Friday, 9 September 2011

Going Crackers in La La Land !

Good morning !

I have some exciting news ! I have been asked by the fantastic and talented gals over at La La Land Crafts if I could be a Guest Designer for the next couple of months. It only good me a millisecond to make my decision !

So its Inspiration Friday and this week we had to make "Anything But a Card" - that is one that gets my brain cells working. I have recently made some Christmas crackers for a commission, the usual ones you see at Christmastime and while I was racking my brains (during the wee hours of course !) I was thinking of square crackers, just to be different ! After a search of the internet, seeing various cracker designs made on computerised machines ! I put various ideas together of how crackers and boxes are made and came up with this :

The cracker is more of a gift box as the ends are very open (if you know what I mean). I have added a "snap" to this one so if you wanted to pull it, you would have to squeeze hard !!!

The scrummy papers are Echo Park "Everybody Loves Christmas". I am just in love with all Echo Park papers at the moment, especially the new Christmas ones that have just been released (I will never save any money, will I ?) !!!

Here is a list of the pens I used to colour the gorgeous image of Marci with Snowman.

Skin - E000, E00, E13, E11, R20 and R21
Hair - E27, E25 and E35
Hat - R29, R27 and R24
Coat - R29, R27, R24 and Y23
Boots - R29 and R27 and ProMarker Warm Grey 4
Skirt - YG97, YG95, E43 and E42
Snowman - YG97, YG95, B0000, E25. ProMarkers Burnt Orange and Pumpkin
Diamond Stickles and Picket Fence Distress Stickles

Please hop over to the La La Land Crafts blog to see what the other DT members have made - wow, they certainly are an inspiration !

You can also take part by adding your project to the La La Land Crafts Customer Gallery and you will also be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize ! We look forward to seeing your amazing projects !

Thank you for visiting me today ! Hope you have a great day !


  1. das ist ja eine süße verpackung, klasse
    lg gila

  2. This is great what a lovely way of giving a gift

    Hugs Jackie x

  3. what a lovely cracker absolutely gorgeous - have a lovely weekend


  4. Jo this is really lovely,gorgeous rich colours and how great to be GD.
    hugs Lou.xx

  5. Well............this is an amazing cracker well done you!:) Sandra H

  6. Fantastic Jo - I'll have a box of 6 please, lol!! Congrats on your GDT spot! xx


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