Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #60

This is a shot of a latte taken from Jones the Grocer at Dempsey Hill. We go there mainly for breakfast on Sunday before heading out to the Botanic Gardens for the kids to run. Kids love their fruit salad while we just settle for simple toasts and latte. Just a simple boost on a Sunday morning. So this layout I had made is for CSI case #60. I love this palette especially because of the red and chocolate color! I had used all 5 colors in the palette. The evidences would be hearts, layers (of stamps and colors and texture paste), something that drips, circles and  solid white background. Testimony taken from this link prompt #6 a favorite restaurant and #31 a photograph - I have included the name of the restaurant as the title and how the photograph of the latte inspired me to use the never-utilised before sentiment stamp from TT.

Noteables : Prima Stencil; Dylusions Lemon Zest/Melted Chocolate/Postboxed, Mister Hueys' Overdue/Dark Calico, October Afternoon Lemon Drop; Stamps : Stamper Anonymous stamp, Technique Tuesday Keep Calm, Hero Arts Cling Stamps-Newspaper Eiffel Tower, Unknown brand texture background stamps; Distress Inks Tea Dye/Pumice Stone, Hero Arts Mid Tones Cup O' Joe, Versafine Onyx Black; October Afternoon Mini Market from Farm Girl collection; Texture Paste, American crafts jute, MT washi tapes, inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 4-20-11

p/s : #2 cringed at my layout and complained that the mudwok texture paste on the layout is DIRTY, gave me a loud "EEEEEEEE!" and ran away. #1 said that this piece is awesome. So what do you think? 

Linking up : 
* Simon says stamp and show - Stamp you love but don't use

Monday, February 25, 2013

Monday Times! - CW160 Use any bling

This week at  Kaboodle Doodles - create something with any bling. One or many it's all up to you! Show your blinged card and share with us at Kaboodle Doodles. The prize this week is sponsored by Floppy Latte and the randomly drawn winner would receive a $6 gift certificate. So hop on and join in the fun!

Noteables : Paper scraps from Echo Park /Crate Paper Random, Blings from Beadspin, Lily Bee Design alpha stickers

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Random Layout - The Color Room #144

This layout is based on The Color Room's challenge #144, and also to link up Scrap for Help Challenge - PLASTIC. Here's my take with photos of #1 creating the scene of (what apparently supposed to be T-Rex) running away from 'green' erupting volcano. The foam cut out of the dinosaur is inspired by a book, which he likes to read. It sure was fun creating that piece of art. I had used bubble wrap for stamping in this layout.

Noteables : Masks : Prima Donna Downey Circle/The Crafters Workshop Chevron, Mists : Heidi Swapp Minty Green/Mister Hueys' Pickle, Estate Green / Dylusions London Blue/Cut Grass/Black, Inkpads : Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen/Distress Inks Tumbled Glass/Bundled Sage/Hero Arts Pool, Field Greens, October Afternoon stickers from RoadMap/Report Card series, Texture stamps and plastic bubble wrap, inspired by Let's Scrap sketch 11-4-09

Friday, February 22, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Two Techniques

This week 365cards DT girls get to play with Stampin' Up products sponsored by Sara Smeby (aka Studio Sara).  Boy, aren't they pretty? I love every single piece that I received. The challenge today on 365cards is to use some fussy cutting and some stamping on your card. The two techniques can be combined or used in different ways on your card. So there you have, I have extras (flower, bird and cage) from my previous layout work, so I'm using them on these cards

Noteables : Stampin' Up Papers/borders/stickers 7 Gypsies Conservatory stamps, Hero Arts Royal Red, Stazon Jet Black, October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickers, 365cards day48 Sketch

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Random Layout - Skissedilla #198

These are photos of the little ones on their nightly routine before bedtime - READING. Well, one of the shots the kids are with iPad in the room, but rare occasion. I used mostly OA stuff in this layout. Hope to reduce my Santa Sacks' stash really soon! I'm playing along Skissedilla sketch #198 this week.

Noteables : All papers, wild cards and stickers from October Afternoon (Report Card Science Fair, Road Map)
Stamps : Bo Bunny Textured Stains, Maya Road Font-ly yours/Spool sentiments , Hero Arts grid stamp, Prima Mix media, Jenni Bowlin Torn Paper; Inks : Distress Inks Tumbled Glass/Spiced Marmalade/ Tea Dye, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen; Mists :  October Afternoon Miss Mary Mack / Red Wagon, Mister Hueys' Custard/Heirloom blue/Estate Green; Cavillini number paper tape, Camera charm from Beadspin

Also linking up :
* Simon says stamp and show challenge Metal-ology

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Let's Scrap Feathers and blings challenge

I decided to work on this challenge hosted by Eniko on Let's Scrap - Feather and Blings. I have no feathers emblishment nor paper with feathers imprinted. So I made these washi tape feathers which I chanced upon from Riikka's blog. I have no wire, so I used black cardstock :). I had done some misting then some stamping. I had also blended some  Walnut stain to make the layout looking like a old advert, focusing on the photographic studio. I don't mean to make this look like creepy kind of layout, just that I thought the spiders would make it more fun. This photo was taken during our visit to Brisbane with my cousin's kids. Not easy but this is the better photo of the lot.

Noteables : Patterned paper 7Gypsies Camden Paper Primrose/Scenic Route 12x12 grid paper, The Crafters Workshop Mini Bricks/Mini Time Travel stencils, Tattered Angels Glimmer mists Route 66/Charcoal, Distress inks Walnut Stain/Pumice Stone/Tea Dye, all stamps fom Stamper Anonymous, MT & Classiky washi tapes, Blings from thrift shop, Close to your Heart spider rubons, Let's Scrap card sketch 5-10-09 flipped

Let's Scrap 2-20-13

Let's Scrap sketch 2-20-13 is a card sketch. So here's a inky thank you card. I love inks/mists and all! Do you love it as much? Do join us and play along. Remember to tag your creation as 2-20-13

Noteables : FolkArt rose stencil, Dylusions Lemon Zest/Cut Grass/Fresh Lime, Distress inks Spiced Marmalade/Bundled Sage, Hero Arts shadow ink Cup-o-Joe, VersafineSatin Red/Onyx Black/Imperial purple, Stamps - Impression Obsession Newsprint, Maya Road Singleton heart, Jenni Bowlin Lace Border, Simon Says Clear Stamps LOTS OF THANKS Handwritten Sentiments

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #59

It took me a few nights to work on this layout - inky overload. I love this photo a lot and had saved this until I get some inspiration. Glad that this week's palette caught my eye (I AM kind of hooked playing at CSI). This photo which was taken at Samford, Brisbane with kid #2, during Wendy's wedding in March2011. It was beautiful weather and indeed a very beautiful ceremony. #2 was sick during our trip but didn't look that grouchy in that photo because he had something to munch on during the ceremony :) O boy.. though the flowers and cages are not that intricate this is the 1st time I did so much fussy cutting , but to me it was tough! But I'm really happy with the layout! I just have to the close up photos this layout because I totally love the outcome. I love that petal on my head, looks like I'm wearing a big flower hat! :)
I had used all the colors in the palette. Evidence frames, distressing, bird, cage, numbers, branch, create something like a shelf for elements to sit on (the branch), texture paste and swirl. My testimony of an extended definition of love - My world is not upside down. Smile

Noteables : 6x6 paper Lily Bee Design Memorandum / Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue/My Minds Eye Meadow, Brilliance Platinum Pewter, October Afternoon Strawberry Creme/Tin Type, Tattered Angels Abdonimal Snowman/Lobster, Staz On Jet Black/Blazing Red, Hero Arts Mid Tone Wet Cement, Distress ink Bundled Sage/Pumice Stone/Spun Sugar/Barn Door, Versafine Onyx Black, Versacolor Sky Gray, Stamps from 7Gypsies Conservatory/Kaisercraft Graffiti/ My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline/Follow your Heart Be Happy Stamps/Hot Off the Press Sweet Tweet/Impression Obssesion Newsprint, Stencils Huey's Mask Chevron/ Donna Downey Floral, Websters' Pages  Princess Petals, Maya Road branch and frame chipboard, Hot Off the Press Layered Labels template, Classiky grafitti washi tape, Cavallini numbers paper tape, inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 2-13-12

Linking up : 
Inspiration Emporium Spread some L.O.V.E.
* Zeus and Zoe February challenge 

Monday, February 18, 2013

Monday Times! - CW159 Anything but a square

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodles is to create Anything but a square. Here's a sympathy card for this week. The beautiful digi image of the trees is from QKR Stampede. This week prize would be 5 digis - QKR Stampede. Join us at Kaboodle Doodles for the fun!

Noteables : QKR stamped image , Jillibean cardstock alpha stickers, washi tape

Friday, February 15, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #58

Here's my take on CSI #58. I have photos from our family gathering at En, at central with our extended family. It is a nice Japanese restaurant which serves awesome food. Here are some of the shots which I managed to captured. I have used all 5colors required for the layout. Evidence I have these : string (Jute basically ties back to the rope in the scene from the photo in case58), clouds (linking to my 2word journaling in testimony), transportation accent (the car symbolised how we got there). Testimony Look at your picture and let your thoughts wander and just write about what comes to mind. Just two words - cloud 9

Noteables : Scraps from Studio Calico, Stencil from Dylusions Chequered Dots / The Crafters Workshop Mini Funky Tags, Tattered Angels Abdonimal Snowman/Atlantic, Dylusions London Blue, Distress Stain Pewter, Matt Glazed Medium,Hero Arts Mid tone Cup O'Joe/Pool, Colorbox cats eye Blue, Fiskars cloud punch, Stamps from Technique Tuesdays Ali Edwards Life Circles Stamps / Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media, Studio Calico Transport wood veneer, Lily Bee Design alpha stickers, glossy accent, vellum, MT washi tapes, Cotton thread

Linking up : 
Simon says stamp and show Something messy

Thrusday's Up! - Smoothered with Love

This week at 365cards, for Valentine's Day, let's see a "love" theme with lots of overlapping elements - smother the card with embellies and other decorations. I did with 2 layers of stamping in red, overlapped a bstamped vellum, stuck 2brads with 2charms and completed the card with a little ribbon. Love it? I do!

Noteables : All stamps from Technique Tuesday Ali Edwards, Staz On Blazing Red, Hero Arts Red Royal, Charms from Beadspin, American Crafts Ribbon, Let's Scrap card sketch 9-15-10

Linking up : 
* Red carpet studio Rcs-23 Where heart is 
* Runway inspired ric29 dsquared2 

Monday, February 11, 2013

Monday Times! - CW158 Valentine

Hello Monday! Here's my card for the theme Valentine at Kaboodle Doodles this week. No girly stuff, just swirls in blue.The prize this week would be $10 voucher from Di's Digis. Join us at Kaboodle Doodles for the fun!

Noteables : DRS rubber stamp, Vellum, October afternoon rubons/Button , Hambly washi tape, Distress ink Tumbled Glass/Salty Ocean,

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #57

Here is my take on CSI #57 this week. This was a tough palette as there are 2 shades of pink required. I figured I work with a stencil and mists, and chosed to spritz more teal first. The mix of Dylusions and TA made it a little off towards fuschia... yikes! Then I applied some texture paste to add some interest. I stamp some botanical flowers stamps, a few here and there and settle with some journaling. The title is inked with Staz-on Cotton white before applying crackle paint. When it is dried, I further inked with Versacolor  and I do love that crackle showing up on the font. This week the evidences which I have is -  hearts, flowers, birds, solid background, 10 layers, fabric brads, weave or intertwine something (inspired by the vines). The testimony that I had chosen is document a love story (interpret as you wish).

Noteables : Tattered Angels Teal High Heel, Dylusions Bubblegum pink, Prima mask,  The Crafter's Workshop Balzer Design Chervon, Ranger Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence, Maya Road chipboard, Versacolor Mountain Lake, Distress inks Sugar Spun/Bundled Sage/Raspberry,  Stamp - Technique Tuesday Love this Memory, Tim Holtz Stamper Anonymous, Paper Inspirations; WRMK fabric brad, Textured paste, Glossy Accent, Thread

Friday, February 8, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Girly Swirly

This week at 365cards we have the theme Girly Swirly. Simply just create a "girly" card and be sure to include at least one flourish. I made this pink (girly) coupled with the swirly DRS stamp, which is sponsoring us this week at 365cards.  Do join us who knows you might be the lucky one to win that special prize! :)

Noteables : Fancy Pants Beach babe 6x6, SRM stickers, Hero Arts Shadow ink Bubblegum, Versacolor Pink, DRS rubber stamp, Vellum,October Afternoon Woodland Park brad

Linking up : 
Retro sketches #49

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Random Art Journal - Moments Recorded Simply Simple

This photo which was cropped from one of the shots which I used for this layout. I'm so glad I didn't chuck it away! Well, I would call this leftover page which turned out as an art journal page. This is page is on my existing thrift shop sketch book from Daiso, which has been abandoned after I lay the scrap paper and gesso  for half a year or so. So sometime end of last year, I thought I could make use of it for leftover mists/inking work. I starts off this page with no intention of taking part in Moments Recorded Challenge, in fact the 2nd coat of this page with mists was already there when I did this. The condition of Moments Recorded to keep the creation flat. What I did was to add lacy stamp from Jenni Bowlin and  wood grain stamp Hero Arts; all rubons from October Afternoon mambo jumbo of fall/Christmas and a sticker from Thrift Shop.  Doodled a little here and there, TADA! Here's my creation for Moments Recorded Simply Simple.

Let's Scrap 2-6-13

Hello Wednesday! It's Let's Scrap sketch this week and I admit do have trouble with this sketch at first. And for the 1st time I'm using die cut from Websters' Pages. I didn't feel quite right not having some ink or using stencil so I decided to add both to the layout. And I'm pretty happy with the outcome! Do join us and play along. Remember to tag your creation as 2-6-13

Noteables : Bazzil Texture white cardstock, Websters' Pages die cut Everyday Poetry, Echo Park Victoria Gardens, The Crafters  Workshop stencils Mini Time travel/Mini Bricks, Maya Road flowers, Distress ink Tea Dye/Bundled Sage, October Afternoon and Lily Bee Designs stickers, Textured paste

Monday, February 4, 2013

Monday Times! - CW157 Hearts

Hello Monday! Here's my card for the theme hearts at Kaboodle Doodles this week. The hearts borders are sponsored by Eureka. You should check out their site for a huge range of digi stamps. The prize this week would be 5 digi images from Eureka. Join us at Kaboodle Doodles for the fun!

Noteables : Eureka Heart border, October afternoon rubons, Christmas paper Crate Paper, unknown love stamp, Sharpies

Random Card - Shoot to the Stars

I created this card to take part in the submission of  July/August Go-to Sketches on Papercraftsconnection for this card. Here's my take on the sketch.

Noteables : Fancy Pants Design To The Moon 6x6 pp, Simon Says Stamps Shoot for the Stars Stamp, Versafine Onyx Black

Random Layout - Skissedilla #196

These photos of The Fab 4 cousins. Photos these cute boys were before Disney On Ice show 2 years ago.. that was 'once upon a time' when they were still 'tiny'. How fast time flies and now they have grown up quite a bit! I followed the sketch from Skissedilla quite closely; was inspired by the cloud on top right and the clusters left. I am happy with the way how the layout had turn out with the rubons!

Noteables :  October Afternoon Fly a Kite Sprinklers, Dylusions London Blue, Maya Road chipboard cloud/rainbow, Jenni Bowlin Brown Sugar, Hero Art Shadow Ink Pool, Hero Arts Grid Pattern, Impression Obsession Newsprint, Stickles Milled Lavender/Candy Cane, October Afternoon Sasparilla Rubons/Miscellany, Lily Bee Design Alpha stickers, Gesso, Sketch from Skissedilla sketch196

Linking up : 
* Skissedilla sketch196
Simon says stamps Anything goes

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #56

I'm color challenged, seriously. Even with a color palette, I still do feel color challenged. So I decided to use the CSI coordinates but I had to add a little of different colors here and there to make a little of my own - Itchy hands! I have here mix media background - textured paste/acrylic and gesso. Then I added some random stamping here and there and made it inky at the edges.  And when I'm finally done, I love it! For the evidences, I have all of them : clouds, umbrella accents, strings, something that dangles or hangs, wet medium, something translucent (not transparent), teacup accent, make a little packet that holds little bits of something , doodle dashed lines, plain cardstock background. As for testimony I have these :  Creative writing prompt #21 - If you were a famous chef, what would you cook? The answer which Shawn would given is what I had  written down : If I was a famous chef, I would not cook. I would wash, chop and dice my favorite fruits and must-have berries, blob some yoghurt and that would make me grin like that!

Noteables : CSI coordinates #56, Vellum, Dylusions London Blue/Pure Sunshine, Acrylic Titanium White, Gesso, Textured paste, Tattered Angels Route66, Ranger distress stain antique linen, Ranger Platinum Stickles, Chalkbox ink Frost white/Silver/Black, Stamps from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Mixed Media / Unity Christy Tomlimson Distressed Quilt / Kaisercraft Graffiti, MT washi tapes slim cord/Ex, Smash tape, The Twinery Charcoal, October Afternoon sasparilla tin pin, Made with Love flair, camera charm from Beadspin, Sharpies, sketch from Skissedilla sketch195

Linking up : 
Skissedilla sketch195

Friday, February 1, 2013


Woohooo! The artsy layout that I did last week for CSI has been featured "Under Surveillance" on CSI case #55 .  Yay!

Thrusday's Up - You Raise Me Up

This week we have a sponsor over at 365cards. The little birdie stamp and sentiment are sponsored by Paper Pretties. Such a cute one isn't? This week create a "raised" look on three different elements of your card.I added a brad and 2 buttons to for this theme. Join us and remember raise some 3 elements on your card :)

Noteables : Sharpies marker, Paper Pretties image, buttons from October Afternoon and brad from thrift shop