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Thursday, 24 August 2017

If You Give A Crafter Cookie: Shopping Bestie


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 6th September.

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



The wonderful sponsors this time are Sherri Baldy and Oddball Art, both are offering images to the lucky winner.

  

I used the beautiful Love to Shop Fluffy Bestie (Img 112) by Sherri Baldy on my card:



I chose a background of black and white striped glitter card and layered this onto a white mat and a pink mat. I attached some white lace to the left hand side of the card and attached the coloured and fussy cut image on foam pads. I made three flowers from white card, using a die. The flowers were coloured with Memento ink and water and given a spritz of gold Glimmer Mist. A chunky pearl was added to the centre of each flower. Some white card foliage was added. 





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:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1734 AG 27/09
Crafting by Designs Aug AG 29/08
Crafty Creations #348 AG 29/08
Day Dreamer Challenges #1 AG 29/08
The Paper Nest Dolls #7 AG 29/08
Penny's Challenges #343 AG 30/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #64 AG 01/09
Creative Moments #125 AG 03/09
The Crafty Addicts #39 AG 05/09
A Snowflake's Promise #43 AG 09/09


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

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Monday, 21 August 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Cupcakes

Hello Friends!


Once again I'm sharing my weekly DT post for Vera Lane Studio.

Who doesn't love Cupcakes? Haha - I didn't see many hands raised in the air :)
The latest digi set, released today, has 5 gorgeous cupcakes, a donut, a candle and 2 sentiments. 


Here are my makes:


I made the background by stamping with an embossing folder. I used Memento inks in Rose Bud and Dandelion to add colour the inside of a blossom patterned embossing folder. After spritzing with water I placed the card in the folder and ran it through my machine. 

Firstly, I made a couple of tags:


The first tag background was embossed, whilst the second tag was just printed with the embossing folder. Each tag was inked around the edges with Picked Raspberry distress ink. 
The cupcake images were coloured with markers; some iridescent glitter was applied to the frosting and the cherry was coated with glossy accents. A small doily was die cut from gold textured paper and some glitter tape was used as a base for the cakes. The cupcakes were popped on foam tape for a bit of dimension.

Next are a couple of cupcake cards: 



  



The cards were made in the same way as the tags, but this time the embossed background  was matted on to shimmery gold card. The 'Happy Birthday' sentiment is part of the Cupcake set and the 'Enjoy' sentiment is from the Doodle Collection.

Cupcakes                              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, 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:


Jo's Scrapshack #202 AG 25/08
Crafting with Dragonflies #87 Embossing 25/08
Crafty Friends  #64 AG 25/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #64 AG 31/08
Corrosive Challenges #8 AG 31/08
Scrappers Delights #69 AG 02/09

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

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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Rosey With A Flower



Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #197 runs for 2 weeks (Aug 15th - Aug 28th)


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:



Our sponsors this time are Fred She Said and Digi Stamps 4 Joy.

  

I used a pre-coloured image from Fred She Said called Rosey With A Flower (it is also available as a black and white digi):


Since I used a pre-coloured image, I  decided to make my own background paper using Distress Oxide inks in Peeled Paint and Broken China.  I die cut the image with a stitched circle and mounted this onto a fancy white die cut circle. This was popped on foam pads onto the background. I added some pale yellow organza ribbon across the bottom edge of the card and glued some white daisy lace on top of this.  I inked and matted my DO paper onto yellow card and added a triple bow.


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:

Always Fun #19 Going in Circles 20/08 TOP 3

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1733 AG 20/08
Crafting From The Heart #172 20/08
Dragonfly Dreams # Animals 31/08


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

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Vera Lane Studio: February's Moon


Hello Friends!


Today I'm sharing my weekly DT post for Vera Lane Studio


Our monthly theme for August is 'Add Some Sparkle', so I did just that using the beautiful February's Moon digital set.



I made the background with Dylusion Spray inks on mixed media card, then when dry, spritzed water through a stencil to create the ghost stamp effect. I also added inky grey dots through a stencil. The beautiful February's Moon fairy was coloured with Copics and fussy cut. She has glittered eyelashes and wings and the hearts are also glittered. The sentiment is from The Traveller set. I added a hand drawn border to finish it off.



Here are links to the sets I used:

February's Moon                       The Traveller

  

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:

Moving Along with the Times #51 Things that Fly 16/08
Star Stampz Hand Coloured Image 16/08
Jo's Scrapshack #201 AG 18/08
Aud Sentiments #186 Fairies and Sentiment 21/08
Simply Papercrafts #49 AG 27/08
Aloha Friday #101 AG with a twist of Summer 25/08
Emerald City Crafts #2 AG 25/08
Pattie's Creations #137 AG 27/08
Making Memories #8 AG (2)  07/09
Creative Fingers #135 AG 10/09

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

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Scrapbook Stamp Society: Butterfly 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 Use Dies and/or Punches.

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:




I used a gorgeous Butterfly Bestie, IMG 076. She's coloured with Copic markers and fussy cut. I made her a background with Distressed Oxide inks in Fossilised Amber and Peeled Paint, adding a spritz of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist for some sparkle and shine. The background card edge was inked in Peeled Paint and mounted onto kraft card. Some gorgeous ivory lace was attached along the bottom and foliage, die cut from kraft card, was added to the DO background to form a pattern. The image was popped on foam pads for dimension. Three Heartfelt Creations die cut flowers, coloured by smooshing in a puddle of distress ink,were assembled and a green crystal gem added to the centre of each. 


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:

Cardz4Galz #53 Pretty Pastels 16/08
Jo's Scrapshack #201 AG 18/08
Just Us Girls #406 Bring on the Shine 18/08
Crafty Friends #64 AG 25/08
Aloha Friday #101 AG with a twist of Summer 25/08
Emerald City Crafts #2 AG 25/08
Pattie's Creations #137 AG 27/08
Joy Clair AG Colour Challenge 30/08
Scrappers Delights #69 AG 31/08
Making Memories #8 AG (1)  07/09
Creative Fingers #135 AG 10/09


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

To leave a comment, please click on the G+1 button below.
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