Monday, 27 May 2019

Swimming towards June

Good morning and for those of you who are in the UK enjoy your day off courtesy of the late May bank holiday. The temperature is rising nicely as we start the last week of the month although it has clouded over a bit today. I can't wait until we can have picnics and ice cream on the beach when we visit our daughter's and paddle in the sea. Summer is just around the corner now. I wonder if we will have anything like the long hot summer of 2018?
We had so many fun days at the seaside last year, even though I did take a dunk from their kayak! 
Daisy and Jack loved it too. What is more fun for a child than sand, a bucket and a spade?
Such fond memories. Fingers crossed we can repeat this again in 2019

It is time for my Monday DT make for Visible Image today and with these thoughts of the sea I used the brilliant 
Dare to swim  stamp set
and the timeless fibres stencil

I used a piece of card made a while back using turquoise and lemon Brushos. I then added salty ocean, twisted citron

and tumbled glass distress ink through the stencil.
I stamped the fish using a rainbow ink pad. 

I stamped the seaweed using Color Box Guava
and I used a sentiment from 

 It was embossed in yellow onto purple card. I then backed this onto green.
I stamped out some jelly fish onto acetate (I will use the spares on other projects) and added Glossy accents and glitter.
I also found an ideal piece of netting courtesy of my easy peelers!
Then it was time to put my card together. 
Here it is;
with some close ups

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

We love to create 1/3 anything mixed media
Pixie's snippets playground #353
Pink gem challenge 1/3 anything goes
Crafty catz 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.

I had a great time at the Stamperia show on Saturday demonstrating for Stamper's Grove. I'll be back to share a post later this week but this photo was taken at set up by a lady whose stand was opposite...before the doors opened and we were greeted by so many lovely crafters. It was a really busy but enjoyable day. 
Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the kind comments you take the time to leave me, despite the very busy lives you all lead.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. So glad Saturday was brilliant for you!! :)
    I love your background and your jelly fish is fabulous ... reminds me of the time my HB came out of the Med with a couple of lines across his face, unbeknown to him he'd had an encounter with a jelly fish, he was fine though!!
    Enjoy your bank holiday Monday, it's pouring here!! :(
    V x

  2. Oh those two darling children with a sparkling sea behind them and all that sand to play in.. what a dear image. I'm sure you'll have a lot more seaside fun with them. LOVE the sea-inspired card. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  3. This is fabulous love all the steps and will be keeping thise orange sacks in future thank you for sharing it with us at crafty catz and good luck in the draw

  4. Wonderful card Jane - and so clever to use the netting as you did! It's a great photo of the little ones - and you too at the craft show!

    Sorry I'm a bit late commenting!


    Di xx

  5. What a great tutorial! Love this! it is stunning! Thank you for joining a gem of a challenge. Hugs , Cindy DT

  6. What a great project! Such a fun design. Amazing ideas and tutorial too. Thanks for sharing it with us at A Gem of a Challenge by Polkadoodles good luck and hope to see you again!

    Jennifer, DT


  7. Thank you so much for joining into the fun over at the We Love To Create Challenge BLog, love your card and a fabulous tutorial Hugs Corry (DT) xxx



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