Monday, April 24, 2017

Gems and Pearls in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using gems and/or pearls on our projects. My mind went straight to the oyster shell image when I started thinking about this challenge, and of course that means a mermaid and a large pearl! The rest just came together, I enjoy doing more CAS cards occasionally, and yet even though I think of this as CAS, it still has a lot of interest. I hope you like it.

  Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11, R08, R02
Hair - YG23, YG17, YG01, YG00, G16
Top & Tail - YG23, YG17, YG00, B01, B00
Oyster Shell - R05, R02, R01, R00, W7, W5, W3, W1, YG3, YG7, YG21, YG17

Monday, April 17, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #48


It's time for another challenge at Aurora wings and this time it's a favourite......

Image may contain: 3 people, text

This month I've used the gorgeous Sakura Fubuki Urei. Now I know she's supposed to be in a storm of delicate pink cherry blossom petals, but since it's Autumn here in Australia, I turned her into more of an Autumnal image using a digi designer paper with windy swirls and snowflakes to print her on. I also turned the petals into small falling leaves. It's amazing how the use of colour can change the whole feel of an image.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E40
Kimono - BG34, BG32, G00, G000, C2, C00, white gel pen
Petals/Leaves - E97, YR65, Y15

Photo Inspiration in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using the gorgeous photo on the left for inspiration. I do tend to use strong, bold colour palettes over pastels but it was a lot of fun to challenge myself with this one.                                                                                                                                                                                                     Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - RV10, R85, R83, R81
Clothes - Y15, Y11, Y000, YR68, YR16, YR01, 100, BG34, BG32, G00, G000, C2, C00
Camera & Bag - YR68, YR16, YR01, Y15, 100, C2, C0, C00

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge - April


It's time for the next installment of Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. This month we had a choice of different images to use with the theme being....

Flower Garden

You can find the selection of images to use HERE. The image I chose is called Flower and she's such an adorably quirky little character. I printed her onto some digi designer paper before colouring her in. 

Copics Used - R85, R83, R81, R20, R11, 100, E11. E00, E000, C2, C00, G28, G19, G03 

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Simply Betty Progressive Challenge - April


 It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous 20's Charlotte to use

The challenge is to use this recipe on our projects....

1. Must use the image and Sentiment
2. Must have at least one designer paper
3. Must add feathers (not printed paper with feathers must be embellishments; actual feathers, die cut feathers, chipboard feathers, sticker feathers all ok). 
4. Must add pearls (not printed paper with pearls must be embellishments).

I had so much fun with this. It's a little hard to see but not only do I have a die cut feather, I have also added a real white feather behind the printed one in her headpiece, it adds such a beautiful softness to the design.

Copics Used
E11, E04, E00, E000, R59, R29, R24, R20, R11, 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, YR09, YR04, YR02, YR01, YR000, G29, YG25, YG17

Monday, April 10, 2017

It's Spring/Easter in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are celebrating Spring and/or Easter. Given it's actually Autumn in my part of the world my card may not feel particularly Spring-like, but I have used a few new products from the Spring Release so I am justifying myself that way ;) 

The scene behind Marci is a loose piece that is sitting in the pocket, this can be removed to hide a secret message behind - such a fun idea 

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E55, E53, E51
, Clothes - 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C00, R39, R29, R24, R22

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

La-La Land Spring Release Showcase - Day 2



It's Day 2 of the Spring Release from La-La and today I'm using the Mini Frenchies. Years ago I created a card for La-La Land called "How Much is that Doggy int the Window" using the now retired set of Tuffy the Dog - this is my re-do of that - and this time I even had a window to pop them behind. I cut the window through both layers of the card front and lined the cut out inside and out with a die cut window. "The Boy" are sitting on the window's shelf on the inside of the card. This gives great depth to the card front and makes it feel you really are peering through the window at them.

Check out the La-La Land Blog post HERE for a special introductory offer on these new products.

Here's the full release for you to check out, everything is available to order HERE

http://lalalandcrafts.com/NEW_c16.htm

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Frenchies - E43, E42, E40, E33, E31, E30, E29, E27, E25, R11, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, BG07, BG05, YG23, YG21, YG17, C4, C2

Monday, April 3, 2017

La-La Land Crafts Spring Release Showcase Day 1


It's the DT's turn to showcase the new products for the La-La Land Spring Release. Many of you have already seen these on the La-La Land Facebook page. Today I have a little Easter egg shaped card for you that I cut using my Cameo. I then got to decorate it with some fabulous die cuts and this cute new Baby Bunny Marci image.

Check out the La-La Land Blog post HERE for a special introductory offer on these new products.

Here's the full release for you to check out, everything is available to order HERE

http://lalalandcrafts.com/NEW_c16.htm

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11
Clothes - R20, R11, R01, R00, C, C4, C2, E43, E42, E40

Saturday, April 1, 2017

An Engagement Card for a Friend


A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of helping a good friend's daughter celebrate her engagement. We had a truly wonderful evening with the happy couple, their families and friends.

Congratulations Nicole and Darren

This is the card I made for them - using an image from my stash from Spesch Stamps. The card was cut using my Cameo and you can find the shape in the Silhouette Store. The papers are digital papers from Bearly Mine Designs. It's so sad both Spesch Stamps and BMD are no longer available - but it was fun to use them again.


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Guess the Baby's Sex Challenge


Recently the gorgeous owner/artist of Simply Betty Stamps discovered she was expecting a baby - and on Halloween no less! Those of you who know Betty would know that 
Halloween is her favourite time of year, so how exciting for her to have something so special to look forward to this year on top of her usual celebrations. 

To have a little fun Betty created this image  - Witchy Baby Bump - for her Facebook fans and asked us to colour her up in either pinks or blues to guess the Baby's sex. The challenge actually said to colour her hat band and the alternate stripes on her stockings in either pink or blue, but I went a little blue crazy LOL. My final project is a little notecard - I hope you like it.

Copics Used - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11, B18, B06, B04, B01, B000, 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, C0, Y38, Y11

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Club La-La Land March 2017



Welcome to my showcase of the La-La Land Craft's March 2017 Club Kit. 

For more information on the fabulous Club you can find all the information HERE. Just note that Club products (stamps and dies) will not be available for purchase outside of the kits for up to 12 months after their club release!!!

Check out what stamps and dies are in this month's kit...


Here are the 2 cards I came up with using these FABULOUS products.

Copics Used
Marci 
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R29, R20, R11
Hair - Y21, E59, E39, E29
Clothes - C4, C2, C00, B97, B95, B93, B41, V09, V05, YR27, YR1, YR09
Llamas - E59, E57, E55, E53, E51, R20, R11, R01
Flowers - V09, V05, Y19, YR27, YR16, YR09
Background - E43, E42, E40, C2, C1, B000

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E41
Clothes - E43, E42, E41, YR27, YR24, Y19, Y17, C4, 100

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too. 

Monday, March 27, 2017

Big Words in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using BIG words. I used my cameo to create the layered "coffee", it went so well with the die cut and popped up "love" - and suits me perfectly - I just wish I was as stylish as Marci LOL. 

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - B04, B01, B000
Clothes - E99, E97, E79, B04, B01, B00, E21, C2, C00
Coffee Cup - B01, B00, E51, E21

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #46


It's time for another challenge over at Aurora Wings and this time it's ...

A  SKETCH

 Today I used the gorgeous Cherry Sprite. I flipped her so she would face the other way - this suited the sketch a lot better, although I could have flipped the sketch too. I did add rather a large satin bow in place of the 3 embellishments on the left - but it's all about interpretation and I could argue the bow loops and know qualify - you'd let me get away with that wouldn't you ;)

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Please Note - There is a fabulous discount for a VERY limited time only at both the Etsy Store and the Online Store, simply use the coupon codes in the flyer below. 

There are also going to be EXCLUSIVELY released images over at the Online Store, they will not be available in the Etsy store.

Be quick - this fabulous deal finishes very sooooooon!!!

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Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - C10, C6, R27
Clothes & Cherries - R39, R29, R27, R22, G28, G24, G21, C4, C2, C00

Monday, March 20, 2017

Photo Inspiration in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using the inspiration picture on the left. The way I tend to craft is by starting with an idea and coming up with something completely different at the end - LOL. My card was going to be all about the rolled roses in a similar palette to the picture - then I coloured up Bumble Bee Marci and my whole palette changed - but it does follow the whole garden theme right???
Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too. 

Diamond Chicken Wire

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - C10, C6, Y38
Clothes - C10, C6, C4, C2, E99, E97, Y38, Y15, 100
Wings - C2, C0
Flowers - G48, Y38, Y15, C4

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge - March


It's time for the next installment of Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. This month we had a choice of six different images to use with an Easter Parade feel. I chose to squeeze in all 6 of them but my card did end up a slightly larger standard card. You'll find the rabbit taking a ride along on Judy's hat. You can find all of these images in the Bloobel shop. I also added some decorations to a few of the hats using last month's sheet of accessory images that came with the image Bake Me a Cake.

This was so much fun to put together and it's always fabulous to see everyone else's take using the same images.

Copics Used - E99, E97, E49, E44, E43, E42, E40, E27, E15, E13, E09, E07, R39, R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, R11, R01, B18, B04, B01, B00, 100, C10, C8, C7, C6, C4, C2, C0, YG25, YG21, YG09, V21, V09, V06, V05, V01, YR20, YR15, YR09, YR04, Y38, Y17, Y06

Monday, March 13, 2017

One for the Girls in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are creating a card for the girls. In The UK and Ireland Mother's Day is coming up but the theme can easily be adapted for any of the girls in your life. I love the Molli images for older teens and young women, and this one is very true to life with her phone attached to her hand LOL.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too. 


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - Y21, E53, E33, E11
Clothes - BG15, BG07, BG05, BG01, YR16, YR09, YR01, 100, C4, C2, C00
Phone - C6, BG07, glitter

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - March


It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous Beehive Queen to use

The challenge is to use this recipe on our projects....

Color Combo - Black, Yellow, and White
At least one designer paper
At least one Ribbon
Embossing: Either wet with embossing powders or dry with an embossing folder

I separated the bees from the Queen so I could make them a little larger in comparison and added them to a step card. I used my honeycomb embossing folder in the central panel.

Copics Used - E99, E97, E18, E15, E13, E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11, 100, C10, C6, C4, C2, C00, Y38, Y19, Y15, Y00, YR27, YR24, G28, G24, 

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Pansy Sprite - a New Release from Aurora Wings


Today I have a little CAS card using the newest Sprite in the Aurora Wings collection - this is the Pansy Sprite and she's available FREE for a limited time HERE. Pansies come in so many fabulous colours that it was quite hard to pick - so maybe I'll just have to colour her up again ;) There is also some gorgeous Pansy arrangements in the Aurora Wings store HERE that would work fabulously with this cutie, they can be purchased together or separately.

Copics Used - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11, R05, R02, V99, BV08, Y19, Y06, YR24, G28, G24, YG17