Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cool Britannia!

The UK will be having the coming Monday off for the Jubilee Bank Holiday. What for?
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What a lovely weather to celebrate this event. A friend is getting married this Saturday but the temperature is going below 20 degrees again. Summer temperature is hard to come by although the UK switched its time to British Summer Time since 25th March this year. Such is the british weather.

Okay, let's get on to the card I made for submission to these challenges :
Joanna Sheen - 'Remember When___?'
Our Creative Corner - Shabby Chic
Crafts And Me - Add A Ribbon
Charisma Cardz - Bling
Delicious Doodles - Diamonds Are Forever
Scrapbook Sisters - Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away - Red, White & Blue
One Stitch At A Time - Red, White & Blue
Moving Along With The Times - Red, White & Blue
Delightful Sketches - Red, White & Blue

Absolutely british with this slogan :)

Rubbed the edge with distress ink for a more vintage look.

Am loving this fabric ribbon.

Using this typewriter stamp for the first time :)

Stamps: Vintage Typewrite (Creative Expressions), Sentiments (Custom Made)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Distress Ink (Forest Green & Old Paper)
Paper: 5"x 7" White Opalescent Card, Red Cardstock, Kraft Paper, Note Paper
Embellishment: 3mm Colour Gem, Button, Twine, Fabric Ribbon

That's all for now.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Father's Day Tribute

It feels like eons ago since I joined an online card challenge. When I was not making cards, I think of the all the card designs I could have made. Oh, what can I say? I am finally back on track and today I am following the challenges again to retrieve my cardmaking mojo.

Made several of these for Father's Day. I had to gauge time for the cards to be delivered to fathers in advance since home is 13 hours flight away :)

Paper: 5"x7" Dark blue Opalescent card (Royal Langnickel), frosted damask pattern paper, black cardstock, beige cardstock, black glitter sticker
Embellishment: Leaf jewel, copper mesh ribbon, dark blue satin ribbon

I do hope the fathers esp. my Pa would appreciate this card design. Was aiming to make a classy looking card design. Often I find it tricky to give him something deem worthy as a gift. One can never out-give the man who gave you everything you had in life to make you who you are today. Don't you think so too?

This new card on the block is off to jam at these challenges:

Little Miss Muffet - Anything Goes

Crafty Sentiments Design - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Fat Pages Ands Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Little Red Wagon - Father's Day 
Simon Says - Father's Day / For A Special Male
Tuesday Throwdown - Masculine

Crafty Catz Weekly - Card For A Man

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Summer Frolicking

The weather has been lovely.

Was trying my best to keep the kite flying in the unpredictable wind.

There are always people who complains about the cold when it's winter & the heat when it's summer. I am definitely not complaining when it's summer!


Monday, May 28, 2012

DIY Photo Studio Box

Hey Peeps!

I have finally completed my DIY studio box. After much consideration, I realized my products require better shots. With so much I hope to do with the handmade cards & crafts, the items had to be displayed professionally.

Was looking for a cardbox with the ideal dimension to make a budget studio box that works... but beggars can't be choosers.

This was what I found and couldn't wait to start the project.


Painted it with white acrylic paint & added frosted polypropylene card to 3 sides of the box.

A white cardboard was stuck to the background & the base to provide a flawless backdrop.

Summer light is perfect for now.....

... till I invest on some decent white lighting.


Friday, May 25, 2012

Angry Bird Craze

Just to share with you a set of Angry Bird merchandises I got myself sometime ago ^_^

Fan, earphones & tag holder

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Quaint Looking Stamp

This was one other cute thing I got at a bazaar
in March. If it wasn't for visiting a friend's craft stall, I would not have discovered such cool a hang out place. The seller said the stamp was made in Germany. Isn't she a beau?

A cassette tape or a rubber stamp? :0)

A pic with my ol' friend, Mel manning her stall, Kiraishi Shoppe.

During the past two weeks, I have churned out quite a few card designs. But I have yet the time to link them to online competitions. That will have to wait until my diy photo box is ready for my product photo shoot. I am in the midst of completing the box and when it's done, the photos of my cards should be a lot better. *fingers crossed* ^_^

P/S : The sun has been lovely & luring me to go out to play the past 3 days. Oh, the heat! Loving it.


Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Christmas Card 2011

Last December, I designed a card just before I went on a long extended holiday in Malaysia.

Christmas cookies in a jar

Made about 10 of these for some overseas friends whom I wasn't meeting for Christmas or New Year. I had to refrain from blogging about those Christmas cards here to surprise my recipients. I think the intended recipients should always be the firsts to see them, right?

First time using so much glossy accent on a card

Ah, I missed making cards. But at the moment am stumped. I am not satisfied at just making them. Need to take this cardmaking of mine to a higher level. Praying for open doors & directions for the next step.