Born to Dance

Hi there! We have more gorgeous inspiration to share with you here on the blog today.

The words and accessory stamps in our stamp sets make gorgeous cards and projects in their own right, as Jane Tyrrell will show you…

Today my inspiration for Visible Image is inspired by “Swan Lake” after a recent visit to a boating lake. It got me thinking and reminiscing about ballet.

My daughter, in her time was quite a ballet dancer and even had the chance to dance a couple of sessions at the Royal Ballet’s White Lodge in Richmond as a teenager. Even as a junior doctor she tried to get to a ballet lesson whenever she could. Her young children and busy life as a GP mean that disappearing off to ballet is not possible for now.  I am sure in the future though she will get back to her dancing. My Mum also used to take her regularly to see ballet shows in London,from a very early age right up until she moved out of London.  I have also been to the ballet many times with my Mum. We have seen all the major ballets including Swan Lake.  Most recently I even managed to drag my Hb along.

So I knew just which stamps to use for today’s post…

Yes the brilliant Born to perform stamp set

I have made previous cards using the dancer so this time I thought I would use some of the words as a focal sentiment and also the great add ons which come with this set. The little ballet shoes are really fun to work with. I stamped and embossed 3 sets of shoes, 1 in red and 2 in black

which I then fussy cut out.

There is a great mix of words you can use in this set. I decided to use the words below. I stamped on some the stars and die cut out my focal.

Then I put on my creative hat to put together my card.

Here it is;

I added a Noor star diecut using black card and filled in one of the stars with red glitter for some bling. I also added red brads to the stamped stars and ribbons to the shoes . I used some of my home printed music paper.This card brings back memories of the hours I spent when my girlie was a teenager sewing ribbons into her new satin ballet shoes.

Here is a close up the sweet shoes.

Bye for now,
Jane x

Fabulous card Jane, and great idea to make the words the focal point for a change. We love black and red.. always looks so striking! Thanks Jane! ♡

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

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Thanks for visiting our blog and we hope you have a good day! We will be back later today with previews of our NEW words stamps!

Mark & Helen xx

Born To Dance

Hi there! So sorry our blog has been neglected of late! It has been a crazy busy time with the UK trade show last week and our TV show next week!

Pauline is here today to share some absolutely stunning inspiration with you…

I’ve used another of those awesome new Visible Image stamp sets for my share for this week,
the beautiful ‘Born to Perform‘ set.

2017-02-25 Visible Image - Ballerina stamp - born to perform - Pauline Butcher

I have kept it quite plain, as I wanted the ballerina to really stand out, so I stamped the image using Versamark,
and heat embossed it using black embossing powder, then just using a couple of colours of Distress ink,
I blended them around her. I added the stars and the sentiments, again heat embossing with black.

Then came the fun bit, blinging it up, lol….. Stardust Stickles inside the stars,
and on top of the Tutu, whilst the Stickles are still wet, I added soome different coloured glitters.
I am holding another ‘Pauline’s Inky Workshop’, 
in Warwick, on Sunday March 12th, 10am – 4pm, £25 per person,
we will be making 3 colourful cards using various inky techniques,
 along with some awesome Visible Image Stamps, some Donna Downy stencils, and some Stamps by Ryn.
Please contact me if you are interested ……. [email protected] 
Thanks for visiting, hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Wow! Your tutu is incredible Pauline!!! Absolutely beautiful card thank you ♡

Isn’t our ballerina fabulous… it’s all in the detail, from the shading on the silhouette to the ink spraying off her tutu!

Visible Image - stamps - Born To Perform promo

The passion that goes into every single one of Mark’s designs shows through..
we were told that a lot at the trade show last week!

When we previewed this stamp set at the beginning of January, it was a clear favourite,
and we are overwhelmed by the number of orders we have already received for this set.

Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. we have lots of incredible Design Team inspiration to share with you
this weekend, catching up with all the latest cards and projects created while we were away! So be sure to pop back soon!

Ooh and don’t miss this week’s giveaway over on our Facebook page this weekend…

You could be the lucky winner of our incredible Shining Bright stamp set!

Shining Bright Promo

Find this photo on our Facebook page and follow the instructions to enter!

Mark will be on Create and Craft TV next Saturday, March 4th at 10am with some of our incredible NEW stamps..
Not to be missed!!!

Have a fantastic weekend.

Mark & Helen xx


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New Stamps Release Preview #1

Hi there! We are incredibly excited to start previewing our NEW stamps here on the blog today.

We will be showing you something from our February release every day, from now until January 27th!

So let’s get started!


Born To Perform Promo

Are you already imagining what you will create with her?

We hope you love this set as much as we do!


All our NEW stamps will be available to pre-order from Saturday January 28th,
and we will be shipping worldwide week commencing February 13th.


Come on over to our Facebook group to join in the chat about our NEW releases!

See you back here tomorrow for some gorgeous inspiration from Pauline Butcher, and for preview #2.

Thanks for visiting!

Mark & Helen xx