Saturday, 4 September 2010

Autumn's Beauty - PDCC45

Cream in  our Coffee at The Play Date CafeIt's that time of year; the leaves have started to turn, the nights are drawing in and at night (or early morn) you can sense Autumn has arrived - it's not a smell as such, more like 'something in the air'. And I love it! Gone is the harsh heat and light of the summer, instead there's a softer, more mellow feel to the sun's light, and the verdant greenery is starting to be replaced by a much richer pallet of colours; yellows, oranges and reds, with some of the dark evergreens thrown in for good measure.
Needless to say, the first thing I thought when I saw the latest Play Date Cafe post was Autumn Leaves. Actually that was the second thing; the first was that I'd made the Fab Four - W00t!
Anyway, enough blethering, here's my entry for this weeks's challenge. I needed to make a card for a friend, and I'd had a vague idea of autumn fairies so it was 2 birds with one stone. It's an asymmetrical card, mainly because after I'd scored it to fold as A6 I found out it wasn't an A5 to start with, D'oh!

Come said the wind to the leaves one day
Come o're the meadows, And we will play.
Put on your dresses, Scarlet and gold,
For summer is gone, And the days grow cold.

Fairy - Crafty Individuals
Leaf - Tattered Angels
Leaf border - Hero Arts

Colours - Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet & Antique Linen.
Sprays by Sticky fingers


  1. Well done you on reaching the fab four. I love Autumn, in fact it is one of my favourite seasons along with Spring. I don't like the heat and like you love the earthy colours of Autumn. Great creation and I love the wings. Have a good evening, see you soon. Tracy x

  2. Congrats on making the Fab 4 last week! Wonderful entry again this week, great use of color. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

  3. This is a beautiful piece!

  4. Hello Rare Crafty Creature! Thank you for visiting my blog and letting me know you've been there...;)
    Your Autumn's Beauty is absolutely gorgeous, proud and perfect for its name! Congratulations on your PDCC Fab 4 award ;)))

  5. Congrats on fab4 .
    Autumn is my favorite season and this piece is beutiful.

  6. So Gorgeous, Nigel. You've used the colors beautifully.

  7. There are no such things as mistakes, only creative differences...and that's what makes every hand-made card special. And your's is wonderfully elegant and ethereal. Great use of our colors this week, so glad to have you playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

  8. I agree with Andrea.. this is gorgeous! the poem.

  9. Congratulations on making the fab four on your first time playing at the Play Date Cafe :) I love this piece too; I love autumn, and you've captured it beautifully here :)

  10. Congrats on the Fab Four! Love the fall colors and your description of the transition from summer to fall was beautiful! Beautiful card. Lovely angel. Thanks for joining us again at the PDCC!

  11. Fabulous Autumn Fairy along with a perfect poem too...a real beauty!
    I want what you describe in your first paragraph! We know it's coming here in Virginia ... just not yet ... still quite hot in the day, but evenings are cooling = yippee!

  12. Beautiful Autumn Fairy! I just love the butterfly wings--so fun! I love your take on our colors--fab! Thanks for playing along and joining in the fun at the PDCC:)

  13. Woohoo! Well done you for making fab 4 x
    I just love this card...the colours, the image and the poem are just gorgeous! Autumn is by far my favourite season, with the crisp, fresh mornings and fabulous colour scheme.