Sunday, 22 September 2013

Autumn Cornucopia!

Hello to You All,  hoping that it's been a lovely Sunday for you, whatever you've been doing.
Another quiet day for us here, although we managed a walk around the canal, but nothing much in the way of wildlife, the canal used to have lots of lovely birds and of course swans, but they of course maybe away by now.  I remember, a few years back there was a pair of black swans, and they were just gorgeous, they stayed for quite a while too, then we heard that one of them had been  shot, it made our local paper, so many people upset by it, and as they pair for life it was really so awful.  The other swan disappeared too.
I can never understand cruelty to animals, and our laws are far too lenient on the culprits, in my opinion.

Off my soapbox now.
Thanks so much for visiting me and leaving such kind comments, I know it takes time so I really do appreciate it.

My card today is another Autumn one;
The image is from Robyn's Fetish digi Stamps
Kraft card
LOTV Country Lady Paper
DI Spiced Marmalade
Sizzix Leaves Dies
Xcut floral punch
Hobby Craft Ribbon
Card Candy
Star Dust

Couldn't decide on a sentiment so left that for now.  I'm really liking making these Autumn cards, I just love the shades.

Is everyone watching the return Downton tonight?  I'm still not over the Christmas Day episode, that was a shocker.  Anyway I've booked my spot for the TV, Alistair doesn't like these dramas, but I put up with footy, I always point out. 

Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, whether it's Downton or not and see you soon,

I would like to enter my card into;
 Sketch and Autumn theme.


Hazel said...

Good evening Kate, your card is gorgeous love the autumn colours, good for you booking the T.V. I don't watch Downton but there is nothing worse if you like watching something and you can't , we have a T.V. In the kitchen so I can go through their if need be.

Hazel xx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kate. I love the image, beautiful colouring and fabulous layout.
I hope you enjoyed Downton tonight.
hugs Sue xx

rachel said...

gorgeous card Kate - I missed the christmas shocker would you believe - I feel like I missed most of the last series so although I did enjoy what I saw I think I'll skip it now! Hugs Rachel xx

MRS DUCK said...

Hi Kate
Great card that just sings Autumn.
Never seen Downton Im afraid. We have a TV in the bedroom if things get desperate but Im a footie fan, so its usually ok.
Take care.
Ang x

pam said...

fabulous card Kate, never watched Downtown, hope you enjoyed the episode tonight.

May said...

Love your Autumn card Kate, Beautiful image & colours...I have recorded downtown so hopefully will watch Monday eve....I've watched all of them Love it!! Hugs May x x x

Marlene Atkinson said...

This is a gorgeous Autumn card Kate. Marlene

Marie-Louise said...

This is really lovely Kate.

Hazel said...

Kate, it's a pity about no card/paper in your Lidl, but that was ours just getting it out. The chocolate was a bad move, I did pick up a few bars but that's for Charlie's nephews girlfriend in Canada, she loved it when they were here so that's her gift. Also they have just got in there Christmas bits - yummy had to walk past quickly.

Hazel xxx

Christine Harrop said...

Good morning Kate. This image is fabulous and you have coloured it beautifully!I had to record Downton because it was the final day of the Tour of Britain and I'm a real cycling fan. not into other sport but you can't keep me away from cycling! I agree, the Christmas Day episode was a real shocker! love from Christine xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate.
love your autumnal card. Great design as always.
I too love to watch Downton, and luckily my DH likes that sort of thing too. But even if he didn't we have a TV each he watches in the bedroom as he is most comfortable there, and I watch in the living room, as I have to sit quite near the Tv now because of my eyes.
Have a wonderful crafty day.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Hi Kate fabulous autumn card I love the patchwork paper it looks just like a beautiful quilt! Yes I am a Downton fan too but luckily my husband quite likes it although he was drying his tears from the Manchester Derby result lol! Susan x

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,love the image and fab

Erika said...

Aye I watch Downton too although I think I might of missed the Christmas one as I was a bit lost as to what was going on.
Great show on Saturday thanks. x
Love this card, great autumnal colours, love the patchwork paper and the way you've inked the edges on your stamped image, it really makes it pop!
Happy crafting, hugs Erika.

Rita said...

What a stunning card Kate. I have never watched Downton either. Hugs Rita xxx

Patricia said...

Good evening Kate,
Another great card so beautifully coloured. Love the papers and the layout.
Never watched Downton, never really watch any telly to be honest. Too many other things to take up my time.
Happy Crafting

Patricia xxx

downrightcrafty said...

oh my love that patchwork and super image a gorgeous card
Hugs Kate xx

sue w. said...

Hi Kate, this is so colourful. Love the image and papers and the border punch is super.
How sad about the swans. I agree not enough is done to these awful individuals!
Hugs Sue W.

Pop's Cards said...

Good Morning sweetie this is just stunning, love your colours too, hugs Pops x x x

Gaynor said...

Beautiful card your colours and patchwork choices. Thank you for joining Little Claire in our latest blog challenge xx Gaynor LCDT

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning card, love the image and papers, I love these autumn shades too. xx

Jules said...

Hi Kate

You have been posting some gorgeous cards. I love the Autumn colours too .. .. just not the thought of Autumn arriving and Summer ending!

We have lots of swans on the river near where I live but I have never seen black swans other than in pictures/photographs. I bet they look amazing "in real life".

Hope all is good at your end.

Love Jules xx

The Crafty Goat Girl said...

Fabulous autumnal card, thanks for joining in our challenge over at Little Claire this month, hugs Heidi xx... Downton was fabby, looking forward to next week :)

Diane said...

Fabulous Autumn design Kate, love all the warm colors.

Hugs Diane

Sandy said...

Beautiful autumn card Kate - yes it is time to get the quilts out.