Sunday, November 6, 2011

It's Autumn at Sparkles Forum

Thank goodness for weekends! This week was a horrendous one at work, with lots of late nights glued to a computer. It was a week of research groups, presentations, resignations, hysterical laughing and tears, and I am exhausted.

Right now I type this from my study, where I can hear the pool filter humming and the birds chirping and I can look out the window and see the cloudless blue sky. I am so thankful that Winter has gone and here in Australia it's officially Springtime.

However in the UK, Sparkles Forum's stomping ground, everything is upside down (or right way up if you believe us Aussies have it backwards). So that's why the theme for their challenge this fortnight is


For my DT card I wanted to create something very simple, and to have a chance to use one of my Scrap Matrix steam punk embellishments. I have been holding on to this one for a while, for it's quite large and will dominate any card it goes on.

I found some DPs that featured leaves and lovely rich greens and browns and really gave me the feeling of Autumn. I added the very last of my antique style lace and some fantastic green ribbon that tied the two papers together. I debated whether to add a sentiment, but really wanted this fabulous charm to be the focus of the card so I left it plain.

I hope you'll join us at Sparkles Forum this fortnight. Please head over to see what my teammates created in answer to the challenge - they are such a talented bunch!

Di's Digis is offering another wonderful prize to the winner, see the challenge blog for all the details.

Also entered into the following challenge:
Friendships Garden Challenge (discovered today and now a fan!) - Autumn
Die Cut Dreams - So Charming
Crafty Catz - Anything Goes
Come and Get It - Autumn



Becky Garrison said...

Tracey, your card is lovely, and right on for our challenge this week. Thank you so much for joining us at Friendship's Garden and for becoming one of our fans! Have a wonderful week! Becky

Unknown said...

Welcome to Friendship's Garden! I'm so glad you found us. Your card looks great and I love the lace detail! Hope to see you again for the next challenge!

jackiescrafts said...

This is a lovely autumnal card

Jackie x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just gorgeous hun, love it!
Hugs Shell xx

Ciska said...

What a lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Friendship's Garden!


Hi Tracey
A beautiful card thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Cindy van Oorschot said...

Nice Card, really like the lace you used. Thanks for joining us at Come and Get It.

Anonymous said...

What an unusual card. The different papers are very effective. Well done. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and play at Come and Get It Challenge Blog.

Gaynor Greaves said...

Really like this card, especially the lace, thanks for sharing with us at CYDA challenge, hope to see you again, Gaynor DT :)

Dena said...

How pretty! Love the charm you used. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Friendship's Garden.

Dena Jones

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Wow! I love your autumnal card - and that metal heart is perfect.

Amanda said...

Fabulous card - I love the metal heart!

Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Days Away.