Thursday, 27 August 2015

SSS #26

Although, I have not been around lately in the blogland, I am still making cards - it's just that I am lazy to blog my cards.

Anyway, a simple card which all about pastel at Simon Says Flickr Challenge.  I am using the SSS Scribble Flowers, MFT Textile Background and the sentiment is from Altenew.  For this card, I am using the colour inspiration from Color Throwdown.

Weather has been bad over with lots of rain and I hope yours is better off than us.  Have a good day!

Monday, 24 August 2015

The Male Room #17

Summer holiday is over now and the new school year has just started. I've started mine last week with setting up the classroom and this week is a home visit week! I hope the weather stays dry as we will be cycling to a few locations!

It's "newsprint" challenge over at The Male Room.  I stamped the HA Newspaper Print on a white cardstock and layered it with a re-cycled ribbed carton which is lightly stamped in TH Antique linen. The sentiment is from Kaisercraft which is heat embossed.

Have a good day!

Thursday, 20 August 2015

MFT Summer School Hard vs Soft

Hiya.  Today's card is all about "hard vs soft" design which you can learn more at MFT.

I have chosen a "hard" design which is the grid on background which is lightly distressed in TH Ice Spruce.

As for the "soft" part are the flowers are from MFT Scribbles which are die cut in different colours to match the inlaids as well.  The leaves are from MFT Layered Leaves. Stamped the sentiment from Stamp It-Friendship onto the vellum tag.

I am popping this into Colour Me and CAS on Sunday challenges.

Thank you for dropping by and have a good day!

Friday, 14 August 2015

ABNH - Metalic

I am starting with my first Christmas card of the year. Today's card, is about metalic at the A Blog Named Hero.

The side panel is stamped with HA Tiny Stars in black and heat embossed.  The splatters are heat embossed in gold by using SU Grundges.  Added a narrow gold strip.  The sentiment is from Wplus9 and the cute little penguin is from Mama Elephant.

In-laid the die cut sentiment

Here is part two of my Scandinavia trip, if you have want to see part one, you could have a peep here.  There are lots of pictures on this posting and I hope I won't bored you.

Nobel Price Center in Olso, Norway

There are lots of waterfalls in the region

We had a train and ferry tour.  Up high in the mountain, the glaciers are still visible.

I 've been wanting to see The fjords for several years already and finally the day has arrived....

Several narrow waterfalls within a small a mountain

To our surprise, there are so many tunnels in Norway and I think we had driven about 70 tunnels within 2 weeks ranging from 500m to 24.5km.  

Yes, 24.5km tunnel - it's the longest tunnel in the world.  Because it's so long, every 6km there are special lightings designed in the tunnel and there is even a round-about!  This is my first very special light-up and a round-about in a tunnel!

Another waterfall along the way

Bergen - World Heritage City

more fjords....

Ok. I won't lie!  This is the coldest summer holiday we ever had and everyone was not happy with it - it was about 12-18 degrees celcius.  But with the breathtaking landscapes and views - I am ok with it!

One of our chalets in a beautiful nature area

view from our chalet

view from our chalet at 11pm - sun still shinning.  It never gets dark when we were there!

Did a hike to a mountain. About 400m above sea level

Towards the end of the holiday at Southern part of Norway, Stavanger.  One of the cutest and colourful wooden houses I have even seen!

I hope you have enjoyed some of Norway.  I know the fjord pictures were not as great but you have to be there to exprience the real thing.  DH has driven more than 4000km in total out of which I drove only 20km in Germany.  I know I am not a driver but I had to drive in Germany as some part of the country has no speed limit so I drove my top speed at 150km!  Woohoo!

The kids are going on camp this weekend and the two oldies are taking the opportunity to fly out to Newcastle, UK.  

Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

TKJ #236



I fell in love with this TE Perfect Pairs Burger & Fries stamp the moment I saw it - they are just adorable.

I am going for Red, Die Cut and Tag for this challenge at The Kraft Journal.  Stamped the image on a white cardstock and colored in copics.  The background is stamped in red with SU Gorgeous Grundge.  The awning is a die cut from TE and the label tag is from SU.  The sentiment is from PTI Year Round Pun.

This card also enters into The Craft Stamper  and Double Click Connections challenges.

Here are some photos which were taken during our trip to Scandinavia.  Our first stop which took us about 900km ride from home was Copenhagen, Denmark.

city of Copenhagen

Christiansborg Castle.  Part of the castle is still used by the Royal families.  Built in 1733.
Christiansborg Church

Copenhagen Opera House

Opera house from a different angle

 A peep inside the Opera house

Outside the Opera House with a special glass design on the background

A close-up of the glass piece

Leaving Copenhagen and driving towards Olso, Norway.  Breathtaking landscapes

I shall leave you today with Copenhagen and will be back with more breathtaking landscapes in Norway.  Thanks for taking your time to visit me.

Monday, 10 August 2015

OLS #19

Hello everyone, we are back from our Scandinavian trip and had a wonderful time.

To start off with my first card after a long break, I chose this challenge over at One-Layer Simplicity to "Strip-Down" not literally but to use mask a strip down the front of your card and stamp away.  Here's my take.

I tore a strip of paper for the "hills" and "sun" and distressed the scene.  Once dry, I stamped PB Winter Berries in Faded Jeans and another time heat embossed in white to create the shadow look.  Lastly, I spritzed with glimmer mist.

I am still sorting out my photos and will post them once they are ready.  Thanks for dropping by and have a good day!