Monday, January 30, 2012

Challenge Entry: CPS 5th Anniversary - Day 2

Here is my card entry for CPS-Card Sketches' 5th Anniversary - Day 2.

Card Recipe -

Card size: 5" x 5"
Card base: Kraft
Card stock: American Crafts
Designer Paper: Bazzill Basics - Grandma's Feather Bed - Diagonal
Digital Image: Meljen's Monkey Toes
Pearls: Zva Creative
Sentiment: Stamp from Hero Arts - Essential Messages

BTW, this is today's CPS sketch.

It's me,

Saturday, January 28, 2012

2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge #76 - Sketch

It's the first sketch challenge of the year at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  So are you ready? :)

Here is the sketch.

This week's sponsor is The Digi Garden, and I used the A Boy and His Frog digi.  Here is my take.

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Challenges for my card.
1 - 365 Cards - Day 333 - At This Moment - This cute little boy of a digi images is quite close to what's been running in my mind lately.  Baby hopes... We really hope it happens soon. *sigh*

It's me,

Friday, January 27, 2012

CCCC: Challenge # 5 - Thinking of You/ Missing You

The Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenges is back with the latest card challenge this fortnight.  The challenge is ...


And this fortnight, CCCC is kindly sponsored by...


I have two cards for you this time.  Yay me! :)  And when you see the adorable digis I used on my cards, you'll know what I couldn't resist making more than one card. ;)

I am showcasing 2 of the images from Dearie Dolls.  I am doing bright and sunny cards in preparation for Spring (which we don't really get here in Singapore *lol*).

Okay, here we go...

Card #1 - Sunflower Smiles

For the DP, I went for October Afternoon. I used both sides of Farmhouse - Faded Wallpaper. I did some faux stitching there.  For the card stock, it's American Crafts.  The doily lace is from a local craft store.  Sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado.

Card #2 - Best Friends

I fussy cut the image and used some sponge dot to adhere it to the circle shapes I cut with my Cricut Expression.  The DP is from a Martha Stewart Paper Pack.  The sentiment is from Inkadinkado.  The ribbon is from a local craft store.  I punched vertical slots on my sentiment strip with an EK Success puncher. Card base is kraft.

I hope you like my "bright" and "sunny" cards. :)

Do remember to check out what the other CCCC DT members have in store for you this fortnight.  And also do check from the previous post if you are the winner of the previous challenge.

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Challenges for my Card #1 - Sunflower Smiles.
1 - Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten - The lace is something I bought a few months ago. And this is the perfect card for it! :)
2 - Paper Crafting Journey - Floral
3 - The Crazy Challenge - Vintage
4 - PaperTake Weekly - Happy Highlights - I highlighted my cute digi image by framing it with pretty lace. :)
5 - Simon Says - Anything Goes
6 - My Mums Craftshop Challenges - Flowers
7 - PaperPlay Challenges - Lovely Lace

It's me,

Sunday, January 22, 2012

2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge #75 - Embossing (Mid-Week Inspiration)

I hope you've found the time to join us this week at the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog.  But if you haven't because you're still uninspired, well, here's another card creation from me.  It is a little shaped card project this time.   And I hope, it brings you some inspiration.

Here's the front and back of my card. :)  And that adorable image is Meljen's Monkey Toes.

I cut my card base with my Cricut Expression using the Accent Essentials cartridge.

There's a few more days til the challenge closes, so get your crafting on! See you at the 2 Sisters Challenge blog.

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I am also submitting my card creation to these challenges.
1 - CardPatterns - Sketch #149


2 - Crafty Sprouts - 2012 Challenge #1 - I cased Jesse's super cute shaped card.
3 - 365 Cards - Day 327 - Shape Up
4 - Simply Create Too - Challenge #5 - Love is in the Air
5 - The Stamp Boutique - Challenge #24 - Die Cuts
6 - The Crazy Challenge - Tic Tac Toe - I chose : Pink - Image - Die Cut Shape
7 - Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #86 - Die Cuts - die cuts with my Cricut Expression

It's me,

Challenge Entry: Altered Tag

I started on a new job at the start of the year after being on a 1.5 year extended vacation.  So for ladies this justifies a shopping spree for new work clothes, right? And yes, that was what I did! :)

So, I have this stash of tags from the new blouses I purchased. Now, what to do with them? Altered art! :)

BEFORE (front and back of the tag)


I know you're loving the fabric flower, right?  I wish I made it, but no... It's from Precocious Paper!  Pop over to the Etsy store, Tessa has tons of pretty blossoms to offer you! :)

 Challenges for my altered tag.
1 - PaperPlay Challenge - Ribbon Every Which Way
2 - PCJ Challenge 1 - Floral
3 - Anything Goes at Anything Goes
4 - Little Red Wagon - 2 Different Ribbons
5 - PaperTake Weekly - Buttons, Bows, Blings & Blooms - I used Blings and Blooms.
6 - Michelle's Tag Challenge @ S4All
7 - Make It Monday #74 Linky Party

It's me,

Saturday, January 21, 2012

2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge #75 - Embossing

The 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is back with this week's fun challenge.  The theme for Challenge #75 this week is...


This week, we are kindly sponsored by ...

For my card this week, I used an adorable image from Meljen's called Birthday Cup Mouse.  And here it goes...

I hope you can find time this week to join in on the fun.  We have a digi prize up for grabs for the winner.  And bragging rights for the chosen Top 3. :)

Challenges entered by my card creation include:
1 - Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 91 - Birthday Card
2 -  Incy Wincy - Challenge 129 - Bold and Bright
3 - Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes Challenge
4 - Paper Sundaes 2nd Birthday Blog Hop - inspired by Challenge 100 - Celebrate
5 - Truly Scrumptious - Something Forgotten - the lime cardstock
6 - My Time To Craft - Challenge 171 - Favourite Embellishment - lately, I am so inlove with TWINE!

It's me,

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Challenge Entry: How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

I so adore this Robyn's Fetish piggies! :) Aren't they the cutest! This is the second card I made with them.  You can find the first one here.

I am submitting my card creation to these challenges.
1 - Card Patterns Sketch 148

2 - 365 Cards Day 319 - Just Me and My Shadow

Combine a shadow with words or an image and feature it on your card.

3 - Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge 90 - Use a Border Punch
4 - Simply Create Too - Layers, Layers, and More Layers
5 - Annabelle Stamps - Anything Goes
6 - Simon Says - Spots and/or Stripes
7 - Sentimental Sundays - Challenge 85 - Ribbon

It's me,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Challenge Entry: Happy Valentine's Day (Shaped Card)

I am proud to present to you my very first shaped card! :)  I have never tried anything like this since I started making cards, so I am quite happy and proud to show you how this one turned out. It's quite pretty (and fun), actually.

Here it goes...

Layout Recipe:

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics
DP: Doodlebug Designs - Sweet Cakes
Digi Image: Robyn's Fetish - Hog Wild Over You
Sentiment Stamp: PaperTreyInk - Sweet Love
Rhinestone: my stash
Dies: cut with Cricut Expression using Accent Essentials and Plantin Schoolbook Cartridges

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I am submitting my card to the following challenges.
1 - Papertake Weekly - Die Cut Special
2 - Annabelle Stamps - Say It With ... Anything Goes

3 - Cheryl's Holiday Card Challenge @ S4All - Valentine's
4 - Penny Black Allsorts Challenge - January Challenge - Love and Hearts
5 - Lexi's Creations - Challenge #56 - Anything Goes
6 - Little Darlings Challenge 15 - Favourite Colour - Pink is my favourite colour! :)
7 - 365 Cards Day 317 - Imagine This: Candy Land
8 - Docerela Creations - Challenge 5 - Valentine's Theme
9 - Moxie Fab World -Cool Tools Week: Die Cutting Challenge
10 - Simply Create Too - Challenge 3 - Layers, Layers and more Layers
11 - Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge 101 - Celebration
12 - Marianne Design Challenge - Challenge 47 - Anything Goes
13 - My Time To Craft - XOXO Hugs & Kisses
14 - Anything Goes at Anything Goes

It's me,

2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge #74 - Use Metal

The 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is back with this week's challenge.  And this week's exciting theme is to...


This week, we are kindly sponsored by ...

For my card this week, I am using Digi Doodle Shop's Hummingbird Digi Image.  And here is my card...

I know, the challenge is to use metal, I didn't have any charm fitting my image, but those little flowers on my ribbon are actually metallic gold. So it still fits! Hehe.. ;)

Do pop over to the other 2 Sisters Challenge Blog DT members' blogs (found on my sidebar) to see what they have in store for you this week.

We'd love to see your projects, so do link up your beautiful creations at the Challenge #74 post.  Oh, and while you're there, do remember to check out who the Challenge #73 - Things with Wings winner is.  It could be you! :)

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Challenges for my card.
1 - Crafty Catz - Challenge 115 - Use Something New - I am using a new digi stamp.  And that red ribbon with metallic flowers is also something I recently acquired and it's the first time I am using it on a project

It's me,

Friday, January 13, 2012

CCCC: Challenge # 4 - Glitter Latte sponsored by Sassy Studios

Welcome to another fun card challenge at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge.  This fortnight we are kindly sponsored by Sassy Studio Designs.
Buy Sassy Studio Designs
And for this fortnight, the theme of the challenge is ...


Here is my card for some inspiration.  I used the I'm Every Woman - Bubble Bath digi.  I entitled it "You're Fabulous!" for obvious reasons. Hehehe... This sassy digi says it all! :)

I hope you can join in the fun this fortnight.  Link up  your projects to CCCC Challenge #4. :)

It's me,

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Challenge Entry: Love Ya a Latte!

I am getting ready for Valentines! Here's my first lovey-dovey card for 2012!

It is my first time trying to make a "window" card.  Quite tricky cutting the circle window from my Cricut Expression.  Yay for the "centerpoint" function.  :)

Okay, here it goes!

I paper pieced a stamped image from The Pixie Cottage Stamps Love you a Latte Stamp Set by Faith Skrdla.  It's the first time I am using this rubber stamp after winning it at The Pixie Cottage Challenge blog for their Challenge #65. I also tried out the technique (frame of hearts) they featured as a tutorial on their Saturday blog post. :)  I popped up the cinnamon sticks with foam tape to further add dimension to my image.

And here's the "window" shot.

I am entering my card to the following challenges.
1. The Pixie Cottage - Challenge #102 - Sketch

3. Fantabulous Cricut - #92 - Warming Up with Cocoa : Use a cup or chocolate or even the color brown on your project

It's me,

Saturday, January 7, 2012

2 Sisters Challenge: Challenge #73 - Things with Wings

Welcome to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog first ever challenge for 2012!  This is my first challenge as a member of the Design Team and I am really excited to share my project with you.  Not to mention working alongside this group of wonderfully creative DT members.

This week, the challenge theme is...
Things with Wings

And for this week, we are kindly sponsored by Stitch Bear Stamps...

Without further ado, here is my card featuring Butterfly Solace from Stitchy Bear of course!

The DP I used is from BasicGrey.  The puncher is from Martha Stewart.  Sentiment stamp is from Inkadinkado.  And I used some Ice Stickles on the wings.

That's it from me.  I hope you have been inspired.  Now hop on to the other DT members blogs (blog links on my sidebar) for more inspiration, and then proceed to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog to link up your project for a chance to win some fine Stitchy Bear digis! :)

Have a great weekend! :)

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I am also submitting my card creation to these challenges
1. Top Tip Tuesday - Challenge #67 - Anything Goes
To add some interest on the "silhouette" digi image, I glittered up some of the white areas - the wings in this case.

2. Tuesday Throwdown - Challenge #79 - Shiny New Year
3. Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with the option of a new theme - This is my first card project as a new DT member at 2 Sisters Challenge blog. :)
4. My Mum's Craft Shop Challenges - Challenge #38 - Something New - This is my first card project as a new DT member at 2 Sisters Challenge blog. :)
5. Flutter By Wednesday #184
6. BasicGrey Challenges - Challenge #60 - Something New - This is my first card project as a new DT member at 2 Sisters Challenge blog. :) BasicGrey product used on this project is the DP.
7. Sentimental Sundays - Challenge #83 - Anything Goes
8. The Pixie Cottage - Challenge #102 - Monochromatic

It's me,

Friday, January 6, 2012

Challenge Entry: My Only Dream ( Scrap LO)

New year counts for new creative adventures.  So here I am with my first LO to kick off 2012.  I used some bold colours on my LO this time.  Something new for me, as I am usually inclined to soft pastels.

Here it goes... I titled it "My Only Dream is to Grow Old with You".

Close up on the title details.  If you have noticed, I have grown fond of using different lettering for my LO titles.  It adds more interest I reckon. ;)

Some detail on the top border embellishment as well.  The text is quite fitting to my LO's subject...

Some chipboard and fabric flower for some extra touch.

And of course, the stars of the show (LOL).  This is a photo of me and Hubby Cookie taken at the Infinity
Pool side of The Fullerton Hotel here in Singapore.  We were celebrating Hubby Cookie's birthday then (November 2009).  The photo with our hands clasped was taken during our Pre-Wedding photoshoot in Manila (July 2010), so I didn't have a wedding band there yet just the proposal ring. :)

Layout Recipe
Embossed cardstock base from American Crafts
Cardstock and DP from American Crafts, Echo Park, Martha Stewart (glitter paper)
Title Lettering: Thickers - foam, fabric; Nikki Sivils Gingerbread Land; MLS Mini Alphabet Letters; letter stickers from Rosey's RAK
Punches: Martha Stewart; Carl Carla Craft;
Chipboards: RAK from Cheryl
Fabric Flower: Precocious Paper
Sketch from Creative Scrappers

If you like it, leave me some love... :)

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I am submitting my LO project to the following challenges.
1. Creative Scrappers Sketch #189
2. Scrapping Everyday Miracles #12 - Scrap about a Dream
3. Cheryl's Challenge Group @ S4All - Challenge #5 - Brighten Up
4. Rosey's Big Flower Challenge @ S4All

It's me,