Friday, July 31, 2009

DT Call from La-La Land Crafts

For those of you who would like to check out the new store or want to join the DT for Irina's store, please check out the DT call post from the La-La Land Crafts blog site.

Good luck to those of you who are applying for the DT call.
For those of you who would like to participate in the Grand Opening Gala of the store, please check here for additional details.

Midnight Madness Challenge Week 12 - MMSC12

Happy Friday to all of you,

After a few days for not doing any paper crafts, I think I should really get some cards done. Today, I didn't use a Magnolia stamp, but instead using Anya from the Greeting Farm just in case you get tired of my friend Tilda, lol. I am doing this card for the Midnight Madness Challenge for Week #12.

I received this image from an image swap I participated a while ago. I still have quite a few stamps that I never get a chance to use them yet. Oh well....

Since today's image (Anya) has her Kimono outfit, I wanted to stay in an Asia theme. I remembered a few years ago when I went travelling in Japan, I bought a little foam flowers stamp set from a craft store, but never get a chance to use them. Therefore, I used this set for the very first time on this card. Be honest with you, the quality of this set is pretty bad. However, I managed to use it, but not sure if I would use it again????!!!

Here is this week's sketch for the Midnight Madness Challenge.
Here is my finished card:

Here is a closer view to show the way I did my ribbon. I kind of cross weaved it.

Closer view on the image coloring. Couldn't color her without putting eye shadow for her. LOL

Here is the stamp set I got from Japan:

Closer view on the flowers using the above stamp set.

Ok, that's all I have for you for today. I would like to show you where I hold all my copic markers next time. See you soon!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge Week #15

Hope you all had a great weekend. I am ready for Monday now, are you?

Today's post is a card I made for the Just Magnolia Challenge. Here is the sketch for this challenge:

I am sure you are not suprise that I used Strawberry Tilda of the Lazy Days Summer for this card. You can pre-order this stamp from Magnolia-licious. I downloaded the pictures for this post, then realized I missed the 3 dots on the right side for this sketch. Therefore, I took all the pictures down and added in the heart shape rhinestones to fit the sketch requirement and then uploaded the new pictures again to post. Phew.....See how easy I missed things?!
Ok, here is the correct card for the sketch. I've cut the cardstocks and embossed them with cuttlebug embossing folders to add textures on them, then stamped the flowers images (from Magnolia as well) and built them as 3D dimensional embellishment for additional details. The sentiment is from the 'Simple Friendship' set by Stampin Up.

Closer side view to see the dimensional
Closer view for the image and sentiment

view for the insides
Closer view for the insides
That's all I have for you today and will do more post within this week (I hope!)

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Midnight Madness Challenge Week 11 - MMSC11

TGIF everyone. It's finally Friday, I've been looking forward and soon the weekend is here. Need more free time for sure since I have so many project awaiting for me. Here is one I completed. It's a card I did for the Midnight Madness Week 11 Challenge using Tilda from the new Lazy Summer Day. You can now preorder these new stamps from one of my favorite stores at Magnolia-licious.
The sketch for this week's MMSC is here:

Here is my finished card with the cute Tilda stamp. I've hand cut a piece for the wave and painted it with shimmerz to cover her feet:

You can see the sparkling shimmerz paint on the wave piece:
Closer view to show the dimensions
Closer view on her coloring with my Copic Markers
Picture of the insides
Closer view on the insides, I've used the MS border punch to punch the shapes for the top and embossed a little circle flower pattern by the corner to add a little touch for the blank piece for writting area:

That's it for today and hope to find more time to create more cards. Thank you again for visiting my blog and bye for now!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Sugar Bowl Challenge #15 - Sugar Nellie: Gorjuss Girl

Happy Tuesday, everyone and thank you for stopping by. Today I am posting a card I made for the Sugar Bowl Challenge #15 using one of my Gorjuss Girl Set 1 stamps. The funny thing was that I totally forgot about the sketch they provided and just did the layout on my own.

After I made the card, I checked out the Challenge site, And then I realized I was supposed to follow the sketch they provided. When I looked at my card, I thought 'Wow, it does kind of look like I followed the sketch'. Phew~

I came across a very cute sentiment stamp from my random stamps drawer and thought this might fit with the Gorjuss Girl image, so I used it on this card.

Closer view on her coloring:

closer view for the cute sentiment:

I will try to do another card sometimes this week since I am still having this do a card mood. LOL. See you all soon!

Stamp: Sugar Nellie - Gorjuss Girl (Foxy)
Sentiment: River City Rubber Works
Cardstock: Stampin Up
DP: Making Memories
Ink: Memento, Copic Markers
Accessories: Prima Flower, Stickle, brads, ribbon
Tools: MS punch, EK Success punch, Copic Air Brush system
Image colors :-
Skin: E11, E00
Hair: E33, Y02, YR23, Y17
Fox: E21, E04, E08
Jacket: YG25, YG11, YG03, YG00
Lace: R32, R81, Y25
Hat & Socks: E49, E29, E37, E35, E33, E02

Monday, July 20, 2009

MMSC10 and Magnolia-licious Highlites Blog Hop

Today is the deadline for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, click here: MMSC10 sketch challenge. Once again, I am rushing for this. In addition, I am also using this Edwin card for the Magnolia-Licious Highlites Blog Hop entry as well.

I have some spare time today and was able to get it done for this afternoon. Hopefully, I am not too late!

Closer view on Edwin

Here is the insides


I am rushing for another card now. Will see you all soon and thank you for dropping by!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Friday Sketchers #60 & Roses on Paper Challenge #16

Hello and thank you for stopping by and thank you for all the sweet comments you left for my previous posts :o)

Just one more sleep until TGIF. I can't wait!
My sister and my niece left and went back to California. My niece had some fun in my craftroom during her stayed. that she got addicted from my Copic Markers after she tried them and she called earlier saying that she will be buying some tonight. Uh oh....How could she not get addictive though?! LOL

Today I am posting a card I made for the Friday Sketchers #60 (the sketch is below) as well as the Roses On Paper Challenge #16 which is looking for a card in Summer theme. Therefore, I decided to use the Friday Sketcher's sketch and working it out based on the summer theme.

Here is my card:

Closer view of Tilda:

Side view to see the dimension:

view of the insides:

Closer view of the insides:
That's it for today and will see you all soon!
Stamp set: Magnolia - Tilda, You are so sweet sentiment
Cardstock: Stampin Up
Ink: Stampin Up In Colors, Copic Markers
DP, Alpha stickers and Die Cuts: We R Memory - Over the Rainbow stack

Monday, July 13, 2009

Midnight Madness MMSC9 Challenge and Magnolia-Licious August Homepage Card Challenge

Happy Monday to you all. I am off today from work and finally can get a chance to do my posting. I finished this card for two challenges earlier, but just couldn't find time to post it up until now.

Besides checking out my card, please also check out Jacque's site for blog candy info. Jacque's works are gorgeous and you will be amazed with all her works!

Ok, now here is my card. I am using this challenge card for two challenge site. One is for the Midnight Madness MMSC9 Challenge Sketch below:

Here is the card I made using this sketch:

I am also using this card for another challenge which is for the August Homepage Card Challege under the Magnolia-Licious Yahoo Group. There is no particular rule for August and it could be any theme, so I will be using this card for the challenge.

I used the stamp I bought from Diana at Magnolia-licious. The news is that for us Canadian customers, there will be a 12% discount on the whole order to bring prices to an at Par level or lower. What a nice news to know since I buy all my Magnolia stamps from her.

Here is a closer view on the image I colored with my copic markers:

Here is a closer view on the sparkly sequence trim I put on top of a ribbon trim.

Closer view on the ribbon and I used the snowflake brads to match up with the winter theme of this card.

That's it for today and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Magnolia-Licious Highlites Sketch and Copic Challenge

Hello and happy late Thursday to you. Thank you for the sweet comments you left for me. I've been so busy with family gathering with out of country visitors for the past weeks and didn't get too many chances to go down to my craftroom. I've been using my lunch breaks doing some coloring and cutting for the past few days. After a few days of doing little pieces here and there, I finally put the whole card together for two challenges. One is the Magnolia-Licious Highlites Sketch for July and the other is the Copic Challenge Brunette Hair.

Here is my card for the challenges:

Closer view of Tilda:

I put the mini Prima flower on top of a little piece of flower ribbon:

Inside of this card:

Closer view for the insides:

Cardstock: Stampin Up
Designer Paper: G.C.D. Studio - Margarita pad
Ink & Color: Stampin Up, Copic Markers
Sentiment: Stampin Up
Stamp: Magnolia
Accessories: Prima Flowers, Queen & Co Adhesive Flower border, buttons, Ribbon

Friday, July 3, 2009

Roses On Paper Challenge #15 - Gate card including stitching

Hello everyone! Although I am located in Canada, but wish you a Happy Indenpendence Day! After a few days break, I managed to finish a card for the Roses on Paper Challenge. This challenge is for a gate fold card incorporating stitching somewhere on the card. The stitches could be sewing, hand stitches, faux stitches with pens or rub on, etc.
Since sewing is not my best area, I choose to use my rub on stitches tape (by Daisy D's). As usual, I colored Tilda with Copic markers. The snowflake punchies were made by the Martha Stewart snowflake punch. For each snowflake on the right side, I put 2 different colors and put them together with foam adhesive, then adhered a 1/2 back pearl in the middle. For the Tilda image, beside the copic markers, I've used the stickle on her wings and dotted the middle of the mini snowflakes. Used of liquid applique for the pom pom of her hat & fur on her boots. I didn't really decorate too much for the inside, but instead just to emboss the inside panels, so that it wouldn't be too plain.
Here it is:

Side view:

closer view for the image:

The card's inside:

Thank you for stopping by and will see you soon!