Monday, October 27, 2014


I fell in love with this stamp
as soon as I saw it.
I bought this little chap
last year  when Miss Di and I
were at the NEC
and he has been waiting patiently for his
first outing!
Decided to make a Gatefold card.
Stamp is by Circadesign 'ED-IM-03'
Coloured with my Promarkers.
Background given a light dusting
of green pearlescent  chalk.
cut out using Spellbinders 'Marvelous Squares' die.
I cut the cardstock to my own measrurements.
Just spuddled  (not sure that is a real word but it's
what The doc says I do all day)
 around  until I was happy with the sizes.

Design paper is  by Nancy Watt
a freebie in making cards mag 2012.
I found the autumn sayings  on the web.
Used my bitty leaf punch again but quickly stuck
the snippets onto the other card on the opposite page.
The front flap over has a tag in a pocket 
to write a message on the reverse before sending
I thought both of these sayings summed up
A close up of the stamped image.
I love his pumpkin head.
I turned the bird into a Robin
and chose autumn colours.

Entering into the following challenges:
Love to create  #139 more than one fold.
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #282 Autumn/Halloween/ thanks giving/bonfire night.
Brown Sugar #117 Anything goes.
Sister Act #80 anything goes.
Stampin  Sensations # Warm autumn colours.
So Artful # Leaves.
Crafting Musketeers #18 Autumn colours.
Sparkles #61 Fall, autumn colours.
Buckwells  Crafty Challenge #1 anything goes.
Jelly Park friends  # Autumn fall. 


Carol said...

Lovely gatefold card Mrs A, love your fun scarecrow stamp. Carol x

Sue said...

What a great stamp Mrs A and I love this gatefold card..huggles Sue xxx

Liz said...

What a fun scarecrow stamp! Love the design of your card. I seem to remember buying a scarecrow stamp years ago for 99p on eBay ... I think I might see if I can find him. xx

Darlene said...

Awesome coloring and design on your Fall gate fold creation Mrs. A.!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘FALL COLOR’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Catherine said...

Such a sweet card Valery Anne ! Love the image, the hedgehog is cute ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Mrs A, I like the image and the colours.
Kevin xx

Sandra H said...

Wow Mrs A what a fab stamp! simply gorgeous card and nice to see a gatefold too we don't do these often enough x

Anonymous said...

It's beautiful Mrs A, and I love the gatefold design too, I must do more shaped cards!


Kathleen said...

Fantabulous card, great image and what great papers. Stunning colours, well Autumn colours are aren't they.

Kath x

kraftyplannergurl said...

awwww such a lovely project and oh the image is gorgeous

thank you for entering the Autumn Colours Challenge at Crafting Musketeers

Hugs Kerrie xx
Crafting Musketeers DT

Sally H said...

That is fab! Love the stamp and you have coloured it beautifully! Thanks for joining in with our Autumn theme at stamping Sensations this month and good Luck!

Hettie said...

Great card Mrs A. Could he come over to the Playground to keep nasty bully birds away from the Girls then?

Bonnie said...

This is a fine scarecrow! I love how the bird is dressing him instead of being scared!

La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for entering our C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
Monica - DT

Eret said...

How fabulous card. Love the image and the fantastic fold type. Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Stamping Sensation. I hope you join with us again in our new challenge.
Eret x

Brenda in IN said...

This scarecrow image is so cute. Love all the detail in the stamp. Your coloring is perfect for fall and I like the fall sentiments too.

brenda said...

I do like a scarecrow Valery Anne, something about them that always appeals and in the lovely Autumnal colours looks really good.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Stamping Sensations.

B x

sheila 77 said...

What a great scarecrow, beautifully coloured and I like your idea of the gatefold card very much.
Thanks for joining in with Soartful this month.

Electra said...

I can see why you fell in love with this image, it's so sweet! I Love your colouring, what a wonderful card! Thanks for being soartful with us!!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Mmm, I puddle too Mrs A. love this wonderful!! Shaz in Oz.x

Joan said...

Love your scarecrow and the lovely colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations thus month


Faye Wynn-Jones said...

Your scarecrow image is cute and perfecto with these pretty papers x

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining in our first challenge with your delightful crafting – we hope we’ll see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Jellypark Challenges said...

Great autumnal/fall card, thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)

Anonymous said...

Love the image you used! Such a great fall card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

Creative Fingers DT 
Friday Sketch DT
Sami Stamps DT

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous!! I love your fold and those papers are PERFECT with that cute image!!!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create this week!! Good luck!
Chris - DT

Jackie Randolph said...

Beautiful gate-fold with this image. Your papers and design is fabulous! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create More than One Fold challenge.
Jackie LTC owner/designer

Unknown said...

Beautiful Fall card! That scarecrow is so adorable, and I love how you finished the inside. Thank you for joining our "More than 1-Fold" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
Ruza's Craft Corner

Amy A said...

Such a cute image! Loving the gatefold design too! Just lovely! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges this month and Good Luck. We hope you join us again.

Amy- DT Sparkles Monthly Challenges
{Lil Cutie Creations}

Vickie Y said...

Love the scarecrow image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge.

Helen said...

Great card - love the stamp you've used.

Thanks for joining us at the Sparkles Challenge.

Helen x

Unknown said...

Thank you Mrs. A. for sharing your lovely card with us at Brown Sugar Challenge this week.
Kind regards,
DT member BSCB