Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Malin's Blog

Why not you drop by a lady's blog that located at Boras, Sweden ? Yup, Boras, Sweden sounds very familiar with it ?? :-)) You know what I mean, don't you ? LOL

My friend, Malin made many fabulous cards and layout, it's worth to have a visit there , Malin's blog.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Two-in-One Card

How many challenges can I make in one card?? I can't believe it that I have made 4 challenges in this weekend, and all those in ONE card!!! How lucky am I ?? :-))

1) Arty Girlz Challenge for Handmade Backgrouds-yup, I have made the pink/purple background with my distress inks and script stamp.

2)Daring Cardmakers for More distressing-I have used many distressed technique in this card, for example distressed the edges of the card, distressed wording.

3)Thank God It's Friday for Acetate- I stamp the child stamp on acetete with stazon ink to make a card.It was simpel and easy.

4)Saturday's Workout for Embossed- I embossed the pink card's edges with gold embossing powder, I am so sorry if you can't see it clear with the picture posted.

Ok, now, how to make this card? I called it Two-in-one card.First , I made the pink card, stamped some wornlipstick and Dusty Concord distress inks on a small cardstock.Stamped script stamp with Colorbox pink ink.Attached a vintage girl photo which I inked some distress ink and gold ink for the edges.Secure a sketon leaf and paper flowers.Attached stamped wording "Cherish" with distressed the edges.Embossed the card edges with gold embossing powder.

Now, for the acetate pocket card. Stamped the child stamp with stazon on brown stamp, attached stamped wording,added paper flowers with brad, ribbon and flower gemstones.Last part was inserted the pink card that I made beforehand into the acetate pocket card to make a very unique card. Voila !!!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

May Day Basket Card

I came across this idea when I know a little bit about May Day.

May Day (May 1st) is celebrated in many places around the world. The traditions and stories surrounding May Day vary from place to place. There is, however, one thing that is similar in most celebrations - the use of Flowers!
One of the most popularly known May Day traditions is to hang a basket full of spring flowers and/or other small gifts on a neighbor's doorknob. The trick is you don't want the neighbor to see you! If you get caught, you are supposed to get a kiss.

I made this May Day basket card, hope that you like it. It was very simple, as make a rectangle card, made it a cone shape then decorate as you wish !:-)

Inside the card, you can write some note here;-)

Supplies Used: Tilda stamp(Magnolia),Basic Grey Stella Ruby Patterned Paper,Distress ink, prima paper flowers, Versafine Ink(Onyx Black),ribbon.

OK, don't forget to enter my blog candy challenge, if you like. Please send your card before 4th May. Thank you :-))

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Saturday Workout~Distressed

The very new brand blog challenge~Saturday Workout which host by Heike and Sandy have their first challenge, here is what they said~

So, now it´s up to us to present our first Challenge. We would like to see your Distress-creations. This could be for example distressing the background of your card or using Distress ink for coloring your image or so many more things.

This is my favourite technique and I have used my distressing background to make this tag, if you want to take a look at the tutorial, you can get it here, Distressing Background Tutorial.

First, I made the distressed background then I cut it into a tag. Decorate the tag as I like, LOL. I used film strip ( old one, used) to cover the bottom of the then I stamped my favourite stamp with colorbox ink pad on it, pretty nice, huh?

I cut a printed vintage photo then glued on the tag, added two flowers, stapled a small ribbon, viola, really easy and fun !

I welcome you all to try out my tutorial:-))

Don't forget too my 10,000 hits blog candy !!!

10,000 Hits Blog Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, yes, it's arrived here!!!!!!!!!!!!!My 10, 000 is just AROUND THE CORNER!!!!!!

Thank you very very much to all my friends,my blogger friends, my crafters-fellow around the world for dropping by and sending me comments on my blog,without you all I just can't survive till now, I mean my blog life:-))

As a way to celebrate and to thank you all, I wish to have this 10, 000 hits blog candy:-))

OK, what I offer:

One Maya Road Bird Chipboard Coaster Album

One K&Company Tag Pad from Brenda Walton

One Doodlebug Design Pigment Ink Pad-green

Assorted Prisma paper flowers-yum yum!

Assorted stamped images of Tilda stamp

Two sheets of Peel Off stickers

One handmade sticky-notes holder

Now, how do you participate:

1) Please look at the picture I attached here, this is a picture we taken when we had our trip to Germany and Austria, I love this kind of shop:-) OK, what can this picture inspired you to make a card? I don't want to give any hints, because I know you all are creative enough to think about it:-))

You can use any stamps, any theme or any sketches, JUST create/make a card(any sizes,no digital card please,all handmade),that's all.Pretty easy, huh?

2)Please send in your card with leaving a comment here at this post before 4th May.

3)Please post on your blog about my blog candy then I can have a visit:-)


I will randomly pick One (1) winner on 5th May. Please give me your snail mail address if you are the winner within four(4) days , otherwise I will pick another winner.I can ship internationally.

Thank you very much again for all your support, I am very very happy and excited with this blog candy and so curious about all your creation.I wish that all of you can participate, the more the merrier:-)

Friday, April 18, 2008

H for Hanglar~ Thank God It's Friday

My first Hanglar card!! Yipee!!! I have started love this cuties:-))

The challenge from Thank God It's Friday is they want us to make " monogram" card.So, my monogram card is:H is for Hanglar, not for horse:-)) LOL

I first torn the pp and inked the edges with distress ink then glued on brown cardstock.Stamped green tag with olde world stamp and placed the colored Hanglar on it.Make a "h" with chipboard and inked distress ink.Glued the ribbon on the cardstock , added the prima paper flowers. Inked each letters on white cardstock, then inked with distress ink,cut them out and mat on white cardstock, then cut them out again.Glued on brown cardstock.

Yipee!!! I have my Hanglar card!!

Supplies Used: Hanglar stamp,Olde world stamp(Technique Tuesday ),Basic Grey Stella Ruby Patterned paper,Prima paper flowers, Distress Ink (Ranger), Versafine Ink (Onyx Black),ribbon and brads ,brown cardstock,green tag from my stash.

Lim's Blog Candy

why not you join us to win the blog candy as well as enjoy her wonderful creations? Please click HERE

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Baby Tilda~Ribbons Challenges

I entered this baby Tilda card for :


We would love to see lots of ribbon on your work,As many ribbons you can get on your work as possible.You all have heard of the saying "less is more" well we want MORE MORE MORE!You could use Ribbon Knots, Ribbon Bows Or even make your own fancy bow of our lot's of Ribbon.Let your creative flare release this week.
This week the challenge is 'Ribbons' and it is sponsored by Molly Daydream who sell beautiful ribbons & charms amongst lots of other lovely goodies so make sure you check them out. Here is the lovely prize

Supplies Used: Baby Tilda(Magnolia),sansodor, paper stump,prima paper flowers, stampin'up stamp,film strip,patterned paper(I forgot who made it),Hero arts stamp, Versafine Ink, brads, ribbons, paper clip from my stash.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

(Scrapperlicious) Irene Tan's Hanglar

My friend Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious from Malaysia have been created a very very special Hanglar card........When I first saw the card, I just can say...Oh my God, this is so superb!!!!!!!!!

I don't want to put the picture here,
you need to check Irene's blog to see her amazing creation!!!

Hanglar Thank you Card from Irene.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge~ Cooked It Up!

Oh my! This is my weakness! Cooking is not my cup of tea:-(( But goodness, it's just cooking on paper!:-)) Tilda and Friends ATC Challenge

has some recipe for us to fry the wok!

So here is their challenge:

This week we have a recipe for you to follow, so we want you to cook up the ingredients and produce a wonderful ATC for us to come and take a look at. There will be some ribbons and brads along with some stamped images for a lucky winner this week. so here is the Recipe:In addition to your Magnolia stamp we want you to mix in 1 bow, 2 flowers, 3 colours (as well as flesh tones) and 4 brads or gems. Please leave a comment and link to your blog so we can come and have a look at what you have cooked up!!

This is my main course!

Ingredients: Magnolia stamps, sansodor, paper stump,prima flowers, brads.

Katharina's Hanglar and Stanglar Blog Candy!

Katharina, a talented cardmaker will celebrating her birthday on 17th April . She is very generous to give away Hanglar and Stanglar stamp!
You can read what she wrote here:

Hello again everybody,I am back with my promised Hänglar & Stänglar birthday blog candy post :)As most of you will know, my 30th birthday is coming up at April, 17th. To celebrate this special event (me getting old..hehe) I came up with an extraordinary candy.I will give away one brand new, original Hänglar and Stänglar stamp! Yes, you are reading right ;) A real stamp of this very hard to get beauties. I know you are all desperate to get your hands on one of this cute little Hänglars :) At least I was, before I discovered a way to get them :)So here she is, the sweet little Hänglar girl you can win:

So, HURRY UP!!! Visit her blog right now and you have chance to win this super cute stamp!!!!!!!!!

Thank God It's Friday~ Blue and Green,Theme Thursday~Cherish

I entered this card for Theme Thursday too :-))

When I first saw this challenge, I got PANIC, really, Heike, if you see this I just want to let you know this is really a challenge for me, you are GREAT!!!

Well, after some studies on the colors, here I made this blue and green card.

I used gloss paper from Ranger , inked the cover with broken china and peeled paint distress inks to make the background,I used ink blending tool to ink the color. There was a lady who asked me how to use the ink blending tool in proper way, well, I might write a tutorial about it, if I have some time:-) please be patience.

OK, after making the background, I used the same technique to make the tag , then stamped the saying with Versafine Ink(Onyx black), I like to use this ink:-).

After that, I decorated the entire background. The "C" is a chipboard which I inked some Vintage Photo distress ink. Stamped the letters, sponged some distress ink on them.Viola!
Supplies Used: Cherish(Stampin'Up),Simple Life stamp(Hero Arts), Versafine Ink Onyx Black(Tsukineko),Vintage Photo, Broken China, Peeled Paints Distress Inks(Ranger),Gloss Paper(Ranger),Prima paper flowers,ribbon from my stash.
Thanks for dropping by my blog and your nice comments!

Friday, April 11, 2008

How do I color my Tilda~

No card for this post, but I wish to share something really fun !

I received some emails regarding how I color my Tilda image and I wish to give this credit to Inge from Patterned Paper, because I followed her tutorial to do the coloring, so you can visit her HERE, she is a very talented cardmaker and she is design for Magnolia too:-))

Ila ,another DT for Magnolia and a very talented lady also has a very wonderful tutorial too,you can visit her blog HERE

You need some supplies :

Color Pencils( for me I just used Steadtler Color Pencils, I don't have Prisma Color Pencils)

Sansodor, or odourless white spirits , we use it to blend colors.

Paper stumps, I know nothing about it at first until I have it( thank you, brother!), it just like pencil but made with papers:-) we dip the paper stump to sansodor and blend colors.

So, get the supplies ready, then with Inge and Ila's tutorial, you can color your images too!

Must Read~Tim Holtz April Technique Challenge

I 've so much fun to read the technique, as he used my favourite of distress inks, crackle accents, distressed techniques, and etc. The final product was so AMAZING !! So, make sure you have a read on his BLOG

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Ismaki Challenge #14

This week we need to use this sketch made by Kianel in Ismaki Challenge. I need to rotate the sketch to make this card.I used Tilda stamp again:-) and its fun to make the card:-)

I also enter this card to Tilda & Co Challenge, this week is Stitch Me Up.

Supplies Used: Tilda stamp(Magnolia), Basic Grey Stell Ruby PP, Prima Felt and paper flowers,Stampin'Up stamp, Versafine Ink(Onyx black),white gel pen.

Thank you Sari

for the wonderful RAK you sent to me!!! You really made my day. Sari from Sweden, yup, Sweden, the home of Tilda:-)) sent me so many stamped images of Tilda, Edwin and etc....paper patterned, paper flowers, ribbons. Thank you very very much Sari.

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Thank God it's Friday~Faces

I don't really have a "faces" stamp, so I used a child stamp make this challenge. I stamped on acetate with Stazon brown ink then mat on a printed card. Stamped with some swirls and add-on some flowers.Viola! fun and easy! Thank God It's Friday!

Supplies Used: Child stamp( Paper bag studio), Stazon brown Ink,Swirl stamp( Hero Arts), prima paper flowers

Skinny Saturday~Open Theme

Skinny Saturday has Open Theme for this week challenge. "Skinny" means 3"x5",it's fun too to create something small. so , here is my entry:

I used various stamps and distress inks to create the background.The women images was stamped on a plastic chipboard with Stazon brown ink,I also inked the plastic chipboard with distress ink.Stamped "LOVE with Stazon on the plastic chipboard and added Crystal Laquer.Embelished with paper flowers and bead.

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Sketches By Beate~Weekend Sketch Challenge #42

When I saw this sketch,I got panic! Two rectangels and a circle is uneasy task! I tried to use my Tilda stamp to complete the task, it worked too:-))

You can view this sketches by Beate

Supplies Used: Tilda stamp(Magnolia), Basic Grey Stelly Ruby PP, Marvy Uchida Punches,Sansodor, paper stump, Steadtlear Color Pencils,Stampin"Up stamp, prima paper flowers, paper clip, white gelpen.

4x4 Friday~Oriental

It was fun to make 4x4. You can have a try too.4x4 Friday have the "Oriental" challenge. Although I live in Asia, I seldom make "oriental" card, so this is a bit hard for me:-( This is my entry, however.

Red patterned paper is from chinese red packet, then I colored the red background with distress ink.Crumpled newspaper which inked with vintage photo distress ink.Stamped two chinese words, which mean Love and Healthy then mat on a piece of bamboo mat.I bought the cheap charm set in Chinese New Year sales, I use it to make the card more "Oriental".

Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 04, 2008

Lucky me!

Lilian from Philipines was kind enough to send me many stamped images and she even made a folder to keep all of them. Take a look here.Thank you very much Lilian.

Check It Out!

The ATC challenge for Tilda and friends ATC Challenge Blog is CHECKS!!

So here is my entry:

I had fun using Sansodor and paper stump to blend the color!:-))

Supplies Used: Tilda stamp( Magnolia),Sansodor, paper stump,BG PP, Prima paper flowers, distress ink(WornLipstick) Ranger.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Supriseeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!~~~ I am a Scrapper

This is the guessing's ANSWER!!!!!

Hehehehe.....I HAD sooooooooooooo much fun to read your guessing.........you all are so creative, imaginative, "guessingtive".....with all the excited answers.............. pregnant, ( oh, no! I won't do this!!! old enough to do this.....LOL), travelling....you all are so understand me...hehe.....open an online shop, making card/bookmark,organizing my stamping space....april fool prank.....LOLOL.............

Well, well , well.....all your answer is WRONG !!!!!!! LOLOL....

OK, let me tell you !!! It's something crafting of course, and I have never done before and I also tell myself I don't want to do it......and I don't know why I don't want to do it......strange??

Well, I can call myself SCRAPPER now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Started from 2005, I always called myself cardmaker, because I make cards, I don't scrap and I once tell myself I won't scrap!!!!! So, don't say too early something you are not sure....:-))

Yeap, I am a scrapper now, although this is a very small LO, 6x6, but just as I told my hubby, it's a new step for me and I wonder if I will stop it? It moves me one step further in my crafting world and I just can't believe I have so much fun on it. I know NOTHING about scrapping, what is LO , what is photo organizing, and all about it, but, just because.....I want to do it, I want to try to scrap my kids' photo and experimenting the distress ink, so I have this Layout. I was so happy with the result and feel excited to announce this, but I just want to make a secret and let you all guess:-))

So, do you think I am crazy and ridiculous?LOL.....So, here is the layout of my kids photo, this photo taken on last August when we went to Pangkor Island for a one day trip, it's fun there.


OK, the fun part is, I made the layout background:-)) Do you want to learn how to make this fabulous background? its easy and fun , you can learn it-Distressing Background Tutorial.

After made the background, I mat the photo with BG PP and draw faux stitch.After that I attched some embelishments,glued the stamped Travel journal and write the details.I also doodling with white gel pen.Lastly attched the LO on a white cardstock which stamped with Vintage Photo around the edges.

Supplies Used:Distress Inks(Ranger Industries),Lexicon of Love stamp(Stampin'Up),Versafine Ink(Onyx Black) Tsukineko,Travel Journal Stamp(Hero Arts),Basic Grey Stella Ruby PP, Marvy Uchida Circle Punch,White cardstock, white gel pen, embelishment.

Distressing Background Tutorial

I never done a tutorial before, so please bear with me and I am so excited to share with you all what I have created.

Well, first of all , you need to gather all your stamping supplies beforehand, it's for your convenience:-)
Distress Inks: Vintage Photo, Broken China, Mustard Seed, Black Soot, Frayed Burlap,Worn Lipstick(Ranger Industries).

Versafine Ink: Onyx Black(Tsukineko)

Lexicon of Love-Cherish(Stampin'Up)

Ink Blending tool(Ranger Industries)

Sponge Dauber(Tsukineko)

Heat gun(Kuretake)

Dishes sponge

Sand paper

White shinny cardstock

OK, let's start.1.Start with a piece of white shinny cardstock(WSC). Yes, I used shinny cardstock, it's not a "normal" white cardstock, but it's shinny,you can get them at your local bookshop or craft store.If you use "normal" white cardstock , it will not worked.

2.Sponged the WSC with Broken China, Mustard Seed and Worn Lip distress inks. You can overlapping the colors.

3.Sponged all the background with Vintage Photo.

4. Spray some water on the background, about 4 times. Don't put too much water otherwise the texture is not "firm".

5.Quickly scrape the background with dish sponge over it.This will turn the background's texture, fun ?:-}

6.Heat set the scraped background with heat gun.

7.Using the ink blending tool , inked the background with Worn Lipstick and follow by Vintage Photo.

8.Ink randomly the background with Black Soot ink.

9.Ink the edges with Frayed Burlap.

10.Torn the edges of paper to make some scrolls,then ink some Frayed Burlap.

11.Stamped all over the background with the Cherish stamp using Versafine Ink(Onyx black).

12.Viola and you can decorate it as you like !!

Well, that's all for this tutorial. I hope you can understand what I want to share here. I had fun created this background and I hope you have fun as well.

Should any of you or any blog/website want to feature this tutorial , please let me know first, OK ? Thank you very much !