Monday, 17 July 2017

A dedication to Edie

Good morning all and welcome to my weekly Monday morning inspiration post for Visible Image. Today I have got something rather different to share.

A couple of weekends ago we went to the Dedication and 1st birthday party of my niece's little girl, Edie (short for Edith). It was held in Bristol just a week after we got home from our summer holiday.
I always enjoy our time there, it's a very vibrant city right on the river. This was the view from our hotel room.

I had already bought her of the fab Julia Donaldson books, "Tabby McTat" and also a little children's bag from Cath Kidston, as I know how much my own granddaughter loves carrying around bags. Her favourite books are by Julia D...Stickman, Super Worm, A squash and a squeeze to name just a few!

 I really like making my own gift wrap, as I can make matching gift tags too. It makes gifts so much more personal. Visible Image stamps are perfect to use for this.
I always use ordinary cheap brown paper which I buy by the roll. I measured out a piece to fit and used the star and swirl from the Universal set of stamps.

I used Distress Oxides as my inks, I found this is an improvement on ordinary Distress inks as they don't soak through the paper. 
and stamped a pattern across the paper.
I love how well these stamp with the D' Oxides. It gives an almost pastel appearance to the paper.
I then used a piece of inky/infusions mop up card to cut a tag, added some stencilling to it and then added  Edie's name using the Alphabetical set.
I also used the square shape as this gives a great border to the letters.

I used red embossing powder.
and I used all capital letters and made these little plaques to stick on. 
and here is the parcel all tied up with a pretty ribbon bow. 
Here's a close up of the tag.
I would like to enter my gift wrap set into the following challenges;

Fussy and Fancy 1/3  celebrations
Cutie pie 2/3 here come the girls
Crafty Calendar anything goes
Really reasonable ribbon 1/6 anything goes
Cute Card Thursday ribbon/bows
Crafting by designs 1/3anything goes
Happy Little Stampers (watercolour) 1/3 July

I hope I might have inspired you to make your own gift wrap? Recipient's absolutely love how personal it is. I make some of my own Christmas gift wrap too, if time allows.

All the links to Visible Image are below;

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. Our 3rd themed challenge, "a splash of colour", is  also up and running until 28 July. There is another £40 voucher up for grabs for the winner of this. 

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 can be purchased. 

Thanks as always for your kind visits and comments you take the time to leave me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Fabulous gift wrapping and perfect for wrapping your niece's lovely presents in. The beautiful gift tag with her name on made it so wonderfully personal. Have a great week xxx

  2. perfect gift wrap, and what a lovely view too!

  3. awe I love that tag and pretty wrapping paper lovely.
    What a great pressie too, my granddaughter has her own CK bag and purse too, not that she fully understands what its for yet but it keeps granny happy!! :)
    Bristol is a brilliant city, last time I was there we stayed along the river too.
    V x

  4. This is gorgeous Jane! the tag and wrapping paper are beautiful, I bet Edie loved it! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  5. What a good aunt you are! Perfect gifts and amazing paper and tag! Bravo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  6. Fabulous tag and paper making your gift even more special. Thanks for playing along with us at The Cutie Pie Challenge. Pat K x

  7. I love your view - would love to go there. Your gift wrapping paper is a wonderful idea as well as your tag!
    sandy xx

  8. Hi Jane,

    Love the wrapping paper you've created and the tag is a great idea too!
    We almost made it to Bristol at the end of our trail but Bath was so beautiful we stayed there for three days until it was time to cross the pond again!


  9. This is awesome, Jane! Thanks so much for sharing with us.
    Karen L
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  10. I like how you did this. Very nice. Thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.

  11. Happy birthday to Edie! Wow, it's been a year already!! Your wrapping is just amazing. I love the paper with the stars and your tag is gorgeous! The alphabet blocks are fantastic, just like the building block ones as a kid!! The view from your room is amazing, what a wonderful place to visit! hugs :)

  12. What a fab tag! thanks for joining with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

  13. Fantastic project, thank you for sharing your watercoloured tag with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  14. Beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at HLS Watercolour Challenge.

  15. Lovely sweet tag, thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie Here comes the Girls Card challenge cheers Sue x


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