Friday, September 30, 2016

Baby Pumpkin Luka - La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

Today will be my last (at least for now) inspiration project for the La-La Land Crafts design team. I've been a part of this amazing team for almost 3 years and it was a huge honor and pleasure for me. I am grateful to Irina Blount and Sandie Dunne, as well the rest of the amazing ladies on the team for being supportive, fun and simply amazing. I will make a little break with Copic coloring now :)

This week's theme was "All Shapes and Sizes". I've created a treat box for Halloween with the following products from La-La Land Crafts:
Baby Pumpkin Luka
Bare Branches
Heart Handles
Stitched Tags
Love Owl Tag (for cutting the tiny leaves)
Boo! Banner
Autumn Leaves
Stitched Elements
Spiderweb Corner


Luka is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Oranges: E09, YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12
Greens: YG67, YG63, YG61, YG01

Here's a little close-up of the dies' cluster:

The tutorial for creating this easel drawer box may be found here:

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the LLLC blog post for having a look at the projects by the rest of the team.

Monday, September 26, 2016

DIY Notebook with the 'Steampunk Debutante' by Graphic 45

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with the notebook which was created from scratch and embellished with the paper from the Graphic 45 Deluxe Collection "Steampunk Debutante".

For embellishing the cover and the dividers inside the notebook I used a lot of cut out elements. The flowers were all cut from the paper called "Fantasy Floral":

For the closure  I used one of the hitch fasteners by Tim Holtz. The book was bound using the Buttonhole Stitch Binding (this is the tutorial which helped me while I was creating my book).

The book has 8 dividers, and each has more cut out elements from the paper, as well as a bit of stamping using the Graphic 45 Color Box Decades Inks, and die cut gears by Tim Holtz.

On the inside of the front and back covers there are side pockets for the notes, tags and other papers:

I have a video tutorial with all the measurements and explanations on how to make this book. The second part of the tutorial covers a detailed process of the cover embellishing. I share my way of layering multiple elements on the cover. I hope some of you will find it useful :)

Part 1

Part 2

Thanks for visiting me today!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Color Inspiration La-La Land Crafts

Good Friday everyone!

We have some color inspiration for you at the La-La Land Crafts blog. You can find the inspiration picture at the bottom of this post.

My card features the following products:


Marci is colored with these Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91 + YG00
             E09, YR18, YR16, YR15, YR12
             W3, W1, W00
             E44, E43, E42, E41

Here are the details and close-ups:

You can find the cards by the rest of the design team in the post over here.

And here is the color inspiration photo that we used:

Thanks for stopping by today.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

IAR September Anything Goes Challenge

Hello ladies!

Can you believe that is is already 15th of September? And it is time for our monthly Anything Goes Challenge at the I Am Roses blog.

Here is my inspirational card:

I have used the following flowers from I Am Roses:
Mixed Crafts Paper Flowers 
White Mulberry Paper Flowers


The dies which I used on my card are from Tim Holtz, Fluffy Duffy, Scrap Man, La-La Land Crafts, Craft and You.

If you are willing to join our challenge and get a chance to win awesome prizes, here is what you need to know:
Challenge runs Sep 15th - Oct 8th (Ends 11:55pm PST)
Theme: "Anything Goes"
Minimum (2) 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 “September 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

I am happy that you could stop by. Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Ahoy There - La-La Land Crafts Nautical Marci

Hello everyone!

I have been missing from the blog recently, the kids were ill one after another, and then I got either allergy or bronchitis (my doctor is still unsure what it is), which don't leave my until now, so finding the mood and energy for crafting has been a true challenge for me.

Anyway, I managed to create a card for an "Ahoy There" theme at La-La Land Crafts and am writing up the post now in order to share the card with you.

I've used the following products from La-La Land Crafts:
Nautical Marci
Tropical Wave Border (June 2016 Club Kit)

Marci was colored with Copics:

Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E27, E23, E21
Outfit: C5, C3, C1, C00 + BV20
            R37, R27, R24, R21
            B26, B24, B21
Shell: E77, E74, E71, E70

Here are the close-ups of the details:

The DT girls have created some wonderful cards, which can all be viewed here.

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back tomorrow with a card for September IAR challenge.