo too.

    Loving all the swirls and flowers!!

    Love Jules xx

  14. Gorgeous card Andrea, love your image and colours, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week.
    Hugs Debs

  15. Amazing, your card is so great.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  16. What a beautiful card Andrea, I love Tilda's and with all the rain thats a perfect image choice!!
    Thanks for playing along with our 'lovely layers' this week and I hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Laurie xx

  17. Fantastic card. Visiting from Make-it-Monday to get a closer look..Loz

  18. Gorgeous card Andrea, always gotta love Tilda..beautiful colouring and details.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. What a darling card. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs

  20. Awww, she's so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us at Dilly Beans & Just Some Lines. :)

  21. awwww how cute is she!!! I love everything about your gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for playing along at Tilda's Town this week

  22. What a great card is this ;o)
    Thank you for joining us at Tilda's Town this week!

  23. Very sweet card, you colored in this Magnolia image so softly it really looks wonderful. Thank you for joining us at the Dare to be Sassy Challenge at Sassy Studio Designs. Fabulous work!

    Jackie, SSD DT

  24. Love the fall treatment..........such a sweet little image, & U made This more sweeter......Thanks for joining us at Just Some Lines!!!!

    Just Some Lines DT

  25. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!

    My entries are: #111 and #124.

    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…



  26. Really your monochromatic look and embellishing! Saw you at Make It Monday....

  27. Saw your card at MIM and had to take a closer look. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!


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