Tuesday 29 October 2019

Your Friendship Warms My Heart


Sharing another new card today and all stamps are from the new Pine Cone Trail collection!

Stamps used:  Iclyn, Storm, Frozen Pond

All images are stamped with my favourite Copic friendly Mememto Ink in Black Tuxedo.  I've blended some distress ink in Salty Ocean for a blue sky and Cracked Pistachio for the icy green pond.  And lastly, I stamped on the sentiment using Versafine ink pad in colour Crimson Red.  

I hope you like the card I've shared today.  I had lots of fun colouring Iclyn and Storm and I love how well the sentiment goes on the card.

The bundle set of Pine Cone Trail is now available to purchase for a special price of $85.00 with a total of 30% savings.  Offer is till 8 November Friday, so be sure to grab the bundle before that (:  More details can be found here.

Stay calm and make more cards!

Saturday 26 October 2019

New Winter Holiday Stamp Release ~ Pine Cone Trail

Hello!  Happy news to share today!  Pine Cone Trail, the new winter holiday stamps collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula is now available!

Pine Cone Trail consists of 19 stamps / stamp set (25 individual stamps).  The collection can be purchased individually or as a complete bundled set for a limited time only.  The entire collection can be purchased here for $85.00, which is a savings of 30%.  This offer is only available until Friday, November 8, 2019.  After which the stamps will only be available to purchased individually.  More details can be found here.

Pine Cone Trail is a collection of signature cute critters from Stacey Yacula and this time round, the critters are featured having fun in the snow with lots of outdoor activities!  Just like the previous collections, all the new stamps can be easily coordinate with the stamps from prior collections therefore we can always create new scenes again with the stamps that we always loved. 

The possibilities are endless (:

And here is the card that I'll be sharing today!

For this card, I've used a background stamp (Front Door) from previous winter's collection ~ 'Twas the night before Christmas.  And to make it the card more vibrant, I decided to colour it mainly in red, to have a more Christmas~y feel.  

Douglas the raccoon is having a great time in the snow celebrating the Christmas season!  

All images are stamped using my favourite Copic friendly ink pad, Memento in Tuxedo Black and coloured with Copic markers.  The snow is created using Ranger Enamel Accent in Glacier white.  You can always use Sakura Gelly roll gel pen in white, but I prefer the enamel accents as it gives a little pop-up 3D effect after it dries.  

Douglas is one of my fave critter from the Pine Cone Trail, I love how he lifts up his hands to embrace the occasion!

I hope you like what I've shared today.  I'm sure you'll like to see more inspiring projects feature the new Pine Cone Trail so head on over here and see what the design team has in store for more!

Check back in a few days' time and I'll be sharing a couple of more projects using stamps from the new Pine Cone Trail!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday 25 September 2019

Sun Filled Wishes From Shelly And Sandy

Hello!  It didn't take too long for me to make another card from my last one!  Yay (:

Today I'm sharing another card that I've made from the charity bundle stamp set that Purple Onion Designs have put up for sale for the Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief.

And by the way, did you participate in my first giveaway at my Instagram page?  Never mind if you  haven't, just look out for the next one then, which I hope will be soon!

I created the sunny background using Sunrise radiating rays stencil from My Favourite Things and blended with Distress oxide ink in Squeezed Lemonade and Wild Honey.  I love how the vibrant orange that the oxide inks give and how smooth they go on the cardstock.

Again I created the sandy beach using the same method as I did for the last card and for this time I added in the blue sea using the sea Tide stamp, blending Distress oxide ink in colour Salty Ocean.

All images are coloured using Copic markers and then I fussy cut the images using my favourite EK Success Cutter Bee precision scissors.  And as usual, I added some little 'dots' just at the sentiment to make them look like the little air bubbles for the added fun!  Just got to use my bottles of Nuvo Drops!

Hope you like the card that I've shared today!  And congratulations to Mimi Zitrone for you have won the giveaway!  Thank you and enjoy the stamp set!
Stay calm and make more cards!

Thursday 12 September 2019

For The Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief


I've been a little under the weather a couple of weeks back and also I guess I've kind of lost my crafting mojo for a bit!  I haven't been doing any crafting for more than 3 weeks!

But the card that I'll be sharing today, it took me less than 4 hours to create!  Not that it's impossible to make a card in 4 hours but I usually take a day or two to make one that I'm happy with.  But to make it in 4 hours, all it took was a bit of motivation, for a great cause.

Now for a limited time only, till 15 September 2019, this Sunday to be exact, Purple Onion Designs has put up a stamp bundle of 13 stamps with 15 individual images will be going at USD35.00.  This set of stamps has been discounted almost 50% with all proceeds going to charities helping in the relief effort.  Exact details can be found at IG page of Purple Onion Designs.

In support of the generous contribution from Purple Onion Designs and to do my part, I will be purchasing a set too and host a GIVEAWAY at my Instagram page for officially reaching 2,000 followers, to thank all my friends for supporting my Instagram page.

And here is the card that I've put up in less than 4 hours (:

All the 6 stamps that I've used for this card are from the bundle stamp set.  You can create cards of different occasions for friends of all ages with all the stamps in the bundle.  Who doesn't like beach, palm tree and some cute critters? 

The scene of this card is a reminiscent of the beautiful sandy beaches and clear blue sky of the Bahamas coastline.  I created the sandy beach by using Distress Oxide ink in Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade and Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap.  I added some random dark brown and black 'dots' with some of my Copic markers and added some white ones with my white gel marker, to make it look like a real sandy beach.  A few small little sequins added a little 'bling' as seashells :)

I also blended some Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass to create the blue sky.

To make Smokey and Buddy look a little more fun, I added some stripes on Smokey and some patches on Buddy.  All images are coloured using Copic markers.

Again, this set can be purchased until this Sunday 9/15/19, by clicking on the link here and then found in several spots on the home page of the website. .

Even if you own any of the stamps in the set, it is still a great deal for a very important cause. I’m sure you could gift any duplicates to stamping friends.  So get a set now!

That's all for now.  Going to work on my next card now and I hope it will not take another couple of weeks to complete!

Monday 29 July 2019

Have A Blooming Good Day

Hello Friends (:

Time really flies and we are already into the end of July of 2019!  

Have you already shop at Purple Onion Designs for your favourite stamps?  If you have not done so, you still have time as the sales will end today!  Be sure to check out the cart of yours!  And today, I have a new card to share!

I initially wanted the card to have more of a subtle colours but I went overboard with the blending of the distress inks on the background of the card.  With the bright yellow sunflowers, I guess the card turned out quite alright!

All the images are stamped with my favourite Memento Ink in black tuxedo and digitally cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  To add a little more fun details, I used a embossing folder for the frame to create the little polka dots and also added some sequins to the card.

To make Tucker the main attraction of the card, I put a piece of foam tape and adhere the cute little snail right in the middle of all the bright cheery sunflowers. 

I hope you like what I've shared today.  All the cute images and sentiment used on this card can be found on Purple Onion Designs.  Please remember to check out the sale if you have not done so.  You still have time!

That's all for today and I hope to see you back here real soon!

Tuesday 23 July 2019

A brand new look, a new card and some good news!

Hello Friends (:

You might have realized that I have a new theme for my blog!  I hope you like the new theme.  

The last time when I logged in to my blog I realized the Photobucket logo was all over my page.  Being technically challenged I didn't know what just happened but I did know how to google and look for answers.  The google results didn't yield much information but I gather it must be due to some image hosting rights and stuff and so I had to do something about it.

So, to cut the story short.  I decided to change the theme of my blog as it seems to be the easy way out.  After searching the web for some free themes, nothing really caught my fancy.  And then I venture into Etsy and found some affordable themes and so I picked this one that's colourful and feminine!  Colourful to suit the title of my blog ~ Me and my colours.

And to celebrate the new look, I'm sharing a piece of good news and a new card!

Yes!  The anniversary sale of Purple Onion Design is here again!  To celebrate their 16th anniversary (wow! 16 years!), all stamps will be 25% off!  No discount code is needed as discounted prices will be reflected in the shopping cart. 

And I here is the card that I'll be sharing today!

I blended distress ink in tumbled glass and peacock feathers for the ombré effect of blue sky and instead of green grass I used distress oxide squeezed lemonade and spiced marmalade to have a yellowish gold grass patch.

All the images are coloured with Copic markers and images are cut out using Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine.

I hope you like and here's wishing you a day full of joy!

Monday 6 May 2019

Oh Happy Day From The Sunny Meadow Fair

Hello friends!

Have you check out the new collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula already?

The Sunny Meadow Fair is now available at Purple Onion Designs and right now there's a bundle sale for the whole collection!  Check out the details here (:

And today I have another card to share!  

Sending Sun-filled Wishes!

I love how this card turned out with the sun rays shining on Scarecrow's happy face (:  The sun rays from the stencil really lit up his face and the corn stalks at the background just added a little more fun to card.  The little birdie on Scarecrow seems to be shutting its eyes to the overwhelming sunrays (hahaha!) 

All images are stamped with my fave Memento Black Tuxedo and as usual, I used my Silhouette Cameo PixScan function to have Scarecrow cut out.  All the stamped images are coloured with Copic makers.

I then used Sunrise Radiating Rays stencil from My Favorite Things and blended distress inks in Scattered Straws and Dried Marigold to create the sun and the sun rays.  Lastly, I stamped on the cornstalks at the background.

To add some greens to the card, I blended a multimedia card stock with some green distress ink and then I used my Fiskar grass puncher to create the grassy border at the bottom.  I then stamped the sentiment ~ sending sun-filled wishes in Versafine Pigment ink in Onxy Black.  I like how crisp and detailed the sentiment turned out.  To make it stand out a little more, I poured some clear embossing powder over the sentiment and heat set it with my heat embossing tool gun to give the sentiment an extra shine.

To complete the card, I put some foam adhesive and adhere Scarecrow to it.  And not forgetting that I added a few drops of Gloss Nuvo Drops in Ripened Pumpkin for the extra fun element!  Ok to be honest, I have LOTS of bottles of the Nuvo Drops so I have to find ways to use them! :P  Somehow the drops reminds me of orange flavoured candy drops!

I hope you like the card that I've shared today.   Please come back in a few day's time as I have more cards to share!

Keep calm and shine on!