Tuesday, January 31, 2012

With Love for Cath - Blog Hop

After reading Moxie Fab Cath Edvalson's post about her shoulder pain and inability to go to CHA, a few of us joined to do a blog hop showcasing cards we made for Cath and to cheer her up. Cath always brings us all the new trends and photos from CHAs. For me living down under,Cath's photos on trends keeps me updated. To thank you for all that you do and looking forward to more from you Cath, here is my get well wishes :)

Sending You card
Sending You card -  inside

Edited: I cannot believe I forgot to put in supply list :( Sorry! Here is the list.

Cardstock: Stamper Select White, Kraft, Simply Chartreuse and Canyon Clay from Papertrey Ink
Stamp set: Large Flower background stamp from Hero Arts, Big and Bold Wishes from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Stazon Black Ink and Colour Box Frost White ink
Accessories: Copic markers, white embossing powder and heat gun

You can see all the other cards from this blog hop here at  Virginia's Blog
Thanks Lorena and Virginia for organising this blog hop

Thanks for stopping by!

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Monday, January 30, 2012

CFC #37

I have a card share I made for CAS-ual Friday Sketch challenge

And here is my vibrant and cheerful card

Hello Friend card

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink's Hibiscus Burst and Simply Chartreuse and Bazzill's white cardstock
Stamp set: PTI's Flower Fusion #11
Inks: SU's Kiwi Kiss and Pink Passion. Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Corner Chomper

If you like to play along, then here is the link to the challenge blog.
Thanks for visiting :)

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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Card Drive...

I have some cards here which I sent to Card Drive request from Martha at Hero Arts Flickr group.
These cards go to the old ladies and gentlemen living in a nursing home.
I hope my cards will bring smile to their faces
poppy card

Cardstock: Stamper's Select white and Pure Poppy from PTI
Stamp set: Delicate Blossoms from Hero Arts and Just for you complimentary stamp set from MFT
Inks: Memento Black Ink
Accessories: Green copic marker and square punch.

so sweet card

Cardstock: Ocean Tides from PTI, White and More Mustard from SU
Stamp set: YOF-Mums and Sweet as a Cupcake from PTI
Inks: Colourbox frost White, Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: A Hero Arts Fabric Design stamped panel sent by gorgeous CARA, heat gun, white embossing powder, square punch, Sponging tool


Cardstock: Stampers Select White and Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink Basic Black from SU.
Stamp sets: Love Birds from Wplus9 and Floral Sizzix and Hero Arts framelit set
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: New Leaf dies from PTI, Cardboard packaging, cuttlebug, tree die from MFT and rhinestones.

I did send one more card but forgot to take photo of it. Happens! I like this idea of sending cards to  older people in aged care homes for occassions. Will bring them happiness and smile and not feel sad. I have to explore this in my town.
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Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentine's card

Here is a Valentine's day card I made for Feburary Card Chain challenge at Lily Pad Cards. 
You can find all the details on the blog here

Today Tomorrow Forever card!

There are three options to use - colour combination. sketch and theme. I used the theme-Valentine's day to make my card.


Cardstock: Hibiscus Burst and Vintage cream from Papertrey Ink
Stamp sets: Newspaper Print background stamps and Rosie Posie from Papertrey Ink, Love Birds and Love you more from Wplus9
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Cameo Coral, Real Red and Pretty in Pink from SU and Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Love Birds dies from Wplus9, Cuttlebug and rhiestones :)

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Thinking of you...

Morning everybody,

I have been making more embossing plates using my dies. Here is one more card made using homemade embossing plate. The dies I have used on this green panel is made using Turning New Leaf dies from Papertrey Ink.


I figured out after making a few embossing panels from dies, that embossing is much more defined with solid dies, cut using thicker cardboard. I tried using tissuebox but the embossing is not so good. The toys and games packaging cardboard is perfect. exact thickness to run through cuttlebug without stressing it and gives good impression.
Here is a close up of the card

Thinking of you card

Cardstock: Stampers Select White and Ripe Avocado from Papertrey Ink Basic Black from SU.
Stamp sets: Love Birds from Wplus9 and Floral Sizzix and Hero Arts framelit set
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: New Leaf dies from PTI, Cardboard packaging, cuttlebug, tree die from MFT and rhinestones.

Thanks for visiting :)

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Double Celebration

It is Republic day for my biological country

Happy Republic Day to all the Indians around the world :)

And Australia day for my adopted country which is my home now :)

Happy Australia Day to all my beloved Aussies :) 

Enjoy you day!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop - January 2012

This month, in honor of the new year, we are challenging you to pick your
favorite project from 2011 and share it with al of us!  To take it a step
further, you are also challenged to create a second card that is inspired by
the favorite project you select.  Your new version of an old favorite could
carry over the color scheme, the layout or the stamp sets.  We look forward
to seeing your best creations from 2011 as well as one of your first projects
for 2012!
Picking "a" favourite project from 2011 is such a difficult thing to do. Na.... I could not do it. I pick a bunch and finally narrowed it to two. Here is my first favourite card from 2011

I made this card for MIM and love to create my own background using stamps. Recreated another card using this card as an inspiration. I created a background using PTI's Rosie Posie stamp set. Here is the card for you

Happy Birthday card

I wanted a modern looking background and Rosie Posie stamps are perfect for do that. I also choose lighter colours and kept the sentiment simple on a banner diecut.
Cardstock: SU's Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight and White
Stamp sets: Rosie Posie and Butterfly Dreams from PTI
Inks: Amuse's Bubblegum,Pappaya, Grass and Ocean ink and SU's Basic Grey ink
Accessories: Spellbinder's banner die, cuttlebug.

Second card which is my favourite is this one

I love Modern Basic Stamp set and the striped background I had created. Wanted a modern take on this one too and so changed the colours but kept the layout.

Brighter card

I love grey and any colour together especially orange.Bright and modern and perfect with that sentiment.

Cardstock: Canyon Clay from PTI and white from SU
Stamp sets: Modern Basic and Think Big Favourite from PTI
Ink: Tangerine Tango and Basic Grey from SU and Stazon Black Ink

Thanks so much for visiting! Happy Hopping :)

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thank You!

I have a card I made for Jay Gee's Nook challenge #15.

Here is my take on the challenge

Thank You card

Cardstock:Kraft Cardstock from PTI and Delightful Daffodils from SU
Stamp set: YOFs Mums, Delightful Dolies  and Inside Out Thank You from PTI
Inks: Colourbox Frost and Stazon Black Inks
Accessories: White embosiing powder, Heat gun and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for stopping by!
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Monday, January 23, 2012

CFC #36 - Penguin Suit

Well, today is another HOT day. 38'C This is third day in a row. Gosh! I am melting. Just cannot do anything esp cooking. Aircon is on but it is sticky. It is raining everywhere is Australia other than my town :( 
Trying to get things organised for back to school and got distracted. I saw the cityscape die from MFT on my table and in few minutes, I am diecutting it lol!

Here is a closeup of the layers of the cityscape


If you like to pay the challenge then click on the photo below to take you to the challenge blog.

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White from PTI and SU's Basic Black
Stamp set: Big Birthday Wishes from PTI
Accessories: Cityscape die from MFT and cuttlebug

Thanks for visiting :)
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Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Map to Your Heart

Moxie Fab Challenge has a challenge called The Map to Your Heart - make projects using maps :) I love the idea and the inspirations are just magnificant. But when coming to making a project, I was stumped. Well, as the deadline is approaching, I was more determined to make something. I am a person who works well if I have deadline
So here is what I came up with.

Map frame

I printed out a map and ran alpha dies to get map alpha diecuts. I cut alphabet "I" and "U" using black cardstock. You can see how I am still using the rainbow striped leftovers by punching the heart shape :)
So the "I" "♥" and "U"  standout against the other map alphabets.

Cardstock: White and Black cardstock.
Pattern Paper: Printed map from the computer
Accessories: White frame, Heart punch from SU, MFT Alpha dies, Cuttlebug and rainbow strip from previous project.

Thanks for visiting :)

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Remember yesterday's card? While making the panel and trimming off the edges, I was left with a strip which kind of looked like a graph. So I thought I will not throw it in the bin but make use of it and make another card. Here is the card.

Life graph card

I like the graph look of the cutout strip and also how the colours gave depth and meaning. I knew the perfect sentiment for it and pulled out Life stamp set from Papertrey Ink. I love this card. Profound  and graphic lol! Hope you do too :)

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Golden Harvest, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky and Hibiscus Burst from Papertrey Ink.
Stamp set : Life from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Stazon Black Ink

Second entry into Ric #4  Christopher Kane  Resort 2012 challenge.

Thanks for visiting!

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Saturday, January 21, 2012

RIC #4

I dreamt of rainbows and dragons last night!!! Weird isn't it? Don't know how the association between rainbows and dragons came about but I dreamt of them together. 
Last night on the News they were talking about chinese new year celebrations and the next lunar year is year of dragons. Then my DD was thrilled because she is into dragons at the moment. She completed all of  Chris D Lacey's Dragon Chronicles series and now into Aerogon by Christopher Paolini.She also makes dragons using clay at home. So her room is full of dragons. I wouldn't want to sleep in her room. I will definitely get frightened at night if I wake up to see dragons everywhere lol! That is where the dragons came from.
But how rainbows came into the dream! I don't know. Don't remember the full dream vivdly but this one thing.  I remember about the butterflies flying around and when they flew on the rainbow they changed their colours into rainbow colours. Totally camourflaged. So when I woke up, I went straight to my craft table and put this part of my dream into a card :) 

Rainbow butterfly card

Here is the close up of the butterfly which I adhered using foam squares.

Rainbow butterfly card

Cardstock: Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy, Golden Harvest, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, Blueberry Sky and Hibiscus Burst from Papertrey Ink.
Stamp set : Flight of a Butterfly from Papertrey Ink
Inks: Stazon Black Ink
Accessories: Signature series butterfly and butterfly dies from Papertry Ink, Cuttlebug.

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Card Set :)

  Making a card set is Day 10 in Clean and Simple Stamping class. I want to send a friend a card set and it was like as though they read my mind. Perfect timing! Here is my card set, complete with stamped envelope.
Pink card set

Green card set

Yellow card set

Purple card set

Orange card set

Red card set

The best part of Jennifer's video was how she made different sentiment strips and gave the option to use whatever sentiment the reciever want. What a great idea! I alm so happy I joined the class.
A muse Inks!!! They are just awesome. Great coverage and pretty colours in the summer collection. Want to try more colours now.

Cardstocks: SU's Pumpkin Pie, Concord Crush, PTI's Golden Harvest, Pure Poppy, Raspberry Fizz, Simply Chartreuse
Stamp set: PTI's Communique Sentiment and Stitches and Swirls
Inks: Amuse Cherry, Orange Pappaya, Bubblegum, Lime, Blueberry and Grass inks
Accessories: Heat gun, white embossing powder, white envelopes and rhinestones from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for visiting:)

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thank You!

A quick post today. I want to share a card I made using ColourQ challenge #120 colours

I love the paisley design but I also like the colours together on the top. I use that as an inspiration and made my card.

Thank You card
Cardstocks: Stampers Select White from Papertrey Ink
Stamp set: Inside out Thank You from Papertrey Ink and Large Flower Background Cling stamp from Hero Arts
Inks: Memento Black ink, Colourbox Frost White Ink, Bravo Burgundy, Rich RazzleBerry, Perfect Plum, Island Indigo inks from SU
Accessories: White Embossing powder, heat gun, Tim Holtz sponging tool and rhinestones.

Thanks for visiting! See you soon :)

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