Monday, 29 July 2019

It's always been you

Hello and welcome to a new week and my Monday Make for Visible Image. Last Thursday was mine and my Hb's 38th wedding anniversary. It was the hottest day of the year and we had a wonderful day out in East Sussex visiting Great Dixter House, a medieval marvel, and gardens and the pretty town of Rye.
The house was built in the mid 15th century by rich land owners to show off their wealth. No indoor photos are allowed but the inside is superb.

It was bought in 1910 by the Lloyd family who created the wonderful garden.

 There is an amazing plant nursery there too but sadly it was far too hot to put anything in the car. It reached 38c that afternoon!

We had such a great day. I will share the photos from Rye another time.
I knew the perfect sentiments to make my Hb's anniverary card would be found in this stamp set;
I used alcohol inks on glossy card to create a background

 I dripped the ink and also added some on a felt until I was happy.
I swirled some more inks onto another sheet and die cut some hearts.
2 I stamped with  sentiments.
I found the very first photo ever taken of us (In Richmond Park, July 1979) copied it onto photo paper and cut around it.
I also used the block heart in the set to add some more pattern to my background
and stamped the word soulmates into the corner (I love this typeface).
I then put my design together

I am pleased to be able to say that he really loved it

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

The house that stamps built 1/3 anything goes
Crafty friends 1/3 summer
Creative fingers anything goes
Crafty catz 1/3 anything goes
Love to create 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.

And a big heads up that there is a SUMMER SALE on NOW where some stamps are 30% off, just click on this link. But you need to be quick as there is limited stock and when its gone its gone! Ends 31st July.

Thanks for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. What a gorgeous post! Love your romantic layout and how lovely that you went to Great Dixter - it's on my 'To do' list, Jo x

  2. Fabulous creation, love the design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Friends and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you again next time. Thank you.
    DT Ine

  3. Awe what a brilliant card, I recognised you both straight away when it came up in my IG feed!! I can see so much of her dad in your daughter. :)
    I have seen so Great Dixter so many times on TV, it is definitely on my bucket list!
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  4. I didn't know you could go round the house as well, I've always wanted to go to Great Dixter. Love the card too; and a lovely sentiment.

  5. Looks like a fun anniversary and what an awesome trip, beautiful place and grounds. I love your fun card and colors. Great sentiments and photo. Thanks for sharing over at Crafty Catz.
    Billie A
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  6. How could he not love it--it's gorgeous!! Love that fabulous background and what a sweet photo of the two of you! And CONGRATS on 38 years! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

  7. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *A*N*N*I*V*E*R*S*A*R*Y*!*!* to you both! What an amazing place you visited.. I would have loved to see the inside! Love the card!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  8. What a fabulous card creation, and wonderful pictures from Dixter, which I live very near to xxx

  9. Oh, this is so lovely. I really love your background. Thanks for joining us this month at We Love 2 Create. Hugs from Irmelin

  10. Jane this is adorable, what a fabulous photo and creation.xxxx
    Congrats on all those years, we are the same.xx

  11. Happy Anniversary (a little late!) Looks like you had a nice day together - those pictures are gorgeous!
    Lovely photo creation to celebrate your special day! Thanks so much for linking this up to the "Anything Goes" challenge over on The House That Stamps Built!

  12. Lovely creation...Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Friends. And good luck...Hope to see you again soon..

    Caz CF.. DT xx

  13. Hello Jane... it’s so lovely to see you have shared one of your gorgeous projects with us. Thanks for entering your project into our ‘Summer colours’ Challenge. Happy Anniversary and fab photos. Good luck in the draw and hope you will come back again soon.
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]


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