Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Nuttin Better Then A True FRIEND!

Hey there!

Thank you so much for the lovely comments on my sewing project! You gals are the sweetest bloggy friends I've ever had! And so, today's card is dedicated to you all! I hope you like it.

Yes, it's October Afternoon paper again. Apparently, my obsession with October Afternoon grow stronger than ever and I am waiting patiently for their next collection :)

I love making flowers from fabric and seeing that I have lots of left over fabric from my sewing project, I decided to make a few of these for my cards and probably put them on sale too. Would you buy if I do make and sell? I'll make a variations using different fabric. Even color maybe. Just a thought.

Speaking of flowers, Sharon a.ka. my partners in crime gave me these beauties when we met over lunch last week. Isn't it pretty?? She's selling these too....if you are interested, just shoot her an email. They come in four colors.

Going off now.....see ya!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

It's a jungle out there....

Note: You still have two days to be one of the winner of my fun giveaway! Please scroll down....

Hello there!

I posted yesterday that I was busy making 'something' which is non-paper related and some of you show interest. I'm ready to share them with you's my first time so please don't laugh.

Last week, I had a fun idea of doing something for my lil nephew (btw, his name is Dayan). So, I went out and bought these...

With my magic wand, I turned them into Well, it's the needle and thread that do the magic. It requires a lot of work because you know that I don't own a sewing machine. So all these were done by hand. But it's fun! Oh yeah....I give them names too.

This is Giffy....

This is Ellie....

And meet Rhiney....(lol, I'm trying to make they rhyme)

Let's just say that I am proud to made my first ever stuffed toys. My high school art teacher would be so proud of me! Btw, can you believe I fail my arts when I was in high school? I kid you not.

Do you think I should post a tutorial on how to make these? Would you be interested? Let me know...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Day In The Life

Happy Monday lovelies!

I know it's collecting dust here but things have been pretty tied up for me last I was sick for two days so not much has been done except a card which I'm sharing today. Yesterday, I was busy making something......well, just say something I've never done before and it's non-paper related. It's almost 80% complete and hopefully it's ready by tomorrow. So in between of doing 'something', I managed to squeeze some time and whip out this card for Paper Crafts Go-to Sketch Challenge. Now, this challenge is really a challenge to me. I've been staring and fiddling with the paper for what seems like an hour but nothing came. I still don't know how I managed to come up with this :)

The kraft patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye and the sentiment die-cut is from Pink Paislee. The floral vellum is from a local company called Moof. Lace is from my stash.

I'm going off now.....see you soon! Have a great day!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

More stamp?

Hello there! Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments from my last post. I am so glad to know that I am not the only one who suffer from the "stamp addiction" :) My stamp addiction started small and overtime it has grown into something big and it's getting serious. If I could buy all of my favourite stamps, I so would! Or maybe I should strike a lottery :)

One thing I love about stamp is that you can make load of cards within a short period of time. Especially when you need a quickie

Before I end this post, my talented friend Lindsay awarded me this last week. Lindsay is also in the Tiffany Doodle Design Team with me and it's a great honor working alongside with her. You should totally check out her blog if you haven't already!! Her blog Note To Self is chock full of inspirations!

Oh yeah....the "Fun Giveaway" is still running and ends on Wednesday, June 30. You still have time to leave your comment if you are interested. Please scroll down for the post....

See ya!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Embellish Babies Color Challenge

**This is my second post of the day....please scroll down for the first.

Yesterday's weather has been cold and wet and it's great for our terribly hot weather. I even developed rashes on my back and neck due to the intense heat. And I can't sleep without turning on the air-cond every night. It's bad I know but the heat and humidity is unbearable.

Today's card is inspired by the color challenge at Embellish Magazine. The theme for this round is baby. I go for a non-traditional baby card where you don't see baby "things" on the card except for the sentiment. The reason is because I don't have a baby stamp or baby embellishments in my stash. Seriously! So instead, I used the chipboard bird by K&Co and paired with letter stickers by Prima.

I hope you like this card and thanks for your visit!

Many Thanks

Hello there!

Lately, I've been playing a lot with my stamps and I'm seriously addicted to it. This kind of addiction will definitely burn a hole in my pocket as I've been eyeing a few stamp set from Papertrey Ink already....oh boy!

Here's what I made with Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink stamps. I'm all smile when I finished working on's such a girlie girl card, don't you think? I may use lots of pastel and soft colors on my cards but don't be suprise that dark colors such as black dominates my wardrobe. In person, I'm not a girly girl at all. In fact, I prefer casual over the girl-next-door kind of style. It's just not me and I'm just surprised over my choice of colors and style when it comes to cardmaking. I never thought I could create a girly or shabby chic cards.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Color Cue {5} Challenge

Happy Monday to y'all! I hope you had a great weekend!

Today I'm sharing a card inspired by Dawn's Color Cue Challenge. I love her choice of colors and her fresh and clean style! She constantly inspires me and I was so surprised when she featured this card on her blog. Thanks so much, Dawn!

I finally put some ink on the bird house stamp by Crate Paper. So proud of :) Since I do not have a proper branch stamp in my stash, I used the one from my PTI Christmas set from last year and it work just fine. Then, I applied a generous amount of glossy accent on the stamped bird house.

Oh and before I go, I just want to tell you that this card was featured on Cards blog challenge gallery. Doing the happy dance here :)

Thank you for visiting! Have a great day!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Something FUN!

Happy Saturday my lovely friends!!

If you are regular to my blog, you will noticed that I rarely post on weekends but I make it an exception for today because I have something fun to share. A giveaway!! Together with my uber sweet and talented friends, Wati and Jessy, we came up with the idea of doing a "FUN GIVEAWAY" on our blogs! Each of us will give out a prize to one of our lucky blog readers and all you need to do is to leave a comment on this post. This giveaway is open through Wednesday, June 30 (Malaysian time). I will annouce the winner on Thursday, July 1.

The deets:
- 6 sheets of 6x6 patterned paper by Making Memories
- Pink Paislee rub-on
- American Crafts sticker
- American Crafts felt flowers
- SEI Metal Accents
- Lily Bee organza flower

The reason of having this giveway is to show our appreciation and gratitude towards our loyal blog readers. I sincerely thank you for your support and for the comments that you all left on each and every of my post! THANK YOU and a BIG HUG goes to each of you who come here!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I am a happy aunt!

Yep.....that's me! My sis-in-law gave birth to my nephew yesterday. Since his arrival into this world, he has officially took over his brother's throne and became the new 'prince' in my mom's :) He's such a cutie pie!

Today I have a father's day card for you. No, this card is not for my own father but rather an order I received weeks ago. Well, truth is my father left our family when I was younger and I never celebrate father's day nor birthday with him. I think I can count with my ten fingers the number of times we sit down together for a meal. Alright, I think I should spare you with my soapy are here for the card afterall :)

For this card, I am using cardstock by Core'dinations and I ran it through my cuttlebug using the swiss dots embossing folder. To reveal the turqoise core, I used a nail file and sand away the raised surface. The text paper is by October Afternoon and the journaling spot is by Cosmo Cricket. Then, I add eyelets to the corners of the card using my crop-a-dile. easy peasy card in 2 hours. Lol...yeah....that's how long it took me to create this card. I struggled quite a lot with this card and as you know masculine card is not my niche. I am not even sure if I like this card but it's definitely a CAS style for me.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


.......I scrapped!! first layout! Well, come to think of it, this is not really my 1st layout because I did two layouts during Sheila's class back in May.  But this is my first design and I'm so happy with it! You will see more of this.....I assure you :)

In case you, the bride in the photo is not me but my best friend Waynie. She wants to frame up her wedding photo and so, I happily volunteered to make this for her. I hope she likes it as much I do :)

The paper I used is an old collection from My Mind's Eye called Tres Jolee. Ohhh...I super love the paper! The colors are soft and subtle (Thanks to Sheila for 'hoarding' this....hugs!) Also thanks to Vi for the sentiment die-cut by K&Co! It's perfect!

And ohh....before I go, I really want to thank Jessy and Wati for the inspirations! You gals rock!

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Favourite Things

Happy Monday  to y'all! I hope you had a great weekend! I did not spend as much time on craft as I would like to but I did create a few cards during the weekend. I know you've been seeing lots of simple and quick cards last week, so today I'm sharing a shabby card that I made using lots of my favourite stuff.

I created hundreds of card but none of them are for myself. When this card was almost ready and before I add the sentiment, I realized that all the elements used on this card are my favourites. There are butterfly, polka dots, Prima jewels and flower, doily, October Afternoon paper, Cuttlebug embossing swiss dots, Papertrey Ink cardstock, blue and pink color combo, and lastly border punch. And when I saw the metal sinage by Making Memories, I knew instantly that the sentiment is perfect for this card. And I'm going to dedicate this card to myself to remind me of my favourite things :) I hope you like it!

Friday, June 11, 2010


Happyyyy Fridayyyy to y'all!

My current workload must have taken a toll on my memory as I almost forgot to announce the winners of the embellished paperclips giveaway that I had last week. Without further ado, here are the four winners.

Laurel said...
Oh man these are so fabulous!

clouds shadler said...
oh my goodness Cindy, the cards are so cool, luving the stamping! and those embellies are awesome, and you made them! so cool! those prima flowers are fab! luv the cute sail boat card!

Sharon Corn said...
Delicious!!! I'm greedy for more!!...LOL!
Awww...Jessy, you are too sweet!

Josie said...
:) Thank you Cindy... you are the such a sweet girl to let us drop by for a visit... not to mentioned playing with your tools...
Jessy, everytime when i'm with Sharon, we will just have so much fun... She's like a big sister i never had :D

Congrats ladies!! I will send the paper clips and some goodies to you soon :)

Today I'm sharing another quick and simple card I made a while back. How I love the dimensional sticker by American Crafts. I thought I'm going to hoard this for a long time but surprise surprise....I used them on this card :)

Thank you for visiting me and leave me the sweetest comments! Hugs!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

More cards from the weekend

Hello lovelies!

Here are the two cards that I promised to share yesterday. One is shabby and the other is fun. The first card has a very simple design using Creative Imaginations paper, K&Co die-cuts (it's from my friend, Vi) and chipboard butterflies. I think I made this card within 10mins.....told you it's simple :)

Next is a card using October Afternoon paper and die-cuts, Making Memories letter stickers and the cute jornaling spot is a RAK by Jessy. I had it for months and I am so glad that I finally use it on my cards :)

I hope you like them! See ya!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How I spend my weekend.......

Hello there! Ohh...I've been swamped with work here. I miss blog hopping and I'm sorry if you don't see me commenting on your blog as frequent as before. Today's post is going to be a very short one as I just wanted to show you the cards I made over the weekend. I made four but will only share two here. Will save the other two for the rest of the week.

I love the big butterfly die-cut that I received from my sweet babe, Jessy! Pattern paper is by Bo Bunny.....gotta love this too! I also added some stitching on the took me a while coz I don't own any sort of sewing machine (can someone please hint this to my hubby...please??)

Next is a card using my favourite things. There are paper by October afternoon and Cosmo Cricket......stamp by Papertrey Ink......heart sticker by Dear Lizzy for American Crafts.......and letter stickers by Making Memories.

That's all I have for today! Off to work now :) See ya!

Monday, June 7, 2010

TDO1 Challenge

Hello! Welcome to Tiffany Doodle first sketch challenge! There are lots of digi stamps for you to win so come and join the fun!

My card featuring the butterfly digi stamp by Tiffany Doodle. To create the butterfly, I print the image on white cardstock and colored it with Zig markers (still figure how to use Copics). Then I dot the trail with liquid pearls. Can you tell that I'm kinda obssesed with this color combo?

Have fun creating!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Cool Layering Technique

Happy Fridayyy!!!!! I am getting excited here because Monday is also a holiday for us!! YAY!

Just a few days ago, I saw this beautiful card made by my talented friend Tiffany and it inspired me so much that I wanted to create one. All the stamps featured here are by Papertrey Ink. To create this card, I first stamped the text background in Sahara Sand ink. Then, I randomly stamped the butterflies in various sizes using three different ink.....Pink Petunia, Pink Grapefruit and the other I don't know the name but I think it's Fuschia Pink. An easy peasy card under 30mins :)

I hope you enjoy your day! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Winner of Tiffany Doodle Blog Hop!

Note: Please scroll down for my giveaway post.

Hey there! I am back to announce the winner for the Tiffany Doodle Blog Hop! I used the random org to generate the numbers and the WINNER is....................................KIM YU! Thanks to all who particpated in the hop. Do check out the Tiffany Doodle blog to see if you win the big prize.

Kim Y. said...
Simply beautiful, Cindy! Love the added lace!

Congrats Kim!! Please email me and I shall send the digi file to you.

The Sky's The Limit

Hello there!

Thank you so much to all of you who participated in the Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop! I was overwhelmed by each and every comment I received during the hop! It was a great experience for me, really. It is only the beginning and there are lots more coming soon. So please stick with us :)

This is what I made for the class at Smidapaper last week. Banners and hot air ballons are in the rage right now and we can see this trend everywhere in the blog land. And that's why I used the "Look Up" stamp set by Practicing Creativity Designs for this class. It seems perfect and the gals loved this stamp! But one setback.... I lost the smallest basket while I washed it the other day. It fell and went straight into the sink :(

I will post the winner of the blog hop later in the day. Be sure to check back.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tiffany Doodles Blog Hop Candy

Welcome to Tiffany Doodles first blog hop! I am happy to tell you that I am officially the member of Tiffany Doodles design team! I am so thrilled to be part of this fabulous team! If you came here from Cammy's blog, then you are on the right track. But if you ever get lost along the way, you can always refer back to the Tiffany Doodles blog. Please leave the DT members some love and you will be entered to win the top prize of 10 free digi stamps and some blog candy. I will also randomly draw a winner on Thursday to receive the bird image I used on my card. I hope you will join in the fun and Happy Hopping!!

A little giveaway......

Hello lovelies! has been almost a week since my last post! Last week had been one hectic week for me! Loads and loads of work! I am really sorry if you've been here to see my cards but I have none to show. To make up for it, I'll have a little giveaway at the end of this post. But first let me share with you some of the cards I made over the weekend.

Last Saturday, I had another class at Smidapaper and it was a BLAST! Had so much fun with the gals! Then after the class, I invited Sharon and Josie to my house which they gladly accepted :) We had another round of fun! Josie brought along with her the Martha Stewart's Monarch butterfly punch and she was so kind to punched a few of these beauties for me...thanks gal :) I used lots of stamps on this card. For instant, the polka dots stamp by PTI and the scalloped border stamp by Hero Arts. Then, I accent the butterfly with a metal piece by Making Memories. The lace trim is by Maya Road.

Next up is another card I made using digi image by The Cutting Cafe. This time I choose to create with the Sail Boat Shaped card. It's cute isn't it?? Regina is really good at creating cute stuff! I paired it with paper by My Mind's Eye and rub-ons by October Afternoon.

I always love embellished paper clips and thought of making one my own using these Prima flowers that I have in my stash. I also showed the ladies how to make these during the make and take at Smidapaper last Saturday. I had fun matching the flowers and the colors. By the time I realized it, I had already make a dozen. So, I thought I'll give these away to four people who commented on this post. It's easy isn't it? Just leave a comment here by Sunday, June 6th 11:59pm (Malaysian time of course) and I shall annouce the winners on the following day.

Thanks for stopping by!