Sunday, July 16, 2017

Something Different

Hello everyone,
Sunday again and week 3 of my Vera Lane Sunday Guest Designer for July.
I have tried something different today and completely out of my comfort zone!!  It's a peek a boo card.  I nearly gave up so many times because it didn't work properly but decided that I had invested too much time in it to give up.

This is the front..

This is inside and


This is the card in action.
I followed a tutorial found on you Tube for the 'engineering' of the card
The corner flowers at the bottom and the frames for the "windows" were cut with a die.  The 3 flowers at the top were cut on my silhouette machine.
The sentiment is from the Kokeshi dolls set.
The image inside is from Whimsical Girl and her Shar pei, she is coloured with Copics.
Links for the stamp sets used are:

Thank you so much for looking

Lin xx

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Gorgeous Kokeshi Dolls

My second post as Sunday guest designer for Vera Lane Studios and I get to play with this gorgeous set of images. It was such fun!

I have used Sakura from Kokeshi Dolls and supersized her (she is just over 4 inches tall). I wanted flowers on her kimono so I took the lone flower that comes with the set and copied and pasted it onto her kimono several times. I coloured her with Copics and then fussy cut. The flowers at the corner are also the lone flower from the set but I have grouped three together this time. Coloured and fussy cut.  I couldn't find a nice patterned paper for the image so I have again taken the three flowers used at the corner, reduced the size and copied and pasted to make my own background. I have coloured them to match Sakura.  The sentiment is also from the set.

This set is so versatile, head over to VeraLaneStudio now and get a set for yourself.

Thanks for looking and I hope I have inspired you to create

Lin xx

Saturday, July 1, 2017

My 1st Sunday inspiration for Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,
Today I am super excited to show my first Sunday Guest Designer post for Vera Lane Studio.

I have chosen to start simple to show just how versatile the images are. I have made 2 tags using the Blooms set of digital stamps.

For the first one I have inked the background with distress inks and then taken two of the designs from this set, enlarged them and then printed onto the tag.  Add some matching ribbon and hey presto, it's complete.  How simple was that?

For the second tag I have covered the base with a text patterned paper from my stash.  Taken another of the blooms designs, enlarged one and made one smaller.  I coloured them with Copics and then fussy cut them.  I attached the smaller one to the stem of the larger one and stuck them to the tag.  There is silver twine wrapped around the bottom of the tag.  I have added a matching ribbon and a piece of the silver twine and we have another completed tag.

The theme this month is "Blossom" and I hope you agree these fit the theme nicely.

You will finds the Blooms set of images here

Blooms - 8 digi stamps/ whimsical flowers and buds

Thanks for looking and have fun creating!

Lin xx

Thursday, May 11, 2017


Hello everyone,
Just had to share this gorgeous Power Poppy image called "Everything's Rosy". I have coloured it up with Copics.
I am entering it into the Power Poppy May Challenge - Frame It Up

Lin xx

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Second card for today

A man card for the second one today.  I always find these difficult but love this image from Bugaboo stamps which comes with the quote.  He is coloured with Copics and the paper is from my stash.  The happy birthday sentiment and the beer bottles and fish were all created with my Silhouette.
I am entering the Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge  Anything Goes

Love the quote

Another one of the Polkadoodles 'Old Bags' set. I so love these images and the quotes that come with them.  She is coloured with Copics and paper is from my stash.

Lin xx

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

A bit of dry humour!

This card is definitely for someone with a sense of humour!  It features some of the 'Crazy Animals' and their accessories from Stampers Anonymous.  I have coloured them with Copics.  The sentiment is from Stampendous and paper from my stash.
I am entering the Crazy Challenge which is We Love Animals

Thanks for looking
Lin xx