Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Midnight Halloween

Time flies and with a blink of an eye we are already in the month of October!  I wonder where did all the previous months went to?!  Another two more months and we'll be going into 2017!
What do we have in October?  Oh yes, Halloween!  I have seen a couple of departmental stores putting up Halloween decorations and selling them in a small corner of the store.
Though Halloween is not widely celebrated in Singapore, the younger generations, mainly teenagers and kids would still dress up in "guising" costumes going around neighbourhoods for "trick or treat" fun.  Local theme parks like Universal Studio Singapore would run special horror Halloween Nights for those who dare to put their courage to the test!  Definitely not for the faint-hearted like me!
How would I celebrate Halloween?  Well, I will get the candies ready and wait for the kids to come knocking on my door on 31 October!  Meanwhile I will make Halloween cards!
Here is a shaker card I made using Midnight (the Halloween kitten) from Purple Onion Designs.

What I really love about making shaker cards is choosing the colours of sequins and other items to be placed in the shaker pocket.  It's absolutely fun!
I stamped Midnight in my favourite Memento Ink in Tuxedo Black and used the PixScan function of my Silhouette Cameo to have the image cut out.  I really like the PixScan function as it saves me lots of time to fussy cut the image using scissors!

The frames of this shaker card, including the word "Halloween" is a cut file from Silhouette Design Store.  I like how the frames, word and Midnight work out to be.
I hope you like the card that I've shared today.  It's 3 more weeks to Halloween!  I'll probably make another one or two Halloween themed projects in the coming weeks so please check back if you are a fan of Halloween related stuff!
Stay cool and craft on!

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Birthday Wishes From Blueberry

Sorry for the lack of post in the month of August, I was busy preparing for my ABRSM Grade 6 violin practical exam! 
Yes, other than dabbling in different crafts during my free time, I play the violin too!  Not very good though, but I managed to pass all my practical exams so far!  I hope I've done enough to pass for my Grade 6!
Now that I've done with the exam and waiting for the result that will be out in 3 weeks' time, I can resume all the card making and paper crafting fun that I've put off for the past weeks!
To start off, let me share a birthday shaker card that I've just made using Purple Onion Designs stamp!  Here is Birthday Wishes from Blueberry.

Stamps used: Balloon, Blueberry, Party Hat and Kite.

I love making shaker cards, especially when choosing the colourful sequins and beads for the shaker pocket!  With the WRMK fuse tool, making the shaker window or rather the shaker pocket, is a much easier task and less bulky too.
Blueberry is really a very cute bear!  He's all ready to have fun donning the red party hat "holding" onto the purple balloon!
All the images are coloured using Copic markers and I've added glossy accent to the balloon to give it the extra "shine".  I'm not sure if you can see it from the pictures, but I really like how it turned out!
I hope you like the birthday shaker card I shared today!  Please check back again soon as I'll be sharing another shaker card in a couple of days' time!
Happy crafting!

Friday, 29 July 2016

For You

Happy Friday!  Are you looking forward to the weekend?  I am!  It's going to be a fun-packed one for us. My 10 year old has 2 football matches lined up on Sunday and we are looking forward to it!
Today, I'm sharing with you a 3D gift box with easel that I've created with my Silhouette Cameo, decorated with one of my favorite Purple Onion Designs stamp.

On the easel, I stamped Summer Girl with my favourite Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured her with Copic markers.  I blended the background with distress ink Spun Sugar and added the sentiment "For You" on a floral die cut.  Little flowers are added just to give it a more sweet feminie touch (:  It's hard not to love Summer Girl, she's smiley, sweet and always so welcoming with open arms! 
In the gift box comes a little surprise!  A set of dainty earring on a earring holder randomly stamped with a heart wreath image from the Garden Set.  Look how versatile the stamps can be!  Stamps can be used on just many type of products and on many occassions!

I hope you like what I've shared today.  The anniversary sale at the Purple Onion Designs will be ending in 2 days' time so if you have not check out your shopping cart you better hurry!  Sale ends at 31 July!

Happy shopping and have a great weekend!

Saturday, 23 July 2016

You Are So Wonderful

Happy Saturday! 
Have you check out the Anniversary Sale at Purple Onion Designs already?  Be sure to take a look at the "sale" category as I have spotted a couple of versatile stamps that can be used on card for almost every occassion!
For today, I am going to share another card that I've created a couple of days back.  I'm dedicating this card to my wonderful husband for all that he has done for me and my son.  I want to thank him for giving me the privilege of being a stay-at-home-mom and letting me having the luxury of spending my time doing the things I love most!  Thank you so much <3

All these cute critters images were stamped using my favourite Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad and coloured with Copic markers.  For this time round, I didn't use my Silhouette Cameo Pix Scan function to cut the images but I fussy cut them with my pair of EK tools Precision Scissors.

For the base card, I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in cracked pistachio and with the blending tool, I gave it a soft gradient of green. 
As for the sentiment, I stamped it with Versamark embossing ink, sprinkled some white embossing powder over and heat set it.
To make the card a little more fun, I added a sweet ribbon banner from Memory Box banner parade die set.
I hope you like what I've shared today.  Please do visit Purple Onion Designs for more inspirations and take a look at the very pretty and amazing projects from the DT.
Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Friday, 22 July 2016

There's A Sale!

Sorry for the absence for June!  It's been a crazy month because it's the June school holidays and most of the free time I had, had to go to the 10 year old who's always on the move! 
July has been a busy month too!  I've tried out glass etching which I wanted to, for the longest time, and I succeeded!  I'll share the pictures of the etched mug maybe next week.
For now I have good news! 

Yes!  Purple Onion Designs anniversary sale is now on till 31 July and all stamps are 25% off!  There's even some real great deals in the "sales" category with another additional 25% off from the already discounted price!  Yes you heard it right.  So don't wait too long as the quantities in the "sales" category is limited.
Head over to Purple Onion Designs site and take a look at all the amazing projects that the DT team has put up.
And for today, I'm going to share with you a project that I've just completed yesterday. 

Here is a birthday card I've created using Rayne (the summer boy), Elm, and little packages

Using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, I cut a herringbone pattern background to give it a interesting look rather than just a coloured base card. 

At the back of the pattern background, I did a distress colour blending base card just to give it a hint of light colours.  All images are coloured with Copic markers.
I hope you like what I've shared today.  Now don't forget to check out the Purple Onion Designs store and take a look at all the lovely stamps!
More cards to share on tomorrow's post so be sure to check back!  And just in case you don't, here's me wishing you a great weekend!  Stay calm and keep shopping!

Friday, 27 May 2016

Wish You Were Here

Yay!  It's Friday! 
Are you looking forward to the weekend?  I am!  It's going to be a very busy one for me as it's the beginning of the mid year school holiday for my 10 year old, there will be the usual enrichment lessons and I have to try to organise play dates and other activities to keep him busy!
Today, I'll be sharing another card I made using the new Garden Blooms collection from Purple Onion Designs by Stacey Yacula.  To show the versatility of the collection, I used some of the new stamps with one of my favourite from the existing stamps that I have.

And here it is.

Wish You Were Here!
What I loved about the Garden Blooms collection is that there are many background stamps that allows you to create different themes and different scenarios for the cards.
For this card, I stamped the images with Ranger Archival ink pad with the colour Jet Black on Strathmore Watercolour paper and coloured the images with my Zig Clean Colour Real Brush markers. For the soft colours for the background, I diluted my watercolours with quite a bit water and delicately I brush it across to give it a light tint of colours.
I always feel that a card is never complete without adding some sentiments to it.  And with the sentiment "Wish You Were Here" from Sweet Summer sentiment set just makes it perfect.  Chloe misses her friends while enjoying the summer breeze in the garden and she's keeping the flower in her hand just for her favourite pal!

I hope you like the card that I've shared today.  The whole Garden Blooms collection will be available for a discounted price of USD90.00 till 30 May so remember to head over to Purple Onion Designs and take a look.
That's all for now.  Wishing all a great weekend!  Happy colouring!

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Elliot Says Thank You

Have you check out the new Garden Blooms collection?  If not, please head over to Purple Onion Designs blog and website now to take a look a the adorable set!  The entire collection is now available for USD90.00 till 30 May, don't wait too long if you are thinking of getting the stamps!
As promised in the last post to share more of my cards using stamps from the new collection, here is a Thank You card I made using Elliot, from the new Garden Blooms collection, together with the banner from the sweet offerings set from my existing collection of stamps from Purple Onion Designs.
Elliot is such an adorable image and I really find it easy to adapt to any other stamps that I have. 

Using the Stamp-a-ma-jig from EK Tools, I positioned and stamped the image the Elliot right on top of the banner and used my Copic markers to colour the whole image.  Then I fussy cut the whole image. 
I die cut the stitched circle and blended in some distress colour, Tumbled Glass, to give it a a gradient of light blue. 

As the card hasn't got much of stamped images, I decided to add a some other details to give it a more interesting look.  The die cut little stitched leaves are from a leaves die cut set from Lawn Fawn.  I coloured them with my Copic markers and attached them to the some twine to be attached to the card.
That's all for today, I hope you like this Thank You card that I've shared with you today.  Have a great weekend and keep on stampin'!

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