Thursday, 1 October 2015

Time Out #41

A very Happy Friday Eve,

It is time for our 'Inspired By Words' challenge. We have gone all poetic on you this week and have a quote from the American Poet William Callum Bryant:

 'Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile'

With this challenge you can use any of these words or the whole phrase. For example you might want to focus on Autumn or Smile but you could also use any of the other words. We would love to see what you might come up with for 'last'. Just let your creativity bloom!

This week our Guest Designer is the very talented Glenda

Glenda's blog My Paper Cat is a joy to visit. Check out her wonderful stitching designs here

This week I decided to focus on 'Autumn'

Unfortunately my Mum needed a sympathy card and I thought these Autumn colours would give a calming feel to the card. I just masked off a strip and used orange and yellow ink randomly on these leaves and stamped them repeatedly.

For this lay out I used the sketch at Sovushka Slavia

I will enter this into the 'Autumn Colours' challenge at Make My Monday and the photo challenge at (PIN)spirational Challenge

And also the CAS challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More

Our DT have all got inspired by our poetic phrase this week, take a look here and then get inky x


  1. You've captured the true look of autumnal leaves on your card, so elegant and you did great with this sketch.

  2. I love the changes of the colors on your leaves Sandie
    look so beautiful and elegant
    great design sweet friend
    thanks for joining us at ATSM this week
    hugs, Monika

  3. Beautiful autumn leaves Sandie ... with a great layout and design. LOVE this time of year! xx

  4. Gorgeous autumn leaves and so suitable for a sympathy card. The leaves are only just starting to turn but it does lift the spirits to see a maple in it's full autumnal glory.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at ATSM.
    PS thanks for your lovely comments about my steampunk card. :)

  5. Beautifully done - love the pretty autumn leaves!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

  6. Just spotted this in the MMM gallery and it really is beautiful! Perfect sympathy card and shows your stamping skill.

  7. Those two tone leaves are just gorgeous, Sandie ... they make such a fabulous frame around that lovely sentiment ... a perfect sympathy card! Hugs, Anita :)

  8. Beautiful CAS card, Sandie! I love how you created your two-toned leaves and how they are peeking out from above and below your sentiment! This is a perfect sympathy card!

  9. A great CAS-Autumncard! Still great to see your real CAS-style combined with the two-toned inked leaves! Hugs, Gerrina

  10. Beautiful masking, stamping and colors hon... Works really well for a sympathy card. xxx

  11. A CAS design and lovely soft colours, Sandie, both perfect for a sympathy card. I love the panel framed by the leaves.
    Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

  12. Really pretty Autumn leaves - I love the colours and how you've used them to frame that heartfelt sentiment. A wonderful sympathy card. Jill

  13. This makes a beautiful sympathy card and really like how you coloured the leaves with different colours and tones, makes them very real. Will have to try this out for my reminder card, so thank you for the inspiration!

  14. Such a beautiful card! Thank you for playing with us!
    Sovushka Slavia blog.

  15. Great take on the sketch! Thank you for joining us at Sovushka Slavia blog!

  16. What a lovely and comforting sympathy card. Love how you inked up those leaves, and the sentiment is one of the better sympathy sentiments I have seen.

  17. Love the warm autumn colors in the leaves and the sentiment ! Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog, Sandie!

  18. Beautiful CAS card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper