A Sampling of What's To Come

Thank you so much for the wonderful messages of support that you’ve sent! I really appreciate the kind words & encouragement, as I expand my creating. Changing my blog name and brand to Thistle Designs was the first step. The next step is to learn the technology to get my online store up & running! So today, I thought I’d share a small sampling of what’s to come, in my store.


My youngest son Jarod has joined me in this venture. He has a fabulous eye for art, photography and design. So I talked him into joining me in turning some of his photos, along with mine, into photo cards. We both love to travel, whether it’s around the globe or our own city. Taking pictures as we go is a natural part of that.

Initially, our cards will be with a 5″ x 7″ photo. In future, we may switch to a 4″ x 6″ photo on a 5″ x 7″ card base, if people prefer that size. A smaller photo size would also lower the cost of the card – so it’s really up to what you, the customer prefer!  Below is just a few of the cards that we’ve already put together.

A Small Sample of What's To Come

You’ll find a selection of scenic, landscape, floral and architecture images. The photos are taken in such places as Seattle, San Francisco, Scotland, England and various places in British Columbia.  Each card will have a description of where it was taken, and what’s in the photo. For example, sunset over Juneau, Alaska; or Albert Dock, Liverpool.

The photos are professionally printed, and mounted on acid free card bases, so they are perfect for keeping or even framing!


Who doesn’t want a pair of earrings or a pendant to complement every outfit? I used to buy myself new earrings, and then go buy an outfit to go with them! (that was before kids, and that thing called a ‘budget’).  The fun in making jewellery with alcohol inks is that practically every colour imaginable is at my disposal. Below are a couple of pictures of just a few of the earring sets I have ready.

A Sampling of What's to Come

These smaller earrings are made on a ceramic bisque base, which has been sealed, painted, sealed again and then coated in resin. This gives a smooth finish, and a lovely shine!

A Sampling of What's To Come

These larger earrings are made from Yupo that has been designed with alcohol inks. The Yupo is first sealed, then cut, then coated with resin.  You’ll love these larger earrings that won’t weigh down your earlobes!


Thank you again for your support, while I make these additions to my blog. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this small sampling of what’s to come in my store.  It will take a while to get everything added, and hopefully technical glitches will be minimal!

Please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have any ‘special requests’ for colours! I’d love to hear what you think about these new products, too.

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “A Sampling of What’s To Come

  1. Just gorgeous, Deb! You really are rockin’ those alcohol inks! I ‘m telling you. You would laugh at the amount of ink I had on me when I tried to make coasters. haha haha Those photos are fabulous, by the way. So beautiful! I think you might be missing a photo from, oh I don’t know, other beautiful cities like…….hmmmmm?……..San Antonio! 😁😀 haha Maybe a photo with a chubby friend in it. 😀 (laughing out loud) I ‘m kidding! You are going to do awesome, Deb! You already are! 😀

    1. Ha ha! I can just imagine you covered in ink, Mari! I always try to remember to wear gloves 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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