Monday, 15 October 2007

Monday 15th October Papercraft Junkies Challenge

Hello everyone its Papercraft Junkies Challenge day again
This weeks challenge is Autumn, so use Autumn colours or themes, whatever autumn reminds you of. I love Autumn colours so again have a few examples. I took 6 Autumnal papers to work and just played around with them, This is what I ended up with

For this I used a leaf punch and a circle punch. I punched the leaf 1st then punched a circle around it with the punch held upside down so you can see where you are positioning it. Really easy but effective. Then placed the circles over a strip of textured gold card. Used the leaves that were punched out and a few more. Quick and simple card

This is the same basic technique only this time I punched a small circle. then puched the other circle off centre. This time I matted them twice and created an oriental feel.

Ive had a set of Autmn papers for 2 years, used a few when I 1st got them, for this layout

then saved the rest becuase I wanted to use them on another special project. However I still had quite a few So I decided to use some of them to create a mini book, and used the left over peices to create 2 more cards . I still have one of each of my favorite papers set aside for something really special. .

I cut out 3 of the tree designs on one of the papers, they had wiggly edged boxes around them
I used a Dovecraft chipboard ribbon slider sticker (although if you ve noticed the Papermania ones are exactly the same) Used the backing paper to make a ribbon . Thats it basically

This is the cover of the mini book I have made, although I must admit its not finished yet. I ve covered all the pages, but I want to fill it with pics I take this autumn and quotes. and finally

Used a thin strip of the remaining peice of my favorite paper, there wasn t much left as its mostly in my book., and two other strips, and placed them at bottom of card. Then used a chipboard slide mount around the remaining peice of my favorie paper . added brads and attached to top of card. This is a great way to make the most of your favorite papers. Even though there is not much of that paper left both peices really stand out as the feature of the card

Don't forget that my very tallented design team mates examples for challenge 10 can be seen HERE and if you enter you could win a 15% discount from at
As usual I have created a themed paper for you to download

available to download Free paper Download

and don't forget the more times you comment on my blog the higher your chance of winning this months Blog candy giveaway, in time for christmas crafts and cards. A full 72 paper pack of the complete English paper company Christmas collection. Spread the word on your blog, add a comment here with link to your post and you get an extra 2 tickets in the blog candy draw.
Anyway thats me for now
Catch you all later


Rosie said...

Fabulous work... and I love those papers. Thanks for the glorious red freebie!

scfranson said...

Wow, these are so pretty.

Maria said...

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Linda SS said...

I love your fall cards and scrapbook pages. The top one with the leaves on circles is spectacular!

ikkinlala said...

All very pretty! I love the first and last cards.

jay670120 said...

Youve deffo been busy this autumn !!!!!