Friday, May 31, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Relaxed

Today at 365cards the challenge is to create a serene scene on your card - one that oozes relaxation and calm. Hope this card does to its recipient. Do hop by 365cards and join us for the daily challenges.

Noteables : Versamark Jet Black, Inkadinkadoo Meadow stamp set, PP from Webster's Pages, Sentiment from Paper Trey Ink

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Let's Scrap 5-29-13

Here's my take for this week's multi photos sketch at  Let's Scrap. Oh, I have to admit this is not an easy sketch for me though :) Oh yes, we have a couple days to the end of NSD challenges. Join us and who knows you might be a lucky winner of really goodie RAK from the DT members and sponsors! do join us for the all fun at Let's Scrap

Noteables : 12x12 Basic Grey Basics Manifest, Tim Holtz Holiday Past, Webster's Pages Die Cut Your life Beautiful/Petite papers, Inkadinkado Stamps, Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Versafine Satin Red, American Crafts Jute, October Afternoon and Lily Bee Designs alpha stickers

Let's Scrap NSD13 Challenge #26

This is a very impromptu layout :) Here's my take to I lifted a layout from Debby's gallery for Val's challenge at Let's Scrap. My tag reads NSD13#26, 5-11-11. Oh yes, the NSD challenges would end in a week's time. Quick join in the fun!

Noteables : MT/Marks/Typo Washi tapes, Echo Park paper, Bazzill 12x12 Kraft, Alpha stickers from Bo Bunny/October Afternoon, Swiss Girl Design Picture Perfect splatter stamp, Sharpies

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guest Blogger @ Artistcellar

When Lisa sent me an email to invite me to be Guest Blogger at Artistcellar, I was super duper excited. Weeks later, I received two awesome stencils - Roadmap and Square Rose. Here's my take one on a card and the other on a layout

For the layout, I started off with a Studio Calico paper, applied texture paste over the Roadmap stencil at different parts of the 12x12. I let it dry overnight and then misted with a couple of Dylusions (Lemon Zest/Pure Sunshine/London Blue/Crushed Grape) using the same stencil. I did a some flourish stamping from Stamper Anonymous stamp. I figured to bring out more of the Roadmap texture I applied Distress Ink Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain onto the The Crafters Workshop mini brick stencil. My tool for the inking is cosmetic sponge. There certainly was some cool effect with the inking that brought the Roadmap texture more prominently. I love the stencil to the last bit, awesome stuff from Artistcellar!

*Inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 5-2-11

For the card, I did a simple misting of Dylusions Fresh Lime and Cut Grass over gorgeous Square Rose stencil. Then I topped it up with a stamp from Technique Tuesday.

* Inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 9-15-10, DT work for Kaboodle Doodles

This card is also to link up at Kaboodle Doodle's - CW173 Anything Goes.This week do join us at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 8 images from Whoopsi Daisy

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Friday, May 24, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Pick-a-Pattern

Today at 365cards the challenge is Pick a Pattern - Any one will do - polka dots, paisley, gingham, plaid - whatever you want, and use it in at least 2 different ways on your card. I picked polka dot, one on patterned paper and one on washi tapes. Do hop by 365cards and join us for the daily challenges.

Noteables : October Afternoon/Authentique patterned papers, SRM stickers, MT washi tape, Twine, Jute, Charm from Beadspin

Linking up Debby's NSD card sketch challenge at Let's Scrap

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Toot toot away! I'm on the watch list again! 

Let's Scrap NSD13#23 No Photo Challenge

Inspired by Erica's layout and playing along with her challenge, here's my take on white cardstock. And this layout that I make is for the challenge that I'm hosting a challenge over at Let's Scrap. Life kind of got in the way, and instead of recycling my old layout from my past challenge#146....

I made this one. 
This is a note from #1's class teacher. Read it and you'd know why I used the title. This is fairly quick layout A couple of misting here and there, 3 stencils and 4 colors. Stuck on the OA stickers and voila! The deal of this challenge - no photos allowed. You may use notes, love notes, ephemera.. so long as it is photoless! Easy peasy lemon squeezy! Hop by Let's Scrap for fun filled NSD May activities!

Noteables : TCW Mini Bricks/Chervon,  Pink Paislee Mask Vintage Doily, Tim Holtz Gaffer tape, Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine, London Blue and Black Marble, Let's Scrap sketch 8-20-09

Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday Times! - CW172 Stripes and or Circles

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is Stripes and or Circles
This week do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of  5 digis - QKR Stampede

Noteables : Studio Calico Bubbles mask, Heidi Swapp Gold mist, SRM stickers

Friday, May 17, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Words of wisdom

Today at 365cards the challenge is to use a sentiment that also passes for words of wisdom.  I love the stash of stamps from Tim Holtz so I made this one, for kid #1. Do hop by 365cards and join us for the daily challenges.

Noteables : Fancy Pants To the Moon 6x6, Stampers Anonymous Words for Thoughts, Stazon Jet Black, Thrift shop pin

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Let's Scrap 5-15-13

It's a card sketch this week at Let's Scrap. You could make a card or a layout. Do drop by and join us for the great fun Let's Scrap. Remember to tag your card as 5-15-13

Noteables : Stamping Up! cardstock, SRM Stickers

Monday, May 13, 2013

Monday Times! - CW171 Use ribbon and at least 1 button

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge to create and use ribbon and at least 1 button. Here's my take. This week do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of $10 voucher from Di's Digis

Noteables :Stamping Up! Ribbon, SRM sticker, Butterfly from RAK, Button from own stash, Let's Scrap card sketch 2-4-12

Random Layout - CSI#71

Here's my take on CSI #71.  I've got all the colors required for the challenge. Evidences for the challenge include bicycle accent, circles, birds, hearts, music notes, ink/paint splatters. The time faces symbolizes frozen time and snapshot of the boys yakking happily at the gardens. Hope the flight of growing up would be smooth and beautiful for them. The testimony that I have chosen is use a song title or lyrics as a jumping off point. The song that I had chosen is one of YT's favorite band, The Beatles and the song title as dorn on the layout title I Want to Hold Your Hand. 

Noteables : Crate Paper 12x12 Random Collection Textile, DCDW solid gray cardstock, MME Lucky in Love, Hero Arts Wet Cement, Versafine Onyx Black / Sapphire Blue, Versacolor Sky Gray, Distress Ink Festive Berries, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Atlatic, October Afternoon Red Wagon / Thrift Shop Alpha stickers / Mini Market stickers, Dylusions London Blue, Maya Road chipboard alpha/bird, Kaisercraft  Music Sheet, Prima Clock stamps, Swiss Girl Design Picture Perfect Stamp, Prima ciclers stencil, Circle punchs, , Studio Calico Bicycle wood veneer, Marks Washi tape

Friday, May 10, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - DIY

Today at 365cards the challenge is to use a sticker to enhance an embellishment before adding it to your card.  What I did was to use the SRM flower sticker on a button. Some other ideas include to stick onto ribbon, button, chipboard.  You have complete freedom with this one. Do hop by 365cards and join us for the daily challenges.

Noteables : The Crafters Workshop Mini Branches Rev stencil, Dylusions Melted Chocolate, SRM stickers, button

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Random Layout - CSI#70

This is my take on CSI#70 coupled with water challenge over at Let's Scrap. I started off with a plain white cardstock with permanent Jet Black and overlay with some Distress pink ink and Hero Arts green. Of course there was some misting over on this page with Dylusions and added some watered down effect just below the washi tapes flowers. Evidences that I have on my layout are flowers, distressing, wood, paint. My testimony : The butterfly signifies new life in spring. Spring brings new hope, abundance of hope and fresh ideas to tackle hurdles of life. 

Hope you like my layout as much as I enjoyed creating it. 
Noteables : Versamark Jet Black, Distress ink Sugar Spun, Hero Arts Green Fields, Dylusions Bubblegum pink/Black marble, Prima Donna Downey floral stencil, Distress crackle picket fence paint, Badges Folie alpha wood chips, Marks washi tapes, sewing thread,
Let's Scrap card sketch 2-13-12

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Let's Scrap NSD13#8 Colour Cardstock & Recipe challenge

Today is my turn to host a challenge at Let's Scrap for National Scrapbooking Month in May! My challenge to create a single page layout with these criteria:
  • start off with just a non-white colored PLAIN cardstock (Black, kraft and color cardstocks are allowed) and must use only one of the options below from #1 - 4 to create the background or emblish
  • 1. Combination ribbons/jute/twine
  • 2. One or many designs of washi/paper tapes or alternatively use the tutorial by Sue Down to make your own tissue papertape.
  • 3. Stencils with ink/mist/paint and/or pen work
  • 4. Stamps and ink only
The examples to my challenge is pretty flat, so here goes :
#1 Say Cheese (NSD13#8, 12-19-12) : American Craft Jute, October Afternoon ribbon/lace/Alpha stickers
#2 Flour Power (NSD13#8, 2-2-12) : Layers of Washi tapes + yellow cardstock - MT/Classiky washi tapes & Lily Bee Designs ABC alpha stickers for title 
#3 NATURE (NSD13#8, 2-15-12) : Ink sponging over stencils then added some doodling - Prima Birds & Script and TCW Chervon Stencils, Distress inks Tumbled Glass / Pine Needles / Walnut Stain, October Afternoon alpha stickers, cosmetic sponge to help with the ink blending 
#4 REEL (NSD13#8, 10-17-12) : Stamp work on Bazzill Kraft 12x12, October Afternoon alpha stickers, Stampers Anonymous Nature's Discovery/Nature's Moments/Mixed Media, Bo Bunny stamp, Distress Inks Wild Honey/Barn Door/Walnut Stain/Pumice Stone/Tea Dye/Salted Ocean/Tumbled Glass/Chipped Sapphire/Forest Moss
Hop over to Let's Scrap and join us for the month of May full of NSD actitivies, challenges and fun!

*** #4 linking up to Simon Says Stamp and Show - inspired by Dina Wakley

Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday Times! - CW170 For the Ladies

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's theme is For the Ladies
This week do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 5 digis from Eureka

Noteables : BG pp, paper tape, Doodlebug Jewel, Fiskars notebook punchDigi image from Eureka

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Friday, May 3, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #69

Here's my take this week to CSI challenge, combined with NSD Challenge at Let's Scrap. Evidences on this layout includes : circle graph (inspired by wheels), circles, metal, ledger paper, jewels (inspired by Mr. T's necklaces). The testimony consists of the title that says FAB TEE - which is quite an unlikely match of Spiderman (men) and Popeye. I wrote the quote on part of the pie chart. The pie chart is a cut out of circular stencil. The quote is from Roald Dahl Fantastic Mr Fox. It reads "I understand what you're saying, and your comments are valuable, but I'm gonna ignore your advice.” The incident was as #2 going to bed, he took out the spidey stickers and started to play with them So I said to #2, no Spidey stickers on your shirt. And he went on and on sticking them onto his shirt. The next morning  this is what I saw. Of course my comments were ignored!
 Noteables : 12x12 For the Record 2 Just My Type, Photo mat PP from Authentique / October Afternoon, Title alpha stickers from October Afternoon, Stamper Anonymous  Mixed Media Stamp, Dylusions Postboxed Red, ArtistCellar Rose stencil,Versafine Deep Lagoon, Doodlebug Jewels, Brad, Camera Charm from Beadspin, inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 5-18-11

Thrusday's Up! - You Use What??

Today at 365cards the challenge is to use an unusual item to decorate your card.  It can be something to add a pattern, color, or texture to your card or it can simply be a decorate item that you want to add to your card. Basically what I did was to use my kids' blue watercolor and added onto the card. Something different from my usual mists. And yes, there were some of my smeared fingerprints onto the card, but it does look natural doesn't it :) Do hop by 365cards and join us for the daily challenges.

Noteables : The Crafters Workshop Mini Antiquities, Watercolor spray, SRM stickers

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Let's Scrap 5-1-13

Here's my take on Let's Scrap DT work for 5-1-13. This is of the NEAT layouts, clean, no distress and inks on this page. Except the Sharpies that I used for journaling. That's about it. It's a lot of work to cut the papers and align them *** sweat ***. These photos were taken by YT at QVM, Melbourne. In my past posts, I did mention that they were meant to be for a collage but o well, I'm using them for my scrapbooking. Hope you like this neat take of mine. Do join us at Let's Scrap and rememeber to tag your creation as 5-1-13

Noteables : DCVW 12x12 CS, October Afternoon patterned papers, Farmhouse flower sack