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Tuesday, 3 September 2013

favourite autumn pattern at Crafty Sentiments

Hello lovelies! How're you doing? Hopefully good. The good news from here is that my computer decided to behave and so I have uploaded my holiday snaps and can add a few ..... don't worry I won't go into overdrive!!!! Also my leggies managed my hill run today - so I'm feeling a little more confident about managing the Great North Run in less than two weeks time now!!! Lol!!!! (thats nervous laughter by the way!).

So here's my card for the new Crafty Sentiments Challenge - which is favourite autumn pattern or fall colours. I'll be honest with you - I didn't know what an autumn pattern was - so I thought it must be leaves falling - but if you check out the blog post here - I'm sure you'll find much more guidance on what it means! I think its plaid or argyle or gingham - that sort of thing.  Anyway I went for leaves and autumn colours - plus a cutie from Crafty Sentiments that really is all about autumn - a sleeping Hedgie!!!!! He's called Sleeping-Hedgehog and you can get him by following the link.





I've used a sheena douglass embossing folder to create the background and highlighted the orangey brown paper with teadye distress ink. I've also used this around the image that was cut with a spellbinders die and coloured with promarkers. The ribbon is from my stash.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

IDIC:robynsfetishchallengeblog Add some leaves
Crafters Companioncrafterscompanion: Embossing
Just for fun challengelaineyscraftyspace-justforfun: Autumn colours
ALBCpaulaholifieldcrafts: CAS
Totally Gorjusstotallygorjuss: Texture

And so to my holiday snaps:

 This first was taken by Lucy and is at Glen Durgan Garden - a National Trust property we visited on the first day. It was fabulous with a really great maze and something called the Giants Stride that the girls both really enjoyed. Just at the bottom of the property there's also a small village and beach and there was a regatta taking place on the day we visited. It was great fun.

This second one is at the theme park 'Flambards' - Lucy and Penny are enjoying the ride called Harley's angels! They were very funny - Penny always seemed to have the faster bike but Lucy wasn't for letting her through!!!! They have a great deal where you pay once for entry and can then return every day for the next 5 days. So we tended to spend most of the day elsewhere then land up at flambards for an hour or two wih the girls really enjoying the rides!

I'll put a few more piccies up tomorrow!

Thanks for dropping by and hope to see you again soon!

Big Hugs

Rachel x



29 comments:

  1. Love the card Rachel and the gorgeous ribbon sets it off. Lovely holiday photos, Lucy is getting good at taking photos. See you soon

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  2. Such a lovely card Rachel, I love the ribbon you've used on it. Good to see you are all enjoying your hols in these photos.

    Sue x

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  3. a great card and some lovely photos! looks like fun was had by all xx hugs x trace x

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  4. Awwww such a cute image, I love the colours and wonderful embossing.
    Fabulous photos, Lucy has taken a really beautiful picture.
    Glad you managed your run, you are sure to be fine after all your training.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. Great card love the hedgehog. Fun had by all by the look on the girls faces.

    Hazel x

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  6. Lovely warm Autumnal colours Rachel and it's the second time I've seen that leaf embossing folder this week and definitely need it.

    B x

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  7. Just gorgeous and so simple, love it. Thank you for playing along with us at ALBC & good luck. Jane x

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  8. Morning sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, huggles Pops x x x

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  9. This card certainly has the Awww factor with its so cute image. Wonderful embossing folder and the colours are brilliant, love it.

    Great pics Rachel. and Lucy took a super photo of you all, the girls really enjoyed the bikes, so pleased you has such a lovely time. Hugs Kate x

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  10. Just gorgeous,love the design...fab image.xxx

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  11. Ah, what a sweet little image and I love that embossing folder - perfect for Autumn. Your photos are excellent too. I have no doubt that you will do a brilliant job in the Great North Run! Hugs, Anne x

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  12. This is adorable Rachel, fabulous embossed background.
    Pauline
    x

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  13. Super sweet and delightful card Rachel! Great pictures too!

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  14. Gorgeous card Rachel, love the cute hedgehog. Great photographs too.

    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  15. What a sweet image Rachel. I love hedgehogs and we are lucky to have a tiggywinkle in the garden.

    Love the background too. Super photographs x
    Crafty hugs
    Annie x

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  16. So lovely....and my fav colour too....love Autumn colours & you do them so well! Fabby holiday pics too...your girlies always look so happy!
    hugs Jo x

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  17. Lovely card Rachel, great holiday pics too.
    Sue x

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  18. Sweet image and a lovely card. Fab photos too :o) Hugs, Lisa x

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  19. Really cute, love the hedgehog! Thanks for joining our Colours of Autumn challenge at Just For Fun.

    Elaine xx

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  20. Lovely card Rachel, the ribbon is a beautiful colour and the hedgeho is so sweet! I also like the embossed background
    design. Hugs xx

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  21. Fabulous card so cute love the embossing . Thank you for joining in over at Just For Fun challenge . JFF DT

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  22. A really great card Rachel. The image is so cute and love the embossed leaves.
    Mags
    x

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  23. A brilliant card, great little image and fabulous bow. Thank you for joining in the Just for Fun Challenge, good luck

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  24. Really sweet card. I'm loving the hedgehog, he's cute. Thanks for joining in with the fun at Totally Gorjuss this week, and good luck. Hugs Janine xx

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  25. Rachel this is just too cute for words! Love the EF you used and the image is adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Robyn' Fetish Challenge and good luck. :-)
    Amy~DT

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  26. Love The Embossing And I Love Brown!! U Rocked This With The Embossed Leaves .. Thank You For Joining Us At Robyn's Fetish Challenge And Good Luck To You :-)
    Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

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  27. This is so stinking cute. I love that embossing folder it is perfect background for this image. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish this week.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt

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  28. This is just gorgeous Rachel.

    Thank you for joining us over at ALBC. Good luck.
    xx

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  29. Such a cute card , thanks for entering the Just for a Fun challenge x

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