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My Name Is Bond … James Bond!

My Name Is Bond … James Bond

is a fun card that I’ve made using all three of the new stamp sets from Visible Image.

Everytime I looked at the sets I kept on seeing James Bond.  So that was the beginning of this card.  ‘James’ (from ‘Ahead Of Our Time’) is made using distress oxides and my Misti to create an interesting take on the gentleman silhouette.  The background is created using more distress oxides.

How awesome is the Alphabetical set of stamps though!  You can write absolutely ANYTHING with them.  There is no limit to what words you can make.

If you look closely you can also see the OO7 numbers scattered around the base of James.

And the large splat from the ‘Somewhere In Time’ set was used to create a border and to add some numbers to the background.  Just the edge of the spat in this set was used.  What I like is that you can use a little, or lot, of the splat to create a border.

Stamps used are:

Ahead Of Our Time

Alphabetical

Somewhere In Time

There is the monthly Show and Tell group on their facebook page.  Along with the new monthly challenge for those who would like to play along and be in with a chance to win spending money.

To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image Shop.
Also at my Etsy shop – the link is on my side-bar.
Visible Image social links are:
The blog
Our facebook group – where you can find our monthly Show & Tell challenge and Monthly Challenge.
Our facebook page – where you will be kept up to date with everything that is going on.
You can also follow Visible Image on: Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram

The Worm That Got Away!

The Worm That Got Away!

is a play with distress oxides, masking, doodling and a little a whole heap of fun with Rubber Dance stamps!

It is also my inspiration piece for the new challenge this month which is – “Summer Holidays.”

Living near the sea, fishing is a HUGE summer pastime – okay, let’s face it, it’s a HUGE all-year-round pastime!  Knowing guys that fish a lot … and often catch nothing (yes, I said it!) … this card is for them lol.

Wow, how disappointed do the fish look!!!

lol…and how happy does that worm look that he got away!!!

Stamps Used: 

Something Fishy

Textured Flowers

A reminder that Rubber Dance will ship stamps for FREE, anywhere in the world on orders over 15 Euro!
Just enter my code: DLFreeShip at the checkout.
or, if you are in Australia, check out
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog…with loads of creative ideas for you to try and to get your creative juices flowing.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some awesome Rubber Dance stamps.
Have fun stamping!!!
Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x

Make It Feminine – FSC

Make It Feminine

With this month’s challenge at FSC we are all embracing our femininity.

We invite you to make something feminine for this challenge using stamps as your focal image.

Of course you can use whatever you like to help make your project, but stamping is important and should of course be the main focus of your piece.  We are after all a stamping challenge  😉

Shirley and I went to a card camp/retreat across the border, in the middle of nowhere, when she was out and this is one of the pieces that I made there.

This camp is always so much fun – lazy really (for me anyway).  And sooo relaxing.  It’s a long drive to get there, but the scenery is magnificent this time of year, going through kilometer after kilometer of vineyards where the leaves where just starting to turn to their autumnal colours on the vines. Beautiful!  It would’ve been nice to stop and sample some of the wineries … but we needed to get back through the pine forest, closer to home, before the kanga’s came out.

It was awesome to have Shirley along and watch her enjoying the whole experience.  Even embracing the bunk beds that we retired to each night.  You were awesome Shirley!!!

The main image is an old one from Kaszazz and the words are from Visible Image. The background stamps are from 49 Market – and for the life of me I can’t find the set!  Don’t you hate that? lol.

The girls at FSC have come up with some inspiring and very different takes on this theme. Please pop on over and check out their awesome creativity, be inspired and maybe join in the fun.

Ink Art Designs is our sponsor this month and has a gorgeous stamp set to give away to one lucky winner chosen by random org. We also have a top 3 chosen by the design team and Saturday Spotlights where we showcase inspirational makes. And the icing on the cake is that each month we will be having a guest designer chosen from the entries.

 I hope that you join in the fun!

Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x

Imperfection Is Beauty

Imperfection Is Beauty

is the stamp set from Visible Image that seemed ideal for my inspiration for the latest challenge at Visible Image this month.

The challenge is about making a project using 3D/layers.   I thought it would be fun to make a card with layers using the different types of flowers in this set.

There is lots happening at Visible Image at the moment.

The launch of three awesome stamp sets is on the 9th of June, coinciding with their shows on the Create and Craft channel on the 9th of June (can’t wait to play with these, they look amazing!)

There is the monthly Show and Tell group on their facebook page.  Along with the new monthly challenge for those who would like to play along and be in with a chance to win spending money.

To see the new range and to see more information on them, please pop on over to the Visible Image Shop.
Also at my Etsy shop – the link is on my side-bar.
Visible Image social links are:
The blog
Our facebook group – where you can find our monthly Show & Tell challenge and Monthly Challenge.
Our facebook page – where you will be kept up to date with everything that is going on.
You can also follow Visible Image on: Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram

A Little Play With Art

A Little Play With Art

is what I ended up doing while making this colour challenge card for Rubber Dance.

The colours this fortnight are Blue, Sea Green and Sand.  Summer is definitely settling in up in the Northern Hemisphere.

After masking my sculpture image I’ve used Distress Oxides to create a background with the help of some clear plastic and stencils.  What I am quickly loving about the oxides is just how well you can stamp with them! Leonardo, who is in the background looking at his art, and some other background stamping is all done with the oxides. It is so clear, and as long as I dry between layers, the colour sits on top of whatever is under it.  Even the hearts are stamped in oxides!

It’s so clear!!!  Amazing!

To finish, the background has some black stamping and mark making, the main image is water-coloured with oxides and some words are added. Oh, and I lifted a little of the oxides off Leonardo’s face – it isn’t as effective as distress inks and you have to be careful not to touch the image itself.

Stamps Used:

da Vinci Body Sketch

da Vinci Old Man

Old Book Page (background)

Textured Flowers (background)

I Heart Art (background)

Take The Plunge

A reminder that Rubber Dance will ship stamps for FREE, anywhere in the world on orders over 15 Euro!
Just enter my code: DLFreeShip at the checkout.
or, if you are in Australia, check out
You will find a whole lot of inspiration over at the Rubber Dance blog…with loads of creative ideas for you to try and to get your creative juices flowing.
Please join in the fun and be in the running for some awesome Rubber Dance stamps.
Have fun stamping!!!
Just a note to let you know that I have changed my blog from blogger to wordpress.  I’m really happy with the change but this means that there are no longer any ‘followers’ list. If you like what I do and would like to follow – I have a ‘subscribers’ option on the right side-bar.
Thank you to everyone who has followed me over the years and I hope that you subscribe for future posts.
Dot x