Monday, 19 August 2019

Town and country Christmas Eve

Good morning, it's time for my Monday Visible Image design team make and I am sharing the 2nd of my Christmas samples using the awesome new Christmas stamps which were released on Saturday. They have been so popular and I have so enjoyed making my samples. 
Today's makes (yes I made 2 in the end) uses 2 wonderful sets
I wanted to showcase both the wonderful houses silhouette and the pine trees stamps.  I decided that making 2 cards would do this best.

So first up is how I made my "town" card. I stamped with black Versafine and clear embossed the sleigh and the search the skies sentiment from the 2nd set. I stamped the moon around Santa using Versafine Clair morning mist ( a grey ink). I then sprinkled on some "In the Navy" PaperArtsy Infusions and added some water until I was happy with the background. I then dried it off.
I repeat stamped the houses across the bottom of the background in Versafine Clair Morning mist first, then Paradise then Nocturne overlapping each layer. 

I added the little stars using gold ink. I also added some Frantage.
 This is my finished Town Christmas eve card.
with a close up showing the Frantage.
For the country version I used the same techniques but on a very different background made using the below ingredients. 
I embossed the stars in white glitter and the trees I repeat stamped using the same Versafine Clair colours as my town card. I used the same sentiment as it goes so well with Santa in his sleigh.
I added the large star in gold to this card which is in the Sentimental Christmas set.
Here it is.
I really love these 2 stamp sets.  There are lots of other sentiments in the Sentimental Christmas set which are beautiful and useful too. I have made a set of 4 cards using them which I will share at some point.

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

Cute card Thursday 2/3 add a quote
Through the craft room door 2/2 anything goes
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Creative fingers 2/3 anything goes
Love to craft 2/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafting friends 1/3 anything goes
ABC Christmas 2/3 p, q, r my R is for reindeer
Christmas at sweet stampin 1/3 anything goes
Crafty hazelnuts Christmas challenge anything goes
Christmas cards all year round add a tree

All the new release are available here now.

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,

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. Well I'm nowhere near ready for Santa ... but I do like those rows of little houses!
    Happy new week my friend,
    V x

  2. These are fabulous. Love the first one with the rows of houses - very dramatic! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge of Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  3. Wow, Jane! How lovely! The layers of stamping, the choice of colors, the placement of your images for dimension - all is amazing! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
    Warm Smiles,
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  4. oh wow, I absolutely love these, the sky looks amazing and the quote is super sweet!
    Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday this week!

  5. Wow, such beautiful Christmas cards, I cannot wait for Santa to arrive! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

    Hugs, Zowie.


    Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}

    Through The Craft Room Door

  6. I love both of these cards Jane...your skies are fabulous and of course the town, trees and Santa make for wonderful scenes...fab stamps! xx

  7. great showcase of the new stamp set :)

  8. I love both the city and forest cards, you really are a wonderful artist in your medium. I bet a lot of your cards and framed and kept forever. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  9. Just stunning designs! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  10. Oh wow. Beautiful cards. Love them.
    Thanks for joining us at Craftyhazelnuts Christmas challenge blog. Sorry I am a little late with commenting! Better late than never though! :)
    Happy crafting!
    Catherine x DT

  11. FABulous card and love your gorgeous scene you created..
    Thank you so much for sharing and joining in with us at CCAYR...[ Christmas Crafts All Year Round]

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  12. The background is so beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Regards, Alex aka PinkCraftyMama
    TTCRD DT {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  13. Awesome creation! Love how you created the background! Thanks for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Looking forward to seeing your creative projects in the future galleries again.

  14. Wow! Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ‘ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  15. Beautiful card!
    Thanks so much for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x


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