Friday, 21 April 2017

Photo/Colour Inspiration ❤ la-la land crafts

This week the theme of la-la land crafts challenge is Photo/Colour inspiration. You can see the picture HERE. My inspiration from the picture were flowers, so I added design paper with them.

Stamp used on this shaker card are from Kitten me set. You get 3 kitties and sentiments. Papers used on this card are from Doodlebug.

La-la land crafts dies on this project:

Image was coloured with Distress ink pads:
cats: vintage photo, black soot
eyes: forest moss

 Hugs, t.


Today I'm sharing a Stamping Bella card. I made this card to participate in Stamping Bella's Bellarific Friday challenge. The theme of this week's challenge is Birthday/Celebration. I made a Birthday card with Edna with a Cipcake on top. I loveeee all Edna stamps, can't wait to get the new one which was ordered a few days ago (and a few others jumped into the cart ...lolol)

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper. Design paper is from Echo Park. Flag die is from la-la land crafts - one of my favourites.

I also decorated the inside on this card. I rarely do that but I really like the sentiment and I wanted to use it. I think it says enough by itself.

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

Tilda with willow branch

Today I'm sharing a card made in my all time fav colour ... pink ... yeah ... can't help myself! lol I got these lovely new Pion papers and they were just calling me to make something sweet with them. 
For this card I used Tilda with Willow branch from Magnolia's It's Springtime collection, 2017. I love this collecion, very small, but totally adorable.

I used quite a lot of dies and embellishments on this card. Dies used are from la-la land crafts, Cottage Cutz, Magnolia and CC Designs.

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper. Both laces are from my stash and flowers are from I am roses!!

I hope you're having a great day. I just finished my coffee no.1 and now it's time to do some colouring.
Hugs, t.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Hoppy Easter Tilda

Today I'm sharing a card made with the new stamps and dies from Magnolia's Hoppy Easter kit. The name of this cutie is still unknown atm. I coloured her using Distress ink pads. I masked her with a postage stamp from one of the Vintage kits.

Papers used are from Pion Design. Dies are from Magnolia and lala land. Flowers are a combination of woc and I am roses.

Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Birthday Puppy ☆ C.C. Designs

I hope you all had lovely Easter Holidays?! Ours were great, relaxed ...
Today I have a CC Designs card for you. I used Birthday Puppy from the latest April's release.

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads.

Sentiment "Just a note to brighten your day" is also from CCD. It was part of the set which was released last year.
Papers used are from Simple Stories.

Hugs, t.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

April Challenge ❀ I am roses

Today starts a brand new challenge over at I am roses challenge blog. We continue with our Anything goes theme, so that you have the opportunity to be creative and link diferent projects.

Winners will receive:
Winner (Picked Random) $50 Voucher
Top 3 (1) $30 Voucher
Top 3 (2/3) $25 Voucher

For my April challenge design team project I made an exploding box. I used a lot of different I am roses flowers. I just hope I'll be able to link them all, hehee ...

The box measures 4x4x4". Papers used are from Maja Design and image from Magnolia. Bow on the top and basket inside were cut with silhouette cameo.


I am roses flowers used on this project:


*Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs April 15th - May 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (2) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • Participants will upload their project to their blog or forum, Label it "April IAR Challenge
  • Participants will add a direct link to their project using the InLinkz tool provided. (*if you are unable to use the tool, leave a comment to this blog post and leave a direct link to your project)
  • Must Subscribe/or be a Follower of the IAR Challenge Blog
  • Winner will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th.

Hugs, t.

Tilda with Inez the Bunny

Today I'm sharing with you a Magnolia card with an old image called Tilda with Inez the Bunny from Animal of the year collection, 2014.
Image was coloured using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper.

Papers used are from Maja Design and flowers from I am roses. Lace and twine is from my stash.

Dies used are from Magnolia, CC Designs and Cherry Lynn.


Hugs, t.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Spring or Easter ❤ la-la land crafts

The theme of this week's challenge at la-la land crafts is Spring or Easter. I chose Spring for my card. I coloured Sitting Marci from the latest release.

Distress ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
outfit: stormy sky, black soot, victorian velvet

Clove's cake ☆ C.C. Designs

Today I'm sharing with you a Birthday card made with one of the new April's release stamps called Clove's Cake.
Image was coloured using Distress ink pads. I added a few stars arround the image. Stars were cut out using one of the dies from Make a card #7 die set.

I added some glitter to the hat and bows.

Hugs, t.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

March club kit ❤ la-la land crafts

Welcome to another la-la land club kit post. Today I'm showing you my projects made with March club kit. This kit is all about dreams and llamas.
You can get your club kit too if you subscribe to la-la land club HERE!
 I made two cards with this kit. On my first card I used stamps from No Prob-llama set. Images were coloured using Distress ink pads. I used all three dies from the kit on this card. Papers used are from Maja Design and flowers from I am roses, as usual, right?!
I coloured these three cute llamas and then fussy cut them and put on the card. I didn't mask them together because I wanted some dimension on this one.

 Distress ink pads used:
llamas: hickory smoke, black soot
flowers and feathers: victorian velvet, stormy sky, dusty concord, fossilized amber, black soot

 My second card is very clean and simple but it took me forever to make it, because colouring with Distresses takes time and these images are quite big too. I masked together Bohemian Marci with both llamas from No Prob-llama set. I added the "No Prob-llama" sentiment from the same set. Papers used on this one are from Echo Park.

Distress ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
llamas: gathered twigs, black soot
flowers and feathers: spiced marmelade, fossilized amber, black soot
ground: forest moss, black soot
hoofs: black soot

 Hugs, t.

Monday, 10 April 2017

Tiny Townie SALLY rides her SNAIL

Today I'm sharing a card I made with one of the lovely Stamping Bella images called Tiny Townie SALLY rides her SNAIL. I made this card to join Stamping bella Bellarific Friday challenge, which is SKETCH.

I used Distress ink pads to colour this gorgeous image. Papers used are from Pion Design.

Sentiment "Happy Birthday to You" is also from Stamping Bella. Dies used are from CCD ...

Have a lovely day!!
Hugs, t.

Saturday, 8 April 2017

Uptown girl FIONA loves FLOWERS

Today I'm sharing with you a clean and simple card which I totally and absolutely loveeee. I coloured Uptown girl FIONA loves FLOWERS from Stamping Bella. Image itself is breathtaking and I didn't want to use anything else to take attention from it. I only used a few tiny butterflies and a stitched ribbon die cut at the back.

Image was coloured usinf Distress ink pads. Design paper used is from Maja Design.

Hugs, t.

Friday, 7 April 2017

Cow's it Going box TUTORIAL

Today i'm sharing with you a tutorial on how to make a cute gift box. Mine is rather small but you can adjust the measurments and make it bigger if you want.
I made quite a few of these in the past and I got a few requests for tutorial as well. Once you'll see how it's done you'll see it's the easiest thing out there. hehe ...

What you need:
white cardstock
design paper

scoring board
paper trimmer
double sided adhesive
liquid adhesive

la-la land crafts items you need:
Cow's it going
Flower frenchie
Stitched Pennants
Spring Tree
Spring Blossoms Small
Stitched Nested Circles
Double Stitched Hills
Double Stitched Squares

Step 1:
Take your white cardstock and cut out two rectangles:
5" x 13.5"
9 2/8" x 9 2/8"

Step 2:
Take your scoring board. First take the long restangle (5" x 13.5") and make scoring lines at 0.5" - 5.5" - 8". 

Then take your square and make scores at 0.5" and 2 7/8" from each side.

Step 3:
Take your white cardstock again and cut out:
3x    4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
1x    4" x 4" (it says 2 on the pic but you only need one)
1x    3 3/8" x 3 3/8"
2x    4 7/8" x 2 3/8"
8x    3 3/8" x 2 2/8

Take your design paper (I used Homegrown from Echo park) and cut:
3x    4 6/8" x 4 6/8"
3x    4 3/8" x 4 3/8" (it says 2 on the pic, but you need 3)
2x    4 6/8" x 2 2/8"
1x    2" x 4 3/8"
1x    3 7/8" x 3 7/8" 
1x    3 2/8" x 3 2/8"
8x    3 2/8" x 2 1/8"

Step 4:
Take your 9 2/8" x 9 2/8" white square and cut as shown on the picture.

Step 5:
As you probably noticed there are white squares and rectangles and there are squares and rectangles that are 1/8" smaller. Take white ones and pair them with the ones cut from design paper. Adhere them together so that they have a white border.

Step 6:
Choose bottom and top on your box and then start addind double sided adhesive to the flaps. Keep in mind that the upper flaps have adhesive on the inside and the side flaps on the outside (look at the picture, you can only see the adhesive on the side flaps)

Adhere the rectangles you put together in previous step (white cardstock + design paper) to the bottom part of the box as shown on the picture.

Step 7:
Make folds.

Adhere the box together. Leave the upper flaps for the end. When you have all the side flaps adhered like on the picture below, then it's time to close the upper flaps! Don't do it before of later!

Step 8:
When you closed the upper flaps then it's time to start decorating the inside. Adhere the rest of the small rectangles on the sides and then you have left one square for the bottom of the inside.

Step 9:
Adhere the (4 3/8" x 4 3/8") squares to the bigger ones. Do the same with the smaller one. You get 3 big ones and 1 small one.

Step 10:
Make die cuts from white cardstock and design paper.

Step 11:
Take your long rectangle cut from white cardstock and as you can see there are two 0.5" flaps on each side. Apply some double sided adhesive and close them both on the inside. Then turn the rectangle arround and apply some adhesine on the middle end of both sides and adhere the ribbon. As you can see on the picture, flaps are closed on one side and ribbon is on the other side of that flap.

Make folds. You can now start to see the cover of the box. All we need to do now is cover it with design paper and embellish.

I marked the bottom of the box so that i don't make a mistake when I'm adhereing the rectangles. Bottom stays white!

Adhere the smaller rectangle on top of the bigger one.

Step 12:
Cover the inside with the design paper squares and rectangles.

Decorate the top rectangle, so when the recipient opens the box there is a nice decorated scene waiting for him/her. I left some white so there's enough space to write a sentiment.

Step 13:
Colour the images and fussy cut them.

Step 14:
Adhere the box to the middle of the lower part. It's easier if you use liquid adhesive here so you can move the box a bit to get the perfect middle.

Decorate the top of the box with die cuts and embellisgments.

Step 15:
Write a sentiment, add a prezzie and tie a bow with your ribbon and you're all set!

That's it from me today!
Have fun!
Hugs, t.