Welcome to the La-La Land Crafts For Kids blog!

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!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winner of Contest #7

Good evening! It's time to announce our random winner of the last contest which was a color theme: Green & Brown.  We had 14 wonderful entries... Thank you all for playing along!!  Isn't it so much FUN to create with these cute La-La Land Crafts stamps??!  We LOVE seeing your beautiful creations, so keep em coming *Ü* 

Everyone who entered will receive a $1 Marci Buck for each project you entered, and our random winner of $10 Marci dollars goes to...

#7 Indiana

Congrats Indiana!! 

A new contest goes live tomorrow, Dec. 1st  *Ü*  Hope you'll all come back to play again!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Contest #7 - Green and Brown

Hi, I'm Maddy & I'm your hostess this contest. 
I chose a color theme this time: 
use GREEN and BROWN as your main colors. 

Please remember the rules:  *Ü*
1.Create any project using Green & Brown.
2. Use a La-La Land stamp or digi in your design.
3. Post your entry to the blog by Nov. 30th 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 & you'll be entered

And now to help inspire you, here's what our hostesses created... 

Carly's card using Fisherman Luka

Hannah's card using Big Panda Marci

Julia's wall hanging using Fireman Luka

Maddy's pie using Baking Marci
Now it's YOUR turn *Ü*
You may enter as many times as you want as long as they're different projects.

Winner of Polka Dot Contest

Hi Everyone!  I'm back with our winner of my last contest which was polka dots.  Thank you to all you played along!  We really enjoyed looking at all of your guys' projects and picked a winner randomly.
And the winner is...................................
Congrats #3 Tiffany

Everyone that entered will receive $1 in Marci Money for each entry you entered.  The winner received $10 so be sure to check your email soon for that!!

We have a new contest going up later today so be sure to check back here soon!

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Storing My La-La Land Stamps.

Back again to show you how I store my stamps when I am working on a project.

Usually my workspace gets VERY untidy, so to prevent my beautiful stamps from getting dirty I keep them in a binder on a shelf under my table. BUT this is not always very useful, so...

The binder I use is an old photo album with very big rings, the stamps fit so nicely on each side.  I keep my stamps in their original packaging, because I like to look at the covers. Sometimes the covers help me decide on colours I am going to use in my images.
We realised that if we open the binder and put the cover under the things on a bookshelf, I can pop open the rings and take the stamp I need. I do not have to move the things on my workspace and my stamps are not in danger from spills either.

So there you have it, A Place for Everything and Everything in its Place.  It is very easy to take the binder and pack it up quickly for times when I plan to craft somewhere else.

Speak to you again soon,
Hannah :)

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Watercolour Pencils

Hello Everyone, Hannah again,

Tonight I was watching my mum colour with watercolour pencil crayons and I decided to try them too. 

My closest image was Santa Marci, so I picked a nice bright red crayon and started to colour.

 With Watercolour markers you first colour your image just like you would any image but these are not regular crayons or markers.  The fun part about the watercolour pencils is that you get to play with the colour afterwards using a paint brush and a TINY bit of water.

 After colouring each section I wet a very small brush with a little water and then dabbed the brush onto my work space to get rid of any extra drops – the brush should be damp but not wet, especially for small spaces.

As I went over the colour with the paintbrush the crayon and water mixed to create a ‘moveable” liquid. I got to smooth out any lines and create a new look to my image.  When I was happy with my Marci, I added some Liquid Pearls on the furry parts of her outfit. It looks nice AND it hides any pencil/brush slip-ups!

Next time I will show you how I hang my La La Land Stamps when I am working…

Have a lovely weekend

Hannah J

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Contest #5 WINNER!

You all did a great job these last 2 weeks on your Halloween Treat containers. Mom and I loved looking through them all!! We hope you had fun making them!

Everyone is a winner in our book, and you'll all get $1 Marci buck for playing, but we did pick a winner for the $10 Marci Bucks too. of course, I couldn't choose a favorite, so I just picked a number at random from the entries, so I chose #9 - Laura!

Congratulations everyone, and thanks for playinng along. We'll get your Marci Bucks sent out soon. And don't forget to play along with Carly's new challenge to use polka dots!!!

Contest #6 POLKA-DOTS

Hi, it's Carly and I'm back with another fun Contest!! The theme I chose for this contest is: 
It can be anything:  card, page, 3D item 

Remember the rules *Ü*
1.Create any project using Polka-Dots.
2. Use a La-La Land stamp or digi in your design.
3. Post your entry to the blog by Nov. 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

And now to help inspire you... 

Carly's Card:

Maddy's Menu book: 
 Inside of Menu Book:

 Hannah's Notebook Cover Insert:

Julia's card
We can't wait to see what YOU'll make using Polka-Dots!!  *Ü*