Monday, 13 May 2019

Dancing in May

The spring sunshine finally returned yesterday after a week of dull weather. However we did have some much needed rain last week. My tulips have just about gone over and it will very soon be time to go up to the nursery and get some summer bedding. Exciting time ahead! Here are my nearly finished tulips, they have been so gorgeous and the blooms are huge.

 It's time for my Monday DT make for Visible Image and today I am sharing a dance card I made for my friend's birthday. She has always loved dance and I thought the perfect image to use was the dancer from the 
She also loves music and I thought of Elton Johns' song, Tiny dancer and realised that the hands from
You are not alone would also work well for my design.
would work really well with my design. And as it was a birthday card of course I used the great birthday sentiment from 
I really like the drama of red and black cards so this was my colour theme and this is what I got up to.
 I used the above oxides to create any inky background on watercolour card.
I added some background stamping using the "ripped tights" stamp from meshellaneous

I stamped my ballet dancer onto a background with some music from the music speaks stamp set, and red stars from rock out adding a red bow to her tutu.
I stamped and fussy cut out the hands to hold the birthday sentiment. I stamped and cut out some of the ballet shoes in red and black and also die cut some 3D flourishes in red and black card using a Tim Holtz die.
Here is my finished card.

and one last shot;
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #352
Simon says stamp Wednesday for a special lady
Craft stamper take it make it 3/3 May
Penny Black and More feminine
A gem of a challenge 1/3 anything goes
Sweet stampin 1/3 anything goes

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group is here would be lovely to see you there. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity.

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are regular world wide.

And the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased. 

Thanks for stopping by today

Thanks so much for stopping by, 

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Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Such a lot of thought and work has gone into this, and the result is great.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  2. I love your flowers and the card is exquisite!

  3. Your creation looks so striking in the black and red Jane, thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black and More May challenge.

    B x

  4. Happy birthday to your friend! I'm sure she'll be thrilled to receive such a special card. Your tulips are spectacular too.

  5. Fabulous card Jane - I know a little lady who would love to think she's the ballerina here! Not me though! Ha!


    Di xx

  6. This is awesome! What a great card. Thank you for the inspiration! Thank you so much for joining a gem of a challenge. Hugs, Cindy DT

  7. What a great project! Such a cool design process. Thanks for sharing it with us at A Gem of a Challenge by Polkadoodles good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT

  8. Gorgeous creation, thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Fabulous and lovely card!
    Thank you so much for playing along with the Penny Black and More challenge, and over at Allsorts too, welcome again;-))m


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