Friday, October 19, 2018

Apple Day

We had a 'proper' Autumnal start to the day here -  it was quite foggy, with a chill in the air. 
Now that the fog has lifted, we have a beautiful blue sky and the colours of the leaves are really glowing - a complete change from the horrible grey dampness earlier in the week when it didn't seem ever to get light.  Days like today certainly lift the mood.

We have a challenge over at the Daring Cardmakers that matches the "Season of Mellow Fruitfulness" perfectly!
It's Joanne here to challenge you this week. October 21st is Apple Day here in the UK. Lots of places have apple-themed events which might include pressing juice from apples, getting gardening advice, cookery demos etc.

So, let's celebrate the humble apple this week! If you don't have anything apple-themed in your stash show us some other tree fruit - pears, peaches, plums etc.
 I thought I'd make a Get Well Soon card for this challenge, after all, an apple a day keeps the Doctor away, doesn't it!
I started by printing the sentiment directly onto the card blank then used one of my own cutting files to cut out the various parts of the apples on the Silhouette machine. They were then layered up until I was happy with the layout.  I had a few inked leaves left over from a card made a few weeks ago, so popped  them in to add more Autumn colour and extra interest

White card blank
Navy blue card, white card
Coloured paper and thin cardstock for the apples
Own cutting file for the Silhouette
Pale grey-blue backing piece is white card, inked with a couple of Versamagic ink pads
Leaves are cut with a Spellbinders die set from the Four Seasons collection 

There are lots of lovely Fruity ideas over on the blog so I hope you'll take a minute to hop over and check them out.  We'd love you to join in with us and share your own Fruity makes!

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting


Katie Lamb said...

This is gorgeous

Sylvia Ames said...

Beautiful autumnal colours with the leaves and apples. great theme for a get well card.

Sylv xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous die cuts today

Shabneez said...

Super fruity autumnal creation Kathy! Shabneez x