LLC Special Dec/Jan Challenge – LLC Smörgåsbord

Since our December challenge will be the very last LLC challenge, we wanted to do something special, and I came up with the idea of a Smörgåsbord – basically a buffet of previous challenges. There are 10 different ones to choose from, all unique to LLC, and entries can be submitted until January, 24th.
For my card, I’ve used a Photo Inspiration Collage from the September Challenge this year:septembercollageTo see all challenges and the DT’s inspiration, please hop over to the LLC Blog HERE.

This is how my card turned out:
reindeerIt’s been ages since I’ve made a shaker card, so had lts of fun playing with this one. 🙂
The frame is from the Spellbinder’s Fleur de Elegance die set. The background image is cut from Pion Design’s Church Sheet from the Christmas in Norway collection, the other papers are from the Silent Night collection. The deers are Impression Obsession’s Deer Trio.

reindeer3aThe shaker material is Diamond Dust.
photogrid_1482495255636 The layered Poinsettia is Spellbinder’s Holiday die.
Many thanks for stopping by.
Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year!

Hugz, Sandyreindeer2aP.S. LLC’s Closing Down Sale is ongoing and there are still plenty of goodies left. 😉
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Deep Oean – #144 Silent Night
Kort O’ Mania – #166 Christmas








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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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




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