Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Merry Monday #123

Hello! Hello! Hello!  It has been a while since I last posted here as we were away for almost three weeks in the western Canada! Yup!

Our first stop was Calgary with 2 flight transfers which took us in total of 24 hours!!  Gosh!  With the long flights and jet-lags, the signboards at the Dallas airport were not very clear and the staff were not very knowledgeable as to where to direct us for our next transfer. Luckily everything went well after queueing up on the wrong lane for half an hour!  But it was worth the waiting and delays as we enjoyed our trip tremendously!!!  

As you may know, it's not easy to catch up with your mojo again after being away for a while and I thought I will start with something simple by using lots of punches to create a wreath for the challenge at Merry Monday Christmas.  I am also entering this card into Simon Wednesday Challenge.

Punched out several snowflakes and arranged them in the circle die cut.  Applied some stickles on the deer and added pearl accents on the wreath itself.  The sentiment is from HA which is heat embossed.

One more thing before I go, the canadians are so warmth and friendly that I was so touched!  I or rather all of us will definitely go back again or if there is an opportunity we will migrate over!

Thanks for dropping by.....

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Make The Day Special #4

Here is my second card for casing my own card for the challenge at Make the Day Special.  I am also combining this challenge with Lawnscaping Challenge by using the watercolour theme and The Cutting Edge Challenge.

As an inspiration from The Cutting Edge Challenge which used animals, I decided to used Critters Down Under and Critters at the Dog Park for this card.  I used watercolour for the background and I had to imagine that the dog is at a park and dreaming between a bone or a ball which explained the bubble speech!


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Monday, 21 July 2014

Make the Day Special Challenge #4

Over at Make the Day Special challenge there is an interesting challenge which is to case one of our very own card from the first year of card making.  Never did I thought that casing my own card was so difficult. I am also entering this card into Paper Smooches Sparks challenge and Simon Wednesday Challenge.

This is the card which I decided to case after browing several cards.  As the previous card, I am using acetate as my background which is stamped with white stazOn by using MFT Darling Dots.  The darling snowmen are from Paper Smooches Freezy Fellas which is heat embossed and cut with the wise dies.  So happy that there is a matching dies which make life so much easier.  Did some colouring and added a twine and some sequins.

Added some sequin buttons


Thank you for your lovely comments!

Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Card Concept #14

Today the weather has cooled down a little with some rain and some cool breeze!

Last week, I made this little gift box for a colleague whereby I put some mini cards inside.  I have chosen for the style Clean and Simple for this design and the stamps which I used are SU Best Blooms and SU Grunge for the background.  I used the SU punch for the handle.

Attached a velcro on the flower as the opening

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Saturday, 19 July 2014

Deconstructed Sketch #160

Woohoo!  Finally, the school holiday has started which mean it's time for summer holiday and we will be flying off next week!!

I don't know how is your weather over at your place but gosh, it's extremely hot over here of about 32 degrees celcius - heat wave!  It's so hot that I kept on perspiring for doing so minimum - I'm melting!  I used to hide inside the house when the weather is hot but this time indoor is also hot.  It's not common to have aircon in the house over here but we are lucky to have two portable units of which one on each floor but with one unit for downstairs it could barely reach the coolness that we would like to have.

Back to card - a colleague of mine just gave birth to a baby boy and this is the card I made for her by using the sketch from  Deconstructed sketch and using Spots and Dots challenge from Simon Wednesday Challenge.

The background dots is from MFT die cut and the little bunny is coloured in watercolour.  On the corner, I used a star vellum which is paperpieced and added a sentiment which is die cut three times in different colours and added stickles.

 Added the baby's name on the banner.

Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, 14 July 2014

Take It Make It Challenge - July

The Embossed Resist Technique is this month's challenge over at Craft Stamper.  I have not done this technique for quite a while already and thought this should be fun to do again.

The background is from HA Newspaper Background which is stamped and heat embossed in white.  Distressed the background in several summery colours and as I wanted a little bit more interest, I did a few splashes of water.  The sentiment is from Kaisercraft which is heat embossed and doodled along the edge.

As for the flowers, I used PTI Fancy Folk Art and did some paperpieced and coloured the flowers and added some crackle paint on them.

I am entering this card into A Blog Named Hero and Stamping Sensations.

I will be posted to a new school location next year which is further away and the travelling time will be doubled - not happy but there is nothing that I can do about it!

I try to cycle to work when the weather is dry and during the brighter days and the distance is about 13.5km per way.  It's very safe to cycle in Holland as there are lots of bicycle paths everywhere and the cyclists are the King!

Today, I had to be at the new location to get to know the staff and the building so I cycled from my current to the new location which is about 3.5km. From the new location, I cycled home which is about 16km and I did total of 30 km! I just wished that with this amount of distance I cycled today, I could see the result weight loss! I need a rest now and thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Tag You're It Challenge #1

Happy Sunday to all!  Today, I am making a tag with inspiration from the special guest designer Virginia Lu over at the challenge Tag You're It.  There are several tags which she has shared with us and one of them is by using colours block. 

First, I cut out the tag and die cut the border by using spellbinder A2 Scalloped Border Two.  I decided to use watercolour on my background as her colours block inspiration. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti which is heat embossed and added some sequins onto the tag.

Have you are enjoying and weekend!