Fab 'n' Funky ~ Autumn Colours

Hello my lovely crafty pals. I'm here tonight with my Fab 'n' Funky DT creation. Our challenge theme this week is Autumn Colours. I love Autumn Colours, I wear a lot of them! I also love creating cards in Autumn Colours. I've had to visit the vault for this challenge however, as we are in the middle of Spring break here and I have family visiting. So I had a wee hunt through some creations I'd made but was yet to blog and found this sweetie, which was made some time ago for one of my besties kiddos. I LOVE this sweet creation. It was such fun to make and was perfect for the occasion as her birthday was 'Forest Friends' themed. So this wee foxy was just perfect.

This sweet fox came in a lovely freebie set from Making Cards magazine a while back. I just love the sweet creatures that were in that lovely gift, but most especially this sweet faced fox. He is of course in the perfect Autumnal colours, so I surrounded him with Autumnal hues of green and added some hessian and real Autumn fallen foliage from our school walks. I often pick up little seed pods and bits of bark or wood that look like they'd fit nicely on a card. 

I've used an assortment of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers including a Daisy, an Almond Blossom and some Poppies, but my favourite elements in this floral array are the real seed pods with their mossy coating. I tucked in some cute Autumn mushrooms in two different sizes to complete the floral element. I tucked in a bit of cheesecloth behind the image for extra interest and the pretty doily die is from Marianne Designs

I used a Mama Elephant Mini Messages sentiment for the cute lil' tag. I diecut the tag with the matching Mini Tag Die from Mama Elephant. I punched a tiny heart into the tag above the sentiment with a little handheld heart punch to finish the tag.

The little mushroom border is from a Magnolia Doohickey magazine. I added pearlescent white paper behind the wee caps to create the white spots. I also used a Magnolia Doohickey Fence die to create a little fence that I tucked behind the mushrooms on the right and behind the flowers on the left. The tiny butterflies I've used are waste from a Memory Box die. The barren tree branches were also from a Magnolia Doohickey magazine and so was the sunshine. 

I personalised the card by adding the wee girly's name and her age. The letters were cut with MFT Upper and Lower Case Die sets. The number was cut with an older Marianne Designs number die set. I used a lovely Autumn green pearlescent paper for the doily and the name and number. It has an almost goldy fleck to it. Close up, it's very shiny and pretty. The beautiful papers I've used as the main layers are of course Maja Design. They're very easy to recognise and I do love them so.

Thanks for popping in to visit today. I hope you like this wee Autumnal creation and do come and play along with us this week if you're in the middle of Autumnal creations too! We'd love to see what you're inspired to create with these beautiful hues. I'll catch you again very soon with my Whimsy Stamps Inspiration post later tonight. So watch this space. Hugs and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Love To Scrap: #114 ~ Fall Back
Craft Rocket: #53 ~ Autumn/Halloween
Daisy Chain Challenge: #24 ~ Autumn/Fall
Crafty Calendar Challenge: October ~ Autumn
Always Happy Birthday: October ~ Anything Birthday Goes
Creatalicious: #148 ~ Anything Goes + Texture (real foliage & hessian)
Sunny Day Challenge: Sep/Oct Challenge ~ Anything Goes with an Animal

Update: I made the Top 3 at Crafty Calendar Challenge! Woohoo, thank you so much ladies. I'm delighted you liked my Autumnal creation. xoxo

Second Update: I won the Love To Scrap Challenge! Woohoo. Thank you so much. I won a wonderful $25 to CAS-ual Friday Stamps. So lovely!


Chris said…
Wow Wends, you have been busy, 3 beautiful cards today, all very different in design, all fabulous! Love that you've used different techniques on all three of them.
PS Boiler is now working properly...than goodness!
Fikreta said…
ITs super cute card!
What a delightful card with all the details Wends - love your colour choices and the fabulous texture with the hessian, cheesecloth, die cuts and field treasures!
Judith said…
So cute Wends and so many embellies and details - I'm sure this card will be well loved hugs Judith xx
Janis Lewis said…
Cute animal card! Thanks for joining us at Sunny Day Crafting.
Sarah said…
What an amazing card. A super cute fox for sure and I love your autumnal finishing touches xx
Pat said…
Stunning card Wends, love all the beautiful embellishments and your image is just so cute I want to cuddle him.

Pat xx
Donna Walls said…
A wonderful card with so many special elements; just lovely! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge and hope to see you again soon. Donna - DT Member
Janis Lewis said…
Wonderful birthday card! Thanks for sharing at Always Happy Birthday.
Marg said…
A creative, cute & gorgeous card. (Im also a Making Cards Magazine fan!)
Good Luck & Thank You for joining us at Creatalicious Challenges this month. We hope to see you again soon.
Marg DT member
and one other DT
Melanie said…
A wonderful card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional use texture” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

Leslie said…
Thanks for sharing your gorgeous project with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's October "Fall Back" challenge and we hope to see you again next month!
Leslie, LTSCB DT
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