Monday, 3 September 2012

Autumn birthday

As soon as I start to think about autumn cards, summer seems to have come!! And I'm not complaining about that at all - long may it last. But sooner or later (and, yes, let it be later) our thoughts will turn to darker evenings and autumnal colours on the trees.

It was my turn to choose the theme for the Time to create challenge for September on the Crafts by Carolyn forum and I chose 'Autumn with leaves and/or trees'.

So here is my card. I've used the red and yellow PanPastels that I received as a prize for a challenge on PanPastel UK blending with the sponge provided. I've tried to create a sunset sky. I then used some of my Crayan d'Arche neocolor pastels to colour the ground, blending with a baby wipe. The main tree is a much-loved 'fantasy' stamp by Penny Black, inked with a mix of memento rich cocoa, fired brick distress and Paris Trunk tiara gold. I've then used a few different Clarity trees and shrubs stamps to cover the ground - with hindsight I wish I'd made the sunset sky come further down and not had so much ground coverage, but 'tis done now and time doesn't permit me to try again.

The sentiment is a Create textured rub on.

This is also for:

Dream valley 40: something old, something new - the stamps are old, the PanPastels are new
Lexi 73: autumn colours
Lollipop crafts 89: fall frolic
Delightful: fall days
Mema's crafts September: choose a theme challenge: fall colours
Cutie stampers 134: fall leaves
Paper pretties Monday 55: create a square card
Stampin' sisters in Christ 155: birthday card
Crafts and me 99: birthdays
Divas by design 50: let's celebrate - birthday
Pattie's 51: birthdays
Stampin with the dragon: birthday cards
Tanda teaser 200: CAS
Crafts4eternity R87: less is more - clean and simple
Let's craft and create 52: stamp it
Great impressions September: sentimental journey - anything with a sentiment
Perfect sentiments 47: anything goes with a sentiment
Stamp dreams 149: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
QKR 3: anything goes
Everybody art 202: anything goes
Natalia and Amy 1: anything goes
Make it Monday 105
Inspire me Fridays 74
52 card pickup week 35
DL.ART 1000 post linky party: anything goes


  1. This is beautiful Hazel, the colours are gorgeous!

    Tags xx

  2. Gorgeous card , I love these type of scenic cards but have not created any for a while so it is awesome to see yours, Love it! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  3. Hazel, this is just gorgeous. I love the scene with the setting sky. Oh it reminds me of home. You did a fabulous job and I am so glad you shared it with us over at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck!

  4. I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
    My entries are: #13 and #53.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  5. Saw you on MIM. I love the card a great masculine card too. My card is #51 if you care to stop by.

  6. what gorgeous colours Hazel - a real autumn colour scheme - thanks for playing along at Delightful challenges this week hugs Judith x

  7. I saw your beautiful card on MIM and now that I'm here, i cant stop looking at it. You did a beautiful job on the sunset and I love that large tree!!! Thank you for sharing!

  8. This is beautiful Hazel, my favourite season, love the image and gorgeous colours...beautiful.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Gorgeous autumnal creation!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week & Natalie & Amy's, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. You Did a fabulous job with the sky Hazel, love how you've blended it so well, gorgeous colors. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Natalie & Amy's.
    Donna xx

  11. This is stunning! Fantastic scene you created and I love that sunset with the Pan Pastels.

  12. Very pretty scene you've created, Hazel! Glad you could join us for our challenge this week at SSiC!

  13. Hello Hazel what a beautiful scene, it captures all the things of Autumn.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Lexis Creations.

    Hugs Julie x

  14. This is so beautiful Hazel. It has such an artsy flair to it very serene and peaceful. I love this piece.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART 1,000 POSTS Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  15. Hello Hazel. What can I say but SIMPLY STUNNING. Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Sandra xx

  16. an amazing and totally stunning card!

    thanx a lot for playing along with us at cutie stampers!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  17. Gorgeous creation hun love the colours.

    Thank you for joining us girlies over at Crafts & Me, hope you will join us again next time.

    Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

  18. Love your take on our challenge Hazel. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.

  19. Wonderful card. I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Challenges. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

  20. very nice card.

    Thanks for joy with Cutie Stampers.

    hugs Jane

  21. This is gorgeous Hazel. Love your colors.
    Thanks for joining Craft 4 Eternity.
    Hugs Berit

  22. A beautiful card. Thank you for entering the QKR Stampede Challenge xxx

  23. Such a fantastic card! Love all of your details! Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Delight Challenges! Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available if you are interested!

  24. Such a lovely card! Love all of your details! Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Delight Challenges! Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available if you are interested!

  25. Such a lovely card! Love all of your details! Thank you for playing along with us at Digital Delight Challenges! Good Luck!
    I have blog candy available if you are interested!

  26. Adorable your card. Lovely autumncolors.
    Thanks for joinig us at CS.
    LG Michelle

  27. Thank-you so much for sharing your gorgeous CAS card with us at crafts 4 Eternity this week xx

  28. It´s wonderfull! I love these colours.
    Thanks for joining us at StempelTräume!
    Hope to see you again :)

    hugs Anja

  29. came here from Make it Monday, gorgeous work x

  30. What a beautiful card Hazel! I have the "fantasy tree" stamp & it is one of my favorites also...especially at Christmas time. I saw your card on MIM.
    Hugs, Renee

  31. Beautiful birthday card! Thank you for joining our "Birthday Blog Hop" challenge at SSiC! ~H

  32. A wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at Cutie Stampers.

  33. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Eva xx

  34. Wow, so eine spirituelle Stempelkarte, du hast sie wunderschön gearbeitet.
    Herbstliche Grüße

  35. Hazel...this is just totally awesome! Love love love it!
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Great Impressions blog challenge! ♥ Sue Kment


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