Friday, 24 July 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - Christmas in July

Howdy!! I'm back again with my Bellariffic Friday card and this week we really were all about Christmas. 

Is it still too early to talk about Christmas?? Only 22 weeks.. we're on the countdown!! Are you one of those super organised people who start and finish all of you gift buying in September?? I am more of a Christmas Eve pandemonium kinda shopper. It's fun!! no.. really.. it IS!! 

Before we get to my card. a quick reminder that this month's Stamp of the Month is Thank you Hoppy Poppy! You can nab this little cutie at 20% off for the whole month of July. 

My card today features the fun little Santa Louis by Mo Manning.


He's coloured up with Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Beard/Trim/Reindeer - C1, C3, C5
Reds - R22, R24, E07, E09
Green - G21, G24, G28
Antlers - E23, E25, E27
Bells - Y21, Y26


Other supplies used:
Card - Papermilldirect
Papers - Graphic 45
Dies - La-La Land Crafts (October 2014 Club kit)
The twine and charm are available to purchase from my Etsy Shop.

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see the rest of this week's Design Team creations 

This coming week our challenges is to use this sketch as inspiration - 

Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, July 30th. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.


Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Christmas in July

Good morning! Well we're almost into the last week of July and that can only mean one thing - Christmas crafting begins in earnest. (Seriously??!!) Seeing as I was being thrust into the spirit of things I decided to make my first family Christmas card. This one will most likely go to my sister-in-law who absolutely loves handmade items. 

It is a pop-up box card and features Paper Dolls Marci (Christmas Elf) and these Dies - Pretty Poinsettia, Open Leaf Flourish, October Club kit

This was my first attempt at a pop up box card and while it was quite easy to make, it took a long time and there were a few instances where really could have done with a 3rd hand. Love how it turned out though - so much so that I've started another one :D Look these up on Pinterest, there are some pretty amazing ones. 


Marci is coloured up with Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Dress - G20, G21, G24, G28. E23, E25, E27
Hat/Tights - R07, R09, R22, R24. C1, C3 


Other products used:
Card - Papermilldirect
Papers - Graphic 45 
Baker's Twine 

Check out the rest of Team Friday's creations on our Inspiration & Tutorial blog, and don't forget to join in all the La-La Land Crafts fun by adding your creations to our Facebook page. For more Inspiration we are now on Pinterest

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Club La-La Land Crafts JULY 2015 Kit Showcase



JULY 2015 CLUB KIT

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription for EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!

Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit based on your subscription! It will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month.

Click HERE for more information.
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July 2015 Stamp Kit includes:
- Marci with Strawberries
- Berry Sweet Stamp Set

July 2015 PRODUCT KIT includes:
Stamps
- Marci with Strawberries
- Berry Sweet Stamp Set
Dies
- Loopy Doily Border
- Strawberry Blossoms
- Strawberries

July 2015 PROJECT KIT includes:
-Stamps and Dies from the Product Kit
PLUS
supplies to create a set of projects complete with full instructions

I have made a Gift Bag and a Card. 

The gift bag is half a Silhouette file and half of my own design. The Silhouette file was different than I had expected when I bought it, so I just adapted it to suit my needs. 

The papers are old ones - a mix if Mind Mind's Eye and Pink Paislee. I used Sunny Yellow pearl pen in the centre of the Strawberry Blossoms and tied a Strawberry charm to the handle to finish it off. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Pink - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19
Pants/Shirt - C1, C3
Strawberries - R20, R22, R24, E07
Strawberry Basket - E31, E33, E35, E37

On my card I used Simple Stories "I Am.." papers. I kept the same copic colours on this as I used on the gift bag. Again, I applied pearl pen to the centre of the flowers, and a couple of punched butterflies to complete. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Pink - RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19
Pants/Shirt - C1, C3
Strawberries - R20, R22, R24, E07
Strawberry Basket - E31, E33, E35, E37

Be sure to hop on over to the La-La Land Crafts blog to see the rest of this week's Club Kit showcase.

You can find us on our Facebook group and page and you can also see all of our Design Team creations on our Pinterest boards

Sign up today to start your subscription with the August 2015 Kit!
Click HERE for more information.


Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Club La-La Land Crafts JUNE 2015 Kit Showcase


JUNE 2015 CLUB KIT

Club La-La Land Crafts is a monthly subscription for EXCLUSIVE KITS from La-La Land Crafts!

Each month you will receive a surprise package containing an EXCLUSIVE Kit based on your subscription! It will be automatically shipped to you by the end of each month. 
Click HERE for more information on how to subscribe!!

June 2015 Stamp Kit includes:
- Summer Fun Marci
- Bon Voyage Stamp Set
(this Kit is valued at $24 ) 

June 2015 PRODUCT KIT includes:
Stamps
- Summer Fun Marci
- Bon Voyage Stamp Set
Dies
- Lighthouse
- Sunburst Border
- Shell Border 
(this Kit is valued at $77.85 ) 

June 2015 PROJECT KIT includes:
-Stamps and Dies from the Product Kit
PLUS
supplies to create a *Mini Album and 2 Cards, complete with full instructions
(this Kit is valued at $95.80)


I made a Card and coordinating Photo Box. 
Copic Markers: 
Skin - E000, E00,E11, R20 
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55 
Reds- R24, R43, R46 
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19 
Blue - B21, B23, B24, B26, B28

Copic Markers: 
Used Skin - E000, E00,E11, R20 
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55 
Reds- R24, R43, R46 
Yellow - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19

The papers are from Graphic 45's By the Sea collection and I used some netting, shells, twine and metal charms to embellish. I also added little postage stamps which I cut from the papers. 

Be sure to hop on over to the La-La Land Crafts blog to see the rest of this week's Club Kit showcase.

You can find us on our Facebook group and page and you can also see all of our Design Team creations on our Pinterest boards

Sign up today to start your subscription with the July 2015 Kit!
Click HERE for more information.



Friday, 3 July 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - A Sketch!!

Hi! How's everyone doing this fine and bright Friday?!! Can you tell we're into summer break and this girl is loving it?! The temps have dropped and it's not so humid, such a welcome relief. 

This week our Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday inspiration is a sketch


and this is my take on it.


I  have featured Hoppy Poppy Thank You, which is also this month's Stamp of the Month. You can nab this little cutie (and I mean LITTLE, she's only a couple of inches tall,! CUTENESS!!) at 20% off  for the whole month of July, while stocks last.


Other supplies used:
Card - Papermilldirect
Papers - Simple Stories
Circle punch
The twine and charm are available to purchase from my Etsy Shop.

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see the rest of this week's Design Team creations 

Next week our challenges is to use a Christine Grove image! Simples :D

Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, July 9th. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Monday, 29 June 2015

Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday - Photo Inspiration

Good morning bloggers!! I'm a little late in posting this - another week of pandemonium in this house. Only 2 more school days to the summer break.. bring it!! We have lots of activities planned for the summer, I seem to be a glutton for punishment, lol. 

This week our Stamping Bella Bellariffic Friday theme was an inspiration photo


and this is my take on it.

I went with the party theme and I have featured Birthday Hamster. Love this little guy!!

I used some scrap papers from my stash, I'm not sure of the brand. It is my mission to use up all of the loose 6x6 papers I have, to make room for NEW papers! :P

The twine and charm are available to purchase from my Etsy Shop. All of the listings have been amended to reflect the current stock levels. 

Check out the Stamping Bella blog to see the rest of this week's Design Team creations 

Next week’s theme is a Sketch!

Be sure to use a CURRENT Stamping Bella image on a card and if you would like your project featured on the blog next Friday just email your work to Emily by Thursday, July 2nd. 

For more inspiration check out the Stamping Bella Sisterhood page over on Facebook, where you can add your own Stamping Bella creations.

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx


Sunday, 28 June 2015

It's all change on this Crafty blog....

Yep, it's all change here at the crafty blog - a new blog layout, a new blog name, and a new chapter in crafting adventures. 

It's taken a long time but I finally have my little Etsy Store up and running properly. There is a link at the top of the page, and on my sidebar - go take a look around, there might be something you would like. 
Just a little note : due to off-site sales my Charms inventory is a little off, I am updating as quickly as I can. 
New charms will be added this week and there will be more categories added over the coming months, but more about that later ;)  

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 I have also relaunched the Midlands Craft Club and we had our first monthly crop on Saturday, June 13th. There was loads of crafting done and we even found time to do a little shopping, coffee drinking and chatting. Fun day all around! 

Here is a peek at the kits we worked on. 

Scrapbook Layouts & Card Kit

Card Only Kit

I have one Card Only kit left for sale @ €20 plus postage. It includes everything you need to make up to 4 cards and an altered notebook, and comes with full instructions for each project. Please contact me if you would like to purchase it. Payment via PayPal is preferred but cash on collection works too :) 

Our next crop is planned for August 2nd, 2015. If you are interested in booking a place please email me at s.d@iol.ie. Places are extremely limited so book early to secure your place. We also have a Facebook group for those attending the crops. 

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For those of you who enjoy tutorials, I have added some of my own tutorials to Guidecentral. It's a slow process to have them reviewed and published but I am uploading as I can and patiently waiting their publication. They are mainly paper craft tutorials, with the occasional baking/cooking tutorial thrown in there too. Click HERE or on the image below to go to my page. The link is also on my sidebar. 




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