Autumn ~ a time when every leaf becomes a flower!

I mentioned in yesterdays post,  a card I made for Beverly of More Ink Please which I couldn’t post yesterday because I hadn’t re-sized the photos .. well I have now, and I’m here to share.

I previously made just one leaf like these some time ago after I saw one on Pinterest, and fell in love with it.  The leaf I made that time, I made using the Ranger Melting Pot, however these leaves I made using a regular heat gun, to see if I could make them in the same sort of way, as I know that not everyone has a Melt Pot, and this was the result:

Autumn Leaves 1

I stamped leaves in various sizes then cut them out,  and using ink I coloured the leaves so that they had those wonderful autumnal colours.  I then shaped them and manipulated them gently so that they had ‘groves’ and bends where the should be.  Then smoothed an embossing pad over them and using extra thick embossing powders I heated the leaves using a regular heat gun.  I found that roughly three layers was enough to make the leaves have that deep, thick glow which suggested that they were made of porcelain or glass and precious.

Once cool I dragged a gold ink pen around the outside of the leaf, and finally I wrapped some gold wire around the leaves.

Then using a hot glue gun I attached them to a card which I’d prior to this, embossed the background in a tree bark look, and framed that background with a cut out,  –  but I’d embossed around the edges of that cut out in a random way using two colours of embossing powders and carefully melting them into each other.

I added a sentiment, and a bow and that was it.  Finished!  It was ready to be sent to Beverly.

Autumn Leaves 3

And that was all there was to it!  😊

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I’m still taking part in the InkTober challenge, but I ran out of time today to finish my drawing, so I’ll hopefully finish it tomorrow and post a blog post about it then.

Thank you so much for coming and sharing a coffee with me.  It’s so lovely of you to visit, and I just love seeing you.

Oh … and before you go  …  Let’s all wish Britt Ekland a Happy Birthday for today. She was born on this day, in 1942.  This fabulous fact about this lovely lady leaves me feeling wonderful and very young.    If she looks that good (I Googled to find an up to date photo of her) at her age today, then there is hope for me. (I was born a good maaany years after 1942!).  

I’m off now to put on a full face of cosmetics, find my favourite outfit out of the wardrobe and go somewhere where my glamour will be appreciated.  Somehow, Tesco’s just won’t cut it today.

As for you …  I wish you a truly blessed day.  Please do something to make someone else smile.  It doesn’t have to cost you anything.  You can simply say a bright ‘good morning’ to them, but just try to make someone smile today.  It costs nothing, and you’ll never run out of them.

Sending buckets of squidges through my computer screen, along the cables and bursting through your computer screen.  Wait for the moment they hit you … get ready …  …. NOW!  Feel that warm little wiggle inside?  You’ve just had a download of Cobs Squidges.  You should now be smiling a little smile.  Just a turn upwards of the corners of your mouth.  YES… THERE IT IS!  Aw my goodness, you look so fabulous when you smile like that.  Your eyes twinkle like little diamonds!

Have a lovely day my friend. 

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40 thoughts on “Autumn ~ a time when every leaf becomes a flower!

  1. And the leaves and every thing else are just smashingly beautiful. I am in awe of Mrs. Cobs artistic talent and it only adds to the already specialness of her. Super special “young” lady she is and I am honored to call her my dear friend. I only wish she was a little closer than the long streach across the big pond.

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    1. Aww … but then we probably wouldn’t send each other cards, and I LOVE to send you cards and bits of smiles, Beverly.

      It is I who are honoured. For you are a precious treasure. A rare find in an all too busy world today.

      And you … your work is amazing! I know … because I’ve got some! But you need to post some photo’s on your blog Missy, so that everyone else can see how talented you are.

      I have every card, and the books, out on display in my craft room. The one card – the one with my ‘quote’ on it “She believed she could, and so she did” is displayed in it’s special plastic wallet – as I can’t bear the thought of it getting any dust or, Dog Forbid … a spider making a web on it! It’s too, too precious to me.

      Sending big squidges and oodles of love and squishy stuff … ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. I absolutely have to try this. They look just like the ornaments I have for my Christmas tree. I would love having more!

    Now I just need that embossing powder and a gold pen. I think I love you a little more today. So excited!!!

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    1. Awww Scrappy … you’ve given me my first big smile of the day -I even chuckled when I finished reading your comment. Bless your beautiful heart. ❤

      Yes, Please please give this a try. It's not difficult at all, in fact, describing here for the post makes it look and sound more difficult than it actually was. The results are breathtaking. It feels like magic has happened when you've finished.

      Sending happy crafting vibes and Squidges ~ Cobs. x x x

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    1. Sadly, no I haven’t heard from Puff.
      Everyone is very concerned about her and cannot understand why she’s disappeared. I think we’re all imagining all sorts of things and it’s this which is making everyone feel churned up inside.

      I did leave a new message on her blog yesterday or the day before, in the hope that maybe something new popping up might give her the encouragement to come back to blogging.

      I keep telling myself that maybe she got an amazing new job or was promoted to something super busy and wonderful which has meant she no longer has time to blog and craft anymore. I hope its this anyway.
      ~ Cobs. x

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    1. LOL…. is round to the Doctors for the nurse to give me my Flu Jab considered posh? If so, then yes. If not … then [sigh. . . ] I came home and had lunch. lol
      But the outing was enjoyable for the nurse was an absolute hoot. 😀

      Thrilled you like the leaves Daisies.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. x

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        1. Very much so. I can only see my own doctor if it doesn’t require the removal of clothes. The problem isn’t that I fancy him, it’s that I feel like his mum. I’m not old enough to be his mother, but he just feels too darn young! (the very thought of stripping off for some reason or another is practically obscene!)

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  3. Oh my gosh! Those leaves are spectacular! I thought they were heavy enamel pins at first that you had purchased. I get so inspired seeing so many of my blogging friends work on their card crafts and you do such beautiful work. It is something I aspire to do too. Some day 🙂

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    1. Yeah…. the doctors surgery to have my flu injection. LOL.
      Aww … I do know how to live the high life, don’t I. LOLOL.

      The leaves… I can hardly believe that I made them. I’ve made them twice now, and each time they’ve looked like a bit of expensive jewellery.

      Thanks for visiting Hannah,and for your lovely comment.
      I know how busy you are with those little ones, so it’s such a blessing to see you here.
      Heaps of love ~ Cobs. xxx 🍂 🍁🍂 🍁

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  4. Those leaves are gorgeous and so is your card. That is something I wanted to do when I was scrapbooking (make cards), but didn’t stick with it due to life getting busy and finding a bigger passion in writing. Its cards like this that make me want to go back to it, though, since I still have all of my materials.

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    1. Ohhh Mary, give it a go. Put aside a little time each week – say an hour every Sunday, or every Wednesday evening … something like that, and just play around. Bookmark something you’ve seen on your puter and make your version of it.

      Have a bash at the leaves … I know they look complicated and clever, but they really are pretty straightforward and simple to make. You’ll think you’ve done it wrong because they’re so easy. Give it a go!
      Squidges and creative vibes being sent your way ~ Cobs. xx 🍂 🍁🍂 🍁

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        1. Good idea. Because the days get shorter, it will give you some ‘extra’ time when you can’t do anything much outside, so catching up with the scrapbooking and bible journaling will be a great and positive way of spending that time.
          (Uplifting too!).
          Sending squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. The sale is moving on but we are still looking. Yikes! Hopefully next weekend we will have our forever home, going to loads of viewings so can’t wait! Hope all is good with your lovely little homestead. Hugs x

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  5. Well if that,s all there is to it how come I don’t have leaves and twigs sprouting out of my arms! Lol. These are absolutely gorgeous and look a million dollars . So glass like . I ‘m sure they would make up into fabulous brooches. Hugs Mrs A.

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  6. These are absolutely beautiful! Practically jewellery and you’ve captured the autumnal colours perfectly! You’ll have the Equinox after you wanting to hire you for your skills and save her a job…🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍁🍂🍁🍂🍁🍂

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    1. Hello Miss Tam!
      Aw, never feel that you have to try and catch up Tam. I know that vacations happen, and real life can get in on the act, so don’t feel that you have to go back to find things. Bless your heart.

      [whispers back:] … chuffed to bits that you like the Inktober inkings. 😀

      Sending heaps of squidges and buckets of love ~ Cobs. xxx 💛 💚 💙 💜 ❤️

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