Monday, October 29, 2007

2000 Hits Blog Candy-

Am just thinking about what are the benefits of making cards? Yes, BENEFITS ! Could you tell me ? I have spent lot's of money on it( and as the currency conversion ) to buy the stamping and cardmaking supplies, to mail the card and spend the postage on it, pay the internet bill, to join the group and to swap with crafters/cardmakers.All these costs A LOT. Should I carry on or give up ?
I love this hobby and moreover I know friends from around the world who have same hobby like me, and I also thinking what should come to the end of my cardmaking episode ? still making cards on my age of 80, if I bless by God? or maybe I have my own of stamping supplies store on my age of 50 ? and may be I can teach the younger of the art of cardmaking ? oh, I don't know, I need to think seriously....or what about your suggestions ? leave your comments here, I really appreciate :-)

As to celebrate the 2000 hits, I will randomly choose a winner who leave an comment here with the suggestion of my thought, yes, let me know what should I do to support my expensive hobby....or any suggestions, opinion regarding it.....

The winner will receive:
* a handmade card from me specially posted for you from Malaysia.
*a little souvenir from Malaysia.
*Chinese Empheras which consist:
Chinese wedding invitation card{very chinese, full of rich red color},red envelopes, chinese news paper for your Asian cards.
*a suprise from me !

So, hurry, I will pick a winner on next Monday,5th November.Don't miss your chance, maybe you are the winner:-))

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Circle of Friends

Friends are so important to me and because of them , I understand myself too....thank you for all who are my friends, or wish to be my friends, from anywhere around the world ! :-))

Here is my entry for DCM, it's glad that I still have some spare time to make this card this week, as we have final exam and I need to revise the lessons with my son:-((

Here is the challenge and congrats to DCM for the first anniversary! It sure has so many sweet memories there:-))

Our Amazing Circle Of Friends
The group of friends who got together to form the Daring Cardmakers back in October 2006 has developed and grown into a huge circle of crafting and blogging friends who come together from all over the world to share their inspiration and their talents so enthusiastically, and are always so supportive of each other's cardmaking.
In honour of all of you who've helped make this blog so successful, and such a friendly place to "play" we've decided to revisit our very first dare for this our first anniversary, but with a twist.
The subject is, as in our original dare "friends", but this time the title is CIRCLE of FRIENDS and we'd like you to incorporate at least one circle into your card.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Fancy Pants,MSE,PaperBag Studio

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey Mellow Collections

Ink: Distress Ink ( Ranger Industries),Versafine( Tsukineko)

Punches: Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch 3",Marvy Mega Circle Punch 2 1/2"

Cork Paper, brown ribbon,cream cardstock.

New Products reviews:

Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle and Mega Circle Punch is a MUST ! It's very smooth when we punch out the circle, I am very excited to use this new toy !!

Basic Grey Mellow Collection, there has 36 designer papers which is 6x6 each.I love to use it in my cardmaking! Just arrived last weekend in my mailbox!:-))

Friday, October 19, 2007

Children- The Natural Beauty

My very first try in Wednesday Stamper, there are so many talented ladies there, so I really hope my card is qualified for the challenge:-)

Supplies Used:

Rubberstamp: PaperBag Studio

Flowers: Prima, Heidi Swapp

Rub-on: Daisyd's

Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger Industries),Versafine,Walnut ink(Tsukineko)

Brads,ribbon, grey cardstock,brown patterned paper.

I really love this card, because the child looks vintage, the ribbon looks vintage too, and the rub-on, make the card so "old" :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Christmas Tree + Faux Stitches

Here is the combination of two challanges, my second christmas card:-)


"O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree" Want to guess what needs to be featured on your cards this week? Yes, we want to see lots and lots of Christmas Trees - that should help you get those stocks of cards looking a bit healthier.

and Arty Girls

This week's challenge is 'stitches'...feel free to interpret our theme's any way you could do real stitching, faux stitching, use the word 'stitches', sew a button on your's entirely up to you ;)

I don't have my sewing mechine, yes, I know my mother has one, but that one is really old, Singer, product in 1969!! Dad bought it for my mom when they married! Really really old and BROKEN, it's antique now:-)
So I use faux stitches, just pierce holes with a needle!Very simple, but need to do on the back of the card.

Supplies Used: Patterned paper from American Craft, Basic Grey
Stamp: MSE.

ATC received today

Theme: Fall Colors, Angel.
Thank you girls, your art work is really a masterpiece!. I love them very much.
Artist: Linda Jones

Artist: Hanna-Kaisa Lammi

Artist: Kathy Doornbos

Artist: Sandra Williams

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You make me Smile!

I have been given this award by Deb, thank you very much! I didn't receive an award so far, I now have to nominate 10 blogger pals who make me smile which is so difficult as there are so many people who visit here and leave fabulous comments and who have amazing blogs which both make me happy and inspire me to to continue my creative journey!


Thank you everyone that stop by here and leave comments, I really appreciate!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Altered Notebook

My last blog was last sunday, wow..where the days gone ? I didn't have so much energy to make cards or to do anything...just a lazy week....:-(

I noticed that there has a blog challenge from Inky Paws, so I tried. The challenge is:
Here’s your challenge ……………alter and little notebook, journal or whatever you have on hand. Make it simple or fancy, what ever strikes your fancy!

This is what I made.

Materials Used: A notebook, Flowers Rub on from Heidi Grace,Clear Stamps from Hero Arts,Chipboards, Paper Flowers from Prima,green embossed pattern paper and assorted ribbons.

I love what I made.:-)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Tag Tag Tag!

I entered two challenges today, and here is my entry for Arty Girlz challenge .

Orange and Black with tags!

Stamps Used: From the Garden ( Fancy Pants Designs)

Back To Basic

Challenge from Julie,The Land of Lost Luggage, is making a card using 3 or more different stamps. Here is my card.

Back to Basic, or One layer card. I used Fancy Pants From The Garden Clear Stamps which I received recently. Simple and Easy card!


I had been tagged by Deb, Thank you Deb,it's fun to think about myself:-)

''Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.''

1.If I don't have to work tomorrow, I like to stay on until midnight to get online and make my cards.
2.I dreamed to live by the seaside.
3.When I shopping, if the salers called me Madam then I definately don't buy from them, but when they called me "lady" I will consider to buy from them, LOL
4.I try to travel oveaseas once a year.
5.I love antique, country-style decorating.
6.If there is some food I love in my meal, I will eat it the last.Funny? I can't understand why ?
7.I love Christmas then Chinese New Year. I am a Malaysian- Chinese and Christian.

I wish to tag Emilia,Paula,Nik,Kathy,Vanessa,Sarah,and Louly.