Friday, 27 March 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Black Versafine Ink, White Pen and Black Stickles.

Hello again,

Twice in one week, it's getting to be a habit, lol !!!
Today I'd like to share a card made using a set of the fabby new stamps from
Visible Image stamps.

The stamp set is called Leave your Fears.

The background is very simple, just 4 colours of Distress Ink, Salty Ocean, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed, blended, and flicked with water, then over stamped using Black Versafine Ink, I added some extra birds, and some of the branches for balance, and finished off using Black Stickles on the big raven.

Just a few days left to get your Visible Image Show and tell projects into the album, details HERE, for a chance to win some new stamps.

And take a look in the Visible Image Facebook Group, it's all happening there, with news of new Workshops, and peoples lovely projects using these awesome stamps, HERE.
I have fab news, I have been asked to run some Visible Image Workshops, details are, drum roll please.........

Saturday 4th April, workshops at Back2Craft, at 5, Silvercourt, Brownhills, 
WS8 6HA. 3 places left, please contact the shop on 07760665584 for details.

Saturday 18th April, 2 workshops at Pink Tulip Creations Ltd
Spernal Ash Nurseries, Studley, please contact the shop on 01527 852052 for details.

Sunday 17th May, 2 Workshops, including a Roast Dinner, organised by Out of The Blue Gift Shop, to be held at The Compass Inn, Tormarton, Badminton,
 Nr Bristol. Contact the shop 01454 312355 for details. 

Thank you muchly for visiting
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Promarkers, Acrylic paint, Stickles, Glossy Accents, and Versafine Ink.

Hello Crafty friends,

I'm sharing a card I made using a fabulous set from Visible Image,
he is a cheeky little chappie, and I just love him.

The stamp set I used is.....

This is a 6" x 6" card, I took my topper and stamped the Cat in the middle, and coloured him using my Promarkers. Using a fine pointed paintbrush I painted over him with masking fluid, being careful not to go over the edges of his out lines. I placed the topper onto my glass mat, and with masking tape, masked off 1/4" around all the edges. Using yellow acrylic paint and a wide brush I roughly painted the background, as the cat is covered with masking fluid, you don't have to be too careful, when it was dry, I used Blue Acrylic paint with the wide brush with very little paint, and made criss cross patterns. When it was dry I randomly stamped the grinning face using Black Versafine ink. Again I left this to dry before I removed the masking tape, and with my finger gently rubbed off the masking fluid ( I love doing this, lol !!!) Using Black Versaine ink, I stamped the sentiment around the edges, then added Stickles and Glossy Accents to finish.

Don't forget to check out the 'Show and Tell' for your Visible Image makes, only a few days to go for this month, get your entries in.

There's lots going on in the Visible Image Facebook Group too, check that out HERE.

Thanks for popping in,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 20 March 2015

Visible image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Versamark Pad, Wow Embossing Powder, and Stickles.

Hi there, 

It's Fabulous Friday again, and my turn to share some Visible Image Love.

Today's Visible Image creation is a fabulous new stamp set called 
I think it's a beautiful stamp set, but see what you think.......

I'm sorry about the quality of the photo, the light has been so gloomy of late, that I had trouble showing all the colours.

The background is Brusho's, sprinkled and spritzed with water, until I got the effect I wanted, mopping up the puddles as they formed, to keep the colours fresh. I then stamped the leaf using Versamark, and heat embossed using Green and Orange embossing powders, I also masked off areas of the stamp so's I was just stamping with the small leaves, I heat embossed the sentiment with Orange embossing powder. Then, you know me, there has to be bling, so out came my Orange, Green and Red Stickles, and glittered everything, lol !!!!

We are having lots of fantastic entries into the Visible Image 'Show and Tell',
if you make a card with Visible Image stamps then please do enter, you could win some new stamps, details HERE.

Join the Visible Image face Book group too, there's always lots going on, take a look HERE.

I'm off to the NEC today, for some retail crafty therapy, lol !!!! If you see me, stop and say Hello.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 13 March 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Candy Box Crafts Ltd. MDF Coaster Set, Oak House Studio Pigment Inks, Distress Inks, & Stickles.

Hi again crafty friends,

Today I'd like to share a set of Coasters, from Candy Box Crafts Ltd., that I've decorated, 
using the new unique Music stamps from Visible Image.
 These were a sample for my Inky Workshop 3, the results of this fab day are on the post below, do take a look.

The stamps I used for these coasters were..........
Feel The BeatSingRock OutJazz it UpPlay it Loud and Soul Music, the little edging stamp is a sneak peek of the Visible Image freebie, it's out very soon in the May issue of Craft Stamper.

I painted all the components with a neutral base colour acrylic paint, used a stencil from my stash with distress inks for the background, then stamped the fab images on to each coaster using the very bright Oak House Studio ink pads, I completed it with a dash of a Gold paint pen, Stickles and some Treasure Gold gilding wax.

There is still loads of time to get your Visible Image entry into the 'Show & Tell', for a chance of winning some new stamps of your choice, take a look HERE.

Pop along to the Visible Image Facebook group to see all the news, and lots of inspiration HERE.

Thank you for dropping in,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Pauline's Inky Workshop 3 - The Coaster Story Results...

Hi there,

I ran a Workshop on Sunday, painting and decorating some fabulous Coaster sets from Candy Box Crafts Ltd., the inspiration for doing these coasters came from my very good friend Eileen Godwin, (in fact she held me down by my neck and told me I'd got to do them, lol !!!) Thank you Eileen, love you.

Thank you too, to all the lovely crafters that can to play, and got messy, including the very excited and talented 11 year old Maisie.
 Everyone was so engrossed and quiet at times I thought you'd all gone to sleep, lol, the results are stunning, but see for yourselves.

 I had the best-est of times, with such fantastic company, and I can't wait to do it all again on Sunday 14th June, I hope you can come.

Aren't they all fantastic ???

Hugs Pauline xxxxxx

Friday, 6 March 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Promarkers and Glossy Accents


Another week has passed in a blurrrr,
 not enough hours in the days to do all the crafting I'd like to, hehehehe !!!

Today's share from Visible Image Stamps, is a card made with the fabulous
White Rabbit from the Wonderland collection.

A slightly different take for me, I wanted it to look fresh and Spring like, and could be given as an Easter Card, so I kept the inking to a bare minimum.

I stamped the Wabbit, he is sooooo cute, with Memento, and coloured him with Promarkers, adding some glossy accents to his eyes and watch, and a glitter pen to make some faux metal buttons and around the watch.
 I used very little Distress ink, just around the edges and to ground him, then stamped the Winter Tree to either side, and the sentiments that come with Wabbit.

I hope you've added some Visible Image creations to the 'Show & Tell', there's a chance of you winning some stamps, if your's is chosen at the end of the month.

The Visible Image Face Book Group is buzzing at the moment, like the group and join in, loads of inspiration, and another place to share your Visible Image creations.

I have 'Pauline's Inky Workshop 3' on Sunday, we will be playing with coasters, I shall photo's and results in the week.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Monday, 2 March 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Promarkers, Stickles and a few gems.

Hi there,

Gosh we are already into March, and I must admit, I'm enjoying the bit of sunshine that we have occasionally !!

Today I like to share a couple of cards I've created, as a DT member, hopefully to inspire you to get your entries into the new Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme for March is 'Add some Gems'.

The stamps I've used on this card are........

I stamped Giselle using Memento Black Tuxedo, and coloured her using Promarkers, I roughly blended 2 colours of Distress ink around her, and grounded her too with some bumpy grass. I then stamped the words using Black Versafine ink.

I also stamped an extra set of wings which I coloured and fussy cut and added to Giselle to give a bit more dimension, I then added some small gems in the bubbles and randomly in the words and of course some Stickles on the wings.

The stamp on this card is.......

I decided to make a very simple card with this stamp, unlike me, lol, it is such a beautiful image I felt it needed to be seen in all it's glory, so I cut 3 circle shapes on my Big Shot with some Spellbinders dies, and a card blank using the largest die. On the smallest circle, I stamped the image using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, and again coloured with Promarkers, I blended around the edge with Distress ink, and added a Timmy Chit Chat sticker. I blended Distress inks on the edges f the next 2 circles for matt and layering, added it all to the card blank, ad stuck a few gems on, Stickles finished it all off.

You can always enter the Challenge by email if you haven't got a blog, all the details are HERE, there's a chance of winning a whopping £40 worth of products from the Lavinia  web-Shop.

I am running a workshop on Sunday 8th March 10am- 4pm at a venue in Warwick, this month we are decorating Coasters, using paints inks and stamps, for more information please contact me via PM on FB, or email me at

Thank you for visiting, and for your inspirational comments, they are much appreciated.

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxx