Monday, October 2, 2023


 Hello everyone,

Phew, what a day today, the temps shot up to 25oC this afternoon with winds that would whip your false teeth right out of your mouth if you had them..

I did gardening this morning, cleaned the fish pond, and I'm sure Finn [my fish] smile at me..I filled the wheelie bin for next Tuesday!! again, thought it was this week..and I was just real busy outside, and then had a play in my craftroom this afternoon with the windows shut..thank goodness for fans.

Right onto this project..which is "Thanks"..

Pumpkins, when die cutting and colouring pumpkins I think of Halloween or roast chicken, yum,
and this time, down on the farm..

Sunflowers, so pretty, but made a boo boo by changing card stock so ended up with two totally different flowers..I'l show that in a minute..

Cut some tall skinny mushrooms and the ink was a bit dark,
 but the pearls made them a bit softer and pretty..

Here's my two flowers, the one on the right was what I wanted, the other the paper was too glossy..I bought three pads of the stuff and it is just too shiny, the markers took forever to dry and the dried back sticky..
All good now though, but the colour change was too much for what I was going with,.,

Black Nuvo drops again, it does not take too long and quite stimulating really..
plus I made then slightly bigger..

So, there's my box of die cuts all coloured and dry and dotted..

These are the papers from my stash I picked out and cut them and matted them and all ready to go..

Using card board box cut up for dimension..and copper 
coloured foiled cardstock for Thank you sentiment..

Oh, yes please, this is dimension..

coloured up some tiny wooden hearts, this time reddish brown.

Copper butterfly wings...


Thank you so much for stopping by,
I'll see you tomorrow..


Challenges to enter....

FarmQuest Challenge    [sunflowers]

Dragonfly Dreams   [Autumn]

FarmQuest General Store challenge   [anything farm or country goes]


KarinsArtScrap said...

great and beautiful card Chrissy

gr karin

Janette said...

Hi Chrissy, sounds like your enjoying your spring weather, love springtime...
This card is just so beautiful. Love the papers you chose for it and all the dies and colouring, wow, all looks stunning. xx

Margreet said...

Another beautiful autumnal it.
xxx Margreet

Chris said...

You had a busy and productive day Chrissy, both in the garden and in the craft room. I have a lovely image of Finn smiling gratefully and enjoying his clean pond!
Your card is gorgeous, fabulous dimension, great choice of DP and all the gorgeous die cuts, your attention to detail is second to none.

coldwaters2 said...

This is brilliant Chrissy I do love how you do your Sunflowers and all those wonderful embellishments super make
lorraine x

Pia S said...

I actually like both sunflowers, but I do agree they look quite different from each other. Lovely autumn card design.

Becca Sadler, owner and manager of HQCB and FQCB said...

This is such a rich vibrant burst of autumn harvest goodness, Chrissy!!! Stunning! I love seeing the step by step progress of the cardmaking! Beautifully crafted! Thanks for sharing at FQCB!! and don't forget that you can also enter this over at the 'anything farm or country goes" competition at FarmQuest General Store challenge blog. It's open until October 5. --Becca

Valerie-Jael said...

More than fabulous! Hugs, Valerie

jimlynn said...

Oh, so pretty! The pumpkins, sunflower, and mushroom all go together so beautifully! Love this!

Becca S said...

Woo-hoo! Thanks for making a delivery at the country store! I echo so many of the previous comments about the how you made your sunflower and then combining it with the pumpkins and mushrooms! Well done! FarmQuest General Store owner, Becca

crafty-stamper said...

Fabulous Autumn thank you card,love all the layers,pumkins and beautiful sunflower.
Carol x
Thank you for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams
Carol DT x

aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous design you are hitting the pumpkins and sunflowers is a great way, love this x

*Vicki* said...

What a beautiful Autumn card with the textured sunflower and the row of pumpkins too! The sentiment fits perfectly with this lovely card!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is autumn for sure. This card is beautiful, Chrissy. I love your great design.

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely Autumn creation, I am amaze how different the effect can be depending on the papers you use, I love the pumpkins and how you added some white ones in there too, pretty shine on the butterfly too!

Sarah said...

Sunny sunflowers and paunch pumpkins, a beautiful autumnal scene xx

pinky said...

Eeek that sounds hot for sure. We are getting extremely warm weather here for October, it's unbelievable and so hard to get to sleep at night! Wow how satisfying does that box of prepared embellishments look!! My brain would not allow me to plan what I need for a card. I have to do it as I go along lol. The pearls are so sweet on the mushrooms and the flower looks fine to me Chrissy. Another beautifully finished thank you card for sure!