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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Autumn Skies - part 1

We have had a mad busy few days with different visitors on different nights, needing taking and collecting from different railway stations, culminating in me managing to lock myself out of the house when the plumber needed to sort out the leak from the work he did last week and the electrics for the whole house fusing multiple times thanks to a cold weather problem to the garage supply... !  Today I escaped into my craft room for a very welcome hour playing:).

I saw the theme for this week's Papertake Challenge, Autumn Skies and it inspired me to play with my new duster brushes and Distress Inks.  I am so pleased with these brushes, love the effect I'm getting.  This is the first card I made inspired by the theme.  I used Scattered Straw, Worn Lipstick and Spiced Marmalade and the stamps are from Inkylicious, the people I bought the duster brushes from.  The sketch is from Stamptacular Sunday, the DP is Memory Box and I've Cuttlebugged a piece of bronze card with leaves.  This is a sympathy card for a friend whose Dad died at the weekend.
I'm also entering the followng challenges:
Crafty Hos - fall colours
Charisma Cardz - sympathy/sorry
A Spoonful of Sugar  - distressing

PS Don't forget to enter my candy:)

10 comments:

  1. Another stunner Anne. Hugs x

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  2. Wow Anne what a fab card i love the sentiment, great autumn card. Thanks for joining us at papertake weekly.
    Hugs Angie

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  3. Hi Ann a beautiful card and a lovely sentiment for a sympathy card. Lovely colouring too. I'm off to look at those duster brushes. Hugs x Chris

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  4. What a stylish and elegant card this is! Love the clours and the sentiment, great take on our challenge as well. Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and happt crafting! Gemma

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  5. Anne - this is stunning, and I love the sentiment as well.

    Love
    Valxx

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  6. absolutely lovely. the gradient background is just so striking, and the papers you chose are so pretty. thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with the Charisma Gals this week.

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  7. Beautiful card! What a lovely sentiment!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Sketch challenge!
    Hugs
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

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  8. Hello Anne, such a lovely and stylish card. Gorgeous scene, wonderful colors. I love how your layering, so harmonious, great idea to use an embossed panel!Thank's for playing along with us this week in our Stamptacular sketch challenge. Hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs,
    Danielle

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  9. Ann, Congrats on the win at Charisma Cardz challenge. Beautiful card, well deserved!

    Hugs
    Sue

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