Wishing You a Wild Birthday

Hello there!

Have I mentioned that my hubby started writing birthday cards to his students this summer?

My hubby put  cards on the desks of the students on their birthdays. When they stepped into the classroom, took the card out of the envelope and read the words, most of them cried with tears. 

Sending love and comfort is the most important reason I make cards.

After finishing forty holiday cards, it’s time to be back with birthday cards.

  1. The pony and the alligator were colored with Copic markers and were die cut.
  2. White card stock was trimmed into 4″ x 5.25″as front panel.
  3. Two circles were die cut partially at the corners from the front panel.
  4. Distress Oxide inks were applied on A2 card base for the opening round space.
  5. All the pieces were layered on A2 card base with double sided tapes and foam tapes to fit the sketch.

It’s for the entry of

Less is More Challenge #360 & #361 – Sketch 22

SSS Mon. Challenge : Party!

SSS Wed. Challenge : Party Time!

When You’re Not Here…

Hello there!

You must be enjoying Christmas holidays with your family. Since we don’t have Christmas holidays in Taiwan, I stay in my crafty room with my girls as usual.

Today I am sharing a card with a dog standing in front of the window.  The image came from a memory. When my girls were little, they were always looking outside the window and waiting for dad to be home.

  1. The stripe behind the window was die cut from Kraft card stock which was stamped with wood plank background.
  2. The starry sky was die cut from watercolor paper, then Distress inks were applied on it.
  3. A piece of silver sparkle card stock was adhered behind the starry sky.
  4. The window was die cut from white card stock.
  5. The dog was colored with Copic markers and was die cut.
  6. All the pieces were layered on A2 card base to fit the sketch.

It’s for the entry of 

MFT Wed. Sketch Challenge – Sketch 364

AAA Cards Challenge CAS Game #105 – Sparkle

Happy 2018

Hello there!

I was busy preparing a card-making class for fifty teenagers on this weekend. Since they don’t have any crafty tools like cutting machines or stamps, I have to precut a bunch of pieces of card stock and pre-make a sample card for them.

Today I am sharing a New Year’s card for the class with you.

  1. A Wonky Stitched Rectangle was die cut from white card stock and was embossed with an embossing folder as the front panel.
  2. Gold watercolor paint was splashedwith a pen brush on the front panel.
  3. The balloons were die cut from watercolor paper.
  4. Distress Oxide inks were applied on the balloons with mini blending tools.
  5. The numbers “2018” were die cut from gold sparkle card stock.
  6. All the pieces were layered on A2 card base with double sided tapes and foam tapes.

It’s for the entry of

SSS Mon. Challenge : Party!

SSS Wed. Challenge : Party Time!

Hand Stamped Sentiments – Color Challenge #279

Time Out Challenges – Challenges #99

Addicted to CAS Challenge #126 – Sparkle

AAA Cards Challenge CAS Game #105 – Sparkle

Stay Cool

Hello there!

Today I am sharing a X’mas card with a cool penguin.

  1. The penguin was colored with Copic markers and was die cut.
  2. The snowdrifts were die cut from white card stock.
  3. All the pieces were layered on blue A2 card base with foam tapes and double dided tapes.

It’s for the entry of

CAS(E) this Sketch #251

Less is More Challenge #359 – Birds/ Feathers

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #272 – Make Your Mark

SSS Wed. Challenge: Stitch It

Christmas Card Throwdown December – Pick a Precious Challenge from 2012 Theme Challenge #3 – Christmas Animals/Birds

Warm Wishes For A Happy Holiday

Hello there!

Today I am sharing a holiday card with hot chocolate in mugs.

  1. Happy Festive Background was stamped with VersaMark on Kraft card stock, heat dried and was cut with Wonky Stitched Rectangle die.
  2. The mugs, cotton candy and snowflakes were die cut from white card stock.
  3. Oxide Distress inks were applied with blending tools for the mugs & hot chocolate.
  4. All the elements were layered on A2 card base with foam tapes.

I love how the background stamped with VersaMark on Kraft card stock turned out. Hope you love it, too.

It’s for the entry of

MFT Wed. Sketch Challenge – Sketch 363

Color Throwdown #473

Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #272 – Make Your Mark

SSS Wed. Challenge: Stitch It

ABC Christmas Challenge – Y for Yummy

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Sending a Snowfall of Blessings Your Way

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Today I am sharing a X’mas card that was inspired by Time Out Challenge – Home Sweet Home Photo Challenge.

When my girls were 2 & 3, we created some snowflakes which were made from Arclyc paint & white glue. When the snowflakes were air dried, we stuck them on the window glass as window stickers.

I tried to recreate the scene I’ve rememberd!

  1. The window frame was die cut from white card stock. 
  2. The snowflakes were stamped with white Pigment ink on acetate sheet as the window glass.
  3. The wooggrain background was stamped on Kraft card stock.
  4. The window opening space was die cut from the Kraft card stock mentioned above.
  5. Snowfall was die cut from Summer Spalash card stock as the scene outside the window.
  6. All the pieces were layered on A2 card base.

It’s for the entry of

Time Out Challenge #98 – Home Sweet Home Photo ChallengeTime Out Challenge #98 – Home Sweet Home Photo Challenge

Christmas Card Throwdown December – Pick a Previous Challenge from 2012 Theme Challenge : Snowflakes

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Cheers to 2018!

Hello there!

Today I wad sharing a New Year’s card with sparkle.

I have been  doing a project with a seasonal sketch at CAS Colours & Sketches for weeks.

I decided to create a X’mas card and a New Year’s card. The X’mas one was published at the recent CAS Colours & Sketches blog’s post here.  And this one was for entering the challenges.

The sentiment was typed and was printed.

The glasses was die cut with silver sparkle and gold sparkle card stocks.

The confettis were die cut with gold shine card stock.

Is it too shiny? But I like it!

It’s for the entry of 

AAA Cards Challenge CAS Game #105 – Sparkle

CAS Colours & Sketches #253 – Seasonal Sketch (Challenge #235 here)

Inkspirational Challenge #149 – Photo Inspiratio

Addicted to CAS Challenge #126 – Sparkle

CAS Colours & Sketches #253

Hello, crafty friends!

I am so honored that I will join the awesome Design Team at CAS Colours & Sketches in January 2018.

This week at CC&S, we invite you to choose a sketch from all the ones in 2017 (past sketches in 2017) and make it seasonal for the upcoming holiday season.

I used the sketch #235 in August which was the very first sketch challenge I took at CC&S.

Here is the X’mas card I’ve created with the sketch.

  1. A piece of mask paper was used for creating a partial circular space on blue card stock.
  2. The snowfall background was stenciled with White Pigment ink.
  3. The birch trees were die cut from white card stock & were adhered with foam tapes & double sided tapes on the stenciled space.
  4. The bird house was die cut from Kraft card stock which was stamped with wood plank background in Vintage Photo Distress Oxide Ink.
  5. A string was tied and adhered on the back of the bird house.
  6. The bird house was hang on the birch tree.
  7. The Robins were colored with Copic markers and were die cut.
  8. A scallop circle frame was adhered to frame the scene.

I hope you can head on over to the CAS Colours & Sketches blog to enter the challenge and to see more inspiration from the fabulous Design Team.

It’s also for the entry of

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – December Challenge Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff Challenge #292: Christmas is Coming

Christmas Card Throwdown December – Pick a Precious Challenge from 2012 Theme Challenge #3 – Christmas Animals/Birds

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Are You YETI for Christmas?

Hello there!

Today I am sharing a X’mas card with a yeti wearing Christmas lights.

  1. Mask paper was trimmed into A2 size and was applied on A2 card base for creating a rectangle space.
  2. The yeti was stamped in the center of the rectangle space and was colored with Copic markers.
  3. Another piece of mask paper was cut with the matching die of the yeti, then was applied on the yeti.
  4. The radiating rays were stenciled with Distress Oxide inks: picked raspberry, twisted citron and salty ocean.
  5. peel off the mask paper and stamp the sentiment under the yeti.

It’s for the entry of

Less is More Challenge #358 – Candles/Something Depicting Light

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – Color Challenge

Use Your Stuff Challenge #292: Christmas is Coming

Animal Friends Challenge #57 – Anything Goes

Christmas Card Throwdown December – Pick a Precious Challenge from 2013 March Theme Challenge #15 – Christmas Animals

Let it Snow!

Hello there!

Today I am sharing a X’mas card with a wintery scene.

  1. The snowfall background was stenciled with white pigment ink on Blu Raspberry card stock.
  2. The birch tree, snowman and snow drift were die cut from white card stock.
  3. The front panel was cut with a circle die twice from white card stock.
  4. All the pieces were layered on A2 card base with foam tapes & double sided tapes.

It’s for the entry of

MFT Wed. Sketch Challenge – Sketch 362

Addicted to Stamps & More Challenge #271 – Anything Goes

Cards 4 Guys Challenge #184 – Snowman

Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round – December Challenge Anything Goes

Use Your Stuff Challenge #292: Christmas is Coming