Monday, 16 September 2019

Time to start a new chapter

Good morning, what a change in the weather for me, last Wednesday I was basking in 33c in Rhodes and although the weather over the weekend was lovely it is a real temperature shock!

 It is time for my now, once a fortnight, Monday Make for Visible Image. We were recently joined by some lovely new designers who had guest designed so well during  the summer that Helen invited them to join the team. It is really lovely to have them and their wonderful talent on board Team Awesome. This means that we have a 2 weekly rota so that everyone can share their projects. I will now bring you my new design team makes every other Monday.

For my make today I decided to use sentiments and the typewriter from the One kind word
and some sentiments from Have I told you sets
together with the iconic 
I made a rainbow background using distress inks and masking tape.
I stamped and embossed half the face and the large sentiment from One kind word.
I stamped the letters flourish using worn lipstick distress ink.
I then coloured in the eye and lips with glitter pens.
I stamped, embossed and fussy cut out the typewriter and one set of words which I pushed up to give some dimension on a piece of craft foam.
Here is my finished card.
Some close ups;

and one final shot

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

A gem of a challenge 1/2 anything goes
Allsorts 1/3 anything goes +/- a twist
Take it make it craft stamper 1/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps 1/3 for a lady/girl
Simon says stamp Monday stamp it
Through the craft room door 2/3 anything goes

I think this is a most apt card for today; the start of a fabulous new Visible Image chapter. I absolutely love being a part of this awesome team. For me personally I also have some other, secret for now, crafting adventures I am foraying into. I can't share anything yet..but watch this space. I really am living the crafting dream.

Thank you all so much for stopping by, for your lovely comments you take the time to leave and for following and supporting me. It is time to start my new crafting chapter and adventures!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Thursday, 12 September 2019

Back from the sunshine

Good morning last night we returned from our beloved Rhodes having spend a glorious week away.
We love to alternate beach days with exploring days. This was my view on our last day...
Yes the sea really was that colour..no filters at all...
and this clear.
We had an idyllic week away and I will share a couple of posts soon.

The average temperature daytime in Rhodes was 33c and we have come back to 18c at home.  Brrr a bit of a shock but then autumn is only 8 days away and the sun is shining this morning.

Today's card is something sunny...to remind me of our holiday. All the stamps I used on my distress ink background are by Visible image; the seahorse is from Create you own calm, the sentiment is from Believe in unicorns and the "mermaid" from Tomorrow doesn't exist(yes I know I have used the jumping Katie stamp but I like to use her in this way sometimes!)
with a close up
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

Sweet stampin anything nautical
Addicted to stamps and more holiday
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday stamp it
Through the craft room door 1/3 anything goes
Simon says work it Wednesday 1/3 celebrate

Thanks so much for stopping by and also for the kind comments you leave me here.  I know how busy life gets and I so appreciate them.

Back soon, I'm off to bring Billy home from his holiday with my Mum and Dad.

Bye for now,

Jane x 

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

Dino ducks

Down at the local ponds there is a family of Egyptian geese (or dino ducks as I affectionately call them) who I have watched grow all season. There were orginally 9 babies and now 6 have come to near adult hood. here they are with their Mum and Dad.

They have really got to know me as I take food for them and they come out to greet me.
The chicks cheep and the adults honk their hellos!

I am sure it will not be too many weeks until they migrate for the winter. It has been a total joy watching them grow up.
My card today had to me a new baby card. My latest for sale at Dotty's Teahouse, Carshalton, SM5 2EP. There has been quite a baby boy boom and I have sold lots recently.
This one is a Lili of the Valley simply print image with a hand stamped sentiment. The little birds on the backing paper make me think of my sweet dino babies.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
Dies R Us Nature I have used a Works circle die around the sentiment and Memory box stitched hearts.
Cute card Thursday 1/3 anything goes
The Cutie pie challenge1/3 celebrations
Happy Little stampers 1/3 anything goes with dies I have used heart dies and one for my sentiment

Thanks so much for stopping by today,

Bye for now,

Jane x