Sunday, December 31, 2017

Introducing........ Aunty Vera's Creative Team 2018!

Hello Crafty Friends!!

Thank you for all your support and crafty love over the past year.
We've watched our Creative Team... opening boxes, creating awesomeness and inspiring all our Crafty Peeps. Now it's time to do it all over again... with our 2018 Team.

We'll be running things a little differently this year.... with 2 teams creating over alternate months. That's a little bit of a rest for our team... and heaps of projects for you, dear crafty reader!

Please say hi to our Team in the comments section below, and show your support by following their Social Media pages. Because without them - Aunty Vera Land would just be a shop.

Firstly a big hello to our returning Team Members......

"I am SO thrilled to be invited back to be on the creative team for 2018!
I had a BALL last year.
It is so hard to choose my favourite kit because they were all great but I will say that my most favourite project was made with the November Kit.
Do you remember my Secret Envelope Box ?
Closely followed by my 'Under the Sea' Aquarium from the September Kit.
I am also most impressed by the number of cards I made in my '10 cards | 1 Kit' series.
It has allowed me to have lots of cards on hand for occasions.
Can't wait to see what 2018 brings!"

" Hi all I loved this year’s selection of kits that Aunty Vera put together, but my favourite would have to be Easter. I had so much fun with this kit and I adored the cuteness and colours of it.  February's kit was also a favourite of mine, loved creating the little book with all the delicious quotes.. And January's kit,  oh I loved them all to be honest.... "

I would like to say what a fun time I have had since I joined the CT. At times it was a challenge, (when I saw that emoji paper I nearly fainted cause I had NO idea what to do with it), but mostly it has been an absolute delight and pleasure (both the May and September kits were so beautiful), but my absolute favourite was the My Crafty Friend November kit. 😍. Also thank you Vera for giving me the opportunity to share my craft with others and for being so awesome and sending me the best pizza boxes a crafter could order.

And our new team members.......

Hi! I’m Sarah. I’m in my 20s and love all kinds of craft. I particularly enjoy making my own mini albums and journals and practicing non-traditional forms of memory keeping - be it journaling, pocket-page scrapping or mixed media. I love colouring in stamps depicting girls to use in my crafts - who doesn’t love the Gorjuss girls or Prima Princesses?! I’ve been married for almost two years now, and my husband, Shannon, is pretty amazing - he even indulges me with my craft addiction! Recent creative outlets include bullet journaling and planning, as well as sewing simple clothing and home items. My beautiful mother has been teaching me how to sew and I can’t wait to combine my new skills with my love for paper craft. I look forward to what the year has in store and am so excited to create with Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft in 2018!

I currently reside in Sunbury Victoria which is a quiet area with a semi rural feel.
I live with my husband of 21 years and my 3 beautiful children, Ashley, Emma and Bella.
My passion for all things crafty goes back to when I was a child, I would sit with my Mum (who was a qualified dress maker, a skill she learnt in Italy before migrating to Australia) while she would sew. I found it fascinating how she could draft a pattern freehand and sew and this is where my passion grew, watching while she would bead a complete wedding dress for family members as well as mother of the bride and brides maids and then find the time to make her own. She made it look so easy, even to the point where she had callouses on her fingers and no needle could pierce, something that would take me many years to acquire 😊😊
Before marrying I too become a dressmaker, something I was very happy to do. Unfortunately life and all it entails put a stop on my dressmaking career so I could raise my  children.
Over the last few years the “bug” had bit and I found myself making cards and baubles and anything else that took my fancy with a lot of trial and error. Recently I've found that all this practice had paid off and my crafts were something I and my family were very proud of.

Although still learning i feel i am at a stage where my passion for all things crafts will take me on a wonderful journey, something I am keen to share with everyone 😊

Wow! What a fabulous creative group! I can't wait to get started!!

Tomorrow we'll release our first kit for 2018... and the fun begins!!

xx Aunty Vera & the Creative Team xx

Thursday, December 28, 2017

November Kit Flashback - Donna's Recycled Can

Hello Crafty Friends!
Do you remember our fabulous November Kit?
Donna has a Flashback project for us today...... take a boring old Pringles chip can and upcycle it into something absolutely gorgeous!

Hi all
My second Project for November is an actual recycled Pringles can.. I really enjoyed creating this. Of course I had to umm eat the chips inside so I could make it ummm .

Love Love Gesso 

Wrapping some of the gorgeous kit paper around the can. 

Using the gel medium I adhered pieces of cotton doilies around the can. Added two borders from the sticker sheet (top and bottom).

Love this stencil so I created a textured feel to the can with gesso.

After spritizing the textured areas with Gold Glimmer mist I gently rubbed over them with Inka Gold with my fingers. I added a piece of hessian and whitened it a fraction with a splash of watered gesso.

Once all dry add all your elements to finish ..  And if you are wondering what to place in the can why handmade biccies of course.

Did you notice I made loops of ribbon with finely cut paper from the kit.

Dont forget to ink around the cardstock to give extra dimension to the project.

BUY Aunty Vera's Monthly Kits HERE

November Monthly kit is available for $61.40 which is a saving of 20% on buying the items separately.

Postage is $9.00 anywhere in Aus.
For internationals, please email for accurate prices.

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I hope I have inspired you to create Glorious things..
Thank you for stopping by..

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

A Month of Christmas Craft 2017 ~ Rianna's Pop-Up Box Cards

Hello Crafty Friends!
We have just one more Christmas project for 2017...... Rianna's Pop-Up Box Cards. Oh my goodness they are so cute! What a great way to end our month of Christmas Crafting!!
I hope you've found inspiration, perhaps tried out some of our December projects, and maybe pinned some for future Christmases ;)

Hi everyone,

Rianna on the blog here today for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft's awesome Christmas craft month! 🎄 I have here today two very cute cards to show you all.

I absolutely LOVE creating pop-up box cards, they are one of my favourite types of card to make.

First I created this card with a cute Santa popping up from out of the chimney. He has a present in one of his hands and some more presents sitting around the edge of the chimney ready to be handed out to the people who have been good this year. 😊


I used Doodlebug Design's 'Dear Santa' 12x12" paper from the Milk and Cookies Collection for this card as well as their Odds and Ends die cuts. I have used some Wink of Stella for Santa's hat and the snow that is on the chimney for some added sparkle. I added some dimension to Santa's eyes and his gloves by using a Sakura Gelly Roll glaze pen in black. The presents are from My Favorite Things 'Happy Pawlidays' stamp set and the sentiment is from Lawn Fawn's 'Happy Happy Happy' stamp set.

I just love Santa's sparkly hat! 😄

Let's move on to the second and final card! 

I created this card with these two cute furry friends celebrating Christmas together and sitting near the colourful decorated Christmas tree. 😊


I used Doodlebug Design's 'Jolly Gingerbread' 12x12" paper from the Milk and Cookies Collection for this card as well as their Odds and Ends die cuts. I have used some Wink of Stella for the dog and cat's Santa hats for some added sparkle. I added some dimension to their eyes and dog's nose by using a Sakura Gelly Roll glaze pen in black and a clear one for the cat's nose. The sentiment is from My Favorite Things 'Happy Pawlidays' stamp set. For the tree I used some Wink of Stella for the star and then went over the star and the baubles with some Glossy Accents.


I hope you all enjoyed my projects for Aunty Vera Scrap and Craft.
Thank you for visiting Aunty Vera's Scrap and Craft blog and please feel free to let me know what you think of these projects in the comments below. 😊

- Ri

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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

Hello Crafty Friends and Happy Boxing Day!
What better way to spend Boxing Day than by looking back over a year's worth of boxes.... in the form of Aunty Vera Kits!
Amira shows us her kit leftovers and her stash of projects.... with a little bit of supervision ;) 

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 

Stickers, Feathers and Doilies

Flowers, Prima Flowers and more Prima Flowers!!

Color Burst, Liquid Pearls, Santoro Pearls, Ice Resin, Nuvo 
and a Wilted Violet Distress Marker.

And look at ALL the cards I made this year!!!


Thank you SO much for having me on your Design Team Aunty Vera and thank you to all my friends and supporters who have been with me on this wonderful arty adventure.

Looking forward to 2018 when we can do it all again.

All my love..

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