Friday, January 29, 2016

Sleeping Baby Marci

Hello!

This week we have had an "Anything Goes" inspiration theme at the La-La Land Crafts blog, so I decided to make a little mini album for a friend who is due to give birth to a baby girl very soon. I used the new "Sleeping Baby Marci" and the following dies:

Pierced Scalloped Circles
Double Stitched Circles
Hanging Stars
Filigree Moon
Filigree Border
Baby Clothesline BannerStitched Clouds from the Stitched Sun & Clouds
Rocking Horse
Baby Rattle
Speech Bubbles (January 2016 Club Kit)
Hello Tag (September 2015 Club Kit)




Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Outfit: R22, R21, R20, R11, R00 + W3
           E43, E42, E41
           R85, R83, R81

The album can hold 13 pictures of 3.5 x 5 1/8":



You can read the full post and view the projects of the rest of the team HERE.

This album was a paper cover version of another album, with a fabric cover, which I've created lately, inspired by a very talented friend of mine in Israel - Ola Homenok.

This is my first version of the album:



I hope you like both of them.

Have a nice weekend and see you soon.



Hugs,
Alexandra

Emmy Lou - Candi Bean - LDRS Creative

Hello fear visitors!

I totally forgot to share with you a card made with one of the new stamps by Candi Bean. The stamp is called 'Emmy Lou' and it's part of the winter 2016 release, and she will be available in rubber at LDRS Creative very soon.


Emmy Lou is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000 + RV21
Hair: E39, E37, E35, YR24, YR20
Dress: RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21 + T6
            BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70


The dies I used on this card are from Marianne Designs, Prima Flowers, Cheery Lynn. The flowers are from I Am Roses


This is one of the cards which I sent to CHA and was showcased at the LDRS Creative's booth, alongside several more cards of mine and my teamies.


I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Alexandra.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Birthday Clown Luka

Happy Friday everyone!

Today I have a La-La Land Crafts card to share, and all the cards of the design team this Friday somewhere on them have a pocket.

The pocket on my card is between the layers of paper and it holds a "Celebrate You" ticket.



I used the following stamp and dies to create my card:
Stamp:
Dies:
Filigree Flowers & Shabby Flourish from the April 2015 Club Kit
Balloons from the May 2015 Club Kit


Luka is colored with the following Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E02, E11, E15, E18
Shirt: W4, W2, W0 + B01, Y13, R21
Yellows: E13, Y38, Y35, Y13, Y11
Balloon: B05, B04, B01, B00, B000
Pants: T5, R29, R27, R24, R22

The flowers on my card are from I Am Roses:



I know, I know, the card is very colorful, but is it not how the card with a clown on it 
is supposed to be? :)


You can view the cards of the rest of the design team here.


Thanks for stopping by.


Hugs,
Alexandra

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Eggstra Special - Saturated Canary

Hello!

Lots of us love to color Saturated Canary digital stamps, and the ones which were made to rubber may be purchased from LDRS Creative. The stamp I used on my today"s card is called 'Eggstra Special':


I used Copic markers for coloring:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E0000 + RV21
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: E17, Y19, Y17, Y13
            BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70 + BG10
            RV25, RV23, RV21
Chicken: C5, C3, C1 + R08, E08
Ground + Grass: W5, W3, W1, W0
                            G99, G07, G03


Here are the close-up pics:



I used the 'Lovely View' die from LDRS Creative, as well as some other dies by Cheery Lynn, Noor! Design, Sue Wilson, Sizzix.


Have a nice day!


Hugs,
Alexandra

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Purse Mini Album - Tutorial

Hello!

Now I have 2 purse albums, one bigger and another - a really cute one - smaller. For the smaller version I have a video tutorial available in several parts on my You Tube channel.

You may view the pictures of the larger album in the post here.

In the current post, though, I want to show you the smaller purse (both alone, and in comparison to the larger album).

So, the mini version measures 6 1/4" x 5". The spine is 2 3/4". There are 6 pages inside. I used Ginger's tutorial as a base for creating my pages.






In my video tutorial, I take you through the process of creating the pages, with a little change from those in Ginger's tutorial.

Here's a guide for cutting the card stock and patterned paper, as well as the punch marks for the Envelope Punch Board (EPB).


The pictures below show a bit of inside decor of the album:




You can find a video with the walk-through for the larger album here:


And the tutorial for creating a smaller version of the album here:

Part 1a  

               
Part 1b

         
Part 2a       


            
Part 2b



Part 3 (Final)


***
Since I got a lot of messages from people, who wanted to know whether I have a tutorial for the larger version, will answer here - No, unfortunately, I don't.

Although I have this only picture that I took while creating the first larger purse album. I hope it will help you to figure out the rest of the measurements:



Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.



Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, January 15, 2016

I Am Roses Anything Goes January 2016 Challenge

Hello everyone!

It's about time to start our January Anything Goes Challenge at the I Am Roses blog. You are welcome to take part and link your projects, if you want to win some wonderful flowers from I Am Roses.

The design team is doing their best to inspire you and as usual, you can have a look at all of the cards they created at the challenge post page.

On my card I used the following flowers from I Am Roses, alongside a digital stamp from Sylvia Zet - ''Polly":
- Mixed Pink Color Paper Roses Solid Aqua Blue Paper Flowers
Mixed Rainbow Pastel Puffy Semi Rose Buds
Mixed Pink Puffy Paper Flowers 


Polly is colored with the Copic markers:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E02, E11, E15, E18
Rose: RV69, RV55, RV32, RV00
          YG67, YG63, YG03
Letter: T4, T2, T0 + W00
Polly's Outfit: R37, R35, R32, R30 + T4
                        BG09, BG07, BG05, BG01, BG000
                        W4, Y38, Y35, Y13


As a reminder, here are the rules of the challenge:
Challenge runs January 15th - February8th (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 “JAN 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 stopping by and have a great day!



Hugs,
Alexandra

Winter Blues - La-La Land Crafts

Hello dear friends!

I have a rather simple card to share with you today, and for creating it I used only the dies (from La-La Land Crafts) and didn't color any image.

Here's the list of the dies:
Fancy Christmas Tree
Lattice Bracket
Small Lacy Border
Small Snowflakes
Stitched Nested Circles

And here is the card itself:

I glued together several tree dies to make it look dimensional, and then embellished it with the bells. 

You can check the cards by the rest of the Team Friday in the post here.



Thanks for stopping by today. 

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Prima Stationer's Desk for the Purse/Photo Bag Mini Album

Hello guys!

I finished another shaped mini album. For creating it I used a "Stationer's Desk" paper collection from Prima.

** Can you believe that my post with this album gained over 700 likes in Prima FaceBook Group?! Thank you, everyone who liked it and shared :)**



To tell you the truth, I didn't that much like these papers at first, and from the 12" x 12" sheets I bought only 2 pieces of the "Roses Are Red".

Since the album measures 8" X 6.5" I had to think about the way for creating the cover and the pages using only these 2 sheets (well, plus a 6" X 6" pad that I also had).

The album spine is 3" and there are 6 core pages in the album. For creating 4 of them I used Ginger's tutorial, and another 2 are simple pocket pages with the photo mats inside.








Here are just a couple of close-ups:


And more of the inside views:








I will soon have a tutorial for creating a smaller version of this purse album, so please stay tuned and subscribe to my You Tube Channel if you don't want to miss it.

Here's a video preview by the way :)



Have a great weekend!


Hugs,
Alexandra