17 January 2009

Milly Rose - Crafty Muse Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I just want to share with you a card patterned after the ongoing sketch challenge over Crafty Muse. This sketch was provided by my fellow Craft Muse DT Sarah.

And here's my challenge card for that:

I coloured Milly Rose using Copic markers and Bic Mark-It. I've just noticed that I'm so into Prismacolor colouring these past few days that's why I decided to use my Copics for a change. :) And besides, my papers and cs are all vibrant and bright so Copics can justify that quality. I've embossed the 2 background cs with my Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder and die cut the sentiment using my Olivia alphabet set. I used Dimensional Magic to give the letters a bit of effect. I then finished my card by putting some Copic Spica glitter pen here and there.

Hope you like my card and if you have time, please visit the Crafty Muse blog and join our sketch challenge.

God bless you!


16 January 2009

Retro Roxy!

Hi everyone! I made my 3rd card for InStyle Stamps using the ever-gorgeous Roxy the 2nd time. She looks so sweet and she's one of my favourites among the divas of InStyle Stamps.

I coloured Roxy using my Prismacolor pencils, odourless solvent and blending stumps. I used my Nestabilities to cut Roxy with her afro hair and one foot outside the frame. I've seen this technique when I was blog browsing a few days ago and tried it. And it worked! lol! I then die cut the Choc Chip with my scalloped nestabilities and punched each scallop with my Fiskars 1/8" circle punch, it's actually the first time I used it. My paper is a Kaiser paper which was untouched for 4mos now...gee! I think it was just waiting for the right image (and timing) and so it looked well with retro Roxy! The sketch was patterned after Taylored Expression Challenge #45 only that I placed the dew drops on the right side instead of left. I finished it off by using my newly-purchased Copic Spica glitter pen in pink on Roxy's bangles and earrings. IMHO the colours look great altogether (I'm and brown is my top combo fav!) lol!

So...what do you think?


15 January 2009

Night of Navy, Kraft and Sage Green - CC201

Good Morning from Australia! Hope you are all doing fine. Today I want to share with you a card which I finished at 3am. Yes, and I only had 5hrs of sleep because of this. lol! I was really into making this card for the Colour Combo Challenge at SCS (CC201) that's why eventhough I started late, I still pursued to put it all together.

This image is Willow from Whiff of Joy. It actually came as a surprise when I received a parcel from Bec and she stamped me some images including this one. I coloured her with my Prismacolor pencils with Odourless solvent using blending stumps. There a lot of firsts in this card, actually. It's the first time I used my Cuttlebug Floral Sceen embossing folder (for the middle panel). I've purchased this a month ago and decided to use it for this card. Another first is the Cuttlebug Vintage dies which I've just received yesterday. Bought it from ebay last Sunday and delivery was super fast! It's also my first time to colour a "Willow" image and to emboss on my Labels One background. And yeah, first Kaiser Pearl Chino to use (for my Prima center).

I'm still finishing 2 cards more which hopefully, I will be able to post this afternoon before DH arrives from work. I can't squeeze in to make cards when hubby's already here as we normally go out just after a few minutes of him taking a rest to buy stuffs or just drive around. Soon as I finished my laundry (the machine is on the move atm, lol!), I will start stamping.

Let's all thank God for another day that He has blessed us. Praise Him for everything!

Hugs to all,


13 January 2009

Sharing my Day and Featured Stamper 101

Hi all! I'm a bit tired as our family went out and had a train ride to the city. We rode a train because my DS2 Jhetro loves trains and he's never been on a train ride before so hubby and I decided last night that we'll have a family day out the next day. Jhetro enjoyed it and you can really see the joy in his eyes. Did I tell you before that he really likes Thomas the Tank Engine? That's the very reason why he loves trains. I know I haven't shown photos of my family yet, so here are some shots taken today.

Here are my 2 boys, Jared is my eldest and Jhetro is the Thomas the Tank Engine fan. :) Can you see the excitement on his face while waiting for the train to arrive?

A closer shot of them ;-)

Here's the three of us. Hubby didn't get the chance to join us as he's the one taking photos. :)

Jhetro inside the train. Isn't he cute?

Another shot of Jhetro while munching his favourite Milo Nestle cereal. (yeah, he likes it more than he likes Doritos, lol!)

When we got home, I just cooked dinner and finished the card which I'm about to show to you then after that, hubby and I organised our laundry room (so you thought it's craft! I only have a crafting space and I'll show it to you one of these days). That's why I really feel exhausted and to think it's already 3am here now in Australia. I'd better get some sleep soon as I'm done blogging.
Okay, enough with my family photos and sharing. I don't want you to think that I'm taking advantage of the situation here. hahaha! Anyway, I'm excited to share with you this card that I made for the FS101 over Splitcoast. This is my 2nd participation for FS challenge and I'm so liking it!

This weeks Featured Stamper is JayDeKay. I really enjoyed browsing on her gallery and so I chose her "A Heart For You" card to case. Here's my card:

I changed the papers, colours and other embellishments but maintained Tilda (although a different image of her) and the lay-out. I'm not actually into floral papers but soon as I saw my DCWV Floral Paper stack, an idea came into my mind. So, I went out of my comfort zone, used the paper and here's the outcome. I took all the colours of the other papers and Tilda's from the dp that I used. I embossed my unknown blue cs with the Fiskars texture plates ran through my Cuttlebug. I stamped my sentiment onto the blue cs as well and mat it onto Tablex white cs.

This is also the first time I used white cs for matting and it looks neat! I finished off the card by sponging a bit of Pumpkin Spice Ink (by Dew Drop) onto the edges of the sentiment's mat and put an organdy ribbon on the middle panel.

Thanks for looking and may your day be blessed!



12 January 2009

Challenge Cards and an Altered CLOCK (quite long post)

Hi everyone! I missed you all! I missed the blogging world as I haven't posted for 3 days now. So, how are y'all doing? Hope everything's fine by the grace of our Lord Jesus. I feel so light because I have committed myself into reading the entire Bible for one year and, I've been up-to-date with that! And I believe, I couldn't have done it without God's help. Thank you, Lord!

OK, I have finished 2 cards for the past 3 days and these cards were made for the Ways to Use It and Limited Supply challenges over Splitcoast.

The first card below is for the WT200 wherein you will use "stars" on your card/s. I felt my Mojo went on a holiday for awhile and is slowly coming back that's why I'm able to create again. lol!! Here's the card before I go on with the deets:

I'm into using my Spellbinder Labels One and I really like it! I printed off the sentiment onto a DCWV Far East mat stack and ran it to my Cuttlebug along with the labels one die and then embossed the Choc Chip using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. My dp is Basic Grey from Archaic paper pad. I punched out stars using my Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle large squeeze punch which --would you believe - I bought from K-Mart for ------- $1!???!!!! Gotta love K-Mart for bargains! hahaha! Who can beat that??? It was on clearance and the last price on the shelf was $4. At that price it's already a bargain! But then, when I scanned them myself to check the price, it showed $1! And I was like...whoa! Great bargain! Actually, whenever I shop at K-Mart, more often than not, the price of the product when you scan it, is much lower than the price on the tag or the shelves. That's why, I don't normally lose hope when I see something that I like from there, not until I've scanned it myself. lol!! Back to the card - I punched 2 stars onto the Basic Grey dp and Choc Chip cs. I used Dimensional Magic (from Bizzy Becs) for the stars and I really like how it turned out! I finished it off by sponging Choc Chip onto the edges of the card and putting a brown satin ribbon (got heaps of these, they're left-overs from my wedding invites).

The next card is for the LSC202 wherein you have to use hearts on your card. Paper could be any colour but with shade of red. In my case, I used the Candy Apple cs by Bazzill and my dp is from Heidi Grace collection. It may not be red but it has hearts so I think it counts. ;-) I then used my Spellbinder Labels one again and ran it to my Cuttlebug using my Hearts embossing folder. I only have this stamp with a heart (fr Hero Arts) which I used recently for the Featured Stamper (you can see it on my previous post). I stamped it onto Whisper White, coloured it with Copic Markers then die cut it using Labels One again. The heart was finished off with the Copic Spica glitter pen (red). Oh, and I used my MS punch onto the dp. It's really gorgeous!

And on to my altered clock - this was made for our church guest speaker. Our church Pastor is on holiday overseas that's why for 5 weeks, we have guest speakers to share the word of God to us. This is actually a personal gift from our family as he's the same Pastor who officiated our wedding. I'm glad that he and his wife liked it as Rolly and I handed it to them this afternoon after our service.

The paper is from Deja Views which I adhered using Mod Podge. The middle cs is SU! Pumpkin Pie which was cut using my Nestabilities Petite Scallop circle. Instead of using numbers for the clock, I used Prima flowers and dew drops. I haven't used numbers on my altered clocks yet as I enjoy the uniqueness of using flowers instead of numbers for the hours. :) It's very cool to the eyes and I like the fresh look of it.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog every now and then. Hope I brought some inspiration to you.

Remember --God loves you---and so do I!




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