Well hello November, you have snuck in very quietly. Wow just one more month until the festive season really kicks off.
Winter really is just around the corner but life is still going on down at the ponds and I spotted some swans have recently arrived.
This month I am hosting the challenge over at Country View Challenges and chose the theme of "Anything BUT a card". So just as it says on the tin I would like to see you sharing any crafting projects at all, papercrafts, knitting, sewing etc etc but NO cards this time.
As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website. What a cool pre Christmas treat that would be. You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.
For my first design team inspiration for the challenge I decided to open up my art journal which I had for Christmas last year and had yet to use. I thought I might try to make a page a month to record Mother Nature and my thoughts. For this first page I decided to record the colours of late autumn in my garden. My acers are just glowing with colour and are still holding onto their stunning red foliage.
Here is my inspiration, with my beloved studio in the background.