Monster Party for a Monster Lover!

Ta-da! A monster-y card for my monster lover bff.
Alright, I shall admit the card is NOT that monster-y or even scary. But at least there are some monsters in there.
How can a birthday card be that dark and eerie? Okay, at least I didn’t like that idea. HA!
Together is a gift card for her. Oh, I forgot to mention, she’s a starbucks lover too!
Just a tiny post & off for some studying :D

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Kraft (Brazill Basics Paper), Plum (American Crafts)
Pattern Paper: UPcycle (Cosmo Cricket), This & That (LilyBeeDesign), Cherry Delicious – Spring Sprig (Sassafras)
Stamp: Monster Party DigiKit (Hero Arts), Life of a Party Birthday (Hero Arts & Basic Grey), Bake me a Cake (Lawn Fawn)
Sticker: Sophisticates – Brown & Cream (BellaBlvd)
Ink: Charcoal, Brown (VersaColor), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Pen: White and Gold Signo (Uni-Ball)


there comes a birthday

A greeny card for a green friend. Okay, I mean, she is a green lover!
BUT! I try not to let the card be a whole of green. Like, I think a green cotton candy would look evil. HA!

Actually, I was feeling quite uneasy with this card. A feeling as if something is missing, but I don’t know what it is. I love the whole green bottom of the card actually. Using a scallop scissors for the edge and tried distressing the paper with my dear pair of scissors.
I know I know the sentiment is off-center, but i could adjust it as the 3d foam is stuck to the bottom piece of pattern paper and would tear if I force it out (actually it did a little, so I have to just let it be to prevent further damage)

Have yet to get the next card done. And so till then ….

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Straw (American Crafts), White, Pink, Green
Pattern Paper: UPcycle (Cosmo Cricket)
Stamp: Life of a Party Birthday (Hero Arts & Basic Grey), Bake me a Cake (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Charcoal, Pink, Brown,  (VersaColor), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Pen: White Signo (Uni-Ball)

Father’s Day is approaching!






HOORAY! Here’s the Father’s Day card that I’ve been talking about.
This is the first time that I tried creating with a different style, not the usual open up cards.
Initial plan was the different design, its a shirt (the big green stripe piece) and opens up the the messages (the zig-zag paper). But my mom saw and didn’t like it because of some Chinese belief, which made my card ominous :( So I cut out the “shirt” to the current backing for the Hooray ticket and added in some kites… Did all the coloring of ticket and kite lines with colour pencils…

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Kraft, White, Green
Pattern Paper: Social Club (Cosmo Cricket), Indie girl – affection (Sassafraslass)
Stamp: VC0039 Series 64 (Studio g), Life of a Party Birthday (Hero Arts & Basic Grey)
Ink: Charcoal and Turquoise (VersaColor), Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Pen: White Signo (Uni-Ball), Fine-tip Black Pen
Colour Pencil: Faber-Castell

Gone for awhile …

I’ve recently got myself a part-time job, which explains the lack of updates.

I can hardly find a proper time to craft and I guess the worse reason a crafter can get is the lack of materials!

The cost for crafting materials in this part of the world is so much more expensive and many times, its not worth it to get from the stores. Then again, while the prices online are more reasonable, the postage cost was the bomb. And, many do not provide tracking services which cause me to feel insecure in buy bulks (more worth in terms of postage).

Oh well, all the grumbling and reasons I can get. I tried using cheaper alternatives. Such as using CD cases or transparent boxes to replace acrylic blocks, make-up sponge to replace ink-blender. Well, while the make-up sponge is working fine, the alternatives for acrylic blocks are giving me problems. I can never get a good stamped image, there are always patches of unstamped images … is it the problem of the clear/cling stamp or the “block”?

If you have any good suggestions for “economical” crafting alternatives, do share alright :D

Okay, I am having a few off days this week. HOORAY! So I’ll be tidying up the blog and posting the entry of the Father’s Day card that I’ve spent over a week to complete. (Told you I have a shortage of time)

Do check out for updates and till then … Have you crafted your Father’s Day card?