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Monday 15 October 2012

77 Autumn or Autumn Festivals, NOT Hallowe’en

Our challenge to you today is 'Autumn or Autumn Festivals - NOT Hallowe'en' and is hosted by Josephine

Josephine says 'There are always so many Hallowe'en challenges around! So instead of creating a Hallowe'en card I would like to see something that depicts the season of Autumn, or maybe Harvest Festival, Guy Fawkes, Diwali or some other festival that happens in the Autumn. If your theme is a lesser-known festival, please tell us about it in your post! But remember, this is not a Hallowe'en challenge, any hallowe’en entries will be deleted!

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Milk Coffee Stamps is a digital image shop specialising in cute and girly images. We provide high quality digital images with high resolution so you could resize at a big enough size for your project. We have many different image styles; sophisticated lady, cute girl, whimsical image, cute stuff, fairytale creature, and many other varied themes so they can fit many different crafting styles.

I've gone way out of my comfort zone with this one! I used Twinkling H2Os (irridescent shades) to paint some 'fireworks' onto black card, and added the traditional Bonfire Night verse (put together in firework colours in Photoshop Elements.)

I used an image from our sponsor called 'Girl Collecting Chestnuts', and it's got a lovely Autumnal feel. I added a border using an element from the image, and coloured with Promarkers. I finished with some paper from Papermania, a die cut from Spellbinders and some sticky gems!

Guest Designer from our Sponsor's DT
Mary J

I coloured in the MilkCoffee Stamps' Girl and Chestnut digi stamp using Copic markers and matched her up with My Minds Eye Sweetest Thing Bluebell papers.  I created some movement by curling up the bunting and sentiment banner.  Lastly, I created depth by mounting the image on foam pages and layering the hearts which were die cut from the Lil' Inker Designs Of the Heart die set.


I have used my "Loads of Love" set directly onto Blender Paper and coloured with Stampin' Write Markers.

For my Autumn theme card I have used a Mo Manning digi stamp called "Fall" coloured with PM's. My paper is from the Helz Cuppleditch Neighbourwood collection.

I've used an image by our sponsor, MilkCoffee.  I colored this little doll in with markers and then added a bit of sparkle with clear glitter gel pen. :)

I've chosen Autumn as my them and for a change my card has minimal stamping. Instead I used my Cuttlebug die to create some autumn leaves in reds, oranges and gold.  After all, what says Autumn more than fallen leaves.

For my CAS Autumn themed card I have used the "build a tree" stamp set from Marion Emberson and a large Woodware thank you sentiment. I've used a palette of coppers and browns to depict the colours of the season and added coordinating amber gems to show the falling leaves.  

I have made a small hanging for Diwali/Deepavali.  No stamping involved. The base is recycled food packaging and I've added a large dangly earring as my focal point. The diya (light) is a colouring in image I found on the web, coloured with metallic promarkers.

Marie (Mi)

A card made with a digital image from Sweet n Sassy called Autumn collage. It's coloured with distress inks. The designer papers are from Bo Bunny. The flowers are coloured with promarkers to match up the rest of the card. For me the autumn/fall is all about the rich warm colours together with some gold. 

Betty Chan
I've used an image from our sponsor, "MilkCoffee", they have a lot of beautiful image, I am glad to have one for this project. This card showing the Mid-Autumn Festival, held in most of the Asian Countries, This year it held on 30/9/2012, most of the families will gathering together enjoy the dinner, after the dinner they ate moon cake as dessert, paying Lantern, that night the moon will round like a circle.

I used two Scarecrow images from Squiggle Stamps. I coloured them in with Pro Markers. The DP is from Bo Bunny. Really love the autumn colours. The sentiment is from Stampin Up.

I have made a card for Remembrance Day/Armistice Day which is observed across the Commonwealth countries on November 11th and Remembrance Sunday which is observed as a Religious Festival on the nearest Sunday. I've kept the card simple and dignified to respect this poignant occasion. I've used Sheena Douglass' Paint Fusion Poppy stamped onto watercolour paper, coloured with ProMarkers, then cut out and attached to a glossy black base card.


I've made a Thanksgiving Tag using a leaf stamped background, die cut tress and extras from my stash.


For my Autumn themed card I have used a couple of lovely images by Magnolia coloured using Distress inks. The background paper is from my stash and reminded me of when, as children, we would play in the piles of leaves swept up on the lawn at this time of year.


I've made an invitation to a Bonfire Party using an image  from our sponsor MilkCoffee. I coloured her with coloured pencils and added an invitation to the inside of the card which you can see on my blog.


I have made an anniversary card for my lovely husband. I have used an array of Spellbinders dies to cut out the leaves in gorgeous Autumn colours!!

An old glass in a new look...for my candy :)
I used Stamped image from C.C. Design ~group~ and colored with alcohol marker.
Embellishments...Design Paper with leaves , Ribbon , Ticket & Felt Leaf...
More Pictures on my Blog...

A pretty autumn birthday card, made using an image from our sponsors, promarkers, inks, diecuts and ribbon.
I have used the image 'Lisbeth Autumn Taste' from our sponsor Milk Coffee Stamps. I coloured the image with copics and edged it with Glitter Ritz. The stick pins I added were handmade by me too. All the details are posted on my blog.

On the above card I have tried to use Autumn colours. Browns, Greens & Reds.Papers used:  Gingham Red from Docrafts and coredinations (Brown & Green)Digital Stamp from Mo Mannings coloured in using Tim Holtz Distress Pens. Brown wide ribbon for decoration.


  1. Wonderful autumn cards hugs Ginny ♥

  2. Just posted my first Card here! Love everyone's Creations! :0)

  3. great cards dt,glad you picked Autumn and not Halloween. janex


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