Thursday, 30 June 2016

Wooden Owls - Thursday Blog Project by Sarah

Good Morning Everyone! 


It's Sarah here with a new LC Designs Project. Today I am sharing something a little bit different. I have used the fab paper pack - Quirky Quilts to decorate some wooden owl shapes - cut out for me by my lovely husband!


How cute are these right!?
Here is a list of materials and products I used for this project: 

LC Designs 6x6 Paper Pack - Quirky Quilts
Wooden Owl Shapes
White, Black and Orange Card stock
 Circle Dies
Triangle Punch (Xmas Tree Punch)
Glue and Sandpaper 

To make - I spread the glue over the whole side of the wood and then put the papers on, smoothing out any bubbles or creases. Once completly dried I trimmed down and sanded the edges to give them a shabby style finish. I then die cut the circles for the eyes and punched the triangle for the beak and glued these on too!

  Simple but really cute! Thanks for stopping by to take a look, hope you enjoyed the tutorial!


Sarah x

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

June Challenge Inspiration from Helen


Good morning - it's Helen here to share my DT card for the current LC Designs Challenge and to remind you that there's still time to enter the challenge.

For this month's challenge we're asking you to 'create a scene' - so we're looking for cards featuring a scene of some sort.  You could use several stamps to create a scene or just use one stamp that shows a scene - the choice is yours!

All the details about the challenge are here on the original blog post and the prize on offer for the winner is:


For my card I've used 'Wavy Seascape'

It's folded card - here's a side view to show the shape better:


My card was designed for one of the LC Designs workshops I ran a couple of months ago - if you're interested in coming to one of my future workshops, have a look here on the website.



Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Come and see us at The Brighton Craft and Hobby Show!

Come and meet Steve on the LC stand at the Brighton Craft and Hobby Show this Sat and Sun 02  and 03 July.
10am - 4pm
The Sports Centre, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9QU

Hope to see you there, LC xxx

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Guest Designer Inspiration - June Challenge

Good morning everyone - it's Helen here to remind you that there's still time to enter our current LC Designs Blog Challenge.  

Our theme is 'create a scene' so we're looking for cards featuring a scene of some sort.  You could use several stamps to create a scene or just use one stamp that shows a scene - the choice is yours!

You can find the original blog post with all the details here.  Don't forget we have a great prize on offer for the winner:





This month we have two very talented Guest Designers joining us for the challenge.

First of all a card from Anne:




Anne has used 'Freedom' stamp set

and next a card from Ellenor:



Ellenor has used 'Dinkies Tulip Bunny'
 
I hope I've inspired you to take a look at our challenge and link up a card - we'd love to see you there!
 
Helen x

 

Thursday, 23 June 2016

23 June - 23 items HALF PRICE!!!

It's lovely and sunny here on the Wirral today, 23 June, but we know that tomorrow is going to rain, so to spread a little joy Steve has chosed 23 items and reduced them to HALF PRICE until 10am tomorrow.
Find them all in the SALE section of our web here and this is limited stock so 'first come, first served' - hurry, we have stamps, paper packs, stamp sets and irresistible images, ALL HALF PRICE WOW xxx

Wavy Elephants - Card Project

Morning All!
 
It’s Lisa here with a new project and today I’m showcasing one of the newest Wavy Stamp Sets. Here I’ve used Wavy Elephants:
 
A new stamp set - Wavy Elephants
 
Today I’m using one of my favourite colour combinations, pink and grey, and I thought it went well with the cute little elephants.
 
Wavy Elephants (1)
 
Supplies:
  • Wavy Elephants Stamp Set
  • Memento ‘Tuxedo Black’
  • White Stamping Card, Pink Card and Grey Card
  • 15cm Square White Card Blank
  • Alcohol Pens
  • Patterned Paper
  • Die Cutting Machine
  • Shaped Nesting Dies and Corner Bow Die
  • Border Punch
  • Flower Punches, Pearls and Liquid Pearls

Step by Step:

  1. Cut a 13.5cm square of patterned paper. Mat first onto grey card and then onto pink card. Fix to the card blank.
  2. Cut a 14cm by 4cm strip of grey card and use a border punch to decorate the edge. Add a 14cm by 1cm strip of pink card on top and fix to right of the card blank.
  3. Using black ink stamp your Wavy Elephants image onto white stamping card, die cut into a fancy shape and colour in with alcohol markers. Mat first onto pink card and then onto grey card. Fix to the card base with foam pads.
  4. Using black ink stamp one of the sentiments from the Wavy Elephants stamp set onto white stamping card, die cut into a fancy shape. Mat onto pink card and fix to the card base with foam pads.
  5. Decorate the card with punched flowers, a die cut corner bow and pearls.

 

A quick close up of the fabulous stamp:

Wavy Elephants (2)

I hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. My blog is www.craftingbelle.blogspot.com if you would like to see more of my projects.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Monthly Challenge Inspiration–Lisa

Morning All! It’s Lisa here with a quick reminder of our current monthly challenge and a closer look at my challenge project.

The theme of our current challenge is ‘Create a Scene’ and you can find all the details on the challenge post, here on the blog. We would love to see your cards entered in the challenge and there's a fabulous prize on offer for the winner!

For my challenge project I’ve used Dinkies Snowman and Pretty Pastel Dots Paper Pack:

Dinkies Snowman stamp
 
Here is my card:
 
Snowman (4)
 
I created my scene using an embossed and inked background, with two stamped snowmen coloured in, fussy cut and fixed to the background with foam pads.

Details of supplies can be found on my blog here.

I hope you like my project and are inspired to try something similar. My blog is www.craftingbelle.blogspot.com if you would like to see some more projects.

Thanks for stopping by and pop back tomorrow as I’ll be back with a new project.

Lisa

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Happy Jumping Wavy Sheep

 
 
 
Hello everyone its Alli here with this card which I have made to hopefully inspire you to take part in the LC Designs June stamp challenge (click on the link for full T&Cs). I have had this stamp for a while now and when I first got it I had a field full of sheep to look out on from my crafty lair but before I could make anything the sheep were moved (apparently its a Strawberry field and the sheep are put in there to turn the ground over). So the stamp fell to the bottom of my stash and I only found it again the other day and it made me smile just as it had the first time I saw it.
 
These are the prizes you could win if you do decide to take part in the challenge, aren't they fabulous and as you would expect with LC Designs the quality of their products is second to none.
 

 
what you will need:
Diesire by Crafters Companion Create A Card - Rosie
Crafters Companion Signature Collection - Floral Delight
small stamen die/punch
die cutting machine
Fern/leaf die/punch
Tonic small Daisy boot punch
small hole punch
Versa Fine ink pad
white card to stamp onto
thick black card
copy paper
orange paper scraps
green card scraps
8mm peach satin ribbon bow

Fold the black card in two and position the 2nd largest Diesire Rosie die on the card making sure to line the non cutting edge of the die with the fold in the card, run the card through the die cutting machine to make a black base card.
 
Using the Wavy Sheep stamp and the Versa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto white card.
Place the stamped image within the 3rd largest Diesire Rosie die and roughly cut around the outside of the die with a pair of scissors (you are simply cutting the image down to a more manageable size so you don't have to be precise when you cut).
Colour the stamped image and colour the grass below the wavy line with a pale green.
*Tear the copy paper, place the torn edge on the grass part of the image and cut the paper down to size. Colour the paper with a slightly darker green. Stick the coloured copy paper onto the image.*
Repeat from * to * once more.
(I used wet glue to stick the copy paper to the image but when it dries it curls the image so if you can find a better way to stick the copy paper to the image I would suggest you do it and please let me know if you do find a better way to stick the copy papers)
If you have used wet glue allow the image to dry. 
Place the 3rd largest Diesire Rosie die on the card and run it through the die cutting machine, cut along the image where the die has not cut the line.
Using the Enjoy your Birthday stamp and the Versa Fine ink stamp the sentiment onto the topper.
Stick the topper onto the base card.
 
Using the green card and the leaf die cut out 2 x leaf shapes.
Chop the shapes about until the desired effect is achieved and stick into position.
Using the Floral Delight 3rd largest flower die cut a flower from the orange paper scraps.
Stick the flower to the base card.
Using the stamen die make a stamen from white card and stick onto the middle of the flower.
Using the Tonic boot punch cut 5 x Daisies from the orange paper scraps. Punch 5 x small dots from the white card and stick the dots to the centre of the small Daisies, stick the Daisies onto the card.
Stick the bow onto the card.
 

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

June Challenge Inspiration from Sarah

Good Morning to you All!

For the Team Challenge Create a Scene, I bring you inspiration using the lovely Wavy Elephants Stamp Set and the Paper Pack Falling Daisies. There are some fab wavy stamps which you can find here



To create my scene I played around with papers and die cut shapes to compliment the stamp. I used Pro-markers to colour the elephants and flowers - Distress Inks for the background. I love the cuteness of this stamp and the sentiments are fab!

The Wavy Elephants, Wavy Hedgehogs and Wavy Doggies are £6.00 each set - but you can ... Buy all 3 for £12.00 (get one set FREE!) The offer can be found here!

The prize for this challenge is:


Defo worth entering! Details can be found here.

Thanks for looking,

Saturday, 11 June 2016

Monthly Challenge 70 - Create a Scene

Good morning and welcome to our new challenge!

First of all, a big thank to everyone who entered last month's challenge, scroll down to see if you were our winner or one of the top 3.

Just before our new challenge, we'd like to say 'goodbye' to three members of the Design Team - Diane, Heidi and Susan.  A big thank you to you all for your hard work and fantastic creations - you will be very much missed.

Now on to this month's challenge and our theme is:

CREATE A SCENE

..... so we're looking for cards featuring a scene of some sort.  You could use several stamps to create a scene or just use one stamp that shows a scene - the choice is yours!

You can make anything that you'd like to - cards, ATCs, scrapbook layouts, tags and whatever else you can think of!   You can use any products that you want to although we would love to see you feature something from the LC Designs website.  Don't forget that we sell stamps, digi stamps, toppers, outline stickers as well as all the other goodies you need to make cards.  

Take a look here at our website to see all the gorgeous LC Designs products.

(click on the picture to go to the website)

And the prize on offer for this months's lucky random winner is:


Included in the prize is one of the brand new 'At the Seaside' paper packs!

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This month we have two guest designers joining us so please give a warm welcome to:



"My name is Ellenor and I live in Sweden (Vasteras) together with my boyfriend Stefan and my fluffy cat Knutte.

I have been crafting for about four years now and have mostly been creating cards. I love to try new things out but somehow I always go back into cardmaking.

We moved to a house a few yeas ago and I was lucky enough to get my own craftroom. I love to spend my free time in there, as does my cat :)"

You can visit Ellenor's blog here: http://missellenor.blogspot.co.uk/

and here is Ellenor's beautiful card:


Ellenor has used 'Dinkies Tulip Bunny'

and next, please welcome:



"Hello I’m Anne and I live in West Yorkshire with my husband. I have always enjoyed some form of craft but paper crafting has been the main focus for my craft for the last 20 years and I enjoy both card making and scrapbooking.
I was a member of the Little Claire Designs club for many years and always visit the stand at shows so was delighted to be asked to be a guest designer this month as I have always liked their stamps."
You can visit Anne's blog here: http://paperandink-anne.blogspot.co.uk/

and here is Anne's beautiful card:


Anne has used 'Freedom' stamp set

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And now here's some inspiration from our talented Design Team:



Sarah has used 'Wavy Elephants'






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Our Rules

1. Although we'd love to see you using our products, you can use any products that you want to make your project.

2. Only 3 entries from each person please - you can combine your entry with as many other challenges as you want to.

3. Please follow our challenge theme and no backlinking.

4. Please link up to and mention our challenge and please ensure you enter a link to your card and not just to your blog.

This challenge finishes on Wednesday 6 July  and our new challenge will start at 9am on Saturday 9 July

So now it's over to you ....................