Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I needed to get inky ...

It's been quite a day and I'm not feeling good, but I needed to get inky and make a card. It was my turn to choose the theme for TTC12 09 on Crafts for Carolyn forum and I chose: autumn with leaves and/or trees, so this is another card for that.

This card is based on the sketch for Try stampin on Tuesday 83:

 used the lovely Stampers anonymous leaf stamp inking it with a mixture of spiced marmalade, squeezed lemonade, fired brick and vintage photo distress inks, using a water brush and some more of the colours to fill in the pieces of the leaf.

The card blank is a textured light peach colour with the edges distressed with a mix of the inks used for the leaf and the surrounding two die cuts. The tapes across the diagonal are Tim Holtz tissue tape, distressed with the inks, with the addition of a piece of narrow washi tape across the middle (freebie with a magazine).

Colours are for Creatalicious 38: autumnal colours:

This is also for:

Simon says stamp and show: tape it up
Drunken stampers 97: hand wash cold - washi tape
Take time for you 76: distressing
Freshly brewed 113: distressing
Hiding in my craft room 63: distressing
Bunny Zoe 28: distressing
Di's digi designs: use more than one die cut or punch
Desert island crafts 38: I chose: red, texture, die cuts
No matter which 2: die cuts and/or punches
Squiggle stamps: punches and dies
Addicted to stamps 39: autumn colours
The crafty pad 188: autumn colours
One stitch at a time 131: autumn
PanPastel UK 36: autumn/fall
Stampin' sisters in Christ 157: harvest card of fall/autumn project
Creative Belli 152: fall/autumn - I used a neglected stamp and tapes
Scrapalicious: welcoming fall
CRAFT 172: autumn
Crafty Ann 74: sketch and/or autumnal colour scheme
Fairytale 50: early fall
Crazy 4 challenges 154: anything goes with a fall twist
Mema's crafts September: choose a theme: fall colours
Little miss muffet 43: writing
Clearlyistamp 59: leaves
Use it Tuesday 39: anything goes - used stamp and tapes that have been neglected
Heck of a challenge 1: anything goes
Tammy scraping corner 28: anything goes
Just keep on creating 3: anything goes
Whimsy 51: anything goes
Digi doodle shops best 125: anything goes
Shelly's terrifically thrilling Thursday: show us what you got
Simply create too 22: anything goes
Natalie and Amy: anything goes
Challenges 4 everybody 3: anything goes
Make it Monday 107
Inspire me Fridays 76
52 card pickup week 37


  1. Love your take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  2. Great card, I love how you've coloured the tissue tape, very effective! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  3. Love your card, great take on the sketch, The colours re fabulous. thanks for joining us for the Drunken Stampers Hand wash cold challenge

  4. Great fall card! Thanks for joining us this week at Drunken Stampers!

  5. Fabulous project! Love the rainbow of fall colors. Thanks so much for joining us for the Squiggle Challenge! hugs, Kimberly

  6. Okay, so I came over here (having seen your card at Bunny Zoe's) to tell you I think your card is beautiful.

    I also think your amazing list of challenges entered is a beautiful thing. I'm in awe.

  7. Hazel I just love this. So beautifully designed. Hugs Desíre {Doing Life - my personal blog}

  8. Super design thanks for joining us this week at PanPastel uk.

    Kerry DT Leader

  9. Wow this card is great. Lovely way of making a card.
    Thanks for joining us at Fairytale.
    LG Michelle

  10. You've chosen a gorgeous theme and what you've done with the colors and the sketch, I'd say you hit it out of the ballpark Hazel.
    Please feel better soon and thank you as always for joining us at Make It Monday.
    Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

  11. Wow, this is so unusual and so clever.....I am impressed :-)
    Thanks for joining us over at ATSC

  12. Beautiful...I love the colours!
    Very autumn (my favourite time of the year!!)
    Thanks for playing along with us at Drunken Stampers for the washi tape challenge this week!

  13. Lovely fall card, thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. Hugs, Marion

  14. A beautiful card Hazel those colours are gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at One Stitch At A Time. Look forward to seeing you again next week.

    Choccy x

  15. Fab card Hazel, lovely autumnal colours.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.

  16. Great fall card!! Love it!
    Thanks for joining us at HIMCR!
    Angela DT

  17. Hope you will be feeling better soon!!!

    Great card. Love the wonderful fall colours.

    Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  18. I just love the colours. Autumn is my favourite time and you captured it perfectly. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  19. I LOVE leaf stamps!!!! This one has such great texture!!!!! Thanks for playing along with the Drunken Stampers this week! :)

  20. Hi Hazel, awesome Autum card. Love your take on the sketch .We're glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner- Elisa
    **If you would like to be a Guest Designer with us please add GDT to your entry At the end of the Challenge we will then randomly choose from the entries

  21. fab card hazel ,love the inkwork and a great take on the sketch
    thanks for joining us at DDSand good luck
    tarcey x

  22. Lovely Autumn colours, great card. Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  23. Love the euphemera on the background, and your card brings warm and fuzzy feelings about fall...my favourite season! thanks for playing along at UIT!

  24. Beautiful fall card, Hazel! Thanks for sharing it for the Little Miss Muffet Challenge!

  25. Wow that's brilliant - certainly has that Autumn feel about it. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.

  26. Hi Hazel
    Beautiful leave stamp. Love how you put everything together, nice job : ) Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner-Elisa

    **If you would like to be a Guest Designer with us please add GDT to your entry. At the end of every challenge one(random) winner will be chosen.

  27. Hazel, I love your card, it's just perfect for our Autumn Colours Challenge at The Crafty Pad thanks for playing!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  28. Hi Hazel. I really like your spin on the sketch and your card is perfect for Mema's Craft challenge, theme 1 - Fall Colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Mema's Crafts. We're always glad to have you stop by.

  29. This is great! love the colours and what you have done!Thanks for joining us at Squiggle Stamps. Hugs Eva xx

  30. The Way you designed your entry is amazing. I love your talent.
    I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  31. A beautiful, elegant card! Lovely design as well! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

  32. What a lovely card! I love the natural look! Thank your for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

  33. This is lovely Hazel, it's perfect for our Autumn Colours challenge this week at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so much for joining in!
    Hugs, Ali x

    PS. I hope you are feeling better now.

  34. A fabulous card Hazel. I love the interpretation of the sketch with the use of the tissue tape too.
    Thanks for sharing this with us at PanPastel UK this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  35. Wonderful card Hazel :)
    Thanks for joining us Di's Digi Challenge & good luck!

  36. The colors are gorgeous!

    I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 109 & 237.


    Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

  37. I spotted your wonderful creation over at Make it Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. TFS!
    My entries are # 74, # 78, # 224 and # 231.
    I would love to have you visit my blogs: Paper and Scraps Creations by Julia and Me and Myself on the Dark…

  38. Fabulous stamping Hazel, love the colours. for taking part in our challenge this month at NMW Challenges, hope to see you back next month. Hugz Suzanne

  39. Totally adorable!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fairytale Challenge!
    xx Nela

  40. A fantastic autum-card, very well combined!
    Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too Challenge #22.

  41. Beautiful card, thanks for joining us at Creatalicious for our challenge

  42. Gorgeous card, beautiful colours! Thank you for joining us at Heck of a Challenge and Good Luck!
    Lady E

  43. Wow Hazel love the colors and distressing on this! Beautiful fall card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Clearly Inspired Challenge #59. Hope you will stop by and check out our new challenge.

  44. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx

  45. Wonderful card ^_^
    Thanks for joining us at Heck of a Challenge this month and good luck.
    DT Sonia

  46. Great card Hazel, thank you for joining us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  47. Your take on the sketch is lovely. Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck..
    Sandy :)

  48. Great card with super colours! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge! Shelly x

  49. Beautiful Autumnal card. Thanks for sharing with us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge this month xxx Pascale (DT)

  50. Wow
    what a amazing Card. Thank you for joined Take Time for You.
    hugs Sabine

  51. Beautiful Fall card! Thanks for participating in the DRUNKEN STAMPERS challenge!! Hope to see you again!

  52. Beautiful card! Love the fall colors. Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious Challenge.
    Hugs Mieko

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  54. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely project at Anything goes, Just keep on creating.
    Sorry it has taken so long to leave a comment. Just to let you know that the challenges are up and running again so hope you will continue to play along.


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