Monday, 19 October 2015

Counting Down to Christmas

Happy Monday!  Hope no one is having the Monday blues!

Like I said earlier, I had quite a productive week and today I'm going to share a Christmas that I've made last week.

Here is warmhearted snowman and bunny by Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs.  

Colouring this snowman and bunny really warms the heart, even though it's 31 degrees C in the hot and humid tropical island of Singapore.  I love how the little bunny hugs the big snowman. 

I coloured the snowman and bunny with my Copic markers and fussy cut the image.  For the background, I used my watercolours and give it a light brush of sky blue and blueish green to give the card a soft look.  Next, I used the Snowy Backdrop from Lawn Fawn for the snowy background.  I inked it with my Brilliance Starlite Silver hoping to get some silvery snow.

Although the background didn't turned out the way I hope it would be, but still I think it does give a soft effect of snow falling.  It's time to head over to YouTube to check out tutorials of the experts to see how I can learn to make snow looking real!

That's all for now!  Let's hope this week will also be a productive week for me.  Exam period for my 9 year old is creeping closer, I will be spending more time revising his school work and lesser time for crafting!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Fall for Chloe

Happy Sunday!  It's been a good week and I've been quite productive!

Today I want to share with you a card that I've made for the Tiddly Inks challenge #168.  The theme for this round's challenge is Fall colours.

For all the Tiddly Inks challenges, I've always been using Wryn's images for the entries as she's just so fun to colour with.  But then other than Wryn, I also love one of the other images from Tiddly Inks.

May I present to you Chloe Darkwing in fall colours!

The unruly hair and the lovely smile just make Chloe such a endearing image to colour! She seems to be always looking for adventures and fun stuff to do!

As usual, I coloured Chloe with my Copic markers and I specially picked out the fall colours of browns, greens and dark red.  They are not my usual choices of colours for images as I prefer brighter and lighter tones of blues and reds.  But I'm quite happy how Chloe turned out!

To make her look extra special, I used my Sihouette Cameo to cut a wreath in brown and added a few layers of  greens leave and some berries lookalike embellishments to give it a more interesting look.

Lastly, I finished off with an short and sweet sentiment "Many Thanks" from the Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest clear stamp set and also the banner that is found in Bannerific clear stamp set.

I though the sentiment with the banner looks a little plain and wanted to add a little more details like a coloured pumpkin or some other embellishments to it but after some thinking, I decided to keep it simple so that the focus can be solely on Chloe and the wreath.

Alright, that's all for now.  I hope you will fall for Chloe as much as I do!  I think she's pretty cute!

Have a great Sunday and a crafty week ahead!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Smart Cookie Wryn Krafty Cookie Bag

It has been quite awhile since I last participated in a card challenge.  So when I hopped over to Tiddly Inks Challenge I was really excited to know that challenge #167 was all about using Kraft paper to create a new card, project, journal page, anything!

So I grabbed my 12"x12" kraft paper and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out nice cookie box with a window and matched it with one of my favorite digital image from Tiddly Inks!

I'm not sure if a cookie gift bag made out of Kraft paper qualifies for the challenge but then never mind if it's not because I just want to have some fun with cookies and Wryn!

I printed out my digital smart cookie Wryn and have her cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then I coloured her with my Copic markers.

The Sweet Wishes sentiment is from Penny Black's Special Wishes clear stamp set and the label was by using Taylored Expression's From Me to You stamp and die set.  I also stamped all around of the cookie gift bag with Lawn Fawn's Milk and Cookies clear stamp set to give the cookie bag a fun look!

What fun is there going to be without filling up the cookie bag with my favorite chocolate chip cookies with pecan?!  I didn't bake the cookies if there's what you are going to ask (heh! heh!)  I got them from my favourite cookie stall!

Can't helped but I munched almost half a pack of cookies while I was snapping the pictures of this cute cookie gift bag project!

Hope you like what I've shared on my blog today!  Wishing everyone a great week ahead and have lots of fun crafting!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Another Halloween Card

It's Monday, another new day for the start of a new week.

I just wish the haze will just go away.  It's been like 3 weeks now with the gloomy haze surrounding the little red dot ~ Singapore.  Checking the PSI level has been like a routine thing to do every morning and every hour.

Not able to do much outdoor activities, the best thing to do is stay at home and make more cards! What a wonderful idea!  

The soccer training on Saturday was cancelled and so we have no choice but to stay indoors so I had a bit of free time to make another card-in-a-box.

Here is Little Witch Lucy from CC Designs Rubber Stamps and Dies.  She's all sweet and not scary at all even as she's holding an eyeball! (gasp! Hahaha!)

I coloured her with my favourite Copic markers and I tried to go a little further with the blending and the shading on her witch hat this time round.

Again I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the A2 haunted house box card from the Silhouette Design Store and added a the scary tree with the cat to give the card a little more details.  

I love the how the card turned out, love all the "happenings" right behind cute witch Lucy.  With the "Boo" cut out sentiments from the Silhouette Design Store (again!) the card-in-a-box is complete!

Hope you like what I've shared today!  Stay cool and craft on!  And have a great week ahead!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lucy With Bunnies

Yay!  I didn't wait too long to have another blog entry! 

Today I'm sharing a my card-in-a-box!  When I first saw card-in-a-box at Instagram I'm totally fascinated and wanted to make one badly but I didn't know how to start off.  I went on to YouTube and try to watch a couple of videos but the measurement with the inches (in Singapore, we use centimetres more than inches) and the folding really confuses me!

So how did I figure it out now?  Well, with Silhouette Cameo everything seems easy! 

Here is Lucy with Bunnies from CC designs stamps and dies on the card-in-a-box! 

I adore Lucy, she's just so sweet with the 2 bunnies. And I think the sentiment is just the perfect match with Lucy.  Totally positive thinking!

The box was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I picked a Easter A2 box card from the Silhouette design store and I also cut out some trees to fill the back of the card so as to make it look a little "fuller" at the back.

I coloured Lucy using my Copic markers and then die cut it with the coordinating die, and after that I just adhere the cut outs on the box.

Hope you like the Lucy with Bunnies card-in-a-box that I've shared today! 

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Just Treats

It's been awhile since my last entry on my blog, more than a month!  Where did I go?!

Well, let's just say that I got a little lazy with my blog and all the activities were at my Instagram account.  Somehow posting at Instagram is a lot easier, faster and fuss free!

Ok let's get to the point!

Today I'm sharing with you a Halloween card I made :)  And here it is!

Hallo Bean from The Greeting Farm is way too fun to colour!  She's just so cute and with the little kitty that comes with the digital image, who can say no?!

We don't usually celebrate Halloween in Singapore.  Well, maybe for the younger peeps they do (I'm in my forties!) and I don't usually make Halloween cards.  But then Hallo Bean is way too cute and I just had to make a card with her!

As Hallo Bean is a digital image, I printed it out with my Epson printer and then have her cut out nicely with my Silhouette Cameo.  With the Silhouette Cameo it's really a breeze cutting the digital images.  No more fussy cutting!  Yay!

Because I've never made any Halloween cards, I went on to Pinterest and Instagram to check out some handmade Halloween cards to get some inspirations.  It seems the standard colours are black, grey, orange and purple.  They are not my favourite colours but then it's Halloween!  So let's play along!

Coincidentally, right after I completed my card I found out that colour combos for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Challenge for October are (drum roll please!) :

Black, Orange and Purple! 

Hey!  My first Halloween card qualifies for it!  

Here is a close up look of the card.  Hallo Bean is such a sweetie and so I chose and cut out the phrase "No Tricks Just Treats" from the Silhouette design studio to go along with the card.  Just the way how I feel about Hallo Bean as she's all nice and sweet, no funny tricks up her sleeves!

I didn't want to use too dark colours on her as I want her to look fresh and nice so I stay on the safe side and used mostly the lighter tones.

And then to spice things up a little, I die cut a border from Bo Bunny elegant border die with some purple card stock and added it onto the card.

I hope you like my first Halloween Card!  Thanks for coming by!  Let's hope I won't get lazy again and my next blog entry will be just a few days away ;)

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