Monday, 22 April 2019

Easter Monday relaxation

Good morning, it's the last day of the Easter holiday and what a wonderful one it has been. The weather could not have been better and we celebrated little Jack's 2nd birthday. I will get my photos sorted out and a post up very soon.

It is also time for my Monday design team make for Visible Image and for today I thought I would share another project made some time back but never shared before. 
It uses the wonderful Mr Caterpillar stamp set.
I made this card for Creative stamping magazine last year and the colour scene was set for us as reds/greens/orange/yellows.
Using the set colours I made an alcohol ink mysterious background for my laid back Mr C to relax in and smoke his pipe.
I dripped the colours into the middle and loved the bubbles they formed.

I coloured up Mr Caterpillar with my Zig watercolours.
and then fussy cut him out adding glossy accents to make lenses for his glasses, plus some glitter and white pen accents.
I stamped, cut out and matted up the sentiment in the set and put my card design together.
Here it is;
With a couple of close ups.

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

Sweet stampin 1/3 recycle/anything goes
Creative moments 2/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 2/3 anything goes
Creative fingers 2/3 anything goes
Creative artiste 2/3 anything mixed media
Crafter's Castle 1/3 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular giveaways...open world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

If you are quick this and lots of other stamps, stencils and even the new dies are on offer in the Visible Image Easter sale. But hurry as it finished at midnight. Here is a direct link. So if you are full of chocolate and keen to work it off with some crafting, hop on over before the Easter bunny leaves for this year. Also the stock is limited so he may well have sold out by the time this gets posted. 

Thanks for stopping by today and enjoy the end of the Easter holiday. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Friday, 19 April 2019

More watercolour inspiration for the theme and sketch STAMPlorations team

It's time for the Easter holiday and I hope you are all managing to enjoy some family time. The weather here in SE England is looking fabulous. It might reach 24c tomorrow!
The blossom is looking stunning in my local park

and my tulips in my garden pots are colouring up beautifully


We are also halfway through the  month which means that is time for our some more inspiration for our Theme and Sketch April challenge over at STAMPlorations. The theme this month is a real favourite for me.
  I LOVE watercolours and below is the sketch which you could also choose to use, instead or as well as the theme.
The rules in brief are that you need to use stamping on your projects. You don't have to use STAMPlorations stamps to enter but of course we love it if you do! You can link up 6 times with new blog posts and you need to add our logo to your post. You can go with the theme, the sketch or both, the choice is yours. There are some fab prizes to be won too! 
This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.

As always I used the theme and sketch and this is what I got up to.

 I made a bright spring like distress ink background and stamped using the brilliant
Magic, say it big sentiment stamp

I then added some stenciling using Oh my stars!


I then made some strips as per the sketch from a piece of inky mop up card which I added some red stenciling using the
clustered hearts

Here is my finished card

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

Let's craft and create 3/3 Anything goes/butterflies
Simon says Wednesday mood board I was inspired by the fresh pinks and spring colours in the photos.
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes
Creative fingers 1/3 anything goes
Mod Podge 1/3 use a stencil
Creative artiste 1/3 anything mixed media

Remember if you would like to buy these stamps or stencil just enter my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get 25% off on top of any current discount being offered. You can see all the wonderful products; stamps, stencils and dies via this link here. Shery ships internationally at very reasonable rates. 

It would be great to see you joining in with the fun and perhaps you might even be the winner of the $15 coupon code? Once again This is the link to the challenge with all the info you need.

I really think Mother Nature is doing her magic all around me at the moment, the landscape is looking so bright and beautiful. It is also my little grandson Jack's 2nd birthday on Sunday so there will be lots of celebrating for my family this Easter. I have been making his cake and will share all very soon. Here is a tiny sneak peek 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Enjoy a peaceful, wonderful Easter.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 15 April 2019

Seeing the colours of spring

Good morning another new week beckons and the extra daylight in the evenings is so noticeable. The colours around me are so fresh too.
 Billy is loving being outside
 and on my walks to Dotty's Teahouse with my cards there is so much pretty blossom to be seen.

I used this colour palette for my Monday Visible Image DT make. I worked with 4 of the new mixed media stamp sets
 and a sentiment from the fab The world need art
I decided to make a rocker card as I have not made one of these for years and it is a fun card shape. There are lots of tutorials of how to construct the card on the Internet. The circle dies I used to cut the layers and rocker are from The Works.
I stamped the eye image onto card and coloured it with distress inks  .
and then masked it out before adding some more distress inks. 
                                     The background layer is a gelli plate print from my stash using the Random art of kindness set


I fussy cut my butterflies which were stamped on pink card.
I cut the rocker using pink card and then put everything together. I also added some colour to my focal image using gel pens.
Here is my card
with some close ups

and one last shot.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 April
Creative moments 3/3 anything goes
Penny Black and More 2/3 Springtime
Lil patch of crafty friends 3/3 anything goes
Crafter's castle 3/3 anything goes
Let's craft and create 2/3 Anything goes/butterflies
Allsorts 1/3 blossom, butterflies, bugs
Simon says Wednesday no designer paper

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular giveaways...open world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

Thanks for stopping today and enjoy the wonderful fresh colours of spring.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x