Life Is Tough

Hi there! We hope you are enjoying all the wonderful inspiration we are sharing here on the blog today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with a beautiful sample made for our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday…

Hello and I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful Easter day and are enjoying the bank holiday.

We certainly did and it was so good to catch up with our family. Time to sit, relax and chat is so important.

Today I am sharing my Monday Design Team inspiration for Visible Image.

Mark will be appearing on Create and Craft TV this Saturday 22 April. The show is on at 10am (GMT) on Sky 674,Virgin 748 or Freeview 23 or you can watch it via the Create and Craft website here. I have set up my recorder in case I’m not around at 10am and will look forward to spotting my cards on TV!

My teamies and I have been busy making samples for the show and my card today is one of my samples using the Life can be Tough word stamp together with the tree and leaves from the Create it set. These are 2 of the stamp sets which will be on the show.

Create it!

Life Can Be Tough


I made a background using Distress Oxides. I am having so much fun with these inks.

Every single background is so unique and a perfect background for Visible Image stamps.

I cut this down to make a 5 3/4″ by 5 3/4″ card background.

I stamped and embossed the words and then added the little tree and leaves.

I kept my card very CAS as I really think the background and sentiment says it all.

I used this same sentiment a few weeks ago for a sympathy card for a friend of ours and it was very appreciated.
However I also think that it works well for a card just to tell someone that you are thinking of them.
I know lots of people that are having a really hard time at the moment but through their strength of character
I know they will get through. If you are also one of those people then this card is for you…

Thanks so much for visiting me here today, and enjoy the week ahead.

Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x

This is such a gorgeous card, and these words definitely mean so much to so many people right now. Thank you Jane ♡

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Have a great Monday.

Mark & Helen xx


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