Showing posts from September, 2013

A combination of something old and new....

Ok....I gotta admit.....I have used this purple floral pattern paper for my handmade cards more than once! In fact I've used it twice already. And now for the 3rd time I'm using the same ones. Have a look at the link HEREand HEREto view the older designs of tri-shutter cards that I have made using the purple floral pattern paper.
In this design I have actually combined some of the old designs from the other tri-shutter cards I've made and turned it into something new. Made some changes here and there and walla! It's done and I gotta say that this is my favourite among the three designs.
This is the first time I tried to make the double bow using a 1/8 inch satin ribbon. I saw a tutorial on how to make it on Youtube. I never knew how simple it is to make it until I saw the tutorial. Gosh, I've got a lot to learn! There's so many great tutorials on Youtube.....I just need to find time to view them all hehe!
Another part of the card that I thought was nice…

Little girl's birthday swing card

I almost gave up a few days ago. I wonder if my customer felt the same too at that time. She had to wait a long time for this card to be completed because I had a pretty difficult time getting an idea for it! It looks like a simple design right? Nothing that complicated. But sometimes I can't even think of a simple design....hahahaha! I always wanna complicate things. Indecisive too! But in the end.....the card looks simple anyways! LOL! :D Sometimes what I planned to do comes out differently from what I had in mind. It always does. I'm just super relieved that my customer is very happy with the results! :D
This pink theme girlish birthday swing card is made especially for my customer's 8 year old daughter. Her name is Fatin (if I'm not mistaken) ;). She is very much interested in card making, quilling etc. I was so surprised when her mother told me about her passion for crafting. It makes me really happy to know that at that young age, she already knows what sh…

Embossed mini rolled roses tutorial

Yay!!! Finally I got some free time today to do a quick video tutorial that so many have been waiting for. I have received a lot of requests for this tutorial and I know I just had to somehow arrange my time to do it this month and I'm so glad I managed to do it in my busy schedule. 
It may not be a perfect tutorial but I really hope everyone is able to understand what I tried to convey in it and hopefully you guys can try it out yourself and see if it would work out for you as much as it did for me. As you can see from the photo above, all the paper roses are not identical.....they all turned out differently each time I make don't worry too much if they don't look the same. They are supposed to look handmade! :D
Have a look at the video tutorial below! Have fun!! :)

Japanese motifs tri shutter card

Someone requested me to make a card design months ago that is similar to my old card design which you can view HERE. It was an anniversary card that I made some time back but was very limited in stock because of it's pattern paper that I used for that design. I didn't have a lot of stock of that particular pattern paper therefore I was not able to remake it for customers who were interested in ordering it. But since so many liked it so much I decided to make a new design that is similar to it. But in this design, it will be a birthday card and not an anniversary card. But I can just simply change the wordings to fit the occasion because I feel that the design is suitable for both occasions :).
I had with me some pattern papers that I received from Wholeport which I thought would be suitable for this design. And sure enough, they fit really well together.....they compliment each other. Both pattern papers has Japanese motifs on them which I adore a lot.

I used the same ty…

Ribbon heart

Lately I've been playing a lot with distress ink. I just bought 2 more new colours to add in my collection and I've been having fun distressing card stocks with them. I gotta's a new addiction. Before this, I was not successful in using this technique in my card design. I was doing it all wrong. So I took the time to study it closely by viewing a lot of video tutorials on Youtube and saw how other crafters use this technique. Now that I know how to do it, I just can't stop using them in all my new card designs. Now I wish I have more colors to play with!! LOL! 
There are a few reasons why I made this anniversary card and one of the reasons is because I wanted to use those quilled roses that I made using the mini rolled roses die cut pattern. I had so much fun making them! You can see from the photo below some of the rolled roses that I made. 

But for this card design I only used the smallest mini rolled roses. The medium sized ones were not used. Perha…

September 2013 Blog Giveaway

It's the 3rd of September.....just a couple of days late to start the giveaway but better a little late than not doing one at all right? ehehehehe!'s what I have prepared for the next lucky winner. I'm giving away some brass pendants that I received from Wholeport. I love them! I haven't used them yet for any of my craft projects. Thought of sharing each of the pendants that I received with the lucky winner. Hope whoever received these brass pendants will be able to use them in any of their craft projects. 
So! If you are interested in winning this giveaway, all you have to do is just follow the simple steps below:
1. Everyone is eligible to enter, I accept local and international participants. 2. All you have to do is promote my giveaway at your blog OR at your Facebook. Just put the link and photo of this giveaway at your site so that your viewers can see it. 3. After that, please copy and paste the link of where you promoted the giveaway at Mr Link…

Winner of the August 2013 Blog Giveaway

A bit late with the announcement but at least it's still during the first week of September ehehehe! Gosh, can you believe it?? It's already September! My favourite month of the year of course because my birthday is coming soon ehehe! Although the number is increasing but who cares right? I'm always young at heart! ;)
OK! Now back to the giveaway! The winner is lucky number 98! I'm not really sure if the winner is a "he" or a "she" because of the name this person wrote at Mr Linky is without any vowels ehehehe! So I have no idea how to pronounce it myself. But I'm guessing that it's a she! :)
The name of the winner is Ym Shbm. that's the name of the winner! I hope you will contact me soon at my email address (, so that I can post to you the gifts.
Thank you so much again to all the participants who tried their luck in winning for my August giveaway.....I truly appreciate your support a lot.  Stay tuned fo…