Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Challenge #42 Sparkle!

Hello all crafters,
Well well well...the month is here!
 Hope you're all ready for Christmas, or if not that you have it all under control and will manage whatever you had in mind prior to the big day. As you go about stressing with buying gifts for everyone, roasting the turkey, looking for the perfect tree, baking numerous Christmas cakes & cookies, and doing all the other things you have on your endless to-do list, please remember though that what's important is the time you're spending together with family & friends.

The other day I came across this video and I think it says it all about what really matters the most...

This video has gone viral over the last couple of days, so you might already have seen it, but even if, it's certainly worth watching again.
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Many thanks to the crafters who took part in last month's Christmas Tic-Tac-Toe. The number of entries were lower than usual, so I suppose you thought it was a tricky one (or you've just been busy). For this month though we have a super simple theme for you. More about that in just a moment.

Now; let's check out who the lucky winner of the £25 Store Voucher is...

No 39, is Minna, who submitted this beautiful vintage Christmas/Winter card:

Congrats dear; please e-mail me, Sandy, to claim your prize.

Now; December is a very busy month for most of us, so that's why we've chosen an easy theme this month. You can thank DT Member Becky, who suggested....

As long as you've got something that sparkles, glistens, shimmers, glitters, twinkles or shines on your project/card, you're good to go! :-)
Here's what the LLC DT came up with:

You see that wee Santa book up in the right corner?
That's a star book; look how amazing it folds out!

 Hope you'll have fun with this challenge! You have almost until next year...this challenge closes 23:55 on New Year's Eve. :-)

Now there's only one thing that remains to be said....
From All of Us to All of You & Yours:

Monday, November 30, 2015

Let It Snow

Good Morning.

A new week and a new theme and this week it's "Blue" and some of you will know that I absolutely luvvvv Blue.  I have made an Xmas Tree Card and matching gift box.

All papers used are by Maja Design Home For the Holidays collection and as usual all links are at the end of the post.

 I added a lace bow, wax cord in blue. Lace and Burlap flowers finished with a metal rose in the centre.

I added snowflake charms, pegs, pearl string

I tied vax cord to the baubles diecut and tied bells.

I added sisal to the flower arrangement.

Here is the gift box.  In the centre of the lace, vax cord is a prima flower.

Here's a close up.

Hope you like it.

Tracy x

Sunday, November 29, 2015

♥ Thoughts of Christmas ♥

Hello to all the LLC blog followers!

We wish you all a happy 1. Advent! 
The countdown has begun!!! Whoohoo! Today I have a christmas card made for you with the beautiful new Maja Design papers "Home for the Holidays" I love these blue colors. The image is one of the new stamps from Magnolia. Sooo cute!

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Did you see the these beautiful new sparkle buttons on the LLC Shop. They are so gorgeous! 

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And also thes now metal embellishments from Prima are so stunning! ♥ I hade ti cover them a little bit with gesso and springle them with Twinklets to make it frosty!

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And don't forget the BLACK FRIDAY SALE at the LLC Shop!!!

I hoe you like my card and I wish you a peaceful 1. Advent with your loved ones!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Compliments Of The Season

 Hey!! Its Saturday already!! 
They sure do come around quickly.
Which also means its my turn to host the LLC Blog  today and this weeks theme is the Spirit Of Christmas and what better way to start than to go 
'Christmas Shopping!!'
Well without it we cant give gifts! Hey!
 Ive used the gorgeous new Christmas papers from Maja 'Home For The Holidays'
Ive coloured a Magnolia stamp 'Christmas Caramel Tilda' masked with 'Christmas Kitchen' with Distress Reinkers
The rest Ive listed below from Live and Love Crafts
Thankyou for stopping by
Debbie xx