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, February 29, 2012

Winner of Contest #12 - Stripes

Hi everyone, Carly here with the winner from our STRIPES contest!  Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful projects with us!! We had so many fabulous entries -  it really makes it too hard to pick a winner, so Random.Org helps us out with that!  

And the winner is... 

Love those heart earrings ☺

We hope you all will play along in our NEW contest that goes live tomorrow, March 1st!!  We also have some FUN design team news to share ... can't wait!!  See you tomorrow ☺


Saturday, February 18, 2012

School Project - 'Where I'm From' Poem

Hi, Carly here, to share a poem that I wrote for a class project using

I realize that this may be hard to read so here it is in a different font if you're interested in reading it.

This is Where I’m From

I am from comedians,
from musicians and nerds though I would never tell them that personally.
I am from energetic ancestors,
that are imaginative, creative, and come up with the weirdest things.

I am from music and from art,
from the art on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
I am from academics,
from always being ahead no matter how many steps I’ve taken in the opposite direction.

I am from Christianity,
from sticking to what I know is right and avoiding what I know is wrong.
I am from wanting to be my own person and not being afraid to show who I am,
from never following the crowd.
I am from standing up for my beliefs,
from understanding others when nobody else will take the time to listen.

I am from believing that there’s always an answer and always a possibility,
from hope for the future and all that live after me.

Thanks -Carly

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Contest #12 - Use Stripes.

Hello La-La Landers!

I hope you all had a very Happy St. Valentine’s Day. I used Sweetheart Marci on the cards I made for my friends. Daddy used the Big Shot to cut out all of the cards. Mummy cut and printed all the papers and I coloured all of the Marci Hearts red! It was a very big job; there are 26 children in my class! I had to write 26 times “from Hannah”. I received lots of Valentine cards from my friends too!

Today I want to show you my project for the next contest. Contest #12 is “Using Stripes”. I was given some beautiful glitter paper by my grown-up friend Melanie. I chose the green and purple glitter because I have some green and purple striped paper. I chose Kitty Kat Marci as my stamped image because she is wearing striped tights!

I used the big shot to cut scraps of striped paper into flowers and used a brad to attach them together. The glitter paper is really pretty and I had fun colouring Marci to match the layout.

 Darcy used Sweetheart Marci to make this beautiful easel card.

Julia used Ballerina Marci and a pretty striped heart to decorate her card.

Carly used Dress Up Marci to make this cute card.

So now it is your turn. We are really looking forward to seeing your projects. All you have to do is:

1.  Create a card, layout or craft using any number of stripes.
2.  Use a La-La Land rubber or digital stamp in your design.
3.  Post your entry in this blog by February 28th at 8pm PST (Pacific Standard Time). 

If you don't have a gallery or blog to upload your entry, you can email it to us at lalalandcrafts4kids@yahoo.com and we will post your project for you.

I will announce the winner on February 29th, 2012. (Leap Day!)
Happy Crafting!
Hannah xx

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Winner of Challenge #11

Hello all, it is Sue (Darcy's Mum) to share the winner of challenge #11 while Darcy is at school and I know you  can't wait to find out who the winner is! 

Thank you for all the fabulous entries in the 'Red, White and a heart' challenge, all the entries were super cute and there was lots of work put in to make them look so beautiful- a BIG thank-you for sharing with us!

The winner is #2 Cassidy

Cassidy will be able to proudly display her winner's badge, just go to the winner's circle to pick it up!
Congratulations Cassidy.
I hope you will all be back to play along again with Hannah's new challenge beginning tomorrow!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Happy 1/2 Birthday to ME!

Hello again La-La Landers,

I have to say it seems like a very long time since I had something to share with you on the blog, but I am happy today to share the fun I had with some of my favourite friends. Today is a special day, it is my Mum's birthday AND it is my HALF birthday.

I had some friends over for a sleepover last night and today my mum took the day off from work and I had a PED DAY =  NO SCHOOL! We did crafts, some ice-skating outside and then we decorated cakes. Each person decorated a cake box to take their masterpieces home in.

Can you guess which stamp we used on the top of the boxes?

Yes Chef Marci. The box was a little shiny so we used permenant markers to colour our names and Chef Marci, because they dry quickly and smudge less! I did not have a box, because I did not need to take my cake anywhere. I started a "poster" anyway, but had more fun watching my friends make their decorations.

Hope you like our fun. We had a great, fantastic, awesome time working together. Do you ever get together and craft with your friends too?? Maybe you can work together on an entry in our current contest!

See you soon.
Hannah xxx

PS. Would you like to see our cakes too...

Friday, February 3, 2012

My (Carly's) Big Panda Marci Card

Hi Everybody!  (Carly here)This is a card I came up with a couple of weeks ago using Big Panda Marci. I tried to make the card style match that of the image but I'm not sure I quite got it to that point.  Hope you like it and be sure to check out our current challenge - Red, White, and use a heart!
Thanks guys!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Contest #11- Using Red, White, and Include a Heart

Hello it's Darcy here, I am excited as it is my 1st time writing the post for LLLC4K!!! 
So please bare with me while I still have my training wheels on!

Thank you for all your fabulous entries for contest #10, there were so many great ones using lots of ribbons, I couldn't choose a favourite!
The new competition is to make a project using 
'Red, White, include a heart'

Please remember the rules:

1.Create any project using Red, White, include a heart
2. Use a La-La Land stamp or digi in your design.
3. Post your entry to the blog by St Valentine's Day February 13th at 8pm PST for your chance to win 10 Marci Dollars!

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

I have used Heart Balloon Marci
Now for more fabulous inspiration:

Hannah using Big Panda Marci

Julia using Marci With Rose and Amour Luka

Start crafting, hope to see your entries soon!
Darcy :)