Friday, 27 April 2018

La-La Land Crafts April 2018 Release BLOG HOP

Welcome to the La-La Land Crafts April 2018 Release BLOG HOP - Day 1!

You might've already seen that we introduced 2 NEW AMAZING PRODUCT LINES to the La-La Land Crafts range of products!  Here is a little refresher for you to see what's new:

3 new CLEAR photopolymer stamp sets


and 4 new BACKGROUND red rubber cling stamp sets



All of these new stamps are available in our online store HERE!

Today our TEAM FRIDAY will have a NEW RELEASE overview for our 2 Day Blog Hop sharing our Inspiration projects.
Then on April 30th Team Monday will join in the fun and share their Inspiration projects too!

Now what is a BLOG HOP without some PRIZES?

WIN a $10 LLLC Store Credit on EACH of our DT members blogs!

Are you EXCITED??!!
Let's get hopping and see what our super talented Design Team ladies 
have created as Inspiration for you today!

For my blog hop project I made a card using animals from Things are looking up set. First I stamped Wood Planks on kraft paper and cut it out using Photo Elements die. I added a layer of vellum paper on the inside and then filled the frame with peeking animals.
Sentiment is also from the same set.

All animals were coloured using Distress ink pads:
giraffe: fossilized amber, rusty hinge, vintage photo, black soot
crocodile: peeled paint, forest moss
ostrich: black soot, spiced marmelade
weasel: ground expresso 

la-la land crafts dies used on this card:
 Photo Elements
Stitched Nested Circles
Fern Leaf
Small Scallops Border

Be sure to follow and leave a comment for EVERY stop along the way.
The more blogs along the hop you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

Tamara and Design Team Friday


Sunday, 22 April 2018

NEW la-la land crafts RELEASE ❤ Day 3

Today is Team Friday's last day of showcasing new la-la land crafts release with new animal stamp sets and background stamps.
On my first card I used Wood Planks background and acessories stamps. I stamped Wood Planks background with Distress Oxide inks and then cut it out using Stitched ribbon die

Sentiment "The Best is yet to come" is also part of this set. I cut it out with Stitched Nested Circles dies. Plants were coloured using Distress ink - broken china.

The second and last card from this New release showcase is a card with On the farm Marci and Wood Planks background.

la-la land crafts dies used on this card:
Double Stitched Squares
On the Farm Marci
Tree Branch
Spoon and napkin (September 2017 club kit)

Distres ink pads used:
skin: vintage photo
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
outfit: fossilized amber, seedless preserves, black soot

Hugs, t.

Saturday, 21 April 2018

NEW la-la land crafts RELEASE ❤ Day 2

Today I'm sharing another set of card made with la-la land crafts new release products. Today I'm focusing on Things are looking Up clear stamp set. I coloured three Ostriches and placed them behind Wood Rings.

Sentiment "keep your head high" is from the same set. I also used a few la-la land crafts dies on this project:

Images were coloured using Distress ink pads and Zig clean brush markers:
ostriches: black soot, blue grey (Z)
beak: spiced marmelade
wood rings: ground espresso, vintage photo

The second card features another cute animal from Things are looking up set.

la-la land crafts dies used on this card:

Image was coloured using Vintage photo Distress ink pad.

That's it for today! I'll be back tomorrow with another two cards.
Hugs, t.

Friday, 20 April 2018

NEW la-la land crafts RELEASE ❤ Preview Day 1

Today we're starting with the amazing NEW RELASE at la-la land crafts. There's no dies in this release but what we do have are BACKGROUND STAMPS!!! Those of you who love working with backgrounds will adore these new sets.

On my first two cards I used WOOD RINGS! I stamped the background stamp on white paper and covered it with white embossing powder and then heat embossed it. Then I stamped both wood rings (accessories stamps) and also embossed them and then coloured them with broken china Distress oxide ink.

 Sentiment "You are loved" comes with the wood rings.

I added some glitter dots, colour splashes and enamel dots arround the images.

The second card made with Wood Rings is a combination of two new sets: Wood Rings and Things are looking Up. I only used giraffes from the other set.

Dies used on this card:

Distress inks used:
giraffes: fossilized amber, rusty hinge, vintage photo, black soot

Hugs, t.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Fixer Upper Edwin ♡ Swedish House Crafts DT

I made a masculine card using Fixer Upper Edwin from Magnolia's new release called Fixer Upper. I coloured the image using Distress ink pads on Langton 300g HP watercolour paper.

Papers used are from the latest Pion's release called The World Awaits. It's an awesome collection. Papers are very masculine and perfect for making man related cards. 

Dies used on this card are also new. I used:

Sentiment "You nailed it" is also from the new release. 

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

Monday, 16 April 2018

April 2018 challenge ❀ I am roses

Today starts a new monthly 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 this month's challenge I made a girly Birthday card using one of the new Magnolia images called Tilda with Froggy. Image was coloured using Distress ink pads. Sentiment "Kiss me I'm a Prince" is an old Magnolia's sentiment.

Papers used are from Maja Design - Celebration collection. Dies used are from Magnolia, C.C. Designs and la-la land crafts.

I am roses flowers used on this card:
Soft Green Crafts Paper Flowers Roses
Small Rainbow Paper Flowers 
White Artificial Crafts Handmade Paper Flowers
White Small Craft Paper Flowers
Creamy Pink Mini Lily Paper Flowers

*Contest Details/Rules:
  • Contest runs April 15th - May 8th (Ends 11:59PM PST)
  • Theme: "Anything Goes"
  • Minimum (3) I Am Roses Products
  • One project submission per participant
  • One winner will be chosen
  • 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
  • Winners will be announced alongside the next NEW monthly challenge on the 15th
Hugs, t.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Spring showers ❤ la-la land crafts

This week's theme on la-la land challenge blog is SPRING SHOWERS. For my mini notebook I coloured mini Marci from No place like home set. I also used the houses from the same set. I masked them together and used grey ink to stamp them, because I didn't want them to be too dark.

Here's the list of all la-la land crafts items used:

Image was coloured using Distress ink pads:
skin: vintage photo
cheeks: worn lipstick
hair: antique linen, walnut stain
hair band, shirt, shoes: victorian velvet, black soot
skirt: peeled paint, black soot

That's all from me today! Enjoy your weekend!
hugs, t.

Thursday, 12 April 2018

Tutorial Thursday - Mini album with flip pages


As some of you may remember I made a mini Ballerina album with the latest club kit. Today I'll show you how to make that album. I only used the latest club kit dies and stamps to decorate it, but you can use different lala land items to decorate it.

What you need:
white cardstock
design paper
scoring board
paper trimmer
double sided adhesive
liquid adhesive
enamel dots
3d foam pads
different embelishments

la-la land crafts items you need: 
Club kit March

Step 1:
Take white cardstock and cut these rectangles:
14 1/4" x 8 1/4"
5 5/8" x 6" (4 pieces)
3/8" x 6" (2 pieces)

Step 2:
Take the biggest rectangle and make a score line 1" from all for sides. When you have these, make another 2 score lines both 6 7/8" from the side (from the right and left). You can see the folds on the picture. Then make folds.

Cut out the corners.

Step 3:
Take 5 5/8" x 6" (4 pieces) and 3/8" x 6" (2 pieces) and adhere two together, so you get three pieces, two 5 5/8" x 6" and one 3/8" x 6".

Adhere the two larger ones on the left and right of our cover piece and then the thin one in the middle. Now you can close the flaps.

This is how it looks like when you have all the extra layers glued down. You can already feel that the cover piece is nice and thick.

Step 4:
Add double sided tape to the flaps and also to the middle part.

I add some liquid adhesive too.

Start closing the flaps. I usually start with the longer ones.

Step 5:
Cut 12 1/8" x 6 1/8" white rectangle and adhere it to the inside of the cover piece. Now you have all your flaps covered. Then take a ruller and gently close the covers. I add ruller to the fold and gently close it from one side and then do the same from the other side and I get nice folds.

Your cover is now done.


Step 6:
Now start doing the inside part. First you need to cut 5 rectangles from white cardstock:
11" x 6"
5.5" x 6"
5" x 6"
4.5" x 6"
4" x 6"

Step 7:
Take the longest rectangle (11" x 6") and make a score line on the middle (at 5.5") first. Then make more score lines at 6, 6.5", 7" and 7.5" 
Make folds. 

Fold at the middle and turn the piece so that the folded part is on top.

Step 8:
Add double sided adhesive to the first fold as on picture. Then take your white 5.5" x 6" piece and adhere it on top of the folded piece.

You now have your first fold covered. Do the same with the other one. Fold it first, then add double sided adhesive and adhere the 5" x 6" piece. Then turn the page and add 4.5" x 6" ... until you use all the rectangles you cut before. What you have now is a small notebook where each side is 0.5" smaller. You can adjust the pages a bit so that they are all lined up at the side.

Step 9:
Cut 12 1/4" x 1 3/8" long piece of paper and make score lines 3" from both sides so that the middle part is 6 1/4" long. Make folds. Add adhesive on the back of flaps.

Make thin marks 2 7/8" from the right edge of the cover piece.

Adhere first the upper part and then all the rest.

Step 10:
Push our album part under the piece you just adhered. If you pull it from the right you can see that something starts happening with the pages.

Add adhesive to the piece we just adhered and carefuly line up the album part with the edges of the base. When you have it in perfect position carefully close the album part so that it adhers to the base.
Now gently pull the bottom part.

Step 11:
That's it. Your album is done. All you have to do is add some pretty papers and embellishments.

Here's a short video how the flip part works.

I hope you like my album. If you decide to make one, please share it in our FB group.
Hugs, t.