' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Brrr!!!

Monday 5 October 2015


It's October and Autumn is truly upon us, flamed coloured leaves are falling and it's getting cold and windy over here. I feel like my Flonzcraft Girl with dog (also available as part of this full sheet) who is bearing the brunt of those nasty gusts that blow the remaining leaves off the trees, although not so elegantly!

This month's theme at Vintage Stamping Challenges is die-cuts and I pulled several of my dies to create a background for my Art Nouveau silhouette:
  • 2 sizes of  Spellbinders labels (image and mat)
  • leaves (Joy crafts)
  • Jumbo rick rack (Papertrey ink)
  • Notebook Edge (My Favorite Thing)
I used some designer papers from Prima and HOTP adding some machine stitching with a multi-coloured metallic thread (the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper gave me the idea).
The leaves have been coloured with Gelatos or copper powder (plus vinegar for a verdigris effect!) to highlight the raised areas.

The brown mat for the image has been embossed with a Tartan X-cut folder for some added texture.

Hop over to the Vintage Stamping Challenge blog to see what the rest of the DT has made this month. Join us and Use your die-cuts for the chance to win a $20 voucher for the Flonzcraft shop.  Remember your make doesn't need to be vintage but is does need to have some stamping, no digis allowed!

Thanks for coming by,


  1. So love all the autumnal colours and leaves Christine and that's one of my fav Flonz stamps.

    B x

  2. Gorgeous card Christine, I love that stamp and the papers you've used are fab. lovely selection of dies too, my wish list is getting longer lol
    Claire xx

  3. Wonderful Autumn colours and great ideas

    Love Chrissie xx

  4. Looks as if it's two great minds think alike Christine!!! I too have used the same die for my matting and layering, yay I love this card. So very pretty and is that some beautiful stitching I see around the edges?

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  5. Oh, this is simply gorgeous. I love all the leaves and colours, and the wonderful silhouette. Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Challenge :-)

  6. Great job! Lovely colours and a terrific silhouette- hanging onto her hat in the autumn wind - perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations

  7. Beautiful also the image. very autumn.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations.
    Kind regards, Dora

  8. beautiful card!!
    I'm doing my first GIVEAWAY over at my blog! Be sure to check it out!! :)


    Thank you for joining us in the Craft Stamper challenge!
    xxx Ellie Knol xxx

  10. The image is so stylish and elegant and the fall background delightful! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Autumn is in the Air!

  11. Elle est belle ta carte !!! Et décidemment, j'adore moi aussi ce tampon et cette planche... Je note le thème du nouveau challenge, encore désolée pour le précédent mais je sais que tu en comprends les raisons. Pour info, je viens d'arrêter ma DT Katzelkraft, j'espère ainsi avoir plus de temps pour me faire plaisir avec d'autres tampons que ceux de mes DTs... :)

  12. Lovely Autumn themed card .... Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  13. How lovely. You can almost feel the blustery autumn wind!

  14. Lovely card, great stamp and all those leaves look fab.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ Allsorts 'Warm Autumn Colours' challenge and good luck x Susan x

  15. Love this! The leaves swirling around are perfect with the windswept silhouette - great card! Thanks for playing along at Country View Challenges.
    Alison x