Saturday, 28 August 2021

New Visible Image autumn stamp release

Hi everyone it's Jane from Jane's Journal here and I am delighted to share some of my samples made for the awesome new autumn Visible Image release. I on their DT as well as Country View Challenges, so I am able to share my makes here too.  Susan also has lots of their current range on the Country View Crafts website so do check them all out. I will add live links in this post so just click on any you would like to purchase. If any are out of stock just click on the "notify me" and Susan will email you when they come back in. 

There are 9 new sets in this release, 6 X A6 size and 3 X A7 sets. I have been asked so many times which is my favourite but I honestly love every single one.

There are 3 X A6 size nature sets and first up is 

Totally toadstools 

This is an amazing set and is in my Top 3..lol that is as far as you will pin me down!
There are so many ways you can colour the toadstools and create some awesome scenes. I made this sample with an alcohol ink background on Yupo.
Here is a close up, the sentiment is perfect.

Next up is a pair of tags I made with Nuts about squirrels which also has some hilarious sentiments.



The third nature set is such a cutie called Hedgehog hugs
This is another alcohol ink background but on glossy card.

Who doesn't love a hedgehog! 

The sample below also has a leaf from the Erika's Maple set. The new sets work so well with all the existing ones too.
There are 3 more fab A6 sets. First up is a sentiment set;  affirmations which is so versatile on cards, tags in journals etc and parts can even be cut up and used together. 
Then there are the VI minis #1 Artist trading card (ATC) sizes of some of their most iconic stamps.

and one set which I may have had just a little bit of influence in bringing to the range 😇. You may not  know but I really love making and swapping ATCs. I really needed a  good "backing info stamp" to put on the back of my swaps and some "mail art stamps" to decorate the envelope.  Mark Alexander designed this fab set which is a must have if you make ATCs.

I used all 3 of the above sets to make these 3 ATCs, and decorate the envelope;





and last but not least there are 3 A7 sets, which are very reasonable priced.
In both these sets there are 3 separate stamps, it is not one large single stamp, so you can stamp parts or the whole sentiment eg just the "believe with your mind" part.
The final stamp is the
Grunge flourish which can be used for edges, background stamping and so much more. A really great grungy addition to the range. 

I can't show any of my samples with the last 3 sets as they have not been shared yet on my own blog or Instagram account. But if you keep an eye on my Instagram account which is @jane.tyrrell you will see them shared over the coming days and weeks. 
Also if you would like to see how my makes were put together you can see step by steps for many of them over on my blog here.

I hope I may have given you a few ideas of how this gorgeous new release can be put to use with your own projects. These stamps are brilliant for cards, tags, journaling , scrapbooking, you name it they work. They are also the best quality clear stamps you can buy. They are deeply etched photopolymer and stamp perfectly every single time. 

Remember that postage is FREE in the UK on the CVC website if you spend over £7.50 too, a real win win in my books.
This is the link to all the Visible Image stamps and stencils....do check them out as Susan had a recent restock.

Happy stamping,

Bye for now,

Jane x







Sunday, 4 July 2021

Win the July Release Tim Holtz Distress Colour Set

 We are offering one lucky person the chance to get their money back on their order of the next release of Tim Holtz Distress Colour Set with us at Country View Crafts. All you need to do is purchase the pre order and then on our FB post, leave a comment with a guess as to what colour you think it will be.

When it is announced, we will put all those names with the correct colour into Random org and one of you will win, spread the word everyone and have a Great Sunday

You only need to purchase the set once from our website but can have as many individual guesses as you want on our Facebook post


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Saturday, 20 March 2021

AALL & Create March Release - Janet Klein

 Hello everyone, 

Today I am sharing the last batch of samples I made with the new release from AALL & Create. There are new stamps from Bipasha Bk, Autour de Mwa, Tracy Evans and Janet Klein and also new washi tape by Bipasha and Janet; it is very cool. They are presented on Hochanda this weekend and I made some samples.. 

So here are the samples which were made with Janet's new stamps. 


This triptych is made from three tags I added together with some ribbon. The background is gelli printed with acrylic paint and stencil #106 Interconnect. 
The gents are new by Janet #463 - the Gentlemen. I also used 2 new washi tapes by Janet #19 - Wishi Washi and #18 - Poets. As background stamps I used #485 - Reverse stars by Autour de Mwa (new), #470 - Scripted diamonds by Bipasha (new) and #338 - Background Noise by Janet. 


This 6 x 6 journal page was made with the gelli plate and stencil #101 - Secret numbers by Autour de Mwa. For stamping the background I used #472 - Scripted Ovals by Bipasha and the little flowers come from the same set as the girl #479 - Confident by Janet Klein. I also used some of Janet's new washi tape #17 - Mix & Match. 


This journal page was made with modelling paste and stencil #118 - Saturday Morning by Janet Klein. I then added pigment powders and water until I was happy. I stamped the background with #338 Background noise and the little white hearts came from the same set as the girl : #481 - Lil Love. I also used some washi tape #18 - Poets by Janet.  


This is the front and the back of a mini book I made with Janet's new set #465 - Tall cats. The backgrounds were all made with acrylic paint and a stencil on the gelli plate. I used stencil #115 Spiral Checked by Bipasha. 




This is how the pages of the book look. I used 3 different new washi tapes: #13 - Fasteners by Bipasha, #17 - Mix & Match and #19 - Wishi Washi by Janet. I also used stamps #338 Background Noise by Janet and #470 - Scripted Diamonds by Bipasha. 


This clean and simple 'new house' card was made with stamp set #462 - Our House and washi tape #18 - Poets, both new by Janet. 


Another 6 x 6 journal page. This one is made with Distress Oxide ink Vintage photo. Along the edges is Bipasha's new washi tape #13 - Fasteners. I again used #338 Background noise (easily my fave background set by Janet) and #470 - Scripted Diamonds by Bipasha for the background stamping. The gentleman is from set #463 - the Gentlemen by Janet. 


A tag, made with ATC coins. These are just one layer stamped and coloured. I used set #478 - Choose Happy by Janet for the girls, which are all the same, just coloured differently. 
For the backgrounds I used #338 - Background noise and #470 Scripted Diamonds by Bipasha. I matted the circles on to bigger circles from black card stock and then glued them to a piece of pattern paper.


This is a mini canvas which measures 4" x 4" or 10 x 10 cm. I used acrylic paint to give it some colour and used a stencil #97 - Starry night by Janet to add some interest.  I added a die cut made with Die #13 by Bipasha and stamped randomly with #470 - Scripted Diamonds by Bipasha.  I also used washi tape #17 - Mix & Match and #18 - Poets both by Janet. The little girl is from stamp set #478 - Choose happy; there are two girls in this set, a happy one and a sad one.

Of course all these stamps, stencils and washi tapes are available from Country View Crafts! 

Thank you for stopping by today !

Corrie xx

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

AALL & Create March Release - Bipasha BK

  Hello everyone, 

Today I am sharing some samples I made with the new release from AALL & Create. There are new stamps from Bipasha Bk, Autour de Mwa, Tracy Evans and Janet Klein and also new washi tape by Bipasha and Janet; it is very cool. They are presented on Hochanda this weekend and I made some samples.. So here are the first four which were made with Bipasha's new stamps. They are background stamps and I used them in different ways here. 



For this tag I heat embossed stamp #459 - Lined triangles by Bipasha in white and then used Distress Oxide inks over the top. I also stamped it here and there. The circles are pieces of Bipasha's new washi tape. The sentiment is from the last release by Bipasha and is #457 - Background voices. 


This card is made with one stamp #468 Scripted stars by Bipasha. I stamped it in yellow  and I coloured in some of the stars with the same yellow ink and a water brush and then stamped over the top with orange to make the text stand out again. I stamped the word 'shine' separately with black, cut it out and glued it over the top. 


This card was made with Bipasha's new stamp #459 Lined triangles. I added one of Janet's new cats over the top. He is from set #465 Tall cats, I also used a piece of Janet's new washi tape #16 - Burlap Black. 


This tag was heat embossed with white powder and stamp #471 Scripted Ovals by Bipasha and then dunked into black Distress Oxide ink. I added a house from Janet's new stamp set #462 Our House. It is sitting on some new washitape called Mix & Match by Janet. 

All these are available form Country View Crafts of course ! 

Thanks for stopping by today ! 

Corrie xx

Monday, 15 March 2021

AALL & Create March Release - Tracy Evans

  Hello everyone, 

Today I am sharing some more samples I made with the new release from AALL & Create. There are new stamps from Bipasha Bk, Autour de Mwa, Tracy Evans and Janet Klein and also new washi tape by Bipasha and Janet; it is very cool. They are presented on Hochanda this weekend and I made some samples.. So here are the samples which were made with Tracy's new stamps. 



This clean and simple card was made with #458 - Hibiscus by Tracy. The background is Distress Oxide ink on kraft card. I added some stamping and then added the big flower stamp. I coloured it with pencils. 


This tag was made with set #449 Through the meadows by Tracy Evans. I also used some new washi tape called 'Twine' by Bipasha. 


This card was made with set #451 In the Bucket by Tracy Evans and I combined it with a strip of washi tape from Tracy's last release called 'Horticultural layers'. 


This circle journal page  was made with Distress Oxide inks. I stamped Bipasha's new Scripted circles randomly and added some stencilling with #39 Lotza Dotz. The flowers are simple stamped over the top and coloured with pencils. They are from Tracy's new sets #449 Through the meadows and #452 Astrantia. 

Of course the stamps, stencils and washitapes are available from Country View Crafts ! 

Thank you for stopping by ! 

Corrie xx

Sunday, 21 February 2021

AALL & Create February Release - Janet Klein

  Hello everyone, 

Me again !! I have some more samples for the new release from AALL & Create. This time I am sharing the samples I made with Janet Klein's new stamps. 

Here they are : 


This postcard was made with sets #461, 464 and #350. I also used stencil #105 and Washi #4. I printed the stencil on the background with Distress Oxide Ink. Images were coloured with Copic markers, cut out and adhered. 


This postcard was made with set #475, stencil #114 and Washi #12. The background was made by dunking the paper into ink and water on my craft sheet. I then added the hearts with the stencil using the same ink and a blending tool. Image coloured with Copic Markers. 


This card was made with sets #464, #450, #366 and #456. I also used stencil #113. Images coloured with Copic Markers, cut out and adhered. I used lots of different materials on the background I can't really remember everything. There was crackle paste, embossing powder, acrylic paint and pigment powders. It was one of those that I kept working on because I didn't like it.. lol 


This AJ page was made with sets # 461, #456, #366 and #404. I also used Washi tape #2. The background was made on the gelli plate with acrylic paints. I added stamping and washi tape. Some of the images were stamped on patterned paper and I just added shading. The bear and the girl were stamped on white care stock, coloured and cut out. I then adhered everything on the page. 


This Aj page was made with sets ##474,  #409 and #476. The background bottom was hand drawn by me and coloured and weathered. The top 'wallpaper' is design paper which I added some paint to. The images were coloured with Copic markers, cut out and adhered on the background. 


This postcard was made with ##366, #338, #350, #456 and #480. I also used washi tape #2. 
The background was made with Distress Inks and water. I added stamping and washi then coloured the image. She was cut out and adhered to the card. 


This wallhanging was made with stamp set #472 and stencil #111. I glued some lolly sticks together and added spray inks and modelling paste. The girl was coloured, cut out and adhered to the panel. I added a piece of string to hang it up. 


These ATC's are my favourite project from these series I think. They were made with stamp sets # 338, #464 and #366. I also used stencils #104 and #118. I used a brayer and paints to create the backgrounds. I added stencilling and stamping before adding string and the birds which were watercolored and cut out. 


This last tag was made with a piece of packing material from Tim Holtz. I used stamp sets #338 and #488. The background is a mop up page from the gelli plate that I adhered to the tag. Salvador was coloured with Copics, cut out and adhered. I used a little piece of washi #6 too. 

That was it ! 

I hope you enjoyed looking at my samples!

Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

Corrie xxx

Friday, 19 February 2021

AALL & Create Release February 2021 - Tracy Evans

  Hello everyone, 

Me again, and today I have some more samples for the new release from AALL & Create with stamps from Tracy Evans this time. They are presented on Hochanda this weekend and I thought I'd show you here.

Here goes: 


This card was made with set #453, the background was made with a brayer and two shades of pink acrylic paint. I added some gold embossing too. 


This card was made with set #453. Really simple, just stamping and a bit a inking around the edges. I added a postage stamp for a bit of fun. 


This AJ page was made with set #466, #350 and #453. I also used stencil #116 and washi #11. 
The background was made with acrylic paint on a gelli plate. Colouring of the mice is done with Copic Markers. 


This card was made with set #466. I stamped him, masked his hands and then stamped the heart from the same set. I coloured him with Copic Markers.


This postcard was made with set #461, #453 and stencil #117. The background for this one was made on a gelli plate with acoholinks. The heart was stamped over the top and coloured in. 



This postcard was made with set #454 and two stencils : #39 and #109. I made the background on the gelli plate and stamped over the top. I coloured in parts of the stamp and added the sentiment on a separate piece of card stock. 


This tag was made with set #467 and #366. I also used stencil #102. The background was made with inks and I later stencilled the stars and circles over it with white paint. Again all images are coloured with Copic Markers. 



This set of three ATC's was made with set #454 in combination with stencil #110 and Washi #8. The backgrounds were made with spray inks. 


This AJ page was made with stamp #483 and #457. I also used stencil #106 and washi #9. 
I used Distress Oxide sprays for the background and added stencilling over the top with white paint. Image was coloured with Copic markers.

That was it for Tracy's new stamps. If you have any questions about how I made some projects, feel free to ask me! 

Thank you for stopping by ! 

Corrie xx