Saturday, July 31, 2010

Blue Tilda

I am trying to complete this card before I go for dinner with the girls and ma.   It has been a long while since I have dinner out at a restaurant with ma.  Ma does not like to go out for dinner, preferring to stay home for home cooked meal.    Surprising Vincent managed to convince her to join us tonight, but somehow he did not mention to her that it is a western meal.   So, we shall see how it goes tonight.

Here is the blue Tilda card I made for Die cut Dreams Challenge blog

Materials used :

1.   Tilda in Spring rain coloured with copic markers

2.   Pattern paper : K&Company speciality paper, double sided, DCWV cardstock

3.   Pearls : Kaiser

4.  Sentiments stamp : stampin up (a gift from my mentor)

5.  Spellbinder nesties and broken china distress ink.

I like the simplicity of this blue Tilda card and I hope you do too.    Thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Our daily bread and sweet stamping challenges

My mentor Angie sent me the link to the Our Daily Bread website and we knew immediately that we have to get our hands on those beautiful verses!   I for one have been looking around for stamps with Bible verses and I know Angie make cards for her church (she does have some Bible verses stamps) but those available at Our Daily Bread are "must have"!

In no time, our shopping card is completed filled with stamps!   Though we like them all, we have to practice restraint, that is why Angie suggested that I make a card for their this week's challenge : Vintage.   My forte is definitely not in making vintage card, as I like all colours bright and brilliant.   I struggled and finally came up with the card and it is for the following challenges :

1.  Our Daily Bread - Vintage

2.  Sweet Stamping Challenge Blog - Vintage

Here is my card :

Materials used :

1.   Precious moments Angel stamp from Stampendous  and coloured with distress inks, sentiments stamp stampabilities, inked with vintage photo and embossed with stampendous clear embossing powder

2.   Pattern paper : DCWV the music stack and Tim Holtz idea-ology paper stack, vintage shabby and DCWV cardstock

3.  Pearls : Prima 

4.   Flowers : Wild orchid crafts

5.  The Angel and sentiment mounting has been generously sprayed with Sprity shimmerz - gold.

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Magnolia stamp lovers - paper piecing

I am so thrilled to have won the Magnolia Stamp lovers challenge 14, thanks so much for MSL!!

I have the most interesting card to show everyone today which I am entering for  Magnolia stamp lovers current challenge - paper piecing and I have plenty of fun putting this easel card together.  When I was putting the concept together, Liz told me : oh mummy this card is so daddy and you, you just sat there and pout and daddy is trying to pacify you (the difference is daddy will buy flowers, and here Edwin is pacifying Tilda with a heart shape balloon.   Well Vincent is a sweet guy, he does try to cheer/pacify me all the time, thanks honey :-)

With paper piecing I just used what ever left over pieces of pattern paper I have in my stash, ink with the image and cut out which ever part I want to use, mostly articles of clothings and shoes, but for this card, I used the piecing technic extensively, on everything I could avoid colouring, except the hair and skin.

Here is my card for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers - paper piecing :-

Tilda's ribbon, tutu dress and shoes are cut out from the same pattern paper.  The couch and the lace overing are also done with paper piecing.   I used a paper doily sprayed with tattered angel glimmer mist and used part of it as a carpet.

Edwin's vest and ballon are both done with paper piecing technics

I left the card empty for personal message

Materials used :

1.   Maganolia stamps, loving Edwin, Pink Tilda Ice/Ballet Princess and sofa coloured with copics and paper piece with various pattern paper.

2.   clear sentiments clear stamp (I can't remember which brand)

3.  EK corner and heart punches

4.  Pattern paper and cardstock : DCWV

5.  Flowers : Wild Orchid Crafts

6.  Pearls : Kaiser

7.  Ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Papertake Weekly and Sketch and Stash challenges

Honey Tilda, one of my favourite which I have not been using much.   I only made two bookmarks, one for Jermaine, my youngest and her best friend, Thashi.   So when Papertake Weekly challenge is for something cute, I honey Tilda immediately came to mind.

I made this honey Tilda card for the following challenges :

1.  Papertake Weekly - Cutie Patootie

2.  Sketch and Stash Challenge 40 - A sketch

Here is my honey Tilda easel card, buzzing by to wish you a bee-utiful birthday :-

Isn't she a cutie pie?

Materials used :

1.   Magnolia honey Tilda coloured with copic markers.   I have lots of fun colouring her, she is such a cutie.

2.   Pattern patter : basic grey and stash, cardstock - DCWV

3.  Sentiments stamp : Peachy Keen

4.  Ribbon from stash and AC elements

5.  Spellbinder nestie  for the cut-out (sprayed with tattered angel glimmer mist) which honey Tilda is being mounted on.   

I really love this card, and thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Whiff of Joy Challenge no. 83

Wow I am on a roll, I have 2 entries today, to make up for the lack of productivity over the past week.   I made this card with whiff of joy image, Belinda with flowers, I simply love the delicate whiff of joy images by Elisabeth Bell.

This card is for the Whiff of Joy challenge 83 which is based on a sketch.

Materials used :

1.   Whiff of Joy image Belinda with flowers coloured with copic markers and caran d'ache colour pencils.  I applied icicle stickles on the wings.    

2.  Pattern paper and cardstock from DCWV but as I lost the cover page, I am not sure which stack the pattern paper is from.

3.  Flowers - wild orchid crafts

4.  Butterfly : K&Company, sparkly sweet

5.  Pearls : Kaiser 

6.  Blings : daiso

7.  Sentiment stamp : Stampendous 

8.  Spellbinders and sizzix 

I am really pleased at how the card turned out, thanks for dropping by :-)

Belles 'n Whistles Stamps challenge : so distressing

The internet has been giving me lots of problem recently, maybe because the girls are back and we are all using the internet at the same time, which slows it down tremendously.

The Belles 'n Whistles new challenge is : so distressing.   I thought a spot of distressing could de-stress me, so I started inking up my Belle and coloured with distress inks.  I did this 3 times, the first time, I made the blouse too bright with "my worn lipsticks",  not very suitable for "so distressing".  With the 2nd one, I wanted to "aged" the blouse", so I added "black soot" and made it too black, then finally I thought the 3rd piece looked pretty ok.

Here is my card for the Belles 'n Whistles challenge : So distressing

I bought these from a buttons shop in HK last year, and I love the faded look which adds dimension to the card.

Materials used :

1.  Belle 'n Whistle's clear stamp : smile coloured with distress inks
2.  Tim Holtz idea-ology paper stack, vintage shabby
3.  Martha Stewart butterfly punch
4.  Doily bought from local bakery store
5.  Distress stickles worn lipstick
6.  Sentiment stamp - Penny Black
7.  Butterfly : KnCompany

I hope you like my very first distress card, thanks for dropping by :-).

Friday, July 23, 2010

Just Magnolia #65 and Totally Tilda # 1 challenges

I met Jorris on Tuesday for the first time, we have been corresponding by email for a couple of weeks.   We took to each other very well and I showed her all the cards I made.   She love the "brown or chocolate" card I made for the totally Tilda challenge and I gave it to her.   So I decided to make another "brown or chocolate" card, and this time around, it is not as difficult as the first time as I already have in mind which pattern paper to use and this time I am entering it for these two challenges :

1.  Just Magnolia week 65 - vintage
2.  Totally Tilda # 1 - chocolate

I really had lots and lots of fun making this card, and yes I made another criss cross card.  I am so in love with criss cross cards.

Here is my card :-

I used a punch out butterfly (with MS monarch butterfly) as a stencil and chalk the butterflies as background pattern, but somehow the camera did not capture the effect.  I love how it turned out.  

I used Adirondack dimensional pearls (butterscotch) to dot on the swirls and am pleasantly surprised they turned out like metallic studs!   Tattered angels glimmer mist (Iridescent gold) used on the doily and Ballerina Tilda (after using tea dye distress ink) to give that classy vintage look)

Materials used :

1.  Ballerina Tilda coloured with copic markers

2.  Pattern paper - DCWV the music stack (I just have to use this musical note pattern on Ballerina Tilda, suits her to a T), card stock - DCWV and AC

3.  Sizzix bigz tag, scallop with eyelets

4.  Glimmer mist (Iridescent gold), distress ink - tea dye, Adirondack dimensional pearls (butterscotch)

5.  Flowers - Wild Orchid crafts

6.  Martha Stewart butterflies punches

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Just Magnolia # 64 and Wild Orchid Crafts 1st challenges

I have not been making cards for the last few days, the days somehow seemed to slip by me.  So today I decided to cancel all my appointments to stay home and make cards!

I decided to make a magnolia card and made an easel card for

1.   Just Magnolia challenge 64 which is based on a sketch and
2.  Wild Orchids Week 1 say it with flowers

Here is my card :-

Materials used :

1.  Tilda with wedding gifts coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV - the all about girls stack and AC cardstocks - pastels
3.  American crafts elements
4.  Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
5.  Spellbinders nesties
6.  Distress inks - victorian velvet
7.  Martha Stewart punch
8.  Ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Minkeekee

My Cassie turns 20 today, happy blessed birthday darling :-).   I made her a gatefold card and a spongebob cake and many butterflies cupcakes.

Here is the card I made for her, with a digi from Elizabeth Bell, coloured with copic markers.  

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

2 challenges : A Pocket Full of Posies & Wild Orchid

Gosh, I am still beaming from learning that I was top 3 for A Pocket Full of Posies Challenge #1!  Thank you for selecting my entry :-)

I immediately set to think about my entry for the next challenge, I love all my Belles 'n Whistle clear stamps, so I decided to make a card with Tania Baking image.  The 2nd challenge is based on a sketch, which is really fun to follow.   I decided to play with my tattered angel glimmer mist, sprayed different colours and cut with the classic oval nestie and use it for as the background for Tania.  This card is also for Wild Orchid Challenge : Week one, say it with flowers. 

This card is for

2.   Wild Orchid Challenge #1, say it with flowers (sorry I linked wrongly the first time I entered the contest, I have since amended the link and is re-entering this post again) 

Here is my card :-

Materials used :

1.  Belles 'n Whistles clear stamp - Baking with Tania, inked with memento and coloured with copics and colour pencils (and blended with sansodor).

2.   Pattern paper : basic grey lemonade paper pad

3.  Flowers : Wild Orchid Crafts

4.  Stampin up sentiment : a little yummy for your tummy inked with versa color Heliotrope

5.  The other flower embellishments are from my mentor, Angie who patiently taught me all that I need to know about craftings and card makings.  Pop by her blogAngie's Craftinz & Cardz, she made the most awesome crafts.  

6.  Ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Monday, July 12, 2010

Magnolia stamp lovers

The theme for magnolia stamp lovers challenge no. 14 is "have a nice trip" and I wonder which Tilda should I use.   As the weather has been so hot these couple of days, I wanted to plan for a year-end skiing trip!  And I do have both Tilda and Edwin skiing as well as the ones on the sledge!   I decided to use Tilda and Edwin skiing and make a middle step card.

Because of the all the year round hot weather in Singapore, we love skiing trips!   We first brought the girls skiing when they were 15, 13 and 11 and they really love it.   The first time we skied in Niesko, Hokkaido because he was not used to the skiing boots and the icy surface, Vincent fell and had a hairline fracture on his tailbone.   He gallantly carried all our skis for us with a sore back!  We didn't realise he had a fracture until he did an x-ray on our return to Singapore.     We stayed at a lovely cottage with a backyard where they girls would dig around the snow for ages!  But although the owner of the cottage claimed it was a mere 2 minutes to the ski slope, it was a strenuous 30 minutes walk with our skis and boots.  The following year we went to Grindawald Switzerland, it was beautiful place.   But again the hotel where we stayed was very very far away from the ski slope.   We found the ski lifts very ancient and went round playing with sledges instead.   Cassie was the only who enjoyed it and can managed the lifts very well and she could even ski along the road all the way back to the hotel, much to the envy of all of us who had to carry our heavy skis and walked in our even heavier boots!

So when we decided to go skiing again, it was Niesko again and again!  Vincent wanted to give up skiing after Switzerland but I insisted that he learn it again at Niekso.  He had a Japanese instructor who gave him precise instructions that he was able to ski after a 2 hour lesson.

The girls were so agile and Cassie managed to do advance runs during my last trip 2 years ago.  Unfortunately Jer who tried snowboarding fell and fractured her arm.   So after a lapse of 2 years, we are hoping to be able to organise another trip to Niesko this December/January.    But it is much more difficult to organise now that Liz and Cassie are in uni (both are in UK), we have to find a window of timing when both having breaks and Vincent can take some time off work.

So, enough of our skiing holidays, now for the card middle step card I made.   I wanted to make card to show the lovely ski slopes that we love so much.  I came across this instructions to make a middle step card on you-tube when I first started making cards and finally I can use it!  I also used plenty of the tattered angels glimmer mist that I recently bought from our newly renovated Made with Love store.

Here is the card for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge #14 - Have a nice trip

Material used :

1.   Skiing Tilda and Edwin coloured with copic markers

2.  Pattern paper - Lasting impression, white with snow flakes emboss, I applied pearlescent chalks over the snow flakes to give it a hint of blue.   

3.  Pattern paper - basic grey eskimo kisses, sprayed with glimmer mist

4.  I used gold glimmer on water colour paper, let dry then ink peachy keen stamps with Tsukineko sky blue brilliance and used this as the slope for Tilda and Edwin.   

5.  Sentiment : Happy Holidays (peachy keen) inked with same Tsukineko sky blue brilliance.

6.  Spellbinders nesties

Here's a photo of Vincent and I at Niesko ski field.  

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Sunday, July 11, 2010

The Definitive Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy Give Away - Elisabeth Bell Designs

If you like me love Elisabeth Bell's stamps which includes Belles 'n Whistles, Whiff of Joy, SCACD as much as I do, you will love her blog candy give away.   Pop by her blog and participate in her blog candy and join her facebook page.

The Definitive Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy Give Away - Elisabeth Bell Designs

Have fun and good luck my dear friends :-)

Impressions Are Made: My First Blog Candy!!!

Ladies, please check out Andrea's blog candy, there are lots and lots of goodies here to be won. Be quick though, candy closing soon at midnight pacific time, July 12th!

Andrea makes really wonderful cards too, check out her blog :-)

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A Pocket Full of Posies Challenge

Ring a-ring o' roses,
A pocketful of posies.
a-tishoo!, a-tishoo!.
We all fall down.

Sounds familiar?   Well, A Pocket full of Posies Challenge #1 - one for the girls.    With the nursery rhyme going on and on in my heard, I coloured the Tilda with Peony with copic markers (it would have been great if Tilda is holding posies instead of peony)!

I am really addicted to making criss cross cards, and I like to leave the card instead blank for the sender to write personal messages.

Here is my card :

Material used :

1.  Tilda with Peony inked with memento tuxedo black and coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper K&Company - berry sweet stack, we R memory keepers cardstock
3.  EK Success punch
4.  Spellbinders
5.  Kaiser clear sentiment stamp inked with versafine imperial purple
6.  Ribbons from stash
7.  Flowers - K&Company
8.  Butterfly - Prima
9.  Pearls : Viva Decor pearl pen salmon (I love these pearl pens - create perfectly dome shaped pearls) 

Thanks for dropping by :-)