Friday, 17 February 2012

Sneak Peek

Hi guys! I would like to share 2 cards that I made this week. The first card is featuring a new Magnolia stamp from the collection named Princes and Princesses. They are really adorable :) I can tell you guys right now from this collection that there are stamps featuring a Magnolia family, Tilda and Edwin sporting crowns, royal babies and fanciful animals. I know you guys would love to have every stamp in this collection – believe me coz I am not even making a list, I just want them all :)  It wasn’t intentional but when I finished this card, I realized that I could participate in the TOMIC this week! So please visit TOMIC and send your entries over for a chance to win some really sweet goodies from Magnolia! 

Princess Tilda
Materials: Basic Grey Patterned Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Distress Ink. American Crafts Brads, Satin Ribbon and paper roses, DMC thread,
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps from the Princes and Princesses and Fairy Tale collection, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Card, Signo white pen 

Please visit the Magnolia DT blogs to see more sneak peeks of the new collection :)

The next card is something I have been wanting to do for a while now and it is a pocket card. I’ve seen cards done with this pattern/template and I’d like to make my own spin on it. My parents’ wedding anniversary is coming up and I and my brother decided to give them some vouchers and gift cards that they can use for what they want to purchase. The stamp I used is from the Wedding Collection. 

Loving Couple
Materials: My Mind’s Eye Patterned Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Brads and Ribbon, paper doily, pompom ribbon, twine, paper roses, Signo white pen
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps Lovely Couple from the Wedding Collection, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Card
Tools: Martha Stewart punch 

This weekend I will be out with some colleagues to fish/prawn. It will be my first time to go ‘prawning’ – I’ve always thought that to catch a prawn all you needed was a net :)  Maybe I will be proven wrong this Saturday :) Actually all I want to do on my weekends is to sit in front of the tv, watch reality shows, stamp and do cards.. but.. I’ve already said yes to the boss :( A little setback in my weekend plans but that’s okay.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend :)

Thursday, 16 February 2012

.. Because dreams really do come true ..

A week ago, I received an email of a lifetime. I was asked by Asa from Magnolia if I would be interested in joining the Magnolia Design Team. My initial reaction was a scream of delight! I have never felt this much excitement in a very long time and my heart and head is filled with so much joy that I thought I was going to burst! I have been a crafter for quite a while now. I’ve always dreamed of being on a manufacturer’s design team but I knew it was a shot in the moon. I know I can do arts and crafts but the caliber of talent in this craft is just unbelievable. I’ve always viewed this hobby as an outlet for any creativity I may have. Cardmaking makes me happy which for me is the point of why I am doing this  :)  When I am in front of stamps and color and paper and flowers, I transport myself to a happy place. But being a part of this takes it to a whole new level. By some amazing grace, somebody took notice of what I can do and liked it enough to be asked to be a part of a team. It’s really a dream come true.
So I said yes!
I am now a member of the Magnolia Design Team :) I am excited and scared at the same time. I am excited because I am just in love with Magnolia stamps – I love losing my time with them, I love collecting them, looking at my special box of really amazing stamps and creating crafts with them :) But I am also scared because being a part of something as good as this, I am intimidated by the talent that abounds this very special group. A few days ago, I was just a crafter who was amazed at the design teams’ blogs and now.. well .. I am part of the team as I should say. It remains surreal to me.
Being a fan for a long time, the design team are superstars for me. I would read their blogs, see their creations in the magazine, and be challenged thru TOMIC every week. During this week when I was introduced as a new member, they have warmly welcomed me and I would like to thank everybody :) Big hugs to all of you!
I am looking forward to growing as a crafter with this opportunity and I hope in my little way I get to inspire all of you too :)
Thank you for stopping by :)

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Magnolia - I do :)

.. something good this way comes ..
Thank you very much for the opportunity, Magnolia!
I am very honored :)

Happy Birthday Edwin!

Our lovely boy Edwin is turning a year older :) Happy Birthday Edwin! .. Please don't ask me how old he is, but he will always be a lovely boy! :)
I always related Tilda and Edwin with me and my brother. In a way he is like my brother - playful, happy, carefree. I am always reminded of me and my brother with the different stamp images because in a way we were those kids.. It just fills my heart with so much good family memories :)
Here's a card for TOMIC #36 featuring the sibling stamp from the Sweet Crazy Love collection:

Tilda and Edwin Hug
Materials: Magnolia Patterned Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Maya Road Sheer tag, May Arts Ribbon, Kaiser Crafts Rhinestones
Stamping: Magnolia Stamp, Prima Stamp, Memento Ink, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper, Distress Inks, Versamark Ink, Ranger Silver embossing powder

And here are some close-ups of the cards:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, 6 February 2012

Tilda with Balloon Hearts

Wow it's February already?
But before that, I am so happy my name was drawn on the Tomic #33 challenge :)
And with February comes Valentine's day.. Ugh .. (okay that came from somebody who is celebrating Valentine's alone .. again). A lot of hearts and chocolates and people getting mushy.. haha ..
At least I have my Magnolias keeping me company this heart's day..
Here's a card I'd like to share with some of you.

Tilda with Balloon Hearts
Materials: Magnolia Patterned Papers, Bazzill Cardstock, Kaiser Crafts Rhinestones, Twine, Paper Roses, Paper Doilies, Distress Inks
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps, Copic Markers, Copic Blending Paper, Memento Ink
Tools: Martha Stewart puncher

I am entering this card for the following challenges:
                 Just Magnolia # 142
                 Magnolia Stamp Lovers Twine Challenge
                 MDUC # 132

I took this photo on my phone, my camera is out getting pampered :)
More cards to share with you guys shortly.
Thanks for looking :)