Friday 27 September 2013

A Happy Day in autumn

I've been having a leafy old time of it with the fabulous Wonderfall and Gently Falling sets this week and using them in a variety of ways - even as a Christmas tree! Sometimes though, it's a good plan to play a straight wicket (well that's what my sons tell me anyway... I wouldn't know a straight wicket if it whacked me over the head!) and playing it straight is what I did with today's card - come and see:

Oh I do love an autumnal palette! This card uses some beautiful greens and rusts for the simple stamped border using the leaves and acorn from the Wonderfall set. Stampin' Up's new-style ink pads work so well with these solid-style stamps - you get a really clean impression.

The inspiration for this card was one of those walks on a bright autumn day where the leaves are piled up by the sides of a tree-lined lane, ready to shuffle through. What better sentiment to use than this one from Happy Day, highlighted with one of the really large, glittery rhinestones?! Can you resist scampering through those leaves?!

I designed this card for one of my Stampers 6 groups, tucking it into their parcels along with a special handmade gift which I'll look forward to showing you next week. (By the way, if you're interested in joining my club, you can find out all about it by clicking here.)

I see that the cue word at CASology this week is Autumn so I shall link my happy autumn day card up with the lovely ladies over there - now that will be a gallery and a half!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Wonderfall, Happy Day
Ink: Summer Starfruit, Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple, Pumpkin Pie
Card stock: Very Vanilla
Other: Large Rhinestone basic jewels, stamp-a-majig

Crafting Clare online shop, shopping with Vicky Hayes, Stampin Up clearance rack

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And as a special thank you for shopping with me, you'll get a free gift and a handmade card when you place your first online order with me during September.

I went into town with my youngest son yesterday evening to get him kitted out with some colder weather clothes. We had to wait to cross the road into the shopping centre while an ancient Citroen 2CV creaked past. "I thought we were going to be there all evening!" I remarked as we crossed. "It wasn't exactly Formula One," agreed my son. "But we can't all be Usain Bolt!" And in case you're wondering, my youngest is exactly like his older brother - complaining bitterly about having to go and buy clothes but ending up really enjoying choosing garments, putting different colours and styles together, trying things on and preening like a peacock!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,


  1. Beautiful Autumnal card Vicky-Gorgeous stamping and the perfect colours :)
    Your 2CV comment made me laugh!-I have never looked at one the same since I saw a group of youths in a large town that had turned one over onto its was green and with 4 weels pointing up to the sky it looked like an upside down turtle !!
    Have a lovely day,
    Nessa xx

  2. YET ANOTHER Fab autumn card set Vicky. Great colour choices.

    Sarn xxx

  3. I do love a good autumnal palette too! These are right up my street!

  4. This is a beautiful card and looks even better (if it could) in a mass, love it

  5. And as a recipient I can say it's even more goregous IRL - it's sitting proudly on my mantel.

  6. Hi Vicky
    Fabulours colours..... Beautiful leaves....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  7. Oh, yes, please, I'd love a scamper through those unique and fabulous patterned and colored leaves!! This is stunning, Vicky. I'm sure everyone in your group was thrilled to get one!

  8. Wonderful card! Love the colors - great set for simple cards, the images have such great texture.

  9. I love the gorgeous colours and the variety of leaves. So beautiful x x

  10. Oh this is gorgeous Vicky, I want one tooooo!!! lol! Lovely mix of colours and autumn leaves!

  11. Love this (I want to say jumble or riot, but I don't want it to sound at all critical - it's joyous) of leaves! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

  12. Yes, lovely, perfect colors and lovely as a mass made card, WOW!!

    Thanks so much for playing with us in the Autumn FUN at CASology this week!


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