Crazy 4 Challenges- C4C34

Sunday, April 25, 2010
I promise this will be my last post for today. Last night was a challenging night for me. I found challenges happening around so I decided to spend some time on it. This was my first time participate at Crazy 4 Challenges and it was fun. I found myself going all out by taking things to another level- online sketching challenges. This might just be a good way to discovering ideas you never thought you could come up with!

C4C: We are doing a different challenge this week. The CRAZY girls have made cards this week using WHATEVER they wanted!!! There were no rules for us.........but for you....there are rules!! LOL!! Your challenge is to choose one of the CRAZY girls cards posted here today and CASE it! That's easy huh?!? You can CASE the layout, theme, colors or the whole card!!! Whatever works for you!

I picked the layout that created by Lori Boyd. Here is my card:

And again, I used the same pattern papers that I used at here and here. This probably is not a good take of the photo, maybe will try to re-take again tonight.

Besides that,

I also gave each cards a 'Original Handmade With Care' stamp from Hero Arts. Aren't they cute? It's just like the care label at our clothes. I also colored the little heart with SU! red marker.

That's about it for today. Please feel free to drop me a comment and would love to hear from y'all around the world.


Cardstock: Barely Banana, Garden Green, Whisper White(Stampin Up), Gold cardstock (unknown)
Pattern paper: Origins PaperPad (Basic Grey)
Stamp: Animal Crackers (Stampin Up)
Punches: Embossed ZigZag Edge Punch (Martha Stewart)
Ink: Jet Black (StazOn), Chocolate Chip Marker,So Saffron (Stampin Up)
Miscellaneous: Blender Pen (Stampin Up)
Embellishments: Buttons (unknow), Brown thread

Taylored Expression Sketch Challenge #110

I often participate in Taylor's Sketch Challenge. I missed TESC #109 but not this time. I sort of limited myself by creating cards with only 3 pattern papers. You can find here and here that I created those cards with using these 3 pattern papers. This wasn't in my plan but eventually I just match my other cards with lovely color of pattern papers (detail will be updated).

Here is this week's sketch:

Here is my card:

Cardstock: Garden Green,Lovely Lilac (Stampin Up)
Pattern paper: Origins PaperPad (Basic Grey)
Stamp: Congrats (Stampin Up)
Ink: Jet Black (StazOn), Real Red Marker (Stampin Up)
Miscellaneous: Mat pack and paper piercer (Stampin’ Up!), Silver Pearl Liquid (Ranger), Clear Embossing Powder (American Crafts), White gel pen
Embellishments: Lady Bird (unknow), Brown thread

Besides that, I played around with this sketch and created another card but in different size. It's not in square-version but in long-version.

Cardstock: Pretty In Pink,Chocolate Chip, Garden Green (Stampin Up)
Pattern Paper: Origins Paper Pad (Basic Grey)
Stamp: Loving Words (Ali Edwards)
Punches: Stamp punch (Martha Stewart)
Miscellaneous: Mat pack and paper piercer (Stampin’ Up!), White gel pen, White Embossing Powder (Zing!), Silver brad (unknown)

One layer card challenge

My craft table is in a mess and when I saw Kristina's One layer card challenge, I knew it was gonna be a challenge because you have to bear in mind that this is a 'One-layer' card project. No ribbons, no buttons, no nothing. The stamp set that I used for this card is Something Sweet from SU!. Some faux stitching, glitter powder and stamping. That's about it.

All my materials are from SU! I'll update all the details soon. Some of the hearts are brighter than others because I added clear craft lacquer to create crystal effect (from SU!). I'll try to take some close-up shots of them and upload soon.

Cardstock: Kraft (Stampin Up)
Stamp: Something Sweet (Stampin Up)
Ink: Chalk Ink In Latte (Hero Arts), Real Red Marker (Stampin Up)
Miscellaneous: Mat pack and paper piercer (Stampin’ Up!), Clear Craft Lacquer (Stampin Up)

Besides that, I also participated in Kristina's Finally Friday- The 5 Items on My Desk Challenge of using 5 items that are within reach (on my craft table). I thought, O-hoo, I'm so gonna participate in this too! This definitely was a challenge and it certainly puts your creativity to the test. So, here's what I came up with:

The five items that I used were: a sentiment that I created few weeks ago and never used, ribbon, small piece of green cardstock and a craft cardstock with pattern paper on.

Enjoy! :)

Mother's day and feminine cards

Saturday, April 17, 2010
Once you start, you just can't stop.

I continued making more cards. I went to Kristina's blog and she mentioned that now TwoPeas is focusing on Mother's day and feminine cards. So, I made one specially for mom and the other one can be for your mother, friends, sister, anyone!

I stamped flower heart and colored them with blender pen and embossed with UTEE powder (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel).

After that, I decided to crack the heart a bit and brush brown ink into it for the antique effect. Again, forgive me for my poor photo taking skill. I also used my new border punch, Half Daisy Edger punch from Martha Stewart.

For the second card, I created with Sew Cute Singleton Stamp from Maya Road.

I stamped the background with white ink, added a bit of faux stitching around the border.

Nothing special but I added thread to give it more 'real' look. So, do you feel like sewing now? hehe. Any comments are most welcomed.

Hope you guys have an awesome weekend and I shall go get shower and need to go to Eilynn's place to discuss our assignment.

Bye my love :)

Fame and famous

Always keep me smiling when I look at those photos. I never expect that I would meet up any famous blogger or neither do any celebrity. I'm beyond excited....

When I went to Taste of Sydney last month with my sister, I met Jared Ingersoll [over joy]. Hello?? It's Jared Ingersoll who I always adore his cooking. I often see him appear at Ready Steady Cook and never ever will expect to get to meet him in person. So, I asked for his permission whether I can take photo with him. And he said 'Yes' without any second thought. Here's the photo that I took with Jared.

He also owned a restaurant named Danks Street Deport, Waterloo. I never been there before but I will, soon.

Please ingore my 'flying' hair in it [::haha] Blame the wind and my sister didn't manage to get any nice one.

I've been reading and following her craft blog for almost a year now. Her works always amazed me all the time. One day, she announced that she will travel all the from the State to Australia. Sydney is one of the lucky place she and her lovely husband, Bart will stop by for few days. And the exciting part was she organized a casual gathering at Starbucks to meet us. Now, I'm very.. I mean I REALLY excited to meet her and also other crafters.

She is Dawn, a lovely lady/ senior designer for PaperTreyInk. I didn't manage to get any closer photo with her and luckily I brought along my Polaroid with me and I asked her to kindly sign for me. Meanwhile, I also let other girls share the fun with taking Polaroid with her as well since I've some spare film with me.

How awesome is that. I'm truly blessed to have the chance to meet up these talented people with different talent.

Just loving it

Friday, April 16, 2010
Edited: Ok. I listen to my brother's advice. I cut off the little red tail for my second card


Please forgive me with my poor photo taking's skill. I just had a long day today. I was planning to make some cards tonight but obviously it failed [eyes can barely open]

Anyway, I would love to update my deadly blog with two cards that I made last week.

1st card:

I used 2-way glue pen to add some bling effect on those clouds

2nd card:

I stamped the dress at pattern paper and cut it out. For the ribbon, I used double side tape to hold the ribbon and stapled both ends

A close up of this card and a little bling at this card as well

That's all for now and I think my brain ain't working anymore. So I better leave it here and definitely will come back soon with something new to share.