Monday, September 27, 2010

Case Study : 7th Challenge

I've been a bad blogger lately... So sorry for being missing for so long. I had so many weddings to shoot for the month of Sept & Oct... In fact, Pixous is fully booked till Nov...

Last Sunday, I had the chance to make a card... A card for My Parents who's celebrating their anniversary end of this month. Surprised my mum with a bouquet of flowers and this card... :D

Also, this card is for the 7th Case study challenge by Mariana Grigsby. Here's the case :


Here's my take :

I distressed the center of the butterfly with some Broken China distress ink to give it the blue-ish look
I love how green, pink & blue blend so well together

The recipe to my card :

Pattered Paper : Girls Paperie (love it so much) - Distressed with Tea DYe & Tattered rose ink.
Card Stock : Bazzil Kraft, Translucent Green Paper (Antalis)
Stamps : Hero Arts Everyday Sayings (stamped with StazOn Timber Brown)

Embellishments :
1 punched Monarch butterfly (distressed/tinted with Broken China)
Laces distressed with tea dye ink.

Martha Stewarts Large Monarch Butterfly punch

Thanks for dropping by...

Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Mail from Hobart~

Good morning everyone... What a wonder Thursday morning.

I checked my mailbox this morning to find a mail all the way from Hobart... It came in late but I'm still so happy to see it. A late birthday card from my sister who is in Tasmania at the moment.

LOVE THE CARD my dear... if you are reading this.

Last night, I made a card with the unlikeliest color...Brown and Black. No pattern paper. Clean & Simple :)

Recipe for the card :
1 Vintage Black lace

1 swirl of blings

1 K&Co Chipboard Butterfly

1 Bazzil Kraft Cardstock

1 Bazzil Brown Cardstock
1 Prima Rosita Stamp

1 Hero Art Sentiment

2 Pearl head pins

Ink stamps with Staz On - Timber Brown

Also I would like to share a wonderful news. I'm so happy words couldn't describe it.
I'm a proud winner of a card challenge of CASE study Challenge 4.
I won with this entry :

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Another baby card!

This card is for a friend who recently became a father to a baby boy... another September baby... ^_^ like me.

I paper-pieced a blue bib, simple bow and lace on the card... which goes so well with the Lush papers from My mind's eye. Walnut cream cardstock is so easy to use, thanks to Sheila (Smida Paper) for recommending.

Simple and cute take... :)

Also on the side note, SELAMAT HARI RAYA to all my muslim friends and readers who will be celebrating. Those who are traveling, drive home safe... and happy holidays.

Lots of love,
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Tuesday blues~

Good morning readers... It will be a busy day at work for me today... with deadlines and new projects coming in. However, I will take some time to share a short post on some baby blue creations today :)

Also, my little sister, Shamaine, made me a Birthday card last Sunday... Had to share it as it's so cute.

A Cute Creation from Shamaine (card maker in the making):

Baby Boy card:

love the cosmo cricket alphas

Have a nice day...


Sunday, September 5, 2010

Case Study : 4th Challenge

I'm indeed a very lucky girl...because during Jessy's last trip to Penang, she gave me a lovely RAK.
THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL RAK Jessy... She's just so sweet. The RAK was so inspiring and just right for Case Study's Challenge #4.
90% of the card was made from items from the lovely RAK :)

For the challenge, we have to create a card based on the lovely creation of Makiko Jones :

Here's my take :
Inspired by Makiko's card color (Kraft, Green, Orange) and layout of the card.

The close-up :
When I saw the butterfly die cut from the RAK, I fell in love with it immediately... and it's so precious I had to make sure I didn't spoil it while trying to distress it.

The recipe to my card :

Pattered Paper : My Mind's Eye from Jessy
Card Stock : Bazzil Kraft
Stamps : Hero Arts (stamped with StazOn Timber Brown)

Embellishments :
1 die cut butterfly from Jessy (distressed with Tattered Rose (my all time fav. distress ink color))
1 paper rose from Jessy (also distressed with Tattered Rose)
1 paper doily from Jessy
3 pearls

Fiskar's Threading Water Punch

When they all come together, tada... A sweet card inspired by two lovely people, Jessy and Makiko.

Thanks for dropping by.

Love ya lots, Josie

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Birthday Prezzies!

I have a bunch of really wonderful friends...
This year, I received loads of lovely stickers. Somehow, the trend of gifts has changed :D

Stickers (close up) from Yee Ven & Sharon:

Pretty Card made by Sharon & Rub-ons from her :

Cute Card made by Hubby (LOL, it is a very cute card, I must say) :

Love ya all loads, Josie
Thursday, September 2, 2010

What's in Your Stockings?

I remember how I used to believe in Santa Claus... Every Christmas eve, I would place my socks at my window and I would wake up to presents on Christmas mornings. I missed those days...
It was only when my Aunt migrated to the United States, I realized that Santa was actually my Aunt... So since, there were no more presents when I hang my socks :) LOL

The close ups:

The Recipe:
Pattern paper : Cosmo Cricket (Early Bird), My Mind's Eye (Cute, Lush)
Stamps : Hero Arts
Embellishments : Brads (Making Memories)
Tools : Fiskar's Threading Water Punch

Thank you for dropping by...

Love, Josie
Wednesday, September 1, 2010

A fun crafty day~

Warning! This post is loaded with pictures.

Finally, Pictures of Cindy's card making class at SmidaPaper.
My bad for taking so long to post this... We made three wonderful cards, had a chance to use the cuttlebug... Lots of stamping fun...


Love Josie

Back On Track~

I'm so sorry I have been missing for a bout a week...
Hubby was admitted to the hospital for dengue fever, therefore, I have been busy running around making sure that everything is okay... The only card i made last week, was a Get well Soon card for hubby...

He's getting well and home now :) Yeay! So this week, I manage to find time to make cards.
I bought some papers from Smida paper during the class and it was so sweet and cute that I had to make something out of it...

Here's the first card :

The Recipe
Pattern paper : My Mind's Eye Lush & Cute papers
Stamps : Hero Arts
Embellishments : Buttons, Lace

Love Lots,
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