Friday, 2 September 2011

This one doesn't scare the birds!

Good morning, peeps! Well, thank crunchie it's Friday and it's time for another Polka Doodles Challenge and, this week, the tiitle of the challenge is 'Autumn Leaves', which means that we have to create something that shows the colours or subjects related to Autumn so here's my contribution:

I'm sorry about the poor photograph but the bulb died in one of my daylight lamps and I'm having difficulty getting another daylight bulb but there's one on order now. This cute scarecrow has now been named Cedric, in consultation with Nikky, and he's from the Sundae of Seasons CD. There is so much wonderful material on this CD as there is on all the Polka Doodles ones. I used one of the papers from this CD on the first layer of matting that covers almost the whole front of the card. Cedric and his feathered friends was great to colour with my Copics and Prismas and I hope you like my Autumnal offering.

I live right on the Pennines and all I can see as I look out of my craft room window is a hillside covered in trees and I have to confess that many of them are starting to show colours other than green! Of course, it's wonderful to watch the changing seasons and especially to see the wonderful colours of Autumn but I can't help but feel that we've missed out on Summer - again! Maybe we'll get an Indian one this year. Thank you for looking today and I do hope you'll be able to join in the challenge. Here's the card recipe:
DPs: Polka Doodles (see above), Fancy Pants Like Father Like Son
Ribbon and buttons: from stash
Button Twine: The Ribbon Girl
Face, hands and feet: E41, E43, E44
Hat and tunic: B91, B93, B95, B97
Coat: E11, E13, E15
Tunic trim and grass: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, Y28
Birds: BG70, BG72, BG75
Bows Y21, Y26
Hearts: YR12, YR18

Whatever you're doing over the weekend, have a great one. I'm teaching a colouring class tomorrow at Samuel Taylor in Brighouse and aiming to have a day off and watch Barbara Gray on Create and Craft TV on Sunday.



  1. gorgeous card Diane, so beautifully coloured, at least the last couple of days have been better, have a lovely weekend

  2. Woww this is absolutely stunning Diane! Love your colouring!
    Hugs Kristel

  3. Beautiful card Diane as always. Starting my therapy tomorrow in preparation for my trip in the teeny weeny car, lol, x

  4. Hi, Diane. I love your image :) and how you coloured it, hugs, Miria

  5. your photo looks perfect to me I love that scarecrow and wow again to your stunning colouring
    Mina xxx

  6. You do make some beautiful cards Diane and this one is no exception. Lovely image, beautiful colours - a fab card again. Hugs, Neet x


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