Tuesday, August 31, 2010

ICSketches #81

ICS#81 is up and running.

My supplies : WRMK Retro Glam pps , Vintage Blue cardstock sticker,
Cuttlebug embossing folder . 

Our sponsor this week is Paper Romance.
 Up for grabs is a $5.00 Gift Voucher.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Bo Bunny Learning Curve cards / Teacher Appreciation Day !

Some quick cards that I managed to make with the
 new Bo Bunny Learning Curve pps that arrived here last week. 
Vintage cardstock image stickers are by Crafty Little Secrets . 

Here in Singapore , we celebrate Teacher's Day today in schools 
& Sept 1 is a holiday for teachers ( & the rest of the school !) ;) 

Happy Teacher's Day to all educators ! 

It's the difference one life can make on classes & classes of students , 
year after year, 
the power of one life to influence generations ! 
Thank you, teachers,  for the work that you choose to do . 

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Random's the style around here for now .

A quick layout with the new 
Crate Paper School Spirit papers 
to meet the Crate Paper Sketch challenge deadline . 

Here's the sketch that was provided with the challenge . 

 DD & her netball team mates spent a few hours one afternoon recently
 helping out at a Handicapped Welfare Home and at the end of the day ,
 after serving the community they got to experience
 Wheelchair Basketball for the first time !
I simpy used pics from the event to capture a good memory . 

The clock, pencil & book dimensional stickers are from the 
Bo Bunny Learning curve line. 

Friday, August 27, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches #69

Here's a rather random type of sketch this week
up over at the Little Shop of Sketches

And fortunately for me , DD & netball mates -
just took some  pics of themselves in school - trying to form a rainbow -
since they had all randomly chosen their T-shirt colors that particular training day . 
Pics were taken with an iphone - so pardon the quality . 

I was also inspired to cut into my Echo Park Paper prize - 
a Walk in the Park paper kit  for this . 
A little bit of misting to tone the bright yellow 
and some black ruffled 7 Gypsies fabric tape 
to provide an anchor to the design . 

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

ICSketches #80

My card for ICS#80 this week .

I used a glittered white cardstock base which I
cuttlebug embossed with one of my all time fave folders . 
When in doubt ,( as with layouts too ) 
always use white or off white as a starting point . 
Other good alternatives - kraft , black .

I have basically followed the sketch closely here 
but scaled it for a rectangular card instead of a square one. 
Sentiment is a clear stamp by Techniques Tuesday ,
layered unto a punched circle which was inked. 
Can't go wrong using a border punch these days either ! 

Other go to ways  of embellishing cards - 
use flowers , ribbons , buttons , bling ( or brads ) 
in coordinating colors as the patterned papers .;) 

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Prima Paisley Rd cards

Hey blogging friends , 
trust your week is off to a great start or will be !  
Here are some new Prima Paisley Rd 
cards to brighten up your screen 
for a change ! ;)  

This Best Wishes card uses entirely 
papers from the Paisley Road line , including the square card base. 
There's also a glittered chipboard journaling spot & bling pebbles from the collection.

These two Thank you cards following are made up from scraps .
I think this is one line that I could use almost every scrap up 
on cards  and I never thought much of them at all when I saw the sneak peek for CHA ! 
I am thinking that I might buy another round of this line to make layouts now .
I never got a chance to make a layout yet , I just can't stop making cards for now .;) 

Inspite of its rather Bollywood inspired name for this line , 
I certainly wasn't thinking Indian influenced at all. 

Just very happy colors for me & great floral & swirl patterns.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SRM Stickers Card sketch challenge

SRM Stickers is hosting a card challenge on their blog 
and I found time today to play along . 

using the new Prima Fairy Flora pps 
and all new Prima blossoms, Clementine Olivia ribbon . 

I really am enjoying the new Prima Fairy Floral 
and even more the Paisley Road line for cards  so far.  
Will post up more as I take pics of them. 

Friday, August 20, 2010


Lots of new arrivals on our sunny shores this week - 
New Cosmo Cricket, Prima , Maya Road !!

I thought I'd challenge myself buying a little Cosmo Togetherness & Pixielicious pps -
thinking I might put them to use on cards if I fail to make any layouts with them.:) 
 I surprised even myself that I was able to cut into the 
CC Togetherness pps quickly today -
all thanks to the latest Color Combos Galore Challenge #156. 

I misted over a new Prima splatter mask -
using Maya Rd Lemon MetallicMist , 
Candy Red Apple , Electric Blue & Black Magic GM.
There is an oppsie at the top left corner where the Candy Red Apple 
interacted with the blue mist & out came purple ! 
Couldn't resist putting some Maya Road doily transparencies to use here - 
this doily trend comes in all forms & colors , huh ? 
from my old stash : 
Doodlebug yellow frills paper ribbon ,
Scenic route paper strip - good times,
AC thickers.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Happy Mail Day ! World Cup , YOG ...

our Monday evening !
Long awaited by my kids for the vuvuzela 
& all the sweeties !!! 
Fortunately none of my neighbours complained 
about any additional noise coming from our home that evening 
as the kids took turns to blast away . lol . 

Alas , World Cup is a rather distant memory for us here ,
as Singapore hosts the inaugural Youth Olympics, underway now until Aug 26th ! 

Here's a layout I created ,acknowledging the YOG spirit . 
Inspired by the Color Room Palette #19. 
Pics taken at one of our airport terminals - 
there's lots of activities around our island celebrating the YOG ,
including this mini bungee jump . 

Helen included some of her own crochet flowers in her World Cup RAK 
& I put quickly put some to work here : 
Thanks much , hun !!! 

really sweet these flowers are ! 
almost makes me want to take up crochet now ! ;) 

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

ICSketches #79

My card this week for ICS #79.

Supplies : WRMP Retro Glam pps , MM brads, 
ATD chipboard sentiment,
Doily by Pretties etc 

Our lovely sponsor this week is Meljen's Designs.
This weeks prize is 4 free digi images of the winner
choice. All you have to do is create something
using the sketch. Then link us up using Mr.
Linky here.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 68

Here's the latest sketch up over at 
the Little Shop of Sketches.
Our sketches will be in color from now on - what fun ! 

& my take using the IOD Loolah line .
Love all the die cuts in this line .
I've used an MM Metal Vintage embellie for the title ,
some Prima felt & a coupla rosebuds, JB butterfly stickers 
& this layout came quickly together .;)

Starting September there will be prizes up for grabs
(including a prize sponsored by me - I promise you , you will like it ! ) 
 so get scrapping with Little Shop’s sketches and email to  
and you can also find us on Facebook!

Friday, August 13, 2010

playing with mediums

I liked this trendy sketch posted over at 
YSS' blog by DT member Valerie Bishop.

and was inspired to use some mediums with it . 
There 's TA's Glimmer Glaze , Glimmer Glam and even Shimmerz Choc Blingz. 
& misting in Tattered Leather glimmer mist over my current fave lace runner .;) 

Other supplies : SF Indie Girl pp & banner stickers, BG doily ribbon . 

Thursday, August 12, 2010

MME Lost & Found

Cutting into some new MME Lost & Found -
picked up some Union Square & Market Street pps today - 
 & certainly found some lost mojo for scrapping .
Love the fine red glitter on their papers & embellies ! 
The online pics of this entire release simply 
do not do justice to the actual beauty of the individual papers .
Much better appreciated in person for sure ! 

I recently found a cheap lace runner
 to mist over and just had to try it out here. 

I used Tattered Leather & Brick glimmer mists to match the colors 
of the papers . 
Gotta love the variation of textures here from 
just one little part of the lace ! 
I also misted the black cardstock for a photo mat, 
with Dazzling Diamonds & Snow Angel ,
& then splattered some runny white paint for effect.

Layout Design is inspired by Stuck?! Sketches' - bonus sketch 1

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Twisted Cards #019

My card for this week's challenge over at Twisted Card sketches -
This week's twist is "Stripe" - any how, any way!     

Chipboard Sentiment by Momenta,
Ki Memories' Flourish papers

I tried out making my own air-dry lightweight clay embellishments 
after watching Lucy Edson's tutorial here
I have to say that the Shimmerz Blingz paint 
was the best medium to use on 
this kind of clay after trying out a variety .
The shimmerz & blingz really do come through really well..

While the supplies were out , I made another card 

The hot pink tissue rosettes here 
are by Chelley Bean Designs ( on etsy) 

I used Apricot Chalkboard glimmer mist  on the center rosette 
and added a little rosebud center on another . 

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

ICSketches #78

My card for ICS #78 this week.
Check out all the DT inspo here.

Supplies : WRMK Retro Glam pps , Prima florals , Sentiment by Flavia

This week's prize is a GBP10.00 GC to Bunny Zoe Craft's online store. ;)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Butterfly kisses

Trying out a soft color palette for a change 
with these lovely Shabby Green Door 
On the wings of a dream pps. 

It seems the only way I can get a nice bow going is with some 
crinkled ribbon .;) 
it's very forgiving  quite unlike using a satin or grosgrain ribbon.
Another go with the ruffled ribbon border here too . 

The sentiment is a K&Co dimensional chipboard sticker . 

Hope your week is off to a great scrappy / crafty start ! 

Mine sure is after finding out I'm one of three winners 
over at Echo Park Paper's "Life is Good" Facebook contest.;) 
Do post away your "Happy Halloween" creations 
over at Echo Park's FB page
& you just might be a winner  too ! 
They will pick 3 more winners this week .;) 

Friday, August 06, 2010

Mod Podge Resist background

I just got hold of some TA Glimmer Glaze, Glimmer Glam and  Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
and wanted to put them all into use at one go . ;)
So I turned to the Tattered Angels' educators'
 blog to experiment with some new ideas . 
 I tried a tutorial here by our very own Singaporean TA Educator, Jasmine Low .

The technique is called Multi Medium Resist -  you can see the full tutorial here .
I didn't have an artist multi medium on hand
so I simply used modge podge instead 
and a normal artist paint brush to paint on the modge podge
 all over a white cardstock background. 

Here are some of the colors I used on the background : 

Fall Glimmer mist colors  over the modge podged areas : 
Apple, Dragonfly & Sugar Maple. 
Tattered Leather & Apricot Chalkboard Glimmer Mist
 around the modge podged areas.
Splattered Glimmer Glaze in Emerald Cove & Penny Loafer .
Dirty Martini Glimmer Glam painted around the photo.

 another experiment with the new Apricot Chalkboard Glimmer Mist -
I sprayed the Apricot color on the paper towel 
and stamped unto the white cardstock background - 
I used a Glimmer Glaze bottle to press on the paper towel for 
the circular design .;) 
I'm not sure how this will be used yet 
but I do know we can make paper towel glimmer misted flowers .
Check out the tutorial by Liz Hicks here.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Echo Park's Life is Good !

According to Scrapbook Update's review of CHA Summer 2010 , 
Echo Park Paper was much buzzed about on the show floor .
Since we are lucky enough to get ahold of  their papers here - 
way ahead of all the other brands from CHA Summer...
I had to try some out ! ;) 

Card design was inspired by Card Sketch #50, Inspired Blueprints.

A rather pretty color palette here in this line 
which can easily suit a number of themes to scrap with .

can i say I highly recommend misting through a fine screen material -
 I am thinking  big pieces of lace, 
even my laundry bag - 
anything with fine screen ... lol ...
the texture is just wonderful & effortless . 

I have used the Fall Glimmer Mist colors here - 
Apple & Dragonfly with some Vanilla Breeze . 
very versatile colors indeed !
 & no, we needn't use them for a seasonal purpose at all .;)  

Layout design inspired by a Liz Qualman sketch .