Sunday, March 29, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #24~Creative Borders

Finally, I can play with my new toy, Cuttlebug!!! I also bought the Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One, Labels Two and some Cuttlebug embossing folders, hope that I can create more cards and more cards by using these great tool!!!
I cut and embossed white paper with Spellbinder Nestabilities Labels One,stamped and colored with Copic Ciao Markers.
For this challenge, I used white lace to create a folded border, hope that this's count creative too!:-)The patterned paper is from Basic Grey, white paper flowers from Prima Marketing.
With the Cuttlebug, you can both cut and emboss Spellbinders Embossing Dies.
How-To Cutting Sandwich - (Stack from bottom up)
1. A plate
2. C plate
3. Spellbinders die face up (rough side up)
4. Paper or cardstock
5. B plateRun through Cuttlebug machine.
Embossing Spellbinders Dies in the Cuttlebug- (Stack from bottom up)
1. A plate
2. B plate
3. Die face up (with die cut still in die)
4. 3 pieces of cardstock
5. 1 Spellbinders tan polymer mat
6. 2nd B plate
Run through Cuttlebug machine

Supplies used: High Hope rubberstamps:Summer's Sweetness,One in a melon
Color medium: Copic Ciao Markers
Tool: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels One
Patterned Paper: Basic Grey
Embelishments: Prima Marketing, Dew Drops, Brads

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour


I set my background to black as to incorporate the Earth Hour.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #23 ~ Buttons Challenge+ March POTM

Old Macdonal had a farm,eya eya o.....Good evening/morning everyone!!! Phew....I thought I can't finish this card!! I took forever to finish it....LOL...this was really a challenge for me, specially I need to make the scene background for the very first time.All are difficult for me as I need to color the stamped images first them assembled into a piece of paper that I have made the cloud and the field. Here are the steps:

A.For the stamped images:
I stamped the High Hopes Farm theme stamps with Tsukineko Memento Ink onto a white cardstock.Colored with Copic Ciao Markers.Cut it out after finished coloring.

B.For the scene background:
(Cloud)-I hand cut a picture of cloud like the picture below. On a white scrap paper, I inked the cloud with Ranger Broken China distress ink, then colored the rest, did the same to make several "cloud".

(Field)-I sponged some Ranger Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint on the white cardstock.

C. I glued the backyard background stamped images on the "ready-made scene background cardstock", then I used 3 D foam pad to glue the farmer and pink stamped images that I colored before.

D. I used blue cardstock to mat the background. I stapled the gingham ribbon on the blue cardstock too. Then I stapled two gingham ribbons on the upper right hand side.

E. Sentiment tag with button
I had this idea when I don't know where to put the sentiment:-)) I used raffia to go through the stapled gingham ribbon and tied it on the stamped sentiment and I went through the raffie into the button, lastly I glued the raffie with crystal laquer. I just used a string of raffia to make all this.

Lastly I glued the blue cardstock on the brown cardstock and glued the buttons with crsytal laquer too.

I hope you like my card as I do too, don't forget to go to High Hopes Challenge blog to view other DT's amazed designs, please join us too if you love too:-))

By the way,as usual, this set of stamps, when purchased together, with be 25% off the regular prices!!JUST FOR THIS MONTH!!!

You will receive:

S-119 Farmer Clem 14.40
R-107 Miss Peggy 13.70
F-165 Everywhere an Oink 6.70
R-106 Farm Background 13.70

These are regularly $48.50CDN mounted but this month you can get them all for $36.35 mounted or $18.20 unmounted!! What a deal!!!

Supplies Used:

Rubberstamps:S-119 Farmer Clem 14.40 R-107 Miss Peggy 13.70 F-165 Everywhere an Oink 6.70 R-106 Farm Background 13.70

Inks: Tsukineko Versafine Onxy Black ,Tsukineko Memento Ink, Ranger Distress Inks-Mustard Seed, Broken China, Vintage Photo, Peeled Paint

Color Medium; Copin Ciao Markers.

Embelishments: Buttons, raffia, gingham ribbons from my stash.

Paper/Cardstock: blue, brown, white cardstock.


Friday, March 20, 2009

Here a Moo , There a Moo-Pencils Holder

I want this candy tin for a long time, then I asked my son's permission to give it to me to alter something...then I came across the cute cows High Hopes rubberstamps in my mind....I want to use them , I really want to use, here is the altered candy's a pencils holder or stationary holder now:-)) I will give back to my son as a gift:-)) So, next time, if you see a tin or a box, you know what to do!:-)

I colored the stamped images with copic ciao markers, glued the patterned paper on the tin,placed the green paper lace and trim, arranged the colored stamped images, added some fabric flowers and raffia on the bottom of the tin.Viola! So easy, you can make one too!!

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: K&Company
Color medium: Copic Ciao Markers
Embelishments: Paper lace, trim, fabric flowers from my stash.

利用糖果罐做的笔筒,可爱吧!这些牛来自High Hopes图章,超可爱的,不用都不行;-))图章上色之后把他们贴在黏好设计纸的糖果罐,然后在放上丝带与花朵,简单又环保!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Let Your Light Shine!

Good evening /morning everyone!! Today I have a very quick and simple card to show you using High Hopes rubberstamps new release. Stamped images color with Copic Ciao Markers, patterned paper from K&Company,lace from My Mind's Eye,paper flowers from Prima,rhinestones from Kaiser Craft.
Have a great day !!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Magnolia DT~Just For You

Good morning/evening to all my blog readers. Today I want to show you a very simple card that I made last night.Finally I have finished all my Magnolia Love collection DT kit. I will mailed them to Sweden this afternoon. I had fun to make all these 5 cards and I also found my own style in these cards. I also wanted something gorgeous, sparkle with all the beautiful embelishments when making cards, but, now I just realised sometimes simple is beautiful too:-)), don't you think so ??
All supplies from Magnolia shop, except Hero arts sentiment stamp, prima flowers and Kaiser craft rhinestones.
Hope you have a great day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Magnolia DT~ From Someone Who Cares:-))

I am so behind with my Magnolia DT cards, I suppose to have Easter and Fortune kit, but my Love Collections kit is still in my hand:-(( Anyway,here is my flower box and Tilda sitting on it, looks nice, right? Thank you Pauline for sending me this cute stamps and supplies.

Someone asked me how do I make my cards? what are the steps? hehe...tell you the truth , I don't have any proper steps/method to follow, as I do it as I wish and I also based on what supplies are in my hand. But, normally I do follow these steps too:
1.Pick a stamp.

2.Decide what cardstock /patterned paper that you want to use.

3. Coloring. Choose color that is already on your patterned paper or their same family. For example, if your patterned paper's main color is red, then you can color your stamp with pink. Coordinate is very important.

4.Plan your card layout and at the same time decide/choose embelishments or other supplies that you want to match with the colored stamp, cardstock and embelishment. And, again, the color coordinate is important. For example, in this card, I have used light brown and pink color,so I used felt flowers that have the same hue of it, yellow, pink and orange.So your card will not look strange in colors. Hope that you understand what I share here:-))

All Supplies from Magnolia rubberstamps except Hero Arts stamps(from someone who cares).

Color medium: Copic Ciao Markers, color pencils, paper stump and sansodor for blending.


Sunday, March 15, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #22 ~~ No Patterned Paper

Oh...I love patterned paper so much and it's a very difficult challenge for me, as our guest diva, Diana challenged us with No Patterned Paper!!! I really can't live without patterned paper and here is my card with cardstock and other embelishments, hope you like it. Don't forget to have a look at High Hopes challenge blog for the DT's beautiful works!
这个印章实在搞怪,很有趣!!今天的High Hopes 卡片挑战是不能用patterned paper, 那就是设计纸,我做了一张超简单的卡片,希望你会喜欢.别忘了到High Hopes Blog去看看其他设计师的设计吧!:-)

Sunday, March 08, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #21~~~~Zig Zag

Wow, that's a week again for our High Hopes Challenge , and here is our #21, Zig Zag,. I nearly to give up to make a card because I don't own a sewing machine! But, then I think I can doodles myself as I always do it on my card, so here is my "Spring Fever" with lot's of Spring colors and flowers and FEVER!!!:-))) I doodled all the zig-zag with black gel pen, it was easy task for me:-))

This time I also included some pictures to show which Copic Ciao Markers I used to color my image, as I received some emails regarding these. I don't do a tutorial for it as I know I am still a beginner to use Copic markers and there's also ton's of tutorials out there, and for this I recommend Claudia's tutorials, fabulous!! Please go to High Hopes Challenges Blog to view DT's amazed designs too !

又是一个星期,High Hopes 卡片挑战又来了!!我答应的兔子卡片,可爱吗?今天的挑战是应用Zig-Zag,我没有针车,所以用手画,希望你会喜欢.我也放上了我所应用的Copic Ciao Markers的颜色,让你知道我用什么颜色来上色:-)

Stamps: High Hopes rubberstamps

Inks: Tsukineko Memento Ink, Versafine Onxy Black

Color Medium: Copic Ciao Markers

Patterned Papers: K&Company

Embelishments:Prima paper flowers,buttons,raffia,flowers trim from my stash.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Some Beautiful Cards to show off

Please, please, please forgive me for not posting the beautiful cards that I received these couple of weeks( or months, I think)......getting older is the first thing that interupt our daily life...don't you think so? well, my friends are too kind to me and sent these beautiful cards to me....Thank you very very much my dearest friends, your creations are meant to me:-))
Card from Lacey, USA

Card from Fiona, Singapore

Card from Crissy, Canada

Card from Martina, Austria

Card from Birgit, Austria

Card from Malin, Sweden

Monday, March 02, 2009

Magnolia DT,Hugs and Kisses

OMG, don't you think my card is toooooo cute?? LOLOL....what a shame I praise my own card myself? or I deserve with it? what do you think? hehe....I hardly imagine blue and pink can be a good partner...and what make it more cute is, I made with Magnolia rubberstamps.:-))

Oooooo, what if a guy want to kiss you ? what is your reaction? I LOVE how tilda put her hand, she is so shy....and her eyes are closed....she wants Edwin to kiss her but she is shy and at the same time she is enjoying the feeling......oh my, am I a bit too far today to describe Tilda?hehe...I do hope you enjoy my card as I do:-)) You rock, Pauline, for the amazed drawing!!!

Did you notice the background paper behind Tilda and Edwin? I handmade it with Hero Arts Old Script Background stamp, Versamark Ink,an unknown unmounted Heart stamp, I embossed the stamped image with clear embossing powder then inked with blue and red distress ink. Inspirations came from StampARtic.I am afraid I don't have the step by step tutorials but you can have a look at HERE

All materials from Magnolia shop except Hero Arts Tag rubberstamp and flowers from Irina as gift to me, thank you.

I had a fun crafting sunday, I do hope you have one too.

High Hopes Challenge #20~Fuzzy

Isn't this rabbit is too cute? I promise to show you all the rabbit's card during this March through Easter Day on 12th April.The challenge this week is fuzzy feeling, somehow I just can tell you that I used velvet ribbon that has fuzzy feeling,you can feel it, I know:-)) I hope that you can check out other talented DT's design in High Hopes Challenge blog, btw, we have some great and big news to annouce too, at the blog, watch it out!!:-))

这次的挑战是卡片有毛茸的感觉,所以我只好用了Velvet ribbon(华语怎么叫?).