Saturday, September 29, 2007

DCM Frame Challenge

My Entry for Daring Cardmakers Challenge. I seldom use frame to make my card, so this is really challenge me, but I had fun .Here is the dare:

This week I’d like you to use a FRAME or FRAMES on your card. You can use any type of frame you so wish. How about a die cut frame or a hand cut frame. You can frame your card with brackets or flowers or how about some doodling - the choice is yours.

The stamped image is so cute, I love it!My first christmas card in this year.

Stamps: Stampendous Clear Stamps,HA

Ink: Color Box Gold,Versafine

Tagged by Marlou

I was tagged on Friday by Marlou {Scrapping With Love} Thanks Marlou!!

4 places I have worked:

small and temporary book store at my school for 1 month
a primary school for 1 year
and now the school I teach, I don't know I long I will be here.

4 places I have lived

believe me, I live here since I born :-)) I didn't move to other place.

4 places I have visited

I am a lucky women, am I ? :-))

4 favourite food
chicken rice
chinese dumpling

4 places I would rather be

Live in a small cottage by the beach
a small island called Santorini in Greece
small village in Europe

Ok I have to tag 4 people, they are:


Thursday, September 27, 2007

More cards received for my birthday...

Yikes....I am getting old...38 years old tomorrow:-(( am I really old ? Thank you girls for making/sending the fabulous cards to me, I really appreciated them .

Card from Mary C.Love the color of the card,light and soft.

Card from Connie.Love the flower pot and cute bee:-)

Card from Shirley.Tulip is one of my favourite flower:-)

Card from Joyce.Love the bunny:-)) Cute card!

Card from Danette.Very personalized card, Y for Ying !:-)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What I received from Melanie Tan

Last saturday morning, my hubby passed to me a big box when the postman came to my house, I was so curious what is it and when I noticed the sender was Melanie, my curiousity was so high because she was supposed to send a CARD to me only not a big box!!!!!I opened wrap papers and have a big shout of OH OH OH:-)

I quickly took my digital camera and took my action.A really beautiful ,beautiful box filled with goodies and a beautiful and creative card shown in front of me!! Melanie is so talented and creative. She made a wedding dress using the patterned paper I sent as the lower part of the dress and added vellum to have a satin look, very very clever and creative idea.I do hope, yes, I wish that Melanie consider cardmaking as her hobby now and forever...

This is actually a NNCC ( Card Swap).Thank you Melanie.

Big beautiful box with gift and card for me:-)

Inside the wrapping paper was

very elegant card and goodies:-) Thank you Mel.

Very elegant card made by Melanie
using very limited supplies I sent to her...clever Melanie :-)

Inside the card,also using the supplies I sent to her....

What do you think ? I am sooo lucky to received this beautiful card from Melanie, thank you once again for your effort to turn the supplies to artworks:-))

Cards Made This Week

I made these cards, quick and fun.:-)) Autumn and Halloween Theme.

Cardstock: Bazzil Papers
Other Supplies: Leaves Chipboard,aida cloth with walnut ink


Crystal Laquer

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Golden Moment

Phew!!! I finally had the time to make the card for little extra from DCM featured on Tuesday.

Here is the challenge:

This time we are giving you just One Word as the inspiration for your card making and that word is GOLDEN You can use the word in any way you like - the word itself doesn't even have to be on the card, for instance you could make a card in golden shades, or maybe inspired by the seasons of Spring or Autumn which both feature lots of golden colours. Or maybe you could make a card to celebrate a Golden Anniversary, and of course Gold is a great colour for Christmas cards.....It's up to you - just go for Gold .

Thank you Daring Cardmakers!!

I used a really GOLD paper and oh my, it took me hours to scan and photograhed the photos. After the scanning the gold paper looks so weird on picture,but very details, I was not happy with the result, so I took my digital camera and make some shots.


Taken with digital camera.

Patterned Papers: Anna Griffin,Origami Gold Paper

Flowers: Bazzill

Thank you rub-on: 7 Gypises

Big Brad:HOTP

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Autumn ATC

I have a long time didn't making ATC, I don't know why. Tonight , I tried to make 2 autumn ATC and I want to show you one of them :-) I think I have started to enjoy making ATC, fun and easy.

I used walnut ink to make the background on aida cloth, let dried. Then I stamped the leaves on it with various colors-autumn colors ,for sure. This was my very first attempt to stamp on aida cloth.Wording-ribbon glued on top of the aida cloth before added the skeleton leaf.

Here is the ATC:

Foam Stamps(leaves): Unknown source
Walnut Ink,wording-ribbon, skeleton leaf
Ink Pad: Distress Ink, Stamping Up-Pumkin Pie,Imprintz.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Header

I have changed my blog header.:-))No special reason , just for fun and because I love something "fresh"...:-)) I used my newest handmade cards as the background and I picked pink color as the main based color.Hope that I can use it for a long time, if I get bored , I will change it too :-))

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wedding Page for my friend...

As my italian friend,Cat had her wedding so I finally can post the wedding pages I have made for her. My friends and I have made a wedding pages book and sent to her as a gift.As she loves sunflowers so the focal point of the card is sunflower. I had fun and excitement to make this pages, and I do hope Cat like it too...

Happy Halloween!

I don't know when is the Halloween festival this year in US/Europe, because we don't have this festival here, but I like to make halloween card!!
Very simple and fun card I made this evening, pattern from Paper Craft Magazine.

Friday, September 14, 2007

In A Word

hmmmmmm......I think it's ADDICTED !!!!

I am addicted to blog challenges, can't help to make my card right away I read at DCM about the challenge this week.Here is the challenge:

This week I dare you to use a Word as the main focal point to your card. It can be a name, a greeting or just a word that inspires you. You can use other text but only one word as a main embellishment. So dig out your dictionaries, die cutters, alphabet stamps, rubons or download a funky font and show us what you can do! The design team have come up with some fabulous creations to inpsire you.

So, here is my card,I am quite happy with this final product:-)).

Thank you Daring Cardmakers.

stamp: Hero Arts Clear Stamp
Ink: Tsukineko-Versafine,Brillance
Prima Flowers
Chipboard ( sorry, I forgot the brand)

I received the newest Paper Craft Magazine today, that's issue October 2007.

I wish to make a comment/share my found for you all. I LOVE it very much when I see it. It is Pollen Dust set from Fancy Pants Designs. I quickly turn on my computer and wish to find out which company have this set of stamp, because I want to buy it ! Oh my, that's TEMPORARY OUT OF STOCK for Frantic Stamper and Two Pea!! I was very frastruted and luckily when I went to AddictedtoRubberstamp, they have this set of stamp, what to say ? Add to my cart:-)) LOL

Acrylic Stamp set from Fancy Pants.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Big and Little

I came across this fabulous stamping and cardmaking blog, Daring Cardmakers and found that they have a new dare/challenge every friday and even have a little extra challenge too. So, this is my very first attempt for the little extra challenge,am really had fun making this card....OK, what they said in Daring Cardmakers:

Big & Little We'd like you to use items in pairs of Big and Little - so you need to have both sizes on your card ie big & little buttons, big & little die cuts, big & little hearts, big & little circles etc The theme of your card can be whatever you like this time, so that's nice of us, isn't it?

Thank you Daring Cardmakers.

Stamps: Hero Arts, MSE,Paper Bag Studio

Prima flowers,Knorr Prandell paper,Distress Ink,Versafine Ink Pad.

Ying's Notes: Thank you for all your supportive, encourged and very nice comments! I know I won't stop for the blog challenge :-))

Ribbon Card from Judy Gourhan

Today I received this beautiful and eyes-catching card from Judy Gourha, USA.

I love the combination of the colors black and blue, never thought about this clever idea!

It's from ribbon swap-WWRS

Thank you very much Judy !

Sunday, September 09, 2007

NNCC ( Card Swap)

I am hosting a card swap in a group I join. NeedlesnCrafts

NNCC( Needle n Crafts Challenge)

The challenge is really easy, just use the supplies given by Ying then make a handmade card.

What to do :

Made a handmade card and send to their partner.

I will send the supplies to all the participants. ( Free, of course!! :-)) .Then they will make the card using the supplies given, yes, all the supplies, and IF they want to add their own supplies ,limited to 3 items only.

I've all the supplies ready and will mail to them tomorrow, hope that they all have fun and am really can't wait to see their artworks. Will keep you updated!:-))

A card I made last week, love the white flowers stickers:-))

stamp: Hero Arts,Prima Flowers,Distress Ink,Amaco Outline Stickers.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

For the first time.....

I am showing my stamping area....well, I am not so new and not so old in stamping and cardmaking....I am really amazed that I have builded up some "supplies" that you can name them around you....stamps...yes, stamps, not postage stamps that you use for your mailing, chalk, yes, it's for chalking, not the chalk that your teacher use them to write on the board,heat gun, use to emboss , not for shooting someone:-),

Embelishments, a new name for me when I was into cardmaking, but now I can't live without them....blender pen, to blend color in watercoloring, not to blend your ice blended mocha ( yum, yum...),and SOOOOOOO many other supplies.

I don't have them all. I wish I had them all though:-)). It's fun to stamping and cardmaking and you just wonder, how many supplies you don't have?:-)

Some of my mounted stamps, I don't have too many stamps,due to the high value of them:-( Hero arts, Penny Black, stampabilities and so many other brands are my favorite, but I truly love those which have cute images:-)

Unmounted stamps,clear stamps, foam stamps.So many brands, CTMH, Stamping Up,Stampendous!,MSE. I even can't remember some of their name. Cheaper and save the store places too ! :-))

Rubberstamp's wife is ink pad:-)) I believe so, rubberstamps can't live without ink pad, although there has so many medium to stamp with. I have brilliance, distress ink, versamark,versamagic,colorbox, etc. Each one is a unique ink pad and then pigment, dye-ink, permanent ink, stazon, played an important part of your stamping, you can't live without it, so does rubberstamp :-)

Here are some of my coloring supplies, chalk,color pencils, brushes, etc. I think they are rubberstamp and ink pad's KID, because they are their final touch:-)) am I right ?

The big blue drawers is to store rubberstamps, unmounted rubberstamps,pattern papers, punches, scissors,rub-on, templates.

The orange rack is to store ribbon, fibers, embelishments such as brads, eyelets, 3D stickers,etc. The yellow rack is to store coloring tools, heat gun, crystal laquer,embossing powder,ink pads, prima flowers, etc.So many supplies in three racks.I have some wallpapers, wrapping papers, handmade papers from Thailand, rice papers, tissue papers store in a container besides the rack too.

A small corner to display cards I received. I have cardstocks, pattern papers, magazines, cardmaking and stamping books stored in magazine folder too.A small black drawers to store my stationery.

I know I have ways to goooooooooooo............ I just addicted to rubberstamping !!!!!!!!!!!