Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - Photo Inspiration

I'm back with another card I made for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday. Our challenge was to use the following photo for inspiration. I used the colours for my card. 


Again, apologies for the poor quality photo; I am awaiting the arrival of a new bulb for my light tent. 

On my card I have featured Peekaboo Bunny Stuffie, which comes with 2 sentiments. 


You can grab our Stamp of the Month - Uptown Girls Clarissa and Camille Share a Cafe for 20% off for the whole month of December - no code necessary. 

This week we have a sketch for you. 



If you would like your work featured on the Bella Blog just email your project to Emily by Thursday, December 17th. Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella stamp! 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Stamping Bella - Coffee and Friends

Howdy!! Oh man, it's December 15th and I'm still in the throes of redecorating the house. Once I get an idea in my head to do something it tends to snowball on me so, multiple trips to the DIY store and IKEA later, and we're on room #4. As for Christmas shopping... last minute freak out will commence soon. 

We're also having the most miserable weather for the past month or more. Wind, rain, sleet, more wind and rain :/ I need to replace the bulb in my light tent because the natural light is so dim and does not make for great photos. 

I made this card a couple of weeks ago for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday. Our challenge was an Anything Goes challenge and the Design Team all used our current Stamp of the Month - Uptown Girls Clarissa and Camille Share a Cafe


You can grab our Stamp of the Month for 20% off for the whole month of December - no code necessary. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

Friday, 4 December 2015

Therm-o-web iCraft Deco Foil

Good afternoon!! Today I am sharing some projects I made using Therm-o-Web products, focusing mostly on their amazing iCraft Deco Foils

The first project is a personalised Christmas card. To make the sentiment I simply printed it, placed the deco foil over it, sandwiched it in a folded sheet of printer paper, and ran it through a laminator. I was a little unsure of my laminator, as it's new, so I put it through a couple of times to make sure the foil stuck. For this technique you MUST used a laser printer, it doesn't work with any other type of printer. 

Other products used
Card - Papermilldirect
Dies - La-La Land Crafts
Papers - Basic Grey Figgy Pudding
Ribbon - May Arts. 

Next I made a card using the iCraft Deco Foil foam adhesive. Simply cut the pieces with your dies, peel off the top paper layer, stick the die-cut to the grey/dull side of the foil and burnish with your fingers. It's such a simple technique and works perfectly each time. 

This foam is quite thin and cuts perfectly when used with dies, even quite intricate dies. 

Other products used:
Card - Papermilldirect
Dies - La-La Land Crafts
Paper and Pearsl - my own stash. 

Lastly, I used the iCraft Deco Foil Hot Melt adhesive to add a Rainbow crown to a shirt for my princess. 
As it's my first attempt at something like this I was happy with the results, even if I didn't get it 100% right. I spent a lot of time figuring out the Silhouette settings for cutting the adhesive sheets and in the end I found it was easier to cut with the rough side facing down, as opposed to facing up as per the instructions. You do need to peel it off gently and it definitely would not work on a new Silhouette mat as they are too sticky. We loved making this shirt so much that I have another couple of projects in the pipeline ;)  


Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
xXx


Friday, 27 November 2015

Stamping Bella - Holiday Wishes

Hi! It's Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday time again and this week our theme to follow is

Holiday Wishes

My card features Uptown Girl Charlie Sits by the Chimney


I coloured my image with Copic Markers - 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - R24, R43, R46, E09
Dress/Boots - B91, B93, B95, B97
Chimney - E31, E33, E35,E37. E51, E53
Gifts - R24, R43, R46, E09. G20, G21, G24, G28. Y21, Y26, Y28

Dies - Winter Branches & Small Snowflakes from La-La Land Crafts

This is the last week for our current Stamp of the Month - Valerie with Snowman. You can grab Valerie for 20% off for the whole month of November - no code necessary. 

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see all of this week's Design Team creations 

This upcoming week's inspiration is Anything Goes!

If you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, December 3rd. Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Thanksgiving or Thank You

It's Inspiration Friday time over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and our theme this week is 

Thanksgiving or Thank You

I made this Pop-up Box Card featuring Pilgrim Luka and these Dies: Autumn Leaves, Broken Fence, Stitched Elements (set of 7), Winter Branches

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E55
Clothing - E42, E43, E44, E47. C1, C3, C5, C7
Apples - R43, E46, R24
Basket - E31, E33, E35

Check out the rest of Team Friday's makes over on the LLLC blog. You can join in on all the fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find all our Design Team projects on our Pinterest Boards

Have a great weekend
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 26 November 2015

I am Roses November Challenge with Swiss Pixie Rose

Hi! Today I'm sharing a card I made for the I am Roses November challenge, featuring one of C.C. Designs gorgeous Swiss Pixies - Rose


Coloured with Copic markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Dress - R81, R83, R85, R89
Flowers - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
Boots - E41, E42, E43, E44
Shirt/Tights - C1, C3, 0


I designed the shaped card on the Silhouette. 
Designer papers - American Crafts
Card - Papermilldirect
Dies - La-La Land Crafts
Sentiment - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Background Swirls - Stempleglede
Lace, Ribbon and Pearls - Stash

Have a wonderful day!
Sandie





Saturday, 21 November 2015

Altenew - Doctors Rule

Good morning! I was very lucky to get the chance to play with some of Altenew's stamps and ink pads lately. The stamps I worked with were Doctors Rule and Wood Pallet Background, and the inks I used were Paper Bag crisp dye ink and Summer Afternoon ink set. 

I was asked to make 2 projects but I was having so much fun with them that I ended up making 4 

Exploding Box

 Swing Tent Card


3D Heart Card

You can see my guides on making these over on Guidecentr.al
Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 20 November 2015

Stamping Bella - A Sketch

Hi! Today I'm sharing a project I made for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday. Our theme to follow this Sketch

This is my take on it, featuring Valerie with Snowball by Mo Manning



I coloured my image with Copic Markers - 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - C9
Coat - B91, B93, B95, B97
Boots/Scarf - E42, E43, E44, E47
Hat/Gloves/Tights - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99

Dies - Snowflake Flag Banner, Snowflakes Border, Stitched Elements from La-La Land Crafts

Don't forget our Stamp of the Month - Valerie with Snowman. You can grab Valerie for 20% off for the whole month of November - no code necessary. 

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see all of this week's Design Team creations 

This upcoming week's inspiration is Holiday Wishes!

If you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, November 26th, Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Winter Photo Inspiration

Good morning and happy Friday! It's Inspiration Friday time over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and our theme this week is this Winter Inspiration photo


This is my take on it. I used the colour scheme and featured Christmas Molli and these Dies: Snowflake Flag Banner, Small Snowflakes, Fancy Doily Border, Stitched Elements, Christmas Tree


Coloured with Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E55
Outfit - B01, B93, B95, B97, 0
Christmas Ornament - R43, R46, 0, Y13, Y19

Check out the rest of Team Friday's makes over on the LLLC blog. You can join in on all the fun over on our Facebook Page, where you can post your own La-la Land Crafts creations. You can also find all our Design Team projects on our Pinterest Boards

Have a great weekend
Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Club La-La Land Crafts November Kit Showcase



NOVEMBER 2015 CLUB KIT

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription
for EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!

Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit based on your subscription!  It will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month.

If you've missed a deadline for this month's Kit you can still sign up today 
to start your subscription with the December 2015 Kit! 

Click HERE for more information.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

November 2015 STAMP Kit includes:
- Figure Skater Marci
- Winter Fun Stamp Set
(this Kit is valued at $24)

November 2015 PRODUCT KIT includes:
Stamps
- Figure Skater Marci
- Winter Fun Stamp Set
Dies
- Hanging Snowflakes
- Nested Trees
- Stitched Bracket Border
(this Kit is valued at $75.85)

November 2015 PROJECT KIT includes:
Stamps and Dies from the Product Kit
PLUS
supplies to create a set of projects, complete with full instructions:
(this Kit is valued at $90.85)



For my first project I designed an all in one double Gift Box and Card. One side holds tea-light candles and the other side holds chocolates. Perfect for a cold winter night :) 




Coloured with Copic Markers: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E55
Outfit - B91, B93, B95, B97. E70, E71, E74, E77. C1, C3


My next project is an altered Tissue Box.


Coloured with Copic Markers: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E25, E27
Outfit - BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78. R22, R24, E07, E09. C1, C3

Be sure to visit the La-La Land Crafts Blog each Tuesday for Design Team inspiration using this month's Club Kit products!

You can find us on our Facebook group and page and you can also see all of our Design Team creations on our Pinterest boards

Sign up today to start your subscription with the December 2015 Kit!Click HERE for more information.

http://lalalandcrafts.com/Club_La-La_Land_Crafts.html

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Stamping Bella - Make a Tag

Hi! Today I'm sharing a project I made for Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday. Our theme to follow was
Make  a Tag

My tag features Penuideer

I coloured him up with Copic Markers - 
C1 through to C9.
R43, R46
Y13, Y19

The Stitched Circles Die I've used is from La-La Land Crafts

Don't forget our current Stamp of the Month - Valerie with Snowman. You can grab Valerie for 20% off for the whole month of November - no code necessary. 

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see all of this week's Design Team creations 

This upcoming week's inspiration is a Sketch

If you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, November 19th, Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Stamping Bella Sketch Time!

Hi! I'm back again with a card I made using Stamping Bella's Bellariffic Friday sketch last week.


And this is my take on it, featuring Uptown Girl Ava loves to Celebrate and the sentiment from Tiny Townie Blossom loves Balloons


I've been trying to use up some of my older 6x6 paper packs and this one is Sweet Pea from Kaisercraft, and I think it's from 2013. I have some much older collections, especially Basic Grey, from back when I started crafting first and they are still among my favourite collections ever. 

Copic Markers used on my card - 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E51, E53
Dress - R01, R20 R21, R22
Cake -  BG01, BG02, BG05, B97. E30, E31.
Gifts - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99. BG01, BG02, BG05. Y11, Y15, Y19

This week also sees a new Stamp of the Month - Valerie with Snowman and the design team have come up with some amazing makes. You can grab Valerie for 20% off for the whole month of November - no code necessary. 

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see all of this week's Design Team creations 

This upcoming week's inspiration is  Make a Tag!
 If you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, November 12th, Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Sandie
xXx

Papermilldirect DT Project - All in One Christmas Gift Box and Card

Hi! Dropping by today with a quick tutorial for an All-in-One Gift Box and Card, just in time for Christmas! 

Supplies needed for this project - 
Card - Buff Smooth & White Hammered Papermilldirect
Christmas themed patterned papers
Tim Holtz Hitch Fastener
Ribbon
Paper trimmer
Scoring board and score tool
Crop-a-dile
Adhesives - double sided tape & foam tape


Cut three pieces of the Buff card - one at 4 ⅞” x 4 ⅞”, one at 6” x 3” and one at 8 ½” x 3”. Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 2 ⅞” x 2 ⅞”


Score the 4 ⅞” x 4 ⅞” piece at 1" on all four sides.


Cut the 1" score lines up to the horizontal score line. Taper the edges to make tabs, as shown.


With the outside of the card facing up, apply double sided tape to the tabs.


Adhere the tabs to the inside of the adjoining sides to make the drawer


Score the 8 ½” x 3” piece of card at ½”, 1 ½”, 4 ½” and 5 ½”


Taper the edges of the ½” section and apply a strip of double sided tape.


Adhere the ½” tab to the inside of the other end to make the wrap for the drawer.


Score the 6" x 3" piece of card at 3".


Fold and crease well with a bone folder


Apply double sided tape to the back of the card. You can use wet glue if you prefer


Adhere the card to the top of the drawer wrap


Adhere the white panels to the outside and in inside of the card


Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 2 ⅞” x ⅞” and adhere to the sides of the wrap


Cut 2 pieces of white card measuring 2 ¾” x ⅞” and adhere to the front and back of the drawer.


Cut one piece of patterned paper measuring 2 ¾” x 2 ¾” for the card front , two pieces measuring ¾” x 2 ¾” for the sides of the wrap and two pieces measuring ¾” x 2 ⅝” for the front and back of the drawer.


Using a crop-a-dile, or similar, punch a hole in the centre of the drawer front.


Add the drawer pull. I used Tim Holtz Hitch Fasteners.


Wrap a length of ribbon around the whole box and tie in a bow on the left hand side.


Adhere the sentiment, using foam tape, over the ribbon ensuring you secure the ribbon to the box with the tape.


Fix the bow as desired and cut away the excess ribbon. The ribbon can be opened to write your personal message and the drawer filled with candy, gift card or small gift.


Sandie
xXx
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