Saturday, 26 February 2011

My biggest card ever :)

I made this card almost one month back!!! My sister's friend ordered for a wedding card and she wanted a bigger one actually. But this size is the best I could make from a cardstock, its 11"x 5" approximately. Here the sentiment "mubarak alayk" means "Congrats (on your wedding)". Enjoy!!!

This circle element matches the design in patterned paper and those two studs were attached to the sides of cut e-line pearls:

First, I colored them all red but then mixed them with white ones that looked much better :)

Inside contains the other side of punched pp:

Purely handmade, even the message :):)

And this is the envelope from the same paper:

Finished it with a bow:

Big thanks for visiting!!!! Have a wonderful time...

Patterned Paper: Dutch Girl-Sophie (Cosmo Cricket)
Thickers: Lullaby White Glitter Alphabets (American Crafts)
Embellishments: Symphony Blend Flower, SIIS and Crystal Center,
E-Pearls #300104 (Prima),  Artisan Elements (Pink Paislee)

Friday, 25 February 2011

FF Day 8- Lynnda Hosni

Welcome all!!! This Friday we are featuring a talented scrapbooker from Australia. Her projects are always fun and fabulous. And I'm very certain she will bring you smiles right now. Lets welcome Lynnda Hosni!!!

Name: Lynnda Hosni

1.  When did you first decide to make a page/layout/scrapbook and why? (for eg. any significant event that drives you to make an LO/album?
I first discovered my love for scrapbooking in the beginning of 2010 be honest Amelia Khalik another blogger mate drives me to create layout and that is how I started this hobby...

2.  What process do you go through to create a layout? (for eg. do you take out all your embellishments and papers and start or you usually just hit and go?)

For me... its pretty much spontaneous... mostly hit and GO

3.  How would you describe your scrapbooking style?
As for my scrapping style... well, I don't know what my style is exactly LOL...I just create using products I love...I love to incorporate different techniques on my layouts and use a variety of different elements...especially paints & mists....on my background....And of course...I love colors too

4.   What are your favorite scrapbook products and manufacturers?
This one is the tough question for me... as I have plenty of my favorites manufacturers... to name a few... Sassafrass, Prima Marketing, American Crafts, Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Hero Arts...

5.   As you probably know, scrapbooking is an expensive hobby. What drives you to continue scrapbooking and any tips for crafters with low budgets?

Tell me about it.... so my suggestion is to use all the stash papers and create shapes out of it or handmade embellies...such as flowers..pinwheels..etc

Get fascinated:

6.   From the 3 layouts you have shared, describe the most creative design you used.

These 3 layouts that I'm sharing...mostly based on simplicity and less embellies or no embellies used... main focus for me is to enhance the background using 2 types of elements such as paints and mists... as you can see that I used my papers stash cutting circles and frames... pretty much saving costs too... so I guess to create a most creative design is to create a layout using just stash papers...and playing with colors ....

As I promised you, she will bring you many smiles. Thanks dear Lynnda for inspiring us and thank you all for visiting!!! See you soon...

Thursday, 24 February 2011

thanks for the tea party

Oh my!!! Lots of cards to share with you all. They are patiently waiting in the drafts section :):)
This card was inspired from the metal cup in Mementos Charming embellishments from American Crafts. I really adore those accessories that I received from Lil Bee's Boutique as a design team member....
As you see, I adhered a yellow cardstock on the main one that shows up on the folded side of patterned paper. Now the best part is that the distressed tag was cut from an Echo Park paper that just matched the colors in October Afternoon. Circle was cut with Martha Stewarts Circle Cutter and outlined with liquid pearls. Then I popped up the message, cup and the cute flower blossom. However, the hot tea here is an infusion of e-line gems from Prima :)

This card is entering for:

Can you see that pearl accent in the letter "O"?!

And here is a side view:

Thanks for swinging by and see YOU tomorrow at Fascinating Fridays!!!!

CardstockBazzill Basics
Patterned Papers: Ice cream Fly A Kite (October Afternoon), Sunny Days Border Strips Sweet Summertime (Echo Park Paper)
Stamp:  Basic Uppercase Letters (Hero Arts)

Stamp pad: Cerulean Chalk Ink (Hero Arts)
Embellishments: E-Line Gem #300128 (Prima), Mementos Charming metal embellishments (American Crafts), Kraft In Stitch Blossoms (Sassafras), Guava Rose Dear Lizzy Ribbon (American Crafts), Baby Blue Liquid Pearl (Ranger), Pale Pink Pearl Accents (Hero Arts)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

DEAR wife

I think general sentiments like Thanks, Love, etc. are quite monotonous. So I'm fulfilling my customer's preferences by making more specific cards...
This card is loaded with gems and blings, and why not if it is to be given to a dear one :) I adhered the Copic colored doilie and transparent ribbon after stamping background with versamark ink. Then stamped the word 'DEAR' and the tiny red heart on the popped pp. Later chipboard hearts and alphabets were glued, and Prima flower and gem adhered. Lastly, I glued the creamy blings randomly...

This card is entering for:

These chipboard hearts were colored by pressing them on stamp pads:

And here is my card from an angle:

Thanks for peeking!!! Are you ready to read the supplies :):):)

Cardstock: Red, Black (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Papers: Ice cream Fly A Kite (October Afternoon)
Stamp:  Floating Blossoms, Basic Uppercase Letters (Hero Arts), Dear Lizzy Warble Stamps (American Crafts)

Stamp pads: Versamark and Punch Chalk Ink (Hero Arts), Natural Green Chalk Ink (Inkadinkado), Pitch Black (Adirondack)
Embellishments: Gallery Roses Marcel (Prima), E-Line Gem #300128 (Prima), Mixed Scallop Pendant Banner,
Doilie Tranparency Black, Sheer Diagonal Plaid Ribbon (Maya Road), Lullaby Glitter Alphabet Chipboards (American Crafts)

Friday, 18 February 2011


Today we're featuring a lady whom I knew just few months back. Her design is so elegant and her coloring is one-of-a-kind so I decided to spotlight her!!! Lets all welcome Lidiya...

Name: Lidiya Baltova-Kalichuk

1.How and when did you start Cardmaking? 
I started cardmaking one year ago and have been excited ever since. It's such a fun hobby that stimulates and nurtures your creativity. I came across cardmaking by pure chance while searching online resources for jewellery making and since I've always loved drawing, colouring and creating, it felt just so right for me.

2.From where do you draw your inspiration? 
Mostly online. It's really great that there are so many stamping companies and crafting ladies who share their techniques and ideas online. I spend at least an hour a day browsing my favourite sites and blogs. There are tons of tips and so many fun techniques to try. 

3.What are your favorite companies? 
I can't say I have a favourite company but at the moment I am particularly fond of the DCWV papers - they have adorable designs, great texture and they cut so easily.

4.What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space? 
I love my flower punches; I can't definitely go without my paper trimmer, which I've also learned to use as a scoring board and that's great since it saves money and space; the heat gun is a must have and so is the Tim Holtz Distress ink applicator. I wish I could add here my Silhouette, but I still don't have one :)

5.How long does it take you to make a card that you are happy with? 
Well, that's a tough question. Sometimes I would spend an hour just looking at different papers and embellishments and sometimes a great card would be ready in minutes. I guess it all depends on the mood and what some crafters call mojo. If it's there, you'll get a beautiful card in no time at all, and if it's not, you'd better call it a day.

6.What do you do with the cards that you make? 
So far I am mostly sending them to my family and friends who would soon need some new furniture to accommodate my cards.

7.Do you post your cards in a blog, gallery, forum? 
I am blogging at I was a bit cautious before starting my blog, but now it feels so good to be able to share my cards and paper projects and feel the love send by fellow crafters. 

8.Are you currently designing for any blogs? 
Not at the moment, but I certainly hope I will one day!

I'm sure you can't wait to see her stunning projects. Here they are:

WOW WOW WOW!!! Gorgeous creations, Lidiya. Thanks so very much for sharing your talent with us. Sincere thanks to those who visited us today. Big big hugs...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Boy and Girl

Phew, finally I can access net for some time. Since there is a major construction at sweet home there will be internet disruption in these few days. However, cardmaking is continuing normally :):)
Today I'm sharing with you two baby cards that are almost same except for the ribbon part. I purchased this cute Baby-Row of Icons (heidi grace designs) pp recently and couldn't wait to use it. Loved the design...

This card is entering for:

I punched a white cardstock then tied this twine:

Love these flower brads on the side and the dotted ribbon:

Thanks for swinging by and see you tomorrow with a new talent at Fascinating Fridays!!!

Sunday, 13 February 2011


I really loved this elegant paper that I purchased from Lil Bee's Boutique. The colors are attractive and the print is regal!!! Because I've a good stock of Prima flowers, I found one that is so coordinating :) Then I adhered a flourishing gem from Prima too...

This card is entering:

From the top:

Thanks for viewing and have a wonderful time!!!

Cardstock: Black (Bazzill Basics)
Patterned Papers: Indeed Collection - Fairy Garden (Prima)
Stamp:  Card Messages Stamps (Hero Arts)
Embellishments: Orchard Mix- Sahara Flower (Prima), E-Line Gem #300128 (Prima)

Friday, 11 February 2011


Today we're featuring a very sweet and talented lady .. all the way from Malaysia. Amna (Team Member) confessed that she loves this featured artist's segment as it makes her feel as if she's traveling around the world :) It is true as Maritza said .. "a single paper strip can sure open up this world and let us befriend many nice and creative individuals". So lets meet Asma..

Name: Asma Bahari

1. How did you start with paper quilling?
I can't really remember the exact date, but it was somewhere on year 2004. I found this art accidentally online (while google-ing for craft ideas) and at the beginning, I didn’t even know it's name! 
I learned by observing and by trying, I didn’t know anything about tools and such, and started cutting the paper strips using a ruler and a craft knife.
And even now, I only feel comfortable using my own hands to roll paper strips, no slotted tool, no needle tool used :)

2. What about your other resources?
I love reading books about all arts & crafts but especially paper crafts such as paper quilling, origami, book binding.
But my main source I have to say is online, since its reachable and accessible any time.  There are many creative people out there that display their work on the internet, and I can easily get in touch with them thru the internet.
But books also contribute a lot in inspiring me, as well as other people surrounding me as I always spend my weekend reading craft books at bookstores and hang out (talk about craft for the whole day) with my family and friends as well as other local crafter.

3. What can we know about Asma the artist?
As an artist, I love to make something new. even I learn a lot from other crafters, but I always make sure I can came up with my own designs. I love to be inspired and I want to inspire others. I love to try other art forms sometime and always try to combine different arts & methods into quilling. Other forms of arts that I like are bookbinding, cartonnage (the art of making box), origami, letterpress, scrapbooking, crochet, sewing, and many more actually.
Basically, I just love everything about art ;) but to be honest, my formal education background is actually zero from art :P

4. So you’re studying? Does practicing hobbies affect your studies or any aspect of your life?
I am currently working and just furthering my master study in quantum information and cryptography. Practicing hobbies really does affect my life. Through craft, I can express my feelings and stabilized my emotions and thoughts and practicing new art during my free time would add more sensation and makes me enjoy my time. In short, it can actually take myself out for a while from hectic life and I found that this is actually the best therapy for me ;)

5. Do you teach arts & crafts as well?
I am really new in this activity since I just get in touch with local crafter recently. But throughout the year, I attend some workshops and sometime help other crafter as assistant instructor in her workshop. But usually I just teach informally for those who ask from me.

6. What value do you have from arts & crafts?
I sell my art so basically the benefit is in terms of money. But other than that, I actually gain appreciations, critics and comments from people. through this kind of benefit, I can always figure out how to improve myself and at the same time maintain my good skills. From my art also, I gain self satisfaction and it completes my life.

7. How can we view your work or get in touch with you?
I do have a blog:
and if you’re active in facebook, I have made the page for my
I also have saved pictures of my arts online and it will be updated from time to time:

Don’t go away .. We still have Asma’s work to show you. So stay right where you are and admire!!!

Amazing creations, Asma. Ladies, I visited her blog and believe me you'll be stunned!!! Thanks Asma for sharing and thanks to all who visited us...

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

I made the Top Three Scoops at PIO

OMG!! Just can't believe it!!! I said to myself, "let me check if I won in any of the many challenges that I entered". And to my surprise I saw THIS :)
Woohoo, I won the Top Three (Top Six in this case) at Pile It On Challenge.

Thanks for looking!!!

Little Princess

Today's card is girlie-its for a new 'Little Princess'. I stamped the background with versamark then adhered the punched solid paper. On the other hand, 1" circles were cut and adhered to the 3" circle. Lastly, tiny mini stickers from K&Company were placed randomly.

This card is entering for:
Cute little stickers and that pinky heart~

And a surprise inside :)

Thanks for looking and see you soon!!!
Cardstock Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Dancing girl 
(Fancy Pants Design), Spring Puddle Play (American Crafts)
Stickers: Little Princess Dimensional Stickers (K&Company)

Stamp: Floating Blossoms Cling Stamp (Hero Arts)MiscellaneousVersamark Ink Pad (Hero Arts)

Tuesday, 8 February 2011


Am so thrilled that I was chosen by dear Hana to be a member in her creative Design Team!!! Woohoo, check out the announcement HERE. Can't wait to start!!!
What else do you expect from generous Hana?! Yes, you're absolutely right - a GIVEAWAY!!!
Leave a comment here and on all DT members' blogs to win a cute owl stamp from Lil Bee's Boutique :)

Thinking of you

I'm still exploring the world of inking and coloring as I'm used to papers and embellishments more :) I colored these flowers with water colors that have been mixed to coordinate the patterned paper. Then I applied my new Glossy Accent and set to dry. As you see, the background was stamped with the same flower by Versamark.

This card is entering for:
Love them- so glossy!!!

Since its a black card, I adhered a green cardstock and outlined with the same punch and pp:

Thanks dear for looking!!!

Cardstock Bazzill Basics
Patterned Paper: Dancing Mangos
 12X12 Paradise City Collection (Prima Marketing)
StampsBasic Uppercase Letters Wood Mounted Stamp Set (Hero Arts), Curly Alphabet 4x6 Clear Design Stamp Set (Hero Arts), Artistic Borders 4x12 Clear Design Stamp Set (Hero Arts)
Versamark Ink Pad (Hero Arts), Glossy Accents 2Oz (Ranger)

Friday, 4 February 2011


January flew away featuring four amazing artists with different crafting passions. Today Sharon Wheet will thrill us with her elegant creations that are so inspiring. Please help me welcome her :)

Name : Sharon Wheet

Don't you want to know who created these beautiful cards?!

1. When did you start cardmaking?

I started making cards 5 years ago. One of my girlfriends actually introduced me to card making. I originally started my paper crafting doing scrapbooking.
2. From where do you draw your inspiration?
I get my inspiration from various sources. But in the last several months, I have found the Pottery Barn catalog as a great source of inspiration.

3. What are your favorite companies?
The companies I love the most: Stampin' Up!, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, and Paper Trey Ink.
4. What are the 5 top tools in your crafting space?
I have a Big Shot, a good quality table top paper cutter, a scor pal, heat gun, and good quality punches.
5. How long does it take you to make a card that you are happy with?
It typically takes me about an hour to create a card. However, there are times when it takes closer to 2 hours. Sometimes, you just can get the right stamp, the right ribbon, or the right embellishments. Sometimes, you just need to 'play' with what you have and tweak it a bit.
6. What do you do with the cards that you make?
Right now, I keep my cards. I put them in a 3-ring binder. However, I am working on opening a virtual shop, where I plan to start selling my cards and other paper crafts.
7. Do you post your cards in a blog, gallery, forum?
I post my cards on my blog ( and a gallery on Split Coast Stampers (gallery: swheet)
8. Are you currently designing for any blog?
I am a new design team member for Our Creative Corner blog 

Thanks dear Sharon for sharing with us and thank you for reading this post. You can enjoy viewing more of her creations in her blog. See you all soon!!!!