Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Lucky to call you my friend

Stamp: Kaisercraft Butterfly
medium: Prismacolor coloured pencils, Daler Rowney thinners, stump, white gel pen

Stamped the image with black ink pad and coloured with Prismacolor coloured pencils. I use the stump with thinners to burnish the colour and finish it off with inking white dot using white gel pen.

  1. Butterfly Challenge - #131 O for One Layer + butterfly
  2. Ally's Angel - #28 anything goes
  3. Craft Stamper Take It Make It  November challenge 
  4. The Daily Marker 30 Days Colouring Challenge November 2019  #thedailymarker30day

Wednesday, 6 November 2019

Easel Card

Tools: daisy punch, Spellbinder leaves dies, Spellbinder scallop oval die, chain punch, MS Pinking Scallop punch, red card stock, MME patterned paper, TH distress ink (Dusty Concord, Pine Needles, Spice Marmalade, Mustard Seed)

Made these flowers using daisy punch, scrunched and added pink pastel to the petals. The spine of the card was made using chain punch. Leaves were die-cut and coloured with distress ink.

  1. Allsorts Challenge #544- make your own flower
  2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - November anything goes 
  3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - thinking of you

Friday, 1 November 2019

Glad we're friends card

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda
tools: Sizzix Dotted Circle embossing folder
flower punch, MS Frond punch,  MS Pinking Scallop border punch, watercolour

Stamped and colour this tiny Magnolia stamp with watercolour, fussy cut it out and adhere to the embossed background. The sentiment was stamped and cut with deckle scissors. 

Magnolia Forever challenge theme Anything Goes option "White on white" and I am the Guest Designer for this week.  

Thursday, 31 October 2019

Christmas Card

Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
tools: watercolour, Christmas tree border punch, MS Scandinavian Snowflake chain punch, bling

Stamped the hedgehog image and coloured with watercolour. Fussy cut out the image, adhered with foam tape. I punch out some Xmas trees from snippet of white card stock using a border punch and added to the background to create the winter scenery. The aqua snowflake was snippet from the snowflake chain punch added along the white snowflake chain for contrast.

  1. ABC Christmas - U & V for  upcycle or velocity
  2. Rudolph Day Challenge October - anything goes Christmas
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October
  4. CHNC Challenge #461 - anything Christmas
  5. Pixie's Snippet Playground - challenge # 364
  6. Jingle Belles - Rudolph and friends (animal)
  7. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
  8. Time Out Challenge - #147 - inspired by the phrase 'give love'

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Be Strong

Stamp: Magnolia 'Mini VikingTilda'
Sentiment : Unity Stamp 'Empowered Word'
Tools: Martha Stewart Frond punch, leaf punch, small flower punch, I Am Roses rose bud, doily, watercolour, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

Played with watercolour again. This time, using pink, my favourite colour! The doily was pre-dyed in pink colour too by misting. After I coloured the background of watercolour paper with watercolour, I left it to dry before I stamped the image on another piece of watercolour card stock and use Kuretake aqua brush to colour it. Fussy cut out the stamped image and adhere everything onto the tag followed by stamping the sentiment to finish it off. The white leaves were punched out from snippet of leftover watercolour card stock that I used to stamp the image.

  1. Simon Says Monday Challenge - All Things Pink
  2. TOMIC - monochrome
  3. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
  4. Magnolia Forever - favourite Magnolia stamp (I definitely have more than one favourite Magnolia stamp)
  5. Ally's Angel - anything goes
  6. Penny Black And More Challenge - Pretty In Pink
  7. Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge October - anything goes stamping
  8. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge # 363 anything goes with snippet 

Monday, 14 October 2019

Let Your Dreams Take Flight Bookmark

Stamp: Magnolia Edwin
tools: watercolour, EK Success scallop circle and circle punch, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Kuretake aqua brush

Trying my hand on watercolouring but seen here, I am still struggling with it. Both the background and the stamped image were coloured using watercolour. Normally, I would use either watercolour pencil or Copic to colour the stamped image. Found the sentiment which was bought locally sometime ago and kept in cupboard, matches the stamp flight theme.

  1. Simon Says Monday Challenge - Fall/Autumn
  2. TOMIC - monochrome
  3. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
  4. Magnolia Forever - favourite Magnolia stamp
  5. Ally's Angel - anything goes
  6. TCP Tuesday Challenge #362 - Fall
  7. Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge October - anything goes stamping

Friday, 11 October 2019

Bible Journaling Tag

This is part of digital bible journaling which I made using verses from WordArt Wednesday and digital elements and papers from Raspberry Road 'Sunshine and Roses' collection and also from Gingerscraps. Love the colour and the soft element in this tag. Besides, I can print it out and make it into bookmark as well.

  1. Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #408-409 anything goes

Monday, 30 September 2019

CAS Christmas Card

Tools: Sizzix Winter Words embossing folder, TH Poinsettia flower die

Make this super easy card which require no colouring. Just stamp the sentiment and cut it out, layered on another piece of pink cardstock, embossed the white cardstock with Sizzix embossing folder for added texture to the background panel and made the flower using TH poinsettia flower dies.

  1. Double 'D' Challenge - focus on sentiment
  2. Rudolph Day Challenge September - anything goes with Christmas
  3. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
  4. Pixie's Snippet Playground - #362 anything goes with snippet of something
  5. ABC Christmas Challenge - s & t for sparkle/texture

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Christmas Gift Card

Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
tools: MS Scandinavian Snowflake punch, Sizzix 'Winter Words' embossing folder, watercolour pencils, EK Succes circle punch

Make a simple Christmas theme gift card using Penny Black cute image. Sentiment was printed and punched out using a circle punch. Love the Christmas theme wordings embossing folder by Sizzix, which added texture to the white panel. I faux stitch at the edge of the gift card for added interest.

  1. Penny Black And More Challenge - animals
  2. Craft Stamper September Challenge - anything goes with stamping
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge - s and t for sparkle/texture
  4. Simon Says Monday Challenge - stitch it

Monday, 23 September 2019

Seasons Greeting Gift Tag

Stamp: Stampin Up 'A Tree For All Seasons'
others: EK Scallop Circle punch, watercolour, Copic, Martha Stewart Scandinavian Snowflake punch, glitter. 

This is my second time using this stamp. For a quick Christmas gift tag, this small stamp is just nice to fit in the tag, adorned with glittered snowflake. Coloured the image with watercolour using aqua brush. I use Copic to colour part of the tree and the snowman scarf.

  1. Allsorts Challenge - trees and leaves
  2. ABC Christmas Challenge - s and t for sparkle and texture
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - September anything goes with patterned paper
  4. TCP Tuesday Challenge # 361 - layer up
  5. Craft Stamper - September challenge anything goes with stamping

Sunday, 22 September 2019

Thank You Card

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda
medium: Faber Castell watercolour pencils, aqua brush

Such long time didn't craft. Always tied up with daily chores. Love this Magnolia image. Pretty versatile for making thank you, hello or birthday cards.

  1. TOMIC September - CAS
  2. Magnolia Forever - Anything goes
  3. Addicted To Stamps - for a lady
  4. Craft Stamper - anything goes September

Monday, 22 July 2019

Christmas card

Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
Others: Sizzix embossing folder (Dotted Flower Ring, Winter Words and Evergreen)

Done this Christmas card based on MFT Wednesday Sketch above. The background were panel of embossed white card and coloured with soft pastel. I don't have No Peeking stamp, hence, wrote it on a snippet of red cardstock with Signo broad white gel pen.The stamp image was coloured with watercolour pencils.

  1. Simon Says Monday Challenge - animal magic
  2. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - make your own background
  3. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - sketch #446
  4. ABC Christmas Challenge - N for No Peeking
  5. TCP Tuesday Challenge - Christmas in July
  6. CHNC #447 - anything goes Christmas
  7. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge#357
  8. Craft Stamper -Take It Make It July Challenge  - anything goes with stamping

Saturday, 25 May 2019

Christmas Tag

Stamp: Magnolia Mini Tilda 
others: Copic, flower punch, Martha Stewart Frond punch, leaf punch, patterned paper, IAR flower, bling

Done this mini tag using Magnolia Mini Tilda stamp. The image was coloured with Copic. Punch out some flower and leaves, shaped the flower before adhered to the card.

  1. Magnolia Forever - anything goes
  2. Double 'D' Challenge - frame
  3. Penny Black and More - feminine
  4. ABC Christmas challenge - k for kid or j for jingle
  5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May anything goes with patterned paper

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

A Quick Christmas Card

Stamp: freebie from magazine
EK Success circle punch and classic scallop punch, 

Done this quick card, stamped the baubles image and fussy cut them, adhered on corrugated card to add dimension to the card.

  1. ABC Christmas - H & I for hanging it up or Intricate. 
  2. Rudolph Days Challenge -  April ~ anything Christmas

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Sympathy Card

Stamp: Butterfly embossing folder and stamp (freebie from Papercraft Essential#104), With Sympathy clear stamp, floral oval frame clear stamp
Others: Ink It Up stamp pad, white card

I embossed the white card with the floral butterfly embossing folder, a freebie from craft magazine. Quite easy to make this card actually, no colouring needed. I fussy cut the stamped butterfly and the framed sentiment, adhered onto corrugated paper for some dimension before adhering to the card.

Inking the clear stamp with Memento dye ink did not yield satisfactory result (see below photo) as compare to using Ink It Up stamp pad which cost half the price of Memento.


  1. Double "D" Challenges - black and white only
  2. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
  3. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - spring moodboard (inspire by the flowers)

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Easel Easter Card

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda With Flower In Her Hair
tools: watercolour pencils, pastel, Spellbinder Label 4 die, EK Scallop Circle punch, bling butterfl, patterned paper

Attempting an easel card using a normal card size folded the front in half as a stand for the card. Today I found out that I can use pastel instead of ink to distress the edge of the patterned papers! The pastel bought from Japanese thrifty store for less than 2 dollar!

  1. Buttferfly Challenge - Easel card + butterfly
  2. TOMIC - Challenge #2 Easter + animal or egg
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes
  4. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Sunflower Bookmark

Sunflower rubber stamp, TH distress ink pad  (Tea Dye, Peeled Paint, Mustard Seed ), recycle cloth tag, watercolour

Eversince I participated in a craft challeng with watercolour theme, I have been addicted using watercolour to create bookmark.  I surf the internet looking for watercolour stamping tutorial and saw Anna's (of Layers of Ink blog) tutorial. Love her watercolour stamping, simple and beautiful. I tried to emulate but the result is far from satisfactory as seen here. 

I inked the stamp and misted with water, stamped onto watercolour paper. Using an aqua brush, I picked up some darker colour and coloured the centre of the flower. The background was coloured with a combination of distress ink and watercolour. 

  1. Ally's Angels - anything goes
  2. Simon Says Monday Challenge - beautiful blooms
  3. TCP Tuesday #356 - spring
  4. Penny Black and More Challenge - spring

Tuesday, 16 April 2019


Stamp: Magnolia Tilda With A Flower In Her Hair
tools: Sizzix Dotted Ring embossing folder, MS Pinking Scallop punch, patterned paper, Tag punch, EK hole punch, grossgrain ribbon, watercolour pencil and Copic

Stamped the image, coloured with watercolour pencils and fussy cutting with scissors. The hair was coloured with Copic. Embossed the kraft cardstock and adhered the patterned paper and a punch out scallop border.

  1. TOMIC challenge #2 - EASTER plus you must include at least one animal on your project (or use an egg). 
  2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes
  3. Ally's Angel - anything goes

Friday, 12 April 2019

Brighter Days

sentiment stamp, MS Frond punch, daisy flower punch, MS Pinking Scallop punch, Spellbinder Oval die, Sizzix Ornate Swirls embossing folder

I like to use embossing folder to create dimension layer for the card. It is easy, fast and produce unique texture. Simple design yet so versatile that I can use it for making thank-you cards or birthday cards etc.

  1. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
  2. Allsorts Challenge - sentiment in focus
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -anything goes
  4. Ally's Angel - anything goes

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Watercolour Bookmark

sentiment: Unity Stamp 'Empowered Words', splatter clear stamp, Memento ink pad, orange and green pigment ink pad, watercolour

Playing with watercolour again to make another bookmark from a snippet of white card using a mixture of orange, yellow and green colour. After left drying overnight, I inked the sentiment and the splatter. This is a folded bookmark, which I find it to be user friendly.

  1. Allsorts Challenge - sentiment in focus
  2. Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Challenge #349 anything goes 
  3. Double 'D' Challenges - watercolour
  4. Craft Stamper Make It Take It - anything goes with stamping
  5. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes
  6. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - no patterned paper

Saturday, 6 April 2019

Quote Bookmark

Sentiment stamp: Unity Stamp 'Empowered Word'
others: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, watercolour, butterfly punch, bling

  1. Allsorts Challenge - week 514 Sentiment in focus
  2. Double D Challenges - watercolour
  3. Ally's Angel - anything goes
  4. Craft Stamper  - anything goes with stamping

Sunday, 3 March 2019

Glad We're Friends

Stamp: Penny Black 
others: flower punch, EK scallop circle punch, Sizzix Dotted Flower Ring embossing folder, Martha Stewart Frond punch

  1. Penny Black And More Challenges - going round in circles
  2. Allsorts Challenge - favourite season (spring)
  3. Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Whishing You Brighter Days Card

Stamp: Magnolia
dies: Magnolia Doohickey Cozy Family - Tilda Doily
Flowers: I Am Roses (R1-503,S10-601,R2-4)
Butterfly embossing folder, Copic, Spellbinder Circle die, ribbon flower

I have this Magnolia Doohickey Tilda Doily die which comes in odd semi-circle odd shape. I had no idea how to use it and been keeping it inside cupboard for years. I searched the internet and luckily,  found this Youtube tutorial very helpful indeed. However, it is cumbersome to die-cut twice in order to get the round shape doily and the outcome was not perfect as can been seen on the picture below. The impression of the diecut was not even because of the need to flip over the diecut to cut out the other half of the circle shape.

  1. TOMIC challenge #1 ~ SPRING + at least one Magnolia die
  2. I Am Roses - February challenge ~ anything goes
  3. Allsorts - week 509 Favourite season (mine is Spring)
  4. Butterfly Challenge - #118 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with B for Bifold (my theme is bow as in the stamped image on the girl's hair, colour banana as in yellow)
  5. Simon Wednesday Challenge - anything goes
  6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper March 2019 challenge - anything goes 

Friday, 1 March 2019

Friday, 18 January 2019

Give Away Alerts - The Daily Marker

Kathy from The Daily Marker blog has this wonderful giveaway. Click on the picture for the link and further details.