Monday, May 28, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: Picture Perfect

Welcome to Paper Smooches Sparks Week 4 Challenge which is Picture Perfect. Let's have a look with this gorgeous inspirations photo.

Here is my card base on the above inspirations photo. This photo actually took me a while to digest, so much to create with it but at the end which capture my mind was the bold turquoise colour as well as the placement that hang on the wall. So here it comes I make a "modern" kind of design using this stamp set "Potpourri" from Paper Smooches. Sentiment are from this set "Sentiment Sampler".

Thanks for stopping by! More details of the challenge can be found at Paper Smooches blog. Want to see more cards from other DT? please visit their blog for more inspirations.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Jay Gee's Nook DT: Thank You


Happy Blessed Sunday! I have a card to share which are from Jay Gee's Nook DT. I know ya, this little bird are so adorable and I immediately fall in love when I first saw it. They are from Purple Onion Designs "Sweet Offerings" and the sentiment are from Skipping Stones Design "Heartsong2.

I wanted to keep this card simple in order to make the bird stands out. I chose Copic Markers to work with it. It has been a while since I first used markers and wanted to challenge myself to do more colouring on card. More close up...
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jay Gee's Nook DT/Card Creations Week: The Gingham Challenge


Blessed Sunday to all of you :) I am excited to share a card with you which are from DT of Jay Gee's Nook as well as joining Gingham challenge over Moxie Fab World. I love "gingham" as they always a trend for all occasion which I thought it would also works well with "Baby" theme card.

The stamp set are from Purple Onion Designs "Baby Noteblock Set" which I adore so much with the fonts. I wanted to make a baby card which would suite both baby girl and boy and as results I go for light yellowish colour to work with. That birdie die are from Wplus9.

Thanks for stoping by!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Card Creations Vol. 10 Blog Hop: WINNER

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments on the Card Creation Vol. 10 Blog Hop. The winner is #36 - Virginia L.

Virginia, please email me your address at and Paper Crafts will get the magazine posted to you.

Have a Blessed day!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #12


Blessed Tuesday to all of you! Welcome to Runway Inspired Challenge #12 and we have Copic Marker as our sponsor. For this challenge, the DT are requested to use Copic Markers on our card.

Here is my card base on above inspiration photo. I was inspired by the look/feel/atmosphere of this photo.

I've chose this stamp set "Hope Seed Co." from Wplus9 Design Studio to work with. I fist stamp the image on card and colour the edge to have the shadow effect on it. Thanks for stoping and now off to some awesome inspirations from the DT girls.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge: Designer Drafts

For Paper Crafts Card Creations Vol. 10 blog hop post, please click here.


Yay, I am so honored to announce that I am currently DT of Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge. This is my first post from group TWO which I will be involving in designer draft and picture perfect challenges with EricaJackie and Kimberly. I am excited with this amazing team as ALL of them are so talented.

Welcome to Paper Smooches Sparks week 2 Challenge is always a Designer Draft. Basically is dealing with sketch, if you are a geek of sketches, this is the time for you to shine :)

Here are my card's interpretation base on above sketch. For this card, I went for grid rules which I thought of using Reflections stamp set would be a good choice to brings out the grid. And the thanks sentiment are from this set Sentiment Sampler
Please do visit Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge blog for more inspiration as well as the details for the challenge. I can't wait to see what you have come out with this challenge.

Have a blessed day!

The Colour are from Versa Color (Spanish Olive, Coffee Bean, Pink Grapefruit, Ash Rose, Sand Beige, Split Pea, Khaki).

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Jay Gee's Nook DT: Thinking of You

For Paper Crafts Card Creations Vol. 10 blog hop post, please click here.


Happy Blessed Mother's Day! And I've a card to share which are also from Jay Gee's Nook DT. It is a CAS card and the stamps are from Skippping Stones Design "Heartsong 2".

I wanted to have a shadow bellow all the leaves to create a depth look. In order to create the effects, I stamped the leaves twice which for the second time I just stamped it without having any ink on the stamp. That classic font of thinking of you are just perfect to go with :)

Hope you enjoy today's post! Thanks for stopping by!

Edited: I would like to enter this card to this week CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #52: Feathered Friends.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Paper Crafts magazine Presents: Card Creations Vol. 10 Blog Hop


Welcome to Paper Crafts Magazine Card Creations Vol. 10 Blog Hop. I am honoured to be part of this blog hop and today I am going to share a card, personal top 10 tips on getting published and one issue of this magazine is up for graps for one lovely commenter :)

As Paper Crafts is celebrating 10th anniversary on this issue. Therefore, 10 of us were asked to create a card that are relating to 10. I've create a 10th anniversary card for Card Creations. To create this card, I first mask the background of the card using Washi tape and leave a blank line for the sentiment. Die cut number, birdie and branch and adhere them on card.

10 Tips on getting published
1. Study
When receiving a call, it is important that you carefully study the instruction of the call. For example what is the call for? What is their main theme/topic?

2. Research
Before start making card, it would be great if you could start brainstorming some ideas by sketching them down. It would make things easier once you start making card and you can always refer back the sketch again and again. More research also can be done through some inspiration photos, colour inspiration or even current trend. This can be found at Pinterest, Moxie Fab website etc.

3. Style
As Paper Crafts calls always look for variety of style. For example, Fun & Cute, Clean & Graphic, Classy & Elegant and Shabby Chic & Vintage. Therefore, it is good to define your own style to see which style suite you the best and this could possibly find out your own strength too. Make sure your style is the one that fits into the categories. Remember, be yourself but not anyone else!

4. Discipline
Set a goal, for example how many cards can I make into this call? and stick with the goal. You would be surprise that the goal motivates you to create even more cards. A reminder, not just for the sake of submitting quantity cards but most importantly the quality.

5. Materials/Products
Sometimes, it is not necessarily to have a lot of materials/ products to create a card. Personally, I love mixing around new and old things to create cards or material that I have in my stash. I strongly believe cleverly use of products could bring unexpected outcome.

6. Study
It is not a bad idea to study your own card. For example how can you improve your card?

7. Photo Shooting
Always shoot your card in a clear neutral background, avoid using pattern paper or complicated background. This is to avoid causes any distraction on the card.

8. Supply List/Instructions
Paper Crafts calls always required a supply list and instructions. Therefore, it is important for you to keep reference of ALL the materials used as closely as possible. To avoid being missed out certain references, I normally will write or type it down once the card is finished done.

9. Keep Trying/Never Give Up
There is no harm to keep trying. Cards can't be picked up unless someone are submitting. Be brave to submit! Never give up!

The last but not least is to enjoy every single moment of card making. Even if the card is not being selected, you still have something to be proud of, at least you have ENJOY every single moment of card making.

This is just my personal experience throughout the journey of submitting cards to Paper Crafts Magazine and I hope it does encourage you in submitting cards. Please do continuing visit bellow designer's blog for more inspiration!
If you would like to purchase a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10 please click here.

Finally, leave a comment on my blog you will get a chance to win a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10. All comments must be posted by midnight (MDT) on Tuesday, May 15 and I will pick a winner to receive a copy of Card Creations Vol. 10.

Thank you so much for stopping by! Have a Blessed Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #19

Blessed Sunday,

Welcome to Jay Gee's Nook Challenge #19. Today I have not one card but two cards to share with you and these cards was made base on bellow inspirations photo. All images are from Pinterest.
As we all know Mother's Day is just around the corner (13th May) and this first card was specially made for my dearest mom :) I was inspired by the mood, texture, colour etc of these inspirations photo above. Also, love all this beautiful stamp set from Wplus9 Design Studio as well as the birdie die.
Another beautiful stamp set from Jane's Doodles "Pretty Peonies". Need to mention that my mom's birthday are falls just 3 days after Mother's Day. There is no other reason for not making her a card :) Not sure if she happen to read my blog but this post is specially dedicate to her and I hope she love the cards I made. 
I hope you enjoy today post :) and thanks for stopping by! All challenge details can be found at Judith's blog.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #11

Happy Tuesday!

Welcome to Runway Inspired Challenge #11 and the sponsor for this challenge are Simon Says Stamp.

Here is my card based on above inspiration photo. I was inspired by the layout of the clothes, pattern as well as the colour.
Thought the stamp set "Simply Jane" from PTI went well with the inspiration photo as well. Thanks for stopping by! Be sure you stop by at other DT's for more "wow" inspiration.