Thursday, 27 September 2018

Happy Birthday with Rosie

Sometimes a treat bag or a gift box just look a little to simple?  That's how I feel when I wanted to pack a gift for a friend on her birthday.... and so I decided to make it look a little more fancy!

Happy Birthday Treat Bag with Rosie
Stamps used: Rosie, Wildflowers, (on the tag) floral end notes

The kraft paper treat bag is being cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  I then stamped the images with Versafine Onyx Black ink and colour them with Fabre Castell polychromo colour pencils.  I stamped the image of Rosie first, and then cover it up securely with some mask stamping paper.  Then I stamped the image of the wildflowers in the background all round the treat bag.  

If you have doubts on the masked stamping, just do a search on YouTube and you will find lots of tutorials to guide you on it.

I also made a small tag to go along with the bag so that I can write a short message and also to add on a sentiment to make it look a little more fun (:

Colouring with the polychromo colour pencils didn't start off well for me, but it definitely got better after watching some very informative tutorials on the YouTube!  My colouring is far from perfect but practice definitely helps loads!

Even if it's just a normal plain paper bag,  all these stamping and colouring can even be done.  Just add a touch of stamping and colouring, or perhaps, if you have a little more time, make a gift tag and attach along, and the treat bag will look so much more interesting and lovely for a special occasion!

Hope you like what I've shared today!

Pick up your stamps and start stamping today (:

Saturday, 21 July 2018

Happy Birthday With Tiered Cake

Happy weekend!

The sales is still on going at Purple Onion Design,  just another 2 days left for 25% off all stamps!  So hop over to check out the stamps if you have not do so (:

And today I have another card to share with you (:

The background with the Happy Birthday sentiment was created by blending distress inks with the distress ink blender and a random splats of glitter inks from the Finetec pearl colors ink palette.  This technique was used in one of my previous card ~ Birthday Wishes, which was posted earlier.

I wanted to keep the tiered cake as the main focus so I kept everything else simple and clean.  I stamped the image with my favourite Memento ink in black tuxedo and  coloured it with Copic markers.  I also added some Nuvo glitter drops in Silver Moondust to give more dimension and fun to the cake.  I really love how the Nuvo drop hold its shape after it's dried!  It really gives the card lots of bling!

Next, I die cut a dainty scallop lace border from Spellbinders borderabilities A2 scallop border die templates and adhered it at the bottom of the card to make it look more dainty.

And the card is complete!

I hope you like the card I've shared today (:  The sales will end on 22 July so be sure to get your favourite stamps from Purple Onion Designs before the sales end to enjoy the saving of 25% savings!

That's all for now.  Keep calm and happy shopping!

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Keep In Touch


Today I'm sharing another card using stamps from Purple Onion Designs.  The 15th anniversary sale is still on till 22 July and all stamps are 25% off.  It's a great time now to purchase all the stamps that you have been eyeing on!  Don't wait too long as some of the items are already sold out.

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

Stamps used: Paislee Press Envies, sentiment from SA Hometown Post office.

I randomly stamped different images of the envelopes with Ranger archival ink pad in jet black over my favourite mixed media paper from Daler Rowney and coloured them with Zig colour real brush.  The sentiment was stamped in Versamark embossing ink and heat set with embossing powder from WOW embossing powder in white on a black card stock.

The images were coloured unevenly on purpose as I was trying to achieve an abstract and artistic look :P And I also wanted to give the card a more modern feel, something different from what I would usually do.  Lastly, I fussy cut out a little envelop to adhere just next to the sentiment to add on a little cuteness to the card.  We all like a little cuteness don't we? :D

I hope you like what I've shared today.  Please hop back in a couple of days as I'll be sharing another card using Purple Onion Designs stamps.  For more inspiration, you can always head over here to see what the design team members have created, loads of awesome projects and great ideas!

Stay calm and colour more envelopes! (:

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! (:


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