Wednesday, 7 December 2022

Wishing you a Visible Image Merry Christmas

Hello it's time for my final design team make of 2022 for Visible Image. The DT will be taking a break over Christmas and I will be back with my first make of 2023 on 4th January. 

I decided to use my favourite Christmas release stamp set from 2022, which is the awesome Christmas robin set, and paired it with a few other of my older Christmas favourites. There are live links to the website if you click on them in my post. 

Christmas robin


This is what I got up to;
I stamped and cut out all 3 robins then coloured them using distress inks. I cut the legs off all the robins. 
I stamped the wine bottle and coloured with Zig markers and then cut out using the coordinating die.
I stamped the glasses and cut them out with the dies ( I always do a big batch in one go as they are so useful for other projects).
I stamped the sentiment and large robin onto kraft card 6 1/2 by 4 1/2"
I stamped the small holly from the sentiment set twice on the card and once to cut out. I coloured them all using Zig markers.
I then stamped the wine splashes.
I stamped a wine splash in the glass and glued it in place so that I could stamp the medium robin on the rim. I then added my images. I also added some extra wine rings and drips to the background using the stamps in the set. The large and medium cut out robins were placed over the images stamped directly on the card to give them their legs back. For finishing touches I stuck the cut out holly into the large robin's beak and added some Stickles glitter glue for sparkle. I then matted onto black card and a kraft card blank. 

Here is my finished card;
with a couple of close ups;


and one final shot;
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 join us.  You will be warmly welcomed and see lots of inspiration from the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. 
 I also organize a monthly artist trading card swap in the group.  We celebrated a whole year of swapping in May. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you are most welcome to join us. Over 110 members, worldwide, have taken part since it started. It's been such fun and it's so lovely to receive a unique piece of art from your partner in the post. The details and sign up for each swap are posted in the group on the 23rd of the month. So the next sign up, for January, opens on 23rd December,  if you would like to join us.  There is no "monthly" commitment, just join in when you have the time and if you live in the UK can you choose to post to the UK only if that suits you best.

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 their website is here. 

 You will also find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

Enjoy all the festive celebrations...are you ready? 
Bye for now,

Jane x

Thursday, 1 December 2022

Christmas is coming with Country View challenges

Welcome to December and incredibly the last Country View challenge of 2022. Wow how quickly did this year fly by? The theme for this month is of course Christmas so let's see all your festive makes. You can enter a maximum of 5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges, including ours. 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.

  Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website UK postage is FREE on orders over £30.00 I have added some live links within my post to take you to some of the products I used.

I obviously need to make a LOT of Christmas cards both for myself and for selling at Dotty's so I am sharing Visible Image stamps Christmas card.
I used the text from the  Distressed Christmas set 

with Let it snow 
and 2 sentiments from the Go to Christmas set
 (which is out of stock at the moment but if you email Susan she can get them in for you).

This is what I got up to; I stamped the text in gold ink and when dry white embossed the snowflakes onto black card.


I gold embossed the words onto vellum.
and then tore them into strips and inked the edges. 
To attach them to the card I folded the ends around the back.
I added a few stars and matted onto gold card and then a card blank. Here is my finished make;

with a couple of close ups;

and 1 final shot;
I hope I may have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month. Once again here you can find all the details for our December challenge  here. I will be back on the 17th with my final Christmas DT make for 2022. Enjoy all your Christmas prep and the festivities of my very favourite time of the year. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Tuesday, 29 November 2022

A festive gin tag for Country View Crafts

 Good morning I am back with my 2nd design team post for our penultimate challenge of 2022 over at Country View Challenges where the theme for the month is "Tags". So for this month we would like to see tags only for your entries.

You can enter a maximum of 5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges, including ours. 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.

  Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website UK postage is FREE on orders over £20.00 I have added some live links within my post to take you to some of the products I used.

For this make I decided to go festive as it is only 1 month tomorrow until Christmas Eve. Are you ready? I also wanted to make something using the awesome new Visible Image co ordinating dies which are in stock over on the CVC website and the new distress pencils. 
I used the Keep your gin up stamps set available  here

 and it's co ordinating dies set  available here 
with the beautiful VI Christmas Eve set and a sentiment from Sentimental Christmas (currently out of stock but if you email CVC they can get them in for you).
This is what I got up to;
I coloured the stamped and die cut images with pencils from the #3 distress pencil set I LOVE these pencils.
I have done a lot of colouring with the pencils check these out. 

On a white tag I stamped the trees from the Christmas Eve set in green ink and clear empbossed them. 
I then stamped the sentiment. 
I added some spritzes of distress mica spray
and stamped the stars in silver pigment ink.
Then it was time to put everything together . 
Here is my finished tag.
with a close up
and one final shot;
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! 

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month. Once again here you can find all the details for our November challenge here

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x