Monday, 6 April 2020

Creative Stamping Magazine, a double appearance in Issue #83

I am delighted to appear in two features in this month's Creative Stamping Magazine which is for sale now. I feel the best way to purchase this in these difficult times in on line.  Here are 2 links I can suggest (I am not sponsored by either in any way);  or here
 I have a 5 card commission as part of the magazine design team and I also appear in a feature showcasing for Visible Image stamps.  I was delighted to get my copy  in the post this week, it really is a bumper one and I admit it is always a thrill to see your own work in print, especially as a double appearance. It came at a good time too and cheered me up after such a tough week.

This is the front cover with my Moon Gazing Hare card waving out from the bottom right hand side.
and the delightful free stamps which come with this issue called Enchanted Woodland.
Below is the "official magazine" close up photo of my Moon Gazing Hare card.
I am only obviously only allowed to share the "official" photos here and on social media to comply with copyright restrictions. 
I can't share the rest of my makes here, you would need to buy a copy of the magazine 😀,but I thought I would share one of the "extra" makes I made for myself using the stamps. When I am designing I make several cards and designs and often have one or two that I don't use and are not sent in for publication. 

Below is one of them where I used the gorgeous free owl stamp and some of the branches together with the Happy Birthday stamp.
The background is distress oxides on specialty stamping paper and the circle insert is coloured using  Infusions. I stamped the owl onto card, coloured him in and then raised him up with foam fixers. I continued stamping the branches into the inner circle to add to the depth of the card. 
I would like to enter my owl card into the following challenges;

Pixie's snippets playground #375 I used a snippet of card to stamp my owl on before cutting him out. 
Allsorts 1/3 something old, something new.... my old is my circle die I used to make my aperture, the new is obviously my new stamps.
Cute card Thursday 2/3 anything goes
Love to craft 3/3 anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends 1/3 anything goes
More mixed media 1/3 anything goes
Sweet stampin 1/3 things with wings
We love to create 1/3 anything mixed media
Penny Black and More 1/3 anything goes
Crafter's castle 1/3 anything goes

Before I close I would like to thank everyone for the kind, thoughtful comments they left on my last post about Bear. I had not realized that even from afar, through my blogging and his visits here,  how much he was loved. I also received some cards and wonderful emails thoughtful everyone is.  I am truly humbled and it shows how caring our creative world is.

Stay safe and thank you again.

Thanks for stopping by,

Back soon,

Bye for now.

Jane x


  1. Well I LOVE the hare card, as I'm sure you would have guessed, such a lovely image! :)
    Gorgeous little owl too ... such a lovely selection of stamps.
    Enjoy your new week my dear, hope you're well and healing.
    V x

  2. My favourite is the owl he is really beautiful mum x

  3. A fabulous card, wonderful background design and colours- the stamps are gorgeous. Congrats on your magazine 'appearance' too, the card is a stunner!
    Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin' tis week.

  4. Think I lost last one Jane, but wanted to thank you for your kind words. One of our Granddaughters, like your Daughter is in the front line, she sounded cheery when she rans Saturday but something tells me that was for our benefit.

    Thanks as always for sharing and joining in the challenges.

    B x

  5. These 2 are great and I like the rabbit that is not Easter looking. The owl is lovely in the jewel tones. So great! Hope can see the others one day

  6. Congrats on the magazine features with these wonderful cards!
    And thank you so much for sharing this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  7. Fabulous backgrounds! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends. I hope join us again real soon!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  8. Two really lovely creations, great images and backgrounds. Thank you for joining our 'Old, New, Borrowed, Blue' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  9. I adore your moon inspired cards. I'm a complete moon-aholic! Unfortunately the battery charger for my big camera isn't working so I won't be able to take a photo of the Pink Moon tonight. :-(
    Stay well.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  10. Ooh these are gorgeous. But hmm - think I might just need that magazine. Thank for joining us at Cute Card Thursday. Hugz Andrea.x

  11. Congratulations on being published in Creative Stamping Magazine. I can see why you were chosen. I just adore the owl card. Thanks so much for playing along in the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge.
    Good luck with your entry and hope to see you again.
    Sladjana (DT for Lil Patch of Crafty Friends)

  12. Gorgeous and beautiful cards.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts
    and over at Penny Black and more;-))m

  13. Wonderful cards Jane - you're one talented lady! Great to see you in the Playground again.


    Di xx

    Georgous projects Jane, love the backgrounds and the coloring wow Thank you for sharing and joining into the fun Hugs Terry (DT) xxx

  15. Gorgeous card with amazing background. Thank you for joining us at the Crafters Castle Challenge - Priya Satish DT

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

  17. Wonderful creation - thanks for sharing with us at the Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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