Tuesday, 24 August 2010


Here is a card I made for my brother-in-law. I used beads and wires to create this wine bottle and glass embellishment. I love beads and wires!!

I am entering this card for the following 2 challenges:

The Play Date Cafe Challenge PDCC43: Lime greens, lighter shades of blue and greens
I like this colour combination. Very refreshing!

Papertake Weekly Challenge Sketch #46: This sketch is very simple and clean.

I used handmade paper this time as I like the feathering effect from the paper fibre. I also added some gems  and glitters above the glass. Just to give the card some shine! 

Really like this male card! And Happy Birthday Marvin! The Scuba Site  Have a great day tomorrow!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Happy 3rd birthday!

Where has the time gone?! My friend's little boy is now 3 years old. I can't believe that!

Since I made my last card, I fell in love with the colour combination which was on The Play Date Cafe challenge 42: dark brown, green and beige. Hence, I thought I will use these colours again and made this card.

I also used this George stamp image from Elzybells again. All boys like dinosaurs right? (Dragons = Dinosaurs???) I have also used the sketch from Friday Sketchers #115:

And yes, I am slightly late for posting this to be able to enter the challenge. Hey! But never mind, it is the fun I had making this card that's most important. Do you like my shining shield?! Here is a closer look at it:

I really enjoyed making this card. Particularly, I quite like my shield and the oldy font I chose for personalising this card.
Have a nice day!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Blog Candy from Pink Gem

Hello! Yes I am off work today hence a post in the morning. Woo-Hoo! The Scuba Site

Just want to say Janet is giving away some blog candy on Pink Gem Blog. It contains:

ProMarker Pen Set 'Garden Design'
'Lenny Lion' stamp from Pink Gem Designs
'Peek-a-Boo Marvin' stamp from Pink Gen Designs

I use Copic markers but never use ProMarkers before. However, I wouldn't mind winning them and try them out!! smiley emoticons

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

One card, two challenges

I made this card last Friday for my neighbour's little boy's 6th birthday. All kids had a great time at the Hollywood Bowl playing two games of bowling!

This is the first time I used this George stamp from Elzybells. Sadly Elzybells is closing down and all their stamps are 50% off. Unfortunately George is now out of stock. But if you like their stamps, you better be quick. As you need to get them while you can!
OK, back to the card. I used water colour pencils to colour in the stamped image. All background papers and border are from Cardmaking and Papercraft's free summer paper and docraft's Daisy & Dandelion Picnic Patch collection. Here is a closer look of the image:

I am entering this card for Cardmaking and Papercraft's Sketch Challenge. The sketch is quite easy to follow and I like it.

I am also entering The Play Date Cafe Challenge 42 by using the colour combination of dark brown, green and beige. I have to say for a million years I would never use these colours together. Now I made this card and I think I am starting to like these colours together. Quite masculine, great to use on men's cards!

It's getting really late now. Better get off to bed. Sweet dreams!

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Happy Father's Day , Dad!

It's Father's Day today in Taiwan. I made this card for my dad nearly a week ago and I hope it has arrived on time by airmail!!

I am sure you all agree that it is difficult to make men's cards. For a few days I couldn't make my mind up as to which image or style I should make. In the end, I decided to use a few of my daughters recent photos to make the card. Since my dad hasn't seen them for three years, I am sure he will appreciate the card! This is the first time I have used photos on a card. I quite like it! These are the strawberries which we grew in our garden this summer. It was quite lucky that I found this brown backing paper in my card stash. The lime green boarder and 2 large strawberries just coordinate with the photos so well!

I had to make this card into an easel card. It is one of those cards that should be displayed on the mantlepiece. Hee hee! Here is another photo from the side. The strawberry boarder at the bottom is quite cute too.

I used peel offs for the greetings and added green coloured gems along the lime green boarder.

This time I thought I will try acetate for the card. I used white coloured ink to stamp the swirl image and I've also used white colour ink to stamp 3 stars and placed peel off alphabets in each star that reads Dad. I think acetate always gives the card another dimension

Hope dad will like this card and I am sure mum will find a place to display it somewhere in the house proudly!! smiley emoticons

Happy Father's Day, Dad! Hope you have a wonderful day!


Friday, 6 August 2010

Vintage Card

I missed Just Magnolia Challenge 65- Vintage and just missed Challenge 66 - Bev's Sketch but I'm determined to have a go at making a Vintage card by using Bev's sketch. I guess I will have to be quicker with my posting next time, since I made the card a few days ago already!Scuba Site So here is my card:

This is my first time ever making a Vintage card. Hope I have achieved the look. I have torn and scrunched up the script backing paper. I used brown ink to ink the edge, dabbed all over the scrunched paper to pick up the creases which should give the paper that old look.
Here is a close up picture:

 I have used the computer to type and print out the text. I think it goes well with this Tilda image! 

This is also my first time using lace on card. Lace seems to be quite popular at the moment. I do like the effect and I shall be using it again. I have also used paper piecing for Tilda's dress and made my own flower by punching out flower shapes and attached white pearls in the middle.

I am using this card to enter the  Wild Orchid Challenge: Challenge 2 - Lovely Lace. Hope my first attempt at a vintage card is a success!

Have a nice day!

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Suspension Card

It's been a short while since my last post. I have met two of my high school friends in Cambridge last Saturday. We had such a great time. It has been a good 10 to 15 years since I last saw them! WOW! Time flies and looking back at it, it's kind of scary!

I have been busy making cards over the last few days and now all I need is to find the time to post them! So I will start with a quick and short post today.

I made this card for my neighbour's little boy's third birthday last week. On the most recent August issue of Quick Cards magazine, it has featured a suspension card under their Card School project. It has been a while since I last made a suspension card, so I thought I will give it another go. 

The stamped image of Bentley Bear blowing candles is from a free stamp set which came with Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine. Text and number have been stamped by using Stampendous - a la Mode lower case alphabet set.

I just love the movable element , with its spinning centre, on a suspension card. It's fun, it spins and it's eye-catching! Here is a picture of the greeting on the other side. 

It certainly impressed my neighbour and her little boy!