Wednesday, 13 January 2021

Keeping square with our Country View January challenge

 It's time for my 2nd design team make for our current "Squares" challenge over at Country View. As always there is a fab £20 voucher up for grabs for one lucky randomly selected winner to spend on the website. For my first make I shared a new year's card using Visible Image stamps. Today I am using one of their stencils and a different stamp set to make a card to send to someone who might need cheering up.

My daily visits to feed my dinos certainly lift my sprits and I saw this gorgeous swan pair too.

To make the background for my card I first roughly blended squeezed lemonadetwisted citron  broken china distress oxides onto white cardstock.

I then used the square route stencil and added faded jeans oxide. 

Next I stamped and cut out the typewriter from the "One kind word" stamp set. Susan is out of stock of this at the moment but does have lots of other Visible Image stamps and stencils on the website.
I stamped one of the words onto the typewriter paper and also one of the sentiments from the set onto the card. Before adhering the typewriter I stamped the letters cascade in green archival ink. 

Here it is finished.
with a couple of close ups

and one final shot
I hope I may have inspired you to join in with our January "use 1 more squares" 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 January challenge can be found here.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. 

Back soon,

Bye for now

Jane x


  1. This is fabulous Jane, I love these 'proper' old fashioned typewriters. Take care and have a great week, Sue x

  2. Awe love the vintage typewriter and such a lovely sentiment too!
    Enjoy the rest of your week my dear and stay safe,
    V x

  3. Fabulous background Jane and such a very meaningful sentiment. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. I do like the typewriter stamp... great background too, Jane! x

  5. This card is fabulous Jane !
    Corrie x


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