Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Trust in the Lord with all your heart

Here is another card which I made for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge 114 - "use of of your oldest stamp sets which you have not used for a while".  This must be one of the first ODB stamps I bought since my mentor Angie introduced them to me.   I have been messy and very disorganized with all my stash, so after this, I really have to sit down and get my stuff organized. So for now, a very simple card, made with no embellishments and ribbons, just a frame for the sentiments.

Materials used :
1.  ODB stamps
2.  Pattern paper : Bo Bunny garden girl collection, card stock : local bookstore
3.  Cheery Lynn dainty dutch deco frame

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The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear?

I am getting some of my sanity back, and with the part-time domestic help coming in to clean the house, I have more time to create.   I hope to make some layout pages soon, but for now, here is a card I made for the Our Daily Bread Design sketch 83 - I did not follow the sketch entirely though.
Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps for both the sentiments and background
2.  Pattern paper : sei, cardstock : American crafts
3.  Spellbinders nesties
4.  Lace : American crafts
5.  Flowers : Wild orchid and Thailand
6.  Ribbon : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Friday, November 4, 2011

Be Still and know that I am GOD

It has been a while since I last make a card.   My package of Christmas stamps and Cheery Lynn dies and I decided to make this card for the Our Daily Bread Designs stamping in time challenge -SNTODBD 47 - my favorite scripture.   Be Still and know that I am God - Psalm 46:10 has always been my favorite scripture verse.  More often than not, I am too caught up with my own troubles and problems that I forgot to cast all my worries to God, this verse, will always remind me of the need to be still, to drop all worries and frustrations and know that He is God.

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamp : Be still and know that I am God
2.  Pattern paper : Sei sunny day, Cosmo cricket garden variety, cardstock : American crafts
3.  MS punch
4.  Cheery Lynn doily dies - french pastry
5.  Ribbon - American crafts

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The Love we give away is the only love we keep

I made another card today after I came back from a session of Bikram yoga, which is 90 minutes as compared to the usual 60 minutes hot yoga I am used to.

Here is my card which is for the following challenges :-

1.  Peachy Keen Stamp sketch challenge 62
2.  Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge #109 - Gal 5:22-23 (include fruits in the creation)
Materials used :-
1.  Stamps : Peachy Keen (coloured with copic markers)  and Unity Stamp Co
2.  Pattern paper : Cosmic cricket garden variety, AC cardstock, fundamentals vellum insert
3.  Ribbon and satin flower : bought from Hong Kong

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Thanks a bunch

Gosh it has been a month since I last made a card, I have been pretty busy these couple of months, and I just came back from a two weeks trip to Paris and London, spending time with the girls, as they had been busy with summer internship and I did not get to spend much time with them over their summer break.

I had a great time in Paris, and visiting Monet's garden and museum in Giverny was the highlight of the trip.   I wish I could spend more time there. 

I came back from London 3 days ago to a surprised package from a friend in the US.  The package cheered me tremendously and I made this card for her, thanks a bunch Grace :-). This card is also for the Peachy Keen challenge sketch 62.   
Materials used :
1.  Peachy Keen stamps
2.  Pattern paper : Prima marketing sweet fairy collection, AC cardstock
3.  MS punch
4.  KCK die
5.  Ribbon and satin flowers : bought from HK

Thanks for dropping by and I hope to have more cards to show over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Call to me and I will answer you Jeremiah 33:3

I finally went to the doctor yesterday for a dose of antibiotics after coughing for more than a week!   And since I am on medication, I did nothing but sleep the entire day away yesterday.     I am much better today, so I decided to make a card for the following challenges :-

1.  Our Daily Bread Designs Blog : odbdslc75 dots or stripes

2.  Stamping sisters in Christ - use quiet colours, nothing bright, either pastels or low key earthtones, soft, muted shades of beige or neutrals. (I only use shades of pink (pastel) and hopefully my card is not deemed too "bright"

3.  Card pattern - sketch 131

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps
2.  Cardstock : American crafts white cardstock, pattern paper : scraps
3.  MS punch
4.  KCK swirl die
5.  Paper flowers : wild orchid crafts
6.  Ribbons : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Do not let your heart be troubled, trust in God, John 14:1

I have wonderful news to share, the baby of the family, Jer finally got her driving licence!   We went out for an orientation drive today and she is a pretty much steady and safe driver.  Well done Jer!   

I made this card while home nursing a cold and cough caught over the last weekend.   

This card is for the following challenges :

Materials used :
1.  Stamps : Do not let your hearts be troubled, trust in God - ODBD 
2.  Pattern paper : Sei, sunny day, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Lace, button, ribbon : HK
4.  Spellbinders nestie

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ma's first trip to Hong Kong, April 2011

I made a layout for ma from a photo the 3 of us took with ma when we were in Hong Kong, April 2011.   This trip marked many first for ma - her first trip to Hong Kong, her first trip after pa passed on 16 years ago, the first time she went went on Viking and raging river rides at Ocean Park.

This layout is for ODBDLYLS8 - use at least one number, one embellishment and one ODBD stamp.

materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps : love, count your blessings name them one by one,  and this is the day that the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
2.  Pattern paper : Webster's pages, Life is beautiful collection
3.  Butterfly embellishment : Prima
4.  Flowers : K&co
5.  Silver trims : Webster's pages

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Praying you will be soon be well

It has been quite a while since I last made a card, I have been busy and unwell too.   It feels good to start crafting again.   I started with a get well card, made this while Vincent and Jer were watching football, yes football season started, so I guess I will spend more time crafting when father and daughter bond over football.

Here is the card I made for the following challenges :

1.  Card patterns sketch 130
2.  ODBDSLC74 Dollies

Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamp : praying you'll be soon be well
2.  Pattern paper and cardstock : DWCV
3.  Magnolia mini dolly doohickeys
4.  Paper flowers : Wild orchid crafts
5.  Ribbons : HK

Monday, July 18, 2011

Thank you Honey

I have a really serious viral eye infection since last monday that refused to go away despite seeing the doctor 3 times.  I was given very strong antibiotic eye drops, anti inflammation and sleeping pills (I was in too much pain and could not sleep) by the eye doctor.   Finally after 3 days of the strong medication, staying away from the computer and tv and newspaper, i am on my way to recovery.   Vincent was away most of last week and came back only on Thursday evening, and was really upset with the condition of my eyes.  He ran all the errands for me and was diligent in applying the eye drops for me,  I felt really loved and cherished.   So, I made this card for him, thank you honey :-).  

This card is also for the Card pattern challenge sketch 124, I made a very simple card as my eyes still have difficulties focusing.

Materials used :
1.  cardstock : American craft, pattern paper : DCWV
2.  Cutterbug embossing folder
3.  MS rhinestones
4.  Clear stamp - one of my very first clear stamps, I can't remember the brand
5.  Ribbon : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wishing you showers of blessings

I finally settled down to make a card today.  Somehow the days just seemed to pass so quickly.   Cassie was back for 5 days after spending 2 weeks in Ghana doing a microfinancing project, stayed for 5 days, and left for Shanghai for 8 weeks of internship last saturday.

The card I made is a clean and simple card for Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge #96, based on my favorite verse - Psalm 46:10 - Be still and know that I am God

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamp : Wishing you showers of blessings
2.  Card stock : Hero arts layering paper
3.  Prima sparkling spring note cards
4.  MS punch
5.  Satin flowers : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

You make me smile

I made this card after lunch but did not get to post it as I was rushing off for my yoga class.  It is good to be getting back into my yoga routine again now that my instructor is back from his holidays, yay!  

This card is for the Mojo Monday 196.   I learned the tissue flower from Becca of Amazing Paper Grace,  with some tissue papers I saved.  

Materials used :

1.  Clear stamp : you made me smile (I can't remember where I bought this from)
2.  Pattern paper : K&Co, card stock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nesties
4.  Pearl brads : American craft
5.  Prima pebble
6.  Magnolia doohickey die

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

If God is for us, who can be against us?

The theme of my current painting class with Astrid is : the wonders of a tree.   Astrid always wants us to paint from photo, and with our own interpretation and inspiration.   I love how this majestic tree provide shade to the other side of the road.  I have completed a pastel version and will be starting on oil next week.   I am one person who loves colors, so I added vibrant hues to the sky as well as wild flowers on the grass.   Here is a smaller version I did with pastel and sprayed with prefix colorless fixative to seal in the pastel colors, and use it to make into a card for the : Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge #94 - make a card that you doodle on.

The tree which I based my painting on :-)

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamp : If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31 inked with versamark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder
2.   Card stock : DCWV
3.   MS punches

This is a very simple card, no fuss, no frills, thanks for dropping by :-)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Happy Birthday - may all your dreams come true

Once I start with Penny Black stamps, I cannot stop at one, I simply have to make another card.   I colored this image with copic markers instead of water color crayons.   

The peeling on my face started yesterday, and it is not as bad as I thought it would be, so I am not going to be home-bound any more, I am going for my yoga later this evening.  

Like the previous card, this is for the following challenges :
1.  Penny Black Saturday challenge pesky critters
2.  Penny Black All Sorts : June challenge - my favorite (all my Penny Black stamps ARE my favorite)

Materials used :
1.  Penny Black image : happy birthday colored with copic markers, penny black sentiment : May all your dreams come true
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV glitter stack, card stock : DCWV
3.  Buttons : HK
4.  Paper flowers : Thailand
5.  Spellbinders : grand nesties
6.  Glossy accents
7.  Tim Holtz mask

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Monday, June 20, 2011

Just want to say hi

I had a lazy morning today, spent plenty of time talking on the phone, played some computer games and finally settled down to make a card and decided to play with my penny black stamps.   This card is for the following challenges :

1.  Penny Black saturday challenge - pesky critters
2.  Penny Black allsorts June challenge - my favorite

Materials used :
1.  Penny Black stamps : flutter bye (colored with caran d'ache crayons) and to say hi sentiment
2.  Pattern paper : KCK, card stock : DCWV
3.  K&Co embellishments
4.  MS grass punch 
5.  Flowersoft
6.  Ribbon : HK
7.  Stickles

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Missing you

So, I am home-bound, I can't go for my yoga session and it is getting into me.  My fav instructor is back in India for his home leave, and he asked me to practice on my own, and he left me strict instructions to practice those poses that I need to work on (like stretching my hamstring) but I have not been doing much on my own.  I did go for some class during the past 2 weeks, with other instructors but did not work out much on my own.  I guess I have to start working out on my own for the next one week or I would lose my balancing strength and flexibility and the already tight hamstring would even be tighter, haiz.

I am into my 2nd card today, for the Mojo Monday 195

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamp : missing you
2.  Pattern paper : K&Co, card stock : DCWV, core impressions : basic grey ornate collection
3.  MS punch
4.  Spellbinders pendant and nest
5.  Satin flower : HK
6.  Butterfly embellishment : KCK

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Thank you for being my friend

We were supposed to leave for Shanghai this morning, Ma, Ti, Ailin, Sharon, Vincent, Jer and I.   Unfortunately Ti was unwell and we have to cancel the trip, and ma is not comfortable traveling when Ti is unwell.  So Vincent left for this morning as he has a seminar to attend.  

I made another card this morning after Vincent flew off and I am home-bound as I did a facial treatment and can't go out for the next couple of days (for fear of the sun).  I hope to have more creations now that I am home-bound.

This card is for the following challenges :-
1.  ODBDSLC 65 - create a thank you card or gift
2.  Card Patterns sketch 120

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamp : thank you for being my friend
2.  Pattern paper : Prima, Card stock : DCWV
3.  MS punch
4.  Spellbinders nestie
5.  Baker's twine : The twinery
6.  Buttons : Hk
7.  Chipboard butterfly : DCWV

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Grace and Peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ

Thank you once again ODBD for choosing my card for customer card of the day :-)   I love all my ODBD stamps and I have to thank my mentor Angie for introducing ODBD stamps to me.

I made this card for ODBD Stamping in Time challenge (SNTODBD37) - use ODBD images to create your own background paper.   I stamped a pink vellum with versamark, and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I used both an image - the swirls with dragonfly as well as a sentiment to make the background paper.  

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps inked with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder for the background, and ODBD sentiment stamp
2.  Pink vellum : fancy paper, card stock : Fylnmark
3.  Spellbinder nestie
4.  Satin flowers and ribbon : HK, paper flowers from Yenni who makes beautiful cards.  Thanks Yenni for all the goodies besides the flowers.

Thanks for dropping by :-)

You're never more than a THOUGHT away

I am so happy and honored my card was chosen : customer card of the day by Our Daily Bread Designs!    I am literally over the moon.

I have not made an easel card for quite a while and when Elisabeth Bell's world challenge for May is to make an easel card, I am inspired and motivated by the many beautiful easel cards to make one too.  And congratulations to Summer of BnW for the arrival of her baby girl!   Since I received the beautiful sweetart girls and new fairy friends stamps from Summer the week before, I have to use one of them to make the easel card.

Here is for easel card for the following challenges :

1.  Elisabeth Bell's World challenge
2.  BnW Challenge - Ribbon or lace or both

Materials used :
1.  BnW clear stamp : Fairy fond thoughs inked, colored with caran d'ache crayons and blended with ox gall liquid which increases the wetting and flow of water colours, and improves the acceptance of wash on paper.
2.  Patter paper : K&co specialty paper by Susan Winget, glitter paper : K&co, card stock : DCWV
3.  Magnolia doohickey romantic tag
4.  Lace : Websters page
5.  Paper flowers and pearls : Wild orchid crafts
6.  Stickles
7.  Pearl brads : American craft
8.  Heart beads : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Mail

I am supposed to make this gift box and send to a friend in the States weeks ago, but I was too caught up with stuff and I kept delaying it.  Another reason for the delay was I was waiting for the great Singapore sale to start as I wanted to buy some KCK die cuts for her (KCK die cuts are designed in Singapore, as I wanted to send her something uniquely Singaporean.   I am so sorry for the delay my dear friend,  and I hope you would love what I made and bought for you.  But so much for the great Singapore sale, the KCK range of products are only on 10% discount, but the USA products are 40% off!!

So, here is my gift box which I used a new stamp I just bought from Belles 'n Whistles, SweetArts Girls happy mail.   I have also used a new KCK paper, plus I am trying out a new blending technic, using ox gall liquid from Winsor & Newton to blend instead of the usual sansador.   As this is the first time I am using it, I forgot to use water color paper, plus I am new to the technic, so there is still much room for improvements, I hope to achieve a more "water color" effect next time.  And this is also the first time I used quilled butterflies as embellishments.   I also bought a book on quilling and hope to make my own quilled embellishments in time to come.

This project is for the following challenges :-

1.  Belles 'n Whistles - please include ribbon or lace or both (I have both)
2.  Stamping sisters in Christ challenge 92 Challenge: Use something new on your project - it can be a new product, technique, embellishment - even a colour combo that is new 

The inside of the box
 I used ox gall liquid (Winsor & Newton) to blend instead of the usual sansador 

Materials used : 
1.  Belles 'n Whistles SweetArt Girl happy mail stamp colored with caran d'ache color pencils and blend with ox gall liquid.
2.  Pattern paper : KCK Singapore
3.  MS punch
4.  Rhinestones lace and ribbon. organza flowers  : HK
5.  Lace : Webster's page
6.  Quilled butterflies : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Be still and know that I am GOD - Psalm 46:10

I have not been crafting much these days, somehow do not have the mood to do so, I hope to be able to get out of this rut soon and spend more time crafting and making cards.

I made this card after coming back from yoga this evening, for the following challenges :-

1.  Card pattern sketch 118
2.  ODBDSLC63 sentiment only challenge

Materials used :-
1.  Be still and know that I am GOD stamp : ODBD
2.  Pattern paper : K&Co, card stock : DCWV, core impressions : basic grey ornate collection
3.  Flower : mulberry street, gift from my dear friend Ying
4.  MS punch
5.  Spellbinders nestie
6.  Ribbon : HK

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It is such a blessing to have a friend like you!

I made this card after I came back from my yoga session this evening for the ODBDSLC62 sketch.  I have always been blessed with good friends around me and I thank God for this special blessing.

Materials used :
1.  Stamp : ODBD
2.  Pattern paper : prima sweet fairy, card stock : DCWV, glitter paper : KI memories
3.  Spellbinder nestie
4.  MS punch
5.  Lace, flowers : wild orchid crafts
6.  Swirls : prima

Thanks for dropping by :-)