Thursday, 31 December 2015

My creative year 2015 in review

Year 2015 was totally busy for me. I was on 6 design teams and worked as a guest on five. Crazy, right?! My cards were featured on Craft & Create tv and in two crafting magazines.

My 2015 design teams were:
la-la land crafts
I am roses
C.C. Designs
The Ribbon Girl
Magnolia-licious
Little Darlings Creative
Paper Nest Dolls

I'm very very proud to work for such successful complanies/stores and to be in their amazing design teams. So, thank you Irina, Bunma & Jo, Christine O.W., Mary & Andrea, Diana, Angie and Christine Y. for having me! (and for keeping me in 2016)

I'm very happy to see how the companies I work for grow and become more successful month after month and how they keep introducing new products. There's a lot of new stuff coming your way in 2016!!! Exciting!!! I'll be sharing some in the beggining of January! 

Here are some of my favourite cards and projects from each design team, made in 2015.









I would also like to thank all my followers and everyone in my fb group for constant support and all the lovely comments you leave me! Big THANK YOU!!!!!

See you all in 2016!
Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Time for tea / ldrs Creative

Today I'm sharing with you my card made for ldrs Creative. I used Time for tea from CandiBean and coloured it with Distress markers and ink pads.


I also used Lovely view die from ldrs Creative.


Distress markers, ink pads and Spectrum aqua markers used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, valnut stain
cheeks: worn lipstick
dress, shoes: victorian velvet, black soot 
cat: chocolate (SA), black soot
flower: fossilized amber, black soot
cakes: fossilized amber, barn door, walnut stain, jasmin (SA)
tea cup: pumice stone



Items used from Little Darlings rubber stamps Creative:

December club kit ❤ la-la land crafts

Today's projects feature stamps and dies from the new la-la land crafts December club kit. This kit is great and I really enjoyed making my projects with it. 

Here's what this kit includes (don't forget there are three different subscriptions - stamp kit, product kit and project kit, check them out HERE!)


First I made a Birthday card using Baker Marci (big one), cute kitty from Happiness is Homemade Rubber stamp set and all my fav colours. hihii ... 
Papers used are from First edition - Bella rose.


Distress markers, inks and Spectrum aqua markers used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
cheeks: worn lipstick
outfit: victorian velvet, black soot
apron: pumice stone, black soot
dough: fawn (SA) 
cat: ground expresso, black soot, victorian velvet


My second project made with club kit products is a gift bag. This is the same design I used on my previous projects and mini Marci was perfect for it. I promise I'll make a tutorial for it somewhere in the near future. :) Papers used are from Simple stories!!


Distress markers, inks and Spectrum aqua markers used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
cheeks: worn lipstick
outfit: evergreen borough, black soot
apron: black soot
dough & bowl: sepia (SA), victorian velvet, black soot


Thank you for visiting my blog today!
Hugs, t.

Sunday, 27 December 2015

Rose cake Tilda

I don't have a lot of dt posts this time of the year so i thought I'll share one of my old cards. I made this one some time ago for a Birthday order. I used Rose cake Tilda from Boho collection, 2015. I think Boho is my favourite collection from 2015. Stamps are just adorable!!!


Papers are from Maja design - Cofee in the arbour, dies from la-la land crafts, By DIEzyne, Cheery lynn and flowers from I am roses.

Have a lovely day,
t.

Friday, 25 December 2015

LDRS Creative Wishes You A Merry Christmas


Everyone at


would like to wish you and your loved ones a Very Merry Christmas from our Family to Yours!


As we ring in the New Year we will start with CHA, introducing more NEW PRODUCTS than we've ever done before!

This beautiful Christmas ornament was created with one of the many new dies that will be released in just a couple of weeks.
We are so excited we have celebrations already lined up!!

We want you to have a chance to win some of these EXCITING NEW PRODUCTS!
Now, we would like you to meet our Family of Designers who create our beautiful cards for the inspiration blog. We Laugh together, Play jokes on each other, and lean on each other through hard times. Some of our Family even design products for LDRS Creative. 


Stay tuned to sneak peaks and product release announcements!

Tuesday, 22 December 2015

la-la land crafts PALOOZA retreat 2015

I know ... Finally!! lol
Some of you already know that I was invited to be one of the teachers at la-la land's Palooza Craft Retreat 2015 in San Francisco, California. The question came as a total shock and of course I said yes. Who wouldn't, right?!
I went to US with my boyfriend and the most difficult thing was to leave my baby girl at home, but it was just impossible to bring her with us. She did tell us what to bring her though before we left, lol (big pink horse and big Rapunzel).

Sooooo ..... we went on the road on Monday November 2nd. We drove to Venice, stayed there until the next day and went to the airport early in the morning. I won't even mention that the hotel was awful, but we didn't need anything fancy for just a few hours. We flew from Venice to Frankfurt and almost missed our flight because there was some serious fog in Germany. I mean serious!! It was like landing into milk. After a small delay we were finally on our way to San Francisco!!! Our flight was loooong (a little bit less than 11 hours) but ok.
After landing in sunny (but cold) California we took our car and drove to Pacifica, where we had this view from our room. Not too bad, huh?
 

After settling in we went for a short walk and ran into Irina Blount! You know her? Of course you do! The queen of la-la land crafts! (and my lllc boss) Here's a few pics from the Pacifica ....

.... our hotel on the left  and cold Pacific ocean ...


.... shops near the hotel ....


.... Pacific ocean ....


After coming back to hotel I finally met the other two girls - Debbie and Sue from Australia. Love them both!


We had some work to do before the retreat with the girls, but all I'm saying is there was a lot of laughing involved. :) Cutting and packing everything for the retreat took me a few weeks, but there was still a lot of work to do when we arrived. 

... here's how it looked ready for the ladies to arrive:


... ladies waiting for us to arrive .


Meeting the ladies was really fun!!! There were a few I will never forget!!! Right, Minerva and Maria, Brenda ....?! ;) A few words about the event? It lasted 3 days, November 6th - Nov. 8th. There was 6 classes and a lot of table projects! 



Want to see more pics from the event? Ok ... :)


... teachers ....


Ladies were all doing great! There were some crazy photos taken at the end of the event. I'm not showing you those, hahahaaaa ....

This is the last pic taken at Pacifica ... breakfast the day after the event!


So, this was the busy part of the trip and now I'm going to show you a few pics from the holiday part of the trip. We stayed in China town (San Francisco) for a few days. We went to the city, saw Union sqare, China town, Alcatraz, Golden gate bridge ....

... cable cars ...


... big Christmas tree on Union square ...


.... streets ....


 ... China town ...


.... view from the fary on Alcatraz ...


... of course we had to bring home pink horse and big Rapunzel! Disney store!!!! OK I admit, we did bring home a few more Disney characters ... Belle, Mike from monstres inc., Tinkerbell, Anna ..... and some more ... hihiiii ....


After 10 days of California trip we finally went home, but our trip home was not pleasant at all. First we had two canceled flights, then we got a substitute flight. We flew to New York first where we had a technical failure which lead to 3 hours delay. From New York we flew to Paris. We arrived in Paris just hours after the terrorist attack. There we missed our flight to Venice (because of the failure in NY) so we had to wait for 8 hours to get one the plane to Venice. After 3 hour drive from Venice we finally arrived home arround ten pm on Saturday after being on the planes/airports for 31 hours! Exhausted!

After all the trouble this was still one of the best experiences in my life! Thank you Irina and ladies for making it happen!

Hugs, t.

... and this is what I brought home! hihiiiii ....

 

Friday, 18 December 2015

Anything Christmas ❤ la-la land crafts

Welcome to another Friday inspiration for la-la land crafts. Our theme this week is

Anything Christmas

Easy, right? Considering the time of the year, lol.

For my dt project I made a card with a box. I found the idea for this one on Pinterest and adjusted it a bit. On the left you see a box big enough to put in candies, chocolates, candles or another (not too big) gift. The right part of this project is a card, it opens and there is enough room inside to write a sentiment.


Sentiment Let it snow is from Paper doll Marci - Winter.


Items used from la-la land crafts store:


Hugs, t.