Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Saturated Canary Birthday...and Snuggles..

This is a birthday card I made this week for my friend Dorothy. I love this image from Saturated Canary she's called Nevaeh and is a dream to colour. The papers  are from Papermania, pearls, ribbon and charm are from Mei Flower. Time to celebrate sentiment from LOTV and the other one is a download but I'm afraid I never marked the file so I'm not sure where it came from

 Now who on earth is Snuggles I hear you ask......well he's a rather mischievous little bear who plays in my craft room, always getting up to something and he loves ribbons...especially pink ones....though he would never admit to it...lol..........say Hello Snuggles.....

Oh! and I forgot to mention he's very very cheeky!!!. He has lots of friends who come round to play and make a mess and then he blames me....lol.
Pop by again and see what he gets up to this week.....

Happy crafting

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Veronica's Designs has a New name.......

Hi!  just a short post today to let all my lovely followers of Veronica's Designs know that I have changed my Blog name to 
   I felt it was time for a change, and I decided to incorporate my life long passion for Teddy Bears with my new name.

Beary Krafti will be a place for me to share my creative makes and no doubt you will see a few little Beary friends popping up from time to time...lol  My little family of bears at home seem to appear in every room and get themselves into all sorts of mischief........ so watch out for them on here.

Thanks for your visit and I hope you will come back soon


Friday, January 27, 2012

Spectacular at 70.....

This card is for a lady soon to be celebrating her 70th Birthday. She keeps fit by cycling and often goes abroad on cycling holidays with her Husband. Among other things she also enjoys Zumba so as you can see I couldn't resist a little bit of humour  and I have inserted a cartoon on the inside flap of the card. I'm sure she'll enjoy it !
I have several bicycle images in my digi collection but none of them suitable as they all had children on them. I found this bicycle image at Rhoda Design Studio and coloured it with Copics to make it a bit more feminine. There are 4 images in the bundle.
The paper is from Papermania, the metal corners and flowers all from Wild Orchid Crafts. Organza ribbon from Mei Flower and I also used the arch border punch from Martha Stewart.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hope you enjoyed being here.
Happy crafting

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Morning all!!
Thursday again and our challenge for you this week at Charisma Cardz is
As always you can make anything you like as long as it follows the Challenge and complies with the rules. 
This week I decided to alter a note book. Before I started it was Silver, sorry I forgot to take a pic.
I used Papermania DP
Rribbon from Mi Flower
Image is of course from Saturated Canary and has been coloured with Copics.
The flourish is from Marianne Creatables
All flowers except the silver rose are from WOC
Don't forget to check out Team Carly's awesome inspiration  and also our Sponsors for this week.

Thanks for popping into my blog today

I am also entering this creation to
Saturated Canary challenge   Punches and/or dies


Monday, January 23, 2012

My Fist SMASH pages.....

 My first double page done at last, all about Crafting.....

 A little bit of journalism below the pics........

I have altered the front cover with Washi tape down the side and I wiped the whole surface with a Siver Pigmant Ink Pad. Keeping it simple.......

Hi, today I'd like to share my first smash book pages with you. I've had this Pink Smash book since the October Craft fair at the SECC in Glasgow last year and have finally managed to get some time to make a start on it.
It's a little bit daunting at first with all those lovely empty pages staring back at you  but once I got started the ideas flowed.  I've been gathering loads of pics and ideas from Pintrest and I found a few scrap booking HOTP books I've had for years and forgot about. Hopefully I might get some time again today to do another couple of pages. It's amazing how much stuff I found once I started going through my stash.
If you have time I'd appreciate any comments you care to leave or any Smash tips you can pass on.
Thanks for popping in.

Thursday, January 19, 2012


This week our theme is chosen by the lovely Nina and it is...


Our wonderful sponsor this week is the one and only Stamp Fairy!!

Who are generously offering our lucky winner a £10 voucher to their online store! Wow!
No card from me as it's team Gemma's turn this week.
Thanks for popping into my blog today and don't forget you can see last weeks winners and the Charisma Gals inspiration for you here
Have a lovely day....

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Hello everyone!!! 
So our challenge to you this week is of course..........

I'ts just amazing to think I have been on this fabulous Design Team from the very beginning, and I have loved every minute. Over the past three years the team has changed a lot and we now have twice as many Charisma Gals to bring you inspiration each week. 
Here are our sponsors this week.
Digistamp Boutique
Pink Cat Studio
 Meljens Designs
 The Stamping Boutique 
Crafty Emma's
Joanna sheen £10 voucher
Crafty Ribbons
As you can see we have loads of fabulous prizes for you to win this week so why not pop over to the challenge blog and find out what they are.
As it's our Birthday, both the design Teams have fabulous creations to share with you so plenty of inspiration this week.
On to my card
Materials used were Sweet Owl Papers from First Edition
Both images are from Meljen's Designs and have been coloured with 
Spectrum Noir and Copic Pens.
The rest is from my stash.
The DT will be popping over to all of your blogs and as always you have until next Wednesday to submit your entries.
 Charisma is now one of the TOP Challenge Blogs out there and we couldn't have done it without you.
Thanks for your continued support.

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Charisma wk #52....Over The Rainbow .....

Good morning everyone I hope you all had a lovely festive season  and I wish you all a very Happy New Year.
This week at Charisma the lovely Leah has chosen
for our theme this week. As always we don't mind what you make as long as you follow our rules of entry and above all have some fun.
Our sponsors this week are:
  from Simon Says Stamp who are generously offering one lucky winner a $20 voucher for their on line store!

Prize TWO

One lucky Winner will receive 3 Packs of die cuts from Crimson Cloud's website!

Our fab design team have outdone themselves again this week and have some gorgeous creations for you so please pop over and leave them some love....
That's all from me today, below are the materials used for my DT card above.
Have a lovely day 

Papers  Up, Up & Away from First Edition
Pearls from Mei Flower
Rainbow image from Make it Crafty
Magnolia image and flower from my stash.

XX  Vee

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Special Birthdays....

Just a quick post to share these two cards I made for friends Birthdays. The same but different...lol  Made to match their personalities, bright and fun loving and quiet and sweet.

Thanks for looking!!
I will be back later in the week with my DT card for Charisma's 1st challenge of 2012.