Sunday, December 31, 2006

Woo to the Hoo ! It's the New Year already ! 2007 kicks off to a great start !

Hello 2007 !

Goodbye 2006 !

Is it the end ?

Or just the beginning ?

Saddam Hussein finally executed!

The Taiwan earthquake shook our access to the Internet here in little Singapore - most of the access is ok now - but it did hit us bad the first couple of days !

I woke up today to find out that 6 small bombs exploded in various locations across Bangkok ( was there in early Nov ! )
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/061231/3/45q2q.html





& my work got published for the first time !
published Jan 1 , 2007 on Scrapstreet.com ! wahoo !

John Ross @8 ! for a chipboard article

http://www.scrapstreet.com/magy2/y2jan07/features/chip2.htm


Incidentally their Card Corner features Thank You cards to kick off 2007 ! ;-)

As the New Year begins , Here's to the road ahead !
Who knows what the 'morrow may bring !

I wish you all more faith, more hope , more strength for the New Year ahead !

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

More inspirational challenges !

On my list of must tries : explosion box !


love their slide show how to !

http://fairies-with-tude.blogspot.com/

Friday, December 22, 2006

May 2007 blossom with new Joys to discover ...DCM


To everyone I'm blessed to know , near or far ,

As the New Year blossoms
May your Life Journey
be fragrant with new opportunities,
Your days be bright
with new hopes
and your heart be
warm with new joys !

HAPPY 2007 !

A mini album project by a first time Scrapper from Thailand !


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Friday, December 15, 2006

DCM - B&W Christmas with a splash of colour



This is quite a challenge for me simply due to a lack of material in Black & white - however did find this image in my Christmas stash which I received from Scotland in a swap before - kinda stained glass effect - holographic background - Christmas angels I think ! Not sure if this was a hand stamped image - as the person who sent me this is a stamper ! - mounted on a cd with silver peel off greeting.

Think I'll keep it for myself , Rhi - lol - it's the only image like this I received from Scotland - precious !

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Artwork by 11 yr old Deborah

Santa with a twist


money box for her little bro - Sizzix letters

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Altered CD Cases - Birthday / Masculine theme

Made these last nite for 3 different male relatives with Birthdays in the next 2 weeks. Fun to try ! Also tried out the BG Blush 6x6 paper pad - such a breeze & a joy to use on a small project !
Wow ! Gotta to acquire them all now - the BG 6x6 pads -Romani, Lily Kate .....hmmm ... lol !



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Tuesday, December 12, 2006

DCM - more quick Christmas tags


Was able to use the scraps of the first batch of tags made, for these - focusing on silver, tree, ribbons , gift , holly !

It was a great help the little extra dare ! lol !


thanks much , daring cardmakers !

Now off to see if it's possible to make more pressies...... top on my list to try - an altered cd case ( theme - masculine birthday , possibly Christmas ) ......will see !

Monday, December 11, 2006

DCM - Quick Christmas tags

DCM Little extra mid week challenge
This week we'd like you to make 3 tags for your Christmas Presents using this list of words to help you; holly, gift, snowflake, ribbon, tree, silver
So hopefully this year your presents will be adorned with pretty handmade tags, and not just plain white sticky labels.....
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Gift , silver , tree :
Some quick & happy Chrismassy tags using some fun dimensional stickers I found yesterday at a stationery store last nite.
Tried out some doodling with the Chatterbox Doodle Genie tool .
Mainly revisiting old ideas of pearlescent papers, punchart & stickers !




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Saturday, December 09, 2006

DCM - Stamping with a twist

This week's challenge is set by Keryn and I want you to... Stamp with a Twist. Don't race out and grab your mounteds, unmouteds, polymer stamps or your stipple brushes and foam. I want you stamp with basically anything else but a commercially produced stamp.
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Wow ! What a challenge !Have to admit - lol !

Being a non-stamper & all !

I thought in terms of circles mainly - also bubble wrap - but wasn't sure what I would do with the stamped bubble wrap .

I decided to stick with anything circular I could find - from plastic bottles, bottle caps , marker ends ( there were some interesting patterns that emerged from those ) but mainly I stuck to using erasers - erasers of pencils - mechanical ones etc .

My eleven & eight year olds were very happy to help out & they stamped the paper for the second tag.

Also testing out the new CanoScan 4400F that we have with these little gift tags .

supplies : DCWV , glitter glue

TFL !

Thursday, December 07, 2006

My first altered CDs - Christmas Greetings

I dont know why I havent tried these sooner ! Used scraps from last year's Christmas papers ! really pleased ! lol Inspired by Eleni -

http://egratsia.blogspot.com

thanks for the link , Paula ! ;-) http://minibookpixie.blogspot.com/


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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

DCM - Mid week challenge - card recipe

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And just to help the week along, as usual we've a Little Extra for you. It's another recipe this time. Your list of ingredients is:
5 flowers
3 patterned papers
1 piece of ribbon
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Using old CBX papers , May arts ribbon , prima flowers - Odyssey Minnie Can , small Got Flowers, hand embossed brads

Mini altered coaster fun

Managed to try out some mini square altered coaster projects yesterday . Thought I'd try out something new for Christmas as well . Haven't tried out the round coasters yet.



to purchase coasters : email : paperfections@yahoo.com

Friday, December 01, 2006

DCM- Sing !

This week's challenge is set by Kel and I want you to... Sing!
http://daringcardmakers.blogspot.com/
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Ok , the music I like may not be everyone's cup of tea , but truth be told my all time fave artiste is Josh Groban for sooo many wonderful reasons - ( have others too - Michael Buble , dare i say James Blunt ! lol )
made tonnes of friends all over thru his fan club etc
soo I have made lots of cards based on the lyrics of the songs
from the albums of Josh Groban .........

Long before I did any scrapping I loved making photo cards , duh !
sounds like an oxymoron now - lol
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From : "My Confession"






"remember when it rained "

Yes , Rhi - did use my own handwriting here , lol .

"All I want of Love "

"To Where You Are "

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Ikea Christmas gift ideas

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

BG Lily Kate altered notebooks


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DCM -Star - Mid Week Challenge

for your Little Extra this week we'd like you to make a card on another word theme, this time the word is: ....................STAR
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A chance to catch up with making more Christmas themed cards for sure !





making use of old stash, quick cards


Saturday, November 25, 2006

DCM - Doodle Do !




This week's darer is Jo and your challenge is to make a card along any theme, colour, shape, size, etc.
but it must incorporate....

Doodling!
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Every year at my daughter's art class - they are asked to make seasonal greeting cards .
( paint , draw etc )
The art teacher, Mrs Yong , is also a designer for some greeting card companies in the UK & Australia.
& she sure has some original designs for them every year!
Below are 2 cards drawn by my 11 year old daughter , Deborah
at the last art class for the year.
Their theme this year is Christmas with a humourous twist.

cards were mounted on DCWV cardstock -

couldn't resist adding some peel offs to the 1st one

( got them from the UK ! )

satin ribbon added to the 2nd.

my own first tentative attempt ,inspired by the Design Team !

( learnt a load overnight ! from each & every one's cards )

Heidi Swapp chipboard letters , BG papers

It's nice to try out this doodling idea that we so often see in layouts these days -

doodling on everything & everywhere !

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

smile

DCM Mid Week extra Challenge - Sparkle !






































We're giving you one word to play with this time. How you choose to interpret this is up to you, your card might have the word on it, or contain something to do with the word. It might be a quote or phrase with the word in it. It might convey a mood. So what is this word I hear you ask?

The word for the week is

SPARKLE
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My first 2006 Christmas card made on Monday just actually ! Revisiting punch art with my own unique "sparkly " touch . In fact I spent the weekend playing with glitter, microbeads , seed beads etc - using stash I've always had but waiting for a work out !

Another Purse card using Heidi Swapp blings , glitter , rhinestone flowers etc







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