Life goes on

wow! I’ve abandoned this place for… 11 months! so many things happened and updating my blog seems like the last thing on my list (I even have to think twice of the password to log in here) I do make layouts on and off now but i’m just too lazy to update the blog… argh! so i guess you won’t be hearing from me anytime soon…. take care everyone!

CFC 28

Yes! A Challenge! My first blog entry after neglecting this dusty blog for ~2 months! While i disappear from blogland, I did created some cards/tags for my friends and family.

I must admit that tags have been my new found love! It is easier to make and recipients can keep them as bookmark (if I didn’t accidentally add too many embellishments *wink*). So when I come across this week’s CAS-ual Fridays challenge that asked us to create a simple tag, I simply can’t say no!

… and here’s my take:

I am really inspired by Kryssi‘s take on this challenge. Thus I made a double tag as well! The sentiment ‘Warm Wishes’ is actually stamped on the second tag. As it is supposed to be a clean and simple challenge, I try to keep things simple. The size of this tag is 2.5″ x 4″.

Did you notice the lovely butterfly?! Oh, I LOVE this butterfly punch so much! Have been eyeing it for some time and finally I got the chance to buy it! Yaaaaaahoo! This is my first project using the punch.

I really enjoy making this tag and hope you like it!

I’M BACK!!! …… for a short while =)

OH MY OH MY!!! Time really flies! It’s been more than a month since I upload my blog. I’m surprised (and touched) to notice that there are still people coming to this blog even I have no new updates since ages ago. Thank you people for still visiting here.

My day job (that has been extended to day and night job now) is like a roller coaster ride. Sometimes it is slow enough to let you admire the scenery around. Sometimes it is teeth clenching fast-and-furious that you can hardly breathe. And before you realize it is slowing down again. But unlike a ride, this has no end (unless I quit of course). Anyway, aren’t these ups and downs part of our life? As much as I would like to complain of my lack of personal time, I am grateful for the chance to learn and contribute to a great team. Not too bad I guess.

It has been very unproductive of my crafty side these few weeks. Not a single update. I know… So I would like to make up with these 3 cards that I made. Well, not really zero productivity at least *wink*

First, a very simple birthday card (for my ‘platinum’ customer ;p).

Second, a card for a friend that has left to UK to further study. One more year till we get to see her again…

Last, a farewell card (also for my ‘platinum’ and only customer! Haha!)

Okay, guess that’s all I have this time round.

Till we meet again…..

CASE Study Anniversary Blog Hop & Wee Memories Challenge #63

Happy First Anniversary to CASE Study!! In order to celebrate their anniversary, the design team is having a blog hop. We get to hop from blogs to blogs of their past and current DT. You can’t believe how much inspiration and fun I had during the hop. Come join in the fun if you have time!

This week, we get to CASE any card that inspired us along the hop.  I chose to CASE a beautiful card from very very talented Cristina. Cristina’s work has given me a lot of ideas and inspiration. I really admire her full of creativity CAS style. And she was just crowned as 2011 Gallery Idol! Awesome right?! She truly deserves this title. Okay, I sound like a small fan now *wink*, let’s get back to the card.

So here’s the card of Cristina that I chose to CASE:

and here’s my take:

My apology for the bad photo quality. I stamped multiple owl images using different ink colors. I embellished the card in the same way using ribbon and buttons. This card will also enter for Wee Memories Challenge #63 where we need to play with at least 4 colors in our projects. This is pretty easy as I stamped the owls in 5 colors =D

Thank you for dropping by and hope you like my card!

CASE Study Challenge #50

Hello! Today I will share a card that I made to enter for CASE Study Challenge #50. This is the card for your inspiration.

Wow! I totally agree that this card will definitely give your mojo a kick! I determined to play with this challenge the moment I saw this beautiful card. The DT also came up with really awesome designs. Now here’s my take for this challenge.

I followed the layout of Dawn’s card. I still own a limited number of stamp sets and cardmaking tools at the moment. So how do we color the stamped images when you don’t have any copic marker or distress ink? I opt for old-school color pencils! =) Yes, I still keep them from my school days till now and they’re still in good condition.

A closer look at the flowers. I added stickles to the center of the flowers.

What do you think? I hope they look fine to you. Until I filled up my piggy bank to buy craft supplies, guess I need to stick to color pencils for the time being. Hope you like my card!

Button Card

I have another card that I want to share with you today. This card will enter for Less is More Challenge #25 and CASE Study Challenge #49. Recipe for LIM Challenge this week is Button or Ribbon and I opt for buttons! Here’s the inspiration card from CASE Study this week. Such a beautiful card!

Now here is my take for the challenges:

A simple card with lots of white space. I used purple, pink and white cardstock to make this card. Played with Basic Grey stamp and used threaded white and red buttons as the flower. Hope you like my card.

May you have a great week ahead! Cheers!

Hazy Sunday

Hello all. In a blink of an eye it’s Sunday again! In Penang, the weather is not that good these few days. The sky is covered with haze most of the time. Hope that the haze will be cleared soon.

Mojo Monday is celebrating their 200th sketch challenge. I have created a card based on their latest sketch:

and here’s my take:

I played with the stitches stamp I just bought. Turns out to look quite real right? What do you think? Hope you like my card!