Friday, April 27, 2012

Thrusday's Up - Try A New Technique

Try a New Technique

As it says, try a new technique. Earlier this week, for the 1st time, 
1. I made a pompom with twine with a fork
2. rolled felt flower
3. Another new technique I used in my card is distress glue technique from Split Coast Stampers. Simply using clear glue to create unique background, coupled with some distress ink.
4. I also made a pocket to put the little tag in. The pocket is actually held by some washi tapes.The butterfly silhouette is paper scrap which I saved from previous project and for some color to the butterfly I added washi tape. So try a new technique, what's yours?

Closeup shot - I embrace imprefection :)
There we have stripes, grids, polkas. Pretty busy card, huh?

Supplies :
* All patterned papers from Studio Calico

* Washi tape from Colte & Marks Lotta Jansdotter design
* Butterflies punches from Martha Stewart (Classic Butterfly 3 In 1 & Monarch Butterfly Double punch)
* Pink Sorbet twine from The Twinery
* Thank you stamp - Technique Tuesday Clear Stamps Loving Words
* Tim Holtz Distress inks Broken China / Sugar Spun
* Ribbon from Daiso

Also Linking up these parties

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

My 1st Pompom & Freestyle cut felt flower

I'm not a flower power kind of person and neither am I a very pink person. Just to challenge myself some new techniques this week :
1. Choose a pink twine to make a pompom. And I used Pink Sorbet from The Twinery. I probably didn't do enough rounds to make it really fluffy. So it does looked kind of butchered.

2. I googled some felt flowers tutorials and chanced upon a rolled fabric tutorial from My Blonde Ambitions. I used a square felt piece from thrift shop and freestyle cut with no measurement ... whopped out my Beacon glue and started to glue the felt (and my fingers along the way). Here is the final product of the night. I guess pros could have taken less than 10min to do this whole pompom + flower thing. I took more than 20mins to do so.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Thrusday's up! - Think School

Think School

365cards theme for this week is Think School - You have to include at least one image (patterned paper works) and one word that are associated with learning. So here's mine - grid paper and the circular sentiment associated with learning. This is my 1st attempt to make a card with Studio Calico Autumn Press. I'm now so in love with Studio Calico papers!

Supplies :
* All PP from Studio Calico Autumn Press
* Technique Tuesday circular sentiment stamp
* Papertreyink stamp Just@Note
* EK Success scallop punch
* Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
* Blings from Hero Arts
* Scooter embellishment from a local accessories shop
Also linking up these parties :

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Load10 Life with You IS an Adventure

Moments Recorded April 2012 Layout Challenge Recipe challenge

1) Must be a Layout - Ok, I'm good

2) Must used the following ONLY:- 1 cardstock - Kraft from Bazzill
- 1 piece of vellum/acetate - I didn't have any, so I used Maya Road transparency (with an image on it)

- 1 tag - Manila tag - Up to 3 stamped sentiments - 1 from Unity Itty Bitty (I) Love you 24-7 {I rubbed off I and hand written WE instead};  Ali Edwards Life with you is an Amazing adventure)
- Up to 3 stamped images - Maya Road typewriter / consider the one on transparency is another
- Up to 10 washi tapes - I used 5 MTs
Additional add-on limited to:
- Twine - Well, 3 colors from Divine Twine

- Thickers/alpha - Alpha stickers from October Afternoon 5Dime collection
- Cardstocks for stamped images (strictly no pattern paper) - Nope!
- Inks - Staz on Jet Black, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen, TH Distress ink Red Barn 

Before I started...
1. I checked out MWL challenge, now on 5photos challenge - Ok.. I'll try this!
2. I looked through sketches from Let's Scrap, and I chosed to deal with DT Challenge again this week with my 2nd LOAD
Design Team Challenge 133 - Incorporate into the Layout these items Who, What, When, Where Why
>>> Who - Dylan; What - That we Love him ;  When - Weekends; Where - Home; Why - Life with him IS an adventure indeed!
and I chosed a 5photo sketch from 2-29-12 from Let's Scrap website

Sunday, April 15, 2012

ATC April 2012 - sneak peek

I gathered some supplies and jumped into ATC for April hosted by Carol. Deadline is 25April so if I don't do today, I doubt I would have any energy left for ATC over the weekdays. Theme for April is distress techniques. I took out some distress inks and some distress stamps. I was desperately looking for my blending tool tonight but couldn't find it. Luckily I had some cosmetic sponge which I would dab and blend. Here's sneak peek to some of the stuff that were used tonight. Final reveal would be posted early May

Friday, April 13, 2012

The Next Mini(s)

I went into paper-selection-frenzy. I took 1/2hr to select these 12x12 papers, with no theme in mind. I think I would probably turn them into boy-ish mini(s) for kiddies... Stay tuned!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Thrusday's Up! Just a Touch

Just a Touch

I had the privilege to select  one of the images from this week's 365cards' sponsor Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More. My challenge is just to add a touch of color to it i.e. I'm not supposed to color in the whole image, and just try to use something to make it really stand out - a bright color or some glitter maybe... so I chose a gold gel pen from Uniball. So same goes for you, use minimal coloring to your main iamge.. just add little touch to it to perk it up! Have fun!

Frankly speaking, the number of times I worked with digi is less than 10times in my lifetime. This should pull off nicely as a card to invite someone to a 60s' themed party or a date may be :)

* Bicycle digi from Robyns Fetish
* Polka PP from Authentique Blissful
* Heart shape PP from My Mind's Eye 6x6 Designer Paper Pad Out of the Blue
* Maya Road Tickets transparency
* Alpha stickers from Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection
* Martha Stewart butterfly punch
* Mini heart shape punch from Daiso
* Twines from Divine twine

Also linking up these parties:
1. Card Positioning Systems Challenge 260

ATC Mar2012

These arrived yesterday. Love Love Love them all !!! The theme for Mar2012 ATC was Yellow, hosted by Joey ... so here are the creations of talented local Singapore crafters. I decided to take on ATC Exchange for April as well, hosted by Carol... I'm still sitting on it 9 more days to deadline.. haven't seem to find my inspiration.  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


I haven't been doing layouts for awhile, got back my drive again...  taking a breather from housechores (yesterday's pile of laundry IS staring at me!). I thought well, might as well try my hands on BLACK cardstock for the 1st time. Here's my take today.
Linking up these parties :
1. Authentique Paper Challenge April Sketch Challenge.
2. Moments Recorded March Challenge 2012 - Black Cardstock hosted by Alicia
3. Let's Scrap Design team Challenge133 - I used all the 5 "W's" to tell my story!"

Supplies :
* Pattern paper from Authentique Blissful (all the yellow tones) and Journey (grid)
* Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
* EK Success 1" circle punch
* October Afternoon journaling card
* Itty Bitty Unity/Simple Stories stamp - noteworthy
* Tim Holtz  Walnut stain
* Signo Uniball  Broad White pen
* Maya Road alpha chipboard - raw unaltered :)
* Classiky Graffiti tape

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Thrusday's Up! Imagine This: Freedom

Imagine This: Freedom
365cards this week is just to depict what FREEDOM means to you. I had created a card for a purpose for someone who is leaving current job for greener pastures. The Silhouette Butterfly on the pennant that I used is from DRS Designswould fit into the theme this week. Have fun!

* 20different washi tapes from Classiky, Marks and MT, torn as you can see.
* Authentique Blissful 6x6 paper pad yellow PP
* LilyBeeDesigns ABC alpha stickers

Monday, April 2, 2012

SBM ATC March2012 Final reveal

So here's what took place for ATC March2012.
1. I inked Studio Calico mask with Tim Holtz distress ink Bundle Sage & spritz a little water. and left the cardstock to dry
2. Chosed 3 mini washi tapes to line the sides
3. Used Tim Holtz distress ink Wild Honey and just dabbed the ink pad directly onto the cardstock
4. Stamped Live Simple from Unity Stamps with Staz On
5. Cut a little pennat a yellow PP from Authenthique Blissful 6x6 stack and stuck it on with foam tape.