Life Is Tough

Hi there! We hope you are enjoying all the wonderful inspiration we are sharing here on the blog today.

Jane Tyrrell is here with a beautiful sample made for our Create and Craft TV show this Saturday…

Hello and I hope you all enjoyed a peaceful Easter day and are enjoying the bank holiday.

We certainly did and it was so good to catch up with our family. Time to sit, relax and chat is so important.



Today I am sharing my Monday Design Team inspiration for Visible Image.

Mark will be appearing on Create and Craft TV this Saturday 22 April. The show is on at 10am (GMT) on Sky 674,Virgin 748 or Freeview 23 or you can watch it via the Create and Craft website here. I have set up my recorder in case I’m not around at 10am and will look forward to spotting my cards on TV!

My teamies and I have been busy making samples for the show and my card today is one of my samples using the Life can be Tough word stamp together with the tree and leaves from the Create it set. These are 2 of the stamp sets which will be on the show.


Create it!




Life Can Be Tough


 

I made a background using Distress Oxides. I am having so much fun with these inks.

Every single background is so unique and a perfect background for Visible Image stamps.



I cut this down to make a 5 3/4″ by 5 3/4″ card background.

I stamped and embossed the words and then added the little tree and leaves.

I kept my card very CAS as I really think the background and sentiment says it all.




I used this same sentiment a few weeks ago for a sympathy card for a friend of ours and it was very appreciated.
However I also think that it works well for a card just to tell someone that you are thinking of them.
I know lots of people that are having a really hard time at the moment but through their strength of character
I know they will get through. If you are also one of those people then this card is for you…


Thanks so much for visiting me here today, and enjoy the week ahead.


Back soon.
Bye for now,
Jane x



This is such a gorgeous card, and these words definitely mean so much to so many people right now. Thank you Jane ♡


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



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Have a great Monday.

Mark & Helen xx

 

Feather Wreath – Visible Image stamps

We’re back with another gorgeous Design Team project today!

Over to Pauline Butcher with her fabulous Friday inspiration…

Hellloooo again,
 
It’s another Fabulous Friday, the gateway to a great weekend hopefully, and another of my makes using one of the awesome stamp sets from Visible Image. 

The set used for this card is ‘Angels are Near‘.


Visible Image stamps - Feather stamp - Feathers Appear when Angels are near - Pauline Butcher
 
The background is Brusho’s on white card in a circle. I stamped the feather six times with Festive Berries Distress ink, in a circle shape.

I then stamped the sentiment in the centre using Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, and highlighted it with a white pen. 

 I sprinkled Black Frantage around the outside of the feathers and heated from underneath to set. 
 
 
On Black card, I stamped the feather stamp six times using Versamark, heat embossed with pale Blue and dark Blue powder, and fussy cut. I used Gold Gilding wax around the edges of the background card, and all the edges of the 6 feathers. Lastly I placed the feathers in a circle and attached using Glue Gel.
 
 



Have you seen the Visible Image January SALE, there are 30% off selected stamps, and 50% off Christmas Stamps, what a bargain, go fill your boots HERE.
 
Still plenty of time to get you entries into the January Visible Image ‘Show & Tell’ challenge, and take a peek at the fantastic cards already entered HERE.
 
There’s also a big buzz going on in the Facebook Group, and another show on Create and Craft TV has been booked for Sunday February 14th at 10am, Mark and I will be showing you his awesome new Stamp designs, you could always get your OH to buy them for Valentines Day, especially if he’s forgotten, hehehe !!!!!
 
Thanks for popping in, see you soon,


Hugs, Pauline xxxx 



This is such a gorgeous card, it’s a wonderful idea to create a feather wreath. Thank you Pauline ♡


If you have missed any of our NEW stamps previews, head to the blog homepage where you will find all the links to recent posts!


Come back later to see the first NEW stamp from a really different collection 🙂

Enjoy your day whatever you are doing 🙂

Mark & Helen xx

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