Wednesday 14 October 2020

One layer of leaves

Hello, crafting friends!

While I was in the middle of making yesterday's card, Eva wandered by with her enthusiastic tail and sent a stamp set flying onto the floor. As I bent to pick it up, I thought the colours I was using would be perfect for one of the images in the set... Thank you my floofy assistant!

The stamp set turned out to be one of my favourites - In the Meadow by Funky Fossil, but I'd not thought to use any of the images in an autumnal way! I used my stamping platform to stamp the leaf image in three Stampin' Up inks: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Mossy Meadow, tucking a sentiment from WPlus9's Strictly Sentiments 2 between two of them.

It really is the simplest card - one layer and just stamps and inks - no fancy techniques - but I think it's quite effective. I added a sprinkling of gems, which I coloured cinnamon with an alcohol marker, and called it a day :)

The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps have very similar autumnal colour swatches this week, so I'm linking up with both challenges.

In return for giving me stamping ideas, I found Eva a clean field with softy grass so that she could do this:

Full of joie de vivre and living for the moment - what a lot dogs can teach us!

Sending hugs,


  1. Good choice for another beautiful Fall card, Eva! Great job of using it, Vicky!

  2. Gorgeous autumnal colours,love your stamp and layout

  3. That Eva, she is the BEST stamping friend! I LOVE THIS CARD! Leaves, fall colors,'s wonderful! Thanks for playing with our colors, too!

  4. How beautiful Vicky. Love the leaves and design. Love Eva playing and enjoying herself.
    Faith x

  5. A good turn deserves another. Great card with a fab choice of colours and like the way you have placed the sentiment.

    Kath x

  6. Lovely Fall design Vicky.

    Hugs Diane

  7. Beautiful card and perfect collab! xoxo

  8. Super autumnal card. Eva is so helpful.
    She looks like she's thoroughly enjoying that soft grass.

    Hug x

  9. That leaf does make for a terrific fall card ~ with just the right amount of bling. How nice of Eva to draw your attention to the set :) Love her rolling in the tall grass too ~ Enjoy!

  10. A beautiful clean and simple card, Vicky! The cinnamon colored rhinestones are the perfect little accents. Thank you for playing in my color challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  11. Perfectly CAS - well done Eva for a sterling contribution too! Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

  12. Love that your furry friend help in your crafty creation. Lovely one layer card and perfect for this weeks color challenge. :) thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  13. Beautiful, Vicky! I have such a soft spot for simple stems, and this OLC is stealing my heart, lol. Perfect take on our colors! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  14. Rather late getting here Vicky, our shock loss on Thursday halted my blogging in it's tracks. Another lovely Autumnal creation.

    B x


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