It appears that spring has finally arrived to those of you in the northern hemisphere, and likewise autumn has finally arrived here in Oz. We actually lit our woodfire last night, and today it is chilly, miserably overcast and drizzling. For the past few weeks we have had temperatures ranging from 23 - 30 oC. Talk about an 'Indian Summer'.
I just can't believe how fast the weeks are rushing by, so it is again time for another challenge at Penny's Paper Crafty. You should all have fun with the theme this week,
'DIES CUTS and/or PUNCHES'
Our lovely sponsors this week are
I was asked to choose a digital image from Fred She Said Designs, and my choice was Blue Jay and Raspberries. They have so many lovely images, it was difficult to choose just one.
That absolutely gorgeous paper was a sheet about A3 size. I bought it 2½ years ago in London at a very old shop a few blocks from the British Museum. It sold the most exquisite papers, and did book-binding - the old way. They also had a couple of antique printing presses there. I swear I was swooning, and fit to faint, being the paper-addict I am. This paper was made in Italy, and is of stunning quality. It was priced to reflect that, but I didn't mind...I just had to have it. This is the first time I have used it.
A closer look at the pretty jays and their dinner. I coloured
the images with my Promarkers.
I printed, coloured, and cut out 2 of the larger jays,
and mounted the top one on 3D Dots. I also reduced
the size of one to make it appear to be more distant.
Inside my card showing another section of that gorgeous paper.
I would like to enter the following challenges:-
Creative Craft #9 - 'All About Animals' (2nd entry)
Cute Card Thursday #267 - .'Come Fly With Me'
Ruby's Rainbow #53 - 'Furry Friends' (2nd entry)
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #9 - 'Outdoor Critters'
No Matter Which #9- 'Things With Wings'
Make My Monday - 'Anything That Flies'
Image - Digital Stamp - Fred She Said Designs Blue Jay and RaspberriesColouring - Promarkers
Paper - unknown brand (large sheet) Printed in Italy
Dies - Spellbinders Classic and Scalloped circles; Cuttlebug Vintage Corners
Punches - Martha Stewart Butterflies Border
Platinum Stickles from my
For a chance to win great prizes, why not visit Penny's Paper Crafty and enter our challenge.