Brilliantly British

Hello there! Thank you for visiting our blog today! It’s been a Bank Holiday weekend here in the UK so we have enjoyed a day off, and had a BBQ in the sunshine with the family!

It’s not like the British weather to be sunny on a Bank Holiday… so it was awesome! Talking of British, Jane Tyrrell is here with the very first sample showcasing our brilliant NEW Grungy Union Jack stencil! Over to Jane…

Good Evening!


Today I have a bit of a red white and blue theme going on…something patriotic!


Visible Image have brought out a brand new range of stencils and the first I have had the pleasure to play with is none other than the brilliant Grungy Union Jack which can be pre-ordered now!




Isn’t it gorgeous… I love those grungy drips. These have been designed by Mark and made for Visible Image by Tando Creative. They are fab quality and thickness, a generous 6X6″ size and are available to pre order here There are 10 designs, all are awesome, do check them out!


As soon as I saw this stencil I knew just which stamp would go perfectly with it…




yes the bowler hatted man from the Ahead of our Time stamp set.

I kept to the red. white and blue of the flag and inked it up using Distress inks.

I then stamped and embossed the man and added the flying birds… I had been up to London the day before and it got me thinking of Mary Poppins and “feed the birds”… yes I know it’s quite scary inside my head sometimes! I also used the very apt creativity sentiment from the Express Yourself set



Here is my first Design Team card using this awesome new stencil…


Meet Mr Union Jack ?





and here he is in close up




I am loving playing with these new stencils and have been making more samples for the next Create and Craft TV show on 8/9th September. I will also be sharing another of my stencil makes next week.


Bye for now,
Jane x



This is such an awesome card Jane and what a fantastic stamp for the flag! Thank you! ♡

You will find more of Jane’s inspiring cards and projects over on her blog



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Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx


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