Monday, 18 September 2017

Visible Image at Ally Pally September 2017

Good morning. I hope you had a lovely weekend? I went to the Crafting at Ally Pally Show in London yesterday.
 The show is held in the Great Hall of the Palm Court, such a fantastic place, with the gorgeous stained glass round window letting the light stream in,
 Ally Pally is high on a hill in North London and the views out across to the iconic London skyline are stunning.

The Visible Image stand is so bight and vibrant, it really does stand out in the hall.
I love the way that Helen and Mark decorate every inch of their stand.  I am so proud to be a part of their Design Team and I love seeing all our work displayed.
 Mark was kept busy chatting to customers.

 I enjoyed waving to some of my cards displayed there...I winked at my eye card 😉

The display below had the new brilliant family definitions stamps at the top and you will spy my DT card I shared last week using "Father". The card I am sharing for my Visible Image DT post today uses "Mother," on the top far left.

I made it for the recent Create and Craft TV shows last week using the "Mother" sentiment.

First I made an Oxide background.

 Then on a plain piece of card I repeat stamped the large grungy heart from the own kind of beautiful set
I them cut around their tops and painted them with the same colours I used for the background.

Below the hearts I stamped the Mother definition stamp, accenting "Mother" in red. I also stamped out some small hearts which I added Glossy Accents to. I then stamped and embossed in red just the "beautiful" part of the Own kind of beautiful sentiment onto my oxide background.

Here is my finished card ...................

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
Moving along with the times 1/3 sentiment as a focal point
Sweet Stampin 1/3  favourite stamp this new stamp is now one of my favourite stamps
Happy Little stampers September watercolour
Pixie's Snippets playground #299/300 I used the tiniest snippets of card for my little hearts.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for the very kind comments you take the time to leave me. It really was a lovely day yesterday and if you ever get the chance to visit Ally Pally I would highly recommend it. The next crafting show will be next will certainly be going in my diary.

It is also such a great opportunity to catch up with 2 very special people..
Yes dear Helen and Mark aka Mr and Mrs Visible Image...such fun and such gorgeous souls. I just wish it was more than twice a year we got to meet!

Enjoy the week ahead.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 15 September 2017

A last blast of summer

I am back from our wonderful holiday on the sunshine island of Rhodes. We had temperatures in the high 30s every day and one day it topped 43c. I do love the heat and with air con in our room to allow  comfortable sleep I find it fully recharges our batteries ready for the coming autumn and winter.
I have not had time to download all our photos yet and I will write some posts but for now I shall just share a few of that wonderful sunshine and the blue Aegean Sea.
 We gazed out to it from our balcony
 and on our trips out each day.
There is no blue quite like this in my books.
We watched one last sunset before we came home...

When we landed at Gatwick at 4am yesterday morning we had a temperature drop to 7c!

I plan to make a Moment of our trip but today I am catching up with my girlie and grand babies.

So today I am sharing an anniversary card I made for Dotty's Teahouse.
As we are saying goodbye to summer I thought one last hot sunny card would be very appropriate.

I made an inky background with summery distress inks, added some butterflies stencilling using my STAMPlorations stencil and then some die cut butterflies. I gave the middle butterfly some texture using Crackle Paste. The stamped sentiment is Lili of the Valley.

I would like to enter it into the following challenges;

Creative Inspirations 1/3 Seasonal my season is summer...time to say goodbye!
Moving along with the times 1/3 sentiment as a focal point
Sparkles 1/3 punches or dies
A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes
That's Crafty 1/3 fly away

Have a lovely weekend.
I am going to the Ally Pally Stamping show in London Sunday. It will be great to see Helen and Mark, my Visible Image "bosses" again and catch up.  It is such a great show, one of the best imho. Perhaps I might see some of your there? I will be back on Monday with some photos.

Bye for now,

Jane x

Monday, 11 September 2017

Long distance crafting

It's another marvellous Monday and time for my weekly inspiration for Visible Image. Did  you catch the live shows on Friday and Saturday?  I was rather a long way away to watch on TV so I watched on my tablet from here.....

yup....I'm on holiday.

Soaking up the sun,

Eating yummy food, with a glass of Mythos of course..

and a little bit of sightseeing too ......


OK back to my DT project for today.

 I used the brilliant strobes stencil, perfect for sending some sunshine to you all 😃

Today's card is another of the samples I made for the shows. You can still watch both shows on the Create and Craft web site for another 5 days if you did miss it. Mark and Pauline did some amazing demos too.

I also used the new  Father definition stamp
Here is my sunny card
I used Distress oxides through the strobes stencil and then added the Father sentiment plus some accent stamps from the Own it! and Create it stamp sets. We also have a "distressed" challenge running during September over on our Facebook come and join could win £40 voucher to spend on your choice of Visible Image stamps.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

The Artistic stamper 2/3 take a little colour
Cute card Thursday 1/3 autumn
As you like it 1/3 flora or fauna mine is flora..I love how versatile this tree and leaves stamps are.
Simon says stamp Wednesday Stamp it!

All the Visible Image links can be found here;

Visible Image group page on FacebookOur friendly Group can be found here would be lovely to see you there. You can add work to the "Show and Tell" album where one randomly chosen winner each month wins a £25 coupon to spend on the website. Our monthly themed challenge for September is "distress it" and the prize for this challenge is a £40 coupon. 

The main Visible Image Facebook page is here; there are weekly stamp world wide!

And the shop web site is here; where all these gorgeous stamps can be purchased. 

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Thanks for stopping by and a very warm welcome to my newest followers, it's so lovely to see you joining me on my creative journey.

If you are going to the Stamping Show at Ally Pally on shout and I will say hello. I will also be catching up with Helen and Mark at the Visible Image stand.

Bye for now...I need to get back to the beach 😉

Jane x