Monday, 2 December 2019

* Vera Lane Studio: The Wintertimes


Happy Monday!

December is upon us. I hope, if you celebrate in December, that your preparations are going well. I went to my first Christmas Fair this weekend and it was lovely. I came away with a couple of hand crafted Christmas gifts and two beautiful bottle lights made by the young people from The Hamlet who have additional needs.

Today is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. We have a new digi set release today called The Wintertimes - it's a lovely little snow family!
Here is the card I made:

I coloured the Wintertimes with Copics and fussy cut them. They are popped on foam tape onto the background.
The background has Inkylicious Snowflake Flurry snowflakes heat embossed with clear EP and Peacock Feathers Distress Ink blended over. I splattered some water drops and blotted them, then repeated the blending and splattering to add depth to the sky.  For the snowy land, I applied clear gesso and, while it was still wet, sprinkled it with Stampendous Frantage glitter mix. I splattered white paint into the sky using a white Posca pen. The snow family were added to the background and the edges of the background were inked with black archival ink. The sentiment is from the Holly and Mistletoes set. I cut it into strips, discarded one of the words, inked the edges with black ink and glued it directly onto the background.

The Wintertimes                 Holly and Mistletoes 

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:

Always Fun #139 Snowman 07/12
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1948 AG 08/12
Crafty Cardmakers #246 No Patterned Paper 08/12
A Bit More Time To Craft #105 AG 14/12
Jan's Digi Stamps #3 AG 15/12
A Perfect Time To Craft #Dec12 AG 27/12
Classic DT Dec AG 28/12
Love to Craft #41 AG 31/12 (3/5) TOP PICK
A Place To Start Happy Holidays 31/12 (3/8)
Dream Valley #215 Christmas 06/01



  1. Fabulous Christmas card Carole,great background and love the snow family images.
    Carol x
    Thank you for joining us at Jan's Digital Stamp Challenge
    Carol GD x

  2. Oh I love this card! I think those snowmen just flew into my cart!!!
    Hugs Monica

  3. Your lovely snowmen card is simply adorable!! Love the background and the wonderful coloring! Thank you so much for sharing this at PIP Challenges!

  4. Hi Carole your card is gorgeous. I just love those snowmen. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Great card, Carol! Those VL images are fabs and you colored them well! I also like your blended background. Very nicely done. I hope to see your projects at Shopping Our Stash and A Place To Start. Your card is perfect for both challenges!

  6. Fabulous project, as stated earlier! Love your technique for the background! Thanks for accepting our challenge at A Place To Start!
    Chana, Owner
    A Place To Start Challenge
    613 Avenue Create Challenge

  7. FABulous and so cute Carole, love the beautiful background too..
    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Chrissy DT

  8. Your snow family is PRECIOUS!!! Love the background too. What a wonderful and fun card. Thanks for joining us at Pammie's Inky Pinkies.

  9. Nothing like a Family outing this time of year! Carole, love your treasured snow family card! So, glad you chose to share your wonderful care with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good luck in the drawing! Happy Crafting! Hugs,

  10. Just fabulous - great image and lovely colours, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at the Love To Craft Challenge Blog

    DT @ LTCCB

  11. Love how you made your wintery background! So artsy! Thanks for linking to APTS blog! Becca/RD

  12. Love how you did the background. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time.

  13. A lovely Christmas card. Great background and image perfectly coloured x

    hugs sally x

  14. Oh, such sweet and adorable snowmen, Carole! Thanks so much for playing with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps. Come play again in our new challenge starting tomorrow.
    NanaConnie DT


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