11 September 2009


Hello to my fellow stampers/crafters in Australia! This heads up is for you. WINDSOR COTTAGE BOTANICALS is having $1 postage (for orders $10 up) from today 'til Sunday 13.09.09) midnight.

You can order anything from the smallest items to bulk ones and it's still $1 postage but orders should be a minimum of $10 and this offer is good for Australian addresses only. Such a good deal, you wouldn't want to miss it. ;)

Come on and visit Windsor Cottage Botanicals and avail of this rare $1-postage offer! Just thought I'd let you know so you can buy heaps without worrying about the postage cost. :)

I'll see you there!!!


Glittery Tilda (Just Magnolia Challenge)

Hello blogging world! I'm sharing another card using the SC245 sketch again. Well, it's such a fab sketch and I guess I will be using it more often in the future. :) This is also my entry (my very first) for the Just Magnolia Challenge #22 wherein the theme is EMBOSSING.

I used another Tilda image but kept the Christmas theme just like my previously uploaded card. And this time I so generously glittered my image with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter which I bought the other day from Spotlight. Have a looksee...

Here's another shot for you to see the "bling"...

This is so gorgeous IRL, to be honest! I'm not saying this because it's my card, LOL! but really, this glitter makes a card look more gorgeous and lovely!

I coloured Tilda with Prismacolor pencils getting as closed to the colours of the papers used. Of course, I have with me the Prisma to SU! colour chart which is very, very handy when it comes to matching colours. I used Taken with Teal as my card base and the rest are dp's from about 2 years ago. LOL! These papers were one of those bulks that I bought when I was just starting to make cards. Mind you, these are not your traditional Christmas colours. But I like it!! For a change. :)

I have a secret to tell you. I actually made a mistake while colouring Tilda's hands. I initially coloured it with E000 (skin colour) but realised that her hands should be wearing gloves (and I presume it's winter at Christmas wherever she is. Our Christmas is Summer so no White Christmas here, LOL!) I went over the hands again using my Prisma pencil that is matched with Taken with Teal but the colour went darker as compared to her shoes. (I used the same pencil but had a different outcome because of my prior mistake with her hands). So, I put my thinking cap on, and thought of a solution to this. AHA!! Okay, dark Teal-coloured gloves looks good though, I just need to do the same thing somewhere in Tilda's clothes. And so, that's what I did as well on the topmost part of Tilda's hat and those fluffy thingy on her shoes. Can you see it?? Now, they're all coordinated!!! :) Well, I'm not genius...just a bit smart. Tee hee! Instead of throwing an adorable image like this (when you made a mistake), sometimes you just have to come up with a solution so it still can be used. And I believe, that's part of being a stamper/crafter! (anyone out there who can relate with me?)

Here's a more closer shot of Tilda...

Another addition to my favourites! :) Okay, this is it for now. Gotta do some folding of clothes and a quick lunch with my son Jhetro.

Thanks for the visit and God bless you. ♥


Stamps: RAK - Tilda with Wreath
Paper: SU! Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Dena Designs dp
Ink: Versacolor Petal Pink
Accessories: Prismacolor pencils, odourless solvent, Spellbinders Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Kaiser Rhinestone(Teal), Kaiser pearl (Rose), Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter, Uni Ball Sparkly Pink pen, Cuttlebug Snowflakes and Baubles embossing folder, corner punch


10 September 2009

Green Christmas

Good morning and happy Thursday to all of you! As early as now, I can already feel Christmas in the air. :) How about you? Well, really, everyday is Christmas if we have Jesus in our hearts. ♥ He is the real reason for the season. He is the reason why we have Christmas and why it's so meaningful. Well, we don't actually have to wait for Christmas to feel Christmas because we can do a lot of things to make everyday and everything around us feel like Christmas. Just like this card:

Yes, I'm slowly building up my Christmas cards stash and I've just done a few for now. I will make it a point to make 2-3 Christmas cards a week so I will not be in a rush when December comes. And I'm so thrilled to tell you that most of my friends have already placed their Christmas cards order from me as early as now. Yay!! Some of them have special requests like Bible verses and some just want it to be a typical Christmas card but of course, all these cards will be made with much care.

Okay, on with the card. Sorry for too much blabbing, I'm just so excited to share it to you. This card was patterned after the sketch challenge for this week, SC245 over SCS. This is just so nice and effective even for a square card or an A5 one.

I coloured Tilda with Prismacolor pencils and odourless solvent and cut the image panel using Spellbinders Labels 4. Then I did a very light sponging around her with Versacolor Baby Blue ink and then with Versacolor Narcissus a bit closer to Tilda to highlight the outline of the image. The green cs behind her was embossed using Cuttlebug Snowflakes and I put three ribbon tabs on the left side of the horizontal panel and Kaiser pearls on its bottom right side.

The paper is from Kaiserscrapbook's Pear Tree and Home for Christmas collection. Aren't they gorgeous?? But wait!! Can you see the bell Tilda is holding? Yes, I used Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter!!! Hubby bought me one yesterday when we went to Spotlight and it's totally gorgeous to use on projects. Australia doesn't have too much of Martha Stewart's products but some shops are slowly introducing it to the public. This glitter is the 2nd Martha Stewart product that I acquired. :) Can you see the bling? Here's another shot, just another background colour just so you can see the glittery bell.

This is all for now. There are lots of housechores waiting in line for me. :) Might try to come up with another card later in between those.

Thank you so much for the visit and may our good Lord bless and keep you always.


Stamps: Tilda with Bell (RAK)
Paper: white cs, Quill Manhattan green cs, KAISERscrapbook French Hen (Pear Tree collection) & Egg Nog (Home for Christmas) dsp
Ink: Versacolor Baby Blue, Versacolor Narcissus
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, Cuttlebug Snowflakes embossing folder, organdy ribbon, corner punch, Kaiser pearls (green), Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter


CC235 In Sympathy

Hello fellow bloggers and stampers! Here's another sympathy card that I want to share with you. I used the colours for the Colour Combo Challenge this week over SCS: Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Basic Black.

I used a flower from Darkroom Door Garden Greetings onto Whisper White, cut with Spellbinders Labels 4 then sponged around the image with Versacolor Vanilla and a hint of Old Olive.
I actually stamped the image twice, and cut just the flower alone (without the stem). I then used pop dots to make it pop :) therefore making it another entry for POP IT UP challenge for CAS31. Sentiment is from Image Tree stamp set that I won over BizzyBecs a couple of months ago. The black panel was embossed using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and I finished off the card with Kaiser pearls on the upper left corner and right bottom corner of the black panel.

Thanks for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it!

Good night everyone!


Stamps: Darkroom Door Garden Greetings, Image Tree
Paper: SU! Elegant Eggplant, Basic Black, SU! Old Olive dp (don't know the name, this is a RAK I received from a friend), Whisper White
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Old Olive, Versacolor Violet and Vanilla
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, dauber, pop dots, Kaiser pearls


09 September 2009


Happy Wednesday! I will be sharing with you today my take on CAS31 challenge. The challenge is to use dimensionals on your card to pop up something hence the title of the challenge: Pop It Up!

I did this card a few hours after the challenge was posted. I just pulled out a white square card, looked at it for awhile and decided to use my Hero Arts Cupcakes that seemed to be neglected for awhile now. This is really out of my comfort zone as I don't normally do a single-layer card and use Copics to colour any image on it. I didn't even have any planning prior to making this card, I just stamped, masked and used colours randomly. Of course, I have to pop up something, and that's when I decided to pop up the middle cupcake.

The middle cuppie was stamped thrice and the topmost layer is of course, the flower topping. I hope you can see the dimensions here:

Since I chose the middle cupcake as the "highlighted" image, I jazzed it up using my Copic Spica glitter pen and a generous amount of Icicles!! YUM!

Thanks so much for the visit and if you can, pls leave a message so I'll know what you think of this card. :)

God bless you!


(All images and sentiment/s used in this card were all from Hero Arts)
Stamps: Cupcakes by Hero Arts
Paper: white cardstock
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Copics, Stickles, Copic Spica glitter pen, pop dots


07 September 2009


Happy Monday everyone! It's a bit gloomy and cold here in Sydney right now and I feel like going back to bed and sleep (but it's almost 1pm here, LOL!).

Anyways, I want to share with you some "Scraplings" that I made last week for SCS' LSC236 challenge. So what is basically a scrapling? When you make a 4x4 card, and there's this leftover 1.5" cs...that's your scrapling!! Well, technically the measurement is 4.25 x 1.25 but mine's a tad bigger as I don't want to cut too much from the leftover cs. This scapling can be made into a bookmark or gift tags and I bet you have a lot of scraps there so, what are you waiting for?? :) You can do other size, whatever tickles your fancy would be okay I guess.

The first scrapling was made using my scraps from the previous card that I made (Romans 8:28 card). I really like this K&Company yummy! I bought this paper from Windsor Cottage Botanicals. Linda (the owner) carries some of the most gorgeous papers in the crafting world so if you have the chance, go and visit her online shop. :)

I did another faux stitching here to complement the previous card that I made. That means, they'll gonna go together if ever I'll give or sell them to someone.

The next two scraplings were very simple. I used SU! Cameo Coral and Ballet Blue cs, stamped with Choc Chip ink and went over some parts with Copic Spica glitter pen and Metallic gel pen.

I have lots of scraps sitting here so I will be making more of these! It's fun to make them so try it out as well!

Thanks for the visit! Have a blessed day.


Stamps: Stampendous - Encouraging Words, Studio G, Darkroom Door Wildflower
Paper: Cameo Coral, Ballet Blue
Ink: Choc Chip
Accessories: Copic Spica glitter pen, Metallic gel pen


06 September 2009


It's Father's Day here in Australia, today! Happy Father's Day to all Dads!!! Here in Australia, we celebrate Father's Day on the first Sunday of September.

Just a quick post as I don't want DH to see this before he gets the card, LOL! I did this card more than 2weeks ago for a particular CAS challenge over SCS and that is to create Masculine card. I also did this for a Colour Combo challenge (SCS as well) and that is to use Close toCocoa, Vanilla and Taken with Teal.

Here's my simple card:

All images were from Clearly Inspired Nature set. I stamped the moose first then masked it and then stamped the background for an effect. :)

Okay, now I have to write my thoughts inside the card.

'Til next post! Have a blessed day!


Stamps: Nature-Clearly Inspired
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Taken with Teal, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versafine, Versacolor
Accessories: edge distressing tool



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