Friday, 5 May 2017

Guest designing for STAMPlorations

Hello and if you are a first time visitor here to Jane's Journal I would like to extend the warmest of welcome's to you.
Here in the UK the flowers are blooming and the birds are singing their hearts out. Here are my local ponds where I get so much inspiration from.

I am delighted to be here today as a Guest Designer for the lovely Shery of STAMPlorations, USA. If you are in the UK you may not of heard of these gorgeous stamps. I will share some links during my post for you to check out the website and see Shery's fantastic designs.
This the link to the main website, do check it out, there are some really fab designs there and Shery posts worldwide at a really reasonable rate. 
There are also lots of fun challenges which run each month over on her website. I am thrilled to be Guest Designing for the Theme and Sketch challenge for the next 3 months. All the details can be viewed in this link

Our theme for May is STAMPS AND ALPHABET and there is the additional sketch below, which it would be lovely to see you use, but it is not compulsory.

We need to see your stamps and some form of letters, words etc.

For my card I used the sketch and ripped and stuck on some book pages (from A Tale of  two Cities if you are interested ;0)

The stamps I used are the gorgeous Trendy Birds set available here

 I stamped and embossed several and fussy  cut them out.
 I used these Distress inks to colour my birds
and also to create a line of inking through the book pages

Here's a close up
I used the soar sentiment too and put together my card...
 a couple of close ups....

It would be lovely if you could join in the fun over on the challenge this month. Thanks so much for stopping by here today. 

I would also like to link my card up with the following fun challenges;

Simon Says Stamp Monday the great outdoors
Card Mania 2/3 life is colourful
A bit more time to Craft 2/3 anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by and I would like to thank you Shery for inviting me to Guest Design for you for the next 3 months. I will also have a half way reminder post for this challenge coming up on 19th May.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Love the background to your birds. The birds are singing here too and the swallows are looking for nest sights! :)

  2. the birds and their backgrounds look fabulous! the ponds are looking stunning too.

  3. Looks amazing Jane and congrats once again on being a guest designer!! :)
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend my dear,
    V x

  4. A very cool card, my friend. Have a fabulous weekend! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  5. This design just drew me in when I first saw it on FB, I love it. Congrats on your guest designer spot, which you so deserve and have a wonderful weekend xxx

  6. Congratulations on your guest designer spot and this is such a gorgeous card, I love the background and those birds! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :) x

  7. Beautiful, and your bluebells are beautiful too!

  8. LOVE the grungy background! Gorgeous card Jane!! :)

  9. Love your interpretation of the theme, Jane, and this set is also one of my favourite... Great card.


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