Monday, 30 March 2020

* Vera Lane Studio: Lil' Queen of Hearts


I hope you are all keeping safe and well. Here in the UK we are on Day 7 of the lockdown. These are scary times and being physically isolated from family and friends doesn't half make you miss them. I truly believe when we come through this, the world will be a better place.

Today is my DT day at Vera Lane Studio. Janet has a new release out - Lil' Queen of Hearts, and she is such a cutie! Here is what I made using just one of the five digis from the set:

I coloured the queen with Copic markers and fussy cut her. Her mixed media background was made by smooshing greys and red Distress Oxides onto card, then stencilling the diamonds with inks and adding texture paste through Lotsa Dotz. I added some white stamping and some red flourishes and inked the edges with black archival. White paint splatters  finished off the background.
I popped the Queen of Hearts onto foam pads and placed her gave her on torn washi. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's 'Snarky Impertinent' Sticker Pad.

Lil' Queen of Hearts

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:

Sweet Stampin' Make Your Own Background 03/04 TOP 3

Cafty Cardmakers #253 Spring 05/04
Crafting Happiness #42 AG 05/04
A Gem Of A Challenge #7 AG 07/04
Polkadoodles #13 AG 07/04 TOP 3

Cardz TV #111 AG 09/04
World Wide Open DT Challenge March AG 12/04
MMM Challenge #119 Make Your Own Background 12/04



  1. Hi Carole this is a stunning card. I love the background and the image is fabulous. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. love the coloring and the background you did with your card, so unique! Thank you for playing with us at MMM!

  3. Love the black and red going on here. The diamond shapes on the background are perfect.
    Hugs Monica

  4. I'm on day 9 Carole and sometimes it does get really hard and I need to get my lollies and no one will get them for I have to venture out as a neccessity trip..gorgeous fu card with fabulous colouring and wonderful background..stay safe and healthy..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. Love your card design and choice of colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Judy Dt

  6. I love your background - I've just started using embossing paste and am looking for ideas - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin. Stay safe and yes I share your lockdown being in the UK too - thank goodness for crafting!

  7. What a beautiful card. That sentiment just makes me laugh. Thank you for playing along with us at the Make My Monday Challenge blog.

    Mary Ellen, MMM DT

  8. LOL Great sentiment and card. Thank you so much for playing along in our Crafting Happiness Challenge this week. Hope you’ll link up again!
    Hugs! Janis
    Crafting Happiness Challenges, Challenge Blog Owner
    Pause Dream Enjoy, Personal Craft Blog

  9. Fabulous creation! Thanks for joining us for Week 13 at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge!

  10. Absolutely beautiful work. Love the design.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT / Admin / Registered Owner for

  11. your colouring & that fab background. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Cardmakers. Stay safe.
    Jo x

  12. A beautifully designed card, love the colours and background. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.

    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)
    My Little Patch of Heaven

  13. Gorgeous card Carole! Love the background. Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for


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