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Monday, August 30, 2010

Spread you wings and fly!

Last week, I got a visit from a special friend and spent four wonderful days by showing her around Penang or rather food hunting :) I guess most of you already know who this special friend is but if you don't, she's Jessy, the talented  babe from KL! It was really fun having her around and she was such a great companion! Every night before we went to bed, we'll have our little chat just about everything and it made me feel like I was a teenager again (psst...I'm not that old anyway, lol). Sheila even invited us for dinner on Friday and we had a good laugh the entire time! I'll be going to KL next month and I can't wait to see her again!

After I dropped off Jessy at the airport yesterday, I went home feeling greatly inspired that I whip up this card using colors that I rarely use. I was definitely out of my comfort zone while creating this card. The big beautiful butterfly die cut is a RAK by Jessy and you know how much I love my butterfly :) I combined a few different techniques on this card and I love how this turned out to be. I hope you like it too!



Thanks for stopping by my lil corner! Have a great day!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

CASE Study Challenge #3

It's Thursday! It's time for another round of CASE Study challenge! It's been 3 weeks already since our first debut! How time flies. Are you ready to see the fabulous creations by the DT? Well, check it out here! Our  fabulous sponsor this week is Jay Gee's Nook. Be sure to check out the blog to find out what are the fabulous prize for this week. Let's just say it's a prize that most of us wanted so badly :)

Here's my Maki's inspired card!


On an exciting note, I have a special friend visiting me today and she'll be staying with me for four days! We'll have tons of fun! Guess who already? And that means I'll be away from my blog for a while. I will be back soon I promise! Thank you so much for all the lovely comments! As I always say, you all are the BEST!

Monday, August 23, 2010

Gift Box

It's Monday....and I'm having one of those "I'm sleepy" day again. I went to bed at 9:30pm so basically I had over 8 hours of sleep yet I'm struggling to stay awake right now. I seriously need COFFEE! Care to join me?? Lol :)

Last week, I told you that I have a fun project to show you and this is the fun project I was talking about.....a handmade gift box! I made it for the Smidapaper blog and if you interested to make one yourself, please check out the simple tutorial here. I hope you like it :)


The inside of the box revealed the fun embellishments I put together. You realized it's all pink, right? Even the cupcake liners are in pink. I can't help it...lol :)


It's a perfect gift for a crafty friend, don't you think?


Don't forget to check out Smidapaper blog for the tutorial :) Have fun!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Embellish Quirky-Cutesy-Clean Style Color Challenge

It's FRIDAY! You know how much I love Friday, right?? :)

I thought I would pop in quickly to show you a card I made for the current challenge at Embellish Magazine. Here's my take on the challenge using my new stamps by WPlus9. Ohh...I just love it! This is my first baby stamp ever! Yeah....no kidding! You know how I'm obsessed with butterfllies right?? lol :) Can you tell that I'm addicted to the faux stitch rub-on tape already???


Ok...I'm such a bad bloggy friend, I admit that. I've been so busy here...lots of deadlines to meet that blog hopping seems impossible. Please forgive me, pretty please........:) But I promise I'll visit you soon. Real soon :) Forgive me already?? lol...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

CASE Study Challenge



It's Thursday and time for another round of CASE Study challenge! We had awesome response with our first challenge and we hope you play again this week because we have yet another great sponsor! Really Reasonable Ribbon is our sponsor for this week and Bonnie the owner is really kind to us some fabulous ribbon to work with :)

Did you notice that I used four different patterned paper for the background? It's a mix of Lush paper from My Mind's Eye and Girl Paperie (I just love the pink!). I distressed the edges with white paint and tea dye ink to create the worn out look. Love it! You know that I don't own a sewing machine so instead of spending time on handstitching, I choose the faux stitch rub-on tape by Daisy D's :) It's really cool and so easy to use. Just glide it on your card as you would with a tape runner and voila.....faux stitching in seconds! You likey? They are available for sale at Smidapaper.



Thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Short and sweet

Hello there!

I'm gonna get busy again this week so if you don't see me posting or commenting on your blog, just remember that I'm still alive :) I have a really fun project that I'm working on right now and I hope that I can share with you soon. I have to make this post short again so I'm leaving you with a card that was rejected by PaperCrafts.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Cadrmaking Class and weekly post at Smidapaper

Yeah! It's Friday! My favourite day of the week :)

Today I don't have a card to share but I do have a tutorial that I want you to check out. Starting this month, I will do a weekly post at Smidapaper and in fact, I've already started since last week. What I'm hoping to share on the weekly post are some of the crafty tips that I've learned. Last week I did a product feature on American Crafts foam tape and this week, I did a simple tutorial on how I organized my ribbons using cardstock scraps. It's inexpensive and super easy. Check out the tutorial here and perhaps you could share with me your ribbon storage too :)


Also, I have a cardmaking class on next Saturday. The theme for the class is "Occasions" with stamping. It's going to be fun and if you are around here, do come and join us! More info on the class can be found here.

Here's the sneak....

Thursday, August 12, 2010

CASE Study Challenge

Hellooooo lovelies!


Today is the day where the CASE Study Challenge Blog goes live!!! Yay! I'm so excited about it!g! Our first MUSE (guest designer) of the month is Makiko Jones! I was blown away by Makiko's amazing talent and trust me you will be too! I was greatly inspired by the design and the colors she used on her card that I created this card. The DT's creations were awesome and you should totally check them out! Come and join us for a chance to win a prize from Pixiepetals. Do check out the blog to find out how you can play along. Hope to see you there!


P/S: I did not list my supplies here but if you have question, just shoot me an email and I'll be happy to answer :)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Let your dreams take Flight

Thank you for being so sweet on my last post! You all have been such a great friend to me! Now I know I will never be lonely when I have great company like you all! I just love the blogging community :)

I made a card last night using colors that I rarely use. In fact, it is so unpopular that cardmakers tend to shy away from using this color. I too find it a little intimidating but I braced myself and created this card anyway. By now you know what color I'm talking here. I can't tell if I like what I created but it's definitely too purple-ish for me :) If there are two things that I love from this card are the butterfly and the stamped doily. The butterfly is actually made of tissue using the buterfly die by PTI. I die-cut four butterflies and stamped each with polka dots before layer them together.


Be sure to come back again tomorrow as I have something to share :) Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Best Friends

Hello my lovely friends!

I had a good weekend but I didn't get to spend as much time as I would love to on crafting but starting this week or for the next couple of months, I will have plenty of time to spend on making cards (imagine the big grin on my face). Hubby just left to join his crew yesterday and won't be back till December. Of course I will miss him a lot during his absence but they said crafting is the best remedy to cure loneliness. I couldn't agree more :)

I'm here to share a mini card I made for a recent publication call which obviously is a reject. I submitted three mini cards but only one get picked so I'm still happy :) The sentiment sticker is from K&Co as well as the flower sticker which is made from vellum (isn't it cute?). The graph border die cut is part of the So Sophie collection by My Mind's Eye and they are available at Smidapaper.


Thanks for stopping! Have a great day!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Amy's Birthday!

Hey there!

I hope you are not too surprised that I post on Sunday. Today is August 8 and also the birthday of my bloggy friend's Amy Tsuruta!! HAPPY BITHDAY sista!!! Today's card is made specially for you. Here's wishing you all great things in life, hope this day will bring you an extra share of all that makes you happiest!! Hugs!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

TD Challenge 03

Happy Saturday lovelies!!

I am back wih another challenge by Tiffany Doodles and this time the DT were asked to create a card using flowers digi image and I choosed to work with the plumeria. I have no idea how to color the image and obviously it was my first time using Copic markers (they belongs to Sheila) but I went with it anyway :)


Thank you so much for your kind thoughts on my previous post!! You guys are the best! Hugs!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Quick Post

Hello! A very quick post to show you a simple card I made last week. Things are not going so well for me at work today and I am not in a mood of talking right now. Sorry.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

To a FRIEND

One of the reason I love Papertrey Ink so much are the endless possibilities you could do with their stamp. The other day when I sat down on my desk, I took out all the background stamps I have and immediately an idea came to mind. I whipped up this card within an hour. Suffice to say....this is one of my favourite card :)


Thanks for looking!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Fun News!

Hey there!

I've been keeping a little secret from you all for almost a week and I am ready to spill the beans today!! The sweet and talented Iwona Palamountain (or some might known her as Chupa) invited me to join her Design Team for her brand new challenge blog called "Case Study"! I am so thrilled!! Every month, Iwona will pick a new Guest Designer (Muse) along with four of her inspiring work to be featured on the blog throughout the month. New challenges will be posted on every Thursday and the DT will showcase their own creation inspired by the muse. The challenge goes live on 12th of August and we hope you will play along. There will be a weekly prize for one random winner sponsored by Pixiepetals, on Etsy. Isn't it awesome??

Without further ado, let me introduce to you our amazing Design Team members.....

Amy Wanford
Andrea Ewen
Carole Kisch
Iwona
Lenet Mos
Sue Kohler
Teneale Williams

Ohh....I  can't wait get started :) But before I go, let me share with you a mini card I made with my newly bought Papertrey Ink stamps.....hope you like it!