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