Friday 19 December 2014

Visible Image Stamps - 'Merry Christmas'.

Hello my crafty friends,

This will be my last blog of 2014, I am having a well earned rest over the Christmas Period, although I'm sure I'll still find time to have a few plays in my Craft room !!!!

So I'd like to wish all of you and your families a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic start to 2015, thank you for supporting me and my blog.

This is the Christmas card, I made for the Lovely Helen and the Awesome Mark, aka the fantastic Visible Image Duo.
 I'd like to thank both them for another stonking year, of designing, producing and manufacturing such superbly unique stamps, that I am lucky enough
 to play with on a regular basis, as a member of the very talented, Visible Image Design Team.

The stamps I used are.........Large Vintage SantaEnchanting SnowflakesVintage Marry Christmas, and the small stars from the Jake Skates Stamp Set.
The background is blended Distress inks, and I used Gold Acrylic pint to stamp with and also to paints bits of Santa.

Just a week or so left to get your entry into the last Visible Image blog Challenge, for  chance to win a £20 coupon to spend on new stamps, the theme is 'Tis the Season' all details HERE.
There will be more competitions and things to do next year, in the Visible Image Facebook Group, check it out and 'like' it HERE.

One last thing, I am running 'Pauline's Inky Workshop 2', in Warwick on Sunday 25th January 2015, 10am - 4pm. If you're interested or want more details, please email me at

Again I wish you a very Merry Christmas, see you in the New Year.

Hugs Pauline xxxxxx

Friday 12 December 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress Inks, Black Versafine Ink and Stickles.

Hi there crafty friends,

Just 2 weeks left to the big day, and I'm not nearly ready, it will be a last minute panic I think, lol !!!!

Today I'd like to share a card I've made using some fabulous stamps
The stamps I've used are.............
'Sunshine on a rainy day' from one of the Express Yourself range, in the Sunshine set and Winter Tree.

I sprinkled some Bruso paints onto a piece of white card, and spritzed with water, and put it aside to dry. When it was dry, I made the sun using 'Mustard Seed' Distress ink, and added some 'Broken China' Distress ink at the top of the card, I stamped the Winter Tree 3 times using 'Black Versafine ink', then inked in the grass with 'Mowed Lawn' Distress ink, using some torn copy paper. I stamped the sentiment at the bottom, and coloured in the 'Sunshine' using 'Mustard Seed' and 'Ripe Persimmon' Distress inks. The bunting was some I had in my stash, coloured with 'Silkies Paints', the finishing touch of course was Stickles on the bunting, around the trees and on the word 'Sunshine'.

Just a couple of weeks left to join in Visible Image's very last Blog Challenge, the theme being 'Tis the Season, a great chance of winning £20 of fantastic stamps, all the details are HERE.
You can always enter in the Facebook Group if you haven't got a blog, HERE.

Just to let you know, by popular demand, I shall be holding my 2nd Inky workshop at a venue in Warwick, on 
Sunday January 25th, 10am - 4pm.
For more details either contact me via Facebook, or email me at

Thank you once again for your visit, have a great week,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday 5 December 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, and Stickles.

Hi there friends,

I expect you're all getting ready for the festive season, I'm not nearly ready yet, but I shall panic nearer the time, hehehe.

I'm here again to share another creation I've made using some of the fantastic Visible Image stamps, but especially one of the new 'Express Yourself range, Never Grow Up.
The other stamps I've used are.... the tape measure from The Sewing Room, the numbers from Time after Time, and the stars from Jake Skates Set.

I started off by blending Salty Ocean, Mustard Seed and Picked Raspberry Distress inks, which makes a lovely bright multi colour effect. Using Salty Ocean and the Tape measure stamp, I stamped twice at different angles, masking in the middle so one went under the other, and gently coloured them using some ink and a water brush. I then used the Numbers stamp and Picked Raspberry and stamped under the tape. I stamped the starts randomly, again using the same colours.

I coloured a separate piece of card for the sentiment and stamped it, mat and layered and added it at a jaunty angle. T finish off I used Stickles to highlight bits of the stamping.

My favourite stamp from the new range, it seems to have been made for me !!!

Don't forget to join in the very last Visible Image Blog Challenge, the theme is 'Tis the Season', and it doesn't have to be Christmas, it can be just Winter. All the rules and details for a chance of winning a £20 coupon for new stamps are HERE.
If you haven't got a blog, enter in the Facebook Group HERE.

There is also a call out for Visible Image Design Team member, if you love stamping and colouring characters, read all the details HERE.

Thank you for popping in, I really appreciate it,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Tuesday 2 December 2014

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks, Stickles

Hello again,

It's the beginning of a new month, and time for a new Lavinia Stamps Challenge, the theme for December is 'Add some Flowers'. My first card is a Christmas card, the stamps I've used are......
Christmas NightChristmas Tree Group and the Merry Christmas words from

I coloured the background using Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress inks over a moon mask, I did'nt exactly blend the colours, because I wanted it to look moody, I more dabbed them, then removed the mask and carefully added little smudges of ink over the moon, I then added a very small touch of Festive berries to co-ordinate with the red mat. I used Tumbled Glass for the snow, just to give the picture a bit of depth. I stamped the sleigh and the Trees using Chipped Sapphire. When the ink was dry, I used White glue for the tops of the snow drifts, sprinkled with Glitter, I then used blue, Red and Stardust Stickles for all the sparkle. I finished the card off with some Tim Holtz die cut Poinsettia flowers and some foliage.

The next card I have made for my Son and his Partner, who recently bought and moved into their own house. The stamps used on this were........

Stamp the House first, then make a mask from a Post-it note and cover it and add a moon/sun mask before blending the background and the foreground with Distress inks, remove the masks, and colour in the house with Promarkers. Put the house mask back on, colour the inside of the Sun, then stamp the trees, the birds and the path. Remove the mask again and stamp the flowers. Carefully go round the house with a white pen, then add Stickles wherever you want them to add some colour.

I hope these cards have given you a touch of inspiration, and that you'll enter the December Challenge, please only use Lavinia Stamps for a chance to win £40 worth of Lavinia goodies, Email entries are also accepted if you haven't got a blog, all the details are HERE.

Thank you for visiting,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Monday 1 December 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Distress inks, Dries white glue, Stickles, Rock Candy Distress glitter, Flitter Glue & Gilding Flake.

Hi there,

Gosh, it's the 1st of December already, and nearly the start of the silly Season, lol, and the start of the Visible Image December Challenge. The theme this month is 'Tis the Season', so another easy one for you.
Unfortunately this will be the last Visible Image blog Challenge for the time being, due to the falling number of entries, shame, so I hope you can enter this last one ????

Here is my DT inspiration, the stamps I've used are.........

The background was created using Distress Inks, with a moon mask, holding the mask in place and blending 3 colours of ink. 
The snow was inked using a ripped piece of copy paper, I then stamped the trees in different greens, leaving a space in the middle for a larger tree,, which I stamped using Flitter Glue, then added Gilding flake on top, then stamped the Sleigh in dark blue. To finish off, I used Dries white glue for the snow, whilst it was wet I sprinkled on Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I added Blue Stickles to the Sleigh and Red Stickles for the baubles, mat and layered in red and green.

Please check out the Challenge blog, you will see all the fabulous DT inspiration, the rules and how to enter HERE.
You can also enter in the Visible Image Facebook Group if you don't have a blog HERE.

Thanks so much for your visit, and your fabulous inspirational comments,
I'll be back again soon.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

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

Friday 31 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps in Creative Stamping Magazine.

Hi there,

Gosh we are nearly into November, not long to the big C word, lol !!!
I thought today I'd share a card using some fantastic unique

I was very proud and lucky enough to have one of my 'Visible Image' creations chosen to be published in issue 20 of Creative Stamping Magazine, along with the makes of some of my lovely teamies. 
It gives me such a buzz to see my cards in publication, wow, I'm on cloud nine.

The Visible Image Stamps used for this card are....

I won't go into my usual detail of how to re-create my card, as it's all in the article.

If you are going to the NEC Hobbycrafts Show next week,
 Thursday 6th - Sunday 9th November,
 do pop to stand B26, 'Visible Image Stamps' and take a look at the fantastic stamps available, and the DT artwork on display, the Lovely Helen and Awesome Mark (aka Visible Image) will be there to help you,
 and if you are there on Thursday 6th afternoon, I shall be on the stand too, please come and have a hug and say Hello.

I shall be back again tomorrow, with news of the December Challenge, so see you then,

Hugs Pauline xxxx

Friday 24 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal paints, Distress Inks, Wow embossing powders and a White pen.

Hello again,

Just popping in to share a card using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps, on this card the stamps I've used are........

I used my Brusho's with water to make a colourful background, then using Versamark and the Man Inkognito stamp, heat embossed in white powder,

 then the same with the Woman Inkognito stamp, but heat emboss with back powder.

I stamped the sentiment and the small heart, again using versamark and again Black embossing powder. Using a paintbrush, I flicked water onto the project, left it a few seconds then used a kitchen roll to mop up, this bleaches the ink leaving splash marks.
Using the stamps again with black ink, I went along the sides of the card, then with the splat stamps I inked with Black on the mans side, and household bleach on the Woman's side. Th last thing I did, was add some highlights to the sentiment with a white pen.

You have just a few days to enter the Visible Image Challenge, the theme is 'Get Spooky', for a chance to win a £20 coupon for new stamps, take a look at the rules and how to enter HERE.
You can also enter in the Facebook Group, if you don't have a blog, HERE.

I hope you all have a great week, I'm hosting my Workshop on Saturday 25th, so I shall be back with new of how it went and lots of photos, see you then.

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday 17 October 2014

Visible Image Stamps, Paperartsy Grunge Paste, Distress inks, Wow Embossing Powders & Treasure gold.

Hello again friends,

Today I'm sharing a card I've made with one of my favourite stamp sets from Visible Image, the fabulous 'Free Your Imagination set'.

I started off with the background, blending 3 colours of Distress ink, Salty Ocean, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed, I added a mask and spritzed water through it, bleaching the ink. then stamping the small feather randomly, using Mustard Seed ink. 
Now the messy bit, lol, I placed the mask back on the background, spreading a little grunge paste in 3 places, and left to dry.
Using a gold Treasure Gold gilding wax and my finger, I rubbed over the grunge paste to highlight it, then stamped the ink splat radomly with Ripe Persimmon ink, the Raven was stamped with Versamark, and heat embossed in gold powder, I also added the Treasure Gold around the edges of the background.

On a separate piece of card I stamped the feather 3 times with Versamark, heat embossed them in blue powder, fussy cut them, highlighted them with Treasure Gold, shaped them and secured with glue gel.

I inked a separate piece of card with Salty Ocean ink, stamped the sentiment with Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange powder, cut to size, then using the mask and spreading some grunge paste onto the corners to add some more dimension, when it was dry I rubbed over with the Treasure Gold.

The October Visible Image is well under way, the theme this month is 
'Get Spooky', I hope you're going to enter. Rules, DT inspiration, and how to enter are HERE.

If you don't have a blog, don't worry, you can still enter in the Visible Image Facebook Group, HERE.

Thank you for popping by,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx