Something bright on a dull day

It's raining, again.  No crisp Autumn for us this year! No piles of dry leaves to shuffle through or collect.  Just pools of water and soggy leaf mulch.  We will just have to create our own crisp dry autumn!

Like this!  The embossing folder reminded me of falling leaves and as there is a new challenge on the block, Lets Squash It, calling for Geometric embossing folder designs on metallic the idea came together.   

An old Cuttlebug folder maybe 15 years old and some gorgeous gold mirror card.  Over which I wanted to add some leaves.  Stampendous die set provided these, I nearly always use wax paper between the die and the paper/card to be cut.  This time the card was a piece of water colour paper covered with brusho powders and set aside a few months ago.  Duly dis cut the leaves on the paper look fantastic but so do the wax paper ones, especially as they had taken some of the brusho colour in the process.

The wax paper also had that wonderful dry crisp feel of Autumn Leaves at their best.  Using the water colour paper and a Cherry Lynn flourish autumn colour has been re-introduced into the project along with a sense of movement.  Leaves and flourish stuck in place with Gloss Accents.  As normal no sentiment but this would be a nice retirement card.

Two Challenges set me off on this journey

Lets Squash It - #1 Geometric and Metallic.  Great new challenge girls you will be on the Challenges for Days list (By date 9th - 16th) from next month.

The Sisterhood of Crafters - Golden Days of Fall, use gold in your project. (fortnightly) 

Other Challenges I like to join as often as possible

Cardz for Galz - #133 Fall/Autumn (not halloween)

Through the Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes

Cardz for Guyz - #256 Colours of Autumn/Fall

As mentioned yesterday there were a couple of themes/ideas sparked by different challenges this was one but there are more!

Stay Safe, Keep Well, Wear your mask and social distance, Have Fun.


  1. WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  2. The embossing folder with the gold mirror card looks amazing Zoe. Great idea with the wax die cuts and one cheery Autumnal card x. Yes very wet up our way too x.

  3. Stunning card, superbly created and love your Gold added. Many thanks for joining us in our current challenge at The Sisterhood Of Crafters Challenge.. good luck with your lovely entry.[aNNie design team member for The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenges{My Blog}

  4. Awesome!! Some of those things that have been in our stash for 15+ years are worth holding on to!! This embossing folder is one of them!! Thanks for playing along with our "fall colors" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz!!

  5. Gorgeous card. Love that broken distressed diamond pattern and great idea to cut the leaves from that brusho coloured pattern. Love you can see some of the embossed pattern through the vellum leaves. Thanks for adding us at Challenges for Days. You gals work so hard to make sure we can find lots of places to play. Thanks for joining the fun at Let's Squash It. Hugz

  6. Love your card - such a lovely way to use that gorgeous EF. Thanks for adding us at Challenges for Days - that's so kind. Thanks for playing at Let's Squash It, Jo x

  7. I do like the idea of using wax paper. It's very original. Thanks for joining us at Cardz4guyz. Love Dawn x

  8. Stunning. I love your card. The dies, embossing, colors. So glad you shared over at Cardz 4 galz (and Cardz 4 guyz)

  9. Gorgeous card and such vibrant colors! Love it all!! Thank you for joining us at the Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge and hope you come back soon.

  10. Looks fabulous hun, that embossing folder is gorgeous!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Cardz 4 Galz' this fortnight
    Stay safe
    Hugs Shell xx


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