Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Summer Card Camp Week 1, Day 2

I finally got around to really playing with my new Lawn Fawn stamps today. The images are so fun and adorable. My second card for the class was inspired by this week's gorgeous Color Combo and Jennifer's card.

All Stamps Lawn Fawn: Blissful Botanicals and Hello Friend

This was my first time working with vellum, I just love how its translucence softness gives a touch of elegance to a card. I decided to keep the front plain as I wanted the flowers to be the focal point for the card. The flowers were heat embossed with Bright White Superfine embossing powder by Wow Embossing Powder. I couldn't resist adding some stickles to the card as well :)

I used my EK Success Circle Scissor to cut out the pink frame. I love my Circle Scissor to bits, and it's one of my favourite tools. It always cuts such crisp circles and rings and it's really easy to use!

Thanks for stopping by! ^^

Monday, 27 June 2011

Young Crafter's Unite Blog Hop

I signed up for the Young Crafters Unite Blog Hop on a whim and I am really excited that I did. After looking at the participants, I am feeling slightly starstruck and honoured to be given an opportunity to be showcasing my projects with them.

My mind is already working overtime and I have an idea on a project that would incorporate a lot of my favourite things!

Thanks for organising this, Marie and Britta!

I had to make another post because the first one I made earlier was getting a bit too long!

Thanks for looking and hopefully see you around for the blog hop starting on July the 1st!


Summer Card Camp!

Today is the first day of the Summer Card Camp that Kristina Werner and Jennifer McGuire have collaborated on with some extremely talented ladies.

I love online classes that I can participate in from the comfort of my own home. And after seeing the guest designers' list, I didn't even need to think about it twice! :)

Here's a sneak peek video: 

Registration is open till June 29th, so do join in! Here's what I made inspired by Week 1's Color Combo:

Frame stamp: Paula Pascual Punchable Labels
All other stamps Hero Arts
Embossing powders by Wow! Embossing Powders: Metallic Blue and Ebony Superfine
Distress Inks: Worn Lipstick, Spiced Marmalade, Dusty Concord

The butterfly was water-coloured with Distress Inks for Hero Art's March Challenge technique of the month and congratulations theme. The tiny white butterfly in the corner was made with shrink plastic and my favourite Martha Stewart Large Monarch Butterfly Punch. I just love how it turned out, shrink plastic will now be a staple in my craft stash! The butterfly, label, and the main background are all given extra dimension with foam adhesive tape and dots. I also added some wire antennae for the butterfly for added interest. :)

Thanks for looking!

Warm Thoughts Box Card

This will be a super short post, I should be sleeping right now, but shhhhh ;)

Here's a card that I never got around to posting online, I really love how this one turned out. I think it is one of my favourites :)

All Stamps Hero Arts

Flower and hummingbird coloured with Derwent Inktense watercolour pencils and enhanced with Stickles.

If I wanted to, this card does fold flat and can be easily mailed. To be honest, I made this card with every intention of giving it away on a happy occasion, but I couldn't bear to part with this one! Oh well, I might change my mind ;)

Thanks for looking.

(Can you tell that I love this striped flower stamp altogether too much? lol)

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Faux Cloisonne Zombie Bunny noms

Just for fun card that I made with my new Lawn Fawn stamps! I was experimenting with some Wow! embossing powders and wondering if I could emboss on an already embossed surface. It was just a small scrap of paper, and the little bunny from the Critters in the 'Burbs fit perfectly. I first embossed the paper with Verdigris Regular (WL05R), and after heat setting it and letting it cool, I stamped the bunny and embossed him with Ebony Super Fine embossing powder (WH00SF). I finished off with some clear embossing powder. I trimmed the little guy out, and had a stupid grin on my face throughout :D

Alpha set: Jessie's ABCs

That second "b" in bunny is actually an upside down "q" which was quite handy for me so that I could just stamp the first line in one go.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 13 June 2011


Video: Gary Reef at work.
Sound: Elizabeth Gilbert: A new way to think about creativety (TED talk)

Sunday, 12 June 2011

HA Inspiration Friday and June Challenge

I had this idea floating around my head for the past few days and after seeing Kelly Rasmussen's Inspiration Friday post I knew that it just had to be made! I had been saving jam jars for this very purpose for quite some time.

I used Cotton White StazOn and Hero Arts Clear Design Circular Designs stamp set (CL124). It didn't take very long to do and I can easily imagine making half a dozen of these to sit on our flight of stairs, or attach a wire loop to the top and hang them up.

Only reason why it took a little bit longer was because I messed up several times, it was a little tricky for me to stamp on a curved surface. Best way to do it is press the stamp down starting in the centre and then carefully rocking the stamp making sure to get a complete impression. I just used StazOn Cleaner every time I did an oopsie. Just make sure that the surface is free of all traces of cleaner before trying again. Simples! ^^

Thanks for looking!