Monday, 19 November 2018

* Vera Lane Studio: Mr and Mrs Claus

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Only 5 weeks now until Christmas Day- are you ready yet?

If, like me, you're still making Christmas cards, then the new digi set release from Vera Lane Studio might be right up your street! It's Mr & Mrs Claus

I made a shaker card:

I coloured Mr & Mrs with Copics, added a few white Posca pen marks and fussy cut them. The background of the shaker is a little winter scene, made by blending Distress Oxides, spritzing with water to bleach out some of the colours and splattering with white paint for a snow effect. I die cut white glitter card to make a low, hilly landscape with some fir trees.
The frame of the shaker is a die from MFT and it took all my mathematical prowess to centre the sentiment and cut it at the correct angle! This time, rather than add foam tape to raise the top of the shaker window, I decided to die cut multiple frames, cut away the horizontal piece and glue them together. And, because I was ahead of myself this week, I left everything overnight to dry. Star sparkles were added as the shaker element and for once, they do not stick to the sides! Result!

Mr & Mrs Claus

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. 
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Jo's Scrapshack #260 AG 23/11
A Gem of a Challenge #231 AG 22/11 (#3)
Artistic Inspirations #209 AG 25/11 (#2)
Classic Design Team Challenge #11 AG 26/11 #2)
Craft Rocket #54 Christmas is Coming 27/11 (#2)
Cardz TV #74 AG 29/11
Southern Girls Inks & Sprays 29/11 TOP PICK

Crafters Castle #11 31/11 (#2)
Die Cut Divas AG 31/11
Corrosive Challenge #11 AG 02/12 (#3)
That's Crafty Winter Wonderland 05/12

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


  1. Oh Carole this is a stunning Christmas card. I love that is it a shaker card and Mr and Mrs Claus look for happy. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wonderful shaker card! I just love it! Thanks for joining us at A Gem of A Challenge.
    Sandy DT

  3. Such a cute couple for a Christmas card!
    Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack!
    DT Member

  4. Such an adorable couple, and you've colored it beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas!

  5. OMG, I am never ready for Christmas! This is just so cute Carole, I love the colorful glitter in your shaker. I'm so glad you shared this with the Southern Girls this week! Wendy DT

  6. Thank you for joining us at challenge Artistic Inspirations
    DT Maria

  7. Wow. What a fabulous holiday card. Love all the details and your coloring on Santa and the Mrs. Clause. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. AJ DT JFF

  8. That Santa and Mrs. Claus are too cute! What a beautiful background you have created and I love the shaker element. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge! -Lori DT

  9. Love this delightful card, Carole! Super cute Santa and Mrs. Claus!

  10. Fabulous shake card! Gorgeous design!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Hesters DT for

  11. Super cute card! Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  12. This made me smile. So very cute. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  13. Lovely card and so cute, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

    groetjes, Ellen

  14. A beautiful wintery creation with lovely details and colours.
    Thanks so much for joining our Winter Wonderland challenge at That's Crafty! and wishing you luck.
    Fliss DT x


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