Thursday, 15 October 2009

Autumn Maggie

There's been a real nip in the air first thing in the morning this week...so I decided to ink up 'Maggie' (by Sugar Nellie)...she looks so cosy in her coat and scarf! I followed the Card Patterns Challenge sketch, which I combined with a few other challenge themes: the Cupcake Craft 'Buttons & Stitching' challenge; the Pink Elephant Challenge 'Fall' theme; the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 'Autumn Colours' challenge; and Stampin' for the Weekend's 'Orange, Brown & Leafy Green' colour combo. I used some more of the My Mind's Eye 'Bloom & Grow' papers...I was even brave enough to tear one of the sheets! lol
I used my 'zig-zag' CutterBee Bug to make the holes for my faux stitching, added a few buttons (from Poppicrafts), a sentiment by Doodlebug, and a star shaped brad (from Tescos) on the end of Maggie's sparkler.

14 comments:

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Helen. Maggie looks very warm, and I love the torn paper LOL!!
Hugs
Cathy xx

Squirrel x said...

You were brave Helen, but it's paid off, the torn paper looks fab. I love this Maggie stamp and she looks so snug wrapped up like that (and here's me still in t-shirt and sandals!). Fabbie card. Hugs, Squirrel xx

Rose Petal said...

Hi there Helen. Lovely card, beautiful papers and I just love the torn effect, very nice. Your image is beautifully coloured and it all co-ordinates so well.
Love Sandra xx

debby4000 said...

Maggie is looking so cute, another fabulous card.
luv
Debby

Tasha said...

Fabulous card Helen - i m loving the colours and the fabulous image! the buttons are a fab embellishment
love tasha xx

CraftyC said...

Gorgeous card Helen, love the papers and fab image
Clairex

Caryn said...

Love the torn edges and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake crafts this week.

Hugs,
Caryn xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Helen, what a cute card. Love the image and the star looks fab. The papers are gorgeous and the buttons and stitching are perfect. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Penni said...

Super card. I love this image you've chosen and the papers are great.

Thanks for joining us at SFTW this week. Good Luck!!

Hugs
Penni
X

whoistracy said...

This is adorable Helen! That image just makes me smile. I love the trio of buttons, too.

Ann said...

oh so cute - Love it.
Hope you enjoyed playing in our Autumn themed challenge this week. Good luck in the draw for the prize from Wild Flower Kids rubber stamps.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

tina said...

Aw, Maggie is absolutely precious. So sweet. I love the paper tearing. Thanks for creating with us at TPE.

POPPET said...

This is just gorgeous i do love the colours you have used, great job on our theme, thanks for joining us at cupcake, hugs pops x

Denise Clark said...

Very cute! LOVE your color scheme!