Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Party like a Rockstar

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Hi Everyone! Here's a card made using washi tapes cut into different sizes of circle and i used MAMA Elephant stamp set to stamp the hand sign and speech. Speech bubble is from Simon Says Stamp die.

When i saw this sentiment, i totally remember the days when i was still a wild girl, drinking and clubbing my wednesday, friday and saturday nights away. And there was really a song called "Party like a Rockstar"! i always smile when i see this sentiment.

And so happen the day before i was making this card, i went to a Pub in Holland Village and there was a live band that sang Rock songs for the night. The girl had such a power-pack voice and she sang all the songs so man-ly in a female way. One of the famous song sang was "We will we will ROCK YOU~" I hope you heard before this song too! :)

Sunday, June 2, 2013

How the process goes...

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Hello everyone! It's Saturday and the sun is looking up! Time for a post at MLcraft but instead of the usual card posting, i would like to share a post!

As i was making cards the other day, i thought to share the chaos in my room/brain with you people so you will know a little on how my cards are being made. If you don't know how my craft area look, click here to see pictures!

So currently, i am working on an order that requires me to have Cat images on the cards for different occasions. I don't have many cat stamp sets but lucky me, i have wonderful friends around me who are willing to lend me their stamp sets for the time being and let me dirty them even though they are brand new. So sweet, right? =D

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So here's the mess on the table with all the stamp set and papers for me to dig through and use. Plus other materials necessary for making cards.

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There will always be pre-folded card bases infront of me so i can just keep taking them and making one card after another.

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I will pre-color the images and it will be a good comparison for me to decide what color i want the cats to be and match it with the papers going to be use. Lastly, it is to keep a record on what color markers i use because i have a limited memory space brain. hehe..

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As for the layout of the cards, i have a card sketch book which i downloaded the template from here. I think everybody in the crafting industry knows her, she's amazing! haha.. It is really good to have this book in my bag as it is small and thin.

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Other than a sketch book, i also have my computer on with Youtube music videos to keep me company and i will be on Pinterest website to collect ideas.

I can't share the cards i made yet. But if you are interested, "LIKE" me on my facebook page (look to your right side panel) and you will have news feed on my weekly cardmaking updates!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Flying Away

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Saw a smiliar card on Pinterest the other day and i've decided to do one too because it is a good way to use up my Maya Road house chipboard and colorful buttons. Not forgetting, i recently got the Amy Tangerine stamp set which is i think is under the Yes, Please collection - so it has a roll of house stamp which fits just right at the bottom of the card!

I think the most tedious part is threading those button holes with floss and sticking them down with my glue dots.

I understand people always love using glue dots and they seem to use them very easily. But not for me! I always fumble around the roll of glue dots and it doesn't come off from the packaging backing easily. haha.. It is always like my embellishment stuck on the backing instead of the glue dot sticking onto my embellishment. I think i have butter fingers~

Anyway, hope this card brought a smile on your face!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Parachute Boy - Wishing you the best

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Another stamp set that i got from Deasy Designs before they retired their physical stamp set! The copic coloring emphasizing on the parachute boy and the rest of the paper colors towards more white. And of cause not forgetting the sentiment by Kristina Werner from Simon Says Stamp.

Even if the physical stamp set has retired, you can still purchase their digital stamp set because they are still operating online! Furthermore, their digital stamp set has more images than the physical ones. I am not into digital stamp sets because i don't own a printer in my room. Too troublesome for me to print them. haha... or should i say, i am too lazy.

Everyday i look back on the day i started scrapbooking and cardmaking.... never regretted and would like to move forward from here... Wish me luck!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Just For You

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A quick mini card made for someone when i sent over a happy mail.

This was real simple - Mist and stamp.

I think i used either Mister Huey's Buttercup or Sunshine and Opaque White. Stamp from Unity and Hero Arts.


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Hi people! I've got this very pretty stack of Simple Stories Documented papers but the colors are very neutral which was a little hard for me to use because i am so used to using bright fun colors on my cards. I've been trying to use more papers from each of my paper pad so i can downsize my collections and have more space to buy the pretty new ones! haha..

So here's my take with Hero Art's wedding stamp along with the vintage brown color scheme. The yellow will definitely stand out on this card. And the sentiment is the sweetest.

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Sail Towards Our Future

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First and foremost... HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY! Eh, i do have a card dedicated to Mothers' Day however it is a special order for someone. So i can't share it yet! However, I will share another beautiful card made for one of my customer and i am so glad she loves it because she requested to have a card with the sentiment reading "Let's sail away from the past and sail towards our future.". So once i saw this phrase, first thing that came to my mind was to do something with boats or red & blue or sea kind of card.

Brain-storming starts and if you follow my page on facebook, you would have seen the sneaky preview whereby the papers i used initially was just plain red and blue cardstock and the image was uncolored. I must say that i had to color the image 2-3 times before i got all the elements (sky, water, boat) correct. The blue of the sky was either too close to the sea of the colors of the sail didn't seem to blend to with the background. All i can say is to keep trying and take a break if you have been coloring for an hour plus. Walk away and come back when an inspiration hits you.

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The side view of the card. Very satisfied with the dimensions. And it was after i punched the borders that i realize they were perfect for inter-twining twines! Best way to create waves...

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Colored the image with copics and the sea had a little stickles to make it shine. papers from Studio Calico and DCWV. Hope I'm keeping you inspired!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Happy Easter

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These bunnies/rabbits are pure cuteness. And i made this card for my friend who was baptized on Easter Day. Congrats girl!

Anyway, recently I've been eyeing on Holland Lop bunnies.I didn't actually have a pet before except for Fishes. My house used to have hamsters last time but that belonged to my siblings. Anyway, i've been craving to have a pet who is good to snuggle with yet not smelly. Smelly as in those Guinea Pig smelly - those are like "OMG smelly".... And Holland Lop seem to be easy to maintain like a good pet to make a start in taking care of another life. I'll see how......

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Army Boy

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Posting these 2 cards featuring Deasy Design stamp set. They are no longer producing physical stamp set, just digital ones now. So you can still find these images on their website.

There isn't alot of stamp companies out there producing such cute military related products. And it is a huge deal in the States that their men are always being dispatch out to fight a war and our Singapore boys are sent to National Service when their around 20 years old. So that's when people say they are turning from boys to men.

As looked into the stamp set and wonder what cards i should make, i started thinking about the times when my boyfriend was enlisted inside. And the memory that surfaced was the time during my 21st Birthday. He was not sure if he could book out that weekend to celebrate my 21st. So this thought inspired me to create a few birthday cards for boys/men who are having training and can't celebrate their love one's birthday.

The lovely sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp. Totally fits into the "theme".