Autumn inspiration card

For the whole month of October the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge is an inspirational picture challenge. My card was inspired by the picture. I had thoughts of the start of Autumn when colours start to fade and the Butterfly tries to find the last of the flower nectar.
 I had some sheets of Penny Black Stickeroos that I have been itching to use for a while and my image is from the Romance of  flowers sheet. They cost approx. £1.50 a sheet and you get between 4 and 18 assorted images on each sheet. Now I call that a bargain and the images are delightful. If you don't have any PB stamps why not use stickeroos. Why not pop over to the Penny Black at Allsorts blog and check out the beautiful cards the Dt have made.
Before I started my card I colour co-ordinated the card, papers and  embellishments with an Autumn colour theme in mind and a bit of a vintage feel to it.   I also used  recycled  ribbon from a box of Thorntons chocolates that matched perfectly. I am so pleased with the end result. As usual I have entered my card into several challenges that are listed below. Open + angel butterfly or fairy Autumn Anything goes Ribbon and lace Anything goes Anything goes Anything goes linky party " or more ( I used ribbon and lace) Anything goes Anything goes Lace Anything goes Vintage Autumn/fall Autumn Autumn things with wings  Autumn Anything goes Anything goes linky party Autumn/brads


Lionelsa said...

Your card is amazing.
Happy World card making day!

Violets Corner said...

This is stunning Shirley, a fab vintage card!

Have a great weekend,

Line´s world said...

Such a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Kartenallerlei
hugs Line

Rainbow Lady said...

Just perfect in every way... what more can I say. Thanks for sharing
Love Cynthia x

Kelly said...

What a wonderful card! Love your metal embellishments and papers.
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft challenges, Kelly

Rene said...

Shirley I LOVE this card! It is so elegant and beautiful...those colors are wonderful!
Thank you so much for joining MIM! Remember, just leave a comment for another entry to have a chance of winning our prize this week. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Rene ;D said...

Shirley its so pretty!

ElizabethR said...

Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at Rainbow Lady's Challenge this week. Elizabeth x

Tracy said...

Hi Shirley,
Gorgeous creation and fab take on the inspirational picture, I love the image and the design looks fabulous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Romina's Cretive Crafts said...

omg !!its so so pretty !! i love those little flowers n d butterfly is awsome .

carol said...

fabulous card, thanks for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

Regan said...

Shirley, your card is just gorgeous! I love the addition of the metal embellishments with the softness of the ribbons and lace, well done. Thank you for playing along with us at Papercraft Star!

Ellie said...

Wow, Shirley this is stunning! Loving the colors and beautiful charms!

snailzpace said...

i love your fall inspired vintage card with all the metallic embellishments! also, thank you for inviting me to be a guest designer at the penny black at allsorts challenge this month.

pinky said...

Its gorgeous. I love all the metal. Thanks for sharing at C4E this week.

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Shirley.

Hugs Riet.xx

Kasey said...

Very pretty card with loads of elegant embellishments. Cheers, from

Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

brenda said...

I love the originality of the accents on the flowers Shirley, a really fabulous take on the theme this month.

B x

Mary J said...

Really beautiful Shirley! I adore the embellishing! Thx for linking it up to the Make It Monday party!!

You could also enter this into the Flutter By Wednesday challenge!

Mary J x

'The Crafting Owl' said...

Hi Shirley, just thought I'd pop over and cathc up as I've not visited for a while. You've been very busy and I love the cards that you've made. Hugs, Lisa xxx

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is stunning Shirley!
Hugs, Clare x

The Crystal Elephant said...

I saw your link over at Make it Monday and came over for a closer look. Super card, really pretty. xx

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is a wonderful creation, beautiful colour theme and image , its just perfect for our challenge this week,

thank you so much for joining us at the Crafty Catz Challenge
Things With Wings and we hope you stop by next week and join in with the fun,

Good Luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x

Crafty Catz DT

Caroljenks said...

Beautiful - I love the 'flowers' and the ribbon ...any excuse to Thornton's is a good thing in my book!!! ;)

Thanks for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday this week for our '2 or more Ribbons' Challenge. Don't forget if you have a Top Tip to share with us you could win another prize! Just add (TIP) after your name when you link :)

Carol x

Chris said...

Shirley, this is another beautiful card. Your work is always so tastefully done. Love the colors and the eleganceof the design. It's such a wonderful card. Thank you for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


Sheryl said...

Hi Shirley, This STUNNING card made me Gasp with delight when I set my eyes on it! It's gorgeous! I need to go back and take another look! Take a bow!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Brewed Challenges FALL challenge.
Hugs, Sheryl

Samantha said...

I really love this card LOVE the way you did the Metal work! great job! Thanks 4 joining us this week @ Top Tip Tuesday for our 2 Or More, Ribbon, Twine, Lace, Fabric Challenge, Don't forget you can enter up to 3 times, I hope you can come and play again soon, Hugs Samantha

ferrellgraph-x said...

Simply Stunning! I love every deatil of your card! Thank you so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!
Kindest regards,

Holly said...

Great use of the brads in the centers of your flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Tamie said...

your autumn of card is magnificent. The colors are stunning but all of the metal is just awesome. Thanks for sharing it with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous Shirley.


Danni said...

Wow! This is gorgeous and so stunning! love it! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Lori said...

Wow! Gorgeous colors - so striking! Thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

louise said...

Gorgeous card love all the detail you have added to the card
Hugs louise xx

Mervi said...

It's gorgeous and stylish -
beautiful card;-))m

Anonymous said...

Hi, Shirley. I just found your blog for the first time today. You have some gorgeous posts, and I really like this card. You've got some beautiful work here. I see that we have entered some of the same challenges. I'd be thrilled if you would take a moment to visit my blog and take a peek. If you like, we can "follow" one another. Just stop by and "follow" me, and I will do the same for you. I love meeting new blog friends and getting inspiration from others' blogs. Thanks for sharing, and I hope to see you soon.

Melly said...

Wowsers! Just stunning and that butterfly just finished it off nicely!
Lovely Vintage creation!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Sarah Hurley Challenges
Hugs Melly xx

michele said...

Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Stressed Stamper said...

Stunning - love the button flowers - Beautiful-. Thanks for joining in at Totally Papercrafts this week - Good Luck
Sarah x

Fluffles said...

What an elegant card - brilliant work, Jx

Amelia said...

Your card is stunning Shirley. I can only think of the word stylish to describe this creation.
Amelia x

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