Friday, 2 October 2015

Autumn Colours.

Good morning all, hope you have a lovely Friday planned.... Karl and me will be packing the little van, and along with the dogs we will be heading off to Anglesey ready for Clarity Anglesey tomorrow....yah...

Back to today and it is a new Challenge over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge Blog..

The new theme is .......Autumn Colours

And is hosted by the lovely Eileen

And sponsored by Aurora Wings...

Here is my inspiration for the Challenge.

I do love these colours.....

I started with a certain Jo's Bubbles stencil ...well it would be rude not too!!!!!

And a piece of Stencil card.

Next some blending with Distress Inks...Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Abandoned Coral and Barn Door.

Some spritzing with some water...and then I added some colour around the edge and stamped using the Crackle stamp...


These lovely leaves were stamped using Archival ink.....mmmmm perfect card for a male....

Next some matting and layering and then the sentiment....

The finishing touches of these wonderful matching leaves are from Sweet Lilac Flowers..

I do hope that you like my design , also I would love it if you would enter the challenge.

All the stamps, and the stencil are from Clarity and available on the website....

If you get chance pop over and see the inspiration from my fellow DT members....they are fabulous....

Must get on....lots to do....

Enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend...

Take care and see you soon...

Love and hugs,

Jo. xxxx



  1. Morning, Jo I have been waiting to comment on this beautiful card, of course I knew it was yours without seeing your name ...... love the way you've used your namesake stencil, colour blending is fabulous. The Clarity leaves and sentiment just add that finishing touch. Hope you enjoy Anglesey, weather over here has been glorious this past week and promises to stay settled all weekend, just a word of warning, the nights are extremely chilly and damp if you are camping. Crafty hugs Annie xx

    1. Hi Annie, thanks for your lovely comments, and I will pack extra layers for tonight...hope you have a good weekend

  2. oh i do love this Jo. the colours are great and wouldn't the new colour (carved pumpkin) go so well with this? brill. i wouldn't mind it never mind the males :), hugs and have a great weekend xx

    1. Thanks Theresa, and yes I have my eye on a new carved pumpkin ink pad...hope you have a great weekend too...xx

  3. Hi there Jo!! Annie's so right...your have you own fabulous style that is so easily recognized as a "Jo Rice" creation!!!! A gorgeous fall scene always a most informative tutorial! Have a great time!!
    Take care,

    1. Thank you Beth, you always say such wonderful things...hope you and your family are

  4. Superb Jo! Hope you had a great time in Anglesey xxxx

  5. Hi Jo, beautiful card. I love using Autumnal colours in my crafting, and have just finished used the maple leaves in a card. I also used that quote. I promise I don't have a secret camera in your craft room..................although that's not such a bad idea!! ;) XX