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Monday 19 May 2014

Telephone Marci at La-La Land Crafts

Morning crafters!  It's Monday again, my goodness the weeks seem to whizz by and of course the weekends go even quicker don't they?  It was a hot and sticky weekend here, so I didn't get tons of crafting done, it was just too sticky, but luckily for me I made this card last week for a friend who was leaving our department (though she's still working in the hospital and will be just a corridor or so away from where my new office is, which is nice :)

Anyway....our theme at La-La Land this week is Twine/String, so we needed to incorporate twine or string somewhere on our project.  Now I'll say straight away that I don't use an awful lot of the stuff.  I have it in a few colours, but I'm really not very adventurous with it, and the same holds true for my card today lol!

I used the following items from La-La Land Crafts

Here's what I made

Now unfortunately I don't have many 'office' themed bits.  I did have these lovely Prima papers Stationer's Desk and so I went with an old fasioned office feel.  I used the Steampunk Border  and Corner could pass for typewriter parts, and I had some of these lovely Tim Holtz pen nibs in my stash.  I used one of the Stitched Tabs dies to create 'files' and sat Marci in a Postage Stamp frame.  I stamped one tab with a sentiment from LotV and for the other tab I cut her name with a Memory Box Alphabet die.

I coloured Marci with my Copics:

Copic Colours
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, R20, R11
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E19, E08, E09

Oufit and Phone: R35, R46, R59, W9, W7, W5, W2, W0

The black lace, red polka dot ribbon and black button twine are from The Ribbon Girl as are the rolled roses. All other flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. I also used a crochet lace with velvet ribbon trim

Everything is edged with Black Soot DI and I stitched my layers with Gutterman Top Stitch thread.

The inside I decorated to complement the front.

Well that's all from me for today, do pop along to the blog to look at the rest of the design team's work, they're pretty amazing I can tell you.

Bye for now and I'll see you again tomorrow for my Dies to Die for inspiration post and you can see how I've been playing with Inktense Pencils.

Have fun! : ) x x


  1. fantastic card and love the layout, colours and embellies!
    Kim x

  2. I love 'Telephone Marci' with her 'Dame Edna' glasses, very efficient and professional looking, lol. Another super embellished card that I'm sure your co-worker loved to pieces.

  3. Linda, I love the mix of colors and your way to paint, of course!

  4. WOW! Another stunning card Linda. I love the image, your colouring is perfect and all your detailing looks wonderful.
    hugs Sue

  5. Time sure is just flying by, isn't it?! Can you believe that we are already in the second half of May? And I think that June will be here before we know it.
    The card you made for your friend is awespme. I am sure she will love it! The image is perfect! And even though twine is "a bit out of your comfort zone", you incorporated it to your card perfectly.
    Fab work!
    hugs! xx

  6. Another AMAZING Card! Awesome Colours! Your Layouts are just Fabulous! Do you ever sleep! The Perfect Marci for these Gorgeous Papers! Have a Great week!

  7. This is gorgeous Linda. The image is so sweet and the design is beautifully embellished.
    Have a lovely week.
    Hugs Sharon. x

  8. Fantastic card Linda..the image and colouring are fabulous and love all the colours and details..and love the spotty bow with the nib..

    luv CHRISSYxx

  9. Wow Linda this is another stunner! I love the papers and all the wonderful details!! Fabulous colouring too!!
    Gina x

  10. Such a gorgeous card, the image is fabulous and I love the deep colours. The twine and pen nib look brilliant!


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Linda xx