Monday, 24 September 2018

The Daydreamer

Good morning it's time for my Monday DT make for Visible Image and today I am showcasing another from the brilliant new October stamp release. Release date is getting near but you can pre order here today to guarantee your set. 
Here is the lovely Daydreamer
I love the "comic strip/cartoon" feel to this set and I decided to try to capture this in my sample.

 I stamped out the sentiments in a couple of different coloured inks and decided to go with grey, black and red. 
Some I stamped directly onto the card, some I cut out and overlaid. I used 1 red version of each sentiment to stand out. I then distressed the edges and matted it onto red card.
I coloured my Daydreamer in greys using Zig watercolour pens and fussy cut her out. She is a very easy shape to cut, no thin edges to her!
I added glossy accents to her glasses. I also coloured the speech bubble red which I also added glossy accents to.
So here she is;
Here are some close ups
You can see her Glossy Accents glasses more clearly below
and the speech bubble
and one last shot.
I matted up the card resemble a photo by setting her just outside a "photo frame" complete with photo corners. She is lost in her thoughts there but she has some very positive ideas, my kind of girl.

Daydreamer is just one of the amazing 6 new stamp sets, and 3 new stencils. There really is something for everyone in this new release.
 You can see them all over on the website here and remember that they can be pre-ordered now for guaranteed delivery from 5 October. 

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 is a monthly challenge for you to share your creations made with Visible Image stamps. One randomly chosen winner each month wins a £40 coupon to spend on the website. The theme for September is anything goes so it's a really easy one

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; where you can find all the latest information and news including giveaways...open world wide.

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

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

Penny Black and More 2/3 make it feminine
Creative fingers 1/3 anything goes
Craft Stamper take it make it 2/3 Anything goes

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon, 

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 21 September 2018

The butterfly valley revisited 2018

Every year when we holiday in Rhodes we hire a car. One of the reasons is to visit a couple of restaurants we love which are a little out of the way. The other is to make an annual visit to the butterfly valley. 
We were a little earlier visiting this year and there were more butterflies than we see later in the month. It is also such a pleasant walk up through the valley and a shield from the hot sunshine. 
They are on every surface in the valley, trees,leaves, rocks and anywhere in between. 


We also love spotting the lizards and freshwater crabs which live there.



It really is a place to sit and be mindful in...bliss.
My card also features butterflies.
I created an oxide background using Tim Holz inks and one of his floral stencils.
I then added some more stamping using his Lady Rose stamp set and one of his sticker quotes and finished off with my favourite Visible Image butterflies.

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

Stamping sensations 3/3 something beginning with B mine is butterfly and beautiful (in the quote)
Fashionable stamping 3/3 quote away
The butterfly challenge 2/3  the letter A I have gone with apricot and layers
Happy little stampers watercolour 2/3 anything goes/butterflies
Stamps and stencils it's been a while/ anything goes
Cute card Thursday 1/3 monochrome
Penny Black and More 1/3 make it feminine

Whenever life gets hectic I just close my eyes and can transport myself back to that day in the butterfly valley, they were indeed beautiful moments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a super weekend. We will be collecting more beautiful moments with our kids and grandkids as we are off on a conker hunt on Sunday. I hope you can find some beautiful moments (and conkers!!) too. 
Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Wisley in September

On Monday I met my dear blogging and crafting buddy Brenda at Wisely Royal Horticultural gardens in Surrey. We have seen these lovely gardens in spring, summer and now autumn this year and have so enjoyed seeing the changing seasons.
We have also been so incredibly lucky with the weather. Just look at those blue skies!
We enjoyed visitng the greenhouses
where so many of the exotic plants were in flower



We even spotted a late butterfly as we walked around the grounds.

We also noticed that the autumnal colours are making themselves noticed, depsite the 27c temperateure my car registered on the drive home.


It was such a lovely day. 

My card today is a sunny butterfly card up for sale at Dotty's Teahouse in Carshalton using Visible Image stmaps.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Stamping sensations 2/3 something beginning with B mine is butterfly.
Fashionable stamping 2/3 quote away
Pile it on 1/3 think big or 1 layer mine is a big sentiment
Pixie's snippets playground #335 I used a snippet of card to make my butterfly with.
The butterfly challenge the letter A I have gone with apricot

Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave your very kind comments. The wind seems to be really picking up today so stay safe it you are in the UK!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x