Saturday, 24 September 2022

Leaf Fragments

Well good morning.
This is the last of my posts for my GD spot at JUGS, it's sad in a way because I've had the best of welcomes from the team, so thank you all for your lovely comments over the last few weeks.
So to get down to it, here is my final card.

It's based on the photo on this week's cue card.

Just over a week ago there was very little leaf colour in the hedgerows, just oodles of haws, cherry plums and crab apples but the other morning the field maples had a definite autumnal colour to their leaves. The horse chestnuts down the road have lost most of their leaves but the conkers are still holding firm and the oaks are shedding a few acorns here and there, I thought that with all the heat and lack of rain that autumn would be early but it seems not.
I've used Leaf Fragments dies from Tim Holtz and Sizzix, I was bought these for Christmas a couple of years ago and this is their first outing! I rummaged in my bits box for some gelli plate panels to use but found a couple of textured ones with a hint of glitter that I made at some time ago, not exactly sure what I used, it was probably something to do with those girls at CAS Mix up!! There's definitely some Brusho and glitter and some sort of paste, anyway one of the pieces was just right to cut out a few leaves. I added some DI in Vintage Photo to one side and some Mustard Seed DI to the other before adding them to my panel from the bits box, to which I had added some plasterboard scrim tape for texture, left over from our build, it's lovely stuff and adheres with out glue! The finished panel was then added to an A6 base card with foam tape and the sentiment from Altenew added.
So where will the picture cue card take you? The GD have some fabulous example to inspire you over on the JUGS site, so why not join in?

Joining in over at:-

Sparkle and Shine                                                            



  1. I love these leaf die cuts and the color is fabulous! Great card design, thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge, we love seeing all the lovely projects.
    Donna xx

  2. You have been such a pleasure to have on board this month. Julie! Don't you just love when you come across something in your stash that was just waiting for the perfect reason to use it. The leaves look fabulous as does the backdrop. Great card! Have a lovely day!

  3. Julie, thank you for being our wonderful, amazing and talented guest designer this month! I love your creations! Join us often.

  4. What a great card with those gorgeous leaves! So glad you were our guest this month! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!!!

  5. Beautiful inspired card! Thanks so much for joining us for the month of September it has been a pleasure.

  6. Such a beautiful fall themed card! The leaves are gorgeous! Many thanks for joining us at Four Seasons challenge!

  7. What a pleasure it's been to have you as our guest this month, Julie! Your finale card is beautiful. Those leaves are amazing!

  8. THANK YOU for joining us this past month with all of your amazing creations! I absolutely love those gorgeous leaves and that scrim tape was the perfect addition to this beauty! You have been such an inspiration sharing your creativity with us here at JUGS!

  9. Well, you pushed me over the edge into the shopping cart, Jules! I don't know why, but this is only the second time I've seen these incredible leaves used and while the last thing I need is more leaf dies, I have gone off and bought the set! I just love what you cut them from and I also love the simple, yet so effective, scrim tape behind them! I'm glad fall wasn't rushed because of the awful summer weather. Enjoy! And thank you for inspiring everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  10. GORGEOUS this is, lovely colours and fabulous leaf shapes too. Our oaks are heavy with bright green acorns that have already started dropping, we could do with some pigs to eat them as they aren't the best thing for horses. Thankfully the grass is plentiful after the much needed rain so the horses shouldn't be tempted. x

  11. Those crispy fall leaves look amazing against the white embossed background!

  12. This is stunning. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at The Four Seasons Challenge.
    Karen L, DT

  13. What gorgeous color on those holey leaves, Julie. Thanks so much for being our guest this month. I look forward to more of your designs in our gallery.

  14. Loving those most beautiful leaves in all their glory Julie. Adding the plasters tape is just perfect backing. Funny I have used some on a card coming up in a few weeks. Great stuff eh! Thanks bunches for sharing your talents with us as our Guest at JUGS this month. I do love your work.

  15. Those fall leaves are absolutely gorgeous. And I love that CAS design, it is so striking.


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