LLLC: Hippo Holidays

Another Christmas hippos card, yey! decided to keep the colours very plain and just add a subtle colour to the sky and then a dash of bright and bold red to the hat, cane and sentiment!

Stamp:
Hippo Holidays clear stamp
Shine Bright background stamp

Dies:
Build a House
Filigree Christmas Tree
Stitched Clouds border
Winter Hill border
Stitched Pennants

Stencil:
So Many Dots laying stencil

Copics used: W0, W1, W3, W5, R22, R24, R39, R89

LLLC: Deck the Halls

Ok, so I am a little bit late to the party this time. Life took a rather unexpected turn a couple of weeks ago leaving me in a bit of a daze and all projects were put on hold until I felt like doing anything with it. All my card making things were as they were on the table and the floor and although I had completed a few cards for the new release, I never got a chance to blog about them. Until now.

La-La Land Crafts had the most adorable Christmas release out this month. I love the hippos so much. Who doesn’t need Christmas hippos, right?! They have some cute other stamps, too, and I’ll show some of those in posts the coming days along with some really cool dies. Besides, we all know by now that I love Christmas, right?

Stamp:
Deck the Halls clear stamp
Shine Bright background stamp

Dies:
Build a House
Star Wreath
Long Flags
Merry Christmas

Stencil:
So Many Dots laying stencil

Copics used: (hippo and present) W0, W1, W3, W5, R22, R24, R39, R89, E71, E74, E79, (tree) YG61, YG63, YG67, Y13, Y19, V12, V15, V17, R22, R24, R39, E71, E74, E77, (gingerbread man) E70, E71, E74, E77

LLLC: Jaws Because CAS

This week I got to see loads of cards by the super talented Elin! She’s a master at clean and simple cards and I thought it is about time I make a card that is properly inspired by her. It was about time I made another clean and simple card anyway!

So, a cluster in a corner, loads of open space (although with waves and not white). I even used blue card stock for the base instead of white!

We’re still showing off the new La-La Land Crafts release. I decided to go with one of my favourites, the whale from the Jaws Because clear stamp set. The background is also made with one of the new stamps, the Seas the Day background stamp, which I used Memento Ink on in the Summer Sky colour.

Here is a photo straight from the front of the card.

And a photo of it laying down, with a close-up of the colouring and the cluster.

Stamp:
Jaws Because clear stamp
Seas the Day background stamp

Dies:
Fishing Net
Scalloped Rectangles
Long Flags
Stitched Nested Circles

Copics: B91, B93, B95, B97, W0, W1, W3

LLLC: Best Mate

There are clear stamps in this NEW RELEASE at La-La Land Crafts as well! Wooo! I think the three sets are super cute. Today I’m going to show you the one called Best Mates.

For this release I’ve tried to make a variation of cards, so there are some CAS, some layered, some shakers, some with transparent areas etc. For this one I decided on a reasonably clean and simple card.  I’ve used the My Anchor background stamp to make the strip on the side, and the other background stamp, Seas the Day to make the biggest sentiment. All the animals have matching hats and uniform!

I’ve coloured up all the stamps in the set, as you can see below, just to give you an idea of how they can look.

Stamps:
Best Mates clear stamp
My Anchor background stamp
Seas the Day background stamp (bigger sentiment)

Dies:
Fishing Net
Long Flags
Scalloped Rectangles

Copics used: (bear) E70, E71, E74, E77, B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R24, R27, R59, (elephant) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, (pig) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R00, R20, R81, R83, (seal) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, C5, R22, R27, (hare) E41, E42, E43, Y13, Y19, YR18,  B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R27, (cat) B32, B34, B37, C1, C3, R22, R27, W1, W3, W5

LLLC: Summer Dress Marci

For this post I’m going to show you the super sweet Summer Dress Marci. She is part of the fabulous NEW RELEASE at La-La Land Crafts. All the products I’ve used on my card are listed on the bottom of this post as well as which Copic Markers I’ve used to colour in Marci.

What I love about this new release is that it is perfect for my favourite colours! I’m talking blues and turquoise. I mean, what could possibly give me a better excuse to play with those colours than a maritime theme with focus on all things sea!?

Instead of using an actual charm, I’ve decided to hang the anchor on the twine, so it is dangling freely.  I’ve also used the My Anchor background stamp twice here, once where I used clear emboss and once with dark blue ink. Oh, btw, It is very easy to combine the ropes and knot dies, like I’ve done here, the ropes are also awesome to use as borders because the detail is great!

Stamps:
Summer Dress Marci
My Anchor background stamp

Dies:
Ropes
Knot
Long Flags
Heart Anchor
Fishing Net
Scalloped Rectangles

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E13, E15, R20, R22, E25, (hair) E70, E71, E74, E77, (dress) B000, B32, B34, B37