Sunday, 5 November 2017

Crisp autumn sunshine

As I walked down to Dotty's Teahouse on Friday with the first of my Christmas cards I am selling I wore my gloves and scarf for the first time this year. The temperature has finally dropped and the trees are now beginning to shed their leaves. I marvelled at the glorious colours in them, lit up by the sunshine.
What is there not to love about Mother Nature on a day like this?
This is Honeywood, our local museum which looks out onto the ponds.

The fallen leaves are gorgeous, crisp and crunchy underfoot. I am very lucky to have such a pretty walk and even though we have lived here for 34 years I see something different every single time.
My card today is another Christmas card. I decided to design using  falling snowflakes rather than leaves. I also wanted to catch up with some challenges including my #5 Funkie Junkie card.
I used one of my Visible Image snowflake stamps to stamp in silver metallic ink and then die cut snowflakes revealing an embossed red background. The little tags are Lili of the Valley.

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

The funkie junkie 12 tags of Christmas #6 
If you would like to play along with Linda's challenge you can see all the rules here. There are some great prizes for the winners too. The challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Linda shares a tag each week and you just have to take something from it and make something Christmas themed. I have always chosen to make cards and it's a great way to make 12 very unique cards for Christmas.
You can also combine it with any other that is just what I did.
This is her card for week 6 here. I took the red colour,snowflakes and cut outs to use for some of the inspiration in my design

Noor Winter

Card Mania 2/5 anything goes

Deep Ocean 2/3 inspired by a song/movie my song is walking in a winter wonderland

Christmas at sweet stampin 3/3 anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the kind comments you take the time to leave. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers.

I am back tomorrow morning with my weekly dose of inspiration for Visible Image. Enjoy a relaxing Sunday, I am in cake decorating mode getting ready for Daisy's upcoming 4th birthday.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Glorious photos dear Jane and your Christmas card is beautiful with its traditional color palette!

  2. What a wonderful and unusual design of Christmas card it, especially the little tags in the snowflakes!...and your photos are beautiful...I,m coming to live next door it looks so beautiful down there!

  3. What a neat walk you had.. the museum looks wonderful. Great holiday card! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. .....and another pretty card and a very pretty walk too!
    It's definitely a lot chillier but lovely and bright too. :)
    Happy new week my dear,
    V x

  5. Wow Jane, it's just so beautiful where you live! Those autumn photos are so inviting, I want to take a walk with you through the leaves by the water! Gorgeous! Your card is just amazing! I love the red and white palette, such a great contrast! Your embossing pattern is wonderful, the curved border with the snowflakes is fantastic and all your snowflakes with the little tags are just amazing! The touches of silver really shine, so festive!! hugs :)

  6. This is so pretty, Jane. Love the sharp crisp red and white. The silver snowflakes are lovely and the way you added sentiment tags to the die cuts si brilliant. Your fall photos are awesome. I want to take that walk too! We don't get a change of seasons like that here in Florida and I miss that!


  7. A fabulous design! I love the stamped silver snowflakes and how clever to make the little peek through die cut snowflakes to let that bold red shine! Your photos are wonderful; you have some truly beautiful scenery where you live! I believe I might give up blogging if I had those glorious surroundings! Well, maybe I'd still do it on rainy days! Hugs!


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