Sunday, July 30, 2017

My last Sunday Designer post for Vera LAne Studios

Hi Everyone,
First I must apologise for my shocking photography.  I tried several times and this is my best effort!
I have made a pocket letter for my last Vera Lane Studio post.  I had great fun doing this and have used several sets of design images.
The little dancer, the cat and the first sentiment are from Just Dance.
The pig is from Bacon Bits
The rainbow sentiment is from Raven and Pixie
The rainbow is from Unicorn and Pegasus
The gorgeous flowers in the centre are from Kokeshi Dolls
The girl holding the flowers is from Whimsical Girl and her Shar Pei
The 'Always Believe' sentiment is from Apple
I am not sure which set 'Love' is in, I have got it with Just Fly, but it's not in there.

Thanks for looking
Lin xx

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Just Dance - Too cute!

Hi everyone,
Today's inspiration for Vera Lane Studios is a journal page using the new image set Just Dance.  How cute is this??
I have stenciled the background using a home made brick stencil. The cute little dancers are practicing inside the dance studio.  The dancers, the sentiment and the door are from the Just Dance set, the flowers are from the Blooms set and the window is from the Windows set.

Thanks for looking, see you next week for my final Guest designer post.

Lin xx

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cute Birds

Another card! This time featuring a cute birdhouse.  The image is from 'Everyday in Moonbeam Meadow' by Crafters Companion and coloured with Copics.  The die is from Poppycrafts.  The sentiment is from Scapmatts and the paper is from my stash.
Starting to get into the habit of posting now, there will be more soon..
Thanks for looking
Lin x

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Getting Old?

This card was made for a special order.  It's another favourite image of mine from the 'Old Bags' set by Polkadoodles.
It was coloured with Copics and the paper is from my never ending stash.
The sentiment is included in the stamp set.

Thanks for looking xx

Saturday, February 18, 2017

One for the Boys

I find it hard to make 'boy' cards but quite happy how this one turned out..
The image is from Just Inklined and coloured with Copics. The gears were cut using my Silhouette and the sentiment is from Scrapmatts.  Papers from my stash.

Lin xx

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Spring Flowers

Some bright spring flowers for today, even though it's nearly autumn here!  The image is from Just Inklined and is coloured using techniques learnt in Kit and Clowder classes. I have colored it using Copics and used a corner punch around the outside and put a bit of yellow cardstock behind the cut out. The reason for this is that I printed the image a little larger than usual and thought it was too big too mat properly.

The sentiment is a die cut and paper from my stash.
I am entering the Corrosive Challenge "Anything Goes"

Thanks for looking
Lin xx

Sunday, February 12, 2017

One for my sister!

It's my sisters birthday soon and I made this card for her.  I just love these images from Polkadoodles, so cheeky.  The image is coloured with Copics, the saying is one of several that comes with the set of images and the sentiment is computer generated.  Papers are from my stash.
I am entering the Shopping Our Stash challenge which is called "winter blues" where the idea is to use lots of blue but no winter images.

Thanks for looking and have a great day.
Lin xx

Monday, February 6, 2017

Trying something a little different!

I have been practicing with my Silhouette machine, particularly the tracing so that I can cut digital stamps.
The image is from Make It Crafty and coloured with copics.  The background paper is from Mischief Circus, the bee collection.  I thought it was perfect for the image.  Sentiment is computer generated.
Had lots of fun making this card!!  Photography doesn't do it justice.
Lin xx

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Trying to find more time for blogging.

Well I'm back again.  I really must keep this blog going but time seems to run away with me.
This is an ATC that I have made for the Vera Lane ATC swap "All you need is love" found here Vera Lane.

Really love her fun digi stamps.  This one is coloured with copics, the background is blended using Distress Inks.