Tuesday, 30 March 2021

It is spring


Materials: Chinese Lanter die, sakura, tiny daisy and butterfly punch, stencil, Tim Holz distress ink pad 'Broken China', blending brush

Made this card using using stencil, dies and punch. The lantern with the intricate longevity knot is an auspicious symbol for the Chinese during Chinese New Year which falls on spring month in Chinese Calendar. The die-cut word is 'Chun' which means spring. 

The background was inked using stencil and Tim Holz Broken China distress ink with a blending brush. Oh..so easy peasy with this technique. The colour was smooth and not blotchy. I was struggling previously using Ranger distress foam tool which was always patchy.

Next, punched sakura and tiny daisy flower, inked the edges of the sakura petals with pink colour pencil. The small butterfly was punched out from snippet of glitter patterned paper.


  1. Butterfly Challenge #154 - theme knot, colour kilimanjaro and kobi 
  2. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge #399

Sunday, 14 March 2021

Sending Love


Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends' 
Others: soft pastel, Copic, Sending Love die, Recollections black and white cardstock

Another background inking using soft pastel. Such an easy technique for smooth and great result compare to using other mediums. The image was coloured with Copic and fussy cut manually. Die-cut the sentiment from a black cardstock for better contrast of colour against the pastel background.


Be Happy

Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends' 
others : soft pastel, Hunkydory Moonstone 'Be Happy dies', Copic, Recollections black cardstock

Another cute mouse stamp from the House-Mouse Designs. I coloured it with Copic and fussy cut manually after that. Inked the background of a white cardstock with soft pastel. I love this colour combo. The sentiment is a Hunkydory Moonstone Rustic Lace collection die, die-cut it from a snippet of black cardstock  which I kept in a ziplock bag.


Saturday, 13 March 2021

Mouse Hurray

Stamp: House-Mouse Designs SSCM5007 Birthday Splash
others: soft pastel, Copic, EK Success scallop circle punch, Memory Box Alphabet Soup dies, Recollections black cardstock, Memento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, 

Took out this cute mouse stamp, coloured the stamped image with Copic. Fussy cut the image. I coloured the background of white cardstock with soft pastel using Nagomi art technique, a combo of 4 colours, inpsired by the Book Cover Challenges photo below.

  1. Double D Challenges - Book Cover Inspiration  
  2. House-Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge -HMFMC #335 Anything Goes Option Geometric shapes
  3. Memory Box Outside the Box Challenge - March'21 anything goes
  4. We Love Chocolate Baroque - I love .. (Copic, soft pastel colouring)
  5. Ally's Angel - March #44 anything goes