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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! 
Thursday, 2 May 2019

Sunny Meadow Fair

Hello friends (:

Good news to share!  The new stamp collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula has just been launched!  Sunny Meadow Fair is now available at Purple Onion Designs (: 

All I can say about this new collection is fun, fun, fun!  Lots of fun!  It reminds me of the days when the UK funfair came to Singapore many years back with the scary but fun rides, the game booths and all the funfair food treats stalls!

Sunny Meadow Fair features images of rides, treats, games and endearing little animals having a fun day at the fair.  Together with the past collections, Sunny Meadow Fair will just work wonderfully to create perfect cards and projects for any occasion!

For a limited time the entire Sunny Meadow Fair stamp collection is available for $108.00, which is at a discounted price of over 30% off.  This special bundle set includes all 24 stamps (30 individual images) and is available until Wednesday, May 15, 2019.

There is also 3 new sentiment sets that coordinate with Sunny Meadow Fair and the other past collections.

Sharing my first project using Sunny Meadow Fair.

Have a Little Fun On Your Birthday


For this card, I wanted to make the Game booth the main attraction so I kept the colours of the Fairgrounds background a little more subtle.  Firstly, I stamped Game booth on my fave mixed media paper from Daler Rowney and then masked it with Inkadinkado Stamping mask paper and then I stamped on the Fairgrounds background.

I gave the black ink to some time to sink into the mixed media paper before I start to blend in some distress ink for the blue sky of Fairgrounds background.  Using Neenah Classic solar white paper, I stamped the little barrel from Fair accessories and also Dusty (the cute little mouse holding the ball) and used my Silhouette Cameo PixScan function to have them electronically cut out.  Alternatively, you can also fussy cut the images.  I coloured all images using Copic markers.

For the final touch, I used one of the sentiment from the Carnival/Fair Marquee set that is just perfect for the scene.  

I hope you like the card that I've made using these new images from Sunny Meadow Fair.  For  more amazing cards, please head over here to see what the design team has put up and I'm sure you will be truly inspired!

Do check back in a day or two and I'll have more cards to share (:

Keep calm and craft on!
Monday, 3 December 2018

Warmest Wishes from Curly

Christmas is near, counting down to 23 days to be precise!

This would probably be my last post for the year as we prepare for Christmas holidays and celebrations! 

Before I go off for the celebration, here is one last card I would like to share on my blog today.

And here is Warmest Wishes from Curly.

Stamps used: Curly, Cocoa Stand, Sweetest Season sentiment set


I blended some distress inks for the background to create a night sky and the greenish ground with some of my favourite distress ink blending.  And I added (again) the enamel dots from Ranger accents to create the falling snow.  There are many ways to mimic the snowy sky of winter but I particularly love how the enamel dots will give a slight 3D effects to the card.



You may ponder why the Cocoa Stand image has such a detail cut with the inside of the stamped image.  I used the PixScan function from Silhouette Cameo software to help with the cutting and I particularly love this function as it gives a more detailed cutting that the Brother ScanNCut machine. 

I coloured Curly and the Cocoa Stand with my Copic markers and adhere to the card base with some foam dots.  And to finish off the card, I added a very apt sentiment from the Sweetest Season sentiment set ~ Warmest Wishes!  With every cup of hot cocoa served from the Cocoa Stand, it comes with the warmest wishes from Curly!

In case you didn't know, all stamps featured on this card is from Purple Onion Designs and right now the holiday day sales is still on till 7 December, with all stamps at 25% off!  You won't want to miss it (:



That is all for now! Have a merry Christmas and a very happy new year!!!
Saturday, 24 November 2018

The Sale Is On!

The sale is ON!

From today till 5 December, all stamps at Purple Onion Designs are at 25% off!  Now it's just the right time to get all the stamps that you've been eyeing on!



And here are some shaker Christmas tags I've made using some of my favourite Purple Onion Designs stamps.


And here are some close-up pictures of the individual tags.






I coloured all the images with Copic markers and I blended some distress inks on the card stocks for the background of the shaker tags.  The most fun part of making shaker tags is choosing the colours of "shaking ingredients" meaning the beads, sequins and glittering stuff for the tags (:  

Using My Favorite Things Die-namics Tag Builder Blueprint 6, it's really easy to put the tags together.  They even come with the right circle shaker pouches that is hassle-free!

To add more colours to the shaker tags, I coloured some branches from Holly branch and I cut the portion of the image that I want to attach to each tag.

Adding these shaker tags to your Christmas gift wrappings will definitely bring joy to the receiver with the added fun element!

I hope you like what I've shared today.  Don't forget to start shopping for your favourite stamps at Purple Onion Designs before the sales end!

Hope to see you again real soon!  Stay calm and carrying on shopping! (:


Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Snowflake Shaker Card

Hello!

Sharing with you today is a shaker card I made using a new stamp from the Mistletoe Farm collection illustrated by Stacey Yacula, currently available on sale at Purple Onion Designs.

Today will be the last day for the bundle sale of the full collection, sales is good till end of the day so go grab the collection before the offer is gone!


It's been awhile since I last made a shaker card and it's always nice to make one for Christmas season.  I picked sequins and beads with colours that resembles the snow so that it compliments the scene.  So now you know why it's always fun to make shaker cards for Christmas!

I stamped the images of Snowflake, and that one tree from snowy tree stamp, and farm horizon with my favourite Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colour them with my Copic markers.  I also blended lightly some distress ink on the background of the farm horizon to have a nice blue winter sky.


For the base card stock, if you can see at the bottom left corner, there's a tint of light orange and some specks of gold glitter just to make the whole card look a little more colourful and Christmas~y feel (:

Instead of a rectangular normal frame, I used scallop frame from Avery Elle Wonky Scalloped frames elle-ments.

I hope you like what I've shared today (:  The sale will be ending in a couple of times so be sure to grab the collection before the offer ends!

Happy paper crafting!