Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bag Ladies! Models for a Day :)

I’ve been having annoying internet connection issues for the past 2 days and although it’s back today, it’s still very unstable. I've been sucking the life out of my phone data usage *ouch* Anyway, thankfully I’m just in time to post and submit this layout.

This is a photo of me along with two of my besties: Ai Leen and Jade at a very momentous occasion. It was at the store opening event at Jade’s Radley boutique at Pavilion KL in November 2010. She needed a group of ‘everyday-real-women’ to model the bags so since we love her so much, we relented and allowed ourselves to be embarrassed and hounded by media lenses for a couple of hours hehe.
Here’s my shabby-glam fashion-forward LO :)

This LO is for Scrap-It-Lah’s September challenge by DT Helen Tilbury with the following criteria:

Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps, bubble wrap, etc etc - its all up to your imagination.

Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)

The deadline is actually tomorrow, so you still have a wee bit time left if you wanna join :) It’s totally worth your while because they have Studio Calico’s Debate Team Kit as the winning RAK. So go on over to Scrap-It-Lah now!

I am also entering this for Create (Make It Happen) with the criteria of butterflies, buttons and blings. They also have a RAK for the lucky winner but deadline is also tomorrow.

I have used Pink Paislee’s Parisian Anthology resist paper as the background which I colored with these: Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Glam in Rustic, Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist in Viva Pink, Tattered Angel’s Glimmer Mist in Red Velvet and the top light shade is Studio Calico Mister Huey’s Mist in Cream. I also used a combination of liquid pearls and glitter glue on the top right corner of the paper. As per criteria, there's definitely a mix of media here; fabric, doiley, chipboard, wood, mists, liquid pearls and glitter :)

One of the feature on this LO is Dusty Attic's dress-form chipboard which I dressed up with some fabric, also using the same colors as the background and some trims and etc. This was a satisfying fun process :)
Wooden button; Maya road. Rose, ivory rayon crinkled seam binding & stickpin; Etsy.
The next prominent feature here is my handmade satin ribbon bloom which I edged with some delicious red lace. I used a couple of wooden spools will to add a fashion-forward feel, spools; Yew Buttons (local haberdashery)
Tiny fussy-cut frames from a Sassafras paper, alphas from Jenny Bowlin. Rose from Etsy. Buterflies with blings as per criteria for Create (Make It Happen).
Title alphas; American Crafts. "Bag Ladies" because Radley is a brand that sells bags and purses etc and we had to carry alot of bags during the show. The photo was also taken against a wall full of bags on display from ceiling to floor.
Journaling reads: "Thanks to Jade (babe in the centre of the pic), we got to be models for a day at the Radley store opening fashion show at Pavilion!" (I definitely have more than 12 words here, as per criteria, hehe)

The fabric ruffled border is from Pink Paislee Mistables which I colored with some of the same shades I used for the background and topped it with red glitter glue at the edge.
Just another angle zooming in on the pretty DA chipboard beauty :)

This was quite a challenge as it's not easy trying to incorporate at least 3 different colors unto a patterned paper background, I was contemplating for almost a whole month how to go about it and then at the eleventh hour, the mojo hit me in the face. 

Thanks for dropping by, now go hop on to these 2 fabulous challenge blogs and check out their DT work and perhaps join the coming challenges :)

Here's a parting temptation; this is the September RAK, check out those goodies ...  even if not just for the love of it, aren't these good reason enough to get scrapping hehe :)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

My First Christmas Card!

I know it's way too early for a Christmas card but I'm just so driven by these three inspirations I just could not resist!

Here's my card:

I'm using Sketch 135 by CardPatterns:

Love this cute yet rather unconventional card sketch.
The color scheme is inspired by CAS-ual Fridays CFC21:

I'm using monochromatic tones of RED with a dark brown.

The final inspiration is from Lawnscapping Challenge 18, to go "texty":

I'm using the 'texty' circles cut out from patterned paper.

More pictures....
Patterned papers; Simple Stories 100 Days of Summer. Alphabet stamp set; American Crafts.

Christmas Sentiment stamp; Hero Arts.
It's my first time having one project for three challenges, how fun!

Are you already in the mood for some Christmas crafting? I know I am but I'm holding back till next month hehe :)

Thanks for visiting! :)

Hubby Loves Food! A Layout for Get Picky

This sketch on Get Picky is simply perfect for this group of photos of my dear hubby :) I've yet to scrap a LO dedicated to him only, so here's the first. This is a pic of him taken at his birthday dinner party with a big group of friends back in 2008. Pasta and cold beer makes him a very satisfied man heheh :)

I'm going for a more masculine theme here, the 7G Venice collection is perfect!

This LO is based on September's Sketch #12 here:

I actually rotated it 90 degrees clockwise to go with my pics :)

 Here are my close-ups:
Handmade 'blooms', I just cut circles with my Slice, distress, ink and layer, then I topped it with an antique looking metal button from a local haberdashery :) Burlap leaves; Prima.

Burlap strip; Etsy, sentiment chipboard tag; Creative Imaginations, brown kraft tag; Martha Stewart.

Chipboard alphas from the same 7G Venice collection, tiny round alphas; Jenny Bowlin.

Thanks for visiting :) Do hop on over to Get Picky for loads of inspiration for multi-photo layouts :)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Cheerful Cards for Scrappingville

Hi there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend :) Just wanna share some cutesy cheerful projects I created with Scrappingville's kit for the month ....

Here's a sunny birthday card using American Craft's Confetti papers. How delish is that glittery chipboard cupcake huh?

These fun American Craft's Confetti papers are available at Scrappingville :)

A close-up of that yummy chipboard cupcake from American Craft's Clubhouse.

Inside the card - the tag however is from Echo Park Little Girl Journaling tag paper.

Here's another cheery birthday card using Echo Park's Little Girl Cupcake Casey pp and Little Girl Journaling Tag pp.

6 x6 card using Echo Park's Little Girl.
Bloom, button and gem from my stash. Butterflies from Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, coated with glitter glue.

The birthday sentiment is cut out from American Craft pp, the bottom pp are from Echo Park's Little Girl Cupcake Casey pp.

Lastly, when a simple card is not enough, why not create a quick and easy mini tag album? I've combined American Craft Confetti and Echo Park's Little Girl pp here with random bits & pieces and stamps from my stash for this "thank you" mini tag album.

This is the 'front' of the mini tag album.

The inside pages; there are total of 6 mini tags, measuring approx 4" x 3". This is a great way to make use of your leftover bits and pieces :)

This is the 'back'.
This colorful cuties are on display at Scrappingville for your viewing pleasure :) Do hop on over and check out their goodies :)

Thanks for looking! Have a colorful week ahead!!! :)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

"Hi!" My First Frosted Design Card

Happiness is when you stumble into new challenge blogs with an inspiring sketch! (the site is not new, just new to me heheh). So here's my first time playing along with Frosted Design's card sketch challenge #1, yup, it's also their first card sketch challenge!

Using Basic Grey's Indie Bloom. It's the same one paper; Guacamole, using both coordinating sides, matched with pale yellow cardstock.

This is FD's card sketch #1:

Here are some close-ups:

My own handmade satin ribbon bloom :) Crystal sparkle center; Crafio. Sentiment tag; Slice Dilly Dally, inner piece is canvas with sentiment alphas from Basic Grey.

Border punch; Martha Stewart, lace and crochet trim; local supply.

Inside the card. Lace trim local supply.

I really love how the BG papers matches so perfectly, the floral designs really made the card POP!

Thanks for visiting! XOXO!

Friday, September 23, 2011

CardPatterns Sketch 133

I've had these MME Stella & Rose Collection Hazel papers for MONTHS and I loved them so much I didn't quite have the heart to use them! I guess I have to use up some of my old stuff otherwise I can justify buying the new releases hehe :) So here's my card for CP Sketch 133 using these delicious papers.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my card:

Trims at the bottom edge: grey self-adhesive trim; Momoyo, pink velvet trim; I can't recall :(

Papers; MME Stella & Rose Hazel, organza and doiley; local supply. Metal button; MME Lost & Found (1), stickpin; Etsy, pink rose; Prima Angelica Rose, leaves; Prima.

Sentiment stamp; Hero Arts. Liquid pearls; Ranger Platinum and Pink. Shapes are cut from Slice Dilly Dally.

Punchers; Martha Stewart Daisy Edge, Royal Butterfly and Monarch Butterfly. Silver-grey ric rac; Momoyo.
A close-up of the glitter flutteries with loads of stickles and liquid pearls :)

With the scraps after these cards, I made another mini card, just for fun ....

Fancy tag is cut from Slice Dilly Dally.
Sentiment stamp; Lawn Fawn. I love the white blooms in the background and I just love using liquid pearls to add a subtle texture to the paper :)
Another Prima Angelica Rose with some organza. Loving organza ribbons right now, they add such a soft, luxe and whimsical feel to any creation :)

Thanks for looking at these sweeties, have a sweet and blessed day and a great weekend ahead! :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini Card for CAS-sual Fridays

This is my first card for CAS-sual Fridays for CFC #20. The criteria is to have a MINI card measuring no more than 4 x 4. Here's my quick, clean and simple little mini.....

Using 7Gypsies Venice papers. Sentiment tag is Basic Grey, stamp is Penny Black. Brown lace trim from Daiso.

Inside the card, using the same pp but on the reverse.

Just to show the measurement at 4 x 4. The bottom part of the card is flapping upwards which makes it look like it's out of the ruler measurement but it's not more than 4" I promise! :)

Do hop on over to CAS-ual Fridays for great inspirations on clean & simple cards :)

Merci!!! Thanks for looking :)


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