Sunday, June 30, 2013

You're The Best

Saying goodbye to mid-year and Google Reader today...the earth keeps moving and so do our lives. We just have to move on with positive mind and attitude. I'm curious to see what the next six months have in store for me. As we go on, live life to the fullest and try to accomplish whatever we have planned and say a prayer in every steps we lead our journey.
 So, here's sharing my finale card for Crafter's Digital Art Center Easy As 1,2,3 challenge. This challenge completes the entire CDAC Progressive Digi Challenge this time around. Here's my card:
 Supplies: Bo Bunny patterned papers & sentiment sticker, MS border punch, Carla Craft punch, Kaisercraft ink pad, Copic Sketch

Challenges I'm entering:
1. CDAC : Easy As 1,2,3 Challenge

Thanks for visiting me today. Have a great day and enjoy the days to come.
Hugs and smile,

Saturday, June 29, 2013

DS4J New DigiStamps & Artwork Tutorial

Good day! DigiStamps4Joy has new digistamps in the shop this day. The images look so beautiful! Check out what my fellow design teammates have created using the new products. I have designed a card with a bamboo image and you can get the image here. 

I love bamboo in my living for crafts and interior decor especially. For my card, I want it to have Asian feel and decided to go for artwork. I used very easy to get and to do technique. Basically I use ink pad by Versa Ink to stamp the background, my kids' watercolor and stencil. 
 I directly applied the paint onto the card to create my own background.
 I used stencil to draw some butterflies. I used stencil because I don't have steady hand to draw, smile.
I like to ink up the edge with black pen (here I used Copic because it's within reach:). It gives more depth for matting.
The butterflies are printed, cut out and colored with Copic Sketch. It's fun to make your own background and that makes your creation unique. 
I hope my little tutorial and tips are helpful. Once again, I thank you for visiting and do visit DS4J blog and shop for more details.

Hugs and smiles,


Happy Saturday and hope your day is bright. My creation today simply makes my day brighter because I have made a card based on selection of colors which are not my favorite, lol...yet I love the end result and decided to leave my cards as is without embellishment {erm, not really me because I love to adorn my cards but however, this vintage image looks very elegant  so I thought a clean cut card is just wonderful}. 
Today's make is for Crafter's Digital Art Center Inspiration Challenge Room. The challenge inspiration is based on this picture:
I am not so much into color palette so I would say this is not my cup of tea let alone the colors, ain't my favorite. Argh, must I say this again, lol. Nevertheless I love my simplicity card :) The image of the umbrella hat lady is a freebie from Free Digital Stamp and colored with Copic Sketch. The sentiment is from Heidi Grace.

I'm happy to take my card into these challenges:
1. Crafter's Digital Art Center : Inspiration Challenge

Wish you blue sky and everything nice. Thanks for visiting. 

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, June 28, 2013

Giving Up To Let Go

This is my final card for Crafter's Digital Art Center progressive digi challenge. I am so over the moon for having the challenge completed today...relief and what such fun! The image Hawaiian Girl is from Back To Paper. I think she's so cute. I have shined her with Copic Sketch which is my favorite coloring tool. 

 Supplies: Back To Paper digi image, sentiment from Ginger's House,
Copic Sketch, MS border punch, Carla Craft punch and others from my stash
 The sentiment has different perspective!
Having said that, it's time again to enter these challenges:
1. Crafter's Digital Art Center : Progressive Digi Challenge
2. Simon Says Stamps : Anything Goes
3. A.R.T (Art Random Thursday) : Anything Goes

I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your visit today and I try my best to return the favor.
Take care and remember, don't give up easily :)
Hugs and smiles,

Baby Shower

Hey there again! It's lovely to be in blogland, isn't it? I know when I am challenging myself to beat Crafter's Digital Art Center progressive digi challenges that is ending in a couple of days. I just received my freebie digi image via email for the third image and didn't waste a moment just now to make a card with the lovely Woodland Baby image by Nana Vic. Such adorable cutie! 
Well, here's my card: 
 I love watching the baby sleeping soundly. Would be awesome if my lullaby could be like that.
Taking this card into these challenges:
1. Crafter's Digital Art Center : Progressive Digi Challenges
2. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
3. Pause Dream Enjoy : Anything Goes
4. My Heart Pieces : Anything Goes
5. A.R.T (A Random Thursday) : Anything Goes
6. Polly Craft Challenge : Anything Goes
7. Simon Says Stamps : Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by. See you soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Just Saying Hello

Hello there! Sharing another creation for Crafter's Digital Art Center (CDAC) progressive challenge. This is quite challenging when I do it last  minute! The challenge started way back in March and participants are given three jolly months to complete the challenge.
Oh boy, I was so busy with life and all I really forgot this challenge until yesterday. There are four images altogether and to get each image, a paper creation must be done with the first image, make a blog post, link it to CDAC and then only you can ask for the next image via email. It is a fun challenge but it is challenging when it's super last minute, lol. 
Here's my card:

The rainbow image and sentiment are from Back To Paper. I thought it'd be neat to make a fun bright card this time. I used Copic Sketch to fill in the image.

Off to send this card into these challenges:
1. Crafter's Digital Art Center : Progressive Digi Challenge

Thank you for your visit. I'll see you soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Find Joy Everyday

Today's post is for Crafter's Digital Artist Center progressive freebies challenge. The umbrella by Nana Vics is just so cute I think. I have made a card and colored the umbrella with copic. 

 Supplies: MS border punch, Copic Sketch and others from my stash
Taking this card into these challenges:
1. CDAC (Progressive Freebie Challenge)
2. Sister Act : Anything Goes
3. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
4. Pause Dream Enjoy : Anything Goes
5. Simon Says Stamps : Anything Goes
6. Crafting By Designs : Anything Goes

I thank you for visiting me again. 

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, June 24, 2013

DS4J New Digistamps

Hi all! DigiStamps4Joy has some fabulous new releases. A new range of marvelous designs by Margaret Kieser and Jen Lee are available in the shop. The design team has designed beautiful cards with the new releases to inspire. Come and visit us now!
I have created a twisted easel card with the image Misteri - Thinking which you can get her here.  I love fancy fold for my cards and there are times I get stuck during the process, lol. My blogger friend Jenny Dix featured her stylish easel cards on her blog that gave me some ideas for decoration {thank you Jenny}. 
Here's my card: 
 Supplies: DS4J digi images, MS border punch, Copic Sketch, Prima flower, Carla Craft scissor, Kaisercraft ink pad 

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:
1. Through The Craft Door : Anything Goes 
2. Five Simple Things : Anything Goes 

Thanks for dropping by.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Challenge You!

Hello everyone! DS4J mid-challenge #69 is presently on the go and you have until June 25 to link your paper project. June being a special month for men in general or to precisely speaking, they are father, father-in-law, husband, son, grandpa...we always honor them and appreciate them, right. 

Our theme is For The Men In Our Lives. Show us with pride your paper creation. Come visit DS4J blog for more inspirations from the design team. My paper creation is a card using Motorcross Rider image. I think it's pretty neat for a guy whose passion is motorbike and race =)

 Supplies: DS4J digi image, Ginger's House sentiment, Copic Sketch and others from my stash
 Don't wait any longer. Time flies quickly eh.
Thank you for dropping by and I'll be here again tomorrow.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I am back & it's a go, go, go (as always:)

The kids have returned to school last week after two weeks break. That simply explains my m.i.a; I needed a big break after nursing my children with chicken pox the last two months. Unfortunately my little one came down with it after her three siblings so the second week of holidays were not too pleasant. Fortunately we were spending hols at my Mother's home so she helped me with nursing my children. It was a huge relief. Meanwhile, the girls are doing fine except my son still needs tender loving care as his chicken pox is not healing hundred percent. Welcome back Miss Florence Nightingale; that's me!

So, before I left for vacation, I made two cards for DigiStamps4Joy
 new tag release last month. Here's sharing my dt make for today.

A baby card using baby tag image. Click here for details.
 Supplies: DS4J digi image, MS border punch, Kaisercraft ink pad, Versafine ink pad and handmade origami hearts 
 My big girl likes origami so she made some hearts for my sweet :)

DS4J previous challenge #68 was Oh To Be Young Again. I have designed a card with school theme using School Girl image. Click here to get her. The image reminds me of my primary school years because this is how I look like as a student in the 80's, lol. Ooops, I had colored the footwear wrongly; supposed to be white school shoes and white socks.
 Sharing two photos from my school album :)
Standard 1 (year 1979). Standing second row 7th place from left is me at age 7. Mrs Ngui in brown dress was our principal. She's a sweet and nice lady! So was our class teacher in lilac (can't recall her name, hmm).
Standard 6 (1984). Standing back row 2nd place from left is me at age 12. 
Do I have similar hair style like the image below? Smile :)
Such sweet memories! Until then, take care and thank you for dropping by.
Hugs and smiles,