My Pisces Son

Hello! The sun is shining here in South Wales and we have some fantastic inspiration from Jane Tyrrell here on the blog today…

Good morning, it’s time for my weekly dose of Visible Image inspiration and for today I can finally share the card I made for my son for his birthday on 24 February.

Daisy (my granddaughter) helped me make a quick lemon sponge birthday cake for her uncle (my son is not a fan of cake and this was a version he prefers of my standard Victoria sandwich cake). She so proudly carried it in..



and helped him blow out the candles..



We had such a fab day together, special family time.



So now to share his card!

I used the following stamps…



Pisces from the Zodiac collection..




and Elemental background stamp..




Plus the Time Tunnel stencil..




I made my background with acrylic inks plus some Lindy’s sprays which have a gorgeous sheen. It’s so hard to show in a photo taken in the evening when I was working.




As it was A4 size I cut it up



I added some background stamping using elemental

and some stencilling using white ink.




I stamped and embossed some of the fish and all the Pisces words onto black card and fussy cut them out.


I then put my card design together…




As I had some spare pieces of this background I also made a bookmark for him. I added 2 fish..



and cut up the letters of the Pisces word and mounted them on snippets of black card..




Here are both projects together…




A close up to show the cool elemental stamped background…




and a final collage…




My daughter is also a Pisces and her birthday is coming up next week, so I will be sharing a very different Pisces card for her next Monday…. she now lives at the seaside, so I knew the just the theme to use.


Enjoy your week, we have a very special little 4 year old visitor coming to stay today until Thursday… yes my darling Daisy Jane. No doubt the minute she gets here she will want to start some crafting 😁
Must dash, I have a sweet girlie to collect….


Back soon.


Bye for now,
Jane x



These are brilliant Jane.. what a great idea to make the bookmark with the left over card! Your background and colour choices are superb.. LOVE THEM! Thank you ♡

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



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Play Guitar!

Hi! Hope you’re well.

We had such a great time at Create and Craft at the weekend! Lots of sell outs which was amazing! If you tuned in.. thank you!

Pauline Butcher is here on the blog today sharing one of the fantastic samples she made for the shows…


Hello,

My inspiration today is a card made using one of the awesome new stencils and a brand new definition stamp…





The new products I used were…


Play Guitar stencil




and Son Definition stamp



The background is blended Distress Inks: Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry and Mustard Seed,  flicked with water. I put the stencil over the top, and inked through it with Chipped Sapphire.




I stamped the Son definition onto a piece of white card using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder, I inked the edges, and placed the stencil on it, and inked through one guitar person, using Candid Apple. I went around all the edges of the background, and the definition with Versamark, and heat embossed with a silver sparkle embossing powder.


Thanks for popping in.
Hugs,
Pauline xxxx



How cool is this background! And the sentiment looks awesome! Thank you Pauline ♡

You will find more of Pauline’s fabulous cards and projects over on her blog.



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We will be back with awesome new inspiration from Nicky Gilburt later today.


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Mark & Helen xx


Music Stars

Hello! Thanks for visiting our blog today… we’re back (a little later than planned) with an awesome card by Jane Tyrrell featuring stamps which will feature on our Create and Craft TV shows this coming weekend! More details at the bottom of this post. Jane has combined them with one of our brilliant NEW stencils…

Good morning all,
I am here to share the second sample I have made for Visible Image for the Create and Craft TV shows this Friday 8 September at 7pm and Saturday 9 September at 9am.


Visible Image’s brand new stencil range have been designed by Mark Alexander and are made by Tando Creative. They are the best quality and a useful 6X6″ size. At the moment there are 10 cool designs.




For today’s sample I used the stars and stripes stencil, as the shows are also being transmitted to our friends in the USA




We are also restarting the monthly challenge over on our Visible Image Group Facebook group where you have the chance to win a £40 coupon to spend on the website. Our theme for September is “Distressed”. You can interpret this in any way you wish using your Visible Image stamps. I chose to go with using “Distress” inks and Oxides.


You can also enter our “anything goes/show and tell” challenge every month using Visible Image stamps, which runs year round. This has a £25 voucher for the winner! Both challenges’ winners are drawn at random so whether you are a seasoned Visible Image stamper, or just inking up your first purchase, you are in with a chance.



For this sample I inked up one of the brand new “We are Family” stamps…

I chose Son, such an apt description:



This is my own 28 year old darling son personified. I had him in mind when I designed my card. He likes very CAS (clean and simple) cards and also listening to music and going to concerts. He also strums on a guitar in his home on occasions. So I knew which stamps would be perfect for my card. The Rock out! stamp set ..these work brilliantly with male cards. My son gave this design his seal of approval ?




This is what I got up to…
I stamped the son sentiment onto a Kraft card blank and positioned the stars and stripes stencil just above.

I used Salty Ocean and Candied Apple distress oxide inks to ink through.



I also made up some funky rock star elements. I made some stars from white card which I could then use as templates.



I cut out a red, white and blue star using my templates from snippets of card. I decorated them with the fist and large star from the Rock out set and I also used the little stars from the “Feel the Beat” stamp set
I also stamped and embossed a guitar which I coloured with original distress inks.


I then put on my creative hat to come up with this card…










Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the comments that you kindly take the time to leave.


Bye for now,
Jane x



Brilliant card! Love it! Thank you Jane! ♡

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



Our NEW family definition stamps, music stamps, and this NEW stencil are a perfect match…
it’s like we planned it 😉




We are so excited to launch our NEW stencils and ‘We Are Family’ collection on Create and Craft TV this weekend…

Friday September 8th at 7pm BST (GMT+1)
And Saturday September 9th at 9am BST (GMT+1)

Sky 674 – Freeview 23 – Virgin 748 – Freesat 813 –
Apple TV – Amazon Fire

Or watch online:

http://www.createandcraft.com/gb/

www.createandcraft.com/us

You can watch our shows on catch up for 7 days online too!

Make sure you tune in or set your recorder for the shows, as Mark and Pauline have some awesome demos planned!



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Available from your favourite Visible Image stockist very soon!


Have a great day!


Mark & Helen xx