Thursday, 31 January 2013

Love.. love... love...

Valentine's day is coming in a few days, have you started doing your valentine projects yet?

I do not have a valentine (insert tear.. haha..) but I do enjoy the folly of the day like random people greeting you, maybe an extra treat in the restaurants on that day.. I might spend the day catching up with single friends too and maybe indulge ourselves in some cupcakes and coffee..

Here's a card for all of you. I love the versatility of Magnolia Stamps! A lot of the collections coincide with the season like Christmas, Easter, or maybe occasions like Birthdays and Weddings. But you can always use the stamps for any season or occasion! Like this little beauty from the With Love collection. I used Tilda with Heart Arrows for a Hello card to be sent to my postcrossing handmade card partner.. Hope she likes it :)

Tilda With Heart Arrows
Materials: Patterned Papers: Basic Grey; Flowers: iamroses; Cardstock: Bazzill; Rhinestones: Prima; Tulle, pearl string, felt ribbon, Glossy Accents, Stickles, Liquid Pearl, Distress Ink
Stamping: Tilda with Heart Arrows, Flower Cloud, New York, Postcard all from Magnolia Stamps With Love Collection; Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Xpress It Blending Card
Tools: Die from Simon Says Stamp

This is the Danville Wreath from Simon Says Stamp - it's really cute :)

Notice anything new in my Copic coloring? lol.. I changed it up again and tried something new.. I may stick to this for a while and then experiment again..

A new collection is coming up from Magnolia called Little Easter. Oh! I am so excited to see everything :)

Thanks guys for stopping by :)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Hello 2013!

Happy new year everybody!
I hope your 2013 is off to a new start for all of you :) As for me, well I'm taking things a bit easy nowadays.. Been busy doing some paperwork and such. I do have plans to get back to the corporate world after I've settled all my other personal stuff - acquiring a driver's license again, some identity cards, arranging the living arrangements in my own flat (ugh, I can't believe I have to spend ?? to buy appliances and furnitures!). But I have to say, it's good to be back. I've also been out and about town with old friends to eat and drink coffee with.
Before I left Singapore, I have received the last kit club for 2012 but I haven't had the chance to color them since I did not bring any tools with me when I left. But I'm finally reunited with all my craft stuff :) Don't you just love the new collection? It is just tons of cute :) So today I'd like to share the very first card I made using the adorable Bonny Tilda..

Bonny Tilda
Materials: Cardstock: Bazzill and Hero Arts; Patterned Papers: Basic Grey; Puffy Heart Stickers: K&Company; Flowers: iamroses; Distress Ink; Stickles & Liquid Pearl; Twine and Charms
Stamping: Magnolia Stamps: Bonny Tilda, Chocolat & New York from With Love Collection; Old Valentine Letter from the Valentine Collection; Memento Ink; Copic Markers; Xpress It Blending Paper 
Tools: DooHickey, Memory Box & Spellbinder dies

I've seen a lot of talented ladies with a barely there stamping ink and wondered if I could do it too! I am so glad that I found an ink in my supply that I could probably work with to make the stamp appear to have no lines. The ink I used is Memento Desert Sand. I was worried at first that it would look too orange-y, but once I colored with Copic, it made the line almost disappear! Yay!

I hope you guys have a great week ahead!