Well, it's been a very long time since I've posted anything, and i apologise profusely for my absence! It's not that I haven't been making anything, it's more I haven't had the time to create as I used to. Plus, I haven't taken part in any challenges for months and months, so it feels good to be back!
I've always loved the Clean & Simple sketch challenge! This is what FTL sketch 205 looks like:
And here is my offering...
The tea dye ink turned out a lot lighter than I thought, but I suppose it gives it a much more subtle look. Anyhoo, hopefully this means I'll be getting back into the swing of things and participating in more challenges. I'll be back to post more of what I've made during my extended (and unplanned!) hiatus.
It's been a while since I last participated in a challenge, so I decided to make a baby card using the latest Clean & Simple sketch. I took some liberties with the sketch by omitting the sentiment and adding a bow.
I love the little diaper stamp from PTI's Night Night Moon set. Thanks for stopping by!
Has it really been 4 months since I last posted anything? Really??? Talk about slack! I apologise profusely, but my muse has been away and shows no signs of coming back. See exhibit A below...
I made this card for a friend's birthday, and I was very desperate (I don't create well under pressure) and short on time. I cringe whenever I look at this photo, especially considering the ginormous mistake I made which meant the card had to be flipped around and opens left to right. My cards at the moment are very hit or miss. Sorry for the crummy card, Zhi, I'll make it up to you!
Now onto exhibit B below, an A5 card made in desperation using my Cricut. Again, I cringe. Enough said.
Still, there is a glimmer of hope in a card I made when a friend gave birth to a wee baby girl (hello Annabel!).
I also bought some new goodies from my fave store, PTI. I especially like their Wonderful Words dies and matching stamp set, which I used on a birthday card.
Soooo.........I needed a belated birthday card for my awesome personal trainer whose birthday was last week but I didn't know about. With the absence of any creativity, I fell to CASEing a card by Maile Belles, changing the colours a wee bit. I kinda like it. The peach colour makes it so fresh and bright. And the satin ribbon is just beautiful stuff.
And another birthday card, this time for a super awesome gym instructor who is always fabulous and full of pep. Her classes are the best! It's another CASE, and the original is by Gina K. I loooooooooooove this PTI set!
A close up of the glitter on the flowers, courtesy of a clear Spica pen.
Well, that's all for the moment. Hopefully I'll get back into the rhythm of card making again. Fingers crossed!
I made this card for my aunt's birthday, and it nearly drove me nuts! The chiyogami/yuzen paper is so thin and delicate that the Cricut kept ripping it apart. I wasted an entire A4 sheet of the stuff trying to cut the fan out and was almost in tears. I finally figured out (after the entire episode) I'd have to interface the paper on thin CS, probably with JAC paper. Why didn't I think of it earlier???? D'OH! Ah, well. I keep telling myself it's just paper. :)
I got a shout out on the Wee Memories blog for this card, and I'm absolutely thrilled to bits!! Hoot hoot hooray! Thanks for stopping by!
So, it's been a hole month since I've posted anything, but I have a good excuse.....really! My BFF got married last month, and it was absolutely beautiful! Anyhoo, onto the latest FTL sketch from the fabulous Clean and Simple Stamping ladies.
I had to make a super quick card an hour before leaving the house for a baby shower. Talk about last minute.....and I don't create very well under pressure. However, my muse is on holiday and I had no inspiration prior to my last-minute panic.
I just adore PTI's Night Night Moon stamp set, not that I've used it very much. The little diaper stamp is soooo cute, as well as the duck and the bottle. They're pretty sure the baby will be a girl, but I'm not fond of pink and chose to go yellow and green. Thanks for looking!
I was introduced to cardmaking at the end of 2008, and fell in love. I'm an avid papercrafter who uses this hobby as a means of retaining my sanity and decompressing after a week at work. I love giving handmade cards and gifts and this blog is where I take part in various craft challenges. Please feel free to leave a comment, as I love hearing from people! Thanks for stopping by!