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Hero Arts 2011 Preview Party

Me and my bloggers friends, Moy Yin and Yenni met up at Hero Arts 2011 preview party last week. Snap some shots of the make and take session.

Yenni supervising her hubby at the make and take:

The 3 of us:

Photos of the displayed hero arts cards made with all 2011 stamps:

Aren’t these stamped images beautiful. The 2011 Hero Arts stamps have lots of vintagy images and some suitable for scrapbook layouts.

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Our 1st Crop Party

Hope you have a nice holiday yesterday. For me, I have bought Zachary with me to a crop party at Moy Yin’s place.

Our crop theme was xmas cards; but we only made one and spent the rest of time having tea, eating the yummy luncheon meat sandwiches and the nutella cupcakes I made specially for the gals at the crop party. And also, we decided to go shopping for stamps after the tea session. Ha ha.

I really wish to thanks Moy Yin for showing us to her craft area, giving free live demo on cricut expression and Yenni for sharing her card making tips and techniques. You may go into their blogs for more details of our crop party and the cards they made. Check out Yenni’s blog for lovely blog candy and drool at all her beautiful cards she make.

Lots of photos to share here.

a. nutella cupcakes I made

b. the xmas card I made.

c. the handmade gift from Yenni. (yenni: thanks so much. *hug hug*)

d. me and yenni and her card she made

e. me and moy yin and the card she made

f. busy zachary at our crop party

g. vintagy findings

h. moy yin’s craft area and interesting things she has

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Steampunk Birthday Card

It has really been a long time since I last shared on crafting projects. Well, I have not stopped crafting as I am still doing it on and off at a much much slower speed than before. I have recently done up an ang bao (red packet) box for my girl friend which I would share with you the next time.

Today is my neighbor, Carine’s birthday and I have done a birthday card using the Graphic 45 ‘Steampunk Debutante’ collection.

This is another Graphic 45 collection that I really love alot. Materials used are all from this collection except the non-paper embellishments.

Close-up:

And not to forget, I would like to wish Carine a very happy birthday and stay as a funky mummy always!

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I had a wonderful lunch date last Friday with a new found friend, Yenni. I have got to know her from Irene’s class the week before. We just hit off when we met then and we soon arranged for a meet up just days after. We met for lunch followed by shopping for coloring mediums at the craft shops.

I must really thank her for all the advice, kind sharing and help when buying my first set of copics markers. We truly had an enjoyable shopping trip as we chat and shared tips while shopping. And Yenni was so sweet to send me several magnolia images for me to experiment with my copics. She was also so generous to send me some ‘goodies’ together with these stamped images. I love them so much as it consists of my favorite earth tones colored embellishments.

I am currently still experimenting with the newly bought copic. I hope to share my work with these fabulous markers soon.

For last weekend, I only managed to finish up my acrylic album from Irene’s class. I am going to share on this soon; so look out for it. And also, managed to rush out a card for a close friend of mine since secondary school days. This friend of mine just gave birth to a very cute and adorable boy, Jayden about a month ago.

This is the card made specially for Yen and Jayden.

Used the Penny Black stamp, colored with CDA water soluble crayon and cut out the image. Next, used the oval cookie cutter, cut 2 different sizes and emboss. I layered these items and pasted them on the inner page of the card.

Next, cut out the oval shape on front flap of cards and decorated the outline with gold stickles. I also applied silver stickles on the nappy and also some pastel blue pearlescent chalk for the shimmer.

To make the 2 flaps close, I punch small holes on the flaps and secure with ribbon. Next decorate with Prima flowers, dew drops and doily lace punched out using MS punch. PPs are from DCWV.

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Birthday Easel Card

Hi everyone

I am finally back here after close to a week. I have a great time in Chiang Mai and I bought quite lots of papers and handicraft stuff and of course, clothes. I hope to be sharing on my trip in next few days.

Yesterday  night, I finally watched ‘Julie and Julia’ via Demand TV. Has wanted to watch it since it was released but it’s tough for me to find time to watch a movie. Finally, I saw that it was on Demand TV. It’s definitely a ‘must-watch’ for all who love cooking. So inspired to cook different stuff while watching the show.

And as for the lazy Sunday today, I managed to do up a birthday card for my colleague cum good friend. She’s of the same age as me but she’s already a mother of four. Though she’s working full time, she is also very devoted to her kids, hubby and parents and always wanting to provide the most for them even at the expense of spending lesser on herself, be it time or money. As a friend, she is definitely one of the most generous and selfless person I ever met. So, I do cherish this friend of mine alot and I have made this Domestic Goddess Birthday Card specially for this great mum and friend.

Happy Birthday to you, Christine!

For the card base, I have used the white AC cardstock and I used patterned paper from Graphic 45 Domestic Goddess pack and DCWV Retro stack. As for the stamped images, they are all from hero arts. I have stamped them using distress inks. I have also distressed the papers to give a more vintage look.

This is my first time doing easel card and I find that it is actually very easy to do. You can do it with any shape for the card, just remember that the card base must be twice the size of the easel panel and you must have a ‘stopping’ mechanism (for my card, it is the ‘Happy Birthday’ tag which I pop up using foam dots).

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A card for daddy

Recently, I have picked up the interest in card marking. I have always admire how others can do such beautiful coloring and blending for the stamped images.Have always used distress inks and nothing  else. Been wanting to attempt coloring and the blending effect with other medium but fearful.

But, I finally picked up the courage last weekend and started my first attempt on the coloring adventure using crayons. I have used Penny Black stamp and color it with water soluble crayons. See what I have done. Not too bad for first coloring attempt, I thought.

I kept the card design simple and followed the ‘Sketch Saturday’ sketch and also Penny Black criteria of using ‘dots’.

Having seen so many scrapbook layouts with banners lately, I tried incorporating them into the card.

This is a card I made for hubby, on behalf of Zachary. Happy Fathers’ Day in advance, hubby.

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