Monday, 25 October 2010

FTL Challenge 113 with Autumn Days

I'm a clean and simple girl at heart and I love doing the FTL sketches over at Clean and Simple Stamping. Here's the sketch this week:

And here's what I came up with:

I was definitely not in Christmas mode this morning but this card seemed to just happen! I don't think I'll ever tire of this Early Espresso, Real Red and Always Artichoke colour combination with a touch of gold. The pine cones are from the Autumn Days set - wonderful for scrapbooking an autumn walk but also a perfect Christmas image. There's a beautiful berry sprig in the set too which makes a gorgeous wreath.

Here's how to make this card:
  • Colour the pine cone stamp directly with markers and stamp three times onto Very Vanilla card stock. Trim around them so that you end up with 3 x 3cm squares. Sponge the edges with Sahara Sand ink.
  • Mount the squares onto a strip of Real Red textured card stock cut 4cm x 10.5cm.
  • Cut a piece of A4 Early Espresso card stock in half vertically and fold in half to make a card blank. Stamp a sentiment in versamark ink and emboss it with gold embossing powder.
  • Attach the red panel to the card front.

Stamps: Autumn Days, Contempo Christmas
Ink: Versamark, Sahara Sand
Card stock: Early Espresso, Real Red textured, Very Vanilla
Other: Markers, gold embossing powder

My children broke up for the half-term holiday at the end of last week, so there's a relaxed feel around our house. We all went for a lovely walk on Saturday to enjoy the glorious autumn sunshine but, when we got back, we discovered that my youngest son was running a temperature. Every cloud has a silver lining though - my husband disappeared into the kitchen to magic up some pizzas for supper while I got the treat of cuddling up on the sofa with the patient and watching nonsense on TV! You'll be glad to know that after a restful Sunday my lovely boy is back to his usual lively self today!

Hope you've had a good weekend. 
See you tomorrow for more crafting fun!


  1. Love this colour combo! Beautiful card!!

  2. Fabulous take on the sketch. It's just beautiful.

  3. Oh my -- I love the coloured card base. You are right, it's a beautiful colour combo! Love your CAS sketch card - TFS!
    Cheers, Karen
    alteredscrapbooking dot com

  4. What a beautiful colour combination! I love the pinecone images and the gold embossing.

  5. What a wonderful and simple holiday card. I really like how you put the pine images in different positions on each square. Great color combo too.

    Autumn is perfect for long walks, warm meals and cuddling on the couch.

  6. Hi again Vicky ! Just love's a fab version of the sketch! That's funny...we magic up our pizzas by telephone!

  7. and this one is great too. the golden embossed words look beautiful on the dark background.


  8. I must get some of the Early Espresso - I love the look of this card! Great interpretation of the sketch challenge - TFS!


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