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Showing posts from December, 2017

Happy New 2018 ~ Goals & Dreams

Dearest Friends and Crafters,
The New Year is HERE and I am SO excited!
It's good to be alive and I feel refreshed and rearing to start it all over again- bigger and better.

My word for 2018 is EVOLVE and I am planning to take all my goals and dreams to the next level this year so I thought it was a perfect word to encompass it all.

I am so excited to be returning to Creative Team at Aunty Vera Scrap & Craft in 2018.
I plan on art journaling a whole lot in 2018 and so I've made the #mywatercolorartjournal2018
I have several series starting on my YT Channel - watch out for announcements soon!

I am also excited to be involved in some collaborations with some very talented Youtubers.  These girls seriously inspire and motivate me to be my better self and I could not be more happy to be working along side them in the Creative Team as well as being awesome FB friends.
~ Lolly from Lolly Palooza ~ Suzanne Johnston
So many wonderful things in store for 2018!
If you don't do …

A Year of Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft Kits (2017)

Hello crafty friends,
It's that time of the year when we have say goodbye!!! Goodbye to my stack of kits for 2017. Look at this tower of crafty pizza boxes :)

Some interesting facts for you!!
We received the following paper collections : - 2 x Simple Stories  (Happy New Year & Emoji Love) - 1 x Pebbes  (Woodland Forest) - 2 Echo Park  (Easter & Under the Sea) - 1 x Kaisercraft  (High Tea) - 2 x BoBunny  (Weekend Adventures & Carousel Christmas) - 1 x My Mind's Eye  (Trick or Treat) - 2 x Julie Nutting (Seeds of Kindness & Paper Dolls)
I sat down today to take everything out of boxes and see what I had left over after I made all those projects I shared with you for the Design Team.
I have a video for you to watch HERE
All my left over papers fit neatly in here:

This is all the stamps we received from the 12 kits

Here are all the ink pads...

Dies and stencils

Washi and washi books

Trims, ribbons, lace and burlap

Metal charms, wood flourishes and buttons 


10 Christmas Cards 2017 - Embossing Folder, Ribbon & Veneer Charms Challenge

Hello crafty friends,

Today I am challenging myself to use the following items from the December Kit from Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft.

I need to sit down to make Christmas cards for neighbours and friends and every card I make MUST have at least an embossed feature, ribbon or a wood charm.
The paper I am using today is card stock by American Crafts and the card bases are from this packI picked up at K-mart for $3.50!

The embossing folder is a beautiful "garland" theme.

I added Distress Oxides (Salty Ocean & Pickled Raspberry) to the labelled side of the embossing folder and really LOVE how they turned out.

I then wondered how white Distress ink would look on a black background

I also wanted to see how the Distress Oxide would compare on both white and black card stock 

I ended up with some lovely backgrounds that I could use for cards.

Card 1- Merry Christmas Blue
For this card, I used a gold foiled decoupage element from a christmas magazine I bought to instantly make a …