Sunday, 20 October 2013

Colour Challenge, Brown …




Morning everybody, what you up to today?

The weather is miserable and I’m still trying to rest my knee so I’ve taken your advice (thanks for that!) and I’m spending some time crafting today

I’ve caught up with my cards so on everything I make from now I’m going to use something that I’ve bought and not used – I’ve set myself a challenge and I’m not going to buy anything new until I‘ve made a dent in the huge stash that I already have here!

On today’s card I used a K & Co paper pad that I’ve had for a while and it’s just been sat there in the pile getting ignored. I think papers are probably the main thing I have far too many of, I love them but can’t bear to use them as they’re so nice!




ribbon girl logo


Time for our monthly colour challenge at the Ribbon Girl and this month it’s…


~~ BROWN ~~


Here’s a lovely inspiration picture for you (yum!!)




I enjoyed making this card, it’s an elegant stepper from Craftwork cards and we now have them in the shop at Lili of the Valley



October - Brown


I don’t usually put up many pictures but it’s so hard to take this from a good angle so I thought I’d just show you them all…



stepper left      stepper right 


stepper close 2      stepper close


This last one is laid out flat so you can see how I decorated all the panels



 stepper open



   I used one of the Lili of the Valley art pads, this is in the Romance one and was perfect for the brown theme


I used some gorgeous goodies from The Ribbon Girl and you can find them all on their website here


rusty jingle bells

pure silk ribbon

eastern spice mixed dahlia

brown organza ribbon

darjeeling white blossom flowers

liquid pearls


brown and ivory button twine

brown self adhesive pearls

white tulle


Here’s the rest of the supplies;

K & Co papers

Handwritten Phrases

LaLa Land flag banner

Memory Box puffy clouds

Doohickey slender firs




Hope you like it, have a fab Sunday all of you and thanks for all the lovely comments, I love to read them and appreciate you taking the time x




  1. Waw!!!! Totally amazing card! I love the colours and the embellishment. Hugs! MOjca

  2. Adorable stepper card Anne, love the colours and sweet image. Hugs, Claire x

  3. Such a beautiful card Anne. I love the cute image, gorgeous soft colours and wonderful detailing.
    I'm glad you are managing to rest your knee. I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Sue xx

  4. Lovely card Anne - quite autumnal, even masculine if needed. Sounds like you have done your stocktake! I'm just back from the Dome and guess what - I have added to mine!! Needs must!

  5. cute stepper Anne - wonderful use of brown xx

  6. This is gorgeous Anne, love the shape and layout, very sweet :) Hope your knee is feeling better!

    Tanya xx

  7. Hope your knee is better soon. Love your wizard below, great minds think alike for this one i noticed. This is GORGEOUS, love the browns, sweet sweet image and embellies. I so need that tree die, love it.

  8. This is gorgeous Anne, I love the shape of the stepper. Gorgeous image, and a yummy looking inspiration photo too.

  9. Thank you for your lovely words on my blog Anne. I think my cards have changed in style as I have gathered more crafty goodies. So many nice things I want to use them all at once!!!
    This is a fabulous card. It is one of my favourite stamps and I love the colour tones. A gorgeous design and the flowers, banners and sentiment are all so beautiful.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  10. Your card has it all, Anne. I love this image and the colours suit it so well. The stepper card style and the embellishments make it stunning.
    Alison x

  11. Wow! This is so beautiful Anne.. I love this image... gorgeous papers and embellishments too!
    Hope the knee is feeling a little better, missed seeing you on Sunday:(
    Marjorie xx

  12. Hi Anne,
    I'm just going through your wonderful Cards on your Blog, this Stepper Card
    Is really lovely!!! It looks remarkably like the one "Paula Walters" Designed from Which Craft.
    I love your work. I love the Colours shading everything you clever person I wish mine were as good.
    Love from Sam x


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