Monday, 4 September 2017

5 day count down until Create and Craft TV

Good morning all, the first Monday in September has arrived and I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am. Both shows are on Freeview channel 23, Virgin 748 and Sky 674 or you can also watch on line live here

If you missed my first sample card I made, here he is again  the details are in this post from last Monday
This is Mr Union Jack Man where I used the fab new Grungy Union Jack stencil

Visible Image's brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and made for them by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6" size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs. 

For today's sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA

 It will be available on the show or you can pre-order from Visible Image here.

We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook page where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is "Distressed". You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using "Distress" inks and Oxides.

You can also enter our "anything goes/show and tell" challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner.
Both challenges' winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper or just inking up your first purchase you are in with a chance.

For this sample I inked up one of the brand new "We are family" stamps.......I chose Son, such an apt description....
This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (Clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval 😉

This is what I got up to .....

I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.
 I used Salty ocean and Candied apple distress oxide inks to ink through. 

I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.

 I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the 
 I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.

I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card.

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

Addicted to stamps and More make your mark
Simon says stamp Wednesday 2/5  anything goes
The Ribbon Girl 1/3 September any card
Pixie's snippets playground #296/7

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here would be lovely to see you there. 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 monthly themed challenge for September is "distress it" and the prize for this challenge is a £40 coupon. 

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. 

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Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave. Don't forget to set your recorders for the shows as Mark and Pauline will also be sharing some awesome demos too! 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a fabulous card for any son Jane but especially one who likes his music and what great new products too. Love your design xxx

  2. Your card for your son is perfect, Jane! Love the red, white, and blue against the kraft! Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  3. Super design, Jane, perfect for your son. The colours look great against the Kraft card. xx

  4. Hello dear Jane!

    My your card is different from your usual style but boy, it is so so cool!
    I bet he will love it!


  5. Super masculine make.
    Thanks for making your mark at ATSM. :)

  6. *LOVE* the stars and stripes card! Bravo! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  7. Brilliant card for your son Jane! He's bound to love it - in fact it would go down well with Len. He's currently playing guitar in the next room here!

    Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground!


    Di xx

  8. Brilliant card & one my son would appreciate too, fab card x

  9. Hi Jane, a stunning card for your son, love the colours against the kraft card black, looks stunning. Have a wonderful week.... Megan GD Snippets Playground


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