Monday, 29 June 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - Photo Inspiration

Good morning bloggers!! I'm a little late in posting this - another week of pandemonium in this house. Only 2 more school days to the summer break.. bring it!! We have lots of activities planned for the summer, I seem to be a glutton for punishment, lol. 

This week our Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday theme was an inspiration photo


and this is my take on it.

I went with the party theme and I have featured Birthday Hamster. Love this little guy!!

I used some scrap papers from my stash, I'm not sure of the brand. It is my mission to use up all of the loose 6x6 papers I have, to make room for NEW papers! :P

The twine and charm are available to purchase from my Etsy Shop. All of the listings have been amended to reflect the current stock levels. 

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

Next week’s theme is a Sketch!

Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, July 2nd. 

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

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx


Sunday, 28 June 2015

It's all change on this Crafty blog....

Yep, it's all change here at the crafty blog - a new blog layout, a new blog name, and a new chapter in crafting adventures. 

It's taken a long time but I finally have my little Etsy Store up and running properly. There is a link at the top of the page, and on my sidebar - go take a look around, there might be something you would like. 
Just a little note : due to off-site sales my Charms inventory is a little off, I am updating as quickly as I can. 
New charms will be added this week and there will be more categories added over the coming months, but more about that later ;)  

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 I have also relaunched the Midlands Craft Club and we had our first monthly crop on Saturday, June 13th. There was loads of crafting done and we even found time to do a little shopping, coffee drinking and chatting. Fun day all around! 

Here is a peek at the kits we worked on. 

Scrapbook Layouts & Card Kit

Card Only Kit

I have one Card Only kit left for sale @ €20 plus postage. It includes everything you need to make up to 4 cards and an altered notebook, and comes with full instructions for each project. Please contact me if you would like to purchase it. Payment via PayPal is preferred but cash on collection works too :) 

Our next crop is planned for August 2nd, 2015. If you are interested in booking a place please email me at s.d@iol.ie. Places are extremely limited so book early to secure your place. We also have a Facebook group for those attending the crops. 

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For those of you who enjoy tutorials, I have added some of my own tutorials to Guidecentral. It's a slow process to have them reviewed and published but I am uploading as I can and patiently waiting their publication. They are mainly paper craft tutorials, with the occasional baking/cooking tutorial thrown in there too. Click HERE or on the image below to go to my page. The link is also on my sidebar. 




Friday, 26 June 2015

La-La Land Crafts June 2015 NEW RELEASE Showcase Day Five!

Good morning and TGIF!!
It's the final day of the La-La Land Crafts June 2015 New Release Showcase!!
To recap, we have FIVE NEW STAMPS and SIX NEW DIES and we are also introducing a NEW character - MOLLI!  

All of these new products are AVAILABLE NOW - click HERE to go shopping.



I made a card featuring Night Out Molli and these Dies: Flower Banner,
Scalloped Trim Banner, Beach UmbrellaDouble Stitched Hills
Older Dies - Stitched Elements

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Dress - RV91, RV93, RV95, RV99
Purse/Shoes - C3, C5, C7. C9


Remember, all of these new products are AVAILABLE NOW - click HERE to go shopping.

 You can join in all the La-La Land Crafts fun on our Facebook page
where you can add your own La-La Land creations and play along with our
Facebook challenges and competitions. 
For even more Inspiration you can now find us on Pinterest

Have a wonderful Friday!
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

La-La Land Crafts June 2015 NEW RELEASE Day Four

It's Day 4 of the La-La Land Crafts June 2015 New Release showcase!! 

We have FIVE NEW STAMPS and SIX NEW DIES and we are also introducing a NEW character - MOLLI! 



I made a Cupcake Box featuring Birthday Cake Molli and these Dies - Flower Banner, Scalloped Trim Banner, Beach Umbrella



The box is an SVG file and I increased the size by 10% so it measures approx 4" wide, 4" deep and 5.75" tall. I distressed my die cuts with Brushed Corduroy distress ink. 

I used copic markers to colour my image:
Skin -E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Shirt/Hairband - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Cake -  E50, E51, E53. RV63, RV66, RV69. E21, E23, E25. Y13, Y19 

Check out the rest of today's showcase HERE on the La-La Land Crafts blogAll of these new products are AVAILABLE NOW - click HERE to go shopping.

Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - A Sketch!!

Howdy!! Well I'm still chasing my tail and I cannot believe it's already the middle of June :/ My kiddos are on Summer break soon and I tell you it can't come quick enough (ask me about this again in 4 weeks when I've had enough of their bickering!!) Still, I am looking forward to having zero routine for a few short weeks :D

I have also been stocking my Etsy shop with some new CHARMS!! I love using these on my crafts SO MUCH. 
Check them out HERE, or click on my Etsy on the sidebar. 

This week our Stamping Bella inspiration was a sketch

and this is my take on it..


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

Next week’s theme is a Photo Inspiration! 

Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, June 25th.. 

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

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx


Saturday, 20 June 2015

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Father/Masculine

Good morning!! 
Our La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday theme this week is Father/Masculine - just in time for Father's Day!! 

I made a shaped card featuring Buildng Birdhouse Luka and these Dies: Tall Birdhouses, Tools Border, Wrought Iron Fence

I coloured him up with Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Shirt - YR02, YR14, YR16, YR18
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Tool Belt/Shoes - E42, E43, E44
Birdhouse - E31, E33, E34, E37
Hammer - C3, C5, C7. E31, E33, E37

Check out the rest of Team Friday's creations on our Inspiration & Tutorial blog, and don't forget to join in all the La-La Land Crafts fun by adding your creations to our Facebook page. For more Inspiration we are now on Pinterest

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Dream - Mixed Media Journal - Open Studio Challenge

Hi! It's been such a busy week and I had planned to blog this a little earlier but there are never enough hours in the day to get it all done! So here I am, in between folding loads of laundry and starting on some commissions - quickly typing and drinking coffee, lol. 

Have you seen Finnabair's new Open Studio group on Facebook? No? Well you can find it HERE. It's chock full of inspiration, tips and ideas and there is also a little challenge - all of the details of that are HERE

It's been so long since I entered any challenges so I had a little bit of a play around... 


 There is a little too much to detail exactly what I did so I will give a quick run down of the supplies I used. 
7 Dots Studio - Domestic Goddess papers
Gesso
Modelling Paste
Lace
Tissue paper
Gelatos - Tangerine, Metallic Blueberry
Dylusions Sprays - Squeezed Orange, Black Marble & London Blue
Silks - Black Ice, Bolivian Blue & Azurite
Twinkling H2O - Copper Penny
Make it Crafty Doodle Dream chipboard word
Derwent Ocean Deep charcoal pencil
Tim Holtz Mini Mister (which I had to refill a gazillion times so I am on the lookout for a bigger spray bottle!!) 


I also make another entry which I will be back later to share. 
Back to the laundry.. 

Sandie
xXx



Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Club La-La Land Crafts May 2015 Kit Showcase



It's week  four of our MAY 2015 CLUB KIT showcase.

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.

At this time we offer 3 Subscription Plans:
Stamp Kit, Product Kit and Project Kit.

If you've missed deadline for this month's Kit you can still sign up today
to start your subscription with June 2015 Kit! 
Click HERE for more information.

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May 2015 Stamp Kit includes:
- Celebrate You Marci
- Time to Celebrate Stamp Set
(this Kit is valued at $24 )

May 2015 PRODUCT KIT includes:

Stamps
- Celebrate You Marci
- Time to Celebrate Stamp Set
Dies
- Celebrate You 
- Balloons (set of 3)
 - Fancy Label
- Numbers
(this Kit is valued at $77.80 )

May 2015 PROJECT KIT includes:
-Stamps and Dies from the Product Kit
PLUS
supplies to make an Altered Gift Bag, a Gift Box and a Card
(complete with full instructions)
(this Kit is valued at $95.80)




I made a cake box which I cut on the Silhouette. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E51, E53, E55
Dress/Hat - E93, E95, E97, E99. G40, G43, G46
Banner - G40, G43, G46

I also made a bright card, which my lovely niece will be getting later this month. 
Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Dress - Y11, Y13,Y15, Y18
Banner - R24, R43, R46. BG01, BG02, BG05. YG21, YG23, YG25. YR02, YR14, YR18
Shoes - E70, E71, E74, E77

Check out the rest of this week's showcase projects on the La-La Land Crafts blog. You can also find us on our Facebook group and page and you can see all of our Design Team creations in one place over on our Pinterest boards

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

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



Sandie
xxx

Monday, 8 June 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - Anything Goes

Hi! I am back with my second post today. If you are looking for my La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday post you can find it HERE or keep scrolling down. 

This week our Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday theme was Anything Goes. We are also showcasing this month's Stamp of the Month - BIG WORDS

My card, however, does not feature BIG WORDS because I completely forgot to use them, LOL!! Instead, Uptown Girl Farrah has some BIG WORDS of her own to say :D 


I coloured it up with copic markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Skirt - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Pants, Gloves & Stereo - C1, C3, C5, C7, C9
Shirt, Legwarmers - Y21, Y26, Y28


I added a border all around the front panel using a copic multi-liner and adhered some aqua coloured sequins. 
I finished with a little Music Charm (available from my Esty Store) flossed with brown/white twine. 

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

Next week’s theme is ANYTHING BUT A CARD! Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, June 11th.. 

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

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - More than One Fold

Good morning! It's time for another La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme was More than One Fold. 



I coloured her up with Copic Markers- 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55
Clothes/Hat - R81, R83, R85. YR02, YR14, YR18


Check out the rest of Team Friday's creations over on the La-La Land Crafts Blog.

You can join in all the La-La Land Crafts fun by adding your creations to our Facebookpage,  and for more Inspiration we are now on Pinterest

Sandie

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