This week I fancied a bit of relief from all the Christmas bits and pieces in my craft room. I finished reading the latest issue of Craftseller and decided to use some of the papers that came with it to make a couple of Autumn themed cards.
There seems to be no end in sight to the trend for woodland themes, so I thought I’d make these cards using the lovely leaves and woodland animal prints. It’s lovely to use some different designs and colours.
It’s really starting to feel like Autumn as the nights are drawing in and we’ve just started to lose the leaves off the trees. I expect we will get some strong winds soon and the rest will descend to the ground all in one go. But for the time being I am enjoying the beautiful colours and the glorious Autumn sunshine.
I am very lucky to live close to farmland and there are lots of trees in the area too. While I sit in my craft room listening to the radio, I can look out on several very mature trees. We have a fabulous horse chestnut tree over the road which always seems to have a squirrel in it – he’s a real little terror, dropping conkers on passers by! These papers are the perfect accompaniment to watching the squirrel running around.
The colours work so well with some recycled kraft card. Mixing the brown natural cardstock with bright white really makes the colours of the leaves pop. A lovely chance for some Autumn colour.