Thursday, 7 September 2017

AYLI Flora or Fauna

Happy Thursday everyone. Hope you have had a good week. It's been lovely here in Dorset, although the mornings are so much darker so my early jaunts have been put back a bit, much to the disgust of our four legged family members.
Which brings me nicely to the theme for the new challenge at

As You Like It 

We would love to see your projects featuring Flora or Fauna.


As you can see I chose Fauna...in every sense. Although I love my garden, when it comes to card making its animals and people that inspire me.

 I bought this Clarity stamp quite a few years ago now and stamped and embossed it and it has sat in my "not quite sure what to do with" box ever since!! While flicking through my paper pad mountain, as you do, I came across deer backing paper and so my card idea was born.  Throw in a new embossing folder, bells and some ribbon and bingo...job done!!

I hope I have I managed to inspire you to join us.

Well, that's it for now.  Take Care xx

Some  challenges

The holly and ivy Christmas Challenge #14 - Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge - #33 - Anything Goes
Addicted to stamps and more #258 - Holiday
Penny Black and More- Get ready for Christmas

30 comments:

meg said...

love this Sarah, the stamp looks wonderful with the papers and embossed background.

Lisa xx said...

This is terrufic Sarah....great image and love the red and Kraft together too. Really really like this embossing folder, got a lovely knitwear look about it

Jane Savage said...

This is amazing, Sarah! Adore Kraft, white and red together and your 'knitted' embossing folder really adds to the Nordic look!
I'm not enjoying the darker mornings either...not helped by having a power cut this morning!!! xxx

brenda said...

That hedgie image really is lovely Sarah and Kraft and red work so well together. I also have one of those boxes, seemed like a good idea to buy at the time of course !

I smiled at your rhubarb and custard mention and when I took another look I saw exactly the same thing.

B x

brenda said...

Back again, forgot to thank you for joining our Get ready for Christmas theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

KandA said...

The stamp is lovely and along with that embossing folder, paper and kraft you have a really wonderful card xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a very brilliant design, and such a very lovely image also.
Love the wonderful colour choices and the embossing is brilliant too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Elaine Stark said...

Love this colour combo and image. Elaine

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, lovely rich colours and great design.
It's getting quite chilly in the early morning now isn't it - Autumn is certainly on the way.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, the embossed stamp looks fab
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Wow, this is really elegant. Fab design and very clever. xx

Carol S. said...

Great image and love the design. Brilliant texture in the background too. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Laine said...

Stunning festive feel Sarah!
Laine
xx

Veerle said...

Love the texture here Sarah. Beautiful card.
Hugs Veerle x

Lynne said...

Love your colours Sarah and the embossing folder is great x

Janis Lewis said...

Beautiful!
Janis, The Merry Christmas Challenge

Michelle said...

This is such a stunning card Sarah - the embossed stamp and gorgeous background are just fab - Michelle x

Craft-E-Place said...

Fabulous! I love the colour combination and design. Thanks for joining us at ATSM
Elaine

Natalia Smith said...

Gorgeous Christmas card Sarah, love the beautiful embossing and fabulous image x

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wow, that's so pretty Sarah! Glad you got going with this stamp, fab colour theme too. Feel free to send some of your good weather our way, we've had nothing but rain all week!

Wendy said...

Love this Sarah, gorgeous!
Wendy xx

Brenda said...

Sarah this is such a gorgeous stamp and it has such an elegant look and that paper is perfect!

aussie aNNie said...

Sarah this is stunning and gorgeous. Love the creativity of this card.xx [aNNie]

Jackie C said...

How wonderfully put together this is. Love it! Thank you so much for entering at The Holly & The Ivy. Good luck. Jackie DT member, hugs x

susiestacey said...

Gorgeous card Sarah it all came together beautifully x thanks for your lovely comments - 162 bulbs in today then rained off x

Chrissy said...

Wonderful Christmas card Sarah..love the stamp and embossed background..gorgeous.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Pamellia Johnson said...

What a beautiful Christmas card Sarah! I love the red with the tan palette, so festive! Your focal piece is stunning, wow!! That reindeer with the fancy flourish antlers is gorgeous! I just adore the plaid ribbon, what a wonderful pattern for the holidays! Fantastic Christmas creation! hugs :)

Daniela said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
x Daniela (DT)

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Absolutely stunning! This card is so striking! That colour combo and that gorgeous embossed panel give this card the wow factor. I LOVE it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

Tracy said...

Fab creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x