Thursday 3 September 2015

CCT Autumn Leaves

For our next challenge on Cute Card Thursday we would like to see some autumnal leaves.  Our sponsor for this challenge is Bunny Zoe's Crafts, please stop by the CCT blog to read all about it and see what the rest of the DT have made.

I had visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend so took them to visit our local vineyard.  The grapes are still small and the leaves quite green so it'll be a while before any wine production begins for this year.  It did however inspire me for this week's theme, and I remembered I had a Serendipity Stamps quotation stamp about wine that had never seen ink!  So this is my result:

The base is a square kraft card that I simply dragged the edge with brown chalk ink.  The paper on top is a digi scrap and fortunately already had muted golden tones in a shabby style, so I distressed and inked the edges before stamping my text and sticking to the base.

The rest is all Marianne Design die cut elements that I've inked with various Versamagic chalk inks in Aloe Vera, Tea Leaves, Sahara Sand and Purple Hydrangea.  I like the softness you get with chalk inks, and personally I find them easier to blend together and layer.

The Marianne Design dies I used are:
Petra's Grapes - LR0366
Butterfly from LR0261
Marrakesh trellis from DF3416

I hope you like my card - a little bit different from my normal cute style, but I am experimenting with inks and paint and getting messy fingers - it's fun!

I'm going to enter my card into the Try it on Tuesday challenge for trying something new, and the Cuttlebug Mania blog challenge where it's anything goes - and my dies are all cut with my very old original Cuttlebug that I hope keeps going for a few more years yet!  The Serendipity Stamps monthly theme is anything goes for the current challenge so I can squeeze into that one too!


  1. Amazing- wow! Thank you for joining Try It On Tuesday! oxo Susi

  2. Fabulous card with beautiful grapes and leaves, and I love the combination of colours too.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday. Mar DT

  3. A gorgeous card hun, I love the dies and the colours are delish!

  4. Your cards are always brilliant Annie and I am really impressed by this inky creation!! xx

  5. Fabulous card - love the colour choices! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Chrisx

  6. Very pretty and good take on the challenge. Thanks for playng with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

  7. Oh my goodness what a gorgeous card! I love the little details like the trellis along the side and the blending along the edges. That's always been one of my favorite verses (that Plato was one smart cookie!). Thanks for playing in Serendipity Stamps Anything Goes Challenge!

  8. This is beautiful! I love the grapes and the perfect sentiment! Your attention to detail is amazing and makes this total eye candy!


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