Tuesday, 30 August 2016


...is nearly here. Well, if you go by the traditional Irish start to Spring on February 1st, St. Brigid's Day, we're already well into it. But I disagree; I don't think we have four three-month seasons here. Winter is pretty much November to March in my book, Spring is April and May, Summer is June and  July, and Autumn is September and October. 

Anyway, whether it's meterologically, my chronology or the traditional Irish count, there's a chill in the air and the leaves are falling, so it was time to change out my summer sampler and put some autumn into it;  this is what I came up with. I was disappointed to find that I only had one small scarecrow stamp which didn't really work, there were three squares that didn't make the final cut when it came to assembling the 9" panel - it's a 12"  frame.

And sticking with leaves, a card I made recently for the Art Neko blog...I did some stamping with leaves to create a setting for my stamped owl. The little nutshell one came from my grandmother's house, so he is not just wise but ancient. 

I'll be back in a couple of days with more cards as I pick my August favourites - and some more memories of France as I continue to chip away at culling and editing.


  1. How pretty your sampler turned out. We get what's referred to as an "Indian summer" here if we're lucky. The bridge between summer and fall, but technically warmer weather that occurs after the first frost. I love your owl card with all that texture and the stitching is a wow! Cute little nutshell owl. What a nice treasure.

  2. I love this little taste of Autumn . . . and I look forward to this time of year and all the colors that come with it. Cute card - what a great background.