Monday 1 November 2021

November Love to Craft Challenge Blog #64 for the 1st of November 2021


For my November challenge with Love to Craft Challenge Blog I chose to make a shaker shadow box card using some of the stamps and dies that I have received over the last months from La-La Land Crafts.

Here is my card for this month:

Here is a photo taken inside:

Here is also a photo of the inside of the card:

I have used stamps and dies from the Summer 2021 box by the wonderful Irina from La-La Land Crafts. Everything that was in the Summer box is now available in the July 2021 Release. I also then made it into a shaker card (but I think I may have too many sequins to see the background).

So I have mostly followed Irina's tutorial for using the Under the Sea Die set for making a shadow box card on Facebook. It was a great tutorial!! Very easy to follow along (especially as I could stop and replay!!) I have also used the Under the Sea Layering Stencil (you can see this in one of the progression shots below), the shark from Sea Life Clear Stamp Set and the Sea Critters Outlines Die. I also used the Water Ripples Layering Stencil and the seaweed from the Under the Sea Die and the seaweed, sea star and seahorse from Under the Sea Set Die in the very first Club La-La Land Crafts kit with Sitting Mermaid Marci!!!

For the shark, I used Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass, then Tuxedo Black Memento ink on X-Press It Blending Card. For the seaweed behind the shark, I die cut in a light kraft card stock, then used Distress Oxide Picked Raspberry. For the seahorse, sea star and other seaweed, I die cut the light blue card stock, them I have coloured with YR14 and YR18 (seahorse), V05 (sea star) and Distress Oxide Twisted Citron (seaweed).
For the background layer of the shadow box, I used Distress Oxide Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass for the seaweed and then Picked Raspberry for the fish.

To make the shaker element, I usedWe R Memory Keepers - Photo Sleeve Fuse Waterfall Sleeve which I cut down to size and then "fused" on three sides using my Fuse tool before adding sequins and glitter from my stash and fusing the top edge. I think I may have used a few too many sequins, as it hides the background - next time!!

I then stamped one of the sentiments from Jawesome News Clear Stamp Set also from La-La Land Crafts using Nautical Blue Memento ink on to a strip of light blue card stock.

As I organised the card I took a few progression shots:

This was heaps of fun, so I will definitely make another one - although I am waiting for a few more Distress Oxide inks to be delivered! Also some of the Art Glitter Glue so that I can use Art Glitter Metal Tip that I received from Simon Says Stamp! As Irina and Martha over in La-La Land Crafts have been organising a bunch of classes to make boxes and folios, I will definitely be showing a few more intricate makes! :)

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 Tuesday the 30th of November, 2021. Please check the Love to Craft Challenge Blog around the 10th of November to find out the winners of Challenge #63.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mix It Up Challenge Blog #55 - November Anything Goes plus the optional twist of 3-D project!!
A Perfect Time to Craft Challenge #11 - November Anything Goes
(2) Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge #56 - Anything Goes as long as there is a critter or two!

Thanks for looking!


  1. OMG.. what an amazing and awesome work! WOW!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge at Critter Crazy and good luck!

    Hugs and please come back soon!
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  2. Great depth of design in this fabulous card. Love the shaker element and colouring. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

  3. Oh the dimension - this is FABULOUS!!

    Thank you for joining us at Mix It Up; hope to see you in December for our very last challenge!

    ~Michele, DT