Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Sweets for my Sweeties

Hi Everyone,
This will be the last post this year for me, but before we turn page to 2016 I have got a little project I made before Christmas to share. :-)
This was my Christmas gift for the DT Members this year.
I decided to go with traditional reds and white; I always say my favourite colour when it comes to cards and craft projects is ~antique~ blue, but nothing speaks Christmas, Scandinavian Christmas like red and white!!!  And what better collection to use than Maja Design's lovely traditional X-mas collection from last year, "A Gift For You"?!!!
The boxes have "windows", which were embossed with Chunky White Frantage, and here one also gets a better look at the content; marshhmallows, mini candy canes and Marianne (Scandinavian mint chocolate candy). 

The 7 boxes I made are all pretty much the same, but with small variations, because for one I'd get bored if I were to do them exactly the same and more importantly, because each DT member is unique, so they ought to have their own unique box, don't ya' think?!

One of Tina's favourite trims from the LLC store is the gorgeous Pearl Lace with Beads;

Becky loves the Shabby Rose Organza Trim;
Tracy is very fond of pearls, especially the Double Row Pearl Trim;
Diana tends to have a lot of hearts on her projects, so for her I chose the Heart Crochet Trim;
Karen's favourite above all, is the sweet & shabby Lace Madeleine...
 Alyce can't get enough of the Rhinestones Lace...

Finally; Debbie, being the newest member of the LLC DT Team, I'm not quite sure what her favourite lace/trim is (ye), but I know she likes both lace and pearls, so I figured I couldn't go wrong with the stunning  Pearl Lace :-)
What I also associate with Scandinavian Christmas are rustic and natural accents.
If you're familiar with the LLC store, you know that there's plenty of this kind of embellishments available.

Here I used cinnamon sticks, larch cones, rusty liberty bells & hearts, and the newest natural embellishment; sisal fibres. These have been heavily reduced in the current CHRISTMAS SALE (until January, 3rd), so now's a great time to stock up!

The small text stripes seen in the right hand corner on all the boxes are text strips from different Maja Design sheets.

The backside of the box;

Thanks for visiting today. See ya' again next year!
Hugz from Sandy

Saturday, December 26, 2015

CHRISTMAS SALE & Blue Christmas Cards

Hi All Crafters,
Hope you've had a lovely Christmas so far. 
The Christmas Sale is now on at the LLC store:
  • 15% off everything at the store (excl. gift certificates)

All Christmas products have already been discounted 5% OR MORE, use voucher code X-MAS2015 to get an extra 15% off


Pion Design Christmas Collection 2012 - already discounted 15%

Use voucher code to get another 15% off, in total 30% off!!!
Silent Night 6x6                Silent Night 12x12

 Pion Design Christmas Collection 2013 - already discounted 25%
Use voucher code to get another 15% off, in total 40% off!
  Wintertime in Swedish Lapland 6x6

Pion Design Christmas Collection 2014 - already discounted 10%
Use voucher code to get another 15% off, in total 25% off!
                                     Days of Winter 6x6                     Days of Winter 12x12                                                        

Pion Design Christmas Collection 2015 -  already discounted 10%
Use voucher code to get another 15% off, in total 25% off!

Christmas in Norway 6x6               Christmas in Norway 12x12

Maja Design Christmas Collection 2014 - already discounted 10%
Use voucher code to get another 15% off, in total 25% off!
 A Gift For You

There are also great savings to be made on the rustic embellishments:
                   Cinnamon Sticks - 20%  (In total 35% off)       
    Larch Cones -20%  (In total 35% off)              
Birch Pine Cones  -20% 
(In total 35% off)   
Rustic Bells -15% (In total 30% off)

The voucher code will expire at midnight on Sunday, January, 3rd, but don't wait too long to place your order; older Christmas collections will not be restocked...

Now; unusally I have also got a card to post today. :-)

Well I actually made 4, but they're all pretty much the same, so I'll just show you two as they have got different images. :-D

Here's the card I made with the gorgeous Church image from the sheet "Coming Home 12x12" from Pion Design's latest Christmas collection, "Glistening Season", which you can currently buy @ 20% discount!!!

Stunning, isn't it?!

The other image I used is this one with a bridge from the "By the River" 12x12 sheet.

As a base I used the Blue V from the Pion Palette cardstock.
Now; I must admit that initially I was a bit skeptical about the Pion Palette...I've always just used white cardstock and been perfectly happy with that, but it makes a nice change to use coloured cardstock and it's fantastic to have matte vintage colours that match Pion's patterned papers. :-D

 As can be seen in the close up pics, I added liquid pearls to the images.
Here are some further close ups;
Had a bit of a play with the whitewashed cinnamon sticks and the bells...
Remember; the Cinnamon Sticks are currently 35% off & the Bells 30% off 

Sisal Fibres 25% off...
  I also added lots of snow-tex (20% off) for the shabby look...

That's all from me today, but I'll be back soon with another Christmas project in traditional red-white Scandi colours...

X-mas Hugz from Sandy