Non traditional christmas color

I’m currently working on my Christmas cards and I made this one using products from Sarah Hurley stamps and papers. I don’t have her new line of Christmas paper sets yet so I’m improvising whatever I have to create a holiday card. I came up with a non traditional Christmas colors, still love them even without the reds and green ūüôā

I used a combination of stamps from Sarah’s Christmas Mail clear stamp set¬†and Christmas characters set. For my background I used the¬†¬†pattern strip from Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamp set. I used a Versamark ink to create a watermark effect over the kraft paper. I stamped and silver embossed the snow flakes and sentiment, both looks so pretty in real life ūüôā

For¬†Robin & Rudolf, I paper-pieced them using papers from A Few of my Favorite Things- Caught in Camera and Vol. 1 8×8 paper collection.

Now off to continue crafting.

I’m entering this card in Retro Sketches challenge # 91.





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This is a card I also made for Pretty Paper Studio.  I wanted to achieve a chalkboard look in the project so I used a black patterned paper and white ink from Hero Arts.

I¬†used an embossing folder with clear embossing¬† powder and distress glitter mix together.¬†The arrow chipboard is also coated with glitter for some sparkle. You can find the rest of the post in Pretty Paper Studio’s blog.

Its been awhile that I haven’t joined in card challenges so ¬†I’m entering this one this time¬†in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

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Oh So Happy: Cardmaking video

I was dreaming of doing a card video for sometime but has kept it as I dread recording as I speak, even more than hearing my voice in a video. I finally come to the point that now is really the time to do it, thanks to Pretty Paper Studio.

You can¬†find all the supplies I used at the¬†Pretty Paper Studio blog. The blog is also running its monthly craft challenge and¬†this month’s theme¬†is Anything with glitter challenge. More inspirational projects¬†can also be found here.

Going back, these are some of the stills of my card project, that glittered heart makes me happy ūüôā


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and the video can be found at the Pretty Paper Studio’s You Tube Channel.




Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I¬†finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here¬†for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons¬†to add a feel of¬†royalty ūüôā I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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Card sketch #14 by Lisa is now up at the Sketch N Scrap blog.

I seldom do a masculine card so this one I think will be¬†one of my favorite card creation ūüôā I just find this guy stamp from Paper Smooches¬†so cute. I did a combination of paper piecing and coloring using promarkers.

For the papers, I use a¬†paper combo from Sarah Hurley, Lawn Fawn, Echo Park, all from my stash.¬†I added some washi tape and did partial embossing as well in the sides and¬†the sentiment, some ribbon and buttons and I’m done.

Do check the rest of the card  inspirations from Sketch N Scrap blog and enjoy.

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SNS Holiday Hop Winner

It’s seems a¬†long¬†time since I¬†last posted a card project.

Last week was the International Holiday Bazar here in Doha and yours truly has taken part again for the second time ūüôā¬†It was fun and every year more vendors join in with¬†more interesting stuff to sell. I was busy preparing for the show and hadn’t much time to share a card lately. You can see some photos of the show in my Facebook page.

The past week was also¬†a very sad time for us Filipinos.¬†With the strongest typhoon Haiyan¬†(local name Yolanda) hit the Philippines¬†on 8th November, it has left thousands of lives lost and so much destruction in the Southern part of¬†our country. We continuously pray for all our countrymen affected by the calamity. Even if we’re away,¬†we’re contributing¬†in whatever way we can to help now.

In a lighter note, I’m here to announce the winner of¬†¬†SNS Holiday Hop, with my take – Christmas.

Using the random generator, we got # 21


Congratulations Janis!

Please send me your mailing address to send your prize.

Thank you all so much to everyone who left some love during the hop. I appreciate you all ūüôā

Warm Winter Wishes

It’s the first sketch of the month at Sketch N Scrap¬†and we now¬†have Card Sketch #13¬†designed by Kelly.

I created¬†a holiday card using papers from Pink Paislee¬†including the banner embellishments. Only few more weeks and Christmas is already here ūüôā I really need to get going with my holiday cards and not cram¬†the last-minute to send it to family and friends¬†overseas.

For my sentiment, I used a stamp from Papertrey Ink.

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Remember, Sketch N Scrap Holiday Blog Hop is still going to until 8th of November so come by at the SNS blog for inspirational  projects.

Oh, and I’m entering this card in Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes challenge.

Happy Day

Happy Monday!

It’s my first share of¬†project for¬†Pretty Paper Studio¬†ūüôā¬†The project comes as my take¬† in this month’s challenge with the theme Glitter.

I had fun working on the colors and papers on this card. I used¬†elements mostly from My Mind’s Eye¬†¬†and papers from Amy Tangerine.¬†One good thing of working in paper packs is that all of them works together when combined. I always love the color blue and cameras so this background papers is just perfect for me.

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I did a random mix of shapes and textures, buttons, die cuts and a heart for visual interest. Then I used the pink glitter to add some additional sparkle to a¬†happy day. See the additional strip of sentiment? It came from the small strip of paper the comes along in the perforation line¬†of the¬†paper. Even those small decorative piece counts¬†ūüôā

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 For my stamped sentiment, I did some hand stitching  to add some interest to a plain stamped shape.
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I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again next time.

Sarah Hurley, Lookbook Magazine Vol. 4 projects

Sarah Hurley’s Lookbook Magazine Volume 4¬†is already released, yey! Exciting times ūüôā

There are a lot of great projects from the rest of Sarah’s¬†talented DTs and I was blown away by the creativity and variety of projects presented by each of these ladies.

I’m sharing here some of my contributions to the book using Sarah Hurley’s digi kits, stamps, and papers.

First up¬† is the Halloween card using Sarah’s 31 Spook Street Digi¬†Scrapbooking kit.¬†¬†I got the image, Angelica Strange from the kit while the stamps are from Malcolm Strange stamp set.¬†I did¬†partial embossing and background stamping as well in the card base.¬†Angelica, the candy corn and pumpkin were colored with promarkers. The banner’s paper I used Sarah’s September Kit Club Add On 1-Shooting Star.

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Note that the Lookbook Magazine, Vol. 4 highlights Halloween and Autumn season so the projects are a combination of the two.

I also did a set of small treat bags for small chocolate pieces. The stamps are again from Malcolm Strange stamp set. For the orange bag, I used Doodle Doll Art Girl stamp.  I again used stamping and embossing for these bags plus twine and some washi strips.

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I have a set of three cards as well with whimsical characters and autumn colors. I used Woodland Wonders, Under the Stars Digi¬†scrapbooking kit¬†for all the cards here. I did a lot of fuzzy cutting in the images but feels no boredom at all doing them ūüôā What a great feeling seeing these cards in a finished state. A lot of photos here..

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The sentiments for the other two cards are from Sarah’s Sentiments Stamp.

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And now, moving to another craft project, a wall decor using stamps from the Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamps.¬†Love this one too ūüôā

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