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Friday, 28 October 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Snowflakes

Ahhhh this is my last Friday as Guest Designer for La La Land Crafts. I just want to thank Irina and the girls on the fabby team for having me - its been a ball and I've loved every minute so thank you from the bottom of my heart !

This week we are here to inspire you with SNOWFLAKES !







The DP's are Echo Park "Season's Greetings"

The image is the gorgeous La La Land Crafts "Angel Marci" and she has been coloured with Copics. For a full list please see the La La Land Crafts Blog.

All the snowflakes are from my stash.

The sentiment is by Pink Petticoat and I have printed this onto a piece of vellum which has a sheet music pattern on it.

We hope we have inspired you enough to join in with our punchy challenge ! Don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.



Thursday, 27 October 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Halloween Inspired

Welcome to another PaperPlay Challenges !


This week we want to see your projects inspired by Halloween.

We are being sponsored by the amazing Zoe at Make It Crafty ! The DT have used some of her digi images for this challenge.






The DP's are BasicGrey "Eerie"


I have used the digi stamp by Make it Crafty called "Eerie Scene" and I have coloured this with a mixture of chalks and Copics.


I also used the new digi stamp by La La Land Crafts and this little chap is called "Pumpkin Luka". He is only going to be available as a digi. He has been coloured with Copics too.


The spider came from Asda in a pack of them ! He is hanging by a piece of cotton to make it look like a bit of spider's thread !


I added a tag. This has been stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp called "Happy Halloween"

The button and ribbon are from my stash.


We hope you can join us in our challenge this week with your inspired by Halloween projects. The DT have made some awesomely spooky cards for your inspiration !


Have a great Thursday and thank you for dropping by today !

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes




Welcome to another Simon Says Challenge ! Thank you for all your "Inspired by Nursery Rhymes/Fairy Tale" projects last week, we certainly were inspired !

This week its ANYTHING GOES ! The DT are showcasing Bo Bunny and Studio Calico products this week. If you have any of these, we would love to see them but if not, its not compulsory to enter this challenge.

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 Bo Bunny "Crazy Love". This is such a yummy pad of papers ! They have all been machine stitched.



I used a Fiskars "Threaded Water" punch for my punched border



The tag was made using the MFT "Tag You're It" stamp and die set - love it !



The ribbons and flowers are from my stash.



We hope you can join us this week in our challenge and we look forward to seeing more of your amazing projects.



Have a great Wednesday and thank you for popping by today !



Friday, 21 October 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Punch It !



It's Friday and that can only mean one thing - it's Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts !We are here to bring you some inspiration and this week its all about PUNCHES ! Fortunately its the crafting type of punch !




The DP's are October Afternoon "Thrift Shop"

The image is La La Land Crafts "Baking Marci". Baking Marci is a special edition stamp as she is only being released as a digi ! I must say, I love using digi stamps, they are so versatile and of course, you don't need to find storage for them (only on the groaning PC !!). She has been coloured with Copics and you can find a full list of colours on the La La Land Crafts Blog.

I punched the bottom of the red DP with a Martha Stewart lace punch.

The flowers were punched from some old daisy punches I have in my stash.

The little sentiments underneath Marci are from a set by Waltzingmouse Stamps.

We hope we have inspired you enough to join in with our punchy challenge ! Don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Nursery Rhymes/Fairy Tales




Here we are again with another Simon Says Challenge ! I swear the weeks are getting shorter !!

This week our challenge is Nursery Rhymes and Fairy Tales ! If you need inspiration, the rest of the DT have made some amazing projects for you !

We are also showcasing Magnolia stamps. If you have any Magnolia stamps we would love to see you use them but its not compulsory for this challenge.

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 was inspired by "The Princess and the Frog"



The DP's are Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" and these have all been machine stitched with metallic gold thread which I am loving at the moment.



The Magnolia stamp I used is called "Fairy Tale Tilda" and the sentiment is also by Magnolia "Kiss Me I'm a Prince" stamp



We look forward to seeing your amazing projects again this week.



Thank you for popping by today. Have a great Wednesday !



Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Spooky Hues !



Welcome to another challenge over at Papertake Weekly. Thank you to everyone who joined in with our challenge last week, we had lots of awesome entries !

Our challenge this week is SPOOKY HUES ! You don't have to make a Halloween card, just use Halloween colours i.e. orange, green, purple, black etc.

We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl with some gorgeous ribbons for you.



I made this little "Trick or Treat" bag and I'm amazing I had the chance to photograph it as the girls got their little mits on it as soon as it was finished !!


I used a spider's web Cuttlebug folder to emboss the black card and then brushed some Perfect Pearls all over it to give it a "moon shimmer" !


Tilda the Witch has been coloured with Copics and ProMarkers.


The glitter spider is from a pack of them from Asda


The sentiment is by a set by Inkadinkado.


We look forward to seeing your projects this week. If you need some inspiration, take a look at the DT's awesome projects this week !


Thank you for popping by ! It was great to see you !




Friday, 14 October 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Halloween



Thank Crunchie its Friday !

It is that time again where us gals over at La La Land Crafts bring you some inspiration and this week its all about Halloween.

Not only do we have inspiration for you but also a SURPRISE RELEASE ! There is another Marci and another Luka to add to your collection. They are being released as digi's first and then stamps in early November so you can hop over to the store and buy yours now ! There is Baking Marci (she is holding a delish apple pie) and Pumpkin Luka (he's holding a.... pumpkin !).

Now when I saw the theme for this challenge as being Halloween, I got this idea in my head of making a spell book from some micro slide holder cards I have but my memory of them was wrong and they were far too small so I looked on Splitcoasters and saw a paper bag book which was perfect. I only used two bags as I have very little Halloween goodies I wouldn't have been able to fill it !

Here we go with all the piccies :



Lovely Irina sent me some Pink Paislee "Hocus Pocus" papers and canvas borders in a DT pack and so I used them.

The image is "Witch Marci" and she has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics. The little spider and its web in the corner are from an Inkadinkado set called "Witches Brew"

The ghosts, bats and glittery lettering are all from my stash.



These are the first two pages. I found a great Halloween poem on the internet and so printed it onto one of the sheets of DP. If you click on the picture, you may be able to see what it says !


This is a picture of the tag that I tucked inside the first pocket of the paper bag




I haven't tucked anything inside the pocket on these pages yet. Hopefully the girls will be getting dressed up so I have saved it so I can make another tag and add their photo.


On these pages I printed out the Witches Spell from MacBeth (so doing O Level English at school did pay off after all !!!)


We also have Skeleton Luka and he has been coloured with a mix of ProMarkers and Copics. There is another pocket on this page so I will have to fill that one too.



We hope we have inspired you enough to join in with our scary challenge ! Don't forget to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.


Hope you have a fantastic Friday and thank you for popping by today !


I am joining in the following challenges :



Charisma Cardz - In stitches (I have used stitching on my papers and tag)






Samuel Taylor's Challenge - Halloween. They have a super prize of a Tim Holtz Configurations Box for one lucky winner !



Thursday, 13 October 2011

PaperPlay Challenges - Cupcake



What a busy day I have had ! Keeps me out of mischief !!

Welcome to another PaperPlay Challenges. This week our theme is "Cupcake"

This week we are very kindly sponsored by the wonderful Angie of "Little Darlings".
Be sure to check out Angie's rubber stamp line - they are stunning. They are available over at Angie's own online craft store - Love to Stamp.



I followed the sketch over at MFT "Let's Get Sketchy" Challenge over at Splitcoasters and I am entering my card into this challenge.


The DP's I used are October Afternoon "Thrift Shop". These have all been machine stitched. I found some gold and silver metallic thread in Tesco or Asda and I've been loving stitching my cards with it. It gives the card a very subtle sparkle which is lovely.


The image is by "My Favorite Things" called "à la modes Birthday Girl" and she has been coloured with Copics


The little button brads are from my stash.


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


Have a great evening and thank you for your visit !

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

Simon Says Challenge - Halloween/Goth




The winner of my little gift box for the Papertake Weekly blog hop has been drawn. Please see the post below to see if you were the lucky winner !


Good morning and welcome to another Simon Says Challenge. Thank you to everyone who entered our Sparkle and Bling challenge, we had a great turnout.

This week our challenge is HALLOWEEN/GOTH.

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.








Now, I could list a number of people I thought of while I was colouring this beautiful woman but somehow I don't think I will make myself very popular !

The DP's are BasicGrey "Eerie". I also used some of the Tim Holtz Tissue Tape on them. These pieces are from the set "Hobgoblin".


These fantastic stamps are by Inkadinkado and are called "Witches Brew" and I have coloured the images with Copics. I inked the edges with a mixture of Pumice Stone and the new Fall limited edition distress inks

The sentiment is also an Inkadinkado stamp from the set called "Mini Scary Words"

The ghosts and bat are from my stash.

The rest of the DT's cards are very scary ! Fly over and take a look, you might get a fright while you are there !

Thank you for floating by today !


Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Papertake Weekly - Get in Shape



Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Birthday celebrations over at Papertake Weekly. As you know, I was giving away a little gift box to one lucky person and so without further ado that person is.....


Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

45 - JLJ Designs

Timestamp: 2011-10-11 11:00:19 UTC

Many congratulations ! Could you please email me with your full address so I can send the gift box to you ?



This week our challenge is "Get in Shape". We would like to see you use three different shapes on your project and one can be the shape of the project.




I used a rectangle (shape of the card), circle (doily) and triangles (banner).

The DP's are Pink Paislee "It's The Little Things" ♥

The image is a digi by Some Odd Girl called "Dancin Kaylee" and she has been coloured with Copics.

The banner is an MFT banner die and comes with the letters so you can add text.

The sentiment is a download from Bizzy Becs

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

We hope you can join us in our challenge this week. The DT have made some awesome cards for your inspiration - pop over and have a look !

Thank you for popping over today and for any comments you leave - they always mean so much.

Bye for now,

Jo x

Friday, 7 October 2011

La La Land Crafts - Inspiration Friday - Spots and Dots



IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MY PAPERTAKE WEEKLY POST AND YOUR CHANCE TO WIN MY LITTLE BOX OF GOODIES THEN PLEASE SEE THE POST BELOW THIS ONE !

Good morning and welcome to Inspiration Friday over at La La Land Crafts.

This week our theme is "Spots and Dots"






I decided to make a money/gift card holder for Christmas.





The image is La La Land Crafts "Carolling Luka" and he has been coloured using the following Copics :

Skin : E000, E00, E13, E11, R20 and R21

Hat : E25, E23, YG97 and YG95

Coat : E25, E23 and E41

Top : R59

Holly : YG97, R27

Book : YG97, YG95 and R59






The DP's are Echo Park's "Merry Christmas" with various elements from that 12x12 kit





The felt snowflake border I believe is made by Papermania (I found it amongst my Christmas stash).





The wooden snowflakes are also from my stash. I added some gold stickles to them






Here is a shot of the inside of the card :





I edged all the papers with the new Picket Fence Distress Stain and I love it ! Great to give that "snowy" or aged look.

I made a little pocket and edged the top with the Tim Holtz snowflake edge die.

Hope this has inspired you 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 spotty or dotty !

Thank you for popping by. Have a great Friday !

Thursday, 6 October 2011

Simon Says - Sparkle and Bling !

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR MY PAPERTAKE WEEKLY POST AND YOUR CHANCE TO WIN MY LITTLE BOX OF GOODIES THEN PLEASE SEE THE POST BELOW THIS ONE !

Good morning ! Sorry I was AWOL yesterday with my Simon Says Challenge post. I think some kind hacker got into my email account and sent various spam messages to people which we had to deal with. We thought we had rectified it a few days ago but then more messages were sent and we couldn't even get into the email etc. because the passwords and username were not recognised. Anyway, after removing over 200 trackers and spy things from my PC I seem to be back up and running ! I wouldn't mind but I have decent internet security too !

Thank you so much to everyone who joined in with our Anything Goes challenge last week. We had over 1,000 entries !

This week our challenge is SPARKLE AND BLING. The DT are showcasing Stampabilities stamps this week, these include Peanuts, House Mouse, Happy Hoppers and others if you have them we would love to see them used on your cards but you don't have to use them to join in

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 don't know why but I am really enjoying making Christmassy things at the moment which is a good job because at least I won't have a mad rush nearer the time !






The DP's I used are by Echo Park (lurve these papers as much as MME ones !) and these are called "Merry Christmas". I machine stitched all the papers with some lovely metallic silver thread. I just love the look of it as it really does give sparkle.






The images are from a House Mouse clear Christmas stamp set. They have been coloured with Copics.

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






Have a "hack free" Thursday ! Thank you for popping by !





Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Happy Birthday Papertake Weekly !

Yes, its Papertake Weekly's 4th Birthday !

To celebrate we are having a blog hop with lots of yummy scrummy prizes along the way ! Have you found any yet ?!!!

Our challenge this week is ANYTHING GOES with the option of using something punched !

If you have arrived from Lisa's blog then you are heading in the right direction ! Your next stop will be Mary's blog







I have made this little gift which is going to be a prize on my blog for one lucky blog hop winner.

I covered a large matchbox with Graphic 45 "Once Upon a Springtime" paper, a doily and a punched strip of Springtime paper.

The image is of course a Hanglar image and she has been coloured with Copics.

The lace and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The little bits and pieces inside consist of some seam binding and lace and I have hidden underneath a mixture of charms, buttons, flowers and little wooden snowflakes and a little bunch of pink sweetheart flowers.

If you would like to win this gift then please enter using Inlinkz below linking the card you have made for this week's challenge to celebrate our Birthday ! I will choose one lucky winner next Monday with the random number generator !

We hope you enjoy hopping and we look forward to seeing all your fabulous Birthday creations !





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