Sunday, 5 October 2014

It's conker time!

Here in the UK, Autumn has come very suddenly this year. It seems like only a few days since the trees were green yet now the leaves are changing colour and falling, and beautiful glossy conkers are lying on the ground under the horse chestnuts. I don't think I'll ever grow out of the joy of kicking a pile of leaves into the air, or picking up a shiny conker!

So my trusty horse chestnut leaf stamp has come out to play,  along with some chestnut stamps that I've had for years and have never seen ink, in fact the rubber was still uncut. I can't think why! I stamped the leaves with a Kaleidacolour pad and the chestnuts in brown, heat embossed to give them an authentic glossy look.

I'm joining in with

Less is More - colour challenge Autumn's Bounty
Craft Room Challenge - Seasonal Colours
Crafting Musketeers - Autumn Colours
Addicted to Stamps and More - Photo inspiration
Take It Make It challenge - The Multicoloured Stamping Technique


  1. Beautiful Jane and I love those chestnuts just popping out of their casing.
    Looks amazing against the leaves.
    Thanks as always for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Jane this is magnificent the drop shadow on the nuts and the brilliant mixed colour stamping, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. Have you seen the Make it Take it challenge this month? Check out Friday's Challenges you might be interested and still within out rules. XOXO Zoe

    1. Thanks Zoe, I'd not seen that challenge, I've joined in now

  3. I love your multi-shaded leaves and those chestnuts look great. Thanks for joining in with our photo challenge this week at ATSM, Anita x

  4. Wow your chestnuts look so real. Great interpretation of the challenges.

  5. This looks terrific Jane...such realistic conkers!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  6. Stunning card! Beautiful colours and those conkers are marvellous!

  7. The conkers look like they're 3d, they look fabulous!

  8. I love the way you did your leaves multicolored with the kaleidacolor ink pad. They look so realistic! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)

  9. this is a WOW!! just love this card- perfect autumn, Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  10. Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  11. Those conkers look so real Jane, lovely autumnal colours as well.
    So pleased to see you joining us at ATSM this week. :)

  12. Wow just look at those conkers, fantastic !
    Lynne xxx

  13. Jane those conkers are fab and what brilliant combination of stamping, wonderful autumn creation
    Thanks so much for joining us in our autumn challenge
    LIM Designer

  14. Great card , I love it , thank you for joining us over at the Crafting Musketeers this month, Fran (DT) xxx

  15. Thanks for sharing your super creation for Crafting Musketeers challenge 18: autumn colours, Hazel, DT Crafting Musketeers x

  16. Gorgeous, I love those stamps, haven't seen them before. Thanks for sharing with us at the Take It Make It Challenge, Elizabeth x

  17. Beautiful multicoloured leaves, and I love those conkers! Thanks for playing along at Take It Make It!

  18. Lovely card with great colours! Sylvie x

  19. Fabulous card .... those conkers look real! Thanks for joining in with the TIMI challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  20. Beautiful take on the challenge over at the Take it Make it Challenge this month Jane, so happy you Joined in. Xxx


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