Tuesday, May 31, 2011

~ Birthday Dreams ~ The Craft's Meow

Birthdays. I never have enough cards for those occasions, do you? so I made two more.

I am a little late sharing this card...... sorry about that! This one uses "Just Sayin' " and "Sending You Sunshine"

The little banners come from the Sunshine set and the background stamp (in white ink) and the word bubble (SO CUTE!) come from "Just Sayin'." Two more favorites of mine from TCM. Nina Brackett is once again the designer of these amazing stamps.

So that was for yesterday (sorry for those of you who came by and didn't see my post up) :(

For today...... a totally fun and cute set designed by Michelle Bertuzzi called "It's a Shore Thing"..... I used the little tag and sentiment from the set.

And that awesomely cute little fairy comes from this set released last month. How I love her! :)

So...... like the last two days..... you hop around to all the DT blogs, say something um... nice?... I suppose so .......... and then you will be entered into a drawing for "It's a Shore Thing." Sounds good?

~ Amy ~ Debbie ~ Heather ~ Jean ~ Jenny ~ Jessica ~ Kim ~ Lindsay ~ Lynn ~ Michelle ~ Nina ~ Sarah ~

That about wraps it up for me today.

Oh I have a confession to make.TCM_thisweeks'colorobsession Yes, yes I did it. Four days in a row, I made a card each day with the SAME colors.

*embarrassed but still loving those colors*

Sunday, May 29, 2011

~ Timeless Tags ~ The Craft's Meow


*insert weeping sounds*
I have sad, heartbreaking news.
My brother, who got married last week, took the camera (the DSLR) with him.
And it's gone to stay permanently with him and his wife.
*grouchy face*

Today's card (photo taken with point-and-shoot)  ...... is created with a beautiful stamp set by Nina Brackett for The Craft's Meow. Gorgeous, Timeless Tags. I used three of them on this card....

^^ observe sad lighting and coloration of photo ^^ 
*sniff again*

Oh how pretty. (the stamps not the photo)

Oh! and this stamp set coordinates with a Spellbinders die set!! so if you have a die set that looks like this, you HAVE to get yourself these stamps. They're lovely and super high quality too.

All right..... so again, like yesterday, you get a chance to win this stamp set if you leave a comment here, and your chances increase with every comment posted on the other team-mates blogs. Ready? set. go.

~ Amy ~ Debbie ~ Heather ~ Jean ~ Jenny ~ Jessica ~ Kim ~ Lindsay ~ Lynn ~ Michelle ~ Nina ~ Sarah ~ TCM blog ~

Thanks for visiting!

P.S. Would you please ignore the fact that yesterday's and today's cards both consist of the same colors. I don't know why. Thank you, much appreciated.

~ The Crafts Meow ~ Celebrating You

***I don't have any copics (and don't know how to use them ;) so for these flowers I used a combination of colored pencils (pink) and inks (rose and white) to color and swab in details.***

Some beautiful flowers.......

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I'm short on time today... but glad you stopped by to see the beautiful stamps by Nina Brackett for The Craft's Meow.

If you leave your comments on all the participating team members today, you'll get a chance to win this gorgeous set..... of flowers..... (I don't know what their name is. ha.)

Visit my TCM friends:
~ Amy ~ Debbie ~ Heather ~ Jean ~ Jenny ~ Jessica ~ Kim ~ Lindsay ~ Lynn ~ Michelle ~ Nina ~ Sarah ~ TCM blog ~

The more blogs you comment on, the higher your chance to get away with a set of these pretties. Go for it!!!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

~ Beautiful Butterflies ~ The Craft's Meow stamps


I'll be quick today. I have some DT work and graphic design jobs that are waiting on me. For today, a card I made with a beautiful stamp set by Miss Nina Brackett ...... I've joined the team at The Craft's Meow (blog here) and love my fellow DT members tons. They are so much fun!


Beautiful butterflies. I love the stamps Nina creates!! and I will have a lot more of them to share in the days ahead.


I made the little birdy nest from brown twine, and tucked these eggs inside. The satin bird can be found here. Patterned paper by Webster's pages ...

... and this sentiment is part of the set by Nina. You can find it here ............ better get yourself one, because you're going to love it. I do!


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

~ Stripes and Polka-Dots ~ City Crafter challenge guest designer

Happy Tuesday to you!

I'm here today as guest designer for City Crafter challenge blog for this week using stripes and polka-dots. ~FUN~

I accented the polka dots with some pearls.... 

Delicious webster's pages used on this card.

 and one more card in these same colors.........


Cute little vintage image from Crafty Secrets. Posies I picked up at the craft store...... a huge bundle for just a dollar. Yay! :)

I love making card sets.
Now hop back to the City Crafter blog to check out the other pretty samples there, and also to see the *original* card I made for the challenge (and actually was far from satisfied with, hence these extra two) Thank you Kirsty and all the other city crafters for inviting me to join you this week!!!

Hope you'll have time to make something pretty with stripes-and-polka-dots, and share it with us too. Link up on the City Crafter blog....... we'd love to have you join us.


Friday, May 13, 2011

~ Mother's Day Treats ~ Crafty Secrets decorated box and a birthday card

a special cookie box -- done up for the Mother's day just a few days past.

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Apricot-almond cookies... ~YUM~


This tag was made with Love Mail creative scraps, burlap and buttons, pearls, and a snippet of this stamp set (the little side swirl) ...
thank you to Annette for the pretty little rosebud! I can't wait to use more of her flowers.


Hope all of you dear sweet mums are having an extended Mother's day by the extra-good behavior of your children (?!)

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Next up, a card for Crafty Secrets again............ I love their goodies. So very pretty.


More Love Mail creative scraps, and an angel blessings stamp.


thank you for being a dropper-by today. Wait, is that a word?


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

~ Clear and Simple Stamps Group Challenge ~ Masculine (and feminine) Krafts


Colors inspired by this: rich earthy tones mingled with a peaceful aqua-blue.



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for some special dad (like my own) ----- created with this kraft cardstock, cute buttons, and this stamp set just for the boys in your life.

I won't lie; I still struggle when it comes to making cards for men. But this stamp set makes it just a little bit more simple to ease yourself into that little niche... hope it will help you too.

And one more robin-egg card, in girl-style. The flowers and leaves are vintage millinery, mixed with some buttons and burlap.

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Spot the hidden sentiment!! :)

If you pull on the button strip... the message appears.


That's my take on the group challenge for today! Thanks for stopping by... I'll be back soon.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

~ Birthday Blessings and Hello Card ~ Crafty Secrets guest designing


I am having a great time this month being Crafty Secrets' guest designer!
You can find more details of this birthday blessings card here ...


These ribbons are from MemrieMare -- the sparkly maple leaf from Little Red Cottage -- and some twine thrown in.

This card uses these Crafty Secrets stamps and these creative scraps. The paper is by Prima.

That's it from me for today. Hope you're having a happy, crafty, inspiring weekend. And perhaps it's cooler where you are... sweltering heat here in Singapore.

 ~ Vi

Thursday, May 5, 2011

~ Happy Mother's Day ~ a Crafty Secrets album for my mum

***Sandy at Crafty Secrets asked me to join them as Guest Designer for May! So check back often this month for more projects using their awesomely beautiful products!***

*** PSSST!!! did you see this? I am thrilled to be joining the Craft's Meow starting in June! Thank you Lisa and Nina! ***

Hello Peeps... I'm here, all excited today. This coming weekend, we get to celebrate MOTHER'S DAY!! That's awesome isn't it? I love my mom! :) Here's her life story in a nutshell:

- Engaged at 18 - Married at 20 - 10 children born to her and Dad in the next 20 years -

Of course that is not ALL she did, but that's all you need to know about her.

Today I got a delicious mail package I ordered from Crafty Secrets... yummm!!! I was supposed to be working on  other projects, but I promptly threw them down and dove into these goodies. What would you have done if you were me?!

First I cut one A4 sheet of cardstock into four pieces and joined them at the spine using strong adhesive.
TIP: If you score about 2cm in from the spine, the book opens nicely without any resistance.

And then I had the best fun using the Love you Mother stamp set and Creative Scraps and Journal Notes ...

(whazzup with those fuzzy spots over these photos? I have no clue. Tsk.)

Those are the inner pages of the little card book for Mum. little pockets tucked inside for us kids to write notes for her.

And guess what, I was so absorbed in doing the book that I didn't hear her come into the room... and then I heard "Ooooh is that for me??" Hahaha. Can't ever keep secrets from Mum!

Thank you Annette for the beautiful crocheted flower and leaves!

Now the little book is all ready for us to fill in and give to Mum. I hope every one of you will have the best Mother's day yourself. I know many of you are mothers yourselves. What would we ever do without these ladies?? And some day I hope I will be one myself, and one just as good as my own.

That's it from me for today. I hope to be back by the weekend, but if not, you'll know I'm busy doing something else! :)

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