28 September 2015

Autumn in the air ... freebie



Having learned different languages at school I often wonder at the differences between English spoken in the U.S. and in England. As summer is over the scrap world is filled with autumn kits or Halloween Kits and I was asking myself which word is better : Fall or Autumn. I googled around 'till I found this on the Grammarist, I'm gonna share it with you:

" Fall and autumn are both accepted and widely used terms for the season that comes between summer and winter. Some who consider British English the only true English regard fall as an American barbarism, but this attitude is not well founded. Fall is in fact an old term for the season, originating in English in the 16th century or earlier. 
It was originally short for fall of the year or fall of the leaf, but it commonly took the one-word form by the 17th century, long before the development of American English. So while the term is now widely used in the U.S., it is not exclusively American, nor is it American in origin.

Autumn came to English from the French automne in the 15th or 16th century, but it didn’t gain prominence until the 18th century. After that, whilefall became the preferred term in the U.S., autumn became so prevalent in British English that fall as a term for the season was eventually considered archaic. This has changed, however, as fall has been gaining ground in British publications for some time.

Canadians are just as likely as Americans to use fall. 
And although we found quite a few instances of fall in Australian publications, Australian writers seem to favor autumn by a significant margin."
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The autumn kit I worked with are: Jeweled Autumn by Scrap'Angie and Magic Autumn by Louise Laudet.

Here the first one Magic Autumn by Louise, made up of 170 elements and 25 papers:






In all Louise's shops:


My pages with photos from Pixabay:




Next one is Jeweled Autumn by Scrap'Angie, 100 elements and 18 papers:



In her shops:


My page:


Photos from Pixabay

The freebie this time is cluster frame I derived from the above page:




As usual all my creations are for free and for personal use only.
All I'm asking is a little bit of patience in reading this post's few lines to find the download link which is hidden in the post. 
Once you reach the linked word and you move your mouse over it, it gets highlighted or changes color (it depends on how you browser setting regarding links are configured). Click it and you will be taken to 4shared.
You will be prompted for a password. The password is:  abbondanza

PS: if you don't find the link (it's there I grant this) drop me a note or a comment but give me a way to contact you back... , I will be more than happy  to help you out as this is not a treasure hunt, it's just a way to let you read my post. 

Please leave a comment, a little love is always appreciated!

4 comments:

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

This is a lovely cluster, but for some reason unable to download from that screwy 4shared....will try later and thanks for the history lesson, very interesting. Have a great week ahead.

Mat's Merry Memoirs said...

Finally got it, thanks so very much for all you share~

patchas said...

I read the post over 3 times; ran my cursor over each word. The cluster is really lovely but not worth spending 30 minutes searching for a link.

Marty T said...

Thanks for the lovely cluster frame! Thanks for the information about Fall and Autumn. I think Autumn is such a lovely word but where I live (the state of Kentucky in the US)everyone uses Fall. It is my favorite time of year. Thanks again.