Thursday, February 28, 2008

New AC Spring & Summer , Amplified , MM Scalloped Sq




Alas a girl's abstinence from stash updates gone a little awry ! LOL




I can't say I've been a major AC or MM fan thus far but always one to try the latest & the greatest just to get some sense of update satisfaction .




trying out new stash MM GP 12x12 Die Cut ScallopSq, AC Spring & Summer Sugar Cubes, Serviette, High Tea & Daisy D's Simon Says Cardstock Stickers



Using a little AC Amplified Scalloped Edge paper , Cuttlebug Embossing on Bazzill White Bling , Bazzill Blossoms , Q&Co large brad

Going Buggy's Contest



Envis is celebrating 5,000 visits to her blog since she started it on the 6th January.


To take part in the fun, make a card in black and white and ONE other accent colour.


We have until midnight UK time, Wednesday 12th march, then anyone who has joined in will be up with a chance to win in a random draw.

She certainly has some nice blog candy to go with the contest !


Thank you Envis !


My supplies : Luxe Design pp, Cuttlebug embossing, ATB large brad

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

cps #53

Inspired by Melissa Phillips' sample & using scraps of Cherry Arte Princess , AC Birthday pp, Bazzill Velvet Blossom,Prima Say it with Crystals flower center

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Paper Take Weekly -Blue & Green

Onto this weeks challenge 'Blue and Green should never be seen?
This week's challenge is to use these two colours together!


A quick Monogram card Using DCWV All Dressed Up pp, Scenic Route sticker, MM button brads

Monday, February 25, 2008

Diamond Card - link to tutorial


There's always a new technique to try with card-making .
I couldnt resist trying out this new diamond shape using a 5x5 card as a base .
The tutorial is here which I found via Allison's wonderful compendium of tutorials on her blog .

sketches! by {tamara} Layout No 33

Check out the latest sketch & lovely layout samples for new ideas !
Using BG Obscure , MM Shimmer stars , Luxe Design journaling die cut tag , Bo Bunny birthday stickers


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Surprising Sun - Beauty Blogs !


I'm sure most of us would realise that one can learn almost anything off You-tube from solving the Rubik's cube to playing the guitar to scrapping & crafting of course !


Recently I was enamoured by how to's for make up ( eg how to use fake eyelashes which I highly recommend over doing eyelash extensions ( I tried once & that's enough for me ) yes ! fake eyelashes have come a very long way since I first used them on my wedding day ! lol technology has caught up with almost everything ! So yes do go for it ! Make overs without surgery & pain !





Just learning more about how to make -up with what we have or to even make a new small investment in that area ( instead of just buying new crafting stash for me ) can add a pop of fun into any woman's life no matter one's age ! lol


Here's a link to a beauty blog from which you can explore many others !




Saturday, February 23, 2008

Prima challenge for Scrap-Diner


I created this layout for the forum challenge over at http://www.scrap-diner.com/ . Challenge is to use our Prima stash on a layout ! lol
I didn't expect this is be less filled with Primas 'cos I realy wanted the crystal flourish to stand out more !

Friday, February 22, 2008

Smile!

Trying to use up more stash & decided scrapping is the way to go even though I wouldnt tire of cardmaking ! 

Using Bazzill Stitchable CS ( but too lazy to try stitching still so I used a Love Elsie, Zoe line fabric paper for backing ) & scalloped CS, Cherry Arte Princess pp & chipboard, AC felt flowers & thickers . 

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Loving things embossed !







Had a lot of fun using my Cuttlebug embossing folders for cards recently that I had to try a layout that shows off more fo the embossed CS .




USing Love , Elsie Zoe Creative kit , some AC felt flowers , Rhonna Farrer pp & rub on

Di Hickman's Feb Card sketch 3

Check out the latest sketch & card samples above .


Supplies: Sei Kitty's Place pp, DCWV CS, Prima flower & chipboard


Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

sketches! by {tamara} Layout No 31




Do give it a try and post a link for your creation back to Tamara's blog post
Supplies : BG Obscure, Q&Co Bold Sequins, AC thickers

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day !



I made these with Elizabeth's Inner Martha Lace challenge in mind !

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Paper Take Weekly - Simply Stripes

This weeks challenge is 'Simply Stripes' - quite self explanitory really lol! This weeks challenge is to use stripes on your project!

I was up to some Cuttlebug fun & even tried out some stamping !

Cardstock from the DCWV Glitter Stack !

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

sketches! by {tamara} Layout No 31



check out the layout samples & sketch here .

Supplies : Love Elsie Riley pps , peoxy stickers , cardstock stickers , AC thickers

Monday, February 11, 2008

Sketchthis:cards 41 - Celebrate a Special Day


Using old stash : border punch , DCWV CS & Glitter Stack , Prima Embossed Stars Die Cuts , EK Success fabric sticker

Caardvarks : Baby Love




It's all about BABY LOVE...link us to your baby cards by Thursday at Midnight


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Supplies : Flair Designs Baby Boy pp , embossed stickers , Happy Hammer Baby Boy brads


Sunday, February 10, 2008

New Sketch Designs - Papermonkey

supplies : Bazzill CS , Cuttlebug embossing , DCWV Glitter stack , other embellishments from Shanghai ! I meant to use some rubber stamping but as usual was too chicken to try !

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Surprising Sat - Blog tutorials of note !

Where has the time gone ?
It's The Lunar New Year celebrations here in Sunny Singapore these past 4 days or so and I didn't think I could be separated from the Internet that long ! But Alas I have !
Surprising Saturday( instead of Weds ) shall be a new feature for me to blog & I have decided it will not be limited to challenges but instead I would like to use it it to highlight things of note crafting wise .
This will also help me to focus on Revitalising my own approach to Papercrafting .
At least that's what I hope .
So far 2008 I have discovered new fun card challenges galore & even created one for fun myself .
Thank you so much everyone who took the time to participate !
Do check out the gallery here of the cards made .
And now on to today's Surprising Saturday :
I love Alison's blog for highlighting blog candy , challenges & just discovered that she highlights all sorts of tutorials some of which I'm dying to try !
I hope you have fun checking them out too here :
Thank you so much Alison !


Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Bloomin Gorgeous card - LOL !



Supplies :Bazzill Bling CS , Scenic Route Sumner Papers , Prima Flowers , Speckled mini heart brads, Fiskars Sentiment Clear Stamp
This also fits Papertake Weekly's latest Blooming Gorgeous challenge

This weeks challenge 'Blooming Gorgeous!' is to use floral embellishments on your projects!

These could be Prima's, silk, wire stemmed, die cut, handcut etc! etc

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My first ever card challenge will be up until Weds , Feb 6th

There will be a surprise at the end of the challenge ! lol


Check out entries by Lauren, Anita , Tracie , Mamaluke , Tilly , Adriann, Elizabeth , Rosie -

for more inspiration ,blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !

Can't wait to see everyone's cards ! Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look & also so that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog

Monday, February 04, 2008

Friend card sample

Another Black, White , Pink card I made before .
Supplies :Bazzill CS , DCWV All Dressed UP CS , American Crafts Thickers

My first ever card challenge will be up until Weds , Feb 6th

There will be a surprise at the end of the challenge ! lol


Check out entries by Lauren, Anita , Tracie , Mamaluke , Tilly , Adriann, Elizabeth , Rosie -

for more inspiration ,blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !

Can't wait to see everyone's cards ! Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look & also so that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog

Tamara's 12x12 Layout Sketch 30

My very first sketch layout on the DT for Tamara !

Check out the other layout samples too ! Lots to inspire !

I flipped & rotated the sketch just for a bit for fun ! It might be a little hard to recognise !

And ended up with a 2 page 81/2 x11 layout . Hope you like it !

Supplies : Bazzill Scalloped rect CS , American Crafts Birthday pps, Mambi chipboard stickers , Q&Co Bold Sequins, Bo Bunny Brads, Heidi Swapp journaling spot, Luxe Design Journaling spot , Sakura Aqua Glaze Pens

p/s : Praying for Tamara to have a speedy recovery from Surgery this week !


Sunday, February 03, 2008

thank you card sample for my Card challenge



Supplies :Bazzill CS , Roxie Rocks embossed paper , DCWV Glitter Stack , Heidi Swapp Center of Attention chipboard alpha , Prima flowers , Making Memories Large brad , Q&Co sequins & sprinkle brads .

Using supplies that I had forgetten that I have !

My first ever card challenge will be up until Weds , Feb 6th

Make more than one card if you like ! The more the merrier !


There will be a surprise at the end of the challenge ! lol
Check out entries by Lauren, Anita , Tracie , Mamaluke , Tilly , Adriann, Elizabeth , Rosie -

for more inspiration ,blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !

Can't wait to see everyone's cards ! Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look & also so that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog

Saturday, February 02, 2008

You rawk ! card sample for my Card Challenge







I had a go at Tamara's latest card sketch 29 for this card sample on the black, white & pink theme .


I haven't tried a hand cut circular card before & so it was a good challenge to try something new !

I used a CD to trace unto a 4x6" card base & used my Cutterbee scissors ( nothing else will do ! )
Supplies :Bazzill CS , Roxie Rocks fabric paper , Heidi Swapp Journaling Spot & metallic heart , Prima Esprit flowers , Making Memories Large brad Q&Co bold sequins , Sakura Aqua Glaze Pen.


My first ever card challenge will be up until Weds , Feb 6th


Make more than one card if you like ! The more the merrier !
There will be a surprise at the end of the challenge ! lol
Check out our entries by Adriann, Elizabeth , Rosie - for more inspiration ,blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !
Can't wait to see everyone's cards ! Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look & also so that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog





Friday, February 01, 2008

thank you card sample for my Card Challenge


For my next card sample for my current card challenge , it's Thanks to Susan once again for helping me discover Nicola's fab card sketch blog -another first for me ! Love her gallery of cards created based on her sketches too ! Great way to showcase everyone's wonderful work in one place !

Supplies : Scenic Route Sumner pps & date label , Fabric flower from Bangkok , Happy Hammer Sunflower brad
I can't say that these supplies are some of my top faves & I dont find them easy to use. Nevertheless I was happy with how this card actually turned out.

my Thank You card challenge , ends 6th Feb .
Do feel free to combine my card challenge with others if it so suits you !
Check out our first entries by Elizabeth and Rosie - for more inspiration blog visit them to see their lovely creations & leave them your comments too !
Can't wait to see everyone's cards ! Remember to leave a comment here so that we can come and have a look & also to that I can put your card up in a gallery on my blog .