Saturday, December 29, 2012

Thank You MOJO273 and cQc#169

This card is made for Mojo Monday's MOJO273 and colourQ's cQc#169


A simple card for these two challenges.
Used plain cardstocks and DCWV papers,
cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and Classic Circles
as well as Sizzix Label.
Ribbons and pearls from stash.
A Thank YOU card for someone special.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Thank you Freshly Made with colourQ

Another card with these two lovely challenges


Noted so many beautiful cards inspired by the sketch
and decided to have a second take.
This time the card is turned anticlockwise.
Thank you Freshly Made and colourQ for the wonderful challenges.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Hugs and Kisses for the Season

Made this card for two challenges


Papers from DCWV stacks.
Stamp is Hero Arts.
Ribbon from my stash.
Hugs and kisses from me for the season!!

Just Saying Hello Freshly Made

This simple and bright card is made for Freshly Made Sketches FMS66

The patterned circle is cut from DCWV's Citrus Stack,
overlaid a white card with Hero Art's Everyday Messages.
Banner is Echo Park's Everyday Eclectic on DCWV green paper.
Just saying Hello to my dear friend.

Monday, December 17, 2012

A Colorful Card for MOJO272

I just loved this sketch from Mojo Monday
that I had to make this card today, Monday!

All papers on the card are from DCWV stacks.
The scalloped circles are cut using Cuttlebug's Flower die.
The rose/pink paper is cut with Sizzix label die,
topped with florettes from Petaloo.
Ribbon and button are from my stash and twine is Maya Road's.
A multipurpose card for any occasion.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Anniversary card for three

This card is made for three super challenges

I flipped the card sketch to the left,
used this beautiful patterned paper from DCWV's The Tradewinds stack,
with Maya Road twine topped with a black circle cut with Spellbinders
and piggybacked the circle with the sentiment
Happy Anniversary from Hero Arts.
Simple elegance.

You're the best Card with retro sketches

A beautiful Sunday dedicated to cardmaking.
The boys are on their gadgets.
It is raining lightly outside.

This one is for two really beautiful challenges

The patterned papers are from Echo Park Everyday Eclectic.
Scalloped Circle and Circle cut with Spellbinders dies.
Sentiment stamp is Hero Arts.
The best for the best!

Monkeying Around with 365-384 Sketch

December 14th was International Monkey Day
and this card was made for two challenges

Animal Crackers from DCWV just cracks me up
and this was so suitable for this challenge, the monkey, I mean.
The big monkey (apologies) is hand cut from Animal Crackers.
Circles and Scalloped Circle are cut with Spellbinders.
Sentiment oo oo eee eee! says it all.

PKS47 and 365-285 Opposite Week

This card is made for two challenges


This is the first time I am playing on Peachy Keen
and it's been a long while since I played on 365 Cards.
The common thing about these two challenges is Dobea Alberts.
And of course, a birthday greeting to Peachy Keen's Kathy.
Papers from DCWV stacks.
All squares cut with Sizzix Square dies.
So to Kathy, have a blessed birthday!!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Baubles, Hugs and Kisses for Christmas

Trying this one out with this card.
Kept it simple without any Christmas tools.
Just followed the colors and design
with minor adaptations like using Spellbinders dies to make the baubles.
Green and red pinstripe papers are from DCWV stacks.
White card base embossed with Sizzix Polka Dots.
XOXO stamp from Hero Arts.

Freshly Made Thank You Card with Dynamic Duos

This three little monkeys card is made for

Played around with the elements of the sketch this time (never done that before).
The delightful papers are from DCWV Animal Crackers Stack.
Sentiment stamp from Hero Arts.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

MOJO271 with cQc#167

Paired this card for these two challenges

The three green papers are from DCWV premium stacks,
cut with Spellbinders Banners, Classic Circles and Scalloped Circle.
For a truly personalized message, I penned down the sentiment.

Friday Mashup with Pals Paper Arts Christmas Card

This Christmas card is made for two
a sketch from Friday Mashup FM89 
"Mash it Up" and create a "project with the Sketch showing some Bling".
with colours from Pals Paper Arts
PPA148 Dec 6th 2012

This card is also for CAS-ual Fridays CFC81 : Knotty or Nice
Create a Clean And Simple project that features a knot or knots.

The three different papers are from DCWV premium stacks.
The red part and ovals are cut with Spellbinders dies.
Tied twine from Maya Road
and stuck three red flowers for the bling.
The card turned out looking like Santa's costume
hence, the HOHOHO!!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Freshly Made FMS64

Made this card for Freshly Made FMS64.

Cut the flower from this lovely DCWV paper with Spellbinders Classic Circle die
and backed it with Spellbinders Scalloped Circle die in green.
The red and yellow papers are also from DCWV Citrus Stack.
Added twine to the card to make it look like a flower on its stem.
A cheerful card for any occasion.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

MOJO270 Contest Colors of Life

Back in the business of making cards,
in red, yellow, green, blue and white, to celebrate life.
My brother just brought back some more stuff from Joann's
in his recent trip back to Malaysia,
including Spellbinders Shapeabilities Banner Basics Three
and Sizzix Framelits Ticket dies which are used here
alongside the older Spellbinders Butterfly
and papers from DCWV (the blue jeans and green).
It was such an enjoyment making this card after some 2 weeks.
To all my fellow cardmakers, let us enjoy life!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Two Thank You Cards for Two Challenges

I am back with two cards in one post
and off to a 4-day silent retreat in a faraway hill tomorrow.
Both cards are made with the help of the Cuttlebug with Spellbinders dies,
and stamps from Hero Arts.

The first one is made for Friday Mashup FM85 ~ A Thankful Fall.
It is a pot of daisies made with love and gratitude.

The second card is made for Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge PPA147.
PPA147 Nov 15 2012

I turned the sketch clockwise and chose pink, green and white for a cheerful card.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

colourQ Courtiers for cQc#161

Yet another nice surprise!!  This time with colourQ for the card I made with Mojo Monday's sketch MOJO265.  I was selected as one of the colourQ Courtiers for the challenge.  Many thanks to colourQ and the wonderful DTs for all the inspirations and recognition.  And thanks to Nance for your comment.  If I had not signed on my blog to read the comments, I would never have found out about this!!

Pals Paper Arts Artist Pick Winners - PPA146

Hurray!!  The last card I made before taking a hiatus to focus on healing is a PPA Artist Pick.  I have not been signing in to my blog to read the comments and decided to do so this evening.  Lo and behold, a message from Mike Funke to contact him.  I went into his profile to make sure it was not a hoax and found his delightful blog.  Thank you to all the wonderful DTs for the recognition.

Caroline Tan

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Time Out

Taking some time off to focus on the teachings of Bruno Groening.  Will be back soon with more cards...

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Sending Warm Fuzzies with Blooms

 PPA 146 Nov 1 2012

I used solely Spellbinders Carnation Creations for this card
with sentiment from Hero Arts Everyday Messages.
Papers used ~ vanilla DCWV, plain red card and recycled box card.
All on a white card.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Freshly Made with Dynamic Duos

This card is made for two of my favourite challenges
Dynamic Duos #26 ~ Monochromatic and Freshly Made Sketches FMS59

I have grown to love pairing color challenges with sketches.
I do not have the exact colours but I think the sketch turned out rather well.
The black banner is embossed with Sizzix Polka Dots.
The scalloped squares and butterflies are Spellbinders.

Thank You MOJO265 and cQc161

I love Mojo Monday MOJO265 so much that I made another card with the sketch.
This time with colourQ's cQc#161,
using orange, black, saffron and white cardstocks with
Cosmo Cricket's Salt Air paper,
Spellbinders Scalloped Circle and Dahlia dies,
and Kaiser Sentiment Rub on.
Completed the card with a black and white button.