Saturday, November 12, 2011

Less is More - One layer - LEAVES

So over at Less is More this week it's the dreaded (for me, anyway) one layer and it's LEAVES. Well it's Autumn so leaves are very topical especially if you were to take a look at my garden - they're everywhere!! Hopefully if it's a nice day tomorrow (as promised by the weathermen) I shall have time to rake them up. I find there's something very satisfying about raking up leaves - sad,eh?!!
I spent yesterday morning clearing my daughter's garden of leaves from their HUGE magnolia tree and collecting 4 large sacks of them. Just think of all that lovely compost next year!
But I digress. I decided on holly for Christmas instead of autumn leaves. My card this week is a 5 inch scalloped square (no change there then) and I printed a holly wreath - very simple one from clip art in Publisher. I'm planning a stamped one with the same idea but that's for later. I've already done this design with die cut holly leaves but that's NOT ALLOWED this week!
Coloured in with Promarkers and sentiment printed in the centre of the wreath. Off to make porridge for breakfast now. Hopefully see you again.
Thanks for all the lovely comments last week and hope to visit more of you this week if time and wedding stuff allow!

31 comments:

Kathyk said...

Fab card - I enjoyed porridge for brekkie this morning too!!!

Kathyk

Chrissie said...

Super card and lovely colouring Diane!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jill said...

Absolutely beautiful card! Love it!

Jill S

Suzilou said...

Love this wreath and love your colouring very christmassy :)

Gibmiss said...

Hi
Fabulous card.....Love it ...
Hugs sylvie
xxxx

Vicky Hayes said...

Your card doesn't look as if you don't enjoy one layer cards at all Di - it's beautiful! Well done on the raking leaves... I'm not starting mine until it's stopped raining!

Mandi said...

Gorgeous rich card Di
So Christmassy
Thank you
Mandi
LIM

Toulouse31 said...

Super card, I wish I had Holly leaves in the garden instead of 2 huge oak trees!

nicky said...

Wonderful card , so miss seeing the holly that my parents had in the garden.
Nicky

Margaret said...

Fab card Di
Margaret x

Cath Wilson said...

Pretty AND seasonal - beautifully coloured :-)

Maggie said...

Lovely festive card!

Lynne said...

Gorgeous Di, very festive.
Lynne xxx

Anne said...

Hallo Di, what a fab Christmas card, love the big bow and your colouring
Anne
x

Carol said...

Gorgeous holly wreath Di, fabulous colouring. Carol x

Linby said...

This is a gorgeous card.
Linbyx

Craftilicious said...

Great wreath :-)

Jenni's Jems said...

fab card ,beautifully coloured in too x

laurie said...

Very pretty Christmas card!

Brigitte said...

...wonderful - i love it!!!

Marrigje said...

Beautiful christmas card.

Loli said...

Hola Diane, what beautiful and bright christmas card, stunning card!!!i love it, well done Diane.:D
A hug from Palma

Karen said...

stunning, with lovely rich colours lol Kx

Suze Bain said...

Beautiful wreath Diane and fab colouring. xx

Sally H said...

Wow! What gorgeous colouring! A beautiful card! Your cards from last week are totally stunning too.
Our drive seems to collect all the leaves from the trees on our street. This time of year we are knee deep in them, even if we swept it yesterday!

Beryl K said...

Beautiful card, love the image
Beryl x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh what gorgeous coloring!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

I'm with you. Leaves are much prettier in someone else's yard. OR.. on a pretty card like yours.

Rosemary said...

wow... beautiful card!!

Aileen said...

Love the colouring on your wreath. It makes the bow so lush. x

Victoria said...

I struggle with one-layer cards too but I wish mine looked as good as this! Gorgeous colouring :)