Thursday, 2 March 2017

Stay Curious

Hello there,

It's really cold today but the sun is shining and it's a beautiful day. It's the first time I've been in my craft room for quite a while now and I've had a great time creating and I'll tell you why.......

I had a lovely surprise yesterday to find that my wonderful blogging friend Leanne had sent me a set of the brand new stamps by Visible Image called 'Curious Cats.'  This was most unexpected and I'm overwhelmed by Leanne's kindness.  I felt that it was only right that I should have a play with them as soon as I could and today's the day. Here are the first two cards that I've made with them this morning.  I can see that they are going to be very addictive!

The background was made using Brushos and Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powers,  I then stamped over using VersaFine Black Onyx.  I bleached the colour from the eyes and nose and then painted them back in again.  I decided to use blue for the eyes to give a total contrast from the pink.

The background was made using a Creative Expressions Church Window stencil. I then stamped the various Visible Image stamps again with the Versafine.  I bleached out the colour from the eyes and the nose but decided to leave them white this time.  I used a Mountain stencil to create the hills in the background and then used the whiskers stamp to add some grass to the scene.  The hills and colour around the image is Adirondack Eggplant, I then dusted around the edge again with some black Memento ink to create a vignette.

I absolutely love my new stamps and I feel very blessed indeed to have such a kind and thoughtful friend, thank you Leanne and I hope that you like what I've made them. x

I would like to enter the first card into the following challenges:

Rubber Dance Stamps Colour Challenge - March


  1. Lucky girl! What a kind thought. Fabulously unique. Love them both.
    Flo x

  2. Oh wow Sandra, how lucky are you getting such a lovely gift. I've been looking at these stamps since they appeared on FB, they are on my wish list for Ally Pally in April. Love your gorgeous cards that you've made with them.

    Sue xx

  3. beautiful cards great designs Sandra

    gr karin

  4. wow love this .... a real must for any cat lover.... x

  5. What a lovely surprise from your friend and how kind of her. You've done her proud with your two beautiful card Sandra. I've not seen these lovely masks before and what a good idea to have used the whiskers stamp as grass. Barbxx

  6. Wow they look great! I do understand if there are more to follow; so versatile! Great the weather is good at your place; here it is stormy , gray end cold... Hugs, Gerrina

  7. Oh WOW!!!!!! SUPERB JOB!!!!!! You've beaten me to it! These are stunning Sandra and I am so very touched by your kind words and mentioning me on your blog. Both cards are so effective and that second one blew my socks off!!!!! I'm so pleased that you have enjoyed playing with them and I hope that you get lots of pleasure to come from them too. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  8. A great image for a cat fan and wouldn't it be nice if cats were the same colour as your first card. Two lovely creations.

    Kath x

  9. Wow Sandra! two fantastic designs, love both but the last one is my favorite, your backgrounds are amazing.
    Wonderful gift to receive.
    Pam x

  10. These are so gorgeous!! You've used the beautiful images perfectly!! The background look amazing!! What a sweet gift from your friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  11. Beautiful cards Sandra, my favourite is the pink one : )I have never used brushos, I must give them a try one day as you have used them so beautifully! What a lovely and kind friend you have!

    I am hoping that visible image will bring out a doggy stamp face, I had a Golden Retriever Tammy she was my best friend - how I miss her... A Goldens face stamp would be perfect . Have a great weekend xx

  12. Hi Sandra,
    oh my word these cards are awesome and gorgeously created.
    Your work is so wonderful and very well thought out too.
    Love them both and the their wonderful colours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  13. I have missed your amazing creations. What a kind friend to send you these lovely stamps. I have taken a lot of inspiration from these two cards. Love the brusho's in the background and stencil work on the second card. Creative, unique and love them both. Thank you for sharing and for the ideas x

  14. OMG Sandra these are amazing cards, of course I love cats os easy to love, but your stamping and colouring is brilliant, love them both, Kate x

  15. These are both fabulous. Love the brights on the first one. Pink cat with blue eyes is gorgeous. The shades and overlaid images on the second are stunning. Thanks for joining the Rubber Dance colour challenge. Hugz

  16. Hi Sandra, loving these cards/creations, the cat is gorgeous...xx[aNNie]

  17. I love your cards, and what a thoughtful friend! Your bright Brusho backgrounds are amazing, and I can tell that you are going to have lots of fun with your new stamps. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge at Rubber Dance, and have a great week. Sue xx

  18. Brilliant work!!! The new Visible Image stamps are so cool! Thank you for joining us over at Rubber Dance!

  19. Fabulous makes I must say I love both variations xx


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