Monday, 30 April 2018

Vera Lane Studio: Kat and Kadee


Hello!

Today at Vera Lane Studio we have a new release. 
It's the wonderful Kat and Kadee.

Here is a card I made:


How cute are these characters? I coloured them with my usual Copic markers and fussy cut them. They are popped on foam pads onto a gelli print background which has stamped flowers which have been heat embossed in white. Some washi tape grounds my characters and I inked the edges of the gelli print background in black.



Kat and Kadee





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!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Penny's Challenges #377 AG 02/05
Jo's Scrapshack #231 AG 04/05
Allsorts #465 All About Pets 04/05
Di's Digi Designs  Include an Animal 05/05
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 AG 05/05 (#3)
613.Avenue Create #208 AG 06/05
As You Like It Favourite Animal & Why 10/05
Cats are my favourite (although I'm a lover of all animals). Just love their cute and cuddly furriness and their adorable purrs.
Crafting with Friends #66 AG 11/05

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

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Monday, 23 April 2018

Vera Lane Studio: Happy Birthday Mr Shakespeare


Hello!

Happy St George's Day to all in England and Happy Birthday to William Shakespeare!

I am so glad the weather bucked up it's ideas last week - we had some glorious sunshine and, of course, it's made everyone feel so much better!

Last week Janet, from Vera Lane Studio, released a new digi set to honour William Shakespeare. Today is his birthday (and also his death day), so I made a card.


I coloured the images of Shakespeare and the theatre masks with Copics and fussy cut them. They are popped on foam pads onto a sponged acrylic background which has some text stamping and three gold heat embossed stars. The quote is one of five which comes in the set and this particular one is a modern version of a quote from Julius Caesar - a play I studied at school. And what a great message it conveys: don't wait for someone to hand you a promotion or a challenge - go and seek it. Decide what you want your life to be, set goals and follow the correct steps to make your dream come true!




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!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Jo's Scrapshack #230 AG 25/04
Crafting with Friends #65 AG 26/04
Crafters Cafe #194 World Art Day 28/04
A Bit More Time to Craft #66 AG 29/04 (#2)
Creative Moments #141 AG 30/04 (#2)
Eclectic Ellapu April AG 30/04
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #80 AG 04/05
Creative Fingers #145 AG 07/05
Create and Inspire #73 AG 09/05


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

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Friday, 20 April 2018

Vera Lane Studio: Watercolour Fairy


Hello!

Today I have a card featuring the Watercolour Fairy from Vera Lane Studio.


The images are coloured with Copics and white Posca pen highlights are added. I also added some glitter to the fairy wings and the base of the cloud. The images are popped onto foam pads (apart from the row of houses) and placed on a gelli print background which has a little stamping and doodling. The sentiment is from Tim Holtz's Small Talk pad.



Watercolour Fairy




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!
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 Fingers #144 AG 22/04
Crafty Creations #364 AG 24/04
Inspiration Destination #148 AG 25/04
Cute Card Thursday #526 Shades of Pale 25/04
Penny's Challenges #376 AG 26/04
TTCRD AG 26/04
A Bit More Time to Craft #66 AG 29/04
The Fairy and the Unicorn April 30/04
Creative Moments #141 AG 30/04

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

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Monday, 16 April 2018

Vera Lane Studio: Hyacinth

Hello!

Today at Vera Lane Studio we have a new digi stamp release. It's the beautiful Hyacinthus. It's perfect for all your spring cards!

Here is my card:  


I love the fragrance of hyacinths and especially love the violet blue and purple ones. 
 I coloured my Hyacinth with Copics. She is on a gelli print background which was made in three stages, allowing the paint on the plate to dry between layers and stencilling and pulling the print from the third layer whilst the paint was still wet. I added some stamping and doodling to the gelli print, along with some modelling paste through a stencil, and inked the edges. The sentiment was cut into strips, inked and glued down along with some Copic dyed flowers and a piece of ric-rac ribbon to ground my Hyacinth.

The sentiment puzzled me initially, so I had to 'google' it to find out that it is about making yourself content or happy. The first loaf of bread would feed you physically, but the second could be sold to buy hyacinths which would feed your soul and give you pleasure. Such a wonderful sentiment!



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!
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 #412 AG 19/04
Allsorts #463 Spring Flowers or Showers 20/04 Top 5

Jo's Scrapshack #229 AG 20/04
Moving Along With The Tmes #69 Springtime 24/04
Crafting With Friends #65 AG 26/04
Thankful Thursday DL Art #226 Spring 26/04
Colour Crazy #15 AG 27/04
Craft Rocket #47 Flowers 27/04
Crafting with an Attitude #38 AG 29/04
Through the Purple Haze #143 Spring 30/04


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

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Friday, 13 April 2018

Vera Lane Studio: Fleur Fairies


Hello!

Today I have a cute card featuring the newly released Fleur Fairies from Vera Lane Studio.


Aren't they sweet! They are coloured with Copics and highlighted with white pen. They are popped on foam pads onto a background made from Dylusions acrylic paint with stencilling and light stamping. The background edges are inked in black. The sentiment is part of the set - I cut it into strips, inked the edges with Picked Raspberry and glued the directly onto the background. 





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!
I guarantee, you'll get a very warm welcome!




Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

MMM #68 Things with Wings 15/04
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1814 AG `5/04
Crafting from the Heart #201 AG 15/04
Creative Moments #140 AG 16/04
Crazy Challenge #272 AG 22/04
Crafty Creations #364 AG 23/04
AN Inky Mess #19 Mixed Media 24/04
Get Creative #68 No Patterned Paper 24/04
Inspiration Destination #148 AG 25/04

Crafty Girls Creations #46 AG 30/04
A Snowflakes Promise #50 AG 07/05

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

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Thursday, 12 April 2018

Gecko Galz: Garden Bliss 2

Hello!

I'm back today with DT cards for Gecko Galz
The customer challenge this month is Garden Bliss, so I've continued with that theme.

I've made a variety of cards, simply by matting and layering beautiful digital papers with card toppers (some resized) from the collage sheets. All that I've added from my stash is the card for the mats, ink around the paper edges, lace, a few gems and paper flowers and foliage that I made from dies.


Papers: Taj Mahal    
Image:Garden Botanica                        
Sentiment: Charming Words 
Own stash: lace, Vintage Photo ink, black card, white card.                  



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     Papers: La Isla Bonita         
 Image: Garden Time                
Sentiment: Journal Toppers
Own stash: lace, Vintage Photo ink, flower die and gems, leaf die, black card, white card.



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Papers: In Marble Halls      
Image: Butterfly Dreams      
Sentiment: Journal Toppers
Own stash: black ink, black card, white card.


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Papers: La Isla Bonita         
Image: April Showers
Own stash: Nesting dies for card shape, 'hello' die for sentiment, black ink, flower die and leaf die, Peacock Feathers ink for colouring card for flowers, jumbo pearls.

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Papers: Parade of Flowers
Image: Garden Time 
Own stash: Nesting dies for card shape, 'hello' die for sentiment, flower die (Heartfelt Creations) and leaf die, grey flat back pearl.

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The last two cards were made for the Gecko Galz Customer Inspiration post and you can read about how I made them here.

   Papers: Taj Mahal              
Image: Garden Botanica                 
Sentiment: Journal Toppers
 Own stash: lace, Vintage Photo ink, black card, white card.  

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 Papers: Taj Mahal               
Image: Garden Time   
Own Stash: lace, black ink, flower die (Heartfelt Creations Majestic Blooms) leaf die, pearl stamen, Peacock Feather ink (to colour card for flowers), blue card, black card and white card.

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That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our 'Garden Bliss' challenge. 
The winner gets a whopping $50 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!

Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

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

Card 1 Enjoy the Birds
MMM #68 Things with Wings 15/04
Incy Wincy Nature and all its Beauty 15/04
Creative Moments #140 AG 16/04
Pause, Dream, Enjoy #15 AG 17/04
Creates and Makes #20 AG 23/04
Card Mania #103 Spring 30/04

Card 2 Hello Beautiful
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #1814 AG `5/04
Crafting from the Heart #201 AG 15/04
Penny's Challenges #375 AG 17/04
Crafty Creations #364 AG 23/04
A Perfect Time to Craft AG 27/04
A Snowflakes Promise #50 AG 07/05

Card 3 Flowers and Butterflies
A Bit More Time To Craft #65 AG 14/04
Artistic Inspirations #197 AG 15/04
The Paper Shelter. #334 Flowers17/04
Inspiration Destination #148 AG 25/04
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper 28/04
Crafty Girls Creations #46 AG 30/04

Card 4  Hello April Showers
Always Fun #53 AG 15/04
The Crafty Addicts #47 April Showers 07/05

 Card 5  Hello Wildflowers
Crafty Sentiments Only For Girls 16/04
Crazy Challenge #272 AG 22/04



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

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