Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Digi Bells DT call

I was pondering if I should make a card for Elisabeth Bell : The Digi Bells Guest DT call (November/December) which ends today!   And since I was on a high after attending David Foster and friends concert 2 nights ago featuring the ever classy Natalie Cole, Charice, Peter Cetera, Ruben Studdard and the Canadian Tenors, plus remembering what my ever encouraging (but brutally honest) mentor Angie shifu told me : you have nothing to lose, except your pride, I made this card which is based on the following sketch, to participate in the above guest DT call.

1.   Image : I love you this much from Elisabeth Bell Digi collection which can be ordered @ Elisabeth Bell digishop, coloured with copic markers

2.  Cardstock : American crafts - pastels

3.  Pattern paper : my mind's eye, and K & Company

4.  EK Success corner punch

5.  Lace : Wild orchid crafts

6.  Ribbon and organza flowers : bought from HK

Thanks for dropping by and good luck to all who participated :-)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Vintage layout

I did this vintage layout with Eunice @ scrapholics  yesterday!   I really like the how the layout turn out as I am not very much a brown person and am pleasantly surprised to use shades of blue, purple to create vintage charm!   Learned some really interesting technics and ideas from her,  thanks Eunice :-).

Vincent left for Germany for his almost 3 weeks trip this morning, and I am home alone with Jer away in school most of the time studying for her A levels.   Well, I will have more time for my yoga, exercise, calligraphy, painting and crafting!  I need to tidy up my craft area too :-) 

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Joey's birthday candy

Check out Joey's fabulous birthday candy here, you have upto Oct 29 to participate, good luck :-)

Sweet love tag

I love this sweet love Whistle 'n Belles stamp.   I have lots of fun coloring with prismacolor which I just received a couple of weeks ago.  They are a breeze to use.

Since I completed this tag, I decided to have another go at the Belles 'n whistles challenge - use fall colours - since I used mainly shades of red and brown for this tag.

Here is my tag which I will probably use in the paper bag mini album which I am planning to make  :

Materials used :

1.  Sweet love whistle 'n belles stamp colored with prismacolor pencils
2.  Cardstock : a zone paper from popular
3.  Pattern paper : from stash
4.  Ranger distress ink : fire bricks
5.  Ribbon : bought from wholesale centre in HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, October 22, 2010

Pinkish card with a touch of blue

I streaked my hair purplish yesterday at a whim when recommended by the hairstylist, and Jer asked me a thousand times still why I did that.   Well, I just want a change and since I do not fancy cropping my hair short (I have done that about 4 or 5 years ago and it took me a while to grow them out)    The hairstylist assured me that it will turn into a beautiful pinkish shade after a few washes, I am taking his words for it!   Well we shall see.   Since I am thinking about how what shade of pink my hair will turn into I made this pinkish card with a touch of blue.

This card is for the following challenges :

1.  Magnolia stamp lovers - sparkling challenge
2.  7 kids college funds challenge 6 - flowers and layers
3.  Just magnolia week 78 - think pink
4.  Little Red Wagon # 51 - hearts
5.  ABC Challenge - F is for flowers
6.  Wild orchid challenge 8 - pastels

Here is my pink card :-

Materials used :-

1.  Cosy Tilda with heart coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper :  K & company, card stock : Popular (local store)
3.  EK success scallop heart puncher
4.  Flowers : wild orchid craft
5.  Stampendous fun flock
6.  Rangers stickles
7.  Ribbons : bought from HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)
 (edited : by the time I completed my post, the Just magnolia week 77 has closed, and the week 78 challenge is think pink, and since my card is pink, I am entering it for the week 78 challenge instead) 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Tilda and Edwin

I finally met up with Lina today to pass her the magnolia stamps!    Have fun with them Lina :-)

I was really happy when I received my cozy autumn collection of magnolia stamps last week and love them to bits!!   I have to ink up this Tilda and Edwin stamp immediately.    I have lots of fun colouring this pair and when Vincent saw the coloured images, he said they looked like both of us when we were dating!  

Here is the card I made with the coloured images for the following challenges :-

1.  Sweet Stamping challenge 48 - ribbons
2.  ABC challenge - F is for flowers
3.  Little red wagon challenge 50 - something old/something new

Materials used :-

1.  Magnolia stamps : brother and sister coloured with copic markers (new stamp just received)
2.  Pattern paper : Cosmo cricket pixie-Licious mini deck 
3.  Card stock : Popular (local stationery)
4.  Martha stewart punch : monarch butterfly (bought this a while ago but have not been using it much)
5.  Ribbon : recycled and saved from advertisement flyer
6.  Flowers : wild orchid crafts + gifts from Wichit (bought in Bangkok)

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, October 15, 2010

My art and a simple card

I am so happy that Astrid (my art teacher) featured my very first piece learned under her in her latest newsletter.   I am still beaming.   Here is the link to Astrid's newsletter  Astrid's November Abstractionsgo check out her website, her paintings are really awesome!   My painting is not completed yet, I still have to work to blend the colours.

Now for my latest card,  I am inspired by Becky, (she makes simply beautiful cards, simple but stunningly beautiful), so here I am trying to make a simple card, with little details but still ended up with quite a fair bit of embellishments.

So here is my simply not so simple card for the following challenges :-

1.  ODBD stamping in time : On assignment challenge (SNTOBD20) embossing
2.  Sweet stamping challenge 47 for Emma - diamonds are a girl's best friends

Materials used :-

1.   ODBD stamps from the scripture series 1, customer favourites, inked with versamark and embossed with hero art embossing powder

2.   Pattern paper : cosmo cricket pixie-Licious mini deck

3.   spellinbinders nestie 

4.   Basic grey rub-ons and rhinestones

5.   Prima SIIC swirls clear crystals 

6.   Organza flowers and ribbons : bought from Hk

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chris Olsen's mega birthday blog candy

I came across Chris Olsen's mega birthday blog candy and it is really mega!  She is giving her blog candy out not to one but TWO followers.  Hop over to her blog and check it out!

Candy 1

Good luck people :-) 

Red and Green Christmas card

I bought the graphic 45 cards and merry Christmas tags a couple of weeks ago and finally I have a chance to use them to make red and green Christmas card for the following challenges :-

1.  Totally Tilda - traditional red and green Tilda Christmas
2.  Alphabet challenge x for x'mas
3.  Magnolia down under challenge 67 : tag it

Here is the traditional Christmas card :

Materials used :-

1.   Tilda with Christmas tree (from So Jolly collection) coloured with copic markers
2.   Cardstock : DCWV 
3.   Pattern paper : basic grey jovial
4.   Merry Christmas tag : graphic 45 Christmas past tags collection
5.   spellbinders nestie
6.   Magnolia doo hickey cutting dies - doily flowers and Tilda lace
7.   Poinsettias : wild orchid crafts
8.   Paper stars and ribbons : bought from HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Another birthday card

I made another birthday card today, this will be for JDA  (a local craft store) 10th birthday.   I am also entering this card for the following challenges :-

1.   Just magnolia week 76, 2 x 2

2.   Crafty Catz challenge 53 - Magnolia/Tilda week

3.   Magnolia stamp lovers sparkling challenge (I hope my glitter on Tilda gift boxes and dress is sparkling enough

Materials used :-

1.   Tilda with gifts coloured with copic markers

2.   Pattern paper : KI memories, party, specialty cardstock paper pack with glitter

3.   Cardstock : DCWV bright stack, core-dinations whitewash collection (which I embossed with cuttlebug happy birthday embossing folder and sand it to reveal the darker core colour.

4.   Paper roses : Wild Orchid crafts

5.   Ranger stickles : lime green, turquoise, crystals

6.   Viva decor glitter liner : Peridot

7.   Viva decor pearl pen : cream

Edit (I forgot to include this when I first posted)

8.  Happy birthday cut-out from cricut create, wild card cartridge, JDA - Don Juan cartridge

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Bearly big hug criss cross card and a blog candy

I was kinda lost when I went for my step exercise, since this is my first session, I had a hard time trying to keep in pace and in steps!  I  met another lady and she told me she was equally lost even though this is her 3rd session!   It was a fun session even though I getting lost 3 quarter of the time, unfortunately I could not continue as my next art class starts next tuesday.

Today I want to show a criss cross card I made for Liz's 22nd birthday which is on Oct 20.    Time flies and she is now in her 3rd year at St Andrews, it seems like yesterday that we first sent her over and now she is into her 3rd year.  For the last two years I have arranged for a birthday cake to be sent to her on her birthday, but this year, she is watching her weight, so I am not sending her a cake, but hope my made with much love card can reach her in time.   She is always extending her arms for big hugs since she was a child so when I saw this "beary big hug" clear stamp from Belles and Whistle I simply have to get it, but it has been out of stock when I first eyed it.    I was finally able to get it a couple of weeks ago.

My criss cross card for my darling's birthday, and I am also entering for the Belles and Whistles challenge, "fall colours", and the Belles and Whistles design team has put together a completely new blog, starting for this challenge, here is the link

B'nW Challenge blog

There is also a fantastic candy up for grabs :-

So head over to new challenge blog and check it out!

Here is my criss cross card :-

I like the how this turned out, I inked the scallop blossoms with versamark, stamped it all over the paper, applied embossing powder and apply heat gun to set it, and followed by applying marigold distress ink all over the embossed images to achieve this background.    

Materials used :-

1.   Belles and Whistle clear stamp : Beary big hug inked with tuxedo black memento and coloured with prismacolor colored pencils and copic markers

2.   Hero arts stamps : Happy birthday inked with black stanzon and with distress inks applied to the background.
     Hero arts scallop blossoms inked with versamark and embossed with stampendous embossing powder and marigold distress ink applied over the embossed designs.

3.   Cardstock : DCWV, bright stack

4.   Pattern paper : sassafras mix and mend wee bundle

5.   Paper flowers : Wild Orchid Crafts

6.   Martha Stewart punch

7.   Prima fabric tag

8.   Prima pearls

9.   Ribbons : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by and have a nice day :-) 


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings

Really Reasonable Ribbon blog candy giveaway

I love ribbons, any type of ribbons, and I have an entire shelf in the cupboard full of them!  And if you are like me, love ribbons, hop over to Really Reasonable Ribbon, and participate in the blog candy.  

Mirror mirror on the wall

Here is another card I made today after my calligraphy class.    I coloured this snow white Tilda a long long time ago when I first bought her, but I have never gotten to make a card with it.  

This is a really simple card for the following challenges :-

1.   Magnolia stamp lovers lace challenge
2.   Totally Tilda challenge 6 - glitter and sparkle

Materials used :

1.   Magnolia stamp Tilda coloured with copics
2.   Pattern paper : pieces of scraps from stash
4.   Cardstock - from local stationery : Popular
5.   Flowers : Wildorchid crafts
6.   Ribbons bought from Hong Kong
7.   Glitter : Martha Stewart
8.   Spellbinder nestie
9.   Ranger stickles : Yellow

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, October 8, 2010

A waterfall card

Hi everyone, I am back after missing in action for the last two weeks.   I have taken up yoga and body combat to keep fit as I am approaching the big 5 O in 2 years!    I can feel my bones creaked when I first started on yoga, but after two weeks, I can feel my joints becoming more flexible and I can bend and stretch a little easier.   After a major operation (late last year) and another health scare recently, I told myself I am going to watch my health and get into my exercise regime once again.

On a separate note, I met Angie (my mentor) for lunch today and we had such a wonderful sharing and eating!  So much so I was late picking Jer and sending her to school, sorry darling.  

And is the waterfall card I made for the following challenges :-

1.   Sweet stamping challenge #46 - punch it out

2.   ODBD challenge - movement theme

Material used :

1.   Pattern paper : Sassafras mix and mend, wee bundle
2.   Cardstock : AC cardstock
3.   Rubber stamps : Our daily bread design - customer favorites scripture series 1 
4.   Martha stewart punches which I used for the border as well as to make the flowers
5.   Prima pearls

There are plenty of tutorial on youtube for waterfall cards and it is quite easy to make.   

Thanks for dropping by.