Friday, March 30, 2012

Thrusday's Up! Sign

This week's challenge on 365cards is to use any kind of sign on your card. So what do you see on my card? Have fun!

Supplies :
* PP Authentique Journey
* Unity Stamps (Cow / Arrow)
* Classiky Masking tapes

* The Twinery  Mandarin
* Inks - Versa Color Scarlet & Stazon Midnight blue

Also linking up these parties:
1. Card Positioning Sketches CPS258
2. Old Back Porch 52card wk13

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mini - Concertina Bound

This is what I did a gift for friend's son birthday. The card was made a while ago during the Let's Scrap blog hop so over the past few nights the hours were spent on the mini album. Coincidentally over the weekend, Tip Junkie had a post on great paper craft home made mini albums. I looked through the post and saw Bee in Our Bonnet post on Concertina fold spine album. I have never done Concertina bound album before so I gave it a try.

* Friday night I rummaged throught my paper stash, 1/2 hr just to select 4 patterned paper @_@, did the cut outs and glueing; and have the album stacked under some heavy books.
* Saturday night time was spent on cracking my head how to patch 'open wound' pages due to overglueing - I ended up patching them with washi tapes. And also did some decoration with rubons.
* Sunday night I made the cover for the album.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Thrusday's Up! - DIY

365cards challenge this week is DIY - This "Do it Yourself" challenge is to use a sticker or stickers to create your own embellishment. For example, you can add it to chipboard and do some fussy cutting. Stick it on a button or ribbon to enhance an existing embellishment. 

This week's sponsor is SRM Stickers. There is a whole lot of creative crafting ideas on that site, so do check it out. I received the package in time to create the card for this week. So here's my take on the tube is from the sponsor.. yes it is! It's my 1st time seeing tubes being used for crating. So I decided to give it a try to use the Baby Girl theme borders along with the tube. Since my challenge is to make an embellishment, I added in the tube some mini pegs with some washi tapes and added a SRM sticker to one of the pegs. Outside the tube are PP, some washi tape, twine and SRM stickers. Hope you like the idea of my DIY embellishment :P

Supplies :
* 5 different SRM Stickers
* Washi tapes from Made With Love (LSS) and Classiky
* PP from Echo Park Country Drive
* Mini pegs from Daiso
* The Twinery Blossom
* Button from October Afternoon
* Camera stamp from RAK

Also linking these parties :
1. Paper Play Challenges Week 12 - Spring Colours
2. Crafty Purple Frog Challenges Challenge 37 Anything Goes
3. Crafts & Me Challenge 76 Light Airy Spring Colours
4. Little Darling Challenges Spring is in Air
5. Scrapbook Sisters Challenge No76
6. Creative Inspiration Challenge 155 Anything goes
7. Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 55
8. Card Thursday Challenge 209 Anything goes

My washis!

My favorite items in scrapbooking, still is and will always be WASHI tapes

Yes, for the MEANTIME these are what I have at home. I tore minimal strips and pasted them onto thrift shop cards and catalogued them up in series/brands. Just for my own keepsake!
For some eye candy sake I sorted them by color, lovely isnt?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

These arrived yesterday!

Some RAK that I won from Heather blog during Let's Scrap in Feb12 via random number generator. Really cute Halloween stamps and rubons! Thanks Heather!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Thrusday's up! - All Smiles

All Smiles

365cards challenge this week is to feature an image on your card that depicts a great big smile. Well, I must confess I do not have any big circle punch yet(one and only 7/8" punch is way too small) and I spoilt the circle cutter that I have. So I took a roll of tape and traced, cut and halved it. This should pass as a big smile on a small 4x6 card :) I left the SMILE with no stamps/pattern or any sort of decoration because I wanted to keep the rest of the items in the card BUSY. I had always wanted to try this, to create a background using corrugated cardboard with inks. It took me awhile to tear out the cardboard for the texture to appear, snipped a little with scissors and trimmed a little with pen knife. Then I whopped out 2 colors and just dabbed the ink pads on the cardboard. Anyway I'm happy and I do like the outcome as the card isn't the girly girl kind of card.
Supplies :
* Corrugated cardboard box
* Black and white cardstock
* White pigment ink pen from Uniball Signo Broad - for the eyes
* Tim Holtz distress inks - Bundled Sage / Walnut Stain
* Authenthique Blissful 6x6pad - Paradise paper
* Washi tapes from Amy Tangerine and MT Kamoi Tape
* Maya Road canvas button
* Stamped Ticket from RAK - with my handwritten SMILE
* My Mind's Eye 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Out of the Blue - Heart shape cut out

Linking up :
1. Card Positioning Systems CPS256
2. The Old Back Porch 52-card-pickup-week-11
3. Shelly's Images Terifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Liebster Blog Award - 3rd!

Thank you Asmah for nominating me for Liebster Blog award. My 3rd :) Here's to pass on the Liebster Award to 5 fellow 365cards Design team member 
As quoted in my previous posts, the origins of the Liebster Blog Award are somewhat unclear but general consensus is that they originated in Germany. Liebster, meaning favorite or dearest, is here to showcase bloggers with fewer than 200 followers. Upon accepting this award the recipient must then pass it on to five more blogs that have 200 or less followers.

So show them some love :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

PL2012 wk4

Finally back to PL2012.. trying to catch up. I did one page of pre CNY, with some photos on food. :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Organizing my stash - I love Daiso

I took sometime to organize my stash last night. First thing first, washi tapes get the priority and then inks and mists. I did not organize emblishments, die cuts, rubons, papers. Just the little stuff that I figured would be better in containers. Oh yes, all the containers here are from Daiso... I love Daiso!

Most of the containers are not filled to the brim. :)
1. Metal accesories from Beadspin
2. Brads with no glitter
3. Brads with glitter, gromlets and eyelets
4. Wooden tiles and wooden buttons

5. Rubber stamps, mainly Unity ones
6. Acrylic stamps
7. Rubber wood mount stamps
8. Sewing stuff - floss, threads
9. Washi, paper and fabric tapes
10. Washi tapes from MT and Classiky and also the mini range

Another 2 boxes are for inks pads and mists

SBM ATC Feb2012

These arrived a couple of days ago. The theme for Feb2012 ATC was HEART, hosted by Dorcas ... so here are the creations of local Singapore crafters. I decided to take on ATC Exchange for March as well. Joey is hosting this round. The theme for March is YELLOW. Here's a little sneak peek of the supplies used.. eventually I decided not to use one of them :)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thursday's up! 10 circles

Circle up

The 365cards challenge this week is to use at least 10 circles on your card, otherwise anything goes, so how many did you spot?

Supplies :
* PP mainly from Basic Grey Sweet Threads
* EK Success 7/8" Circle punch, Martha Stewart Butterlies punch
* Button from October Afternoon
* Twine from Divine Twine
* April sticker from RAK

Also linking up these parties :
1. Critter Sketch Blogspot - Buttons buttons I love buttons
2. Pollycraft Monday Challenge Spring has Sprung (Joey)
3. Basic Grey Challenge #64 Spring Photo Inspiration
4. Unique Crafters Challenge March Challenge #1 Anything Goes

A little something in blue

I made this accordion album in 3hrs, not a record to be proud of, as I'm a slow crafter :) Made for a little girl who loves blue who just turned 4, mainly for her mommie to print/crop 12 favorite photos and keep them in this album. Hope she likes it
Supplies :
* DCWV textured cardstock for the cover
* PP from Fancy Pants Beach Babe & Echo Park Splash
Ribbon from thrift shop
* Various Washi tapes
* October Afternoon journaling card and Flowersacks

Here are the views of the inside pages with sudden outburst of colors

Also linking up these parties :
1. Unique Crafters Challenge March Challenge #1 Anything Goes

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Imagine This - Sunrise

Think SUNRISE, so 2 words that came across my mind was colors and hope. Twirled & twirled, tied some knots, some alpha stamps stamped casually and voilĂ !

Black and white from Divine Twine
All other twines from The Twinery

Linking up :
1. 365Cards D2 Imagine This : Sunrise
2. Simon Says....ANYTHING GOES

Monday, March 5, 2012

Pretty in PINK!

It's a challenge indeed to use 3shades of PINK! Really.. I'm not a very big fan of pink! The stack of Fancy Pants Beach Babe which I got, well, I got it mainly because it was on sales online and it was not ALL PINK but rather distressed looking papers.. Today I peeled of 2 sheets of 6x6 paper and got one of the punched. I took out the pink Sharpie but decided not to use it, otherwise my handwritten sentiment would probably be left unoticed. Here is the outcome, simply SO pink!

Supplies :
* Fancy Pants Beach Babe
* Martha stewart edge punch
* Button from October Afternoon
* Baker's Twine Cotton Candy

Linking up these parties :

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Leap38 Winner of Let's Scrap Blog Hop

Congratulations to Katy Drogos! Pls email me at to claim the Let's Scrap Blog Hop RAK prize. Hope you had fun during the blog hop!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A New Beginning - My 1st DT stint @ 365Cards

A new beginning for me!
Yes, a new beginning! This would theme of my card as part of the Design Team of 365Cards. Yes, my 1st Design Team stint!!! I would be joining a group of talented crafters around the world as the design team for 365Cards ! You could check out for more details. Bookmark us down and I sure do hope you would join us at 365Cards! I'm on, under the spotlight, weekly on Thrusdays. See you there!

This would be the 1st posting for the 'new year' of 365Cards which starts today 1Mar2012. This card is meant for girlfriend who I known for 16years, who would be moving into her OWN abode in a few months time. I wanted to keep it simple but colorful. This sketch from DT call from Let's Scrap. Love it?
Supplies : 
* Patterned Paper from Echo Park Springtime & K&Company Carolyn Gavin Greenhouse Desginer paper pad
* Fiskars flower border punch
* October Afternoon rub-on
* Sentiment from RAK
* Washi tape from Classiky 
* Buttons from my own knick knacks and October Afternoon
* Mix of Twine from Bakers' Twine and Divine Twine (These are all I have.. oh, how I love my twine & buttons!)

Linking up these parties

SBM ATC Jan2012

Let's Scrap blog hop is now over. Watch out for the space, we should have the winner list up at Let's Scrap website latest by 3Mar2012.Here's the link to the original post of blog hop!

These 14 ATCs came into my mailbox 2 days ago. Look at the effort that's put in by the rest of my never-met-before scrapper friends. Love the art! Now I can fill up my ATC album!