Sunday, October 31, 2010

Deb's Creations - The Emerald Faerie Collection Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday!! Guess what? I am showing you some sneak peeks of an upcoming wonderful stamp collection from Deb's Creations of Australia. This new stamp line from Deb's is called "The Emerald Faerie Collection. You will soon see the complete set of these stamps. The name of collection already give you a big hint on what kind of these images are going to be!! You are going to love them :o)
Here is my first sneak peek for you.

In the next few days, I will be posting more sneak peeks for you. Please stay tune and I have more information for you on which date these stamps are to be released.

Thank you for coming by and don't forget to check for other DT's sneak peek on my side bar under Deb's Creations' DT.

Easy made shimmering mist tutorial

Hello everyone and happy Halloween!!! Treat or trick? How about a treat?
I haven't post a tutorial for a long time, so today I am going to do a little tutorial post showing you how I made my own shimmery mist. I used it to spray flowers to add a little shiny effect on them. You can spray them with chipboard and paper as well. Remember the mini circle easel card on my last post with a distressing crackle paint. I sprayed the mist on it as well as glossy accent. I think it's a cool material.

So here is a sample of a purple mist I made. I used it to spray this white flower. You can still see the white part behind it.

First you will need some LuminArte polish pigments powder (if you don't have it, I am sure any pigment powder will work) , some water and a spray bottle. On this tutorial, I picked the purple color one on the very left.

Step one - scoop small amount of pigment powder into the empty spray bottle. As you can see this scoop is so mini, so for this small scoop, I put about 3 or 4 scoops into the bottle.

Then fill the bottle up with water (because this is pigment powder, I suggest you to wear a thin plastic gloves, otherwise, your hands are going to look like my dirty fingers on this pictures. The purple on my hands didn't go away for over a week, yikes.

Close it and shake it to mix the powder and water. It's THAT SIMPLE. Now you are ready to spray them with whatever you want.

Here is the shiny flower sprayed with this mist. Is it cool? If you want it extra shiny, you can add more glitter/stickles around the edge of these petals.

Ok, thank you so much for stopping by. Hope you like it and have fun trying them out. You can save some money from buying craft supplies now :o)

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Rainbow Theme Mini Easel Tilda card

Good morning and happy Thursday. Remember the rainbow challenge over at Lollipop Crafts Challenge? Well, here is another rainbow card I made to share with you. This is a mini round easel card. I got the tutorial from my very talented blogging friend Norma. If you wanted to try it, you can see tutorial from Norma's blog.

I am using this card for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge - Let's Punch It
Simon Says Challenge - Punch
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Sparkly & Bright
Craft Your Passion Challenge #29 - Add glitter, sparkles
Lexi's Creations Challenge #25 - Birthday
Top Tip Tuesday #7 - Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Circles
OSAAT #36 - All Celebrations
Challenge Up Your Life challenge #30 - Easel Card

This is my finished card. I used Lazy Summer Day Tilda from Magnolia-licious. Although it's currently out of stock, but I am sure if you email the store, Diana from the store will be able to get back to you. This Tilda is perfect size for a mini card. I also used distress crackle paint and glossy accents on the chipboard letter "B" and the butterfly punchie.

Closer view on Lazy Summer Day Tilda

Here are some closer view of the crackle paint chipboard and butterfly shape. I first painted them with 'broken china' distress crackle paint, then I sprayed some (homemade) metallic green shimmery mist on them, then when it dried, I applied glossy accents on them to get a shiny effect. Yep, a lot of work for just little embellishments, but I really like the outcome. I will do up a tutorial on a very easy made shimmery mist in a later date. Please stay tune!!

Here is the view when this mini easel card opened.

I stamped sentiment on vellum and cut them with spellbinder.

Side view of this card

Copic info:
SKIN - E11, E00, E000
HAIR - E49, E37, E41, E35
SHIRT - R46, R14, R02, R11, R50
OUTER VEST OVERALL - YG25, YG03, YG21, YG00, BV02, BV0000
WINGS - Y17, Y15, Y00

I hope you enjoy today's post and this rainbow card will cheer you up & brighten up your day. Thank you for stopping by and see you soon :o)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Guest Designer this week for A Spoon Full of Sugar GDT

I am so excited to share my project with you today. I made specially for a Guest Designer card for A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge for this week. How special and honored being this week's GDT!! Thank you for sweet Karen and all the DT's from this challenge site for the opportunity since this is one of my favorite challenge sites. This week's challenge is to create a project using 'Die cutting or punches' somewhere on your creation.

I used the sketch from Deb's Creations' October Card Challenge, which is an open theme this time, but just follow the sketch.

I am also using this card for the following challenges:
I Did It Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy Challenge #65 - Lace & Pearls
Die Cut Dreams Christmas Challenge #40 - The One I Love
CCH38 - Tons of Shapes
Frosted Designs Challenge - Die Cuts

I just love this Loving Bridal Couple stamp from Magnolia-licious. I have been getting so many Magnolia stamps lately, but just don't have enough hands to use them. LOL

Here is my finished card

Closer view on this couple

Here is a closer view on the embellishment and I also punched a swirl from the Doohickey Leaf and swirl die. I just love this die.

This Loving Wishes is also a Magnolia sentiment stamp

Side view of this card

Flat view to see the dimension of this card

Copics info:
Skin - E11, E00, E000
Dress - R27, R14, R20, R02
Shirt - YR12, YR21, YR31, YR24
Pants - E77, E27, E25, E13
Tilda's Hair - Y38, Y17, Y11
Tilda's Shoes - R14, R02
Edwin's Hair - 100, C6, C3
Edwin's Shoes - 100, C8, C3
Roses - YG97, YG91, R59, R39, R85

Thank you so much for coming by today and hope you can join us along :o)

Monday, October 25, 2010

Last GDT card for Lollipop Crafts Challenge

Happy Monday!! This is my last post for being a Guest Designer for Lollipop Crafts Challenge. It has been a great month and I enjoyed. Thanks again so much to Lollipop Crafts Challenge for fun time :o)
Now here is today's project. This week's Lollipop Crafts Challenge is 'RAINBOW', so you can use a rainbow image or colors of the rainbow. Actually my background DP is pretty colorful like a rainbow, but because it's a background, so you can't really see it that well. However, using colorful paper like rainbow sound simple enough for you to join us?
I used A Little Haul of Cheer from PWCO. She is so adorable pulling her little Christmas tree. I used the PWCO Sketch #56 for this card.

This card is also for the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
CES Challenge #9 - Buttons & Bows
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #26 - Die Cuts or Punch
Totally Gorjuss Challenge #53 - Sparkle
Delightful Challenge - Christmas
Stampin Royalty Challenge #42 - Ribbons

Here is my finished card

Closer view on this cute image

Side view of this card

Flat view to show you the dimension

Thank you so much for stopping by today and hope you can join us for the fun. Please come back tomorrow and I have another GDT card to share with you :o)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tilda Shopping in the Fall

Good morning and happy mid-week. Many of you knows that I am crazy about Tilda and Copics, but I think most of you know that I am not very good at doing coloring with distressing ink. I did up a card with Tilda Goes Shopping from Magnolia-licious and setting it in an Autumn theme using Copic with distressing ink and this is my second try. Not sure why, but I laughed after looking at my coloring. After this one, I think I really need to practice more, lol.

I am using this card for the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown #22 - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room Week #32 - Inspiration challenge
C4C59 - Fall/Autumn
Inktegrity #18 - Halloween/Fall
Totally Papercraft Challenge #38 - Autumn
Challenge Up Your Life #29 - Autumn
Corrosive Challenge #86 - no white paper
The Stamp Man Challenge #7 - Autumn
Stampin for the weekend Challenge #49 - Halloween/Fall
Allsort Week #74 - Bingo (Pearls, stickles & Ribbon)
Pear Tree Designs Challenge #22 - Free for all
OSAAT Challenge #35 - Embellish it

Here is my finished card

Closer view on this image and my funny distressing coloring skill, lol I did a big BOO BOO on one of her shopping bag. I dropped a big drop of Copic on the bag while coloring, so I applied some stickle on the bags to cover it up. Can you tell??

Side view of this card

Here is a closer view to show you that I layered a lace trim on top of the brown ribbon just because I wanted to add some more details and texture.

Inside view of this card

Flat view of this card to show you the dimension

Thank you so much for coming by and will see you again next time for another project :o)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lollipop Crafts Challenge - Winter Play

Good morning!! Did you all enjoy this past weekend? I can't believe it's already mid October. It means Christmas will be here for only 2 months. My husband and I both have big family, but we haven't start any Christmas shopping yet, lol. Well maybe starting making Christmas card to me is a good start anyways. Today is another day for a GDT card for the Lollipop Crafts Challenge. This week's challenge is to create a project with the 'WINTER PLAY' theme. Karber Digital is sponsoring for this week. The image I used for this project today is Christmas Millie from Karber Digital. I hope to see you joining us for this week.

I am using this card for the following challenges:
OSAAT #34 - Use a digi stamp
Gingerloft Challenge #4 - Winter
OCC Challenge - Embellishments (snowflake punchies, ribbon, pearl)
I did it Creations Challenge #25 - Make a card for a Girl
Digi Doodle Shop's challenge #29 - My Peeps - an image with a person
Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge #99 - Edward Scissorhans (to have hand cut or die cut)
Quixotic Paperie Challenge - Christmas is coming
Simple Doodles Challenge #28 - Winter Warmers
Other Lovelies Thoughtful Thursday 0030 - G (Girl)

Here is my finished card

Side view of this card

Flat view to show you the dimension of this card

Inside view of this card

Thanks for coming by and will see you again soon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

PWCO - Christmas New Release

Good morning and happy Saturday!! As I mentioned in yesterday's post, today I will be posting my second card using another PWCO RAM stamp from the new RAM Christmas Collection. This one, I did a little distressing with the FLAKY FRIENDS image. I just love the DP from MME Colorful Christmas Collection. They are just so cool and I love the odd and not very traditional Christmas colors (Not true red & green).

I am going to use this card for the following projects:
Hodge Podge Shop Challenge #1 - Distressing
FTTC88 - Distressing
Craftalicious Challenge #10 - Anything Goes
FF #51 - Holiday

Here is my finished card

Here is a closer view of this stamp

Closer view to show you the twine bow with shell button (left) and the little cute Christmas punch outs from the MME Accessory sheet

Side view of this card

Flat view to show you the dimension of this card

Stamps - PWCO RAM Snowman
Ink - Memento & Copics
Cardstock - Prism Papers
DP - MME Colorful Christmas
Accessories - twine, button, lace trim, FlowerSoft, EK success punch, Nestabilities - Labels Three

That's all I have for you for today and thank you so much for stopping by :o)