19 February 2011

One Layer Card

Happy Saturday blogland! Just want to share with you another card that I made for SSCC Challenge#75, one layer card, that is!  I made a mask out of a die cut rectangle, sponged it with Versacolor Misty Mauve, then stamped my image from Darkroom Door (direct to stamp coloring done here with SU! markers) and the sentiment from a Stampin' Up stamp set.

Thanks for looking! Enjoy your day!


18 February 2011

Grace Through Faith

Happy Friday everyone! Here's what I came up last night while trying to clean-up my messy craft table. :).

I was organising my stamped images when I stumbled upon this image that I worked on with brayer and masking for almost a year now. Yup! This was done heaps of months ago and during that time, I was just practicing on how to use the brayer. The image used here was Upsy Daisy by Stampin' Up (stamped with Choc Chip). The green background is Old Olive -- and I like the rugged look it created. The blue background is, if I'm not mistaken, Ballet Blue. (sorry, I tell you it's been months).

Anyway, I just matted it onto a brown Coredinations cs and embossed a white cs using Cuttlebug Floral Screen folder. Finished it off with 2 chocolate pearls on top left and bottom right side. After finishing the card, I thought it's a bit bare on the stamped panel (just above the right side) so I decided to look for a stamp that will somehow fill that space. And then I saw this Grace Through Faith stamp by Clear Dollar Stamps which I haven't used since purchased. Since it's a clear stamp, I easily managed to stamp it to where I want it to be using Choc Chip ink by SU!.
ETA: Upon seeing that the this week's Ways to Use It Challenge is Silhouette -- I'm entering this one. Perfect timing! Yay!!

Sorry for the quality of the photo as I just took it using my mobile fone and blogging from there as well. Hey, I'm not saying that BlackBerry's camera isn't good, but using a "real" camera makes a difference. :-) I ♥ my BlackBerry -- it's so cool!

Thanks for looking and may you all have a blessed day!

God loves you!

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17 February 2011


Good morning everyone! What a lovely day we're having today here in Sydney.  Hope you're all doing very well upon reading this post.  My card for today is my entry for SSCC75 - and the challenge is K.I.S.S which means, Keep It Simple Sisters.  And the challenge calls for a single layer card for me. :) This was actually the card I made for hubby last Valentine's day.  I was about to post this the same day the challenge was posted but I didn't want hubby to see it on the web first before seeing it personally. LOL!

The two tiny-weeny cup and saucer sets were from Stampendous "From the Kitchen" stamp set.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black and coloured in with Copics. The sentiment is from another stamp set which I forgot the brand name.  Prior to stamping the images, I lightly sponged a bluish ink for some added effect.
ETA: The heart image was hand drawn by me using a Copic multiliner. :)

Thanks for looking and have a lovely Thursday!

God bless!



16 February 2011

Be Thankful ....

Happy Wednesday blogland! My card for today is for the Clean and Simple Cards (CAS106) based on NancyK's sketch.  Since this is a CAS card, it only means to say that layers and embellishments are limited. :)  Here's my take:

Sorry for the photo quality as I only took this using my mobile phone. The stamp is from Stampabilities and the verse is from 1 Thessalonians 5:18 which says: "Be thankful in all circumstances." (Amen!) If we belong to Jesus, the Bible assures us that all our circumstances is according to God's plan for us. In which case, we must be all be very thankful in whatever situation we are in for God is with us! :)

I stamped my image onto watercolour paper and coloured it in with Copics.  Fairly quick and simple card, I may say. Finished it off with a grosgrain ribbon and a button.

Thanks for looking and see you on my next post.

God bless!


13 February 2011


Happy Sunday everyone! Well, this is a scheduled post as I don't normally sit and post on Sunday mornings. Our Sunday mornings are spent just being together (the family), and preparing ourselves for the Sunday Service in the afternoon.  We really set aside that day for communing with God, celebrating His goodness and love and fellowshipping with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

On to the card, this is for SSCC75 challenge - based on 1 John 3:18 which speaks about loving others not only with words or tongue but with actions and truth.  The challenge is actually to make a card or project, wtihout any sentiment or words at the front, and yet signifies L♥VE.

And this is my take:

The name of the stamp is "a kiss for Chloe" by Sarah Kay. I think I bought this stamp a month ago and I've inked it up just now as it seems just right for the challenge. I haven't been colouring with Copics for awhile now that's why my hand was shaking (like it's my first time to colour) and I wasn't sure if I was making the right colour blending. LOL!! And I also found out that I'm already running out of E00 which I frequently use for colouring skin.  I guess it's time to call SAMMI's attention. (Hi Sam! **waving at you!**)  I normally order my Copics from her because aside from the fact that we're suburb neighbours, her Copics are cheaper compared to other shops. So if you wanna try, visit Mad for Markers and you'll find heaps of Copics in stock. :)

I just made this card pretty simple. After colouring the image, I then cut it out. I sponged Sahara Sand for the ground and made some grass wisps and pebbles using both Copics and SU! markers. I don't know how it happened but I noticed that there was some blue ink bleeding on the boy's left hand. :( I then sponged Broken China for sky then adhered my image. The green background was embossed using Cuttlebug Heartblocks and the lovely dp (where I took my colours from for my image) is from EK  Success (Stacy Claire Boyd). Finished it off with Kaiser pearls Chino at the bottom right part.

Thanks for the visit and have a lovely Sunday!

God bless!




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