Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Top Picks November Challenge

As promised yesterday, here are the Top Picks from the November challenge, when our theme was FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COLOUR COMBO:




Finally I'd like to wish everyone a very

....and of course a Crafty New Year!!!

We'll be back on January 1st with a new LLC Challenge.

If you have planned to spend some time in your craft room; we'd love to see you join in with our December challenge:


The theme couldn't be easier; "With Love".

Hugz from Sandy and the LLC DT

Monday, December 22, 2014

Top Picks October Challenge

Hi All Crafters; hope you're ready for Christmas!
I'm not, but then again I never am, LOL.

I'm very sorry for the delay in announcing the Top Picks for the last two LLC challenges; I'll try to do better next year.
Today I'm posting the Top Picks for the October challenge, PINK:


Congratulations Ladies!

Tomorrow I'll do a post on the Top Picks from the November challenge, FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS COLOUR COMBO.

Hugz from Sandy

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Shabby Christmas Card with Birds

Happy Saturday!
Sandy here with a quick post before heading out to do some crazy Christmas shopping...
It's going to be mad; I wish I could avoid it, but I only have myself to blame for leaving it to the last minute...just like with my Christmas cards, LOL.

Anywho; thought I'd show you one I made yesterday:
 I have used papers from Maja Design's gorgeous Christmas collection "A Gift forYou", and the bird image is from an old Inkido Christmas sheet called "Holly Birds" that I found in my stash.

Speaking of Maja Design....

Today Maja Design has announced their new 2015 Creative team.
Why not pop over to the Maja Design blog and check out if there are any familiar faces.?!!! ;-)
For some texture, I added a piece of Maya Road burlap trim underneath the flowers and I used lots of  snow-tex and further shabbied it up with some angelhair.

Thanks for stopping by.
Hugz, Sandy

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Did someone say...

...fussy and fancy?!!!
Since I haven't had time to make many Christmas cards during the year, I'm currently doing marathon sessions, desperately trying to catch up. :-) It's looking rather bleak at the moment with seven left to make, but we shall see... LOL

Anywho; with so few days left til Christmas and last recommended posting dates hoplessley missed (by a week or so...) it would be beneficial to create some quick and easy cards, however that's very difficult if you have LLC's whole stash to play with. :-)

So fussy and fancy it is! I've been a good in the making of seven cards; I've strictly used paper left overs, no new sheets, nono, but today temptation got the better of me...
Whilst in the storage room, picking orders, I glanced one time too many at the new Nyhavn collection...

No ~jingle~bells ringing?
No wonder; it's a brand new Summer Collection from Maja Design!!! :-)
Nyhavn, which consists of 12 different 12x12 inch sheets is a LIMITED EDITION.

This is how my card turned out...

Always loved 1905 from the Summer Basics collection, so this new sheet "Sitting at the dock" is right up my street. The lace borders, the frame, and the insert were all ciut from "Strolling along the Canal". The image is from an old Inkido sheet, which has sold out, but if you're into angels, please checkout the recently arrived Angels sheet from Sagen Vintage Design.

 I have a thing for making criss cross cards at the moment, so I thought I'll show you another one I made:
For this card I've used "Winter 12x12", which is from my favourite Christmas collection ever, Pion Design's "Silent Night" from 2012. There simply nothing that compares to this collection's softness!
Also this image is from Inkido.

Here's a little collage with some close up pics;
Now I better get back to my production; I'll try harder to be less fussy. ;-)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sandy xxx