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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Country Window - Tuesday 13th August

Good Morning Friends,

I do hope I'm forgiven for posting an autumnal card whilst we are still clinging on to summer, but I think this is my favourite from the cards I have made so far with these Tonic window and window box dies.

Before I get into the card though, a quick Penny update - we took her back to the vet last night and he was very pleased with the way she has healed. Her stitches were removed and once again she was very good, even though it must have hurt. We are still separating them at night for a few more days..Penny is sharing the main coop with Bella. We picked Bella because she is the gentlest of the others and hasn't made one attempt to peck at Penny's rear..Cara and Lacey (especially Lacey) are more likely to, so they are in the temporary coop and not at all happy about being moved out of their 5-star rooms! Never mind, it's only for another day or two.

Now for the card...

I have to admit I like making  autumnal cards most of all - I love the colours! I started off with a kraft card and inked the edges slightly with Brushed Cordurouy ink. I then added a layer of card from stash(I'm pretty sure it's from  a Tilda pad), inked the edges and added faux stitching.

I cut a rectangle of cream linen effect card and inked it all over with Vintage Photo; I did the same with another layer of cream card, but this time inked it more heavily and used a Martha Stewart punch for a decorative edge.

The window and  window box were cut with kraft card, again inked and I added another piece of card at the top of the window. For the blind I used a piece of material left over from a fat quarter. The card used for the shutters was also in a Tilda pad - I just thought it looked like shutters, so they were put to this use! I finished them off by adding a few tiny brads for handles. The leaves, flowers and pumpkins were all cut from Spellbinders dies and the little cat was in my button box.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!

Love and Hugs,
Carole  X


  1. Carole, glad to hear Penny is better. Some people would say it's only a chicken but having chickens here at work and at home I know how each one is special and they have their own little ways.

    As for your card, I just love the layout and the colours, and I don't think autum is that far away - well up here anyway, a chill in the air these last two mornings. Hazel

  2. Hi Carole,
    so glad penny is continuing to male good progress.
    Great autumnal card. Love the shutters and everything you have used on it. Wow that cat button is great.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  3. Hi Carole, thanks so much for your update on Penny, glad she is making good progress.

    You are a master at these window cards, I love the beautiful autumnal colours and the shutters look fabulous!

    Hugs, Anne x

  4. Hi Carole - so glad Penny is getting there - as for Cara and Lacey they can't expect 5 star treatment when they peck their poorly sister - lol! Bella is obviously very wise!!!

    Now onto your gorgeous card. Autumn is my favourite time of year and these colours are sooooo beautiful. I love how you have put everything together. Great card.

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx