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Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Autumn Leaves

Oh dear, I am way behind with my blogging, and already it is the
second Wednesday of the month (yikes, October!!!!!!!!!).

Sooooo, once again it is time for another challenge at Words 2 Craft By
and this month our quote is by Humbert Wolfe -
The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves,
We have had our summer evenings, now for October eves"

A lovely quote, and such an easy one for your interpretation.
We are looking forward to seeing your creations.

I decided to make a centre-step card, as I haven't made one for such a long time.
I made it for my dearest friend of almost 55 years, Diane. She loves leaves, 
so it is serendipitous that this month's quote is about leaves.

Inside the card where I wrote my personal message to Diane. These
leaves were stamped, heat embossed, then cut out by hand.

A close-up look at one of the side panels, 
die-cut leaves, and a tiny flower.

I also stamped; heat embossed several these leaves with various 
embossing powders; then cut them out by hand.

A side-on view. That friendship sentiment is from a sheet of 
friendship-themed peel-off stickers I bought specially with 
Diane in mind. I truly believe our friendship is a special gift.

Stamps - PSX F-2781; Stampworld Solid Gumleaf  (Both these companies no longer exist)
Dies - Cheery Lynn Flourish Leaf Strip, Mini Butterflies, Spellbinders Decorative Labels Eight
Paper - DCWV The Lace and Linen Stack
Ink for sponging - Ranger (Tim Holtz) Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Glitter - Ranger Stickles Platinum
Sentiment - peel-off stickers
Paper flowers are from my junk stash

Challenges I would like to enter
Crafteezee - 'Leaves'
Daisy Chain #24 - 'Autumn/Fall'
Papercraft Business #11 - 'Anything Goes with option of Halloween/Fall'
Use Your Stuff #333 - 'Autumn/Halloween' (stamps about 20 yrs old, paper about 7 yrs old)

For a chance to win a great prize, why not pop over to Words 2 Craft By, admire my teamies lovely work, then enter your own creation.

Until next time, happy crafting, and thank you for visiting,
Jennifer.  xx


  1. Jennifer, The only thing prettier than those gorgeous leaves is your interpretation of a center fold card. This is a real stunner!

  2. It's a gorgeous card, I love your leaves ! Thanks for playing with us at Crafteezee challenge

  3. The monochrome colors with gold accents set off your pretty die cuts perfectly. Stunning card!!

  4. This is a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Use Your Stuff! -Lori DT

  5. Stunning! Love those leaves! Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  6. wow
    I really like your card - i love the touch of gold

    Thanks for sharing it with us at Papercraft Business Challenge

  7. HI Jennifer! I hope your friend will enjoy this wonderfully made and elegant card. So many intricate details and love it's unique card shape.
    Ashley Wells @ Proud PB DT Member
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  8. Really elegant stepper card and love the leaves on the centre panel. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck. Michelle x

  9. Absolutely gorgeous! So much beautiful details. Your friend is going to love it! Thank you for participating in our papercraft challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next one :)

    XO Lisa @ Papercraft Business
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