Tuesday, February 21, 2017

La-La Land February Release Showcase - Day 2


Welcome to Day 2 of the La-La Land Crafts February Release. This release has 2 new Stamps and 3 past Club kits coming into the store. Check them out....

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For this card I'm using the new Super Hero Luka. It's great to have a super hero for the boys now too, and he's a pigeon pair for my Super Hero Marci yesterday.

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
Hair - E49, E44, E43, E40
Clothes - 100, C4, C2, C00, R29, R27, R24, B28, B26, B24

Aurora Wings Challenge #44


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

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Today I'm using the gorgeous image "The Secret". I've created a shadow box card and love the depth and dimension this style of card has. I also like the way it has come out looking a little like  you're peeking into a fish tank.

 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. 

You can find this image and more in the Aurora Wings Etsy Store or the Online Store.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - V17, V05, V01, BV08, B29, B06, B04, B01
Clothes & Tails - V17, V05, V01, B06, B04, B01, G19, YG23, YG17, YG01
Decorations - G1, YG23, YG17, E08, YR24, Y17, Y08

Monday, February 20, 2017

La-La Land February Release Showcase - Day 1


Welcome to Day 1 of the La-La Land Crafts February Release. This release has 2 new Stamps and 3 past Club kits coming into the store. Check them out....

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You may recognize this card - I made it for the Club release in 2016 and all of the DT will be revisiting some of their cards from last year. It's great to be reminded how FABULOUS their projects were.

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 - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E27
Clothes - YR27, YR24, Y19, 100, C8, C6, C4, C3, C00
Stars - Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11, YR27, YR24 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

A Tutorial for La-La Land - "Squiggle" Roses and Shaped Cards


Today I'm sharing with you a tutorial that has a little bit of colouring and a little bit of card construction. Recently I have been asked how I did both of the techniques I am going to show you so I thought I could combine the two in one little notecard.

I hope you enjoy....

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First let's get Marci coloured up...
FYI the full Copic List is at the bottom of the post


I am going to show you how I add roses to her dress but first I like to add some shading as you can "blend out" the crispness of your roses if you do it afterwards


Using R22 start adding some squiggles in a circular pattern where you want each rose to be.


Then add some depth to the roses with your R29.

Note - You can do any colour roses you like just make sure you have a dark shade and a light shade.


Add some leaves by adding some squiggles of G24, I aim for 2 leaves per rose.


Finish off the leaves with some deeper green veins done using G29 - can you see the one I missed adding darker green too?!?!?! Oops ;)

Set Marci aside.


To make your notecard die cut 2 of the largest double stitched circles, 6 small flowers and the inside of the cameo frame in white. Also die cut the cameo frame and one of the largest pierced scalloped circles in red and the tree branch in green.

Emboss one of the white circles and cut and arrange the tree branch to create a spray. Cup the flowers and add a red rhinestone to the centre of each. Glue 5 of them to the tree branch.

You may also see I have trimmed off part of the cameo frame. When I laid out the card before gluing the part I removed was sitting between Marci's legs and I thought it looked neater without it.

Now onto construction of the card....


Take the unembossed stitched circle and trim off a little piece. Then score about 1/2" down from the top, parallel to the flattened base. The scored section becomes your card hinge and the trimmed off bottom stops your round card from rolling sideways. 

Note - You can use the same hinge technique with any unusual shapes but the flattened bottom is only required if your card won't sit straight.


Add some glue to the hinge and glue behind the piece you are using for the front of your card. For my card front I have attached the embossed circle to the scalloped circle.


As you can see here we have now created a free standing card.


Decorate the front of the card as shown using your die cut pieces. Attach the tree branch behind the rose Marci is holding.


Lastly attach Marci to the card front using 3D foam.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - 100, C10, C8, B28
Clothes - R89, R29, R27, C4, C2, C00, 100
Marci's Rose - R29, R24, R22, G29
Squiggle Roses on Dress - R29, R22, G29, G24

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and found the techniques useful.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Birthdays in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are celebrating birthdays. Having older kids - aka young adults - I find myself using Molli more and more for cards for them to give, she's such a gorgeous character. This is the newest Molli and I love that you can give her a skirt and legging or a skirt and sock - makes her so much fun to use.

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 - R85, R83, R81, RV10
Clothes - C6, C4, C2, C00, B01, B00, B000, B0000
Gift - C2, C00, R89, R85

Friday, February 10, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - February


Image may contain: shoes and textI was a bit late to the party with Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge missing out last month. But then I was still in Summer holiday mode so I shall forgive myself LOL. However I have jumped on the bandwagon this month using the gorgeous Lucinda. The challenge is to use this fabulous colour combo - pastel goth.
Lucinda comes with our without the frame. Obviously I chose the frame option and have added some aluminium foil behind it to give the illusion of a mirror. 

Copics Used
E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11, 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, BG75, BG34, BG07, BV08, V17, V05, V01

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Bloobel Progressive Challenge - February


It's time for the next installment of Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. This month we have this  image called Bake Me a Cake to use. She comes with an empty tray and a sheet of accessory images so you can fill her tray however you like. I've seen some really fun interpretations of this image in the challenge so far but went with a simple 3 tier cake with skull decoration and candles for my version. 

Copics Used - E44, E43, E41, E18, E11, E04, E00, E000, 100, C8, C4, C2, C00, R39, R29, R24, R22, R20, R11, R08, B28, B18, B06, B04, YR31, YR30,YR04, Y15

Monday, February 6, 2017

Valentines/Love in La-La Land


I lost my dad on February 14th 1982 and ever since Valentine's Day has been a tough day for me. As a cardmaker there is an expectation that I will create something for this day but it's always tough. This year a close friend of mine said to me...

"I can totally understand your not embracing the Valentines spirit. At least it is all about the heart and love, that definitely fits for your dad!"

These beautiful words inspired me to  create this layout of my dad. This picture means a lot to me from the memory of the teasing at home when my dad brought about 20 photos home so he could choose the best one for his passport - who has THAT kind of choice - LOL. This photo also makes an appearance in many of my wedding photos - it was great to have him included in such an important day for me even if he wasn't with us.

Love you Dad - ALWAYS

Bracket and Arrows Set {LLLC Club February 2016 - instore HERE soon}

Monday, January 30, 2017

All Dressed Up in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we're ALL DRESSED UP. I love this Molli, she's the perfect choice to glam up for a night out and she goes so well with some of the new release dies. A sparkly top and patent leather clutch and Molli is dressed to impress. 

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 - Y26, Y21, YR24, E29, E27
Clothes - YR65, YR30, YR21, YR09, YR04, YR00, E30, C10, C8, C6, 100

Thursday, January 26, 2017

2017 Progressive Challenge from Bloobel Stamps


I decided to have a bit of fun and join in the Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. These quirky characters are just so much fun to play with.

This is I Must Protest and the fun part is you get to make up the protest sign. I couldn't decide which fun sign to use so I added a few extras ;)

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R89, R27, R24, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, B18, B05
Hair - E29, E27, E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Clothes - B97, B95, B93, B91, C10, C7, C6, C4, C2, C00, R27, R24, R22
Signs - E49, E44, E43, E42, E41