Monday, 10 September 2012

Make it Monday Clay

Just enough time this morning to join in the Papertrey Ink Make it Monday challenge.  I really like the idea of using stamps and dies to make clay embellishments and other decorative projects - I've an idea to use the technique for hanging decorations and mobiles too.  I made a few medallion shapes suitable for cards and this pumpkin image turned out the most presentable.  The Fimo clay I had in my stash had been there for at least 10 years so was not that easy to work with.  I'll need to buy more when I try this technique out again.

Anyway, I think we are all resigned to the fact that Autumn is on its way - but I say YIPEE!  I love Autumn and the run up to the festive season - surely the best time to be a crafter.  And just to be sure it really is the season of fruitfulness I picked one of the cobnuts from the bushes I have grown from nuts.  Its their first crop (ok - only 6 nuts, but that's a start), and look at the juicy kernel.  It was delicious too!

Supplies: PTI - Autumn Tags, Autumn Hills (sentiment), Limitless Layers Circles die; Wplus9 - Country Charm


  1. Oh Ann, this card is so beautiful, the autumn colors with the clay well chosen.

  2. I love the card. Classy and simple! How lovely to grow your own cobnuts! I bet they would make a delicious addition to some home made biscuits. I also love the autumn and am looking forward to the cooler months.

  3. Love your clay embellishment. Did you just leave it to dry or did you have to bake in the oven? Lovely card to go with it too. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. You clever crafter you, fabulous card Ann - great design & the clay embellishment is a real winner! You really do have green fingers don't you? Never tried cobnuts but love all other kinds - good for you too - all those essential oils! xxx

  5. Cute card Ann, I love the little embellie, I have used air drying clay recently and I love it and no oven drying faffing either ;-)
    And well, seeing as Summer wasn't exactly wonderful hopefully Autumn will be more as it should be?? :-)))
    Hugs xx

  6. Ann that is such a pretty card! Your style is impeccable. The colors and design work so well together and the clay embellishment is perfect! I like Autumn also. The cozy feeling of the crisp days and preparations for the holidays make me so happy.

  7. This is a lovely card Ann and I love the subtle, neutral colour scheme. Your nut looks delicious!

  8. Hi Ann, that is an amazing hazel nut - the biggest I've seen. Whenever I collect a few from the countryside they are always disappointing, either small and shrivelled, or simply non-existant. This really shows how important it is to get a named variety (which I assume yours is). I often use the hazel in talks as an interesting example of a plant with separate male and female flowers on the same plant: the male catkins being showy and attractive, while the females are simply an easy- to- miss red tassle. You probably were already aware of this, but if not, it's perhaps something to look out for next spring. Best wishes.


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