Friday, 26 January 2018

A New Year, A New Project

Happy 2018!  Sorry for the lack of post as I took a real long break from colouring and paper crafting! 

I want to thank everyone who has stopped by my blog during the blog hop!  Never has my blog had so many visitors!  I'm sure the winners have benefited greatly from the free classes!

Start of a new year is always a little sluggish for me.  After all the festive celebrations, it's hard to get the crafting mojo back again!  But I'm so happy that I'm able to complete a 3d project yesterday.

This 3d box featuring a petal fold closure is cut file from the Silhouette Design store by Lori Whitlock (Design ID #20742) and I had it cut out on a Kraft paper using my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

There's quite a bit of masked stamping on this box as the layout of the stamps are all different on four sides.  

clouds, Beach grass #1 and #2

Stamps used: Free Spirit

Like a similar project I did during Christmas (oops, I didn't do a blog post on that but you can find it on my Instagram!) I used polychromo colour pencils to colour the images.  I was clueless how the colour pencils work but I'm so glad for the tutorials I found on YouTube and finally figure how to use them.  It's not perfect colouring but at least it's the way I like it (:  

Here is a particular YouTube tutorial by Julia Altermann that I find exceptionally helpful and I'm grateful for crafters like her to share the know-how selflessly.

Colouring the images were really whole loads of fun!  I have to say Free Spirits is my favourite on this project! 

All images are stamped using Mememto Black Tuxedo ink, coloured with Faber Castell Polychromo colour pencilsInkadinkado Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Stamp Positioner  and stamping mask paper is a must-have tool for positioning of the images and masked stamping.

I hope you are inspired and like what I've shared today!  If you have any question, just drop me a comment and I'll try my best to answer (:

Have a great weekend!

Friday, 24 November 2017

Purple Onion Designs Sales Blog Hop

I'm very excited about today's post because it's the start of the holiday sales at Purple Onion Designs!  All stamps are 25% off  including the stamps in the sales category from now till 8 December!  

On top of the news of the sales, design team members and friends of Purple Onion Designs has come together with a surprise blog hop!  It's super exciting for me as I've never participated in a blog hop (yes yes, I'm a late bloomer! Haha!)  Oh well, there's always a first time :)  

In celebration of the hop, Sandy Allnock is giving away spots in a class of their choice to 3 lucky commenters along the bloghop - so be sure to comment everywhere!  If the winner has already purchased a class during the current sale, that class fee can be refunded.  Winner will be posted on Sandy's blog on December 1, 2017.  Good luck!

Not forgetting to share a card I made with a new stamp from the new collection ~  'Twas The Night Before Christmas and another stamp from the past collection :)

If you have notice, I've omitted the frame and the glass of milk from Dear Santa and stamped it right in the centre of a die cut stock card using Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Windows from My Favorite Thing.  I also blended a little distress ink in dried marigold to add a little warmth to the card.  I particularly love how the sentiment turned out on the black label I cut from my Silhouette Design studio library as it gives a chalkboard effect! 

I can't help but snap a picture of the cookies all stacked up :P

Would you like to win a art class?  All you need to do is follow the links to all the blogs and comment on their creations as you go :)  Let's now hop over to Hannah Rubenstahl's blog! 

                 Sally On (you are here!)
I hope you like the card I shared today :)  Thank you for stopping by and have fun blog hopping!

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Feeling The Warmth of Christmas

Hello!  Today I'll be sharing another card I made using the new collection from Stacey Yacula ~ 'Twas The Night Before Christmas!

Have A Warm & Cozy Holiday Season

The background of the card is blended with distress inks and all images are coloured using Copic markers.  I really enjoyed colouring Sugar Plum as it's such a cute image, looking so comfy in the armchair!   I added the wood logs to balance out the card and also to add a little more fun to the fireplace.

The complete set of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas is now available at Purple Onion Designs for a discounted price of USD95.00 which amounts to almost a whopping 30% off!  Offer ends on 19 November.  

I hope you like what I've shared today!  For more inspiring projects, just head over to Purple Onion Design blog and see the wonderful projects the design team has put up!  I'm sure you'll love all the gorgeous creations!

That's all for now!  Thank you for stopping by and I'll see you again real soon in a couple of days with another card :)

Thursday, 9 November 2017

'Twas The Night Before Christmas

'Twas The Night Before Christmas ~ The new winter holiday stamps collection that is illustrated by Stacey Yacula is available at Purple Onion Designs website now!  

The new collection consist of 22 winter themed stamps with many cute critters and background stamps that you can always coordinate with prior collection for endless possibilities of Christmas themed cards! For a limited period, the whole collection of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas will be available for USD95.00 and that is a 30% savings!  Offer is till 19 November.

Together with the new collection, there are also 2 new sets of sentiments available that goes well with the new collection.  Just click here :)

Here is a Christmas card I made using 2 stamps from the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.

All the stamps of this card are coloured with Copic markers and the background blended with distress inks.  I also used Ranger white enamel accents to make the little drops of white dots in the background for a snow fall effect on the card.  I love how it adds the 3D dots effects!

I really hope you like what I've shared today ~ the new collection and the new card that I've made! :)  For more inspiring projects just head over to Purple Onion Designs blog to see more beautiful projects from the design team!

Remember to check back here in a few day's time to see more of the projects I've done using 'Twas The Night Before Christmas.

Happy card making!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Halloween Horrors!

Time flies and we are in the month of October!  Very soon we'll start counting down to Christmas!

What do we have in October?  Ah yes!  Halloween!  So today I'm sharing with you some treat bag toppers and tags that I've made for the Halloween treat bags.  Every year, we'll have kids from our estate knocking doors for trick or treats.  We have princesses, heroes, villains etc etc etc.. I wonder what special characters we'll see this year!

The images on the treat bag toppers and tags are:

All images are coloured using Copic markers.  I've also blended some distress inks on the tags and toppers to make them look more colourful.

For the "Boo!", treat bag topper, tags and bats,  they are all cut files from the Silhouette design studio.

And this year, I've bought some really scary candies for the kids!  I hope they are not afraid of eating them!

That's all for now!  Happy Halloween!

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Party Like A Pirate

Ahoy Mate!

It's been quite some time since I made a box card and now that I'm putting up a blog post on my latest creation, I realized I've never enter a blog post on the box cards that I've made.

So I decided to share with you today a box card that I've just completed yesterday.  I managed to find the right props and took quite a number of pictures.  It's always a joy to take pictures of the box card because different angles of it will give me different views of and to get the right angle to feature the card in one picture can be a tricky task!

The box card was created using a box card cut file that I have in my Silhouette library.  Cutting the box is really a very easy and quick task with the Silhouette Cameo as all I need to do is get the right file, choose the right papers and a click of the mouse the Cameo does the job for me!

For the stamp set, I'm sure if you are a paper crafter you will be able to recognise immediately that this set of images are from My Favorite Things Party Like A Pirate stamp set!  I've always loved MFT stamp sets especially the ones by Birdie Brown!  They are just so cute and loads of fun to colour!
I stamped the images with Memento black tuxedo ink pad and I used my Brother ScanNcut cutting machine to have the images cut out.  Yes you heard me right, I've got the Brother ScanNcut too, as a birthday and mothers' day gift! 
Like I said, it's hard to find a right angle to show the whole of the box card and so I took a couple of more pictures to show the different angles.

From this photo you can see there's a little wave that is right in front of the pirate ship.  That's a cut file I found in my Silhouette library and I thought it would be nice to just add it on to show that the boat is riding on the wave.. (well, kind of!)

And this picture shows you how the box card will look when it's being flatten to go into an envelope for easy mailing :)
Hope you  like the Party Like A Pirate box card that I've shared on my blog today.  There's been a few enquiries in the past from people and friends who are on my Instagram, asking if I would want to sell my box cards.  And recently I just realized I could have get the license for the box if I want to do so.  Well.. let's just see how things go, yeah? :)
Just one more day and the weekend is coming!  Stay calm and craft on!

Monday, 14 August 2017

It's A Special Day Just For You

Sharing with you today is a another card I've created with stamps from Purple Onion Designs.

It's A Special Day Just For You

Stamps used: 

It's a special day for Pearl!  And Smokey and Buddy is here to celebrate the special day with her!  

Smokey, Buddy and Pearl are all coloured using Copic markers, whereas the background with Bunting, Tree Horizon and clouds are coloured with distress markers.  At the base of the card, I've adhered a die cut stitched cloud.

A Beautiful Day sentiment set is becoming of my favourite set of sentiments as it has all the happy wishes that I want to put on a happy card!

Just a gentle reminder that the anniversary sale at Purple Onion Designs is coming to an end soon, on 16 August, all stamps are currently on 25% off so be sure to grab them before the sale ends!

I hope you like what I've shared today and if you need more inspirations, just head over to Purple Onion Designs blog for more fabulous creations from the project team! (:

Happy shopping!


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