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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Autumnal Glory

I know I keep repeating myself, but "where are the months rushing to"? It is
already the 2nd Wednesday of the month, and that means it is time for
another challenge at Words 2 Craft By. Our quote this month is by
F. Scott Fitzgerald "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall".

As a completely hopeless paper addict, I thought I would faint with pleasure
when in 2011 I found a wonderful shop while wandering around London. I
think it may have been in the Bloomsbury area. Although an unassuming
looking store outside, it was filled with the most exquisite papers, mostly 
hand-printed. The papers were (understandably) quite pricey, so after a
lengthy and agonising elimination process, I walked out with 2 precious 
large sheets rolled up in my arms.
I have only used a piece of this one once before. 

My card is for one of our gardeners here at our retirement village. He 
recently had a dreadful accident, and has many months of recuperating 
ahead. He is a lovely gentleman, so I had no qualms about using some 
of this precious paper.

The colours are so rich, aren't they.

Inside my card where I wrote our 'Get Well' wishes.

Challenges I would like to enter
2 Crafty Critter Crazies #18 - 'Anything Goes (with a Critter)'
Animal Friends #66 - 'In The Woods'
City Crafter #429 - 'Fall Colours'
Crazyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - 'Anything Goes (with patterned paper)'
Create and Inspire #77 - 'Inspired By A Song' (Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole)
Pause Dream Enjoy - 'Always Cards, any Theme'

Paper - Hand-printed (brand unknown)
Die - Sue Wilson Creative Expressions Get Well
Ink - Tim Holtz Distress Ink Rusty Hinge

For a chance to win a fab prize, why not visit Words 2 Craft By, check out my teamies lovely inspirations, then enter our "Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall" challenge.

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  xx


  1. Jennifer, This is truly autumnal glory! Your card is magnificent, and I'm sure your gardener friend will treasure it.

  2. Jennifer, this card is fabulous! Love the gold, and the rich patterned paper you used. Perfect for a fall themed card!

  3. Sehr schön. Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  4. The paper is just wonderful, and I think your project is the perfect way to highlight such beauty! So grateful you are a part of the Words 2 Craft By team!

  5. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at City Crafter, good luck!!! Amy DT

  6. So happy that you have linked your great artwork with us here at Pause Dream Enjoy. Good luck hun and do come back again!

  7. Hi Jennifer:
    I love your gorgeous Autumn card with the beautiful gold embossing. Thanks to all of you for having me a Guest Designer for this challenge. It's a joy to share my art with you. I wanted to let you know that I also run a challenge blog, and you are most warmly invited to stop by and play along any time you can. My challenges are always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have AWESOME sponsors. I hope you will stop by to play along with us. Again, thanks for having me. Hope you're having a blessed week.
    Karen Letchworth

  8. Lovely and cute card.
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends.

  9. Wonderful creation. Thank you very much for joining our challenge at Crafthazelnut's Patterned Paper challenges. Hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, Iwona


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