Tuesday 7 October 2014

Autumn colours with Fall Fest from Stampin' Up

Hasn't Stampin' Up brought out some gorgeous leafy stamps sets this year?! I can never resist leaf stamps and Fall Fest is a favourite of mine. I've been stamping the leaves in jewel colours like Tangelo Twist and Crushed Curry and teaming them with some gorgeous, earthy, autumnal colours!

Watercolour washes make a beautiful background but we don't all the artistic confidence to create them. Don't despair though because there are several papers in the Color Me Autumn designer paper pack that give just the same effect...

... and there's coordinating washi tape to add a bit of interest to your projects. I love to use washi in a casual 'just taped it to the card' kind of way!

There's so much movement in the Sassy Salutations sentiments and they work well with this kind of windswept image!

Here's another version using a horizontal orientation this time.

I'll be linking this card up with Less is More where it's colour challenge week and Autumnal colours are the order of the day!

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It's Monday as I write this and it's been the kind of wet and windy day that's great if it happens at a weekend when there are tartan rugs over your knees, crackling fires in the hearth and hot chocolate at your elbow, but that are annoying during the week when there are a hundred and one things to do and you have to battle with the elements! It's all a far cry from last weekend when we were sunning ourselves in beautiful Somerset.

There was certainly plenty of autumnal inspiration walking up Bossington hill and as we gained height the views were magnificent. Nature provided plenty of snacks at the top - those blackberries were deliciously sweet! The photo bottom right is of Dunster castle, situated in the medieval village of Dunster. My husband and I were married nearby and our wedding reception was held here with the castle featuring in the background of some of our photos.

Thanks for visiting today. I'll be back tomorrow with a festive idea - hope to see you then!


  1. Gorgeous cards Vicky and your Dunster photos are lovely, bring back happy memories
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  2. Fab card Vicky, love the bold stamping and as always the colours are perfect !

  3. Lovely autumnal card and pretty photo's. xxx

  4. Lovely cards Vicky, great stamping and your photos are fab too! I love Dunster:)
    Val x

  5. What a lovely card using great autumnal colours
    Jackie x

  6. Gorgeous card and beautiful pix. Thanks for so much inspiration, Vicky :) x

  7. Beautiful designs, beautiful colours and perfect layouts of stamps
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  8. Very pretty card Vicky. Have been loving all your cards, even though I haven't been commenting. Hope all is well, and that your daughter has settled in at Uni. Lovely photos too x x

  9. A really happy card with beautiful autumn colours, love the washi too.

    Beautiful views you have there in Somerset. Glad you had a good weekend.

    So pleased you enjoyed The Enchanted Cottage, it's from another world isn't it?

  10. Dear Vicky
    It was so very kind of you to leave such a thoughtful message on my post,
    I truly appreciate your taking the time to do that and it really brightened my day.
    Thank you also for taking a look at my crafting! Your cards are gorgeous-I love the Autumnal colours. Although I do mainly sewing, crochet, paper craft is a favourite too and I do love stamping! I am following you and look forward to seeing more of your super designs!
    Best wishes
    Alison xx

  11. This is great fun Vicky...and great pics too!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"


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