Monday, 25 October 2010

Colours of Autumn

Here is my card for this month's Penny black at Allsorts challenge. I stamped leaves in versamark onto glossy card then coloured with a variety of distress inks. I then stamped the Penny Black fantasy tree over the top in black stazon. The leaf is a spellbinders die again coloured with distress inks.
We took Steve's parents out for lunch yesterday and the trees were beautiful in the sunshine. At eighty-five and eighty-nine they really enjoy going out for a bit. We thought a good place to go would be The Bay Tree café at Thorsby Gallery, but we were sadly mistaken. They refused to open the double doors to let mum enter with her rollator (zimmer with wheels) instead sending us round the long way, through another door. When we arrived in the cafe we were told that they were unable to seat five of us due to health and safety. We could take a seat outside if we wanted. We left in disgust and headed for Edwinstowe. On the way we spotted the Dukeries Antiques centre which has a tea room. Steve enquired to see if they could accommodate us and they couldn't have been more helpful, letting us enter through the back door (no steps) and reserving a table for us. On top of that the food was excellent and the portions were generous. We were a little disappointed we had no room for cakes! We did get a couple of rhubarb and ginger scones with fresh cream filling for Steve's parents to have for supper. They had a lovely time in the end, and we insisted on treating them as it is their wedding anniversary soon - fifty-eight years!


brenda said...

Hi Sal

I'm sure health and safetly is taking over the world, before long we will need permission to get out of our cars or equally normal everyday activities.

At last you had a good time despite the frustation, which is good. And pleased you are having a bit of R&R after the last weeks events.

A super card, you have a achieved a real moodly feel in the background.

Thank you sos much for sharing with us at Penny Black at Allsorts this week and good luck.

See you Saturday, so much gossip to cath up on and we might even find time for a spot of crafting....and defo some necessary retail therpary.

B x

Shirley said...

What a gorgeous Autumnal card Sally. I love the stamped leaves on your background paper and the Fantasy Tree image works so well.
Thank you for joining us in our challenge this month at Penny Black at Allsorts and we hope you will join us next time.


Mervi said...

So beautiful card, Sally. Lovely background and gorgeous colours.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Penny Black @ Allsorts and good luck;-))m

Ellie said...

Your card is gorgeous Sally. Love the way you stamped the white leaves in the background. Gorgeous colors too.
Thank you so much for joining us at penny black @ all sorts. Good luck with the drawing and hope to see you again for our november challenge.

Fliss said...

A totally gorgeous card Sally and just love your background - stunning colours.
Glad you had a good time at the weekend despite the difficulties. Some places are so awkward!
Congratulations to your parents in law too on the 58 years (wow!)

Mummylade said...

this card is absolutely fantastic, I love the colours! Thank you so much for entering the Penny Black at Allsorts challenge and good luck.

Sue said...

It's a beautiful card Sally - you do Autumn so well. Congratulations to your Mother and Father in Law x

Jules said...

Hi Sal

Such a beautiful card.

I love all the background colours and the versamark leaves .. .. very artistic.

Thank you for sharing with Penny Black at Allsorts this month.

Love Jules xx

Zoechaos said...

Hi Sally

What a place the Bay Tree proved to be so glad you found somewhere nice to stop and everyone had a great time.

Your card is, of course, fabulous great colouring love the leaf. Thank you for sharing with us at Pennyblack @ Allsorts xx Zoe

Violets Corner said...

Fantastic take on the theme! It's a perfect autumn card!

Thanks for joining us at Penny Black at Allsorts and good luck with the prizes!


Tracy said...

Wow that background is outstanding, I love this creation and the colours are beautiful. Glad your meal turned out ok in the end.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Véro said...

Wonderfull card and superb colors!Thank you for your visit on my blog!

lisa said...

I'm glad you had a great lunch in the end, Sally. Sounds like you did the right thing moving to somewhere that sounds perfect. I know Edwinstowe!!!
Love your Atumn tree. The colours are beautiful this year aren't they.
Hugs Lisax