Friday 28 June 2019

LDRS Creative New Release Blog Hop Day 2

Thank you for joining us on our LDRS Creative inspiration week blog hop!

Be ready for our amazing SUMMER CRITTERS collection! My oh my, this is probably one of our favorite releases EVER!
You can even see them in action with step-by-step projects by our amazing designers on their blogs and our own LDRS Creative Youtube channel (make sure you subscribe).

First come the fabulous new stamp sets; Beary Great DaySpot On, both from the Polkadoodles line, and  Dill With It. If you saw these on HSN, you'll be happy to know they're now in our regular store: Happy Everything, Stinkin' Amazing, Thank Ewe, Whale Wishes!

Tons of dies to create the perfect scenes: At The Beach Die, By the Sea Die, Here Comes The Sun Die Set, In A Cloudy Sky Die Set, In The Grass Die Set, Lil' Pink Houses Die, Rainbow Bits Die Set.

And basic dies to meet all your papercrafting needs? We say YES to BASICS: Practically Oval Frame Set, Scalloped Rectangle Frame Set.

Simply use the list at the end of the post to keep hopping!
 We are giving away a $50 LDRS Creative gift card to one lucky hopper! To enter leave a comment on each blog in the hop, plus follow us on Facebook and Instagram.  Make sure to visit our Instagram page, for a chance to win a fabulous bundle!

Winners will be announced on the LDRS Creative inspiration blog and Instagram page on July 2, 2019.

AND for the release event we are excited to offer some great savings!
Save 15% on the new Summer Critters release*, including already discounted bundles and use code JUNE15
(*Coupon valid until July 1, 2019, midnight EST)

Hope you are enjoying our blog hop, showcasing the AMAZING June release.  Well I have a tutorial for you today so brace yourself for a photo heavy post!

I have CASED myself today, believe it or not, as I have replicated (more or less) a design I created a while ago.

I wanted to use a DL card blank (9.9cm x 21cm or 3.90” x 8.26”) for this project so I began by cutting a piece of craft plastic paper to fit on top.  I then dropped alcohol inks and blending solution onto it to create a ‘sky’. 

Next I stamped my images from the SPOT ON stamp set in FLESH HYBRID INK and coloured with Copics.

I also stamped and coloured the tree trunk from the NUTS ABOUT YOU set; and elongated it by masking.

I cut some kraft card with the IN THE GRASS dies and some white with the IN A CLOUDY SKY set. 

Now if you are of a nervous disposition you may want to look away now….. I cut my giraffe in half!! Eeek! I know, but don’t panic he didn’t feel a thing… hopefully!! 

I added foam tape to the back of my kraft pieces and added them to the bottom of my inked background.

I stuck the giraffe’s bottom half (!) in amongst the grass and inked my clouds with SWIMMING HOLE HYBRID INK from the COUNTY FAIR MINI PACK.  

I then added foam tape and decided where I wanted to position the clouds in order to hide the fact that the giraffe’s neck was not THAT long. 

I stamped one of the sentiments from SPOT ON with my RAVEN HYBRID INK PAD and cut it out with one of the small frames from the SCALLOPED RECTANGLE FRAME SET.  I wanted to create a sign post so cut a strip of kraft card to add behind it.

So after all the stamping, colouring and die-cutting was done ...

...I added everything to my card to create my impossibly tall giraffe out and about with his much shorter friend. 

Hop along and leave a comment so you could win!

JANE {you are here!}

Thanks so much for looking and have a wonderful day!

See ya!
Jane xxx
I would like to enter the following challenges:
CREATIVE MOMENTS – Challenge #171: Anything Goes
CRAFTING FROM THE HEART – Challenge #246: Anything Goes
SWEET STAMPERS – Challenge #33: Anything Goes
AUD SENTIMENTS – Challenge #230: Anything Goes + A Sentiment
WORLD WIDE OPEN DT – Challenge #06: Anything Goes
SPARKLES MONTHLY – Challenge #117: No Patterned Paper


  1. Oh my, this is adorable!!! That little guy peeking through the clouds is oh, so, charming!

  2. This is brilliant Jane, the step by step piccies are brilliant too. Again, your no lines colouruing is "spot on". Love the giraffe, reminds me of Jolly Tall from the Jane Hissey Old Bear stories that I read to the boys when they were small!!

  3. What a cute idea to make them THAT TALL!!!!!!! Adorable card!

  4. Adorable card! Love your pretty coloring and the sweet giraffes!

  5. Of course this is genius as giraffe's are reeeaalllly tall! lol
    This is stinkin' adorable.

  6. A brilliant card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine

  7. A super card Jane, such a fabulous design and lovely stamps.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  8. Super cute card! I love that you cut the giraffe and created a new image with it. Looks like mom and baby.

  9. BRILLIANT, love this Jane, the alcohol ink sky is just fantastic and the characters your coloured and added are just

  10. Lovely card! The images are so sweet!

  11. Simply darling!
    Love the way you
    made the Giraffe's
    neck longer.
    Carla from Utah

  12. Wow - fabulous card and love the layout!!

  13. What a lovely fun card. It's got so much detail. Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Monthly Challenge. Love Dawn x

  14. Very clever to have the giraffe grow.

  15. This is a wondwrful and sweet card Jane.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers and i hope to see you again.

  16. Great background for this cute giraffe scene. I like all the clouds.

  17. Such a beautiful card! I love it!

  18. Your no line coloring is spot on! ;). Thank you for joining the Aud Sentiments Challenge.

  19. Adorable card Jane! Thank you for sharing with us over here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Gale DT for


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