Sunday, 11 September 2011

Life happens..

Has it been over a month since I updated this blog? ...
I just started a new job with a new company and it has taken so much of thoughts that cardmaking has taken a back seat.. and I didn't like it a bit.. :).. Why does life have to happen and we have to work and slave for 8 hours when we can just do cards and scrapbook instead?.. It's a duh question I know and we all know the answers to that.. I wish my circumstances were different but it is the way it is.
I am back and joining the weekly TOMIC again and here's my card for the week:

Lady bug
Materials: Maya Road hat pins, Bazzill Cardstock, Distress Inks, Tattered Angels Mist
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps, Copic Blending Paper, Copic Markers, Memento Ink
Others: Sizzix Embossing plates, EK Success Punch, Paper Roses and Misc Ribbon

I love the challenge this week and that is to make our own backgrounds. I have made a few cards using this technique and I enjoyed doing it a lot. I makes you take your creativity to another level!

What I did is I dry embossed a cardstock then stamped the whole cardstock in Mustard Seed Distress Ink. Then I tapped Victorian Velvet Distress Ink over the raised images. I actually wanted it only on the raised areas but I wanted to see the effect of the ink over the unraised images once it's all diluted in water. I then sprayed it generously with Irridescent Gold Mist. I actually love the effect! And that's how I did my background paper :)

And here are some close-ups:

Thanks for looking :)

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Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Random Magnolia

Hi everybody!
Just sharing a random card that I made a few weeks ago. Usually the Tilda's are made on a 8x8 card but I wanted to try making a 4x6 card. I actually have a lot of Tilda cut-outs which I made when I was practicing how to color the stamps using Copic markers. Copic markers are my saving grace when it comes to stamping :) I did try to color using Distress Inks - which was an epic fail.. The same with colored pencils. Although Copics are really rich when it comes to colors, once you master the strokes and the pairing of colors it's easy peasy.
Enough with the babble :) Here's the card:

Tilda in a Yellow Dress
Materials: Hero Arts Layering Paper, Prima Flowers
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Hero Arts Stamps, Stampendous Stamps, Memento Ink, Hero Arts Hues, Copic Markers, Memento Markers, Copic Blending Paper
Others: Stickles, Distress Ink, Misc Lace

Thanks for visiting!

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Mangolia Mania Challenge - Ribbon or Lace

Hi everybody!
What happens when you don't update your blog for a week? More cards that is :)
A week ago I bought a few meters of these acetate lace from a local craft store here in Singapore. I opted for white because at least I can color it with some mists to conform with any color to coordinate the cards I am making. Although, I am not sure if I can actually mists acetate lace... But hey, white is a pretty safe color so I am good to go :)
Here's my entry for the Magnolia Mania Challenge

Hello sitting Tilda
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, My Mind's Eye Patterned Paper, Basic Grey Stickers, Prima Flowers
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Hero Arts Stamp, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper
Others: Lace, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Distress Ink
Die Cut: MFT, Felt
And here is a close-up:

Thanks for looking!

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Tilda on a Bike

Hi everybody!
Golly! Singapore weather is literally insanely hot! I hope a little rain comes soon to soothe down the scorching heat.
This week I have created several Magnolia cards. My favorite stamp shop in Singapore, JDA, had a sale which included Magnolia stamps. I won't say how many I bought, let's just say there will be extreme dieting happening this month to make up for the spending :) Apart from the great sale, I was also lucky to take home a couple of Hero Arts stamps during their raffle draw. So yay!
Here's one of the cards I made and I am entering this card to three challenges:

This is a pretty cool card if I say so myself because I only used Cardstock, Stamps, Distress Inks and Mists. I wanted to challenge myself and just make my own simple patterns to bring this card together.

Tilda on a Bike
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Tattered Angels Mist
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps, Hero Arts Stamps, American Crafts Embossing Powder, Memento Ink, Distress Ink, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper
Die Cut: MFT, Felt
Others: Twine, Charm, Misc Ribbon, Robin's Nest Dew Drops, DMC floss
  And here are some close-ups:

I have a few more cards to share so please read on and enjoy!

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Monday, 18 July 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #105

I am on a roll baby! I can't believe I've done several cards during the weekend (obviously I have soo much time in my hands, teehee :) ). Here's another card I'd like to share with you guys and it's my entry to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge #105 . It's a scenic card, love love scenic cards and if I had loads of money, I would absolutely love to have all the sceneries and all the accessories that comes along the Magnolia stamps line.

Wedding Scene
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey papers, Sei Papers
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Copic Blending Paper, Copic Markers, Memento Ink
Others: Misc Ribbon, Twine, Distress Ink, Lock & Key Charms, MFT die cut, Felt

Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 17 July 2011

One Card, 3 Challenges

This is my first time to join 3 wonderful Magnolia stamp challenges and it's also my first time to do one card to qualify. Challenges are fun because it makes you do things that you wouldn't normally do, in my case using pink. I'm not really a fan of the color pink but I have several pink scrap stuff and these challenges are good outlets to use the product.
Here is my card submitted to the following scrap challenges:

Happy Birthday
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey papers, Kaiser Craft Pearls
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Copic Blending Paper, Copic Markers
Others: Spellbinder Die cut, MFT die cut,  Misc Ribbon, Felt, Mitsubishi pen, Distress Ink
Here are some close-ups:

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Raving About - MFT Mini Rolled Roses

While waiting for the paper roses I ordered online to arrive, I have been using one of my favorite die cuts ever. The mini rolled roses die from My Favorite Things is my go to flowers as replacements (I got mine from Simon Says Stamp). I was so addicted that I spent one evening diecutting, rolling and hot gluing these babies. This is a thin diecut but I was able to use felt as my material (hence using hot glue). It works well with cardstock and patterned paper, but the thickest material I have tried so far is felt and it still looks pretty.

Here's a sample of a card a made (using a Magnolia stamp of course :) ) to showcase the rolled roses:

Tilda carrying hearts
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Lily Bee patterned papers, Prima Flowers, Robin's Nest dew drops
Stamping: Magnolia stamp, misc flourish stamp, Memento Ink, Hero Arts Hues Ink
Others: Misc ribbon, Felt, MFT mini rolled roses die, felt, Spellbinder die, EK Success punch, Distress Ink, Mitsubishi white pen
Here's some close-ups of the card:

Thanks for looking!

Friday, 15 July 2011

TOMIC number 6

TOMIC number 6 is up and it's all about making a scene. The Magnolia stamps are excellent for these kinds of cards because you can mix it up. They have great sceneries & accessories to make dimensional cards. I don't have a lot of background & props stamps from Magnolia (yet..). Maybe I will reward myself with some of these gorgeous stamps soon.
I was excited to do the card but I was really stumped :) ! I got inspired to do the stair card that Marina created. So here's my simple and playful card:

Hello Stair Card
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Stickles
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps, K&Co Stamp, Copic Blending Paper, Copic Markers, Memento Ink
Die Cut: My Favorite Things, Felt
 And here are bits of the close-up:

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 8 July 2011

TOMIC number 5

TOMIC for this week is all about the easel cards. I love doing easel cards! It's really unique because you can put it on display after receiving the card. The first easel card I saw was a Magnolia card from the Magnolia Ink magazine and I just fell in love doing it!

Thinking of You Easel Card
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Crate Paper Patterned Papers, Kaiser Crafts Pearls, Prima Flowers, Basic Grey Brads
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, K&Co Stamps, Kodomo Stamps, Hero Arts Stamp, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper, Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Memento Inks, American Crafts Embossing Powders
 Here's a closer look of the details:

I'm also excited to see the new Magnolia stamps to be released soon! Preview from the Magnolia DT looks really good!
I'm off to do more Magnolia. Thanks for looking and have a nice week ahead! :)

Saturday, 25 June 2011

TOMIC number 3

Hi Guys!
The week rolled by so quickly and work was super busy as per usual.. :) .. But that didn't stop me from picking up my Magnolia and playing!
I have been viewing a lot of blogs dedicated to Magnolia stamps and I am so amazed with the overflowing creativity so many crafters have! I know in time I will be able to catch up but for the meantime I am just sticking to my gut and do my thing (add to the fact that I am still waiting for some supplies to arrive .. tee hee :) ...).
The card I made is for the TOMIC challenge no. 3 . Summer is over here in Singapore and we are now heading towards the monsoon season (although all year round we have rain on most days). It's a very simple card and I did enjoy rolling up the MFT flowers and of course coloring with my Copics. When I think of summer the first colors that pop into my head are yellow and blue, like the sun and beach water.

Hello Summer Card
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Collage Press & Basic Grey Papers, Basic Grey Sticker Tag, Jenni Bowlin Stickers, Prima Pearl Butterfly
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Copic Blending Paper, Copic Markers, Memento Ink
Tools: MFT Die, Martha Stewart Punch

A very simple cheery card for summer.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, 18 June 2011

TOMIC number 2

I didn't make it to the cut-off of the challenge but nevertheless I was inspired to continue on and create this card. I wasn't able to make it since I colored one of the backgrounds I did with Copics and took some time.. :) .. And also I didn't hav a blog to start with. But I would definitely join in the next challenge.
I was inspired to create my own patterned paper since I cannot find a paper in my stash that satisfied me for this challenge. I made the background by stamping Hero arts stamp and coloring it with lots of Copics!

Hello card
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Sei Papers, Prima Flowers, Making Memories Brad, ribbon and twine
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Hero Arts Stamp, Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Copic Blending Paper
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinder and Cuttlebug dies

Thanks for dropping by!

Welcome to my Magnolia blog!

Welcome to my first Magnolia post :)
I am glad that I am now back to blogging about my arts and crafts. I am still new to the art of cardmaking since previously I am more of a scrapbooker. I have been an avid Magnolia fan for the past couple of month and I am addicted to these wonderful stamps! Add to that my newfound addiction to Copics.. :)
I am still cardlifting as I am still finding footing for my cardstyle. Sometimes I feel stumped and I find blogsurfing for Magnolia a big help!

Birthday Card
Materials: Bazzill Cardstock, Basic Grey Papers, Prima Flowers, Kaiser Crafts Rhinestones
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper

I am also still learning to color with Copics. Sometimes it's a miss but that makes the whole process of creation fun (coz it means more stamping and coloring until I get it right :).. ).

That's it for my first post, please read on to see my first challenge entry for TOMIC

Thanks for visiting :)