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Monday, 18 September 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Holly and Mistletoes

Hello everyone!


Today I'm sharing two Christmas cards using a cute new digi set from Vera Lane Studio.


The set is called Holly and Mistletoes and it comes with two super cute Christmas girls, holly accessories and two sentiments - it's a great value bundle and you can find it here.

This is Holly:


I made a Distress Oxide background using Peeled Paint and Worn Lipstick and added some white paint splatters. I coloured the images with markers and added some white Posca pen highlights.  Holly was popped on foam tape for dimension. I added two trees from the Tree Lot set and I mixed both sentiments to make the sentiment for this card.


 This is Mistletoes:



Mistletoes was made in the same way as Holly. She also has two trees from the Tree Lot set.



Holly and Mistletoes                                          Tree Lot
           


I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

The Merry Christmas Challenge #34 19/09
Christmas Card Challenges #21 20/09
Crafty Catz #384 AG 21/09
Crafting with Friends #50 AG 21/09
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #433 AG 21/09
Creative Knockouts #210 AG 21/09
Jo's Scrapshack #206 AG 22/09
Crafty Creations #350 AG 26/09
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #66 AG 29/09


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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Giraffe


Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Here is the inspiration photo for Challenge #199 which will run for 2 weeks 
(September 12th to Sept 25th).




Our sponsors this time are Bugaboo and Kitty Bee

    

I was lucky to receive a Bugaboo digital stamp to work with called Bug giraffe 3. Here is my card:


I coloured the images with copics, then cut them out and mounted them onto die cut scalloped squares. I made the background out of kraft card using a stencil and inks - my aim was to try to replicate giraffe skin, but the colours didn't quite work out right!  The background was matted onto black card. The three block images were attached to the card along with the two die cut banner sentiments which were stamped and heat embossed.



hope you'll pop over to 
to check out the gorgeous designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to take part in the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by today. 
xoxo

I'd like to take part in these challenges:

Crafting from the Heart #174 AG 17/09
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1737 AG 17/09
Cardz 4 Guyz #178 Nature 25/09
Love to Craft #14 AG 30/09


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Monday, 11 September 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Royalty

Hello everyone!


Today I'm sharing some ATCs I've made for this month's swap in the Vera Lane Studio Facebook group.

The theme is Royalty.

I had great fun mixing and matching my Vera Lane digi sets. 



First up is Her Royal Highness: 

 
Her Majesty is enjoying a stroll with her favourite corgi and she just needs to phone Prince Philip to tell him to pop the kettle on as she'll be back home soon!

The background card was textured using modelling paste through stencils. It was coloured with Dylusion sprays in London Blue and Calypso Teal. The images are from the Royal Highness set and the London set. The images were coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. The windows in the telephone box, the jewels in the crown and Her Majesty's lips have glossy accents to make them shine. The queen's necklace has liquid pearls and there are some pearls on her bag too. The queen, the corgi and the London sign are popped on foam pads for dimension.

Next is The King and I:



The background card was textured using modelling paste through a tiny dots stencil. It was coloured with Dylusion sprays in London Blue and Calypso Teal.  I used images from the Real Men digi set and the Ladies Who Lunch set. They were coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. Their crowns are freebies, given by Janet to anyone taking part in this swap. I popped the images on foam pads on top of some texture ribbon trim. I typed, printed and inked the sentiment. Some wash tape was added to the card edges and 3 gel gem stickers.

The final one is the Lion King:



The background is a gelli print spritzed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. The lion is from the Birthday Collection March digital set and his crown is a freebie, given by Janet to anyone taking part in this swap. The grass in the background is from the Snails set. The sentiment was typed, printed and inked around the edges. A hand drawn border finishes it off.

Royal Highness                        London
  

Real Men                  Ladies Who Lunch
  
March               Snails
  

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

A Bit More Time To Craft #51 AG 14/09
An Inky Mess #13 AG 24/09
A Perfect Time To Craft  AG 27/09
Classic DT Challenge AG 27/09
613 Avenue Create #201 AG 30/09
Crafting Circle AG 30/09
Creative Ladybirds #29 AG 30/09
Love To Craft #14 AG 30/09


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Scrapbook Stamp Society: Kimono Bestie

Hello friends!


Today I'm sharing my DT project for 
Scrapbook Stamp Society

The challenge is always Anything Goes, but this time we have the option of adding handmade flowers.

The Winners and Runner-Ups will receive My Bestie digital stamps from a selection on offer.  For more details, please pop over to the challenge blog.

Here is my card:



The image was coloured with markers and cut with a stitched rectangle die. Whilst the die was still in place, I lightly inked the background with Memento Desert Sand. I teamed my image with some co-ordinating red and sand coloured papers. I made paper flowers using a Heartfelt Creations Ariana Blooms die and added pearls to the centres. I die cut some foliage from kraft card and added some dried natural flowers.


I hope you'll pop over to the Challenge Blog and see the DT's fabulous projects.
We would love it if you'd share your work with us!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Dies R Us #80 Flowers 13/09
A Gem of a Challenge #202 Use Kraft card 14/09
Allsorts Challenge #432 Use Two DPs 15/09
Jo's Scrapshack #205 AG 15/09
Glitter n Sparkle #256 AG 17/09
Crafty Friends #66 Use dies/punches 22/09
Angie's Digital Stamps #13 AG 30/09
Dragonfly Dreams  Patterned Paper 30/09
Scrappers Delights #70 AG 30/09


I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Thursday, 7 September 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Elvis Bear

Hello friends!


Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.

I do hope you'll join us.

You can enter your projects until the 20 September.

As always, there is a photo inspiration, and here it is:



Our generous sponsors this time are Imagine That and Kitty Bee:

   

      I was lucky to get a stamp set from Imagine That, called Elvis Bear and here is the card I made:


I coloured Elvis Bear with alcohol markers and fussy cut him. He has glitter added to his rhinestones and shades. I made a background from Distress Oxide inks (Broken China and Fossilised Amber) and mounted it onto silver glitter card. Next I die cut some pearly teal card, using a stitched star die, along with a silver glitter star border. The star was glued directly onto the background and Elvis Bear was popped on foam pads for some dimension. Silver and teal stars were randomly placed around the image along with one of the sentiments from the set.



He's perfect for my brother-in-law, who is a massive Elvis fan and is in Memphis this week visiting Graceland.

That's all from me for today. 
Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 


We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Dream Valley #162 Use stamp or digital 09/09
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1736 AG 10/09
Crafting from the Heart #173 AG 10/09
Ikes World #96 AG 10/09
Crafty Sentiments AG 11/09
Cards And More#192 AG 11/09
Crafty Creations #349 AG 11/09
Penny's Challenges #345 AG 12/09


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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Monday, 4 September 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Lil' Gangsters

Hello!


Today I'm sharing some cute, but maybe naughty, little boys for Vera Lane Studio

The latest release is available today and it's called 
Lil' Gangstas! It features two characters, one called Doggyfish and the other is Train Jumper. They come with accessories (a fish bone and a skull) and two sentiments.

I made a couple of ATCs and an art journal page:

   

For these ATCs, I teamed the Lil' Gangstas with dogs from the Rescue Puppies set and also used elements from Snails and Vera's Borders. The 'boys will be boys' sentiment is from the Hayes and Carlos set, whilst the 'frogs and snails' was computer generated. The backgrounds are gelli prints with some over stamping. They are mounted on recycled corrugated cardboard.



My grungy art journal page has a background made from left over brayer paint and Dylusions ink. I used a stencil and modelling paste to add some extra texture. The sentiments are from the Lil Gangstas set, while the tree is from Straight Street, the apartment building is from City Girl, the bird from Lovely Garden and the grass tufts are from the Blossom set. Black and white paint splatters were added and a scribbly border was drawn with white Posca pen, but, like the modelling paste, it picked up the colour of the Dylusions spray.



Lil Gangstas



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Gals Corner #138 AG 06/09
Jo's Scrapshack #204 AG 08/09
Hiding in my Craftroom #316 Fall Colours 09/09
Crafting with Friends #49 AG 14/09
Scrappers Delights AG 30/09

I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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