Sunday, March 27, 2011

You're never more than a thought away

I am back!  I had a great time in Hong Kong with ma and my brother's family.   It was great to have my elder brother joined us for dinner one of the night.  I have never seen ma more happy.  I shall blog more about my first trip with ma later as I am rushing to link my following card which I made this afternoon for :

Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge 81 - Matthew 6:6 : Challenge: Create a card or project that has something hidden from first view. It could be many things... an envelope, a pull out, doors that open to reveal something, a Joy Fold, Flip Flop, Magic Slider...anything that you don't see at first glance. 
I made a gate fold card
and 2 bookmarks
I used sizzix extra biz scallop rectangle for the base to hold the bookmarks , and spellbinders label eleven to cut the window.

Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamps, doily stamp : Kodomo Inc (I just bought this in Hong Kong)
2.  Pattern paper : Graphic 45, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Sizzix dies
4.  Spellbinders nestie
5.  DCWV chipboard chipboard embellishments : blossoms and butterflies
6.  Ribbons and flowers : Hong Kong
7.  Fabric ribbon
8.  Prima pearls swirl

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Through Rain or Shine you'll always be mine

One more card and I will be off for one week!   I made this after I came back from a 2 sessions yoga for the Card pattern sketch 107.   The give away this week is 20 unity stamps!  I love unity stamps, so naturally I choose to use unity stamps for this card.

1.  Unity stamps : through rain or shine you will always be mine : coloured with prismacolor pencils and paper piecing for the umbrella.
2.  Pattern paper : Prima 6 x 6 pack : sweet fairy cardstock : DCWV 
3.  Spellbinders nestie
4.  MS punch
5.  Flower : wild orchid crafts

Thanks for dropping by, I will be back the week after, off to HK for one week! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A little yummy for your tummy

I did 2 sessions of yoga this morning, came back feeling really great!  I am going for another 2 sessions tomorrow, followed by a one week break since I am going to HK with ma, Ti (my younger brother) and his family, meeting my older brother who is working in Shanghai in Hong Kong.  I am looking forward to this trip as it would be ma's first trip out of the country since pa passed on 17 years ago.

Since I am going to be away,  I want to make a few cards before I take a one week break.   I have not played with my Elisabeth Bells' stamps for a while, so here is a card I made for the following challenges :

1.  Elisabeth Bells World challenge : Recipe cards
2.  Whiff of Joy 100th challenge - lets celebrate : anything goes
3.  Happy monday challenge : Its what inside that counts

 I used sizzix extra large bigz scallop envelop to hold the recipe card.

I have alot of fun making this card, and the recipe is from Joy of baking, shortbread cookies, which I baked for my friends when they came over on Wednesday.

Materials used :-

1.  Whiff of joy stamp : Melinda with cookies, coloured with caran d'ache and copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV Sweet stack, cardstock DCWV pastels stack
3.  DCWV chipboard
4.  Teapot and teacup eyelets : Eyelets store
5.  Organza flowers and ribbon : HK
6.  Spellbinders nestie
7.  Sizzix extra bigz die

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Just want to say hi

I have been kinda busy the last couple of days, and finally had some time to make a card today after my yoga session, lunch and grocery shopping.

Here is my card for the Card Pattern challenge sketch 106

Materials used :

1.  Stamp : Penny Black
2.  Pattern paper : Prima sweet fairy and cardstock : Popular
3.  Quickcutz, spellbinders and cuttbug dies
4.  Organza flowers : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by, I hope to make a couple more cards before leaving for Hong Kong on Monday for a one week trip.  

Friday, March 11, 2011

Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest Matthew 44:28

It was with a very heavy heart that I made this card, and it took me a long time to choose the paper, and finally putting the card together.   This card is dedicated to those who are suffering from the after effects of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami that hit Japan this afternoon.  

Here is the card for the CardPatterns challenge : sketch 105

Materials used :

1.   Stamp : ODBD
2.   Pattern paper : Prima 6 x 6 botanical stack, card stock : fancy paper
3.   Spellbinder nestabilities label eleven
4.   Distress ink : old paper
5.   Ribbon : HK
6.   Flower : Wild orchid craft
7.   MS punch

Thanks for dropping by :-)

Chelsea's blog candy

I am very much saddened by the 8.9 earthquake and tsunami that just hit Japan.   I pray and hope there aren't too much casualties.   We are booked to go to Tokyo for a short get-away, looks like we might have to cancel the trip.

To take our minds off the depressing situation and news, there is a fantastic blog candy at Chelsea's : Crafting Life's pieces, she is giving away gorgeous prima papers and her handmade goodies to one lucky winner.   Hop over to her blog and check out her candy :-)

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The word of our God shall stand forever

I made this card after I came back from my painting class and lunch with 3 of my treasured friends.

I so love the prima 6 x 6 papers which is perfect for making cards, no wastage, no cut pieces lying around waiting to be used again.  Here is my card for the following challenges :-

1.  Stamping Sisters-in-Christ challenge #78 - this week's challenge is based on Isaiah 40:8 and the challenge is to use stamped flower image on the card/project.

I secured the two pieces of cut-outs with a pearl brad...

...and it opens reveal the verse from Isaiah 40:8 

Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamp and Peachy Keen stamp, coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : 6 x 6 Prima sweet fairy stack, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nestabilities
4.  American craft pearl brad
5.  Prima pebbles with crystals
6.  Distress ink : mustard seed

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Our treasure and joy

Ever since I saw these 2 photos of Jer, I know I have to do a layout page.   All my layout pages are done with help and assistance during classes.   This is the first time I did a layout on my own.   And since I so love the webster's pages paper and vellum, I simple have to use them for the layout. Here is the layout I made for the following challenges :-

1.  Webster Pages March challenge : create a shaped layout
2.  Our Daily Bread designs blog week 1 (ODBDLYLS3) -**fuchsia flowers or the color fuchsia for the anniversary flower OR
**crystal or glass for the anniversary modern gift (this can be faux crystal gems, a glass embellishment, etc.), AND**ODBD stamps!
I stamped the image on a piece of vellum cut-out with cloudy white versamark ink, and used white embossing powder to create this.
I used a brad to fasten the them together and viola it opens to this verse 

I stamped image on a cardstock, cut it out and cut a piece of Webster's page netting and stuck it onto the image and secured it with pearl strings.

I love the sparklers but I didn't have a red colour, so I used copic marker to colour a clear piece (I learned this from Webster's page DT Gerry van Gent)

Materials used :
1.  Webster's pages : Lullaby Lane diecut
2.  Webster's pages bloomers
3.  Webster's pages petite 6 x 6
4.  Webster's pages sparklers 
5.  Webster's pages fabric ribbons and nettings
6.  MS punch
7.  Spellbinders nestabilities
8.  Stamps : ODBD, Unity and Clear stamps
9.  Prima crystals

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Monday, March 7, 2011

God's Grace

I had a busy but happy day today.   I bought some 6 x 6 prima papers, and  I can't wait to post this card that I just made with the prima papers.

Here the card I made for the :

1.  Our daily bread designs blog challenge : odbdslc51- yellow, pink, blue or ivory
2.  Wild Orchid Challenge 18 : anything goes

Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps : Grace
2.  Pattern paper : Prima, cardstock DCWV pastel stack
3.  KCK embossing die
4.  Distress ink : broken china
5.  Pearl string : Art Republic 
6.  Flowers : Wild Orchard Crafts

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Amazing Grace

This is my 2nd card of the day, and I choose Amazing Grace as the focus of this card.   I thank God for His grace, for His mercy and for His love.

This card is for the following challenges :-

1.  Our Daily Bread Designs Blog stamping in time : On Assignment challenge - STNODBD 29
2.  Die cut dreams Christmas club challenge 56 : inspired by a Christmas Song
3.  Wild Orchid Challenge 18 : anything goes

Materials used :

1.  ODBD stamps : His Grace is sufficient for you and Amazing Grace
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV winter wonderland stack, cardstock : DCWV pastel stack
3.  Diecut snowflake stickers : K&Co
4.  Distress ink : broken china
5.  Poinsettias : Wild Orchid crafts

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As I mentioned in my previous post, I am so happy since yesterday, my youngest daughter, Jer had her A levels results yesterday and she has all As and we are so happy for her, the baby of the family.  She has done well and we thank God for His grace and we are really really proud of her.

I made this card for her and to enter the Peachy Keen Stamps sketch challenge 46 :-

 Natalee, one of my very first Peachy Keen stamp, isn't she cute!  Just like my Jer :-)

 To close the card, I used a pearl brad and "hook" the end of the brad to it.  To open, simply "unhook"

Materials used :

1.  Peachy Keen stamp : Natalee, coloured with copic markers
2.  Pattern paper : downloaded from Craft beautiful magazine, card stock DCWV
3.  Pearl brads : American craft
4.  Spellbinders nesties and tag
5.  KCK embossing die

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Mindy's blog candy

I have been over the moon since yesterday, and have made a card to celebrate my good news, but that would have to wait, I am still doing some finishing touches to the card.  In the meantime, this post is about Mindy's blog candy.  I am a great fan of Mindy's creations and her colouring skills, they are really awesome.  She has a blog candy to offer, all you need to do is to be a follower and spread the news of her candy on her blog.
  Mindy's candy                                     

Hope over to Mindy's blog and check out her creations and her candy.  Thanks for dropping by :-) 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Birthday Ma - Wishing all God's blessings today and everyday

Today is ma's 73rd birthday, here's wishing ma all God's blessings today and everyday.  I just came back dinner with her at my brother's place and we had a wonderful time.   She had a bit too much wine to drink and was kinda tipsy but happy.   It is good to see how happy and healthy she is.

I made this card dedicated to ma for the Our Daily Bread Designs blog odbdslc50 sketch challenge :-

Materials used :-

1. ODBD stamps : Wishing you all God's blessings today and everyday, and Happy Birthday
2. Design paper : crafty secret pastel, card stock 
3. Spellbinders nesties
4. Magnolia doo hickeys
5. Flowers : Wild orchid crafts

Thanks for dropping by :-) 

爱 - Love

I am so happy to discover a new brand of dies, designed in Singapore, KUTZ a complete Singaporean brand!    I bought quite a few dies, including the chinese characters : love, joy, and happiness, plus a few other really pretty embossing dies.  Thanks shifu for bringing me to Krafters Paradise!

I used the love die and cut it on foam paper here together with will you be my valentine Tilda and made this pretty cheery card for the following challenges :-

1. Just Magnolia week 95 - Mina sketch
2. Magnolia Stamp Lovers - buttons and blings

 I used some blings on the leaves and the flower to make it more dimensional

Materials used :

1.  Be my valentine Tilda coloured with copic markers 
2.  Pattern paper : mix and mend wee bundle, cardstock : DCWV - tropicals
3.  Spellbinders nestie
4.  Kutz : love die
5.  MS punch
6.  Blings : tickled pink bling - my mind's eye
7.  Magnolia doo hickeys 
8.  Buttons : Hong Kong

Thanks for dropping by :-)