Sunday, 1 February 2015

You are my Valentine

Hi everybody!

It's already the 2nd month of the year and I wonder, where did January go? I feel like I slept the whole month what with my strange work hours and my lack of socialization (except in FB).. lol .. But I hope yours was a good one.

After almost a month I was finally able to get my club kit. So full of cuteness! I colored one of them and I had so much fun coloring that I colored several more and made the same cards with it. I thought they looked cute enough to give away for valentines day.

Sorry I can only share 1 photo since my camera is currently not available and my camera phone is not the most advanced one.. lol..

You are My Valentine Tilda
Materials: Cardstock - Simon Says Stamp Card Base; Daler Rowney Cold Pressed Watercolor Paper; Distress Ink; Patterned Paper - Pebbles Ink; Stickles, Sequins, Uniball Signo White Pen
Stamping: You are my Valentine from the Lovely Duos Collection; Archival Ink in Jet Black; Distress Reinkers

Some techniques I've done for this card..

1) For the background, I used a good wet on wet watercolor paper and painted it with different shades of blue Distress Inks. When it was completely dried I applied droplets of water and moved the paper around to take out some of the Distress ink and then blotted it with a paper towel. It makes for a cool bokeh effect. I picked up this technique from Kristina Werner who makes fantastic cards :)

2) Shaker cards are really trendy nowadays. To make the shaker cards instead of using foam tape to create a well for the beads and sequins, I die cut some fun foam.

3) To add to the bokeh effect of the card's background, I added sequins of 2 sizes.

4) I am not a fan of my handwriting but I wanted to try if I can improve my script. The sentiment is handwritten.

Thank you so much for dropping by :)

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Magnolia Advent Calendar

Hi everybody!

Thanks for dropping by my blog to celebrate the 2nd day for Magnolia's advent calendar. Magnolia lovers for years know that this is the most wonderful month of the year with 31 days of wonderful giveaways. You could be one of the lucky ones :)

And here are my cards for this giveaway..

It's something very quick and easy especially this holiday season when we have to cook up a lot of cards to send out to loved ones.

I find that watercolors are much more easier to work with especially with coloring multiple images. They blend much more easier and faster that Distress Inks.

I used Koi Watercolors Field Sketch Box (24 colors)

To get the marbling effect, I saturated the background with color carefully covering up the stamped image. Then I sprayed it crazy with a lot of water and blotted it with a paper towel.

Add interest to the card by adding dots of Liquid Pearl. It also makes the image look 3d :)

For a chance to win a surprise package for today's advent calendar, just leave a comment in this post. 

Good luck everybody and have a great week ahead :)

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Magnolia Design Team Christmas Blog Hop

Hi everybody and welcome to our November blog hop :) Are you guys excited?

We have 2 blog hops happening this month and I am your first stop :) We are all excited to be part of this hop and this is just a warm up for the annual December advent calendar. I hope you guys have fun!

And for this hop, let me share a card I made using one of the stamps from the club kit from Magnolia's latest collection Waiting for Christmas. And as usual, I have nothing but praise for this new collection :)

Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Magnolia; flowers: Magnolia, iamroses; Acrylic Angel: Magnolia; wood flourishes, pistils, pearl strings, pompom ribbon, pearls, lace, doily, corrugated board, stockinged bird, gesso, Stickles, Distress Ink; Stampendous Fragments and Frantage
Stamping: Stamp: Sparkle Poinsettia Tilda from the Waiting for Christmas collection; Copic Markers; Xpress It blending paper; Memento Ink

So my color scheme for this card is not your usual Christmas colors. I thought white would be really nice to make her poinsettias stand out.

And here are some close ups on how I arranged the embellishments (which next to coloring is one of my biggest challenges)..

In order for you to be eligible for the wonderful gift pack from Magnolia for this hop, just leave a comment on this blog post and the rest of the DT blogs participating on this hop. Here's a list of the DTs participating in the November 15 blog hop:

Thank you for dropping by and good luck :)

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Twinkle Star Tilda

Hi everybody!

Here's a card I made using the new gorgeous stamps from the club. The new collection is called Waiting For Christmas - they are just adorable!

And without further ado..

Twinkle Star Tilda
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts & Hero Arts; flowers: iamroses; pearls, pearl string, acrylic apples and leaves, pearl stems, bells, lace, twine; Wendi Vecchi Embossing Paste; Stencil: My Favorite Things; Embossing Powder: WOW American Crafts; Distress Ink and Stickles
Stamping: Twinkle Star Tilda from Waiting for Christmas Collection; Xpress It Blending Paper; Copic Markers; Memento Ink; Uniball Signo; Pearlescent Acrylic
Tools: Magnolia dooHickey Dies

It was my first time to try and use embossing paste and I am addicted! I just wish I had more nice stencils that I can work with :(

I couldn't leave my flying pearls alone..

Thanks so much for dropping by :)

Thursday, 21 August 2014

Sneaky Tilda

Hi everybody!

I have another card to share this week. I actually did this card last June and sent a picture of it to my friend greeting her a happy birthday. I think she liked it (hopefully.. haha)..

I decided to color her in Snow White colors.. Maybe it's because of her hair that reminded me of Snow White.. Colored in Copics of course using the no lines technique :)

Sneaky Tilda
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts and Basic Grey; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; flowers: iamroses; Distress inks and markers; corrugated board; ribbons, twine and pearl string; acrylic apples and leaves
Stamping: Sneaky Tilda from Animals of the Year; Xpress It Blending Card; Copic Markers; Memento Ink; Liquid pearls
Tools: Spellbinder, dooHickey and Memory Box dies

I love my floating pearls :)

I found these acrylic apples from my favorite notions shop.. These come in different sizes and these were the smallest, perfect for cards! I hadn't had the chance to come back to that shop in months and I miss it! I want to go back and hopefully get more fun finds :)

Thanks for dropping by :)
Until next time :)

Friday, 8 August 2014

Tilda With Summer Flags

Hi everybody!

I know, I know.. It's been a loooong time :(  How could I?

Well I'm here and sharing with you a card I made using the newest Magnolia collection Pink Lemonade.. Say yeah! if you think this collection is awesome! It took some time for me to color up these cuties what with work and weather and all that stuff.. haha..

I tried my hand again in coloring with Distress Inks.. But I couldn't find my stash of brushes so I was stuck using a really old used brush and so the blending wasn't so good. But I was happy by the way it turned out so I wanted to use this image despite of that.

So here is my first card using one of the cutie stamps from this collection..

Tilda With Summer Flags
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts and Basic Grey; Patterned Paper: Magnolia; Flowers: iamroses; lace, ribbon, pistils, misc flowers, pearl strings, gesso, Uniball Signo white pen; Stickles; hemp string; firefly charms
Stamping: Tilda With Summer Flags and Hello Sunshine from Pink Lemonade; Staz-on Saddle Brown; Distress Inks; Aquarelebloc hot pressed watercolor paper
Tools: dooHickey dies

And here are some close-ups of the card..

Thanks so much for stopping by :)

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Spring Blog Hop

Hello everybody and happy spring :)

Thank you for dropping by my blog and welcome to Magnolia's Spring Blog Hop. I am so happy to participate in the first ever Magnolia DT blog hop, wonderful cards coming your way from very talented ladies.. I hope you guys will be inspired to break out your Tilda and Edwin spring and easter stamps and color along :)

If you just came from Paulina's inspiring blog, then you are right on track! But if you are a little bit lost, I have listed below the order of the hop to help you along..

Don't forget to leave a comment on each of the blog in this hop in order to be eligible to win one of the three prizes that Magnolia is giving away :) 

Here's my easter card for all of you :) I hope you all like it!

And here are some more close-ups.. 

Hop along to Sandra's blog to see more DT inspiration for spring!

But before you go, make sure to leave a comment on the DT's blog participating in this hop to have a chance to win goodies from Magnolia Sweden!


Thank you for dropping by and happy hopping :)

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Tilda with Spring Heart

Hello everybody :)

A little bit late for a valentine greeting but a happy valentine :) I hope you all had a good time with your loved ones with the chocolates and flowers and all that sweetness..

Here's a little card that I made a few weeks ago but only had the time to post it today.. hope you guys like it :)

Tilda with Spring Heart
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts and Basic Grey; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Flowers: iambuses; Others: Corrugated board, pistils, cheesecloth, gesso, pearl string, twine, Frantage
Stamping: Tilda with Spring Heart from Lost and Found, Cafe Chair from Summer Memories; Copics; Memento ink; Xpress It Blending Card
Tools: dooHickey and Memory Box dies

 Thank you so much for dropping by :)

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Lost and Found

Hi everybody! I hope you guys are doing fine, I know the weather is crazy on some parts of the world and it's a little bit chilly out here as well..

I received the stamp club 2 weeks ago but did not have the time to color any of it. But now I was able squeeze in some lovin' crafting' time for myself :) Aren't the images just the cutest :)

Here's a simple card I made today. I took another shot on coloring without lines.

Tilda from the Lost and Found Collection
Materials: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Magnolia; Flowers: iamflowers; Rhinestone: Prima; pearl string, corrugated board, gesso, liquid pearl, Distress Inks
Stamping: Stamps: Tilda With Big Balloon, Tilda With Bunny Balloon from Lost and Found Collection; New York and Post Text from With Love Collection; Old Text from Hero Arts; Desert Sand Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Xpress It Blending Paper

Here are some close up shots of the card..

I love these pearl strings so much that the last time I went to my favorite notions shop I bought all the colors available.. and they're cheap too :) what a great way to liven up your project! They look like they are suspended on air :)

Thanks for stopping by! and wishing you guys a happy crafty new year!

I've decided to join this card for the MDUC Summer challenge.. I think it would be fun :)