Friday, 28 November 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder, Stickles & Glossy Accents.

Hello my Crafty friends,

Have you see the new range of 'Express Yourself' Stamps from Visible Image, they are officially on sale as from this Saturday 29th November.
As a member of their Design Team, I of course got to play with them this week, I'm such a lucky girl, so here are some of my makes.......

Stamps used here are.........
'Memories are special moments that tell our story' from the Make me Smile Set, Roses and Damask flourish from the Love is Immortal Set, and the Castle from the Once Upon a Time Set.

The stamps I used on this one are....... 
'Create Your Imagination' from the This Is Me Set and Inky Splat Background.

The stamps used here are......
'Creativity is good for the Soul' from the Make me smile SetGrungeFlourish 
and the Birds from Free Your Imagination Set.

The stamps used are.......
'I'd be Lost without You' from the Never Grow Up Set, hearts from the Harley Jester Set and wings from the Fae Set.

This tag had just had one stamp on it.....
 'You'll never Know unless you Try' from the Never Grow up Set.

The stamps used here are........
'Express Yourself with Art' from the Never Grow up SetClassic Face, Inkognito Man, Birds and Raven from the Free Your Imagination Set, and Barbed wire from the Love is Immortal Set.

And last but not least, stamps used are......
'This Is Me' from the This Is Me SetVision Inkognito, Tall grass, Butterfly, and the Birds from Free Your Imagination Set.

Some of the stamps I've used are in the Black Friday 40% off Sale, which started last night at 10p.m. Take a look HERE.

A Brand new Visible Image Challenge starts on Monday 1st December, gosh less than 4 weeks to Christmas, I must get a wriggle on, lol !!!!!

I'll be back soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Friday, 21 November 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Stickles, Black Stazon ink & Promarkers

Hello again,

I've another creation to share with you, made using some fantastic

The stamps used on this 8" x 8" card are......

I wanted to make a Christmas card, without using any Christmas stamps, so I stamped the Castle using Distress ink, and shading it with  Promarkers, I made a mask to cover the Castle out of a post it note, then added a moon mask over the top, before blending the background using Distress inks. After removing both masks. I ripped a piece of copy paper, and used this to make the blue snow ripples again with Distress ink.

I stamped the Winter tree in brown Distress ink, and the Tall Grass in blue. I used bleach on the Speckled Background stamp, and stamped randomly over the coloured part of the background, then stamped it using blue Distress ink on all the white parts, this is my snow storm, lol !!!! I used Cosmic Shimmer dries white glue, for my snow, and whilst still wet sprinkled glitter over it.

 I stamped Fae onto a separate piece of card, and coloured her with Promarkers, then fussy cut. Her wings were stamped with Black Stazon onto Acetate, and coloured on the reverse side with Promarkers, and when dry I added some white Acrylic paint over the Promarkers, and fussy cut the wings. Her wand is a pin with a red star shaped end, which I covered in Versamark, then dipped into a pale blue powder, and heated embossed.
  My finishing touch of course, is stickles, pink and blue on the Fairy and the grass, red for the baubles and dots of Frosted lace Stickles for the snow storm.

Just to let you know some exciting news, there are some fabulous new Visible Image stamps being released tomorrow, Saturday 22.11.14, whooo hooooo.

There's only 10 days left to get your entry into the Visible Image November Challenge, the theme being 'Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps', and an easy theme I'm sure you'll agree, so come on, get a creation made, for a chance to win a £20 coupon to spend in the webshop, details HERE.
Don't forget also, for those of you who haven't got a blog, entries can still be made in the Facebook Group HERE.

Thank you so much for your visit, please leave a comment to say you've been.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 14 November 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress Inks, Black Embossing Powder, Stardust Stickles & Glossy Accents.

Hello Lovely Crafty friends,

Here's my weekly inspiration, using some of the fantastic
 Visible Image stamps available.

On this 5 1/2" x 7 1/2" card, the stamps I've used are.......

I'm sorry, but the photo's are not the best, the day's have been so dark, that I've had to rely on a daylight bulb, lol !!!!

I started off making the background, mixing Brusho's separately with a drop of water in a palette, 3 colours, yellow, turquoise and red.
 I painted them randomly, letting them merge if they wanted to. when that was dry, using a paintbrush, I flicked the left over paint all over it. I then stamped the dots, just holding it in my hand, again randomly, using Picked Raspberry distress ink. I used the same method with the script stamp, but used Peacock Feathers, and then again with Mustard Seed.
 I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed in black.

I stamped the butterflies onto white card with Versamark and heat embossed again using black powder, coloured them with distress inks, fussy cut, shaped them and added Stickles.

For the Woman, I sprinkled a small amount of red Brusho onto the card, and spritzed with water, running it to the left, don't worry if you have white card showing, this adds to the splattered look, and can be coloured with Salty Ocean Distress ink. 
Totally dry it, then add a swipe with an anti-static bag, and stamp the Woman with Versamark, and heat emboss in black. I then added a coat of glossy Accents to all the black, to give extra dimension, when it was dry I added Stickles to bling it !!!!! 
As you can see I rounded the corners, and mounted it onto black and blue card stock, before adding to the card with glue gel, then added the shaped butterflies with glue gel too.

There's a couple more weeks for you to enter the November Visible Image Challenge, the theme being 'Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps', a very easy one for your chance of winning a £20 coupon to use on the website. All details HERE.

If you haven't got a blog, you can still enter in our Facebook Group HERE.

Thank you for your visit, and your lovely comments, see you again soon,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 7 November 2014

Visible Image Stamps in the November issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.

Hi my Crafty friends,

Just a quick post today, I'd like to share this card I made using the fantastic Revolution stamp set, made by the awesome Company Visible Image Stamps.
I was lucky enough to have it published in the October Issue of 'Craft Stamper'. what an honour, and I'd like to thank Helen and Mark (aka Visible Image) for the fabulous opportunity.

I won't go into great detail of how I achieved this card, because it's all in the magazine for you all to see.

Don't forget about the Visible Image Challenge, the November theme is, 'Your Favourite Visible Image Stamps', do have a go.
You can also enter in the Visible Image Group, add your photo, and state that it is a November Challenge entry......HERE.

If you are visiting the NEC Hobby Crafts show this weekend, do pop along to Stand B26, where the lovely Helen and the awesome Mark will show you their fantastic unique stamps.

Thank you for visiting,

Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks, Dries white glue, Glitter & Stickles.

Hello again,

I'm here today to tell you about the Lavinia Stamps November Challenge,
the theme this month is 'Snow and Sparkle',
with a chance to win a whopping £40 to spend in the
 Lavinia Stamps web shop, and there are loads of new goodies,
 including the brand new Celtic Dream Dies.

Here are my DT creations, 
which I hope will give you a bit of inspiration to enter !!!!!

Do pop over to the Challenge blog, and check out all the DT inspiration HERE

Thank you so much for dropping in, see you again soon.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Stickles, Glossy Accents and White Embossing Powder.

Hello again,

I'm back to tell you about the Visible Image November Challenge,
 the theme is 'Your favourite Visible Image Stamps'.

I had to think hard about which of my favourite stamps to use, I love so many, in fact all of them, lol !!!!
Anyway in the end I chose the fantastic Revolution,
it is such a comprehensive set, so unique and versatile.

This card was created blending some Distress inks, then over stamping still using Distress inks. The Horse was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white, and the Fleur de Lis was stamped in Black Versafine,I used extra thick bleach with a small paintbrush to whiten the inside of the Fleur de Lis, then covered it with Glossy accents. The sentiment was stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Black. The finishing touch was Stickles coating the mane and tail.
I showed the lovely people who attended my workshop last weekend, how to make this card, their end results were amazing, such a talented bunch.

I hope you'll choose you favourite Visible Image stamps, and enter this Challenge, all the details and more DT inspiration are HERE.
If you haven't got a blog, you can still enter in the Facebook Group, HERE.

If you're going to the NEC Hobby Crafts show next week, do pop and say Hello to the Lovely Helen and Awesome Mark, aka Visible Image, their stand is B26, and will be displaying all their yummy stamps, with lots of DT inspiration.
 I will be there causing some havoc on Thursday 6th, lol !!!!

Hugs, Pauline xxxx