November 30, 2012

Paper Piecing At La La Land Crafts

Hi there Everyone!!

For this Inspirational Friday we are playing with Paper Piecing.  Yep, you stamp your image a few times on different coloured papers and cut them out and stick them on!!

For my card I've have used Christmas Present Luka.  My papers are Authentique called Festive.  I've kept my card kinda simple for this one, I don't know why but I did!!  So here he is I hope you love him as much as me:-)

Paper Piecing is pretty fiddly stuff, but the effect is well worth your efforts, so why not give it a go, and show us your masterpieces in either the customer gallery or on Facebook!!

Stamp: Christmas Present Luka

Die: Filigree Corner
Paper: Authentique and Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Ribbon, Bell, Paint, Puffy Paint
Colour: Copic : Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E43, E44, E47, and Cuffs G82.

November 29, 2012

Getting Sketchy

Hi Everyone

I'm a little late again with my Sketchy Challenge card... oops... but then I still am having a little trouble getting out of my crafting slum at the moment... hopefully that will change soon... 

This fortnight at Sketchy Challenges - Heidy has created a simple but gorgeous sketch for us to follow.  You can scroll down my post to see it  or jump on over to the sketchy blog to enter !!! LOL

I've used one of the new Tilda's from the Nativity Collection - Angel Tilda with Gloria and I've matched her with the Jingle Jangle Tangle from the Christmas Story Collection.  I think they look pretty good together.  So here is my work, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Here is Heidy's Sketch

So we hope that you will come along and play - all you need to do is follow the above sketch and your in with a chance to win an awesome prize!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Nativity Collection Angel Tilda with Gloria - A Christmas Story Jingle Jangle Tangle
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Lace, Seam Binding, Bells, Flowers, Stickles, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic Markers and Atyou Spica and Gelly Rolls

November 23, 2012

Giving Thanks at La La Land Crafts

Hi There Everyone!!
 Happy Thanks Giving to those who Celebrate!!

Today at La La Land Crafts we are celebrating and Giving Thanks!  I've decided to make a little gift bag this week, something a little different from the boring old square cards! LOL

I've have used Baking Marci as she is a Thanksgiving Image and I have of course coloured her with my copics! Anyway here is my bag - it's empty right now but I could fill it with so many different things! I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Pretty cute huh?  I went to a scrap class recently and the bag is an idea from there, I thought it was pretty awesome! I've just punched out the middle with a spellbinder and added some acetate so that when I fill it you can see the goodies inside! I've added some flowers and some charms on the end of my twine, another idea from the scrap day class!!  I loved that class so much - gave me so many cool ideas!! Thanks Lisa and Sharon!!

So Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your day has been filled with lots of fun and love around all your loved ones:-)

Stamp: Baking Marci

Dies: Heart Fence and Butterfly
Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Flowers, Charms, Twine, Stickers, Acetate, Brown Bag.
Colour: Copic: E0000, E00, E11, R20. RV63, RV65, RV69, E70, E71, E74, E51, R39, E21, E33, E35, E39

November 21, 2012


Hi There Everyone!!

Today I have an imaged designed by Sara Burrier to show you, it's called Daffodil.  She is of course available to purchase right now here 

I decided to colour her in a soft blue and then add a little glow of yellow to her wings, it came out looking rather good I think!! here she is I hope you love her as much as me!! 

I've used a Tim Holtz bird cage die, and some flowers and ribbon to finish off my card.  There is a lot of different dies which are available in store right now - check them out here

There is a brand new challenge about to start over at the Crafts and Me challenge blog - I hope you will come and play along!!!

Till next time 

November 18, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #173

Good Morning or Afternoon or Evening... hehehehe

It's Sunday morning here, and that means time for another super and totally awesome challenge!! This week's theme is

So.... what's you favourite fairytale or story or book?  We wanna see bookmarks, book cards or something inspired by fairytales... I've made a bookmark:-)

I've used Princess of the Valley from the Princes and Princesses collection and I have given her wings which I used my new Tim Holtz layered wings die to make!!  I followed one of our DT Jane's instructions on making the base - you can find the tutorial here if you like....  Anyway here is my bookmark, hope you like it:-)

So get crafty!! We can't wait to see what you all make this week!!

Stamp: Magnolia - Princes and Princesses - Princess of the Valley
Dies: Tim Holtz 
Punch: EK Success
Embellishments: Prima Charm, Lace, Ribbon bow
Colour: Copic

Till next time

November 16, 2012

Lucky Number 9

Hi Hi Everyone!!

It's Friday and that means time for another Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts!! This week we are using Numbers... so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make my niece a Birthday Card... she has just turned 9 WOW - Where has that time gone??

Anyway I have used cute little Water Can Marci and teamed her with the really pretty Heart Tree and Clouds.  I love the fun and bright colours of my card, so I hope Yasmin will too:-)  So here it is:

Pretty funky huh?  I love My Minds Eye papers - don't you?  

Anyway that's it for me at the moment so Till next time Happy Stamping:-)

Stamp: Water Can Marci
Dies: Heart Tree and Cloud
Paper: My Minds Eye
Embellishments: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Thickers 9 
Colour: Copic: Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E13, E15, E18. Clothes and Can: R89, R85, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, Y32, G09, YG05, YG01

November 10, 2012

Getting Sketchy with Jane

Hi Everyone!!

Hope your Saturday has been a great one so far!!

It's time for another new and awesome Sketchy Challenge - and this fortnight we have an awesome sketch designed by Jane!!  You can scroll down to check it out if you like:-)

For my card I have used another newbie from Magnolia - A Christmas Story!!  This Tilda is called Tilda with 2 little gifts!!  She looks so cute tip toeing around!!  I have teamed her with Jasper the cute cat from the same collection - so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I have tried to stay true to Jane's Sketch which is below... such a great sketch Jane, I had heaps of fun with this one:-)
So there you go, we all hope that you will tackle Jane's awesome Sketch and link up to Sketchy!!  We love seeing your gorgeous creations each fortnight:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Tilda with 2 Little Gifts, Jasper the Cat. Princes and Princess Collection - Kurbitz Corner, So Jolly under the Mistletoe - Vintage Post
Paper: Basic Grey and White Sparkle Card
Dies: Magnolia Half Doily Die and Spellbinders Circle
Embellishments: Flowers, String, Bells, Ribbon, Distress ink, Sewing Machine,
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking 
Till next time

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Everyone

Well this is my last post for Tilda's Town as it is the end of my Design Team term :-( I've had a great time with a bunch of lovely ladies!!

This week's theme is Thanksgiving or Thanks... seen so I don't celebrate Thanksgiving I've gone for a Thank you card:-)  I've used another new image from A Christmas Story - Tilda with a big Bouquet!!  I've also used the Kurbitz Corner from the Princes and Princesses collection - so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So there you go, I hope you will all come along and play!!

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Tilda with a Big Bouquet, Kurbitz Corner
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Seam Binding, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Half Pearls, Glimmer Mist, Cheese Cloth, String and Charm
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking

November 8, 2012

Snowflakes at Paper Play Challenges this week!

Hi Everyone!!

While some of you are starting to feel the effects of snowflakes falling from the sky - here in Australia we are far from it, it has been getting a little warm around here the past week or so!!  We are apparently in for a long HOT Summer, so we wont be seeing any real snowflakes for a Lonnnnng time!!

For my card this week, I have used some of the new Magnolia A Christmas Story stamps.  I have only recently received them, while some of you have already got your Navitiy ones... WHAT!!  I've coloured up Jingle Jangle Tilda and popped her in front of the Old Swedish Church.  I tried to make my card a bit of a snowy scene!! So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So please come along and show us your Snowflakes at Paper Play, we are all looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!!

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Jingle Jangle Tilda, Old Swedish Church
Dies: Tim Holtz, Memory Box, Spellbinders
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Ribbon, Bell, String, Flowers, Cheese Cloth, Half Pearls, Pearl Diamonte, Snowflake Charm, Paint, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Lace, Distress Inks
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking

November 7, 2012

Translucence from Crafts and Me

Hi there Everyone!!

As you may be aware Crafts and Me just released a whole bunch of new Images... like they do on every 1st of the month - but I must say that I actually really really love these ones just that little bit MORE this month!!

My first one to show you is called Translucence and she is designed by Sara Burrier.  I just love this image so much, so magical and floaty and the birds added in just seem to add more and more to this stunner.  

Anyway I have tried to colour her in softer colours, using the E01 and E02 as my pale pink, I tried also to get some white happening but I think I was a little heavy handed with my C's in a couple of places LOL... Anyway here is my Translucence hope you love her as much as me:-) 

I've also added a chippy butterfly to my card which I painted with some Crackle Paint, and I also sprayed my whole image with some Glimmer Mist.  There is a bunch of Glimmer Mists available in the store right now.

Don't forget that there is a brand new challenge just started over here, make sure you add your entries you just might be this week's winner!!!

Till next time

November 6, 2012

Sketch Challenges #35 (I'm just very very late!!)

Hi There!!

Well I was meant to have done this like over a week ago..... but I guess a few things just got in my way and to be totally honest - I really didn't feel like making anything!  You know what I mean?

Anyway over at Sketchy Challenges Kathrin has created another super AWESOME sketch for you all to play along with, it only has a few more days to go, so get your entries in quick for a super prize from Live and Love Crafts!!

For my card I have made a get well card for our builder, who has recently had a bit of bad luck in the health department. Anyway, hopefully he thinks it's a bit funny and will help put a smile on his face:-)  So here is my card I hope you all love it as much as me:-)

My image is from Mo Manning, and my rub-ons are some that I have had for ages, and of course I totally love them, but they are just about all gone :-( I really hope Doodlebug Mixed Up rub-ons are still available... because I would love to have some more!!!  oh and I do think there is a Cricut Cartridge that is very similar too, so I might have to see if I can track that one down:-)

So there you go, I hope you will all come along and play - for those who can in only a few days left, but remember that there will be another super awesome sketch for you to play with on Saturday!!!

Till next time

November 4, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #171

Hi Everyone!!!

It's Sunday and time for another awesome Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this week theme is a Christmas Ornament or Decoration, make or alter something!

Ooooo such fun - and so many idea's but which one to choose?  Well I decided on making a Bauble I managed to find some DIY ones at Spotlight!!  YAY for me.  I've used a mini Tilda - as it is rather small and  she seems to fit in perfectly through the top.  My Bauble is made of glass in case your wondering:-)  So here it is - hope to you love it as much as me!!

I've added some pretty beads to the inside along with some little bells and some mini pom pom's - they are of course meant to look like snowballs!!

At the top I have some Prima trinkets that I picked up in Melbourne at Paperific, I've tied on a ribbon and added a snowflake!!  I'm rather pleased with my efforts!

So thanks for looking, and we can't wait to see what gorgeous Ornaments and Decorations you make this week!!

Stamp: Magnolia Mini - Merry little Christmas Secret Tilda
Colour: Copic

Till next time

November 2, 2012

Seeing Double

Hi there Everyone!!

It's Inspirational Friday at La La Land again this week, and the theme is Seeing Double - Using 2 or more images!!

I've used a couple of newbies - Christmas Present Luka and Christmas Lantern Marci.  I think they look pretty cute together!  So here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I've used 3 different dies on my card... can you pick which ones they are?  They are all available in store right now at La La Land Crafts and if your in Australia your local store should have them - and if not - well .... make them hahahahaha

My local has them already - Bev's Cross Crafts! I have seen them already WOW

Anyway thanks so much for looking and dont forget that we love to see your work either in the Customer Gallery or on Facebook!!

Stamps: Christmas Present Luka, Christmas Lantern Marci
Dies: Christmas Tree, Filigree Corner, and Heart Fence
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, String, Bells, Paper Doily
Colour: Copic - check out La La Land Crafts Blog for the Details!!

Thanks so much for looking
Cuddles Karen