Sunday, April 26, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #28~ Thinking Outside the Box

That's mean we cannot make a card! oh no, that's something complicated for me....but nevermind....I have seen this little origami paper holder which made by my son and daughter, so I asked them to teach can either put some flowers or other thing in it. I also used a doily to make a cone as an insert. It was very easy to make.For the High Hopes images that I used this time, High Hopes also offer discount together with other images, such as:

The regular price for all these stamps would be $43.40CDN woodmounted but for the month of April only you can get them on sale for 25% Off which means $32.55CDN wood mounted or $16.25CDN unmounted!! What a savings!!

Please go to High Hopes Challenge Blog to see other Diva's great creations.

Hope that you have a great week and thank you all so much for the lovely comments that you posted for me, they are really meant for me:-))

Magnolia DT~Happy Spring~

Another quick card to show you today, I changed a bit the layout I used yesterday to make this Happy Spring card. The color scheme is so lovely, don't you think so ? All materials sent by Magnolia to me, thank you very much Pauline and the team.I stamped the image on white cardstock,colored with Copic Ciao Markers and I used Nestabilities Mega Curved rectangles to cut it off and made the red background too.

Hope that you have a happy viewing and have a great Sunday too:-)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Malaysia Food ~ My favorite #1 Nasi Lemak

I know, I know, my blog is about creative and stamping...something about cardmaking, stamping, papercrafts....but....don't you interested about food??? I bet all of us eager to try out some special food...or maybe curious about what is Ying's favorite food, right? OK, so I feel that I should let you know and fullfill your curiousity:-))

OK, we have many types of food here due to our different races here in Malaysia. We have Malay, Chinese, Indian, etc. My favorite food is..........Malay food!!!!! I am not a Malay, and I am not a Malay chef but just because I like it, so I introduce you to my favorite, Nasi Lemak.

It is Coconut-flavored Rice Meal - the rice cooked in coconut milk made aromatic with pandan leaves [screwpine leaves]. It is typically served with Sambal Ikan Bilis - fried dried anchovies cooked in a dry sambal sauce, and garnished with cucumber slices, hard boiled egg and roasted peanuts. Traditionally packaged in a banana leaf, it is usually eaten as hearty breakfast fare.For the recipe , you can view it here.

Wherever I go for breakfast I will consider Nasi Lemak, specially if it serves with Chicken wing:-)) But for health reason, I won't eat it too often because of the coconut milk. of course it's SPICY :-)))

Magnolia DT~Especially for You

A quick card today using Friday Sketchers~#49 and I join Just Magnolia color challange for this week ~Pink and Green.. I have these Butterfly DT kit couple days ago but not have chance to make a card due to my busy life:-(( A very simple card, not many technique involved, I hope you like it. All supplies by Magnolia except Prima paper flowers, Cuttlebug embossing folder~script,distress ink(Vintage Photo) and All purpose ink which sent to me by Geam as a gift, thank you very much Geam.

Happy a happy weekend.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Debbie's Blogoversary Candy

You need to enter this blog candy, because you just can't believe the candies are so so yummy, Debbie is the most generous person in the world!!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #27 ~!~Distress and De-stress

Edit:The High Hopes new release stamps will be live on the website early Sunday morning. To find the new stamps, you would do a search for HOTP (for Hot Off The Press).

What about your thinking for distress? Tim H's distress ink? for me, this is a must!!! I mostly distressed my artwork and I think this is not a hard challenge for me:-))
I colored the stamped image with Copic Ciao markers and distressed with Vintage Photo distress ink from Ranger.Embossed my pink cardstock with cuttlebug script embossing folder. Mat the colored stamped image on the embossed cardstock and placed it on the K&Company patterned paper and tied with green raffia.
I inked a ticket with Vintage Photo distress ink and stamped the word on it, then insert between the colored image and pink embossed cardstock.Clip with a paper clip too.Can you see the vintage corner die cuts? it's from Cuttlebug vintage corner die and the flower is from Prima, so cool, perfect with the challenge, I love it. Hope that you have a happy viewing and I can't wait to have the new release stamps on my hand to start make new cards!! Please pop to High Hopes challenge blog to see other Divas creation.
Supplies Used: High Hopes rubberstamps, K&Company, Ranger Distress ink,Cuttlebug, cuttlebug dies and embossing folders,Prima Marketing flower,Heroarts gemstones.Raffia, paper clip from my stash.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

{Chasing Butterflies- now available !}

Chasing Butterflies- Now available in english webshop !
Please visit Magnolia english webshop se all new stamp images!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

High Hopes Hullaballoo

~~Edit from High Hopes rubberstamps Challenge blog~~

Woohooooo!! It's Day One of the High Hopes Hullaballoo which means that the Divas have been working hard ..... okay, really we've been playing hard....with the brand new release images!!!There's lots of dressin' up going on with those cute little kiddies and some creepy crawlies.....okay, you KNOW that Crissy's creepies should be called 'cutie cralies'....just wait 'til ya see them!!!Be sure to stop by these Divas' blog to see their sneakie peekies!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Thank you Thank you

Marlene and Jaime nominated me this award! Thank you, thank you!! what a suprise!!Frankly, I am not so active in Malaysia blogger area, but I do proud as a malaysia blogger.

This award was created by Team Etsy Malaysia to promote, and hopefully, build a network of creative Malaysian bloggers around the world.

Now here are the expectations that come with the award:
1. Put the logo on your blog or post.
2. List your 5 sources of inspiration.
3. Nominate 5 other Malaysian blogs which demonstrate some form of creativity.
4. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.
5. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog, and if possible, make sure they follow these 6 steps too!
6. Share the love and link to the person from whom you received your award.

The 5 sources of my inspirations are:

3.Claudia Rosa
4.Debbie Olsen

Many of the Malaysian bloggers that I know have been received this award:-))

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Ester Day + High Hopes Challenge #26~Pierce it !

Today is Easter Day !! Jesus Christ is risen today!!! I wish all of you who is celebrate Easter, Happy Easter Day !!!

For today's High Hopes challenge, I have two cards to show you:-) The first one is Country Home and the other one is cute Easter card. I am sorry that the holes that I pierce in the Easter card is not so clear but I have a close up photo to you show you, it's a very simple card compare to Country Home card.

I used pink cardstock to make the base for Country Home card,I stamped old script background stamp on the pink cardstock, inked some Vintage Photo distress ink then I pulled out my K&Company patterned paper,cut along the edges,distressed with scissors and mat them on the cardstock. Beforehand, I stamped and colored the country home image on the white cardstock which I cut with my Cuttlebug using Nestabilities Labels One.I stamped the chicken on white cardstock and colored with Copic Ciao Markers too. I decorated the card with raffia, cinnamon stick ,paper flowers, spiral clip.It was complicated a bit but it was fun!
For the Easter card, this is more simple! I colored the stamped bunnies with copic ciao markers, cut it out and glued it on the paper that I cut with Nestabilities Labels One.I used brown cardstock and light green cardstock to make the base. I used a scrap patterned paper from K&Company to mat on the cardstock.Decorated the card with fabric ribbon, flowers and brads.

All stamps from High Hopes rubberstamps.All patterned paper from K&Company, All paper flowers from Prima Marketing.
Hope that you all had fun viewing my card and I always apologize for my MIA lately.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

High Hopes Challenge #25~~ Sketch

I am not so familiar to use circles or ovals in my cardmaking, because I don't have any fancy punches or nestabilities, but I give a try in this challenge and I hope I will make more cards involved circles/ovals when my ordered nestabitilies comes.For this card I also handmade a ribbon flower, it was real easy, which inpisred by Debbie Olson.

Supplies Used: High Hopes rubberstamps,K&Company Patterned Paper,Autumn Leaves Buttons,prima paper flowers,copic ciao markers.

Back to Basic~Rubberstamps

I received some emails asking me what is the different kind of rubberstamps from the local readers.So, back to basic, let's learn or refresh something today.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

How to position rubberstamps using Nestabilities

As a beginner in using nestabilities I found this article very useful and I recommand for all your reading.