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Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Birthday J!

Hiya friends, I am back to blogland again. The cold flu keeps banging at our door and will not leave us. Everybody has been sick over and over again and of course, this has placed a stop on my crafting projects.
This card is for my cousin J who will be celebrating her birthday on New Year's eve. She is a very kind person at heart and will always help whenever she can. I have tucked some gift cards to her favorite stores as a birthday present since she always tells me she has everything :-)
The image "Balloon Bouquet" is from Designed 2 Delight and this was given as a freebie if you participated in last month's challenge. It was colored with my Bic markers and matted on pink cardstock. Adhesived pearls were colored and added. I ususally follow a sketch but this time, I went on my own. The sentiments are from PaperTrey Ink.

Designed 2 Delight - Image provided

Monday, December 10, 2012

{MFT} December Guest Designer Contest

This week was one of the busiest weekend ever and I was reading thru my emails, I saw this cahllenge. I thought I would not be able to make it but I did.

This is my first time I've participated in this challenge. I would love to have more MFT products because MFT have the cutest stamps and dies ever. The stamp used is MFT Joy Ride which is my first and only stamp set I have from MFT. I had this for a while but never got the chance to use it. I used the MFT's sketch.


 Papers are from K & Co and I colored the stamp with my Bic markers and prismacolored pencils. I stitched around the border and used my Dots folder to give it some impression.

A close up
Cardstock - Gina K Designs, Papers - K & Co, Stamps - MFT Joy Ride, Ink - Memento Black Pad, Accessories - Classic Rectangles Spellbinders Dies, Swiss Dot folder, Cuttlebug, sewing machine, 1/8" lime green gros grain ribbon
Challenges for anybody - Anything goes
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Dies/Punches
Stampin with Dragon - Anything goes
Wags and Whiskers Challenge - Anything goes
Stempelsonne Challenge - Anything with stamp

Friday, November 30, 2012

Season's Greetings

Managed to find some time in creating a card for Birdie Brown's challenge where two freebies were given and I hcose to play with Just for You.

I chose to use the following sketch from Created with Love Challenges where it was flipped over. Papers are DCWV The Xmas stack and sentiment is from Hampton Art. I punched a snowflake and added an adhesived pearl on it. Ribbon is from stash and picture was both colored with prismacolor pencils and copics.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ribbon Girl's Giveaway!!!!


13mm Rusty Jingly Bells10mm Red/Cream Square  Check10 metres Natural Button Twine

70mm Natural Soft Hessian Mesh16mm Brown Tea Dyed Check Cotton12mm Natural Cotton Twill Tape

Bag of ten 13mm rusty jingly bells

1 metre 70mm soft hessian mesh

1 metre of 50mm soft hessian mesh

1 metre of 25mm natural cotton twill tape

1 metre of 10mm red square check rustic ribbon

1 metre of brown tea dyed cotton ribbon

1 ten metre bundle of natural button twine
1 piece of cheesecloth fabric

Ribbon Girl is having a giveaway this month and these are her rules:

All you have to do is mention this giveaway on your blog, be a follower if you aren't one already and leave her a comment - the winner will be announced on the evening of Saturday 1st December
when it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas .......

Good luck!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Happy Birthday to me


Today is my birthday and I made this for myself since I love the image and never do any card for myself! I also wanted to include a Xmas sentiment to start the Xmas celebrations, feels like Santa brought this especially for me :-)

I used the sketch from 365 Cards and used the image from Pixie Dust Studio that she generously provided as a freebie on her Facebook! Bic markers were used to color the image.

Close up
365 Cards: Sketch
Digital Tuesday - include a digital element -#187 Colour Challenge For A Christmas Card Kraft Blue & White 
 Eclectic Ellapu - Celebration with bling
Dream Valley Challenges 46 - Non-Traditional Xmas
Creative Inspirations Paint - Anything goes
Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #167 - Xmas
The Squirrel and The Fox - Anything goes
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything goes
Emergency Crafters Challenge - Amything goes

Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's the most wonderful time of the year

Christmas is around the corner and people are starting to buy in their Xmas presents. We are still only in November and the radio is playing Xmas music!!! Personally, I find that it's tad too early for Xmas music, I would prefer the songs in December...What do you think?

Today, I have used the sketch here and used Doodle Pantry's birdie image:

A close up of the bird:
Supplies: Doodle Pantry image, Create from TLC sentiment, Blossom Three Spellbinders Die cuts, Bic markers, Prima flower, brads, swirly adhesived pearls, ribbons from stash, Bazzill cardsotck
Doodle Pantry 29 - Use a Doodle Pantry image
House of Gilli - Die Cuts
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes

Friday, November 9, 2012

Can't Bear Without You


It seems that Christmas is coming around really fast this year and I'm trying to make some cards to send overseas. I wanted to break from this routine by making this card for one of my friends whose hubby is in Iraq right now. It's very difficult for her to be without him especially with Remembrance Day coming up this weekend. Her dad was in the forces too and she can't help remember him.

I have used the Spellbinders Classic Squares to cut the image after I have colored it with Prismacolored pencils. I then matted it over some Pink Cardstock, layered it over some patterned papers after I have placed down a strip of punched border. I then stamped the sentiment in Black Tsukineko Memento Ink and popped it with some Pop Dots.

Close up


Stamp - Lili of the Valley (Emma Swing), Verve Stamps
Cardstock - PaperTrey Ink (Raspberry Fizz), Gina K Designs White
Patterned Papers - My Minds Eye (Summer)
Accessories - Martha Stewart Punch (Double Loop), Classic Square Nestabilities, Prismacolored pencils, Black Tsukineko Memento Ink, Pop Dots, Adhesives.


Lili of the Valley - Bright and Beautiful
Sparkle and Glitter The Rick St Dennis Challenge #3 - Remember
Anything Challenge #79 - Anything goes Nov 12
ABC Xmas Challenge - V For Vibrant Colors Nov 13
PaperCrafting Journey - Anything goes Nov 21
Forever Friends - Anything goes Dec 5
Simply Create Linky #10 - Share your creations Nov 14
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything goes Nov 14
Bearly Mine #60 - Anything goes Nov 11
Loves Rubberstamps Blog Challenge #25 - Anything goes

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy 1st birthday

This layout is one of the firsts that I did. I wanted to do this since I have so many pictures of my kids already printed and waiting to be scrapbooked. This is my daughter's first birthday with all her cousins and boy, oh boy, did she cry!!! We had gone back home to meet up with all the family and with so many new faces, she could not keep up with it. I felt the birthday was very hectic for both of us since she wanted to stay in mommy's hands all the time!
 I chose to play with the DCWV The Sweet paper stack and the "sugar" sticker is from DCWV too. 
The banner is from Pink Paislee and held with some brown baker's twine. The butterfly is from Martha Stewart and the rest of the embellishments are from Me & My Big Ideas. A piece of green ribbon from stash was glued under the picture. I chose not to overdo the layout since it has been a while I scrapbooked.

A side photo to show the flower
DCWV Create and Win - Use DCWV products Nov 2

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Merry Christmas


 This card was made for the October 2012 PaperTrey Blog Hop where we had to choose between some non-traditional color schemes for a Xmas card. I chose to play with this color scheme:

I took out the Train Tracks stamp set and paper pieced them.  It was tricy for me since I am not used to this technique. I used some white glossy accents for the clouds. I also added some Pink Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink on the gifts and added some glitter on the wheels.
Close  up of the gifts, clouds and wheels

Close up of the pop-up presents
Cardstock: DCWV The Recycled Stack - Green Woodland Collection, Martha Stewart paper
Stamps : PaperTrey Ink Train Stacks set, Hampton Art
Accessories: Stickles, White glossy accents, Pop dots, black marker


PaperTrey Oct 2012 Challenge Blog Hop - Non-traditional color scheme
Create with DCWV and Win - Use DCWV products
Crafty Ribbons Challenge 31 - Christmas
DL.Art Thursday Challenge - Any holiday from October to the end of the year Nov 8
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for Up to You - Midway Reminder Oct 29
Lady Anne's Challenges - Anything goes

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Warmest Holiday Wishes + small tip to cut your ribbons

A close up
This card was made by following the sketch from Hero Arts. The cardstock was cuttlebugged with the Dots embossing folder and American Crafts ribbon were added. I used the Hero Arts Clear Design: For You Tag set for the sentiment and some color was added with the Desert Sand distress inks. Pop dots were added to give some dimension. 

This is how I cut my ribbons:

Hero Arts October 2012 Contest - Holiday Cardmaking & a sketch
House of Gili #44 - Embossing (Dry)
Ooh - La - La Creations #116 - Xmas sentiment Oct 28
Holly Jolly Christmas - Here Comes Santa Claus

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CDAC Progessive Challenge #22a

This is my latest entry over in the challenge, 22#a, at Crafters Digital Art Center (CDAC). We were given a choice from 2 digis but I decided to go with this one first. I colored the digi stamp from Pattie's Creations called A Stitch in Time, in prismacolored pencils and my Bic markers. 

First, I placed the tag in the cuttlebug using the Divine Swirls folder and then stamped it with some pigment inks. I then glued it with some adhesives and had some pearls for the pins. To finish it off, I added some ribbon from stash. The sentiment is from Create with TLC.

Close up
 Pattie G's Creations #52- Tags Oct 21
Emerald Fairies #34- Anything goes Oct 29
Bearly Mine #57 - Anything goes Oct 22
Challenges for everybody #5 - Anything goes Oct 26


Tuesday, October 9, 2012


This card was made for the Penny Black contest which they had over this weekend. I followed the sketch and made it just in time to post it in their Flickr gallery. This stamp set "Toadily" is only one of the 2 stamps sets I have for Penny Black's stamps, unfortunately.
I chose only a few of the froggies and colored them with my Bic markers, then used my oval Fiskars template to cut around them. Pop dots were added to give some dimension.
The sentiment is from Stampendous and ribbon is from May Arts.
A close up
Challenges for everybody - Anything goes
Crafty Mess Challenges - Anything goes
Di's Digis Challenges -  Animals acting like people

Sunday, October 7, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge #20

This time over at CDAC PC20, we were given this cute piggie from Doodle Pantry to play with. Piggies are thought to be dirty all the time but I wanted to dress her up and add some embellishments to her.  

I used the Sketch from Sketch Saturday to start with.
Sentiment is from Create with TLC.

CDAC PC20 - Image
Link up for Pink - Pink on card
Brown Sugar Challenge - Use a Freebie (Sentiment and Image - see above)
Jelly Park Challenges - Pink and Girlie
Simon Says Stamp - Dies or Punches (Martha Stewart punch)

Friday, October 5, 2012

Owl always love you!!!

Imaginisce with Scrapbook Trends Magazine is having a contest by using Imaginisce products. I don't own a lot of the tools but I only have the I-Rock and rhinestones.

The background was done by making a plaid pattern with two of the prosmacolored pencils. In this project, I used the light pink and a dark pink. Then, I stamped the flower on Versamark ink and embossed with white embossing powder to give it a dimensional look. I used the paper piercer to add some stitching effect to the heart and used pop dots to give it some height. I added some rhinestones to my punched hearts and glued some to the ribbon.

The I-Rock was very easy to use as the rhinestones already had adhesives at the back, which really helped in sticking them.
Stampendous white embossing powder
Stamps - G Studio
Cardstock - Recollections
Punch - Maped
Ribbon - May Arts
Brad- Bo Bunny
Scrapbook Trends - Contest

Monday, September 24, 2012

CDAC Progressive Challenge#20

For the CDAC Progressive Challenge #20, we were given an option where we could play with a Halloween, a Christmas or lazy cat so I chose the XMas one since I needed to start on my Xmas cards.

Close up

The colors I used

I chose to make an easel card this time since I never do those. It is very easy to make though. The sentiment is from Create with TLC. Papers are from stash, used a satin red ribbon and doodled around the border.

Hope you like it.

Note: There will be a party starting soon when Create with TLC will  hit 2000 followers. So do come over and become one. You don't want to miss it!!!

CDAC PC#20 - Image


Thursday, September 13, 2012

CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge #1

Priscilla at CDAC offered us the image from Tiffany Doodles to play for  this challenge. I am trying to push myself to challenges so that I can craft else I will not make any...

Here's my card:

 I have printed the background blue paper from SheryK Designs and for my sand, I cuttlebugged the cardstock first and then inked it with my Desert sand dew drop. I colored the image with my prismacolor pencils, used BG10 as my background and matted onto a yellow cardstock.

I doodled some lines to show where the butterflies are flying. The starfish were made by using a Marianne's Design Creatables and these were given some dimension with pop dots.

Finally, a close up.


CDAC Progressive Freebie Challenge #1 - Image provided
Papelitos Challenge #11 - Anything goes
Bearly Mine Challenge 52 - Anything goes
Try it on Tuesdays - Anything goes

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Giveaway at Link Up for Pink

Link Up for Pink is having a giveaway and

Here's what one lucky winner will receive:
1- Stamp It Hinged Based
1- Summer Stamp It set (stars)
1- Autumn Stamp It set (paisleys)
1-Winter Stamp It set (swirls with hearts)
(Each stamp set include 3 corner and 3 border stamps. Please note, the Hinged Base and Summer stamp are packaged together.)
Total prize value: $69.85

Giveaway ends Sep 9th!


The Craft Barn has some goodies to give away!!! Do you want to know more??
Go check it out here!!!
Good luck!