Friday, 15 October 2010

Totally Papercrafts #38 Autumn

 Is it Friday again already??   Then it's time for another challenge at Totally Papercrafts.
This week the fabulous Sue is hosting our challenge and she has picked the theme of 'Autumn'.
I don't know what it's like in your part of the world, but Autumn has well and truly arrived here in Yorkshire.
The temperature has dropped and the leaves are falling from the trees. I love this time of year and  I can't wait to see all your 'Autumn' projects.
We have some wonderful new DT members too - so please pop by their blogs and say hello to

I decided to go with Autumn colours and try my hand at a 'shaker' card.

I knew I had a couple of plastic, coaster kits, left over from my cross-stitching days. It took a lot of rummaging and a little swearing, before I finally found them. I put a good amount of 'autumn' coloured seed beads into the coaster, then my coloured image and then snapped the back into place. I used Glossy Accents to stick the coaster to a piece of scalloped card.

I like the way that Heidi and Madison look as though are knee deep in beads... kind of like standing in a heap of leaves!

The DP is Basic Grey, Max and Whiskers. Stamp - High Hopes, Heidi and Madison, coloured with Copics.
The corners were cut with my Slice - Parties Card and the banner with the Slice 'Pink' Card.
Banner text is a Personal Impressions stamp.   Beads and Ribbon from my stash.

Hope that you will find time to join in our challenge and have some fun.    xxx


debby4000 said...

Oh what a sweetheart of a card, its adorable.

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card! Love the image and colours and such a great idea to use the beads and coaster. You have a fab blog :o) Lisa x

Craftyanny said...

Hi Caroline
Gorgeous as always. Smashing idea to use the coaster kits, it's worked brilliantly.
Anne x

Lorraine A said...

I LOVE this Caroline ,,fabulous shaker card ,,, gorgeous :-)

lols x x x

Sue said...

Hi hun
aww gorgeous shaker card, fab inmage & colouring, lovely papers, fab layout hun, have great weekend, sue,x

Stressed Stamper said...

Love the card - need to do a shaker day...Great to be on the team with you..Have a fab weekend

Lindsey said...

This is sooo sweet! Love the papers and the shaker card, looks like they are having fun at the local playcentre in the ball pit!
Linds x

CraftyC said...

What a cute card Caroline, its gorgeous and a beautiful shaker card!

Juls said...

fabulous!!!! I love shaker cards, those beads are just gorgeous!! hugs Juls

joey said...

LUB LUB LUB LUB LUB IT!!! think I need go back school so I can write you lovely long comments hun that be different,I like a parrot each time haha, just fab work as always. Joey.x

Pops x said...

This is fab sweetie i love the image one of my faves, loving your colours too hugs Pops x

Emma said...

Aw such an adorable card, love the shaker and beads.
Hugs Emma x

Faye said...

What a brilliant idea and gorgeous card. Love the papers and image, scrummy. Your colouring, as ever is beautiful. They really look like they are knee deep in leaves. I love it. xxx