Monday, 31 October 2016


I haven't had the time lately to join in with any challenges but this one over at Less is More caught my eye this morning.

I was having one of those Monday's when I had no mojo and couldn't settle to anything.

I took the dogs out for a walk in the country.  It is still beautiful weather here in the UK - one of the warmest October's I can remember - reminds me of warm Houston weather.  So we did a bit of Conker gathering and blew the cobwebs off and I came back and did a bit of crafting.

Some of these conkers and the leaf are actually bronze mixed in with real - can you tell which is which?
 Tegan (Welsh Springer red and white) and Bracken (English Springer) enjoying their walk

My card for the Challenge uses two stamp sets and a thinlet.  The mistletoe comes from Banners For Christmas - this isn't a set I've seen used an awful lot yet but I love this mistletoe stamp.  Here I've turned it right way up to represent a bunch of flowers and stamped it with Versamark and our Gold Embossing Powder.   I've used the Celebrate stamp from Here's To Cheers.  I used one of the bauble thinlets from Merry Tags to cut out the bauble shape and then stamped inside it with Versamark and embossed with our Gold Embossing Powder.

A touch of gold Baker's Twine and some Basic Rhinestones finishes off this card - which has a lot of 'white space' - okay red!

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Happy Crafting



Esther said...

It's been a beautiful October, I agree, and your walk looks like great fun - lovely dogs! Your card is gorgeous with that festive red background and eye catching gold embossing. A very stylish design indeed! Thanks so much for joining in with our 300th challenge at Less is More :)

Sharon said...

That mistletoe stamp should be used more often Fiona because it is beautiful and it would be a shame to leave it in the cupboard (or wherever it is kept). It looks especially effective in gold against that rich red backdrop. Yummy. It's great to see you playing along with our 300th challenge at Less is More. xx