Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Penny Black and More October challenge - Warm Autumn colours

The current challenge over at Penny Black and More is  'Warm Autumn colours'. Such a lovely theme and this is my entry:
I used:

- A6 cream card blank

- a dark brown mat, cut from a snippet of course

- backing paper from the My Mind's Eye paper pad called 'Sunshine'

- Penny Black stickeroos from the 'April in Paris' sheet - I think it should be Autumn in Paris as the colours are so rich and Autumnal on all the stickeroos. Little tip, I stuck the whole strip across the patterned paper and then trimmed it in situ, from the back with scissors - simple but useful idea, at one time I'd have tried to cut it to size first (you live and learn)

- wrapped a couple of snippets of aubergine wide organza ribbon and narrower satin ribbon down the left hand side of the patterned paper before sticking it to the dark brown mat

- then adhered it to the card front before tying a couple of snippets of the same ribbon into a knot. Another little tip, I always tuck a little piece of  red line tape underneath the knot or bow to stop it from moving about

A quick card but I do love the 'depth' in those stickeroos! No sentiment, this is just a card for general use.

Di
x

30 comments:

Pippa said...

This is gorgeous Di, love the colours on the trees.

brenda said...

A lovely Autumnal creation and perfect for our theme Di. So nice to see you used a Stickeroo as PB are always keen to see their versatility displayed.

Many thanks for joining in at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

SARN said...

Absolutely wonderful autumnal card. Xxx

LesleyG said...

Beautiful xxx

Kathyk said...

This is really lovely, those trees are divine

Kathyk

Jane said...

Lovely rich autumn colours Di, I too love purples. Great card x

Whisper said...

Absolutely stunning & such Devine rich colours too, luv Sam x

Dr Sonia S V said...

Di the tree on your card looks so beautiful ...a soothing card
Cheers
Dr Sonia

Carol L said...

Those are really some fantastic stickers! My goodness, I was just about to ask how you colored those gorgeous trees when I read they're stickers! How pretty!!

Pat said...

This is such a pretty card Di and the browns with the aubergine ribbon are beautiful and there is also a touch of purple in the trees too which ties in beautifully. x

Barb said...

A great autumn card Di. That ribbin is lovely. Barbxx

Kath said...

A lovely card Di and such beautiful rich colours.
Kath x

Krisha said...

Gorgeous card!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card, Di. I love the combination of browns and purples - very unusual and very autumnal too. That's a great tip. Hugs, Elizabeth xx

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Di! I love the colors.
Hugs,
Em x

KandA said...

Gorgous card Di. Love the Stickeroo and gorgous colours.

Yes my Dad is still doing his knitting... his house is overrun with caterpillars and snakes but luckily they usually find new homes pretty quickly xx

Jacee said...

Very pretty Diane
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Ellibelle said...

A beautifully designed card! Great choice of colors and papers!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

Jean said...

A beautiful autumnal card, the colours are gorgeous and so are the lovely ribbons.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow Di, this is stunning!! Your card seems a window on an autumn garden! Love these Stickeroos and the bow!! Wonderful design!

Sandra H said...

Wow Di your card is so pretty and the colours are gorgeous l love Autumn the ribbon looks stunning too!... your so good with the Stickeroo stickers take care x

Kathleen said...

I have not seen this stickeroo which is unusual for me, love it, great card and love the way you have die cut it, it would also fit the Allsorts Nature challenge.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I do like a stickeroos or two on a card. Hugs Mrs A.

April Cheetham said...

This is stunning, Di - I love it! Xx

vinita jain said...

A beautiful designed card, love those trees, stunning! Love it!

Donna said...

Lovely card...Gorgeous colours. I've never seen a Stickeroo before!!!

Linby said...

A gorgeous card and a stickeroo I've not seen before, so nice to see them in our challenge at Penny Black & More. Thanks so much for taking the time to enter.
Lynn x
DT

francesca said...

beautiful card!!
I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)

Team Clark said...

This is gorgeous!

Loll said...

Gorgeous Di! Beautiful colours, beautiful design. xx