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Monday, 24 July 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Frida and Blooms

Hello Friends!


I'm here today to share my DT post for Vera Lane Studio. Continuing with the July theme of Blossoms, I made a card and two tags featuring some of the Vera Lane blooms.

Here is my card featuring Frida from the Coyoacan set.



 It was anniversary of Frida Kahlo's birthday on the 6th July (she was born 110 years ago) and there have been lots of celebrations. The one that caught my eye was the attempt to set a Guinness World Record for the number of people dressing up as Frida. The 'Frida Fest' was held at the Dallas Museum of Art and I would have loved to have been there! Hundreds of men, women and children turned up. Here is a link to the news with photos and a time lapse video of the participants: Frida Fest: Set a Record.

My little card is in honour of Frida! 
She's not dressed in her traditional colours, but I think she suits them :)
She is coloured in marker pens and fussy cut. The blooms are from the same set and I arranged them in an arch before printing. Individual blooms were coloured, shaped and layered on top of the arch of roses. Tiny gold crystal gems were placed in the centre of each flower. The background was made with Brusho powders, spritzed with water. Washi tape was used to 'ground' Frida.


Next I have a couple of tags featuring the Doodle Garden blooms:


I used watercolour card and applied' Brea Reese glitter ink in Ocean Green, gifted to me by the lovely Stephanie from The Whimsical Wonky Watercolourist. This ink is so very sparkly - it is gorgeous and no photo can do it justice! It needs to be seen in real life to be properly appreciated. I cut the card into a label/tag shape using a Crea-Nest-Lies XXL Label die and mounted it onto a white tag shape.
I added fibres and lace and some clear gems to the background and finished with a Tim Holtz chit chat word and a butterfly from the Doodle Collection. I placed the tags onto black card. They would be perfect as money wallets or for gift cards. 


Coyoacan                  Doodle Garden            Doodle Collection

      


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 group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Frida Card
CAGI Challenge Summertime 28/07
Jo's Scrapshack #198 AG 28/07
Crafty Friends #62 AG 28/07
Crafty Calendar AG 28/07
Creative Ladybirds Creations #28 AG 31/07
Love To Craft #12 AG 31/07
Paper Craft Happy #3 AG 31/07
Crafting With An Attitude #29 AG 31/07

Tags
A Perfect Time To Craft AG 27/07
Crafty Catz #380 AG 27/07
My Time To Craft #350 In The Garden 28/07
A Bit More Time To Craft #48 AG 28/07
 Glitter n Sparkle #249 Summer Sunshine 30/07
 Joy Clair AG 31/07
Paper Creator's Crafts #59 AG 31/07
Craft Rocket #39 AG 31/07

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Tuesday, 18 July 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Christmas In July

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #195 runs for 2 weeks until  31st July.


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:




Our sponsors this time are All Dressed Up and Elisabeth Bell.

     

I used an image from All Dressed Up called All Dressed Up for Christmas.




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:

Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #342 21/07
Dragonfly Journeys Christmas In July 23/07
Hiding in my Craftroom Christmas in July 23/07
Christmas Card Challenges #17 26/07
Di's Digi Designs Christmas In July 28/07



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Monday, 17 July 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Dance Studio

Hello Friends!


I'm here today to share my DT post for Vera Lane Studio
There is a new set of digital stamps in the shop today. Please pop over to check out the lovely Dance Studio, an 8 piece digi set including 3 sentiments.

As our monthly theme is Blossoms, I added some flowers to my projects with the new releases.

First, I made a spinner card - appropriate, I thought, for this cute little ballerina!



I printed out two ballerina images and two dancing cat images, making sure to flip each image so that they could be placed back to back. The images were coloured with markers and fussy cut. One ballerina was adhered to a length of stretchy cord and the second ballerina glued back to back. This cord was taped to the inside of the card.
Next, I made an aperture card, placed patterned paper on the front and also the back of the aperture so that the tape anchors were masked. The dancing cat was adhered to overlap the aperture. She was also adhered to the inside of the card:

  

Next, I made two tags using the Dance Studio glass door image:



I applied modelling paste through a brick patterned stencil and inked it with Vintage Photo distress ink. Some raffia ribbon trim and cheesecloth were adhered to the tag along with the images, coloured with marker pens and popped on foam pads. Leafy ribbon trim was adhered along side the door and some paper flowers, with added sequins and pearls, were dotted around. Some tufts of grass, from the Blossom set, and birds, from the Woodland Props, set were added. Baker's twine was threaded through the top of the tags.

Dance Studio                 Blossom                 Woodland Props 
       


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 group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Spinner Card
That's Crafty AG 21/07
Colour Crazy #28 AG 21/07
Simply Papercrafts #48 AG 24/08
Creative Moments #122 AG 24/07
PIP Challenges #1729 AG 24/07
Crafty Calendar AG 28/07
Scrappers Delights #68 29/07
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #62 AG 03/08


Tags
Crafting With Friends #47 20/07
Jo's Scrapshack #197 AG 21/07

Polkadoodles #28  28/07
Dream Valley Challenges #159 Bling, Ice &  Ribbon 29/07
Crafting With An Attitude #29 AG 30/07
Corrosive Challenges #7 AG 30/07
Making Memories Crafting #7 AG 03/08
Creative Fingers #134 04/08

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Scrapbook Stamp Society: Monochrome Fashionista

Hello friends!

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

The challenges are always Anything Goes, but this time the option is to use Monochrome

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 using the beautiful Fashionista Img 118 image:


My card is not totally monochrome, but I went with a black and shades of silver-grey theme. I coloured the image with marker pens, opting to leave the skin in flesh colours. I fussy cut around the image and left a thin white border. I chose this detailed black and white glitter card as the background and needed something to make the image stands out, so I die cut two small fancy ovals from silver glitter card. The image is popped on foam pads. On the left side, I adhered a length of black and white ribbon and added lace on either side. Three silver fabric flowers were attached and each given a grey pearl centre.



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:

Crafting With Friends #47 20/07
Glitter n Sparkle #248 AG 23/07
Crafting From The Heart #168 AG 24/07
Crafting With An Attitude #29 AG 30/07
Lil Patch Of Crafty Friends #62 AG 03/08
Corrosive Challenges #7 AG 30/07
The Paper Nest Dolls #6 AG 31/07
613 Avenue Create #199 AG/Monochrome 04/08



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

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Thursday, 13 July 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Safari Birthday

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 26th July.

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




Our generous sponsors this time are Melonheadz and  Sasayaki Glitter

   

This time I decided to use a stamp set that I've had for a while, but never used. It was  a free gift with a Papercrafting Essentials magazine and it came with an embossing folder too!

Here is my card:


I started by stamping the three animals and I coloured them with marker pens. I then fussy cut them, leaving a thin border. I embossed a piece of white card, die cut some green paper to make the hilly background and die cut some grass for the foreground. The animals were popped on foam pads. Some green trim was added along the bottom of the scene. I stamped two sentiments from the set and matted them onto green paper and adhered with foam pads. My card was matted onto green paper and adhered to the card base.


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:

Send A Smile 4 Kids Birthday 14/07 TOP 3

Crazy Challenge #252 Animals 16/07
Penny's Challenges #337 AG 16/07
Crafty Creations #345 AG 16/07
Lemon Shortbread #45 AG 17/07
Inspiration Destination #132 AG 25/07



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

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