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Monday 19 October 2015

Challenge 150 at Crafty Cardmakers & More - Autumn colours

This week it is my challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more, and I would like to see those glorious autumn colours - oranges, browns, russets, green and dark yellow...

You will see that my wonderful teamies have produced a fantastic array of cards to inspire you - don't forget to visit their blogs to see how they did them!

I decided to make a man's card this time - I KNOW!  I find men's cards really hard, but I'm still chipping away at my crafty stash, and this time I found a sheet of Hunkydory toppers that were perfect for this challenge colours, and bonus, suitable male subject matter.

My base card was plain cream cardstock cut to be a 6 x 6 card (my favourite size).  Onto this, I layered a piece of brown card.  As I don't have much of this card (and can't remember where I got it from) I took the centre out with a layer die to use on another card.  Because I didn't want to have a dip, I cut another piece out  of scrap card the same thickness to put in its place. 

Onto the brown card, I put a piece of decorative paper that I had put through the cut n boss in a Sheena Douglass leaf embossing folder.  Before sticking it down, I coloured it with distress inks and edged it with gold pebeo gilding wax.

I then cut out the orange swirls from some scrap card, and then stuck them to the backing paper.  Using foam pads, I attached my Hunkydory toppers, and the card was done.

This was a comparatively simple card to make and didn't take very long - one of the benefits of using the toppers.  I'm not much of a "pick and stick" crafter by choice, but there are times when having the work done for you is beneficial, and there is a place for all this in the crafty world!


  1. Jackie this is absolutely stunning. Who cares if it a topper, as you say everything has its place in the crafty world and sometimes a topper is just what is need for a card in a hurry. I couldn't live without my LOTV toppers lol.
    Thanks for a fabulous challenge.
    Hugs Kimx

  2. I agree with Kim - STUNNING. Absolutely fabulous. The colour combinations are just perfect. Love it.

  3. Hi Jackie. This card is just lovely. Gorgeous design.
    :) Pam

  4. Wow Jackie this one absolutely stunning card Hun,
    Hugs Julie xxx

  5. Wow, this is such a different autumn and masculine card, I really like it, great effect having cut the image to a leaf shape!

  6. This is so gorgeous! Love the die cut image!

  7. This is so very pretty!
    Thank you for always encouraging me