Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Wishing all my blog friends and visitors,
A Very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2012

See you all in the new year tomorrow :)

Pin It

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ColourQ #117

I am so thrilled because my package from Wplus9 arrived today. And I have their gorgeous December Valentine's day stamp sets.They are just beautiful. I straight away opened the package and inked the stamp set and made this card.

Valentine's day card

Aren't the birdies cute? There are so many different size birdies in this set called Love Birds by Wplus9. Loving all their stamp sets and their coordinating dies. 
And I used colourQ #117 challenge to make this card.

If you like to play the challenge, here is the link. I have a few more ideas in my head using this challenge. But I need the time to craft. Kids, puppy and cleaning is taking a lot of my time and I am getting exhausted and sleepy by the time I sit to craft. I have to organise myself and make time to craft :) 
Anyway, we are going to see Tintin and Adventures tonight. My kids love Tintin comics and have all the books. They read them over and over and know most of them inside out. At times, Captain Haddock's phrases could be heard in their conversations lol! I am looking to see it in 3D:)
Thanks for stopping by. See you soon!

Pin It

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Another frame....

I have been making some valentine's projects lately and here is another frame I made.
Valentine's frame

I used stamp from Papertrey Ink Retro background and adhered punched out pink and red hearts using Stampin' Up! punch and rhinestones. Sentiment is from Papertrey  Ink Signature greetings stamp set.

I am into valentine's day projects and loving it. Some newer sets are in transit and hopefully they should arrive this week. I will be stalking my postie until I get them all :) 
I am off to music lessons now and some boxing day shopping to do as well. Looking to get a video camera so I can do some videos :)

Thanks for stopping by! See you soon.

Pin It

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sending you....

Another valentine's day project to share today. 

Valentine's card

A CAS card to focus on the message. All products used are from Papertrey Ink except the heart punch which is from Stampin' Up!

I don't know about you but I am done and dusted making Christmas cards and projects. I have moved on to making other projects. There are lots of goodies to arrive and cannot wait for the postie tomorrow :)

I have guest coming home for lunch today. So I better get started on my cooking preparations and then cleaning the house. So logging off now and see you later :)

Pin It

Monday, December 26, 2011

Love Framed!

Hey everybody, 
Hope you all had a great festive time with family and friends. Lots of fun, laughter and food?  
I don't celebrate Christmas but sure do enjoyed the festivity during this time. Today being the Boxing Day, there is a lot of sales going around the country except in my town. All shops are closed until tomorrow. Weird isn't it? But true. The town is deserted and nothing to do. Sad! Since it is a holiday, I expect people will get out wanting to shop and so the shops will be opened. But every shop in the town is shut. Not even Woolies and Coles!!!! I am disappointed :( I will be in the city next year this time. So something to look forward next Christmas and Boxing day.

Anyway, I wanted to share a frame I made for Valentine's day.

Valentine's day  frame

Very easy to make. All you need is heart punch which is from Stampin' Up!, red cardstock, a valentine sentiment and an ornate white frame. Simple and easy but makes a statement doesn't it? Love it :)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!

See you soon with more projects later.

Pin It

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Lawnscaping challenge #24 - Texture

Hey everybody,
This is my second post for the day.

I have a card to share, I made for Lawnscaping challenge #24. The challenge is to add texture. I dug out my Coredinations cardstock and embossed it through cuttlebug and sanded it to bring the inner pink colour out.

one for me card

And the flower I made using an organza bag. My hubby brought home his secret santa present inside an organza bag, which I decided to cut circles of different sizes, then burnt sealed the edges and then layered them. I made the center of the flower using pearls and rhinestones. This also adds to the texture. 
The sentiment is from Lawn Fawn Clear to See stamp set.

This is my first time participating in lawnscaping challenge. Loved making this card especially the flower. Thanks for the challenge. If you like to play the challenge, then here is the link.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays!

P.S: Here is my first post.


Pin It

MIM #46

Hello, Merry christmas everybody. Hope you are enjoying Christmas with family and friends?
I have couple of tags I made today for MIM #46. Here they are:

Cupcake tags

I want couple of birthday cards and tags for 4 year old twins birthday party on Monday. I made the tags first and cards to be made tomorrow. I will share the cards later.

Weather cooled down today. Max of 31 degrees C. 10 degrees less than yesterday. Loved the change. Tomorrow will be only 28 degree C. No rain but very happy about the cool change.

Thanks for stopping by! See you all tomorrow :)

Pin It

Friday, December 23, 2011

Frame time :)

It is time to share a frame I made. I recently bought a few $5 sets from Papertrey Ink and been waiting to use them. It is a hot day and being house bound, I decided to make a few frames. Here is one of them.
I CASed Nichole's Boy Basics-Frog Hop frog card.

Frog frame

I changed the sentiment and shaded the frog and leaf using copics instead of stamping on them.
Love the frogy. He is so cute.
Tomorrow I have a valentine's theme frame.
See you then :)

Pin It

ric #2 Fendi Spring 2012

Wow! this one was a bit of a challenge for me to start with because there are so many elements in the picture that can be used as inspirations.The dress pattern, the stripes, the handbag, the spectacle, the colours, the model.... I guess I wanted them all in one card which is a lot ask, right?. The card will be a mess then. So, I had to pick three elements to use on my card. They are the handbag, the model and the stripes. Here is what I came up with :)

RIC #2

I really love the sillouette stamp from Hero Arts. By the way, this stamp set is one of the item I won for guessing the DT for Runaway Blog Challenge. They arrived last week and love them all. Thanks Jennifer and JayGee's Nook.
If you like to play along RIC challenges, then here is the link You will sure love it:)
Another scorcher today. Max temperature reaching 41 degree C. Hopefully rain is on its way to bring a change. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!
Pin It

Thursday, December 22, 2011


A stripe card for Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger today.

Sending you card

Here is the inspirational photo

Oh dear! I got dizzy looking at the stripes.  I do not iron any striped clothes especially my husband's shirts because of my astigmatism. But making this card was not an issue until towards the finish and taking photos :)
If you like to play the challenge, then here is the link to the challenge.

I would like to thank Cath for picking this card of mine as Moxie Fab Alert on Get Inspired Challenge.Very excited and can't wait to receive the magazine :)
Today is a very hot day for me, temperature reaching 40 degree C. Aircon running since morning and I am drinking water like crazy. My eyes are burning too. My laptop's fan is running so I better log off now before it suts down.
See you soon :)

Pin It

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

CAS-ual Friday-#32

I am in love with the colour blue especially the bright blue. And loving all the bright colours.Why not? It is summer here and the entire country is lit up with bright sun and beautiful blue sky. So inspired by the bright blue beautiful sky, I made this card.

Brighter days card
I also decided to stamp the envelope and complete the card. By doing so I am entering this card and envelope set for CAS-ual Friday #32 -signed sealed and delivered challenge. If you like to participate then click on the photo below to go to the blog.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great evening :)


Pin It

Card set.

Here is a set of cards, I made for Hero Arts challenge.

Hero Arts December 2011B

I decided to stamp the envelope as well. Love this stamp from Hero Arts. I have used distress Ink to stamp the image. Pattern paper and rhinestones from Kaisercraft, ribbon, cardstock and sentiment from Papertrey Ink, envelopes from TE

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day :)

Pin It

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Birthday card.

Today, I had time to play with my new SU stripe embossing folder. I love it and all the inspirations on the SU catalogue using this folder. Inspired by the bright cards on SU catalogue, I made this card.

Birthday card

I wanted a clean card with lots of bright colours. I have achieved it :) Buttons are so yummy! The stamp set is Everyday Button Bits from Papertrey Ink. Cardstock from Papertrey Ink and Stamin' Up! Buttons from Papertrey Ink and ribbon from SU.

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow with a card set :)


Pin It

Monday, December 19, 2011

Get Inspired by Home Decor

I made this card for Moxie Fab World Get Inspired by Home Decor challenge a while ago and completely forgot about it. It was hidden under a pile of papers on my desk. I cleaned up today and found the card. Here is the card.


I used the globe stamp from Masculine Motifs stamp set from Papertrey Ink for the background and as a focal point. I also wanted to make a masculine valentine's card. So I guess I got it, right?

I just checked Moxie Fab Blog and I still have time to enter it for the challenge. Finally the time difference between Australia and USA is of some use to me :) If you like to see more inspirations then here is the link to the challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great Monday :)

Pin It

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Fresh and Fab

Hey everybody, I played along two challenge today. The first is the sketch challenge from Freshly Made Sketch Challenge Blog and the second is Tuesday Trigger from Moxie Fab World. 

 Here is a close up of the peacock. The stamp is from Wplus9 and the sentiment is from Papertrey Ink.

I stamped the peacock image using Versamark and SU's Basic Gray ink.  Then embossed the peacock image with clear embossing powder. Colored the feather blue and sponged SU's Bashful Blue around them. Finally adding  rhinestones. Isn't the peacock gorgeous. Love the Magical Moments stamp set from Wplus9.
If you like to play along the challenges then click on the pictures and they will take you to their blogs :) Here is the Freshly Made sketch #15 and the Tuesday Trigger photo for you.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Enjoy your weekend:)

Pin It

Saturday, December 17, 2011

PDCC #111

I like Play Date Cafe's colour splash challenges and I try to play them all.
This time it is splash of Teal !

Love love teal colour against black. Here is my take on the challenge.

I stamped Papertrey Ink Boy Basics Simple Circles stamp using SU Taken with Teal ink and punched them out. Glued three circles together and created this card. The teal pearls are made using Viva Decor Pearl Pen - Turquoise. They are beautiful and easy to use as well. The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink Whale wishes stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Pin It

Friday, December 16, 2011

ColourQ #115

Hey everybody, School Holidays has started and we are planning holiday activities and getting organised. A lot of movies, drives, swimming, library and household sorting and cleaning on the chart. Oh, I did not forget crafting. And crafting always comes first, rest!
So I did make couple of cards using ColourQ challenge #115.

Love the bright colours in the challenge. But I did struggle a bit using them, to be honest!  Then I received my order from Simon Says store. When new goodies come, I get all thrilled and movtivated looking at them. So I opened the Sizzix/Hero Arts stamp and die set and made this card below.

 Love the stamp set and die from Hero Arts/Sizzix because I can stamp first and then diecut the stamped images. So easy and so much better than lining up the stamp on the tiny diecuts to stamp.Isn't the butterfly image beautiful? Love it.

Next card, I made using my old Rose is a Rose stamp set from SU. I love this set because of its two step stamping. That means the rose can be made using so many diffeent colour combinations. I have a few dearly loved SU stamp sets and this set is one of them.

I created an entire pattern paper using these stamps and it looked gorgeous. The sentiment stamp set and impression plate used on the red panel is from papertrey Ink. So is the cardstocks except the Green Galore strip. The pearls are from Kaisercraft. 
Love both the cards for its vibrant colours. Hope you do too. If you like to play along then, here is the link to the challenge. I would like to thank the Colour Q team for choosing this card of mine as one of the courtiers. I am honoured.

Thanks for stopping by! Happy Holidays.

See you soon!

Pin It

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

MIM #45

Hey everybody, 
One more day until holidays starts Yay! I watched PTI's MIM video today and made a card for Make It Monday #45.
This technique is very cool. Colouring using copics on embossed images:)
Here is the link to the video by Lisa Johnson.
And here is my take on the technique.

I used Four of a Kind stamp set from Papertrey Ink and embossed the image using white embossing powder. Then coloured with copics and also did some shading. The sentiment tag is a printable from Papertrey Ink released during the anniversay celebrations. Here is the link to the printable tags.

This is a very cool way of adding colour and texture to a card especially against the dark background. Thanks for sharing the technique, Lisa!

Thanks for stopping by!


Pin It

CFC #31 - In the Mist

Hi everybody,
How is all the Christmas preparations going? All busy I guess! Me too :)
I have a card share today. I made this card using CAS-ual Friday challenge #31- In the mist. 

Here is my take on the challenge.

What I did was to use Glimmer mist Green meadow for the background and the Glimmer Mist Pomegranate for the flowers. With the flowers I first sprayed the cardstock with pomegranate, let it dry, then diecut PTI's In Bloom flowers and finally stamped on it.Both the background and the flowers look shimmery. Here is a closeup of the flowers and the background.

How do you show the shimmer on a photo? I tried my best to take photos at an angle. The flash keeps coming on and colour washing the photos :( This is the best I could get on a raining day, Sorry!

 Hope you like my card. I loove it especially the contrast colours and the shimmer. Thanks for the challenge. If you like to play along then here is the link to the challenge.

I would like to thank the CAS-ual Friday team for picking this card of mine as last week's one of the V.I.P.s. I am honoured and excited. Thanks for the badge as well. :)

Thanks for stopping by! See ya soon :)


Pin It