Friday, June 29, 2012

Inspiration Friday - Birthday!

Happy Friday, La-La Land Crafts friends! 

This is Arlene
and I'll be your hostess for today's

This week's theme is....


Team Friday has an amazing line up of projects to get your creative juices flowing... so without further adieu, on to the line up we go!

First up is...

Also featuring Wave Border Die

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E37, E57
Green: YG03, YG05, YG07
White: C1, blender

Also featuring Heart Chair

Copic Markers:
Hair: E39, E18, E99, YR23
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Dress & Headband: RV23, RV21, RV10, YG03, YG01, YG0000
Tights: RV10 RV00
Shoes: E55, E53, E51
Chair: E29, E25, E33, V09, V06, V04
Balloon: V01, V000, V0000
Gift: YG03, YG01, YG0000, V01, V000

Also featuring Filagree Corner die

Design Papers - My Mind's Eye, Gertie 6x6 Paper Pad

Copic Markers:
Skin - R20, R11, E21, E11, E000, R24 (lips)
Hair - E18, E17, E15, E13
Glasses - 100, BG57, BG53, BG0000
Skirt - BG53, BG49, BG0000
Shoes - BG53, BG49, BG000, W7, W5
Telephone - 100, W7, W5, W3, W1, Y19

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000,00,21,11, R20
Hair: E50, YR21, 23, E53, 55
Shoes: W 0,3, 5, 7

Also featuring Wave Border die and Palm Tree die

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11, R01, R02, B60
Hair: E30, E33, E99, E39
Y15, Y17, Y38
R11, R22, R14, R17
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG49

Also featuring Filagree Corner die and
Butterflies Set 1 die (inside card)

Copic Markers:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, E93, BV00
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Dress/Balloon: R00, R11, R12, W5, W7, W9
Headband/Shoes: W5, W7, W9

We hope you enjoyed the load of eye-candy we had to share with you today! 

So how are those creative juices flowing now??

Won't you join us with this week's challenge? All you have to do is create a project with this week's theme "Birthday" and link your project up to the Customer Gallery for your chance to win a PRIZE!

We can't wait to see what you create!


on behalf of the La La Land Crafts design team!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Butterfly Picture Frame....

Hi, it's Debra here and today I want to share with you a little project I made using the
 from La La Land Crafts.

I cut out "30" butterflies in my chosen coloured paper- remember to keep the heart centres! and then I evenly spaced/ measured them out on my 12 x 12  white cardstock.

When I was happy with the placement I glued them down- centre bit only so the wings would be off the paper ( hard to see by the photo and thru the glass) and then at the very end I added the Heart centres to each butterfly.
....use a different colour to the butterfly so they stand out from the rest of the Butterfly.

Because of the little heart centres these are the most perfect Butterfly Dies for you to use.

I then placed this in my 12 x 12 Photo frame and all done. 

I'm really happy with how this turned out and my Butterfly Frame Picture my now sits proudly in my family room.  The room is all glass so lots of light and this will add to the feel of the outside inside...

So why not give this ago, you will be happy with the looks and results.  Please do share if as we would love to see your creation. 

Have fun, Debra, x 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Inspiration Monday-Birthday

Hi everyone!
It is Renee here and I am going to be your hostess for today.
Before we take off make sure you are buckled in tight, because the creations that Team Monday has made for this weeks theme will blow you away!

What is the theme you may ask?
Well this week's theme is

Let's take a look at some of the gorgeous Birthday inspired cards from the team.

Karen Maldonado using Ruffles Marci
Hair: E07, E09 E39, Y26
Skin: E0000, E00, E01, E11
Shoes: W3, W5, W7
Blouse, Skirt, & Headband: B21, B24, BG70, G43, R83, R000

Kim Dellow
using Karate Marci
Prismacolor pencils:
seashell pink, peach, pink, burnt ochre, sand, yellow ochre,
chocolate, black, 30-70% cool grey, muted turquoise, celedon green

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: C1, T5, T7
Pink: R85
Yellow: Y21, 23

Copics used
Skin-E00, YR00, E13, R22.
Hair- E31, E33, E35.
Clothes- R17, R29, YR04, YR07, YR09.
Shoes- W1, W00.
Glitter pen

Distress Reinkers
Skin: Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo.
Cheeks: Worn Lipstick.
Hair: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.
Dress: Rusty Hinge.
Hairband, Bobble, Sash and Cuffs: Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.
Shoes: Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain.
Balloon: Squeezed Lemonade and Vintage Photo.

Distress inks
Skin -tattered rose ,antique linen ,walnut stain ,victorian velvet
Hair-antique linen ,walnut stain ,black soot
Dress-victorian velvet ,black soot ,spun sugar
Shoes-walnut stain ,black soot
Phone-black soot

Copics & Chalk
Skin: E000, E00, chalk
Hair: YR23, YR21, E11
Dress/Shoes: R81 & chalk, YG41, YG45, stickles

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair - E50, E53, E57
Clothes and pom-poms - RV10, RV13, RV27, R27, YG21, YG23, YG25, C1, C3, C5
Ground - W1, W3, W5.

Pretty amazing stuff right!
Make sure you pop back on Friday to see the stunning creations that Inspiration Team Friday have in store for you.
Don't forget that you can play along with any of our themes and link your gorgeous creations to the La La Land Customer Gallery HERE. You could be this months lucky winner!


Friday, June 22, 2012

Inspirational Friday - Fun in The Sun!!

G'Day Everyone!!

It's Karen here, and I'm your hostess with the mostest for this Inspirational Friday!!!  

This week's theme is "FUN IN THE SUN" so throw on your sunny's (sun glasses) because you will be blinded by the Inspirational Friday Design Team's gorgeous creation's this week... 

and if you happen to be in a place where it's absolutely freezing cold - as in middle of winter - like here in Australia - hopefully these will warm you up a bit!! or you can always grab a Hot Chocolate and enjoy!! (or maybe an Iced Chocolate if your somewhere toastie!!) 

Copics used
Skin - R24 (lips), R20, R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - 100, T8, T6, T4
Clothes - R27, R24, R20, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Hat - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20
Glasses - R24, T8, Red Spica Pen, Glaze Pen
Gloves - T8, T6, T4
Pearls - T6, T4, T2
Yellows - Y19, Y11, Y00, Y0000

Copic's Used: 
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. 
Hair: C7, C8, C5, 100. 
Flowers: R20, R22, R21, R43, Y32, Y35. 
Clothes: YG61, TG63, YG67, E55, E57, E59, E41

Using Hula Marci and Sun Die 

Copic Markers 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Skirt - YG03, YG63, YG67
Shirt/Flowers - Y13, Y15, Y17
Lei - BG02, BG10


Copic Markers:
Skin: E00, E21, E11, BV00, E93
Hair: E74, E77, E79
Flowers: Y13, Y17, R21, R24, R29
Kukui Nut Necklace: E27
Top: Y13, Y17
Skirt: G40, G94, G99
Turtle: E23, G40, G94, G99

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, R20
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9, B00
Yellow: Y11, YR31, YR24
White: E81, blender

Copic's Used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R01, R02, B60, B63
Hair:E50, E51, E21, E53, E55, E57
B21, B41, B93, B95, B97, B99
C00, C0, C1

Copic's Used:
Skin: E000,00,21,11 R20 Hair: E42, 44, 49 
Clothes/hat/skates: R14, 22, 23, 24, 29, BV00, 22, 25, 
B21, 91, 97, G00, BG34 , T0, T1, T2


Copic's Used:
Hat, Swimsuit & Floatie - YR04, YR02 YR00, Y08, Y06, Y00, 
B04, B02, B000, YG23, YG21
Hair - E19, E18, E17, E13
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
If your looking for some more Awesome Fun in the Sun Inspiration.... then check out what Inspirational Design Team Monday have created for you - if you haven't seen it already!!

Don't forget that you can play along with any of our themes and link your gorgeous creations to the La La Land Customer Gallery HERE - You just could be this months lucky winner!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

How to Use La-La Land Craft Dies using Grand Calibur!!!!

Hi Everyone, It's Karen here....

Today I am going to show you how to use the new La-La Land Craft dies using a Spellbinder Grand Calibur machine.

This Machine is really easy to use, and I find it does a better job with thin dies than my Big Shot.  With the Grand Calibur there is no need for paper shims or anything like that... it's just a load, cut, and go!!

So today I'm using the Street Lamp Die, one of the Butterflies from the Butterfly Set 1 Die's, and the Filigree Corner Die - all of these dies are available now at La La Land Crafts or at your La-La Land Crafts retailer in Australia.  (If you live in Australia or New Zealand, you can only buy the dies from your local store within Australia)

Okay, so first up, you need your Grand Calibur Machine, and two plates - Cutting Plate C and Base Plate A. Your dies and some card or paper

First lay down your dies, cutting side up onto your Base Plate A as shown below

Then lay your card over the top of the dies, ensuring that you have the "right side" of the card facing down... if you are using one sided patterned paper the pattern would be facing down.

Next lay your Cutting Plate C on the top of the dies and paper to make a sandwich. Then place it in your machine to roll through to cut the shapes.  I like to roll mine through the machine twice, just to make sure that all the pieces are cut correctly.

When you remove the cutting plate you can see that all the dies have cut through the black card stock and shown below.

When I remove the bulk of the paper I am left with my dies with the paper inside. It is really easy to remove the paper from the dies - simply by tipping them over... the paper should just fall out.  Well it does for me, most of the time...  but sometimes I have to use my paper die pick or a pin,  to help push it out. The dies have little holes on the back for just this job if you need to :-) 

Now it's just a matter of removing the little cut bits from the die cut, then you will be left with your Street Lamp, Butterfly and Filigree Corner die cuts.... now it's time to put them on a card!!

This is my card that I used my die cuts on... It's Travel Marci. I have coloured her with my Copic's and used some bright Amy Tangerine Paper to set her off.  My die cuts look so awesome in black, you can really see all the details of them:-)

Paper: Amy Tangerine - sketchbook
Embellishments: Ruffled Ribbon, Ric Rac, Bike Charm, Ribbon, String, Button, Sewing Machine.
Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E11, E15, E18  
Clothes and Luggage: RV63, RV66, RV69, C2, C4, C6, C0, 
BG0000, BG01, BG05, BG09

Thanks for looking and I hope my Tutorial was helpful!!

Hugs Karen

Monday, June 18, 2012

Inspiration Monday - Fun in the Sun...

Hi Everyone, Debra here and welcome to La La Land Crafts Inspiration Monday.
This week our theme to inspire you is.....

*****FUN in the SUN*****
In Australia at the moment our season is winter, brrrrrr.... and so the theme for this week was a really wonderful escape from the cold. For those of you experiencing nice warm weather, Lucky you, wish I was there with you.

Here are the Fabulous creations cards from the team Monday girls, Sit back and enjoy....

... Coloured with Distress Reinkers,
Face: Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose
Hair: Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap and Walnut Stain
Clothes and Wellies: Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Broken China and Black Soot.
Clouds are chalks.

Skin: E00, E11, R20
Hair: E13, E37, E35
Blue: BG01
Green: G21, YG03
Pink: RV06

Prismacolor pencils....
seashell pink, peach, pink, burnt ochre,
black, sand, dark brown, yellow ochre,
spanish orange, celadon green, peacock green

Skin - E000, E00, E11, R11
Hair - C1,C3,C5,C7,100
Clothes - BG10, BG13. BG15, B93, B95, B97, YG21, YG23, YG25
Tricycle - RV10, RV13, RV34, C1, C3, C5. C7, E35, E37, YG21, YG23, YG25
Fence and Ground - Y06, Y06, Y15, E50, E53, C2, C3, C5

skin-E000 E00 E11 E02
hair-E21 E25 E29
clothes -R30 R32 R35
boots -E21 E25 E29

Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hair: E49, E47, E43
Hat/Bathing Suit/Inner-tube: R81, R83, R85, BG15, BG18, BG32, Y11, Y02, Y18

DEBRA using

Clothes-R05,R27,B24, B21.
Floaties/Flippers-YG03, G05, Y02, Y08, Y17.
Hair- E51, E53, E55.
Skin- E00, E30, E11.Goggles- B0000, C1.

KAREN using

Hair: E44, E47
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11
Hat/Swimsuit/Float: V17, V15, V12, RV55, E81, Y13, YG25, YG21

Remember - you can follow along to any of our themes and link up on our Customer Gallery for a chance to win a monthly prize.

Hope you have a Fabulous Week, xxx

Friday, June 15, 2012

Inspiration Friday - Something for Dad

Happy Friday! It's Sandie here and I am hosting this week’s Inspiration Friday.

Each Monday and Friday our very talented design teams bring you a new and  inspirational theme to play along with, and this week our theme is 

Something for Dad

Here is what the amazing Team Friday have created:

Debbie Pamment using Lil Rocker Luka

Copics -
Skintones - R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Clothes - R39, R29, R27, R24, T8, T6, T4, T2, C0, C00
Guitar - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, Y28, Y19, R39, R27, R24

Tara using Ukulele Luka

Skin: E00, 21, 11, 13, R20, Hair: E42, 43, 44, 49 Flowers:Y02, 08, 13 BG34 Ukulele: E18, 33, 34,

Arlene Cuevas using Fedora Hat Luka

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, BV00
Hair: C3, C5, C7, C9
Hat/Hat trim: E42, E43, E44, YG61, YG63, YG67
Shirt: E08, E09
Vest: YG61, YG63, YG67
Shorts/Shoes: E42, E43, E44
Watch: Y26, Y28

Tina Gilliland using Lil'Rocker Luka

Hat: B97, B95, B93, E34, E31, E30, Y15, Y13, Y11
Hair: E29, E25, E31
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Shirt: B01, B000, B000, E34, E31, E30
Jeans: B97, B95, B93
Shoes: C1, C00
Guitar: R29, R27, R24, C9, C7, C5

Jeanette using Aussie Luka

Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11K R20, R30
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E55
Hat & Shoes: E37, E57, E47, E59
Shirt: E40, E41, E42, E43
Shorts & Leaves: YG93, YG95, YG97, YG63
Koala: W00, W01, W03, W05, W07

Sue using Filigree Corner Die and Prince Luka 

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R01, R02, B60
Hair: E21, E25, E27, E29
Light Blue: B21, B41, B93
Mid Blue: B32, B34, B37, B45
Navy Blue: B95, B97, B99
Green: YG21, YG03, YG25, YG67

Sandie using Fireman Luka
Copic Markers
Skin: E000, 00, 11. R20(cheeks)
Hair - E07, 18
Helmet - R22, 24, 46
Pants - Y13, 15, 17, 19
Hose/Boots - C1 through C9
Tuffy - E30, 31, 35. C5, C7, C9. R24, R46. Y21, Y28

Don't forget - you can follow along to any of our themes and link up on our Customer Gallery for a chance to win a monthly prize.

Hope it inspires