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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Accident

While I was making a center step card, I accidentally cut the sides way longer than I had to. But I love it when accidents happen, it makes me want to salvage whatever I had done. Et voila! This card was salvage and made like it was meant to have side panels as thin as that and cut as deep as it looked. Plus, this is one of the ‘boys’ cards I made for a friend :)

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Credits:
Digital paper pack: Summertime Paper Pack by Crystal Wilkerson
Stamp: Birthday Fun from Inkadinkado and Hero Arts (the polkadot background)
Ink: Memento (Paris Dusk)

Okay, I gotta go back to my work. See you soon and thanks for popping by! :)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Boys Will Be Boys

Give me pinks, flowers and I will whip up a girly card in no time. But boys cards… Agh, I always struggle with it. I was ‘forced’ to make a couple when my close friend was about to have a birthday. Grown up guys card are so difficult to make. Not because it’s elaborate, but they like it simple and masculine. So here is one I conjured after fiddling with it on my Photoshop for two hours. I even added staples to make it casually ‘masculine’. haha.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Wonderful by The Shabby Shoppe
Stamp: Paperwork Greetings from Inkadinkado
Ink: Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Kraft cardstock
Staples

Have a great summer weekend everyone! :)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Another Thursday!

H E C T I C!

Yes, that’s probably the most accurate definition to my days this week. It hasn’t died down yet. I’m predicting that things would only slow down after the 27th when it’s 3 days to the start of Ramadhan month. Work, family, school.. There’s so many things to organize.

Anyway, here’s another card I’m going to share today.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Delightful by Zoe Pearn
Stamp: Midsummer Tilda
Die: Spellbinders
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo black)
Copic and Prismacolor Markers
Satin ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Easy Does It

I love simple cards, I am a HUGE fan of simple cards in fact. But simple isn’t always easy. I have had cards which looked simple but took hours to make, simply because I had to think about placement and colors. These two are simple and easy cards I made recently.

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Credits:
Digital kit: Fairy Tea Party {Collab} by Flergs and Ellie Lash
Stamp: Sweet Summer by Stampin’ Up
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Dies: Spellbinders
Copic markers
Stick pin, foam tape and satin ribbon

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This is the first EVER I made a card using NO patterned paper at all! It was a bit hard for me :p but it turned out pretty cool ;)

Credits:
Stamp: Mat Stack 1 Collection from Papertrey Ink and Whimsical Words from Stampin’ Up
Ink: Real Red from Stampin’ Up and Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Dies: Mat Stack 1 Die from Papertrey Ink
Embossing: Squared Lattice Textured Impressions from Stampin’ Up
Flowers: Prima (Sprites)
Blings and white twine

Have a great Tuesday, everyone!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday Spirit

It’s Monday again today (on my side of the world)! I have so much to do today like you wouldn’t believe! Plus the Ramadhan month is coming, which means there’ll be loads of planning to do. Anyway, it’s the start of the week so I am pumped :)

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I bought loads of colored cardstock a couple of weeks ago, and it’s really cheap! 4 letter sized cardstock are about 40 cents! As much as I dislike the traffic, air and overcrowded areas in Jakarta, I am blessed to be able to but my craft supplies at a fraction of the price abroad. Hehe. So when I have stacks of colored cardstock, I need to de-stash ‘em by making a card. Here is one of them. I, once again, made the stick pin myself. Don’t you just love that heart bead? It’s so cute! And that twill tape/ribbon is 50 cents for what seems to be 30 meters. Gotta love frugality! Haha.

Credits:
Digital kit: Bug Out by Dani Mogstad and Traci Reed
Stamp: Betsy Bluebell from Penny Black
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Dies: Spellbinders
Copic and Prismacolor markers
Twill tape, button and stick pin.

Thanks for visiting :)

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Even More New Stuff

Sad news of the week is that throughout the week I have been PC-less. Yes, it broke down on me *sigh* it’s been repaired and hopefully it’ll be fine soon. I have been using my laptop and I miss my PC dearly because all my digital stash is there! I think that was the perfect excuse to buy new digi stuff lately haha.

Anyway, on to my new card. This is a simple wedding card, I mainly wanted to play with my new Copic marker colors , digital kit and also my new doily die from Spellbinders. I love both so much! I made the stick pin myself (yay!), I am totally addicted because it looks so nice. I also added Stickles to her sheer bottom part of the dress. What do you think?

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Credits:
Digital kit: Ma Petite Fleur by Traci Reed and ScrapKitchen Designs
Stamp: Lady Tilda
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Die: Spellbinders
Glitter: Stickles (Icicle)
Copic and Prismacolor markers
Button, stick pin and grosgrain ribbon

I also have grown very fond of character stamps and have been saving some money to buy new sets (I have already purchased loads of label-type and sentiment stamps) of character stamps. I got my eyes on The Greeting Farm stamps. So cool!

Speaking of new, here are even more new  (digi) stuff I purchased a while back:

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Have a fun and safe weekend everyone!

 

Entering this card for:
Creative Inspirations Challenge #120
Allsorts Challenge #112

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Somebunny Loves You, Hunny!

I was totally inspired when I saw a sketch for a Viva la Verve! Challenge over at SCS.

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It’s a few weeks old but I love it so much and I used that as an inspiration for my card below.

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I love how this card turned out, simple but cute! I love the colors so much and I especially love the sparkles from stickles which I added to emulate bunny fur. This is also another de-stashing since I bought so many new digi stuff over the past month. The kit used in this card was actually purchased in *wait for it…..* 2009! haha!

Credits:

Digital kit: Somebunny Loves You by Heather Roselli (retired)
Stamp: Mimi and Miles from Penny Black
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Glitter: Stickles (Icicle)
Punch: Loops by Martha Stewart
Dies: Spellbinders
Copic and Prismacolor markers
Stripes ribbon

Anyway it’s been a while since I’ve shared my digi purchases. Here’s a few gem I bought over the past month.

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From Sweet Shoppe Designs

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Aren’t they all scrumptious? Well actually that’s not all, so I will share in the next post. Enjoy your weekend! :)

Friday, July 15, 2011

It’s Summertime!

Yes it is because it’s soooo hot! Plus the mosquitos are out for fresh blood apparently hahaha, it’s getting worse the past 2 weeks. We have light showers a few times in the past month but right now it’s sunshiny outside. For me summertime is defined by bold colors. Blue, red, orange and yellow… This is what I try to capture in my recent card.

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Credits:
Digital kit: All American Summer by Dani Mogstad
Stamp: Betsy Bluebell from Penny Black
Dies: Spellbinders
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Liquid Pearl (Opal White)
Prismacolor and Copic Markers
Pom-pom lace and gingham ribbon

Entering this card for:
Wee Memories #61
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 14
Card Makin’ Mamas Challenge #24

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thanks For The Yummy Goodness

Wow, I have been absent for so long! I have been traveling, done projects and work that it’s bee very hectic in the past few weeks. But I am back!

Anyway, I like trying new styles of papercrafting or cardmaking. This time I try to distress my patterned papers. Shabby or distressed look is cool but I can never do it, I don’t know why haha. But here’s my best shot at it.

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Credits:

Digital paper pack: Pandera's Blooms Paper Pack by Mindy Terasawa
Stamp: Kitchen Tilda and TAC
Dies: Spellbinders (Five Tags)
Ribbon: Charisma
Stickpin and hemp twine

Thanks for visiting :)

 

Entering this card for:
Color Throwdown #150
Totally Tilda Challenge #26 - Distressing