Monday, 16 November 2015

Box Full of Cupcake Fun

It's been, again, quite awhile since my last post!  I've been really busy working on Christmas cards which I'll share in another post sometime mid of this week, so please check back if you like to look at the Christmas cards that I've created with some fabulous stamps!

Today's post is a special one.  Today you will see how a set of clear stamps can give you 3 different types of cards creation, in the same day, at the same time!  Now isn't there cool?!  

First of all, I want to thank Ren from InkAPaper and Yenni from YenniPaperLove for initiating this card making collaboration and inviting me to join in the fun!  It's my first time taking part in something like this and I'm really looking forward to see the beautiful creations of both Ren and Yenni!

The three of us had a short discussion on the choices of stamps and it happened that we all have the Cupcake Carnival from Mama Elephant and therefore our choice was made!  There was no surprise for choosing this stamp set as I find that this is the cutest and it's also the set of Mama Elephant stamps, among the rest, that I have used the most number of times!

Before I go on further, please let me share with you my creation with Cupcake Carnivals.


That's right.  I made a birthday themed card-in-a-box (:  I have previously made a shaker card with this set of stamps and I'm really happy how it turned out.  This stamp set is just way too cute and I can't help but want to put almost every image in a card.


I coloured the stamped images with my Copic markers and cut them out with the coordinating die sets for Cupcake Carnival.  The box was cut out using my Silhouette Cameo and the cute colourful banner was from Lawn Fawn's Blue Skies.


A card would not be complete without some sentiments and I have spent quite a bit of time searching through my stamp collections hoping to find something really nice to go along with the card.  Make A Wish is just perfect!

Here is a YouTube video from my Chic'n Scratch.com on how to make a card-in-a-box if you do not have a Silhouette Cameo.  It's not as easy as letting the Cameo doing all the cutting but it's still achievable as long as you have a scoring board and a paper trimmer.

I hope you like what I've shared today. I'm sure you would want to see the other 2 versions of the cards with using the same set of stamps so please hop over to Ren and Yenni's blog to see their creations using the same stamp set.  I myself have yet to see their cards (we are not supposed to show our cards to anyone till all 3 of us is ready! Haha!) but I know it's just going to be awesome!

Wishing everyone a great week ahead.  Stay cool and craft on (:

Monday, 19 October 2015

Counting Down to Christmas

Happy Monday!  Hope no one is having the Monday blues!

Like I said earlier, I had quite a productive week and today I'm going to share a Christmas that I've made last week.

Here is warmhearted snowman and bunny by Stacey Yacula from Purple Onion Designs.  


Colouring this snowman and bunny really warms the heart, even though it's 31 degrees C in the hot and humid tropical island of Singapore.  I love how the little bunny hugs the big snowman. 

I coloured the snowman and bunny with my Copic markers and fussy cut the image.  For the background, I used my watercolours and give it a light brush of sky blue and blueish green to give the card a soft look.  Next, I used the Snowy Backdrop from Lawn Fawn for the snowy background.  I inked it with my Brilliance Starlite Silver hoping to get some silvery snow.


Although the background didn't turned out the way I hope it would be, but still I think it does give a soft effect of snow falling.  It's time to head over to YouTube to check out tutorials of the experts to see how I can learn to make snow looking real!

That's all for now!  Let's hope this week will also be a productive week for me.  Exam period for my 9 year old is creeping closer, I will be spending more time revising his school work and lesser time for crafting!

Sunday, 18 October 2015

Fall for Chloe

Happy Sunday!  It's been a good week and I've been quite productive!

Today I want to share with you a card that I've made for the Tiddly Inks challenge #168.  The theme for this round's challenge is Fall colours.

For all the Tiddly Inks challenges, I've always been using Wryn's images for the entries as she's just so fun to colour with.  But then other than Wryn, I also love one of the other images from Tiddly Inks.

May I present to you Chloe Darkwing in fall colours!


The unruly hair and the lovely smile just make Chloe such a endearing image to colour! She seems to be always looking for adventures and fun stuff to do!


As usual, I coloured Chloe with my Copic markers and I specially picked out the fall colours of browns, greens and dark red.  They are not my usual choices of colours for images as I prefer brighter and lighter tones of blues and reds.  But I'm quite happy how Chloe turned out!

To make her look extra special, I used my Sihouette Cameo to cut a wreath in brown and added a few layers of  greens leave and some berries lookalike embellishments to give it a more interesting look.

Lastly, I finished off with an short and sweet sentiment "Many Thanks" from the Lawn Fawn Happy Harvest clear stamp set and also the banner that is found in Bannerific clear stamp set.



I though the sentiment with the banner looks a little plain and wanted to add a little more details like a coloured pumpkin or some other embellishments to it but after some thinking, I decided to keep it simple so that the focus can be solely on Chloe and the wreath.

Alright, that's all for now.  I hope you will fall for Chloe as much as I do!  I think she's pretty cute!

Have a great Sunday and a crafty week ahead!

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Smart Cookie Wryn Krafty Cookie Bag

It has been quite awhile since I last participated in a card challenge.  So when I hopped over to Tiddly Inks Challenge I was really excited to know that challenge #167 was all about using Kraft paper to create a new card, project, journal page, anything!

So I grabbed my 12"x12" kraft paper and used my Silhouette Cameo to cut out nice cookie box with a window and matched it with one of my favorite digital image from Tiddly Inks!

I'm not sure if a cookie gift bag made out of Kraft paper qualifies for the challenge but then never mind if it's not because I just want to have some fun with cookies and Wryn!

I printed out my digital smart cookie Wryn and have her cut out using my Silhouette Cameo.  Then I coloured her with my Copic markers.

The Sweet Wishes sentiment is from Penny Black's Special Wishes clear stamp set and the label was by using Taylored Expression's From Me to You stamp and die set.  I also stamped all around of the cookie gift bag with Lawn Fawn's Milk and Cookies clear stamp set to give the cookie bag a fun look!



What fun is there going to be without filling up the cookie bag with my favorite chocolate chip cookies with pecan?!  I didn't bake the cookies if there's what you are going to ask (heh! heh!)  I got them from my favourite cookie stall!



Can't helped but I munched almost half a pack of cookies while I was snapping the pictures of this cute cookie gift bag project!

Hope you like what I've shared on my blog today!  Wishing everyone a great week ahead and have lots of fun crafting!

Monday, 5 October 2015

Another Halloween Card

It's Monday, another new day for the start of a new week.

I just wish the haze will just go away.  It's been like 3 weeks now with the gloomy haze surrounding the little red dot ~ Singapore.  Checking the PSI level has been like a routine thing to do every morning and every hour.

Not able to do much outdoor activities, the best thing to do is stay at home and make more cards! What a wonderful idea!  

The soccer training on Saturday was cancelled and so we have no choice but to stay indoors so I had a bit of free time to make another card-in-a-box.

Here is Little Witch Lucy from CC Designs Rubber Stamps and Dies.  She's all sweet and not scary at all even as she's holding an eyeball! (gasp! Hahaha!)



I coloured her with my favourite Copic markers and I tried to go a little further with the blending and the shading on her witch hat this time round.


Again I used the Silhouette Cameo to cut out the A2 haunted house box card from the Silhouette Design Store and added a the scary tree with the cat to give the card a little more details.  



I love the how the card turned out, love all the "happenings" right behind cute witch Lucy.  With the "Boo" cut out sentiments from the Silhouette Design Store (again!) the card-in-a-box is complete!



Hope you like what I've shared today!  Stay cool and craft on!  And have a great week ahead!

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Lucy With Bunnies

Yay!  I didn't wait too long to have another blog entry! 

Today I'm sharing a my card-in-a-box!  When I first saw card-in-a-box at Instagram I'm totally fascinated and wanted to make one badly but I didn't know how to start off.  I went on to YouTube and try to watch a couple of videos but the measurement with the inches (in Singapore, we use centimetres more than inches) and the folding really confuses me!

So how did I figure it out now?  Well, with Silhouette Cameo everything seems easy! 

Here is Lucy with Bunnies from CC designs stamps and dies on the card-in-a-box! 



I adore Lucy, she's just so sweet with the 2 bunnies. And I think the sentiment is just the perfect match with Lucy.  Totally positive thinking!

The box was cut out using the Silhouette Cameo.  I picked a Easter A2 box card from the Silhouette design store and I also cut out some trees to fill the back of the card so as to make it look a little "fuller" at the back.



I coloured Lucy using my Copic markers and then die cut it with the coordinating die, and after that I just adhere the cut outs on the box.



Hope you like the Lucy with Bunnies card-in-a-box that I've shared today! 

Have a great weekend and happy crafting!

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Just Treats

It's been awhile since my last entry on my blog, more than a month!  Where did I go?!

Well, let's just say that I got a little lazy with my blog and all the activities were at my Instagram account.  Somehow posting at Instagram is a lot easier, faster and fuss free!

Ok let's get to the point!

Today I'm sharing with you a Halloween card I made :)  And here it is!



Hallo Bean from The Greeting Farm is way too fun to colour!  She's just so cute and with the little kitty that comes with the digital image, who can say no?!

We don't usually celebrate Halloween in Singapore.  Well, maybe for the younger peeps they do (I'm in my forties!) and I don't usually make Halloween cards.  But then Hallo Bean is way too cute and I just had to make a card with her!

As Hallo Bean is a digital image, I printed it out with my Epson printer and then have her cut out nicely with my Silhouette Cameo.  With the Silhouette Cameo it's really a breeze cutting the digital images.  No more fussy cutting!  Yay!

Because I've never made any Halloween cards, I went on to Pinterest and Instagram to check out some handmade Halloween cards to get some inspirations.  It seems the standard colours are black, grey, orange and purple.  They are not my favourite colours but then it's Halloween!  So let's play along!

Coincidentally, right after I completed my card I found out that colour combos for The Greeting Farm's Farm Fresh Challenge for October are (drum roll please!) :

Black, Orange and Purple! 

Hey!  My first Halloween card qualifies for it!  

Here is a close up look of the card.  Hallo Bean is such a sweetie and so I chose and cut out the phrase "No Tricks Just Treats" from the Silhouette design studio to go along with the card.  Just the way how I feel about Hallo Bean as she's all nice and sweet, no funny tricks up her sleeves!



I didn't want to use too dark colours on her as I want her to look fresh and nice so I stay on the safe side and used mostly the lighter tones.

And then to spice things up a little, I die cut a border from Bo Bunny elegant border die with some purple card stock and added it onto the card.

I hope you like my first Halloween Card!  Thanks for coming by!  Let's hope I won't get lazy again and my next blog entry will be just a few days away ;)

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Golden Jubilee Weekend

Happy Midweek everyone!

It's been a hectic golden jubilee weekend for me as the holiday started on last Friday and all the way till Monday but we had a lot of fun!  I didn't have much time to craft or to blog as we were rushing to have all the school work done so that we can thoroughly enjoy the long weekend without worries (:

This year's National Day, also known as our Golden Jubilee was a very special one.  It's 50 years of independence for Singapore and there were a lot of national programs lined up!  

How did we spend our National Day?  Well, we went early to Marina Bay Sands in hope to get the best spot for the special fireworks!

Here are some of the shots of the flyover parade and fireworks to share!


And look how I show my love for Singapore!  I had Patriotic Wryn from Tiddly Inks holding a Singapore flag!  Patriotic Wryn (digital image) comes with a plain clear flag and I had my DH helped me draw the crescent and the stars, replicating the Singapore flag.  Cool isn't it? (:


And somehow I'm glad that all the buzz of celebrations came to an end, and again I can have my personal time when the kid goes back to school.  

Yesterday I spent half of my morning making a birthday shaker card for a lovely friend of mine.  I hope she will like it!  


Here is Birthday Birgitta from CC designs  rubber stamps.  I coloured her with my favourite Copic markers and die cut the image with the coordinating dies from CC designs rubber stamps.  And I also used My Favorite Things Peekaboo Jumbo die to cut the shaker window.  I love this peekaboo die very much and I actually have them in both the Jumbo and regular size!


I like making shaker cards especially when it comes to the part of adding in the beads, blings and sequins!  It makes me feel like I'm a wizard adding in different stuff into a pot making potions!  And I had friends and family members telling me they had fun shaking the cards hearing the sequins and beads shaking!  Cool isn't it?!

That's all for now.  I hope you like shaker cards as much as I do (:  Stay cool and craft on!

Monday, 3 August 2015

Dedicated to Tiddly Inks And For Challenge #162

It has been a hectic weekend and I'm thankful that it's Monday again.  With my 9 year old in school, I can have a bit of "me" time.

Did you see a new badge on the side of my blog?  (:  Yes!  I'm the winner of Tiddly Inks Anything Goes Challenge and being featured in Fab Friday!  I'm so over the moon!  It was my first time participating in a card challenge and I won a prize!  I have to thank Raluca!  If it wasn't for her comment on my Instagram post, I wouldn't have taken part in the challenge and won the prize!  Thanks so much Raluca! *hugs!*

For this week's challenge, the theme is Summer song! And almost instantly I started humming I Get Around by the Beach Boys.  So is this song considered a summer song? 

Here is a little song fact on I Get Around by The Beach Boys ~

I Get Around was released in 11 May 1964 (way before I was born!)  in the album All Summer Long (hey, so it's a summer song!)

Well, it sure makes me think of a riding a Vespa in the summer breeze!  And see who is riding on a Vespa here?! *Round round get around, I get around!*  It's Wryn getting around in the summer on her pink cute Vespa!  *Vroooooooom!*



Wryn Scooting By is one of my favourite image from Tiddly Inks!  Look how cute she looks riding on the scooter with her little friend right on the back seat!  Oh, in case you didn't realized, I've put her up on a pop-up card!

Can you see the twinkle in Wryn's little friend's eyes?  I added some glossy accent again! Ok I think I'm addicted to adding glossy accent to all the images with glasses on them.  I coloured Wryn and her friend with my Copic markers and the cute set of sun and clouds are from the Sizzix Triplits Hello Sunshine (:


And here is the front of the pop-up card.  I thought it looked boring to be left plain and so I decided to spice things up just a little.

 
The cute bunting banner is stamped using Avery Elle Bunting clear stamp set and the word hello is cut using my Silhouette Cameo.
 
And since this post is all about Wryn and Tiddly Inks, I just want to share on my blog the cards, coloured images and book marks that I've done before I started my blog.  I really love colouring images of Wryn and her friends, all thanks to Christy for all the wonderful illustrations!



Ok, that's for all now. Have a great Monday and I hope I will have time again this week for another post on my blog. 

Thursday, 30 July 2015

Batty In Love For CASology Week 157

Time flies and before I know it, it's Thursday. 

There's so many things to do but so little time!  And my mind is constantly on card making and the pile of new stamps on my craft table!  Bad. Very bad. Ok let's forget about the chores for now, shall we?

Today, I'm sharing with you the card I made for CASology Week 157 cue card ~ Wings.
 


And here is the card that I've made ~ Batty In Love (:  Yes!  Bats have wings!



This cute bat is from the stamp set Falling for You from Paper Smooches.  It's my first take on CASology challenge and following the helpful hints on the blog, I'm keeping the card as clean and as simple as possible.


And in case if you are not aware, bats are the only mammals that can fly. Instead of arms or hands, they have wings. The wings have a bone structure similar to the human hand. 

I coloured Batty with my Copic markers and added some glossy accent to his eyes to make it look a little more "alive" and googly, just for a bit of extra fun.  And for the first time, I managed to finally put my twine to good use.  Maybe it's just me, I always find it hard to make twines look pretty on my card.


That's all for now, I hope you love Batty (:  Got to run!  Be happy and craft on! 

Monday, 27 July 2015

CMCC#81 - Colour Me... Playful!

It's the beginning of a new week again!  And today is an off-in-lieu for Youth day for the kids and we have planned to visit the Universal Studio with my little dude.

And this morning I've planned to wake up a little earlier than the boys so that I could have a bit of time to take some snap shots of the card I've completed yesterday night.  I'm actually very excited about this card as it's for the challenge at Colour me...!



This week's colours are very interesting.  At one glance, they reminded me of Neapolitan cakes and ice cream and then gradually I started to think of macarons with flavours of framboise, green tea, cassis and vanilla.  Ahhhh.... macarons.  How good it will be if they aren't laden with so much calories!

These macarons stamped images were from Avery Elle ~ Bonjour.  Instead of using my favourite Copic markers to colour them, I decided to play with my watercolours.



I like the way they turned out and I ended up with lots of macarons (:

It was totally fun creating this macaron card!  Totally calories free!  And I also added a stamped frame from Taylored Expression From Me to You stamp and die set, and complete the card with the "Merci Beaucoup" sentiment that comes together with the Avery Elle Bonjour stamp set.


 
Right after I took the pictures, I popped one of the Fleur de Sel macaron that I bought from Antionette right into my mouth, and it tasted so good.  What is life without a bit of indulgence once in awhile, right? *wink*!

So let's keep calm, eat macarons and craft on!

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

You Melt My Heart

It's a 32 degree Celsius in Singapore right now, it's hot & humid.  Just the right moment for a nice, cold popsicle.

How about a nice popsicle card?  That will at least cool the mind and cheer me up (: 

So here's You Melt My Heart card that I've created this morning.  Anything would melt under the scorching sun of Singapore! *Scream!*



This simple, colourful card is created with the cute little popsicle stamp from  Here's The Scoop from Lawn Fawn and the background is painted with watercolours to create the light pastel colours of rainbow.

Here's a closer look the strawberry flavoured popsicle *trying to imagine it's in one of my favourite flavour!*



I will be submitting this card for this week's Lawnscaping Challenge with the theme of using colours inspired by the rainbow.



And it will also be submitted to SimonSaysStamp.com Monday Challenge for "I scream... *for ice cream!* ^_^



Ok, looks like I really need to get a nice popsicle pronto.  Wishing everyone happy midweek!  Stay cool and craft on! (:

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Colour Me Subtle CMCC#80

Did you have fun yesterday? 

I did! (:  I spent half of my morning working on a card and then back again after lunch.  And I had a good break after, went rollerblading with my 9 year old little man and my hubby.

And since I planned to do a card, I must well join another card challenge ya?! ;)  So I've decided to head over to About Colour Me...! card challenge blog to join in the fun!  My local crafty friend Ren from Ink A Paper who happens to be on the Design Team did mentioned to me about Colour Me...!  Challenge before but I thought I might not be creative enough for the challenges. 

But never mind, I'll give it a try!  Never say "die"!  Haha!  That's a local Singapore slag, meaning we will not give up trying!

So the colours for this week's challenge.... *drum roll*!!!!!

This week's colours are : Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz & Soft Sky.
 
Quite fun colours I would say!
 
And I started to think of soft skies with rolling clouds.  This came up to my mind!  I saw this technique in a post at Pinterest and I am totally blown away!  Soft rolling clouds... maybe just the right type of background for the card?  Here's the link to the blog that I learned the technique from.
 
 
Then the colour of watermelon, and I came up with this.
 
 
 
And finally the card is done!
 


I hope it meets all the requirement and the colours are fine! *keeping fingers and toes crossed!*  Now I realized it's really fun joining card challenges, it sets the boundaries and make me think twice about planning on the colours and structure of the card.  I'm looking out for more challenges to put my creativity to the test!

Ok that's all for now.  Wishing everyone a great weekend!  And.... Stay calm and craft on!

Thursday, 16 July 2015

MFT Sketch Challenge #237

Today I'm sharing with you a birthday card I made for my sister who is turning 45 tomorrow!  I'm really excited because this is also the card that I will be submitting for the My Favorite Thing Card Challenges

It's my first time joining in the fun for the challenge and here the sketch for this week.

 
It seems like it's just such an ideal layout for a nice birthday card (:   And because it's my first time joining in the challenge, I read the rules and regulations a couple of times just to be sure that I'm doing the right thing.  My Favorite Thing Card Challenges website says if I were to use MFT stamps and/or dies in your project, I’ll receive an extra $5.  Cool!

So here is my card!

 
 
 
I've always loved most of the Birdie Brown series of stamps from MFT and I've been waiting for the chance to colour up Birdie Brown Sweet Birthday Wishes for a long time.  Some how I'm always been distracted by other new stamps!
 
I coloured her with my Copic markers with my favourite skin tone colours E50, E51 and E53.  For the hair I used E42, E43 and E44.  For the cupcake, I couldn't quite recall as I have yet to cultivate the habit of recording the colours I've used! 
 
As for the other components of the card, the cute banner on the top of the card is from La-La Land Crafts.  The "Happy Birthday" is cut out from my Silhouette Cameo.  That's about it.
 
It was really fun constructing the card and I can't wait to see what the next sketch will be for the next MFT Card Challenge!
 
Happy crafting!
 
P.S. ~ Raluca, if you are reading this, yes I've included a "following" button on my blog, just as what you have suggested!  Thanks again for giving me the tip! *kisses!*
 


Wednesday, 15 July 2015

My First Post

This is my first post on my paper craft blog, Yay!

I was previously just sharing my handmade cards on my Instagram  (@sugarbea) and a couple of fellow crafters have asked me to take part in some card making challenges.  I realized most of the pictures of people's work will usually link it back to their blog.  I think it's going to fun to make cards and at the same time have a bit of fun with the challenges AND have a blog too!

So here goes!

Today I'm sharing a card-in-a-box I made this morning.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the box, the gloomy looking cloud and the cute pair of rain boots.  And then I added in Ducky Dance Wryn from Tiddlyinks.  The round sentiment is from a rubber stamp set from CC Design Stamps.
 



I love the digital and clear stamp images from Tiddlyinks as Wryn is just so fun to colour with the Copic markers!  And I'm also going to use this card to enter into #Challenge 161- Anything Goes at Tiddlyinks Challenge Blog.  Hugs and kisses to Raluca Vezeteu (@RALUCAVEZETEU) for liking my card and posted a comment on my Instagram post letting me know about this challenge.

Happy crafting everyone! ^_^

 
 

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