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.

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

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: Water Ripples

So, the NEW RELEASE stencils at La-La Land Crafts are so good! I really do love how you can use one over the other to get a cool effect. Let me show you!

Did you see my card yesterday with the see-through area? Well, I’ve made another! This time the water in the back is made with the new Water Ripples stencil! Which, btw, I absolutely love. Doesn’t it look so pretty? I only used two different colours of distress ink as well. Loving it!

I’ve used various stamps from the Jaws Because clear stamp set to add loads of sea creatures to the card. Most of the coloured images are on the front, and I’ve added most of the die cuts inside the card.

Here you can see the card at an angle, so it is easier to see how I have done the front part with the see-through area.

Jaws Because clear stamp
Make a Splash

Sea Critters


Copics used: (whale) B91, B93, B97, C1, C3, (turtle) YG61, YG63, YG67, B91, B93, B97, (puffer fish) Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, (star) Y11, Y13, Y17, Y38, (sea weed) G40, G21, G82, YG63, E41, E42, E43, BV23, BV25, Y11, Y13, Y17

LLLC: Seas the Day

For this NEW RELEASE at La-La Land Crafts there are two new background stamps. As you might already know, I really loved the ones from the last release, and guess what, I love these, too! They are pretty great and I love the effect you can from matching colours, or even just using a single coloured card stock where you just clear emboss it on. Loads of possibilities and I’ll be using them a lot!

For this card I’ve used two of the coordinating stamps that come with this background stamp: one of the boats and one of the sentiments. I’ve coloured the boat in with copics and then used my distress inks to make the sky and sea.

Seas the Day background stamp

Long Flags
Scalloped Rectangles

LLLC: Pretty Diamonds

The NEW RELEASE at La-La Land Crafts has stencils! And not just any stencils… they come in pairs, so you can use both together or one at a time! How cool is that?!

I’ve used a lighter blue on one of the stencils, then lined the the other over the top and used a darker blue. I think it’s a pretty cool stencil, and you can use one of them several times or use them together as you like. Great way to get multiple colours also! Aaaand they can be used for embossing as well. Unfortunately I don’t have any samples of that myself as I have misplaced my rubber mat somewhere… or it’s hiding.. I’m not sure!

The card is pretty simple. I do like my CAS cards! The life preserver die was cut out in white and then I coloured it in. I think it adds a nice splash of colour on the mostly blue and white card.

Seas the Day background stamp (top sentiment)
Best Mates clear stamp
Jaws Because clear stamp (bottom sentiment)

Life Preserver
Sea Flags
Heart Anchor

Pretty Diamonds

Copics used: (elephant) C1, C3, C5, B32, B34, B37, R00, R20, (life preserver) R22, R24, R27, C1, C3, C5

James bear with Christmas tree

30 degress Celcius and I was making Christmas cards to make sure I finished my two for May in time. It felt wrong, hahaha.

I used a stamp from Lili of the Valley. I do love James Bear! As I wanted to keep the card simple, I just cut strips of card stocks from some I had left over. I made sure to do random colours. Then I clued them all together diagonally across the card base, but made sure to keep two of the corners free. I then cut off whatever was outside the card base, typed up a sentiment, coloured in the background layer of the Make It Crafty chipboard and voila, the card was done!

Copics used: (fur) E71, E74, E77, (tree) YG13, YG61, YG63, YG67, (red) R22, R24, R27, R39, (yellow) Y13, Y19, Y38, (grey) W1, W3, (sky) B32