Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Stamps and candles for STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome to my 2nd design team post today. This one is for STAMPlorations and our new theme and photo prompt December challenge. This month our theme is

Stamps and candles and full details are here.

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 using any stamps.  There are 3 awesome prizes up for grabs; 

$20 prize code to winner ($25 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card)

$10 prize code to 2 randomly picked entries ($15 if a STAMPlorations product was used as the main/focal point of the card)

Please remember to add our challenge logo of you are entering via a blog post if you would like to be in with a chance of winning. You don't have to do this if you are linking via IG or other social media platforms, but it would be  great if you do!  Full details can be found here.

You can work with the theme, the photo prompt or both. 

I used 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.
and the stars from Christmas baubles

This is what I got up to;
I made a galaxy background using distress oxide sprays on black card.

Using the stars from  Christmas baubles I gold heat embossed them across the background.

I have shared my hand made candles in my blog several times over the years. I make these in batches as they sell well in Dotty's. They are made from paper straws. I used 1 from my blue stash.
I die cut a rectangle from inky mop up card using the  smallest crazy running stitched die and adding star stenciling using the O my stars stencil and gold shimmer paste. I then edged the rectangle with black soot distress ink. 
I made a plaque using one the sentiments from Party time, again gold heat embossed and glued it underneath.
I then matted up my card. 
Here is my finished make
with a couple of close ups


and one final shot

 I hope I may have inspired you to join in with this month's challenge, which is open internationally. Once again all 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 would love to see you also over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 
Bye for now,

Jane x 


It's Christmas my very favourite time of the year

Happy 1st December everyone, I am so excited that here we are ready to count down to Christmas day, my very favourite time of the year. Are you ready? 

Don't worry if you're not.  Every year we think there is not enough time and every year it all come together. It's obviously time today for a new challenge over at Country View, our last of 2021. The theme is as always "Christmas" so you can share anything Christmas related but please remember that you can enter a maximum of  5 times and into a maximum of 10 challenges including ours. 

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.

For my first Christmas make I just had to use my awesome Tim Holtz snarky cats. This card uses the Christmas set. I smile every time I look at these stamps. I like to call this stamp Billy as it tells the adventures of my own sweet cat.

This is what I got up to; I used Tim's reinkers on watercolour card; black soot, frayed burlap, antique linen, stormy sky and salvaged patina for a very dramatic night sky background.


I stamped and coloured "Billy" as I call him from the original snarky cats set using my Zig watercolour pens. I then cut him out. 
I die cut some inky greenery using Tim's Christmas greenery dies and added some clear rock candy glitter and mica flakes

I also used my very favourite and long retired Crescent moon and stars Bigz die . I so wish Sizzix would let Tim bring this back in some form! 

Then it was time to put everything together. 

So Billy managed to climb up into the starry sky and choose his very own Christmas star. Whilst there of course he had to say hello to his old friend The Man in the moon. Here is my finished card.

 a couple of close ups



and one final shot;

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

 Once again all the details for the December challenge are here. Remember that when you buy from the Country View Crafts website postage FREE on orders over £ 7.50. There is also the start of the amazing Advent sale today, so do check it out 

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care and stay safe. I will be sharing my 2nd design team project on the 19th.

I would love to see you over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

Enjoy this very special time of the year. 

 Billy and I would like to wish a very merry Christmas to you all. 
Bye for now

Jane x

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

7th annual giving thanks blog hop and giveaway with STAMPlorations

Hello and welcome to the 7th annual STAMPlorations giving thanks blog hop and giveaway. This is the day when some of the STAMPgirls take part in a celebration to express our gratitude and thanks for being a part of the lovely STAMP family.  

There are some awesome prizes to win;

Hop Prizes;
- FIVE (5) winners of a $10 prize code; winners randomly drawn from all comments left on the hop post and designers' blogs and/or IG accounts.
Giveaway/linky prizes
These will be randomly drawn from the linky
- TWO (2) winners of their choice of STAMPlorations product up to $15 value
- ONE (1) winner of a $40 prize code
Some extra/surprise prizes will also be randomly drawn

You will find all the details here.

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.

For my made I decided to use another in the gorgeous new paper goods which Shery started selling this year. The set I used is one of the colorables sets Doodled coffee and tea

These are such sweet images to colour..... I love the little tea bag...such a dear little extra detail. These images are really simple to colour, I just used my watercolour pens but pens or pencils work just fine too. The card thickness and quality is awesome. 

I added a mix of infusions to some card and then swiped some glitter gel through the hearts all over stencil for my card front

I then added some picked raspberry distress ink to the edges. You will see the details more clearly in the final photos.

I die cut the smallest of the crazing running stitch rectangle dies and stamped one of the sentiments from the always tea time stamp set
I added some picked raspberry distress ink and adhered the colorables in place.

Here is my finished card

and a final shot where you can see the stenciled hearts shimmering. 

A little heads up before you leave 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.

I would love to see you also over on Instagram where I share new creative makes nearly every day. This is my link/profile @jane.tyrrell
Sadly these days I just don't have the time to blog everything! 

The hop and giveaway/linky are open until December 8 (2 weeks), with winners announced on December 10 in the November winners post. Do remember to leave me a little comment before you leave to be included in the draw and head over to the hop here to continue the fun!

I really hope you will join us. I would like to end by saying a huge thank you to Shery, I am so honoured to have been a part of the STAMP family for over 5 years. She is one of the kindest people I know and takes such care of all us STAMP girls. 

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


Monday, 22 November 2021

Free your imagination, Visible Image style

 Good morning and I hope you might have enjoyed some sunshine last week? We have had the most glorious sunny week here in Surrey and the autumn leaf colour has been spectacular. It really does inspire my making. Today I am sharing a slimline card and bookmark made for my Visible Image design team post. Before I start I would like to give you a heads up that they have a HUGE Black Friday sale going on at the moment and all the products I am using today are in it. Some have 70% off! Do check it out. I have added some direct link to the products in my post but you will find all the sale products here.

I worked with Free your Imagination using every stamp in this awesome set (and yes all the products I worked with are in the sale, this set is just £7.99 instead of £11.99)

I added some stenciling using the Lava stencil (£2.99 from £5.99)

and some background stamping with some of the uber useful stamps in Universal. (Just £5.99 from £11.99!) If you don't have this in your background stamps stash it really is one to have! 

This is what I got up to ;

I used one of my A5 size distress re-inker shaving foam backgrounds from my stash and then added the gorgeous new Villainous Potion distress ink through the stencil.

From the card I cut a piece for a slimline card and a bookmark. 

I stamped the bird in black Versafine ink and clear heat embossed. 

I then added gold heat embossed swirls and stars using the Universal set. I also stamped some of the double rings in the set using red ink. This gave the backgrounds lots of texture and depth. 
I stamped the books in blue and also for just the card the open part in grey ink and cut them out. 
I also stamped and white embossed the feathers on black card, seen below, and some of the potion pots and the sentiment (seen in the final photos.) I cut everything out, adding some gold ink to the pots and a black mat to the sentiments. 
Then it was time to put my designs together. Here is the finished card;
and the bookmark;
with a close up of the card;
and one final shot.
I really enjoyed making these and creating a card with a matching bookmark always makes such a unique gift. 

 All the Visible Image links are listed below;

The Visible Image Group page is over on Facebook. Our friendly Group is here ...it would be lovely to see you. You will see lots of gorgeous makes by the DT and customers to inspire your own creativity. Whether you are a new stamper or a seasoned one you will be most welcome.  You will also be able to join in with the monthly Artist Trading Card (ATC) swap which has been such fun. The sign up for the December swap will be live in a few days, if you would like to join us. We are now in the 7th month of swapping and have had over 67 people, worldwide, taking part. 

The main Visible Image Facebook business page is here

Visible Image also has its own You Tube channel here where you can see videos and Lives to give you lots of inspiration 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. Don't miss out on the amazing Black Friday sale. Stock is limited so fill you boots (or even Santa's stocking!) It ends on Monday 29th November.

 You will find me on Instagram here; @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I am able to blog.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x