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Monday, 11 December 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Winter Coat and Maple's Holiday


Hello everyone!

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio today and, as you might expect, I'm staying with the Christmas/Holiday theme.

Here is my first card:


I used the lovely Winter's Coat. The images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut. They are arranged on a distress oxide and white paint-splattered background which has a bare tree, die-cut overlay. I added some sparkle and glitter to the sky. The snowman and girl are set on die-cut snow mounds with washi for shadows.


And here is my second card:


For this card I used Maple's Holiday and teamed Maple with one of the trees from Tree Lot. The images are coloured with Copics and fussy cut. Glitter was added to the tree decorations and the star.  The images are placed on a background of blended distress inks with a spritz of Glimmer Mist.  I matted the inked background onto textured silver paper and also grounded my images with a torn strip of the same. A final teal mat finished off this card.

Winter's Coat          Maple's Holiday                Tree Lot
    


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

You'll find us HERE on Facebook in a closed group.
 There's always tons of fabulous inspiration and eye candy!
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 #396 AG 14/12
Aloha Friday AG 14/12
Crafting With Friends #56 AG (#2) 14/12
Jo's Scrapshack #218 AG 15/12
Di's Digi Designs Challenge Winter Holidays 16/12
Colour Crazy #49 AG 22/12
That's Crafty Tis the Season 22/12
Crafty Calendar It's Christmas 28/12
Scrap & Craft #10 Anything Christmas 28/12
Simply Papercrafts #53 AG (#2) 28/12
A Gem of a Challenge #209 AG Christmas 04/01
Imagine That  Christmas/Winter 05/01

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

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Tuesday, 5 December 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Snowman


Hello Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

Here is the inspiration photo for Challenge #206 which will run for 2 weeks 
(5th December to 18th December).




Our sponsor this time is the wonderful Fabrika Fantasy and The Cutting Cafe

  

    
I had the perfect stamp for this challenge, so here is the card I made:


My stamp was a prize from a challenge blog. It is coloured with Copics and cut with a stitched circle die. The background paper replicates the background of the photo inspiration, I think. I used textured navy paper for the mats. A piece of lace was added along the bottom of the card and the image was popped on top. 


That's all from me today...

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:

Always Fun #35 Snowman (#2) 10/12
Crafting From The Heart #186 AG (#2) 10/12
Crazy Challenge #263 Christmas Is Coming 17/12
Cards And More #199 Snowman 18/12
Dream Valley #169 Christmas (#1) 06/01

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

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Monday, 4 December 2017

Scrapbook Stamp Society: Mr Snowman & Free Digi


Hello everyone!


Today I'm sharing my first December DT project for 
Scrapbook Stamp Society

The challenge is always Anything Goes, but this month we have an optional theme of Christmas

The Winners and Runner-Ups will receive My Bestie digital stamps from a selection on offer. This time we have a 6 week challenge to take us over the holiday season and there are more prizes than usual! All details are on the challenge blog and there is a summary below:

3 first prizes of 5 digis and a Guest Designer spot on http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.nl/  
 5 second prizes of 3 digis 
 7 third prizes of 1 digi   
3 DT winners and a Guest Designer win 2 digis http://addicted-to-stamps.blogspot.nl/
 5 Runner-ups win 1 digi

Here is my card:



I used Scan0046, Mr Snowman, and used a stitched rectangle die to cut him out. I coloured him with Copics and lightly inked the background with Spun Sugar.



The digital background paper is called Gothic Flakes by Lozzy and was a prize for winning a blog challenge. I added a strip of pink organza ribbon to the left side of the background and popped the image on foam pads in the centre, at a bit of an angle. I added an inked fir tree die cut to the right, some ribbon flower trim to the bottom edge and a swirl die cut to the top of the image.
Next, I made a small cluster embellishment from a die cut poinsettia with some pink glittery leaf fronds, natural fibres and pink beaded stamen.

 


I hope you'll pop over to the Challenge Blog and see the DT's fabulous projects.
We would love it if you'd share your work with us!

Sherri had very generously given the DT this beautiful image (IMG911) to share on our blogs, so please help yourself! Then you can colour her up and enter our challenge



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Thanks for stopping by today! 


xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Catz #395 AG 07/12
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #362 08/12
Glitter n Sparkle #268 AG 10/12
Always Fun #35 Snowman (#1) 10/12
A Snowflakes Promise #46 AG 11/12
Creative Moments #132 AG 11/12
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #71 AG 17/12
Delicious Doodles Non Traditional Christmas Colours 31/12
CAGI Christmas 01/01
Pile It On #137 Non Traditional Holiday Colours 04/01
613 Avenue Create #204 AG (#2/8) 06/01


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

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Vera Lane Studio: Peace


Hello everyone!

It's my DT day at Vera Lane Studio today. As it's now December we're going with the Christmas/Holiday theme.

Today sees the release of a new set of digi stamps called Peaceful Picasso. There are four digi stamps and two sentiments; they are super easy to colour up and ideal for making cards and tags.

Here is what I made:



I made three quick and simple cards. I arranged the digis inside the wreath and printed them out. I used a stitched square die to cut them out. The images were coloured with Copics and the background inked with the die still in place so that the white border remains. I adhered each one onto a larger 'stitched' square of Rejoice holly paper from BoBunny. I placed the sentiments inside.
  
 
  

I also made two coasters. I used plain coaster bases and glued down the paper. When it was completely dry, I used a sanding block to trim off the paper and leave a white edge. The coloured image was fussy cut to leave a thin white border. I used Decoupage glue to adhere the image and applied a coat over the whole top surface.

 


Peaceful Picasso





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

You'll find us HERE on Facebook in a closed group.
 There's always tons of fabulous inspiration and eye candy!
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 Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #362 08/12
Crafting From The Heart #186 AG 10/12
PIP Challenge #1749 AG 10/12
Inspiration Destination #139 AG 13/12
A Bit More Time To Craft #57 AG 13/12
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #71 AG 17/12
Creative Ladybirds #32 AG (#2) 31/12
613 Avenue Create #204 AG (#1/8) 06/01
CAGI Christmas 01/01

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

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Friday, 1 December 2017

Gecko Galz: Dashing through the Snow

Hello everyone!


Happy December!

This is such a busy and exciting month with all the hustle and bustle of shopping and holiday preparations! I hope you'll find a little time to visit the Gecko Galz blog each day to see the Tags of December event - it starts tomorrow and one lucky blog follower will win a prize package each day!


This month at Gecko Galz our new customer challenge theme is ''Dashing Through The Snow" - another great excuse to make a few greetings cards for friends and family. 

I made a few cards. All of the printed paper products are from Gecko Galz.

Here is my first card, Snow Girl:



I used beautiful papers from the Frozen mini paper pack and inked the edges with Vintage Photo. I matted it onto kraft card. I added some gorgeous ivory lace along the bottom edge and made a short paper banner for the left side of my card onto which I attached some pearl trim.  The image is from the Czarina Digital Kit. I cut it out with a fancy oval die and used marker pens to ink up the edges. I added clear Stickles glitter to the snow on the fir trees on the image.



 I made a cluster of flowers, fibres and foliage, adding gesso to the tiny cones I collected whilst on a walk earlier this year. Some glitter snowflakes and a die cut sentiment finish off my card.



Czarina Kit                                 Frozen Mini Paper Pack
      

The following cards were all quick and easy to make, just matting and layering beautiful Gecko Galz papers with a lovely image and adding a little trim and a few embellies :

Snow Children
Paper Pack:  Star Crossed
Collage Set: Very Vintage Christmas






Santa's Sleigh
Paper Pack: Merry and Bright
Collage Set: Santa Claus Lane






Santa's Snow Parade
Paper Pack: Merry and Bright
Collage Set: Merry Little Christmas






That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our 'Dashing Through The Snow' challenge. 
The winner and DT Favourite get a whopping $25 shopping spree at the Gecko Galz shop.

The only rule is that you must use at least one Gecko Galz product ...
(this can be one of the freebies or, of course, you can buy at the Etsy store!) 
Also if you sign up for the Gecko Galz newsletter, you'll be able to claim a free collage sheet each month and get first claim on the $1 Wednesday deals!

Please pop over to the Gecko Galz blog to see the fabulous designs by the very talented DT.

We also have a Private Facebook Group where there are 4 monthly challenges, each with a collage sheet prize. Come and join us!

I'll be back on the 12th and 29th December with more Gecko Galz Winter projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in the following challenges: 

Snow Girl
Sasayaki Glitter Blue 03/12
Aud Sentiments #194 Christmas 10/12
Inspiration Destination #139 AG 12/12
A Bit More Time To Craft #57 AG 15/12
Muse Christmas Visions #90 23/12
A Perfect Time To Craft 26/12
Crafting by Designs AG 31/12 
Creative Ladybirds #32 AG 31/12
Christmas Cards All Year Round 31/12
Vintage Journey Winter Wonderland 04/01

Snow Children
Creative Knockouts #222 Snow Much Fun 06/12
Crafty Catz #395 AG 07/12
Make My Monday Happy Holidays 09/12
Emerald City #6 22/12
Creates and Makes #17 AG 25/12

Santa's Sleigh
C R A F T Challenge #444 Christmas Present  05/12
Winter Wonderland  Red and Green 07/12

Santa's Parade
Crafty Gals Corner #151 AG 04/12

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

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