Tuesday, 25 June 2013

'Love is Immortal' with Visible Image

Hi Guys :D

It's 'Soozie Tooseday' my DT day for Visible Image
WOW! What a Truly AWESOME  time it's been for my buddies Mark, Helen and Cheremane, they had a right time at Create & Craft and what a show it was on Saturday morning.....I was so proud of them, beaming with pride and honoured to be part of their team and my cards were on TV whoop whoop!
I hope everyone enjoyed it as much as I did and I hope they get the support they so truly deserve, great sets and a MUST for any stamper.

Don't forget we have 2 competitons running at the moment one on our Facebook group page where you must use the free Visible Image stamp from July's Craft stamper magazine the 'Live,Love,laugh' stamp and the winner gets to pick £20 worth of stamps!!! 
The other competition is our June blog challenge Visible Image stamps have character you must use a stamp, no digi's and it has to be a character, not necessarily one of ours but it does double your chances!
The prize is £10 to spend on our amazing stamps.

For today's creation I was inspired by a technique showcased in July's Craft Stamper Magazine by Birgit Koopsen which involves layering embossing powders. 
To achieve the look I wanted it wasn't as easy as I thought it would be, so I had a couple of attempts until I was happy :D 
Now I've gone for my favourite colours again, I feel more at ease with these, especially for a technique I've never done before!
Now I'm a lover of heat embossing and an even huger LOVER of Visible Image Stamps so it makes me very happy when I combine them both :D 
Here it is :-

 For my border on the card I used the new amazingly fantastic border from the 'Jake skates set' heat embossing in wow bright white on some black card, then mounted this onto a 6 x 6 blank black card.

For my embossing powders I used 'Heat it up's' Silver tinsel, wow's primary ebony, apple red and bright white and with versamark covered my entire area and did stripes and some curved swirls using Birgit's technique, I then zapped with my heat gun and with a combination of staz on jet black ink and the powders I stamped using the AWESOME Immortal Love set, I adore this set. 
I also used the Ink Splats and the chain from the Heavy Metal Set..... 
I had the idea in my head of what I wanted to achieve with the barbed wire curving it  I then used my heart dies and positioned on the black card using foam pads to give dimension

I hope you all like it and I'm rather chuffed with it, wasn't sure in the beginning if it was going to work but it turned out well in the end
I like to kill 2 birds with one stone so  it's my DT creation for this week and my entry into Take it, make it, Craft Stamper Challenge 3

Thanks for stopping by and check out all the FANTASTIC STAMPS at VISIBLE IMAGE
You will not be sorry :D

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Much Love

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Visible Image's 'Heavy Metal'

Hey everyone
Hope you're all good :D
It's Soozie Tooseday again!
Today's card is 'Tooltastic'

Firstly i'd just like to mention its only 3 sleeps until Visible Image are on create and craft :-
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Brand new stamps designed & made by Mark Watt, exclusive to Create and Craft and at a fab price too :D
So be sure not to miss it.......Set your alarm for 9.55a.m on Saturday the 22nd of June, make a cuppa, grab some biscuits, sit and watch Mark & Cheremane demo and see our DT's fantastic creations :D
Here is a taster of what's in store on Create & Craft :D and herehere and here!
If you can't watch it live then record it.....:( I have to record it as taking my dog Dave to the Vets (to see my old boss in West Yorkshire, he's a bit of a whizz with orthopaedics) we're a bit concerned about Dave's hips, probably just  a bit arthritic but he's not that old, about 6 ish (we rescued him from Cyprus so that's just an estimate!)

Still time to enter Visible Image Stamps have character you can use any character (No digi's)
Some great entries so far but we need more please!

***We also have another competition at the moment and that's to win a whopping £20 to spend on Visible Image stamps!!!
Maximum of 3 entries, closing date is 8 p.m on Sunday the 7th of July
Your entry HAS to include the freebie stamps off July's issue of craft stamper HERE
Good luck and i'm going to try and sneak my creation in!
For which I used the Freebie stamps & the gorgeous Corset
Pssttt don't tell! ;o)

For all the news and sneaky snippets for Saturday then visit us at our facebook group :D

Ok now to my 'Soozie Tooseday' card

For this MAN card I used the fab set Heavy Metal £12.99
and the Handy hints set £12.99 (you can use these for so many different cards, they're great)
After stamping the sentiments and heat embossing in wow primary ebony around  the border of a white piece of card stock, adding nuts to the corners, i mounted this onto a blank black card.
Then heat embossed in 'heat it up' silver sparkle with the metal plate background (this can be purchased separately HERE) on black card stock and it looks really metallic, a very effective looking background, love it :D, this was then mounted on to silver mirror board from creata.

Stamped and heat embossed the spanner and nuts, happy birthday, cut a couple out & mounted again on mirror board and added foam pads to give dimension.
Put it all together and I think it's rather metallic and effective :D

You can either purchase the sets individually OR buy those 2 sets and get the Painted Wood set FREE!
With the Tool time Multibuy deal for £25.98 saving a whopping £12.99!!!
I will definitely be making many more cards with these stamps! 
These sets are a MUST for Man Cards!

Well guys that's all for today guys
Much Love

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

I 'WOOD' say Visible Image make AWESOME STAMPS :D

Hi Guys
It's a quickie mid week blog for me today..... I had planned a 2 carder for next Tuesday for my Visible Image DT day and then I woke up LOL......It's Father's day THIS Sunday.....so one of the cards would be a tad late! DOH!

So here is my Father's Day make......

Made on a 6 x 6 white card, I cut down a piece of chocolate brown mirror board from creata for my border, then used the fabulous plank of wood from the Painted wood set made 6 planks heat embossing in wow Vanilla white on a mid brown card from hobbycraft, giving a nice grainy effect.

Lined up, stuck onto white card, trimmed and attached to the mirror board.
I then stamped again in versamark and heat embosssed the hammer and nail from the Heavy Metal set in 'Heat it up' silver sparkle, masking the hammer and embossing the handle in wow primary ebony, then for the sentiments these were from Handy hints....you get soooo many sentiments that tie in with both sets the Heavy Metal & the Painted wood or you can use alone with other images......ideal for 'Man cards' where I know a lot of people struggle with..... I stamped my sentiments in walnut stain DI and embellished with some copper eyelets, mounted onto the choc mirror board, with foam pads.
A simple card for any Dad that loves DIY or a bit of carpentry :D

Now the 'Tool time multibuy' is only £25.98 for ALL 3!
As opposed to £12.99 per set which equals £38.97.....you save a WHOPPING £12.99!!!!
1 set is FREE :D Now that makes me smile....we ALL love a bargain!
 For inspiration with these sets check out 'Tool tastic'....no need to struggle with a 'Man card' again!
Win Win!!

We would love you to pop over and join our facebook group if you haven't already.
A new little competition coming up any day with the freebie stamp made by visible image from the latest issue of craft stamper.....so you need to definately keep popping by :o)
Mucho Inspiration & you get to hear all the gossip, especially regarding Visible Image's prime slot on CREATE & CRAFT at 10 a.m on Saturday the 22nd of June HERE is the link for this event :D
Exciting stuff :D
Pop by to our BLOG too there's a chance to win £10 worth of stamps in the June Challenge.

Thanks for popping by guys
Much Love

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :-
Heart 2 heart challenges - Tool time
Anything goes challenge - Fathers day

Tuesday, 11 June 2013

'Molly a la animal print' at Visible Image

It's Sooooooooooooooooooozie Toooooooseday :D
Here at the fantastic Visible Image

WOW! What an awesome Month Mark & Helen been having so far!!!!........fingers crossed it keeps up for them, as no one deserves it more :o)

Have you all purchased July's issue of Craft Stamper? for the wicked free stamp made by Mark Watt & the 3 page article with beautifully bright creations from Cheremane and Kay, they were FAB, if you'd like to view more of their amazing work click on their names, awesome stuff, 2 talented ladies :D

So not only were Visible Image in July's craft stamper magazine they will be on Create and Craft TV on Saturday the 22nd of June at 10a.m WHOOP WHOOP :DDDDD
Can you beeeeeeelieve it?
I'm sooooo excited!
Watty (Mark) & Cheremane will both be demo-ing and Madge (Helen) will be in the wings watching & cryng probably Haha ;o)
So some brand new stamps and all our DT including moi have been making lots of fab samples.....
I have had sooooo much fun with the NEW stamps........we'll be on in 11 sleeps.....soooo giddy :o)
To keep up on all the news please join us at our facebook group, we'd love to see you and we're a very friendly bunch :D

Talking of talented ladies my creation for today was made specifically for another member of our DT team who celebrated her birthday a couple of weeks ago Cathy (AKA Pinkie!) 
Cathy wanted a purple Molly so I thought I'd go the whole hog and give her a bit of leopard print too!
So I made a tag card.

I coloured her in with promarkers then cut her out.
I heat embossed all the tag in wow primary ebony and used the crackle background at the bottom, for the halfway border I masked a line of  the music background and for the top half I used the awesome zebra background, I then cut a larger tag and used the grunge border of the  grunge flourish stamp (a big favourite of mine) this comes in handy for so many things, I'd be lost without it, I heat embossed this with wow purple glitz
I then mounted this onto some black card stock, then purple mirror board from creata, added some purple gems and a purple rose, some black polka dotted organza ribbon and for the final touch I stamped out Pinkie in pickled raspberry DI & added an eyelet & a skull charm from my ever growing treasure chest. 

Then finally mounted onto a blank white card and voila, I hope you like it!

If you're a fan of characters then our challenge this month is ideal for you Visible Image stamps have character, you HAVE to use a stamp, no digi's and it doesn't have to be a Visible Image Character but you double your chances of winning if it is :D 
Pop by even if you just fancy a neb :D

Thanks for stopping by, see you next Tuesday if not before :o)
Much Love

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I wish to enter this into the following challenges :-

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

'Soozie Tooseday' with Visible Image Stamps - Grunge polka dots, butterflies & spots - 04-06-2013

Hello Everybody :D
I'd just like to thank you all for your lovely comments lately, I really do appreciate it :D

Have you heard the FANTASTIC NEWS?
VISIBLE IMAGE'S are on Create & Craft at 11 a.m on the 20th June!!!!!
How amazing is that & how much do Mark & Helen deserve it?
Chuffed to bits for them, I really am :D
The lovely Cheremane will be demoing along with Mark and Helen (Madge) will be watching in the wings...(crying with pride :o))
Our fantastic design team and myself have been busy creating with the NEW stamps that will be up for sale, can't wait to see my cards on TV :D (giant, HOOOOOGE beam!)
Don't forget to purchase Stamp Crafter magazine this Friday, the free stamp is designed by Mark Watt & there's a 3 page spread whoop whoop.
Cheremane and Kay have made some beautiful creations with the Freebie stamp that will also be published , I just can't wait for Friday :D

AND LOL ......it's my birthday, well it was yesterday but I've had a fab time and got lots of lovely cards & presents.......I even challenged Helen (Madge) to make me one & it's awesome......check it out on our Facebook Group Page.

So it's all happening for Visible Image WHOOP WHOOP :D......GOOD TIMES :DDDD

Ok now I must get onto my DT creation this week.
I recently acquired from my buddy Cheremane some WOW Apple red embossing powder, now those who know my work know i'm particularly fond of black/white & red combo's & this red just POP's....I love it!
I had some polka dot organza ribbon (in various colours - red, black & purple - i'm sooooo predictable lol) 
that I am just loving at the moment, well anything spotted actually (apart from my face!)

Firstly I stamped on white card the adorable Large Butterfly and small butterfly with versamark and heat embossed in the wow apple red, cut out and added red flat backed gems.I LOVE these butterfly's, they're so classy & the image is so detailed & sharp, I use these stamps a LOT!

I Stamped on white card stock  the beautiful Bronte border in versamark & heat embossed in wow primary ebony on the top half & for the lower half of the card I heat embossed in the apple red with the gorgeous Grunge Polka Dot. Added the black organza ribbon and a white flower die strip (from Joy I think) to some black cardstock, added little red gem's and attached with double sided tape to the centre then mounted and matted onto black card, red creata mirror board and a white 6 x 6 blank card.
Finishing with 3 black pearls & attaching the butterflies with 3d foam stickers!
I love the clean cut look, vibrant popping effect & of course the colours, it's very me :D

We have a new challenge for this month OUR BLOG the topic being 'Visible Image has character' you don't have to use one of our characters (but you do have to use 'A Character') but it will increase your chances of winning £10 to spend on our AWESOME stamps & it MUST be a STAMP.... NO DIGI'S!
Our FAB team have done some fantastic creations, so please check them out!
Last months entries were exceptional, well done to the winners, you talented guys you!

Thanks again for taking time to pop in :D
Much Love guys

Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :-
Make my Monday - Ribbon or lace

Saturday, 1 June 2013

'Visible Image has Character' - June Challenge- My Molly

Hey Y'all

Its June already!!! 
Which means its my birthday month :D Mwahahahah
....and a whole new challenge for the fantabulous VISIBLE IMAGES!

We had some AWESOME entries in the May challenge, they just seem to get better & better every month, again hard to choose favourites!

So this Month being June our theme is 'Visible Image has Character', it has to be a character STAMP, NO DIGI'S! But you don't have to use a Visible Image Character but it would be awesome if you could and you double your chances of winning £10 to spend on their fantastic stamps :D
Top 3 get a blinkie badge :o)
Our DT has produced the BESTEST creations yet, they're ACE :D

There's been lots of chatter in our Facebook group about July's issue of Craft Stamper Magazine, where the free AWESOME stamp was designed by Mark Watt AKA Mr Visible Image!
There's also a 3 page spread  in it :D AND Helen (Mrs Madgey Visible Image) also had her fantastic verse of Fairytale ending in the June Issue, things are just getting better and better for them and i'm chuffed they soooo deserve it <3

 Myself and our fab DT team were each allocated a character/s......I only got my favourite MOLLY  the MOLLSTER, I was very chuffed WHOOP WHOOP, she's so funkeeeeeeee and looks ACE in any colour!

I kinda doubled up on this project as my monthly challenge for our DT and box frame pictures for the girls bedroom wall (so I will be doing another soon too - twins - but very different twins!)

Firstly I coloured Molly in with my promarkers, I love pink and purple together, I decoupaged the skulls & bows and added some glamour dust & attached with foam pads.

Used the awesome Grunge polka dot in pickled raspberry DI cut out and mounted onto hobbycrafts pink & purple polka dot embossed card.
I then used the 'multitalented' Grunge flourish ( so many uses from 1 stamp) grunge border in dusty concord DI on the cream frame that comes inside the box frame, masking for the inner square.
Again in pickled raspberry DI, I stamped and masked the Live Laugh Love  & matted in the same hobbycraft card adding purple pearl gems and foam pads.

For the musical flowers I stamped the Music background in dusty concord onto the pink card and used Joy crafts vintage flourishes die in purple card stock also again attaching purple pearls.

I added some purple polka organza ribbon & bow, some flowers from my stash and a mirrored heart button, a heart peg and a silver clasps with a skull & hollow heart charms from my treasure chest, I attached these via my crop-a-dile and pink eyelets.

I have to say i'm pretty chuffed with it and I just know Saybo will love it.....can't decide what to do for Nicole, maybe a Molly in red and black or a steam punked Clara?!?
......I do find Molly easier to accessorize from my stash!

Anyway I hope you like it and I hope it's inspired you for your entry HERE and I can't wait to see what you all create, hope you pick MOLLY for selfish purposes I LOVE to see what you all do with her :D

Thanks for popping in :D
Much Love


Visible Image Blog Badge, Blinkie

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :-
Crafty Ribbon - Anything goes with ribbon
Happy Campers - use metal
Charism cardz - Divas
In the pink - Anything goes but mainly pink
Fab n funky - Girly
Passion for promarkers - Ribbon, Lace or twine
Cheerful stamp pad - Mixed media