Sunday, February 13, 2011

Engineering A Hearty Piece

Yay! I made cards again today. I feel satisfied every time after I have a design executed. Having felt that for a long time.

I used to always feel this way when I was doing Interior Design assignments back in those days. The making of ID model isn't the hardest part but the preliminary stage of getting an interesting concept is! I usually would I labour more on getting the concept which encompasses many many  many factors. Though ID is gets my attention and I appreciate it, I never did land myself in an ID firm. Decided that while I have an interest on ID, I don't have the passion for it to put through the sleepless nights working in that industry.

Oh well, back to the cards I made today. Although concept still applies to cards, it's a lot less complicated than ID. It's even easier when the card challenge presents a sketch, colour scheme and requirement - 1/3 of the designing process done! 

It's Valentine's Day on Monday. Everyone and everywhere displaying lovey dovey stuff. So it's no brainer the cards made for challenges would be to that theme.

Stamps: Sentiment (May Hughes)
Paper: Retro by Paper Pizazz, Grey Pearlescent Card, Red Card, Red&Black Velvet Damask
Ink: Red (Caroles Crafts)
Accessories: 1.5cm Gold Metallic Grosgrain Ribbon, 0.5cm Navy Ribbon (Sopp), Pink Brown Felt Flower, Brown Button, Tiny Pink Brads
Tools: Filigree Texture Plate (Fiskars)

Oh, I totally dig the velvety damask design paper!

This is now an entry to these challenges :

By the way, It's my mum's birthday today. Having her birthday on Valentine's eve resulted my dad giving her an easy 2-in-1 gifts for years. But of course, sometimes my mum would remind my dad that there should be two gifts ;)  It's past midnight here in London but just the perfect time to call my mum as it is about 9.30am now back home. Hope she will received my card soon.


  1. Thank you for sharing your lovely card with The Daring Cardmakers this week!

  2. Beautiful card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  3. This is such a stylish card Jocelyn. Thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers this week :)

  4. thks lynda & lyntha (gee, 2 lyns!)

    i still have lots to learn from you DCMers. your card samples for each challenge are inspiring! tq.

  5. Such a wonderful Valentine! gorgeous heart and love the embossed background!

  6. tq, michelle! i actually like your card entry better ;)

  7. I am in love with that velvety paper! It looks just gorgeous on your card!!! Beautiful valentine!

  8. very pretty card you made! Thanks for joining us at Penny's! :-) Amy

  9. hahaha, how quaint to have 2 Amys commented one after another ;)

    hi amy (papertrey), thanks. i am using another velvety paper for my next card too ;)

    hey amy (penny's), tq. my pleasure!

  10. such a pretty the dramatic heart! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  11. Wow, three Amys ('Emmy' Awards?) in a row commented! Lol.
    Thanks, Amy (skipping stone)!

  12. What a gorgeous card! I love all of the little details you added! Thanks for joining us at Skipping Stones Design!

  13. What a pretty card, thanks for joining in with DCM this week.