Saturday, 20 June 2015

I'm Hosting this week at Just Us Girls

It is my turn to be HOSTESS for this weeks Challenge over at
and as it is COLOUR WEEK 
 Below is my choice of colours to inspire you.
Autumn has just left us here in Australia but this is my favourite
time of year because of the beautiful colours you see on the trees
as they prepare for Winter. Unfortunately for me I live too far north
to see their beauty so I thought I would make my own AUTUMN.
Last week end I went to a craft show and
caught up with some crafty friends,
some I had never met before and they flew
from far and wide to meet up.
There were lots of hugs and laughter
and of course show and tell.
I saw a demonstration of how to use gilding flakes
and LOVED what I saw
so of course as all crafters do - buy some. 
This is my take on an Autumn Tree.
 I kept it cas as I wanted to show IT off.
The beautiful tree is from Repeat Impressions - 
 Spring Tree 1610W
I did a trial run and was so happy how it turned out
I decided to use it. It is a shame the paper looks blue
but I could cheat and say it is the sky.
I cut out a Spellbinder die for my popped frame
Sentiment is from Inspired by Stamping -
Fancy Sentiments
and finished with a few pearls.
I had already made my card for this challenge
but had to change after buying those gilding flakes -
 the colours just matched perfectly.
So here is my first card.
There is so much on this card but will try
and tell you some of what I used.
Tim Holtz Stencils/Distress Inks/Pens
Cuttlebug Leaf Dies
Scrap Autumn coloured DP
Memento Inks/Tom Bow Pens
Scripty Hello - Lawn Fawn.
I couldn't help myself -
bought more sentiment dies
at the craft show.
So no doubt you will see more in the future.
I hope I have inspired you to enter our
Colour Challenge
this week so you could be our next
Chic of the Week and then
be in the running for
Guest Designer in August.
Hope to see your Autumn Creation after you
check out HERE what the Design Team
and our Guest Ros Crawford have made.
Thanks for taking the time to pop in
and check out my rather long post.


Judy Woodland said...

When I first saw your challenge topic I thought, "What is she THINKING??? We are just now heading into summer?" But then I realized......not in your neck of the world. Haha!!! Tomorrow (or maybe today now) is the first day of winter for you!!!! Summer for us....yay!!! Your cards are beyond gorgeous. Now I have to get me some of those flakes. Hope I have time to play - summer is busy for me!!

My Crafty Place - Sharyn Polesel said...

Both cards are beautiful! Love the sparkle of the gilding flakes....gorgeous colors!

Chris D. said...

I've never seen this gilding flakes technique before, but your card looks amazing! Wow! Your first card is adorable!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely use of the colors. Aren't those craft fairs fun!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Both cards are gorgeous but I must say that tree is magnificent with the gold leafing.

Kathy Krug said...

Fall is my favorite season too. the tree using the gilding flakes is magnificent. I am glad you let it be the star.

Nancy said...

LOVE your card Ina! That tree is amazing as well as your leaves on the second card! I think everyone really enjoyed the colors this week! So glad you enjoyed your self at the craft fair too!

Ros Crawford said...

Beautiful cards!! The gilding looks amazing!

Cathymac said...

I love the colors of autumn, and the gilding flakes on your tree card are just gorgeous, Ina! Both season inspired cards are beautiful! Thanks you for the kind comment you left on my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

Ina, these are both fantastic! I love how you used the gilding flakes on that tree and your leaves on the second one are gorgeous. Lovely designs.