Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Autumn Leaves

I'm so pleased you liked the nappy cake I posted on Monday.  It was so much fun to make!  Back to cards today.  Chrissie and Mandi at Less is More are looking for CAS cards featuring 'masking' this week.  This is one of those challenges which you immediately think is going to be simple, but then you struggle to think of anything original!

This is what I came up with, using a couple of stamps from the wonderfully versatile Autumn Days stamp set.

It was very simply to make.  I started by cutting a shape from scrap paper to mask most of the card stock before stamping with the tiny leaf.  I used a whole range of autumnal colours because I wanted the hill to pop out!  I then coloured the pheasant in Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Garden Green and Early Espresso and stamped him onto the hill, making sure he was in the right place using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Here's a close up:

Stamps: Autumn Days
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, More Mustard, Always Artichoke
Card: Confetti Cream
Other:  Stamp-a-ma-jig

Don't forget that you have just over 1 week left to benefit from Sale-a-bration, where you earn free stamp sets and designer paper for every £45 you spend.  I also have a prize draw running for a set of Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper and free P&P for my first three customers.  Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or if you would like to order some Stampin' Up! goodies.

Again, no interesting titbit to share with you from my own life, so here is a video of a floppy disk drive (remember those?) but not as you know it...

Thanks for visiting me today,


  1. I like this card it's so clever. Like the little vid made me laugh.

  2. love it!! so bright :) lainey x

  3. This looks terrific Victoria, I keep seeing this set and wondering whether I should buy it... I may just have to!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. What a pretty pheasant and Autumn colors!

  5. Lovely card Victoria
    Terrific colouring of the pheasant stamp

    Thank you so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Hi Victoria, wonderful card and I love that pheasant! Thanks so much for your kind comments, it's always so lovely to read thoughtful words.

  7. This is a real work of art, I kid you not! Gorgeous, gorgeous colours, and beautiful it!

  8. What a fabulous card Victoria, I love the design and the leaves are just gorgeous. I saw your comment re the nappy cake and thought you might like to see mine, which I made to give to my son and DIL at their baby shower. You can see it here:
    Val x

  9. Great card Victoria, fab image.

  10. He is lovely that pheasant - he looks great on Christmas cards too.
    Your card is gorgeous - I love the mountain of leaves - Jacqueline xx

  11. Victoria thank you for your lovely message on my “Monday,Blues post ” when I went to look after Mum and Dad . It was so kind of you and I was overwhelmed by your kindness.
    Dad is much better now, he has a recurring abscess , but a course of anti-biotics seems to do the trick. Sadly Mum had a massive stroke 4 years this May and will never be fine, she is unable to move or speak , but she can communicate by facial expressions, Dad is her carer , she has 4 x2 carers visits per day. So when Dad gets poorly I have to step to care for them both. Thank you again for your kindness. I am now back and on track . Hugs Elaine

  12. I love this card great stamping and colours . My husband would love this to he loves the adverts for the famous grouse whisky " with the grouse as its mascot " and this pheasant reminds me of that. Great card Hugs Elaine

  13. The hill is fabulous; I must try that!

  14. I love that bird and I really love the leafy hill you created for him. Fabulous take on the challenge!

  15. This is the most spectacular pheasant, Victoria! Wonderful how you created the leaf covered ground for him.

  16. You so some really artsy cards and I love them! Beautiful colors and wonderful design.

  17. What a great leafy mound for Mr pheasant to walk on, love how you coloured him too :0)
    Jenny x

  18. Wonderful card the ground looks amazing, love it.

  19. I LOVE the way you've created the ground with that little leaf Victoria and it makes a great little hill for your pheasant to run about on! Vicky x


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