Monday, 17 October 2016

Where is Autumn?

Hi everyone...
Today I have a digital piece for AJJ theme Indian Summer/Golden October/Autumn  hosted by the lovely Valerie.  Using my favourite software I blended several images (clip art collected over the years) and added leaves from various dig-kits and then the quote I found made me also think of candles so I blended in some of my photos of  floating candles. 
I'd love to see an autumn like this but the view from my window still doesn't look very autumnal and is quite green. 

Anyone making Christmas cards yet? Every year I find it a more stressful chore and don't always enjoy making them so I thought I'd make a concerted effect to get the job done. I've made about 53 most fairly simple (although I still have all the insides to stamp and trim  arghhh that'll be fun!) and ideally I think I needed about 68 but I think the rest will have to make do with shop ones.

Thank you for taking the time to visit
Gill xx


  1. A really stunning page for AJJ and an great array of Cards as well

    Hope your day has gone well

    Love Chrissie

  2. Love, love, love your beautiful journal page, really gorgeous! I only make a few Christmas cards these days, so well done on getting so many done! Thanks for joining us again at AJJ! I really didn't take a photo of the stripper, it all happened too quickly! Pity! Hugs, Valerie

  3. Its a stunning autumn scene Gill, love the reflection shimmers and the lovely words.
    Good for you to have made so many cards, I have made a few digital ones to send via the internet, but making some is still a distant thought.
    Yvonne xx

  4. Wow that's such an atmospheric scene Gill but you're right, it's not very Autumnal here at the moment. I've made one Christmas card sort of by accident and that's my lot!!
    Donna xx

  5. GORGEOUS AJJ piece Gill!! And yes, I have just begun my first few CAS Christmas cards- but you are really on the ball with your beautiful cards.

  6. Oh yes, I THOUGHT of making Christmas cards but then I thought how silly to think about something like that in October... But obviously it was not silly - you have made a lot of them up to now... But why on earth (would you say so?) do you do so many cards when this means stress for you??
    Are you sure that this 53 (!!!) people will honour this cards? Do they know how much work and love is in each of it?
    I love your collage!!!
    And I'm sure autumn will come with its wonderful colours -just a bit later....
    Ciao Beo

  7. Lovely autumn page, I love the tree and water reflections! the leaves and candles give it a magical feel - beautiful :-). I've started making Christmas cards too, it's the first time I'm making them in larger quantities and they all have a similar look and feel. I've made about 24 so far of 6 different designs - it's been fun :-). Have a great week! J :-)

    1. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog! I didn't make the blanket, I have had it quite a few years and bought it when I was in America :-). Your Christmas cards look fabulous and I’m sure the people who receive them will appreciate and love them too! J🙂

  8. What an amazing page and I am thrilled about this amount of beautiful x-mas cards! You rock! Thank you for such a beautiful page for AJJ Gill and have a good rest of the week my friend!
    oxo Susi

  9. Beautiful warm and inviting autumn page! Its still green outdoors here too! You are well organised for Christmas.

  10. Oh my goodness! This is stunning! I love the fall, warm colors and your digital touches! It is absolutely gorgeous!

  11. I love your brilliant autumn-page! Yes, looking out the window we can ask "where ist autumn?" Maybe this year it never comes, only winter?
    So many beautiful christmas-cards - do you write and send them all???

    1. Thank you... about two thirds of my cards need to be posted and the rest hand delivered x

  12. Stunning AJJ page.
    WOW! that is an impressive stack of already completed Christmas cards.....I've only just started.

  13. What a fabulous scene - the sky! and the calm sea! and the floating candles, what a fun addition.
    I always say I won't make Christmas cards this year, then change my mind in early December, but I only make them for the few people I know will appreciate them. You've made 53 so far - 53! and I don't think they look simple at all, they look great.
    Autumn has come quite suddenly here with the lovely tree colours, so it should be travelling down your way soon.

  14. I love your piece today Gill. I am loving the light you incorporated in, like that little candles. You used some beautiful images to create your piece. And your Christmas cards are looking great. i think you've been having a lot of fun in the art area lately. Hugs-erika


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