Monday, 1 May 2017

A chance to express yourself

Hello, I am back with a second post today. If you missed my earlier post you can find it via this link 

It's the first of May and it also happens to fall on a Monday. This means that it is also time for me to share my newest Design Team inspiration for Visible Image over on their Facebook friends page.

I am also excited to share some news today.  There is a brand new themed monthly Visible Image challenge starting over on Facebook.  You don't even need to blog to be able to enter it. You just upload you photo into the photo album set up for May. Simples! You can also win a £40 coupon (wow) to spend on their website if you are the randomly chosen winner at the end of the month.

You know me, I love entering challenges and I also find them great for kick starting my inspiration so I am delighted that Helen has introduced this. For our first challenge the theme is " Express yourself". We need to see you using your Visible Image words or quote stamps as the focal on your project. You can make anything at all; cards, tags, 3D objects etc, just make sure that the only stamps that you use are Visible Image ones. You can enter as many times as you like, the only rule is that any stamps you use must be VI.  If you have not joined the friends' group page just click here to join. It would be lovely to see you there. This challenge is open to everyone, world wide.

Here is my "Express yourself" card. 

I used the brilliant  Wake up and feel awesome stamp available here.

The background stamps are from the Visometry set.
I white embossed some of the brilliant Visometry stamps  I love these stamps, they remind me of my childhood days I spent playing and creating with my Spirograph set.

I white embossed my Visometry stamps and then black embossed the words

I wanted a really bright zingy effect so I chose these Distress ink colours to work with. 
and added colour to the background using the wrinkle free technique. You really need your sun glasses on for this one 😎. I waved to it on the recent Create and Craft TV show. There is more exciting news coming soon about that too..........πŸ˜‰

Here is a close up of the quote;

and I also decorated the inside with more Visometry stamps.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

A Vintage Journey the magic of 3 I have used 3 Visometry images on the front and back of my card.
Simon says stamp Wednesday anything goes
Frilly and Funkie 2/3 put on your inking cap
That's Crafty 2/3 bright
We love to create 2/2 anything mixed media
Happy little stampers May 1/3 watercolouring anything goes
Card Mania 1/3 life is colourful
A bit more time to Craft 1/3 anything goes
Allsorts 1/3 embossing

Here are all the Visible Image links again;

 Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here and it is where you will find our first themed "Express yourself" would be lovely to see you over there. You can also add work to the "Show and Tell" folder where one randomly chose winner each month win a £25 coupon to spend on the website.

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

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps can be found.

Thanks for stopping by, have an amazing bank holiday weekend and I really hope you get some time to get inky. As it's raining here my garden studio is calling me....πŸ˜‰

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. A great saying and fabulous card. huge hugs xxx

  2. Gorgeous card Jane , beautiful colours and embossing.
    Thank you for sharing over at Allsorts;-))m

  3. Brilliant card, great background, lovely images and a brilliant sentiment.
    Thank you for joining our 'Embossing' challenge this week at Allsorts.


  4. Great advice on your card today Jane!
    I loved Spirograph, oh my goodness it was one of my favourite toys!!!
    We had a lovely day here today really sunny and actually hot, this was the first of A's birthday parties (Iknow!! 2 parties and only 1), today was a friends party both her's and her mum and dad's, tomorrow (her actual birthday) will be a family day.
    Enjoy your week my friend,
    V x

  5. So very glorious and happy! I do love the sentiment and the very happy and bright colors!
    Sandy xx

  6. Great sentiment. I love it. I am so glad you joined in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge. Thank You so much. Gayatri xx

  7. Lovely cheerful and colourful and such great advice! Wishing you a lovely week Jane.
    Helen xox

  8. Beautiful! Great color tones. It is my theme on my birthday bash link up.

    ♥ Monica
    Be sure to check out the link up party with lots of prizes!
    My personal Blog - Taylormadecards4u

  9. What a super sentiment and happy colours on your card, lovely.
    Julie x

  10. A beautiful card Jane, perfect for sharing on the shows. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey and Frilly and Funkie xx

  11. What a beautiful and vibrant card Jane, and I love that sentiment.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, and I hope you will join us again soon.
    Carol x

  12. Hi Jane! Sorry I've been absent for a while; we've had lots of travels and schtuff goin'on! I wanted to say congratulations on the well-deserved Favorite recognition from HLS for this outstanding card! That sediment ROCKS!! Hugs, Darnell


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