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Friday, 30 September 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Autumn Colours



Feeling hot, hot, hot ! Another sweltering day ahead me thinks !

It's Friday and that means that its "Inspiration Friday" over at La La Land Crafts. The rest of the DT showed you some amazing projects they had made with our theme this week of autumn colours. Team Friday have some amazing projects to show you today so hop over to the blog and check them out !


The image I have used is "Winter Marci" and she has been coloured with the following Copics

Skin - E000, E00, E13, E11, R20 and R21
Hat - E25 and E23
Hair - E35, E42 and E41
Coat - YG97, YG95, YG93
Boots - E25 and E23



The DP's are by Imaginisce called "Cider Apple" and I bought these last year sometime. I adore these papers and wish that more Imaginisce products could make their way over the Ocean to us !



The leaves are by Prima



The sentiment is by Magnolia



The raffia and decorative corner are from my stash but you can buy similar over at Simon Says Stamp !

Hope this has inspired you to think of Autumn colors for your next card and remember you can join us by linking up your La-La Land Crafts makes to the Customer Gallery and they don't have to be Autumnal !

I am entering my card into the following challenges :

Rainbow Lady's - Autumn/Fall Colours

Crafting for All Seasons - Fall Colours

For Fun Challenges - Warmth

Freshly Brewed - Autumn Colours

I Brake for Challenges - Fall

Little Darlings Challenges - Fall/Halloween

Thank you for popping by. Have a great Friday !

Thursday, 29 September 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - White and One

Good afternoon ! and a very hot and sunny one it is too ! Why could we not have this weather when the kids were on holiday ?

It's time again for another PaperPlay Challenge and this week our theme is "White and One". The DT's projects are fantastic, a real inspiration.

I have been up against it these last few days and so decided to cheat and make something quick but it was also something I have wanted to try for a little while now, make a Christmas bauble ! I know this looks a lot nicer with patterned paper but I think this one has a "minimalist" look !!





I used white Core'dinations card and ran it through my Bug with a snowflake embossing folder.


The ribbon is from my stash


The brad is a BasicGrey brad.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing all your projects !


Thank you for popping over and have a great and sunny Thursday !


Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes !




This is my second post for today. My Papertake Weekly post appears below !

Welcome to another Simon Says Challenge. Thank you for all your terrific entries to our punches and dies challenge !

This week, our challenge is ANYTHING GOES. The DT have been using brads in their projects this week. If you have any brads we would love to see them but if not, you can still enter anyway !!

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.








The DP's are My Mind's Eye "Away We Go" and these have been machine stitched.



The sentiment and little scooter are from an MFT stamp and die set called "You Move Me"



I also used the MFT scallop edge die too



The words across the top and bottom are from a set of transparent ribbons I had in my stash and had forgotten about !



We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.




Have a great day !

Papertake Weekly - A Sketch !

I am so sorry that I am running a day behind in my posting. I have been unbelievably busy and I don't think my feet have touched the ground ! I seem to be spending my life up and down to school as Izzy now stays until 1pm (they do like to increase the times gradually !) and all the after school activities with meetings combined as Mollie is going away soon with Brownies, are just overwhelming !

Anyway, onto this week's Papertake Weekly challenge. Our gorgeous Dawny has designed another sketch for you !



What a great sketch to use, hey ?


This challenge we are being sponsored by Simon Says Stamp !


We also have some news for you :-


"Before we get to the cards we have some news for you.

Firstly we have a brand new member of the Papertake Crew and she is the fabulous and one and only Mary. Yes, we now have mother and daughter on the team so Andrea has to behave herself now lol. Welcome to Papertake chick, we are so happy that you have joined us and we cannot wait to see what you make xxx

There’s also some more news … next week

Papertake Weekly is 4

so we are having a bit of a doo :) You won't want to miss it cos there are giveaways galore and we have some 4 fabulous sponsors joining us, plus giftage here and there as well. So make a date sweeties and we hope you can join us to celebrate :)"







The DP's are a mixture of Prima "Printery" and My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found - Blush" as I wanted to add a touch of pink to the card. The papers have all been machine stitched.


The image is by Tiddly Inks and is called "You and Me" and this has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers


The sentiment I printed onto vellum.


The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The DT have made some amazing cards for your inspiration.


I am entering my card into the following challenges :


Shopping our Stash - Black and white and one other colour (mine in pink)


Stamps & Fun = Creativity - Anything Goes


The Crazy Challenge - 3 colours of your choice


Have a great day !


Friday, 23 September 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday



Good morning and welcome to another La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday !

Every Monday and Friday the DT showcase a new and creative challenge and this week, its embossing (wet or dry). You can see the DT's inspirational cards over at the La La Land Crafts Blog !




The DP's are My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found - Blush" and these have all been machine stitched.


The image is La La Land Crafts "Marci with Rose" and she has been coloured with Copics

I cut the heart with heart nestabilities and then embossed the white heart with a Cuttlebug folder called "Love Language". It also comes with the word dies too which I have used.


Please make sure that if you make any projects to upload them to our customer gallery and you could win a prize !


Thank you for popping by today ! Have a great Friday !


Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Dies and Punches





What a beautiful, sunny Autumnal morning this morning. It was a fantastic walk to school this morning, I love Autumn mornings

It's Wednesday again and time for another Simon Says Challenge.

This week, our challenge is to use die and/or punches in your projects.

The DT have all used My Favorite Things Stamps and/or Die-namics Dies on their creations. You don't have to use them to join in but if you have them why not dig them out and use them

The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.










The DP's I used are from the fantastic Echo Park kit called "Merry Christmas" and Basic Grey "Manila" and they have all been machine stitched.




I used the MFT Notebook Edge die on the manila paper and inked it with vintage photo distress ink.




The tag was made from the MFT set called "Tag You're It" which is a fantastic set which includes both stamps and the tag die. There are loads of stamps to choose from in this set, its very versatile.




The sprig of holly I punched using a Martha Stewart holly punch and I used little red pearls for the berries.

I used coloured Memento Ink too which makes a nice change from black. Simon Says Stamp set all the little dew drop ink pads and these are fantastic !




The ribbon, snowflakes and button are from my stash.




We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing your projects using dies and/or punches.




I am entering my card into the following challenges :




Card und More - Colour Challenge, red, brown and cream




Shopping our Stash - No colouring allowed




Ooh La La - Punches and Dies




Stamps + Fun = Creativity - Use Shapes and/or die cuts




I hope you have a great Wednesday ! Thank's for popping by today !






Friday, 16 September 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday



Good morning ! It's Friday !!

Over at La La Land Crafts its Inspirational Friday. Each Monday and Friday the La La Land Crafts Design Team bring you a new and inspiration theme and this week it's to use a doily. Wow, you should see the DT's projects again this week, they are amazing !

I was lucky enough to be asked if I would be a Guest and I snapped up the chance to work with these inspirational gals !



The DP's I used are October Afternoon "Farm Fresh" and they have all been machine stitched.


The image is "Sugar 'n' Spice Marci" and she has been coloured with Copics.


Skin : E000, E00, E13, E11, R20 and R21
Hair : E29, E27, E25 and E35
Dress/Hairband/ Shoes/Apron/Heart : R29, R27 and R24
Apron/Socks : E41 and E42
Spoon/cake : E25 and E23


The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The little "sweetheart" sentiment is from a set by Waltzingmouse Stamps called "Half Baked Gingerbread Joy".


I believe the "handmade" sentiment may be a stamp by Cats Life Press


Don't forget you can play along with us ! Just add your project to the customer gallery and you could be in with the chance of winning our monthly prize !


I am entering my card into the following challenges :


Crafty Ribbons Challenge - Anything Goes


Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes


Crafting for All Seasons - Birthday


Crafts and Me Challenges - Add a Heart


Ruby's Rainbow - For The Girls


Thank you for popping by today ! Have a great day !


Thursday, 15 September 2011

Square Cracker Tutorial for La La Land Crafts

Good morning ! This is my second post for today !! If you are looking for my PaperPlay Challenges post then please click HERE !!

You may remember that I made a square cracker last week as Guest Designer for La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday ? Well, I was asked if I could do a tutorial of how I made it so here it is. You can also see the whole tutorial on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

Supplies-

12” x 11” patterned cardstock for cracker

2 x end stiffeners - 2” x 11”

1 x centre stiffener – 3½” x 11”

Nestabilities square (measuring 1 1/8”) or square piece of card measuring 7/8th” x 7/8th”


How To -

Score the patterned cardstock and all the stiffeners along the 11” edge at 2.5”, 5”, 7.5” and 10”






Attach the two end stiffeners to the ends of the cardstock and the centre stiffener to the centre of the cracker.



Using the centre square of the Nestabilities square die or your template square, draw **diamonds across the score lines making sure the centre of the diamond runs through the score line. Also make sure the points of the diamonds are also lined up. When you get to the end of the cardstock, draw a triangle shape as shown. Repeat this both ends of the cracker.




Score three lines, one line above the top of the diamond shapes, one through the centre of the diamonds and one below the diamond shapes.




Fold all the score lines and at the ends make two mountain folds and a valley fold.






Assemble the cracker and fold the ends.






Embellish as desired, and add your favourite La-La Land Crafts image. Add ribbon on both ends and your cracker is complete






**You can make the diamond shapes larger so that the ends of the cracker “pinch” more and can be used as a proper cracker when a snap is added to the centre. If adding a snap, attach the snap with a small amount of glue or tape to the centre and each end of the snap otherwise it will not snap when pulled!.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I do hope you will try your hand at one of my Crackers ! - and don't forget to link up in the customer gallery if you do and tell me about it so I can come and leave you a comment !

PaperPlay Challenges - Punches and Dies



Good morning and welcome to another PaperPlay Challenges. Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week, your creations were just amazing.

This week our challenge is "Punches and Dies" which is self explanatory !

We are being sponsored by Whiff of Joy this week who are giving the lucky winner one of their stamps !



The DP's I used are the new Prima ones called "Printery" and I also used the Prima "Annalee" papers for the frame. I cut the frame using the lacey square nesties. The black border was punched with a Fiskars punch called "treaded water" I think ! I have had it for ages !!


The image is by Tickled Pink Stamps and is called "Lil Lolita Kellita" and I have used the digi version and just used her head. She has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics.


I have also used a Magnolia Doohickey die for the swirl under the flowers.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and we look forward to seeing what you do with your punches and dies ! The DT have made some very inspirational cards for you again this week.


Thank you for popping by to see me. Have a great sunny Thursday !


I shall pop back later to see if my card fits with any challenges !




Wednesday, 14 September 2011

Simon Says - Sing It !




Sorry I am running late with my post today. Izzy was at school again this morning and I was invited out for a cuppa so I took the opportunity to have an adult conversation !

It's time again for Simon Says Challenge and this week our theme is "Sing It" (song or film title inspired). The DT have made some very inspiring cards so hop over and take a look !




The lucky winner will of course win that super duper $50 spending spree in the Simon Says Stamp Store ! Thank's again Heidi for being so generous.







I have based my card on the film "Superman" !!



The DP's are Cosmo Cricket "The Boyfriend"



The images are both by La La Land Crafts. The window is from a stamp set called "Super Hero Stamp Set" and the boy is "Starboy Luka" both have been coloured with a mix of Copics and ProMarkers.



The stars were cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities Stars.



We hope you can join us in our challenge this week and inspire us with a song or film !



I am also entering these challenges :



Bearly Mine - Button It Up



Creative Craft Challenges - Buttons and Bling



Craft Your Passion - Use the "F" Word - flying and film !



Creative Stamp Friends - Card for a Man



Thank you for popping by and for any comments you may leave. It was lovely to see you !


Tuesday, 13 September 2011

Papertake Weekly - Things with Wings !



Good morning ! I hope you are all OK and enjoying the peace and quiet now the kiddlies are back to school ? I still have a little one at home as school is very slow in starting for the little ones but she starts mornings next week and I just know she will be so excited to finally get going. It will be nice to be back into a routine again.

It's Papertake Weekly time and this week our challenge is "Things with Wings" so anything that flies !!

We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl this week.


The DP's are First Edition papers "Love Letters" which have all been machine stitched.


The image is by Tiddly Inks and is called Lilliclaire Makes a Wish. She has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers and lots of diamond Stickles !


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The DT have made some super cards for your inspiration this week.


Thank you for popping by ! Have a great day !




Friday, 9 September 2011

Going Crackers in La La Land !






Good morning !


I have some exciting news ! I have been asked by the fantastic and talented gals over at La La Land Crafts if I could be a Guest Designer for the next couple of months. It only good me a millisecond to make my decision !

So its Inspiration Friday and this week we had to make "Anything But a Card" - that is one that gets my brain cells working. I have recently made some Christmas crackers for a commission, the usual ones you see at Christmastime and while I was racking my brains (during the wee hours of course !) I was thinking of square crackers, just to be different ! After a search of the internet, seeing various cracker designs made on computerised machines ! I put various ideas together of how crackers and boxes are made and came up with this :









The cracker is more of a gift box as the ends are very open (if you know what I mean). I have added a "snap" to this one so if you wanted to pull it, you would have to squeeze hard !!!


The scrummy papers are Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas". I am just in love with all Echo Park papers at the moment, especially the new Christmas ones that have just been released (I will never save any money, will I ?) !!!

Here is a list of the pens I used to colour the gorgeous image of Marci with Snowman.


Skin - E000, E00, E13, E11, R20 and R21
Hair - E27, E25 and E35
Hat - R29, R27 and R24
Coat - R29, R27, R24 and Y23
Boots - R29 and R27 and ProMarker Warm Grey 4
Skirt - YG97, YG95, E43 and E42
Snowman - YG97, YG95, B0000, E25. ProMarkers Burnt Orange and Pumpkin
Diamond Stickles and Picket Fence Distress Stickles


Please hop over to the La La Land Crafts blog to see what the other DT members have made - wow, they certainly are an inspiration !


You can also take part by adding your project to the La La Land Crafts Customer Gallery and you will also be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize ! We look forward to seeing your amazing projects !


Thank you for visiting me today ! Hope you have a great day !

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