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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Autumn Leaves

I love Autumn. I love the way the trees change colour and the nights get darker but it's still not cold. I also love the colours - I seem to have a lot of Autumn coloured clothes in russet, burgundy and burnt orange. We have wonderful trees where I work in Durham - they have started to change colour and I could sit and look at them all day...

Today's card incorporates the lovely colours and shapes but remains clean and simple. The leaves are die cut and coloured with promarkers then mounted on squares. A simple greeting finishes off the card. I did toy with a coloured gem each square but then I just thought, 'stop'! Less is certainly more on this card.

I've entered this card into the following challenges

Less Is More - Autumn
Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn
Charisma Cards - Clean and simple 
Allsorts Challenge Blog - Autumn Colours

Thanks for looking



  1. I love the clean and simple design of your card, a beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  2. This is beautiful, the simple lines of the die cut leaves are just fab! Great photo of the trees turning too!

  3. I love your photo Sharon with its contrast between those beautiful trees and the road. Your card is a study in CAS - those intricate die cut leaves look fantastic in autumn colours and mounted on the squares. Vicky x

  4. Lovely pic of the trees , I also love seeing the trees change colour also a wonderful card you have made.
    Nicky x

  5. Sounds like we have the same love of Autumn Sharon, as you rightly say it's a beautiful time of your.

    And you card is lovely with such a feel of elegance.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

    B x

  6. Really striking. I think you were right not to add gems, this card is perfect without them


  7. What a gorgeous photo of the Autumn tints, your card is fab too.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  8. I love the simplicity of this card the leaves look fab in autumn colours and your photograph of the trees really brings to life autumn for me

  9. Just so beautiful and CAS, and the photo is stunning! Anita in France

  10. Super pic of the trees. I love autumn colours too.
    Your card is lovely. The leaves look fab in autumn colours and I love the texture of the squares against the card.
    Lynne xxx

  11. Beautiful card, it looks so elegant. Thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

  12. Gorgeous - love the simplicity of the die cut leaves - it's so effective.

    Karen x

  13. Love the die cut leaves...very CAS and I love it!

  14. Love your clean looking card. It's a wonderful CAS card. Thanks for joining us over at CCM this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie (Mi)

  15. Love your CAS card. The die cut leaves are fab.
    Great photo too - stunning colours. xx

  16. Gorgeous CAS card!

    Thank you for joining in with us at Charisma this week!

  17. This is a beautiful CAS inspired card...
    Thanks so much for entering our Autumn colours challenge this week at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  18. Beautiful card .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.