Friday 26 June 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Dylusion spray inks, Wow Embossing Powder, Alcohol Inks and Stickles.

Hi there,

This will be my last Visible Image Stamps blog for a couple of weeks, as I'm off to the seaside for a well earned rest, lol !!!!

Today I would like to wish the Lovely Helen Michelle's, 
(Visible Image Stamps co-owner and marketing wizard, stamp packer, blog writer and general dogsbody, lol) 
Birthday, I hope you have a wicked time and get spoiled and pampered.

This is the card I made her, using her favourite stamps colours (I hope).....

The stamps I used were.......

I created the background using shaving foam and Dylusion sprays, I heat embossed the Flower Inkognito using black powder, and then painted them with purple Stickles, I used the flower from the Happy Birthday set around the edges, and heat embossed the sentiment to match.

My second card is a little 'Thank you' card....

The stamps I used here are.....
The feather from Angels are Near and the sentiment from the 'Thank you Set'.

The background is Alcohol Inks on a Glossy Card, the feather was first stamped in Black Stazon ink, along with the sentiment. I then stamped the feather using Versamark onto some black card, and heat embossed in White powder. I fussy cut this out, shaped it and using Gel Glue, added it to the background but offset it a little to give the illusion of a shadow, I put some Stickkles on the top for sparkle.


A few days left to enter the Visible Image 'Show and Tell', for a chance to win some new stamps, all the details are HERE.
Check out the Visible Image Facebook Group, with lots going on HERE

Thank you for visiting, and I shall be back a little browner, if English weather permits, and a lot rested.

Big hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday 19 June 2015

Visible image Stamps, Distress inks, Brusho's, Stickles, Grunge Paste, Dylusions and other crafty goodies !!!

Hello Crafty Friends,

Today I'm sharing some projects I've made, using some of the new
 'Express Yourself' sentiment stamps from Visible Image.

I had great fun making these, and used various crafty products whilst creating them.

 This is a 8" x 8" hardboard plaque, the stamp I used  is.....

The next one is a 8" x 8" canvas board, and the stamp I used is....

This one is a 6" x 6" card and the stamps I used are...

The stamps I used on this 7" x 7" card are....
Take the moment and the flower from the Thank you Set.

 This 6" x 6" card has two stamps on it......

And a couple of tags, this one uses....
Time to be Happy, the birds form Free Your Imagination, the smiley face from Robot Data Set and the edge stamp is the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.

Last one is......
If you have Hope, and again, the free flourish that came with the Craft Stamper magazine.

I hope these projects have given you a bit of inspiration,  and I hope also that you have started making a creation for the 'Show and Tell', using Visible Image stamps of course, for a chance to win some new stamps.

Visit our 'Visible Image Facebook Group' for all the gossip and loads of questions, banter and inspiration.

Thank you for visiting,
only 9 sleeps until I go on my holibobs, yipeeee.

Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxx

Monday 15 June 2015

Pauline's Inky Workshop, June 14th 2015.....The results.

What a fantastic day, I had a brilliant time, sharing a few techniques with a group of very enthusiastic Crafters, the results are amazing, well done to all of you.......

My youngest recruit, and an awesome Crafter, the lovely Maisie.

I think you have to agree, that my lovely crafty crew made fabulous cards.

My next 'Inky Workshop', will be on Sunday 23rd August, samples still to be made, but I'm going to have a holiday first, lol.
 If you are interested in joining us. please email me at

Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Friday 12 June 2015

Visible Image Stamps, New Stamp releases......

Hi there,

It's time for some fabulous brand new designs from Visible Image Stamps.
 I have made samples using these awesome designs, so my blog today will be  cards I've created using the new Character stamps, and the new sentiment samples will follow next week.

The first 3 cards are using the fantastic new Space sets.......


Card 2....... ROBOT DATA

Card 3....... ALIEN INVADER

And wait for it....... if you are a bit squeamish, you may need to hide behind a cushion to view this next card....the ZOMBIES are coming.....

Card 4....... ZOMBIE DAWN and ZOMBIE BRIAN.......

 I have nick-named them Mr & Mrs Bloodlust, hehehehe

The new stamps are available to buy right now, from the
 If you spend over £20 on the brand new stamps, you'll get a fantastic 20% discount until midnight on Sunday, just quote 'june2020release'.
 You can see all the new sentiments there too, they are a must have.

Don't forget about creating a project, using Visible Image stamps, and popping it into the 'Show and Tell', for a chance to win some fab stamps.

Join us too in the 'Visible Image Facebook Group', lots of inspiration, spot competitions with prizes, and lots of other things going on in there.

Thank you for visiting,
Hugs, Pauline xxxx

Friday 5 June 2015

Visible Image Stamps, Brusho Crystal paints, Wow Embossing Powder, Glossy Accents, and Stickles.

Hi there,

Today I'm sharing a card I've made, using some fabulous Visible Image Stamps, a very simple card really. I made a background using Brusho's, I liked it so much I didn't want to cover it all, lol, I bet you've all done that too !!!!

I used the Brusho's on water-colour card, I spritzed the card with water, then sprinkled 3 colours on top, Blue, Yellow and Orange, spritzing to make them run into each other, it gave this cloudy day look. On a smaller piece of 
water-colour card, using similar colours of Distress ink, I mixed each colour with a small amount of water, and washed them over the card, adding more colour where I needed it.

The stamps I've used are............
Grunge FlourishClassic Face and 'Never give up on your Dream' from the Sunshine Set.

I stamped the curly bit of the Grunge Flourish a few times to the left on the larger coloured background, stamped the sentiment using Versamark, and heat embossed in Orange powder.

Then on the smaller piece of coloured card, I stamped the Classic Face using Black Versafine ink. Using thick bleach and a small paintbrush, I bleached the colour out of the eye, then added some blue and orange to the iris, when it was dry I added Glossy Accents, for a shiny eye. I coloured her lips with a 'Ripe Persimmon' Distress ink wash and to finish off I added orange Stickles to the flourish, for that bit of sparkle.

Time to get your imagination going, pick up your inks and Visible Image Stamps, and enter the 'Show and Tell', for a chance to win some new Stamps, details HERE.

Go have a look at the Visible Image Face Book Group HERE, there's always a buzz going on, and Helen is showing sneaky peeks of the new stamps, being released very soon, exciting stuff.

Just a couple of places left for 'Pauline's Inky Workshop', in Warwick,
 Sunday June 14th, 10am - 4pm, 
we will be playing with Bleeding Art Tissue, Alcohol Inks, and Distress inks, along with Stamps and Stencils. For more details PM me via Facebook 
or email me at

Thank you for visiting,
Big Hugs, Pauline xxxxxx

Tuesday 2 June 2015

Lavinia Stamps, Distress inks, Stickles.

Hi there,

This is only a quick post, just to let you know that the
 June Lavinia Challenge is starting today, the theme this month is
 'Use any colours you like'.

 I have just got back from a fabuous, very hectic crafting weekend with some fabulous friends, including Eileen Godwin, Karen Buckle, Hellen Pearce, Barbara Cleggett, Yvonne Froehlich and Jane Barber, and wow what a weekend it was, I could now sleep for a week, lol !!!!

Here is a little bit of Lavinia inspiration from me, but please pop over to the Challenge link above, to also see my very talented fellow Teamies projects, they are wonderful.

The stamps I used are.....
Distress ink background, over-stamped and coloured with Distress inks, Stickles on the little fairies, and acrylic paint stippled for the blossoms.

These stamps are.......
Night WatchDandilions 2Willow and a small mushroom.
Distress ink background, over-stamped and coloured with Stickles.

And the last one, the stamps are.....
I used Pebeo High Viscosity Acrylic paints for the background, stamped using versamark and heat embossed in Black powder, Stickles for the wings and flower.

Thank you for popping by, don't forget to join in the Challenge for a chance to win a whopping £40 to spend on the Lavinia Stamps website, email entries are also accepted if you don't blog.

I am running another 'Inky Workshop' in Warwick on June 14th, we will be playing with Bleeding Art Tissue, amongst other things, there are a couple of spaces left, if you are interested and want more info, please email me on

Big hugs, Pauline xxxxxx