Shades of Brown and Animal Magic

Hello everyone,

Yesterday afternoon while sitting in my craft room I notice all the lovely brown, yellow and red colors of autumn are with us in South Africa. Making the card with shades of brown was not that difficult when looking at the maple tree in our garden with its lovely autumn leaves. As I wanted to enter the card for 2 challenges this week I have to combine the browns of the PBSC with an animal creation for the Polka Doodles challenge. I follow the blog for quite a while to look at all the lovely cards the DT team uploaded with their challenges and decided to join in the fun. So this week I am a newbie to this challenge blog.

Here is my card for the following challenges:

Penny Black Saturday Challenge # 97 – Monochromatic Brown

Polka Doodles Challenge #15  – Animal Magic


The adorable cat stamp is from Penny Black Clear stamp set “Purrfect day” and the leave stamp from Great Impressions (South Africa) B588. The coloring was done with Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils and Tim Holtz Distress Ink “Vintage photo”. I used oatmeal and brown cardstock and add a piece of hessian for layering. A paper string bow and a paper flower completed the card. My hand is not very steady for freestyle writing but I managed to write the “hello” although it is a little bit shaky.

Thanks for visiting my blog and looking at my card. Please leave a comment so that I can come visiting your blog and enjoy your cards creations too.

Autumn greetings,



9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. helen dooley
    Jun 26, 2010 @ 02:57:28

    Oh my Amelia- This card is GORGEOUS!!!!
    I love the colors you have done and the stamp is so cute. Just gorgeous.



  2. fabiola
    May 01, 2010 @ 18:53:53

    adorable j’aime beaucoup, félicitation pour ta victoire



  3. Sandra1968
    Apr 30, 2010 @ 07:53:00

    Een schitterende kaart!
    De stempel is erg leuk en de blaadjes lijken ook erg mooi.
    Groetjes, Sandra



  4. Fliss
    Apr 26, 2010 @ 20:45:52

    Hi Amelia, really cute image and such a lovely card. Love all the texture.
    Thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles animal magic challenge.



  5. Claire
    Apr 25, 2010 @ 07:23:04

    Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in the animal challenge – great fun card – lovely colour! Cheers Claire x



  6. Lakul
    Apr 21, 2010 @ 13:21:53

    Lovely card and beautiful colours. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.



  7. kath
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 21:03:46

    this is so beautiful amelia…love the gorgeous rich autumn colours and your adorable kitty……thanks for taking the time to join in the fun this week at PBSC…hugs kath xxxx



  8. butlersabroad
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 17:08:41

    Love it Amelia, and it’s really nice to see you now too! I loved this challenge and had a lot of fun with it. Have a great week!




  9. Brenda
    Apr 20, 2010 @ 16:04:53

    Hi Amelia

    Just beautiful and you have created such wonderfully rich coloured leaves.

    Thank you for joining us at Polkadoodles this week.

    B x



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