20 February 2009

Celebrate with Riley!

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you're all doing very well. I haven't got the chance to make a card during daytime yesterday eventhough t'was my ME day. Instead, I finished some chores and I went out to buy something from the shop. Hubby actually asked me to make a birthday card for his workmate, Len to hand it out to him on Friday (today). Well, of course I said yes. But to tell you honestly, I really struggle when it comes to masculine cards. That's why, I have finished this card at 2am because I took advantage of the peace and quiet of the wee hours so I can make my creative juice flowing for this one. lol! Another thing is, I don't have that much stamps. moreso, I don't have any stamp that can be used for male cards. So, I reviewed all stamped images that were given to me as RAK and my eyes lit up upon seeing this Riley Tractor (or Farmer Riley) given to me by my SBS sister, Kathy.

Here's my finished card:

I never knew that I have this dp all along together with those not-commonly-used dp's of mine. And I thought it would perfectly fit this masculine card so I used it with Green Galore, Choc Chip and an unknown yellow cs. I did some paper piercing here which I rarely do but what's the easiest embellishment can I use for a male card other than piercing? :) I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils and did a bit of sponging in the sky but I guess it was too light to be seen.
DH is at work right now and most probably he's already handed it to his workmate. Hope he likes it though. Now, I'm about to make a card for someone who's leaving abroad, he's the father of one of our churchmates who's here for a 3-month visit and is due to go back to Philippines tomorrow. I'm thinking of making a card (A4 size folded in half) so there will be a space for other church members to sign.
Will post it later once I'm done with it. For the's lunch time for me! :)
Happy stamping and have a blessed day!


18 February 2009

{Just a Note} Mojo 74

I wasn't able to participate in last week's Mojo Monday challenge so I decided to on it this week. Upon seeing the Mojo74 sketch, I already knew what image to use. I received this cute stamped image from Bec the other day together with my Labels 2 order and heaps of stamped images. Not sure if this is Sugar Nellie but I'll be asking Bec and will update you about it. Here's the sketch

And here's my card:

When I saw her polka dots hat, I suddenly remembered my Basic Grey Two Scoops pad. I knew there was something polka dots on that pad and yeah, there was! And that's what I used in this particular card for the top and bottom vertical panel. I coloured my image with Prismacolor pencils and odourless solvent. I actually sponged around the image using Versacolor Baby Blue but it was too light to be noticed. I finished it off using a Blue Bayou ribbon given to me by an SU! Demo, Jesse. This lady is so sweet, she always surprise me with something in the mail. Thanks Jesse!
Gotta do kitchen duties now, lol! At least I've done a card for today.
Thanks for looking and enjoy stamping!!! :)
ETA: The image is Postbox from Sugar Nellie :) (thanks Bec!)


17 February 2009

Let's Get DIGITAL!

Hello fellow bloggers! It's already Feb 17th and I noticed I haven't posted for awhile. Where did those 2 days go?? Hmmm...anyways, I'm back and I'm getting digital this time. Whoa! What do I mean by that? InStyle Stamps has released *new* digital images to crave for! Like this one,hmmm..looks so yummy!

This is a basket full of muffins (or cupcakes for me!). I coloured my image again with Copic markers, cut them with Spellbinders Labels Two (yes!! I got mine yesterday! received from Bizzy Becs) and sponged around the image with Versacolor ink while it's still inside the die. I've matted the image onto Quill Manhattan cs (Orchid) and cut closely so as I can get a strong colour before matting it again on the light pink cs. The last size of the Labels Two die is quite big to mat the image closely that's why I decided to cut one myself. At least for this one. Easy peasy! :)

I used this brown cardstock (I forgot where I got this) as my base and directly stamped my sentiment with Versamark onot it then heat-embossed with pastel pink ep. Sentiment is from Hero Arts Cupcake set.

Why not visit the InStyle Stamps shoppe and find out heaps of gorgeous digital images there and at a very affordable price?! Not only that, there are also *new* releases from the Retro lines as well as the Anime stamps. What are you waiting for?

Okay I think is enough for now as hubby and I will be having a "Meet the Teacher" schedule over my DS1's school at 445 pm and after that will have my worship ministry practice at 630pm.

Thanks for always visiting my blog and for the lovely comments you give.

And to all stampers and crafters, remember:

"Creative clutter is better than idle neatness!"

God bless you!


15 February 2009

What's Your Favourite Colour?

Mine is BROWN! :) I guess I've said this a lot of times in my previous posts, lol! I really like brown for IMO, it's very Neutral and I like its earth tone. You can mix and match it to other colours without worrying if they'll look good together.

We're having a challenge over Crafty Muse this week and that is to make a card using your favourite colour/s. Here's my card for that challenge:

She looks so sweet! This is Angelique sitting on a yummy cupcake! After quite awhile, I then once again used my Copics to colour my image. My Copics have been sitting and collecting dust since I started using Prismacolor pencils but! I know it's meant for other projects like this one. I want the image to achieve a vibrant-look so I opted to use Copics as Prismacolor (with odourless solvent) tends to give a subtle, watercolour look.
I combined my favourite colour with SU! Barely Banana (which I embossed with the Cuttlebug Divine Swirl) and a yummy Basic Grey paper from their Two Scoops paper pad. I stamped the sentiment directly onto the dp and finished the card off by putting small Kaiser pearls in Chocolate before and after the sentiment and putting some Stickles Cotton Candy on the icing. I also put a Chocolate ribbon around the card for a bit of accent.
Head on to the Crafty Muse blog and join us for our "favourite color" challenge for the week. I bet you'll be interested to share with us your cards with your favourite colors! You can use any stamps of your choice but you can also use Sammi's images. Also, if you want a GDT spot, just write the word GD with your comment along with link on the card you created.
Happy stamping! :)



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