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Saturday, 24 June 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Beach Love

 Hello friends!

I have another Vera Lane Studio Summer Time card to share with you today:


I love this gal, so much I flipped her to make her twin! They're having a great day at the beach, soaking up the sunshine and getting plenty fresh air. That sounds like such a good idea - I might take my own advice!

The background is a gelli print - I love how strong and vibrant the colours are - makes me feel hot and sweaty just looking at it! It was cut with a stitched rectangle die. Some Fauna Art Glitter was applied to represent the sand. The elements, all from the Beach Love set, were coloured with alcohol pens, fussy cut and adhered - the cloud and the girls were popped on foam pads for dimension.

Beach Love



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Mod Squad Challenge colourful Creations 27/06
Crafty Gals Corner #128 Any Holiday (Summer Hol) 27/06
Crafty Catz #376 AG 29/06
Simply Papercrafts #47 AG (JFF) 01/07
Simply Create Too #128 Summer Fun 01/07
The Crafty Addicts #37 AG/Option of Summer Colours 04/07
Star Stampz Bright Sunshine 05/07
Creative Fingers #133 AG 06/07
A Gem of a Challenge #197 Summer Colours 07/07


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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Summer Time ATCs

Hello friends!

Summer has arrived in the UK - it's official!  
We're experiencing a heat wave! 
And today is (allegedly) the hottest June Solstice on record.

Tomorrow - it's set to rain ... ah well ... nice while it lasted!

I've made my own sunshine:



Here are two ATCs I made for the Vera Lane 'Summer Time' swap:


I chose images from the set called Beach Love and added a bird from the Lovely Garden set and a sun from the Sunny set. The background is a gelli print to which art glitter was applied to replicate sand. The images are coloured with alcohol pens and popped on foam pads. A hand drawn border finishes this ATC.

 




Who doesn't love Sunny? She's a cute lil gal with a bright and cheerful disposition! Her background is a reverse, inked, embossed card - and yes ... that was a mistake (the reversed part), but I liked how it turned out! I gave her some die cut grass to run through and a few die cut flowers. She's got Glossy Accent eyes and glitter eye make-up. A hand drawn border finishes the ATC (and a tiny smudge of blue ink - I've no idea where that came from!).




I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
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 Sentiments Add Sentiments 26/06
TTCRD AG 26/06
Creates and Makes #12 AG/Option Use Yellow 27/06
Stinkin Inkers Girls Just Wanna Have Fun 30/06
The Cat's Pajamas #336 Sea, Sand and Sky 30/06
Cards and More #187 Anything but a card 03/07
Lemon Shortbread #44 AG 03/07
Digi Choosday #25 AG 04/07
A Snowflakes Promise #41 AG 10/07


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Tuesday, 20 June 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Bride

Hello Crafty Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #193 runs for 2 weeks until 3rd July.


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:




Our sponsor this time is Morgan's Art World:

I was lucky to receive a beautiful Morgan's Artworld stamp called Bride 2 and here is the card I made:



I kept the colour palette limited to white with a touch of pink. The image was coloured with alcohol markers and cut with an oval, heart-edged die. The background is white embossed card using a Todo embossing folder called Moroccan Mosaic. A light pink organza ribbon was placed horizontally across the centre. The embossed background was then matted onto pink card. Once the image had been popped on foam pads, a double bow was added with a glittered Papermania sentiment saying "Congratulations". Three pink pearls finish off the card.



That's all from me this time.
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:

Naughty or Nice #40 AG 26/06
Morgans Artworld #12 AG 30/06
Creatilicious Challenges #117 AG 30/07
613 Avenue Create #198 AG 01/07
Angies Digital Stamps #10 AG 01/07
Crafty Awesomeness June AG 01/07
Creative Ladybirds #27 AG 01/07
Eclectice Elapu A Touch of Pink 01/07
Nordsalten Hobbyklubb #158 Embossing 01/07
Paper Craft Happy #1 AG/Summer Love 01/07



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Monday, 19 June 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Mermaid Trinket Box

Hello friends!


Today is new release day at Vera Lane Studio!

Janet has created a new Mermaid set as part of the Floral Park Collection, and it is stunning! Check this out .... she can be topless or wear a bikini top!

I decided to make a decorated box:



My box is papier mache. I started by giving it a coat of white gesso and, when this was dry, I pained it with gold water-based paint. I added some Sparkling Wax in Apple Green and Mid Sky Blue. 

The lid was decorated with the Mermaid images which had been coloured with markers and fussy cut. 



The sentiment was cut into strips, the edges inked and all attached onto the lid with Decopatch glue. Once in place, a second coat of Decopatch glue was applied to seal the images. Some tiny pearls and crystal stars were added along with a border of crystal gems. Diamond Sparkle Medium was added last of all to give it some shimmer.



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:


Creative Knockouts #198 AG 22/06
Creative Friday #180 Mythical Creatures 22/06
Creative Fingers #132 AG 23/06
Kraftin Kimmie #386 Mermaids 24/06
Creative Moments #120 AG 25/06
Love To Create #12 25 /06
Classic Design Team Challenge June 27/06
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #60 AG 30/06
Dragonfly Dreams Add Sparkle 30/06
Corrosive Challenge AG 30/06
My Time to Craft #348 Summertime 30/06


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I read and appreciate all your comments. 

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SSS: Snapshot Sally

Hello friends!

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

The challenges are always Anything Goes.

The Winners and Runner-Ups will receive My Bestie digital stamps from a selection on offer.  For more details, please pop over to the challenge blog.

Here is my card:


I used Snapshot Sally and coloured her with alcohol markers. The image was die cut with a stitched rectangle die. The background papers were matted onto textured dark blue paper. Pink raffia ribbon was added and topped with pink organza ribbon and a double bow. Some lace was attached to the bottom  the card. The image was popped on foam pads along with a die cut doily  Three pink jumbo pearls finish off the card.


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!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

The Paper Shelter #298 Tie A Bow 20/06
4 Crafty Chicks #355 Summer Fun Activities 20/06
Cute Card Thursday #482 Pinks 21/06
Inspiration Destination #130 JFF 27/06
Through The Purple Haze #126 Pink 28/06
Little Miss Muffet #165 AG 29/06
The Ribbon Girls June Any Image 30/06
Di's Digi Designs Summer Days 30/06
Craft- Dee Bowz AG 01/07
The Crafty Addicts #37 AG  04/07
Really Reasonable Ribbon #166 Summer Time & Ribbon 05/07



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Thursday, 15 June 2017

If You Give A Crafter A Cookie: Sun, Sand and Surf

Hello friends!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie.
I hope you'll join us.



You can enter your projects until the 28th June.

Here is the photo inspiration:


Our sponsors are Scribbles Designs and Lemon Shortbread.

     

  I was lucky to receive a Scribbles digital stamp called #131 Lori Aloha and here is the card I made:



I printed two hula girl images, making sure to flip one horizontally.  The hula girls were coloured with markers and fussy cut leaving a thin white border. I printed a tropical seashore background and adhered the girls. I matted the image onto black card, then onto Scribbles Sun patterned paper which is a free download. A final black mat was added and all were adhered to a white tent card. The sentiment is from a Vera Lane Studio set called Aloha.



That's all from me for today. Now it's over to you...

Please pop over to the 
If You Give A Crafter A Cookie
challenge blog to check out the lovely designs by the rest of the DT. 

We would love for you to share your projects in the challenge! 

You could win digi stamps or become one of our 'Top Cookies'!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Crafty Sentiments Summer 19/06
Crafty Creations Challenges #343 AG 20/06
Inspiration Destination Challenge #130 AG JFF 27/06
  Simply Create Too #128 Summer Fun 31/06
The Crafty Addicts #37 AG/Summer Colours 04/07
Scribbles Designs #54 Holiday Hoopla 14/07



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Monday, 12 June 2017

Vera Lane Studio: Summertime

Hello friends!


First, I'd like to say hello and welcome to Sherry Gibson - thank you so much for becoming a follower!


Today I'm sharing my Summertime themed cards for Vera Lane Studio.

Here in the NW of England the weather has been grim this last week. We've had wind and rain and now we're all waiting for the sun to put in an appearance. Meanwhile I've made my own sunshine with some gorgeous Vera Lane digis and bright, sunshine colours.

First up is Sunny - isn't she gorgeous?



All images are coloured with markers and fussy cut. Sunny was popped on foam pads whilst the other stamps were glued directly onto the background.

The background was made by die cutting a stitched rectangle and, whilst the die was still in place, inking it with distress inks and a blending tool. Water droplets were splattered and blotted to remove some of the ink for added interest.

I matted the image onto textured yellow card and then onto a white tent card.

Sunny and the bird were given Glossy Accent eyes and Sunny has glossy buttons too.



Sunny




Next up is Aloha Hula Girl.



The images were arranged how I wanted them, then printed. They were coloured with markers. The Hula Girl has Glossy Accent eyes and glitter applied to her flower lei and eye lashes. The image is popped on foam pads onto the background.

The background is made from Inkilicious Art Card which has been coloured with distress inks and a baby wipe. This was matted onto pink, tiny polka-dot paper and then attached to a 6 x 6 inch card base. 



Aloha



I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane. It's such a friendly, fun place to be!
You'll find us on Facebook in a closed group, which I invite you all to join! You can find us HERE
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!

We currently have an ATC swap on Vera Lane, hosted by Nikki, and the theme is Summertime. Come and join us!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:


Sunny Card
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #59 AG 16/06
Polkadoodles #22 AG 16/06
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge  #243 Use Bright Colours  18/06
Colour Crazy Challenge #23 AG 23/06
Creative Fingers Challenge #132 AG 23/06
AngiesDigital #10 AG 31/06
Simply Create Too #128 Summer Fun 31/06

Aloha Card
Crafty Catz Challenge #374 AG 15/06
Little Miss Muffet Challenges #164 AG 15/06
Jo's Srapshack #192 AG 16/06
Colour Crazy Challenge #22 AG 16/06
Crafting with Dragonflies#82 AG 16/06
Morgans Artworld #11 AG 16/06
Simply Papercrafts  #47 AG 29/06


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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

{Pin}spirational Challenges: Roses

Hello friends!

First of all, I'd like to welcome 3 new followers:
* Beth Brovold 
* Linda Kupstas
* Alexander Kretschamen
Thank you so much, ladies, for showing an interest in my little spot in blogland. I'm absolutely delighted!



Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Challenge #192 runs for 2 weeks until 19th June.


Here is the lovely inspiration photo:




Our sponsor this time is Beccy's Place:

 

I was lucky to get a digital stamp called Wild Rose from the lovely Beccy, and here is the card I made:



I decided that since the image is so pretty I would simply print it, along with the sentiment, colour it with markers and die-cut it with a stitched rectangle die, then layer it. I used green textured card, black card and white dotty embossed card to build up my layers.
Here is a closer look at the image:



I was so enamoured with the roses, that I made a second card - this time without a sentiment and layered it with pink textured card:



That's all from me this time.
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:

Crafting From The Heart #162 AG 11/06 DT Favourite
Pammies Inky Pinkies Challenges #1723 AG 11/06 Honourable Mention
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #180 AG/Option of Flowers 11/06
Crazy Challenge #250 Use Flowers 18/06
Incy Wincy Design AG 18/06
A Perfect Time To Craft AG 27/06
Beccy's Place AG 30/06




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