Thursday, 19 September 2013

Autumn Treats

Oh my goodness, where did summer go?  I seem to recall I was walking around work in a sleeveless top just over a week ago.  This morning I hesitated before putting my scarf on!  Hesitated because I don't want to give in to the freezing cold just yet, but sadly, the temperature was below my chill threshold!
I have been really excited all week because I have been planning my submission for the Paper Mill Direct DT call.  After all, who wouldn't want to create for such a massive name in the industry we love?  Blogging about their products would be the easiest thing as I have been a customer of theirs for as long as I have been crafting, and I still have boxes and boxes of their cardstock to get through!
The theme they have set is Autumn (naturally!) and I wanted to create something different from a card, so out came my trusty "My Time Made Easy" Trendy Tote template and I created another of these yummy treat baskets.  I created the tote using Paper Mill's own white cardstock and made decorative panels from Graphic 45's French Country papers.  My Tote is filled with a bag of mini chocolate bars and a jar of honey from my friend's very first harvest.  I have been dying to open the honey and taste it, but not until I'd finished my project! LOL!  Here is my tote in it's full glory:
I used some pumpkin buttons to embellish the side panels.  The apple is something that I created from plaster of paris a few years ago.  I painted it up and loved it so much that I didn't want to use it until the time was right, and I felt that this project was just the thing I've saved it for:

Anyway, I am keeping ears, eyes, fingers and toes crossed on this one, so please wish me luck! 
Also today I want to show off my Midway Reminder for the current Midweek Magnolias theme which is (coincidentally!) also Autumn Colours.
Again I created this using my French Country papers and a gorgeous template created by wonderfully talented Inger, who kindly offered this free template on her amazing blog, and granted me permission to use it.  I hope I did it justice!  My fabulous teamies at Midweek Magnolias have also been creating amazing samples and I hope you can find time to visit them all to see for yourself if you haven't already done so.
Well that's my all for today.  It would be wonderful if I had some good news to report next time I blog.
Thanks for stopping by, and have a fabulous week! xxx


  1. Wow!!! fabulous creation Anne, good luck with the DT call, they would be nuts not to have you.
    Suzi x

  2. That's looks fantastic Anne.. They will be silly not to give you a place on the design team.
    I have my fingers crossed for you.


  3. Love the tote, good luck with the DT call Anne, they would be lucky to have you
    Hugs Julie P

  4. Hi Anne, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


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