Monday, 22 July 2019

Keeping mindful in July

Good morning July is turning out to be a lovely sunny month again this year. Yes we had some welcome rain here in the south at the end of the week but the sun was back the weekend and it's hotting up again. 

My Monday Make showcases the  Mindful Moments stamp set. I decided to be use the summer sunshine and enjoyment of sandy beach holidays for my inspiration.
What is better than the sun shining at the seaside?
We will be back here in September and I can sit and be mindful of the blessings I have in my life.
Our beloved Rhodes.
This is the fab set which has lots of great accesory stamps and sentiments to use both for cards, tags. mixed media and journalling.

  I also used one of the sentiments from the 
I used PaperArtsy infusions to create my background and then stamped the sentiment.
 I added some mustard seed Oxide ink to tone things down a little
 and stamped the sun into the corner. 
 I used the oxide to colour the centre of the sun
I die cut an ornate frame in gold
Next I stamped the main image and some of the flowers onto acetate coloured with alcohol inks and cut them out. 
 I also stamped "let go" onto yellow vellum
Then it was time to put everything together.

Here is my finished card.

with some close ups.

and one final shot.

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

Pixie's snippets playground #357
Happy little stampers anything goes
Simon says stamp Wednesday make your own background
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes
The Funkie Junkie boutique blog 1/3 It's heating up
A inky mess 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.

I would also like to give a little shout out for my latest work which has been published by Making Cards Magazine. I was asked by Visible Image to make some cards using their Random art of kindness stamp set and I also used the atomic flower stencil. I was delighted to see that one of my cards is the feature card on the front cover of the August edition of the magazine. I called this card my "Pot of kindness".

Inside is a double page step by step of how I made 2 cards for my "Garden of Hope". 
This edition is out now I really smiled when I saw it on the shelves of W H Smiths on Friday 😊
Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. That beach and ocean look beautiful.. and sandy beaches too.. I wish I could be swimming there. love the card!! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What a lovely sentiment and I do love the gold!!!
    Congrats once again my friend for your well deserved magazine feature. :)
    We have sunshine here today although it is very breezy but my goodness what a balmy breeze it is, a perfect washing drying day!!
    Happy new week lovely,
    V x

  3. Your card is beautiful and you have captured the essence of a sunny day with your stunning background! Thank you for sharing your card in our It's Heating Up! challenge at The Funkie Junkie Boutique challenge blog! Hugs! Sara Emily

    PS Biggest congratulations on your publication--your artwork is certainly worthy of a covershot! Well done!

  4. Love your infusions background, and your wonderful use of these stamps. Lovely card and reminder!

  5. Your card is gorgeous! So creative. And wow, congrats on making the magazine cover! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the watercolour challenge!

  6. Fabulous card. Love the background and the image in the frame. I especially love the sentiment because it gives me hope since I sure am not perfect - lol. Thanks for joining us at The Funkie Junkie Boutique Blog.

  7. Wonderful card Jane - gosh I do love those stamp sets! And go you - cover girl :) Well done.

    Sorry I'm late commenting!


    Di xx


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