Monday, 23 April 2018

Blooming and growing

Things really are blooming and growing around here. The recent hot spell caused an explosion of gorgeous blossom around me.

and the wildlife on the ponds were sunning themselves at the top of the waterfall.

Today is my weekly dose of design team inspiration for Visible Image stamps. I made a card using
the fab
Bloom and Grow stamp set

 You might have seen my card as it was published in the March edition of Craft stamper. I made a "baby plant" card. 
The background is a blend of green distress inks.
I stamped the fingerprint in brown archival ink and then black embossed the baby on top. I coloured in the flower with white and green gel pens.
I stamped the sentiments onto inky mop up card and cut them into leaves and a stalk. I distressed the edges by rolling them slightly and then using a distressing tool.
Here are some close ups.

and one last shot.
This is such a unique baby set and the words work so well with other stamps too. 

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

Creative Inspirations 3/3 springtime
Card Mania 1/3 spring
Crafty Catz /3 anything goes
Love to craft 1/3 anything goes
Time out 1/3 spring

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. 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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 Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your very kind comments. We had a such a fab Saturday celebrating our Jack's 1st birthday and I will be back in the next couple of days to share his cake and his card. 

Enjoy the warming sunshine.

Back soon

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. Fabulous card Jane..very clever design ad your photos are beautiful. You live in a very pretty part of the UK. Blossom opening here too...not quite as far on as with you though..and today much cooler!

  2. Oh, just look at that stunning blossom - that's probably my favourite sort - the not-quite-white blushing in the sun. Love your beautiful, thoughtful Love-flower too.
    Alison x

  3. Your card is sweet and brings in love but also the family tree and ancestry. I like how you composed this. Your pictures are stunning and the second pic of the blossoms is really pretty

  4. Awe such a sweet little card and very apt today with the new little Prince!! :)
    Many congrats on being published (again)!!!!
    Lovely pics too.
    Happy new week my dear,
    V x

  5. a really cute card, thanks for sharing at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

  6. What a fabulous idea for a card Jane. Thanks for entering this month's challenge at Creative Inspirations and good luck, Jayne DT

  7. Wow.. I must say you got some very artsy and fab shots of those tree blossoms! The flowering trees are all in bloom here in Victoria BC, too! Great card, my friend. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. Wonderful card Jane. A fabulous design, love the doodle style love sentiment. Your world is looking so gorgeous! That tree is amazing and if I had a waterfalls like that, I would never leave!! hugs :)

  9. I am so envious of the beautiful blooming trees that you have - I am really looking forward to Spring finally showing up here :) Your card is so creative and inspiring congrats on the publication - it was very well deserved. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill


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