Saturday, 20 October 2012

Autumnal Trees

Over at Less is more, the theme is autumn.  I love the autumnal colours, and as the weather changes, my mind turns more to indoor pursuits like crafting.

I've two cards to share - both using an old SU stamp set, three trees.  I bought mine on ebay from the US - I was looking for a nice stamp of tree trunks - and loved the sentiment that came with this set.  Funnily enough elder daughter spent a year in New Hampshire as part of her university course, and had just returned home when I bought it from someone who was living about 10 miles away from her!

In both, I've stuck to a simple design just using the trees and the sentiment from that set.  The trees are cut on a bit of the same card stuck down with a matt to match the ink - possibly the use of the ribbon makes it slightly outside the scope of less is more! But sometimes, as my youngest daughter would agree, you just need a ribbon and a bow to add that final touch!

I did the same sort of thing in green and blues (because I liked the colours and the sentiment) - one of my friends has a birthday next week, and I'm giving her a stash of cards, some of which could be used for a variety of occasions. 

Photographing my cards reminded me, I've still photos from our holiday and our trip to Cornwall to take youngest daughter to Uni still on my camera - whoops, must do something with them!


  1. These are both great and the ribbon is just fine... It still looks CAS.
    Thanks so much
    Less is More

  2. Both of these are lovely, I do like the greeny-blue one!

  3. Helo
    Fabulous cards.....
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  4. I love both your cards. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog. I totally understand about photos on camera. Tracey x

  5. Two lovely cards, Anna. Two different looks!

  6. Love the greens and blues ... I agree, they're great colours! Anita in France

  7. Hola Anna, gorgeous cards, i like the colours, beautiful stamp and the sentiment is wonderful, well done.
    Hugs from Palma de Mallorca

  8. Two stunning cards, and two very different looks. Great job! xx

  9. That's a fabulous tree stamp...and both cards are very lovely!

  10. Lovely card Anna and surprising how different it looks in different colourways,....