2 October 2013

Autumnal Birthday!

Wow, where is the time going to? I can't believe its only 16 days until I go on my crafty week away! I booked it last October as soon as I got home from that one & boy times just flown!!!

Anyhoos on with today's post. 
Over at The Perfect Sentiment we have a challenge that I just loved creating for, I just love sunflowers they make me think of my Nan. When I was a kid my nan lived about 70 miles away so I only saw her in the hols....so when it was time to plant the seeds I would help Nan plant them & through the school term Nan would look after them for me & measure them & phone or write a letter to tell me so I could keep my own grow chart at home! I still have a few of them in the loft!!

Anyhoos this weeks challenge is


don't forget your sentiment on the front!

I decided to use an image I won a while ago & chose because of my Nan x

Challenges I Would Like To Enter
Cards Galore- flowers
Design To Colour- die cuts
Get Inky- fall colours

Image & Colouring Mediums
Image- 'Sunflower #2' by Robyns Fetish
Derwent Inktense pencils
Sunflower head- bark, amber, cadmium orange & sun yellow
Leaves- beech green & field green
Colour distressing Tim Holtz gathered twigs from Natalie & Amy's

Papers & Embellishments
DP- 'New Leaf' by Ist Edition from Natalie & Amy's
My stash- green card, felt leaf ribbon, 'An Autumn Day' & 'Happy Birthday' sentiments

Tools & Glues
Collall all purpose glue from Natalie & Amy's
Collall 3D glue with tools from Natalie & Amy's
Sizzix Bigshot
5" square card blank from Natalie & Amy's
'Incire Flower' die cut by Nellie Snellen MFD024
'Swirl #1' die cut by Joy Crafts 6003/0002

This week we are sponsored by the fab Robyn's Fetish, the lucky winner will receive 5 digi images of their choice!!

Thank you for stopping by today, please pop over to 'The Perfect Sentiment' blog & see what fab creations the DT have made!!
Hugs xx


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Shell, such a beautiful image, it's nice that it holds so many special memories for you. Your colouring is wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

Lunagirl (Karen) said...

Beautiful card ~ I love sunflowers ~ and I loved your story about your Nan! Thanks for joining my blog challenge at Lunagirl!

Mandy Ashley said...

Beautiful card! I love sun flowers too & enjoyed reading about your sunflowers & Nan! :)

Thank you for joining in with us over at Feeling Crafty Challenge :) Good luck! :)

Michele said...

it is a beautifully composed card! thank you for joining the autumn challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining us at Feeling Crafty and good luck x

Sandy said...

Lovely card, gorgeous sunflower image and pretty DP. Great memories of your Nan and childhood

SueNJ said...

The stamping and coloring is excellent and I love the Autumn stamp. Great job! So glad you joined us for this Challenge.

Happy Scrappin'

Sue B, DT Member for Get Inky! Stamps

Anonymous said...

great use of those dies and a lovely , well colored sunflower! Thanks for joining us at the DTC Challenge!

PetraB said...

A beaitufl card with lovely details! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl Moonbeam.

Margaret said...

So beautiful and such a lovely background.

emma goddard said...

Beautiful, thanks for entering the 'Feeling Crafty Challenge', good luck xxx

Debbi said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for entering the Cards Galore challenge...good luck x