Tuesday, April 23, 2013

I'm just Saying...You Could Do Better"

Hello everyone! How's life? Hope life is treating you good. 
I've been m-i-a for a few days giving priority to my sick child. Anis has never been absent from classes since kindergarten and always set full attendance record all way through primary school until today, she lost her crown. For the first time this year she's too sick to go to school so she will not receive her full attendance certificate in November. Never mind...her health is more important I told her but nevertheless, she is down. Talk about determination! She makes me a proud mother...smile...

Sharing with you today is a sample card specially made for DigiStamps4Joy Mid-Challenge #65 and the theme is Bling on a Shape. 
There are 2 requirements for this challenge: 
Make an easel shaped card (plain or twisted),
and ADD BLING somewhere on the card.

This challenge will end on 30 April 2013 so you still have time. I'm excited to see your creations.  
 Click HERE and take a peek at my design teammies' creations.
Here's  mine:
 Supplies: DS4J digi image, sentiment from Ginger's House, Copic Sketch, Carla Craft punch, MS punch, others from my stash
I'm not a big fan of purple but I have noticed that I have made several cards with different shades of purple the last couple of months =) The maroon mulberi paper underneath the purple punched edgy has been in my treasure box for 11 years! I bought them in big roll and have used it over the years and still have extras! Best buy indeed, lol.
 I adore this beautiful girl named Emma drawn by Jen Lee. Click HERE to get her =D
I would love to get this card into these challenges:
1. Make It Monday : Anything Goes
2. One Stitch At A Time : Ch#160 Use a Digi
3. Through The Craftroom Door : Anything Goes
4. Paper Playtime : Ch#8 More than 1 Fold
5. Everybody Art Challenge : Ch#223 Two Colors
6. Oldie But A Goodie : Make It Girly
7. QKR Stampede : Ch#35 Punches and/or Dies
8. Love To Scrap : Ch#4 Cut It Out
9. MIM Challenge : Fancy Folds
10. Sassy Studio Designs : Ch#173 Fancy Fold
11. Sister Act Card : Ch#3 Anything Goes

Once again I thank you for visiting me today. Truly appreciate and remember this:
Good Better Best
Never let them rest
Until Good becomes Better
And Better becomes Best

Hugs and Smiles,

Sunday, April 21, 2013

"You are an Inspiration" with DS4J new digi image release

Hello everyone! How are you today? I'm  having a great Sunday with my family indoor {eating and watching tv together} and outdoor {gardening}. Sunday is normally the day we get both quality and quantity time together even though the children attend schools on Sunday. 

Sharing with you today is an easel card using a beauty by Jen Lee whose drawings always fascinated me. The tricky part for me is to fill in her hair with strokes of colors which I am not good yet. Practice will make perfect eh. This beauty named Melissa can be purchased at DS4J shop

Supplies: DS4J digi image, My Mind's Eye pp, sentiments from TLC and Ginger's House, Copic Sketch, Kaisercraft ink pad, Petaloo flower embellishment, stickles and others from my stash

Not very happy with my hair coloring...hmmm.
 ...and this card is ready for mailing!
Once again I'm taking this card into these challenges:
1. Paper Make Up Stamps : Ch#84 Girly
2. The Paper Shelter : Ch#108 Make It Bloom
3. Sparkle and Sprinkle : Use a Digital Image
4. Paper Playtime : Ch#8 More than 1 fold
5. Challenges 4 Everybody : Ch #18 Anything Goes (second entry)
6. Pin And Tack : Ch#8 Anything Goes (2/5)
7. Patties Creations Challenge : Ch#65 Make It Sparkle (1/2)
8. Melonheadz Friends : Ch#80 Fancy Fold
9. Scribbles Designs : Ch#4 Shaped or Easel Cards 
10. Stamp-N-Doodle : Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by. You simply make my day brighter. Have a great time.
Hugs and Smiles,

Sunday, April 14, 2013

"When You Smile" with DS4J New Digistamp Releases

Happy Sunday everyone! DigiStamps4Joy has released nine new fabulous images today. Please click HERE to view the images and take a look at what the design team members have made to inspire you.
I have chosen Big Mouth drawn by Margy for my card design. 
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Kaisercraft stamp, VersaFine ink pad, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Copic Sketch, sentiment from Ginger's House
...some close ups...
Rubber stamping used to be my childhood's play and still stamping up to now, lol... 
I am entering this card into the following challenges:
1. My Sheri Crafts : Ch#108 Theme Tree/Nature
2. One Stitch At A Time : Ch#159 Bright
3. Challenges 4 Everybody : Ch#18 Anything Goes
4. Pin and Tack : Ch#8 Anything Goes (1/5)
5. Bearly Mine Challenges : Ch #81 Anything Goes (1/2)
6. Sarah Hurley Challenges : Ch#79 Projects with Character
7. Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes
8. Paulaholifield Crafts : Ch#1 Anything Goes
9. Tottaly Gorjuss : Ch#179 Spring Shades
10. Crafter's Digital Artist Center : Anything Goes Challenge
And again, if you would like to join us, Digistamps4Joy welcome you anytime :)

Until next time,
~~~Hugs and smiles~~~

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Welcome Home

Welcome to my home everyone! It's mid-challenge time for your favorite theme Anything Goes challenge at DigiStamps4Joy and you have until April 16 to submit you paper creations. Check out what Team B has designed for your inspirations at DS4J. 
First let me tell you that I love cottages! I just adore the stunning cottages in England and used to 'build' 1000+ jigsaw pieces into a beautiful cottage that is hanging at my parents' home in their living room (my father shared my love for wall hanging pictures, awesome:). I also display an array of fridge magnet cottages on my fridge (hubby never complains, so I can always hunt for more:). I've cross-stitched a beautiful Edwardian Cottage also hanging at my parents' bedroom wall. Meanwhile I am struggling to finish my own wall hanging for my home and this cross-stitch project has taken me over a year (sigh) but I love this particular cottage I won't give up because my next cross-stitch project would be Periwinkle Cottage that my sis Lili plans to do as well. Let's see if I can beat her; erm, not on the finishing line but who will start first, bahahaa =D
Aaargh, enough rambling, here's my card for your view. I have used Wisteria Splendour and you can get the image here.
  Supplies: digi stamp from DS4J, Copic Sketch, gesso, Kaisercraft ink pad, MS border punch, Carla Craft punch, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, bird house stamp from Sweet Tweets stamp set exclusive freebie from Australia Scrapbook Ideas, Versa Fine ink pad, pp from Kaisercraft (paper scraps rather:) 
My intention was to use a chippie fence at the bottom of the card but what I have is too short so I used MS punch to make my fence.
I use corrugated box to make the bricks and applied lots of gesso. Then I placed the 'front wall' of my cottage on the brown corrugated cardstock I have been keeping for 11 years!
This card design has inspired myself to make a wall hanging project next time most probably with similar image because that front door drawn by Margy is pretty much the same like my front door except mine is grey has 12 panels except I don't have that bricks, I wish :)
I hope this artsy work gives you some inspirations.
Before I close my door, I'm taking this card into these challenges:
1. Crafter's Digital Artist Center : Anything Goes
2. Sketches 4 All : Using Corrugated Cardboard
3. Fab'n'Funky : Spring Colors
4. Divas by Design : Flowers
5. Forever Friends : Diecuts/Punches
6. 613 Avenue : Anything Goes "Spring Fever"
7. The Corrosive Challenge Blog : Spring Fling
8. One Stitch At A Time : Anything Goes
9. Joanna Sheen Challenge : Spring into Spring
10. Lexi's Creations : Punches and/or Diecuts
11. Paper Craft My Challenge : Spring is in the Air

Thank you for dropping by and have a nice day.
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, April 06, 2013

DS4J New Product

Hi everyone! It's time again for new digi release by DigiStamps4Joy this week. Three beautiful fairies drawn by Jen Lee can be purchased in the shop. Do take a peek at DS4J and may you get some inspirations from my fellow design teammates.

I have used Whassup Fairy for my center step card:

The image is colored with watercolor pencils and a bit of Copic Sketch.
I used cardstock to make this card and stamp it up with Kaisercraft butterfly stamp for the background. Butterflies are punched with Carla Craft punch. 

The quote is uploaded from a facebook post by a friend. Very meaningful, isn't it?  
Taking off to these challenges:
1. Crafty Creations : Flowers of Fairies
2. Creative Moments : Things with Wings
3. CCEE Stampers : CCEE1314 Things with Wings

Thank you for dropping by today. I am so glad to have your visit and thanks so much for your time and comments.

Hugs and Smiles,

Friday, April 05, 2013

Love is like a BUTTERFLY

Hi everyone. It's time again for another card of mine and this card is made based on a card sketch challenge at Stuck on U Sketches this week. I love the their sketches for cards and layouts and many times I plan to take part but many times the deadline beats me. This time I manage to squeeze myself between my routine to create this card before deadline, phew. I have used a digi image Sally Sunshine from DigiStamps4Joy and you can get her in the shop. 

Here's the sketch that I flip to make my card.
Some close-ups:
 Supplies: Kaisercraft pp/stamp/ink pad, Petaloo blooms, Copic Sketch, stickles, sentiment from  Ginger's House and my loyal sewing machine 
I love the sentiment, it means so much to me! 
I will take this card into these challenges too:
1. Crafter's Digital Artist Center : Seasonal Fun Challenge
2. Paper Take Weekly : Anything Goes
3. 613 Avenue : Anything Goes with Flowers
4. Sparkle N Sprinkle : Use a digi image
5. Creative Moments : Things with Wings

Till I see you again, thank you for your visit. Truly appreciate.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, April 04, 2013

DS4J Two Freebies Up For Grab!

Hey there! DigiStamps4Joy is having superb freebies you wouldn't want to miss for the first Friday of April. The two lovely images are Pinweel drawn by our talented artists Margy and Trendy Shoes by Jen Lee. 

The freebies are available at DS4J Shop for 2 days only from April 5-7 so you better hurry!

I have designed two different projects using the freebies:

Decorated Box

Fridge Magnet

I hope you will get some inspirations from my creations. Can hardly wait to see what you would create with the freebies :) What are you waiting for...go get them NOW!

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, April 01, 2013

Enjoy Life's Moments

Hi there! April is here and as always time sure flies. Hopefully yours were awesome and will still be fabulous. Beginning today is a new challenge at Lady Anne's Challenges {Stamp Challenge} and you have one month long to submit your submissions...remember, only 2 creations per month.

Come join us and you may win 2 digi images of your choice from Stamp N Doddle. Our design team members have created lovely cards with their digi images so do take a peek at their blogs as well. 

Here is my creation using Stamp N Doodle image: 
Supplies: Digi Image from Stamp N Doodle, Copic Sketch, MS Punch, Prima Flower, Kaisercraft pp/sentiment/ink pad and others from my stash


Thanks for dropping by today. Off to enter this card into these challenges:)

Hugs and smiles,