Sunday 16 October 2011

Horsechestnut leaf

Things are more than a little upside down here at the moment with my mother being in hospital, not surprisingly, this card took a while to make!
It has been sitting in bits and pieces in a box for days and I've finally got it together.

Actually the first thing I did was make the bottom layer as I wanted to use my new Tonic Studios Celtic border punch. It's so easy to use and cuts through card up to 400gsm because of the gears so I used it here on canvas texture  pearlescent "Gemstones" card. I haven't added lots of clutter round the card because the punch pattern is too striking to take away from.

The image is Horsechestnut and Leaf - one of my Autumn drawings - and you can find it at A Passion for Stamps. As usual I've coloured it with Promarkers and have also added a 3D foam pad to raise the Chestnut after using Glossy Accents on it.

The little butterfly at the top is from another Tonic Studios punch - Butterfly Folder

Pals Paper Art  ...Fall
Fab n Funky ...Autumn colours
I love Promarkers ...Autumn colours
ForFun Challenge ...Autumn has arrived
Kaboodles Doodles ...Autumn leaves


  1. very pretty! card.


  2. Hi Ruth, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know how it feels, my mother in law was in hospital several months last year. I hope things will settle down soon. I love your card though, gorgeous image and very well coloured. Love the Celtic punch too!! Hugs, Frea

  3. Hi Ruth. Beautifully coloured leaf & conker & the border & fringing look great. Fab card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
    Tine :)

  4. Brilliant card Ruth love how you have put it together, hope your mum feels better soon and not long before she is out of hospital. Love Alison

  5. It's beautiful Ruth....and I hope your Mum is ok sweetie...

    have a lovely afternoon...big hugs Vicky xx

  6. Hi Ruth, I do hope your mother is better soon. This is a stunning card. The image is just fabulous and I love the way you've used the raffia. xx

  7. So sorry to hear your mum's not well, hope she is better soon. Love your card, glossy accents are fab and really make that conker shine!
    Thanks for leaving me such a wonderful comment and of course you can add my card to your gallery, I feel very flattered!
    Love Nicola xxx

  8. Nice punch work and beautiful leaf! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles!

    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  9. Stunning card Ruth,love your image and beautiful punch work.
    Wendy xx

  10. stunning card ruth.gorgeous autumnal colours and images :D
    i hope your mum is ok.

    xx coops xx

  11. Wow, Ruth! This is stunning! Hope your Mum is feeling much better soon. Love that celtic border!

  12. Hey Ruth, this is really gorgeous. Lee x

  13. Sorry to hear about your mother being in the hospital. I hope she is well on her way to recovery.
    Wow! How realistic looking!! Love your coloring on this card and love your pierced outlines along with the punched border.

  14. This is a eye catcher ... WOW! You did a fab job coloring ... looks real! Thanks for joining Pals Paper Arts this week!

  15. Wow, that conker looks so real I could pluck it from the card! Hope your Mum gets better soon x

  16. Hi Ruth

    What a lovely CAS card I love it - fantastic image you've created there too!

    Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


  17. Beautiful Card. Sorry to hear about your mom. Hope she gets better soon. Best Wishes Lucinda

  18. Love it Ruth....such terrific colouring on your wonderful new image. Love the fray of raffia on the edge.

  19. hello ruth. this is asmita. i have seen few cards of yours they are all tutorials.Do post more they are very helpfull. thanx a lot for sharing

  20. I'm late as usual Ruth, but have to say that conker looks almost real, how briliantly it's coloured.

    B x


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a comment, it's lovely to hear from you. Ruth