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Penny Black Saturday Challenge Week #33

Woo hoo!!! Went all bling on this one. I enjoyed myself making this card last night. The challenge is to create a frame on your entry. I just had to complete this one last challenge before we set off for home. All participants get a discount at! I used a Unity stamp to create the frame and rhinestones to fill up the circles which were part of the stamp’s design. I then stamped my favourite Penny Black’s character, the hedgie, onto the card and another cardstock which I later cut it out and mounted on the card using foam squares for an elevated look. The rhinestones made the card look so bling and I didn’t want to overwhelm the feel of the card, so I found a simple rub-on and added it to the right hand side of the card. Do join in the fun at Penny Black Saturday Challenge!
tracie - January 25, 2009 - 7:55 pm

oh wow what a gorgeous card, love the cute image and the frames looks fab ~ love the bling !!
Thanks for joining us this week
Tracie :)x

Kath - January 26, 2009 - 1:07 am

beautiful card for the challenge and I love the bling around your frame ..thanks for playing along this week at PBSC

Debbie - January 26, 2009 - 4:11 am

Gorgeous card, you have coloured the image beautifully and I love the pretty embellies. Debbie x

Beth - January 26, 2009 - 7:27 am

Wow! This is such a pretty frame! Cute stamp too! Thanks for joining us this week!
Beth xx

Pauline C - January 27, 2009 - 7:08 am

Wow I love your cute image and that unusual frame – fab work! Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week
Pauline x

Cupcake Craft Challenge Week 23

Made this card for Cupcake Craft Weekly Challenge. I wanted a generic card, so no sentiment was used and I will add my own later on in the card once I find an occasion for it. I had in mind when I was putting this card together as a card of encouragement for a friend who just delivered and is facing some stress in handling her baby, but I was contemplating doing a cutesy- welcome- baby- new mum- new life- kind of card for her too. Since I can’t decide, the card stays generic.
I used my Unity stamps for these- the flowers and the butterfly. I like this sketch a lot as it is easy to piece together and probably will come up with more using this sketch, once I have more time on my hands. I dunno when though, with our upcoming trip, teaching Adah to read, getting Asher to toilet trained and to speak more…I am getting a bit spooked out by the education standards and expectations in Singapore. My hobby may need to take a little back stand now. After all, I am a mother and a wife first before any other indulgences.
Back to the card, I like the unity stamps I have used cos u can easily embellish it with a rhinstone or faux pearls or u can even pop out the flower part. The butterfly image was meant to be embossed but I have yet to find a good heat gun that gives me the effect I want. I snipped off the feelers of the butterfly cos I did a terrible job at cutting around them. Sighs…will need more practice here!
Lauren - January 25, 2009 - 11:55 am

Excellent card – thanks for joining in. xx

My Valentine

I made this card using the sketch from Sketch Saturday! I am enjoying stamping more and more and there are so many ‘pretti-ful’ (In Adah’s language, its pretty and beautiful combined together) stamps out there, designed by talented ladies. And since there are so much hearts in my card, it just fits the challenge at Secret Crafter too! So, I’m submitting this for their latest hearts challenge!

Elzybell stamps are one of my favourite, and they have just launched a new set for Valentine’s Day. I like their stamps except that I find them a bit small. Then, there’s whiff of joy, Sugar Nellie (which is only available on only), pink gem designs, etc etc…so a large portion of my scrapbooking expenses now goes to purchasing stamps. I have to control the temptation to just go online, surf and buy now! And I thought being stuck in Shanghai means I will be spending less than my SB friends in Singapore.

Jo - January 18, 2009 - 10:21 pm

Oh WOW! what a stunning card!! so beautiful, I love it 😉
Thank you for taking part in our challenge.
Jo xx

Jill - January 18, 2009 - 11:39 pm

gorgeous card I love the image and what pretty ribbon thanks for joining us at scsc hugs Jill x

Debbie - January 19, 2009 - 2:29 am

A really pretty card! The image is so sweet and I love the pretty papers and crochet flower detail. Debbie x

Sue - January 19, 2009 - 2:42 am

lovely card cute image luv the papers used, sue.x

debby4000 - January 19, 2009 - 6:57 pm

Fabulous card, such pretty colours and love the image and the flower.

My Little Space - January 20, 2009 - 3:32 am

gorgeous card, thanks for joining in with this weeks challenge.


Donna - January 20, 2009 - 5:29 am

Beautiful card and great use of the Heart Ribbon for this weeks challenge. Thanks for playing along with us this week at SCSC :) Donna x

Wendy - January 20, 2009 - 11:40 am

Hi there,
I just wanted to stop by and say hi. I have just come on to the same design team as you and wanted to say a happy hello. Your designs are great.

COCO - January 20, 2009 - 6:24 pm

oh very nice card ans stunning !!!
thanks for joing us to .S.S
Hugs coco

Bev - January 21, 2009 - 3:17 am

Wonderful card. Love the sweet image and beautiful colours.

hugs Bev x

Sophia - January 23, 2009 - 2:44 pm

Hi Adeline!

How have you been doing?? I’m finally catching up on blog hopping and I’m greeted by lots of beautiful and sweet cards!!

You’ll be home for the lunar new year? Can’t wait to meet up with you!

Bundle of Joy for Your Scrapbook Stash Birthday Week Challenge

This layout is submitted for Your Scrapbook Stash Birthday Week Challange. I wonder if I am still in time, but it has been a bad week, with Adah sick from last Friday till Tuesday, and then now Asher. I am indeed aging, I remember I used to have the stamina to get up several times to check on the kids when they were babies (even when they started sleeping through the night at 5 weeks), but now when I only have to wake up twice in the night to check on them, I get giddy the next morning.

The picture above was one of the first few photos we had of Asher. I was extremely irritated with the business manager of this particular photo studio which was allowed to call on new mothers who had just delivered in the hospital, when I had Adah. She came every morning, as punctual as my gynae to ‘encourage’ me to take up their package which includes one shot of the newborn. I was pissed off by her persistence but I caved in the end for Adah. With Asher, I wanted to have his photo taken to ensure both kids are treated fairly, but I could not locate her until the day I was due to be discharged!!!

Asher was such a sleepy baby then. He could hardly open his eyes. The paediatric nurse had to undress him to the skin to wake him up for breastfeeding, so I wonder how the photographer managed to wake him. His eyes looked so small and barely open in the picture.

Back to the challenge, we had to go to the gallery of and find a layout that inspires enough for u to scraplift. So, I scraplifted Ericia’s one here. I was inspired by the stars used for the little boy. I always seem to have difficulties with boy layouts, cos u can’t get all pink and girly, so I really went all out on the stars here! LOL

On a side note, we are due to go back to Singapore for a month!!! Woah…one month back to my sunny island, without the cold and layers of clothing…but without my scrapbooking supplies, so I will be out of action for a month. Maybe more mojo will return after this break.

Sophia - January 23, 2009 - 2:48 pm

THat’s such a precious LO!!! My boy had his photo taken too and had his hair styled like “Beckham”!

These photo packages really do know how to earn our money. hehehe.

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Elzybells Blog Challenge #11

Made this card for a dear girlfriend of mine. She discovered something nasty about her health recently. Thank God when I communicated with her today after her check up, she managed to escape near death. We really have to be grateful for the good health we are blessed with, for the simple freedom of being able to stand and breathe freely. I used an Elzybells stamp for this which I had bought from A muse Stamps online at a spree organised sometime back. Much as I hate that the TSL website is down, it has helped me to save some money this month. I’m submitting this for Elzybells Blog Challenge since I was able to work around the colors challenge.

This layout is all about ‘Way Back When’ Adah was born. Its another challenge found at Creative Scrappers. Joining these challenges pushes me to have the discipline to come out with at least a layout a week. Then I can be on schedule to complete my projects and just ride on the sketches as well.

I remember being in labour for almost 14 hours and those were the first pictures that we caught of Adah when she was out. It’s an experience I will never forget. Our lives changed from the very night KS and I headed for the hospital. From the next day onwards, it was no longer just the two of us only. The emotions that ran when I first held my baby, the first time I looked into her eyes (they were already so big then), the first ‘Hello’ I said to her all form part of the touching moment we first met… …I still tear whenever I remember those details. Adah has changed my life completely, turned it upside down, messed it up but brought so much joy and happiness to me that I would never trade it for anything else.

Got to apologise for the quality of the photos taken. I think I will have to take a crash course in photography and editing. Anyone please? I will try to re- upload some nicely taken ones again. And I just wanna mention that ain’t those little metal shoes cute? Got them off a market here. And I love Maya Road’s calendar sheers!!!

Anonymous - January 20, 2009 - 5:02 pm

I love your card, the sentiment is beautiful.
I hope your friend is ok.

Elizabeth x

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