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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Mother and Baby

Hello!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #191 runs for 2 weeks until 5th June.


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:




I used a beautiful Conie Fong digital stamp called Mother and Baby Boy.



I love how the stamp is almost the same as the inspiration image! 
I coloured the image with markers and used a stitched rectangle die to cut it out. I decided to build my card with layers of kraft and white cardstock, so I die cut a larger stitched rectangle out of kraft card and embossed it as a mat for the image. White spotty embossed card and plain kraft card was also used. The flowers and leaves were die cut, shaped and attached with jumbo pearls.



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:

A Perfect Time to Craft #5 AG 27/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges #1721 AG 28/05
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #179 AG 28/05
A Bit More Time to Craft #44 AG 29/05
Delicious Doodles Challenge  Embossing 29/05
Daisy Chain Challenge #8 AG 31/05
Love to Craft #10 AG 31/05



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Monday, 22 May 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Girls on the Block Planner Clips and Bookmarks

Hello Crafty Friends!

 I have a second Vera Lane Studio post today!


This time I made some jumbo paper clips, suitable for a planner, and some bookmarks using the Girls on the Block digital set. 

These girls are so much fun and very versatile...imagine them in one of the Vera Lane windows...


So, these digis come with instructions. They are super easy to colour and fussy cut - notice the thick black borders. There is no need to flip the images so that you have a front and back, as this is already done for you ... just size them to suit your needs and print!

Once coloured and cut, I ran a black marker pen around the edge of the back side of each digital, so if my cutting was a bit wonky, the black would camouflage this. 

To assemble, I simply used a small piece of double sided tape to adhere the paperclip or bookmark, then applied glue sparingly, making sure to go right to the edges of the digis, and stuck them together. My bookmarks are made from gelli printed card, the pink one has some holographic embossing. I rounded the corners and inked the edges.




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:

Crafting with Friends #43 AG 25/05
Crafting with an Attitude #27 AG 28/05
Angies Digital Stamps #9 AG 28/05
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges #1721 AG 28/05
Scrappers Delights #66 AG 31/06
Simply Create Too #127 AG 31/05
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #58 AG 02/06


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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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Vera Lane Studio: Black/White/Pop of Colour

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I have some Vera Lane Studio projects to share. 

I'm starting out with two cards following the Black and White with a POP of Colour theme and a reminder that you have until the end of May to enter our ATC challenge, hosted by Stephanie, with the same theme.

My first is Lil' Red and Big Bad :



Can you see how love-struck Big Bad is - he's a big softie really!!

And next are the lovely couple from The Raccoon Family:



These lovely pair would make a great engagement, wedding or special news card!

All images were coloured with markers, fussy cut and matted onto black card. The background paper was made using the dahlia flower from the Blooms for a Mother set. The edges of the paper were inked in black, ribbon/trim attached and matted onto black card.

Lil' Red and Big Bad        The Raccoon Family      Blooms for a Mother

    

Any digis not in the shop are always available by request - just ask Janet!

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:

CARD 1
Crafting with Friends #43 AG 25/05
Simply Papercrafts #46 AG 25/05
Crafting from the Heart #160 AG 28/05
Corrosive Challenges #5 AG 31/05

CARD 2
Scrappers Delights #66 AG 31/06
Making Memories Crafting #5 AG 01/06
Crafting with Dragonflies #81 Animals 02/06
Ribbon Girls May 02/06
Incy Wincy Designs Black and White plus 1 colour 03/06


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

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Friday, 19 May 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Window Shaker Card

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm sharing several DT posts for Vera Lane Studio. This is the third.

This week saw the release of a new set of digital stamps called Windows. The possibilities are endless with these lovely window frames.

I made a shaker card:



The window frame and lady, Svetlana, were printed separately, coloured with alcohol markers and fussy cut. The inside of the frame was also cut away and replaced with clear acetate sheet. A window-sized hole was cut out of the wooden patterned paper and the frame adhered onto this. 
I used glittered striped paper for my wallpaper and adhered Svetlana to this. Foam pads were carefully placed around the back of the frame. I used a cotton bud and talc to take some of the stickiness off the sides of the foam pads. Sequins were placed on the background wallpaper and the window frame adhered on top.



Windows                      Ladies Who Lunch

   

There are many wonderful and weird residents on Vera Lane. Who would you have looking out from your window? 
DT member Teresa has a mini competition on our Facebook page , open until the end of May, which we'd love you to be a part of.

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:

QKR Stampede #244 AG 25/05
Pattie's Creations Challenge #134 AG 31/05
Polkadoodles#20 AG 02/06


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

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Vera Lane Studio: Windows magnets

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm sharing several DT posts for Vera Lane Studio. This is the second.

This week saw the release of a new set of digital stamps called Windows. The possibilities are endless with these lovely window frames.

I made two magnets:



The images were first arranged in PowerPoint. 
I chose to use some digital paper as my wallpaper behind the windows and found some with tiny patterns. As these were the furthest back they were laid down first. Next came the dog, followed by the window frame. In the cat one, the frame was laid down before the cat, so that the flowers are behind the cats back. 
The images were coloured with alcohol markers. Glossy Accents was added to the eyes. Once the frames were cut out, they were adhered to rectangles of thick corrugated cardboard which was painted with black acrylic paint (as was any of the back side of the image that still showed).
Next, I coated the entire front and back with sealant - I used decoupage paste - this gives the card more strength and durability. Finally strip magnets were adhered to the back.

Here's the back view - not very pretty, but it does the job!



Windows                     February                    Cats and Crocks

    

There are many wonderful and weird residents on Vera Lane. Who would you have looking out from your window? 
DT member Teresa has a mini competition on our Facebook page, open until the end of May, which we'd love you to be a part of.

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 Catz #371 AG  25/05
SimplyPapercrafts #46 AG 25/05
Creative Fingers Challenge #130 AG 26/05
Colour Crazy Challenge #20 AG 02/06
Dragon's Lair Challenges May AG 31/05
Simply Create #127 Must use a digital stamp 31/05


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

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Vera Lane Studio: Window Pocket Letter

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today I'm sharing several DT posts for Vera Lane Studio. This is the first.

This week saw the release of a new set of digital stamps called Windows. The possibilities are endless with these lovely window frames.

I made a mini Pocket Letter:



For those not familiar with pocket letters, they normally contain 9 pockets, 3 rows of 3. A mini pocket letter has 1 row of 3, so the pocket letter sheet is simply cut horizontally. Inside each pocket is an ATC sized card (2.5 x 3.5 inches).

I wanted to use the sentiment that came with this set, so I chose to have two Vera Lane ladies gazing out of the other two windows.



I arranged the images in PowerPoint and then printed them out. With png images, just lay down the image you want furthest in the background first.
 I coloured the images with alcohol markers, then cut around the frames. I decided to use wood, brick and stone patterned paper for my walls to give them a natural look. The frames were popped on foam pads.

This is Helga from Helga's Hedgehog:




And this is Gwen, one of the Ladies Who Lunch:



There are many wonderful and weird residents on Vera Lane. Who would you have looking out from your window? 
DT member Teresa has a mini competition on our Facebook page , open until the end of May, which we'd love you to be a part of.

Windows                     Helga's Hedgehog                    Ladies Who Lunch

    


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:


Crafting With An Attitude #27 AG 28/05
Aud Sentiments Challenge #180 AG 29/05
Crafty Girls Creations #36 AG 31/05
Through The Purple Haze Challenges #125 AG 31/05
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #163 AG 31/05



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

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Thursday, 18 May 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: May Bestie

Hello crafty friends!

 

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.
I hope you'll join us.

You can enter your projects until the 31st May.

Here is the photo inspiration:



Our sponsor this time is the lovely Sherri Baldy



Here is the card I made:



I coloured the image with alcohol markers, then cut it with an oval die. I found some matching glitter card for the background and matted this onto black card. Two strips of lace were placed through the centre of the card and some white organza ribbon laid on top. The image oval was popped on foam pads and some cream and ivory roses 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:

Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #116 AG 21/05
Crafting From The Heart Challenge  #159 AG21/05
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges #123 Add Flowers 23/05
Crafty Creations Challenges #341 AG  24/05
Kraftin Kimmie Wonderful Wednesday AG 24/05
Crafty Moments #118 AG 29/05
Inspiration Destination Challenge #128 AG 31/05
A Snowflake's Promise #40 AG 12/06



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

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Friday, 12 May 2017

Vera Lane Studio: ATC Black and White with a pop of colour

Hello Crafty Friends!

I'm just back from a few days spent in the lovely Gibralta sunshine. We had a lovely time, resting and relaxing in-between exploring the Nature Reserve on The Rock and meeting the wild Barbary Apes.

Today I'm sharing an ATC I made for the May swap at Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group. Stephanie is hosting the swap and the theme is Black and White with a POP of colour.


I coloured the girl (February set) and flowers (Blooms set) using markers and pencils in various shades of grey. My pop of colour was crimson. I used white gel pen to add a few highlights and a blender pen to soften the colours on the edges of the blooms.  My little girl was fussy cut leaving a white border and then matted onto black card to make her pop from the background.
The background of the ATC is made from fabric tape and washi tape. The girl was added on foam pads and the blooms were shaped to give them some dimension and then added on foam pads. The sentiment is from the Fairy House set and was glued directly onto the background. The edges of the ATC were inked with a blender and black ink.


February                   Blooms                       The Fairy House

      

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:

Creatalicious Challenges #114 AG 15/05
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #162 AG 18/05
A Perfect Time To Craft May AG 27/05
Crafting With An Attitude #27 AG 28/05
Crafty Girls Creations #36 AG JFF 30/05
Crafty Awesomeness May AG  01/06
Create and Inspire #62 AG/Option - add flowers 10/06

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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