Saturday, 19 September 2015

A touch of autumn

I've tried to ignore the fact but it seems that autumn is definitely here. I even had to hunt out my torch this week before mucking out and Surprise is beginning to look like a yeti!! Still, the sun is shining at the moment and we have the gorgeous colours to look forward to so it's not all bad.

With that in mind I found a stamp from a while back that came free with Get Stamping magazine so thought I would make a seasonal card in order to join in at some of the current challenges.

It was nice to do something a bit different. The owl was inked with memento chalk ink and I then used Spectrum Noir pencils on top for a bit of feathery definition. The leaves were also pencilled to coordinate with the Doodlebug papers.

I would like to play here

That's Crafty - Lovely leaves
Di's Digis - Fabulous Fall colours
Fantasty stampers - #45 Autumn Leaves
Uniko #25 - Autumn/Fall
Crafting Musketeers #29 - Autumnal Colours

Enjoy the rest of the weekend and thanks for sharing a bit of it with me xx


brenda said...

Yep, Autumn is definitely showing it's face Sarah, when I went to Peterborough first thing (leaving feeding to someone else) not only was there a really heavy dew, it was only 5 deg.

But as you say not all bad as we have those lovely rich colours to look forward to and I always love seeing cards using them and the addition on an Owl is a bonus.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

B x

Janice said...

Very Autumnal Sarah and very nice. That's a super little owl and a great card. Tis turning colder here too, it was a nice sunny day here eventually, but there was a definite nip in the air this morning. Passed the day with my parents and elder son as opposed to crafting, but the house is still too quiet :( Jx

Julie B said...

Very of the season! Love those DPs.
I know it's autumn now as I forgot to bring the washing in earlier and it had got damp again. Mists and mellow fruitfulness!

Hazel said...

Sarah, I couldnt get over how much the leaves are falling off the trees when I was driving today. Yes autumn has started. Love your card, that owl,is so cute. Hazel x

Jo said...

Lovely card Sarah & the colours are just beautiful.
hugs Jo x

Céline said...

really gorgeous
thanks for playing with us at di's digi

Laine said...

Cute owl image Sarah. Love the colour palette used.

Carol S. said...

Love the cute little owl and the autumn colours are lovely. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carole Pollard said...

Gorgeous owl stamp and great colouring love the autumnal feel its a great card love and hugs Carole x

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Sarah! Love your owl, and so clever to match your leaves to your pretty DP too :)

Unknown said...

Aww this is cute and perfect for Autumn!
Well it got rather warm in here last couple days summer still keeps trying to pop back lol
Lucy xx

Marilyn said...

Autumn is here too Sarah. Not my favourite time because I know winter is right around the corner.
However, your fall card is very pretty. I may not like the season but I have always liked the bold colours we associate with it and you have all of them on here.
Very cute owl and I like how you made the leaves different colours... cute idea!

Beverley said...

Yep, I think you're right Autumn has arrived in the UK. I do enjoy this overlap of the season though :)Anyway, your card is beautiful & the owl so cute. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Challenge. Hugs Bev x

Lisa xx said... the weather get chillier, the colours warm up! The owl stamp lookd great, super card xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a gorgeous card.
I love your little owl sat on the branch.
Super papers, and design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful creation Sarah, gorgeous stamp and wonderful colours displayed .. ♥
{The Journey Is The Start aNNie my personal blog}

Stamping Bubbles said...

Hi Sarah
The nights are drawing in here too, a sure sign of Autumn. I do love this season though, the colours are so beautiful.
Your card is lovely and captures the Autumnal colours beautifully. Thank you for joining us a Fantasy Stampers.
Crafty hugs

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Sarah, love the cute owl and pretty autumnal papers.
Lorraine x

Michelle said...

Love this autumnal card Sarah. The layout is lovely and unusual. Our sun has disappeared this afternoon, but only this morning it was very bright and very warm! Michelle x

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Sarah, such a cute owl and lovely autumn papers.

*Vicki* said...

I really enjoy Fall and it happens to be one of my favorite seasons actually! :) The colors on this design are a perfect representation of that too!! Love that cute owl Sarah!! HUGS

MaryH said...

Wonderful to see fall colors showing up on cards as I'm surfing around to visit this afternoon. (sadly not here at my house yet, and I'm way behind on fall cards). The little owl is just darling, and he's delightful paired with all the fall papers. Love the way you rounded the opposite corners on Mr. Owl's focal piece, and the layout using the different bits of patterned papers works beautifully. A happy, cheery "let's get ready for fall" card. Hope you're enjoying some fine Sunday weather. Hugs & TFS

Sue said...

Sarah, this is really lovely. I love the colours you have used - perfectly autumnal, and your colouring is wonderful. Gorgeous card design too.

Peanut said...

aaah, so warm and cosy. That owl is so cute!
hugs Asha

Kat W said...

Ooooh, such beautiful colours and I love the cute design with the paper strips for detail :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

Annette said...

Really cute, and I love the autumnal feel. I just don't look forward to the dark evenings. :0(

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Beautiful image, loads of yummy colours and thanks so much for linking up and playing along at Uniko
Sarah x

Craftdee said...

It's funny...I've tried to ignore the fact that Spring is HERE, as it means Summer's not far behind - I guess we always want a little of what we don't have :-)) Anyway, this is a great card for Di's Digis "Fabulous Fall Colours" challenge. Thanks for joining us I hope you get a chance to join in next time too Donna ☺

Deborah Frings said...

I love your autumnal themed card and that little owl is adorable. Thanks so much for playing along with Uniko this month! xx

I don't like the dark nights of autumn, but I do enjoy the wonderful colours and smells!

Diane said...

Oh Sarah this is sooooo cute and colourful sweetie, love it !! So glad you could play along with us at Little Claires !! Hope you will again sweetie !!

hugs Diane xx