Monday, 18 June 2018

Grow strong

Good morning, I'm back from a week away in Majorca and after I have ploughed through the washing I will download my photos and share some posts very soon. I took over 200...here is one for a taster of our daily Pine Walk.


In the meantime it's time for my Monday DT make for Visible Image and today I am using stamps from the
and the single tree from the
I made an alcohol ink background, using glossy card stock, gradually adding drops until I was happy.


I then stamped the tree and embossed it with Seth Apter's baked texture embossing powder..I love these powders as they have "bits" in which give a very different effect.
I then stamped and black embossed the sentiment and also some leaves from the super 
Create it set

This sentiment works so well with the tree stamp.
I then matted and layered up my card 

and one more close up
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Creative Artiste 2/3 anything mixed media
Penny Black and More 2/3 in the garden
That's crafty 2/3 a summer's day
Lil patch of crafty friends 1/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and More 1/3 anything goes
Crafty Catz 1/3  anything goes
A bit more time to craft 1/3anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here ...it would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp giveaways...open world wide! There is an 11,000 followers celebration running at the moment, you could win a £100 coupon to spend on their website! 

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

You can also follow via:



and



There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils...all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for your very kind comments which you take the time to leave. I would also like to warmly welcome my newest followers, it's great to see you join me on my creative journey.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Thursday, 14 June 2018

Wisley wonders

A few weeks ago I met my dear blogging friend Brenda at Wisley in Surrey. For those of you who are not familiar Wisley is one of the Royal Horticultural Society's gardens and is a real gem. My Hb and I used to go very regularly but I haven't been for about 6 years. Wow things there have really moved on..the plantings now are just gorgeous. These are a few photos from our lovely day.


A field of alliums.
Peonies the size of saucers.

and stunning alpines in the rock gardens.


Years ago my Hb and I bought a shrub from Wisely and could never remember its name...Brenda and I found it
 Cornus kousa var.chinesia ..a variety of dogwood
and here is my one at home...

We loved our visit so much that we already have a date in the diary to meet again in July and see Wisley in full summer mode.
For my card challenge today I am sharing a floral tag. The lovely girl dancer, nest and branch stamps  are by Rubber Dance. I coloured her with watercolour pens.
I added some Tim Holtz remnant rubs too and some die cut flowers and butterflies.
It sums up our wonderful day out.

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

Rubber Dance 1/3  colour challenge or make a tag
Pixie's snippets playground #328
Creative artiste 1/3 anything goes #39
Penny Black and More 1/3 in the garden
The butterfly challenge letter M I have gone with 3 elements, moss green, mint green and marble effect (I achieved this using inks, stencilling and blending).
Simon says stamp Monday anything but a card
That's Crafty 2/3 A summer's day
Craft stamper take it make it June



Thanks for stopping by and for your very kind comments. Enjoy the end of the week and have a lovely weekend when we get there.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 11 June 2018

Friends are angels

Good morning it's time for my Monday Design Team make for Visible Image and today I used stamps from the fab 
So much stronger set. There are so many lovely sentiments to use in this set. It has been incredibly popular and having sold out it is now back in stock.
I also wanted to show how well these words work with existing sets. I teamed it up with wings from the 
I made a distress oxide background by adding the inks to my craft mat with water and picking them up. 
I stamped and glitter gold embossed a pair of wings which I then fussy cut out.
I cut the background down into a square 
and black embossed my words, I picked out the "angels" and embossed that part in glitter gold powder, the same as the wings, to make it pop.
I added my wings using foam pads to raise the edges and give some dimension.
I then matted and layered my card.
Here are a couple of close ups to try to show the shine of the gold...
 and one last shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 anything goes
Stamping sensations 2/3 anything goes


All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here ...it would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp giveaways...open world wide! There is an 11,000 followers celebration running at the moment, you could win a £100 coupon to spend on their website! 

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

You can also follow via:



and



There are 6 new stamp sets and 8 new stencils...all totally amazing and uniquely Visible Image.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you leave me. Our friends really are our angels on earth for us...I love mine very much. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x