Monday, 18 December 2017

Bibbidy bobbidy boo..

Today is my last design team inspiration piece for the year for Visible Image. Helen and Mark are having a well deserved break starting on Wednesday until 2nd January. The next time I am back with some Visible Image inspiration will be in January when we will be starting to showcase their totally awesome new stamps!

For today I thought that I would weave a little Christmas magic and share a final post of our wonderful Disneyland Paris trip with Daisy. This is the second art journal "Moment" I made to remember this magical holiday.  If you missed my first Moment you can see it here.
For this art journal Moment I chose to capture the memories of the Princess lunch we enjoyed...
A real bibbidy bobbidy boo Moment...
 As I mentioned before Daisy adored Fantasy land and the castle.
The Princess lunch was hosted in a purpose built restaurant in Fantasy Land.

From the moment we walked in Daisy was just enchanted. We saw not 1 but 4 princesses which she genuinely believed were real.
I think my photos show just how spellbound she was.
We were visited by the gorgeous Cinderella,
Rapunzel,

Snow White
and Belle

. Daisy was totally entranced and honestly believed we were in the company of the real deal. The princesses were so professional and treated our darling sweetheart like a real princess.They really took the time to talk to her, sign her autograph book, pose for photos and admire the Princess Anna dress she was wearing.
The food was fine dining and unlike a lot of the Disney food fare we sampled was delicious..how about these for deserts.
I decided to use the photo of Daisy with Cinderella for my focal for my Moment as think it shows the the pure joy on our little sweetheart's face. I fussy cut it out as I wanted it to become part of the background.
I added some infusions and distress oxide ink to my mixed media card to start to create a magical background. Salty Ocean is a great Cinderella colour, perhaps I might rename mine Cinderella Blue!
I added some gold ink through the strobes stencil
 to create some star bursts

I stamped and gold embossed the clock swirl from the Ahead of our time stamp set several times

 as a reminder of that moment in time with the Princesses.
I also stamped stars from Universal
 to add a little more magic
and also some celebratory bubbles using those from  the dare to swim stamp set
The 2 quotes I used were
Make a wish from Own it!

and 


So here is my finished Moment

I hope that when Daisy is older she can look back and remember the day she met her real Princesses and remember the Moments I have stored for her in Jane's Journal. You can see just how versatile Visible Image stamps and stencils are for everything, including art journalling and mixed media work. We made a wish and made memories which  really are,

"special moments that tell our story"

I would like to enter my Moment into the following challenges;

Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Creative Artiste 3/3 anything goes mixed media
Craft stamper 3/3  anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends anything goes
We love to create 3/3 anything mixed media
Emerald Creek Dares anything goes
Happy Little stampers mixed media challenge December anything goes

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I have finished off  the last of my last Christmas makes. My crackers for Christmas 2017 are ready for the table and I will be back to share them very soon.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and taking the time to leave your kind comments, especially at this very busy time of the year. I hope that you have nearly finished all your Christmas preps too...this time next week we will all be opening up our pressies to see whether we have been naughty or nice 😉... I wonder?

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Sunday, 17 December 2017

Ring the bells

I am back with my 2nd inspiration project for our current Christmas, with optional red, green and rust challenge over at Country View.
This time next week it will be Christmas Eve....so exciting.
 There is nothing more Christmassy than poinsettia is there...I spotted these beauties in the week.


Remember that you can enter our challenge as many times as you like and combine with any other challenges. Your make can be anything creative! You may even be the lucky random winner of the £20 CVC voucher.

All the details can be found here

For this challenge I created rusty bells from card to make 2 Christmas cards.  I shared my jingle bells card on the 1st December here. 

Today I am sharing the card I made with the church bell die cut.



I added lots of texture and rust to my large bell and decided that this time I wanted a plain red background. I used a knitted embossing folder on my red card to give some texture. 
and finished off with an apt stamped sentiment and a nice big bow.


 I would like to join in with the following challenges;

Deep Ocean jingle bells
That's Crafty 2/3 tis the season
Simon says stamp Monday  2/5 Christmas/winter holidays
Crafty Catz 2/3 anything goes
Fussy and fancy 2/3 Christmas
A bit more time to craft 2/3 anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge anything goes
Lil patch of crafty friends anything goes

You have until 31st December to join in with our last challenge of 2017. It would be lovely to see you there. All the details can be found here

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x

Friday, 15 December 2017

10 more days

It's just 10 days now until the big day...goodness me I still have some things to do but I am feeling very festive...just like this lovely angel I spotted in a shop.

It is time for my last Guest designer post for STAMPlorations. Today is the mid way reminder for the current theme and sketch challenge
We would like to see you use gold on your project and you can also use this fab sketch. You can also ditch the colour and just go with the sketch if you would rather.
I have really enjoyed using the sketches with my cards. This is what I got up to ..I stamped and embossed the sweet reindeer from the Christmas reindeer set and one of the sentiments.


I painted them gold with my watercolours and then stitched between them following the pattern of the sketch and also around the edge of the card.
Here is my card

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Simon says stamp Wednesday stitch it
Deep Ocean jingle bells
Simon says stamp Monday  2/5 Christmas/winter holidays
Sparkles 1/3 quickie Christmas/new year card
Crafty Catz 1/3 anything goes
Fussy and fancy 1/3 Christmas
A bit more time to craft 1/3 anything goes

You have until 31 December to link up to this fun challenge and perhaps be a lucky winner too! You can find all the details here

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Shery of STAMPlorations for extending my Guest Designing until December. I have really enjoyed working with her awesome stamps and making my designs for the fun Theme and Sketch challenge.
You can also still use my code STAMPGIRLJANE at the checkout to get 20% off any orders. Here is the link to the website

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x