Friday, June 26, 2015

June 2015 Release from La-La Land Crafts - Morning Coffee Molli

Happy Friday people!

It's the last day of showcasing the new character (Molli) of the La-La Land Crafts family and the dies from the recent release. All of the new items are already available for purchase here.

Anyway, my card features the following products:
Stamp:
Morning Coffee Molli

Dies:
Stitched Clouds Border
Beach Umbrella
Flower Banner
Scalloped Trim Banner



Molli is colored with the following Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000 + RV21
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Dress: W7, BG18, BG13, BG11, BG10
Cat: W3, W1, W0
Cup: W5, W3, W1
         R89, R85, R81


Close-ups follow as usual:



Don't you like this new character?


Please make sure to follow this link to the La-La Land Crafts blog to have a look at the cards by the rest of the team.

Have a wonderful weekend!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sweet Molli - June 2015 Release from La-La Land Crafts

Hello all!

This week the new character' stamps and the new dies have been showcased at the La-La Land Crafts blog and now it's Team Friday's turn to introduce our makes with the new products.

My card features the following La-La Land Crafts stamp and dies:
Sweet Molli
Feathers
Heart Doily
Heart Fan
Shabby Flourish (from the April 2015 Club Kit)
Scalloped Trim Banner
Flower Banner
Double Stitched Hills Border


Molli was colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E53, E55, E57, E59
Outfit: BV08, BV04, BV02, BV00
             R89, RV43, R81, RV10
             V95, V93, V000

Here are the close-ups:



Please follow this link to have a look at the projects of the rest of the team.



At the following shots you can view the whole collection of the new dies and Molli stamps:




Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Alexandra

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Duckie - New From Saturated Canary at the LDRS

Hello all!

My today's post is for the LDRS DT, featuring this cute "Duckie" from the recent May 2015 release:


The image was colored with the following Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E0000 + RV21
Hair: E13, E15, E18
Outfit: B99, B95, B93, B41
            E79, R85, R81, V000
            W5, W3, W1
Duckie: W5, W3, W1
              Y38, Y13


Here are more of the close-ups:



The base of the card was die-cut with one of the Go Kreate dies, I've also used the DewDrop Circle Die from LDRS, the corners from La-La Land Crafts, and Gold Labels 4 from Spellbinders. The yellow flowers were created using the Noor Design Sunflower Die.
The flowers are from I Am Roses.



Thanks for visiting!

Hugs,
Alexandra



Milk Carton Box - GDT for Noor Design UK

Hello everyone!

This is my second GDT project for Noor Design UK webshop and this time I used a Milk Carton stencil to create this little gift box:




This was very fun to make!! The height of the assembled box is about 5.5". Here are the close-ups of the details:



That's it from me for today.


Hugs,
Alexandra


The Noor! Design products I used for creating the box are as follows:



Monday, June 22, 2015

Mixed Media ATC cards

Hello guys!

No card with a colored image from me today, but instead of that I wanted to show you two mixed media ATC cards I made yesterday. I like to create something new and different from time to time, so my creative soul demanded to make these two :)


I piled several layers of papers, added a bit of lace, a metal piece, a thread (colored it with Distress Stain Seedless Preserves color), added silver micro beads, a bit of crackles texture paste and splatters of glimmer mists.

Here are the close-ups:



I plan to make several more and finally bind them all in a little album, for my own inspiration.

Thanks for watching and have a nice Monday.



Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, June 19, 2015

Father/Masculine - Inspiration Friday La-La Land Crafts

Hello lovelies!

The inspiration theme for the current week at the La-La Land Crafts blog was "Father/Masculine",
The card I made features the following products:


Instead of the designer paper I've used the jeans fabric, and I think it turned out quite nice.


Luka is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Outfit: B99, B97, B95, B91
T3, T1, T0, W00
E77, E74, E71, E70
R89, R85, R83
Hammer: E57, E55, E53
N7, N5, N3



Not a lot of embellies here... It needed to look manly enough :) You may have a look at the projects by the rest of the team here.


Thanks for watching a have a nice weekend.



Alexandra

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Accordion Mini Album Tutorial for La-La Land Crafts

Hello dear friends!

Today I'm duplicating here a tutorial, which was prepared for the La-La Land Crafts blog and it will show you how to make an accordion mini album, like the one I did some time before.


I will give you all the necessary measurements so that you can create one by yourself, including the links to the videos showing how to cover the chipboard parts of the album with the padding and the fabric, before gluing in the accordion mechanism, as well as the measurements for creating the box.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask here, or in the comments for the videos on You Tube.

So here we go!!!

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To start, you’ll need 2 pc of chipboard measuring 6.5” X 4 3/8”.
Cover them with padding material, attaching the material to the chipboard with scortape of your choice.
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Cut 2 pc of fabric for the covers, bearing in mind that the fabric should be about 1.5” larger than the covers from each of the 4 sides.

To glue the fabric to the covers, I used an UHU glue stick.

Once all of the corners are folded and glued down, you can sew your covers.
At this stage, you can already add the rest of the embellishments to the cover, including brads.
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For the inside pages *for the accordion part itself* you will need 7 pc of cardstock measuring 6 3/4" X 4 1/4" *each scored at 6 3/8” on the long side* + 1 pc measuring 6 3/8” X 4 1/4".
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For the box you’ll need two pieces of cardstock, measuring:
11 3/4" X 9.5” *for the bottom part*
10 3/8” X 8 1/8” *For the lid*

The first one should be scored on the 11 3/4" side as follows:
1 1/8” >> 2 3/8” >> 9 3/8” >> 10 5/8”

And on the 9.5” side as follows:
1 1/8” >> 2 3/8” >> 7 1/8” >> 8 3/8”

The second one should be scored on the 10 3/8" side as follows:
3/4" >> 1 5/8” >> 8 3/4" >> 9 5/8”

And on the 8 1/8” side as follows:
3/4" >> 1 5/8” >> 6.5” >> 7 3/8”
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After assembling the box, reinforce the bottom and the lid with additional cardstock.
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To glue the accordion part to the covers, I used the Beacon 3-in-1 glue.





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These are the pictures of the album from the video:







I hope you will give it a try.


Thanks for visiting.

Hugs,
Alexandra

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Baby Bottle Card - GDT for Noor Design UK

Hello lovely friends!

I was lucky to be chosen as a GDT member of the Noor! Design UK webshop for June and in this post I would like to share a baby bottle card I made using the products from Tracy's shop.


It's a shaker card and inside the shaker I've placed some elements from the Baby Paper Art. I've colored them with the Tim Holtz Spun Sugar Distress Stain and then embossed with a clear embossing powder. 

The card has a ribbon closure for some extra 'girly' cuteness.

The list of the products I've used may be found at the bottom of the post.


If you have some of the Noor dies you can enter the current "Here Comes Summer" challenge.



Hugs,
Alexandra





Monday, June 15, 2015

I Am Roses June Anything Goes Challange

Hello everyone!

Today starts a new challenge over at I am roses challenge blog. The theme is 'Anything goes' (as usual), and all you have to do is to incorporate at least two 'I Am Roses' products in your project and link it to IAR challenge blog.

My card was made with the "Princess Birgitta" by C.C. Designs and the following beautiful flowers from I Am Roses:






The image is colored with the following Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Outfit: T5, E44, E43, E42, E41
            Y38, Y35, Y13


Here are more of the details:



The tag on the top right side is pulled out together with the envelope in which it is located:




Here's the reminder of our challenge rules:
Contest runs June 15th - July 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 “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.


Thanks for visiting!


Hugs,
Alexandra