Wednesday

Googly eyes to the rescue!

Halloween-fun-card

I used to be a perfectionist. Until I started crafting. Then I became a "cover-up" agent....*LOL*


Googly eyes to the rescue! *winks* Happy Halloween friends!
Playing along with the kraft challenge at CAS-ual Fridays.

Supplies: Some Odd Girl image, Ranger stickles, Copics, Martha Stewart edge punch, googly eyes.



P/s: A shoutout to my bloggy pal Rose Miller...Two weeks ago, I casually commented that she should stop using this spider web punch because she was tempting me to get the punch. Guess what came in the mail last week? Yep, she sent me the punch set! Thank you so much Rose! You are so sweet! :)


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Tuesday

The horse brand story...

Not-all-those-who-wander-are-lost

The other day, we took a different route to the playground and walked past a house with a snazzy yellow sports car parked in front of it.

Nephew #2 pointed to it excitedly and shouted to me,"It's the same car as yours Aunt Y! The horse brand!"
Nephew #1 corrected him immediately, "That's a Ferrari silly! Not horse brand!"


Guess only Nephew #1 was paying attention when I talked about my Ferrari. The toy one I have in my bedroom. *LOL* 


[This card which features the use of woodgrain was first shared in the Three Cool Chicks' Let's Get Trendy Now! workshop held in May.]

Supplies: My Mind's Eye and Bazzill patterned papers, Sizzix embossing folder, Ranger distress inks, glossy accents and crackle paint, EK Success punch, burlap, brad.


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Monday

You hold the key.

You-hold-the-key

Today's post is dedicated to all my bloggy pals who have offered their couches and guest rooms to me if I ever visited them. Special thanks to those willing to make their kids sleep on the couch/floor so that I can get the bed. *LOL* I should start planning my itinerary for my round-the-world trip. You hold the key...[err...I would need you to unlock the door to let me in...hehe] *winks*


Yep. Yet another canvas. I love how working on canvas makes me feel like an artist. :)
Love the effect of the Golden glass bead gel with pearlEx. Lots of shimmer without any mess. :)

Supplies: 6x6 canvas, Jenni Bowlin stickers, Crafter's Workshop templates, Daler-Rowney acrylic paints, gum arabic and gesso, Maya mists, Golden fiber paste and glass bead gel, PearlEx,Claudine Hellmuth gloss gel medium, wrapping tissue, pearls and lock.



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Friday

Can I really reduce my stash?


Happy-birthday-card

So I finally got a proper desk for crafting. I used to work from a pull-out desk, which was great for a laptop but not so fabulous for crafting because I have to clear everything away every single time I started a project.

Now that I have a desk, I have been seriously re-organizing my stash. Hoping to reduce my stash to whatever I can fit on top of the desk and a chest of drawers on rollers that I can tuck neatly under the desk. You think it's possible? I really don't have a lot of stuff... *winks*


I did find this pretty little butterfly charm while rummaging through my stash though. :)

Playing along with the challenges at The Shabby Tea Room, Case Study and Moxie Fab World

Supplies: Graphic 45 patterned papers, Fiskars scallop punches, EK Success square punch, SRM stickers, lace, pearls, butterfly charm.

P/s: Happy weekend friends! I hope you can find time to play along with LESSology Challenge 19: Mirror, mirror on the wall.


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Thursday

Single photo or multi-photo layouts?


Beautiful-love

This year, I find myself doing fewer single photo layouts and incorporating more photos on each layout instead. My rationale is simple...

1. Multi-photos help to tell a story better.
2. I do fewer layouts per event.
3. It takes up less space.


[This layout which features snippets from my cousin's wedding, was first shared in the Three Cool Chicks' Let's Get Trendy Now! workshop held in May. It highlights the use of baker's twine.]

Nobody talks about this...but while I want to preserve family memories, I am also mindful not to accumulate too much for future generations.You know the adage...one man's treasure is another man's junk? *LOL* 

What about you? What kind of layouts do you gravitate towards - single photo or multi-photo layouts?

Supplies: GCD Studio patterned papers, The Twinery twine, American Crafts thickers, SRM sticker, Ranger crackle paint in rock candy, corrugated cardboard, tulle, button.


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Wednesday

Did someone say seafood?

Just-say-seafood

Ahhhh...nothing beats the taste of fresh seafood. Especially after a long scenic drive along the coast, smelling the sea all day. :) Definitely an indulgence. Let's just say one should not be taking a cholesterol test after a meal like this. *LOL*


I was inspired by the challenge at Sketchbook 365 and Bird is the Word (the word "winter" is in my journaling).

Supplies: Sassafras patterned paper, Graphic 45 patterned paper, Jenni Bowlin patterned paper and stickers, Crafter's Workshop template, Maya mists, SRM stickers, American Crafts thickers, EAD Designs sticker, 7Gypsies sticker, white pen, black pen, washi tape, brads, ribbon, metal embellishment.


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Tuesday

Cold begone!

Boo 

Ahhh...if I were a witch, I would cast a "Cold Begone" spell! *LOL* Really though, I'm into Day Four of The Nasty Cold epidemic which is seeing little signs of reprieve. :( Will you come help me chase this evil cold away? *winks*


Just wanted to share my card for the latest challenge at Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps. A little paper piecing and colouring with copics. Love that I found this cool journaling block that is perfect to "frame" my cute little witch.


Supplies: Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps image, Graphic 45 patterned paper (paper piecing), Jillibean Soup patterned paper (frame), Copics, SRM sticker.


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Monday

I have a serious addiction.

S-on-4x4-canvas

Yes friends. I have a serious addiction to mixed media canvasses. I have 3 in-progress and I completed 2 over the weekend. And everyday I'm wishing my craft supply store would have a sale on canvasses so I can stock up! *LOL*



This one's the last of the 4x4 canvasses I did featuring my 3 nephews and 1 niece. Now, it's sitting pretty on a wall in the living room along with the 3 I did previously.


Supplies: October Afternoon patterned papers, Golden fiber paste, Daler Rowney acrylic paints, Prima canvas letter, ribbon, clay embellishments [from my friend Mirjam], lace.


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Friday

Calling all couch owners...*winks*


My-story-album-cover

This week, I went to collect my new passport. And now I embark on a 5 year journey to get as many pages filled as possible. With many interesting stories to tell. :) So, my bloggy pals, if I come visit you in your country, will I at least get to sleep on your couch? *winks*

An album cover made from an A4 cardboard and lots of Crate paper goodness.

Supplies: Crate Paper patterned papers, stickers and chipboard, Ranger Glossy Accents, MT tape, pearls, buttons, ribbon.

P/s: Happy weekend friends! Come play along with LESSology Challenge #19: Mirror, mirror on the wall. :)


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Thursday

The bliss of having a pram...

New-friends

So I met up with bloggy pal Lavina and her lovely daughter Saachi when I was in Melbourne. And after 3 nephews and 1 niece,I finally experienced the bliss of a pram. Yes, I have a super mean brother who never provided me with a pram. *winks* I had to carry all of his children until they could walk [I have decent biceps to prove it...haha!] Of course little Saachi wanted to be carried so the pram conveniently became the "trolley" to haul our craft supplies..*LOL*


No prizes for guessing why this is a composite layout. *winks* Lavina and I had so much to talk about, we forgot to take a photo together. So she sent me a photo of her and her daughter, and I pulled out whatever pictures I had of the malls to put the story together. :)

Supplies: Bo Bunny patterned papers, Crafter's Workshop template, American Crafts thickers and stickers, Jenni Bowlin stickers and pearls, MT tape, Golden fiber paste, Maya Road stamp, brads, paper clip, white pen, brown pen, twine, tag, washer, photo turn.

Playing along with the sketch challenge at Artful Delight.


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Wednesday

Do I need more washi?

Hello-love-card 

So I recently bought some washi tape, bringing my collection to a grand total of 9! *LOL* Don't be mistaken, I love washi tape. I just use it soooooooo sparingly, it seems wrong to have copious amounts sitting there, looking pretty and collecting dust. *winks*
My washi tape collection! :)


I have yet to finish a single roll of washi tape. Have you?

A CAS card. A little scoring at the edge. Washi tape. Sticker sentiment. And a heart bling. :)

Playing along with CAS-ual Fridays and Runway Inspired.


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Tuesday

The "yes" story.

Hello-there-Sophie

So my niece's first and only word is "yes". Yeah, you have to ask a lot of questions to know what she wants. *LOL* The other day, when we were out for a walk, she stopped walking and started some incomprehensible baby talk...which was very puzzling.....till I looked down and saw that her shoe had come off her foot. "Oh, you want me to put your shoe back on?" And she replied, "Yes.".


This is currently her fave pose for the camera...straight at me with a little pouty smile. :)


Enjoying a little mixed media on watercolour paper. :)

Supplies: American Crafts patterned papers, Crafter's Workshop template, Golden fiber paste, Maya mists, Jenni Bowlin stickers and pearls, 7 Gypsies stickers, black pen, ribbon, brads, wrapping tissue.

I was inspired by the sketch at Scrapfriends.


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Monday

A mixed media canvas....and a challenge winner!

Canvas-for-Cindy

Did I let a whole week go by without sharing a canvas? *winks*
Here's one I did for Cindy [who won my personalized canvas giveaway]. 
Lots of paint, Golden mediums and rub-ons! 
I won't lie. This one took a really long time. Seriously. I asked Cindy what her fave colour was and she gave me a list of colours she didn't like...so I had to improvise with my limited paint colours and mists. Let's just say gesso came to the rescue many many times. *LOL*



Supplies: 6x6 canvas, Golden fiber paste, coarse molding paste, crackle paste, fine purmice paste, Daley-Rowney acrylic colours and gesso, Maya mists, Graphic 45 patterned paper - butterfly, Ranger stickles in rock candy, Prima canvas letters, Basic Grey rub-ons, Craft Affair rub-ons, Crafter's Workshop stencils, trim.


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A big "thank you" to those who played along with my guest Colleen's challenge. She picked a winner randomly  and it's 


Congratulations Hussena! Please email me your mailing details so that I can arrange for your RAK to be sent out to you! :)


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Saturday

Meet Pink Ribbon Emily.

Think-pink

Hello friends. October is breast cancer awareness month and Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps has this special release- Pink Ribbon Emily. Isn't she a sweetie? You have a chance to win her for your stamp collection by leaving a comment on each design team member's blog [list below].



Supplies: Bazzill patterned paper and cardstock, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps image - Pink Ribbon Emily, Copics, Ranger stickles, crochet doiley, pearls, corner rounder.

Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Pink Ribbon EmilySparkle will be giving away Pink Ribbon Emily to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Pink Ribbon Emilypost. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday!


Danielle Lounds Joni Wilson Kim Dellow - October Guest Designer Kim Yu Piali Biswas Shaela Odd Simonne Clay Sparkle Smith Stephanie Kraft Yvonne Yam 




From Release Day through Halloween, all Emily stamps will be on sale for $6.  This will be for Breast Cancer Awareness month and Sparkle will be donating the money made to the American Cancer Society.  Moneytree (Sparkle's day job) will match the amount she donate, so she'll be able to double our contribution. :)  


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Friday

Come chit chat with Lucy!


Sweet-friend

Despite all the new ways to keep in touch with friends, sometimes all I want to do is the old-fashioned chit-chat on the phone. :) Which is why I love this new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps release - Chit-chat Lucy. Doesn't she look happy gossiping with her friend on the other end of the line? As always with new releases, you get to snag your own Chit-chat Lucy just by leaving a comment at each of the design team blogs listed below.


Supplies: American Crafts patterned paper and thickers, SRM stickers, Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps image - Chit-chat Lucy, Copics, Bazzill kraft cardstock, Fiskars square scallop punch.

Be sure to visit all rest of the SCRS designers for more peeks of Chit Chat LucySparkle will be giving awayChit Chat Lucy to one lucky person! For a chance to win, you need to comment on all of the designer's blogs (list below). Then head on over to the SCRS blog and comment on the Chit Chat Lucy post. You have until midnight EST each day to comment. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday!

Danielle Lounds Joni Wilson Kim Dellow - October Guest Designer Kim Yu Piali Biswas Shaela Odd Simonne Clay Sparkle Smith Stephanie Kraft Yvonne Yam


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