Thursday, 30 July 2015

Batty In Love For CASology Week 157

Time flies and before I know it, it's Thursday. 

There's so many things to do but so little time!  And my mind is constantly on card making and the pile of new stamps on my craft table!  Bad. Very bad. Ok let's forget about the chores for now, shall we?

Today, I'm sharing with you the card I made for CASology Week 157 cue card ~ Wings.

And here is the card that I've made ~ Batty In Love (:  Yes!  Bats have wings!

This cute bat is from the stamp set Falling for You from Paper Smooches.  It's my first take on CASology challenge and following the helpful hints on the blog, I'm keeping the card as clean and as simple as possible.

And in case if you are not aware, bats are the only mammals that can fly. Instead of arms or hands, they have wings. The wings have a bone structure similar to the human hand. 

I coloured Batty with my Copic markers and added some glossy accent to his eyes to make it look a little more "alive" and googly, just for a bit of extra fun.  And for the first time, I managed to finally put my twine to good use.  Maybe it's just me, I always find it hard to make twines look pretty on my card.

That's all for now, I hope you love Batty (:  Got to run!  Be happy and craft on! 

Monday, 27 July 2015

CMCC#81 - Colour Me... Playful!

It's the beginning of a new week again!  And today is an off-in-lieu for Youth day for the kids and we have planned to visit the Universal Studio with my little dude.

And this morning I've planned to wake up a little earlier than the boys so that I could have a bit of time to take some snap shots of the card I've completed yesterday night.  I'm actually very excited about this card as it's for the challenge at Colour me...!

This week's colours are very interesting.  At one glance, they reminded me of Neapolitan cakes and ice cream and then gradually I started to think of macarons with flavours of framboise, green tea, cassis and vanilla.  Ahhhh.... macarons.  How good it will be if they aren't laden with so much calories!

These macarons stamped images were from Avery Elle ~ Bonjour.  Instead of using my favourite Copic markers to colour them, I decided to play with my watercolours.

I like the way they turned out and I ended up with lots of macarons (:

It was totally fun creating this macaron card!  Totally calories free!  And I also added a stamped frame from Taylored Expression From Me to You stamp and die set, and complete the card with the "Merci Beaucoup" sentiment that comes together with the Avery Elle Bonjour stamp set.

Right after I took the pictures, I popped one of the Fleur de Sel macaron that I bought from Antionette right into my mouth, and it tasted so good.  What is life without a bit of indulgence once in awhile, right? *wink*!

So let's keep calm, eat macarons and craft on!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

You Melt My Heart

It's a 32 degree Celsius in Singapore right now, it's hot & humid.  Just the right moment for a nice, cold popsicle.

How about a nice popsicle card?  That will at least cool the mind and cheer me up (: 

So here's You Melt My Heart card that I've created this morning.  Anything would melt under the scorching sun of Singapore! *Scream!*

This simple, colourful card is created with the cute little popsicle stamp from  Here's The Scoop from Lawn Fawn and the background is painted with watercolours to create the light pastel colours of rainbow.

Here's a closer look the strawberry flavoured popsicle *trying to imagine it's in one of my favourite flavour!*

I will be submitting this card for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge with the theme of using colours inspired by the rainbow.

And it will also be submitted to Monday Challenge for "I scream... *for ice cream!* ^_^

Ok, looks like I really need to get a nice popsicle pronto.  Wishing everyone happy midweek!  Stay cool and craft on! (:

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Colour Me Subtle CMCC#80

Did you have fun yesterday? 

I did! (:  I spent half of my morning working on a card and then back again after lunch.  And I had a good break after, went rollerblading with my 9 year old little man and my hubby.

And since I planned to do a card, I must well join another card challenge ya?! ;)  So I've decided to head over to About Colour Me...! card challenge blog to join in the fun!  My local crafty friend Ren from Ink A Paper who happens to be on the Design Team did mentioned to me about Colour Me...!  Challenge before but I thought I might not be creative enough for the challenges. 

But never mind, I'll give it a try!  Never say "die"!  Haha!  That's a local Singapore slag, meaning we will not give up trying!

So the colours for this week's challenge.... *drum roll*!!!!!

This week's colours are : Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Soft Sky.
Quite fun colours I would say!
And I started to think of soft skies with rolling clouds.  This came up to my mind!  I saw this technique in a post at Pinterest and I am totally blown away!  Soft rolling clouds... maybe just the right type of background for the card?  Here's the link to the blog that I learned the technique from.
Then the colour of watermelon, and I came up with this.
And finally the card is done!

I hope it meets all the requirement and the colours are fine! *keeping fingers and toes crossed!*  Now I realized it's really fun joining card challenges, it sets the boundaries and make me think twice about planning on the colours and structure of the card.  I'm looking out for more challenges to put my creativity to the test!

Ok that's all for now.  Wishing everyone a great weekend!  And.... Stay calm and craft on!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #237

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for my sister who is turning 45 tomorrow!  I'm really excited because this is also the card that I will be submitting for the My Favorite Thing Card Challenges

It's my first time joining in the fun for the challenge and here the sketch for this week.

It seems like it's just such an ideal layout for a nice birthday card (:   And because it's my first time joining in the challenge, I read the rules and regulations a couple of times just to be sure that I'm doing the right thing.  My Favorite Thing Card Challenges website says if I were to use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, I’ll receive an extra $5.  Cool!

So here is my card!

I've always loved most of the Birdie Brown series of stamps from MFT and I've been waiting for the chance to colour up Birdie Brown Sweet Birthday Wishes for a long time.  Some how I'm always been distracted by other new stamps!
I coloured her with my Copic markers with my favourite skin tone colours E50, E51 and E53.  For the hair I used E42, E43 and E44.  For the cupcake, I couldn't quite recall as I have yet to cultivate the habit of recording the colours I've used! 
As for the other components of the card, the cute banner on the top of the card is from La-La Land Crafts.  The "Happy Birthday" is cut out from my Silhouette Cameo.  That's about it.
It was really fun constructing the card and I can't wait to see what the next sketch will be for the next MFT Card Challenge!
Happy crafting!
P.S. ~ Raluca, if you are reading this, yes I've included a "following" button on my blog, just as what you have suggested!  Thanks again for giving me the tip! *kisses!*

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

My First Post

This is my first post on my paper craft blog, Yay!

I was previously just sharing my handmade cards on my Instagram  (@sugarbea) and a couple of fellow crafters have asked me to take part in some card making challenges.  I realized most of the pictures of people's work will usually link it back to their blog.  I think it's going to fun to make cards and at the same time have a bit of fun with the challenges AND have a blog too!

So here goes!

Today I'm sharing a card-in-a-box I made this morning.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the box, the gloomy looking cloud and the cute pair of rain boots.  And then I added in Ducky Dance Wryn from Tiddlyinks.  The round sentiment is from a rubber stamp set from CC Design Stamps.

I love the digital and clear stamp images from Tiddlyinks as Wryn is just so fun to colour with the Copic markers!  And I'm also going to use this card to enter into #Challenge 161- Anything Goes at Tiddlyinks Challenge Blog.  Hugs and kisses to Raluca Vezeteu (@RALUCAVEZETEU) for liking my card and posted a comment on my Instagram post letting me know about this challenge.

Happy crafting everyone! ^_^


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