Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Prince Charming or Dragon?

Good morning! Today, I'm sharing a notebook I made for a birthday boy born in the year of the Dragon. I find the MFT Magical Dragons stamp set so apt and decided to create a scene with this set for the front cover of the notebook. 

I colored the "main characters" before fussy-cutting them out and adhering them to a white background. I then sealed it behind a transparent cover as I wanted to keep the white background clean. After all, this is a notebook and will get dirty over time.

Here is a look at the entire cover. I'm submitting this design for the MFT Sketch Challenge 342, which my layout coincidentally matches. How nice!

Thanks for dropping by and have a great day (or evening)!


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Warm Wishes

I created this card some time ago when I was in the mood for making coffee-themed cards. I created three in a row and kept this away.

This card is now good to share with the coffee lovers' blog hop!

I stamped the tea cup from Altenew's Vintage Teacup stamp set and fuzzy-cut it, and adhered it to a kraft card base. I then heat-embossed the sentiment from Mama Elephant's Cup of Wishes stamp set. 

Overall, this is a simple card and didn't take me long to create it. 

I'm submitting this card for:

2017 Summer Coffee Lovers Blog Hop

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge 40

That's it from me today. Have a great day!


Tuesday, 16 May 2017

MFT Color Challenge 69

Hello! This round's MFT color challenge got me thinking about making a bookmark instead of a card. I used MFT's Bundles of Blossom BG stamp to make two bookmarks.

For the first bookmark, I simply blended some distress inks together on both sides of the bookmark. I used peacock feathers, pickled raspberry, squeezed lemonade and twisted citron. 

On the other side of the bookmark, I added a sentiment from a Penny Black stamp set.

For the second bookmark, I decided to use color pencils, and regretted it almost immediately. There were just too many flowers and details on this stamp to color! Lol. However, I was pretty happy with the outcome. The bookmark looked so pretty with all the colors!

I used squeezed lemonade to lightly distress the back of the bookmark.

As mentioned, these cards are for the MFT Color Challenge 69.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and have a good day/ evening ahead. :)


Sunday, 7 May 2017

Black, White and Bright!

I have wanted to use this Lawn Fawn Fairies stamp set for the longest time but didn't get around to it till recently.

I was wondering how to use this beautiful piece of designer paper when inspiration struck and I decided to use this paper as the background for the fairies.

I used Pink and Main's Hello die as the focus and placed the fairies around it. I added the cute little lamp to the purple fairy as though she was lighting up the Hello.

I added shimmer to all the fairies to give them a magical feel.

I couldn't decide which fairy to leave out so I used them all! Lol

I'm submitting this card for the following challenges:

SSS Monday Challenge - The Great Outdoors

Thank you for visiting  my blog and have a good day or good night!


A lot of Pink!


I created this birthday card few weeks ago for a close friend, which fits this week's Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge theme, A Hint of Pink. Well, it was more than a hint though. Lol.

I die-cut the circles using stitched circle dies from SSS, and added acetate to create shaker windows. I then added a sentiment and mix of pink and white sequins before sticking the card front to the card base.

For the bottom window, I decide to have this cute little pig peeping through to the inside of the card. I must admit it was a "delicate operation" to ensure that the circle windows for both card front and base match! 

Overall, this card took up more time than expected but I got so much satisfaction out of making it!

I am participating in the following challenges with this card:

Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge: A Hint of Pink
MFT Sketch Challenge: Sketch 331

Thanks for visiting my blog!


Thursday, 13 April 2017

Spring Colors

I made this card some time ago but never got around to sharing it online. 

I colored this cute Whimsy stamp with Promarkers, before I got my scraps of DSPs together to form a card. I also found a ribbon from my stash to add on to the card.

I finally added some shimmer to the red heart balloon. 

I am submitting this card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Spring Color Inspiration.

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a wonderful time ahead!


Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Ham It Up!

Hello! I finally had the chance to play with one of my favorite stamp sets from MFT, BB Hog Heaven.

I made this very pink birthday card for someone who loves pink.

I stamped all the hogs, colored them in various shades of pink, and arranged them behind the Stitched Photo Frame dies from Pretty Pink Posh. 

I added sentiments from the same stamp set to the photo frames before popping these cute hogs behind the frames. 

I also stuck some lace ribbon from my stash  to the bottom of the pink card.

Copic colors used are:
RV91, 93, 95
RV00, 11, 32
R81, R83, 85
R46, 56, 59 (heart)

I'm submitting this card for the following challenge:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Happy Birthday

Thank you for visiting my blog and have a good time!


Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Power of Coffee

At the eleventh hour, I managed to make this card for the 2017 Spring Coffee Lovers Blog Hop. I was inspired by Channin on the Waffle Flower Youtube channel to create a sepia card with Kraft card stock and brown ink.

For this card, I used the following supplies:
Birdie and cups stamp from Power Poppy Short Stacks stamp set
Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea stamp set
Coffee beans from JustRite Coffee House stamp set
Memento Rich Cocoa Ink

A quick and simple card but I love it! 
Thank you for visiting my blog and have a good time!


Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

Bit O' Green

 Hello! This card is one of my favorites cos it's floral-related. I just love, love floral theme. :D

Instead of the traditional red, I colored these poinsettia in pink and added white dots to enhance them. The copic markers used are:

R81, R83, R85
YG03, YG93, YG95

I fussy-cut the flowers and added them to a background paper in my stash. For my sentiment, I heat-embossed a greeting from the Mama Elephant 'Just a Note' stamp set.

Lastly, I added a frame and acetate, plus a few white sequins and white butterfly sticker to the background. 

I'm submitting this card for the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Bit O'Green.

That's all from me. Thanks for stopping by. Adios!

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

The Ton March Challenge

A lot of my favorite background stamps are from The Ton. Their floral stamps are striking, but challenging to stamp as they are so large! Getting a perfect stamp usually involves stamping more than once, which helps if one has a stamping tool like the MISTI.

I do not have the MISTI, so I didn't get a perfect stamp for the embossing. Well, anyway, I went ahead to emboss it with the Rose embossing powder from The Ton and it turned out all right. :)

I then watercolored the largest flower with Gamsai Tambi watercolors, mixing the red and white to get the pink. I thought I will try the shimmer white and it gave the flower a beautiful frosty effect. Unfortunately, I couldn't capture it on camera.

Am submitting this card for The Ton's March Challenge

Monday, 6 March 2017

Winnie and Walter 3rd Birthday Bash Challenge

It's been a longggg time since I last updated my blog. Guess I got caught up with life...Nevertheless, I  did not stop crafting and have been posting photos of my creations on Instagram. You can check them out at @vivienl3. :)

Now I'm back and taking part in Winnie and Walter's 3rd Birthday Bash. 

I chose Winnie & Walter's Multifaceted Cutaway die and Neat and Tangled's Awesome word die to create this card. 

I'm submitting this card for w&w's 3rd Bairthday Bash/ Pattern-Making Challenge with Mayuri.

A good day, or evening, to everyone!