LLC Challenge #19 Perfume

Hi there and Happy New Year!
AT LLC we’re kicking off the year with a new challenge and a rather unconventional theme – it’s perfume!!! :roll: :lol:
I got this idea a while back; the girls thought I had gone mad, but after some serious persuation and examples on how the theme can be interpreted, I managed to get a few of them on my side, so we’re rolling with it! (On a side note; this theme was decided long before Magnolia’s new collection Lost & Found was released. ;-) ).

Sadly, these days I mostly don’t have time to take parts in the LLC challenges, but since the theme was my idea, I thought I’d better join in this time!
I used this perfume ad for inspiration:
…and here’s my card:
Some of the details:
The perfume tag I found somewhere on the net, possibly from the Graphics Fairy?!
The large die is from Joy Crafts; I think it looks royal, so fitting for the image, which is from LOTV – I bought it at Ally in the Spring last year, but it hasn’t been inked up until now.
The clock I cut out from the Maja paper.

Thanks for stopping by; now please go check out what the LLC DT has come up with!


Santa Cards

Yup; I’m still working on my Christmas cards with one day to go until Christmas Eve :oops:
Today I made these three with Santa images from Inkido (2012):Only three more to go, LOL. Maybe on X-mas day?!

More Scraps & Some New Stuff

Hi again,
yesterday I managed to get three more Christmas cards done. :-) This time though I couldn’t restrict myself to only using scraps and left overs, LOL.

Here’s Card no. 1 with the new lace “Euphoria” and the beautiful Vintage Pearl Pins:
Card No. 2

New lace – yet to be added to the website.
As well as 4th of December from Maja’s new Vintage Frost Basics
Card No. 3

Again a new lace and 4th of December.

Collage with some of the details:
Thanks for stopping by,


X-mas Scraps

Hi Everyone,
I made my first X-mas card this year back in January, so I thought I was off to a good start…but then time has flown by and before I knew it December was here.
Since the store has kept me so busy this whole year, it more or less feels like September right now, LOL. This week hubby has been away for a few days, so I took the chance to  catch up on the X-mas card production. :-)

I tend to grab a fresh sheet of paper whenever I’m crafting, and same goes for the new products which I usually can’t keep my fingers away from… Jeez you should see my pile of scraps…  :oops: So this time I thought I’ll stay away from the new stuff and only use leftovers.

The first sheet I reached for was the image sheet from Pion Design’s Silent Night collection. Only 1/6 images was used last year…I had also cut into the Tags and Cut Out Sheet, so I have used images from these two sheet as well.

Here’s Card No1DP: Church 6x6  Images: Collage, Tags, Nativity Scene 6×6
Lace “Amélie” & Pearl Lace
Shabby White Fran-táge

Card No. 2DPs: Pion Design, Border Sheet, Silent Night, Vintage Autumn Basics no.VI
Lace “Alençon”
Shabby Pink Fran-táge

Card No. 3
DPs: Anemone, Christmas Market

Card No. 4
DPs: Church 6×6
Lace “Alençon”, and the trim used at the top was a gift from Yulis (thanks hun!)
Shabby White Fran-táge

Card No. 5
DPs: Blue Room 6×6 & Tags from Almas, Cut Out Vintage Garden
Die Cut Frame: Backside of Ornament
Lace “Fleurs Des Jardins”, Lace Jolie & Storm Clouds Seam Binding
Snow-tex & Gesso

Card No. 6

DPs: 1899, 1903
Lace “Empress Alexandra”, Pearl String
Snow-tex & Gesso

Card No. 7
DPs: Anemone. 1899, Church 6×6
Lace “Empress Alexandra”
Snow-tex & Gesso

Card No. 8
DPs: Anemone, 1910, Border (Silent Night)
Scalloped Rose Pennant Edge Lace, Lace “Venezia”, Rhinestones Lace
Snow-tex & Gesso

Not bad for only using scraps, or what do you think?
But now since I’ve been such a good girl…maybe it’s time to cut into some new stuff?!!! ;-)
Thanks for stopping by.


Sweet Baby Boy Gift Set

Hi there,
This week the LLC DT Members have been playing with Pion Design’s newly released collection “Sweet Baby”. And this week I got to play along! :-)

Some friends of ours had a baby boy back in April, so a card from me is loooong overdue. I wanted to do something different though this time….
Well; if you’re looking for different…then look no further than our Elin, who always brings new fresh ideas to the table and makes so much more than just cards.

I found my inspiration in a Christmas cookie/candy box, that Elin created last year.
And here’s my take on it with the Sweet Baby Collection:

The adorable image is of course from the collection, and the paper I used to wrap around the jar is “Blue Baby Blanket”. I also used the backside of Seed Packets from Vintage Garden for the decorative element in the middle. The border was punched out with an Echo Park punch, which Eulanda was kind enough to buy for me and send over (thanks hun!).
Then I added the blue satin ribbon and on top of it I glued on the strip with the tiny feet, from the Sweet Baby Border sheet. The die cut letters are also from Pion: Grandma’s School Book Collection.
All edges have been distressed with Tea Dye.
From a bird’s perspective:

The lid was made out of plastic, so I sanded it to get more of a rough surface that the gesso would stick to (thanks for the tip Alyce).
On top of the lid I placed a large die cut (from Joy Crafts) that I decorated:

The paper is the backside of the Blue Baby Blanket sheet. Also this image is from the Sweet Baby Collection, then there’s cheese cloth, a couple of foam flower stems in blue, Wild Orchid Crafts Roses in different sizes in the colours light mocha and ivory. The large blue rose is one of the WOC Wild Roses, and the pearls are from Melissa Frances.

Here are some close up pics:

I had so much fun though that I couldn’t stop once the jar was finished, so I decided to make a matching card in “Elin style”:

The papers are the same as  I used for the jar and once again there’s another image from the Images sheet. Aren’t they adorable?!!!

The pull out tag I decorated with some flags from the Cut Out Sheet/ Vintage Garden. To the top borders I applied some Multi Medium, in order to strengthen the papers a bit. I used yet another border strip; this time with tiny blue baby feet, also placed on top of the blue satin ribbon.

The third border strip I used is the one on the front of the card, and it was attached to two mini sewing spools from Maya Road.

The crane charm was perfect for this card; just toned it down a bit with gesso.
Here’s one last pic of the set together:
Thanks for stopping by!

Hugz, Sandy