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Wednesday, 27 September 2017

* Vera Lane Studio: Planner Page

Hello everyone!


I'm popping by with an extra post and a video tutorial for Vera Lane Studio today.

I made a week-to-view planner page using the newly released Numbers digital set.


And here's a digitally coloured version:

I arranged my digis in PowerPoint, using Vera's Borders to separate the days horizontally and also to separate the diary from the digi collage. (Once the slide is set up, it can be used as a template for all further weeks) I used the new Numbers set for the dates and the Happy Birthday also comes as part of the set.  The images on the right are from Lovely Garden, Grow A Happy Life,  Tall Town, Snails and Cherry Street.  I digitally coloured the images in Gimp (a free image manipulation program - visit Gimp for the download) using straightforward block colours (for speed) with just a touch of airbrushed shade!  I left the numbers blank, so that there is room to doodle and colour when this page is printed out. In future, I think I would leave all the images blank, so that they could be coloured as the week goes by. 
I printed my page out to A5 size on card ... and, oops my printer needs new ink!



  Numbers             Vera's Borders        Lovely Garden

               
         
               Snails         Grow A Happy Life 
        
             
    Tall Town                Cherry Street        
         

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:


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Tuesday, 26 September 2017

* Gecko Galz: Harvest 2

Hello Friends!


I'm back to share some more makes using the delightful Gecko Galz paper crafting products.


Before I get to my pieces, let me remind you that Gecko Galz are looking for new design stars to join the DT in 2018. If you are interested, the details are here and applications close on October 15th.

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This month our customer challenge theme is ''Harvest Time"  and it's such a wonderful, colourful time of the year!
 We would love to see your projects! The lucky winner and the DT's favourite gets $25 credit to spend in the Etsy store!

So here are my makes. I made a few autumn/harvest themed cards and a couple of retro greeting cards. 

First, I have a harvest card:


I love the colours on both the papers and the topper and, teamed with the gold papers from my stash, they are to me the embodiment of all things autumnal.
I used the Autumn Colours mini paper pack (paper AC06) and the image is from the Harvest Time collage sheet. The edges of the papers were distressed and inked and layered to fit the card. I added a die cut lattice border and two stamped butterflies that were coloured with markers. It's a very simple card, but I like the effect.



Next, I made an autumnal sunflower card:


Again I used Autumn Colours paper (AC06) and teamed it with a resized topper from the Thankful for Fall Jewel It set. The butterfly is from the Butterfly Wings Collage Set. The sentiment was found online and was printed, inked and matted textured gold paper.



My third card also uses beautiful autumn colours:


  For this one, I chose paper AC04 from the Autumn Colours paper pack. It was matted onto textured gold and old gold paper which was distressed. I added a brown organza ribbon and some gold crocheted lace across the middle of the card and popped the very beautiful topper, from the Visionaries collage set, on foam pads. I added some gold foil to the paper and image to give them an extra luxury/distressed look. I fussy cut some leaves from paper AC06; the edges were inked, foiled and shaped. The sentiment is from the In Other Words stamp set



My Harvest themed, customer challenge inspiration card can be viewed here:



Finally, I made a couple of quick and simple, retro greeting cards:


  
For this card I used the Kitchy Kool paper pack. The paper is called What's Up Cupcake? and the image was cut from Take The Cake). The sentiment is from Charming Words.



And my final card:



This one used the Kitchy Kool paper pack The paper is called Take The Cake  and the image was decoupaged. The sentiment is from Beautiful Words. I added a beaded  flower embellishment.



Here are links to the Gecko Galz products I used:

Autumn Colours                      Harvest Time                  Thankful for Fall
    

Butterfly Wings                     Visionaries                 In Other Words
   

Kitchy Kool                Charming Words               Beautiful Words
    

That's all from me for now!

I hope you'll join our 'Harvest Time' challenge. 
The winner and DT's  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!
Thanks for stopping by today.
xoxo

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

Harvest
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #66 AG 29/09
613 Avenue Create #201 AG 30/09
Scrappers Delights #70 AG 30/10
Always Fun Challenges #25 AG 01/10
Crafty Cardmakers #196 Autumn 01/10
Creative Fingers Challenge #137 AG 06/10
Ooh La La Creations #238 Harvest Time 07/10 TOP 3


Sunflower Harvest
Simply Papercrafts #50 AG 28/09
Corrosive Challenges AG 30/09
Craft for the Craic Autumn Colours 30/09
CAGI Challenge AG 30/09
Artistic Inspirations Challenges #186 AG 01/10
MMM Challenge #55 Autumn Colours 01/10
The Paper Girls #136 Harvest 01/10

Visionary Girl
Angie's Digital Stamps #13 AG30/09
Scrap and Craft #7 Autumn Colours 30/10
Crafting From The Heart #176 AG 01/10 
Pammies Inky Pinkies #1739 AG 01/10
Dream Valley #164 One for The Girls 06/10
Crafting With Friends #51 AG 06/10 DT Favourite

Di's Digi Designs Autumn 07/10


Retro Enjoy
Cards In Envy Easy as 1,2,3 01/10


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* {Pin}aspirational Challenges: Bestie Flowerpot Girl

Hello Friends!

Today is the start of a new challenge at 

{PIN}spirational Challenges.

Here is the inspiration photo for Challenge #200 which will run for 2 weeks 
(September 26th to October 9th).

Here is the inspiration photo: 


Our sponsor this time is the wonderful Sherri Baldy.

    
I was lucky to receive a My Besties digital stamp to work with called . Here is my card:



I used markers to colour the image and added some highlights with a white Post pen. I cut it with a stitched rectangle die, and leaving the die in place, I lightly inked the background.with Memento Nautical Blue. I added some die cut butterflies and some paper flowers to which I added a pearl centre. The sentiment is from a Gecko Galz collage sheet called Charming Words.




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:

Crafty Sentiments AG 03/10
TTCRD AG 03/10
Imagine That AG 06/10 (14th)
Creative Fingers Challenge #137 AG 06/10
Dream Valley #164 One for the Girls 06/10
A Snowflakes Promise #44 AG 09/10


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Monday, 25 September 2017

• Vera Lane Studio: Princesses

Hello everyone!

Today I'm sharing two cards using digi sets from Vera Lane Studio. This month we have a Royalty theme, so both of my cards feature a princess.

Here is my first card:


This princess is from The Good One set which is part of The Oz Collection. I coloured the princess with markers and added glitter to her crown jewels, dress trim and eye lids. I matted her onto black card, as the background is quite fussy, and popped her on foam pads. I printed the sentiment, cut it into strips, inked it and matted it onto black card.  The background was made by stamping with an embossing folder. I gave her a majestic looking, Moroccan tile background using several shades of blue distress inks.


My second princess card:


 This princess is from the Kiss The Frog digi set. She's not quite decided if she should risk the kiss or not!  The images were coloured with markers, fussy cut and attached on foam pads with a strip of washi tape to ground them. The sentiment comes with the set. The background is a gelli print, spritzed with Glimmer Mist and splattered with black paint.



  

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:

The Good One
Penny's Challenges #347 AG 26/09 TOP 3
CAGI AG 30/09
Jo's Scrapshack #207 AG 30/09
Creative Fingers #137 AG 05/10

Kiss The Frog
Crafty Creations #350 AG 26/09
Simply Papercrafts #50 AG 28/09
Creative Fingers #137 AG 30/09
Craft Rocket #41 Something Beginning with F  30/10
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #66 AG 30/09
Angies Digital Stamps #13 AG 01/10 WINNER
Crafting With Friends #51 AG 05/10

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

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