Sunday, 16 December 2012

Home for the Holidays..

Hi guys! How have you all been? 
I'm finally back to Manila, Philippines for good after spending 5 years working in Singapore. Oh, I will miss Singapore so much! It's such a beautiful country, very clean, peaceful, good food & good people.. But I've come to a point in my life where I have to move on. I do have a lot of things planned for 2013, so watch out for it as it involves a lot of crafting :) 
With my big move, I have to also packed up my things and I have a lot of stuff! Well it's 5 years so it was expected and you know how crafters get when it comes to our stuff.. lol.. So all my stamps and coloring materials are somewhere out in the sea getting here soon. I miss coloring :( With the absence of my crafting activities, I do have time to catch up with friends I haven't seen in a very long time so it's still good. 
But before I left Singapore, I did a lot of cards and I'd like to share one with all of you. It's very simple, void of all the usual flowers and trinkets :) I wanted to focus on the image and my coloring. Hope you guys like it :) This is another image from the Nativity Collection which I adore so much :)

Holy Tilda With  Lamb
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill & Hero Arts; Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Stickles
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Holy Tilda With Lamb from the Nativity Collection; Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Copic Blending Paper

Thanks for stopping by :)
And let me wish all of you my dear Magnolia fans a blessed Christmas and a glorious New Year! God bless you all :)

Friday, 7 December 2012

And the winner is...

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Congrats to Roelie! Please send me your full address so Magnolia can send to you your prize! Please email me at pjrigonan(at)gmail(dot)com

  1. happy birthday

    your card is gourges al the collors are so beautiful en de deatais to 

    injoy your day 


    Thank you guys for your birthday greetings and kind words! 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

Advent has begun..

Today marks the beginning of advent. Now officially begins the excitement of Christmas as well.. And today is also my birthday :) No fancy celebrations coz I am not really a throw-a-party kind of chick so me and my friend will be going to Universal Studios to scare the bajeezers out of our wits and try all the extreme rides :) What a good way as well to round up all the places I need to visit before I pack up my stuff and head back home next week (actually this is the 3rd time I've been to Universal Studios).
Also starting yesterday, Magnolia has now opened their advent calendar and today is my day :) So please don't forget to leave a comment on this blog post in order to qualify for the prize package that Magnolia has generously prepared for you loving fans!

Tilda With Banner
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill and American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Metal Embellishment: Bo Bunny; Chipboard: Maya Road; Flowers: iamroses; Others: Lace, Tulle and Ribbon, Stickles
Stamping: Distress Inks, Archival Ink, Langton watercolor paper
Tools: Spellbinders

Since all my Copics have been packed, I'm going back to painting with Distress Inks and I almost forgot how fun it is :)
Thanks for visiting and don't forget to leave a comment to be eligible for the prize :)
Have a great day!

Monday, 12 November 2012

The Reason for the Season..

.. is because Jesus Christ our Saviour is born ..
I have received my DT package from Magnolia this week and I was very excited to do a lot of coloring and card making with the new Nativity Collection stamps. I absolutely love this collection so much - being Catholic - as the nativity scene is a big part of our Christmas celebrations. In Manila, Philippines majority of households always have a nativity scene included in their Christmas decorations. And of course we have a nativity play as well :)
I'd like to share a card with all of you today to showcase Tilda as Mary with the baby Jesus. This image just warms my heart :) This card is also especially made for the Magnolia fans from Japan - did you guys know that our dear Tilda and Edwin are so loved in Japan? Isn't that just cool :) I also love Japan! I hope I can go to this magical place in my lifetime.

Tilda With Holy Baby
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill and American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Aspen Frost Basic Grey; Sparkles: Kaiser Crafts; Flowers and pistils: iamroses; pearl string, pompoms, lace, ribbon; Liquid Pearls & Stickles; Distress Inks
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps: Nativity Collection; Copic Markers; Memento Ink; Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: Spellbinder dies

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead :)

Friday, 9 November 2012

The Nights are Getting Longer

.. because Christmas is coming :) ..
Preparing for Christmas is always enjoyable. I love doing my Christmas lists, wrapping gifts and doing handmade cards and such. I've never volunteered to cook for Noche Buena (which in our culture is a feast celebrated on Christmas Eve to welcome Christmas day), only because I am not a good cook so I usually just buy something from the bakeshop like cake or pastries .. lol ..
But if I did know how to cook, I would most probably prepare a roasted suckling pig, just like the one my sweet Tilda is cradling in her arms :)

Tilda With Pigling
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill & American Crafts; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Flowers and pistils: iamroses; Rhinestones: Prima; Transparency: Hambly; Liquid Pearl, Distress Ink
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Tilda with Pigling from A Christmas Story collection, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: DooHickey dies, Spellbinders

I am loving all the new Magnolia Stamps :) And how precious are the new Nativity Stamps?
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend..

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Hi guys!
The days are getting shorter from my side of the world meaning Christmas is near :) And no we don't get snow here :( Soon we need to shop for Christmas gifts, plan and attend parties, get ready for Christmas dinner.. I'm excited this year coz I will be going home to Manila to celebrate with loved ones :)
Apart from Christmas, there are some stuff going on that is going to change my life soon. I'm scared and excited at the same time. But I am looking forward to making something that I have always planned this past few years..
But putting that aside, I would like to share a card I made using the gorgeous stamps from the Christmas  Story collection from Magnolia.. Admit it guys, you want everything in this collection (if you don't have everything yet :).. Lovely lovely stamps :)

Snowy Tilda
Materials: Cardstock - American Crafts, Bazzill; Patterned Papers - Magnolia; Flowers - iamroses; Sparklets - Kaiser Crafts; Metal embellishment - Bo Bunny; Others: felt ribbon, Distress Ink, Stickles
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Snowy Tilda and Old Swedish Church from A Christmas Story collection, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Xpress It Blending Paper, Pearlescent Liquid Acrylic
Tools: Spellbinders

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead :)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

A dream is a wish your heart makes..

Hi guys!
I'd like to share a card I made some days ago. I wanted to do a boy card so I had to restrain myself from using any paper flowers.. lol .. but the girl in me just can't help it :) So I made it more subtle by just using a couple of the fabulous DooHickey dies..
A dream is a wish your heart makes.. It's actually a lyric from a Cinderella song. I love that line because I believe it's true..

A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Materials: Cardstock - Bazzill; Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye; Rhinestone - Prima; Misc: Stickles, Twine, Distress Ink; lace
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Edwin with Airplane from Princes and Princesses collection, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: DooHickey Dies

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your wishes come true :)

Sunday, 23 September 2012

Magnolia Day 2012

We all wish we could go.. lol .. But all of us are really excited for the biggest day in Boras this October :)

This will be a fun event to be attended by the wonderful DTs. They will be having tutorials and demos so please if you are nearby, swing by the shop on these days :)
The new collections will also be available on the Boras shop on Magnolia Day so this is going to be so exciting :)

If I had a bajillion dollars I would fly off at this minute and camp out the shop :) lol..
For those who will be coming, enjoy the day :)

Cupid Tilda

The weekend flew by so fast! One moment I was doing the laundry, taking a nap and now at this very moment I am now preparing to go to sleep and thinking of psyching myself up because it's Monday once again :(
But I do not want to consider this as the end of the week but a start of a new wonderful week :) I guess it's all in the mantra of telling yourself it's gonna be a good one :)
So for the beginning of the week I would like to share a card I made last week. Sometimes I forget that I have really amazing stamps from Magnolia from their very early collections but that's only because the new ones keep me occupied most of the time.. lol... For this card, I used this stamp that I bought earlier this year but never got the chance to color. So I finally did :) Isn't this stamp adorable :)

Cupid Tilda
Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Papers: Magnolia; Flowers and pistils: iamroses & Magnolia; Misc: doily, pearl string, twine, Distress Ink, Stickles
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp Valentine Collection, Princes and Princesses, Copic Markers, Xpress Ink Blending Paper, Memento Ink
Tools: DooHickey dies

 Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead! :)

Wednesday, 19 September 2012


Hi guys!
I am back with a card to share.. My elbow feels a lot better thanks to prayers and some good old medicine and linements :) Must be my age, I may have brittle bones! lol..
Here's a card I made a couple of weeks ago using a very cute stamp from Magnolia :) This stamp is a special release stamp and for you Singapore stampers, it's available at Paper Craft Gardens. Hope you can drop by the shop, they have a wide selection of Magnolia stamps, papers and DooHickey Dies! It's my little haven here in Singapore :) The shop is located at the 3rd floor of Suntec City Mall Tower 3, near the cinema. On a side note, a couple of weeks ago Pauline Bertilsson, the very talented creator of Magnolia stamps, visited the shop together with her whole family. They were in Singapore en route to Australia for the Paperific event. I was pretty bummed out that I didn't get to meet all of them, but I am still happy that they were able to tour this small but amazing country :) Maybe someday I will get to meet them :)
Ok, here's my card :)

Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye; Alpha: American Crafts; Flowers: iamroses, Prima; Stickers: K & Company; Rhinestones: Kaiser Crafts; Misc: Doily, bells, twine, Distress Inks, Liquid Pearls
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp Congratulations Tilda, Copic Markes, Memento Ink, Xpress It Blending Paper
Tools: EK Success punch

Thank you so much for stopping by :)

Monday, 17 September 2012

Merry Christmas from Coco!

Hello my dear friends!
I feel really sad because I have a muscle strain in my elbow. It has been hurting for a few weeks but never really bothered me however everything changed this week. I couldn't raise my arm or carry anything heavy without flinching in pain. And the bad news is it's my right arm that's hurting which is my dexterity :( So the doctor ordered no heavy lifting, no strenuous activities for my right arm - including coloring for at least a week :( Ugh I am so bummed..
Good thing I have already colored a lot of images :) and I have completed all my assignments including my card for this rounds TOMIC :) We hope you can join us for the fun :)

Coco The Bear
Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Papers: Echo Park & Basic Grey; Alpha Stickers: Making Memories; Ribbon: American Crafts; Flowers: I am Roses; Misc: Organza ribbon, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Pearl string, bells, Distress Inks
Stamping: Merry Little Christmas, Copic Markers; Memento Ink, Xpress it Blending Paper
Tools: Magnolia DooHickeys, Spellinders, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Something for the midweek..

Hello Magnolia friends :) It's the midweek and it seems that the weekend is just within our fingertips! Just wanted to share a card for today. This is something that I've actually finished a month ago but never got the chance to post. This is Tilda with Winding Flowers from the Summer Memories collection. I requested this stamp from my DT kit because it's just adorable :) I love Tilda's skirt and blouse and shoes :) Tilda is so fashionable! lol..

Have a Nice Day
Cardstock: Bazill; Patterned Papers: My Mind's Eye; Flowers: Iamroses; Misc: brad, filigree, twine, bells, dragonfly charm, tulle, Liquid Pearls, cracke paint, Distress Inks, ribbon
Stamping: Magnolia Summer Memories; Memento Ink; Copic Markers
Tools: Magnolia Doohickey Die and Cottage Cuts

Thanks for stopping by :)

Monday, 13 August 2012

Little Christmas in August

Hello Magnolia friends! How are you today?
I have been in kind of a card/project rut these past couple of weeks :( I am surrounded with so much project inspirations from Facebook and blogland but I was having so much difficulty doing anything at all.. So sad :( While not having the creative juice I was productive enough though :) I actually colored so many images I can fill up a photo album :) haha..
But -- I found my mojo again :) and once I start I can't stop :) I've made a couple of cards, tags and bookmarks and I am one happy camper :)
Here is a card I'd like to share with you guys using the awesome images from Magnolia's mini collection Little Christmas. I colored my images with Copics :)

Little Christmas
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Papers: MME; Rhinestones: Prima; Flowers and pistils:  I am Roses; Others: doily, twine, tulle and bells, Stickles, Liquid Pearl
Stamps: Magnolia Little Christmas; Memento Ink; Xpress It Blending Paper; Copics

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead!

Friday, 6 July 2012

One.. Two.. Three Princesses!

Oh my lanta Perla! Has it been almost a month since I last updated my blog?
I was occupied with my mom's visit, work, a lot of personal stuff, medical problems.. It was an unbelievable June with all the trials being thrown my way. But I am still here, still breathing, still living, still crafting :)
I hope you guys have picked up the new Magnolia Ink magazine "Follow Your Dreams" - it's full of fun and beautiful ideas for sports, pets and school. It also marks my first ever published work and it is an absolute dream come true for me :) I am very grateful for the opportunity that Magnolia stamps accorded me. I am very honored to be part of this wonderful team :)

Magnolia Ink Issue No. 4 Follow Your Dreams
with cover girls Lillemor and Camilla H.
Today I'd like to share a card I made a couple of weeks ago. I created a scene using the 3 cutest princesses ever :) Here's the card:

3 Princesses
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Magnolia; Flowers: I am Roses; Twine, charm, bells, Tulle; Versmark Ink; Ranger embossing powder
Stamps: Magnolia Prince and Princesses collection; Archival Ink; Distress Inks; Langton Cold pressed watercolor paper
Tools: Magnolia doohickey dies; EK Success Punch

This is probably one of my favorite cards that I made because I love the stamps and I was able to make a cute scene with it :)

The summer kit club has been shipped, did you get yours already? Isn't it just adorable? :) The autumn stamp collection is called Turning Leaves and it will soon be available at your favorite stockist :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week ahead :)

Friday, 8 June 2012

.. it's TOMIC's birthday! ..

TOMIC is celebrating it's one year birthday! We are having an anything goes challenge with several winners to be drawn. The DT is also picking some lucky participants to receive our cards for this challenge! So please join us!
It has been a journey for me as well with TOMIC, a year ago I discovered Magnolia Stamps and my crafting life has never been the same again :) When we were asked to do a card for this week, I thought it would be cool to see how I've changed as far as coloring and card construction as time went by.
So I created a card using Hawaii Tilda, the same stamp I used on my very first Tomic card from last year.
Here's the image from last year:

And here's the image now:

I guess there is an improvement over the year :) lol..
So please join us and we hope to see your cards at the blog!
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

.. let freedom ring ..

Magnolia stamps has released four awesome stamps to celebrate the Fourth of July in the USA. Available soon at your Magnolia Stamps stockist :)

.. i have a thing for tags .. and bells ..

So I bought a pack of bells from the local art supply store and I was quite excited to use them in my projects. I thought it was a cute idea to have a project that makes a small tingling sound :)
I've also started a couple of tag projects Magnolia and non-Magnolia related. I love tags because they are quick and easy to jazz up :)
So here's the latest tag that I made for TOMIC this week. Please join us for this really fun challenge aptly named Fruity Pockets :) There's a prize for the lucky draw winner and a chance to be picked as top 5 for the month!

Just For You
Materials: Tag: Ink Essentials; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pocket: 7gypsies; Flowers: Prima, WOC, iamroses; Rhinestone: Prima; Others: bells, charm, tulle; doily, Sizzix embossing folder, Distress Stains, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist
Die cut: Magnolia Doohickey Die
Stamping: Tilda with Arrow from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection; Archival Ink; Distress Inks; Hero Arts; American Crafts Embossing powder; Versamark Ink

.. love the bells :) ..

Thanks for dropping by and have a great week ahead!