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Monday, 30 October 2017

* Vera Lane Studio: Quirky Halloween Zombies

Hello everyone!

I am just back from holiday and trying my best to catch up with visiting blogs and commenting. I promise I'll get round to yours as soon as I can!

Well, can you believe it? We are fast approaching the end of October! As you may know, at Vera Lane Studio, our monthly theme is Halloween. We are collaborating with the lovely Serena Bee and are using some of the October papers from her shop, Papercakes. I hope you'll pop over and see her wonderful products and stop by her blog for some Halloween inspiration.

For my final October DT post I made a card using this gorgeous little zombie trio:



Vera's Zombies, Gage, Rachel and Meow the cat are super-cute and quirky. They don't scare anyone at all! They are coloured with markers and fussy cut. They are popped on a background of black cats and swirls from the October Nights paper collection. They are standing on some pink stitched paper from the Spooky Pastel paper collection. The tiny ghosts are cut from Spooky Pastel paper and attached on foam pads.

Vera's Zombies                   October Nights                    Spooky Pastel
 
   

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, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

613 Ave Create #202 AG 03/11
CAGI  Halloween (#2) 03/11
My Time to Craft #357 Halloween or Cats (#2) 03/11 
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #68 AG (#3) 04/11 
Artistic Inspirations #189 Spook it Up 05/11
PIP Challenges 1744 AG 05/11


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Friday, 27 October 2017

* Cat Lovers Hop : Just Fur You

Hello Everyone!

The Cat Lovers Blog Hop is taking place over at Her Peaceful Garden.

Janis has been super-busy organising the event and has many fabulous sponsors. I hope you'll come on over and take a look and maybe even play along! 

I'm on holiday this week, so all of my posts have been scheduled. Hopefully I'll be able to snag some free wi-fi when we're out and about and off the ship, so I'll do my best to visit everyone! If I can't, then I promise to catch up with all the lovely cat ladies when I get home! 

Here's my card. The image is from an Etsy Store called Le Petite Market. This one came from a digi set called Cats and Cactus :



I teamed my leaping kitty with some gorgeous patterned papers which were matted onto old-gold card. The papers are inked around the edges with Vintage Photo. The kitty is coloured with markers, fussy cut and popped on foam pads. A printed sentiment and some jumbo gems complete the card.







Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd very much like it if you would become a 'follower'!
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Her Peaceful Garden
*Scrappers Delights #71 AG 31/11
Crafty Friends  #68 Cute 03/11



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Thursday, 26 October 2017

* Gecko Galz: 2017 Blog Hop


Hello Everyone!

At last, it's here!!




I have a little give away ... but,  you'll have to read through to the end to find out how you can win one of my projects and a few extra goodies :)

We want to welcome everyone to the
Gecko Galz 7th Annual Blog Hop

This is your eighth stop on our Tricks and Treats Blog Hop
We have 13 AMAZING blogs for you to visit this weekend, each with some gorgeous projects created using the Gecko Galz collage sheets that we are giving you for FREE! Each blog you visit will have another free Gecko Galz Collage sheet for you to download, the one here is
"Ain't She Cute".

Also make sure you leave a message on each blog site you visit and on the last blog there will be a phrase that you will email to us to be entered in our drawing for a wonderful treat pack.  So sit back, relax, take your time and enjoy the hop!

We have FOUR amazing prizes up for grabs:
·        First is a Gecko Galz shopping spree for $100!
·        Second prize is a $50 Shopping spree with Gecko Galz.
·        Third prize is a $25 shopping spree!
·        And our Grand Prize ONE FULL YEAR of Gecko Galz PRODUCTS!!! This includes the 6 new collage sheets each quarter, a new stamp set each quarter, 2 new paper packs each quarter, a journal kit each quarter, a ATC collection each quarter, and one jewel it collection!
 This is a $176 value!

First of all, you will need to visit all 13 blogs and leave a comment on each blog :) **This is important so we know you have been to all the blogs **.   Collect the phrase at the end of the hop on the Fripperies and Butterflies site there will be a link to email the phrase to Gecko Galz at geckogalz2014@gmail.com.
This enters you in the contest. On October 31st we will randomly draw the 4 winners and email each of you, then we will post the winning names on the Gecko Galz blog site.

For an extra chance to win make a purchase from the GECKO GALZ ETSY STORE between the 26th of October and the 30th of October and your name goes in again for a better chance of winning (each purchase you make that weekend gives you another chance to win) 

Before I get to my samples, let me tell you that I'm on holiday this week, so all of my posts have been scheduled. Hopefully I'll be able to snag some free wi-fi when we're out and about and off the ship, so I'll do my best to visit everyone! If I can't, then I promise to catch up with all the lovely Gecko Galz DT ladies when I get home! 

Here are some samples I made using the free Ain't She Cute collage sheet which you'll find below. I managed to use all of the images in m projects:

Papier mache trinket box coated in gold paint and decorated with gathered lace, oval die cut paper (called Afternoon Tea) from the Solarium paper pack and a string of mini pearls. The butterflies are from the Provence Garden collage sheet.



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MDF photo frame covered with Paper 6 from the Timeless mini paper pack and sanded around the edges. Die cut flowers made from the same paper with inked edges and jumbo pearls added for the centres.



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Cherish card - papers from Star Crossed paper pack and sentiments from Charming Words collage sheet. Finished with shop bought flowers and die cut and inked leaves.



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Roses - Timeless paper pack (paper 6) and rose border from Parisian Garden Digi Kit. Some roses fussy cut, shaped and decoupaged for dimension. Sentiment from Charming Words collage sheet. Finished with a triple organza bow.



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A trio of ATCs. Background created with Sunlight paper from the Solarium paper pack and tape measures from the free September newsletter collage sheet.
Sentiments from the Charming Words collage sheet. Butterfly wings from Butterfly Wings collage sheet and butterflies from Provence Garden  collage sheet.









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Christmas - Frame and foliage from Christmas Dreams Craft Kit. I used my own gold and textured red card, Christmas sentiment die and Poinsettia die and Snowflake embellishment.





Please enjoy this free Gecko Galz Collage sheet
“Ain't She Cute”

  
Now have fun visiting each Blog:

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I hope you'll join our monthly challenges. The current one is  'Bump In The Night'. 
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, so check back through the blog and also look at the freebies on the Pinterest page, 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.

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 1st November with more Gecko Galz projects.
Thanks for stopping by today.

If you'd like to be in with a chance of winning one of these projects, please become a "Follower" of my blog and leave a comment to say 'YES to the draw' and tell me which is your favourite project. 
I'll announce the winners in my Gecko Galz post on the 1st November, so please check back then.


xoxo

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



I'd really love some feedback :)      
I read and appreciate all your comments. 
I would be delighted if you became a "Follower" of my blog!

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Wednesday, 25 October 2017

* Cat Lovers Hop: Kitty Planner Clip & Bookmark


Hello Everyone!

The Cat Lovers Blog Hop is taking place over at Her Peaceful Garden.

Janis has been super-busy organising the event and has many fabulous sponsors. I hope you'll come on over and take a look and maybe even play along! 

I'm on holiday this week, so all of my posts have been scheduled. Hopefully I'll be able to snag some free wi-fi when we're out and about and off the ship, so I'll do my best to visit everyone! If I can't, then I promise to catch up with all the lovely cat ladies when I get home! 

A couple of days ago I showed a card that I made with Vera Lane Studio Cats on the Block. Today I have a planner clip or bookmark made from the same images:

   

These are super easy and quick to make. Print out 2 images making sure that one of them is flipped, so that they will match when you place them back to back. Colour the images, add some Glossy Accents to their eyes and to the jewels in the crown. Fussy cut around the image.  I colour the back edges of the images as well, so that if they don't match up perfectly, it doesn't show too much! Next add the jumbo paperclip - I use double sided tape and glue, or silicone glue. Keep the edges pressed together until the glue sets a little. 





Thanks for stopping by today.
I'd very much like it if you would become a 'follower'!
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Her Peaceful Garden



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

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* Vera Lane Studio: Morty’s Halloween


Hello Everyone!

Today I have a quick Halloween card to share.
This month at Vera Lane Studio, as you probably know, we’re celebrating all things Halloween and collaborating with Serena Bee by using her gorgeous papers from her online shop, called Papercakes.

Here is my card using Morty's Halloween digi set:


I used Morty and teamed him with some pink papers from the Spooky Pastel collection. The black cat paper is from the October Nights collection. I must have printed this onto different card than I usually use, as the black wasn’t as  black as I like, so to save wasting it, I clear heat embossed it and that did the trick and also made it shiny! Do you like the little ghosts? They are cut out of paper from Serena's Spooky Pastel collection. The sentiment is from Halloween Expressions. I added some gems and sequins to bling it up a bit!


Morty's Halloween             Halloween Expressions   

     

October Nights             Spooky Pastel 
  

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, supportive group, which I invite you all to join! 
You can find us HERE. There's always tons of fabulous inspiration!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo


I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Artistic Inspirations #188 AG 29/10
Aloha Friday #106 Halloween 02/11 TOP PICK

CAGI Halloween 04/11
Lil Patch of CraftyFriends #68 AG 04/11
Glitter n Sparkle #263 Halloween 05/11

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

To leave a comment, please click on the G+1 button below.
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