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Monday 4 October 2010

Autumn Spendour

Good Morning All!

I hope you all had a lovely weekend, mine was mad. I think I`ll be glad to get to work for a rest. More about that later.
I`m posting one card today that, hopefully, fits three challenges.
They are,  Picture Perfect Creations.
Which has this as our inspiration  

 Our Creative Corner
Who have given us this colour combo  

And  Curtain Call Colour Challenge #50
Who gave us this fabulous piccy and colour combo  

As all three used Cajun Craze, Mustard and similar Greens  I decided to combine them with this card.

One thing I have realised since starting to join in with these challenges is that alot of them use Stampin` up colours. I don`t have any Stampin` up products whatsoever so I downloaded a SU colour chart and printed it off which helps me to find the closest colours I have to the ones stipulated. 

I used my favourite Flourishes Gerbera Daisy stamp mainly because it`s so versatile. I mean you get Gerberas in almost any colour under the sun can`t you?
I coloured the flowers with Promarkers Mustard and honeycomb, and the stems with Promarkers Pear Green.
I used ivory card stock for the base card and matted and layered my version of Cajun Craze, a slightly milky coffee instead of Early Espresso and Kraft, after puching along the bottom edge of each.
I`ve added an Olive ribbon and bow to finish. 
Once it was all put together I realised I maybe should have done some scoring along the top to give it a bit of definition but, as they say, hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Well my weekend was quite an eventful one, for all the wrong reasons. Mum was rushed into hospital again on Saturday. She has Anyphylaxia ( probably wrong spelling) which you probably know is a severe allergic reaction usually to bee stings, nuts or latex. Having reached the ripe old age of 77 without ever having been allergic to anything it is a complete mystery as to what has caused this but she is very poorly. Apart from a severe rash she has swollen lips and throat which was a great worry. The hospital was fantastic though and the nursing staff were wonderful. At the moment she is still in hosptal and having tests and medication so it`s just a case of waiting.

Thanks for popping in...Lynne xxx


  1. Lovely card and lovely colours!! sorry your Mum is sick, hope she recovers quickly

  2. I like your triple row of border punches and the way you cut your daisy image. Very nice autumn card.

  3. Wow..love the way all of the challenges worked together. This is really pretty. Great coloring on the flowers and I really like the scalloped bottom.

  4. I hope, your Mum will get well soon. Allergic reactions can appear at every age... in her age it is unusually but possible.

    Your card is adorable. The colours are so warm and I love the Gerbera- stamp...I have it too, lol.


  5. I'm so sorry to hear your mum is in hospital again and hope she will feel better soon.

    Love the card - those autumnal colours are right up my street. Love the layered border and that fabulous bow too.

  6. Hope your mum gets well soon Lynne xx
    This card is absolutely gorgeous! I don't have any Stampin' Up products either so I love your idea of downlaoding the colour chart. Is that on their website? xx

  7. So sorry to hear your Mum is in hospital again Lynne, hope she starts to feelbetter soon, keep us posted. If you ever want someone to talk to I am more than happy to give you my number. sending you virtual hugs.

    On to your beautiful card, I love that stamp and can see why you like using it. Of course your trade mark bow just sets it off. xxx

  8. So sorry to hear about your Mum being in hospital Lynne -I do hope the problem will be sorted out quickly.
    As for your card - it's just so classy and elegant and I love the Autumnal colour combo. That green ribbon is delish! Lucky you, having THREE Boyes shops nearby - until last week when our brand new Ilkley branch opened (20 mins. drive away), the nearest was approx. 2 hours drive away so I'm over the moon!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xxx

  9. Gorgeous! Love that flower image. Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Curtain Call. :o)

  10. Hi Lynne...sorry to hear about your mom!!! Hope she recovers quickly!!! Glad you had a chance to paly the Curtain Call afterall...and what a beauty it is!!! You substituted the colors perfectly!!!! Big hugs to ya!!! ~S~

  11. Gorgeous Lynne, your coloring skills are magnificent! Love the image, the colors, the everything! Super fine work!

    Hope mom feels better soon!

  12. Lynne, this card is very beautiful.
    The image and the ribbon are gorgeous :)
    Sending you a lots of smiles :)

  13. beautiful! thanks for playing the Curtain Call!

  14. What a beautiful use of these fall colors! I love that daisy image and the way you've colored it. So glad you could join us at the Curtain Call! I hope your mother is feeling better!

  15. BEAUTIFUL card!!!Thanks for playing along with 'Our Creative Corner' color challenge this week!

  16. Classy Lynn, your daisies look wonderful. Great crisp feeling with this creation.


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