Windows...

May 21st 2017


Sharing my altered index cards using the NEW Windows set of digis available from Vera Lane Studio at Etsy!!


I've "teamed" the window frames up with carious other "characters" by Vera Lane Studio - that's the beauty of png files you can overlay everything and have so much fun creating scenes!!!


Who can resist adding a cat or two to a window scene???

 
 
And of course a cute little doll waiting for her "owner" to come home from school and play with her...
 

I've used all sorts of bits & pieces on this altered index card - chocolate foil wrappers, scraps of lace and fibres and lots of fancy stitches done with my sewing machine!



And finally who can resist doing a crazy Halloween themed creation at any time of the year LOL!!!


Loved colouring and creating this one! Too much fun to play around with a creepy cute image and fun embellishments and wording!


Make sure you pop over to the store and nab yourself some images to play around and create with! And remember our Fans Facebook Group where we all love to share our creations!

Bright & Chipper!!!!

May 20th 2017


I'm up at the Sin City Blog today sharing my ATC';s using "paint chip" samples as backgrounds with Rick St Dennis' Mail Art Rubber Stamps Set - had lots of fun creating these! Step by step instructions at the blog!!


Do What You Love To Do!

May 16th 2017


Our theme for this month at the Vera Lane Studio Fans Group is Black, White + a POP of colour! I've altered this index card with paint, washi tape and muslin cloth. Just love this gorgeous digi from the Vera Lane Studio Whimsical Clown Set: "Hope and Honey" - gorgeous images!! I printed Hop on watercolour paper and coloured her with a watercolour pen and paints. My splash of colour is of course purple!


Make sure you check out all the amazing digis at Janet's Etsy Store: Vera Lane Studio - always so many new sets with quirky and whimsical characters!!

Rick St Dennis Blog Hop - "Sparkle and Glitter" Challenge Blog Re-opening!!!!!!

May 13th 2017


Great news - the Rick St Dennis Challenge Blog "Sparkle and Glitter" is starting up again and to "kick it off' we are having a Blog Hop!! Our Blog Hop theme is for the EDT to use their most fav Rick St Dennis digi and create!! LOL How could I resist Euro Girl "SHARON" - I've had her for a very long time - just had to nab her for her namesake - so she was my chosen fav digi for this hop!!!

 
I've also used my fav colours for the background and colouring of image - PINKS of course! Excess paints from other projects were used to cover the background of the page and then I added texture paste through a stencil and ink sprays etc. Used the edge of an old credit card to make the black lined border. Image which was coloured with pastel pencils was fussy cut and added to the page with some tiny doileys and muslin cloth plus the letters to spell my name to finish it off!!




 
You can grab the blog hop list from the Sparkle and Glitter Blog PLUS we have fun happenings at the Rick St Dennis Facebook Fan Group all weekend so don't miss out!
 
So you should have come to me from:
 
 
and now head over to see:
 
 
AND IF YOU GET LOST HEAD TO THE BLOG!!!!
 
You can get all the details at the blog - and remember to visit everyone on the hop in order!!!!!!
 
 


Sin City Stamps - "Girlfriends"

May 8th 2017


Pop over to the Sin City Blog and see my step by step for this "Girlfriends" journal page!!


I just love this "Just us Girls" stamp set - so many great stamps and endless ways to use them!


Remember to visit our Facebook Fan Group too for inspiration and creation sharing!!!

Be Filled with Unicorn Joy!

May 6th 2017


Did you see the new release set in the Vera Lane Studio Etsy Store this week???? "Unicorn & Pegasus" 6 digi stamp set - so wonderfully whimsical!!!!


My journal page background was done with a credit card and acrylic paint in colours to match the watercoloured unicorn! I found the tag already made with a VLS quiote so I added that with some washi tape and muslin cloth!!

National Crafting Month Blog Hop - Sin City Stamps!

May 3rd 2017


In honour of National Crafting month in May, Sin City Stamps is hosting a (open to the public) blog hop showcasing Arts and Crafts made with Sin City Stamps. Created by our Inspiration Team Members and friends from our Fan Club!
 
 
The premise is to share the love of Sin City Stamps, to meet new people, and inspire others!
The hop will begin on May 3rd 2017 and end on May 9th 2017.
 
 
Giveaways for the hop will include assorted crafting supplies for you to have fun with!
To be eligible to win, please visit all the blogs participating, then comment on the Sin City Blog and let them know about some of your favourite projects!
 
Have fun hopping!


I've combined Sin City Stamps from the "Rosette Hearts" Stamp Set and Collage Elements by Ceremony for this fun mixed media journal page for the hop! I'm going to do up a little tutorial for you all so stay tuned at the Sin City Blog next month for details!!!!!

Enjoy this crafting month and all the fab creations using Sin City Stamps!!

Hello!

May 1st 2017


Another month gone - can't believe it's may already!! I'm sharing a couple of altered index cards I made into single layer postcards for an Aussie Swap Group I belong to. All digi stamps are by Vera Lane Studio - of course!! I printed directly to the card and coloured with pastel pencils. I spray sealed them and gave them a couple of coats of varnish as they had a postcard back added and were posted "naked" LOL!!! They did arrive safely!!

Dreaming of a Rainbow...

April 28th 2017


A "Rainbow" ATC using one of the gorgeous Journal Gals from the Vera Lane Studio Journal Faces Digi Set! Background is a paint chip sample - I'm hoping to find some more like this - they had lots of little coloured samples on the larger size background - great for cutting to ATC size!

 
Digi image coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut. I used coloured Posca pens to edge the atc and to add coloured lines around some of the purple squares. I ink sprayed a scrap of muslin and added to the card with the digi and computer generated wording!
 
I'm entering this in the current Wicked Wednesday ATC Challenge where Vera Lane Studio is a sponsor - theme of "Make Your Own Sunshine"!

Precious....

April 28th 2017
A quick post today to share an altered index card using a digi stamp by Sheepski Designs - available at Etsy!


I used my gelli plate to create the background on this 6 x 4 index card - I love the pattern and colours - not colours I would normally use so working outside the box! Digi stamp coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and adhered to the page. I added the "precious" sticker and some scraps of sticky ribbon as well to finish it off.

Fly with Art....

April 27th 2017


Two blue & white themed altered index cards for one of the Facebook Challenges at the Gecko Galz Group! All patterned papers and collage elements are available from Gecko Galz.


 
I layered the patterned papers on the cards - a great way to use up scraps and bits of odd shaped and sized papers! Waste not want not LOL!!! The women images were fussy cut and added to the cards with a couple of other collage images and scraps of muslin cloth. "Fly" & "Art" are letter stickers to finish them off!

Paradise with Some Odd Girl!

26th April 2017


I created this altered collaged index card for the current Some Odd Girl "Nothing Square" Blog Challenge!


I used a paper pack and matching elements from Kaisercraft - a perfect match for this gorgeous image "Tropical Piper" by Some Odd Girl! Image printed on watercolour paper and coloured with watercolour pencils. Added a bit of hessian and scrap of cloth. love how it turned out!

Hmm I Choose You.....

April 24th 2017
A mini pocket letter made for a "Love" themed swap for an Aussie swap group I belong to. Papers and images are a mixture of Gecko Galz and a Valentine's collage sheet by Heather Hudson.


It's always fun to make a mini pocket letter - a bit quicker to make 3 ATC inserts than the full sheet of nine!! I used black card for the ATC bases and then cut patterned tags from the sheet by Heather to fit slightly smaller than the base and used my sewing machine to attach them. I added Heart/Love Bingo cards by Gecko Galz and the stunning Woman also by Gecko Galz (from the Tattooed Women Collage Set). A bit of muslin, paper clip, charm and string to finish it all off! I love the colour tones and how it all turned out. Of course the back pockets were filled with a tea bag and extra goodies for the recipient!


3 Words: Little Black Dress

April 23rd 2017


"Miss Dee" would have to be one of my most favourite characters from Vera Lane Studio!!! she can be creepy and dark or as you can see today she is "Elegant" in fact "E is for Elegant" - which is the current challenge at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers Blog!!!!
 

 
Page background was gessoed first and then I used red & black ink sprays to make "dribbles" down the page. I added lace & braid and then secured t all with my sewing machine. Miss Dee was coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut - notice I added some ruby earrings LOL!!! I stamped the "3 words: little black dress" with black ink and some alphabet stamps I found in my stash! I am really happy with how this page came out and Miss Dee has been waiting for a special occasion to come out and the new "Elegant" challenge was the perfect reason to get dressed up!

Tall Town.......

April 22nd 2017
A new "Tall Town" set of digis was released at the start of the week by Janet at Vera Lane Studio!


I made very long bookmarks!! For the background I used a brayer and acrylic paint on cardstock and cut to size and mounted on tan coloured card. Tall houses were coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut. Wording digis also by Vera Lane Studio were printed on kraft cloured paper and adhered to the tops of the bookmarks along with some muslin cloth scraps. To finish off I added some string to punched holes at the top of each.


These digis mix and match perfectly with all the other quirky and fun characters available at Vera Lane Studio!!

Dressed in Feathers....

April 21st 2017

 
I'm over at the Sin City Stamps Blog today with a step by step of how I made these feathered mixed media and collaged tags!

 

Make sure you check out the Sin City Store - lots of new releases and pre order sets available!!

MHK Designs...more Monthly Challenge Inspiration....

April 20th 2017
Sharing another creation I made as Guest Designer for the current monthly inspiration challenge at the MHK Blog! I've used digis from the "Butterfly Wisdom" Set and a strip of digi patterned paper from the "Worn & Weathered Pink" paper set all available at Mynn's Etsy Store!


As you can see I've worked in my black paged journal, used texture paste/stencil and pink ink spray on the background along with a strip of patterned paper, some little heart & swirl stickers from a 3d pack I have and scrap of muslin cloth. Butterfly digis and the wording from the digi set were printed onto a piece of paper I had also printed from the Worn & Weathered paper set so the background is patterned and soft.

I love how this turned out - nice and soft but still textured and also inspired by the inspiration photo for the month! Hope you can join in!

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