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Monday, 31 July 2017

* Vera Lane Studio: Cats on the Block Pop-Up Card

Hello Friends!


I'm here again to share another DT post for Vera Lane Studio

Last week saw the release of Cats on the Block which is part of the VLS Planner Prop series. These are perfect for making paper clips and bookmarks, as they come in pairs, flipped horizontally, so they can be placed back to back. The thicker black lines also help with aligning the two images. 
Of course, you can make cards, ATCs and journals with these images too.

I made two mini pop-up cards. The size of my image is twinchie sized (2 inches square) and the overall card is trinchie sized (three inches square).



For the background, I used snippets of card which had Distress Oxide inks applied. The twinchies were cut with a scalloped square die. This was adhered onto a trinchie scalloped  square. The cat images were coloured and fussy cut and glued directly onto the background. A chit chat sticker and a gel heart were added.



To make the pop up, I cut a strip of white card (3 inches by 6 inches) and folded it in half. On the fold, I measured to find the middle half inch, then used a steel ruler and a craft knife to cut parallel lines away from the fold to a length of 1.25 inches (Please note: the measurements will vary, depending on the size of the image you use) The cut section is now folded inwards and creased with a bone folder. Add some glue to the front of the pop-up strip and adhere the image. The pop-up will fold down when the card shuts. Glue the white card to the back of the kraft card. 



Cats on the Block



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:

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 AG 04/08
Pixies Snippets Playground #291/292 AG with Snippets 05/08

Dream Valley Challenges #160 AG 11/08
Colour Crazy Challenge #30 AG 11/08
Ooh La La Creations #234 AG 12/08


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* Vera Lane Studio: Blooming Cats!


Hello Friends!


I'm here today to share my DT post for Vera Lane Studio. This is my final Blossoms post as we end July today. 
 I made a couple of cards using the lovely Les Chat.


The background was made with Distress Oxide inks. Aren't these cats fun? Of course, like all Vera Lane residents, they have names; Franoise is in pink and Luce is in orange.  All images were coloured, fussy cut and popped on foam pads apart from the flowers which were glued directly on to the background.  I like to mix and match VLS digital sets to make little scenes: the flowers are from the Paisley set (not available in the shop at the moment, but by request from Janet Klein); the clouds  are from Beach Love; Franoise's sun is from Sunny and Luce's is from Kat.






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:

Crafty Creations #346 AG 02/08
Cute Card Thursday #448 AG 03/08
Brown Sugar #261 AG 03/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 AG04/08
CAGI Just add flowers 05/08
Through The Purple Haze #130 AG 09/08


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SSS: Summer Bestie

Hello friends!

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

The challenges are always Anything Goes, but this time the optional theme is Summer.

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 is coloured with marker pens and then die cut. It was placed on foam pads onto a background made up from summery, yellow, glittered striped card matted onto metallic charcoal paper. The flowers are die cut, using a Heartfelt Creations die, from white card and inked with distress inks. They were also spritzed with Glimmer Mist to add some sparkle and pearls were added to the centre of each flower. The foliage was die cut from ivory embossed card. 

The sentiment was made, using two die sets, from gold mirror card. Tiny crystal gems were added to the background paper and three hearts  were added to the image block.

     


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:

Brown Sugar #261 AG 03/08
Creative Fingers #134 AG 04/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #62 AG04/08
CAGI Just add flowers 05/08
Colour Crazy Challenge #30 AG 11/08
Simply Papercrafts #49 AG 24/08



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Thursday, 27 July 2017

* If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Santa Mug

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 9th August.

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



Our generous sponsors this time are Limited Runs and Cute AS A Button.

       

I used the Santa Coffee Mug from Limited Runs for my card:


I used the coloured version of the Santa Coffee Mug. I printed it out twice and added some extra colour to the red mug and to Santa's face with copic markers.  The red mug was given a coat of Glossy Accents. Santa's face was cut from the second print and Fluffy Puffy Stuff was applied and heated to form the trim and bobble on his hat. Iridescent glitter was added to his beard and moustache. The face was popped on foam pads to give the mug some dimension.


The background was created by inking Art Card with Peacock Feathers and Danube Blue inks.  Some die cut white card to replicate snow drifts were adhered. Santa was placed in the centre of the card and the die cut sentiment was added.
A mat of black and red card was made before it was 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:

Unicorn Challenge #23 Christmas in July 28/07
Di's Digi Designs Christmas in July 29/07
Fabrika Fantasy #11 Christmas in July 29/07
Cardz4 Guyz  #174 Christmas in July 31/07
Crafting By Designs Get Ready for Christmas 02/08


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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

* Gecko Galz: July Samples

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm showing my July Gecko Galz samples.

This month our Customer Challenge  is A Mermaid's Garden and so my first cards are on that theme:



 I made a shaped card using a large die and black card. I chose a beautiful image from the Pretty Mermaids collage set - I love the iridescent-look of the image and added some gold embossing powder to bring this out. I rounded the corners of the image and adhered it to patterned paper from the In Marble Halls Paper Pack. Some black card,die cut leaves and flowers were added and a jumbo pearl.

Here is the inside:



My next card uses a vintage digital stamp (SS47) from the Splish Splash stamp set:



 I feel that there is a story behind this image, but I am unaware of what it is. I coloured the image with marker pens and added plenty sparkle with a Quickie pen and iridescent glitter. I matted the image on black card and used patterned paper from the La Isla Bonita Paper Pack as a background. This was layered onto black and then green paper and added to a card base. Some green sparkly trim was adhered beneath the image and three crystal gems at the top right side.

 This image shows the sparkle a little better:



My next project is a card featuring a silhouette image (SO6) from the Charming Silhouettes Stamp Set:



Again I made a shaped card out of black card. I chose a silhouette stamp, printed it out and dried it with a heat tool. I then inked it with a blending tool and distress inks. Once it was dry I clear heat embossed it to give it some shine. I matted it onto black card and then onto patterned paper from the La Isla Bonita Paper Pack. Die cut foliage and flowers were added along with some crystal gems. I decorated the inside too:

 

My final project is a small collage:



I had my eye on this beautiful image of a woman from the Deco Art collage set. I decided to put together a collage and so set about finding some green Gecko Galz images (some were from the La Boheme Digital Kit and some from the Parisian Garden Digital Kit). The background paper is from the Gatsby Paper Pack - I distressed and inked the edges and layered it onto ivory card which was also distressed and inked. I started by placing some raffia ribbon across the paper and added some cream cotton lace. 
The images were fussy cut and the edges inked with Vintage Photo distress ink. I shaped the flowers with a stylus and foam pad and added a small pearl in the centre of each. The butterflies were also shaped and just the centres glued down. The words are from the Charming Words collage set. Green and ivory ribbons were tied around the binder ring clips.

   Pretty Mermaids                      In Marble Halls                           Splish Splash

     

La Isla Bonita                  Charming Silhouettes                     Deco Art

      

Gatsby                           Charming Words

  

I hope you'll join our 'In A Mermaid's Garden' challenge. 
The winner gets a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.

 

The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product (this can be one of the freebies, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, or of course you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month. Just so you know, each Wednesday the store has a one buck sale on selected items - if you sign up for the newsletter you'll get a reminder in your inbox!

Please hop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT. 

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 5 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 1st August with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in the following challenges:

Mermaid
Crafting From The Heart #169 AG 30/07
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1730 AG 30/07
TTCRD AG w/c 25July 31/07
Try it on Tuesday Let It Shine 01/08 TOP 5
Artistic Inspirations #184 AG 06/08

Silhouette
Crafty Gals Corner #133 AG 01/08 TOP 3
Crafty Creations #346 AG 01/08 WINNER
City Crafter #372 Something beginning with S (Silhouette) 01/08
Kraftin Kimmie AG  02/08
Creative Moments #123 AG 07/08


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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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