December 23, 2011

White on White La La Land for Christmas Eve Eve!!

Ok so it's not a Christmas card, but how stinkin' cute is Marci with Guitar???

It's Inspirational Friday at La La Land, and this week we are going a little bit white, well actually white on white, no added colours except for your image, how FUN... well I did have an awesome time making this one:-)

I've cut my base circles with my Cricut, then I used my newly acquired Spellbinder Grand Calibur to cut out my Marianne D die and then I embossed it!! (It never really worked for me before in my big shot) then I have cut another circle from a nestie, and embossed it with a cuttlebug die, this I used my big shot for, because, I wasn't sure on how to layer up my sandwich for the cuttlebug folders... anyway doesn't matter I can use my Big Shot for that stuff.  So here is stinkin' cutie patootie, Marci with Guitar, I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

Ooooo now before I forget, I do have a ripper of a tip for you all.  See that awesome butterfly die - Marianne D one... well I don't use it very often because I guess it's real shitty trying to get those bits of paper out of the die.... grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ANYWAY I read somewhere, and I can't remember WHERE now... sorry.... but if you use some baking paper between the die and the paper you actually want cut out, then your in for a much easier cutting situation!! BUT I did have to roll my die through 2 times, for it to cut all the way through, the baking paper and the card stock.  So I hope you find this little bit of a hint rather handy.... I know I sure did!!!

Ok so back to the card, I've glittered up my fancy butterfly, stuck on some half pearls and whacked on some pretty white flowers, bling and stickles!!!!! The flower right at the very top, is a Kaiser Craft Resin flower, they are only new out.  I've used it to hide my brad, which I have used to attach the back circle:-)

Anyway, I know you guys will have heaps of fun making some White on White cards over Christmas:-) Make sure you add all what you make with your La La Land Crafts into the customer Gallery - you could be this months winner:-) 

December 21, 2011

Crafts and Me Morning Glories

Hi Hi Everyone!! Well not long to go now, and Christmas will be done and dusted for another year! Can you believe it?  GOSH

Anyway, this week at Crafts and Me, I am showing off a cool Digi stamp called Morning Glories and it's by Sara Burrier.  This image has been around for a while, but this is my first time in using her.  I love this stamp, I think it's really beautiful, so here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I have coloured her in some YR copic's to give her a kinda golden dress.  I have coloured her wings in the gorgeous Atyou Spica pen in buttermilk, and then used the gold pen to darken up some of the bits on her wings, they really do shimmer and sparkle in real life!!

The flowers I coloured with my favourite R copic's - yep 81, 83, 85 and just a touch of 89.  My paper is from Kaiser Craft, and the pretty butterfly is from Prima.  The flowers are Kaiser Craft and Wild Orchid Crafts, along with the pink seam binding.,and the Lace I think is also from Prima.

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog today to see my work:-)

December 18, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #127

Hi Hi Everyone....

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under, and this is our last challenge for the year.  We are going to have a little break, and we will be all back on the 8th January with an awesome new challenge for you to play along with!!!

Anyway this week or should I say fortnight, our wonderful theme is: RED GOLD AND CREAM.... mmmmmm what a yummy Christmas colour combination!!! You have heaps of time to get your entries in and just remember your card doesn't have to be Christmas theme!!!!

I've used sweet Holly Tilda for my card today, I've made a circle base using my Cricut and then I have made a slightly smaller circle with the Maggie Christmas paper also with the Cricut:-) I've coloured Tilda in Bright red and instead of having green holly I've coloured mine with Atyou Spica Pen in Buttermilk.  It's a slightly softer gold, and you can still see the lines of the holly through it, so here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

Please don't forget to go and check out the gorgeous work that the rest of the girls have made this week for you.... I know you're going to love it!!!  Also don't forget you have longer to enter in to this challenge, and like always, we can't wait to see what you all make!!!!

Stamps: Sweet Christmas Dreams - Holly Tilda and sentiment
Paper: Magnolia
Die's: Magnolia and Spellbinders
Embellishments: Prima Lace, Gold Ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, Cheese Cloth, Bell, String, Stickles, Delish Bling Brad
Colour: Copic's and Atyou Spica in Buttermilk

December 14, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge #65

Hi Everyone, Today we have a new challenge for you to play along with at Crafts and Me, this week's theme is CHRISTMAS, something to really lift your Christmas spirit if your lacking LOL 

For my card this week, I have used the new release Christmas Miracle by Hannah Lynn.  She is so cute, sitting in the clouds with a little lamb.  I guess she is an angel watching of the flocks of sheep huh? This image actually has some dangly bits on it, BUT..... when I put my image through my Big Shot with the oval die, I kinda chopped them off..... oops.... so then I had to completely chop them off.... so sorry about that.  I guess I wasn't paying to much attention to what I was actually doing - you know auto pilot.... 

But here she is, Christmas Miracle, I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

I'm really looking forward to seeing what Christmas gorgeousness you have created this week, so please make sure you add them to our Challenge blog HERE!!

Stamps: Christmas Miracle by Hannah Lynne available from Crafts and Me
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Prima Lace, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Maya Road pin, purple ribbon, K&C Christmas Tag and Twinery Twine.
Colour: Copic's and Atyou Spica in Clear

December 13, 2011

Out and About in the Garden....

Hi Hi Everyone, how is your Christmas preparations going?  got all the presents done... me - almost.  Just got 1 more to go... and I'm a little stumped on it.... But I guess I'll come up with something!!

So I've done another scrapbook page of Ruby.  This one is recent!! She was out in the garden, a few weekends ago, and she loves touching the leaves on the trees and bushes, but here she has found some Chinese Lantern Pink flowers... and like she says.... Prutty....... hahahahah

So here she is, thanks for looking:-) 

My Minds Eye, Thickers, Prima Flowers, Prima Lace, Prima Shabby Chic Treasure, MFT Rolled Flower Dies, Fran's Seam Binding, Hessian, Martha Stewart Punches.

December 10, 2011

Snowboarding Marci on the Slopes

OMGOSH, not long now, till Santa comes huh?  At La La Land Crafts!!! This week we have a super (brrrrr) cool inspirational photo for you to use to make your creation:-) 

La La Land Crafts is also taking part in the super cool Blog Hop for Scrap-Mart, if you would like to go on a hippity hoppity hop then Click HERE 

I have used new Snowboarding Marci - isn't she just adorable? You can get your hot mitts on her HERE.... I love her cute little hat with the tassels - they remind me of the ones you put on your handle bars actually, LOL so CUTE!!! Anyway if you scroll down you can see that the picture is blue, with snow and icicles hanging off the trees, so that is the inspiration I took from the photo. Here is my Marci, I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

Here is the gorgeous Winter Scene on a Beautiful Sunny Day

Please don't forget to add your creation to the La La Land Crafts Customer Gallery.  You might be this month's lucky winner!!!!

Stamps: Snowboarding Marci
Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Tree Die with Puffy Paint, Icicle Die on glitter card, Blue Ribbon with Puffy Paint, Lace, and Stickles
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Clothes: B41, B45, E40, E0000. Board: E40, E41

December 8, 2011

Paper Play Challenge #49 Frosty the Snowman

Hi Hi Everyone, it's that time of the week, time for a new Paper Play challenge and it's perfect for your Christmas cards!! Yep I know, how many more Christmas Cards do we really need to make?? hahahaha


that's the theme!! I've used a super cute Magnolia from last year's Christmas Collection, Snowy Hugs.  So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me, and I do love it heaps!!

So as always I really am looking forward to seeing your snowman creations!! This week's sponsor is Little Darlings, so you know you don't wanna miss out on that, they just released a bunch of newbie stamps too!! Super cute they are too!!!

Stamp: Magnolia - Snowy Hug
Paper: Jillibean Soup and Purple Card stock
Embellishments: Purple Ribbon, Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Prima Lace, Cheese Cloth, MM sleigh charm, Kaiser Sparklers, Stickles
Colour: Copic

Beautiful Bright Eyes!!! A Scrap Lay Out

Hi Everyone, Happy Thursday to you all.  Today I wanted to show you my latest Scrap LO that I did last night.  It's been a while since I've had a chance to do some Scrappin', but at the moment I have some time to have a play, as I have finished all of my Design Team Card making duties until early next year!!! WHOOOHOOO for me:-)

So my pic of Ruby is another oldie, a friend of mine took a bunch of gorgeous photo's of Ruby when she was 9 months old.  This is also the time, (like a week before) we found out she had to have super strong glasses... and that she was close to having her brain switch off one eye - in other words she was going blind in her left eye (SPOOKY)  so these photo's are kinda special to me, because she will always have to wear glasses or contacts, and with these photo's I get to remember life before, before we knew about any of Ruby's development delays, before everything changed and life became just a wee bit hard this past year... But here she is, her Beautiful and Bright blue eyes....

Now I can say, that we are finally coming out of the other side, Ruby has overcome some many hurdles this year, it's really amazing to see how much she has grown and changed and developed.... We've just had another couple of hurdle's placed in front of us, but we are hoping that we will fly right over it....  

Kaiser Craft Papers, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock, Prima Lace, Say it in Pearls, Bird and Flower. Thickers, Authentic Word Stickers, Kaiser Die Cut, Journal Tag, Stampin Up Antique Brad, Ribbon, Martha Stewart Punch

December 7, 2011

Craft's and Me Casting Down by Sara Burrier

OMGOSH the count down is on isn't it? I can't believe how fast this year has gone, it feels like it's only really June or something, but so glad it's not weather wise!!!

Today I have to show you a new release image from Crafts and Me.  This lovely Digi is called Casting Down and it's by Sara Burrier.  You can pick on up by clicking on this HERE link:-) 

So I have made another Christmas card, I counted them up and geeze I only have 16.... oops, thought there would have been a few more than that, but lucky I don't have to send out that many - so I should be ok in that Department!! So here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I have coloured her in my RV copic's as I wanted her to be in a slightly softer pink than what the R's give you.  Her wings are covered in Atyou Spica in Clear - gosh I love those pens!! and the raised parts of the wings is Liquid Pearls.  My paper is by Jillibean Soup, and I've used some Kaiser Craft flowers along with some Wild Orchid Crafts ones.  My sentiment is from SU. 

Anyway, thanks so much for taking a look:-) 

December 5, 2011

It's Powder Puff, Super Trooper Salutin' Marci !!!!!

Welcome to La La Land Crafts, December New Release Showcase!!!! WOW what a mouth full huh? We all have been busting at the seams, to show you all what we have been working on over the past few weeks!!!

Irina and Eric have been busy creating up a storm of awesome new Stamps for us all to play with.  But today I am going to show you, Saluting Marci.  Isn't she cute? and she can be used for so many occasions!!! I have coloured her pink and gave her some pink camouflage shorts!! 

She is a bit of a powder puff super trooper... but so great to say thank you to a great friend who has been so awesome to you!! Or of course you can also use her for a returning Service Woman... what every you feel like really!!!  I've also used some super cute accessory stamps called Suitcase Set, whoohoooo how exicting is that?  It has a suitcase that Marci is standing on, some sentiments and some other bits and bobs that are super, super, cool!!!! So here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

Now I just want to mention to you all, that part of the proceeds from each sale of Saluting Marci and Saluting Luka, will go to Operation Write Home (OWH) What an awesome cause, please make sure you bag them both!!!!! 

And don't forget to drop by the blog to see all what we have been creating over the past few weeks for this release, there certainly is some AWESOME stamps, that you have to have!! LOL

Stamp: Saluting Marci and Suitcase Stamp Set (click on the links)
Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Tim Holtz, Lace, mini Stickers, Book Plate, Flowers, and Crystal Gloss
Colour: Copic: Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Clothes: R20, R00, R81, R83, R85 & R89. Hair: E31, E33, E53, E57, E50 Atyou Spica - Clear for the Sparkly Bits:-) 

December 4, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #125

The First Noel, the Angels did say
was to certain poor shepherds in the fields where they lay
In the fields where they lay are keeping their sheep
on a cold winters night that was so deep
Noel, Noel, Noel, Noel....
Born is the King of Israel

So we all know this Christmas Carol right? well actually it's one of my favourites, along with Silent Night.... but anyway... I'm here to tell you about the newest Challenge over at Magnolia Down Under - it's make a Christmas Ornament.  So basically no cards!!! EECK 

So for my Ornament, I used the word NOEL.  I bought the letters at my local scrap shop along with some Dusty Attic snowflakes, matching ribbons and flowers.

I've used 4 sweet Christmas Dreams Maggies and well here you go, I hope you love it as much as what I do.... 

I'm so pleased actually with how it turned out in the end, after a couple of little mishaps - like painting the wrong side of the letter N.  There is just no way it was going to work!!! No matter how many times I flipped and turned it. LOL.. Here is a closer look, the N has Edwin on Christmas Eve.  Isn't he so Cute?

Next of course is the O.  I thought Halo Tilda would look awesome on this one, so I have used here.  I'm really pleased with how her dress turned out with the sort of pleats/folds happening. and I used my new favourite green combination too!!

Next is E.  E has beautiful Tilda with the long flowing hair - Tilda with a Gift.  Doesn't she look cute, sitting on the bar of the E.  Her wings have heaps and heaps of Stickles on them too. Sorry my Picture doesn't do them justice...

On the L I have used Snow heart Tilda.  I think she is my favourite (this week anyway) from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection.  I love the snowflakes I picked up from Dusty Attic they are really awesome. I dabbed them all with my Snow Cap Paint Dabber from Ranger.

Well that's it!!! Heaps of Pic's to show you today, I hope you have enjoyed my Ornament, and we all of course at the Design Team look forward to seeing your gorgeous creations.  Have you seen all what the Design Team have made?  I know there is heaps of inspirational gorgeousness for you to lay your eyes on!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Sweet Christmas Dreams - Edwin on Christmas Eve, Snow Heart Tilda, Halo Tilda and Tilda with a Gift.
Paper: Fancy Pants
Embellishments: NOEL are wooden letters from Kaiser Craft.  I have used 2 and stuck them together for extra stability. Dusty Attic Chipboard Snowflakes, Kaiser Craft Flowers, Prima Flowers and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers. Ranger Snow Cap Paint, Half Pearls, Stickles, Ribbons and Trim, Jones Tones Puffy Paint.
Coloured with Copics

December 2, 2011

La La Land Craft's go all Black and White!!

Well can you believe that it's December already?  Holy Cow, it's certainly not very far to Christmas is it?  But  today is Inspirational Friday!! at La La Land Crafts YAY.  This week's awesome and fun challenge is Black and White! very cool.  I decided to make my image black and white, and then add a little colour in the papers and flowers.  

I have used Beach Marci - and she is available of course right now, over at La La Land Crafts just click on the link. So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me LOL 

Please don't forget to add your cool and awesome cards into the Customer Gallery - you could be this month's winner - remember you have to be in it, to at least have a chance!!! LOL So Don't forget alright!!! 

Stamp Used: Beach Marci
Copic's: Skin C00, C1, C3, C4. Hair: C7, C5, C4, C1. Suit: C7, C4, C2, C1. Hat: C00, C2, C4. Flower: C7, C6, C5, C4, C2. Ring: C5, C4, C3, C2, C1.