Thursday 1 July 2021

Thinking of You for Love to Craft Challenge Blog LTCCB #60 for July 2021


For my July challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to use stamps, dies and stencils from my La-La Land Crafts stash by the wonderful Irina.

Here is my card:

I chose A Little Note Clear Stamp Set which I stamped using my MISTI with Tuxedo Black Memento ink on to X-Press It Blending Card. I have then die cut the little birds out using the corresponding A Little Notes Outline Die. The stamp set I received as part of the Spring Box, but was released in the April 2021 Release, then just after the reveal, we could buy the dies with a discount!

I have coloured the birds with the following Distress Oxide inks:
  • tumbled glass, salty ocean, wilted violet, picked raspberry
The bird on the right also had some Nautical Blue Memento ink added to his wing.

I have then die cut a birdhouse and some of the flowers in red and a pale chipboard card stock using the Large Birdhouse die, also from La-La Land Crafts.

I have stencilled a tree with leaves and flowers using Tree in Bloom and gathered twigs, twisted citron and mowed lawn Distress Oxide inks (it is the first time I have used them!) on to a Kraft card from Envelope Solutions and then adhered the birdhouse, flowers and birds on to the card.
Then I have stamped a sentiment from A Little Note Clear Stamp Set in Nautical Blue Memento ink using my MISTI on to a piece of X-Press It Blending card and then die cut it using one of the flags from the Long Flags die set from La-La Land Crafts. After stamping, I have smoodged twisted citron and tumbled glass Distress Oxide inks on to the flag to give it some colour. I adhered the sentiment flag to the card, in amongst the branches.

Here are some close ups of the birds that I have stamped, the birds with the birdhouse and then the card without the sentiment flag:

I have taken inspiration for the colouring from the La-La Land Crafts blog as well as the awesome Alyce at Kit and Clowder.

There is inspiration from the rest of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog DT over on the Love to Craft Challenge Blog, so please pop over to everyone's blog by clicking on their name. We always appreciate a comment or two! :) You can also find out what other challenges are out there, which could give you some ideas for your card or gift stash.

We all hope that you are able to join us for this challenge. We look forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your gorgeous "always anything goes" creations. Please ensure that you are a follower of the Love to Craft Challenge Blog!

Have fun! This challenge will end on Saturday the 31st of July, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of June to find out the winners of Challenge #59.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog MIUCB # 51 - July Anything Goes plus the optional twist of Aperture (I have one in the birdhouse!)
2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #52 - July Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two! 
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #522 - need to take inspiration from the yummy looking cupcake below!

Thanks for looking!


  1. Oh hun, these look so different than the last them!!
    Hugs Shell xx

  2. Those birds are so sweet, lovely choice of colour. Such a heartwarming creation.
    Creative wishes Tracey.

  3. Anther lovely card with those birds!! Loving your colors on this one!! Thank you for playing with us at Cupcake Inspirations!!!

    Nora DT
    Cupcake Inspirations Challenge

  4. Beautiful set of cards. Thank you for playing along the cupcake inspiration challenge. Anila DT

  5. Such a pretty card. Love those birdies. Thank you for playing along with us over at Cupcake Inspirations. Kanan DT