Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A very merry Christmas to you

I am literally over the moon!!  I won  Belles 'n Whistles special release "merry sledding" from Lynda's blog hop and then the next day, I won the Belles 'n Whistles sketch and bold winter colour challenge!!  I can't wait for the "merry sledding" and the "skiing snow baby" to arrive.

So I have to make something for the next Belles 'n Whistles current challenge which is Christmas "glitter it up" before I leave for HK/Beijing tomorrow.   Check out Belles 'n Whistles blog, there is a Advent Calendar  where there are daily prizes to be won!  And I got the tutorial for the bag I made from the blog too!   And it is really easy to make, just score a 12 x 12 cardstock and make 4 cuts, glue and viola a paper gift bag!

Here is the bag I made for the Belles 'n Whistles Christmas 'glitter it up" challenge

The handle

The sequins ribbon

The side

The other side of the bag

Materials used :

1.  Belles 'n whistles clear stamp : Star of Bethlehem coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV the Christmas stack with glitter, glitter paper KI memories,  cardstock : DCWV
3.  EK Success punch
4.  Spellbinder nestie
5.  Crystals swirls : Prima
6.  Rhinestones : Martha Stewart
7.  Snowflakes, stars, ribbons and sequins ribbon : bought from HK

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back end of next week :-) 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Christmas tag

I have been encouraged by Yenni to take part in the Dutch Dare Card Challenge.   

Here is my Christmas tag for the DDCC #92 challenge

Material used :

1.  Clear stamps : wishing you all the joys of the season and snow flake inked with versamark and heat embossed
2.  Christmas tree : Magnolia winter background, coloured with copic markers
3.  Sizzix tag and bookplate die
4.  Poinsettias : wild orchid crafts
5.  Silver reindeers and ribbons : bought from Hong Kong
6.  Stickles : lime green and glossy accent applied on the "joy"

Thanks for dropping by, I hope to complete one or two more cards before leaving for my holidays on Wednesday :-)

Friday, December 3, 2010

This is the season for love

I pondered for the longest time which pattern paper to use for this card, I coloured snowy hug pink and blue and I have the perfect pattern paper from magnolia vintage Christmas, hanging ornaments but I was so reluctant to cut the paper because I love it so much.    Well, Christmas is the season for love, I will use the pattern paper I love, to send love to a love one, which is also the reason why I made a pop up love inside the card.

Here is the card I made for the following challenges :

A pop-up for inside the card


1.  Snowy hugs coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : magnolia vintage Christmas hanging ornaments, cardstock : K&Company berry pink rose stack, glitter paper : KI memories
3.  Sizzix dies : frame w/hearts & flowers, Tim Holtz movers and shakers - baroque and love and  snowflake embosslit
4.  Flowers and lace: Wild orchard crafts
5.  Ribbons and buckle : bought from Hong Kong
6.  Crystals swirls : prima 
7.  Distress ink  spun sugar
8.  Stickles : waterfall and crystal

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

May your Christmas be merry and lack nothing

A big thank you to Annie, Becky and Yenni for your kind words and encouragement!   I spent last evening trying to do some crafting and enjoyed myself tremendously, and talking to Vincent from my craft table as he read the paper on the couch, occasionally getting an acknowledgement from him if he was not too engrossed in the papers.   Jer is knitting a scarf for our trip to Hk/Beijing next week,  she is finally done with her A levels.

Liz just told us that St Andrews temperature is minus 10 degree C, gosh, am I glad she and Min are coming back in 2 weeks for a dose of sunshine before heading back for their semester exams.

Materials used :-
1.  Belles 'N Whistles clear stamp : A child's prayer coloured with copic markers and Caran D'ache colour pencils

2.  Pattern paper : DCWV the Christmas stack with glitter, cardstock : AC and DCWV glitter cardstock

3.  Sizzix frames and stamps die

4.  7 gypsies christmas tags

5.  Distress ink - worn lipstick

6.  Organza flowers and paper stars : bought from Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by,  I hope to come up with more cards soon :-)