Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Early Christmas card

I woke up pretty early this morning, wanting to go for my morning walk, but end up making a card instead!  Well I did some pretty strenuous steps exercise to compensate after I was done with the card, because the sun was up and I do not fancy walking in the sun.

I made a very simple christmas card for the following challenges :-

1.   DCD Christmas club challenge 35 - no pictures or images

2.  Sweet stampin challenge 44 - stitching

Here is my christmas card :

Materials used :-

1.   Clear stamp : a very merry christmas to you  inked with versamark dazzle frost, and embossed with 
      Zig embossing powder, rich red

2.   Card stock : DCWV, patter paper : Papermania

3.   Faux stitches marked with sakura glitter pen

4.   Ribbon and paper stars : Hong Kong

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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A white card for ODBD challenge - White and Bright

I went for my 3rd painting lesson with Astrid today.   I thoroughly enjoyed her class and am glad I starting painting again.   Astrid told her there is no wrong in painting and asked me to go with what I feel, she quoted a saying :"do not paint what you see, but paint what you feel".  I was somewhat troubled and frustrated the last few days, and was much less troubled after my painting class.

Here is my painting :-
After the venting my frustrations and troubles with my painting, I came home and started to make a card with the new stamps that I just got from Jer for my birthday, thanks Jer darling.   She asked Angie and Flo to help her buy them from ODBD and I was so disappointed when Angie and Flo told me (when we were opening our boxes of goodies that just arrive) they did not buy 2 sets of the stamps that I really wanted!    When I told Vincent, he told me it was a simple equation and the stamps are with Jer.  Haiz, I am usually not that dense am I?

Here is the card I made for :

Our Daily Bread Designs - OBDBSLC30 White and Bright - use all white except for stamped image and embellishments.

Materials used :

1.   ODBD stamp, from the friendship collection, stamped with black versacolor ink and emboss with stampendous embossing powder

2.   White emboss card

3.   Spellbinders nestie

4.   Butterfly embellishment - K&Compan

5.   Flowers : Thailand, ribbon : Hong Kong

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Altered gift box

I am finally posting this!   It is very difficult for me to delay it any longer as I really want to show off this altered box I made for a special friend's birthday.    I shall not mention the name here, so hopefully she did not get to see this post until she receive the box in the mail.   This altered box was completed last monday, but I added a few other finishing touches over the past one  week.

I am also entering this for the Sir Stampalot September challenge - All distressed

Here are the photos of the box I made :-

The top of the box

Materials used :-

1.    Tilda with tulips coloured with copic markers
2.    Box from Daiso 
3.    Pattern paper : Jubiliee paper (distressed with tea dye) - for the box 
       sassafras mix and mend and 7 gypsies paddington (distressed with sage and sprayed with tattered angels chalkboard mint chocolate chip - for the scrolls
4.    Flowers and butterflies embellishments : K & Company, distressed with sage to make them look less         pristine.
5.    Wooden flourishes : Kaiser (distressed with tea dye) 
6.    Pearls (Kaiser)
7.    Thickers : American crafts (sprayed with tattered angels chalkboard mint chocolate chip to)
8.    Sentiment stamp : stampin up
9.    EK success punch for the leaves punchouts
10.  Ribbon and lace : Hong Kong

Well, there is still the surprise in the box if my dear friend sees this box here.   Thanks for dropping by :-)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Layers upon layers of colours for woj

I have been inspired to make play with my woj stamps after I saw Elisabeth Bell spotlight on whiff of joy images, I realised I have not been playing with them much.   I still love them, they are so delicate that I have to take extra care when colouring them, and I have so much fun putting the card together.   The layering of the different colours remind me of a local dessert - a multi-coloured "kueh" or malay cake which my girls love to eat when they were young and they called it "colourful kueh"!

I make this card for the for the following challenges :-

1.   Whiff of Joy challenge 87 - layers
2.   Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central - anything goes
3.   Pocket full of posies challenge 6 - floral fantasy

Here is my card :-

Material used :-

1.   Whiff of joy - Willow with heart coloured with copic markers
2.    Pattern paper : DCWV baby girl stack
3.    Spellbinders contemporary heart pendant
4.    Clear sentiment stamp : kaiser
5.    Flowers : wild orchid crafts
6.    EK Success punch (leaves)
7.    Doohickey Tilda lace
8.    Ribbon and lace : Hong Kong
9.    Coloured paper : Prints 

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Distressed card with a note

Good morning, I had a fantastic time with my shifu yesterday.   She is the queen of altered items, and we had fun altering a box.   I will post that sometime this week, there are still some final touches to be completed.

I have a distressed card to show everyone today which I hope to be able to get it posted before I go for my painting class.   I am still struggling to make distress stuff, but I guess I have to get out of my comfort zone once in a while.   Shifu gave me lots of useful suggestions yesterday before we started on the altered box and I finally got the easel card together.   The card will be for the following challenges :-

1.    Sir Stampalot Challenge - All distressed
2.    Sweet Stamping Challenge 43 - just a note
3.    7 Kids college fund challenge 3 - A recipe

Here is my card :-

Material used :-

1.     Mummu Mo Manning, coloured with copic markers
2.     Cardstock : DCWV, gemstones canvas texture pearlescent finish
3.     Pattern paper : DCWV, the Music stack 
4.     Sentiment stamp : Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection 
5.     Charm with green stone (from Jer's jewellery making collection, thanks jer) - this is for the "one sparkling item in the 7 kids recipe.
6.     Pearls : Kaiser
7.    Provo craft cutter bug musical note embossing folder
8.     Lace and organza flowers : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, September 11, 2010

My baby

The minute Liz saw my stamped image of Tilda in bath, she said it looks exactly like Jer when she was a baby.    So I decided to make a card for Jer as she is the cutest and sweetest baby!

Here is my baby (she is still my baby at 18) :-

And here is the card I made while Liz, Jer and Vincent were watching TV for the following challenges :

1.   Oldie but Goodie challenge #1 - new beginning (since this is a baby card, it is a new beginning)
2.   Just Magnolia challenge 72 (which is based on a sketch)

Materials used :

1.   Tilda in bath coloured with copic markers (face/skin - E0000, E000, ROO, R20, basin - R81, RV000, bubbles : B000, B01, B52)

2.   Cardstock : DCWV and gemstones pearlescent, pattern paper : DCWV : baby girl stack

3.   Papermania border stickers and sentiment stickers.

4.   Flowers : wild orchid crafts

5.   Ribbons : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, September 10, 2010

You make my heart flutter

I love the Crafty secrets paper I bought recently that I kept looking at them, but cannot bring myself to use them.   I have the pastel, classic and radiant stacks.   So, what good are my stash if I don't use them to create, so here is a card I created with a pattern paper from the radiant stack.

Here is my card :

Materials used :-

1.      Charleston Tilda coloured with copic markers
2.      Cardstock : DCWV, pattern paper : crafty secret radiant stack
3.      "You made my heart flutter" mini stamps Inkadinkado
4.      Spellbinders : fancy tag
5.      Feathers, lace, black ribbon, satin flowers : Hong Kong
6.      Stickles, crystals

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Pink Tilda

Time flies, the girls' summer holidays are almost over!   Cassie left for London today and I will not see her for another 3 months, she will be back for Christmas.    Liz will be leaving in less than 2 weeks!   She too will be coming back for Christmas.

Since they will both be back for Christmas, I decided to make a Christmas card today, to remind myself that before I know it, Christmas will be upon us!

My pink Tilda christmas card is for :

Here is my card which I made right after sending Cassie to the airport :-

Material used :

1.    Tilda on sledge coloured with copic markers.   I used the puffy velvet fabric marker on the fur hood and fur cuffs.   These markers are really cool, I applied onto the area I wanted to have a puff up 3 dimensional effect and use a heat gun on it, voila, it puff up very nicely.    I wish I have a white colour to use as snow though.

2.    The trees are from magnolia winter wonderland, coloured with distress ink and I used Stampendous fun flock (cotton ball white) on the trees and the tip of the pink snow flakes to achieve a 3 dimensional effect for the snow.   

3.     Cardstock : DCWV,  pattern paper : papermania Deck the halls.   

4.     Snow flake cutout with cricut merry tags cartridge

5.     Flower : Wild orchid crafts

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Ying's blog candy

My good friend, Ying is the one and only Magnolia DT for Asia and we are really proud of her.   One of her card creation is on the cover page of Magnolia Ink - Fairy Tale, together with many cards appearing in the various Magnolia Ink magazines.   In the latest Magnolia Ink issue - Cosy Autumn she has 3 pages of tutorial.   I am anxiously waiting for my copy to arrive so I can see what she has come up with this time.   I am sure it will be something awesome, given her talent!  Go Ying Go!  

Ying has a birthday blog candy at her blog, Ying and Mangolia (link as above).  Go check out her blog candy, its ending September 27 (her birthday) and wish her happy birthday as well as participate in her blog candy.

Thanks for dropping by, I hope to have some cards up soon.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tilda with flowers

Wow, I am on a roll today, 3rd card of the day!   Once I start, I can't stop, but this will be the last card before Jer gets home from studying for her A levels prelim.   Cassie is out having dinner with her friends before leaving on Friday and with Jer away, I have Liz chattering next to me away as I make my cards.   It is good to have her sitting next to me chattering away, it is going to be very different when she leaves in 2 weeks.  I am going to miss her when she leaves, but then again I can't for her to finish her uni, which will be another 2 years.   I am beginning to see lights at the end of the financial tunnel.  

I make this card for the following challenges :-

1.   Just Magnolia Special Monthly challenge - anything goes
2.   A spoon full of sugar challenge 119, lets get sketchy

Here is my card :-

Material used :

1.    Tilda with flowers coloured with copic markers
2.    Cardstock : DCWV, patter paper : Cosmo Cricket mini deck - garden variety
3.    Paper flowers : Thailand
4.    EK success leaves punch
5.    Lace : Hong Kong - I really love this flower shaped lace bought in HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Penny Black Stamps

My very first internet order when I started scrapping was a huge order of Penny Black stamps and the parcel went on a world tour before arriving.     Luckily for me, the order came just as I was filling up my insurance forms for a claim.

Although I have quite a collection of PB stamps, I have not been using them much.   But recently I have been inspired by Yenni Natalia, (she is DT for PB and she makes the most amazing cards, pop over to her blog to see her lovely creations) to use my PB stamps.    I made a very very simple card for the 

Penny Black Saturday Challenge - the theme this week is 


Here is my card, since brown is not very much my colour (I do have to get out of my comfort zone), so I made a very very simple card :-

Materials used :-

1.    Penny Black : a special thank, coloured with copics
2.    Cardstock : local stationery, pattern paper : DCWV sweet stack
3.    Distress ink : old paper
4.    Velvet ribbon, satin flowers : Hong Kong
5.    Martha Stewart punch
6.    Paper flower : Thailand
7.    Doily distressed with dusty concord

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Material girl for all that scraps

So, I have not been able to make any cards or any crafts the entire of last week, somehow do not have the mood to do anything crafty at all.

Vincent said it is because the girls are going back to UK soon and I have been running around buying stuff for them to bring back.   I can't believe time passes so quickly and Liz is onto her 3rd year and Cassie, her 2nd year!!

I managed to make this card for the cute card the following challenges :-

1.   Cute Card Thursday challenge 128 - materials girls
      We can use lace, fabric flower or just a piece added to the cards or creations.

2.    All that scraps first magnolia challenge - open theme - anything magnolia goes

Here is my card

Materials used :-

1.    Lady Tilda coloured with copic markers with a generoous amount of stickles applied on the dress

2.   Cardstock : DCWV, Pattern paper : K&Company - berry sweet

3.   Paper rose : wild orchid crafts

4.   Embroidered flowers, ribbon and lace : Hong Kong

5.   Martha Steward punch

6.   blings : Daiso, a local store

Thanks for dropping by :-)