Monday, July 4, 2011

Moving On

I have been so busy with the impending move back to Malaysia and have left the blog silent for the past few weeks. Today I will have to post my handmade cards to St. Luke's Hospice before I really forget. I hope to be able to continue cardmaking once I get settled in Kuala Lumpur. Something which I doubt will happen easily, with so many friends to catch up with and so many things and places to do! I have left Malaysia for far too long.
Looking forward to the move but feeling a bit sorry for myself for not being an expat wife anymore.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sandra's Card Village: Dried Up

Sandra's Card Village: Dried Up: "It was inevitable! Finally, I ran out of juice and my Muse was nowhere to be seen. I wanted to make cards but uninspired and with a glut of ..."

Dried Up

It was inevitable! Finally, I ran out of juice and my Muse was nowhere to be seen. I wanted to make cards but uninspired and with a glut of cards in my shoebox, finally I succumbed to a day of just tidying up my cardmaking boxes and storage. I found out I've loads of scrap left and noticed I had some folded cards ready to be decorated. So, please find below, the cards I've created from bits and bobs in my box.
An anniversary card made with decoupage technique, sprinkled with some extra fine yellow glitter and punched with Martha Stewart's border and corner punch.

A congratulations card for baby girl's arrival, background has been embossed with cuttlebug embossing folder, the stork image has been stamped and coloured in with promarkers, sentiment piece tied with grosgrain polka dot pink ribbon and stamped message with Stampin' Up stamp

I know I'm a sucker for pastel pink and roses and lace.

There are days I just love rolling the cuttlebug machine and the embossed background is a result of one of those days.

I also love bright and strong colours.

Friday, June 3, 2011

More "Flying" Theme

I am now truly bitten by the cardmaking challenges. After submitting my first ever to St. Luke's and receiving such encouraging support from their team, I've decided to submit another card in. Couldn't help myself. This time I've toyed with a more "masculine" look and decided to go for one of my favourite creatures, the dragon. I've stamped it using Stampin' Up spots (razzleberry, I think) and the papers came from Costco. I used a foiled die cut sentiment after finding out my stamped greetings were too large for the surface I intended. hahahahaha

Joanna Sheen House Mouse Decoupage

Today I've decide to show some of Joanna Sheen's House Mouse decoupage cards which I have made 2 months ago. When I get high and dry on ideas, I resort to just cutting with my scissors while I wait for my Muse to return. Unlike stamping, decoupage only needs a pair of awesome scissors and glue. My favourite decoupage are Joanna Sheen's House Mouse series. They're so cute.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

St. Luke's Card Challenge: Come Fly with Me

Here's my first ever submission to a cardmaking challenge. I was quite touched by the efforts of St. Luke and thought what a great idea it was to make cards as a way to chip in and help with the cause.

 The theme for this challenge is Come Fly with Me and I've decided to stamp a stork making a delivery. It's using a mixture of products; the stork is stamped with kaycee stamps and coloured in with promarkers and the clouds with blue and baby pink chalks by dovecraft. The paper is a combination of Stampin' Up baja blue and the stripe paper by doodlebug design inc. 1286 baby boy ribbon stripe. I've also punched the border with Martha Stewarts' punch. I've also used a grosgrain blue ribbon to finish the details. Going to send this one to St. Luke's and make another one for a special arrival in September.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Been Crafting Too Long!

This is really bad. I have been cardmaking for several hours now. Can't seem to put away all those goodies and it's turning the little corner in the room into a maze of paper. Since I have worked hard on them, I'd like to share a few that I have done today.
Monkey and lion stamped using my Stampin' Up Fox and friends set and the quote from a stamp I can remember...yellow border punched

Another card using my SU stamps with Martha Stewart's heart punch

For a special friend's birthday who'll be receiving this card next week for her birthday in May

A favourite because I did so little but the effect is stunning (in my opinion)

I bought a lot of cupake theme stamps and die but strangely enough, have not translated them into proper cards.

Stamped using the strawberry stamp from my SU Tart & Tangy

Experimenting with my SU stamp

Another favourite because I used leftover bits of papers but absolutley adore the colour combination

Long Overdue Cards

Using leftover and scraps
Stampin' Up Tart & Tangy

I like the quote!

Experimenting with my new Sincere Salutations stamps from Stampin' Up

From SU Tart & Tangy

I quite like my steering away from girlie pastel colours.

My First Stampin' Up Card

So excited! I just got a boxful of Stampin' Up goodies from Stacey and started right away with my Fox and Friend stamp set. Here I used Pumpkin Pie colour on the monkeys and stuck in on the scalloped circle with a foam glue. Stamped the birthday greeting with my new Stampin' Up sentiment stamp, too. Inside (though not obvious, I have stamped several images of the monkeys randomly all over the page.

Monday, May 23, 2011

I had a lovely evening out at Royal Windsor race course with Emma today. So that's one evening without card making but I enjoyed watching the horses thunder down the tracks. I noticed, too, how wonderfully colourful the jockeys' outfit were. Time to incorporate those in my cards?

I've included a card which I made several years ago when I started making cards under the guidance of Henriette Gabriels. She taught me iris folding. The technique involves lots of colour combining and that's the best bit of cardmaking for me.

The colours used on this cards were fiery shades of orange and the corners are punched. Thank you Henriette for sharing with me what is to become a passionate addiction.

Couldn't resist sharing another card with you. Here's one done in a slim card (which my son thought really yucky for a card shape). I beg to differ and think it's really a good shape and size especially if you're going to make lots of it. More suitable for invitations and thank you notes.

Here goes! My attempt at keeping a blog about my addiction. No, not Farmville, hehehehe... The other addiction which is my cardmaking activity. The card on the left is done with stamping technique using chalk to colour in. It went to Down Under especially for my niece's newborn son, Phoenix.

I'll post more photos of my cards once I get the hang of this blogging thing (very slow learner).