Sunday, October 16, 2011

FTL 162

Here is by take on the latest Clean & Simple sketch challenge using PTI's Botanical Silhouettes as well as Half & Half.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

FTL 159

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!

Saturday, September 10, 2011


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!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

It's just paper

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!

FTL 139

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!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

FTL 134

I just adore pretty butterflies and as a result, I have many butterfly stickers/rub ons/patterned paper etc. I've been hoarding my stash of Maya Road butterfly rub ons, but I finally broke into the packet for the latest FTL sketch challenge.

It seemed like such a good idea at the time, until I started fussy cutting the darned things. I was sorely tempted to throw in the towel after cutting 3!! I just love these rub ons, though.

ETA: I've just realized my card also counts for the Wee Memories colour inspiration challenge, and the photo they've used just grabbed me immediately. I love rainbows! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 27, 2011


I really like the latest Annabelle Stamps sketch and when I saw it, I immediately thought of PTI's Take Three series. I needed a birthday card, so I decided to add in the sentiment. Apologies for the poor photo, but I couldn't take the photo in natural light. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

FTL 132

Wow, it's been a while since I made any cards or participated in any challenges! So after a long hiatus, here is my offering for FTL 132.

It feels so good to be creating again, and many thanks to the Clean & Simple Stamping team for another fabulous sketch! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Papertrey Ink's 4th Anniversary!

Hello all! So, it's been almost a month since I last made a card because I've been so busy having fun with Project Life! Still, this February is Papertrey Ink's 4th anniversary, and they're having an extra special release over at Nichole Heady's blog. The first Make it Monday challenge was to use similar sentiments to make a card and I couldn't resist playing along, especially since participating gets you in the running for a $250 PTI gift certificate!! Be still, my heart! Without further ado, here is my creation.

Happy anniversary, PTI!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Project Life

Hello all! Apologies for the silence in blogland, but I've been busy with my new love!

Yes, I bought a 2011 Project Life kit, and it arrived on the 18th!! See that slightly maniacal grin on my face? I think I frightened the postman a little when he delivered it, I was grinning like a crazy person and trying not to snatch the box from his grasp. Discovering Project Life was like a lightbulb moment for me. I've always wanted to scrapbook but found it way too difficult. This way, I get to put my photos together, be all matchy-matchy (you know I love matchy-ness) but don't have to worry about layouts. I decorated the cover of my album with some black vinyl, which is just awesome to use. And quite addictive.

Wanna know a little secret? I bought a 2010 Project Life kit, too. *blush* I just couldn't resist, the colours were so "me" and I love the design. Obsessed? Probably. Ambitious? Possibly. I'm using the 2011 kit as a weekly scrapbook for the year, while the 2010 kit is intended to be a scrapbook about me, with no timeframe in mind.

Love that vinyl! So, I spent all of last weekend catching up on my journaling and sorting/editing photos. Am up to date for the first 4 weeks of the year!

So, there probably isn't going to be a card up this weekend either, as I have some work to do and am sorting/editing photos to go into my album. Normal transmission should resume shortly. Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Soaring by to say hi

I have several cards to make this weekend, and this one is for someone who inspires me and who could use a pick-me-up at the moment. Love bright colours! I used the FTL 123 sketch again, just 'cos I love it so. :-)

Colours courtesy of the SU! colour coach, but I grabbed Cherry Cobbler by accident, instead of Riding Hood Red.

Also, a big shout out to those who stopped by and left comments, you guys brighten my day! Thanks for taking a look!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

FTL 123

Have I mentioned how much I loooooooove sketch challenges? The Clean & Simple sketch challenges, in particular. Love what the team does each week!! This week is no exception.

I had a look through my "inspiration" folder and came across a past challenge over at PPA. Love the colours!

And here is what I ended up with.

The colours look a bit off because the lighting wasn't very good. Love PTI felt!! :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

FTL 122

Clean & simple sketch challenges have started for 2011!! Here is the first sketch for the year.

I pulled out the Urban Garden paper from the previous SU! catalogue and threw in some stitching with the sewing machine. It was only after I had happily stitched everything that I realized I didn't have anything for the flower elements, so I resorted to cutting out some of the flowers from the DSP.

I made a small blunder with the sentiment, which is why you can't really see it at all. Thanks to the C&S blog for another great sketch!

U r awesome!

Thought I'd share some cards I made last week but couldn't upload because the recipients hadn't received them yet. The first one was made for a friend's birthday, using my brand new Banner Builder set from PTI. Love the matching dies!

I was playing with the SCAL2 software for the Cricut and decided to try incorporating a word into the card base, inspired by this card by Kristina Werner. It was surprising how easy this was to make! Love the Cricut and SCAL!

I was reading Michelle Wooderson's blog the other day, and discovered Becky Higgins and the Project Life phenomenon. I was completely blown away by the idea and have promptly jumped on the bandwagon, having ordered my 2011 kit two days ago. So now I'm impatiently waiting for it to arrive. I've wanted to make scrapbooks for ages, but have always found it difficult. I've already started taking photos for this week, and I can't wait to start! Will update once I receive the kit and start. :-) Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

My new baby!

After much umm-ing and ahh-ing, I gave in and bought a Cricut Expression!! It arrived before the Christmas break, so I've been having a lot of fun during the holidays experimenting with cutting stuff. It's so awesome!!!! I love it. :) I also bought Sure Cuts a Lot, and it's just mind-blowing what you can do with the software.

Introducing the first card I made using the Cricut Expression! I wanted to keep it really simple, and cut into some yummy Bo Bunny paper. I've also started dabbling in glass etching, which is so easy and quite addictive. :)

Anyway, that's all I have for today before I run off and finish something for a friend. Wishing you all a happy new year, and thanks for stopping by!