Monday 26 September 2011


Good evening! I think Autumn must be my favourite season of the year with all the beautiful, rich, warm colours. I just love the oranges, rusts and browns all around us at the moment.
I drew these Pumpkins a couple of days ago and have been enjoying taking my time to colour them with my Promarkers and add some dimension and texture to the card.
The paper is MY Minds Eye and the corners were made using the same paper inserted halfway into a heart punch. I'm still chopping paper at a great rate with my new Tonic Studios Mini Trimmer and  I used it again with the quilling tool but this time  I snipped the lengths of paper and made "sunflower" type flowers.
I used some raffia behind the image to add a little dimension.
You can find the  Pumpkin image with some other new ones at A Passion for Stamps.

Crafty Catz ...Autumn
Crazy4Challenges ...Halloween or Fall
Fussy and Fancy ..Try a new technique (quilling sunflowers)
My Time to Craft .. L is for "leaves"
Paper Playtime ..Halloween
Paper Sundaes ...anything goes
Paperplay ..Autumn leaves


  1. Gorgeous card, fits beautifully into the time of year

  2. Wow, this is beautiful! I love it! :) Janis
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  3. Really gorgeous card Ruth, I love your image. I love the papers. Lee xx

  4. Ruth this card is stunning. A terrific idea adding the raffia behind the image and your colouring is just wonderful.

  5. Hello Ruth

    I too love the wonderful Autumnal colours that Nature throws our way as if by magic and are probably my favorite to work with.

    You have captured them perfectly here and the lovely textures complimant it all so well.

    B x

  6. really love this card ruth.the pumpkins are fantastic (can`t wait to colour them ) and i love how you have used the straw and stunning autumnal colours ;D

    xx coops xx

  7. Ruth, those pumpkins are brilliant and I love the colours. The whole card is wonderful. xx

  8. OMGosh this is one gorgeous creation,
    Superb Autumnal colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz Challenge #101Autumn

    I hope you can join us again next week

    I have some new Calorie free candy if you are interested

    Good Luck with the challenge,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :-)x

  9. Stunning card Ruth,the pumpkins are fantastic,love the colours.

    Wendy xx

  10. what a fab card,and beautifully coloured

  11. Oh Wow Ruth, this is stunning! It is coloured beautifully and I love raffia and sunflowers :) Sarah xx

  12. oh wow love your card and the added detail, thanks for joining in with our autumn challenge at CRAFTY CATZ, x carol

  13. A perfect card for our Anything Goes challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Sundaes. Love all the embellishments!


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth