CCC August 2010

Hi friends,

It's so much fun to recieve a mail from overseas. It's a wonderful time to open the envelope and found fabulous card. I got it from Rikke Poulsen, from Denmark. CCC by Deborah Nolan is a wonderful place to meet each other around the world. That's also one way to promote my country to others who heard a little about Indonesia.

s is her card. The deep purple flowers were spritzed with silvery water. And she even inserted a bookmark for me. So lovely. And those stamps on the envelope,..ohlala, it's been so long that I don't do philately.

This is my card to Marian King in Philippines.
Waiting for the CCC September. Join it, as it still opens until Wednesday.

Thanks for looking, friends...


You're Gr-r-r-r-reat!

Hi friends,

How's life this afternoon? I just finished teaching my little fellows. Then had a time to make this card. Do you know Larry in 'Spongebob'? This digi image from Paper Cupcakes TMITA reminds me of that little creature in my fave cartoon.. Yes, it's my fave 'cause I've accompanie
d my kids for more than 10 years to watch this movie... (3 Dds, of course). You can get the image there.

I used the sketch from IC Sketch 80. And to be eligible to join DDSB Challenge 22 this week with the theme: So Distressing, I distressed the edges of the green paper. The pp were punched using Fiskars punch. I colored the image with several Copic Sketches. It seems I've been in the mood of coloring images since last night. Beside this, I've colored another four images and 'll show you later. The sentiment is from my favorite blog, Create With TLC. Just click and you'll find lots and lots and lots freebi
es. Paulette is so talented.

This is my take for those three challenges.

Thanks for looking, my friends...


Just Saying Hello, Tilda

I'm back again this late afternoon. I made this card, because I had this image alone. So, I colored this Tilda with some Copic Sketches. And made this card with the sketch from Card Positioning System Sketch 181. Here is my take.

I enter this for Cute Card Thursday Challenge 127, with the theme: Dieing for a Punch! That means no nesties, no punches, no CB machine, but the paper trimmer. Ohlala....

Sources: Magnolia stamp: Peachy Tilda, Sentiment: Hero Arts.

Thanks for looking.. Have a pleasant afternoon..

Update: It is here... Thanks, Paulette.

OLW - Border

Hi friends, meet again.

I seldom use border stamp. This is a real challenge. Because the cards below are the result of the
10th and 11th attemps!! LOL...
The Simplicity - OLW 17 this week is using boder stamp.

The card with green lace border was the 10th attempt. I added the blings there.

Then I thought of stamping with the lace facing down with brown ink and half pearls on it. So this one below was the 11th attempt...

Which one is okay?

Sources: Border stamp: Ribbons & Lace from Limited Edition. The sentiment: Merci from hero Arts.

Thanks for looking, friends. Have a nice day and happy stamping...


Congratulations Tilda in Glitz

CHi friends,

Before I leaving my town this afternoon to go to
my Mom's house for her birthday, here is my card. I adore Tilda so much. So, this is my take using Card Patterns Sketch #78. And the glittery goes for My Time To Craft Challenge 103: Glitter & Glitz. I put some glitter on her blouse and on her hair.
This is the closer look on the glitter blouse.

Thanks for looking, my friends. Until then..

Be Glad of LIFE

Hi friends,

It's my Mom's b'day today. I'll go there this afternoon by train with my youngest DD. I made her a birthday card. I used the technique given by Hero Arts, embossing. I join this card for this month's challenge, second round.

The closer look.

My other card for her is the one with Tilda on it. I like the sentiment made by Create With TLC. It is really suitable for the challenge by Just Magnolia #69. I used the sketch from IC Sketches #79. Look at the grass. That's what I learned from Color Me Copic blog. Well, I think my grass is not that good.. LOL... And the colors, I used five colors: orange, pink, green, brown, blue as it was stated in MDUC Color Challenge.

The closer look.

Thanks for looking, my friends.

Update: It is here. Thanks, Paulette..


Simplicity - A Scene of Friends

It's a late afternoon here. And just clicked the adorable blog. Never want to miss this OLW challenge. This time the theme is Stamp a Scene. Just click and you'll find fabulous card made by Susan R.

Well..well, it's time to use my very brand new (but bou
ght long time ago) stamp, called Tree Swing, designed by Grace Taylor from Grant Archival. This is the only scene stamp that I have. Hmm, next time I have to look for more, because scene stamp may give us many things to think of what that scene is about. That kind of stamps may tell stories. Do you agree?

Like this stamp, I was thinking of my childhood, swinging and playing with neighbor friends. The swing was hooked on the branch of a mango tree. What a wonderful neighborhood...

Here, I also (again) used my Shapeboss to emboss the w
ord 'friends'. How come I have forgotten this fabulous tool... So, this is my card.

Thanks for looking, friends...


Happy Birthday Blue Box For A Boy

Hi, I'm back... I just finished making my blog a little bit clean. I am still learning on how to upload pics on the header. Perhaps my English is not that good to understand the orders..LOL.

Here is a blue box, for a friend. She asked me to make o
ne in everything blue. He likes blue, so I tried to make everything with blue nuance. This lid cover actually represents the front "card" for him. I gave her some choices of mix-and-match stamping results. So this is the best one she likes.

The digis of car and bicycle are from Digi Dodle's Shop. I bought them via my friend (due to the not-having of a credit card..LOL..) The digi sentiment is from Create With TLC, that says "A Million Hugs and Kisses". Wow! The monogram stamp is from Inkadinkado. And the Chinese Boy is from Hero Arts.

And as the inside of the "card", she wanted me to make just a little note (without her name on it..). So I just cut this shape, stamped the note as the background, and the sentiment from Hero Arts and Fiskars. The digi cupcake is from Paper Cupcakes which I got freely in TMITA.

I enter this blue box to join DDSB this week: Anything Goes. Love to create anything on my craft desk. I also enter this for Hero Arts Challenge second round this month in the Flickr group.

Thanks for looking, friends..


Just Saying Hello With Flowers - DDSB Challenge

This is another card I made today. I join the CCC August held by Deborah Nolan. This month, we must have a contact with the recipient of our card. We did. The sender sent me email. That's Rikke Poulsen from Denmark. I am now waiting for her card. In the meantime, the conversation went on and we made a deal. I make her a card and she'll send me something, some kind of a goodie bag.. How lovely.. So this is my card for her.

I used HA stamps. I colored the flowers with Copic Sketch markers. This time, I just colored them, without thinking of the color gradation. I gave 'ticks' to the buds and the center of smaller flowers, using All Purpose Ink from Tsukineko. Love this ink. I enter this to DDSB Challenge 20: Flowers. Like a saying says:"Say it with flowers". My hubby never gives me ones...Hahaha.. But he lets me grow the hibiscus in many different colors..

Thanks for looking...

Joy in Yellow and Blue - OLW Simplicity

Hi friends,

It's been a while that I don't post anything here. Today, I managed to make some cards. This is one of them. The idea is from Susan R in Simplicity OLW 15: Unexpected colors. As I saw Susan's image on her card, I remember that I have a stamp, an almost forgotten one. That's the one from PSX and I believe it is not available in any stores now.. This stamp is one of my first stamps that I owned. This is my take.

I also used my Fiskars Shapeboss.. It's also an almost forgotten tool, since I have possessed the CB machine. The ink pads are like the one shown in the pic. I got it from a scrapbook package. The ink is good enough.

Thanks for looking...


Cook Up A Card - August Recipe

tHi friends,

It's AUGUST already... Wow.. Time flies soooo fast. We even had Christmas in July, and now comes the 8th month of the year.. It's time for cooking in Cook Up A Card Challenge. It is still summer in some places in the world. Well, we have summer here most of all year long...LOL... When I spent three-week homestay during summer in Tours, France several years ago, I saw so many beautiful flowers almost everywhere. I even saw the flowers that I had never seen before. They were all soooo lovely. I even bought some packs of the seeds and tried to grow them in my place. Some grew beautifully, though were not like in their origin. By the way, my friend took a pic of me under the bus shelter sign called "Fleurie" which means flowery...LOL... (..btw, I also ate some fruits and nuts that I had never eaten before..)

The recipe this month reminds me of those beautiful
summer flowers..(..I expect to go back there some day..). Susie had written the recipe. This is it:
3 flowers
2 stamps (image/sentiment)
1 birthday

Let's see what I have cooked here. I can't stop cooking.
..that I made three cards in a row..

I already entered the first card above to some challenges.

For the second card above, I inked the Cling with several dew drop chalk inks and stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock, and cut them into 6 pieces. Adhered them like a puzzle. Then I stamped once the Cling with flowers, colored them with Copic Sketch Markers. I'm still trying to color them with the technique I got from Color Me Copic Blog. You can find many tutorials here. From all those three flowers, I love the way I colored the blue one. I added some pearl gems. And gave a glitter ink on the buds. And I enter this card to join The Crazy Challenge (again): All About Birthdays, Stamp n Doodle: Anything Goes, Mami Doodles: Anything Goes.

The card above is the third one. Love the simple colors on it. This will be given to a lady (..mother of my ex boyfriend..pssst..), who always keeps in touch with me. I enter this card to join Stampin' B's Design Team Challenge #69: A Birthday Card, Ooh La La Creations Challenge #59 : Birthday and Dutchdare Card Challenge # 83: Anything Goes.

Hero Arts Cling Antique Writing, Cling Flowing Blossoms, CS Live It Up; Stella from TGF; CB folder Happy Birthday; Copic Sketch markers; All Purpose Ing for Fantastix Champagne Mist Tsukineko

Don't hesitate to join the challenge. Your chance to win is great... We'll wait what you're going to cook with this recipe... I know it'll be so yummy...

Thanks for looking...