Monday, 17 September 2018

Autumn Colours

Good Morning all, its once again time for a new challenge over at 

Make My Monday   with the theme this fortnight being


For my birthday i was given a copy of the creative stamping magazine, first time ive ever had it, it came with a beautiful set of autumnal stamps - right up my street so i didn't hang around to try them out, i made this card for a friends birthday that was last week. 

I dug out an old bobunny paper pad full of autumn papers.  I first decided which paper i wanted for the background, i wanted the 2 large flowers on it to be visable so used it on its side.  (the recipient was probably eagle eyed to notice the tiny script in the background on its side - something i only noticed after making the card!)  I mounted this paper onto dark maroon card and the white 6x6 cardblank. 

I stamped my squirrel 3 times, once onto white card and then onto 2 different papers, i die cut the white one into a stitched circle.  Then cut out all of the dark paper one and glued it onto the white one and then i cut the orange one and again added over the top with glue gel to give him some shape.

I stamped the sentiment onto white card and die cut into a circle, i then mounted both circles onto maroon and then the cardbase.  I then die cut lots of little leaves from papers and the maroon card and arranged them around my squirrel.  Enamel viva drops then added in co-ordinating colours. 

Close up of the squirrel.  After paper piecing him i added a little bit of grey pen for shadow and white gel pen to his eye and nose. 

Items Used:
Bobunny papers 'Autumn Song'
Creative Stamping magazine issue 60 stamps
Stitched & plain circle dies
Spellbinders 'little leaf' die set
Viva paper pens - orange, yellow & red

Please do pop over to MMM to see what everyone comes up with and join in with this fabulous theme.  

I hope you all have a good week. Emma

I would like to enter the following:


  1. Beautiful autumnal colours in the squirrel paper and embellishments, fantastic make Emma

  2. so sweet...the sentiment makes me laugh, teamie!

    hugs and kisses from germany
    silvi xoxo

  3. Fabulous card love these colours
    Ginny x
    My Blog As I do Rodos

  4. WOW love the colours you've used Emma; super card :-)

  5. Wonderful card Emma, do love autumnal colours

  6. Gorgeous card and lovely colours Gx

  7. Gorgeous Autumn colours & design, super image.
    Wendy xx

  8. Love your card and the sentiment made me chuckle as I had a family of squirrels in my garden and they sent me nuts !! Beautiful autumnal card.
    Pam x

  9. Ganz toll gemacht.
    Dankeschön für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends und der Kreativeinkaufchallenge.
    LG Dreja

  10. I thought I recognised the squirrel, it seems to have been a very popular issue of the magazine. You’ve made a lovely card with them.

  11. Well Emma my eagle eyes missed the sideways script ... until now lol!! This is one squirrel that's going to stay on view to be admired for a long time yet ... the autumnal papers are gorgeous, just love everything about it right down to the tiny leaves ... attention to detail is what you do best ... Steph x

  12. This is gorgeous Emma, love,love the colours :) Sorry I missed your birthday, I will make amends :) Hugs - Debs xxx

  13. Gorgeous colours, I love autumn x

  14. A fabulous autumnal card, love the squirrel and warm colours you have used.
    Janice x

  15. Fab autumnal colors and card. Thanks for joining us at KE-C.

  16. Just loving this the colours are fabulous and the perfect sentiment as well all gorgeous Love and hugs Carole x

  17. Gorgeous card Emma, fab layout and love the sentiment. x

  18. Eine wundervolle Karte hast du da gemacht! Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme bei der Animal friends Challenge. LG Karina

  19. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing x

  20. It's great to get magazine freebies that are worth having and great card using them too Janet x x

  21. Fab card Emma, just love all those Autumn colours, my favourites and brilliant image too. Big hugs Kirsty. x

  22. That is so autumnal. I love how you use colour so perfectly


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