Thursday, March 31, 2016

I Am Roses Anything Goes Challenge Reminder

Hello everyone!

My today's card is intended to remind you about the "Anything Goes" challenge at the I Am Roses Challenge blog. Don't forget that winners get awesome prizes as well. You have one week left, to submit your creations to the March challenge.

Anyway, for my card I used a topper (this is a pre-colored image, for those who are not familiar with the term), with an image from Sylvia Zet. It's called "Spring Time" if you want to get it as a digital stamp, and the topper sheet was from The Hobby House, and was called "Sweet Meadow" (HHWS024).

Here's what I've come up with:


I've used the following flowers from I Am Roses:
Small Mixed Pink Paper Flowers
Mixed Purple & Pink Lily Paper Flowers
White Puffy Paper Flowers

Here are the close-ups:



I have never used card toppers before, but I think this time will not be the last. Moreover, i have now several topper sheets with different images and I just love them all :)

I hope this card will inspire you to go and create something for our I Am Roses Challenge.


Have a nice day and thank you for stopping by for a visit.


Hugs,
Alexandra

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A Masculine Flip Book Using "Durable" Paper by Authentique - Tutorial

Hello everyone!

I got a lot of messages from you, asking to create a video tutorial on constructing a flip book of a smaller size (although I had a picture tutorial for creating it in 6" X 6").

You wanted it, it got it :)

For creating the new flip book I used the "Durable" 6x6 paper pad from Authentique. This project can be completed using only 3 pieces of 12x12" cardstock and one sheet of A4 chipboard. Embellishing though demands about 17 pages of 6x6 papers, so take it into account.

You can purchase the kit for creating the same Flip Book as mine, from Photographs and Memories.

Here's my finished book:




Here are the view of the inside:






I did not have any sticker sheet or other embellies from this collection, so all you see was cut out from the 6X6 papers, including the banner on the front inside cover.

My husband said, that this flip book reminds him of a portmonee, so I guess I achieved my goal in creating a masculine gift :)

Here is the link to the video tutorial on my You Tube channel.


Don't forget to subscribe, to get updates on the new tutorials.

Thanks for visiting and have a nice day!




Hugs,
Alexandra

Friday, March 25, 2016

Spring Card for La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!
First of all I want to say, that those who wanted to follow my blog because of the mini albums and different suitcases which I create, will have to bare with my card posts too. I am on several additional design teams and cards are part of my creative journey :)

Anyway, this post is for La-La Land Crafts and I my card features the following stamp and dies from the company:
Stamp:
Blowing Bubbles Marci
Dies:
Small Scallops Border (April 2015 Club Kit)

Shabby Flourish (April 2015 Club Kit)


Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E17, YR24, YR23, YR21
Outfit: RV69, RV19, RV17, RV55, RV02
             BG78, BG18, BG13, BG11
             W5, W3, W1
             Y17, Y15, Y11


The flowers are from I Am Roses:


To see the cards of the rest of the team, please visit this post:



Thanks for stopping by.



Hugs,
Alexandra

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Speed Video - Creating a card with La-La Land Crafts Dies - from start to finish

Hello everyone!

I have a card today, a little bit different from those I usually create, it is a wedding card and I used the following dies from La-La Land Crafts to put it together:


I used papers from the pad called "The Promise" by the designer Katie Pertiet:


The fabric flower is handmade:


I hope you will enjoy the video:


And here is the video itself:


Thanks for stopping by.



Hugs,
Alexandra

Sunday, March 20, 2016

A Notebook Using Prima "Seashore"

Hello everyone!

I've finished a notebook with two handmade inserts, a pocket for small notes and a picture frame. The whole construction looks like a tri fold and closes with an elastic band.





Here's a closer look at the cover (I've cut out some elements from the papers and also used some clay marine themed embellishments, alongside with some sea shells and crystals):


The composition is very dimensional, but I wasn't able to take a picture which could do more justice to it. 



Here's a video of how I created this notebook:



I hope you like it.


Hugs,
Alexandra


Friday, March 18, 2016

Saturated Canary - Pattern Love

Hello friends!

Again I'm here with a card post, which is for LDRS Creative. I made a card using a stamp by Saturated Canary, it is called "Pattern Love".

To complete a card I also used the following dies:
Gilded Oval Die Set
Basic Pierced Ovals

The sentiment is from the set called "Friends".


The image is colored with Copics, using the no lines technique:
Skin: E04, E11, E, E000
Hair: E11, E15, E18
Outfit: W5, W3, W1
            YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG91
             RV34, RV32, RV11


Thanks for stopping by today.


Hugs,
Alexandra

Favorite Shapes @ La-La Land Crafts

Hello dear visitors!

The inspirational theme this week over the La-La Land Crafts blog was "Favorite Shapes". I like to create shaped cards and also to used doilies and hearts on them, so this is what I did.

My card features the following products:
Stamp:
Dies:
Filigree Flowers (April 2015 Club Kit)
Bandaid (February 2016 Club Kit)


Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E55, E53, E50
Outfit: B16, B02, B01, B00, B000
             W6, W3, W0


The flowers I used are from I A Roses:

 

Thanks for stopping by!



Hugs,
Alexandra

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

March 2016 Club Kit from La-La Land Crafts

Hello everyone!

Today it's the first day of showcasing the new (March 2016) Club Kit from La-La Land Crafts, and as always I have two cards made with the stamps and the dies from the kit.

The kit includes the following:


Here is my first card:



Marci is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: W8, W6, W4, W2
Outfit: E25, E23, E21 + E27, W10
Bone: E55, E53, E50
Dino: G99, G94, G24, G21 + YG03
Bag: E79, E77, E74, E71, E70


And here is the second card with the mini Marci from the stamp set:



The mini Marci is colored with these Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: E30, E13, E15, E18
Outfit: YR18, YR16, YR14, YR12 + E47
             E47, E44, E43, E42
Bone: 6, T3, T0
Dino: G05, G03, G01 + W5
Bag: YG97, YG95, YG91, YG00


You can view more of the Club Kit projects on the official La-La Land Crafts Inspiration blog here.


Thanks for stopping by!



Hugs,
Alexandra

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

I Am Roses March Challenge

5Hello everyone!

Today I'm here with a card. And it is for the I Am Roses monthly "Anything Goes" Challenge. I've used a stamp by Sylvia Zet, it's called "Sweetie" and a bunch of I Am Roses flowers:

White Small Lily Paper Flowers
Mini Mixed Pink Tone Paper Flowers


Sweetie is colored with Copics:
Skin: E04, E11, E00, E000, E0000
Hair: R59, R37, R27, R22
Dress: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91
Wings: BV25, BV23, BV20 + YG0000
Flowers: RV99, RV95, RV93, RV91
               YG99, YG97, YG95, YG21


Here's a closer look at the details:



Reminder about the Challenge Rules:
Contest runs March 15th - April 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 “MAR 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 today!


Hugs,
Alexandra