Wednesday 20 October 2010

#37 Autumn

The theme of our challenge this week at I ♥ Promakers, chosen by Ruth, is Autumn and we are being sponsored on this occasion by Simon Says Stamp, so I do hope that you will play along with us.

My card uses a digi called ‘Fall Kitten’, the ever-so-cute cat entranced by a falling leaf as drawn by the talented Mo Manning and I have combined all the other elements of the card to fit in with the sketch over at Sketch and Stash. Well, that and a bit extra I have to admit, as I then added, what might otherwise have been a square card, to folded black A4 card with a sparkling mat.

The leaves were made using two Martha Stewart punches and were, like my main image, coloured with Promarkers, and just as in real leaves, each and every one is different. Once coloured, they were then shaped a little and secured with silicone glue to fit in with the sketch and to give the impression of a pile of fallen leaves and yet others still resolutely hanging on in there to their respective twigs. Look carefully and you will spot that two of the leaves feature bugs from Arthur’s Clipart which I have coloured in, again with Promarkers, and I think they give a nice touch of authenticity to the aging foliage. Whether the recipient is of the same opinion is another matter!

Well, good folk of Blogland, it has got to this part of the posting for my weekly reminder to bear in mind that you must use Promarkers when you enter the I ♥ Promarkers Challenge. I look forward to seeing your autumnal entries this week and leaving you a comment. I would love it too if you could leave me a comment in return so that I know that you have visited, and I thank you for each and every one of them.

Tine :)

Challenges I am entering this card into:

Sketch and Stash – design sketch (the second element of the challenge to use new stash is that I have not used this image before).

Charisma – more than one fold

Cute Card Thursday – bugs (beetle and fly)

Crafty Cardmakers – use a freebie (main image was and the two insects were free from Arthur's Clipart)

Stamping for the Weekend – halloween or fall

Crazy 4 Challenges – autumn/fall

The Shabby Tea Room – chocolate covered autumn

The Stampman – autumn.


  1. OH Christine!! I love your kitty! He is colored so perfectly and you know cats are always supposed to be orange (in my book). lol Love it love it. Youve done autumn without pumpkins. Yay!!

  2. Such a sweet little image and cute card! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

  3. Aww Christine this card is sooooo cute, I love it! Didnt get chance to join in with the I ♥ Promarker challenge last week. Will try and do this one though :)

  4. Oh so very cute! Thanks for joining us in the Tea room!

  5. How cute is that cat? He's purrfect for your autumn card!

    Thank you for entering The Stamp Man autumn challenge


  6. oh wow Tine how fantastically have you used this amazing Mo's image, perfect colouring and I love how you used the leaves...perfect
    Mina xxx

  7. Beautiful card! I love the leaves.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)
    Hugs, Vanja

  8. WOW this is gorgeous...your leaves are amazing ~ Thanks for joining in at Sketch & Stash this time

    xx Lizzy xx :)

  9. OMG how fabulous is that cat! Looks identical to Garfield next door to us! Beautiful card, and thanks for playing along with Crafty Cardmakers this week, Sheila:)X

  10. I'm still new to promarkers and following as many of you clever pro-marker people as possible in the hope I'll gain some talent by osmosis lol. Your kitty is perfect and your leaves look so real, I noticed the bugs and think that a great touch. Arthur's clip art is a great resource isn't it :)I also admire your photography for the card too. Hugs lin

  11. Hiya Tine ,

    Me again, hee hee!

    What a cute kitty,great shading! Your such a talented lady!

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Halloween card & for dropping by my blog!

    To post above - LINDA W

    You can't make mistakes with promarkers, you are in charge.If you go outside the lines of an image use a fine liner to fill it in!

    Hope that helps

    Take care, Tine

    have a great weekend
    Big hugs
    Casper BOO!

  12. Fab card! Your colouring is gorgeous and the little bugs are such a great detail :o)
    Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
    Fiona x

  13. This is so cute, I love the beetle & fly on the leaves :)

    Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!