Thursday, 29 August 2013

That's a First!!

Hello there!

As usual, I was just reading all the blogs I'm subscribed to on Blogger tonight and came across this post: Just Add Ink #179.... Winners! OMG! I could really scream!!! This has never happened before! The card that I made here has received Honorable Mentions on the Just Add Ink blog!!

I've been entering different card challenges for so long and never won any of the challenges. I guess I am just not lucky enough or my cards are just not good enough or there are just too many card makers that are way better than me! Whatever it is, this is a start and this is definitely a first! I am just so so excited and happy to see my card being mentioned on another blog! It must be not that bad!!^_^ Got to show that card again:

Woo hoo~ Let's see if I can be the winner next time!! Have a nice evening!


Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge... Part 3

Here is my second post for my children.

After seeing her big sister Aimee making a card for her friend, my youngest daughter Jasmine decided that she wanted to make a card too for her best friend's birthday which is in October. So here is the card she made:

She is currently mad about Moshi Monsters. Therefore, the image has to be from Moshi Monsters and I believe this is Poppet. She coloured the image by using felt tip pens and neatly cut the image out. Two different size patterned papers were used as background. Finally, she used her own collection of buttons to decorate the card.

We will also be entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge blog. Hope you will like this sweet card too!


Another Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge


I am here to show another card from my daughter Aimee.

Aimee decided to make this birthday card for a very good friend of hers. She printed out the Hello Kitty image from the internet and coloured it in by using mummy's Copic marker pens. She decided to have a patch work background by using different patterned paper. Further, she stamped the sentiment and, of course, added the bling gem stone on the crown.

She requested for this card to be entered in the Simon Says Stamp Children's Challenge blog. Hope you like this cute card!


Sunday, 25 August 2013

Never made it so fast!

Hi Blog Friends!

I kept seeing this 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge at Pretty Pink Posh blog but I just wouldn't dare to take up this challenge. The challenge is to make a card in under 10 minutes. After all, I am not a quick card maker. However, I think I have been looking at it long enough now. It is about time I really give it a go on this. So I am joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #24 this week by using the colour palette of Rose, Light Orange and Cornflower Blue.

Here is the card I came up with:
And here is the side shot of the card:

I have pulled out all my supplies, tools and planned my card in advance by using the sketch from Just Add Ink #179:

Here I go! Pressed the start button on the timer. Gosh! I've never been so nervous in making cards. My hands were trembling as I stamped. I have to say that I chose the wrong stamp image to work on this challenge. It is too intricate. Before starting anything, I decided to work on the dress making mannequin image first. After stamping twice (once in peach colour and once in black) and then fuzzy cutting out the image, it had already took me 5 minutes and 10 seconds just to do that!! I panicked!! Luckily after I'd completed the main stamped image, everything else was not too difficult. I finished the whole card in 9 minuets and 47 seconds! Phew! I made it! ^_^ Even managed to add the little gem stone on the mannequin.

Here is a close up shot of the main stamped image:

This really is a huge challenge! Without pre-planning, I don't think I would be able to make it in time. Will I do it again? Yes, certainly will. I might just get hooked on this! : P

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend~

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Young Crafter - Aimee (My daughter!)


Second post of the day! (Wow! That is something really unusual! ^_^)

This time I am here to share a card which my 10 year old daughter Aimee made for her little cousin who just turned 2. Here is the card:

Aimee likes to rummage through mummy's craft stuff. This time she found lots of die cut shapes and she decided to use these to create a cute birthday scene.

Here is a close up shot:

We also found a children's challenge blog at Simon Says:
There should be more challenge blogs for children. It is a great way to encourage young crafters to be creative! Anyone knows any other blogs like this for kids? Love to hear from you!


Peek-A-Boo Birthday Card

Hello Blog Land!

Anyone out there? (Dusting cobwebs away from my blog!!)

It's been a LONG time since I last blogged. Oops! I hope there are still friends here to share my love of cards. ^_^

Today I am going to share a card which I long wanted to make, but due to lack of tools I keep putting it off. As it looks so amazing, I just had to try, improvise and create! The idea came from this Double Peek a Boo card with Dawn YouTube video clip. This is a great tutorial, easy to understand. So here is my double Peek-A-Boo card. Made especially for my lovely colleague Amanda.

Here is a close up of the front image: A cute little cup cake (from Papermania) and a sweet koala bear sitting on a pile of gifts (The Wild Ones- birthday collection free from Quick Cards magazine). Both have been stamped, coloured by Copic marker pens and then decorated with glittery Stickles!

Here comes the magic part. When you open the card, another image pops out in front of the original image. Oooohhhh.... how exciting!

This is what it looks like when you fully open the card. The text messages that show up say Just for you (from Papermania) and Happy Birthday (Special Occasion Stamps free from Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine). Isn't it fantastic?
As there is no extra space inside the card, I added a piece of patterned paper to the back of the card for writing my own message to the recipient.
In the video tutorial it explains that you need a 1 3/8" circle punch. As I didn't have one, I used a circle die, which is slightly larger in size. This was a big mistake! The circular apertures are too big and so, inadvertently, reveal the "secret". It took me a while to try to fix this mistake. Not good! I think I will need to invest in a 1 3/8" circle punch. It will mean making this card correctly and easily!! Hee hee! ^o^ Is that a good excuse to buy more craft items?!

Found a couple of challenges to enter:
I hope you like this card. I had loads of fun making it and, apparently, many of my colleagues were checking out the card to see how it works! ^_^ Have a nice day!