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This blog is now CLOSED!
With much sadness in our hearts we had to make a decision to CLOSE our La-La Land Crafts For Kids Blog. We would like to thank everyone who'd participated in our challenges and of course the biggest thank you goes to our Blog Hostesses! We hope that you all will continue sharing your La-La Land Crafts makes with us on our "grown-up" blog and/or on our Facebook Page and Group.
All the best from all of us at La-La Land Crafts!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Hannah does not have a project to share this morning, but she did want to wish you a very safe and happy Halloween.
This is Hannah's Favourite holiday and today she went to school dressed as DracuLaura! On the weekend she decorated the garden a little bit with a friend, do you like it!?

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Marci Stick Puppets - Hannah.

Hello La-La Landers,
remember I told you I was going to a Mum and Me crop recently? Well here is one of the projects I was working on that day.
I had a few pieces of dowel from the local Dollar Store to play with and thought they would make great Marci holders. All you have to do is colour a group of your favourite Marci and Luka Stamps. Cut them out and attach them to the dowels. Then you can play theater too.
You can make up lots of great stories with your friends and play all kinds of fun "theatrics". I used Princess Marci, Fancy Marci and Marci with Rose. I think I am missing a Prince or two in my story, so maybe next time I will add Luka to my stage.
Please show us YOUR Marci and Luka crafts too!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Paper Rose Tutorial by Carly

Hi, I'm back with my tutorial on paper roses!
Here are the supplies you will need: 
  • paper or cardstock
  • circle punch
  • scissors
  • piercing tool
  • glue dots
1)  First, I punched a circle out.
 2)  Then I cut a spiral from the ouside of circle and going around until you come to the middle. 
You need to leave a circle about the size of a glue dot at the end. 
3)  Next, I took my paper piercer and started wrapping the outside edge around it.   
4)  Keep wrapping it around until you get to the circle center 
5)  It might be wrapped too tight, so you can let it go and let it loosen up a little, til it's about the size as the center circle. 
6)  Add a glue dot to that center circle and press the rose down on top of the glue dot.  The you can push up on the bottom layer so it hides the glue dot. 
7)  That's it! 
8)  You can add some stickles or glitter to it or even some spray mist to give it some sparkle. 
 Here's my card again that I adding all my paper roses to.  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and will try it!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A Birthday Card With Birthday Marci

Hello, Hannah here, I wanted to share with you a card I made for my New friend Meghan. Meghan was eight years old and had a pool party. I coloured her card and chose her presents all by myself.
I asked my mum to cut out some shapes while I was colouring Birthday Marci.
If you saw the tutorial about alcohol inks you might recognise one of the papers I had made. I have used it as the background for Marci.
My shapes are all backed with a piece of cardstock that is just a few millimeters smaller. I think this makes the card look nice. and it looks full. I used some more squares inside to make the card stand up better. If the front is too full the card will fall down!
Hope you like my finished card. I will find out from Meghan next week at school if she liked it...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Contest #5 - Halloween Treat Containers!

Hi La-La Land Fans, Julia here with another great contest for you all to earn more Marci Money.  This time, you get to create a Halloween treat container - anything will do - a bag, a box or anything else you can come up with. Just be sure to use a La-La Land Crafts stamp somewhere on your project, and you will earn $1 in Marci Money to save towards your own La-La Land Crafts rubber stamps, for every project you enter, and one lucky participant will win $10 in Marci Money for the rubber stamp of your choice!

I used a Starbucks cupcake box covered with cardstock. I added my Pumpkin Marci to the top, and created a vellum ghost to put behind her.

Maddy created this adorable treat box using some older La-La Land Crafts stamps.

Carly used Genie Marci to create this adorable test tube candy holder.

And Hannah used Buccaneer Marci to create this beautiful treat bag.

Don't forget the rules;
1.Create a Halloween Treat Container.
2. Use a La-La Land stamp in your design.
3. Post your entry to the blog by October 31st for your chance to win. If you don't have a gallery or blog to upload your entry, you may email it to us at lalalandcrafts4kids@yahoo.com and you will be entered.

Congratulations to Shakira for her beautiful fall scrapbook page. All the entries were fabulous! I can't wait to see what you all come up with for my contest!

Looking forward to seeing your entries this time too.

Contest Winner - Fall Layout

Ladies and gentlemen a drum roll please... First I want to say thank you for all the great work you did on your pages. It has been fun checking in to see what you have been up to.
The winner of this contest is... Shakira (8) Congratulations!
And congratulations to everyone else who entered and earned a Marci Dollar to save. You will be getting an Email shortly. One of our entrants pages has been difficult to post so I am going to show you it here. Although it was not posted, it WAS counted in our Random Draw. Great work Kealani...
We are so excited for the next contest and hope that everyone enters again.
Have you seen the wonderful new La-La Land Fall Stamps! I can't wait to try colouring them. I will have some new projects to show you all this weekend because on Sunday I am going to craft with my mum and some friends at the Mom and Me Day!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October Contest - Fall Page Map

Hello Everyone!

Happy October. I am so excited for my first contest. I really love to take a 12x12 sheet and put on anything that makes me happy. I have a little hunt around for some fun stickers or flowers and away I go. So today I thought I would ask you to make a Fall Project. The only rule is that you have to use some of the elements from the sketch idea.

I really like to make scrapbook pages a lot so I created a Fall page using a leaf design and flowers. I found a piece of raffia in my scrapstash and used it to add to my page, you can use ribbon, paper, stickers... YOU decide. I also used my beautiful Faerie Marci stamp to help sprinkle leaves on the ground. Which La-La Land stamp will you use?

Carly has shared her fabulous fall activity too, her page has followed so many of the elements hasn't it?

Julia's page focuses on her love of Soccer - a great fall sport!

Don't forget the rules;
1. Use some - or all - of the elements of the sketch.
2. Use a La-La Land stamp in your design.
3. Post your entry to the blog by October 14th for your chance to win. If you don't have a gallery or blog to upload your entry, you may email it to us at lalalandcrafts4kids@yahoo.com and you will be entered.

Congratulations Charlotte on your contest entry! Everyone made such lovely Favourite Colour projects.

Looking forward to seeing your entries this time too.

Hannah oxo