Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Happy Mail For You

Hello peeps!

It's a long Wednesday for us today. My daughter had a minor operation on her teeth today. We arrived at the hospital around 7:15 this morning. All the check ups, waiting, talking to various people including: the housekeeper, play specialist, nurses, aenethtist and surgeon and of course the anxiety of the actual operation were just draining. We are glad the operation went well and she is feeling well and not too painful. We managed to leave the hospital around 5 this afternoon and I think that is long enough for all of us.

Anyway, I think I have just over an hour to enter this card at Make The Day Special Stamp Store: April Theme Challenge -  Tic Tac Toe.
I picked the very bottom row: Stripes, Die Cuts and Feminine for this simple and clean card. I made this for a very good friend of mine, a crafty friend too!! Here is the card:
I used these "invisible tapes", which I bought last Christmas from Paperchase, to create the stripes. They are plain coloured tapes and are thin and look almost see through. When you attach them to a white card stock they become very pale soft colours. I love them! I wanted to try this camouflaged die cut technique for a while. See here for a great You Tube tutorial from Papertrey. This is where I got the inspiration from too! I used the Happy Script Creative Cut from Mama Elephant for this technique and I think it turned out pretty good. Here is the close up photo of it:
As I am never good at sending cards on time, especially overseas mails, I created this message for the inside of the card. I used the same invisible tapes on white cards and used Cole's ABC's Dies from Lawn Fawn to cut out the word Sorry. The cute turtle image is from Party Posse stamp set by Paper Smooches and the envelope on its back is from Pandamonium stamp set by Mama Elephant.  
I hope that you like this card as much as I do. Well, my friend certainly love it!! ^_^
I am also entering this card to this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Clean and Simple.
Hope you have a wonderful rest of the week. See you soon! 

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

WHAM! BAM! You got this!

Hello peeps!

Hope you had a good start to the week! I made this card over the weekend and I really love it!
I used my brand new Mama Elephant - Tiny Heroes stamp set for this card. I bought this set a little while ago and finally I got the chance to ink them up. I also used my brand new Paper Smooch - Super 2 die for those silhouette buildings. Some buildings were first stuck flat on the card base and then I layered a sheet of tracing paper on top to create dimension, as if these buildings were far in the distance. Then, more buildings were added on top of the tracing paper, with foam squares, which created the foreground look. Here is another photo with a slightly closer look:   
The sentiment is from the Tiny Hero stamp set. I stamped it with VersaMark ink and heat embossed it by using red coloured embossing powder. Then, I used pencil to draw some faint zig zag lines around the sentiment and use scissors to cut it out.    
I used the "die cut inlay" technique for those red arrows on both sides of the card. This arrow die was part of the Lawn Fawn - Stitched Journaling Card die set. There are so many fantastic cards that you can make by using this "die cut inlay" technique. I have linked one of the videos here but just google it, you will find lots of video tutorials. Honestly, you will love this technique. Of course, the card will not be finished without adding sequins, glitters and Glossy Accents! Hope you like this card too!
I am entering this card to the following challenges:
  • NBUS Challenge #4 - Mama Elephant: Tiny Heroes stamp set and Paper Smooch: Super 2 die are my never-before-used-schtuff.
Thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your week.  

Saturday, 21 March 2015

A Birthday Card for Make the Day Special Stamp Store March Challenge

Hello Friends!
Long time no see! Life has been busy outside of the blog world but I can't resist joining in the March colour challenge at Make The Day Special Stamp Store. I believe I should just make it in time before it closes for entry. This month's challenge is to pick a minimum of 3 colours from any of the 3 options below. I have picked the first option and tried to use all the colours listed. 
So here is my card: 

I am trying out this new technique called Watercolour Smooshing from Make It Monday #204. I am not sure if I am doing this right but maybe I didn't add enough water to my ink so mine looks very spotty. Or, am I using the wrong type of ink for this technique? Any comments on this will be appreciated. However, as this is my first attempt, I quite like it.

I am still very much in love with this bunny from Mama Elephant's Honey Bunny set. It is just so adorable! I used Copic Ciao marker pens to colour in all my images. I also used Stickles, Glossy Accents, yellow cotton thread and sequins to decorate the card. The small cup cake image is from Lawn Fawn- Beep Boop Birthday set and the sentiment is from Avery Elle- Cake & Candles set. Here is a close up picture of the card. (It is great when the camera captures all the shine and glitter!)

I am also entering this card to Papertake Weekly Challenge where this week's theme is "Happy..... Anything".

So... this is the card and I hope you like it. I really need to find time to blog more and God knows how many times I said this. All those cards made and pictures saved on the computer, I really want to share with you all to see what you all say. Well, hope it won't be long till we meet in blog land again! Have a great weekend! See ya~ ^_^