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!
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.
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.
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.
Long time no see…it’s been a month since I last posted something here on my personal blog, but today it’s the 15th of the month, so it’s time for the CLP Midway Reminder.
Sadly though this will be the last CLP sketch challenge.
An epoch is coming to an end; I’ve very much enjoyed playing with Chelsea’s beautiful sketches over the last 1.5 years as a DT Member, but also prior to this, as one of the many challenge participants. I suppose the saying “all good things must come to an end” is true. Thank you Chelsea for letting me be part of your fab DT and for your gorgeous sketches and inspiring work!
Now; here’s the final CLP sketch, so you better play along this month!
And here’s what I made:
I’ll be here all night if I am to describe what products from the LLC Store I’ve used and how. Please check the Inlinkz ingredients list below; yeah I’m aware its close to a mile long , but hey I haven’t crafted in a month’s time, and who knows when the opportunity will arise again, so I had to make the most of it, LOL.
The image is the gorgeous “Rowan Fairy” from Wee Stamps.
Challenges I’d like to enter:
A Creative Romance – Winter Blues
Deep Ocean - #64 Winter
Divas by Design – Something Snowy
ABC Christmas – Winter Wishes
Cards und More - #94 Baby it’s cold outside
Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget now to enter this very last CLP challenge!
It’s the 15th of the month and time for the CLP Midway Reminder.
Here’s Chelsea’s gorgeous October sketch:I haven’t been crafting for a month now, so it was really fun getting back to it. Of course I had to use the new collection from Maja Design, Vintage Autumn Basics, and my favourite sheet, No. VI.In order to save myself some time, I made two photo collages:The mini paper bag with the tag is from Melissa Frances. I added some seam binding to it and attached it with a heart brad. The three mini wood hearts I first painted white, then I sanded them slightly to give them more of a shabby effect. The roses and the new beaded berries got some gesso treatment, as did the seam binding. For other parts of the card I used the white crackle paint.
The flower display is very much inspired by my talented DT Member Elin, and just like her, I coloured the foam flower stems with brown distress ink just by dabbing the sponge onto them.
The two laces I’ve used are the “Old Country Rose and Lace Florence, which I dabbed with a pink Victorian Velvet distress ink pad.
Thanks for stopping by today. Hope to see you joining CLP this month!
It’s the 15th of the month and time for the CLP Midway Reminder. This is what the September sketch looks like:
…and here’s my take on it:
This card is coming from the heart and is part of the surprise myself and the LLC DT have put together for the lovely Louise, who today is posting her last card as a LLC DT Member.
It’s with tears in my eyes I’m writing this; Louise has been part of the LLC DT for more than 9 months, so we’re all going to miss her tremendously.
It’s been a great pleasure and privilege having Louise on the team. She’s an amazing person; positive, enthusiastic, full of ideas, caring for others, and she has a great sense of humour. I feel very fortunate to have gotten to know her. Before Louise joined the LLC Design Team, I had only heard rumours about what a sweet person she is. Let me tell you; they were wrong. The rumours didn’t do her justice; in real life she’s even nicer!
When I think of the crafter Louise, I think of an extremely talented young lady who comes up with some of the most creative projects I’ve ever seen. Please visit the LLC Blog and have a look for yourself!
I’ve always referred to Louise as the Shabby Chic Princess. Her shabby crafting style is unique. Louise was the one who brough the word “shabbotage” into my dictionary, and I love this term, it always puts a smile on my face.
You know how pictures of cards and projects you see in blogland sometimes don’t do them justice and you miss out on some details. Well; I’m lucky enough to have one of Louise’s cards that she sent for my birthday at home, so I’ve been able to study her shabby style close up.
I’ve done my best to incorporate Louise’s style on this card and I’ve used some of Louise’s favourite LLC products:
I should probably have used a Tilda since Magnolia is by far Louise’s favourite stamp brand, but instead I used this cutie from Saturated Canary.
There’s white crackle paint scattered all over the card, Louise’s trade mark.
She also loves flowers….(OMG I lost count how many times Louise asked about when the WOC flowers would be delivered after I had placed my order. LOL) …so I’ve used as many as I could fit in. Then I was a bit torn wheather I should use seam binding for the bow or the organza ribbon, but I thought others might be using the seam binding, so I went with the pink organza ribbon, which I know she really loves.
Obviously I had to use papers from Maja Design’s Sofiero collection – the pink fan she is, they are her favourites, and then there’s shabby pink frantage as well…
I hope you like it Louise! Thanks ever so much for your hard work for LLC and for being my friend. I hope you’ll get to spend a lot of quality time with your girls and family, that’s most important for you right now, but I also hope that we’ll see you returning to the craft world not to far away in the future.
Hugs and Kisses and thanks from the bottom of my heart.
I will miss you soooooooooo much Sweetie,
My posts are few and far inbetween these days, but here’s a card I made earlier this week:This card was posted on the LLC Blog on Thursday, which is Alyce’s day, but since the LLC DT has been showcasing Pion’s new Christmas collection “Wintertime in Swedish Lapland” this week and unfortunately Alyce didn’t get her papers in time, I did Thursday’s LLC Blog Post.
It’s been a couple of months now since I stepped down from the LLC DT; my intention to join in with the monthly challenges hasn’t worked out so far, but now that I “had” to create something for LLC I quite enjoyed it, and it was great that I could get another X-mas card done…only my third so far this year. How many days are left again? LOL
As you can see from the pic, this is a Shaker Card: I cut out the two birds from the 12 x12 Winterbird Sheet. The shaker filling consists of fine white glitter and tiny red beads from my private stash, but apart from that (and the dies used on this card), all the materials can be found at the LLC store. The frame was frantaged with Shabby White and then I scattered some snow-tex on it and on the window panel, well all over the card actually.
The base of my card is one of the fours from the 6×6 Nisse sheet, the middle part is the back side from the 12×12 Winterbird sheet and at the bottom I used the heart border from the Border Sheet. The border was placed on top of Lace “Désirée”.
The images are two dinosaur Tildas; they’re from 2007 and I bought them a couple of years ago when I visited the Magnolia store as I’be always find them so charming. The left one, “Tilda with Lantern”, I had actually never used before, whereas the right one, “Homespin Tilda” has been inked a couple of times before.
Thanks for stopping by today and taking a peak.