Friday, September 30, 2011

Greetings: Digi Winner @ Lia Stampz

My Sweet and Sparkly Birthday Girl card was picked as the digi winner at Lia Stampz Challenge #3. :)

I will definitely enjoy playing with the Lily digi.  Watch out for her on my future cards. :)

Here's my winning card.  This is the second win for my Sweet and Sparkly Birthday Girl card. :)

Challenge Entry: Three Little Girls Happy Birthday Greeting

My second (and last) card for the day.  It took me quite a while to put it together.  But I really liked how it turned out. :)

Here it is.

Close up on the details.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer Paper: Echo Park, Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts
Rhinestones: Zva Creative
Punches: EK Success - circle, scallop circle
Stamped Image: Hero Arts
Stamped Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red

1. The Sweet Stop - Sketch 127

2. 365 Cards - Day 210 - Card Recipe

Any size of card
2 patterned papers
2 circles - one punched out circle, one button
Stamped Sentiment
Stickpin, safety pin, or something similar

3. Deep Ocean Challenge Blog - Happy Birthday
4. Simon Says Stamps - Anything Goes
5. Anything Goes at Anything Goes

Whew! It was quite a challenge putting all these challenge criteria into ONE card. But I did it, and I had lots of fun! :)

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Challenge Entry: Mojo Monday 208

My card entry to Mojo Monday 208.

Zoom in on the adorable little paper doll.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Designer Paper: Echo Park, Martha Stewart
Stamped Image: Hero Arts
Stamped Sentiment: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts

Here's the sketch.  I chose the square one. :)

My card also fits the criteria for the challenge at Cute Card Thursday - Challenge 184 - Animal Crackers. The challenge is to feature an animal on your card. Those will be the little birdies on my card. :)

And 365 Cards Day 214 - Fine Feathered Friends.  The challenge is to have at least 3 birds on the card.  Well, I have more than three on my card definitely. :)

Birds produce beautiful music from their chirping,  thus my little card also works for the latest challenge at My Time To Craft Challenge # 159 - Music Medley.

Thanks for looking! :)

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Challenge Entry: Lia Stampz Challenge # 4 - Sketch

Here's my fun girly card inspired by the latest sketch challenge at Lia Stampz.

Close up on the details...

Card stock: American Crafts
Designer Paper: Martha Stewart, Doodle Bugs, Sei
Stamped Image: Hero Arts
Stamped Sentiment: Hero Arts
Puncher: Martha Stewart
Rhinestone Embellies: Zva Creative

Here is the original sketch.

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Challenge Entry: Thank You Butterflies

One can never have too many thank you cards in your desk drawer. :) Here's one from me.

Zoom in to the details.

So here's my ** TOP TIP ** - Use foam tape to adhere elements to card layouts to give it that extra pop and dimension.  I did it for the butterfly dies on this layout and to make it more interesting I also adhered a rhinestone on the butterfly's body and folded the wings. Now it looks like it's about to take flight. :)

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Sei, Grant Archival
Ribbon: American Crafts
Rhinestone Embellies: Zva Creative
Stamped Image/Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Butterfly Puncher: Martha Stewart

My card fits the criteria for these challenges.

1.  The Pixie Cottage - Challenge 89 - Pop It Up!
2.  Top Tip Tuesday - 2 or more ribbons / twine / lace / fabric
3.  365 Cards - Day 213 - Card on a Card

Thank you for dropping by! :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Challenge Entry: Less is More Week 34

Enough carding for one day. So here's the last one I made today for the Less is More challenge.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Stamped Image: Basic Grey
Stamped Sentiment: Inkadinkado
Digi Image: Crafty Sentiments Designs - Barefoot Amy
Ink: Memento Rosebud

For this one, I worked with their sketch and with a CAS theme.

Here's the sketch.

Thank you for dropping by! :)

Challenge Entry: Always & Forever v.2

Here's my take on the latest sketch over at Card Positioning Systems.

Zoom into the details.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Grant Archival, Sei
Puncher: EK Success
Stamped Sentiment: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Sei
Flowers: Prima, Sei
Brad: Sei
Rhinestones: Zva Creative

I really had fun working on this card.  Probably because it's pink, and I get to work with some Prima flowers. Which is a first for me. :)

CPS 237 Sketch

My little card creation also fits these challenges and so I am entering this card as well.
1.  Flutterby Wednesday Challenge 173.
2.  Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes.
3.  Basic Grey Challenges - Challenge 53 - Pink and Brown
4. Anything Goes at Anything Goes

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Challenge Entry: Always & Forever

Here's my take on the latest sketch at Sketch Saturday.

Zoom into the card details.


Here is the original sketch.

I am also entering this to 365 Cards Day 211 - Triple It.  The challenge is to use 3 methods to create the sentiment.  What I did... (1) stamped the sentiment (2) cut out the sentiment (3) blinged the flourish on the sentiment with glitter glue.

My card also fits the latest challenge at Crazy Challenge - Challenge 86 - Colour Combo.  The challenge is to have 3 colors of your choice on a card.  I chose RED, WHITE and PINK.

Thanks for looking! :)

Philippine Adventure: I hate you, Pedring!

Yesterday, Pedring the typhoon battered the Philippines with lots of wind and rain.  It was a horror to watch the news seeing families being evacuated from their homes due to heavy flooding in certain areas of the metro.

But what really broke my heart is reading from a Philippine news website about the sad fate that hit 5-star hotel Sofitel in Manila along the Manila Bay.

Just a year ago, my Cookie and I spent our wedding weekend here.

And yesterday, all the grandeur of this place got washed away with the flood.  :'(

It's truly heart breaking.  But hopefully, they'd be back up on their feet again and soon...

Singapore Adventure: Paper Hoarding Day

Over the weekend, I found out about the pre-renovation sale "K"rafer's Paradise was running at their City Square Mall outlet.  "K"rafer's Paradise is a local paper crafting store here in Singapore. (Here's their FB page if you want to find out more about them.)

This is the promotion they were running at the store ...

Being a self-confessed hoarded , how can I resist such a good deal. :) I went down there yesterday to have a look and came out of the store with a big grin and an injured credit card. Hahaha...

I am well aware that these papers might be going out of season soon, probably the main reason why they were putting them on sale.  But I don't mind. Haha. I am just a sucker for good bargains. :)

So, here are the new additions to my stash.

A new stamp from Basic Grey.  The first of this brand I have.

And some fabulous papers!

Now to get some crafting done... :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 209 - Super Sketchy Sunday

Here is my take on the latest sketch over at 365 Cards Challenge blog. :)

Zoom in to Barefoot Amy...

** TOP TIP **

Before I apply any stamped image on a layout, I would initially do a trial/test stamping on a scrap sheet of paper/cardstock.  This ensures that I am using the most appropriate shade of ink that works best with my layout.  And also this lets me practice on the correct pressure that I should apply when stamping to make sure that all the details of my stamp is transferred on to the layout.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Martha Stewart
Digi Image: Crafty Sentiments Design - Barefoot Amy
Stamped Image: American Crafts
Stamped Sentiment: Hero Arts
Ink: Versafine Crimson Red, Tsukineko Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid
Ribbon: American Crafts
Puncher: EK Success

Here is the original sketch ...

Other challenges this card is entered in ...
1. 2 Sisters Challenge Blog - Challenge 58 - Gingham or Plaid
2. Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge 51 - 1 for the Kids
3. Lollipop Crafts - Challenge 50 - Anything Goes
4. Go Fish - Challenge #1 Anything Goes

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Challenge Entry: Snowman Couple Greeting

It's 90 days to Christmas! Ho ho ho!

And may I present to you my second Christmas greeting card made this year. :)

Close up on the bow detail.

Cardstock: American Crafts
Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Dear Mr. Claus Mini Deck
Digi Image: Crafty Sentiments
Ribbon: American Crafts
Puncher: EK Success

This card is entered into the following challenges for this week.

1. Artful Delights - Tic Tac Toe Challenge

Challenge is ...

All you have to do is chose 3 in a row. You can go up, down, or sideways.

I chose ...
     - make a card
     - include at least one button
     - use a border punch

2. The Sweetest Thing - Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 136

3. Bows and Berries - Challenge 10 - Glitter - the glitter-y button is a nice touch, and very Christmas-y as well. :)

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Challenge Entry: 365 Cards - Day 208 - Funny, Masculine

Doing a funny card this time still for 365 Cards Masculine Style challenge this week.

This is a Bo Bunny stamp I recently acquired. :)

I find word plays usually funny.  Or maybe I just have a weird sense of humor... Ha! :D