Monday, January 28, 2013

Inspiration Monday~~Frame It!

We want to take this opportunity to say a special goodbye and a HUGE thank you to Melanie Fletcher and Trine Kristiansen for their amazing and gorgeous creations over the last 2 months! They were a tremendous help to us during CHA and their cards were awesome in our CHA booth! I know you all agree with me that they had a special way with our Marci and Luka stamps. We wish them the very best and hope to see them back here soon!! Thank you both so much for your hard work and dedication!

Hello everyone welcome to another Monday Inspiration hope you all had a good crafty weekend 
our theme this week is

Frame it 
and here is what the DT came up with for you 

 Skin- E21, E50, E51, R00, R20.
 Hair- E44, E43, E40. 
Clothes R22, R20, R00, W3, W1, W00. 0.

Sara Winter
skin-E000 E00 E11 E02
hair-E11 E13 E15 E17 E29
skirt-E13 E17 E19
top-E93 E95 W3
frame- E53 E55 E57 E59

Skin: YR0000, YR000, E21, E11, E04, R01, R02
Dress/ Shoes: R24, E09, N3, N5, N7, N9
Hair: E40, E43, E44, E47, E49

Cindy Haffner

Skin: E51, E11, R20
Hair Y21, Y23
Dress: G12, R37, R81, RV91

Derwent Coloursoft Pencils
Skin : peach, ochre,brown earth,cream, blush pink.
Dress: mid grey,steel grey,cream, white grey.
Flowers: scarlet,blush pink,cream,
Hair: yellow ochre,dark brown,terracotta.

Skin: E21-51-50-93
Hair: E49-29-27-25-23
Hat / Shorts: E49-47-44-43-42-41
Green: YG97-95-93-91
Panda: T6-5-3-1. R20-00-000
Shirt: E18-17-15-13-11

Alyce Keegan
Stamp-Dress Up Marci
Die -Filigree Corner
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E71, E77, E79

Purple BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29 
Aqua BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78 
Yellow Flower Y11, Y15, Y17, E33

Rosie Bridges
Stamp-Coloring Marci, Bird from Brick Wall Set
Dies -Filigree Corner
 Scallop Border
 Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Lips: R22
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Headband/Smock: B21, B29, YG41, YG45, B18, B24
Shirt: Y02, Y18, YR23
Copic Marker: N0, C3, Black
Paper Pad: E41, E42, N0

remember you can join in the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creation to the Customer Gallery , facebook page and Twitter

thanks for looking today 
hugs sara x x x

Friday, January 25, 2013

Friday Inspiration- In Stitches!

Hello happy and fabulous crafters, Sue here with this weeks inspiration Friday!

Our inspiration for this week is

"In Stitches"
Using Real or Faux stitching

Remember to add your "In Stitches"  Creations to the La La Land Crafts Customer Gallery, as always there is a prize for the winner at the end of the month!

Without further ado lets see the gorgeous little beauties the team have to share.........

Aeryn using Kimino Marci

Copic colours:
Skin: E11, E21, E00, YR000, YR0000, R20
Hair: C8, C5, C3, C1, BV25, BV23, BV20
Outfit: Y38, Y19, Y15, Y13, C8, C5, C3, C1
Umbella: R39, R46, R14

Copic Markers:
Skin: E11, E13, E00, E0000, R20
Hair: E21, E50, E51
Clothes: RV34, RV32, RV91, E70, E71, E74, E77, 0

Lou Mac using Luka with Crayons

ProMarkers & FlexMarkers
Skin: Blush, Soft Peach, Rose Peach
Hair: March Hare, Caramel, Cinnamon, Cocoa
T-shirt- Pumpkin, Red, Berry, Grass, Forest Green, Pine
Shorts: Cyan, Aegean, French Navy

Debbie using Sweet Friends Marci, Sentiment from Heart Key Marci, Butterflies Set 1 Die, Garden Bench, Sun, Island and Grass Die Set

Copics Used:
Skin:  E21, E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair: R59, E39, YR24, Y26, Y21
Clothes: G46, G43, G40, R89, R85, R83, R81, T4, T2, T0, Y21
Panda: T8, T6, T4, R00, R000

Jeanette Using Luka with Crayons and Heart Fence

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E31, E35, E57
Shirt: BG10, BG11, BG13
Shorts: E40, E41, E43

Sandie using Sweet Friends Marci, Berry Flourish Die, String of Hearts Border Die, Rolled Roses Die
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00., E11, R20
Hair: E13, E23, E25, E27
Dress: BG13,BG15, BG18. R43, R45
Hairbands: R43, R46
Teddy/Boots: E51, E53, E55, E57

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R01, R02, 
Hair: E50, E51, E21, E53
RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV14, RV52
R43, R46
YG21, YG23, YG25
G43, G46, G28
YR16, YR18

Mandy Stacey using Heart Key Marci & Heart Banner Die

Copics Used:
skin E11, E00, E000, R12
hair - E44, E43, E41
clothes - W4, W2, W1, W0, W00
key - E33, E31, E30

Have an awesome weekend
Sue :)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Tutorial Thursday - 3D Lotus with Lotus Die

Hello, Hello!  Irina is here to introduce Summer Hills-Painter of, our Blog Guest today with an AMAZING Tutorial.  You can see Summer's work on her blog, click HERE.

Take it away Summer! :-)

Hello!  Here is a tutorial on using the Lotus Flower Die to make a 3D lotus flower.

To begin you will need to cut three sets of flowers from your cardstock. This will make two complete flowers for you, one large and one small.  You will need two of the largest petal, three of the next size, two of the next, and three of the smallest. You will also cut the center shape 8 times. In this example I used yellow for the center. You will also need to cut the leaf twice using green cardstock.
To make the large flower, use the two largest petals and the three next sized petals. Using a stylus and a foam mat (this one is just a cut up mouse pad), start in the center of the flower and pull outward, cupping the petals.

Repeat this step for all five petals. I gradually get tighter and tighter with my cupping of each layer.

Next repeat the cupping process with four of the flower centers.
Now it is time for assembly! Using the two largest, petals glue together offsetting the petals.

Repeat the same progress for the three middle petals, followed by the flower center

Next glue the center into the middle portion

Then adhere the top portion to the base

Next, the edges were inked using Peeled Paint Distress ink.

And finally the leaf was glued to the flower

I love the look of these flowers!  Here is an altered canvas that I made using these flowers and the Kimono Marci digital image.
I hope you give this technique a try. Here is a video of the process.

Thank you for taking a peek.  

Isn't it AMAZING?!! I told you so!  Thank you SO MUCH Summer for sharing your talent with us! 

To purchase Lotus Die used in this Tutorial please click HERE.


Monday, January 21, 2013

Inspiration Monday~~In Stitches (real or faux stitching)

Happy Monday everyone! Hope you had a lovely weekend! Have you finally had a chance to check out all the FABULOUS new dies and stamps from CHA?!!  If not, be sure to check out this post:  


All the new dies, stamps and shadow boxes are in the LLLC Store! Be sure to check them out because they are amazing and soooooo adorable!!

Every Monday and Friday our Design Team will be bringing you inspiration following a certain theme. The theme this week is: 

(use real or faux stitching)

Let's see what Team Monday has for you today. 

Alyce Keegan
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E41, E43, E47, E49

Pink: RV11, RV34, RV69 
Purple: BV20, BV23, BV25, BV29 
Yellow: Y11, Y17, E33

Cindy Haffner
Stamp: Quill Pen Marci
Dies: Heart Tree, Grass Border
Hair: YR24, YR23
Pinks: RV53, RV21
Blues: BG000, BG45

Debra James
Stamp: Coloring Marci
Dies: Frightful Fence, Cloud, Sun & Island Set
Skin: E31, E50, E51, R00, R20
Hair: E79, E74, E71
Clothes: G14, YG25, YG03, TG00, R89, R29, R24, 
V000, V12, V15, V17, YR16, Y17, Y02, Y00
Skin: YR0000, YR000, YR00, E11, E04
Hair: E57, E59, E29, E49
Clothes: B95, B97, B99, BG10, BG11, BG13, BG23, BG49
Frame: YR23, Y26, E33

Mel Fletcher
Stamp: Heart Key Marci
Die: Heart Banner
Derwent Coloursoft Pencils:
Face: pale peach,ochre,brown earth,cream,blush pink.
Hair: terracotta,brown black, yellow ochre, cream.
Dress: Purple and Grey.
Key: Scarlet and Cadmium.

Rosie Bridges
Stamp: Sweet Friends Marci
Dies: Heart Banner, String of Hearts Border
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Red: R22, R24, R29, R39
Purple: V12, V15, V17
Panda/Boots: C3, C5, C7

Sara Winter
Stamp: Artist Marci
Die: Scallop Border
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E02
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E29
Coat: R00, R01, W2
Shirt/Headscarf: BG63, BG96, W3

Trine Kristiansen
Stamp: Heart Key Marci
Dies: Filigree Corner, String of Hearts Border
Skin: E21, E51, E50, E93
Hair: E29, E39, E35, E33, E31
Red: T5, E19, E07, R24
Green. BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70
Yellow: YR24, YR23, Y15
If you haven't yet, please check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :)

In addition, we have a Customer Gallery so be sure to link up so we can oooooh and aaaah over your Marci and Luka creations!

Have a great week and see you back here on Friday!
Rosie and Team Monday  

Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Inspiration ~ No Flowers

Happy Friday ! This is Jeanette and it is my turn to host Inspiration Friday but first, did you see all the FABULOUS new dies and images from CHA? If not, you can check out this post:


Every Monday and Friday La-La Land Crafts Design Teams bring you a new inspirational theme. This week’s  Theme is:

 No Flowers


Here are the wonderful creations of the Friday Team:

Lou Mac
Ring Bearer Luka
String of Hearts Border Die
Birdcage Die Skin - Blush, Soft Peach, Rose Peach
Hair - Cinnamon, Cocoa, Walnut, Umber
Suit - Cool Grey 1, 2, 3, 4 ,5 Black, Tea Green, Soft Green, Grey Green

Debbie P
Doctor Marci
Filigree Corner Die
Heart Banner Die
Fancy Bracket Die
Copics Used
Skin - E21, E11,E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E33, E31, E30
Clothes - B39, B34, B32, B00, B000, C2, C0, C00, Sakura gelly roll glitter pen

Best Friends Luka
Scallop Bracket Die
Heart Treble Clef Die
Garden Bench Die
Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E50, E51, E53,E35
Dog: E40, E41, E42, E43, E444
Grey: C1, C3, C5
Green: YG00, YG11, YG61
Aqua: BG10, BG11

Mandy Stacey
Ring bearer Luka
Fancy Bracket Dies

skin - E11, E00, E000, R12
hair - E44, E43, E41
suit - C5, C3, C1
shirt - C1, C00
shoes - C9, C7, C5
cushion - R89, R59, R39 / YR24, YR23, YR21

Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer
Fedora Hat Luka
Copic Colours
Skin:E11/21/00, YR000/0000, R20. BV23
Hair: C8/5/1, BV25
Clothes:R39/46/24, T9/7/5/3, C3, Y28/26

We love to see your La La Land Crafts creations so just link them up to the CUSTOMER GALLERY and be in with a chance of winning a prize !

Hugs Jeanette  xxo

Monday, January 14, 2013

Inspiration Monday--No Flowers!!


Hi everyone Did you  see all the FABULOUS new dies and images from CHA!!!  Check out this post:  

I want to welcome you to La-la Land’s Inspiration Monday. Every Monday and Friday La-La Land Crafts Design Team will be bringing you a new inspirational theme. Today’s Theme is No Flowers!!~ 

Let's see what the team has for us today!!~

Greens: G82,G21, G000
Gold: YR24, YR23, YR27
Hair: Y23, Y21
Greys: T2, T5, T7

Skin: E21-51-50
Blue: B99-97-95-93. BG01
Green: YG67-63-61-00. G40
Red: R29-24-22
Yellow: YR24-23-21-20
Hair: E49-47-44-43-41

Coloured her with DI's.
Skin : Vintage photo, Tattered Rose.
Dress : a mix of Faded Jeans and tumbled glass.
Hair: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain and some Yellow ochre pencil.

Skin: E21, E50, E51, R00, R20
Hair: E44, E43, E40
Clothes: Bg000, Bg01, Bg05, Bg07, Y26, Y23, Y00
Shoes: W3, W1, W00

Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, R11
Hair: E50, E53, E43, E57
Outfit - Blue: B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Outfit - White: C0, C3, C5
Outfit - Red: R22, R29, R46, R59
Suitcase: E11, E13, E15, E18, Y11, Y15
Background Shading: B00, B70, B72, Blender

Skin: E000 E00 E11 E02
Hair: E23 E25 E29
Jeans: B91 B93 B95 B97 B99
Hairband: R30 R32

Skin; E0000, E000, E00, E11, E04
Hair; E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Clothes; B95, B97, B99, G82, YG63, YG67
Book; C0, C1
Crayons; B95, b97, R24, E09, Y17, Y38, Yr04, YR04, Y11, Y21

Rosie Bridges
Saxophone Luka
Heart Banner Die
 Fancy Bracket Die

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E44, E47, E49
Hearts/Shirt: R24, R27, R29, R89
Vest/Pants/Shoes: N2, N4, N6, N8
Saxophone: YR21, YR23, YR24, Y28

 We love to see your La La Land Crafts creations so just link them up to the CUSTOMER GALLERY and be in with a chance of winning a prize !

Hugs Cindy xoxo