May 31, 2011

CR84FN30

Happy Tuesday. How is everyone 's long weekend? After hanged out with friends for a chicken wing feast at Wing Dome. Hubby and I share a sweet treat at Cupcake Royale. Their cupcakes are just heavenly good.
 Highly recommend: Red Velvet cupcake. Yum~ Yum~ Yum~
Decafe Latte with Classic and Red Velvet Cupcake


Enough food talk. I want to share a card made for CR84FN30 challenge. I am inspired by the photo full of baby goodies.


Stamps are all from Papertrey Ink. I stamp the onesie on blue felt and cut out. Also die cut the strip from blue felt using Eyelet Lace Border dies.


Thanks for stopping by. Have a nice day.
Nicky

May 30, 2011

PDCC83+WMSC49

Happy Memorial Day!!!  I am super excited that my family (Mom, Dad and younger sister) will arrive on Wednesday morning and they will stay with us for 2 months. YA~~ Can't wait to see them. (I plan to take 2 months off crafting (SAD) because I won't have much time after the baby gets here but hopefully I can find sometime to have some craft fun.) Today I have a card to share.

This one is made for  PDCC83 + WMSC49It's color splash week on PDCC, black + white + hint of green. I also use sketch from WMSC49.
I try to keep it simple and clean. All stamps from Waltzing Mouse. I use the snowflake from Season's of love-Tag set and repeat stamping to create the background.


Hope you all have a great weekend. 
Nicky

May 29, 2011

MIM#16 Sympathy Card

Happy Sunday. Just want to pop in really quick to share a card made for MIM#16 Sympathy Card.

I want to keep it simple and elegant. Here is what I came up.

Have a great long weekend.
Nicky

May 21, 2011

Embellish Tags Color Trends Challenge, CTD142

Hi, second post today. Share two quick cards, first one made for Embellish Tags Color Trends Challenge. I dig out my K&Company Die-cut cardstock and play with it.
I stamp PTI Background Basics:Tiny Types in VersaMark Champagne Dazzle. Pop off the glittered grey die-cut leave with foam tape. The tag is from Waltzing Mouse Very Vintage Labels NO.18 and sentiment from PTI Mat Stack 2.


This one is make for Color Throwdown#142.
I want to keep the card simple and elegant. Again, I use the die-cut cardstock and acetate from K&Company. Also the butterfly chipboard embellishment from Me&My Big ideas. Sentiment from Waltzing  Mouse Fancy Phrase.

Thanks for looking.
Nicky

MIM#15+Paper Craft Color Challenge

Hi~ Happy Saturday!!
Just want to pop in really quick to share a card I made Friday night fro two challenges:
MIM#15:Make Your Own Spray Mist and Paper Craft Color Inspiration Challenge#5


I love how Jennifer Ellefson did on the tutorial video. I stamp the Background Basics: Retro, spray the orange pearly mist on card and run it through the Woodgrain Impression Plate. I die cut the leaves from Turning a New Leaves die and die cut the flower from pink felt. Fun~


Enjoy the weekend.
Nicky

May 20, 2011

PDCC82. WMSC47, CR84FN28, Card Patterns115

Happy Friday , the weather is so nice this week in Seattle and I try to soak up as much Vitamin D as I can. The sunshine makes all the flowers look so much prettier. Have a good news to share : I am Fab 4 of PDCC81, There is a fun color combo this week and hope you play along.

I have two cards to share today. First is for PDCC82 and WMSC47
(Miss the deadline for few minutes. I thought it closed midnight. bummer) 
Here is my card. I want to jump out of my comfort zone and play with some shabby color so I apply Tea Dye distress ink on all the elements, paper, ribbon, rose. Still keep it simple as I always like. What do you think?
I got the inspiration from Jean Martin again to stamp the borders on punch out border. You can see her beautiful  creation Here. What a genius idea and I just have to give it a try.
The border on punched out cardstick is from Waltzing Mouse stamp Very Vintage labels No. 10 , sentiment from Papertrey Ink Big and Bold Wishes.


Second card made for CR84FN28 (Color) and Card Patterns Sketch115 (sketch)

Here is my card. I need a birthday card for a sweet little girl. She is a happy kid and always smiling. You can find sunshine through her smile. This weeks CR84FN color is bright and bold, just perfect for her.
I create the bottom pattern using PTI Background Basics: Retro and marker. Sentiment from PTI Tag-Its#1 and flower from Flower Fusion#1. I also die cut a butterfly out of yellow felt from Spellbinder dies.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great weekend.
Nicky

May 13, 2011

2 cards for few challenges

Happy Friday, sorry for not posting for so long. The fatigue definitely revisit again. My goal keeps the same that I want to make as many cards as I can before the baby arrives. I put myself together this afternoon to make two cards.

I use the sentiment from Make a Wish set from PTI. I stamp the [Happy] twice on top and the [Birthday] in the bottom.  


I die-cut the butterflies 4 time out of a gray pearly pattern paper, stack them and adhere.

 
Second one id for CR847FN27 using bright pink, gray and cream.
I stamp the doily from Delightful Doilies from PTI in light gray ink. Die cut a Lacey Circle from bright pink cardstock. Also I add the cream lace and ribbon to fit the color combo. Hope you like it. 


Have a great weekend.
Nicky

May 3, 2011

PDCC79

2nd post today. I have to admit that I was struggle with this week's color combo from PDCC79 : Red, Lime and Grey. Since Hero Arts is the sponsor this week, I just have to play along. I clear my mind and try to go through my storage baskets and hope to find some inspiration. Well, I find my way back to my all time favorite, Clean and simple style. Here is my card.

I use Vine label Emboss folder and flourish die from Life Style Crafts. Flower from CG251 Small Solid Flower set, sentiment from CL129 Anytime Messages both from Hero Arts. I stamp the flower with Barn Door Distress ink, cut out and adhere on embossed card base with foam tape. Oh~ it's so pretty. (I got it at Joann with 40%off coupon.)


Have a wonderful day. 
Nicky

CR84FN26+CASE Study37

 I have a card to share today. 1 for few challenges. I am using the color combo:Kraft, Pale yellow and Gold from CR84FN26  + inspiration from CASE Study37 .

Also I will enter for this Month's Hero Arts Contest:Fabulous Flower (First round ends May 12)and Paper Crafts May Gallery Challenge: Mother's day card (Ends May 23) There are still plenty of time to play along. Hope you are inspired to create your own.


Here is the card. I use the whole set from CG290 Four Flowers. I am in love with this stamp set and just can't put it down. I stamp the biggest flower on vellum 3 times and emboss with Yellow Opaque embossing powder. Cut out , curl the petals with scissor and adhere together. Add glue in the center and add big chunks glitter.


I use the rest of 3 stamps and stamp all over on a white cardstock using Hero Arts Soft Yellow Shadow Ink. It's so pretty and soft. Waht do you think? Hope you like it too. I also punch border out of gold vellum. Love it.


Supplies:
Stamp (All Hero Arts): CG290 Four Flowers /CL334 Happy Mom's Day/ JS149 Month May
Hero Arts Shadow ink: Soft Yellow
Die: Label 18 -Spellbinders
Edger Punch:Fiskars

Nicky

May 2, 2011

WMSC45+Paper Crafts Color Inspiration Challenge#4

Happy Monday, I have a happy news to share. It's a great way to start Monday. I am the winner of Paper Crafts April 2011 Gallery Challenge. You can check out my post Here.

I want to share two cards before I head to make dinner. Both cards are using the color combination from CIC'4 (Paper Crafts Color Inspiration Challenge#4). First card I also use the sketch from WMSC45.
I white emboss the focal image on a metallic gold vellum. The color is soft yet striking. Stamp is K5405 Grape Flourish from Hero Arts.  Sentiment is from PTI's Mat Stack 2 set. I also punch out several butterflies from the same gold vellum and glue together with the gold thread tassel. (Thanks Pauline and Julia.)
 Gold+White+Pink=Beautiful combination.

Second card I also made for PTI's Make It Monday#13: Impression Plate Tricks#2.
Erin Lincoln is showing a very cool technique to use the Impression plate and PTI's die at the same time. Make sure to check out her video. Let me know which one you like better?

Close up to see the details. 

Thanks for stopping by. 
Nicky

May 1, 2011

Make It Monday#12:Line Frame101

Quick post before bed, whip up a quick card for PTI's Make It Monday#12:Line Frame101 . Glad I made a card using this technique. Looking forward to tomorrow's new MIM.

I stamped the flower from In Bloom set with Watermark ink and emboss with Warm Lipstick Distress Powder. Draw the line as showed in the video and then stamp the sentiment from Make a Wish set.

 Here you can see the embossed texture on the flower. This is a great technique, it adds so much character to the card. I am sure I will use it more and more in the future.

Good night.
Nicky