Friday, 19 September 2014

Enjoy the happy times in life!

Hello there!

YEAH~ It's Friday!! ^_^ The best day of the week! (Of course, Saturdays and Sundays are even better!! Hee hee!!) Nothing special is planned here for the weekend but a few birthday cards are needed soon so I will be happily crafting away during this weekend.

I made a card the other day based on the current sketch challenge at Make The Day Special. The sketch is simple and easy to follow.
I made this card for a work colleague's birthday. Here is my card for this challenge.
Instead of a straight line, I used the largest scalloped border die from the Stitched Scalloped Borders Die set from Lawn Fawn to create a more interesting look. You will be able to see the scalloped edge and the partial cut circle more clearly in the photo below. To depict the colours on the blue and pale yellow-green striped ribbon, I layered an extra scalloped border in apple green to the blue scalloped edge.
For the main image, I used the Honey Bunny stamp set from Mama Elephant. I had fun dressing up this bunny by adding the top hat, bow tie and the monocle. I also added Glossy Accents on the monocle to make it look more like there was a piece of glass inside it.
The circle sentiment is from my own stash. I bought it a while ago when I was at the NEC Hobby Crafts show. I really don't know which company product this is from as it was loose on its own when I bought it. I would love to know if any of you recognise this stamp.

Oh~ I also added the same washi tape and ribbon inside the card. I carefully lined up the pattern with the washi tape and ribbon just below the bunny so when the card is closed it runs as if it is a continuous strip.
Of course, for this card, I used some cards and papers from my box of scraps so I am also entering this card to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Week 142. Phew! I think I am just about to make it with 11 hours to spare. ^_^

I hope you like this card as much as I do. Thanks again for dropping by and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Let's Party - Happy 40th Wedding Anniversary

Hi Peeps!

Hope you all had a good week so far.

We were invited to my husband's eldest brother and his wife's 40th wedding anniversary party last Saturday. It was a great gathering at a small local pub and the Spanish tapas food was delicious! So, here I am to share the card that I made for them on this special occasion.
I used the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch #92 for my layout.
I do like to personalise my cards. It just makes the card special for someone. So, here I used alphabet peel offs to spell out their names on the banner. Here is a photo from the side:
For the main image, I used "Ben & Nora - New Year couple" stamp from Whiff of Joy. My oh my~ God knows when I bought this stamp. It must have been at least two years or more ago. It was never the "right" image for the card that I was making and I guess, as time has gone by, it has been forgotten!! Oops!! Well, at least this time I remembered. I inked it up for the first time and it is just the "right" image for this celebration card! Don't you think?! Ha ha!  For this reason I am entering this card to the NBUS Challenge #2. I've only recently discovered this NBUS (never-before-used-schtuff) challenge. I am sure we crafters often 'buy' faster than we 'use'! There is no doubt that I will be entering more new creations into this challenge.
I think this stamp image deserves a closer look. Since it is to celebrate a 40th Ruby wedding anniversary, I decided to use one of my favourite colour combinations- red and black. I think this colour combination is elegant and striking at the same time. Thus, I am also entering this card to crafts 4 eternity: R#193- Favourite Colour Combo.

I used Copic Ciao marker pens to colour the image and then added Crystal Stickles glitter glue on the scarf, necklace, gloves, bow and shoes. I am not sure if you can see it from the picture or not but I also added Glossy Accents on Nora's eye to make it pop and shine.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you like the card. Have a nice evening!