Waltzing into Autumn

Autumn is my absolute favourite season.

No question.

Maybe it’s the trees turning. Or the geese returning to the loch. Or even the year moving steadily towards Christmas.

I’m not sure, but I know my heart leaps.

I made this card for a dear friend who is going through a really tough time just now. Last year, on my journey to work I saw a tree change just like this – flaming from one spot out. Every day it gave me a grace-filled breath.

I am entering this into the September Waltzing Mouse Blog Party.

* Images: tree is Teeny Trees by Waltzing Mouse, birds are ?

* Sentiment is from Gracious vases by Papertrey Ink

Earth Angel, Earth Angel…

Sometimes I think I have waaaaay too many stamps. It means that sometimes I’ll use a set and remember just how much I love it, even though I haven’t used it in forever. This Waltzing Mouse Earth Angel set is such. It is such a pretty set, and packed with useful images – yet I only seem to use it in Autumn ? Why ???

Anyhow, this card has been brewing for a while and Karen Giron’s sketch just clarified things.

(I suggest you click on it to get the full sparkle image !)

*Images: Waltzing Mouse Earth Angel, leafy border is from Waltzing Mouse Teeny Trees, leaves are Judikins cube Pressed Leaves

I am entering it for the WaltzingMouse Blog Party – and I’m looking forward to seeing all the other BEAUTIFUL creations !

More Waltzing into Autumn

Some of you may be scratching your heads, wondering where exactly the WM stamp is….

Well, the whole card hinges on the WM stamp ! See the tree trunks ? Yup, Teeny Trees !!

This was SUCH a tough card !!! The leaves were hard to keep straight and the white space was totally dominating so I overstamped text and then realised the card wasn’t balance in the bottom right. Arrrrgh !!! Oh well, we got there in the end !!

* Images: Trunks are Waltzing Mouse Teeny Trees, Leaf prints are Judikins Pressed Leaves cube, text ?

* Sentiment: Signature Series:Cupcake by Papertrey Ink

Happy birthday, Honey !

…although this may turn into a Valentine’s card for DH !

It’s a CASE of Laurie’s over at Soapbox Creations, and pretty simple at that !

*Image is Real Heartbuds by Hero Arts, Love Postage by Rubber Tapestry.

Soooo gubbed….

…but had to get this time-sensitive card made !!

Quick deets:

Clothes and accessories outlines : Elzybells (therefore doesn’t exist BUT she is designing for Penny Black so watch their releases!!)

Sitting girl: Papermania from DoCrafts

Sentiment and numeral dies: Papertrey Ink

I tried the PTI MIM banner technique so it’s going into the challenge for that, and as it’s a ‘congrats on your special birthday’, I’m popping it into the A Passion For Papertrey challenge too.

So very gubbed – and it’s Monday tomorrow 😦