Thursday, 3 November 2016

Early November mists

The mists have certainly been rolling in for the mornings but we still have mild days and my Hb and I enjoyed a long walk on Sunday.  The leaves were crunchy underfoot and we marvelled at how the trees are still turning colours, almost each day they look slightly different.

I got creative in my studio as I wanted to enter some November challenges including my #5 Funkie Junkie card.
If you would like to play along please check out her post here which gives all the details of the challenge requirements. The challenge is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique and you could even win one of the prize vouchers if you complete all 12 weeks.
This week I was inspired by Linda's use of holly and cut outs and focused on using these for my card.
This is what I got up to. I chose red and silver for my inky background.

 I  added some alcohol inks to some holly mirror card
 and then die cut my Tim Holtz holiday greenery..I love these dies.

 I also used the negative and stuck it onto green card

I then put on my creative hat/  Again I made 2 cards as they are for my Christmas fair at Dotty's. I will share the other one at some point.
I added some holly stamping to the background and some flicks of tarnished brass distress ink. I distressed the edges for a vintage look. The sentiment is Tim Holtz.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas 2016  #5
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge  2/3 anything goes #365
                                       Sweet stamping inspired by a book or song Mine is the song, "Have yourself a Merry little Christmas" by Bing Crosby. One of my favourite Christmas tunes.
                                       Allsorts 2/3 Let's made a start on Christmas
Noor Winter
Everybody art vintage
ABC Christmas V for vertical
Addicted to stamps and more holiday
Winter wonderland 2/3 frosty or well wrapped up I've obviously take the frosty route ;0)

Thanks for visiting me here today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me. Enjoy the start of November and remember we're now counting down the days til Christmas...52...and counting ;0)

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. fab card, but stunning photos of the trees!

  2. Gorgeous card Jane, I just saw the thumbnail and had to pop over for a closer look! I absolutely LOVE the background and the colours on the leaves! the whole design if stunning!

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
    Lols x x x

  3. the autumn colours this year have been spectacular !!!
    I love your holly Jane, so clever...a really pretty card.
    A bit grey and murky here this morning but I'm hopeful it will brighten up, I was gardening yesterday until teatime, sweet peas are planted for next year!! :)
    V x

  4. A glorious Christmas creation Jane, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  5. Another fabulously inky creation, Jane with great use of those pretty foliage dies!
    The colours of Autumn are at their absolute best at the moment, a tapestry of golden hues - really a sight to behold! We have been spoiled with the fair weather we've been having and it'll be a bit of a shock when Winter really kicks in...I'd be quite happy for this to continue until next Spring! There's definitely more of a nip in the air today and I'm hoping my towels will do more than just sit there on the line or the house ends up looking like a Chinese laundry - the down side to not having a tumble dryer...the upside being cheaper electric bills!
    Been doing a bit of crafting this morning so my crafty table is piled up to the gunnels again - I am such a messy crafter - think I may need to tidy up a little before starting again! Have a terrific Thursday, hugs, Lisa x
    PS Little man has been okay at school - they're keeping an eye on things and if anything else happens then they will intervene.

  6. Yes the tree colors have been spectacular this year here in Ohio too! Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos! Speaking of BEAUTIFUL ... WOW what an awesome creation! Well done! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Thankful for Nature’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

  7. Fabulous card Jane, lovely colours.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  8. I love this! it is really pretty and a great take on her tag. i have to upload mine still. The colkours on the trees are just beautiful

  9. Fantastic the colours and design! Some lovely inky techniques used here!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

  10. Lovely creation. Thanks for joining us over at the winter wonderland. Welcome back for a new fun challenge tomorrow!
    Love n hugs

  11. This is so delightful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge at Dies R Us.

    Dies R Us Challenge Blog DT

  12. Gorgeous colours used here and some fabulous die, lovely colourful card.
    Thank you for joining our 'lets make a start on Christmas' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  13. beautiful - love what you have done here Jane - big huggles rachel x

  14. Gorgeous yellow tree! I love how classy that card is.. very artsy and wonderful. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  15. So nice to enjoy the beauty of Fall before the snowflakes fly!

    Jane T

  16. Just beautiful Jane! Now I was wondering if I would use this set of dies much so hadn't purchased them yet, they are now at the top of my wish list! I have got to strong arm Santa this year as there are so many lovely goodies I need x

  17. Hello dear Jane,

    Love your beautiful pictures!
    I just read an article in the New York Times about Autumn foliage and how it lasts much longer than it used to thanks to global warming!
    Love your Christmas card!


  18. What a beautiful line up of autumn photos, your world is just so alive with colour right now! I think the drought we had this summer ruined autumn as well, the leaves were mostly dead to begin with so not that many trees had the chance to turn this year. The ones that did turn though, boy do they look amazing! Love your Christmas card, all those metallics are so so festive, fantastic! :)

  19. What beautiful Autumn pictures! The colours of the trees this year have been so bright. Another lovely festive card.......the holly looks amazing and I love the textured effects. Happy weekend, Jane.
    Helen xox

  20. We are enjoying the Autumn leaves over here. Nice to see some of your foliage. I love this latest holly card.
    Anne D.T. xx
    PlumTrees22 (PlumCreek22)

  21. Fabulous card. Love how you created the background for this beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.

  22. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous holiday project, Jane. Love the background. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  23. Beautiful Christmas design and colours, the greenery you added looks fabulous made from the mirri card. I'm sure your table at the sale is going to look marvellous and will be a huge hit xxx

  24. I adore your card... and I do so love your misting, misting is always so fun...So thank you for the inspiration and for joing Noor Design UK this month...
    Love LindaSS

  25. Dear Jane,

    Oh those trees! The colors are simply stunning, no wonder nature inspires you, and the card you created is so beautiful!

    Happy November days, happy creating... busy it is but happily so, I wish?


  26. Such a beautiful Christmas card, Jane. Thanks for joining us over at ABC Christmas Challenge. Welcome back for a new fun challenge tomorrow!
    Dorte x

  27. Love your card with that gorgeous inky holly Jane!
    Beautiful tree photos too.
    Alison x

  28. Very cool, Jane! Great work with your backgrounds, the die cutting, alcohol inks and all. So many great techniques! Your card came out sensational. Really super take on Tag #5. You make me want to play and play! Thanks so much for playing along again this week.



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