Monday, 2 April 2018

Behind every story

Good morning and I hope those of you in the UK are enjoying a restful bank holiday Easter Monday. After all my birthday and Easter excitement yesterday I am back today with my weekly dose of Visible Image Inspiration. Thank you all for the kind birthday wishes you left me.
I had a wonderful day spent with my dear family....happy times..and of course I made some birthday wishes over my cake for the year ahead. My Hb made my cake for me, a lemon sponge, it was delicious.

The card I am sharing today uses the fab Masquerade stamp set from the February 2018 release. I made it for Craft Stamper's March edition, you might have spotted it in print.. and I can now share a few details. 
I wanted a piece of inky card for the background and used these distress colours. I stitched round the outside with my sewiing machine.
I stamped the happy mask on gold and the sad on cream card and fussy cut them out.
I decided to make mine into "real" masks using ribbons and eyelets.
And then put together my card. 
And if you are interested to know which "story" is behind my masks they are pages from Charles Dicken's "A tale of two cities".  My Hb gave me an old copy he no longer needed and I use it lots in my crafting. 
Here are some close ups.
and one last shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #323 there are lots of snippets here including those "behind the mask" !
Cute card Thursday 1/3 add a quote
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Mix it up 1/3  anything goes
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes

Below are all the Visible Image links;

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.

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 and stencils can be purchased. 

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I have a Design Team "clash" today where I have a 2nd post up later. Luckily these are rare but I would love for you to pop back at 5pm this afternoon for that one too. Thanks so much for stopping by this morning.

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love this card, what a great design. The Maskerade stamp is really unusual. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, look like you had a great time time with your family. xx

  2. Clever use of the ribbons in your card today Jane!
    Hope your weather is a lot better than ours today!! :(
    V x

  3. It looks like you had a happy Easter and a fun birthday so happy belated birthday.

  4. Oops I meant to write more before posting. The card is so unique with he comedy and tragedy masks plus the pages fr9m a book..a book I enjoyed reading. Youndid a great it

  5. Gorgeous card Jane :-) the masks are fabulous and I love the papers and inked background, absolutely fabulous! :-)

    Happy Birthday!! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  6. Great card Jane - and I do so love how your makes hold such stories and thought. Super family photo as well - lemon cake, yummy!! I made a huge Victoria Sponge cake with fresh cream at the weekend - a little piggy here almost made himself ill by eating too much of it. And for once is wasn't Parsnip either! So glad you had a great Birthday - happiness really shines out of this lovely photo.


    Di xx

  7. Great card and I really like the touch of black embossing! Thanks for joining us at the MIUCB this month.


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