Sunday, 6 October 2013

An autumn walk

None of the forecast heavy rain arrived here on Friday so yesterday we were able to get out for our planned walk. We love to visit a nearby haunt at Box Hill in Surrey. We have been walking here for many years and I must admit since the Olympics there are lots more people and cyclists around but it is still such a pretty spot.

Box Hill was given to the nation in 1914

The clouds were fascinating. The view is wonderful at any time of the year. There are many oak trees at Box Hill and I was delighted to see acorns suspended in the branches. Like conkers I love these as an image of the autumn.

We have a seat we love to enjoy the view from, it is so peaceful. It is a place to watch the hustle and bustle of the world below whilst enjoying listening to the birds singing in the trees. There was a rustle in the grass at one point which was probably a rabbit but we didn't see him.

There were berries everywhere

and lots of Old Man's beard in the hedgerow.

It was a most pleasant way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

I am still very much in autumn mode with my card making. Thank you for the very kind comments you left for my last post. When I saw the Old Man's beard and acorns I immediately thought that today's card needed to be Fairy related. As I child I loved to read Enid Blyton and especially The Enchanted Wood adventures. I could just imagine some of the fairyland characters  living in the trees and hedgerows at Box Hill ;0)You all seemed to like the hand made backing card I created in autumnal colours for my last card. I have used a small off cut of it on my card today, you can see it under the focal image.
Here is my card, complete with Fairy. It is for sale in my Etsy shop here

The stamp is from Lavinia. I used an embossing folder for the yellow card. I love the way this yellow paper really stands out like sunshine. Here is my fairy in close up, I used some TH distress inks and spritzed with water to make the colours blend. I then added some embossed cobwebs here in the corners once everything was dry.

I used my spider's web stamp to emboss a few more cobwebs on the edges. The tag is a new Marianne die which I love. The sentiment is LOTV which I have used my Walnut stain Distress ink on.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Lavinia autumn colour
Heck of a Challenge  autumn
Pan Pastel  water effects
Feeling Crafty autumn
A little bit Crafty shabby/inky
The Cupboard Trilogy Fall/Halloween
Penny Black and More anything goes
Stamping sensations all creatures great and small
Crafty Ribbons anything goes with ribbon
A creative romance fairytales or winged things
Loves Rubberstamps anything goes
Papertake Weekly anything goes
Inky Chicks 2 different die cuts I have used the Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish and Marianne tag set
2 sisters fall fun
Jelly Park anything goes
Sweet Stampin  autumn
Crafty Catz anything goes

Today was simply gorgeous, the sun is still shining and I planted up my bulbs. Yes it really is that time of the year already. This autumn has just been so pleasant, long may it last. I also bought some violas and pansies to give some colour to the pots whilst my bulbs sleep though the cold winter months and then come up in a blaze of colour next spring.

 Enjoy the end of the weekend. I hope the sun shone for you too, if not I am sending some your way.  Thanks so much for your kind visits and all the sweet comments you take the time to leave,  I really appreciate it and I love to read them.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Hello Jane

    Absolutely wonderful photos which makes me feel decidedly homesick. I so miss a good walk in the woods. Like yourself I'm a fan of Enid Blyton and I'm introducing my 12 year old grand-daughter to the Famous five. I want her to enjoy their adventures as much as I did.

    keep well

    Amanda :-)

  2. Stunning view of your Autumnal walk - the colours are beautiful.
    Love the image on your card and the bright contrasting colours - beautiful. xx

  3. Wow Jane..truly beautiful card!
    Thanks again for joining us over at Premium Crafts Challenge and good luck!

  4. fabulous photos Jane and your card is delicious - love it x

  5. What a fun walk you had.. and for sure, it looks like autumn there. We're having gorgeous sunny warm weather this weekend, but I'm sure the rain will resume very soon. LOVE the card! OK, I am heading back into the studio.. more sorting to do. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Hi Jane! That is a beautiful and relaxing place for a walk! Your card is again fantastic!
    Have a lovely week! x Teje

  7. Such a beautiful card Jane and wonderfully inspired. Thanks for sharing the photos of Box Hill, I haven't been there for years.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  8. Hi Jane
    So nice to see you back with us at Penny Black and More. It is always nice to spot a regular fan of PB.
    I love the magical look to your card.The cobwebs look so real and the whole card has so much depth and interest.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.


  9. This is so stunning!!
    Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge!

  10. A pretty walk and a pretty card!

  11. Beautiful pictures you have there and beautiful card! Love the image and your distress work is fantastic! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps!:)

  12. Jane I just love how you do that background all those lovely warm colours with those fabulous spider webs such a great card
    Hugs Kate xx
    oh and fabulous photo's again :)

  13. Hello Jane,

    Thank You so much for taking the time to share your walk with us. I love this time of the year and enjoy your "eye" so much. Great Fall Card ;)

  14. A stunning card for our theme Jane, thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More.

    B x

  15. Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

  16. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck with your great card. Hellen (DT)

  17. Hi Lovely Jane, I so enjoyed seeing your photos. Loved seeing the acorns, a great photos. Also the berries, old man's beard and "cobwebs".
    The weather has been so nice here and for you, I'm enjoying everyday now, before we all start to hibernate this winter.

  18. What a fab "winged things" creation! Beautiful distressing and colors..Thanks so much for joining us at A Creative Romance. Please join us again! xxx Ann Marie

  19. This is a wonderful card
    Thanks for joining the Crafty Ribbons Challenge
    x Gretha

  20. Loved seeing your photos! Your area is so different from mine, and so lush and beautiful! :^) (I live in the desert.)
    Your card is beautiful, too! Love the silhouette image, your inking, the embossing, that fab tag, and your design! The yellow does pop! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  21. smiling to ones self, keep watching my posts :)
    Hugs Kate xx

  22. A beautiful card love the design. Thanks for sharing your photos they are beautiful! Thanks for sharing with us at A Little Bit Crafty, Susan x

  23. I love Box Hill too - the views are lovely, although the climb is "interesting" in places! Lovely card. Many thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  24. How awesome that forest looks Jane and I bet you can walk freely without fear of being mugged? We can't do that in South Africa. I envy you... would be a nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon walking through such gorgeous woodland. hugs Sharon

  25. Such a nice time of year for walking and lovely views. I saw that card in your shop right away.

    Will talk to you very soon,
    Happy October,

    Anne and all
    PlumCreek Studio

  26. Love this silhouette image, it's beautiful. Thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz and I hope you will come back again.
    Anna xxx

  27. Beautiful photos :)

    Fab card too! Thank you for joining us at Feeling Crafty Challenge ~ Good luck :)

  28. Gorgeous card! I love your pictures though, what a beautiful place to live! Lucky you. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

  29. Fab card, Jane....thanks for sharing it with us at Lavinia Stamps.
    Barbara xx

  30. what a lovely card. thank you so much for joining in wit our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  31. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  32. Beautiful card. love all the details, lovely photos too.
    Thank you for joining the Penny Black & More @ Allsorts Anything Goes challenge and good luck x Susan x

  33. Wonderful pictures... must have been a wonderful day out in the nature! Also your card is really pretty! Thanks for joining us at HOA challenge!
    ;-) Alex H.

  34. Beautiful Creation, thanks for joining us at stamping sensations this month

    Francesca x


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