Merry Christmas from Visible Image

Hello! Thank you for coming to visit our blog.

We’re sharing some gorgeous Christmassy creations today to help get you in the festive mood…

Veerle Moreels

Nicky Gilburt

Jane Tyrrell

Corrie Herriman

Jane Tyrrell

Elina Strömberg

Dot Leathbridge

Teresa Morgan

Sue Davies

Pauline Butcher

Fabulous ♡ ♡ ♡ It’s definitely feeling like Christmas here!

We’re taking a much needed break over the holidays, so from now until January 4th we will not be processing any more orders, but these will be posted immediately on our return.

We would like to wish all our customers, friends and followers a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year!

We would also like to take this opportunity to say farewell and thank you to some of our awesome 2016 team… Susanne Rose, Sue Davies, Paul Browning, Gez Butterworth and Jane Tyrrell. It has been fabulous working with you all and we wish you a very Happy New Year filled with exciting new adventures! You are all so incredibly talented ♡

Enjoy the festivities!

We have lots of exciting plans for 2017…

Mark & Helen xx

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Baby It’s Cold Outside – Visible Image

Hello! Are you feeling festive yet? Teresa Morgan is here on the blog today with a fantastic Christmas tag…

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas……and I have a festive tag to share with you all today, using some fabulous Visible Image stamps:


I die cut two blank tags using my Tim Holtz Sizzix die, and then used a Sizzix Mixed Media die to cut the holes in one of the blanks. Several shades of blue and black Distress Ink are blended over the tag. I added more pattern to the tag by splatting some water on the inks and blotting off.


Jack is stamped with Archival Ink and coloured with Distress Inks using a water brush – this gives a softer, looser effect than colouring with markers. I randomly stamped some snowflakes over the tag before adding the sentiment at the top. Jack is attached with 3d foam pads, and the second blank tag is glued behind the decorated one to complete the piece.

Visible Image Stamps - Snowman Jack set

Stamps Used:

Snowman Jack Set


I hope that you enjoyed today’s project, don’t forget to check out the links below for more inspiration!!

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information

Visible Image Pinterest Boards – inspirational projects

Visible Image on Instagram – daily dose of inspiration straight to your phone, don’t forget to tag us in your projects too!

Thank you Teresa ♡  Awesome tag!

You can see more of Teresa’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.

Thanks for visiting us here on the Visible Image blog today… come back soon!

Have a great day!

Mark & Helen xx

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Angels @ Visible Image

Hello there! Thank you for visiting us here on the Visible Image blogy.

We have a stunning project from Nicky Gilburt to share with you today…

Visible Image stamps - Angel stamp - Nicky Gilburt

I love love love this angel! A gorgeous stamp with accompanying word and a little angel too for adding backgrounds and extras. 

I stamped and embossed the Angel and the word first. I then painted over her with Inkessentials glue and seal, which protects the image. Those tiny sparkles of white that shine through – if you lose them then you lose the effect, You can see I managed a 2mm border around her. Once dry, the ‘glue and seal’ resists all inks, so that the angel remains clean!

The background to this card was made by lightly rubbing 3 colours of distress ink over a square card and then stenciling through circles cut out of acetate, called the bokeh technique. Using light colours and whites it gives an ethereal affect to the card. A final touch was dots of white pen and a few sequins for sparkle!

These are the tools I used:

Thanks for looking!

Such a beautiful card, thank you Nicky ♡

We’ll be back later today with some fabulous postcards from Corrie!

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Magic and Sparkle @ Visible Image

Good Morning!

We are here to brighten up this damp dismal day with some gorgeously sparkly inspiration from Teresa Morgan to get us in the festive mood! We’d also like to wish all our followers in the US a very Happy Thanksgiving 🙂

Over to Teresa…

Hello and welcome back to another Thrilling Thursday post for Visible Image stamps. I’m back in a festive mood again this week and have a super sparkly Christmas card to share with you..

Visible Image stamps - Believe in the Magic of Christmas - Teresa Morgan

I began by stamping the large ‘sparkle’ stamp all over the background and embossing with Sparkling Snow WOW embossing powder. I then used one of the Drag and Drip stamps to create my icicles, embossing with Atlantic Seaspray and Sparkling Snow embossing powders. I cut these out, adding a strip of gold pearl card before mounting on 3d foam.

Visible Image stamps - Drag and Drip

The sentiment is stamped and embossed with gold embossing powder before die cutting into an oval. I then covered the oval with Versamark ink and holographic embossing powder for a magical rainbow sparkle.

Visible Image stamps - Believe in the Magic

I hope that you like my magical card today – don’t forget that the Black Friday sale begins tonight in the Visible Image shop. Sale items are limited and are likely to go quickly, so don’t miss out!!

Stamps Used:

Magic of Christmas

Drag and Drip

Sparkle at Christmas

All the links you need:

Visible Image Website – buy stamps, get inspired, contact details and newsletter sign-up

Visible Image Blog – daily inspiration from the DT

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly Show and Tell contest, hang out with other Visible Image fans and share your work

Visible Image Facebook Page – all the latest news and information

See you back here next Thursday!


Wow what a stunner! Thank you so much Teresa ♡♡

We will be back  with more fabulous inspiration here on the blog tomorrow.

Set your alarm for 10pm tonight UK time!!!!! Black Friday starts early here at Visible Image!

Thanks for visiting us, and have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Sparkle At Christmas – Visible Image stamps

Hey there 🙂 We’re back with more fantastic inspiration this evening.

Kim Johnny is here to share here latest project…

Happy Sunday!

I have another fun tag to share today, made with awesome Visible Image stamps. Thanks for coming by to have a peek!

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My absolute most favorite thing about Christmas are the sparkly lights! I love all the variety of lights and really wish I could keep them up all year. So when Visible Image introduced this awesome Christmas set, I was in love! The set is “Sparkle at Christmas”. The star bursts are so fun to stamp with and will work all year long on many projects, so flexible!

I added lots of layers on top of the manila tag, including a painted book page and tissue.

The tree is cut from a page that did not work out as I had hoped, but loved the color and I never toss any papers, they always come in handy.

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Shine on and have a fabulous day!


Visible Image hot spots!

Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our ‘Show & Tell Challenge’ for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps!

And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too!

 You can also sign up for the Newsletter HERE


Brilliant tag Kim, loving all the texture…  thank you  ♡

We have another awesome project to share with you this evening, we’ll be back shortly with that!

Mark & Helen xx

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Planner, Tag and a little bit of Jazz @ Visible Image

Good Evening, hope you have had a decent start to the new week. We don’t tend to see daylight much here in the UK at this time of year.. dark going to work and dark coming home! So we are here to brighten up the dark rainy evening with some gorgeous Visible Image stamps inspiration 🙂

Here are some of the latest projects from our wonderful team…

Susanne Rose

Hi my dear Planner Fans!

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps.
I’d like to share today how I pimped my daily planner with stamps from Visible Image together with the DCWV 12″ x 12″ Silver Lining Stack:

When you cover a book with another paper it’s important that you only glue down the front and the back NOT the spine! I embossed all my images with silver powder.

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The first inner page, which is normally white, was also pimped a little.

Stamps from Visible Image:
Just making Memories
Man INKognito

See you soon!

Hugs, Susanne.

Kim Johnny

Hi dear friends!

Thanks so much for coming by today. A small post gearing up for the Holidays!

I had a small play making another Christmas tag, using my White Christmas Visible Image stamp set.

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I am really enjoying the vintage feel Holiday color scheme, the opposite of the bright colors I usually play with, hope you like it!

All images are stamped and heat embossed, I love embossing for shine and texture. The white is Wow Opaque Bright White, a fellow Visible Image teamie told me about this amazing powder. Love that it stays white on the dark background! Thanks Teresa 🙂

Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and well wishes,

Kim Bacon

My DT piece for today features one of my favourite, and unusual stamps from Visible Image.

Back in February 2015 the guys at Visible Image came up with yet another brilliant set of stamps with a music theme.

I can’t remember seeing any stamps like this before, and when they were launched they sold like hot cakes!

It’s nice to revisit old favourites and I hope you are inspired by this card.

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First I painted a red and orange background using Brushos and then used some bleach to add the stars.

I used black embossing powder for the main image, the sentiment and one of the stars.

Some mounting and layering and a little bit of wet brush work to add a shadow and the job was done!

Visible Image INKognito Jazz it Up Sax Saxaphone stamps   Visible Image Universal background stamps 

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days! 

Thank you ladies… amazing work as always! ♡ ♡ ♡

Feeling inspired? Show us what you create with our stamps over in our Facebook Group where our monthly ‘Show & Tell’ challenge is well under way!And there is a £25 coupon to spend on our stamps up for grabs!

You will find all our awesome, original stamp designs RIGHT HERE!

And you will be seeing a lot more of us very soon as we bring our amazing stamps back to your TV screens with live demos and much more! More details to follow soon!!!

We have so many exciting new designs to release early in 2016 and we cannot wait to show you! But we will let you enjoy the festive season first 😉

Thank you so much for visiting us today, enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Merry Christmas – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! It’s ‘Fabulous Friday’ which means the very fabulous Pauline Butcher is here to inspire you here on the Visible Image blog…

I had a fabulous time at the NEC on the Visible Image Stand, thank you to those who came and got inky with me, I met so many lovely Crafters.
Today I’d like to share with you, another Christmas card, created using some gorgeously unique Visible Image Stamps.

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The stamps used are…

I stamped the sentiment in different coloured Distress inks, to form the background, going over some of it with a quickie glue pen and glitter, which unfortunately doesn’t show on my photo.


 I stamped the Poinsettia with Versamark, onto vellum, and heat embossed with a Red sparkle EP, and fussy cut, the leaves were done in the same way, but using Green sparkle EP. The sentiment was stamped and heat embossed onto white card, again using the red sparkle EP.

 I cut a length of acetate, and made a band around the card topper, a little longer than the topper, so’s that it arched off the card, onto which I attached the finished flower and the sentiment, with 3D glue gel, to give dimension.

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I hope you’ve popped a card into the Show & Tell album, just make sure you only use Visible Image Stamps, for a chance to win some new ones of your choice.
Take a look in the Visible Image Facebook group, for daily inspiration, and good banter…..HERE.

Thank you for dropping in,


Pauline xxxxxx

Such a beautiful card, thank you Pauline ♡ xxx

We will be back later with the PINK tutorial we promised you from our very talented Kim Robertson, and tomorrow the brilliant Susanne Rose will be here with her latest project! Ohhh we love our team ♡ ♡ ♡

It’s Freebie Friday over on our page so if you want the chance to WIN a gorgeous stamp set, head over to our PAGE and find our giveaway post!

We shared some exciting news over in our Facebook group this evening too… come and join to find out what it is!!! If you don’t do Facebook we will let you in on it very soon here on the blog 🙂

If you missed any of our recent posts, you will find them all HERE!

Have a great evening.

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Pocket Letter – Visible Image stamps

Hello There! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂

We have two posts for you this evening, we’ll start with Christmas and then we have a Halloween project for you!

First up, here’s Susanne Rose…

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I did it again – I made a Christmas Pocket Letter.

Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Und ich hab schon wieder einen Pocket Letter gestaltet. 

I embossed the lovely snowflakes from the “White Christmas” set with white powder and colored the background with Distress Inks. I used the new colors “Mermais Lagoon” and “Twisted Cirton” and “Picked Raspberry” from the old collection. I used the “Dot Fade” stencil from Tim Holtz to add some texture. The gold splatters are made with Viva Decor Inka Gold.

Für den Hintergrund hab ich zu aller erst die tolle Schneeflocke aus dem “White Christmas” set mit weißem Pulver embossed. Anschließend kamen Distress Inks zusammen mit Wasser und Pinsel hinzu. Verwendet habe ich die neuen Farben “Mermaid Lagoon” und “Twisted Citron” und aus der alten Kollektion “Picked Raspberry”. Mit der “Dot Fade” Schablone von Tim Holtz kam noch etwas Textur hinzu. Die goldenen Spritzer sind mit Viva Decor Inka Gold gemacht.

It’s the second time I’ve used the lovely poinsettias from Visible Image in a Pocket Letter. I embossed them wihth gold powder this time and colored them with Distress Ink “Barn Door”. I also used dies from  Die-Namites, Sizzix, Impression Obsession, Marianne Design and Noor! Design.

Ein weiters mal habe ich die wunderschönen Poinsettias von Visible Image in einem Pocket Letter verwendet. Diesmal wurden sie mit goldenem Pulver embossed und anschließend mit Distress Ink “Barn Door” koloriert. Es kamen auch noch einige Stanzteile zum Einsatz. Die Schablonen sind von Die-Namites, Sizzix, Impression Obsession, Marianne Design und Noor! Design.

The sentiments from the Visible Image Christmas sets are stamped on white cardstock with jet black Archival Ink. I cut them out and adhered them to the Pocket Letter cards. The awesome “Merry Christmas” sentiment was embossed with white powder before I colored the background.

Die Texte aus den neuen Weihnachtssets von Visible Image habe ich auf weißen Cardstock gestempelt, ausgeschnitten und aufgeklebt. Den tollen “Merry Christmas” Schriftzug habe ich ebenfalls vorm gestalten den Hintergrunds weiß embossed.

Stamps from Visible Image:
Merry Christmas
White Christmas
Poinsettia Set
Rockin’ Arround

Dies from Die-Namites Dies:
Holly Branch
(save 15% on your next order in the Die-Namites Die online store using the code: “susanne15“)

Such a fabulous Christmas project… thank you so much Susanne!

Hope you have a fantastic evening, with lots of sweets and chocolate… it is Halloween after all 😉

Pop back later to see Teresa’s spooky inspiration!

Mark & Helen xx

Christmas in Wonderland @ Visible Image

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you!

We have a crazy busy day ahead here…making loads of gorgeous stamps to take to the NEC next week! We hope to see you there 🙂 It’s going to be so much fun! On top of all the awesome stamps on our stand, and of course the stunning Design Team samples for you to drool over, Pauline will be holding Make & Take sessions too! Creating some rather funky tags… We’ll be sharing her projects with you very soon!

We have some amazing inspiration for you here on the Visible Image blog today… Something Christmassy, something vintage, and something ROCK!

We start off with this stunning card from our Swedish Design Team member Lisa Nygards…


Now when we’re soon turning the page over to November I can start feel the christmas vibes. No feeling outside yet though, but I don’t mind that. We get snow over here so it will be more than enough anyway. We’ll also get the freezing cold temperatures for a way to long period.

Today I’ve used Alice in Wonderland and made her a little bit more christmas-ish then usual. The magic drink she has will probably turn you into Santa or something… who knows! The big word stamp Merry Christmas in the background is stamped with Versa Mark (no color embossing ink) direct on the Kraft Cardstock base. Alice is cut out and mounted on 3D foam to get a bit dimension.




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Stamps from Visible ImageAlice in Wonderland  Merry Christmas
Papers: Kraft Cardstock
Embellishments: Mini Snowflakes (Martha Stewart border punch), Bling (Nellie Snellen)
Tools: –
Other: Versa Mark pad.
Medium: Copics
Colors: Skin: E000-00-21-11-13-R20, Hair: E39-35-33, Red: R59-37-35, White: C3-1-00

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group. And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.


This is so special… Thank you Lisa! Alice looks absolutely beautiful in red, stunning colouring ❤

We’ll be back shortly with a fantastic tutorial from Kim Robertson for an amazing vintage card!

See you later and have a great Fridayyyyy 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Merry Little Christmas @ Visible Image

Hi There! Thank you for coming to visit our blog today! Hope Monday is treating you well 🙂

We are crazy busy making lots and lots of awesome stamps for the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC next week! Are you coming??? Pauline Butcher will be holding ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand so we will be having so much inky fun!!!

On to today’s inspiration, Kim Bacon is here to make Monday Marvellous with her stunning new card…

Here is today’s project, another Christmas number for you this time featuring the poinsettia stamp set.

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I used Brushos as usual for my colouring medium and brought everything together with gold embossing powder.

The poinsettia leaves already have a script pattern on them which goes really well with the script stamp from the Revolution set.

Visible Image Merry Little Christmas stamp     Visible Image Poinsettia stamp set     

Visible Image stamps Revolution

See you next week for another Marvellous Monday and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim

What a stunning card! Loving that burnt orange, the purple poinsettia looks beautiful against it. Thanks Kim 🙂

You can still grab yourself a fantastic 20% OFF all our stamps with coupon code: thankyou20 which expires on October 31st… So be quick!

We will be back with gorgeous inspiration from Sue Joseph tomorrow!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Mark & Helen xx

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Rockin’ Around @ Visible Image

Hi There! Happy Saturday 🙂 Hope you are having a good weekend.

We have some fantastic Christmas inspiration for you today from Susanne Rose…

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps.

I used the super modern “Rockin’ arround” set on this card. I embossed the main image and the sentiment with gold powder on white cardstock and cut everything out. As the embossing acts as a resist I was able to color the background of my sentiment with Distress Ink “Forest Moos”. The cardbase is from DCWV. The star die is from Noor! Design.

Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Ich möchte Euch eine Karte mit dem super modernen Set “Rockin’ arround” zeigen. Alle Stempelabdrücke sind mit goldenem Embossingpulver auf weißem Cardstock geprägt. Den Text habe ich mit Distress Ink “Forest Moos” koloriert. Die Sternenstanze ist von Noor! Design. Der Kartenrohling ist von von DCWV.


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Don’t forget to start early enough with your Christmas crafts.

See you all soon,


Vergesst nicht früh genug mit Euren Weihnachtsbasteleien anzufange. Bis zum nächsten Mal, Susanne. 

Stamps from Visible Image:

Rockin’ Around

Fabulous card Susanne thank you 🙂  Not long now is it!!!

We will be back tomorrow with something new from Kim Johnny 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx


Merry Little Christmas @ Visible Image

Good Afternoon! We’re back with more gorgeous inspiration to wow you 🙂 And there’s still more to come today too!

Over to Kim Bacon…

The first thing I need to do is thank you all very much for taking part in the Visible Image PINK blog hop.

My next task is to tell you that I shall be closing the comments on my special give-away on my blog hop page.  Last chance to get your comment added and be in with a chance to win one of my cards. See my blog hop post for details.

And now onto CHRISTMAS!!

I think it is ok to mention it now don’t you?

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  • White card, painted with shades of blue and purple Brusho.
  • White card painted with softer colours of blue and purple Brusho plus lime green.
  • Allow to dry.
  • Using a dark Brusho colour from your original selection, paint the writing from the Revolution set stamp and stamp onto the darker coloured card.
  • Stamp the tree and the sentiment onto a lighter coloured piece of card using black ink.
  • Mount all pieces on lime card.
  • Add to background.
  • Using sewing machine with no thread, ‘sew’ around all edges.
  • Stick some gems or flat-backs onto the tree.
  • Voila!

Visible Image stamps Revolution          Visible Image Merry Little Christmas stamp


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See you next week and in the meantime enjoy your week, get crafty and show us what you have been up to!

Happy Days!  Kim


Isn’t this awesome…. love Christmas cards with an inky feel to them, and those colours… ♥ ♥ ♥

Thank you Kim!

Hope you will pop back later to see what Lisa has been creating this week.

If you missed any of our previous posts you will find them all HERE!

Have a great afternoon 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Pocket Letter – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning! Thank you for paying us a visit today.

We have lots of great projects to share with you today, so let’s get started! Susanne Rose is our German DT member, and we will be sharing her write ups in both languages as we have many wonderful customers over in Germany 🙂

Here’s Susanne…

It’s my day today to share some inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I have recently made a few Pocket Letters,  I don’t trade them because it’s too stressy to organise! I use them to surprise some of my friends from time to time. Maybe I should give Project Life a try, because I love creating pocket pages.. It doesn’t always have to be a Pocket Letter.

Heute ist wieder mein Tag für Visible Image Stamps. Ich hab in letzter Zeit mal wieder einige Pocket Letter gemacht. Und nein, ich tausche nicht. Ganz einfach aus dem Grund, dass mir das Organisatorische etwas viel wird. Ich verwende diese Briefe um hin und wieder jemanden zu überraschen. Ich sollte vielleicht doch mal mit Project Life anfangen, denn es macht mir unheimlich viel Spaß solche Pocket Pages zu gestalten. Das muss nicht unbedingt ein Pocket Letter sein.

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I started with a piece of watercolor cardstock that measures 7.5″ (3 x 2.5″) and 10.5″ (3 x 3.5″). I took the lovely snowflake stamp from the White Christmas set and stamped it with Versamark on top of my background. I embossed it with white powder and colored the background with Neocolor II watercolor crayons. The embossing acts a a resist. To add some more interest I used the script and the ornament stamp from the Revolution set and stamped them randomly with black ink. Now it was time to cut it into 9 pieces!

Begonnen habe ich mit einem Stück Aquarellpapier der größe 7.5 7.5″ (3 x 2.5″) and 10.5″ (3 x 3.5″). Der hübsche Schneeflockenstempel aus dem “White Christmas” Set wurde mit weißem Embossingpulver geprägt. Anschließend verwendete ich die Neocolor II Aquarellkreiden zum kolorieren. Für etwas mehr Textur stempelte ich außerdem das Ornament und den Schriftstempel aus dem “Revolution” Set hier und da. Jetzt war es an der Zeit die Seite in 9 Kärtchen zu teilen.

The poinsettias are colored with Pearlescent watercolors. I used the icicles and winter die from Noor! Design. The christmas tree is a die from Marianne Design.

Der Weihnachtsstern ist mit Pearlescent Wasserfarben koloriert. Die Eiszapfenbordüre und der Winter-Schriftzug sind von Noor! Design. Der Weihnachtsbaum ist eine Stanze von Marianne Design. 

My focus lies on the “Dreaming of a White Christmas” Sentiment. The snowflake on the right hand side is a Sizzix die.

Der Fokus liegt auf dem Spruch “Dreaming of a White Christmas“. Die Schneeflocke auf der rechten Seite ist von Sizzix.

I love the winter house from Marianne Design. It is so cute on winter projects. The Winter border, the tree and the lantern are also dies from Marianne Design.

Das Winterhaus von Marianne Design finde ich total bezaubernd. Ebenso gut passen die anderen Stanzteile (alle ebenfalls von Marianne Design) dazu.

I hope you like my pocket letter. I wish you a nice day!

Ich hoffe mein Pocket Letter hat Euch gefallen.

Stamps from Visible Image:
White Christmas
Poinsettia Set 


This is such a fantastic project… thank you Susanne! Love it!!!

We will be back a little later with something inky from Kim J… a Brushos and Christmas stamps project from Kim B…. and something gorgeous from Lisa too!!! Spoilt with wonderful inspiration today 🙂

Off to cut and package something very exciting now!!! Shhhhhhhhh!!!!!

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx


Memories Of Your Loved One – Visible Image Stamps

Good Morning and thank you for stopping by to read today’s post.

I know that we are turning everything PINK for Breast Cancer Care‘s awareness month this week, but we just had to share a beautiful card made by Design Team member Lisa Nygards. I think most of us have sadly lost someone we love, and having lost my Dad to the evil disease that is cancer, I wrote this verse with those ‘difficult’ Christmas cards we sometimes need to make in mind. Lisa has interpreted the words perfectly with her gorgeous design.

So for today, here’s something blue from Lisa….

Have you started doing your Christmas Cards yet?

I think I have a bunch of them already and that is totally unlike me. I love to do a bunch of one or two easy designs just to fill up the number of needed cards. This will be one of them I think. Totally LOVE this snowflake! It looks fantastic and very real. The snowflake is in a set named White Christmas and it’s new for this year at Visible Image. The beautiful verse that I’ve embossed on this card is called Christmas Memories. Sweet and very useful for quick cards, as it is like an image with that lovely font.


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Stamps:  Visible Image White Christmas set Christmas Memories sentiment
Papers: Cardstock + some old silver paper I found in my stash.
Embellishments: Bling (Nellie Snellen), Silver cord
Other: Clear Embossing powder over verse. Snowflakes colored with distress ink, misted with water and then stamped.

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration here on the BLOG. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group where you can enter our PINK ‘Show & Tell Challenge for your chance to WIN some awesome Visible Image stamps! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.

Thank you Lisa, beautiful work <3

This Friday we are holding our BIG PINK BLOG HOP… there is an AMAZING prize on offer and all you need to do to enter is donate something to Breast Cancer Care via our Just Giving Page (leaving your name) and then follow the blog hop instructions on Friday! You can get a sneak peek of our prize over on our Big Pink Facebook Event Page!

We hope you will also enter our PINK challenge over in our Facebook Group… more awesome prizes up for grabs there too!

Don’t forget there’s still a HUGE 20% OFF all our stamps this month… just enter coupon code ‘thankyou20′ at the checkout!

We have more gorgeous PINK inspiration coming your way from the rest of the team, so check back for that, and we’ll see you here on Friday for our Big Pink Blog Hop!

Have a great day 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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Ally Pally Make & Takes – Visible Image Stamps

Hi There! We are very excited to share with you some amazing tags created by Kim Robertson!

Kim will be running ‘Make & Take’ sessions on our stand at Ally Pally this coming weekend and will be teaching the techniques she used to make these tags. It will be so much fun, so if you are coming, make sure you come on over and get your name down early, as spaces are limited.

Here’s Kim with more details…

Hi Folks

Today I have something that I have been working on for the shows at Alexandra Palace over the coming weekend.

As most of you know by now I will be at the craft show doing Make and Takes on the Visible Image stand which I am looking forward to sooo much, I am also doing a couple of the demos in the tent over the weekend too which will be great fun.

Mark and Helen are as we speak beavering away making and packing all the stamps by hand, they amaze me how they get everything done, it is just the two of them working all hours designing, writing, creating, making and marketing all the fabulous stamps they sell, and my hat is not only off to them, it is on the floor and stamped on lol (slightly dramatic but hey why not I am impressed lol) and they are kind lovely friends too…. wow.

Anyway I thought you would like to see some  of the tags I put together for the Make and Takes…

So this is what I will be helping people to achieve…

This first one is an Autumn feel tag, I will be showing how to get the background ready, and all that layering with embossing powder and inks and then that amazing centre featuring the ‘Stay Strong’ stamp pressed into UTEE.

On the blog over the weekend will be full tutorials on how to make these, so that the people who come to the Make and Takes have it written down to have a go at home, and so those who can’t make it to the show so can follow along anyway so look out for that this weekend.

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I just love the inks and the depth with how your eye starts at the central piece but then travels to the backing, where you immediately see the leaf, but then start to pick up on a the other items with in the backing.

Here you see it from the side angle with the script stamp from the Revolution set used and embossed in clear over white card, then at the end of all the inking some treasure gold added over the writing in places, just around the edges. I love to do this as the raised embossing really grabs the shine on the wax. Once it’s dried you can take a cloth and buff it ’til it really shines, as of course originally it was used as a furniture polish to add shine and colour to wood.

Here is a close up of the tag with a tiny button in the centre, and some thin ribbon through the centre. You also can see how the ink colours blend and how I have added all the layers to build the depth you see from afar.

The stamps used on this one are .

My thoughts on these these two sets… first when Revolution came out my jaw hit the floor as they say! I immediately saw crashing waves with white horses,  and that script is just beyond perfect for mixed media and scrapbooking.Also those of you who like to journal wow, use a white gel pen to write your message over a colourful background rather than black pen on a light colour. It creates a stunning effect.

Then there is the Colours Of The Wind set, well does this not scream Autumn? And tucked within the leaf is a tree… Amazing! I dont know another brand with such forward thinking ideas.I love this leaf and the small leaves around can be used separately, so you can have falling leaves exactly where you want them.

Here are a couple of cards I originaly created with these two sets… Do you remember them?

Kim Robertson

This was the one I envisioned the very first time I saw Revolution!


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And something a little different, look into the background and you will see lots of embossed leaves too, with lots of ink blended all around.

The second Make & Take tag is a christmassy one ..

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With it being half way through September already, people have been wanting quick-ish Christmas cards.. Well why not send a tag for people to hang on the tree, or their Christmas card line instead and it can be a piece of art as well as your seasonal wishes.

Most of you saw my little tree I created with the Visible Image Merry Little Christmas set a couple of weeks ago, which is a fun way to create a larger tree so we will have a go at this one too.

The stamp sets I used for this one were.


I am not a huge Christmasy person now the kids are all grown, but I just love the dellicate Snowflake here in the White Christmas set, and as soon as I saw the Merry Little Christmas set I saw the larger tree made with shades of green, or whatever colour you choose… your imagination is the only thing that can choose how your tag comes out but with these amazing stamps the possibilities are endless as a famous man once said lol  (Eddy Izzard at the end of a recycling advert on telly) LOL  Trivia tooo … Haha!

Here are a couple of recent cards made with these sets…

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Well I hope I haven’t overloaded you all with too many pictures, but I truly hope I see as many of you as can possibly make it over the weekend. And I would love to see you on the Make and Take table enjoying some time together, whilst playing with yummmy stamps… what can be better….

Don’t forget the extra posts after the weekend too, showing you how I made the tags!

With love and best wishes to all

Huge Hugs 

When Kim sent us photos of her projects we were totally wowed! Aren’t they stunning!!! Thank you Kim xxx

We are SO excited that Kim will be at Ally Pally with us for the very first time! We don’t usually have a demonstrator at the show, so to have Kim running Make & Takes AND demonstrating in the main demo tent too will be awesome! We are really looking forward to seeing lots of our wonderful customers, Facebook group members and to making lots of NEW Visible Image addicts who have not discovered our amazing stamps yet! 😉

Thank you so much for visiting our blog.. if you missed any of our latest inspiration you will find it all HERE!

We will be back on Monday with all the gorgeous work shared by our amazing team over the weekend. If you want to see it sooner then come and join our Facebook group.

Mark & Helen xx

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Believe in the Magic of Christmas – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Wow what a crazy busy week we have had here! Not only did we have a tonne of orders to make but we also needed to get lots more stock made to take to Ally Pally this weekend!!! We are rather tired now but it’s all done and we are excited for the show 🙂 One of our favourites for sure!

We have a few posts for you this evening and we’re kicking off with the latest inspiration from Teresa Morgan…

Good Evening!

I’m currently enjoying a few days holiday but don’t worry – I still have some Visible Image inspiration to share with you all today. I’m mixing the old with the new to create a stunning Christmas card….

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I began by using Peacock Feathers Distress ink to create a moody backdrop for the delicate Winter Tree stamp. The tree is embossed with black embossing powder. I double embossed the sentiment, first with gold powder, then I used holographic over the top. One of the reason I love these polymer stamps is that you can see through them – this makes it easy to ‘re-stamp’ over the top of the gold embossing powder to emboss again.

Stamps Used:

Large Winter Tree

Magic of Christmas

What a fantastic card.. so atmospheric! Thanks Teresa 🙂

We will be back soon with Lisa’s latest inspiration.

Thanks for visiting our blog today.

Mark & Helen xx

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Festive Inspiration – Visible Image stamps

Hello there! Hope you are having a nice lazy Sunday?

Here’s some festive inspiration from Karen Liddle…

I have a couple of Christmas cards to show you today, both using stamps from Visible Image.

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For this one I did the Josephs Coat Technique.

Stamps used for this one are:

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I love to create moon/sun scapes.  I masked of the moon and used Black Soot DI, applied with a brush to create the sky, making it slightly lighter at the bottom.  I removed the mask and added the trees, stamped in Adirondack Oregano, I stamped the sleigh with Versafine Onyx Black.  I finished off with sentiment heat embossed in silver.

Stamps used for this card are:

And here’s all the links you need for everything Visible Image…

Visible Image Website – Buy stamps, get lots of inspiration, newsletter sign up, and contact details.

Visible Image Blog – Daily inspiration from the DT.

Visible Image Facebook Group – DT inspiration, monthly ‘Show & Tell’ contest, and the place to find lots of other Visible Image fans.

Visible Image Facebook Page – Where you’ll find all the latest news and information.

Two lovely Christmas cards thank you Karen.

We will be back a little later with some awesome mail art from Kim Johnny 🙂

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

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Snowflakes and Shadows – Visible Image stamps

Good Afternoon 🙂 Thank you for visiting our blog.

Teresa Morgan is here with some gorgeous Christmas inspiration for you…

Thank you for stopping by to see what I have been creating for Visible Image this week! I love this stamp set, the detail on the snowflake is gorgeous….


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I inked up my background card with Festive Berries Distress Ink, adding a touch of Evergreen Bough around the edge to darken it slightly.

Still Using the Evergreen Bough, I randomly stamped the snowflake all over and used my heat tool to speed up the drying time. I then used Versamark ink and white embossing powder, offsetting the snowflake design to create a shadow effect.

Finally I inked up some card with Evergreen Bough and embossed the sentiment.

Stamps Used:

White Christmas set

Beautiful card, love the shadowy effect. Thank you Teresa xx

We will be back a little later with a fabulous new project from Pauline Butcher.

Head over to our Facebook Page if you want the chance to WIN a gorgeous sentiment stamp in our Freebie Friday giveaway! 2 lucky winners will be chosen after 9pm this evening 🙂

See you later!

Mark & Helen xx

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Christmas Cards @ Visible Image

Good Evening!

Apologies for missing yesterday’s post… we are in full swing making all the stamps to bring to Ally Pally next weekend and Exeter the following week! As you probably know, we make and package all the stamps ourselves, just the two of us! Even hand cutting every single stamp.. so I’m sure you can imagine how busy it gets!  Good job we love it 😉

Lisa Nygards has some fantastic inspiration for you using our NEW Christmas stamps…



I’ve done two pretty easy Christmas Cards today for Visible Image, using two of their new stamp sets. White Christmas and Rockin’ Around. Then I added the beautiful Vintage Car.

On the card with the car I’ve brayered the background on glossy cardstock with Kaleidacolor ink pad. Then stamped with black Staz On. The white card is just plain single layer and stamped with a blue Distress Ink. For the sentense I misted some water on top of the stamp before stamped, and the snowflake is stamped and then embossed with a clear and glittery powder. (Can hardly be seen at the photo).


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Stamps: Visible Image
Papers: Glossy Cardstock
Embellishments: –
Tools: Brayer
Other: Clear Glitter embossing powder
Medium: Kaleidacolor ink pad

You will find all the amazing Visible Image Design Team inspiration over on the BLOG homepage. Come and JOIN the Facebook Group! And don’t forget to LIKE the Visible Image FACEBOOK PAGE too.


Two brilliant cards from Lisa, the first is such a beautiful CAS design, and shows you just how quickly you can make a beautiful Christmas card if you have loads to make! And isn’t the second one fantastic for men! Thanks Lisa 🙂

We will be back soon with more gorgeous inspiration from Teresa Morgan and Pauline Butcher!

Mark & Helen xx

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Special Memories At Christmas – Visible Image

Good Evening 🙂 We are back with more fantastic inspiration here on the blog 🙂

Here’s Suze Joseph who’s feeling festive with our NEW Christmas stamps!

Helloooooooo 😀

I hope all is well with everyone 🙂

It’s my ‘Soozie Tooseday’ DT day for the awesome VISIBLE IMAGE

Today I have a Christmas share for you with a beautiful Verse written by our very own Mrs Alexander AKA Mrs Visible Image!

Accompanying stamps designed by Mr Visible Image of course Mark

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Visible Image Christmas Memories verse stamp

I used black soot distress ink and the lovely new twisted citron on white Neenah card.

Accompanying stamps are the Christmas Tree from Rockin’ Around and the small starburst from Sparkle at Christmas, you can find all the newly released Christmas stamps and other Christmas favourites HERE.

A close up of the Speckle background stamp, one of my favourites, haha one of my many favourites! I used wow white twinkle for this.

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For the snow I used ranger texture paste and sprinkled it with ranger clear rock candy dry glitter. Finished off with a couple of gems and black and white strings.

I hope you are entering our Show & Tell challenge this month, for a chance to win some fab stamps of your choice?

Why not come along and have a good old catch up at our Facebook Group.

Thanks for dropping in, until next week…

Much Love

Christmas stamps @ Visible Image

Good Evening! Thank you for visiting our blog today 🙂

We are catching up with some more of the latest work from our wonderful team. We have some fantastic Christmas projects to share with you today featuring some of our NEW designs for 2016…

Teresa Morgan

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My mind is still turning towards Christmas and this week I have gone for a non-traditional colour combination.

I used the star stamp from the Universal set and randomly stamped and embossed using Versamark ink and red, yellow and green embossing powders.

I stamped the Magic of Christmas sentiment with Versamark and sprinkled red and yellow embossing powder to create a stripe effect. I love the way that the colours pop from the black background – just remember to check that your embossing powders are opaque when using a dark background…these are from WOW powders!

Lisa Nygards

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I have a hard time thinking about Christmas already, but infact I like to make Christmas Cards. Don’t know how that goes around… lol. Today I have made a card for Visible Image, and used their awsome sentense Merry Christmas XL. Yes – it is BIG! I like that, it gets total focus.

I’ve used a brown distress ink pad, but before I stamped I misted it with water to get the sentense a bit ”softer”. Then, before it dried I covered it with clear embossing powder. I was probably a bit slow, since I missed a few spots that was already dry. But I think it adds texture and life and it feels a bit old.

Karen Liddle

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I inked through a Memory Box Stencil, then heat embossed the Magic of Christmas sentiment stamp in silver.  This made a nice quick card.

Susanne Rose

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Today I’m sharing some more inspiration with the super unique Visible Image Stamps. I’d like to show you some of the new Christmas Stamps from Visible Image. The snowflake is wonderful and the Merry Christmas sentiment looks so precious!

My base is a tag which is primed with black Gesso. After it was dry I added some white PanPastel color to let it look like a chalk board. This will also work with normal white chalk. The snowflakes and the sentiment from the White Christmas set are stamped with a white pigment ink. I love it, that the white is not 100% opak. That give it a real chalk board look. It’s also possible to work with white embossing powder, but that doesn’t look so real.

Kim Johnny

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Today I want to share an art tag I made for Visible Image stamps using the awesome Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree stamp set, new for 2015.

I went all vintage tones using DecoArt Crackle, Decoupage Paper medium, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Distress Spray ink and various alcohol inks.


The Distress Spray made a nice shimmer on the trees. It is stamped using Fern Green Archival ink.



I used DecoArt Crackle medium on top of some papers I had layered for the bottom of the tag using Decoupage Paper medium.


I added some alcohol inks to highlight the cracks once dry. The tag is edged with Potting Soil Archival Ink.

Thank you so much ladies, awesome work as always 🙂

You will find all our Christmas stamps right HERE! It’s never to early to plan your cards and maybe even start to make them, depending on how many you need to make!!!

If you have missed any of our recent posts here on the Visible Image blog, you will find them HERE.

If you haven’t been over and LIKED our Facebook Page yet, make sure you come on over as we have started a brand new giveaway every Friday! 🙂

Have a great evening!

Mark & Helen xx

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas Card – Visible Image stamps

Good Evening! Sorry we have been missing in action here on the blog these last few days, it has been another crazy week for us here at Visible Image! So many stamps to be made for our fantastic customers 🙂

So we will be catching up with all the latest cards and projects from the team! And wow do we have some stunners to inspire you!!!

We will start off with a brilliant tutorial from Kim Robertson, showing how with just one of our NEW Christmas stamp sets, some inks and a gold pen, you can create an absolutely stunning card…

Hi my lovlies,

Hope all is well this week , today I gave myself a little challenge , I decided to limit myself to one stamp set from the gorgeous new Christmas range from Visible Image so I chose The Merry Little Christmas set. Then I decided to keep to one colourway just a few tones of it. I really enjoy doing things like that and sometimes it can give you more inspiration by limiting how much you can choose.

So here is today’s card.

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Definitely something a little different and almost whimsical don’t you think.

So My usual tutorial begins here and I hope you will have a go , it is as complicated or easy as you want it to be, you certainly can leave out any of the fiddly steps and simplify it if you would like a quicker card to do.

So using the little Christmas tree swirl I stamped it three times on white paper with the Adirondack ink Meadow.

Using the same stamp and Lettuce ink pad stamp the swirl again , slightly offset the three trees as I have here in the picture.

Next using a darker green  Archival Ink pad stamp the swirl again but this time in the centre to give the rounded shape of a Xmas tree.

Once you have got the basic shape using the swirl and different green inks you can take a gel en in white and doodle a pattern onto the tree, I went for a sort of ear garland wrapped around the tree branches.

Next Using a gold gel pen I added some droplets to the branches, just a few gold dots in varying sizes made these.

Using a cold grey 2 promarker I went around the decor with the pen creating a shadow in the tree.

I also added a litte cross hatch sketching to a few of the corners to give it that artsy feel.
Using a quickie glue pen and some glitter I added this to all the shadows.

Of course you all know you cannot get the full sparkle on camera whatever you do but here is a litte peep at the gleam lol.

Cut to size and ink the edges ready to go as your topper for the rest of the card once complete.

I took a larger piece of card and using the swirl stamp again added the three colours and over lapped some of the colours etc. I used the inks and blended the edges so it isn’t so stark white at the edges.

I added  the extras exactly as I did on the tree section we made together so here you can see some of the cross hatch sections and some of the white highlights and the gold little dots in a little garland pattern.You can also see that I added that same grey alcohol marker in sections.

I added the whole piece onto a mat of very dark aubergine card, I really do love this card and it goes fab with the greens in the inks.

Ok, so next I stamped the sentiment from the set in Black momento ink so we can go very close with the alcohol marker to give the letters a shadow, we also need to add a little highlight on the letters too and then of course mat the whole piece on that same dark card.

So adding everything back together here is the the finished piece again.

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 Of course what’s a tree without something sparkly and pretty on the top..?

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Here is another view which picks up a little sparkle on the tree.

So the fabulous Stamp set I used for this one from Visible Image was…

Merry Little Christmas

So I hope you enjoyed today’s card and you will have a go at limiting yourself and just see what you can come up with, sometimes if your creativometer is running a little low this gives a boost and kick starts the old brain juices into action again.

On to some exciting news… I will be at Ally Pally this month on the 19th and 20th, on the hugely popular Visible Image stand doing make and takes for both days, and I will also be in the tent doing some demo’s on each day so I hope you will come down and say hello and join us on the table to see what quality these stamps made by Mark and Helen truly are. I cannot wait to meet you all if you can get down to the show and have a good old chit chat and a craft together, it will be AWESOMMME. Huge Thanks to Helen and Mark for asking me to join them for the weekend, what an honour…. Thanks guys. xx

Have a wonderful weekend.

Huge hugs from me to you


Isn’t Kim’s card amazing?! We hope you love this stamp set as much as we do!

Thank you so much Kim for your fantastic step by step tutorial as always 🙂

We will be back a little later with something rather colourful from Pauline Butcher!

Thanks for visiting.

Mark & Helen xx