Tuesday, 8 March 2016

A Baby Shower Card

Hi there!

It's been for a while since I last shared a card. I am currently working on a project and hope that I will have a result soon so that I will be able to announce it to you all.

Anyway, I was invited to a baby shower by my work colleague last Saturday. I have never been to a baby shower before so don't really know what to expect. It turned out to be a great party! Well organised, yummy food/ drinks and loads of fun games. I totally enjoyed it! So, today I am here to share my very first baby shower card. I only realised that the photo is blurred after I gave the card away! Boo~ Hope it is reasonably clear after editing it.
The pregnant girl image is a very old stamp from Elzybells which unfortunately is discontinued. The rest of the images are from the Plus One stamp set by Lawn Fawn. Here is a clearer close up photo of the card:
For the layout, I was inspired by sketch #162 from CAS(E) this Sketch! I followed the sketch quite closely.
I even decided to go ahead and stamp inside the card. 
I am also entering this card to Pixie's Snippets Playgroud - Week 219. A couple of strips of left over paper (dark green pattern paper on either side) and small pieces of colour papers (die cut words) have been used here. 

I hope you all have had a good week so far. Nearly half way through. Weekend will soon be here again! Thank God for that! I can't wait! ^_^


Thursday, 21 January 2016

Mouse Carrying Cake

Hi peeps!

I took advantage of the Christmas sales and bought several stamps at a bargain price. Today I will be sharing a card using one of my newly bought stamps- Mouse Carrying Cake by Stampavie and designed by Tina Wenke.
I was born in the year of the mouse. So I guess there is something in me that really likes cute sweet mice. (But not the real ones though!! Sorry!) It was fun colouring this image, especially the cake. However, it's hard to choose what type of cake to go for though!! Hee hee! ^_^

I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday: Week #395 for my card layout. I followed the sketch closely.
I used Lawn Fawn's Stitched Journaling Card die to cut out the stamp image. Then, the image was propped up on a piece of fun foam. The happy birthday sentiment was stamped and heat embossed on vellum then attached on a dark pink paper.
I finally added Stickles glitter glue and Glossy Accents on the cake to make it shiny and yummy. Hope the picture below shows these details. 
I am also entering this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Create with Critters. Just hope this little mouse won't drop the cake. The cake just looks too big for him to carry it!! Ha ha!

It's nearly weekend. One day to go! Hope you all had a good week so far. Thank you for visiting! 

Monday, 18 January 2016

A Fun Interactive Card

Hello everyone!

First post of 2016 and we have the first snow of the year today too! It wasn't very deep but it sure looks pretty. The snow didn't last very long though but it feels cold!!

So let's get on with sharing today's card. It's always a struggle with cards for boys/ men. I don't own many "male type" stamps. (Maybe that is what I should be investing in this year!! ^_^) But hey, there's nothing to stop me from creating my own "male type" image. Since we crafters have so many snippets of papers and cards, why not try to use them?! I cut various shapes by hand and constructed this cute robot card.
It was fun making this card. It's kind of like a puzzle, trying to put different shapes together and seeing what kind of robot you can come up with. The cogs are easy to create too. Use a circle shape and simply cut off equal sections towards the centre. It's not precise. No measuring, just eye ball it. It doesn't matter if it gets messy in the middle. Just use another circle shape to cover it up. Ta-da! There you have your cogs! Cogs have to move to keep the robot going. So I can't resist making an interactive card! By using a split pin, the biggest cog can move away to reveal  the 'Happy Birthday' message underneath.     
Here is a close up photo. Love the gold corrugated card. It just adds texture! I also noticed that I didn't use any stamps on this card today. Ha! It's a stamp free card. That doesn't happen often. I hand drew the faux stitches, robot's mouth and fuel meter and used a few peel off stickers too. (Peel off stickers?? Ha! One of those crafty things that finally sees day light again!! Hee hee! ^_^)      
I hope you like this card. It's a bit different and unique! 

Challenges entered:
See you all very soon!