Sprinkle & Sparkle....

August 16th 2017

Sharing a new journal page using a fab new set of digis by Janet at Vera Lane Studio "Sprinkle and Sparkle"!!

These 2 little gals are so cute! I printed them on watercolour card and used watercolour pencils to colour in - and of course I added some glitter glue to their crowns and wings!

Page background is brayered paint and impasto medium through a square stencil. I added some Brea glitter ink as well as some pastel crayons to edge the squares to amek them stand out a bit. O just love the nice bright pink colours!!

Feelin Groovy...

August 14th 2017

Make sure you pop over to the "Sparkle and Glitter Blog" and enter our current "All Stitched Up" Challenge - you also have the option to enter and anything goes creation too!!! Pop over to Rick's Zibbet Store and nab yourself one of his amazing digis to create with an join the challenge!!! I'm also entering this in the current "Your Scrapbook Place" Blog Challenge - where Rick is a sponsor for the month!!!

I always love using my sewing machine on my creations - always love the great effect you can get and even better I love that I get the sewing on the back of the page for the next time I am creating in my journal - great texture and interest!!!

I've used "Moonbeam 2015" for this page - she is "Feelin' Groovy" LOL - coloured her with some bright colours and fussy cut and added her to may page with lots of sewing and a sparkly row of sequins!! There are soooo many fab digis available so take the time to have a look and support Rick!!

Sin City Stamps: Background Grunge Postcards...

August 13th 2017

If you pop over to the Sin City Stamps Blog you will see these grungy backgrounds on show! And while you are visiting check out the other amazing posts with step by step instructions for creating with Sin City Stamps!!

Sin City stamps were used to make the backgrounds and I used collage elements from my most favourite digital collage store @ Etsy - Art Tea Life. Sandy has fabulous sheets to create with - very high quality - I love to use them in my creations in conjunction with my Sin City Rubber Stamps!!!

The Smallest Things...

August 12th 2017

Sharing a baby boy card made with a fantastic little set of digis by Vera Lane Studio "Swaddle them" - such a cute set and perfect for either a baby boy or baby girl or one of each LOL!

The little baby is perfect for paper piecing as shown here and I just had to colour the face with copics. I used a pre printed and pre cut window card with a cute little teddy pattern. I printed the wording to fit behind the window - set comes with 2 phrases to use! I added some muslin cloth behind the baby and finished with a piece of blue lace tied at the spine. I also added an insert in matching teddy paper to the inside to write on. A nice quick and easy card when you need one in a hurry!

I am entering this card in the current "Cardz for Guyz" challenge which is to make a baby boy card - a perfect challenge for this!!

Sin City Stamps: Going Postal

August 10th 2017

You can find these postcards over at the Sin City Blog today!! I just love this new stamp set "Correspondence" now available at the Sin City Store!! All the instructions and details at the blog!!

Be Open to Whatever Comes Next!

August 8th 2017

Just love this gorgeous mermaid by Sandra Caldwell!! She's on the facing page to Sandra's Merman digi which I did quite some time ago and he has just been waiting for his mermaid to come along LOL!!! Digi coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut and added to this very pink themed background with sparkle!!

Here's the Merman who is on the opposite page in the journal - a perfect pair!!!!

Sin City Stamps: Just Us Girls Mini Embossing

August 7th 2017

I have a few quick cards on the Sin City Blog today! I just love this set of stamps "Just Us Girls" available at the Sin City Store!!

These cards are quick and easy and great to use up the ink in your mini cube pigment inks!! Great "girly" cards LOL!!!!


Relax & Sparkle...

August 6th 2017

Our theme for this month at the Vera Lane Studio Facebook Group is "Sparkle" so we have all been creating projects with glitter and sparkle! I've used one of the "Ladies Who Lunch" digis to create this page which I spritzed with shimmery ink sprays, added some gems and some glitter glue to the main image for lots of sparkle!

Printed wording is also by Vera Lane Studio. the stitching on the page is the back of the previous page but adds to the texture - I always love sewing on my pages!

Airless Chambers Blog is BACK!!!!!

August 2nd 2017

"Banshee" by Rick St Dennis

Yes Rick St Dennis' Airless Chambers Blog "DARK" challenges are back!! Perfect to dig all of your dark Rick St Dennis images out and create and join the creepiness!!!

I've created a page in one of my larger size journals - and just couldn't resist adding the "PMS" saying LOL - a bit of creepy scary humour!!!!!

Loved creating the background for this image - I added to a page I had been using as a "mop up" page - added lots of textured elements including paste, fabric, mesh etc. Ink sprays and water soluble crayons added more colour and dimension. Wording is computer generated. Digi was coloured with Copics and fussy cut. I just love how this turned out!

I'm also entering this in the current Dream in Darkness Challenge - I've obviously haven't used the "twist" they have for this month but am entering this as anything goes - it's still creepy and dark LOL!!

Make sure you check out the blog for all the DT inspiration and of course to add your dark creation! Rick's Zibbet Store has so many amazing dark creations - pop over and grab a few!

Cats on the Block!

July 31st 2017

You really have to check out these great new digi designs by Janet at Vera Lane Studio "Cats on the Block" - great little images to make into planner paperclip markers or use on cards - anything!!!

I printed 2 of the designs on thick watercolour card and coloured with watercolour pencils and then fussy cut. I added the large paperclips with glue and added some mounting tape and joined the 2 sides together - they are so much fun to create and then add to your planners!!

There is also a "Girls on the Block" set in store too so check them out! Always so many fab and quirky designs to play with at Vera Lane!

Embossed Skulls!

July 27th 2017

Pop over to the Sin City Stamps Blog to see my embossed skull creations! I love this Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Stamp Set available at the Sin City Stamps Store! Backgrounds are embossed mini stamp cubes - step be step details at the blog!

I love using bright colours to create with this set!

Make sure you pop over to the Sin City Stamps Blog on a regular basis to check out all the fab DT creations! And are you a member of our Fans Facebook Group? - we share inspiration and creations there as well!

Make it Happen....

July 26th 2017
Sharing a cute little ATC made for a swap at the Rick St Dennis Fans Facebook Group!

I printed this cute little "Sugar Plum Fairy Mouse" digi direct to the card and coloured her with copic markers - she's so cute!!! I added the wording sticker at the top, added an ATC background and posted off to my swap partner!!

Make sure you check out Rick's Zibbet Store for all of his amazing range of digis to colour and create with - he always has so much detail on his images - they are fantastic to colour!
Rick's 2 Challenge Blogs have been "revived" too and we are holding challenges once a month!!
The Sparkle and Glitter Blog currently has an Anything Goes Challenge with an Option of using an image with a hat!!
AND the Airless Chambers "Darker Creations" Challenge Blog is BACK on the 1st August so don't miss out on joining with your scarier & spookier & darker creations!!!!

Just Dance....

July 25th 2017

A gorgeous new stamp release at Vera Lane Studio "Just Dance" - more cute & quirky digis to create with!

I've created a large journal page with the cute little dancing gal in her tutu! I coloured her with pastel pencils and fussy cut. Page background was a "mop up" page from my brayer when I was doing some gelli printing. Old book page was also gelli printed - I love the pattern of this stencil.

I gathered a strip of black tulle I had with some of my fabrics and added to the page with some sparkly gems. Finished off with the "tutu cute" cardboard letters!

Be Amazed Bird....

July 21st 2017
A cute ATC made for a Vera Lane Studio "mixed up" swap at the FB Group! Digi images available at the Vera Lane Studio Etsy Store - I added the hat to the bird digi - so cute! ATC background was cut to size from a paint chip sample card - always looks effective! Added some coloured texture paste through a small patterned stencil. Ink sprayed cloth scrap and hessian piece plus the "be amazed" wording added to finish off! Digi stamp was coloured with pastel pencils and fussy cut.

Steamy Tags...

July 20th 2017

Fun steampunk collaged tags made sometime ago for a swap group. Collage elements are from my fav Etsy Store "Art Tea Life" - check it out - lots of quirky sheets to create with!

Love the white cut out gears (received from a fellow crafter), added ribbon and lace to the tops of the tags, ink sprayed scraps of cloth and added large brass charms to the tags behind the collage pictures. Love to create a steampunk theme!

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