Friday, 17 August 2018


Hello everyone,

For today's AALL & Create post I have made a card.

Here's how I made it:

This was what I planned to use, but I used less paint and more stamps.... lol - A girl can change her mind, can't she ? 

I brayered the yellow and green paint onto a card panel and added stencilling with Orange Distress Oxide. 

Next I used another stencil and model paste to add the tiny flowers. I also added some stamping in the background with the #56 A4 stamp.

Next I stamped the butterfly form Tracy's set #45 on painted Mixed Media paper. I used the same yellow as I did for the background. 

I then coloured them with Big Brush Markers by Faber Castell and cut out the wings. I stamped the butterfly twice on the card panel and also added some white splatters. Next I adhered the wings on top, using glue next to the body and foam tape at the edges of the wings.

For the sentiment I used this stampset, also by Tracy. I added some white pen around the letters and black pen around the card panel. I did think it needed more black, so I stamped a tiny sentiment from set #45 three times for more interest. 

And here is the finished card ! 

I think it turned out nice ! 

I used the following AALL & Create materials:

Stamps :

#6 by Tracy Evans
#45 by Tracy Evans
#56 by Olga Heldwein

#11 by Autour de Mwa
#27 by Kassa Hayselden

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Chocolate !

Hello everyone,

For today's post for Katzelkraft I have made a card.

This card was quite simple although I had to stamp it twice... and it still isn't perfect. The sentiment is not quite straight. After stamping I coloured the ducks with Copic markers and went around them with a very light blue marker, blending it out with a colourless blender. I matted the card on some yellow card stock and adhered the whole thing onto a 5 x 7 card. 

I used these stamps:

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Thursday, 16 August 2018

This week at Vera Lane Studio

Hello everyone,

For today's DT post I have made a card and a postcard.

These little birds are so cute. They are from a set called Birdhouses. I resized them, printed them and then coloured with Copic Markers. I cut the panel to size and matted it onto some black and white pattern paper. The whole thing was then placed on a card. I added a sticker by Tim Holtz. 

You'll find them HERE


This background was made by inking up a stencil with Distress Oxides, spritzing with water and pressing it onto a piece of card. I added a piece of scrap from the side of a sheet of MM paper and some washi tape. I coloured the image with Copics, cut it out and adhered it to the paper strip. Lastly I added the sentiment. 

This set is called 'Wheels' and you'll find it HERE

Thank you for stopping by today ! 

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

So many reasons to be happy

Hello everyone,

I was really happy when Autour from AALL & Create asked me to stay on for another term ! Yay !
For my first project I have made a garland with 3 flags. I think this would look great in any child's room and the sentiment is one to live by !

And here's how :

started with these ready made flags, I slapped on some gesso. I didn't want it to be very neat. I then put model paste through Stencil #22 by Autour de Mwa. 

After the gesso and model paste had dried I painted yellow and green paint where the gesso was. I mixed some dark green paint with Glazing Liquid and painted it onto the model paste and left it for a little while. I then rubbed it off with a baby wipe. The paint will stay in all the nooks and crannies. Next I added some stencilling with white paint and stencil #11 by Autour de Mwa. 

I then randomly stamped the background using stamp set #68 and #89 both designed by Fiona Paltridge. I used green and black Archival inks. 

It was then time to stamp the main images on the flags. I also stamped them on white card stock to colour and cut out. I used :
#89 Gwendolen 
#91 Asher
#92 Brinley

After colouring I cut them out without the doodle lines and glued them on the top of the stamped images on the flags. This way they look perfect ! 

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and I thank you for stopping by today. 

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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

Not happening today !

Hello everyone,

I am very blessed to be on so many fantastic Design Teams but sometimes it is just nice to do something for me ! So when I received a pack of "snarky" Small Talk stickers by Tim Holtz (as part of a DT package), there was one sticker that gave me an instant idea. So I set to work and filmed the process:

The weird thing is that I struggled with it. Don't know why, maybe it is because I don't often play anymore and I was a little overwhelmed. 
I used a variety of materials but have made no list. If you have any questions please ask ! 

Here is the VIDEO:

or go via this link to YouTube:

I hope you enjoy my video.. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 

Friday, 10 August 2018

Stand out

Hello everyone,

For my weekly Katzelkraft post I have an Art Journal page. I couldn't resist using the Zebra in the top hat again. He must be one of my favourite stamps ever and he has to come out on a regular basis !

The background is a mop up page from the gelli plate. These are often even nicer than the proper prints I think. I added the swirl in the right hand bottom corner and some text stamping all over. I used white embossing powder for the swirl and pink Distress Oxide for the script. 
Next I added the sentiment, I used my stamping tool so I could stamp a few times to get a nice black image. I then highlighted some of the letters with a white pen. I used the same pen to draw a lined around the edges. The Zebra was stamped on book paper and cut out. I adhered him on my page. 

I used the following stamps:

Thank you so much for stopping by ! 

Thursday, 9 August 2018

A prickly post !

Hi everyone,

Today for my Vera Lane Studio post I have made an ATC and an Art Journal page. I have used the 'Succulents' set that was released this week. I love them ! 

This ATC was made with a piece of gelli printed paper from my stash. I added some stamping and washitape before adding the cactus. I coloured it with my Copics. The sentiment is from the same set. 

I really enjoyed colouring these plants but when I finished I spent ages to find a background that I liked. I painted one, threw it away because I didn't like it, tried gelli prints from my stash, didn't like it. In the end I found this 12 x 12 paper in my stash and decided that it looked  nice, especially with the sentiment. So I cut a piece to fit my journal and added washitape to put the pots on. After gluing the plants in place and the sentiment too I declared it finished :o) ! 

You'll find the set HERE

Thank you so much for stopping by !