Thursday, 23 November 2017

An autumnal glow

It has turned a little colder last week but the colours of autumn are still shining out. I took a new "freshly baked" batch of cards down to Dotty's and smiled on my walk at Mother Nature
The falling leaves are like a carpet of gold
I also spotted Mr Heron hiding in the branches of one of the pine trees.  I know where to look for him but he is hidden to most people.
I wanted to get up to date for a couple of challenges when I got home so inspired by the trees I set to work. I wanted my focal to look like a slice of tree wood..complete with rings. I used the ornate oval frame die and a Lili of the Valley sentiment which I stamped and embossed in brown.
I then added crackle glaze...I love this effect and I achieved my "wooden frame"effect that I was looking for.
 I used an off cut of pretty Christmas paper from my stash which has birds in it. I distressed and folded the edges and created a "faux" sewn border.  A holly die cut and ribbon completed my card.

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

The Funkie Junkie 12 tags of Christmas #7
If you would like to play along with Linda's challenge you can see all the rules here. There are some great prizes for the winners too. The challenge is generously sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique Linda shares a tag each week and you just have to take something from it and make something Christmas themed. I have always chosen to make cards and it's a great way to make 12 very unique cards for Christmas.
You can also combine it with any other that is just what I did.
This is her card for week 67 here. I took the use of the Oval ornate frame and central sentiment to use for some of the inspiration in my design.

That's Crafty 2/3 stencil it

Fashionable Stamping  2/3 nature

Try it on Tuesdays 1/3 colourful

Simon Says Wednesday  tear it up I "torn" the edges of the panel by distressing them with my scizzors

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Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 20 November 2017

Believing in magic

Good morning it's time for my Monday inspiration for Visible Image. We have 10 days left for our tags challenge over on Facebook and I thought I would share another tag. Very different to my first one I shared here
For today's tag I went over to the pink fantasy world as this was made for my 4 year old granddaughter.
I worked with the awesome 
I created a magical sky oxide background using the wrinkle free technique
I stamped the unicorn in blue ink and triple embossed him with several embossing powders until I thought he looked very "magical"! I then fussy cut him out.
Some while back I made a Pegasus card and to make my unicorn even more magical I added wings again from the angels are near set
I also added Stickles glitter to the mane and tail and glamour dust to the hooves.
I added my stamping..the moon, clouds, start and sentiment are all from this great set. 
The gold embossing is very's hard to show above as this photo was taken in my studio where there is now not a lot of natural light. 
I also added some white starry glints to my sky using the cosmic skies stencil and white pigment ink.

I then put on my creative hat to put my tag it is

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

Deep Ocean things with wings
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes
Pile it on 1/3 large sentiments/things with wings
Ribbon girls 1/3 any image

We would love to see you join in with our "tag" challenge over on Facebook...all the links are here

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here 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 November challenge is also up and running where the winner can win a £40 coupon! Our theme for the month is "tags"

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

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

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Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 17 November 2017

A holly Christmas tag

Hello I am sharing my 2nd guest designer post today for the lovely Shery over at STAMPlorations We are half way through the current challenge of 

with this optional sketch
I decided to make a Christmas tag to add to one of the many presents which will be sitting under our tree very soon.
and traced around the outside to make a tag. 
I then used gold embossing paste  added an eyelet too

 I used the sketch too and added the sweet little snowflakes from the reindeer set and I also used the Christmas sentiment too.

Here is my finished tag.

I hope you can join in with the fun. You can use the theme and/or the sketch for you tag themed project. All the details are here

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

Happy little stampers anything goes with dies
Noor UK Winter
Rubber dance 1/3 inspired by a movie mine is of course Meet me in St.Louis, the film where Judy Garland sings the original version of the song.."Have yourself a merry little Christmas...
Dies R Us 2/3 snow
Craft Heaven 2/3 winter wonderland
Card Mania  3/5 anything goes
Winter wonderland 1/3 tag, you're it
That's Crafty 2/3 stencil it
C.R.A.F.T 1/3 Christmas

Thanks so much for stopping by.

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Bye for now,

Jane x