Monday, 4 November 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: What the Fluff?


Happy Monday!

Well, good grief, we are in November already. On Saturday some neighbours had fireworks parties. To be honest it sounded as though explosives were being rained down from the sky, and true to form, Sunday was a foggy start. Cold. Damp. Dark. Autumn has passed it's best where I live. Looking forward to cold, dry and crisp mornings.

It is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio, so I have a card which sums up how I usually feel at the beginning of December. I always plan to be ahead of schedule and organised for Christmas season, but it always creeps up on me. Maybe this year will be different ...

I used today's new digi set release called What The Fluff:

The tomboy image comes without a hat and has two hats to dress her in - a Christmas hat and a Derby hat (which I think is similar to a bowler hat). I coloured her in traditional Christmas colours using Copic markers. I added Stickles to her fur trim and eye lids. 
The background is brayered Distress Oxides in Hickory Smoke and Peeled Paint. I added some white paint splatters and some Hickory Smoke 'December' stamping around the edges. I needed to emphasise the edges more, so I stamped the doodle border from stamp #210 from AAll & Create in black. The background edges are also inked in black. Black and white torn washi tape grounds my girl and tiny torn pieces were added along the edges. The sentiment was cut into strips , inked and adhered to the background under the stamped 'December'. 

What The Fluff?

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:

Pammies Inky Pinkies #1944 AG 10/11
A Bit More Time to Craft #103 AG 13/11 (2)
Crafty Friends #122 AG 15/11 (2)
Creative Fingers #174 AG 16/11 (2)
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #117 AG 16/11 (2)
Happy Little Stampers Christmas 29/11 DT Favourite

Corrosive Challenges #11 AG 30/11 (1)
Dragonfly Dreams Christmas/Winter 30/11(1)
Love to Scrap #127 AG 30/11 (1)



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning Christmas card. I love the image and the sentiment. Have a great week. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Love this great image and that fabulous bg you created! Isn't hickory smoke such a wonderful shade? It's one of my favorites. :) Your washi tape accents are perfect!

    Here's to the colder temps of winter coming!
    Have a great week! :)

  3. LOL!!!!!! THIS could NOT tickle my fancy more - Carole, what a fun creation! I especially like those green eyes (mine are green, too) LOL Your techniques always wow me, and I find myself looking at every detail! Thanks for the chuckle! hugs, de

  4. I adore this card! Perfect sentiment! Thanks for joining us and good luck with with your entry!
    Hugs, Joy
    Joyfully Stamps
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends, Owner/Coordinator

  5. Cute card, she looks great in her Christmas hat.
    Hugs Monica

  6. Fun!! Love your fabulous coloring and the awesome background!! And I agree, I always plan to be all ahead of things by the time December comes around, but it never happens! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  7. Hello… Thanks for joining our 'Anything Goes' challenge with your fun card… Please join us again next time at Crafty Friends. Good luck in the draw!
    Diane Louise [Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge Blog]

  8. Love your card. I'm usually behind with everything come December also! Then it's frantically trying to catch up and by the time the holidays roll around I'm pooped!! Like you said, maybe this year will be different. Love all the great detail and embellishment in your card. Thanks very much for joining us this week at PIP Challenges!

  9. How rich! Glitter eye shadow on a tomboy, eh? heeheehee Well, sounds about right! Delightfully cool card, xoxo

  10. Great card, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Friends, we hope to see you back again.

  11. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.

  12. What a fun card - i love the glitter details! thanks for joining us at LPOCF - Good Luck x

  13. Hi !! Beautiful card 🙂
    Thanks a lot for playing with us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Hope to see you again in the next challenge.
    Lidia DT
    My blog
    DT Coordinator at

  14. Wow is a very well made card, the result is very Christmas!
    Thank you for participating with us in the November challenge , Good luck ¡
    Coordinator Corrosive Challenge Blog


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