Monday, 24 April 2017

A most eventful weekend

Hello everyone and it's Monday which means that it is time for some more inspiration from me for Visible Image. Did you see the show on Create and Craft TV on Saturday? It was awesome and again most of the sets sold out! It was such fun seeing my cards there amongst our talented team's work. If you missed the show it is available on the website for 7 days via this link However today really is the most marvellous Monday as I can finally share some even more exciting news with you....

 Can you guess....I have been busy knitting for the past few months.....
Yes our darling Grandbaby arrived on Friday...
Meet Jack William
The sweetest darling baby brother for Daisy Jane. How blessed we are. He was a couple of weeks early and is tiny...just 5lb 13oz but just perfect and we all adore him!

What a weekend of excitement!

My card today is one that was made as a sample for Saturday's Show and I waved to it on TV.
I used 2 sets; the Scripted Streets set available here
I love this set...the script stamp makes is an amazing background script, you can use it for everything.
The map is also such fun.

 I also used some words and the awesome paper planes from the Destination unknown set

This is what I got up to.
 I repeat stamped the map onto thin card.
I used some Decoart media paints on another sheet of card to give a medieval feel to the background and repeat stamped the script.
I then die cut the background using a mixed media die to make a leaded glass effect.
I tore up some of maps and scrunched them up to make creases. I
I then opened them up again, added some inks to age them,  and stuck 3 maps to some black card.
When we were on holiday in Italy last summer I bought this sealing wax set in an art shop in Sienna and I knew now was the perfect time to use it .

I also stamped and embossed some words and paper planes from the Destination unknown set, put on my creative hat and came up with my card.
You can see that I used my black card as a base for my "window"and stuck the maps on top. I then added my trellis mixed media window sheet so that the maps are sandwiched between the layers.
Here are some side close ups to try to show the 3D effect.

I love my wax even has my initial on it and I will certainly be using it again very soon.

and one final shot

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

A vintage journey the magic of 3 I have used 3 word bands
Artistic Inspirations 2/3 anything goes
Crafting from the heart 2/3 anything goes
Simon says stamp Monday  splash it on I have used the wrinkle free technique or "swooshing"which a lot of peep seem to be calling it, for creating my cat fur!
As you like it 1/3 favourite colour and why I love shades of brown, they give such a vintage feel to this type of card.
Sweet Stampin 1/3 I wish I could fly

Thanks so much for stopping by on this truly Marvellous Monday.

Visible Image will be back on Create and Craft in June and we have plenty more inspiration for you in the meantime over on Facebook;

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found here where every day our DT bring you a new inspiring project. 

The main Visible Image page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the main Visible Image web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps can be found. So if you missed out on buying your favourites on Saturday's Create and Craft TV show, you can still buy them today!

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Congratulations on your mew Grandson!

  2. Awe congratulations my friend....Jack William is totally adorable and I love his little cardie!!
    Beautiful artwork today, I love the the map and all the scrunching and sealing wax!!!
    Enjoy that little man,
    V x

  3. Many congratulations to you and your family. Delightful news.

    And, my oh my, what a wonderful grungy, messy, GORGEOUS concoction of a card using that brilliant sealing wax too! xxx

  4. Love your card Jane - so beautifully thought out and a great result. And many congratulations on the safe arrival of little Jack - what a cutie! I'd love to know what young Daisy makes of him - and does Billy know that Jack pinched his 'Sunday name' as his middle one?


    Di xx

  5. Hello Jane and family, Congratulations on a new grandson!! The best news for my Monday. Your adventure card fits in perfectly. Happiest late April.....

    Anne and family xxxx

  6. What lovely news Jane. There's nothing like a new baby to brighten up the world. My first Grandson is also called Jack William, it's a good, strong name isn't it. Our little Harry was born in January, four weeks early and he's a little beauty now and almost eleven pounds. They have all the world to grow in and it doesn't take them long! I did watch Visible Image on Saturday and I saw your gorgeous cards. It's just a shame that they do sell out so quickly but that's only because they're so popular. This card is superb and has a great vintage feel to it and I really like how you've used the Tim Holtz dies with the stamps, it's superb. Enjoy your new Granson and many congratulations to you and your family. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  7. This is a Monday you won't forget! Congratulations my friend, being a grandparent is the best, who knew! Love the cardie and awesome card. xoRobin

  8. *C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* on the birth of Jack William! Wow.. how lucky of them to have a boy and a girl! I'm so excited for you and your whole family! Your card is amazing and I particularly am impressed with the sealing wax and stamp. I've had wax and stamps for years and adore them. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Congratulations to you all on the birth of baby Jack, Daisy is going to love having a baby brother and you'll all enjoy having a little one around again. He's going to look so smart in his new cardigan. Great card and design, love how you put it together and added the wax seal, you've inspired me to delve into the depths to find mine. Have a great week xxx

  10. What a fabulous post, Jane! Congratulations on that brand new baby boy-Jack! Daisy (and everyone else) must be so pleased! How tiny! And your knitted sweater is so sweet! My baby girl was 4 lbs and baby boy almost 7 lbs (twins)--they are still mutt and jeff at 18 yrs!

    Onto your beautiful card! Love the dimension and vintage-ness! Just gorgeous! Hugs!

  11. Your creative talent always knocks my socks off Jane but I have to tell you that your news today put a big smile on my face. I look forward to seeing pictures of Daisy with her new brother. As most of us have watched Daisy grow up on your blog - now we can watch Jack too!!!
    Congratulations to your whole family!
    sandy xx

  12. Congratulations on the birth of your grandson! What a joy for your family!

    I also enjoyed seeing your processes on your latest cards!

    Best Wishes!

  13. congratulations on your little grandson. Both of my children were about that size and they are fine adults now. Nice card as usual. And nice sweater! I need to get a quilt made for my oldest granddaughter for Christmas. Not sure why I decided to do that years ago. I'm getting closer though! Enjoy your week!

  14. Wonderful news!! Congratulations to you all on the arrival of darling baby Jack! He is so sweet!
    Sending love.
    Helen xox

  15. So happy for you all dear Friend!
    Your card is beautiful too. It makes think of Florence, Italy!

  16. This is a spectacular card. I couldn't tell where you were going when I first saw each individual piece, then it all came together before my very eyes. Magical.

  17. Love the spot of red with your sealing wax Jane - and your crumpled maps - die cut piece and lovely sentiments! thanks for joining us at A Vintage Journey - and big congrats on grandbaby Jack! Julia xx


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