Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Challenge Entry: Hello! Card

Here is my take on the latest sketch over at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.
Plus an extra challenge from Lollipop Crafts - Recycle It! :)

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamped Image: Hero Arts (colored with colored pencils)
Stamped Sentiment: Hero Arts

Ribbon and glitter paper from a wedding favour.

BTW, this is the sketch.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Challenge Entry: CPS Sketch # 233

Here's my take on the latest sketch over at the CPS Blog - CPS #233.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamped image: Hero Arts
Stamped sentiment: Inkadinkado

BTW, here's the sketch.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Challenge Entry: Little Girl Pencil Toppers (Back to School)

In line with the Back to School theme of most challenge blogs this week, I came up with these adorable pencil toppers.  I got the idea from Scrapbooks Etc. - February 2011 Issue.

So, here is my take on it.

The front of the topper showcases the litte girl (stamp from Hero Arts).  The reverse side has the sentiment "Way to Go!" (stamp from American Crafts).

I am entering this project into the following challenges.

1.  Sentimental Sundays - Challenge # 70 - Back to School
2.  Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
3.  All Sorts - Back to School
4.  Stamp Something - Back to School Somethings
5.  Totally Paper Crafts - Challenge # 81 - Back to School

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Challenge Entry: Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 132

Here's my take on the latest sketch at The Sweetest Thing Challenge Blog.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Jenni Bowlin - Aunt Grace
Puncher: EK Success, Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamps: Hero Arts, Crafty Secrets

BTW, here's the sketch.

Challenge Entry: Lilac Birthday Girl Card

Here's another birthday card for a little girl who fancy the color purple.. :)

Card base cardstock from American Crafts.  Patterned paper from Martha Stewart Crafts.  Stamped image and sentiment from Hero Arts. Puncher from EK Success.

This card is my entry to the following challenges.

1.  Simon Says Stamps Challenge - Use Dawny's Sketch

2. Crafty Sentiments - Ribbons and Bows

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Challenge Entry: Yellow and Flowery Hugs!

A bright and yellow card on a gloomy and rainy Saturday.  Again, using my new girly Hero Arts stamp! :) 

Cardstock and papers from American Crafts.Puncher from EK Success.  Stamps from Hero Arts and Stampendous.  Diecut flowers and rhinestones are from my stash of embellies bought from Manila and have been long forgotten. :))

I am entering this card into the following challenges.

1. CPS Sketch #232

2.  365 Days - Day 178 - Buried Deep

And here's the challenge

Dig into your stash and crack open 2 items that you've never used before. They can be old or they can be new, but they can't have been used.

Challenge Entry: You're The Best Girl Card

I am so in love with my new girly Hero Arts stamps.  Here is the new card I made with them.

Cardstock and patterned paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Making Memories
Punchers: EK Success.
Buttons: My Mind's Eye

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. 365 Cards Day 179 - Boy Meets Girl
The challenge is called Boy Meets Girl, and here's why

Use girly papers and make a card for a little boy, or take paper suitable for a little boy and make a card for a girl. It's that simple.

2. Cute Card Thursday - Challenge # 79 - Sketch Time

Friday, August 26, 2011

Challenge Entry: SSS Challenge #69

Using my newly purchased Hero Arts stamp, I am definitely excited to put them to use and on a card.  So, here goes my little creation.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart Crafts, Imaginisce
Punchers: EK Success
Stamps: Hero Arts, American Crafts

I am entering my card into the following challenges:

1. Sunday Sketch & Stamp - Challenge #69 - Barbara's Sketch

Thank you for dropping by! :)

LO Project: My New Hero Arts Stamps

My Hero Arts order arrived yesterday.  Well, it was at my doorstep on Monday afternoon but I was out renewing my passport and so was not home to receive the delivery.  After scheduling for a redelivery with Singapore Post, it has finally reached home! Woohoo!!!

And today, being a rainy and lazy Friday, I decided to sharpen my coloured pencils.  They have been with me since March but I just sharpen the pencils I need.  Today, I decided to do them all.  Hihi...

Here's what I came up with using my new toys, and my fresh coloured pencils. :)  It's not much, but it's a start to get me going again.  I am in a bit of a "creative juice" drought. Is there such a thing?? Hahaha..

The stamps are Hero Arts wooden blocks - 3 Girls set.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 174 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is a card inspired by the latest sketch on 365 Days card challenge.

Here is the sketch.

Challenge Entry: It's a Boy Greeting Card

Here is my little creation for the Make It Masculine challenge at Lollipop Crafts.  It is my first time to try out the stamped image.  The center embellishment is a paper pieced onesie.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Challenge Entry: A Corner Bookmark for Di

Here's a little something I made for my online friend Di.  We've been playing Words With Friends on the iPhone for almost 2 years, and eventually became friends.  Chatting all the time while on the game and emailing each other photos every once in a while.

After being reunited with my passion for paper crafts, I started posting my projects on my Facebook page, and one of my projects caught Di's attention - the corner bookmark.

So, I thought of making for her a special one to mail to her US address.

Here's how my little present for her turned out. I put a little sentiment which is quite fitting for the kind of long distance friendship we have going on. :)

Here's the project recipe.

Cardstock and patterned paper from American Crafts.  Punchers from EK Success.  Sentiment stamp from American Crafts - Sentiments set.  The D chipboard alphabet sticker is from My Mind's Eye - Lush set.

I didn't get to snap a shot of Di's bookmark while actually being a bookmark.  So here is how it's supposed to work.

It sits at the right top corner of the page of the book. 
So instead of  "dog earring" the page, you use your coner bookmark to mark the page.  So neat, right? :)

By the way, I am entering my humble project into these challenges for this week

Thanks for looking! For more of my "anything but a card" projects, see my gallery.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Challenge Entry: A Lilac Wedding Invitation

Another wedding inspired card.  This time with a lilac color theme.

Card base is white cardstock from American Crafts.  Patterned papers from Martha Stewart Crafts.  Stamped wedding cake image from Inkadinkado - Sending Wishes set.  Punchers from EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts.  Memento Lilac Posies ink.

This card enters into the following challenges -

Card Recipe at Incy Wincy Designs (#106 - A Recipe)

The recipe: 3 embellishments, 2 papers and 1 image on your project

Card Sketch at Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge blog (#68 - Sarah's Sketch)

Challenge Entry: Black, White & Gold Wedding Greeting

A card on a slow Saturday.

Another wedding inspired one.  It must be the paper. :D

Card Stock from American Crafts. Patterned Paper from Martha Steward Crafts - Neutrals.  Photo corner from KCK Crafts. Embellishments - Wedded Bliss from Ellen Krans.  Stamped wedding cake image from Inkadinkado - Sending Wishes.  Ink is Versafine Onyx Black.

This card enters into the following challenges -
  1. Simon Says Who Wants Some Food and Drinks Challenge
  2. Cute Card Thursdays - Challenge 178 - Weddings!
  3. Card Sketch Challenge at The Pixie Cottage Challenge #83 - Big On Birthdays

Thank you for looking!  Want to see more, check out my Cards Gallery and Paper Projects Gallery.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 169 - Vintage Plus Black

My Vintage Plus Black card for Day 169 at 365 Days Card challenge. 

The pretty vintage banner stamp is something I bought for making my wedding invitations, but I went in another direction so it is the first time I'd be using it.  It is a clear stamp from Shabby Green Door called Fancy Banner.

Sentiment from American Crafts - Sentiments set.

The patterned paper is from Martha Stewart Crafts - Neutrals paper pack.

Is it vintage enough?? I don't think I have enough "vintage" stuff in my stash.  Shall we go shopping?? :D

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 170 - Vintage Plus Blue

For 365 Days Vintage Plus Blue Challenge, here's another attempt at vintage.

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 168 - Vintage Plus Red

My attempt at doing vintage for a card.  Not really certain if this passes for vintage though. But the patterned paper I used seems to have that appeal. :)) 

This is for another challenge over at 365 Cards.  Here it goes...

The flourish stamp is a new one I got off of the Inkadinkado online shop. It's from their inchies series.

Challenge Entry: Wedding Greetings

Another of my wedding inspired card creations. 

Cardstock and patterned paper from American Crafts and Martha Stewart Crafts
Stamp from Inkadinkado - Sending Wishes sent.
Ink from Making Memories.
Gold embellishments are just some beading stuff I had lying around. :)

This card enters into the following challenges for this week. :)

  1. Cute Card Thursday - Challenge # 178 - Weddings!
  2. Crafty Sentiments - No Sentiment Challenge