Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Autumnal Magnificent Maple

Happy Birthday to me!!  

I've had a lovely day with my Hubby who has spoilt me rotten and the children were up early to give me my pressies then we had a lovely meal after school. 

In amongst all my wonderful surprises I've found some time to have a crafty play and made this card.  It follows the design from Less is More.  You can see this below.

I've started off with a 6" by 6" textured card base.  I added a Whisper White layer with the centre cut out.  I stamped the Magnificent Maple in Cajun Craze, More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy.  Some of the leaves have been stamped off first.  I then added a Brushed Bronze button from my stash with some Crochet Trim Ribbon.  The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Banners and stamped in Cajun Craze then attached to a mount of Cajun Craze and popped up on some Dimensionals. 

This card is heading off to one of the ladies in my Card Swap Group where we were challenged to use a theme of Autumn. 

I was flooded today with lots of beautifully handmade cards from the card swap ladies and friends.  I must post them on my blog as they are too amazing not to share.  I feel very guilty as I've missed quite a few of the card swap ladies birthdays so skates on for a catch up and some How do cards instead.  

But before I rush off and forget I must tell you about the exciting news from Stampin' Up! for October.  Did they know it was my birthday??

The new BEST OF........ is Sale-A-Bration

Take a look at the flyer on my side bar for more detail.  A gorgeous set of stamps for £13.95.

A superb offer for Hostesses -


During October you can Party More with this great offer.  Earn an extra £25 in hostess credits with a qualifying party!  Have a look here for more details.  You can get in touch by e mailing me - if you'd like to book a party.  Too far away?  You can still benefit by gathering in orders from friends and family and have a virtual party.  


  As part of Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary you can join my team for a super low fee of £25, but hurry this offer is only available from 7th Oct until 21st Oct.  It's easy to join my clicking on the Join Now button and following the instructions online.  More details on this special starter kit to follow.

Less is More Sketch

I'm also entering this into Addicted to CAS which has a code word Autumn/Fall. 

Supplies Used
All Stampin' Up Supplies

Card - Whisper White, Early Espresso Textured, Cajun Craze
Ink - More Mustard. Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgandy
Stamp - Magnificent Maple, Itty Bitty Banners
Framelits - Bitty Banners
Ribbon - Crochet Trim
Button - Brushed Bronze Designer (retired)
Other - Dimensionals 

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way direct to your home in the UK, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.



A fabulous Autumn design Aileen - love how you created the wreath with the Maple stamp - it really is Magnificent!

Happy Birthday wishes Aileen - so pleased you have had a lovely day. Coincidentally, it was my 48th Wedding Anniversary today too!
Hugs, Sylvia xx


OOOps! Sorry Aileen - I forgot to say - thank you so much for joining us at Addicted to CAS !!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Shawn Crawford said...

Aileen, once again your card has inspired me. I've been considering purchasing the maple leaf, and you have pushed me to get it ordered.

Thank you for helping me find more things to purchase at SU!


Shawn Crawford said...

I can't believe I missed it.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Aileen-Gorgeous stamping with that lovely leaf.
Happy Birthday-glad to hear you have had a lovely day-presents AND crafty time-sounds like the perfect kind of Birthday to me!
Nessa xx

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful use of this Magnificent Maple stamp! Your color placement is beautiful!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great card and happy birthday! Valerie

Suze Bain said...

Hope you had a nice relaxing "me" day! Gorgeous card, love the button detail. Xx

stempelomi said...

great take on the LIM Sketch! I love your card!

Autumn Mist said...

Fabulous card Aileen, I really love this time of year for card making. Glad you had a great birthday. x

Margaret said...

Beautiful card Aileen, hope you had a lovely birthday
Margaret x

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Aileen, Well Happy Birthday!! A little belated I'm afraid but all good wishes to you :D
Fabulous Autumnal card, I love this, gorgeous colours and great design, truly well done :D Gay xx

Anonymous said...

Such a gorgeous autumnal card and just perfect for our challenge at ATCAS. Beautiful stamping and I love the button.


Faith A said...

VERY happy belated birthday, you should have shouted louder from the trees - perhaps you did, as the leaves dropped and you used them on your card and a beautiful one it is too.

I must be in a silly mood - sorry :)

lin_ka1 said...

Cudna. Pomysłowo ujęłaś temat. To koło z liści mnie zachwyciło.

Chrissie said...

This is absolutely stunning Aileen, I hope you had a great birthday!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"


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