Nov 21, 2020

Pencil Colored this Very Special Birthday Card

Year end always feels like a bit of a rush, rite?  This whole Covid pandemic has taken 2020 entirely but now that December is looming ahead I am so ready to just let this roll by.  I don't feel the rush to complete and check all the to-do list although if I'm being honest isn't that long of a list to begin with.

I did however promised myself to keep up to a schedule to make cards every week.  I'm not apologizing that I haven't been able to do so- hard to stay focused and motivated to do things nowadays. I just feel like I don't want to be rushed to finish anything.  However I do want 2020 to be over,  it's been dragging too long. 

My card.  This is a birthday card that I send out to a dear friend's child recuperating from blood transplant.  The nicest, most giving human being I have ever come across while herself immersed in her own pain of having to care for a very sick baby.  That baby recently turned 5 years old and underwent blood transplant to fight his illness.  This is sort of a reminder to take it easy in their journey to recover fully and also to myself to keep on breathing through it all.

'Nuff said but as always thanks for stopping by.  Keep safe and keep on crafting.

Aug 6, 2020

I Dedicate This to You

I was taking photos of this card while going through my newsfeed  that I learned about what happened in Beirut. It's a terrible thing to happen during these already difficult times, my heart goes out to those particularly affected.  If you have the means, please help out. And if your shoulders are already burdened by what's going on in your own bubble- I too wish you the best of intentions.

I dedicate this card to you. 

Mermaid tail

Be well. Stay safe. 


Jul 29, 2020

Stay Awesome y'all. And Please Wear a Mask.

Hello everyone.  Picking up where I left off last week is another card from the 'Make a splash' stamp set collection from Rosie's Studio.  

This time I am using this gorgeous deep blue mermaid paper as my card background.  Next I stamped all the little stamps from the set to a card front using Versafine ink in Majestic Blue.  A shaker card is the way to go from this point on and I used gold and red sequins as the filler.  Love that combination anytime! 

mermaid dancing

Propped the front to the back using one layer of foam  adhesive then stamped 'stay awesome' because you just have to stay awesome. No matter what. 

Here's that card again.  I think I can make mermaid cards forever! 
Also shaker cards.  With gold sequins.  
mermaid dancing happily

That's me for this week, stay awesome, stay safe and please wear a mask whenever you need to be outside.

Jul 22, 2020

Markers and Inks for Missy.

Happy Sarawak Day to fellow Sarawakians and if this is your first visit, thanks for your time.

No Copics, no problem. There's tonnes of other brand names around that probably is cheaper than said brand.  Results will vary but not one crafter is alike. 

The cute Rosie's Studio stamps on this card was colored using Marvy Artwin waster-based markers and of course, Copic markers.  Fussy cut and mounted them on 3M foam tape onto the front.  The card front is colored using mini distress inks and of course I had to spray some water drops to get the water effect.

     The stamp set I'm using here is from an older Rosie's Studio 'Make a Splash' collection.  I have the beautiful 6 x 6 paper pad as well that I haven't use but most certainly will.  You can still buy the different items in the collection on their online store and while you're at it, take a look at their other collections.  Simply gorgeous yet easy on the pocket. Win & win more!

That's it for this week, my crafty friends.  Here's to better days ahead to you-struggling to clear your minds in these uncertain times.  May we all stay sane with our creative sides.  Till next time.