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Saturday, 13 October 2012

The Old and the new

Last night I thought I would try stamping this little wren who is another new stamp from Harrogate show, I was a tad disappointed with it as it looked so dull so I used a bit of artistic licence and added a bit of red to liven him up, a lot of the challenges last week were for autumnal themes so thought I would go with that, well the first couple of attempts ended in the bin and so I went off to bed and lay there awake most of the night coughing, some kind person has passed on their germs to me ( I know the culprit ,wait until I see her !)  Anyhow this afternoon I had another play,  the background stamp I used here is ancient, its a Carolines texture mat and I've had it for ever, I also used some very,very old bronze embossing powder which still works fine even though it smells 'orrible !!!  the leaf stamp is also old, I think it might have been an old Craft Stamper one ? coloured it all with distress inks. Although I've put it on a card here its actually a 4x4 piece and I will probably take it off the card and put it into my fat book as I don't think I would send it to anyone I know. Anyhow putting it on these challenges

Fashionable Stamping - shades of autumn
Fat Pages with Attitude - yellow/red/orange
Crazy Amigos - Falling leaves
Artful Times - Fur or feathers


  1. Nice colours and stamps-like the red shade on the littlebird

    Love Chrissie xxx

  2. Joan, you card is beautiful, I love the tones on the bird and the leaves are gorgeous. A really lovely card. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  3. Beautiful autumn card, the colours of your wren look fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us at FSC this time.
    Yvonne xx

  4. What a gorgeous, charming autumn card with great details!

  5. Great card Joan, love your little bird, he fits in perfectly with your autumnal colours.

    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Artful Times - Sam xxx

  6. oh i lov those fabulous leaves
    Lisa x

  7. I love the autumnal colours of this card Joan, and the bird looks perfect on here.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  8. I think the card turned out great!

  9. Hi Joan, This is a lovely card, gorgeous background and leaves. The little wren looks great perched in amoung the leaves.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn Colours at FSC
    Avril xx

  10. I really like the colouring of the Wren, and the ancient background is lovely...Thanks for sharing at FSC..Esther xx

  11. Your Jenny wren is a adorable :) and it's always nice to use older stamps with the new :)
    Thank you for sharing with us at Artful times
    Von ☺

  12. A beautiful card with wonderful fall feeling. Love the background and the leaves. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

  13. Lovely card! Beautiful colours - a true autumn composition; Gorgeous 3D effect with the leaves in the front.

  14. A great fall card, beautifully composed. Glad you joined us t FSC. Hope you feel better soon. Best, Yvonne

  15. A real stunner Joan. Beautiful layout and the bird looks gorgeous with the touch of red.
    Thanks for joining our Autumn challenge at FSC and wishing you good luck.
    Fliss xx

  16. For all the grief you ended up with a delightful card! I am taken with the quote you used also.

  17. Beautiful autumnal creation.I love the bird and what you've done with him. The background looks wonderful.

  18. Sorry I am so late - blame it on sunny Cyprus!
    A delightful card - love the little bird and the leaves.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx


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