Tuesday, December 22, 2009

A merry Christmas to you all!

Christmas is always a busy time, and I would like to wish everyone (who dropped by to look at my blog, or leave comments) a wonderful Christmas and a peaceful New Year. May this time be an opportunity to spend time with family and loved ones and to tell them how much they are appreciated and loved. See you next year! Till then, Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Trendy Trees at Christmas!

Thought I would whip up a different Christmas card using one of the neglected stamp sets that I have, Trendy Trees. I cased this scenery from MF's blog, but had to add something else, rather than the leaf. I thought of adding a forest friends stamp (a good way of remembering a friend this Christmas!). Hoping whoever friend gets this will like it. This is also the first time that I have some emboss resist, masking and sponging playing with brown, green and orange.

Friday, December 11, 2009

My elephant is thirsty!

The animal stories stamp set from the new summer mini is starting to grow on me, as initially I had reservations about using this set. After seeing other people's wonderful creations, I have decided to give it a try. So, in anticipation of summer, I thought of creating a secne where my elephant is thirsty. Sorry for the mistake in the elephant, as I think my stamp-a-majic moved, and I ran out of white gel pen as I was creating the effects on the water.

Have a great stamping weekend!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Say goodbye to chilly winter

Today's weather has turned out pretty warm, considering the cold, windy and rainy days the past week, Can't wait for summer to really kick in, as I have to weed out our garden among other things. Last week, I have cased MZ's chilly front and experimented on adding a boat. I drew the branches and the boat as I don't have any stamps. My card is quite small as this is just an experiment. The only stamp I used here is the snowflake from snow swirled set. Though it doesn't snow here in Wellington, thought that dreams of snow can be best captured in this.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Gift wallet v.2

In the midst of experimenting with sponging and masking, I have been busy making gift wallets (another version) for my  husband's family and wrapping gifts. This time, I have made the gift card to just slide out, than untying the ribbon. I have used the season of Joy stamp set )hopefully not too late, to use it). Just acquired this set as an early Christmas gift.
Stamps: season of joy
Cardstock: kraft, riding hood red, very vanilla
Ink: garden green, choc chip, ruby red

Friday, December 4, 2009

Sunset Tree

Eversince I have tried sponging, masking, and playing with colours, I have become more adventurous with trying more scenes, this time, sunset. Sunrise or sunrise always amaze me and I tried to capture this using Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I had to use the colours I have at hand, and sponged one layer after layer to get the desired effect. I've never used as much black, so saffron, pumpkin pie, choc chip, and real red for sponging to get the desired effect.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


One of the things I like about Michelle Zindorf's work is how she is able to capture the reflection of a subject. After much encouragement from my husband to try more scenery cards, I have experimented on this one, using lovely as a tree again. I made a mistake on the first one, so hopefully this is better. I did a lot of sponging and msking on this one, not sure if I achieved the reflection effect.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Trendy Trees (sentiment)
Ink: Baja breeze, black, choco chip, white gel pen (false stitching)
Cardstock: Baja breeze, whisper white, black

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

a gift wallet!

I have made a few gift wallets using the spring mini (I know that the summer mini is out), but just wanted to share what I have done. I have also used a new colour combo, getting out of my comfort zone and this is what I came up with.
Stampset: Best Yet, Just Beachy
Colours: Taken with Teal, Apricot appeal, Blush blossom, certainly celery ribbon,
Ink: taken with teal,choc chip, pumpkin pie, Stampin write markers

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Lovely as a Tree

After seeing my friend Paula do several scenery cards over the past week, she has convinced me that it's worth trying it out. At first, I was intimidated by it all as I found the idea of sponging, masking and reflecting a bit too much for a beginner like me in card making. But it was worth trying it out as I miss the days when I used to do some painting, I think I will try more nature cards from now on. Thanks Paula, I am now a fan of Michelle Zindorf. I have used my new lovely as a tree stamp set, an early Christmas gift from my musband, and to thank him for it, I have made this card for his upcoming birthday.Hope he likes it!
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Tree Trimings male card!

I must admit that I will miss this fabulous set from the spring mini. It is not only versatile, I also think that it is an economical set, as you can do so much with it. This time, I also decided to play with some cool colour combinations for Christmas, thinking of a male Christmas card, as it is always difficult to make some cards for guys.
Stamp set: tree trimmings, snow swirled
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Ballet Blue, Kraft, Very Vanilla
Ink: Ballet blue, chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie