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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Shop ‘Til You Drop!

How was your Thanksgiving weekend everyone? We don’t have Thanksgiving here but boy did I shop my way through Black Friday (online, of course) ;p Anyway, I hope you all have recovered hehe.

Here’s a new card from me today. Again, still for HYCCT challenge. This is my take for HYCCT1126, the theme is Send a Little Sunshine where we make a card of encouragement and hope.

HYCCT_06

Credits:
Digital paper pack: Littlest Farmer Paper Pack by Katie Pertiet
Digital stamp: Momentous Seals Brushes and Stamps No. 01 by Katie Pertiet
Clip art: Dudes With Dogs 1 Clip Art & Digital Stamp Set by Alice Smith
Satin ribbon and kraft cardstock

Happy Sunday, y’all!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Trying My Hand At Embossing

First of all, Happy Thanksgiving for those who celebrate it! Here’s hoping you are surrounded by all things warm and beautiful!

When I finally bought heating tool (heat gun) last month I was so excited with all the possibilities I can do with it. Until I tried it out for the first time. The result was messy and it didn’t raise up! I panicked a little. I mean, that and the embossing powders cost quite a bit of money! Finally a couple of weeks later I tried a new technique and found why it didn’t work the way I’d imagined it the first time. First, the paper (like, d’oh, always the problem with me! hehe) was too fibrous. I used my usual colored carstock instead of thick and fibrous cardstock and it was perfect! Second of all, the heating should stop once the powder melted and looks glossy. Otherwise it’ll just be absorbed into the paper and it wouldn’t have that ‘raised’ look. So here are my experiment’s results.

HYCCT_14

This was done for HYCCT1114, the theme is “It touches all of us” where we have to make a pink collage. I chose to do this one.

Credits:
Stamps: Flower Circle Border (H5345), Asian Fan Border (H5348) and Everyday Sayings (CL342) from Hero Arts
Ink: Stampin Up and Versamark
Embossing powder: Martha Stewart

HYCCT_19

Now this one is for HYCCT1131, the theme is It's a Costume Party where we should create a card that isn’t our usual style. Well this one is it… No patterned papers! Hahaha. It was quite hard… Really itching to use my papers, but the embossing steals the stage and it still looks pretty without my precious patterned papers ;)

Credits:
Stamps: Flower Circle Border (H5345), Asian Fan Border (H5348) and Thinking of You (CL140) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black) and Versamark
Embossing powder: Martha Stewart
Kraft cardstock

Thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Sansodor and Colored Pencils

A while back, I posted that I bought Sansodor (otherwise in US known as OMS or Gamsol) to try a new coloring technique. I wanted to have an alternative coloring method other than using my Copics (in other word, a cheaper alternative hehe). I said in that post that the method didn't work for me, but apparently I was wrong. After finding out that a friend almost exclusively colored using this method and thought she was using Copics I was intrigued again. I found out that the paper used for this technique has a lot to do with the success of using this technique. I switched to using smooth surface paper and I was in awe! My cheap Faber Castell colored pencils did a mighty fine job! The card I made below was a result of one of the experiments I did with OMS and colored pencils. This wasn't the finest one, I did a lot better coloring with my TGF stamp but for now I'll show you this beginner coloring I did hehe.

This is also my take on HYCCT1121 challenge, theme is “Big Or Small, Save Them All!” in which we need to use two sizes of a geometric shape (circle, oval, square,etc).

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Credits:
Digital papers: Color Combo #3 - Paper Pack #1 by Crystal Wilkerson
Stamp: Three Girls (LP162) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Colored Pencils, Copic markers and Sansodor
Dies: Spellbinders
Flower: Prima
Bling: Prima
Grosgrain ribbon: Charisma
Dried leaves

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall Colors

As you probably know, Indonesia is a tropical country, but I‘ve always loved fall colors. My fave season is spring but when fall came while I was still living in Australia, it was always so gorgeous outside! The card below was inspired by those warm brownish hues.

This card is also a take on HYCCT1105, a sketch challenge. Here is the sketch:

HYCCT05

And here is mine:

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Credits:
Digital kit: Count Your Blessings by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: Happy Girls (CG167) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Flowers: Prima
Blings and metal button

Friday, November 18, 2011

Wishing You Well

Somehow this card should be sent to me hehe. I am making a great recovery, I even went out today with my niece and accompany her to the mall playgr0und. She was so happy!

I made this card for HYCCT1107 challenge and the theme is Colors of Hope where we have to use the colors green and yellow to represent hope also brown to represent comfort. Here is my take.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Birds of a Feather by Dani Mogstad
Stamp: Miss Anya Dressy from The Greeting Farm and Script Messages (AR137) from Hero Arts
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Taylored Expressions and Joy Crafts
Orange gingham ribbon

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Cupcake!

It’s a bit late but I wanted to check in. Thanks so much for those of you who messaged me about me being sick. I am slowly getting better, but it’s looking good :D I’m going to keep this short, and sweet… With a little cupcake!

This is a card made for HYCCT challenge HYCCT1120 and the theme is Treat Yourself or create something with food/beverage on it. So I chose my fave subject and food… Cupcake :D

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Credits:
Digital kit: Cake Bliss Mini Kit by Mindy Terasawa
Dies: Spellbinders, Joy Crafts and Marianne Design
Flowers: Prima
Glitter: Stickles
Ink: Versamagic
Pearls

See you soon and have a good night!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Say Cheese

Pardon the cyber dust this blog has been collecting… I have been sick for a week! No kidding! I have this bad cold and cough that just won’t end! I have tried loads of meds combos and only today did it die down a liiiiiiiiiitttle bit. So here I am posting again.

I made this still for the HYCCT challenge, for HYCCT1113 to be exact, and the theme is Butterflies of Hope.

HYCCT_13

Credits:
Digital kit: Doodle Darling Maxi Kit by Amanda McGee
Digital stamp: Momentous Seals Brushes and Stamps No. 01 by Katie Pertiet
Clip art: AS4702 Photographer Clip Art with Line Art
Dies: Spellbinders and Joy Crafts
Pink gingham ribbon
Blings

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Cupcake Book-Card

It’s a card! It’s a box! No, it’s a book! Well you know what.. It’s all that! ;) This is a book card, which could be used as a box too. Neat huh? I made this (still) for the HYCCT challenge. The HYCCT1108 theme is Hang in There, so we can use any image or element that we usually hang. I chose charm element on the inside of this card.

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You see that rose? I made it myself! I  used Spellbinders’ Rose Creations and ‘sugared’ it with glitter. The leaves are actually a Prima flower, I just offset it beneath the flower.

HYCCT_20b

The left side is a pocket which holds a tag and the right side I’m planning to fill with tea bags, Peach Dilmah one, my fave. This will go out to a friend I’m meeting today :)

Credits:
Digital kit: Summer Days by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: Sweet Thing from Penny Black
Digital Stamp: Momentous Seals No.1 by Katie Pertiet
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Coloring: Copic  and Prismacolor markers
Dies: Spellbinders and Papertrey Ink
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Twine: Twinery
Butterfly charm
Chocolate Bling
Yellow ribbon

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Wonderful Mother

I rarely make shaped cards, partly because my dies don’t go up to the regular card size, but while doing HYCCT challenge (HYCCT1101C) with the theme Encircled With Love that made us create a circle card I fell in love :D It looks so nice and elegant eventhough it’s kind of small (I used the biggest size of my die).

HYCCT_07

Credits:
Digital kit: Beautiful You by Zoe Pearn
Stamps: Well Scripted from Stampin’ Up and Vintage Labels No.4 from Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Dies: Spellbinders and Joy Crafts
Flowers: Prima

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Bling It Up!

When I saw the HYCCT1101B challenge theme: Bling the Cling, I thought about the blings I recently bought. Some pretty flourish blings and dew drops would be perfect to pretty up my card. I also took out my Sew Easy after burying it on my pile of tools for a couple of months. Hehe. I haven’t had the confidence to use it until I made this card. It turns out cute :)

HYCCT_09

Credits:
Digital Papers: The Vintage Cupcake Paper Pack #2 and The Vintage Cupcake Paper Pack #3 by Crystal Wilkerson
Digital Stamp: Fancy Marci from La-La Land Crafts
Stamp: Well Scripted from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Memento
Coloring: Copic markers
Dies: Spellbinders
Stitching: Sew Easy Scallop
Dew drops and flourish blings

Monday, November 7, 2011

Pretty Mermaid from Tahaa

Happy Monday everyone! You know I really think I would finish all of HYCCT cards by now but I am a few cards short. I don’t want to just make any cards, I want to make cards that I actually like, I don’t compromise :D I will showcase them here in the next couple of weeks and will still finish all of them soon.

So anyway, this is probably my most favorite HYCCT card I’ve made so far. No wonder because the challenge’s (HYCCT1122) theme is Find Your Happy Place. My happy place is the beach, but not just a beach, white sandy beach with clear aqua water. Ahhhhh, I feel peaceful and happy already thinking about it heehee. Oddly, I am a beach girl but not a sea girl. I’m a bit scared of open waters so I stick to sipping cold mocktails on dry land ;)

Speaking of happy place, I chose the picture as my inspiration. This is Le Taha’a, my most ultimate travel to list. Hopefully one day I can go there. It is located in Tahaa, French Polynesia. Do you see how the island aligns with the volcano mountain? It’s just the perfect spot!

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… And here is my card! :)

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Credits:
Digital Papers: Pretty Posies Patterned Papers by Crystal Wilkerson
Digital Stamp: Sweet November Bubbles Lostlagoon
Stamp: Oceans of Joy (CL372) from Hero Arts
Coloring: Copic Markers
Liquid Pearl

Friday, November 4, 2011

Icy Birthday Wishes

I just got loads of new goodies in the mail. I am so excited! The die I used for the card below is one of the dies I’ve been eyeing for a while. Right now I am buying collecting die cuts rather than buying stamps. I don’t know… They sorta makes a simple card looks amazing, the oomph and wow factor! :D

HYCCT_18

This card is for the HYCCT1125 challenge, theme is Happy Birthday aka make a birthday card.

Credits:
Digital Kit: Birthday Girl by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: TAC
Ink: Memento
Die: Spellbinders
Liquid Pearl
Kraft Cardstock
White twine

Happy weekend y’all! ;)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

HYCCT1111

For the HYCCT1111 challenge the theme is Fight Like A Girl aka use girly embellishments. Oh I am lovin’ this challenge! Heehee. And what better suit this challenge than to use this girly stamp from TGF! Love it!

HYCCT_01

Credits:
Digital Kit: A Bushel and a Peck by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Stamp: Miss Anya Collection from The Greeting Farm and Script Messages (AR137) from Hero Arts
Coloring: Copic and Prismacolor markers
Punch: Fiskars and Martha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinders
Flowers: Prima
Flourish bing

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hope You Can Cling To Cards

I am really challenged to do HYCCT cards that is hosted over at SCS. I started reeeaaaaallly reaaaallly late so I don’t know if I’ll be able to finish them by the 7th. But I will for sure do all of them. I think 32 of them! :)

Here are my first two cards:

HYCCT_10

This is for the very first HYCCT challenge, HYCCT1101A. The theme is Pink Critters, so I chose a dog stamp :)

Credits:
Digital Kit: Everyday Inspiration freebie by Mindy Terasawa
Stamp: Inkadinkado
Dies: Spellbinders
Ribbon: Charisma
Liquid Pearl

HYCCT_11

This one is for HYCCT1119, theme is Give 'em a Squeeze aka use dry embossing. I love this color combo. It looks so sophisticated! :)

Credits:
Digital Kit: Everyday Inspiration freebie by Mindy Terasawa
Stamp: Create A Cupcake from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Memento
Punch: Cupcake Punch from Stampin’ Up
Die: Papertrey Ink
Embossing: Sizzix