Wednesday, 26 September 2018

The conker hunt 2018

On Sunday it was our annual family conker hunt. The weather all day Saturday and Sunday morning was rain, rain and more rain and if we could we probably would have tried to reschedule. But armed with wet weather waterproofs we walked down to our local park and could not believe that as we arrived the clouds started to part and out came the sunshine!
Daisy had her basket and was keen to get going.

She was not disappointed.  just look, the ground was completely covered with conker treasure.
Lots were still in their shells as they had been blown down by the strong winds the day before.  Daisy gleefully pulled them out, doubles like below, are especially treasured.

Bear came too and kept herding us up and keeping an eye on us all, including Jack
who had his own little bucket this year.
He delighted in putting his own conker treasures in it.
helped by his Daddy.
So many beauties to find. 

What a wonderful family time we enjoyed and the sunshine was so unexpected. I think the Conker god was smiling down on us 😏
My card today was inspired by the autumnal colours and is a new birthday card just taken down to Dotty's Teahouse to sell.  I used my Visible Image time tunnel stencil and also their elemental stamp to create an inky sheet which I die cut with my Tim Holtz world die and then mounted on some embossed brown card. The little birthday tag is an old Lili of the Valley stamp. The stars are Tim's and the starburst in an old Noor die.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
The house that stamps built 1/3 anything goes
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
The male room 1/3 the great outdoors
Addicted to stamps and more 1/3 anything goes
Die cutting divas 1/3 fall colours my world and stars die is Tim Holtz and the star cascade is Noor.
Crafty sentiments 1/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 1/3 anything goes
Sparkles monthly 1/3 dies or punches

I have just got back from the south coast as I was baby sitting Daisy and Jack yesterday. This glorious weather persists and today is wall to wall blue skies and sunshine...just look at this as we had a walk along the beach this morning. My daughter and I walked Daisy to school and then enjoyed a coffee, chat and walk which little Jack snoozed away in his pushchair.
Oh my it was just glorious.

Sending sunshine your way if you need some.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a lovely family day out ... and gorgeous grandbabies!! :)
    We picked up some conkers too this weekend past curtesy of Storm Ali!
    It was really warm here today although the sun never did make it out.
    We're off to Berlin this weekend,
    V x

  2. I really enjoy your family conker hunts each year! It's so neat how I was there reading when you daughter was married and then the birth of the two little ones. I feel like part of the family! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. What a fabulous card!! That world die cut is awesome!! Love it!! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  4. What a great design - so many details. Love the pics too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at TMR.
    Linby x

  5. What an awesome card!! So happy you linked this up to the Anything goes challenge over at The House that Stamps Built!

    I'd love for you to link this up to the current Cropstop party where it's always "Anything goes" as long as you use a product or two from one of the companies they carry in the store. (You did!)

  6. What a beautiful card!! Love all the details!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Have a great day.

  7. Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy

  8. It looks like you all had a wonderful time! The colors on this are fabulous and the touch of sparkle from the glittery stars is perfect.

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs for our Anything Goes challenge.

  9. Fantastic layout and great photos ...thank you for joining us at ATSM challenge this week,hope to see you again
    Željka DT xx

  10. Pretty! Thanks so much for playing with us at Die Cuttin Divas. Hope to see you again soon :)

    michelle (Die Cuttin Divas DT)
    Purple Monkey Moments

  11. Very nice!
    so wonderful photos!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments challenge!
    Hope to see you again!

  12. Very nice!
    so wonderful photos!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Moments challenge!
    Hope to see you again!

  13. Great male card :-)) Love how you used all dies.
    Thank you for join us at The Male Room. Looking forward to seeing you the next time, too.

  14. A brilliant card. Love the design. So pleased you joined us at Sparkles Monthly Challenges. Thanks for sharing. Caz DT.

  15. very pretty card
    hreat idea!!
    thanks for joining us at sparkles
    dt tracey

  16. Fabulous card, and your photos are all lovely too. Thank you for joining us at The Male Room - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT


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