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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Ally Pally and a little Visible Image......

Good Morning all :-)

Happy Tuesday!!! 

Apologies I have been away a little longer than planned - Last week proved a chaotic one to say the least. Lots of hospitals appts and errands, crafty days away, unplanned overnight in hospital.....and then the weekend arrived and I shuffled off to Ally Pally!!

What a fabulous weekend it was - a chance to catch up with old friends and make lots and lots of new ones!!

Among the lovely people I got to meet were Mark and Helen from Visible Image. An exciting stamp company from my Welsh homeland......Well I got a little bit carried away......

...I love the simplicity of these stamps......makes them UBER versatile :-)

So I grabbed a spare 15 mins this evening and had a quick play....

The background above was created with a simple watercolour wash (another fab new portable paint set I purchased around the corner from my hotel in London!) and I adore this sentiment - it's going to get a lot of use I think!! Below the butterflies have been embossed and water-coloured ....

What I learned doing these quick cards was that not thinking (well not over thinking!!!) really does free your creativity

I will be making up for last weeks absence with several posts from my AP stash this week and a couple of extras thrown in......

Thanks for stopping by -I hope you like today's offering! 

Crafty cheers for now





  1. Morning Rae, these are fabulous, love the designs on both of them. It sounds like you have had a ball in London. I look forward to seeing more of your creations this week.
    Linda xxx

  2. Hi Rae what a week you had, glad you`ve now got some time to craft, gorgeous creations they look amazing xxx

  3. fabulous stash Rae - and a wonderful card - so glad you enjoyed it and had fun! Hugs rachel xx

  4. These are 2 fabulous cards Rae! Looks like you've fallen in love with VI just like I did, hehe!! I've got the butterfly stamps a few week ago and haven't used them yet but I have had an idea in mind. Happy to see you back in the land of craft and can't wait to see what you do next, xxx

  5. Oh these are both beautiful Hun, I love VI stamps too, great quality and what lovely people Mark and Helen are. Loving the summery colours you've used, their butterflies are one of my favourites xx Zoe xx

  6. You were quick I am still ploughing through the washing.....Both stunning stamps I love both of these cards Rae must get butt into gear and have a play. x The stamps are fab to use and I LOVE your water colour wash background with what looks to me like the FOLLYFOOT Tree now who is old enough to remember that?

  7. Fantastic card Rae, the colour wash is gorgeous !! x

  8. totally awesome projects you have made using your new stamps and paints

    Hugs Kerrie x

  9. Great cards. Not overthinking is my new mantra x

  10. Ooo your new stash is fab.. As are your cards.. I especially like the tree... Fabulous, Px

  11. Both are beautiful, I especially love the tree stamp and how you've done the background , very effective xx

  12. lovely creations Rae. and i bought 3 sets of stamps from them too as Massimo really liked them. now i have something to use for boy cards xx