Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Entirely Bonkers

Vera Lane Studio are embracing all things Alice with these new releases this month, check them out on etsy. 


We are also having an Alice themed ATC trade, so this little Mad Hatter will be traveling overseas somewhere ....

Bonkers is such an english word ... I love it,

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

MEOW !!!

There is a fun new ATC trade at Vera Lane Studio Facebook group ... Halloween mix up, I have used one of the new skulls from the Skullies set, coupled with the body of Hayes and cat paper from Serena Bee's new collection.


New skullies set :


Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Meet Nurse Dee !

What an awesome release this week from Vera Lane Studio, meet Nurse Dee :


During October we are also partnering up with Serena Bee, to showcase some of her awesome new papers. I made a card :


Imagine Nurse Dee showing up at your bedside with that syringe full of red stuff !!!

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Dream

A contemplative page in my mini art journal, featuring Journal Faces by Vera Lane Studio :


She is colored with copics, and sharpie white acrylic paint pen details added. The background is black acrylic paint with white starry splatters. 

Shes a beauty isn't she, here are the other images in the set :


One of the main things I like about digital images is their flexibility. These faces can be resized to fit any page, or be flipped to face the other direction etc.

Pop over to the Vera Lane Etsy store to see the other fabulous images.

Thanks for stopping by x


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Life can be prickly ...

This weeks new release from Vera Lane Studio is Holly and Mistletoes. I have used the cute Holly girl as the main focus for my card :



These gals will be great for Christmas cards, but I wanted to use her in this way, cause yes, life can be pricky ! eeek

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Live It

Another page in my art journal, featuring a gal from Vera Lane Studio, meet Lil Love.


The other elements are from other sets by Vera Lane Studio, the hearts, the words and wings. They are so versatile and all the images work really well together. You should check the whole catalogue out ... HERE

Lots of layers and colours in this piece, it was a happy happy colourful day :)

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

' SUP ?

Oh my .. this new release from Vera Lane Studio is so great, I'm really going to enjoy these images, meet Lil' Gangstas :



I make so many cards for males, having all boy children, here is the card I made featuring this set :


The image is resized in word and printed. I coloured him with copics, highlights with sharpie white paint pen. The background is yupo paper with alcohol inks. Love the word : 'SUP? So fun

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Normal doesn't sound fun at all

The Lost in Space set by Vera Lane Studio is so awesome, quirky and versatile. 

I made this card :


Its a water colour background and the image is coloured with copics and white gel pen, then fussy cut. The words were typed on my typewriter. I made the crown and coloured it with copics.

Thanks so much for stopping by x

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Birthday Cupcake

A new release from Vera Lane Studio, cupcakes ! Who doesn't like cupcakes ? lol

I have made a card :



I have teenagers, and these days gifts aren't cool apparently, so money it is ! I can still be creative with how the money is actually given though ... lol. $10 bill in the form of a candle :)

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

You are Magic !

I made a card for a very special lady, and what a wonderful set to use, this is You are Magic by Vera Lane Studio. The trees are from another set.


The scene was created in Microsoft word, the images resized and layered, words added and printed. I coloured them with my copics and white sharpie acrylic paint pen. The ground is washi tape. I then cut the card front to size, and matted it onto green pink and then finally the white card base.

Shes a beauty hey.
Not my normal style for in this instance she was perfect.

Thanks for stopping by, Nikki x

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Sprinkle and Sparkle

A new release from Vera Lane Studio, meet Sprinkle and Sparkle


I  have made a card on acetate, which is super hard to photograph, but you get the idea :


Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Let's Play

I had fun making this ATC, featuring one of the images from the Vera Lane Studio set Calacas


The background and torn paper strips are gelli prints. The image is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The clouds are from the set from the Floral Park Collection called Maison. The words are from a set called Lost in Space. I cut these two out of a longer sentiment.

I have some sparkly elements with liquid pearls, diamond glaze and wink of stella pen. 

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Seek Peace

Today I'd like to share a page in my art journal. I love this serene gal holding that loveable dove from Vera Lane Studio :

She's coloured with copics and fussy cut. The tree is from a set called Woodland Props.  The ground is a scrap from my every growing pile that I just cant part with LOL.

One of my favourite things about working with digital stamps is the flexibility to resize, change the aspect ratios, layer and reserve images etc. There are lots of videos on you tube how to do this, and Vera Lane Studio have many of their own. Check it out.

Thanks for stopping by x


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Dancers don't need wings to fly

Love this adorable new release from Vera Lane Studio, Just Dance.

I made this card featuring the gorgeous dancer :


The gal is resized and manipulated in work. I coloured her with copics and sharpie white acrylic paint pen highlights. She was fussy cut. The background is acrylic paint. I used washi tape to simulate the dance floor, and edged my card in that too. The words are also from the set.

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Spring in your step ...

Isn't this the happiest and most gorgeous image. One of the lovely hares from the Vera Lane Studio set Two Hares.


I arranged the scene in word, then printed it and coloured with copics. 

Thanks for stopping by x


Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Cherry Blossom

A new ATC trade and a new release from Vera Lane Studio, look at these gorgeous Kokeshi Dolls:



 I have used one of these lovely girls for my blossoms ATC :


I have used origami paper for the background, a branch die and flower punch for the blossom. The letters are from a letter pack by Ranger. The image is coloured with copics and fussy cut.

Thanks for stopping by x

Saturday, July 1, 2017

O' Canada

In 2007 we made the decision to move to this wonderful country and are very happy to be here as it commemorates its 150th year.


I took part in an ATC trade, and used these fun images from Local King Rubber Stamps :



  1. Happy Canada Day !!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

She sells seashells

This week is a new release from Vera Lane Studio of a seahorse and octopus set :


The design team have made really amazing creations this week with the critters and I decided to pair the lovely shells with another set featuring royalty by Vera Lane Studio.


This is a page in my mini art journal, created using distress stains and ink with a stencil for the background. The image is coloured with copics, the dress paper pieced. The flags are from a patterned paper I have, and I printed the words on the computer.

As a kid growing up in the UK I went to elocution lessons to speak the queens english lol. I said many many tongue twisters during that time, this seashells rhyme being one of them. So I brought it all together in my page. 

Here is a member of the Royal family earning her keep hahahaha. 

Close up :


 A bit of fun today, thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

NYC Limits

This is quite a personal piece I made in my art journal, featuring an image from the set Rain or Shine by Vera Lane Studio.

Without going into too much detail, its about being unseen standing in the rain, weathering the storm ...but being on the periphery of something great. Change is scary, but change is inevitable. By not making change we stay stagnated in a less than ideal situation. Sometimes you just gotta take that first step out of the rain and into the sunshine ..... wish me luck ...


The background is acrylic paints and a stencil. The blue strip across the middle is the skyline.
The image is coloured with copics and fussy cut. The words are made from a wheel by Stampin Up, and I doodled and added heart rain drops. 

Thanks so much for stopping by, please leave me a comment so I know you visited and have yourself a beautiful day x Nikki 


Hidden Treasures

This beautiful Mermaid set is the latest release from Vera Lane Studio. Don't you just love her freedom of body and spirit.


I have made a card featuring her, with a mixed media background of nuance powders and molding paste with a stencil. Mermaid is coloured with copics, and gel pen :


The shell is adorable isn't it ... keep watching for future releases from Vera Lane Studio.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Summertime fun

Today I'm sharing a fun atc featuring the gorgeous gal from the June Birthday set by Vera Lane Studio.  I made this for a Summertime themed atc trade :


She is of course holding a yummy ice cream, also by Vera Lane Studio and by the looks of it, shes not sharing ! LOL

The orange portion of the background is acrylic paint and a brayer and the pink is water colour powders with a stencil. The grass is cut using a die. The other elements are coloured with copics and white sharpie pen. The words typed on my typewriter.

Thanks for stopping by, please check out the Vera Lane Studio store. Its awesome !

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Time for travels ...

Its been a few months since I last posted, sorry about that, I had some personal issues ... which are thankfully now fading into the past .... :)

What a lovely come back though with this gorgeous gal from Vera Lane Studio, from a set called The Traveler. I have done a lot of travelling and she was just what I needed to get me back to crafting.

I have made an page in my art journal :


The car is from the Wheels set. Isnt it an awesome red car for her. The houses from the recent release Tall Town. The sun is from a set called Sunny

The images are colored with copics, pencil and white gel pen and fussy cut.

Close up :


The background sky is made with torn paper and distress inks :


Thanks for stopping by, I'll be posting regularly from now on x

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summertime

There is a new ATC trade at Vera Lane Studio facebook group, entitled Summertime.

Here is my creation, featuring one of the gorgeous gals from the Floral Park Collection, The Organics set :


She is holding a big double scoop ice cream, from the Sweets and Treats set, the border is from Vera's Borders. All are coloured with copics and gel pen highlights added. Then fussy cut. I cut the arms so I could slide in the big double scoop waffle cone shes about to enjoy on this warm sunny day. The background was made with water colours. I doodled around the edge, sponged the edge and added washi tape and sequins.

Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Candy Love

The new Goldilocks set from Vera Lane Studio is adorable, a gorgeous gal, a house, trees, words ... such great value to get all this in one set.


 But the best thing about digital images is that you can resize them, rotate them, change the dimensions, layer them etc. Which is exactly what I have done on my ATC, Goldilocks is enjoying a big striped lollipop. Trees work as lollipops right ? lol


Goldilocks is coloured with copics, prisma colour pencils and gel pen. White highlights added with a sharpie white acrylic paint pen. I added a layer of crystal effects to her eyes and the lollipop. The background is made with water soluble powders, and I doodled in black and white. Finally washi tape for the ground. The words are typed on my typewriter and this ATC will go up for trade in the Vera Lane Studio facebook group, theme this month is Love.

Thanks for stopping by x


Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Breathe ... It'll be OK

Today I am sharing a card I made using this adorable image from Vera Lane Studio, this is one of the images from the Tears set. 


The image is coloured with copics, and sharpie paint pen. I added diamond glaze to the eyes, tear and red buttons. Isn't this just the most adorable image, one of my faves. 

The background is made with a piece of text paper, I added a layer of watered down gesso. Then I used my distress crayons, in grey and black to achieve the darkened border, by colouring and then smudging the crayon with my finger.  I added some elements of light beige also to the centre to pick up on the hair colour. I then used a baby wipe with a heart stencil to remove some of the colour. 

I typed the words on my type writer, and matted the card front onto a white base.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today x

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Be Wild

So today I'm poking a little fun at myself in my mini art journal, with the help of the adorable Mamma bear from Vera Lane Studio :


She is modeled on me ... In my present life I am a SAHM ... kids driving me potty and you can always find me in my PJs and slippers - just ask my family and friends. LOL. But I have lead a very interesting and colorful life ... and although I might not look that exciting right now ... there's still an element of wild and fiery on the inside :)

The background is distress inks, a star stencil and doodles with a white sharpie acrylic paint pen. The grassy ground is cut from card stock colourised with Dylusions spray. The mamma bear is from the new release at Vera Lane Studio, shes coloured with copics and artist pitt pen. Her glasses are from another set called Ester Jean, and I added a layer of diamond glaze to them. The tree is from Tree Lot and some of the words are from a set called The Winter Brothers and the 'A little' I typed on my typewriter.

Thanks so much for stopping by x

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Today I choose to be happy

Look at the little dogs face, isn't he adorable :) He is from a set by Vera Lane Studio called Rescue puppies and he is coloured with prisma color pencils. The circles are from Vera's borders set. 
The cloud is also by Vera Lane Studio ...so many clouds and other elements to be found there.


The background is made using watercolour powders, Nuance by Magenta.
The card front is matted onto a white card base. The words are from a word sticker set by Carpe Diem called Posh.

Close up of the pup :


Thanks for stopping by x

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

... smell the flowers

Oh my goodness, look at the cuteness of this new set from Vera Lane Studio, a raccoon family... LOVE. You will find them in the Vera lane Studio etsy store.


I have made a page in my small art journal, with a brayered acrylic paint background using the baby raccoon, isn't he adorable :


The other images I used include flowers from Queenie and the hat is actually the roof of a bird house from the Birdy set.

The raccoon is coloured with copics and prisma color pencils, and fussy cut. The hat and flowers are coloured and fussy cut, then all added into the background. You will note that the hat actually lifts up and I did a little journaling there, its all about putting yourself out there and not missing lifes opportunities. The words are typed on my typewriter. 

See how his hat lifts up :


Check out the other fabulous critters in the Vera Lane etsy store :)