Monday 26 October 2015

It's raining leaves

Hello peeps. Hope you are all well.

This is my first Design Collective card for October.  

I love this time of year -  there are piles of leaves lying around everywhere and the child in me just cannot resist kicking up a few :D

The stamp is 'April' from the LOTV Fairy Calendar range, which was released in the summer. As you can see from my teamie Karen Oliver's lovely card, she's usually playing in the puddles after some April showers.

To prepare her for a bit of leaf-kicking I have given her sleeves and coloured her in Autumnal colours (mostly with Graph'Its)

Skin: 4115, 4155, 4170 and 4145
Hair: 3255 and 3280
Dress: 3210 and Ivory Promarker
Boots: 2150, 2180, 3130
Wings: 9500, 9501 (and glitter)

I've covered up the puddles with some tiny leaves which I cut from some paper scraps using my CraftRobo. The sentiment was stamped with one of the stamps in the Pretty Grungy - Good Times set, also LOTV.
I've inked the edges of the main panel with Pumice Stone Distress Ink and roughened the edges of my layers with scissors, to give the card a slightly grungy look.

I made a second version of this card to send to my lovely crafty buddy Sue.
This tags on this one were stamped with the Everyday Sentiment Tags stamp set from LOTV.
I can't make up my mind which version I like best. What do you think?

I would like to enter the top card in the following challenges:-
DRS Designs #197 Fall-ing for You!
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge #103: anything goes with a twist ... use some leaves
Crafty Cardmakers #150 Autumn Colours
Creative Inspirations #332 - Anything Goes + Option of a Sketch!
Mod Squad Challenge  - FLIP FLOP
Addicted to Stamps #112 THINGS WITH WINGS 

Polka Doodles Add Sparkle, Bling or Glitter
Penny Black - Autumn colours
Stamping Sensations - Colours of autumn
Whimsy Stamp Challenge #87 Fall Colours or Christmas 
Crafty Boots - Autumn and Halloween
Crafting From The Heart - #83 Anything Goes
Craft your passion - #285 Anything Goes

Well, that's all from me for now.
Except to say go and kick up some leaves if you can, it's one of life's little pleasures.

Katrina x


NGCARDS said...

This is a cute creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Sue said...

Katrina, this is a beautiful card. I love your colour choice and the idea to use the April fairy for Autumn is sheer genius. Totally beautiful in every way.

Carole Pollard said...

So pretty these designs are a delight Love and hugs Carole

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my, I love how you have transformed a spring stamp into an autumn one. Very sweet little image, and I really like the addition of the leaves. Very clever and creative!! Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing along at Mod Squad this week!!!

Kat W said...

Ooooh, two fabulous cards for the price of one! And I think the one I like best is......nope, can't pick, they are both so good! The autumnal colours are gorgeous and switching the stamp up to have her kicking through leaves is such a fab idea :-)
Thanks also for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations!
Big hugs, Kat xx

Tracy said...

Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Patricia Alvarez said...

Great cards! I love both of them. Great details with the leaves. Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion. Hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fantastic pair of cards, I love how you have taken a spring stamp and altered it's appearance to suit your needs, I would have never have known if you had not said, it looks awesome. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


brenda said...

A super creation for our Autumnal themes Katrina, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More and Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Janett said...

Sweet card. Thanks for joining the DRS designs challenge.

Furrbster said...

I love the way you have used this image - it works brilliantly
Hugz Tinz

Danoesja said...

Hi Katrina
She's so lovely on your beautiful card and i love the second card too.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps.
Greetings, Danoesja

nwilliams6 said...

I love how you made her look so different - that is really creative and fun. She is adorable on all the cards and I love the details you added to the cards as well as the image. Wonderfully done and I am really glad you shared them with us in the DRS Designs challenge!

Mrs Beez said...

Great cards. Love how you have adapted the stamp and the leaves are so effective. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Anjie said...

Fab makes. Thanks for joining us in our add bling or glitter challenge at Polkadoodles
Anjie (DT)

Whisper said...

Aaah absolutely delightful and i'm loving all the leaves, i so love it when you can use an image in different ways, and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Michelle said...

So lovely this image. And great what different card you can make with it.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft your Passion.
Hope we see you again and good luck.
xxx Michelle (DT)

J said...

What a lovely card - either version is equally great! Thank you for joining in with my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers & More


Penny said...

Thanks so much for making it sparkle with us at Polkadoodles this week
Penny (Polkadoodles DT)