Friday, September 30, 2011

Nuts About Fall

Well, I am back from England and I had a lovely time.  We didn't go as many places this time as we usually do when we visit but did manage to spend a fabulous day at Portsmouth touring old warships, took a run to Bakewell to get my special scotch and went to London for a tour of Buckingham Palace and tea at Fortnum and Mason..  I also managed to get some craft shopping in and now just have to figure out how to keep my husband calm when he sees the bills.  It isn't as much the cost of the items but the fact that 1 British pound costs $1.62 Canadian.  That exchange rate is a killer.

On the day in London I met up with Anne Ray, who is Phindy's DT Leader and a friend of my hostess.  You would almost think the four of us had known each other for years because we got along so nicely and had such a lovely day.  Anne is a super lady and I am so glad that we got to meet.

I am exhausted with the time change and the 7 hour flight but should get back to normal by tomorrow - I hope.  I also have to work on losing the 5 pounds that I gained.

Our challenge to you this week at Phindy's Place is to make a card or other paper-crafted project with a AUTUMN/FALL theme. I have created a card in the colours of fall and used a great Phindy image that screams fall. 

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons - Fall Colours
Freshly Brewed - Fall or Autumn
4 Crafty Chicks - Anything Goes
Outlawz POM - Anything Goes
Paper Makeup Stamps - Digi Makeover - Size Matters
Anything Goes - Anything Goes
Sassy Cheryl's  - Fall

Image:  Thankful (Phindy's Place)
Sentiment:  Computer Generated
Card Stock:  Cream (Wassau), Brown (Recollections)
Paper:  Sandylion Sticker Designs
Colouring Medium:  Pencil Crayons (Prismacolors) with OMS (Gotrick)
Tools & Embellishments:  Vintage Photo Distress Ink (Ranger), Card Candy (Craftwork Cards), Cord (My Stash), Houndstooth & Swiss Dots Embossing Folders (Cuttlebug), Acorn Template (Karen Hughes)


  1. Girl, this is one gorgeous card!!! Loving the acorn template and your embossing on it is perfect. Wow, what a great job.

  2. Only 5lb? I think I gained that much when we had tea lol! What a cutie this image is, love the embossing

  3. sounds like a fun time! and man oh man, I do so love the acorn die! so cute!
    so glad you have joined our 're-size your digis' challenge over at the Digi Makeover blog. :)

  4. This is adorable! Love that big embossed acorn!! Thanks for joining us at the Digi Makeover challenge!!

  5. Oh what a lovely card! I really like your 'self-made nut'... Great job...
    xxxx Anne-Marije

  6. This is gorgeous, I love the acorn and the cute image.
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  7. I just love this and how you did the nut!!! Glad you had a good time here in good old blighty!!!

  8. Cec, I love this! That large acorn is just too perfect for this card!

  9. Very nice ...thanks for playing with us at PMS DIgi Makeover challenge...


  10. Oh, how cool is that giant acorn to go with the squirrel image! Thanks for joining our Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

  11. Fantastic texture on the acorn. I love what you created. thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  12. Cute card, great autumn colours trace x

  13. Oh I LOVE the way you used your embossing folders! Cute! Thanks for playing at PMS this week!

  14. Hi Cec! You card is fabulous! I love the large embossed acorn! This is such a fun fall scene with the squirrel!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL challenge.
    Hugs, Sheryl

  15. fell in love with your acorn template - this card is wonderful!!!

  16. How stinkin' adorable is this. . . .and I LOVE the sentiment. Beautifully colored and I love the acorn. Too cute.
    Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's fall challenge this week.

  17. Oh how cute! I love the colors...and sentiment! This is the perfect "fall" card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

  18. Cute card! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

  19. HI Cec, this is Fantastic! I love the embossing of the large acorn, the perfect touch. A sweet image, colored just right.
    I love everything.
    Thanks for playing along with us this week for the Sassy Fall Challenge!

  20. Hahaha...this is too adorable Cec!! I love that big ol' embossed acorn. Great back ground. Thanks you for popping in to play with us this week at Sassy Cheryl's and thanks for the heads up on the random number generator. Lol ~jeni :)


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