Saturday, 28 May 2016

Monthy Challenge inspiration - Diane

 
Morning guys, 

Hope you all have super Bank Holiday Weekend plans and can enjoy some sunshine !!

Its my turn to give you a bit of inspiration for our "Butterflies" challenge which you can find HERE
 
I've used the lovely silhouette called "Meadow Girl" and papers from "Floating Butterflies" pack which is on sale at only £2.99 !!
 
 
 Silhouette Meadow Girl clear stampPaper Pack - Floating Butterflies SALE! while stocks last (SAVE £2.00)
 
 1: Cut two sheets of the Floating Butterflies paper into quarters then attach four quarters onto a piece of white card 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"

2: Next cut a 3 3/4" aperture in middle adding black dots all round outside. Lay this onto a 6" square white card base and lightly draw with pencil round the inside of the cirle, then remove.

3: Then stamp silhouette and sentiment inside this circle you have drawn and rub out pencil line.

4: Attach 3d foam tape to back of aperture and mount onto card front, adding rose trim all round aperture.

5:  Attach large white ribbon bow to lefthand corner, adding three punched butterflies from left over paper and pearl to centre of each.
 
hugs Diane xx


 
 
 

Friday, 27 May 2016

New Paper Pack and Special Pre-Order Offer!

Hi everyone

We have a brand new paper pad to show you, it is called 'At the Seaside' we take delivery next week and if you order now we have a pre-order offer of Large £3.99 (will be £4.99) and Dinky £2.40 (will be £2.99) - here it is:

'At the Seaside'
Such a cheerful and happy colour scheme, we have images of beautiful beach huts, delicious deckchairs, bright bunting, sassy seagulls etc., all complimented by papers of deckchair stripes and pastel dots - the large pack contains 24 sheets - 12 colours, 2 of each printed on 160gsm.

They are so scrummy, here's what our cat Baby thought of them:

'At the Seaside' paper pads, pre-order offer valide until 02 June, available to order now!

Have a great weekend, LC Team xxx


Thursday, 26 May 2016

A Purrfect Birthday Card

 

Hello it`s Alli here today and I hope you are going to have a lovely long crafty bank holiday weekend. I`ve made this card using a topper from the cutest set of images I`ve ever seen and I`m keen to get to work making things with the rest of the set. For those of you who don`t like cats there is a set of puppies which are equally cute.

what you will need:
LC Designs Irresistible Images Cuddly Kittens
LC Designs Wavy Cats - sentiment stamp
LC Designs 6" x 6" Paper Pack Masculine Dots - pale green/blue
6" x 6" white base card
pink card
Dovecraft Cupcake Boutique paper pad - blue/green with tea cups
Nit Wit Collection Country Meadow 8" x 8" paper pad - pink gingham
Marianne Design LR0271 large flourish die
7mm yellow satin ribbon
2 x pink & 1 x yellow medium size mulberry roses
1 x yellow small size mulberry rose
small heart punch
large hole punch
scrap of white card to stamp onto
black Versa Fine ink pad
pale pink felt pen

Cut the Dovecraft printed paper to 14cm square, mat and layer onto the pink card, stick to the centre of the 6" x 6" base card.

Cut the Nit Wit pink gingham paper to 12.7cm x 6.5cm and mat and layer onto the pink card.
Secure the yellow satin ribbon to the gingham and pink card topper, remember to secure the ribbon around the back to make a neat edge.
Stick the gingham and pink topper onto the base card.

Mat and layer the Irresistible Image of the three kittens in a tea cup onto the pink card and stick the topper onto the base card.

Using the "Have a Purrfect Birthday" stamp from the Wavy Cats stamp set and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of white card.
Cut the sentiment to size and draw around the cut edges with the pale pink felt pen.
Stick the sentiment onto the gingham paper on the base card.

Using the Marianne Designs die and the LC Designs blue/green Masculine Dots paper make 1 x die cut from the front of the paper and 1 x die cut from the back of the paper (run the second die cut through the machine without the die to flatten down the cut edges.
Chop into the die cut flourishes to make the best design on your base card and stick into place.
Stick the 3 x medium roses onto the base card.

Make a bow from the satin ribbon and stick onto the base card.
Stick the small yellow rose to the centre of the bow.

Punch out 4 x small pink hearts and colour over the top with the pale pink felt tip pen to darken the pink slightly, stick the hearts onto the base card.

Punch out 2 x large dots from the pink gingham paper using the large hole punch.
Bevel the dots and stick onto the base card.







Wednesday, 25 May 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 ‘Butterflies’ 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 Spikey Flower stamp:

spikey-flower
 
 
Here is my card:
 
Spikey Flowers (3)
 
 
Supplies:

Step by Step:
  1. Cut a 13.5cm square piece of blue butterfly paper and then die cut a circle from the centre of the piece (the hole will be covered later).
  2. Mat the patterned paper square onto lemon, then pale blue card. Doodle a border around the patterned paper and fix to the card blank.
  3. Add a strip of yellow ribbon across the lower part of the card blank and the sentiment to the lower left.
  4. Stamp the flowers onto the left of the circle of patterned paper, stamp a second time to the right of the circle. Dot white acrylic paint onto the flowers and leave to dry.
  5. Colour  the white dots with a yellow alcohol marker and add grass with a green alcohol marker. Add glitter glue and Glossy Accents to the flowers.
  6. Mat the circle onto a circle die cut from lemon card, then a fancy circle die cut from pale blue card and fix to the card blank using foam pads (this will hide the hole made in step 1).
  7. Die cut two butterflies from lemon card and fix to the right edge of the fancy circle.
  8. Decorate with a ribbon bow, a pearl flower and pearls to the butterfly bodies and corner of the cards.

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

Lisa

Monday, 23 May 2016

Have you seen our SALE?

Lots of goodies in our SALE just now, for instance we have a range of 6 x 6 Paper Pads for just £2.99 (that's a £2.00 saving):

We've added some more stamps:

for just £2.00, go check 'em out here

More packs of Irresistible Images for just £1.50:


And a range of 12 x 12 papers just 25p - you can see all SALE goodies by following the link here

LC Team x



Saturday, 21 May 2016

Saturday Stamp Inspiration


Hello all you crafty people its Alli here today to share with you the recipe for the card I made as inspiration for the May stamp challenge. I just don't know where the time is going this year, it only seems like yesterday when I was making this card for the start of the challenge and now were into the 20ths. Its not a difficult card to make and as always if you don't have something then improvise with things from your stash. This sweet little Hedgehog can come and cut my grass any time.
 
what you will need:
Inkylicious Latin Script stamp
black Versa Fine ink pad
6" x 6" off white base card
circle die big enough to fit the stamp design into(6.6cm)
scalloped circle die big enough to fit the circle topper into (9.2cm)
Crafters Companion Butterfly Dance die
die cutting machine
black paper
white card to stamp onto
green ribbon
pages from a book
Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Barn Door, Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo
Colouring in implements
pearl flat back gems
black felt tip pen
Tonic Butterfly boot punch
twine
large pearls on a wire

Using the Inkylicious Latin Script stamp and the Tim Holts Vintage Photo Distress Ink stamp the script around the edge of the LC Designs orange Floating Butterfly paper.
Tint the edges of the paper with the Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Mat and layer the orange Butterfly paper onto black paper.
Stick the green ribbon onto the papers and wrap around the back of the papers to make neat edges.
Mat and layer the papers onto the off white base card.

Using the black Versa Fine ink pad Stamp the LC Designs dinkie Hedgehog Mower stamp onto white card.
Cut the image out using the circle die.
Colour in the image.
Using the scalloped die cut the shape out of white card.
Colour the scalloped shape around the outer edges using the Tim Holtz Mowed Lawn and Barn Door distress inks.
Using the Inkylicious Latin Script stamp and the black versa fine ink pad stamp the script around the outer edge of the scalloped shape.
Stick the scalloped circle onto the base card.
Stick the coloured stamped topper onto the centre of the scalloped circle.
From a scrap of orange/yellow card cut 2 Butterflies using the Tonic Butterfly boot punch.
Stick the small Butterflies onto the topper.

Using the LC Designs Postcard Sentiments and the black Versa Fine ink pad stamp the image onto white card.
Cut the post card image down and draw around the edge with a black felt tip pen.
Tint the edge of the sentiment with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Colour in the candle image.
Make a hole at the top left corner of the sentiment and tie some brown twine through it.
Stick the sentiment onto the base card.

Cut 2 of the large Butterfly by using the Crafters Companion Butterfly Dance die and a page from a book.
Run a black felt tip pen around the edge of the Butterfly wings.
Stick the two Butterflies together down the middle.
Bend the wire with the pearls in half and stick onto the underside of the Butterfly.
Stick the Butterfly onto the base card.
Stick the pearl gems down the centre of the Butterfly body.

Friday, 20 May 2016

New Stamps and Great Offers...

We have this sweet little Robin Dinkie Stamp together with text ' When you see a Robin in your garden someone from Heaven has called to say Hello'
Both stamps would be £2.00 each but we are offering both for £3.00 as they are simply made for each other!  Here is the specatular make from Diane, up close:



A lovely customer called Karen gave us the idea for this stamp design, and if you are reading this, we have emailed you Karen, please get in touch.

Now, how about this for a Paper Dream...here are some half price Paper Pad bargains:

Floating Butterflies 6 x 6 now £2.99

We have gorgeous 6 x 6 Paper Pads reduced from £4.99 to £2.99, beautiful designs and such good quality being 160gsm, 24 sheets - 12 designs, 2 of each

Nice 'n' Stripey 6 x 6 now £2.99
We have lots more on offfer including a good selection of Dinky Paper Pads too at just £1.99

At these prices they are not going to be hanging around, go check out the super bargains here

LC Team

PS - See you at the Papercrafts CORBY show this Sunday Rockingham Forest Hotel, NN17 1AE








Thursday, 19 May 2016

Thursday Blog Project from Susan R

Hi Susan R here

Today I am showing you my Thursday Project for LC Designs

I am spotlighting something old and something new!!


Something Old

First I want to share with you a journalling page - the background involves layers of mister spray, color burst powder, distress inks and some Irresistible images.
But on top there are images from the very first Little Claire stamp set I bought!
These butterflies and sentiments were stamped on wrinkle free distressed card and distressed around the edges with 'Mowed Lawn'.


But now for something new...

This little robin stamp has now been released...see below!
 I have used it to make two different cards... 


First the Mini scalloped card blanks were matted with Mini papers (currently on sale!!)

I embossed the image using Versamark and red embossing powder.
 I then used Distress Inks as watercolour to paint the robins...



I then cut them out with nesting dies. For the sentiments -
 the first was the sentiment that came with the robin, the second I printed on the computer - and I edged these with a border die.



Two cute little cards!



Happy Crafting!



Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sarah's Monthly Blog Challenge Inspiration

Good Morning Everyone!
 
For the Team Challenge # 69 - Butterflies, I have used the lovely Butterfly Tree Stamp Set and the Paper Pack Floating Butterflies. I decided on the lovely blue paper and selected my pen and watercolour to match.

I used ProMarker Pens and Distress Ink (with a water filled brush - to create the watercolour effect) to colour the tree. I punched out the large butterfly shape and added blue pearls to match the colour theme. So pleased with how this turned out!
 
The prize for this challenge is:



Defo worth entering! Details can be found here.
Thanks for looking,
Sarah x

Monday, 16 May 2016

LCDesigns goodies sale....

... to make way for new stamps we have cut the price of lots of our dinkies, stamps and stamp sets, go visit our SALE section here

Harry Hedgehog now £1.00 and Tulip Cat £1.00

Yes, silly prices but our little shed is full to the brim and we have lots of new ideas in the pipeline so now is the time to grab a bargain

Good Times stamp set £4.00 - you can see many more fantastic bargains in the SALE section of our web here - be quick though because it's only while stocks last.

LC  Team xxx