Wednesday, 25 October 2017


Good Morning to you all and thanks for popping by today. It's a lovely autumnal day here, chilly but dry and the sun is poking his head out too.... and so on to my cards with autumnal themes.

First up is a one layer card (which is a very rare thing for me) made using only Memento Dew Drop inks and Uniko products. First off I stamped a flower from the 'flower power #3' set, then used my newly purchased 'wonky stripes' stencil to make the background (I'm so glad I bought that stencil) and finally I added a sentiment from the 'all occasion sentiment set. I know it perhaps looks a bit more summery than autumnal in the photo but it really is like the colours of the leaves around our home.

I made this for the following challenges

Uniko challenge 'autumn/fall with the optional twist of halloween'

For my second card I used one of the decoupage sheets from the Joanna Sheen 'House Mouse' cd. The background paper is from the Prima 'botanical collection, the sentiment is recycled from a shop bought card and the lettere are Memory Box dies.

I made this for

CD Sunday challenge 'when autumn leaves start to fall'

Words 2 Craft By challenge 'autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower'

I don't know about you but the days are racing by here and I'm so behind with all my jobs. Still at least Hubby's health is improving daily and he's getting back to his normal self... it's surprising what a difference a couple of weeks can make. I'm off to make a start on some christmas cards now, well at least those that are bound for foreign lands. Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week whatever you may have planned.


Mrs A. said...

Two gorgeous cards. I have the meeces CD and must get it out to use as I do like them for making joy fold cards. Love the colours on your first card. Leaves here are still quite green but just goung yellow on the tips. Glad to hear your hubby is on the mend. Hugs Mrs A.

Pamela said...

Hi Andrea - it sounds like you and hubby have been through a rough time. Good to read his health is improving though. Thanks for finding the time to enter the CD Sunday challenge. A lovely card and I really like the backing paper.
CD Sunday DT.

Carole said...

Love your cards Andrea. I bought the stamp like the stencil...but I love that stencil and the colours you have used. Cute image on the second the jaunty angle. xx

Sarah said...

These are lovely Andrea. The colours on the first are gorgeous. We have had a really warm day here which feels completely wrong...20 degrees!! xx

cotnob said...

Two beautiful cards Andrea, a wonderful one layer design and such a fun House-Mouse immage.
I'm so pleased to hear that your hubby is well on the mend.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Lorraine said...

Two gorgeous cards Andrea.Love the autumnal colours
Lorraine x

Izzy Scrap said...

Fabulous cards ! And what an amazing showcase of the Uniko products on your first card ! Your stencilled background is gorgeous with these hot and spicy colours and it highlights so beautifully the flower power #3 ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

Kathleen said...

Two gorgeous cards, a super one layer card with gorgeous colours and a super cute HM image with really lovely colouring.

Kath x

Liz said...

Two gorgeous cards, Andrea. I love the simplicity of the design of the first one, so effective. Lovely cute image on the second card. xx

Deb said...

Gorgeous cards, so love those sweet chipmunks! Glad hubby is feeling better!

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous cards Andrea, would love to see your HM one over at our House Mouse challenge.xx [aNNie]

Jane Willis said...

Two gorgeous cards, I love autumn colours and you've used them beautifully. Thank you for sharing the lovely House Mouse card at CD Sundays

Jenny L said...

Hi Andrea,
what very beautiful cards and wonderful designs so wonderfully created.
They are both so very different and super in their own way.
Love the inked stencil one it's amazing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

brenda said...

Two lovely cards Andrea, the stencil work and colours of the first are really striking and HM always a delight to see. Always good to see you at Stamping Sensations, many thanks for joining in.

Pleased to read hubby continues to improve.

B x

meg said...

Two wonderful cards Kanda, love the colours in the first and the fantastic House Mouse decoupage in the second, Meg CD Sunday DT

Mia said...

Two beautiful cards, Andrea. I love the bright colours of the first one and the pretty image of the second one. So cute! Kisses, my friend.

Darnell said...

These are great cards, Andrea! I especially love that first one!! And it's great news that Ken continues to improve!! Hugs, Darnell

Jocelyn said...

Two great cards Andrea. I love that House Mouse image and perfect for our challenge. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Sybrina K said...

Hi Andrea! It's always a pleasure to see one of your creations in our W2CB Gallery... and your creations are always amazing! This is one great "son" card -- especially with those decoupage elements. Thanks so much for joining our Words 2 Craft By autumn-themed challenge. We love it when you drop by. :)

Margarets designer cards said...

Two beautiful cards, I love the house mouse image, perfect for our theme.
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday DT

Viv's Visuals said...

A super one layer card for our Autumn themed challenge at Stamping Sensations Andrea. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Rahmat said...

Oh the wonky stripes look amazing in the Bg, lovely card, thanks for joining us at Uniko

Judy Corner said...

Love your card! It feels Wintery here today, The feel of Autumn has gone! So lovely to see something so nice and cheerful! Judy x

Carol said...

Sorry I am late Andrea but I have been away. Lovely card and well done on using saved bits. Thank you for joining in with us.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Seafield Jo said...

These are two lovely cards. I love the image on the house mouse card, so sweet.

Jo x

Beverley said...

Two fabulous cards Andrea and LOVING your Uniko card, your use of the Wonky Stripes stencil is superb and lovely paring with the Flower Power too. Thank you for joining in on the Uniko Challenge and my apologies for my late commenting. Hugs Bev x