Friday, 26 August 2011

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning! I'm back with another La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. 

Every Monday and Friday our Design Team will bring you a new and inspirational  theme.  This week our theme is Winter Wonderland.

I have used the cute  Marci with Snowman  for my card
 

 
Copic Markers -
Skin - E00, 01, 11. R20
Hair - E08, 09, 18
Browns - E23, 25, 27
Pinks - R81, 83, 85
Greens - G20, 21, 24
Oranges - YR16, 18.
 
You are welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of each month.

 Challenges - 
Divas by Design - Christmas
 Stampavie and More - Christmas
 Bearly Mine - Bring On The Bling
Tuesday Throwdown -Dimension & Texture

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps - Use Music Sheet

Good afternoon. This week on Tickled Pink Stamps we would love to see you use some music sheet on your projects.


There is a beautiful music paper in the new My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 'Sunshine' paper pad. This pad has to be one of my favourite pads ever {I say that A LOT!!, lol} because it consists primarily of 2 of my favourite colours - Teal & Mustard. The notebook paper behind my image is from a pack of vintage embellishments I bought from Ebay a while ago - only getting to use them now!! 

I matted and stitched my papers onto a mustard cardstock, added some vintage looking flowers, lace and peals and finished off with a Tim Holtz Adage ticket.


Copics-
Skin -E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair - E23, 25, 27
Mustard - Y21, 26, 28
Light Teal - BG0000, 10, 11
Parasol Handle - E23, 25.

Challenges - 
 Fab 'n' Funky - Monochromatic
Little Darlings Challenges - Ruffles/Pleats
Paper Shelter Challenge - Diecuts/Punches
Paper Take Weekly - Dies To Die For


Thanks for looking!! :D
Sandie
xx

Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Just Magnolia & hAnglar stAnglar Challenges & Sugar Nellie FB

Click here if you're looking for the La-La Land Crafts Birthday Blog Hop

Hi! I had a bit of a crafty day yesterday as my internet is playing up on me again. It's painfully slow and driving me nuts!! 
This week's Just Magnolia & hAnglar stAnglar Challenges want to see funny sentiments on your cards. I had this image coloured up earlier in  the week while practicing the 'no lines/ghost' image technique so I turned it into a card and created a computer genterated sentiment. 


I'm sure you'll agree that most of us can relate to the sentiment on my card, lol.


Challenges - 
Craft Your PassionSnarky, Sarcastic and Funny Sentiments
Kaboodle Doodles - Ribbons
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
The Outlawz - Sentiment required - Anything Goes
Woodware USA - Try a New Technique (ghost image)
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The challenge on Sugar Nellie's Facebook Group this week is BLACK. You can use as much or as little as you want as long as you use some black on your cards. 


I inked up one of the sexy Sassy girls and went straight for black hair, not something I would normally do. The papers are My Mind's Eye Meadow Lark matted with black cardstock and a white border done with Martha Stewarts Doily lace punch.


Challenges - 
Paper Creations Ink - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us -  Anything Goes
Thanks for dropping by
Sandie

La-La Land Crafts Birthday Blog Hop

HIP, HIP, HOORAY, Marci and Luka had a BIRTHDAY! On August 1st our Marci and Luka finally turned ONE!



We want to thank each and every one of our customers for your continued excitement and support as we celebrate this amazing milestone! We couldn’t have done it without you, and we want you all to know…YOU
ROCK!!

Are you ready for some birthday FUN?!

If you have arrived here from Rosemary's Blog then you are on the right path - if not then you need to head back to Beate's Blog where the hop begins.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we have a special surprise for you!! We’ve brought back some La-La Land Crafts’ alumni and friends to celebrate Marci and Luka’s birthday with us….YIPPEE!

On top of our special guest bloggers, we are offering up a HUGE BLOG CANDY for this exciting event.

Take a look at this prize package!!


Click to play this Smilebox collage


This Blog Candy contains the following:
~ Set of 12 Copic Markers in NEW 2011 colors
~ Set of Spica Pens
~ Pack of X-Press Blending Cardstock
~ New Scor-pal and pack of Scor-Tape
~ 3 sets of 12x12 Basic Grey Collections paper packs
~ $20 gift certificate to the La-La Land Crafts Store

To be eligible for this FABULOUS blog prize, you must follow these 3 easy rules:

  1. Become a follower and/or subscribe to our Blog.
  2. Display a picture of our Blog Candy on your blog with a link back to THIS POST.
    **if you don’t have a blog, please spread the word
  3. Leave one comment BELOW after completing the blog hop answering this question:
    “Which stamp used on the projects in this hop is your favorite?”

You have until August 31st to leave your answer below in our comment section (one comment only please).
We will draw the winner’s name on September 3rd.

Next stop  on the hop is Trisha and below is the full list in case you lose your way

La-La Land DT
Beate ~ http://beate.blogs.splitcoaststampers.com
Becca ~ http://beccascraftycorner.blogspot.com
Cindy ~ http://cindyhaffnerscorner.blogspot.com
Jana ~ http://stampwithjana.blogspot.com
Jeanette ~ http://jeanette-happythoughtsinkspots.blogspot.com
Karen ~ http://reallifeinpictures.blogspot.com
Kim ~ http://craftymakes.blogspot.com
Rosemary ~ http://rosemaryscreations.blogspot.com
Sandie ~ http://sandieshores.blogspot.com
Trisha ~ http://tbearstouch.blogspot.com
Arlene ~ http://butterflykisseswithlove.blogspot.com
LLLC -- please leave one comment and let us know your favorite stamp from the hop!


Much love and hugs to you all! And a big THANK YOU from Marci and Luka too!

Monday, 22 August 2011

Digi Design House GDT - Dry Emboss

The new challenge is up over on Digi Design House and this week the challenge is to dry emboss. 

I have used the wonderful Back to School digi set. I dry embossed my papers with the Swiss Dot folder and then sanded them to bring up the dots more.


Remember, you don't have to use DDH images but you will get an extra entry into the draw for a free digi set of your choice if you do.  

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the ladies have made, over on the DDH Blog

Thanks for dropping by! 
Sandie
xx

Sunday, 21 August 2011

Emerald Faeries Garden - New Release

THE EMERALD FAERIES GARDEN NEW RELEASE

Hi everyone we have 2 new little faeries for Release for you today



are now for sale at


Of course I couldn't use one and not the other so I made 2 cards.





Be sure to check out what The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with these 2 New little cute faeries ..

here is their Blog List for you

Deb Mitchell-: http://atouchofdeb.blogspot.com/
Donna Smith-: http://bearlymine.blogspot.com/
Vicki Bailey-: http://vicmbeescards.blogspot.com/
Tracey Manderson's Blog-: http://traceyscountrycraft.blogspot.com/
Julie Hill's Blog-: http://juliehillscrap.blogspot.com/
Debra James's Blog-: http://james-ee.blogspot.com/
Suzi MaManus's Blog-: http://wwwsuzies.blogspot.com/
Mona's Blog-: http://monasbittelillescrappekrok.blogspot.com/
Tracy Jackson's Blog-: http://stampingseasons.blogspot.com/
Viv Pert's Blog-: http://doggonecrazy-viv.blogspot.com/
Natalie Z's Blog-: http://fifishobby.blogspot.com/
Anita Marie's Blog-: http://neat-n-crafty.blogspot.com/
DebbiePamment's Blog-: http://debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/
Nela's Blog-: http://nelasbasteleien.blogspot.com/
Sandie's Blog-: http://sandieshores.blogspot.com/
Carol's Blog-: http://carol-mylittlepieceofheaven.blogspot.com/


Challenges - 
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Try Something New (I drew flowers, lol) 
Make it colorful Ground your subject
Totally Gorjuss -  Cute and Cuddly





The Sugar Bowl Challenge and some ODD Tags

Hi!! Happy Sunday! I hope you're having a very peaceful day where ever you are today. Our household is having a lazy pyjama Sunday filled with popcorn, movies and a little colouring ;) 

I have a few things to share that I made over the week.. starting with a card I made for the Sugar Bowl Challenges


I had to resize some of the elements of the sketch to suit my image as she's quite tall {lucky her!!}.

The papers are Graphic 45 'Steampunk', dark brown cardstock and kraft card. All of my papers have been machine stitched - I love how the double row around my image turned out. 

Flowers & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Stamp & Clock Charm - Funky Kits
Ticket -  Tim Holtz
Pearls - Whiff of Joy

Challenges - 
Fabulous Friday - clocks and timepieces
Fussy and Fancy - 3x your favorite embellishment {pearls!}
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
 

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Next is 2 tags I made for Some Odd Girl

This first one is for their current challenge and for their Facebook Guest Challenge, which is to use 2 complimenary colours from the colour wheel. You just can't fail a with Green/Orange combo!


The second one was also for the Facebook Challenge. I made a double tag, the back one being a money tag.. or it could be used to hold a gift card.


Funny thing - I forgot I put the money in there to take the photos, put the tag away and only found the money when I was showing my little one the tag days later, lol. 
The papers are Afternoon Muse and they were in the kit I won from Lucky Girl Crafts. I am LOVING this kit!!

Challenges - 
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August
 Designed 2 Delight  -  Anything Goes
One Stop Craft -  Bold and Bright
  Cuddly Buddly - swirls and bling


Saturday, 20 August 2011

Colo{u}r Me Creative & Basic Grey Challenges

Good morning! We have a new challenge over on Colo{u}r me Creative - Winged Things with Butterfly Inspiration. You don't necessarily have to use butterflies, you can use any winged thing. 

We are being sponsored by the very lovely Zoe from Make it Crafty and she has kindly given the DT some fabulous images to work with. I have merged 3 images together to create my scene - Notti, Snap Dragon Garden and Whimsical Mushroom


 I kept my layout very clean and simple so as not to take away from the image. I've coloured the image using copic markers - way too many to list - and created the sky with Tumbled Glass distress ink and a large brush. 

The papers are from one of my My Mind's Eye's new collections, Lost & Found2 "Breeze" and I've machine stitched them down onto dark blue cardstock from The Paper Mill. The fabric strip and flossed button are from my stash. 

And of course no winged image is complete without some Star Dust Stickles applied to make their wings magic ;) 


 Challenges -
Make it Colourful - Ground your Image
AiFactory - Anything Goes
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge -Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet Challenges - Multiple Images
 Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
 The Stamping Boutique - Stripes & Dots
Wags 'n Whiskers - Outdoor fun
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Basic Grey Challenges 
This week on Basic Grey Challenges we have a free for all .. yep, Anything Goes this week.. as long as you use Basic Grey products somewhere on your creation that is ;) 

I got some new Sassys in the mail this week and have been having lots of fun inking them up! This little beauty is called City Girl.


My papers are scraps of Basic Grey 'Granola' that I had left. They are usually one of my GoTo boy papers but I followed the sketch over on The Sugar Bowl and they have an optional colour theme of Blue, and I thought these papers worked well with the blue image. I used a scrap of white card and my MS Cornice punch to do the border work.


Flowers -  Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Ribbon, Button & Heart Pin - Stash.

Challenges -
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge Buttons
Crafty Ann's - Scallops and or fancy borders
Fussy and Fancy - 3x your favorite embellishment (pearls!!)
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes


Thanks so much for dropping by today. Have a wonderful Saturday
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 19 August 2011

LLLC Inspiration Friday & Krafin' Kimmie Challenge

Good morning!

Every Monday and Friday the La-La Land Design Team will bring you a new and  inspirational  theme.  This week our theme is Make a Christmas card or Decoration

You are welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of each month.


I have used Sunny Christmas Marci, and coloured her using copic markers - 
Skin - E00, 01, 11. R20
Dress - R24, 27, 29. 20. 21
Lights - G20, 21. B00, 02. Y00, 02. R22. 24.
Headband - E30, 31, 33, 35. R12


I added some Glossy Accents to the lights to give them depth.
Papers - Basic Grey
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Ribbon - Raspberry Ribbons Kit

Challenges - 
Stamp Insanity - Anything goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - Christmas - Quote
 Ruby's Rainbow - Stitching

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Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge

The challenge over on Kraftin' Kimmie this week is a Recipe and they want to see 1 ribbon, 1 flower and 1 piece of chipboard. 


I recently bought this fabulous Cinderella stamp and couldn't wait to ink her up. Don't you just LOVE her dress??!! 


Not for the life of me can I remember what my papers are but they are lovely, lol. The chipboard is  Round Leaves from Make it Crafty and I've covered it with white and blue acrylic paint.

Challenges - 
Crafts and Me - blue or bluegreens
Deep Ocean Challenge - Light Blue
Stampavie and More - Girlie
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything Goes

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenge & DT Whiff of Joy

Hi!  It's time for another challenge over at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges and this week we've got an easy one for you - Anything Goes.

I have used one of the fabulous Li'l Tomboyz Pinkettes, called Lil Pinkette Tom Boyz Pippa and I've coloured her all girly girl pink!!! lol, then I trimmed her out and mounted her on 3D dots. 


I made a circle card from my circle and scalloped circle nestabilities.


My papers are Basic Grey Sweet Threads and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. I added some Star Dust Stickles to my flowers and around the sentiment.


Challenges -
Craft Us Crazy - Anything goes in August  
Meljens Designs - Sparkles, Shine and Glitter!!
Paper Crafting Journey Anything Goes 
Stampavie and More  - Girlie
Truly Scrumptious - Lace

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Whiff of Joy DT

I  made a 2nd circle card, this one for Whiff of Joy, using one of the new release stamps from August 1st - Huge Love. I just adore Henry Mouse and love this stamp!!!


I went very clean and simple with this one because I didn't want to cover up the beautiful My Mind's Eye paper, so I just added a little touch of baker's twine and some flat backed pearls to embellish.


Challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment 
 Forever Friends - A Round Card
Try It On Tuesday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Flowers
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today. Don't forget to check out the Tickled Pink Stamps challenge blog to see what my teamies have created.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Waltzingmouse Stamps August Blog Waltz


Good morning and welcome to Waltzingmouse Stamps August Blog Waltz. Our theme for this month is Tea/Coffee and you can find all the details on how you can join in HERE on Claire's blog.

The Waltzingmouse DT have another agenda for this month's waltz - and that is to bid two of our dear friends/design team colleagues adieu! Sadly we are losing both Bonnie and Carly :(  So we have made our cards in honour of these wonderfully talented ladies who will be sorely missed.


My papers are from the Lost & Found 2 Blush Collection from My Mind's Eye. I am LOVING these papers. I've paper pieced the tea pot {from the Afternoon Tea stamp set}, cut it out using circle Nestabilities and matted it with a scalloped circle. The sentiment is from Say it Loud and I've broken it up onto 2 mini tags, which I tied together with bakers twine. 


I added some white rose trim, pearl topped pins and flat backed pearls to embellish and I decorated the inside of the card to match. 

Thanks so much for dropping by. Happy hopping and have a wonderful day.
Sandie
xxx

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Whiff of Joy DT & Just Magnolia/hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges

Afternoon!!! It's a hot and sunny day here and you'd think that would mean peace and quiet while the kids played outside.. well you'd think that anyway!!! Alas, things are not always that simple, because along with sunshine and heat we have wasps.. so we have screaming girls all over the place.. and woah.. they can scream!!!

Anywhooooo.. I have 2 cards to share today. My first card if for Whiff of Joy DT  card using the new Travel and Adventure stamps featuring our furry friend, Henry Mouse. There are 9 stamps in total including sentiment which have matching dies. 

The image I used is called Campfire Fun I used copic markers to colour him in and do the dirt and I used distress ink with a thick paintbrush to do the sky.


My papers are from the new Lost & Found 2 "Breeze" Collection and I've matted and stitched them to kraft cardstock. I've made the picket fence behind Henry using one of Whiff of Joy's new dies, and added some pearls and flossed buttons to finish off. 


Challenges - 
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes
Make it Monday with Kraft Outletmust include Kraft cardstock - Anything Goes
Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
Pink Elephant - Stitching
Sparkles Forum - For The Boys
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My second card is for Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges, and their theme is Holiday Fun. 
My love of Magnolia has be reignited from my recent GDT sting on Just Magnolia and I just had to play along.


My papers are by Pink Paislee and they are from the Butterfly Garden collection. I've matted them with pink and green cardstock,  stitched them down and added a white doily. I've coloured Tilda with copic markers, trimmed her out and mounted her on 3D pop dots.


The flower and seam binding are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The Prima pearl swirls, bookplate and sentiment stickers are from the wonderful kit I recently won on Lucky Girl Crafts. 

Challenges - 
Magnolia Monday Link Party - always Anything Goes 
Crafty Pad - Cute 'n Girly
 Magnolia Stamp Lovers -  Flower
Magnolia-Mania Challenge - Half Pearls
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
Sandie 
xx

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Sugar Bowl Challenge and Lovely hAnglar Only

Hi everyone. I've had a great few days of mojo being at full capacity so I made the most of it. I have 2 cards to share, one for The Sugar Bowl and one for Lovely hAnglar Only challenges. 

I LOVE this stamp. I have been after her for a long time and finally got to buy her last week. I used the sketch, and optional colour theme - Blue, from The Sugar Bowl


 I have no clue who my papers are from, they've been in my stash for.ev.er!! I matted and stitched them onto blue cardstock from The Paper Mill. 


Copics Used: 
Skin - E00. 01. 11, R20
Clothes/Eyes - B00, 02, 04
Bunting - G20, 21. R22, 24. Y11, 15.
Shoes - C3, 5, 8. 

I also did the inside of my card to match the outside. My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the ribbon/pearls are from my stash.


Challenges - 
Crafty Pad - Cute 'n Girly
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Monochromatic
  Crafty Ann's scallops and or fancy borders
Fussy and Fancy - 3 or more of your favorite embellishments (pearls)
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes

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Lovely hAnglar Only

The challenge on Lovely hAnglar Only is Holiday. I've been itching to use this cute stamp and thought it as a perfect image for the theme, lol. 


My paper are from a kit I won on Lucky Girl Craft and are Afternoon Muse. I'd never heard of that brand before but they are just fabulous!! The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy's new August release

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair - E71, 77
Shirt/Hat/Shoes - E08, 09, 18. E40, 42, 42
Pants - YG91, 93, 95
Bicycle - C1, 3, 5. E50, 53, 53. YR14, 21


Challenges - 
Sparkles Forum - For The Boys
Top Tip Tuesday - Straight Edges
Cupcake CraftStitching real or faux

Thanks for looking!!
Sandie
xx

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Emerald Faeries Garden DT - New Sentiments Release


Hi everyone !!
We have a new Sentiment Release for you today..yay!!!

The Faerie Drop Sentiments


These gorgeous Sentiment Stamps have been designed by 1 of our own Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team lady Anita Marie
are now for sale at
 


here is my Card I made using the new Faerie Drop Sentiments



Be sure to check out what
The Emerald Faeries Garden Design Team have created with this Awesome New Sentiment release ..

and pop on over to the challenge blog as we have a giveaway
here is their Blog List for you

Debra James's Blog-: http://james-ee.blogspot.com/
Suzi MaManus's Blog-: http://wwwsuzies.blogspot.com/
DebbiePamment's Blog-: http://debbiepsplace.blogspot.com/

Happy Hopping!!!
Sandie

Friday, 12 August 2011

Digi Design House Back to School Blog Hop

The DDH Dream Team is hopping today with the theme Back to School using primary colours. If you've arrived here from Debra's blog you are heading in the right direction, but if you've just lost your way or just stumbled across my post they you should head right back to the Digi Design House blog where all the fun begins


There are FREE sets up for grabs too! All you need to do is leave a comment on the Dream Team blogs to be entered for your chance to win a surprise not-yet-released DDH set! .

I just love this set and it's one the kids will enjoy too.  My papers - I won these a long time ago on Facebook and I am really enjoying using them all up now. They were perfect for the theme of this hop. I coloured the bus with copic markers and machine stitched all my papers.  



The next stop on your journey is Dee's Blog


 Have fun hopping!!! 
Sandie
xx

La-La Land Crafts - Make your own Paper/Chipboard Embellishments

Good morning!!! Every Monday and Friday the La-La Land Design Team will bring you a new and inspirational theme.  This week our theme is Make your own Chipboard/Paper embellishments.

You are welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our
Customer Gallery to be in with a chance of winning a prize at the end of each month.

My sweet image is called Witch Marci


My papers are Basic Grey Eerie matted and stitched onto black cardstock. 



I made my flowers using Whiff of Joy flower dies and some buttons from my stash. The sentiment and inside verse are from Waltzingmouse Stamps new Halloween release. The spider skittles are from Pez-A-Doodle.




 Copic Markers
Skin: E00, 01, 11, R20
Dress/Hat: C1, 3, 5, 8. V11, 13, 17
Pumpkin: YR14, 17, 18
Broom: E31, 33, 35, 50, 51, 53

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