Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Toread - Legendary Tiny Nymph Toread

Got a day off work today!! Woo-Hoo! tongue smileys

I did mention in my last post that I will share some of my Xmas cards this year. I bought these decoupage papers probably...... 4 years ago in Taiwan. As they are so so SO cute, I kind of want to keep them as they are and have the urge to keep them to myself and not wanting to share them. Since they are in my possession for 4 years now, I thought it was a bit silly just to keep them in the drawer and it is about time that I make good use of them and turn them into pretty cards. These cute nymph like creatures are made by Toread Co., Ltd. from The Netherlands. You can purchase them from or if you search under "Toread decoupage" I am sure you will be able to find an online shop that sells these.

Alright, I shall not keep you waiting any longer. Here are the cards I made this year by using the Toread decoupage papers. Sadly none of these cards are with me any more, as they appear to be quite popular and I sold them all!! (I should be happy that they all found good homes!)

  This is Poya

This is Comge

This is Happy

This is Flora

Comge again

And my favourite Kissmas card - Happy and Flora 

Luckily I still have a couple of Toread Xmas sheets left and loads of none Xmas Toread decoupage sheets. I am sure I will use them to make cards again (when I can stand the separation! smileys).

Have a great day!

Sunday, 21 November 2010


Hi, It has been a long time since I last blogged. Although there is little movement on my blog world, I have not stopped. I have been busy making Christmas cards to sell and to fulfil my Christmas card orders. Now, I start to think "When can I start to make MY Christmas cards for my own family and friends?!" Well, I am sure I will somehow fit this in my busy life. free smileys

I thought I would share this magic colour card with you today. (This is what I call it, if anyone knows a proper name for it, let me know!) I saw this technique in children's story books before, but never thought of applying them to cards until I received a birthday card from my friend Erin this year. She made me an amazing card by using this technique. I loved it so much and I just had to recreate it. (Sorry Erin, I had to take your card apart to reveal the secret!) So here it is, a birthday card for my mum with the same technique. The front of the card shows just the outline of Tilda which was stamped on clear acetate. I used mainly reds, oranges, yellows and gold to reflect the autumn theme.

And here is the picture of the card pulled half way which begins to reveal the message and colour.

Finally, here is the picture when the card is fully pulled out to show Tilda in full colour.

Isn't this amazing? Very magical! 

When my mum received the card, she couldn't resist to show all her friends. Apparently, they all gathered around their patch work table to study and discuss how the card was made. I hope you like this card too. 

Thanks for stopping by and I shall share some of my Christmas cards with you soon. Have a good Sunday