Friday, 13 May 2016

ABNH -Tone on Tone



I can't resist making another card for the challenge at ABNH.  This time, I stamped the HA Magical Background in Desert Sand on a kraft cardstock.  Then I used staz on to stamp HA Wildflower Garden on a acetate.  Lastly, I heat embossed the sentiment in gold on a torn piece of vellum.

I would like to pop this card into the following challenges :  CASolgy, Stamping Sensations, CAS-ual FridaysHouse of Cards and Simon Wednesdays Challenge.

A peep on the separate pieces.  I also stamped the inner card.

It's going to be a long weekend over here and we are driving to the the north of France for a short trip.  Thereafter, school begins ):  Enjoy your day!  

Wednesday, 11 May 2016




This is my second week off and I am treasuring every moment of it.  I did a lot of spring cleaning - OMG!  Everything is so dusty!

Have you heard about the latest challenge over at ABNH - all about Tone on Tone!  It was kind of a challenge to me as I took awhile to figure to make a reasonable card.

One thing I like about ABNH is that they encourage using old HA stamps and I decided to pull out HA Starburst Lace.  My tone on tone stamping is simply by using black ink on the black background and a contrast HA unicorn ink.  The sentiment is heat embossed in white on a torn vellum.

I would like to pop this card into the following challenge Stamping SensationsHouse of CardsCASology and CAS-ual Fridays.

Here are some more of the tulips photos which I promised a few days ago.  Have you seen this colour before - it is dark purple.

I love this shocking pink...

 DH behind the scene!

Hope you have enjoyed the rest of the tulips and I am going back to creating cards again....WOOHOO!

Monday, 9 May 2016

Lawn Fawn

Made this critters card for my nephew who will be celebrating his 10th birthday. I used several stamp sets from Lawn Fawn, coloured in copics and fussy cut them.  Popping this card into Lawnscaping challenge.

Added some glossy accents

Made a small envelope for gift card inside

I am glad that DH's party is over now and I was very happy with how things went.  I would like to share some things which I made.  I decorated these disposable plastics....

with washi tapes.  Don't really use my tapes so much but I was very please with the result.

Made some fruits on sticks.  It was a big hit!

Meat balls on sticks

I did made more than these but somehow I was too busy and rather stressed that I forgot to take more pictures.

I am glad that you drop by today.  We are having some glorious weather here!

Friday, 6 May 2016

PTI MIM #247

I made this card for my father as his hearing is getting poorer.  Everytime, I call home, he could barely hear me and I had to shout at the top of my voice.  Three days ago, when I called him, I spent 5 minutes explaining that it was me and he still could not get me until my mum took over!

Therefore, I decided that I should go back to the old fashion way to communication by sending him a card.

At PTI MIM, Melissa showed us some fun with watercolouring.  For this card, I used PTI A Little Agryle which I used it for the background stamping.  The tree is from PTI Father Knows Best which is stamped on watercolour cardstock and heat embossed in white.  Then, I used TH distress inks to watercolour the image and did some sprinkling.  Lastly, I added some clear sequins.

Weather has been very nice the last few days and it's going to continue for the next days....  

Yesterday, DH and I decided to go cycling to look for fields of tulips which we always do almost every year!  We cycled about 17.5km knowing what is ahead of us until we saw this.... and I thought, I still need to go home.....

We missed the season-my heart sank!  Then we cycled a little bit further to look around and found these.  These are nothing as compared to previous years but I was happy with them.

The fully bloomed tulips.

At the far end whereby you see the greens, they should have been colours!

 A peep inside the orange tulip

I will be back to show you more of the tulips of different colours soon.  Hope you enjoyed the tulips and thanks for dropping by!

Tuesday, 3 May 2016


I made this mini notebook for a colleague's birthday sometime ago.  The die cut is from Lawn Fawn Stitched Party Banner.  The stamp is from PB Posies which is coloured with TH distress inks, sprayed with water and stamped.

Added some embellishements and coloured with copics.  I also stamped the inside of the notebook with PTI Topiary Trees.

I would like to pop this into the following challenges : Stamping SensationsPenny Black and More and CAS-ual Fridays.

Thanks for coming by today!

Monday, 2 May 2016

Paper Players #293

Weather is going to be good this coming days-it's going to be above 18 degrees celcius from Thursday onwards!  Woohoo! Good for my DH as he is celebrating his 50th birthday!

Today's card is a very typical dutch scene.  It's tulips season at the moment and with the good weather coming up, there are going to be tons of cyclists.  So, I thought I should incorporate this into my card.

The background blue is stamped on a watercolour paper.  The tulips are from HA Antique Flower Engraving which is stamped on TH distress inks, sprayed with water on it and stamped on the cardstock.

The bicycle die cut is from Memory box.  I am popping this card into the following challenge : The Paper Players.

Have a good day!

Friday, 29 April 2016



Woohoo! Finally, it's holiday and I am really looking forward to it to be able to catch up with my card making!  My first card to celebrate my 2 weeks holiday!

I am going for a clean and simple and a one layer card!  First, I covered the four corners with masking tape and I stamped the image from HA Good Thoughts on a watercolour cardstock.  Then watercolour the background with TH distress ink salty ocean.

The sentiment is from HA It's Your Day which is heat embossed in white on a black cardstock.  I finished the card with some black embellishments and applied Wink of Stella.

I would like to pop this card into A Blog Named HeroSimon Wednesday Challenge and Time Out Challenge.

very difficult to capture the glitteres from WOS!

I remembered planting several white tulips last November but only two bloomed!  Anyway, just wanted to share with you the beauty of white tulips!

 Thank you for dropping by and have a good day!