Wednesday, 13 October 2021

A witchy take on the October Country View challenge

Hi I am back with my 2nd design team inspiration post for Country View Challenges.  The theme for the month is "autumn colours +/- Halloween. A nice easy one. For my first make I went with autumn colours so for this make I decided to get my Halloween spook on and go for Halloween.  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. 

I decided to make a Halloween card and first I used my Halloween distress mica stains set on my Tim die cut numbers. I also die cut "shadows" in black.

I used twisted citron, wilted violet and pumice stone distress stain sprays to make a background. 

I stamped the fab Visible image witch and used the matching die to cut her out and also die cut her shadow in black. I coloured her with pencils.

Susan has the brilliant witch stamp set for sale here

and her matching die here

I added some Tim Holtz spider's web die cuts 

and some of his bats plus other die cuts to create my Halloween scene. 

Here is my finished card;
with a close up

and one final shot.

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our October "shades of autumn/halloween"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 October challenge  here.

Susan has recently had a restock the awesome Visible Image 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! 

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! 

Thanks for stopping by today.

Bye for now

Jane x

Monday, 11 October 2021

Thinking of you

Good morning everyone it's time for my fortnightly blogged Visible Image design team post. After 2 weeks of Christmas stamps and stencils inspiration the design team are getting back to sharing some non Christmas makes. This is while we await the delivery of the new stamps and start making our samples. Yes there are 6 new stamp sets coming out later this month and they are AWESOME.

I decided to work with these 2 lovely sets and make a slimline card;

Flower art

and Thinking of you which has such a delightful verse written by Helen. 

This is what I got up to.
I sprayed frayed burlap and mermaid lagoon distress oxide sprays onto watercolour card, spritzed some water and dried with my heat gun. Once dry I cut a slimline panel. I then stamped the sentiment as shown. I masked off the verse so that I could stamp it in 2 halves on my background. I then stamped the rose flower from the Flower art set with a green inked stalk/leaves and black over the flower head. As long as the stalk and leaves are green you don't need to be too precise with the colour on the flower as this is being decoupaged.
Top of card; 
bottom of card;
I added some extra green to the leaves using a zig watercolour pen. 
Next I stamped and embossed just the rose flower heads onto inky mop up card and cut them out. 
I glued the rose blooms in place, matted up the card and adhered it to a slimline card blank (I just cut my own).
Here it is finished

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 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. We are now in our 6th 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.

Behind the scenes myself and the rest of my teamies are busy making our samples with the awesome new stamps. Do check out social media where you will find lots of fun sneak peeks being shared over the coming days. Pre orders for the new stamps is from THIS Friday 15th October over on the VI website. World wide release date is 29th October.

 You will find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 1 October 2021

The STAMPlorations theme and photo prompt challenge returns

After a restful summer break all the STAMP girls are ready and raring to share some inspiration for the STAMPlorations  challenges which all re start today. I am delighted to be continuing for another year as a design team member of the Theme and Photo prompt challenge.

This is our fun theme and photo prompt for this month's challenge.

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.

You can enter up to a maximum of 3 entries and there are 3 awesome prizes up for grabs; 

$20 prize code to winner ($25 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card)

$10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card)

Please remember to add our challenge logo of you are entering via a blog post if you would like to be in with a chance of winning. You don't have to do this if you are linking via IG or other social media platforms, but it would be  great if you do!  Full details can be found here.

You can work with the theme, the photo prompt or both. 

I used the following awesome products and have added live links to them in my post. Remember if you also use my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the check out you can get an additional 20% off on top of any existing discounts! Shery ships internationally at very low cost too.

and the gorgeous iconic
This is what I got up to;
I made a distress oxide background on black card and stamped the stars from the Christmas baubles set in gold embossing glitter.

 I stamped, gold embossed and cut out 3 of the baubles from the same set. I die cut the angel using gold glitter card.
I then stamped one of the sentiments onto black card and again gold embossed then I put my design together. 
Here is my finished card.

with a couple of close ups;

and one final photo;

  I hope I may have inspired you to join in with this month's challenge, which is open internationally. Once again all the details are  here.

Remember 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.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

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! 
Bye for now,

Jane x