Saturday, 21 November 2015

Last of the mild weather, part 2

On Thursday I shared part 1 of these 2 posts. If you missed part 1 you can find it here . Today I wanted to share the walk we took with our son and Bear in the woods a couple of weekends ago. I love that his local woods look different every time we visit. Earlier in the year the bluebells looked spectacular, this time the leaves on the trees were on fire with their autumnal hues.

There are lots of sweet chestnut, oak and beech trees and Bear love racing around with his football.
It is such a lovely way to spend a couple of hours.

The cold weather is really on its way now. A lot of leaves have fallen over the last few weeks with the strong winds.The temperature this weekend is forecast to be 10c cooler. We have been so spoilt this month with the incredibly mild weather. Winter is really just around the corner now and we are even being threatened with a few flurries of snow here in Surrey at the weekend....brrr.

For my card today I was inspired by the golden hues of those gorgeous leaves and some of the sweet birds we heard in the trees to make this Christmas card.
My focal is Nicecrane digi and  I have used a Joy craft frame. The gold mirri card has been embossed with snowflakes but it's so hard to photograph but it is there! I stamped the sentiment and edged it with my gold Krylon pen again. I have added snowtex and glamour dust for extra sparkle on the snow.

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

Simon says stamp Wednesday Christmas
Whimsy 2/3 anything goes holiday
Creative Inspirations 2/3 festive fun
Noor UK anything goes
Natalie and Amy 3/3 winter scenes
ABC Christmas wild things
As you like it favourite season and why mine is winter for the single reason that it includes Christmas which is just my favourite celebration.
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas things with wings
Papertake weekly let it snow
Inspiration Emporium mission embossable wet or dry embossing, mine is dry on the mirri card.
Bunny Zoe 1/3 sparkle
Ribbon Girl 3/3 use any image

This morning I woke up to sleet which has now stopped thank goodness but it is very chilly out with a strong northerly wind. The first cold weather of this autumn. Tonight is Strictly from Blackpool..a great night's entertainment for a cozy night in. I think it's time to light the fire too.

Thanks for visiting me here today.

Keep snug and carry on crafting.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. stunning photos jane. really gorgeous colours and your card is a beauty! hugs rachel x

  2. Hi Jane, you must have quite the collection of gorgeous cards to send to your loved ones! That's a beautiful walk you and your guys went on with the dog. Stay warm and enjoy your weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. Such a pretty card. :)
    Your woodland photos are wonderful Jane, all those gorgeous colours, what a great place for Bear!
    Chilly here too but we managed to escape the snow in this area.
    V x

  4. Hi Jane, a classic winter scene for your Christmas card. One that you can't go wrong with. Great design. Thanks for joining us at Natalie and Amy this month. Hugs Sheryl Dt member xx

  5. Wow Jane, your photos are so beautiful! I'm jealous that you still have so much foliage to look at, the trees are completely naked here now and it's getting very chilly. I love your card, that bird image is fabulous and the bits of snow you added to the branches make it so festive!! Wonderful post today Jane, happy Sunday :)

  6. Beautiful photos! Maybe you should use some of them in your cards? I'm glad you get a chance to enjoy all these outings :)

  7. your photos are stunning! your card's lovvely; colors are so vibrant.

  8. A lovely card to enter our challenge with thank you and good luck in the draw.
    Lorraine - As You Like It DT

  9. such a beautiful card and I love your gorgeous autumn photo's too. thank for joining us at creative inspirations this week. xx

  10. Beautiful Jane,

    Both the card and your walking scenery! With all those colors it looks like here in September (!!), I can't believe it is like that at yours when it's almost December! Enjoy all that color, it for sure inspires your Christmas-crafts too!

    Snowy greetings dear friend!


  11. Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations :)

  12. Yay for winter!! Such a beautiful card Jane and I love the gorgeous colours. The image is perfectly framed by that opulent gold and the textured snow is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at AYLI together with your lovely photographs. Sarah :0)

  13. Oh wow, your card is gorgeous, Jane. I love the image of the birds. Thank you for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  14. Beautiful card! Such a fantastic shape! Great design!

    Lovely photos too!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  15. Gorgeous photos and a lovely card too! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at ABC Christmas Challenge,
    hugs Samantha :0)

  16. Such a gorgeous festive card.
    Thanks for joining in with our any image challenge at The Ribbon Girl and good luck in the prize draw.
    Hugs, Donna xx

  17. Gorgeous pictures and such a beautiful card!

  18. Thanks for entering your lovely crafting for CHNC challenge 256 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for November - I'd love to see it there too. x


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