Saturday, April 23, 2011

Easter Blessings

I woke up really early this morning again, and decided that I shall not waste the time like I did yesterday, I was determined to make a card for my dear friend Kat who is like a sister to me.   She has always been watching out of me, thanks Kat, you are a blessing to me.   And the yoga session yesterday was really good for me, the working out, sweating, trying to perfect the poses, pushing myself to the limit work wonders for me.

Here is the card based  Mojo Monday sketch 187

Materials used :
1.  Stamps ODBD
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV and Making memories, card stock : DCWV
3.  American crafts brad
4.  Spellbinders nestie and Magnolia doo hickey dies
5.  Ribbons : Hong Kong

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Monday, April 18, 2011

When prayers go up and blessings come down

This is my second post of the day!   I received my ODBD stamps late last week and have been wanting to use them for my cards!  I love ODBD stamps and this card is for ODBD SLC57 - no coloring

Material used :

1.  ODBD stamp 
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV, pattern paper : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders die
4.  EK success punch

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Easter Blessings

I am so happy to have won top 3 @ Elisabeth Bell's World challenge Feb project and I can't wait to make another project for the march challenge which an Easter decoration or centrepiece.

I have been mulling over it for a while, bought the easter eggs, and finally made this for Elisabeth Bell's world March project.  I used a 12 x 12 prima pattern paper, scored, folded and taped into a box to hold the eggs.

Materials used :

1.  Elisabeth Bell digi coloured with copic markers
2.  ODBD stamps : Easter Blessing, and Hero art stamp : Sweetie
3.  Pattern paper : Prima sweet fairy collection
4.  Spellbinders dies
5.  American Crafts pearl brads
6.  Ribbons : Hong Kong

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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I made this card after I came back a yoga session.   I bought Jer a bottle of black shatter and a bottle of silver.   She painted her nails a riot of colors and applied a layer of black shatter on them.  Here is a photo of her holding the card I just made and showing off her nails :

This card is for the Card Pattern sketch 110

Materials used :
1.  Happy Mother's Day stamp : Peachy Keen, heat embossed
2.  Pattern paper : Prima, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nestie hearts circle and circle
4.  MS punch
5.  Flower : wild orchid 
6.  Ribbons : Hong Kong

Happy Easter

I made this card when Vincent and Jer were watching the EPL last night.  Jer told me, there are only 2 things that can really make papa happy : seeing his family happy and around him AND watching football!  Well Jer is the son Vincent always wanted, she would watch and discuss football with him.  It is good to see father and daughter bonding over football.

I tried something new with this card, instead of stamping the tulip pathway on a cardstock and adhere to the  pattern paper, I stamped it directly on to the pattern paper and coloured it with copic markers.  I am quite pleased with how it turned out.  I also used the ruching that I learned to make from Becca of Amazing Paper Grace,  glued flowers on the piece of ruched ribbon, making it looked like a bed of flowers in the foreground.

This card is for the following challenges :
1.  Simon Says challenge : its time for spring colours/Easter
2.  Reasonably ribbon - use dies, punches or ribbon
3.  ABC challenge : R is for ribbon
4.  Magnolia stamp lovers : Ribbon

Materials used :
1.  Magnolia stamps : Running Tilda and tulip walkway colored with copic markers, sentiment : Heartfelt creations 
2.  Pattern paper : Prima, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders nesties
4. Flowers : Wild Orchid 
5. Satin ribbons

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Friday, April 8, 2011

He has made EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL in its time

I coloured beautiful Tilda while talking to Min.  It is really good to have her home, sitting in the family area and talking to me about her life in London, her studies, her friends and her trips to Wales and Canary Islands.  

I used the coloured Tilda to make the following card for  the following challenges : MSL Challenge - Ribbon

I learned how to tie the collar bow from Becca of Amazing Paper Grace, she made the most amazing and pretty bows and flowers.  

Materials used : 
1.  Beautiful Tilda coloured with copic markers
2.  ODBD stamp : He has made Everything Beautiful in its time
3.  Pattern paper : Magnolia, cardstock : DCWV, glitter paper : American Crafts
4.  MS punch
5.  Spellbinders nesties
6.  Distress inks
7.  Ribbons and flowers : Hong Kong

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Thursday, April 7, 2011

You are the love of my life

Thursdays are always happy days for me, because it is my painting with Astrid day!   I just came back from painting class, feeling happy.   I chose a very difficult to paint photo this time round - clouds!   But I kept telling myself I can do this, just like in yoga, when the master wanted me to do some really difficult poses, I always tell myself, I can do this and try my hardest!   I might not be able to master it at once, but I am sure with practice, I can do it, likewise for my painting.

Here is another card I did with my newly purchased stamps from Heartfelt creations and spellbinders, for the Mojo Monday 185 contest.   Lily is my favourite flower and it gives me lot of joy to create this card.

Materials used :

1.  Heartfelt creations stamp : lily, Hero Arts background stamp, You are the love of my life : Stampendous
2.  Pattern paper : Prima, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Spellbinders shapeabilities floral doily motifs and fancy tags two, grand label eleven
4.  Ribbons : Hong Kong

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hi sweetie

Today is a happy day!  Min is back from London for Easter holidays, she has 4 weeks off from school, spent the first week travelling to Wales and Canary Islands, then home for 3 weeks before going back for her exams.   I was supposed to go to London and spend some time with her before her exams, but she decided to come home instead, which is great!   It is certainly good to have her back.

I made this cheery card with Min's being home in mind and used the new heartfelt stamps and spellbinders for Happy Monday Challenge : polka dots, checks and stripes

Materials used :
1.  Heartfelt creations Posy Patch clusters and Posy Patch flowers inked with versamark on vellum and heat embossed with white embossing  powder, coloured with distress ink (fired bricks and peeled paint).
2.  Hero art sentiment stamps : Sweetie
3.  Pattern paper : DCWV doodle stack, cardstock : DCWV
4.  Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder
5.  Checked ribbon : Hong Kong
6.  Spellbinders

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Monday, April 4, 2011

A warm Hello

Yay, this is my 2nd card of the day, since I only did one session of yoga today (my fave instructor is on course and there are no classes in the afternoon, so I do have plenty of time to craft today.

I have not played with my penny black stamps for a while but I could not resist buying this stamp in HK when I saw it.   This card is for the following challenges :

1.  Simon Says - Domi Sketch, use Penny Black stamps if possible
2.   Stamping Sisters in Christ - challenge #83 : make a card/project for a child

Materials used :

1.  Penny Black stamps : toadily yours (coloured with copic markers) and a warm hello (stamped with versamark ink and heat embossed
2.  Pattern paper : DCWV doodle away stack, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Flowers : K & Co

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Rejoice for He lives

I came back from a private yoga training session this morning, feeling really refreshed.     I have always love heartfelt creations stamps and dies and when Joanne of Paper Craft Gardens decided to bring them into Singapore, I am over the moon.  I met Joanne to collect my purchase over the weekend and made this card yesterday for the 365 cards day - 34 super sunday sketch where my dear friend Annie is a DT.

I made another simply card, with no patter paper, I used my cuttlebug embossing folder to create the pattern, heat emboss with white embossing powder for the image. 

Materials used :
1.  Heartfelt creations stamp set : Wrought Iron Cross set
2.  Cardstock : DCWV and MS
3.  Spellbinders fancy tag
4.  Pearl brads : American crafts
5.  Ribbon and organza flowers : Hong Kong

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Blog award from Yenni

I am so honoured Yenni gave me the Versatile Blogger Award, thanks Yenni :-)

I am not sure if I fit in the versatile blogger, but I do like to make try out different types of cards and crafts.  So I decided to make a simple card, it is a blessing to have a friend like you, for Stamping Sisters in Christ challenge 82 : Challenge: A different kind of peace... piece... as in paper piecing. Use paper piecing in the main image of your card/project. 
Here is my card :-

I stamped with versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder on blue cardstock, then again on pink cardstock.   The butterflies are cut from the pink cardstock and piece onto those on the blue cardstock.   This is the times time I made a card without using pattern paper!
Materials used :
1.  ODBD stamps, both sentiments and corner flourishes.
2.  Cardstock : DCWV
3.  White embossing powder : Personal stamp exchange
4.  Versamark dazzle
5.  Spellbinders nestie
6.  Lace : Hong Kong

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Friday, April 1, 2011

May you always have Love to share Health to spare and Friends that care

I have been so preoccupied with my yoga sessions that I neglected my crafts!   I had 2 early sessions today, had a nap and make this card for the Card patterns sketch 108

I made this flower with the mini loom and yarns from Jer's stash.   A while ago, a friend from Malaysia asked me to check out the flower looms and I got interested and bought one to try.  I still have plenty to learn, but I managed to make a simple flower for this card.

Materials used :

1.  Stamp : stampendous - love health friends
2.  Pattern paper : Crafty secrets heartwarming vintage collection, cardstock : DCWV
3.  Magnolia doohickeys
4.  Sizzix dies
5.  Satin flower and ribbons : Hong Kong

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