Wednesday, 24 November 2021

7th annual giving thanks blog hop and giveaway with STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome to the 7th annual STAMPlorations giving thanks blog hop and giveaway. This is the day when some of the STAMPgirls take part in a celebration to express our gratitude and thanks for being a part of the lovely STAMP family.  

There are some awesome prizes to win;

Hop Prizes;
- FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.
Giveaway/linky prizes
These will be randomly drawn from the linky
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
- ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code
Some extra/surprise prizes will also be randomly drawn

You will find all the details here.

I have affiliate links in my STAMP posts which simply means that if you click on any of the links here and buy something from the STAMP store I will receive a small commission at no cost whatsoever to you 😊I also offer a very special extra treat if you use my code, details at the end of this post.

For my made I decided to use another in the gorgeous new paper goods which Shery started selling this year. The set I used is one of the colorables sets Doodled coffee and tea

These are such sweet images to colour..... I love the little tea bag...such a dear little extra detail. These images are really simple to colour, I just used my watercolour pens but pens or pencils work just fine too. The card thickness and quality is awesome. 

I added a mix of infusions to some card and then swiped some glitter gel through the hearts all over stencil for my card front

I then added some picked raspberry distress ink to the edges. You will see the details more clearly in the final photos.

I die cut the smallest of the crazing running stitch rectangle dies and stamped one of the sentiments from the always tea time stamp set
I added some picked raspberry distress ink and adhered the colorables in place.

Here is my finished card

and a final shot where you can see the stenciled hearts shimmering. 

A little heads up before you leave that if you order more than $15 of product from the website (after discounts and before shipping) and quote my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at checkout not only can you get 20% off your order you can also choose a product for FREE up to the value of $7! Here is a link to the website.

I would love to see you also over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

The hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post. Do remember to leave me a little comment before you leave to be included in the draw and head over to the hop here to continue the fun!

I really hope you will join us. I would like to end by saying a huge thank you to Shery, I am so honoured to have been a part of the STAMP family for over 5 years. She is one of the kindest people I know and takes such care of all us STAMP girls. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Monday, 22 November 2021

Free your imagination, Visible Image style

 Good morning and I hope you might have enjoyed some sunshine last week? We have had the most glorious sunny week here in Surrey and the autumn leaf colour has been spectacular. It really does inspire my making. Today I am sharing a slimline card and bookmark made for my Visible Image design team post. Before I start I would like to give you a heads up that they have a HUGE Black Friday sale going on at the moment and all the products I am using today are in it. Some have 70% off! Do check it out. I have added some direct link to the products in my post but you will find all the sale products here.

I worked with Free your Imagination using every stamp in this awesome set (and yes all the products I worked with are in the sale, this set is just £7.99 instead of £11.99)

I added some stenciling using the Lava stencil (£2.99 from £5.99)

and some background stamping with some of the uber useful stamps in Universal. (Just £5.99 from £11.99!) If you don't have this in your background stamps stash it really is one to have! 

This is what I got up to ;

I used one of my A5 size distress re-inker shaving foam backgrounds from my stash and then added the gorgeous new Villainous Potion distress ink through the stencil.

From the card I cut a piece for a slimline card and a bookmark. 

I stamped the bird in black Versafine ink and clear heat embossed. 

I then added gold heat embossed swirls and stars using the Universal set. I also stamped some of the double rings in the set using red ink. This gave the backgrounds lots of texture and depth. 
I stamped the books in blue and also for just the card the open part in grey ink and cut them out. 
I also stamped and white embossed the feathers on black card, seen below, and some of the potion pots and the sentiment (seen in the final photos.) I cut everything out, adding some gold ink to the pots and a black mat to the sentiments. 
Then it was time to put my designs together. Here is the finished card;
and the bookmark;
with a close up of the card;
and one final shot.
I really enjoyed making these and creating a card with a matching bookmark always makes such a unique gift. 

 All the Visible Image links are listed below;

The Visible Image Group page is over on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you will be most welcome.  You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. The sign up for the December swap will be live in a few days, if you would like to join us. We are now in the 7th month of swapping and have had over 67 people, worldwide, taking part. 

The main Visible Image Facebook business page is here

Visible Image also has its own You Tube channel here where you can see videos and Lives to give you lots of inspiration and ideas. 

Their Instagram page can be found here 

Pinterest here

And once again the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. Don't miss out on the amazing Black Friday sale. Stock is limited so fill you boots (or even Santa's stocking!) It ends on Monday 29th November.

 You will find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I am able to blog.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x



Friday, 19 November 2021

More Christmas drink gifting for Country View

 Good morning it's time for my 2nd  design team post for Country View Challenges the theme for the month is "Christmas gifting" in other words your make needs to be anything other than a card. 

As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

For my first make I made a Christmas gin tag

 if you missed the details you can see it here;

For today's make I kept with the idea of making a gift tag to hang around a bottle, this time I have gone from gin to wine.

I used the brilliant new Visible Image  99% chance of wine stamp set. 

There are so many awesome stamps in the set...the wine swoosh is fab!

Here's what I got up to; I sprayed candied apple distress stain spray onto card


and die cut a tag from it


I stamped the wine glass, wine swoosh and one of the awesome sentiments from the Visible Image
I also stamped and coloured the holly leaf in this set and cut it out.

I painted some embossing ink onto the glass and triple clear embossed to make it look like a real glass. 

I stamped the wine bottle onto different pieces of card and decoupaged it to make it look like a bottle of red wine. 

I added a bit more stamping to my tag including Father Christmas and his sleigh from the delightful

Christmas eve VI stamp set

I stamped the stars and star swoosh in gold too for some extra details. 

and added the holly to the bottle neck. Then I backed my tag onto gold glitter card. 

So here it is finished;

with some close ups




and here it is on a bottle of red...all ready for Christmas gifting! 

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our November "Christmas gifting"challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 
You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Once again all the details for the November challenge are here.

Susan has all the awesome new Visible Image release in stock which was released on 29th October plus a large selection of their stencils and stamps you can see them all here.  Remember that UK postage and packing from CVC is FREE on all orders over £7.50! 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care and stay safe. I will be sharing my 2nd design team project on the 19th.

I would love to see you over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

(If you would like to see my samples using all 6 sets from the brand new Visible Image stamps I also wrote a post for the CVC shop blog last week. You can view it here I am also on the Visible Image design team so I get them pre release to work with them and make samples,

This is a taster from the CVC shop blog. There are 3 drinks sets; gin, wine and beer, a fab car, a motorbike and a cool birthday cake with dripping sparkly candles)
Bye for now

Jane x