28 December 2011

My Project Last Christmas

Hello fellow bloggers, stampers and crafters! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Day with your family and friends.  Few days from now and we will be welcoming the New Year --- how fast the time flies!  I sometimes wish it will go slow a bit especially when you're having good times and creating lasting memories with family, relatives and friends.  :)  Anyways, been busy before Christmas and I failed to share this project that I made for the season.  It's a wreath --- a Christmas Balls Wreath.

The ornament balls (silver ones) were leftovers from what I've used on our Christmas tree and I just added few coloured balls to give it some pop.  The pine cones were from a gift that we received from a church friend and the tinsel was from the dollar shop.  The ribbon was from a previous sale and I'm so glad how it complemented my wreath. I made the bow myself. :)

This was just easy to make, so easy that my hubby got inspired and had a take on this. Here's his finished wreath:

I called his wreath "wintery wreath" because of its colours. :)  What do you think? (I also made the bow on this). As I've said, this project is so easy and you can find a lot of instructions on the web.

Thanks so much for looking and have a blessed Wednesday!


25 December 2011


To all my blogger friends, fellow stampers and fellow crafters, followers and to everyone who has been blessed by our Almighty God  (and I believe it's ALL of us) ---


May the warmth of our God's love, fill your hearts and your homes as the heaven and the whole world celebrate the birth of our Only Saviour and King --- JESUS CHRIST!

Merry Christmas, from our family to yours! ♥


21 December 2011


Happy Wednesday everyone!! Hope you're all doing very well despite of being busy for the much-awaited CHRISTmas day!  I just couldn't believe that there are only 4 days left before Christmas. Wow! Time seems to be flying so fast.  I just hope that we will always remember the real reason of the season ---- Jesus! :)

Moving on to my project, here's the other box that I altered (heart-shaped box this time).  I bought this box from a dollar shop near our place 2 years ago and it's only now that I decided to dress it up.  Honestly, I like buying stuffs with the plan of altering them but I'm so slack in doing the latter not unless my hubby will encourage me or when I see something on the web that will inspire me to alter it. :)

Here it is:

I painted the edges of the box with a Kaisercraft (Dusty Pink) paint then adhered this gorgeous paper from Heidi Grace (which is part of  the papers that I hoarded years ago).  I used a corrugated (white) board for the  heart (which I die cut using the Spellbinders Hearts), inked the edges, put a generous amount of glue and a generous amount of my Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter for some effects.  The rest is self-explanatory. :)
And before I forget, I also used a generous amount of Modge Podge on this project.

Thanks for looking and until next post.

Have  a blessed day!



13 December 2011


Hi everyone! How are y'all doing? Yes, I'm still here!! Sorry for not being an active blogger the past few weeks.  Since we are heading towards school holiday, I was also busy attending to the kids and their respective parent-teacher meetings.  I may not be making cards BUT I was busy altering boxes! 

Have a look at the first box that I altered:

From here --------------- to here

to here!

I used my Heidi Grace designer paper pack for this project which has been left untouched for more than 2 years now. Imagine?! I really liked how it turned out with its vintage/shabby chic feel.

Will post more of the deets later and will also post the other box that I altered.

Thanks for the visit and have a blessed Tuesday!


25 November 2011

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Though we don't celebrate that here in Australia, I believe that everyday should be a Thanksgiving Day as our Father in heaven blesses us everyday as well. Let's learn to live with a grateful heart while acknowledging that everything that we have comes from God. Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!!

Here's my take for this week's sketch challenge (SC360) over SCS. The images that I used are actually not from a Christmas stamp set --- I just dressed it up to make it look Christmasy. (talking about improvising).

I didn't cut the circles but did the other option of layering on top of 2. What else? My McGill branch punch didn't work so I used this Fern punch from Carl Craft instead. The hats are actually birthday hats from the same stamp set (Changito Dos) so I just adorned it with stickles and pom poms on top to make it look like Santa's hat. :)

Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

A closer shot of the monkey couple :)

Thanks for the visit and have a blessed day!


Stamps: Changito Monkey Dos (Stampendous)
Paper: green cs, red cs, DCWV Christmas Stack, X-press blending card (white)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Bamboo Leaves, Memento New Sprout
Accessories: Nestabilities Standard Circle Large, Scalloped Circle, MS border punch, Carl Craft Fern punch, pom poms (from $2 shop), Stickles


24 November 2011

Can't Get Enough of This TREE :)

Happy Thursday everyone! I made 2 cards more for the CAS145 and TLC352 challenge over SCS and I used the Pine tree again from the SU! set Lovely As A Tree. I just can't get enough of it, really! LOL!  The first card is a "night" version of my first CAS145 card, cut out the tree and used pop dots for a bit of dimension. I also stamped (and cut) a holly and did paper piercing. The tree has glitters on it. Unfortunately, the camera wasn't able to capture it.

The second card is a non-traditional Christmas card (with a non-traditional colour of Christmas tree) :)
A Pine/Christmas tree stamped in Versacube Topaz. A different kind of Christmas tree with an aged/distressed look. :)

Thanks for visiting! Have  a blessed day!


first card:

Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree, Background Sampler, Crafter's Companion (for the holly), ODBD Christmas Nested Sentiments
Paper: white and green cs
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cottage Ivy
Accessories: Copic markers, stamp a majig, MS Crystal Fine glitter, pop dots

second card:

Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree
Paper: white cs, copper-coloured cs
Ink: Versacube Topaz, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Antique Linen
Accessories: stamp a majig, MS Cyrstal Fine Glitter, grosgrain ribbon, distressing tool


23 November 2011

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone! Here's my card for this week's CAS challenge - Christmas or Winter themed card and for the TLC352 challenge - Let it Snow!

The tree is from SU! Lovely As A Tree set and blocked ones to mimic a window is from their Background Sampler set. Just a simple card but looks so wintery, IMO. :)

Here's a closer shot of the tree:

I actually made additional 2 cards for the said challenge but I guess, I'll just post it tomorrow.

Thanks for looking and see you on my next post.


Stamps: SU! Lovely As A Tree
Paper: white cs, SU! Soft Sky
Ink: Memento Smokey Grey,Soft Sky
Accessories: stamp a majig, MS Crystal Fine Glitter, glue


21 November 2011


Happy Monday everyone! All praise and thanks to our Lord Jesus for a brand new week and for sustaining us for the weeks that had passed.  It's been more than 2 weeks since I last posted and I want to make up for those by sharing with you 2 Christmas cards that I've created.

I've actually made these cards weeks ago but haven't had the chance to post them. But upon seeing the challenge on SCS ---WT349 Baby, It's Cold Outside, I thought this is the proper time to share them. :)

For both cards, I used the images from Crafters Companion.  I've had this stamp set for more than a year now but only got the chance to ink them up recently.

The background on the first card is from SU! Lovely As A Tree and the sentiment is from Justrite Stampers Nested Christmas Sentiments.

 Here's a close-up shot of the images:

The second card is just a simple one. Also coloured with Copics and the white areas of the image's clothing was embellished with Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter.

Here's a close-up:

Thank you so much for looking and for visiting my blog.

Until next post!  Have a blessed day!


09 November 2011


I was rushing on this card when I saw that there's only 50mins left before the link closes. This is just a 10-minute card (or even less) but unfortunately, when I went to the Justrite Christmas Linky Party to link my card -- it was already closed. (sigh)

But it's okay. At least I was able to submit three cards. :)  And at least, I know now how to make a card under 10 minutes. LOL!!! I'll just look at the bright side. :)

Have a happy Wednesday everyone! Be blessed!


08 November 2011

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge Award

Yay! I never knew that my entry was chosen and was given an award on the ODBD Think Pink Challenge! :)

Here's the ODBD link for that! Have a look-see!

Thank you, Lord and thank you ODBD for the challenge.
Will post a card or two later. Have a blessed day!


06 November 2011


Happy Sunday everyone! I'm just making this post short and sweet for today.  It's been a long but blessed day for us after we have fellowshipped with our brothers and sisters in Christ from our Worship Service this afternoon followed by a scrumptious fellowship dinner.

I'm sharing with you today my Justrite Christmas Linky Party Card #3. Here it is:

The sentiment is from Christmas Nested Sentiments set of Justrite Stampers but the Fir tree stamp is from a different stamp company (I forgot the name).  I hope this will qualify to the Justrite Christmas Linky Party challenge though but if not, I'm still happy to share it with you.

I created the scene by masking and sponging and I somehow like how it turned out.

What do you think? ;)

Thanks for the visit and have a blessed day!


05 November 2011

Pink and Green Christmas

Happy Saturday everyone! I really wanted to post this yesterday but didn't get the chance to do so. This is my Justrite Christmas Linky Party Card #2 -- Pink and Green Christmas!! I'm also entering this to this week's Free For All Challenge (F4A88) over SCS.

The stamps that I used here are from 2 different Justrite stamp sets. The center is from the Sweet Treats set and the border is from the Christmas Treasures set.  The gorgeous pink dp isn't actually Christmas-related but made it work here, LOL!  It's actually from DCWV Sweet Stack.

The 2 green flowery-starry thing, or whatever you may call it shouldn't actually be there (the sparkly ones on left and right) but I made a bit of a boo boo here that's why they had to be there. LOL!  Everything's adhered and done when I noticed a small patch of green ink on the right side of the dp and the base itself (if you'll take a look closely, you can see the one on the base). To correct the accident, I sponged lightly on the card base and it looked naturally after that. But on the dp itself --- wow! I've really got to find a way to rectify that.  That's where these 2 green flowery things came to the rescue. If you have the Lacy Circles (which I used to mat my biggest circle here), then you know that there will be small leftovers of  cardstock on the die (on the scallops itself) which look like a grain of rice.  I adhered those to a circle double-adhesive pop dots then sprinkled it with MS Glitter + Stickles Star Dust to conceal the gaps.  The gaps are still obvious though but I just look at it as some kind of a "style". And that rectified  my problem!!!! I'm a genius! LOL!!

Here's a close-up of my focal image:

Thanks for visiting and for following my blog. I'll be working on my Card #3 this afternoon and hopefully will be able to post it, too. For the meantime, it's house chores for me! :)

Have a blessed Saturday!


02 November 2011


Hello everyone! I'm having my 3rd post for today! I'm on a roll! Yay!!! :)  I was reading my blog roll when I saw a post re Justrite Christmas Linky Party.  And I was like --- I wanna join!! So, I decided to upload my first Justrite Christmas Linky Party card tonight.  Here it is:

On this card, I just went a bit of CAS (clean and simple) as I really want to highlight the sentiment from one of Justrite's Christmas stamp sets.  I stamped it onto a white cs, then cut with a circle Nestabilities, matted onto red and black Petite Scalloped Circle Nesties (alternating the scallops).  While still inside the die, I lightly sponged around it using Memento Dew Drop Rhubarb Stalk.

My dp is from DCWV Christmas stack from years ago, matted onto red cs and tied around with an organdy ribbon.  Finished off the card with Stickles Star Dust around the area of the stamped sentiment that doesn't have the sponging, then I adhered rhinestones on the arch of the circle on top and at the bottom.

Thanks so much for looking and I'm so looking forward to creating more Justrite Christmas Linky Party cards! Come join the fun!!!!



Hello everyone! Here's my 2nd post for today, so if you wanna see my earlier post, just kindly scroll down. :)
This card is for ODBDSLC82 challenge -- Think Pink!  (Think Pink and Encouragement in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness. (it need not be on the theme of breast cancer but it must be pink and have a verse or sentiment of encouragement)

My verse is from ODBD Scripture Collection 2009.  I believe that this is an encouragement verse as it implies that everything has its own time; if there is sorrow, there is also a time for joy; if there is sickness, there is a also time for healing. 

I stamped the scripture on a white cs, die-cut with Fleur de Lis Rectangle and while still on the die, I sponged it Memento Angel Pink using my large sponge dauber.  My dp is from Basic Grey Sultry which was matted onto a pink cs (too dark for this photo but it's a bit lighter IRL). The butterfly was cut from the same background dp with an additional stamped swirl from one of my stamp sets. I adhered a baby pink ribbon on the left bottom side, then finished it off with stacked of flowers and pearls for the butterfly.

Here's my card:

Thanks for looking and  see you again on my next post!

Hugs to all!  God bless!


Christmas Stocking

Happy Wednesday everyone! We're having a lovely weather here in Sydney today. Not too hot, not too cold -- just right! :)  Lovely weather to sit, stamp and create a card for this weeks colour combination challenge (CC347) over SCS.  The colours for this week are: More Mustard, Always Artichoke and Bravo Burgundy.
Here's my take on that:

I didn't have any SU! More Mustard cs left so I just chose a cs closer to it.  My image was coloured with mostly SU! markers to match that's why there isn't to much shading done here. The only Copic marker that I used was E000 for the face. I didn't know what was on my mind when I did the faux stitching, LOL! Oh well, all was pierced and done. Haha! I actually made some faux stitching error on the bottom right so I just concealed it by adhering a burgundy flower on it. :) Smart move eh?  The Always Artichoke base was embossed with Cuttlebug Snowflakes 2 embossing folder and the burgundy strip was also embossed with a cuttlebug embossing folder (I forgot the name). Finished it off by embelleshing the white part of the image's hat with Stickles Star Dust.

Here's a closer shot of the image:

The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and die-cut with Nesties Deckled Rectangle Lrg while the mustard-coloured cs was cut free-hamd using a deckled decorative scissors. The edges looked like they were cut with the same material. :)

Thank you for the visit and I'll see you on my next post.

God bless!

Stamps: Christmas Stocking by Gillian Roberts
Paper: Always Artichoke, burgundy and mustard cs (not SU!), white cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Snowflakes 2 embossing folder, Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle Lrg, pair of deckled decorative scissors, SU! markers, Copic marker, Stickles, paper piercer, flower, flatback pearl, Stickles Star Dust


27 October 2011


Good afternoon and happy Thursday everyone!  Yes, my cards for today are same but different! LOL!! Same lay-out used but different when it comes to the elements (colours, materials, etc.) used.  These cards are part of my orders and the lay-out was based on a card which was ordered from me last year, by the same person who is my churchmate/friend, Bing. :)  

I happily obliged to grant her request provided that only the lay-out will be retained because I don't feel comfortable creating two identical cards! Identical in every aspect, that is. I don't know about you, but for me, it's my principle. LOL! 

 Anyway, here are the cards:

 Materials used:

Stamps: Jemac Stamps
Paper: white cs, DCWV dp, mint green cs
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Victoria embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels One and Four, McGill branch punch, flower, paper rose, Kaiser pearls

Materials used:

Stamps: Jemac Stamps
Paper: white cs, Perfect Plum, Basic Grey Koshi dp
Ink: Memento Dew Drop Sweet Plum
Accessories: Craft Concept Cottage Floral embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels One and Big Scalloped Ovals Lg, McGill branch punch, Green Tara flower, paper rose, Kaiser pearls

These cards along with another one (which I will be posting soon) are my entries for the Hope You Can Cling To Challenge (HYCCT1125) over SCS.  I'm also entering these cards to Joan's World Cardmaking Day Blog Candy!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!



19 October 2011

PSALM 28:7

Hi everyone! It's my first time to join the Hope You Can Cling To challenge on SCS and it's so overwhelming to see lots of participants and stampers doing this as a support to cancer survivors.

My card is a small square and I used the papers that are leftovers from a card that I created last night. The colour is more of "plum" but I guess it's also part of purple family. (if I'm not mistaken) LOL!

The bible verse is from Unity Stamps and stamped with Versafine Onyx black onto white cs then die-cut with Spellbinders Labels Four. I also did some sponging around it using Memento Sweet Plum. Flowers are from my stash and I used Basic Grey Pearl (black) for its center. The SU! Perfect Plum cs was embossed with Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder and the strip of dp is from Basic Grey Koshi pad. This is another entry for my cousin's WMCD blog candy. This is card #2, Joan! :)

Here's a close-up of the verse:

Thanks for looking and have a blessed Wednesday!


Stamps: Something Within by Unity Stamps
Paper: SU! Perfect Plum cs, Basic Grey Koshi dp, white cs
Ink: Versafine Onyc Black, Memento Dew Drop Sweet Plum
Accessories: Cuttlebug Divine Swirl embossing folder, Spellbinders Labels Four, flowers, Basic Grey Pearl (black), sponge dauber


18 October 2011


Hello everyone! This is my take for this week's CAS challenge (CAS140) at SCS -- cupcakes!! In my case, it's just a cupcake with a lady sitting on it. LOL!

This is my 2nd time to ink this image (given to me by my cousin who's also into stamping). I stamped it using Memento Tuxedo Black, coloured with Copics, die-cut with Large Deckled Rectanges (Spellbinders) then sponged around the image with Versamagic Sahara Sand using my big dauber. I stamped my sentiment from Hero Arts on the bottom left of the image panel, adhered onto the embossed card base using Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder then finished it off with a grosgrain ribbon, a button with twine and some Crystal Stickles to adorn the cupcake. YUM!

I'm also submitting this to my cousin Joan's WORLD CARDMAKING DAY Blog Candy!

Thanks for looking and have a blessed day!


Stamps: Cuppakaceabella by Stamping Bella, sentiment by Hero Arts
Paper: white cs, x-press it blending card
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Sahara Sand, Versacolor Turquoise
Accessories: Copic markers, Large Deckled Rectangles (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, grosgrain ribbon, twine, button, Crystal Stickles


01 October 2011


Happy Saturday everyone! Now I can finally upload the card that I made for our church pastor's 43rd wedding anniversary last Monday.

The card's lay-out was based on SC351. Great sketch and I'll probably use this for a couple of times on my future cards. The background panel was embossed using Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder. I actually inked one side of the folder before running it through my Cuttlebug machine to give the background a very light "teal" colour. I then matted it onto a teal cs, stamped the sentiment and cut with Spellbinders double-ended tags die and sponged around it with the same ink I used with the embossing folder.  I then used a teal satin ribbon that I bought from Alice in Paperland when I visited their shop few weeks ago and finished off with 3 Kaiser pearls on the bottom right. Oh, I actually sprayed Glimmer Mist Pearl on the embossed panels but the camera didn't capture its sparkle. It looks good IRL. :)

Thanks so much for looking and for always visiting my blog.

Until next post. God bless everyone!


Stamps: Happy Messages by Stampendous
Paper: white cs, coloured cs from stash
Ink: Versamagic Sea Breeze
Accessories: Cuttlebug Floral Fantasy embossing folder, Spellbinders Double-Ended tags, Kaiser pearls, satin ribbon


29 September 2011


I like paper piecing! And one of my stamps that I always like to do this technique with is my Carolers by Clearly Wordsworth.

CAS as it is, I stamped and coloured the image (the male carolers) directly to the card base and paper-pieced the ladies. Cut a two different size strips, stamped the sentiment (from the same set) and did some scoring using my Scor-Pal.

Thanks for looking and have a blessed THURSday! :)


Stamps: Carolers by Clearly Wordsworth
Paper: white, Cosmo Cricket Silly Chilly dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Scor-Pal, Copic and SU markers, pair of scissors, Martha Stewart Crystal Fine glitter
Techniques: paper piecing


21 September 2011


Good afternoon fellow bloggers and stampers!

Here's my simple take for today's CC341 color combination challenge: Tempting Turquoise, Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive. Such a wonderful colour combo!

I used a tree from a stamp set called We Are Family by Heidi Grace (as the challenge requires leaves) and so I coloured the leaves randomly with my Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive markers. The sentiment is from CC Designs. The Heidi Grace stamp set was actually one of the stamps that I won from my cousin Joan's blog candy a year ago and I was only able to ink it now.

Thanks for looking and for visiting my blog.


Stamps: Heidi Grace: We Are Family (tree), AmyR stamps by CC designs
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, white cs
Ink: Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Versamagic Sahara Sand
Accessories: SU!markers, torn scratch paper (masking), sponge dauber
Techniques: color combo, sponging


20 September 2011

Mostly Blue Scripture (F4A82, SSIC107)

Happy Tuesday everyone! Finally, I got to sit and stamp yesterday in the midst of my household chores! Thank God for the energy and for the creativity that flowed in my mind yesterday. :) I'm so happy that after awhile, I was able to play with the challenges that I used to join before.

This card is for the "Mostly Blue Challenge (F4A82)" over SCS and also for the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge#107 wherein you have to use wings and a biblical verse/scripture or quote.  

I stamped the scripture then die cut it with Nestabilities. And while still on the die, I sponged around it using a baby blue decorative chalk, then stamped the head of the flowers randomly for a background. The butterfly was stamped on the same dp that I used and was cut by a pair of scissors; adhered in a way that it will look like it's gonna fly anytime. :)

This one goes out to a friend , sort of an encouragement to look at the wonderful, beautiful and amazing things God has created whenever she gets disheartened or when she feels things aren't looking so well.  I hope she will not get a hint that this is for her when she gets to read this. *wink*  

Have a blessed day everyone!


Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps - Philippians 4:8, Darkroom Door
Paper: Heidi Grace Vintage dp, blue cs
Ink: SU! Bashful Blue, Versafine Onyx Black
Accessories: Nestabilities Curved Rectangles, Fiskars border punch, Kaiser pearls, decorative chalk



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