Sunday, April 26, 2015

Sending Happy Thoughts

So this has been a fun-filled month with another Chinese holiday, my first Chinese birthday (I'm 38!!), report cards and the list goes on... I'm really looking forward to this next week because the weather is so nice right now in Shanghai and we have a whole week off for Chinese Labour Day! We really get spoiled with the holidays around here. 

Today I'm sharing a Tiddly Inks card because I'm throwing my hat in the ring for their next DT call! I love their images and they really challenge my colouring skills, so I thought "Why not?!?!" 

I used a Wryn and Friends stamp called Thanks a Latte printed on Copic X-press paper to colour with Copic markers. I got the colour palette from My Mind's Eye "On Trend" paper collection and used the following markers: 
  • R59, 27, 14, 12, 11
  • G24, 82, 21, 20
  • BG78, 75, 72, 70
  • Skin: E13, 11, YR000, 0000
  • Hair: E44, 43, 41, 40 & E18, YR24, 23, 21
Then once again I got friendly with the gold elements with some groovy shiny gold cardstock (that's very difficult to photograph, BTW!) 

Other Supplies: 
Sentiment created with Technique Tuesday "Say It Happy" die and "Say It Happy" stamp set
MME "On Trend" Sequins
General's Chalk Pastel pencil (black) and blending stump

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Birds

I've been waiting to get these "derpy" birds for a while now and when my craft supplier here in China got them in her store I snatched them right up.. Now, what was I supposed to do with them?
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week was to make birthday cards, so that's what I did! 

(And this one is not birthday, but I thought I'd share it too!) 

Stamps: Tim Holtz Birds, Technique Tuesday sentiment "Awesome", Taylored Expressions "Paw-some"
Paper: Bazzill Cardshoppe card base, Watercolor paper
Other: Sakura watercolours, Archival black ink, Wink Of Stella clear, 

Sunday, April 5, 2015

PageMaps Guest Designer

I was so excited that the Technique Tuesday team was asked to guest design for Becky at PageMaps for the quarterly sketches starting in April. 

Check out all of the sketches here: 

And here are my samples: 

Head to the CardMaps Blog for a Technique Tuesday giveaway and a discount! 

Ps... Here's a little video showing my new die storage.
I've gotten so many TT dies lately that it was totally out of hand. 
Now they're organized and accessible and I love it! 

Supplies Card #1:
Papers: Bazzill Cardshoppe, Echo Park "This and That" patterned papers

Supplies Card #2:
Stamps: Bundle Of Joy
Papers:Bazzill Cardshoppe Cardstock, MME and Pink Paislee patterned papers, 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Naughty Or Naughty Nice & Color Throwdown

Hi there!
 So I won the challenge at the Color Throwdown blog the other week and this week I get to be a guest designer!! 

I used the newest Greenhouse Society Stamp Set from Technique Tuesday and embossed with gold EP and coloured with watercolours.. 

Here's the inspiration photo: 

In addition to that, it's our new challenge at Naughty or Nice... 
This month's challenge is REALLY easy!