Saturday, July 30, 2011

Challenge Entry: CPS Sketch # 228

Here's my take on the CPS sketch for the week - Sketch # 228...

I finally got to use my Fleur De Lis clear stamp (from Shabby Green Door).  The sentiment is from the Stampendous Scripty Stems set.  Ink used is Versafine Onyx Black.

Rest of the paper and cardstock are some things I had lyring around.

Here's the original sketch -

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Challenge Entry: CPS Sketch # 227

Here's my take on the CPS Sketch for this week.

And here's the card sketch grabbed from the CPS blog.

It is my first time to participate in a Card Sketch Challenge blog, and it was really fun putting together my card entry.  It took quite a bit of trial and error, but I am quite pleased with the finished product.  I kind of thought out of the "box" literally, so I played around with the centerpiece.

LO Projects: A Box and A Bookmark

And while the creative juices are kicking in, I wanted to try my hand into doing some non-card projects. 

I have done a few non-card paper projects in the past.  You may recall the lady purse template I worked on and posted here as a present for a friend's daughter's birthday...

So now with the help of my very good friend Google, I was able to seek out interesting templates for paper projects to try out.

Non-card Project # 1 - The 2-5-7-10 Gift Box

The cliche "Don't judge a book by its cover" won't apply here.  Don't you agree that the best part of a present is its packaging?  The effort put into the gift's packaging is far more deserving of one's appreciation.  And so, I give you this fresh and girly gift box. :)

This one is still empty, but who would want to open up this gift when the packaging is just too adorable.

Non-card Project # 2 - The Corner Bookmark

Your classic reading companion gets a makeover.  No more dog-ears.  Indeed a bookworm's perfect companion.

I made this one for a friend.  I "personalised" it by stamping in her nickname.  When I receive my new shipment of stamps from Inkadinkado (which I order online over at the EK Success Brands website), I should have more "sentiments" and images to use for these kinds of projects.

I have a few more non-card projects up my sleeve so keep posted.

P.S. Cheers to the SCS website for a having an immense gallery bursting with ideas and inspirations for paper crafting noobs like myself.

Friday, July 22, 2011

LO Projects: Birthday Cards Overload Part 2

Here are some  more cards I made over the past few days.  You know how I love pink... :)

Pink Windows Birthday Greeting Card

Hubby Cookie's mom celebrated her birthday on 21st July.  We signed this card and presented it to her on her birthday.  I am sure she already saw me working on this, and she should know it's a labor of love. :)

Happy Birthday, Mama Anita!

Lacey Cupcake Birthday Greeting Card

This one is still in stock. Any takers? :)

Monday, July 18, 2011

LO Project: Birthday Cards Overload

Inspired by many July birthday celebrators in my circle, I quickly put together these two pretty birthday greeting cards.

Pink Birthday Greeting Card
Embellished with a paper-pieced 3 tiered cake.

Green Birthday Greeting Card

More cards to come so please watch this space. :)