Saturday, May 21, 2022

'Save the Bees' - A Chipboard Box

Happy weekend everyone!

When "Save the Bees" digital paper collection was released by Vectoria Designs, I fell in love with it right away. I loved its yellow, brown and green tones. I am so happy that I was finally able to craft with it! 

Here is a chipboard box featuring the digital papers, created from sratch (as usual); 
the box measures 9" (L) X 7" (W) X 2.5" (D).


Besides the large crafting kit, this collection also comes in a smaller set of selected background papers and some ephemera elements. One of my favorite sheets is the one with lots of bees against the yellow background. What is your favorite?



Back to the box - there is nothing fancy in it, but I LOVE how crisp its lines are and how sturdy it is. The paper colors and the imagery in this collection are really awesome.










I couldn't help decorating the inside of the lid, too:


And here are some close-ups of the card and tags, to go in the box:




Make sure to check other digital collections in the Vectoria Designs Etsy store, there are so many of them and all are stunning!!!

Thank you for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Two Cards - La-La Land Crafts Mondays

Hello everyone!

I hope you are doing well and enjoying the last days of spring and the last days of the school year. My girls are very excited for the summer break and to be frank, me and my husband are excited for it too :))
There are just a few end-of-year parties left to attend, some school performances and we will be fully ready to dive into summer. So awesome!

I didn't have time to post my two recent cards for La-La Land Crafts here on the blog, so I am doing it now. I hope you like the cute characters!

The first card was created for the 'Flowers' theme and featured the sweet mice from the Smarty Plants Clear Stamp Set


I like the new floral dies, you can never have too many of them. Each leaf, each flower is great and can be used on a projects for any occasion.


Below you can find the full list of the LLLC products which I used for making my card:
Smarty Plants Clear Stamp Set 


The stamp was colored with Copics:
Mice Bodies: N6,N4, N2, N0 
Blush: R20 
Noses: R59, R46, R43 
Pots: R89, R85, R83 
Plants: YG97, YG67, YG63, YG61, YG25

My second card was created for a 'Birthday' theme and has Free Spirit Marci as the main character:


Here are the links to the items that I used:


Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair: E59, E57, E55
Shirt: R39, R37, R35, R32
Skirt: R85, R83, R81
          E57, Y38, Y18
         YG67, YG63, YG61
Boots: R85, R83, R81 + E59

I appreciate your visit and have a great rest of your day!





Monday, May 2, 2022

La-La Land Crafts - Inspiration Monday

Hey there!!

It is a lovely Monday here in Texas and I am happy to share a very "springy" and coloriful card with you today, that features some of the products from La-La Land Crafts. Our theme this week is 'Pets'.


Not very often, but some people do have pet squirrells, am I right? :) This little cutie comes from the set called "A Good Day":


I enjoy a lot using the new daisy flower dies. They look very real especially when colored with markers, and not only die cut from cardstock. What do you think?


Below you can find the links to the products that I used:

The squirrell was colored with Copics:
Squirrell: C7, C5, c3, C1 + R20
Nose: T9
Flower: YG99, YG95, YG25
              R89, R85, R83, R81


Have a wonderful rest of your day and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 25, 2022

La-La Land Crafts - Inspiration Monday

Hello!

I hope your week is off to a great start! Mother's Day is just around the corner and the La-La Land Crafts design team has made a few cards for that occasion to share with you. 

My card features a cute gnome from the "Hey Gnomie Clear Stamp Set".


I also used a few new floral dies, to add around the gnome. You will be able to find the links to the products (if you need to have a look at anything) further in this post.



The gnome is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Beard: W5, W3, W1
Outfit: V09, V06, V05, V04, V01
             E44, E43, E42 + T5
Daisy: RV29, RV25, RV23
           E59, E39, E37, E35
           G99, YG95

Here is the list of the items I used on my card:


Happy coming Mother's Day to all the mothers who love us despite anything, who are always by our sides, supporting, caring and guiding, never asking anything in return, always proud of any of our achievements and always pushing us forward to new successes. We love you so much and wanna be just like you when we grow up :)

Thanks everybody for stopping by!

Friday, April 22, 2022

Sealing Wax Meets UV Resin - Tutorial + Freebie

Hello everyone!

While working on the specimen tags for my next nature themed journal, I decided to make wax charms and thought about a way of making them look a bit more interesting. I also had a UV Resin in my stash that I wanted to use along with the wax, so this seemed to be a great chance of trying something new. 
Here are the tags that I finally came up with:


I relly liked the bass dowel seals for creating the charms. They were perfect for this purpose. I got mine from Craspire:



The charms turned out awesome, with the UV Resin dome on top of them they look like cabochons. 




I filmed a video tutorial in which I share my creative process. I hope you find it helpful and inspiring :)
If you cannot play the video, please copy and paste the direct link into your browser - https://youtu.be/ifvwjY7yaa0


For those who want to use some of the images and elements that I used on my tags, I have a freebie below. Open the image in a new tab and click "Save As..."


I printed this sheet one time on cardstock and the second time on transparent sticker paper, so that I could use the butterflies and the bugs on top of the acetate in the tag window. 


Let me know what you think of this idea. Have fun creating!


Tuesday, April 12, 2022

April 2022 Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 5

Hello and happy Tuesday to all!

I love spring!! It is my favorite time of the year! Isn't it nice to feel even more inpired not only by the beautiful nature outside, but also by the wonderful products from the new release by La-La Land Crafts!?

Here is my card for the DAY 5 of the showcase:


The 'In Bloom' stamp set can be used on any card! Coloring foral doodles is fun and relaxing. You can even use just plain markers or pencils for coloring the images in, in any case they will look great.


The focal point of my card are the shaker vase and the butterfly. For the first time I have created a see through shaker element and I like it a lot. I didn't want to cover any parts of the colored floral clusters, so using acetate for the back layer of the shaker seemed perfect. 


I also used the 'clearest' type of sequins that I had :) I like that they have a flat back and don't have a hole in the middle.


Be sure to check the carious butterfly dies from April Release, they are gorgeous!! 

You can find the links to the products that I used below:

Monday, April 11, 2022

April 2022 Release from La-La Land Crafts - Day 4

Hello everyone!

There is a new Spring Release available in the La-La Land Crafts store! There are lots of new products for you to check out, which include as always, new paper packs, new die, new staencils and of course, new stamps.

Here is my card for the DAY 4 of the release showcase:


There are new floral dies in the store, which I am sure you'll love. The lilies are one of them. They are gorgeous!!


Here are the links to the products that I used for creating my today's card:


Marci was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + R20
Hair: E18, E15, E13, E11
Dress: R89, R85, R83, R81
Shoes: BV29, BV25, BV3, BV20 + RV02
Lilies: E99, Y19, Y13 + E59
            YG95, YG93, YG01

To round it up, have another look at all the new goodies from the Spring Release:






Thanks for stopping by today! Come back tomorrow for another showcase :)