My Blue Summer House

My Blue Summer House

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Hedgy in the Autumn

To create this card I used Stamps: Penny Black Sweet Surrender.  Habico Autumn Leaves.  Card-io Leaves of Autumn.  Card stock: White hammered, brown.  Papers: DP Dovecraft Abstract Prints.  Inks: Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  Memento Tuxedo Black.  Colouring: Copic markers.  Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Deckled Rectangle.  Sizzix Sizzlits Leaf #2.  Punches: Fiskars border punch.  Embellishments: Papermania clear embossing powder.  Yellow ribbon, frosted shrink plastic, green wire. 

Hints and Tips
I needed buttons for this project so I decided to make my own out of shrink plastic.  I die cut three leaves out of shrink plastic.  Punched two holes in the centre of each  leaf.  Coloured them in using Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils.  Then I shrank them.

This card was entered into the following challenges:

Sir Stampalot Challenge: Autumn Breezes, Buttons and a Bow.
Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge: Challenge 48 Autumn Inspiration
Penny Black at Allsorts: Colours of Autumn


  1. Love this card and the little hedgie - very autumnal. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Hi Linda

    A beautiful little make - I love your hedgie and the gorgeous leaves.

    I also love the look of your Blue Summer House. If I had one of those then I would never be found in the house!!

    Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

    Love Jules xx

  3. Your card is super cute Linda. I just love the look of hedgie throwing up those leaves. So fun. Beautifully colored too. The punched border looks fantastic and your bow is perfect.
    I also wanted to let you know, I absolutely love the picture of your blue shed. So sweet!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at penny black @ all sorts, good luck with the prizes, and don't forget you can enter every week for more chances to win.

  4. God Monring Linda

    What a sweet card and I love the beautiful golden leaves.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampalot and Penny Black at Allsorts challenges and good luck.

    B x

  5. This is a fab autumn card. The hedgy looks so happy!
    Thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Clare x

  6. Its gorgeous hun and cute image!
    hugs and xxx

  7. Linda this is just gorgeous and what a great idea to make your own matching buttons. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

  8. Adorable card, love the way your have decoupaged the hedgehog and the leaves. Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack@Allsorts don't forget to check back to see if you are the weekly winner, good luck. xx Zoe

  9. So cute, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  10. Beautiful card Linda, so elegant and the leaves are perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black At Allsorts and good luck with the prizes!


  11. So happy and beautiful card and the tip is great!
    Thank you for joining us at Penny Black @ Allsorts this month and good luck;-))m

  12. This is just the best, its sooooooooo cute and adorable.

    thanks for joining us in the Sir Stampalot Challenge. hugs chris xx

  13. Super card - love the leaves.
    Thanks for playing along at PB@Allsorts this time.
    Good luck
    Debs xx

  14. Beautiful card I love this so much I can just imagine that hedgehog skipping through the leaves a wonderful creation thank you for sharing it with us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Lorraine x

  15. A beautiful Autumnal card! Gorgeous colours and I love the image and the leaves. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  16. Such a lovely card Linda. I just love those falling leaves and such a cute image too. Lovely Autumnal colours and a great layout. Thank you for joining us this month for The Penny Black Allsorts challenge and we hope to see you next time round.


  17. this is really beautiful. Thank you so much for joining the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge this time and good luck.

  18. A great card, Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


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