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Happy birthday

Monday means it’s time for another LaLa Land Crafts inspirational project. This week our theme is birthday. I think this is my favourite LLLC stamp. Isn’t she adorable? She is called Darling Molli. Definitely one of my favourites. As usual you can find a link to all the LLLC products below the card photo.

But first off, let me quickly remind you of the sale they are having! It finishes today, so be quick!

One week ONLY! SAVE 20% with coupon code THANKYOU20 on ALL PRODUCTS in our online store INCLUDING NEW RUBBER STAMPS and NEW DIES and NEW DIGIS! Shop today at www.lalalandcrafts.com.

*sale valid today through March 19th
*valid on items in stock only
*not valid on previous purchases
*not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts subscriptions
*not valid on classes and events

This card is made with Maja Design papers which I’ve painted around the edges with white acrylic paint. I printed the word birthday and distressed it with the Tattered Rose colour, as that colour was a pretty good match for the card. The two butterfly dies (aren’t they pretty?!) got a body made out of pearls. The image, which is coloured in with Copic, was cut out by hand and added to the top with foam tape.

I coloured this image in during the 30 day colouring challenge on Instagram and the reason she ended up with bright pink hair is because that is what got the most suggestions when I asked. I love it. Thanks for the great suggestions!

Stamp:
Darling Molli stamp

Dies:
Happy birthday
Two butterflies
Pierced scalloped circles

Copics used: (hair) R39, R81, R83, RV09, RV17, (skin) E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, R20, (outfit) BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29

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Nolines with Darling Molli and a sale

First off I thought I would let you know that La-La Land Crafts is having a sale!

One week ONLY! SAVE 20% with coupon code THANKYOU20 on ALL PRODUCTS in our online store INCLUDING NEW RUBBER STAMPS and NEW DIES and NEW DIGIS! Shop today at www.lalalandcrafts.com.

*sale valid today through March 19th
*valid on items in stock only
*not valid on previous purchases
*not valid on Club La-La Land Crafts subscriptions
*not valid on classes and events

They’ve just added a bunch of new products, and I cannot wait to get my hands on some of them!

I’m also showing you a card I made today. I decided to give nolines colouring of Darling Molli a go. It wasn’t very difficult, even if I’ve done less than a handful of nolines colouring in the past. I also played around with a new green colour combination. I do love trying new random combinations by just picking up some Copics and seeing how they work together!

This time I wanted to play around and try a newish layout as well. I did one a few months ago that was a little similar. What I did was that I made the front part of the card much narrower than the inside, so when the card lies down flat you can see part of the inside. The front is about 10cm wide, while the inside is 15cm.

This first photo shows the front of the card only. I decided to keep it simple. I found a green coloured paper that matched the dress, coloured up a couple of candi and used the butterfly die in the same colour as the paper inside the card. After I’d fussy cut out the stamp and put it on I drew the ground directly onto the card base.

This is a photo where you can see the part that is decorated inside as well. When the card lays down flat you can see the border with the happy birthday quite well. I cut out the sentiment die in white and then coloured it up using the same colours that I used on the dress. The border inside is only as wide as you can see in the photo (about 6 cm) which leaves 9cm of blank space to write on.

Stamp:
Darling Molli

Dies:
Happy Birthday
Two Butterflies

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, (hair) E41, E42, E43, E44, (dress) Y000, G40, YG61, YG63, Y11, Y13, Y17, (ground) W0, W1, W3, W5, (facial features) E02, E25, C7

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Foxy Marci

It is Monday again and that means it is time for another inspirational post for LLLC. The theme this time around is nature.

The image is coloured in with Copics. I used my favourite red hair combination for the fox face and her coat. I think that worked out rather well. Maybe it’s time I do start using it on something other than hair, haha. I’ve used various Bazzill and Maja Design papers for the card, printed a sentiment to go with the die cut word and coloured up two candi in matching blues to the dress.

All details and links on the La-La Land products will be found at the bottom of the post, after the photos.

The butterfly stands out from the card beautifully and I’ve decorated it with a string of pearls for the body.

Here is a close-up of the colouring.

Stamp:
Foxy Marci

Dies:
Happy Birthday
Triangle Lace Border
Two Butterflies
Three Christmas Trees

Copics used: (hat and coat) E08, E18, E19, E97, (fur) W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, (hair and boots) E71, E74, E77, E79, (skin) E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, (dress) B32, B34, B37, B39, (necklace) Y13, Y19, Y38

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Flamingo love

I was so inspired by the black and white theme at La La Land Crafts this week that I made another two! Technically I made this one first as I got a bit carried away, but I did them both the same day and had a lot of fun doing them.  This one has no stamps at all and no colouring. That doesn’t happen very often!

All the LLLC products will be listed at the bottom of this post.

Here you can see the pearls moved over to another side. It was quite fun making the shaker card. I think I’m getting a hang of them now!

Here is the sentiment with some of the pearls scattered in the shaker bit. I love how versatile the happy birthday sentiment die is and that I can use it for loads of different combinations. I printed out the word Anniversary to go with it for this card. If you don’t have it already, I’d say just get it. It’s perfect!

Dies:
Two Branches die
Happy Birthday die
Pierced Scalloped Circles die
Flamingo 1 die
Flamingo 2 die

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Guest designer at La La Land Crafts

So. Guess what?! I (somehow) scored a GDT spot at La-La Land Crafts! It came completely out of the blue (for me at least). And as you may see around here.. I’ve only made one card with a LLLC stamp so far and that is one I posted up just a few days ago, and I’ve not had a whole lot of their dies (which are actually really great and now I’m using them all the time!). How exciting, though! I’m very honoured they asked me, and certainly couldn’t say no. Many thanks for the opportunity! Here you will see my first card as a guest designer on their team. There will be a new one every Monday for three months.

And the theme? That was to be black and white! Oh well, may as well jump straight in and do all things I’ve only done once before at the same time, right?! And as I’ve ever made like two shaker cards ever.. why not add a shaker element?!

There will be links to all the LLLC products below the photos.

I actually ended up taking a photo of this card twice as the first one just looked like I’d desaturated the image. So I figured lime green raindrops scattered around would work to show that the card and all is definitely proper black and white!

I used the birthday die twice. Once in black and once in white so that it would stand out a bit more. Then I printed a shorter sentiment to go with it which I placed right above and to the left.

Here you can see the pearls in the shaker part of the card spread out with a closer look at the branches and die in the middle. For the shaker filler I used pearls.

Stamp:
Darling Molli

Dies:
Deco Border die
Two Branches die
Hello tag
Happy Birthday die
Pierced Scalloped Circles die

Copics used: C0, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9