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Monday 26 May 2014

Ladybug Marci at La-La Lands Crafts

Good morning everyone! If you're in the UK I hope you're enjoying this holiday Monday. As it's Monday that means I'm here with my GDT post for La-La Land Crafts.
This week our theme is 'Fun Folds' and originally I was going to go with my old favourite the 'Magic' card, but I thought I'd challenge myself to something a little different and was toying with the idea of a Tri Shutter and a couple of others, but of course by the time I got around to making it, my teamies had those covered.  So I settled on a Gatefold Joyfold card, which as the name suggests is a mix of a gatefold and a joyfold card.

I used the following La-La Land Crafts products for my card.
Open Leaf Flourish Die

In the UK you can get all the above from
Dies to Die for

This was a pretty difficult project to photograph so I took lots lol!

This is what the front of the card looks like. I coloured Marci with Derwent Inktense pencils and also a couple of their watercolour pencils for her skin and popped her up on some foam.

Skin:1800,& watercolour: 17, 18

Outfit:0520, 0530, 0600, 1230, 1300, 2100, 2120

Hair: 1710, 1720, 1900, 0520, 0530

I used some flowers and seam binding from The Ribbon Girls.  The bling is Prima Mini Swirls.

All the gorgeous papers used are from the same 6 x 6 pad by Authentique, this one is called Flourish, love the bright colours and the fact that there are solid papers to match the patterns.  I also used some Bazill  in Chablis

All the papers have been edged with DI in Pumice Stone and hand stitched with coloured top stitch thread...this took me soooo long lol.

Finally here's a side view of the layers when the card is closed.

Do pop over to the blog to see the rest of Team Monday's makes, there's a ton of inspiration to be found there, and lots of different types of folded card, you're bound to find something you like.

Well that's all from me today, I'm back to work tomorrow, but I'll be here with my scheduled post for Dies to Die for.  

I'm entering the following challenges:
Come and Get It-Lots of Layers

As I'm off to my parents at the end of this week and won't have access to my craft room, I won't have a Monday (or Tuesday) post for you next week, but keep your eye out for some Candy from me.  I will be taking my colouring pencils though as they're nice and portable, and some stamped images to colour up, so I'll have plenty to turn into cards when I return, and since I'm not crafting and blogging for a few days, that gives me plenty of time to catch up on all your blogs and Facebook shares as I'll be taking my iPad with me 

 See you tomorrow :) xx


  1. You did a FANTASTIC job with this card. It's awesome!!! The design is superb and so are the colours, image ... Stunning creation!
    Well done on hand stitching too. I wish I had the patience to do this.
    Have fun at your parents place. :)
    Hugs! xx

  2. A stunning creation which must have taken you hours and hours to complete. As always you have beautiful papers, fab coloured image, exquisite details and lots of luscious layers for us to enjoy. I'm sure the lucky recipient will be truly delighted with this wonderful card.

  3. WOW this is a stunning creation. I saw it on facebook and just had to come and see. Beautiful papers and coloring...Stunning...Hugs, joann

  4. Wow Linda, so much work has gone into this card and it has certainly paid off. The image is gorgeous and the image, papers and layers are fabulous.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  5. WOW! This is stunning Linda. I can see how much work you have put into your fabulous design and it was so worth it. The sweet image is coloured so beautifully, the papers are gorgeous and your hand stitching looks amazing. Whoever receives this card will feel very special!
    I hope you have had a good weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  6. This is just AWESOME! Stunning Colours and all those Amazing Layers! Your Image matches your Paper Perfectly! Have a Great time at your Parents being spoiled!

  7. Hello dear Linda!
    Your cards are always fl of color and style and this one is not an exclusion! Love it!


  8. Wow Linda this card is many wonderful layers hidden in this gate fold!! Your image is just so cute and perfectly coloured!!

  9. OMG Linda this is totally fabulous!! Love all the wonderful layers, papers and embellies! Marci looks fab with the pinks in her hair too!!
    Gina x

  10. You've done a fabulous job with your card, very well designed with such pretty colors. Thank you for joining us at the Come and Get It challenge this week. Barb DT

  11. A gorgeous card, I love the fabulous image and your colour scheme is beautiful with these lovely papers!


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Linda xx