Tuesday, October 16, 2018

I Am Roses October Challenge

Hello dear all!

Here is a quick share of a card that I created for the I Am Roses October Challenge:

I've used the following IAR flowers:

You are welcome to submit you projects to our challenge! Here are the simple rules to follow:

Contest runs Oct 15th - Nov 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 “Oct 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

Thanks for watching! Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

September Kit from La-La Land Crafts + Recipe Box Tutorial

Hello dear friends!

I have two projects to share with you today and one of them will be followed by a tutorial. Both of the projects are featuring a super adorable September Club Kit from La-La Land Crafts.

You can find all the details concerning Club Kit subscriptions here.

So, first, I have made a card using all the dies from the kit and "From My Kitchen Marci" stamp.

I fell in love with the little doilies, and the cute little jars!! 

Besides the kit dies, I have also used the following:
Nested Frames Large
Nested Frames Small

Marci was colored with Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E01, E000
Hair: E29, E27, E25, E23
Dress: W3 + E53, E51, E50 + R24
Apron: N3, N1, N0 + R24, YG99, YG95
Shoes: T4, EY19, Y15

The second project is using the "Beary Special" stamp set from the kit.

I made a recipe box, which has magnets on the back and can be attached to a kitchen fridge door.

**The recipe of the baguettes was taken from You Tube.

The bears were colored with Copics:
T7, E77, E74, E71, E70
E55, E53, E51
E04, E11, E01
E09, R24

Besides the kit dies I've used a few additional dies to complete the recipe box:
Pierced Scalloped Circles
Double Stitched Circles

Below you can find a video tutorial for creating the recipe box and to have a closer look at the contents of the September 2018 Club Kit.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Two Projects with the Tonic Craft Kit 13


My today's post will be dedicated to the Tonic Craft Kit 13 which I had a chance to try and work with. I need to mention that I until now I did not have  any of the Tonic Studios dies, and I was pleasantly surprised with their quality. 

On You Tube you can find numerous videos of un-boxing this kit, as well as various inspirational tutorials which give you an idea about using the kit in many different ways.

Tonic Craft Kit 13 contained:
Gift Card Box Die Set
Gift Card Holder Die Set
Gift Card Stamp Set
Classic Card - French Blue
Pearlescent Card - Navy Dazzle 
Speciality Papers - Crushed Metal 
6x6 Card Pack - December Skies
Mini Glitter Drop - Dazzling Blue 
Mini Crystal Drop - Liquid Mercury 
Mini Glimmer Paste - Moonstone
Glitter Pot - Silver Tinsel
Mica Mist - Nebula Blue
Surprise Gift (this time these were the Glitter Markers)
Craft Kit Sticker

The dies in this kit were designed to let you create a gift card holder in the shape of a box. I used it as planned, but added a shaker feature to the box.

My second project features mostly the dies from the Tonic Craft Kit 13, other than the rest of the goodies which were in the kit. I made a little vintage style notebook and you can have a look at it here:

There is a lot of stamping in the notebook, as well as using the die cut shapes as masks and creating interesting patterns with them.

You can view the process of putting both of the project together in the video below. I hope it will give you some ideas about using the kit #13 (if you already own one), inspiration for making something with other kits or just encourage you to subscribe for the next kits, which are always a surprise :)

Purchase the Tonic Craft Kit Here
UK & Rest of the World - https://toniccraftkit.co.uk/ 

Have a great day!

Pink Halloween - La-La Land Crafts


Have you seen the new stamp set "Batty For You" from La-La Land Crafts? These are bats are super cute!

 Here is my card with one of them:

You can view all of the LLLC products featured on this card below:
Batty For you
So Many Dots
Double Stitched Circles
Stitched Nested Circles
Stitched Elements
Filigree Pumpkin

Copics colored that I used:
RV19, RV17, RV14, RV11 + T6, T4

I really like the filigree pumpkins die. Ans it cuts so well!

Have a fang-tastic day!

I Am Roses September Challenge Inspiration

Hello dear friends!

We are having a new Anything Goes Challenge over the I Am Roses blog and once again invite you to take part, submit your cards and win beautiful I Am Roses flowers.

Here is my inspiration for you:

I've used the following flowers:

Stay cozy wherever you are and have a sunny day!

Monday, September 17, 2018

A Sea Turtle Pin Cushion and a Sewing Organizer

Hello dear all!

From to time now I like to sew. My today's post will be dedicated to one of the sewing projects. 

As I am fairly new to this field of crafting {and I don't know really how much time and effort I will need to invest in it, in order to be able to say "Yes, I can sew"}, I learn a lot from watching video tutorials on You Tube.

The video tutorial for the project that I want to share with you today, can be found here

Once I saw that cute sea turtle, I got super inspired and sat down to work. It always amazes me how simple things can look like in the video tutorial, and how challenging can actually be completing a project.
I am not showing you the first turtle that I made :) I kinda see my pattern here - only from the second try I am able to get a decent result. 

One more thing that I understood for myself is that taking pictures of the sewn projects is more difficult for me than photographing the paper ones. Will try to work on that too.

From a seemingly simple tutorial you can learn a lot! How to make a stuffed toy, how to sew a zipper, how to do patchwork, how to attach a binding to an oval shape, etc. 

This is how the turtle looks like without the shell:

On the inside of the shell there is a zipper compartment, as well as a place for the scissors and another little pocket for a pack of spare needles. 

The original tutorial only had one pocket for scissors, so this is my little input to the overall project idea.

As the turtle is stuffed with a fiber fill, it can of course be used as a pin cushion.

Loved this project and just had to share it with you! Thank you Lin for your tutorial!