Monday, 12 November 2018

Daisy believes in unicorns

We had a wonderful day yesterday celebrating my darling Daisy's 5th birthday. Her theme for her party was rainbow unicorns as she is unicorn mad. If I could find a real one I know she would love one for a pet. When I planned her card I knew just the stamp to use....the wonderful Visible Image unicorn from the believe in unicorns set
Today is also my Design Team inspiration for Visible Image and our challenge theme for November is "Make it sparkle" so this was a perfect to use for Daisy's card. There is nothing a 5 year old girl loves more than sparkle and glitter. 
I first white embossed the unicorn onto watercolour card.
 To go along with her rainbow unicorn party theme I decided to use all the colours of the rainbow to make the background.
I chose 7 from my Distress inks and starting at the top and working clockwise I blended them onto the card.
I cut out some clouds and added the number 5 from the White Rabbbit Wonderland set 

 These numbers are a perfect size for birthday cards.
I also used the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Go to words set.

I then die cut a swirling star background around the unicorn. 
I matted this onto pink glitter card. Believe me every 5 year old girl like lots of glitter

Here is my finished card.

with a couple of close ups;

and one last shot

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippits playground #339 the snippets from the stars dies make amazing embellies!
Simon says stamp Monday make your own background
Craft stamper take it make it 1/3 November
As you like it 1/3 monochrome or rainbow colours My favourite is using a rainbow of colours, especially when it's for a very special little girl's birthday.
Fashionable stamping 1/3 resist it
Not just cards 1/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps 1/3 anything goes

I also made her a quick tag for her present too; this photo does not do justice to the black sparkly embossing powder I used, it really glints.

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you. You can add work to the new challenge album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £40 coupon to spend on the website.

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

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

Remember to add your "sparkle projects" to the FB album here The challenge
ends on 30  November. It will be great to see them all and you might even be the randomly selected winner of a £40 voucher to spend on the that would be like Christmas coming early wouldn't it!

Thanks for stopping by today, if I'm honest I don't think it's just Daisy who believes in unicorns, you can count me in about you 😂? I made her a unicorn birthday cake too, here's a sneak peek, I will share it all in the week when I have sorted out my photos.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Sunday, 11 November 2018

More festive ATC coins

Good morning this is a scheduled post for me as it is a very special small person's birthday today...yes my little granddaughter Daisy is 5!

It's also time for my 2nd Design team inspiration project for Country View Challenges.
Our theme for November is ATC coins. These have been taking the crafting world by storm since earlier this year. Just in case they have passed you by they are the same as Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) only coin shaped and should measure 2 1/2 inches diameter. They were designed to be made in small editions by artists to sign on the back and trades them. However I think they are a great way to add circular focals when designing cards (which is what I plan to do with mine).

I shared my first set here and if you remember I made this master board.
For this 2nd set of coins I used the deer from Tim Holtz Styled Woodlands stamper's anonymous set.
I added some Tim Holtz Christmas Remnant Rubs, Works festive words in red and Cheery Lynn snowflakes. These are the 3 ATC coins I made.
I used the last piece of the masterboard (us crafter's never waste a thing do we?) 
added some die cut stars and snow flakes in white and glitter card and made this card;
finished off with a festive red ribbon.
I have plans for my other festive this space. I would like to enter my card into the following challenges.

Simon says stamp Monday make your own background
Dragonfly dreams 3/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas 3/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 2/3 winter wonderland
ABC Christmas challenge 2/3 W + X mine is W for wishes and X for Christmas
Creative Inspirations 2/3 November chill
Addicted to stamps and more 2/3 make your mark
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge 1/3 #411 anything goes

We hope to inspire lots of you to join our November ATC coins challenge over at Country View, all the details can be found here.

So back to Daisy's 5th birthday, now how on earth did that happen? 5 years have gone by in the blink of an eye. I have made her a rainbow unicorn cake and card as this is her party is a tiny sneak peek of her card..

...I will reveal the rest in my blog post tomorrow morning.

Back in the morning, thanks for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 9 November 2018

Guest Designing for the November Craft Stamper take it make it challenge

Good morning.

Today I am delighted to be the Guest Designer for the Craft Stamper Magazine take it make it blog challenge. I love winning challenges and I won their September challenge. This was extra special to me as they choose the winner on merit not randomly. As part of my prize I was invited to feature with them today.
Below is my winning card.

made with Visible Image's "You are not alone" stamp set. If you would like to see my original post with a step by step of how I made it you can find it here

The November "Take it make it" challenge is up and running and as always the theme is anything goes so please jump right in and join us. You can use any projects as long as there is some stamping on them.
All the details are here

I decided that as we are now into November that for my GD post today I would create a Christmas card. I had a winners profile on the blog there in October and it is no secret that I adore Christmas...I really love everything about this wonderful time of the year. I also need to get my Christmas card stock made for Dotty's Teahouse in Carshalton, where I sell my cards,  very soon.  Instead of making a distress ink oxide background this time I used regular distress ink to create a Christmas inspired background. The stamp set I am using is called Peace, hope and Love by Visible Image stamps. 

This is what I got up to;

I used some classic Christmas distress ink colours; Pine needles, Candied apple and  Evergreen bough on watercolour card to create my festive background. I then stamped and white embossed the star from the stamp set.
I then embossed the "bauble" from the set in gold sparkle and some snowflakes in white. I also stamped and white embossed one of my Visible Image Christmas sentiments. 
I then added a satin ribbon bow and matted and layered up my card in coordinating colours.

Here it is.

with a couple of close ups

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

Simon says stamp Monday make your own background
Christmas at sweet stampin 3/3 anything goes
Dragonfly dreams 2/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers Christmas 2/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 Winter wonderland
ABC Christmas challenge 1/3 W + X mine is W for wishes and X for Christmas 
Crimbo crackers 1/3 anything goes
CRAFT 1/2 Christmas present

So yes my favourite time of the year is just around the corner and I hope that you too can believe in the magic of Christmas.

Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks again to Trish and her team over at Craft Stamper magazine and blog. I was thrilled to be chosen as their winner and for inviting me to Guest Design for them today. You can see mine and all the rest of the current DTs inspiration for the November challenge over on their page here. The theme is always anything goes so as long as you feature some stamping you can enter with any project. It would be great to see you join in. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x