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LLLC April Showers

Monday again already. That means it is time for me to show off another La-La Land Crafts project. The theme for this week is April Showers. I thought Dancing in the Rain Marci would be perfect for this, and I decided yet again to go with a combination of colours I don’t use very often, green and pink.

As some of you may have seen, I’ve never been one to use a lot of dies. 3 or so, sure, but not a lot on one project. So I decided to challenge myself, and a challenge it was. From three dies onwards I had to tell myself “just one more, come on” and then “one more die, you can do it”, hahaha. It worked, though. I have used SEVEN different ones! That is a lot for me! You can find a list of them all below.

The papers are mostly by Bazzill (the plain colours) and Maja Design.

The side on view shows how the butterflies are only attached by their body and that Marci and the middle background border have both been put on foam tape to give it more dimention.

A photo from another angle where you can see the bottom flower better and how the butterfly pops up.

Stamp:
Dancing in the Rain Marci

Dies:
Two Butterflies
Filigree Flowers
Happy Birthday
Triangle Lace Border
Lacy Heart
Country Fence
Scallop Border

Copics used: (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, Y00 (pink) RV52, RV55, RV66, (hair) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (skin) E00, E02, E13, E15, R20

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Teddy in hot air balloon

Do you remember the tag I shared on Monday? The La-La Land Crafts one? Well, the kid liked it and wanted one to use as a bookmark. I couldn’t say no to that, so I made it in the requested purples and pinks. I won’t show the background, as it has the kid’s name embedded, but basically it has the same bottom border die and the quote “a book is like a garden carried in the pocket“. Links to products and list of Copics below the photo.

Stamp:
Sending Smiles

Dies:
Hello Tag
Winter Hill Border

Copics used: (purple) V12, V15, V17, V09, (pink) RV52, RV55, RV66, (teddy) E70, E71, E74, E77, E79, (green) YG61, YG63, YG67, (background) BV00

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Thinking of you Marci

Another Monday, another La-La Lands Crafts day! It is getting pretty close to easter and I doubt I will have much time to craft over the next two weeks or so. For once I am pretty much on top of things, though. Go me!

This week our theme is Flowers. A good excuse for me to make a new cards with flowers on. You will find a list of products I’ve used with links to the items below the photos, above the list of Copics. I’ve gotten better at layering up cards again lately at least, not all clean and simple cards, but I am still not great at using flowers on a lot of projects. But here is one! The flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts, the papers by Maja Design and charm by Tim Holtz.

The leaves are pretty great. They cut wonderfully and you have one going each direction! Yey!

Here you can see how I’ve layed up the dies. First the Filigree Flower under the image, then the Deco Border around the image itself, and lastly the butterfly on top.

I love these butterflies! I’ve given them a prominent body with a string of pearls.

Here is one final photo of the card from the floral arrangement side.

Stamp:
Thinking of You Marci

Dies:
Two Butterflies
Deco Border
Two Branches
Filigree Flowers

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E02, E04, E13, R20, R22, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E49, E97, (clothes) R59, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y13, Y17 + white gel pen, (grass) G99, YG61, YG13, YG63, YG67

This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Deep Ocean Challenges – Spring/Easter

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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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Big hair and circular card

So, I found another use for my Silhouette Portrait 2, yey! Circular cards! I’ve been wanting to make them for a while, but haven’t gotten around to ordering dies big enough. Now I’ve made a file that makes sure it doesn’t cut through the top so the card can be opened, and it has a tiny bit at the bottom cut off too so that will stand firmly on the surface. I’m pretty pleased with both the size and shape of the base as well as the size of the circles inside.

I used a QuicKutz die by Lifestyle Crafts for the big scalloped circle and LaLa Land Crafts die for the smaller one which is framing the main image. The image with all that hair is by Krista Smith and Saturated Canary. I’ve had it for quite some time, but only got around to colouring it up for the 30 day colouring challenge. All the papers are by Maja Design which I’ve painted with acrylic paint as usual. I used cheese cloth and printed out a small sentiment to go with the Birthday die cut from LLLC. I absolutely love that text die, it’s so pretty! If you don’t have it already, you might find that you need it, just sayin’!

Here you can see the card from a side on view. As usual I’ve not decorated it inside. It stands pretty well and doesn’t slide or roll 🙂

Copics used: (hair) E70, E74, E79, E49, BV00, (skin) E00, E02, E04, E13, E15, (pink) R39, R81, R83, R85, RV00, (green) YG01, YG13, YG67, (grey) W3, W5, W7, (purple on bottle) BV02, BV04