Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Things with wings linky party and hop with STAMPlorations

Hello friends. I am delighted to be taking part again in this year's fun Things with Wings event over at STAMPlorations 

We are celebrating big time and you can find all the details here.

There are lots of fab prizes up for grabs;
blog hop prizes:
- 3 winners of a $10 prize code randomly drawn from comments left on the STAMPlorations blog and designers' blogs

linky prizes: 
- 3 winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product (up to $15 value)
- 1 winner of a $25 prize code
- 1 winner of the Things with Wings Kit - randomly drawn from entries where STAMPlorations products were used
extra prizes:
- a few surprise winners randomly drawn from their social media accounts (FB, IG, Pinterest, blogs) to win either prize codes or products.

The hop and linky are open until May 7. Winners will be announced on May 10 in the April winners post.

WOW..!!

For my inspiration for this event I just had to use butterflies and Shery has so many awesome butterfly products in her store. 
I have affiliate links in my STAMP posts which simply means that if you click on any of the live links here and buy something from the STAMP store I will receive a small commission at no cost whatsoever to you 😊  I also have a special code you can use; If you order more than $15 of product from the website (after discounts and before shipping) and quote my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout you can get 20% off your order on top of any other savings offered!  I also have a very special extra treat if you use my special code with any orders, details are at the end of this post.

I worked with these products;


and this is what I got up to; I added a little kitsch flamingo distress to my card and the placed then stencil (mask)
I added more oxide ink until I was happy with the blend and then stitched around the edge with my sewing machine
I stamped the sentiment in place and stamped the smaller Trendy butterflies onto some inky mop up card and cut them out. 
Then it was time to put everything together. 

Here is my finished card;

with a couple of close ups;

and one final shot.

Remember that if you order more than $15 of product from the website (after discounts and before shipping) and quote my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at checkout not only can you get 20% off your order. My little extra treat is that if you do this you can also choose a product for FREE up to the value of $7! Here is a link to the website.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Bye for now,

Jane x 

Thursday, 1 April 2021

April stamps and curves for STAMPlorations

 Hello and welcome to April 1st which also happens to be my birthday! This is my second design team post up as it is time for our newest theme over at the STAMPlorations  Theme and Photo prompt challenge. This is our lovely theme and photo prompt


 I have affiliate links in my STAMP posts which simply means that if you click on any of the links here and buy something from the STAMP store I will receive a small commission at no cost whatsoever to you 😊I also offer a very special extra treat if you use my code, details at the end of this post.

You can enter up to a maximum of 3 entries. There are awesome prizes up for grabs; A $20 prize code for the winner, as well as $7 prize codes awarded to 3 randomly selected entries. Please remember to add our challenge logo to your post if you would like to be in with a chance of winning. Full details can be found here.
You can work with the theme, the photo prompt or both as I always love to do. 

I worked with the following awesome products and have added live links to them in my post. Remember if you also use my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at the check out you can get an additional 20% off on top of any existing discounts! Shery ships internationally at very low cost too.
This is what I got up to;



I hope I may have inspired you to join in with this month's challenge, which is open internationally. Once again the details are  here.
Remember that if you order more than $15 of product from the website (after discounts and before shipping) and quote my unique code STAMPGIRLJANE at checkout not only can you get 20% off your order you can also choose a product for FREE up to the value of $7! Here is a link to the website.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will be back with my 2nd DT project on 15th of this month.

All those bubbles seemed perfect too to share a virtual glass of champagne with you to celebrate my Big Birthday today. Cheers! 

Bye for now,

Jane x 

The birds and the bees for my birthday

Hello everyone it's 1 April and my birthday too!

It is a biggy for me this year...today I am six.......ty. Gulp how on earth did that happen? Do enjoy a virtual glass of champagne. It's been in the fridge to chill. 

It's my 2nd Lockdown birthday and sadly all the plans we had cannot take place but we are safe and coming out of Lockdown slowly so I am not complaining. Celebrations will have to wait. Our family have still have not celebrated last Christmas together and we have all our pressies unopened so perhaps I can have a 60th Christmas party in the summer! 

Of course being the first of the month I have 2 design team posts today for our new challenges.  First up is my design team post for Country View where our challenge theme for this month is "The birds and the bees". So we would like you to share projects where the focus is on birds and/or bees. 

As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

So as it is my birthday I decided that I had to make a birds and bees birthday card. 

This is what I got up to. I made a distress ink and oxide background

I stamped my Visible Image Life is beautiful humming bird and the flower from their Create Chaos set onto inky mop up card and cut them out. Next I stamped the birthday sentiment into the corner and some stamping behind the flower ready to add the flower

I added some colouring to the bird
I also stamped him on the card ready to add the cut out one on top. 
 I stamped some extra small birds from the learn to fly again stamp set in the background. 
I also stamped and die cut some bees from my Tim Holtz Entomology stamp set and gave them a little colour.

It was then time to put everything together.

Here is my finished card;
with a couple of close ups. You can see some extra shading and glossy accents added to the bubbles.

and one final shot.

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

We would love to see you join in with our April challenge. 

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our "birds and the bees" challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 

You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing from CVC is free on all orders over £7.50! Once again all the details for the April challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care and stay safe. I will be sharing my 2nd design team project on the 15th.

Back again in a couple of hours!

Bye for now

Jane x

Monday, 29 March 2021

Dreams of sunshine birthdays with Visible Image

Good morning it's time for my fortnightly design team post for Visible Image. For today's make I was inspired by my upcoming "not going to happen big birthday plans". I have a big birthday coming up on Thursday and all the plans we made a few years ago have gone out of the window courtesy of Mr Corona.  

We had planned a celebratory trip and a lovely meal out .

This is a distant memory of a meal out in our beloved Rhodes 2 years ago. 


 but as that is not going to happen I created an imaginary "sunshine holiday" birthday on a canvas. A girl can still dream can't she?  Confused....well that's how my creative brain works. All will be revealed....

I worked with these sets;

the birthday sentiment from Lost for words



and the Count me in stencil
This is what I got up to;
I added drops of picked raspberry, squeezed lemonade and crackling campfire distress reinker to a rectangle of water colour card and added water using my distress sprayer. 
Once dry I added these distress inks through  the Count me in stencil

I also machine stitched around the edge of the card.
Next I created a circle frame for my flowers using 3 die cut scallop circle edges. 
I stamped the flowers from 
Random art of kindness onto inky mop up card and cut them out. I decoupaged the centers of the circular ones and adding glitter pen details to them all for extra sparkle.
I then glued them around the circle frame.
I stamped the birthday sentiment onto card and stitched a border. I also did this to a coloured card mat and stuck them together.
I glued this into the centre of the floral circle.
I made a corrugate card base for my canvas by adding a little red ink and then some embossing powders to it for extra detail and texture.
 I ripped off some of the covering and used a brush to add embossing ink to areas around the visible edges only. I sprinkled in the powders and heat embossed them from underneath.
Then I matted the finished canvas onto blue card, adhered it to the base and added sprinkle of sequins to finish.

Job done....

Here it is...you might need sun glasses!
with some close ups showing the details.




and one last shot of my Calypso birthday canvas.

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

The house that stamps built 1/3 anything goes
Fab n funky 1/3 flowers

 All the Visible Image links are listed below

Visible Image group page on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it 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 giveaways...open world wide. Do check out the Facebook LIVES and videos where you will be able to see lots more samples and ideas. 

Their Instagram page can be found here 

Pinterest here

And once again the shop web site is here; where all their gorgeous stamps and stencils can be purchased.
This is the link to the new release. 

 If you would like to follow me on Instagram where I share all my makes, this is the link to my account.

 My Hb and I will obviously not be donning our sunglasses on Thursday and lapping up the sunshine in a tropical hideaway. We will still enjoy a little celebration at home ....and a bottle of champagne is going in the fridge to chill.

The only upside of all this is we that don't have to share it with anyone!!!! Cheers! 

I will be back here on my birthday, as of course being the first of the month I also have my other 2 DT's hats to put on. Time and tide eh!!

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Bye for now,

Jane x



Friday, 19 March 2021

Butterfly silhouettes for Country View

 Hello friends, I am back today with my 2nd design team make for our current "Silhouettes" challenge over at Country View. So we would like you to share projects where the focus is a silhouette image. The perfect stamps for me to use are of course Visible Image as many of their stamps are silhouettes. Susan has a good stock of their stamps here. If any are out of stock just add your email address and you will be notified when they are back in.

As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website.  You can find all the details of the challenge and more examples made by my talented teamies here.

This is what I got up to;

I made a background using the gorgeous Visible Image entwined butterflies stencil and a rainbow of distress inks

I stamped the words from the So much stronger sentiment set

and the lovely silhouette butterflies from Live life now which I clear embossed.
 I then added the little butterflies stamping with grey versafine clair
Here is my finished card 
and one last shot
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Crafters Castle 3/3 anything goes 
Lil patch of crafting friends 2/3 anything goes
Addicted to stamps and more 1/3 make your mark
Creative moments 1/3 anything goes

I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our "silhouettes" challenge. You can use any stamps/products, the choice is yours. 

You can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with other challenges. There is also a £20 crafting voucher up for grabs to the lucky randomly selected winner to spend over on the Country View Crafts on line store. Remember that UK postage and packing from CVC is free on all orders over £7.50! Once again all the details for the March challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Bye for now

Jane x