Monday, 24 June 2019

A guardian angel

Good morning, well the sun seems to have  returned and my pots in my garden and my lawn are loving it. The bees are enjoying themselves immensely when the sun does shine between the showers.

 and my acers look very healthy. 
It's time for my Monday design team make for Visible Image and I am continuing to share my first samples with the brand new stamp release. The release went live on Saturday and you can now buy them on line or at your local stockist. Today it is the turn of the amazing 
As you well know I am a crafter who rarely creates anything spooky this side of Halloween so I want to show today that this set can have a very "light" side to it, simply by making the wings lighter and using the 3 gorgeous bird stamp which come in the set
I started with a background using a real "mix of media!"

Once dry I cut it to size, stamped the angel in black, masked his chest and then stamped and white glitter embossed the wings.
I stamped the sentiments and the gorgeous birds and added some colouring to the image.
I also stamped and white glitter embossed some of the bubbles, adding Glossy Accents for some shine and depth.
Here is my guardian angel.
With a couple of close ups;

and 1 final shot.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Lil patch of crafting friends 3/3 anything goes
Sparkles 3/3 no patterned paper
A bit more time to craft 3/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more 1/3 anything goes
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes
A gem of a challenge 1/2 anything goes
Crafter's castle 1/3 anything goes

The new stamps are now on general release from the web site or from your local stockist.

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.

So there is my version of the "Guardian angel", nothing "dark" about him at all...just a rich glow of life and protection. 

Thanks so much for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x



Thursday, 20 June 2019

A very wet June

Gosh we have had a very wet few weeks but between the showers the sun has shone and today has been lovely on and off. I took these photos of my flowers this morning as the drops of rain in the sunshine looked so pretty.
 Some of the flower petals are a bit rain battered but I am sure they will be fine.

My little photo bomber.

 Billy enjoyed getting out in the garden today too. 
My tiny lawn has really greened up and needs a cut, but that will need to wait until it's a bit drier.
My card today is one I have made for an Alice in Wonderland challenge on Facebook. It features an old discontinued Visible Image sentiment, which I still love, which I cut up into 3 parts. I teamed up with their fab Cheshire cat. I was inspired by all the fresh colour in the garden and got out my alcohol inks to make a bold background on glossy card stock. I continued the bold colour theme by giving the cat yellow glossy accent eyes too. 
I would also like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Lil patch of crafting friends 2/3 anything goes
Sparkles 2/3 no patterned paper
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Happy little stampers anything goes with dies
As you like it 1/3 favourite summer or winter colours I love these purple summer colours because they are so vibrant and really make you smile
CRAFT 1/3 summer
Cute card Thursday 1/3 summer
Addicted to stamps and more 1/3 anything goes

I have been very busy for the last few weeks making samples for Visible Image with the new stamps and also for Stamper's Grove.
To give a little heads up in advance I am delighted to tell  you that I will be demonstrating again for Stampers Grove, this time at the Stamperama show in Newbury, at the race course on SUNDAY 7 JULY.
Please spread the word and if you plan to come I would be thrilled if you stopped by the Stampers Grove stand and said hi! 
I will have some sneak peeks and more info/photos nearer the time.

Have a lovely, hopefully dry Friday tomorrow and weekend and thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back on Monday with another sample from the new Visible Image release..this time it will be my take on the really amazing Guardian Angel set.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 17 June 2019

A touch of faerie magic

Good morning, Monday has swung round again and I am here with my weekly design team inspiration for Visible Image. Thanks so much for all the lovely comments you left on my mermaid post last week and I am glad you enjoyed my little mermaid tail/tale too! If you missed that post you can see if here. 

Gosh what a wet week it was, let's hope that we see some more sunshine this week. I am loving being outside crafting in my studio and I must admit that listening to the pitter patter of rain on the roof is rather relaxing. 
My foxgloves have been beautiful this year and the bees have loved them too. Just look at this busy boy.


The original name of Foxglove is thought to have been Folksglove referring to fairy folk. And did you know that in Scandinavia there is a legend that fairies taught foxes to ring them to warn of  the approach of humans? This links in perfectly with my first make with the gorgeous brand new
Faerie magic stamp set.
I love this new fairy, she is so different to any other fairy in the stamping world. 
Inspired by the colours of my foxgloves in the garden this is what I got up to;
I blended mermaid lagoon, salty ocean and picked raspberry distress oxides onto card, added water and allowed it to run. When dry I turned it around so that it looked like a magical mist.
I fixed it into my Misti stamp press and stamped the main fairy image first. I then stamped another image roughly onto copy paper, cut around the arms and placed this on top as a mask so that I could stamp the wings.
I gold embossed the wings and then added some white pen and a some colour. I also added some sparkle with my glitter pens. I stamped the sentiment and her "spell" circle
I added some extra sparkle to the wings and bubbles using Wink of stella
and to finish off I added Glossy Accents (my most used embellishment) to the bubbles.
Here she is
a close up;
and one last shot.

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

Craft stamper take it make it 2/3 June
Lil patch of crafting friends 1/3 anything goes
Sparkles 1/3 no patterned paper
A bit more time to craft 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.

All the new release is available to pre order NOW here ahead of their 22 June release date.
And don't miss out as there is an offer of FREE WORLDWIDE postage until the release date. Just put the quote; NEWSTAMPS at checkout.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x