Friday, May 31, 2013

Card to self

Hello, if you're looking for my 'Tag your food package' post, please scroll down or click here.

Horray!!  The Stamp Your Story (by Hero Arts) products arrived at my LSS, I went and got myself the 'Time' cling set.  I made myself a card for two challenges: the Hero Arts Stamp Your Story contest and the CAS(E) this Sketch Challenge #30.  The sketch is: 

My card:

Stamps: Hero Arts (Time AC029).
Inks: Hero Arts mid-tone shadow (Butter Bar); 
        Ranger Distress (Wild Honey, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen)
Papers: water colour paper, card stock (white, light purple), 
        pattern paper (Creative Imagination, Samantha Walker collection)
Others:  Ranger Perfect Pearl, Liquid Pearl (White Opal)

For the fuzzy look in the vertical panel, I first spritz the watercolour paper with water mixed with Perfect Pearl, and wait until there is no more puddle of water on the surface but the paper is still wet; then I stamp the rest of the images.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!!

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Tag your food package

Hello everyone.  Today's post happens to be like a sequel to my last post: To tent the dessert.  Hehe.. I am sharing Tags for your food package.  And I'll enter them to the MFW Gift Tag Challenge.

Here's a set of Jar shaped tags:

School will be out soon and the summer holidays and festivities begin.  For pool parties, pot lucks, gatherings, when I bring some homemade goodies to the function or to the host, I like to wrap it up in a pretty way.  And that's where the tag come in.  I made some tag to write what inside the package and to indicate if they are peanut free!  Quite important now a days.

And here a few variations:

From left to right:  Pear match-book tag. Cupcake tag, Jar shaped tag, Fussy cut edge single layer tag.
All except the sigle layer tag has stamped dotted line in the inside flap for easy writing.  Here's a few close up.

The jar stamp and 'Love' are from Dear Lizzy + American Crafts (59178)

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a sweet day!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

To tent the dessert

Hmm...  the weather is getting warmer again yay!!  Summer is on the way and it's time for summer gathering and parties.  I usually make a tray of mini cupcakes or mini tarts or lemon squares for the host when such occassion occurs.  And I don't have container which has lid big enough so I use plastic wrap to cover my tray.  But I don't want the plastic wrap to lay on top of my dessert, so I was using toothpick, cocktail umbrellas (this one is fun) to hold up the plastic wrap.

Then I decided to make a center piece that has some weight of it's own and that I could put in the center of the tray to hold the plastic wrap off the top of my dessert (to tent it).

Here it is, a shot of each profile:

The base is a milk carton box (template found on the web).  Cut, assembled and decorated with pattern paper.  The tea cup, spoon, small rose are stamped, coloured, fuzzy cut and ahered to milk carton.  The top part is die cut four times, stamped, then coloured.  Scored down the center and glue together with a bamboo skewer in the middle.   The milk carton is filled with beans, the skewer inserted and then the top of the milk carton glue shut.  There are actually tiny cup cakes that's fuzzy on the cake tray, but it's not showing too well.

All stamps are from Hot Off the Press (Fancy-a-Cuppa), except the brown and green butterfly, it's from KaiserCraft.
Scallop die is from Hero Arts (Frame Cut DI002).

And I am entering this project to Die Cut Diva's May Challenge - Anything But a Card.

Thanks for stopping.  Have a sweet day!!

Ps.  I made another version but it didn't work, the die butterfly was not strong enough to hold up the plastic wrap.  On it's own it looks pretty, it's just not functional!  :(

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Playing in Paradise Friday Sketch

Hi, today I am playing for Playing in Paradise Friday Sketch Challenge #1.

The sketch:

My card:

The supplies:

paper: card stock (white, cream); 
           pattern paper: BasicGrey (Picadilly 6x6);
           water colour paper
stamps: Hero Arts (CG403 Large Flower Background);
            "sending" from SSS March Card kit; "hugs" from an unknown set
ink: Ranger Distress (Peeled Paint), Top Boss clear embossing ink, water colours
washi tape & green and white paper straw from SSS March Card kit
pearls: Hero Arts (Hero Hues CH216)
recycle material: doily
others: white embossing powder, jump rings
die: Tim Hotlz (Tiny Tabs & Tags)

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy the rest of the week.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

CASology - Bloom

Hi it's mid-week already, hope you're having a good one.

I'd like to share a card made for the current CASology challenge, the cue word is:

I have lots of flower stamps and had a difficult time to choose, so I took the very first stamp I purchased for this card.  Just stamp with Tuxedo Black and use colouring pencils to colour.  Embellish with sheer green ribbon and a matching charm.  Voila!

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #139

A quick share, card made for CASE Study Challenge #139.  Here's the inspiration card made by the talented Maile Belles.

And here's my card:

That's it.  Very simple.   Bye for now!

Spring Blossom

Hi, so glad you came back to visit! :)

You know, nothing speaks Spring to me more than the delicate pink blossoms, may it be the Plum, the Cheries, the Apple... etc.  I saw two very lovely inspiration photos of two seperate challenges, the first one from Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger: Pretty Little Petits Fours;

and this second one from Playing in Paradise Challenge 114: Springtime Joy;

And I know I want to play along, and pink is the colour choice.  And I want to make something special for Mother's Day..okay enough talking already....

I used a Chinese Takeout Box template found on the web, printed on white card stock, cut out and stamped the leaves from SSS Flower ans Friend stamp set with Range Distress ink (Old Paper).  Punch hold on sides, assemble box, thread ribbon thru and tied knot inside.  The flowers were die cut using Hero Arts Frame Cut (DI002), inked with ColorBox (Lilac) and Studio G (looks purple pink, the name is not on the label).  The flower center is from the Hero Arts Printed Flowers set (CL290), stamp with Hero Art (Wet Cement).

And I am going to enter this to the Die Cut Diva's May Challenge - Stamp anything but a card.

Thanks for stopping by.  I wish you a happy, sunny Spring day!!