Saturday, December 14, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi there, I'm back in action! This is my very first Christmas card. I'm a big fan of Christmas characters and the bold colors and glitters of Christmas. So I decided to make a Chirstmas greeting card for this week's Freshly Made Sketches challenge using the color combo from Color Throwdown challenge.
The snowflakes background paper is from Recollections - All Seasons paper pad and I inked up the edges using distress ink. Then I worked on the sentiment and snowman from Inkadinkado - Christmas Characters stamp set. The image is stamped using Stazon black ink and colored with aqua painter and I adhered it on a green striped patterned paper from DCWV -The Basic Stack paper pad.

I'm entering this card in Simon Says Stamp challenge - Let It Snow

Well, I badly wanted to make a similar card using the traditional Christmas colors. Hopefully I can post more here!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday! :)
Thanks and bye for now.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Yummy Halloween Treat Holders

Hey there friends! It's been almost a month since I blogged. But I'm so surprised to know that some of my friends are still following my blog updates :) Thank you so much for your precious time! It feels great when someone values your work!

Well, I hope you all had a great Halloween!! I had an awesome Halloween with my 2 year old son. We went for trick-or-treating in our community! No tricks, all we got is a bucket full of Halloween treat! Here are some quick and easy treat holders that I had made for Halloween this year! I think it's not too late to share these pictures!

I used three different Halloween pattern papers from Recollections - All Seasons paper pad. Besides that, I had also made some cute treat bags with top notes and some with ghost faces hand drawn with a permanent marker pen.

I have a lot more to share with you and hope to have them up here very soon. Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Handmade Boxes!

Hello!! Introducing my new hobby, making gift boxes! I'm a big fan of gift boxes since young. Especially the small and cute boxes for jewelry, treats or party favors. It's so much fun to match the pattern papers on the box with the occasion. I made these lovely little chocolate boxes for my neighbor's daughters. I love how the boxes turned out. So adorable! I think it's another creative way to share your love! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Double Side Step Beach Card

Hi there!! Long time no blogging in here! I was on a short vacation and it feels great to be back. I have missed some of my favorite craft challenges for the past few months. Well, it's time to reactivate my creative mojo!

Here is my recent creation for a lovely couple on their wedding anniversary. I made this beach themed anniversary card for my customer. It's a double side step card with a small fold card on it.

I hand drew the palm tree leaves, trunk, coconuts and the ladies hat on a kraft cardstock, colored and fuzzy cut them. I then traced the island and inked the edge with chalk brown ink. The hammock is hand drawn on a striped patterned paper DCWV -The Basic Stack paper pad . I punched out the sun using my circle punch and colored to give a little sun shade. The sentiment from Penny Black - Loads of Love was stamped on bottom right of the step card with a little heart shape in front. Added some glossy accent to the cute little heart, sun, coconut and hat.

To fill the gap between the two palm trees I decided to make a small fold card with a background. On front of the card, I used a paper from Recollections paper pad- All Seasons which has clouds and I believe it was the perfect choice for the background. On the inside card I stamped the sentiment using Hero Arts - Fanciful Swirl Alphabet clear stamps. Added faux stitching to create a border around the sentiment.

That's how I made this step card and I'm so glad my customer loved it so much since he had to wait so long to get this card. I have to thank him for having me do this card for his wedding anniversary.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Back to School!

Hi!! I made this card for this week's back-to-school challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I used the sketch from Friday Mashup challenge. It just happens to be that both the challenges I'm participating in are based on school theme :)

I drew the 'pencils' using Uni Ball black pen to give a stamped image look. Then, I colored them using ColorBox inks with my Pentel Aquash brush. I must say that this brush is just an outstanding tool! It's so helpful for beginners like me to try some simple and basic coloring while making card. I definitely need a lot of practice but it's fun so far! Overall, it was very interesting to work on this card.

I hope you like my card and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

You're Some Kind of Wonderful

Hi everyone!! It's weekend and finally I had time to make a card. Here is my entry for this week Freshly Made Sketches. They are celebrating their 100th sketch and I'm so happy to participate in this week challenge. It's so exciting to play with their very first sketch and a big thanks to Cindy for choosing this sketch! The color inspiration for this card came from Color Throwdown challenge.

Okie! That's all for today. Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Hello! Here is a card I made for the first sketch challenge at Seize the Sketch. I'm so excited since the day one they posted this sketch at their blog. The diagonal lines made me think a lot! :P I'm so glad to play along with this week's sketch!

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Celebrate with Cupcake!

Hello everyone!! Here is a quick card I made for my friend. I don't remember when was the last time I had cupcake! :P I adore this cute cupcake stamp from Recollections. I used some of my very favorite colors. Too much of stitch lines! I can't seem to resist adding stitch lines to all my cards. I'm linking up this card at Simon Says Stamp challenge - "Triangles". 

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Get Well

Hi! I made this card today to get some creative mojo flowing. It's been a while since I touched my quilling kit. I was little confused whether to use quilled elements or buttons... but for some reason I ended up using both. It's not exactly what I had pictured in my head. Well, this sometimes happens! The reason is because I desperately wanted to use the leaf stamp because it's just so cute. So, I used buttons to pop out like flower buds and stamped the flower image on the background. Then I made a small quilled butterfly and attached above the sentiment. Little messed up though! But, I'm still happy with what I have done :) I used Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the colors from the Color Throwdown challenge. Here is my card!

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Miss You Like Crazy

Hi all! I'm back with a Miss You card. Not only miss you...It's "Miss You Like Crazy"! Such a fun and cute sentiment. I was inspired by this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown challenge. So here is my take...

I inked my base card using distress ink with two different blue/turquoise tones and allowed it to dry. Then, I pulled out some lovely grid patterned papers from the Simple Stories Snap! Life Basics paper pad to ink up the sentiment. I'm a big patterned paper lover and I'm so attracted to the bold and bright colors of this paper pad. There are also lots of other cool, trendy and vibrant patterned papers from Snap! Life collection such as dots, stripes, mini calenders and etc. Totally awesome!

Next, I simply stamped the sentiment on three different colors of grid patterned papers. Then, I cut the letters out and adhered them nicely on a piece of gray colored grid paper.
 I made a small arrow with a little heart shape on it and placed it on top of the card. I thought it would be cool to use a paper clip to hold the layers together. So I tried that and it looks so perfect!. As a final touch, I added glossy accent to the cute little hearts and some white gel pen stitch lines to frame the sentiment.

I'm also linking up my card at the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is "Anything Goes".

Thanks for stopping and have a nice weekend!

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

I love u

Hi there! I made this card late night yesterday. So I'm here to put up this card real quick since I didn’t get time to do it yesterday. I used simple elements to embellish the card.

I always love using zig zag patterned paper and I got this one from K&Company double sided paper pad. Next to that, I took another scrap of card, created a little tab with it, and placed three tiny hearts. Then I added few strawberries on top of a paper thread and placed it just below the sentiment. The sentiment stamp was something that I had in my stash. I thought it coordinated perfectly so I used it for this card. The grass effect on the bottom of the card was created using Fiskars scallop border punch. It's a cool trick! I added some glossy accents to the tiny hearts and strawberries for some added shine. To finish off, I drew stitch lines around the tab and sentiment.

I'm submitting this card to the Simon Says Stamp challenge: Summer, Food and Drink. I adore Simon Says Stamp sets but unfortunately I don't own any yet! I hope and love to add one of those to my collection very soon. Be sure to check them all out over on the Simon Says Stamp store.

That's all for now, but I'll be back shortly :) Thank you so much for stopping by.

Monday, July 22, 2013


I'm so happy that I could find some time to craft on weekend. What a great feeling! :) Lately, I was inspired by The Play Date Cafe and their amazing challenge. I decided to play along with this week's color challenge : Cream, Melon and Cantaloupe. I love the color palette and made this card yesterday. Making a card with three colors was quite challenging for me but it was actually very interesting. I'm also entering this card in Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes Birthday challenge.
For this card, I used the Bold Basic patterned paper from Reollections. The birthday banner is adhered to the card using adhesive foam to give a little dimension. I love the birthday banner as it looks so cute on the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Best Wishes

I hope everyone having a great weekend. Last night, I made this Best Wishes card using this week's Freshly Made Sketches sketch and the colors from Color Throwdown challenge: Tempting Turquoise, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip and White. These colors are perfect for summer! I've made quite a lot of beach card. So, I've decided to make a simple greeting card this time. I got everything from a single pattern paper. It's actually a double sided paper from K&Company. The patterned paper and base card are edged in Chestnut Roan Chalk ink. I added a little ribbon and its done.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 28, 2013

Grow Where You're Planted

Hi everyone! :) I made a card with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week. The first thing that popped into my mind when I saw this sketch was the Yin-Yang symbol! It's a totally different sketch by Jennifer Brum. Anyways, my idea was to try some soft colors for the card. Thus, I used a lovely color combination from Color Throwdown challenge this week : Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink and Cool Caribbean. This is the first time I'm entering a color challenge. Do check out their fabulous creations!

I bought some cute tag paper pads from Michaels recently and I picked a lighter color tag to stamp on the sentiment. I love the sentiment "Grow where you're planted" and decided to use it for this card.  I embossed the flowers, leaves and the sentiment with clear embossing powder. I couldn't resist doing some faux stitching around the images as well as the tag! I finished off the card with a thread around the pink patterned paper and tied a little bow. That's all!

Enjoy your weekend and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Happy Birthday

Hi there! I'm enjoying taking part in challenges that helps me to stay creative and productive :) I feel so happy to play along with Friday Mashup challenge this week. This is my first time participating in the mashup challenge. The challenge is to create a project using the sketch, or using the "brick wall" technique or mash it up and create a project using the sketch and brick wall technique. The brick wall technique is something that I've never tried before. So, I decided to give it a try.

It's time to relax! :) Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Make a Wish!

I'm so inspired looking at Seize the Birthday blog by Lesley Croghan recently, and wanted to play along with her sketch challenges. She is full of energy and has an amazing talent. Wonder how she participates in other challenges and at the same time hosts this great birthday challenge blog. I'm "totally in love" with her work! Well, yesterday I managed to get some free time and made myself to get creative... so came up with this birthday card for this week's sketch by Jen Nelson.

I decided to use mixed patterned papers for this sketch and I layered them on black cardstock. I've never tried layering patterned papers on black cardstock because I usually prefer using ivory, kraft, or white base. But, I took it as a challenge to push myself out of my comfort zone and tried something new and different. So, I picked red on top of black and I really liked the way these three different patterned papers worked so well together.
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Super Star Dad!

It's been a month since I shared a card. My craft room was in a big mess. Totally unorganized! Finally, I fixed a date to clean the room and started working on my card for this week Freshly Made Sketches challenge. I made this card for my dad. He is my first hero! Although I couldn't share the day with him, I can show my love by sending him this fun card. So, Daddy this is for you. Love you always! :)

I usually take more time in choosing the right patterned paper that best suits the image/sentiment. But, this colorful stars patterned paper really caught my eyes. Undoubtedly it was the right choice for the sentiment that I decided to use on my card. So, I had no confusion! :) I'm so happy to achieve a bright and colorful card in the end. It was a great challenge indeed!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Be Mine

Hi! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I had a nice weekend :) Here is my take on this weekFreshly Made Sketcheschallenge by Linda Suarez. I felt I could have done a much better design than this... but I was a little short on time to do my craft work this week (thanks to my little one!). So, I decided to do a simple layering technique using some pattern papers for my card.

To start of with, I chose a textured card base in yellow and to layer the card I have used some contrasting pattern papers. Then I punched three different sizes of hearts out of polka dot patterned papers and used them as an embellishment. These heart shape punches are my favourite and most often used on my cards. They are super cute and neat!

I love this sentiment as the font type looks kinda funky... isn't it? I really enjoyed layering these pretty pattern papers on my card. I designed the inside card using the same pattern papers... it's exactly the same as the front design but without the sentiment.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for stopping by!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Welcome Little One

Phew! It was a crazy busy week. I made this pretty baby card for a friend of mine who has given birth to a beautiful baby girl recently. I've been waiting to use some of my favourite polka dot patterned papers and here is my attempt for this week Freshly Made Sketches by Jennifer Brum. I'm so pleased with how this card turned out.

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Easter Card

Hi! I totally love the sample cards posted by the design team for this week's sketch at FMS. Truly inspiring CAS (clean and simple) creations! Here is my card for this week Freshly Made Sketches challenge by Rita Wright.

I am sure all of you are in the process of making lots of wonderful Easter day cards by now. I've been wanting to make an Easter card myself since I started my crafting hobby because I love the pretty colors of Easter. So here, I picked pink, yellow, orange and light green embroidery thread to decorate my card. I used kraft card as base and layered it with white card to show up the bright thread colors. I adore the cute little bird stamp from Inkadinkado. I embossed it and layered it on a pink circle and green scallop punch card.

Thank you and have a beautiful Easter weekend!