Sunday, 18 September 2016

A vintage day

Hello and a very warm welcome to my blog. If you are a first time visitor via the Visible Image Facebook page you will discover that my photos of my surroundings and Mother Nature give me all my inspiration for my crafting. If you would just like to see my vintage wedding card just scroll to the bottom of this post. If though you would like to see how I was on........

I looked through my photos on file and realised that I had not yet shared my day out at the lovely National Trust property, Uppark in West Sussex in July. We enjoyed a wonderful day out there in with dear friends. Much of the interior decoration of Uppark were destroyed by fire in 1989  but it was restored to its former glory by the most incredible craftsmen. Luckily when the fire broke out most of the contents were rescued from the ground floor and saved.
Uppark stands in glorious grounds

I love seeing old kitchens, just imagine cooking about Upstairs/downstairs.

a tray had been set up for afternoon lump or two Madam ;0)
It must have been amazing to just ring the bell and be served this on a tray! I love the vintage lace cloth.
There was even a dairy where butter and cheese was made for the house.

With such pretty glass windows

This was the view

So looking at these photos gave me an idea for  wedding card I needed to make for Dotty's Teahouse..a very vintage one. By the way Dotty's won Newcomer of the Year at the recent Surrey Life awards. I am very proud to be able to say that I sell my cards at an award winning tearooms ;0)

For my card I used my new set of Visible image stamps..sent to me by Helen to use for my Design work

this set is for sale on their web site here
I used the sentiment to repeat stamp a background . I'm glad I took a photo as I then covered most of it up!

I used the poem, written by Helen as the focal. I stamped and embossed it onto my Craft Consortium papers. I used a  labels die to cut it out. I also made up a frame and a doily die cut in the same papers, mounting them onto card.
I stamped the lovely rose from the set onto book papers using archival inks and fussy cut them out. I finished everything off with a couple of heart pearls and a piece of vintage lace.

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

Penny Black and More 3/3 use a sentiment
Everybody Art anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday At the movies My movie is Muriel's Wedding.
Cheery Lynn Vintage You can see my English tea party doily die peeping out at the top and bottom of my card

Thanks for visiting me here today. I have scheduled this post as I am actually somewhere else....
Tee hee yes it's that time ;0)

Back very soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Absolutely love all that china!!! Beautiful place to get inspiration!! Glad you took a pic of those tiles....worth doing in cross-stitch.

    Lovely wedding card

    Enjoy your somewhere place!

    keep well

    Amanda x

  2. An unusual and very pretty wedding card. the poem is beautiful.
    Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More this month.


  3. Love those kitchens, especially all that lovely copper!
    Pretty card too, sounds like you've found the perfect spot to sell your amazing cards!!
    Hope you're having fun. :)
    V x

  4. Thanks for showing us that wonderful historic home.. and so fun to see the old kitchens and pretty pots and dishes. The card came out wonderful and how nice that your tea shop was recognized! Have fun on your trip.. I know you will. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. A really nice card and gorgeous photos. What a nice house to visit and the garden is beautiful too!
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More!

  6. These photos are stunning ♥

  7. Beautiful wedding card Jane.
    I loved all of your pictures especially the ones in the kitchen. I'll take my tea with cream and sugar please.
    sandy xx

  8. Wherever you are, it looks so inviting. Love your card because it has that vintage vibe. It looks delicate and I can see how you were inspired. The pictures are great and I'm so glad they saved a lot from the inside. What a shame about the fire.

  9. Hi Jane!

    What a lovely place indeed!
    love visiting the place thanks to you!
    Your card is beautiful so absolutely perfect for such an happy occasion.

    Enjoy the views, the sea and the walks!

  10. This is very pretty and romantic card. Love the vintage look.Thank you for playing with us at SSS Monday Challenge. Hugs, Macarena

  11. Jane, what a pleasure to get some time to visit your lovely blog today! I loved seeing your photos, especially the gardens! How inspirational! Your wedding card is gorgeous and you have really done a fine job using those stamps! Well done and thank you for sharing! Hugs! PS The last shot has me intrigued! What a view!

  12. Love the photos and wedding card which is designed and layered beautifully. Can see on FB you are having a wonderful time xxx

  13. Super stamping and inking and gorgeous card for our Add a Sentiment theme, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x

  14. What a gorgeous wedding card! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.

  15. This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs. Thanks for playing along! Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio : )

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.


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