Friday, 13 July 2018

15th Anniversary Sale at Purple Onion Design!

Yay!  It's time of the year again for the anniversary sale at Purple Onion Designs!

It's already 15 years since Purple Onion Designs begin and I'm very glad  to be a part of the design team, having the privilege to work with all the beautiful stamps available.

The sale begins today and will end at 22 July 2018 with 25% off for all stamps including the ones at the sales category.  If there's any stamps that you have been eyeing on for some time now is the best chance to make purchase!

And to start off the celebration, here is birthday card I made with one the stamps from the latest collection ~ Spread Kindness.

I was totally excited to work with Floral spray as I've never made any projects with floral stamps. The floral spray has to be the main focus of the card and so I try my best to keep the rest of the design on the card to be subtle and simple.

I'm lucky to own a Brother ScanNcut machine so I let the machine do the "fussy" cutting part. 

I coloured floral spray with Copic markers.  For the background, I blended some distress inks in mustard seed, squeezed lemon and dried marigold with a ink blender.  I also did some random ink splats using a small hard brush with some shimmer ink from the Finetec pearl colours ink palette.

To give it an extra shine, I picked some gold sequins and place them at each side of the card and the card is complete!

I hope you like what I have shared (:  I used to have fears working with floral themed stamps so most of the time I'll just stick to what I'm most comfortable with.  However I really love how this birthday card turned out :)   One lesson I've learnt from crafting is ~ if you don't try you'll never know!

Alright that's all for today!  Don't forget to check out Purple Onion Designs blog for more details of the sales and be inspired by all the beautiful projects created by the design team!

Be sure to check back again in a few day's time as I'll be sharing another card soon!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Spread Kindness ~ Have A Magical Birthday

Hello!  Today I'll be sharing another card that I've made using the 3 images from the new Spread Kindness collection from Stacey Yacula, which is now available at Purple Onion Designs.

Have you seen the new collection already?  If not, it's time to hop over to the blog and website to take a look! (:  Spread Kindness collection is a tad different from the past collections as it offers traditional images and florals plus the usual lovable critters.  The traditional images can be used on it's own and also can be pair up together with the lovable critters.

And here is my card for today's blog post (:

Have A Magical Birthday

I stamped Flynt and Goldie with Memento ink in Black Tuxedo and coloured them with my favourite Copic markers.  The background, with the dreamy colours of bubbles, is created using various colours of distress inks and the stencil, basic shapes - Circles from My Favorite Things.  I recently discovered how versatile and easy it is to use stencils to create a background, it's really fun!

I wanted a whimsical feel to the card and so I added some puffy clouds using the Puffy Clouds border from Lawn Fawn to the top and bottom of the card to also give it a bit of dimension.

Lastly, I picked some sequins of my favourite colours and added them near the corners of the card.

I hope you like this fun, magical and fairly easy-to-make card that I've shared today!  Remember, the bundle sales is still on till Friday 22 June.  Be sure to check here for more details of the offers and savings!

Remember to spread some kindness today and I wish you a great week ahead! (;

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Spread Kindness

Hello!  I have great news to share!

Today is the day of the spring stamp release ~ Spread Kindness, illustrated by the very talented Stacey Yacula.  They are now available at Purple Onion Designs!

Spread Kindness consists of two distinctive stamp styles that work perfectly when mixed together.  The larger sized stamps are also ideal to be used on their own.  It's an amazing collection that you can come up with many varieties of cards and projects!  

There are also two new sets of sentiments that coordinates with Spread Kindness collection.  Essential Thoughts, which is a new addition to the Essential sentiments series and Kindness sentiment set (which I really love!) consisting of 17 large sized sentiments in two different fonts. 

And here is a card I made using some of the new from Spread Kindness.

May All Your Dreams Come True

Eve is one my favourite stamp from the Spread Kindness collection as she makes me think of sweet dreams in a good night's sleep.  Therefore, I matched the sentiment of "May All Your Dreams Come True" for the card.

The dreamy night clouds background was created using the Mini Cloud stencil from My Favorite Things and a light blend of distress ink in Chipped Sapphire with the ink blender.  I coloured Eve and Twinkling Stars with Copic markers.

To replicate the stars in the night sky, I added some clear and blue sequins, and blue stars for that extra shine.

From today until Friday, 22 June 2018, you will be able to purchase the Spread Kindness collection, with an option of 3 different bundles to choose from.
I hope you like the card I've shared today and I hope you can check back in a couple of days' time as I'll be sharing another card created using another few stamps from Spread Kindness.

Please remember to head over to Purple Onion Designs blog to check out more details of the Spread Kindness bundles options and also to be inspired by all the gorgeous cards created by the talented group of ladies from the design team!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back here again soon!  Happy crafting and go Spread Kindness today! (:

Saturday, 12 May 2018

The Sky's The Limit

Happy Saturday!

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made for the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #28.  It's been quite a while since I last participated in one and I so regret that I didn't make it in time to play along for challenge #27 which is my favourite ~ 3D card!  :'(

Looking at the fabulous projects that were entered into the previous challenge, I was totally in awe and inspired!  So I make it a point this time to participate in challenge #28!  Yay!  I made it!

For challenge #28, it's a sketch!

And here's the card I created.

I picked the stamp set Blue Skies as it's one of my favourite set of stamps from Lawn Fawn!  But then I have lots of stamp sets from Lawn Fawn that's my favourite!

I wanted to keep the colours of my card subtle and soft, so I kept the background white so that the smaller hot air balloon can be the main focus.  And then I gave the front of my card a soft cloudy look with a blend of distress ink in Tumbled Glass.

All the images are coloured with Copic markers and stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.  I also used some foam adhesive to adhere the bigger hot air balloon to give it a little 3d effect.

I hope you like the card I created today!  Lawn Fawnatics challenge #28 is open till 20 May so there's still time to join in the fun! And that's all for now, thank you for stopping by! (:

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Hope To See You Real Soon

Finally I have time to blog on a new card I created with Purple Onion Designs cute critters!  Sorry for the lack of posts, as sometimes I prefer to do quick posts at my Instagram account, which I find it easier!

Here is the card I've created.

HOPE TO SEE YOU real soon

The sentiment, HOPE TO SEE YOU real soon is from the Journey sentiment set.

HOPE TO SEE YOU real soon is created as a farewell card or a goodbye card in mind.  It's like a "from all of us" card that could be for a co-worker leaving the company, or a friend leaving the country etc etc.  

The "wefie" in the centre of the card is created using the Lawn Fawn die set Say cheese.  There's no particular die used for the smaller polaroid.  What I did was just cut out some rectangular shapes of card stock, used a square die from a set of nesting square dies to cut the border and adjusted the length accordingly.

I then arrange the smaller polaroid to the way I like and trim off the corners that's protruding from the 4.25"x 5.5" cardstock and adhere the "wefie" polaroid last.

To give the base cardstock a light hint of orange, I blended some distress ink in dried marigold with the blending tool.  All images are coloured using Copic markers.

That's all for now and I hope you like what I've shared today.  I'm thinking of creating another 3D project next...maybe.  

Ok that's all for today!  Go make more cards now! (:

Friday, 26 January 2018

A New Year, A New Project

Happy 2018!  Sorry for the lack of post as I took a real long break from colouring and paper crafting! 

I want to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog during the blog hop!  Never has my blog had so many visitors!  I'm sure the winners have benefited greatly from the free classes!

Start of a new year is always a little sluggish for me.  After all the festive celebrations, it's hard to get the crafting mojo back again!  But I'm so happy that I'm able to complete a 3d project yesterday.

This 3d box featuring a petal fold closure is cut file from the Silhouette Design store by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #20742) and I had it cut out on a Kraft paper using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

There's quite a bit of masked stamping on this box as the layout of the stamps are all different on four sides.  

clouds, Beach grass #1 and #2

Stamps used: Free Spirit

Like a similar project I did during Christmas (oops, I didn't do a blog post on that but you can find it on my Instagram!) I used polychromo colour pencils to colour the images.  I was clueless how the colour pencils work but I'm so glad for the tutorials I found on YouTube and finally figure how to use them.  It's not perfect colouring but at least it's the way I like it (:  

Here is a particular YouTube tutorial by Julia Altermann that I find exceptionally helpful and I'm grateful for crafters like her to share the know-how selflessly.

Colouring the images were really whole loads of fun!  I have to say Free Spirits is my favourite on this project! 

All images are stamped using Mememto Black Tuxedo ink, coloured with Faber Castell Polychromo colour pencilsInkadinkado Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Stamp Positioner  and stamping mask paper is a must-have tool for positioning of the images and masked stamping.

I hope you are inspired and like what I've shared today!  If you have any question, just drop me a comment and I'll try my best to answer (:

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Purple Onion Designs Sales Blog Hop

I'm very excited about today's post because it's the start of the holiday sales at Purple Onion Designs!  All stamps are 25% off  including the stamps in the sales category from now till 8 December!  

On top of the news of the sales, design team members and friends of Purple Onion Designs has come together with a surprise blog hop!  It's super exciting for me as I've never participated in a blog hop (yes yes, I'm a late bloomer! Haha!)  Oh well, there's always a first time :)  

In celebration of the hop, Sandy Allnock is giving away spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the bloghop - so be sure to comment everywhere!  If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded.  Winner will be posted on Sandy's blog on December 1, 2017.  Good luck!

Not forgetting to share a card I made with a new stamp from the new collection ~  'Twas The Night Before Christmas and another stamp from the past collection :)

If you have notice, I've omitted the frame and the glass of milk from Dear Santa and stamped it right in the centre of a die cut stock card using Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows from My Favorite Thing.  I also blended a little distress ink in dried marigold to add a little warmth to the card.  I particularly love how the sentiment turned out on the black label I cut from my Silhouette Design studio library as it gives a chalkboard effect! 

I can't help but snap a picture of the cookies all stacked up :P

Would you like to win a art class?  All you need to do is follow the links to all the blogs and comment on their creations as you go :)  Let's now hop over to Hannah Rubenstahl's blog! 

                 Sally On (you are here!)
I hope you like the card I shared today :)  Thank you for stopping by and have fun blog hopping!

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