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Autumn Colours

Its Tuesday so that can only mean one thing. It is Digi-choosday over at Polkadoodles. Have you entered yet? There is a fabulous prize up for grabs for one lucky winner and a discount code for digital purchases made today. Pop over to claim yours

The design teams brief was Autumn colours. Autumn is by far by most favourite season, and not only because I was an autumn baby. I love the vibrant colours, the darker evenings sitting by the fire. It feels cosy. I have digressed to my happy place. Back to the take in hand and my inspiration for your challenge.

I used the Polkadoodles digital stamp Twiggy & Toots Cake Time

There is a video on my YouTube Channel 

Cardmaking Supplies Used

Polkadoodles Twiggy & Toots Cake Time Digital Stamp and Sentiment
A4 Kraft Card
A4 White card
A4 Leaves stencil from Polkadoodles
Polkadoodles Oval Die Set
Circle Cutter
Red Ribbon
Distress Ink in Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fried Brick and Gathered Twigs
Paper Doily
Nuvo Drops in Mustard gold and Orange Soda
Glossy Accents
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Foam Squares 

Cardmaking Instructions 

Using the circle cutter I cut a piece of Kraft Card to have a radius of 3 7/8th Inches. This was scored, burnished and folded at the half way point

A piece of white card was cut using a radius of 3 1/2 Inch. This was cut down the middle to give 2 semi circles.
One of these semi circles was blended using the stencil and distress inks in Fossilised Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Fried Brick and Gathered Twigs.

A paper doily was coloured with fried brick distress ink and cut into 2

The image was printed and coloured with alcohol markers and cut with the largest oval die

The sentiment comes with the digital stamp and read Hip Hip Hooray it is your special day. This was too big for where I wanted it to go so I trimmed down the sentiment and coloured it in fried brick. The corners were rounded and it was mounted on Kraft card. 
The card was then assembled as below

The sentiment is on foam squares

Using the circle cutter a piece of orange card was cut and glued to the back. Nuvo drops were added to the doily and around the edge and glossy accents added to the champagne flutes.

This is being entered into the following challenges

Thanks for reading

Happy crafting
Claire xx


  1. Wonderful card, love the background you created.

  2. Very cute and colourful Claire, I like the shape of the card too

    June x

  3. Fabulous rocker card Claire, love that couple on there, they make a lovely autumn pair. x

  4. A fabulous card Claire, a super steciled background and sweet image.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. This is just gorgeous,love your

  6. Fabulous rocker card, Claire! I love autumn too! :) xx

  7. Another gorgeous card with great techniques and pictorial/video tutorial x

    hugs sally x

  8. Cute owls and I love the shape of the card

  9. What a great card. Love the card shape. Cute image and super coloring. Thanks for joining us at CREATIVE MOMENTS
    Good luck and we hope you join us again soon
    Hugs, Barbara - DT member

  10. Your card has such a unique design and all my favorite colors! I love autumn as well, and the way you used the colors with the stencil is very eye-catching! Thank you so much for joining our challenge this week at PIP Challenges! What a great entry!

  11. Gorgeous card .. love the shape and design
    Have a good day .
    Rose DT

  12. such a creative card-I really like how you used the stencil and doily-and I am an Autumn fan too and for all the same reasons as you!

    1. I will be giddy for it once the kids are back at school.
      Thank you

  13. Beautiful card I love the colours, hugs Pops x

  14. Cute creationClaire! Shabneez x

  15. Fabulous stecilled background and really cute images
    Carol x

  16. Love the shape and what an adorable design.

    Hugs Diane

  17. That was a lot of work but so very cute when completed. Thanks for joining us at Jan's Digital Stamp Shop. Pam, DT

  18. That is gorgeous. Nice work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  19. Cute rocker card. I love autumn, so this is gorgeous.

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter's Castle this month....good luck :)
    Keep crafting!
    Lj xx
    Crafter's Castle

  20. This is just too cute Claire. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Wendy DT Member for

  21. Gorgeous card great design
    Have a great day

  22. Cheers to you! Thank you for sharing your dazzling creation with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge where anything goes. Join us again on our NEW monthly challenge... HAPPY CRAFTING!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

  23. What a fab card Claire - love those owls and fab colouring! Maz x


  24. Claire what a nice tutorial and a beautiful card of course! So beautifully colored too!


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