Monday, 20 May 2019

All that jazz

Good morning here we are at the start of a new week. What a week we enjoyed last week...wall to wall sunshine! My azalea looked so cheerful in the beams of sunlight in the garden

and it felt like summer is just around the corner.
The sun has popped back behind the clouds for now but I am sure it will be back very soon. It's also time for my Monday design team make for Visible Image. I needed some male birthday cards down at Dotty's Teahouse so I knew just the right stamps to get out.
Jazz it up
and a sentiment from 
I added some distress inks to my craft sheet; chipped sapphire, tumbled glass and hickory smoke, a spritz of water and dipped in some watercolour card. 
Once it was dry I cut it down and stamped the jazz players using Twilight Versafine Clair ink.  I stamped the large stars from
Rock out  and the bubbles
in gold and 
  the sentiment on top in black Versafine which I clear embossed.


Finally I stamped the keyboard in black Versafine for the jazz players to stand on.
I matted and layered it onto gold and black cardstock. 

Here is my finished card.



I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

A gem of a challenge 3/3 anything goes
crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Uniko 1/3 anything goes/masculine
Time out Inspirational words I was inspired y the words STARS
A bit more time to craft 3/3 anything goes
Crafting from the heart 3/3 anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 2/3 anything goes
 The male room 2/3 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular giveaways...open world wide.

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

It is only 5 days until the Worthing, West Sussex,  Stamperama show. I will be demoing lots of Visible Image products for Stampers'  Grove.....very exciting. Do stop by and say hi if you are going. 
Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely week ahead.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Sunday, 19 May 2019

Stencil Sunday for STAMPlorations

I am delighted to be posting today for the Stencil Sunday feature using the fabulous ARTplorations stencil range. This feature runs for 3 Sundays in the month over on the main STAMPlorations blog. Here on my personal blog I am sharing some closer details and photos of my 4 favourite stencil techniques, which have been showcased over on the main STAMP blog. You can see here. I have provided links to all the products throughout this post and remember that if you use my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can save 20% on top of any current savings.

This is quite a long post so do grab a cuppa!

For my first technique I sprayed using distress oxides through my stencil using
Anchors away
on the left is the first print and I then just turned the inky stencil over to get the print on the right. You get 2 for 1 with this technique!
I also worked with the True north set
 and a birthday sentiment from Party time
Here is my finished card
my second is a layered technique using
Using distress inks I inked through part of the stencil and then moved the stencil and used anther colour. I repeated this until I achieved the background I wanted. 

I just added several layers and then stamped the bold sentiment
enough from the say it big series and heart and patches from romantic expressions 1
 to finish my card.

My 3rd technique used some crackle paste through the

I added a sentiment from Trendy butterflies 1 to make this card.

and my 4th and final technique is a really fun one using Ranger alcohol lift off ink through the 



I used the sentiment and image from blossom like a butterfly to make my final stenciled card.

So there we have it , 4 of my personal favourite stencil techniques and 4 finished cards. Which is your favourite?

I hope you found my step by steps helpful and that they may inspire you to play with your stencils. Remember that all the stencils (and stamps) I used today are available on the main STAMP website here and if you use my personal discount code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can save 20% on top of any other discounts which are currently available. Shery ships internationally at very reasonable postage rates.

Also remember to leave me a little comment here, perhaps saying which is your favourite of the techniques I have shared? All the comments left during the 3 stencil Sunday May posts on the main and personal designers blogs will be put into the hat and one lucky winner will win a $15 gift code. 

Good luck.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 17 May 2019

More May Cupcakes

We are half way through our May...gosh how quickly this month is going. I am here with my reminder for the current theme and sketch challenge over at STAMPlorations and I am here today with some more inspiration.
This is the theme

and the fab sketch

The rules in brief are that you need to use stamping on your projects. You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter but of course we love it if you do! You can link up 6 times with new blog posts and you need to add our logo to your post. You can go with the theme, the sketch or both, the choice is yours. There are some fab prizes to be won too! 
This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.
Again I have used the theme and sketch.
I made a watercolour background using acrylic inks and sprays on kraft card.
I cut out some cupcakes using the brilliant  CUTplorations cupcake builder #2 dies set

And of course I need to glitter up those fab cherries on top too!


I then put my card together using the sketch for placement. 

I also stamped and red embossed  the sentiment from the 
and made this card.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A gem of a challenge 2/3 anything goes
crafty catz 1/3 anything goes
Sweet stampin 2/3 anything goes
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Crafting from the heart 2/3 anything goes
Crafting with an attitude 1/3 anything goes

Remember if you would like to buy this stamp set or die (or anything else on the website) just enter my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get 20% off on top of any current discount being offered. You can see all the wonderful products; stamps, stencils and dies via this link here. Shery ships internationally at very reasonable rates. 

It would be great to see you joining in with the fun and perhaps you might even be the winner of the $15 coupon code? Once again This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Have a lovely weekend.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x