LLC November Challenge – White Christmas

Hi there,
Well it’s few and far beween my posts…
Last month, after having announced the LLC Store Closure, and initiliazed the Closing Down Sale was absolutely manic.
I was busy from dusk til dawn packing orders… 😀 It has eased off a little bit since; even though it’s been so busy, there are still lots of beautiful stash left, so it’ll still be a while until the store will close down.

Foor the time being we’re continuing with the LLC Challenge, and this month’s theme was suggested by Cathrine, who’s probably the only one from the DT who will for sure get to have a White Christmas this year… 😀

I haven’t made a single Christmas card this year so I took the opportunity to play along:whitechristmas1blogI’ve used papers (mostly scrap pieces) from a few different Maja collections to build my layers. The gorgeous die is from Cheery Lynn and called “Winter Neighbourhood”, it’s one of thoose dies you see and you fall in love with instantly, isn’t it?!
whitechristmas4blogI added some snow-tex to the roofs of the houses, and it’s also scattered all around the card.
Of course, I reached for some rustic embellishments; the whitewashed/shabby cinnamon sticks, cones, and sisal:
whitechristmas3blogwhitechristmas2blogThanks for stopping by,
Sandy, x
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Melissa Frances  20-50% off
Prima  25-50% off
Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers  20% off
Wycinanka Chipboards 25% off
Stempelglede Stamps 20% off
Sagen Vintage Design 25-50% off
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LLC May Challenge: Blossoms and/or Butterflies

Long time no see… I’m making yet another sporadic appearance here on my blog, LOL. 1st of May today which of course means a new Live & Love Crafts Challenge,and this month’s theme is Blossoms and/or Butterflies. So couldn’t be easier really. :-)

Wild horses couldn’t drag me away from using Maja Design’s newest collection, Vintage Romance. OMG: it’s sooooo pretty. I think their most beautiful collection since Sofiero was released back in 2013. Wow; time flies, doesn’t it?!

Here’s my card;blossoms3_miniI’ve layred the card with three different sheets; Falling for you, Passion, and Love Poetry had to be on top as it’s the fairest of them all! As a centre piece, I’ve used one of the gorgeous Wycinanka chipboard frames. This Wuthering 1, which I embossed with shabby pink frantage. The sentiment is from LOTV.

blossoms4_miniHere’s a close up of the flower bouquet:

blossoms5_miniThe pink lace is the new and gorgeous Amabelle, underneath it some of the new tulle trim.blossoms2_miniThanks for stopping by. Hope you can join the LLC challenge this month.
Hugz, Sandy




Blue X-mas Cards

Ooops; 5 months have past since my last post! Where does time go, I’d usually ask myself, but this time I actually know. The refurbishment work of the house we moved into in mid August has swallowed soooooooo much of my time. We’re far from done, but we’re getting there, slowly. :-) Anywho; as a consequence, I didn’t create hardly any Christmas cards this year, I think only 2 throughout the whole year, but I did sort of a marathon session the day before Christmas Eve and created four for our new neighbours. :-)All4cards2_miniI finally got to have a play with Pion Design’s new beautiful Christmas Collection, “Glistening Season”. 😀
The main colours are blue and brown; blue being my favourite colours, this collection is of course right up my street!Churchcard_miniI used the beautiful church image from the “Coming Home” sheet…bridgecard_mini…as well as this beautiful bridge image from the “By the River” sheet:closeup_bridgecloseup_church_miniSome close up pics of the bellies;
PhotoGrid_1451072754484_miniChallenges I’d like to enter:
Deep Ocean – #119 Anything goes
Inky Chicks – 60 Merry Christmas
Nordsalten – #130 Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy – #154 Anything goes
Sparkles – #75 Favourite Christmas Colours (Blue)

Thanks for stopping by,

P.S. Don’t miss the Christmas Sale at the LLC Store; at least 20% on all Christmas products, many products reducced much more. This is a great opportunity to stock up on Maja & Pion ~Christmas~ papers!xmassale

Shabby Sentiment Card

Yesterday I felt like making something rather shabby, so I ended up with this;Lots of layers, , distressing, cheese cloth, and crackle …