Friday, 18 December 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Demo cards from the C&C TV Show 12.12.15

Hi there my lovely friends,

As you probably know, Visible Image Stamps had a show on Create & Craft TV last Saturday, between the Awesome Mr Mark Alexander and myself, we managed to demo five cards, mine were very quick, so I thought I'd run through them again in a bit more detail........

Card One.....

The first demo was using the stamp set..... Angels are Near.

For the background, I took a piece of white Centura Pearl card, and using 3 Distress ink colours, I blended them, spritzed it with water, and blotted with kitchen towel. 
Using the feather stamp covered in Versamark, I stamped in the middle, then heat embossed using white detail powder. Using the feather again, but only the splatty end of it, and a gold ink pad, I stamped around the edges of the inked background, I then applied gold gilding wax with my finger around the four edges. mat andd layered it onto a card blank.
 I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment using a gold sparkle EP, onto a small piece of card, added gilding wax to the edges, and mat and layered it onto the card

The feather was stamped again onto a piece of heat proof acetate, with versamark, heat embossed using the gold sparkle EP again, and fussy cut, this was applied to the card using 3D glue.

Card Two....

The stamp set was.....Butterfly Inkognito Set.

I stamped both the butterfly and the sentiment on a white piece of card, using a Versamark pad, and heat embossed with Clear powder, when it had cooled, I blended over the stamping, using 3 colours of Distress ink, and like magic the image and sentiment appear, I then spritzed with water and dried. 
Using a tacky glue on my index finger I went around the edges of the card, then sprinkled glitter on it to give a sparkly edge.

I stamped the butterfly using versamark, onto heat proof acetate, and heat embossed using a white detail powder, I folded the acetate so's that the butterfly's wings were together, and cut some rounded wings, taking off all the ink splats, this was attached to the card leaving the wings free to flutter, I added glitter glue for that extra sparkle.

Card three.......

The stamp set used was.......Behind every Mask.

Taking 2 similar colours of Distress ink, I used Picked Raspberry and Spun Sugar, I put the ink straight from the pads onto my glass mat, sprayed water onto it so it was nice and wet, and 'smooched' (my term, lol) my card into the mixture to cover the card with a coloured wash, I dried it straight away using my heat gun. Using Picked Raspberry, I edged the cars with my blending tool.

 Now to the bit that I did'nt show on TV, because of time....... I mixed a small bit of gold mica powder with Picked Raspberry and water, and using a paint brush, I went around the edges of the background, I also did the same to a small piece of card fro the sentiment. I added a touch more water to the mixture that was left, loaded up my paint brush with it and flicked it over the coloured background. 
Taking the image and the sentiment, I stamped them both using Picked Raspberry, I also coloured in the iris's of the eyes with a blue pen, and added a dot of gold mice & water to the middle of the eye. 

 I  stamped the mask image with Versamark onto heat proof acetate, then used some yummy Pink/Gold sparkle EP  and heat sealed it, I fussy cut it, also cutting out the eyes too, and attached it to the card with 3D glue.

Thank you for watching the show, and also if you emailed in thank you too.

Check out the Visible Image Face Book Group, lots of daily inspiration, news and general chat, with lovely people who are fans of the awesome stamps.

I wish you and your families a very very Merry Christmas, 
and have a fabulous New Year.

Hugs, pauline xxxxxx

Friday, 11 December 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Wow Embossing Powder & Stickles.


Just popping in to share a card I made recently using some fabulous stamps from Visible Image.

The stamps I used are......

The background is Brusho's, sprinkled and spritzed, then sprinkled some more.  I used Versamark and White Embossing Powder for both the image and the sentiment, I stamped another couple of birds, again in Versamark and heat embossed them in white, lastly I added some Stardust Stickles for that little bit of bling that I love.

Take a look in the Visible Image Facebook Group, there is always plenty of inspiration and talk in there, and also please share the creations you've made using any of the awesome Visible Image stamps too HERE.

Don't forget Visible Image Stamps are on Create and Craft TV this Saturday the 12th, at 11am, Mr Visible Image himself (the very lovely Mark) and I (gulp lol), will be doing some demo's using some awesome stamps.

Thank's for dropping in, Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 4 December 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Wow Embossing Powder, Stickles & Glossy Accents.

Hello again,

It's Fabulous Friday and my day to share some Visible Image love, with a creation I made using just two of their amazingly unique stamps.

The stamps I used are......

The Background is Brusho's, sprinkled and spritzed, then allowed to drip down the card, I stamped the eye and the sentiment with Versamark, then heat embossed using black EP, afterwards I used bleach to whiten the eye. I added some extra drips flowing from the eye, I highlighted the words using a white pigment pen, and then added some black Frantage and some gold Stickles to finish.

Get your entries into the 'Show & Tell', for a chance to win something from the website, all the rules and how to's are HERE.

Also check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, for news and updates on new stamps, TV shows, and much much more, HERE.

Visible Image Stamps will be on Create and Craft TV,
( Freeview 36, Sky 674, Virgin 748, or Freesat 813 ) 
Saturday 12th December at 11am - 12noon
The Awesome Mark Alexander and myself, will be doing live demo's, please support us and send in your emails to C&C,
 for a chance to receive a card, hand made by us on the day.

See you soon, hugs, Pauline xxxxxxxx

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Lavinia Stamps ,Ranger Distress Inks, Ranger Stickles, Cosmic Shimmer Dries white glue, and dry Glitter

Well, it's now December, and we're on the countdown to Christmas, it doesn't seem that long ago since we were doing it last year, lol !!!

Today I'd like to share a couple of projects I've made using some fabulous Lavinia Stamps, the theme for this month's Challenge is 'Let it Snow'

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

And the stamps used on this tag are......

Both projects were created using Distress inks for the backgrounds, and the images were stamped with Memento inks, the snow is white glue with glitter, and Stickles for that extra sparkle.

Check out the Lavinia Challenge, to see the DT inspiration and to enter, don't worry if you haven't got a blog, we also accept email entries...... HERE.
There's a chance to win a whopping £40 worth of Lavinia goodies, to choose yourself, it's well worth an entry.

Thank you for your visit,
See you soon, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 27 November 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Chrystal Paints, Wow Black EP, and Distress Inks.

Hi there,

I'm back to share some Visible Image inspiration with you,

It's a simple tag, I love tags, because they can be so quick to make, and there's no pressure, lol !!!!

The stamp set I used is.......Leave your Fears.

I used Brusho's on the background, sprinkling and sprizing, then holding the tag on it's side to drip down. I stamped using Versamark ink, and heat embossed with Black EP. The sentiment was heat embossed onto a small piece of card, again after Brusho's had been dripped down it. The Viscose ribbon ( American Seam Binding) was coloured using Distress Inks. Simple, I hope you'll give it a go.

Have you heard our exciting news, Visible Image Stamps will be back on
 Create and Craft TV channel, 
 (Sky 674 - Freeveiw 36 - Virgin 748 or Freesat 813)
  on Saturday December 12th at 11 am,
 with the awesome Mark Alexander, and myself showing you some colourful demo's,  using some fabulous stamps.

Don't forget to get your entry into the 'Show and tell' competition, for a chance to win some new goodies, all details HERE.

Keep checking the Facebook group too, for details of offers, daily inspiration, and gossip HERE.

And lastly, there is a  Visible Image 'Black Friday' sale HERE, fantastic reductions on superb stamps, if there are any left lol !!!!

See you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder and Stickles.

Hi there Crafty Friends,

It's Fabulous Friday and time for me to share a creation I've made,
 using some fantastic Visible Image Stamps.

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

I started off by sprinkling some Brusho's on a piece of card, spritzing with water, then layering up more Brusho's and water for a nice intense look, then dried it totally. 
I stamped the sentiment using Versamark onto this piece of card, then heat embossed it using white powder,and cut the card to the size I wanted. I decided at this stage that I wanted it to be very glossy, so using the Versamark pad I completely covered the card, and heat embossed using clear powder, and did this twice more.
On a small piece of card, I stamped the butterfly using black ink, coloured it using a paintbrush and Brusho's, then added Stickles on top for the bling factor.

Finally for the background, I stamped the tree's using Distress inks, then added some more Stickles as blossom.

 Do get your Visible Image creations into the November Show & Tell, there's a chance for you to win some stamps of your choice from the website, so it's well worth a go, and you will inspire others to join in too.

Keep your eyes open in the Visible Image Facebook Group, for daily inspiration, we have a 'Design Team shout' out at the moment too, and there will also be some very exciting news released very soon.

Thanks for dropping in,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Friday, 13 November 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, & Wow Embossing Powders.


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.

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.

I hope you've popped a card into the Show & Tell, 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,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Friday, 6 November 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal Paints, Versafine Ink, Stampendous Frantage and Stickles.


By the time you read this, I shall probably be back at the NEC, conducting my second day of 'Make and Takes', on the awesome Visible Image Stand B09,
so if you're going, do pop and say Hi to me, and also to the lovely Helen, and Awesome Mark, the people behind the fantastic Company.

This card is of course made using some fabulous Visible Image stamps.

The stamps I used are.......
Magic of Christmas, the top of the Tree from Rockin AroundSleigh Silhouette, and the small star from Sparkle at Christmas.

I started with a background made fom Brusho's, just sprinkling the colour and spritzing with water, and letting it drip. I stamped the small star using a brusho and water mixture. The Sleigh was stamped using a Blue Versafine ink, along with the top of the tree stamp. The snow is white Frantage plus glitter, and the sentiment was heat embossed in white, and fussy cut. Stickles was added to finish it off.

A new November 'Show and tell' has started, your chance to create something using Visible Image stamps, you may win some new stamps, all details HERE.

Take a look at the Visible Image Facebook group too, lots of things going on, and some exciting news to come soon.....HERE.

See you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Monday, 2 November 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks & Stickles.

Hi there,

Today sees the start of the November Lavinia Stamps Challenge,
the theme this month is 'Christmas'.

Here are my DT samples, and of course it gave me an excuse to use lots of glitter, not that I need an excuse though !!!!

The stamps used on this card are......

On this tag, the stamps used are....

And the stamps used on this last card are......

All three were created using Distress Inks, Versafine Black Ink, dries white glue, Sweet Poppy Crystallina glitter and Stickles.

I hope you will enter the Lavinia Challenge, just using Lavinia Stamps of course, for a chance to win a whopping £40 worth of Lavinia vouchers to spend on some new stamps, we also except email entries too.

Thank you for popping in,
Hugs, Pauline xxx

Friday, 30 October 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Wow Embossing Powder and Angelina Fibres.


I hope you are all well,
just a quickie today, a card I made for one of my recent workshops, I do love passing on techniques.
 The unique stamps I've used, are designed and made by hand,
 by Mark and Helen at Visible Image,
they both work very hard, and are very passionate about their Company and their fabulous stamps.

I used Brusho's for the background, along with spray starch and cling film, such a cool vibrant outcome, I stamped the sentiment with Versamark, mixing 2 colours of sparkle Embossing powder, before heating to set. The Image is made using Angelina Fibres, placed ontop of the stamp which has Versamark on, then ironed, such a fab technique, and finally fussy cut.

If you are going to the NEC next week, do pop along to the Visible Image Stand, B09 where you meet Helen and Mark, see some of the stunning stamps available, also see loads of inspirational DT work, and you will also see me, I am doing 'Make & Takes', but get in early to book your place as they are limited.

It's the last few days to get your Pink entry into the Visible Image
 'Show and Tell', for a chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE.
Also pop over the the Visible Image Facebook Group, and see the inspiration the fans of the stamps are producing, HERE.

Thanks for checking my blog out,
see you again soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 23 October 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Alcohol Inks, Prima Mica Flakes, Stazon ink, & Wow Embossing Powder.

Gosh where has this week flown to, I think my craft room eats time, lol !!!!
Talking about Time, my creation for today, is a fab set of stamps from 

I am still feeling the vibe from the Visible Image Blog Hop last Friday, it was in aid of Breast Cancer Care, so I am carry on the theme, and using a bit of pink !

My background is a piece of glossy card, with the Shaving foam and Alcohol Inks technique, then added some texture using wax, and Mica flakes.
 I stamped the pocket watch with Stazon, onto Acetate, and then stamped again  (2nd generation), so it was very faint, then fussy cut both, I then used a gold Sharpie pen on the wrong side of the acetate.
 I stamped the clock again, onto white card, and heat embossed using a Gold Sparkle powder, fussy cut, also cutting out the face of the clock. I stamped the clock one last time, using Stazon, onto white card, cut the face out and attached it to the gold clock, then added Glossy Accents for the glass.
To finish, I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed.

Don't forget the Visible Image 'Show and Tell', your chance to win some fabulous stamps, check it out HERE ( No blog needed).

Join in the buzz in the Visible Image Facebook Group, HERE.

Thank you for popping by, see you soon,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday, 16 October 2015

Visible Image Stamps, BIG PINK Blog Hop.

Hello fellow Crafters, and welcome,

today I am joining in the Visible Image Stamps Big Pink Blog Hop.....
The hop starts from the Visible Image Blog, where you can read the rules and join in.
So you should have reached me from the lovely Teresa Morgan's blog.

Here in my PINK card,
I created this using some fabulous Visible Image stamps.....
Time is PreciousNever Give UpClassic FaceRipped Fishnet, the spotty circle from the Universal Set, the flourish and the script from the Revolution Set.

My background was created using blended Distress inks in Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick and Spiced marmalade, over stamped using the same colours. The images were stamped using Versamark, and heat embossed with pink and orange embossing powder, the clock was heat embossed in Gold powder. The tears were created with glossy accents and a couple of gems.

Visible Image is raising funds for Breast Cancer Care throughout October with our BIG PINK EVENT!

Today is our BIG PINK BLOG HOP so we hope you will join in and help us raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. 

You'll also be in with the chance of winning an AMAZING bundle of stamps over £100 worth !! 
**Look out for and collect the pink letter at each stage of the blog hop!**

More about our BIG PINK fundraiser...

Breast Cancer Care's BIG PINK event will help more people find a way to live with, through, and beyond breast cancer. It really is a wonderful charity which is close to our hearts.

Visible Image is donating 50% of all sales of their 'Stay Strong' stamp during the whole of October. These beautiful words are perfect for anyone facing difficult 

We have an EVENT set up over on Facebook where you will find all the details of our fundraising activities! So please come and join in, and invite your crafty friends too... There are some fantastic prizes to be won this month!

You now need to visit Susanne Rose, to continue on the Blog Hop.

This is the Blog Hop List.....

Start at the Visible Image Blog
Kim Bacon
Sue Joseph
Lisa Nygards
Kim Roberson
Teresa Morgan

Susanne Rose
Kim Johnny
Karen Liddle

and end with the Visible Image Blog.

Thank you so much for joining in and good luck.
Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 9 October 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho's, Spectrum Noir Aqua Tints, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder & Stickles.


It's Fabulous Friday, and I'm back with a little bit of inspiration for you, a card using some of those fantastic Visible Image Stamps that I love using so much.

On this card, the stamps I used are........
Winter Tree and the sentiment is Me Time.

A very simple card to make, I used some Brusho paints on the background, mixing them with water and just washing them over the card. I then used some Spectrum Noir Aqua Tint inks, and using the dropper provided in the kit, just dripped them down the card. This gives the impression of trees, so I stamped Winter Tree with Distress Inks onto the inky background. I finished off with the sentiment stamped in Versamark, and heat embossed with Black powder, I filled in the letters with some Stickles for that little bit of sparkle.

The October Visible Image 'Show and Tell' is going well, it has a Pink Theme to it this month, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, why don't you enter, for a chance to win a voucher for some yummy stamps, details HERE.

Please check out the Visible Image BIG PINK EVENT, in aid of Breast Cancer Care, a very worthy cause.
 Helen and Mark are very kindly donating 50% of all sales of the Stay Strong Stamp, it also comes in a unique PINK package just for this event.
 If you already have the stamp, you could donate instead, straight to the Breast Cancer Care charity, using their 'Just Giving' page, details HERE.

There are always updates of things in the Visible Image HQ, and you can see daily DT inspiration, also customers creations too, in the Visible Image Facebook Group HERE.

Just one more quickie, I have another 'Inky Workshop' being held in Warwick, on Sunday 25th October, 10am - 4pm,
please email me for details.......

See you soon, hugs Pauline xxxxxx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks, Alcohol Inks, Wow Embossing Powder, Stickles

Hi again,

It's the beginning of the month, and a new Lavinia Stamps Challenge has started, the theme is 'Glitter and Gems', all the details and rules can be found HERE.

As you can imagine, I found this challenge very difficult ...  errrrrrrr not !!!! I think my middle name should be 'sparkle', hehehehe !!!!! I created 3 cards using some gorgeous Lavinia Stamps.

The stamps used on this first card are........
SkyZen Plant and Willow.
I used Alcohol inks on a glossy card for the background, and plenty of Stickles.

The stamps used on this card are......
The background was created with Distress inks.

On this last card, the stamps used are.......
This too was created using Distress inks, and I used Mica flakes around the edges of the card, the photo doesn't show up the bling very well.

Don't forget to get your entries into the Challenge, it's a chance for you to win a whopping £40, to spend on Lavinia goodies.

I am holding another 'Inky Workshop' in Warwick, on Sunday 25th October, 10am - 4pm, for further details email me on
or PM me on Facebook.

Happy Crafting,
Hugs, Pauline xxxxxxx

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks, Wow Embossing Powder, and Versamark.

Hi there Crafty Friends,

No your eyes are not out of focus, lol, I wanted to try something a little different with this card, and I used a couple of super duper Visible Image Stamps.
 My inspiration came from a retro 3D poster I saw recently, although I haven't tried to view it through a pair of 3D glasses, lol, but you get the idea !!!!

The Visible Image stamps I've used are.......

I stamped the background with the Grunge Polka Dots , 4 times, using 4 different Distress ink colours, I also did the same on another piece of card and stamped the sentiment in Versamark, heat embossed it using clear embossing powder, fussy cut it, mounted it onto black card and fussy cut it again, to give a thin black outline.
 And hey look, no bling or glitter used, that was incredibly hard, lol !!!!

A new months 'Show and Tell' has been opened, your chance to win some awesome new Visible Image Stamps to add to your collection, just create something, using your Visible Image Stamps, and pop it in the album HERE.

Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, to see what other fans have created, and of course daily inspiration from the Visible Image DT,
 see it all HERE.

For the month of October, Visible Image have set up a 'Big Pink Event', raising funds for Breast Cancer Care, please check out the event and help if you can....

I am demoing for Visible Image, on Sunday 3rd October, at the Port Sunlight Happy Stampers Show, please pop by and say hello if you're there.

Thank you for visiting my blog,
Hugs Pauline xxxxx

Friday, 11 September 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Distress Inks and Stickles.

Hi there again,

I'm back to share 4 Seasonal tags I've created, using some fabulous

On all the tags I used 2 stamps....... 'Winter Tree' and 'Tall Grass', and just changed the sentiment.

The sentiment on the Winter tag is from the ....... 'Sparkle at Christmas' set.
On the Spring tag it's.......'Memories' from the 'Make me Smile' set.
On the Summer tag it's....... 'Dream' from the 'Imagine, Dream, Inspire' set.
The last one is the Autumn tag and the sentiment is....... 'Colours of the Wind'.

I blended Distress Inks for the background of each tag, and stamped the Tree and the sentiments in Black Versafine ink, the grass was stamped in Distress inks. I added blossom using acrylic paints, the winter tag is achieved using a 'dries white glue' and glitter for the snow, and I used stickles on all the tags for the finishing touch.





The 'Show & Tell' is well under way, why don't you join in, make a project using only 'Visible Image Stamps', for a chance to win some stamps from the website.

Take a look at the 'Visible Image Facebook group', where you can see the news of forthcoming shows, competitions, and lots of other things.

Thanks for popping by,

Hugs, Pauline xxxxx