Thursday, 1 October 2015

Home with the sunshine

Happy October everyone. I'm back from my wonderful holiday in Rhodes. Thanks for all your lovely comments you left on my post whilst I was away. My Moment is sitting proudly in my studio and I can transport myself back to our special time there every time I look at it.

I need to download all my photos and will share some soon but today I just wanted to share some of the wonderful sunshine I have woken up to. Here is the UK the weather seems set fair and it really is wall to wall sunshine.

I opened my backdoor this morning to hang out the first of several loads of holiday washing (!!) and was greeted by this lovely autumnal view which I had to photograph.

The moon was still in the sky...talking of the moon we watched the gorgeous full moon whilst away and I got some great photos which I will share soon.

Everything was soaked with morning dew here but still so beautiful.

Someone is very pleased to be home too....but I have told him that crafting will have to wait

It's great to be home, there is no better place.

My card today is a Guest Designer card for Ignacio of Nicecrane designs. It is inspired by the autumnal colours that have greeted me on my return to England and the fact that now that it is October...there is spookiness ahead at the end of the month.
The image is from the Nicrane on line digi store and you can find it here
I love this sheet and use it lots 
Halloween And Kids CS

The fab spooky die cuts are Cheery Lynn. I made a very inky background with my distress inks and stencils. The leaves are Memory box and crackled with Crackle paste. I added some Halloween remnant rubs and some spooky charms which I painted. There is even a Tim skull stamp too which I stamped onto book pages. 

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

Cheery Lynn anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Rubber Dance autumnal colours tree bark, falling leaves and pumkin.
Crafting for all seasons autumnal hues
Dies R Us Halloween
Country View add some texture
Noor UK Halloween/autumn
Pixie's snippets playground 196 I used snippets of card to make my leaves
Crafty friends name that tune  name that tune mine is "Monster" by Automatic..particularly the lyrics...What's that coming over the hill......
That Craft Place anything goes mixed media mixed media anything goes
Artistic inspiration anything goes
Crafting from the heart anything goes
We love to create anything mixed media goes

Enjoy this very welcome early autumn sunshine if you are in the UK and if you don't have any where you are Billy and I are sending you bucket loads. I adore the colours seen in Mother Nature at this time of the much to inspire me.
Back soon,

Bye for now ,

Jane x


  1. Wonderful card Jane - just the ticket for Halloween! Love the Nicecrane image and what fab die cuts too.

    As you say, lovely to go away but there's no place like home is there :) Looking forward to seeing your photos!


    Di xx


  2. Jane, this is so delightful! You did an amazing job :) Thank you for participating in our challenge from Dies R Us!
    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  3. Welcome home my friend, so glad you had a lovely break!
    We had quite a misty morning here with lots of spiders webs in the garden but the sun is breaking through now!
    I have to agree Autumn colours are lovely. Love your spooky card especially that cute little spider and pumpkin, I do love pumpkins!
    Happy Thursday my dear and to gorgeous Billy too!
    V x

  4. Spookalicious fun I love your inky background with the mix of halloween dies and scattered autumnal leaves a great mix with your image. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and That Craft Place, good luck.
    Julie x

  5. Autum sure is lovely with nature's bursting out in an explosion of colours! Welcome back home.
    Thank you for entering your spooky AND beautiful make to our October challenge! :

  6. Welcome home.. glad it's sunny and pretty and that your leaves are turning pretty colors. GREAT card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Wooooowwwww Jane,,,,,,,love the way you used my image and all over the amzing die cut,,,,,booo booo,,,,I love the bright colors ,You did an excellent work,,,,, Happy Halloween Jane

  8. awesome make Jane - and so glad the weather is being kind to you on your return! hugs rachel x

  9. Fabulous Autumn pics and brilliant card love the dies----Thank you for joining us at Crafting From The Heart
    Carol DT x

  10. FABULOUS creation! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘GET YOUR “BOO” ON’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  11. Wow what a unique creation. So many details. Love it. Thanks for joining the Cheery Lynn Designs challenge. Best of luck to you.

  12. What an adorable creation! I love everything about it! Thanks for joining us in our 'Get Your "Boo" On' challenge at Dies R Us!

  13. you've made a fabulous card... thanks for entering it into Crafty Friends 'Pick a Tune' Challenge. Good song choice. Hope to see you again in our next challenge. Good Luck. Enjoyed seeing all your photographs.
    Hugs Diane Louise (DT)

  14. HI Jane,

    Great post and I agree with you, isn't it nice to live in a place where there's autumn?
    I love summer and heat but coming back from southern Arizona where the temps were still in the 100' I'm very happy to see "real" trees and a change of season. Love your pictures and your Halloween master piece!!

    Have a beautiful week-end Jane!

  15. You're so lucky. You got a vacation and sunshine when you got home. I hope you had a wonderful time. October is dreary in Ohio, but your sunny pictures make me smile :)

  16. Fabulous Halloween card, Jane, love that background and all the spookiness! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

  17. Fabulous Halloween card Jane! The colours are gorgeous and I love the cute little die cuts.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  18. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic inspirations, Louise DT x

  19. What a great card, Jane! I love your Halloween scene you created on it. Thank you so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK challenges.
    Karina DT

  20. Ah, there's no place like home! Jane, I love your photography, and it warms my heart to see the laundry on the line. I hang some of mine out, too, something around here is unheard of. Love seeing all the leaves starting to turn there and the autumn sun on them.

    As for your fun and full of Halloween details! I love that haunted house die, and must add that to my wish list. Most of all, I love your artsy background and your falling leaves. Such beautiful colors! Well done!

  21. Hi, A lovely project, fabulous embellishments and lovely colour choice. A lovely style. Thank you for joining us this fortnight. Crafting For All Seasons Good luck. We would love to see you again for our next challenge.
    Erin (Blog Owner)

  22. Hi Jane, you do take some fabulous pictures. Love your mixed media project, makes me want to get all inky. Beautiful seasonal colours. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    Tracy Payne

    Owner of NoorDesignUK online shop

    Noor Design Uk Blog

    Personal Blog Crafteezee

  23. Hi Jane, fun halloween make. Love the die cut treat and treaters. Gorgeous inky background. Thanks for joining the challenge at Rubber Dance. Good luck. Hugz

  24. Wow! What an awesome Halloween card! Thank you for joining our challenge over at the Rubber Dance blog. I have a giveaway on my Facebook page where you can win some Rubber Dance stamps:

  25. What a great Halloween creation - love the leaves swirling everywhere as the trick or treaters scrunch their way along! Fabulous colours and the die-cuts are great. Thanks so much for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison xx


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