Sunday, 2 October 2011

Daring Cardmakers have a text challenge this week and because languages are dear to my heart, I cheekily ‘borrowed’ the theme for our KCUK Yahoo group monthly challenge, so this is my entry.  Artistic Stamper’s Challenge is for Autumn Colours, so I’m entering that one, too, if it’s okay.
I haven’t used these colours for a while but Autumn is the time for gorgeous Autumn colours, even if the sun has been ‘cracking the flags’ in Merseyside and the rest of England most of this week. 
The weather is due to change here tomorrow – more rain - and to get cooler as each day passes, due to a cold front coming in,  but hey ho – it was lovely while it lasted.
Unfortunately, I had a manic week, teaching lots of classes I’ve never taught before and struggling with very mixed groups, so did nothing but work!  Interesting, though :-)
Here’s my card.  The French text is in the background, which is how I love to use it. 
FRENCH TEXT AUTUMN
Colours are Adirondack Butterscotch, Distress inks Aged Mahogany, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade and Walnut Ink. 
I really LOVE this colour combination.

BLOG CANDY DRAW
SO sorry it took me so long to get round to this, but here are the winners, as chosen randomly by my other half :-) 
He chose the numbers 16, 21 and 32 and the comment writers are:-
16 – Anja
21 – Hlora
32 – Jo
Please contact me with your full name and address and the envelope will be sent to you ASAP.  I hope you like it.
Just in case someone doesn’t get back to me, or doesn’t want to be included in the draw, we do have a standby (or two), so if you don’t contact me by
Thursday 6th October
your prize will be given to someone else.
Thank you for your lovely comments x

30 very much appreciated comments:

Helen said...

Cath what a beautiful card - stunning colours and I love the image.

Natty said...

Fantastic card, I love those autumnal colours. Thanks for playing along with this week's DCM dare. :)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous colouring Cath. I think autumn colours must be my favourite - they're so warming an cheerful

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

its meeeeeeeeeeee its meeeeeeeee...I'm number 32!!!!!!!!!!

WHAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Thank you xx

LOVE the card...beautiful rich autumnal colours. Hope you get a change to chill today. Teaching is very tiring especially mixed ability groups.

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Wonderful colours and stamping Cath, Lovely card, Gay xxx

Larisa said...

wow! I am excited a lot! Thank you! I am going to e-mail you!

Von said...

Beautiful card Cath , just love the autumn colours
Von x

Ann B said...

Beautiful rich colours Cath. Love that fern leaf and the words

Lynne Moncrieff said...

The colours look as though they are on fire.
Stunning.
Wishes
Lynne

Paula said...

love the depth of colour in the background.

flutterbycrafter said...

A beautiful, elegant card, with stunning colours xx

Jack said...

Oh la la, c'est magnifique! xx

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the colours

Netty said...

Beautiful background, those colours look wonderful together. x

cockney blonde said...

Love the card and the colours are fab, x

Sally H said...

A gorgeous card - love that colour combo - reminds me of beech woodland. Sounds like a tiring week for you, but it also sounds like you are enjoying it, which is the important thing. It has taken four weeks of me being a dragon, but (touch wood) my class are beginning to settle down and listen.

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a Gorgeous fall card! Love it!!!
Its cooling off here too, will be winter before you know it. ughhhh
hugs Lynn

hazel said...

This is stunning Cath, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Martina2801 said...

What a beautiful card, Cath! Brilliant colours and I love the beautiful image.

Anke said...

Oh Cath your card is so beautiful, wonderful colors and I love the background.

Hugs
Anke

Gail said...

A perfect autumn card!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful autumn card, love the background colors and the images.

Kathy said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers "Ooh La La and Wunderbar" challenge this week

Marjie Kemper said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Isabelle Norris said...

Superbe ta carte, j'adore ces tons chauds d'automne, et un texte sur une carte, quel qu'il soit, ça passe toujours.
Merci pour ton commentaire sur mon blog
isa

Heavens2Betsy said...

Wonderful scraplings ... and such a great idea. penny

Alison Horne said...

This is SO elegant, beautifully soft and yet still evokes the vibrance of the season.x

Alison said...

Great card Cath, the colours are beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge! xx

Artyjen said...

Stunning October Autumn colours Cath. ;)

Thanks for playing along at The Artistic Stamper.
xoxo Sioux

Ellie said...

ONE word for this? Gorgeous!