Monday, March 31, 2014

Hoppy Easter Suit

Woohoo, spring is in the air!  I am starting to think about Easter, how about you?

For the March MFT Color Palette Challenge 3, we were asked to used Kraft, Berrylicious, Grapesicle, and Sour Apple (I love MFT colour names).

I am using a retired stamped from MFT, Funny Bunny by Claire Keay.  I super love this kid in the bunny suit.  Kinda makes me want one of my own.  :)  I used a kraft base, a white mat, and a striped purple and white vellum piece from Daiso.  I wanted to put the long vertical diecut on its side (making it horizontal, not vertical...) and put my bunny upright, so a square card works nicely with this.  I added a Fancy Flourish in Sour Apple and a few pearls in coordinating colours from the Doodlebug Spring Pearls assortment.  Thanks for the challenge!  I know it's early...but Hoppy Easter!  (^_~)/


MFT KY - Funny Bunny (retired); MFT Fancy Flourish and Vertical Greetings Die-namics; Cardstock; Daiso Chiyogami (Vellum); Memento Tuxedo Black; Doodlebug Spring Pearls; Copic Markers (BV000, BV00, BV01, G07, R20, Y38).

Sending you Hugs

This week's Sweet Sunday Sketch features a narrow card.

I had some leftover cardstock that would be perfect for this narrow sketch.  It's actually very narrow, but it's unique.  On the center mat piece, I used leftover strips of cardstock for a patchwork look.  I had this ribbon piece with a blue label that was on some packaging that I kept.  And now it's found its way onto a card.  To it I added a flower on foam adhesive using PTI's Simple Sunflower stamp and die set, stamped it with Memento Rich Cocoa and added a glitter dot in the center.  Although the sentiment is not so dark, I think you can still see it and just in case, I added some enamel dots to draw your eyes to it.

There's still lots of time to join the challenge.  :)

Supplies:  Dark Chocolate Simon Cardstock; Fancy Pants Beach Bum; Basic Grey Picadilly; Papertrey Ink Simple Sunflower Stamp Set; Memento Rich Cocoa; Recollection Adhesive Glitter Dot; My Minds Eye Enamel Dots.

You Inspire Me

This week's Color Throwdown and MFT Wednesday Sketch Club inspired me to make this card.

I thought I could use this corrugated board I had saved from packaging.  I love the texture it adds.  I put this on the bottom half of green patterned (EK Success Holiday-Circle Dots) and put a MFT Dainty Lace Border in white between.  I embossed the sentiment from MFT My Favorite Sentiments using Tsukineko White Embossing Powder on MFT Oval Dainty Doily from the Dainty Doily Duo.  Just off to the side I added a few felt rosettes that I made using MFT Mini Rolled Roses Die-namics.  After matting it on white, I added it to a new piece of Dark Chocolate cardstock that my friend sent me from Simon Says.  I plan to send this card to her next time because she rocks! Make sure you check out her website.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sugar and Spice Crafty Challenge #3 - Pastel Eggs

It's time for another Sugar and Spice Crafty Challenge.  For the third installment, the theme is Pastel Eggs.  We are asking you to use pastels.  Adding eggs is an option, but not necessary.  I, personally, couldn't wait to do something for Easter and definitely decided on using them.

I had went to Yuzawaya with the aim of picking up some styrofoam eggs.  And I was in luck.  Not only did they have what I was looking for, it was fairly inexpensive and there were a huge selection of them ranging from teeny tiny to massive, what would you do with that ones.  I recommend going here for anyone in Japan.  :) Plus you can use the members card and save.

There are so many ways to decorate Easter eggs.  Every year I do something different, with real eggs.  I was thinking of what I would do with my new fake ones and thought I would try out tissue paper and washi.  I even did a few glitter ones too.

Last fall, we went for a drive to Atami and I bought some snacks for my coworkers that came in these cute eggs carton type boxes.  To be honest, I bought them specifically for the packaging…but when you are a crafter, that is totally understandable.

So here is my altered egg carton box with tissue paper eggs.

I covered the packaging from my Pink Paislee tissue paper with Echo Park's Easter Lilies paper and scored it to place around the box.  I added a doily from Seria and a sticker from the Echo Park Happy Easter collection, to which I added a diecut circle and part of a banner from MFT that I inked using VersaMagic Pixie Dust.  I stamped 'happy easter' from PTI's Scrambled Eggs set in VersaMagic Pretty Petunia.  In my diecut stash, I had a pre-made flower (made using a cherry blossom punch from Daiso, a half-backed pearl and stickles).  I added the cherry blossom to the top and using some Twinery Buttercream to wrap around and tie.

Inside, I added some Echo Paper Easter Words paper to the top and popped up the basket and eggs from the sticker sheet.

I only had kraft straw, so I made my own straw by trimming thin pieces of pastel paper and then crimped it.  On top of that, I added my tissue paper eggs.

I made a video of how I made my eggs, so please take a look.

You could even fill the box with candy or other goodies.  I even found some crafty egg carton swap pics where they added ribbon etc.  Cool idea!

Here are the cards I made:

The chick one, front and inside -

The rabbit, front and inside (I show a process in my video) -

Please drop by the Sugar and Spice Crafty Challenge and check out the other projects from the rest of the girls, as well as the participants.  Thanks so much for dropping by!


Supplies:  Pink Paislee Tissue Paper; Echo Park Happy Easter paper and stickers; PTI Scrambled Eggs Stamp Set and Die Collection; PTI Tiny Tags; Unity Stamp; VersaMagic Pixie Dust and Pretty Petunia; The Twinery Buttercream; Seria Doily; Daiso Punch; MFT Scalloped Banner Die-namics; Circle Die; EK Success 1'' and 3/4'' Punches; Carla Craft 7mm Punch, MME Enamel Dots.  

SSCC - Mint Chocolate - Oh So Sweet

It was the final day for the Mint Chocolate Challenge at Sugar and Spice, so I thought I'd take the chance to create something lovely.

Don't tell my bf I put these up… ;)

Aw well, this LO is just too lovely not to share.

Oh, and I shared all my products etc on my tshernjpan channel:

Thanks for dropping by!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Bread Needs Jam!

:)  So this post's title is not the actual sentiment I used...but that is what the pictures say!  This week was my first time doing the Paper Smooches Designer Drafts.  Here was their draft:

I just thought of two fun things together and I decided on bread (with arms and bulging eyes...and the tongue out) and a cute jar of jam (just look at that smile).  Just in case you didn't know it, I added some strawberries by masking the jar and front berry as I did the stamping.  Love how that turned out.  For my flags/banners, I just used washi tape.  I have so much of it and they just went with what I needed.  I used the sentiment have a nice day and added few enamel dots around it.  Are you a fan of the Wake Up set?? I love it!! 

Don't forget to check out Paper Smooches!


Love, Love, Love the challenge from Retro Sketches this week.  It will be my first time joining, although I've wanted to join for a while now.  :)  Here's the sketch. 

 The idea is to do die-cutting kind of off the paper and in the negative space, add pattern paper (Well that is what I was inspired to do).  I just had to follow in Arielle Gordon's footsteps and use a bunny die.  I just got this Memory Box die in from Simon Says and am so very pleased with it.  I love this die.  I choose to put carrot paper behind...teehee, how could I not (comes from Doodlebug Hello Spring). The green grid paper is from the Dear Lizzy Neopolitan collection.  My sentiment comes from the Scrambled Eggs set from Papertrey Ink.  I choose to use VersaFine Habanero on the first part and Memento Cottage Ivy on the second part.   Thank you for the awesome inspiration this week! 

Yay! Pancake Day :)

We love pancakes here!!  I love making them and putting stuff on them and, of course, eating them!  So I just had the idea to make a stack of pancakes and add a smiling sun...because that is the best time to have a Pancake Day!  Butterfly Reflections Ink is having their first Weekend Card Sketch.  It looks like this: 

You might not have time to join since I am late it joining, but I hope you will join next time! 

Anyhoo, I just made the stack by stamping a bunch, trimming, and pasting.  It works!  I didn't really have a sentiment to go with my idea...but I made it work.  Yay! from Quick Qwips is perfect.  I often say this and it sounds like me.  On the inside (my card is so tiny there was no more room on the front), I stamped Pancake Day out using the Alphadots set.  I'm glad Paper Smooches has such cool alpha sets that you can mix and match and flip.  Make sure you check them out at Vanessa's store - Butterfly Reflections Ink.  As well as this Wake Up set and Spectrum that I used (both Paper Smooches).  Have a good end of week and here's to yummy breakfast food on the weekend!!

Call Me

Okay, I don't use combine challenges, but today is an exception.  I actually used three challenges on this single card.  I came up with something I love!!


Color Q #234

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Paper Piecing

I loved the colour palette provided from Color Q.  This is my first time joining and am glad I did!  Along with the cool fun sketch from Mojo Monday and Cheeky Chat Anya, it's one cute card. 

I used my new EK Success mini banner flag punch to use down the side.  I stamped Call Me in VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit using my Typewriter Alphabet from MFT.  All her clothing is paper-pieced as per Farm Fresh Friday (I love doing this because it's so calming) with MME Lost & Found Rosy and Dear Lizzy Neopolitan paper.  Her barettes are pieced too with a touch of glossy accents.  And the phone has some stickles on the heart.  I like how she is sitting on the circle with her head off and foot she would in a chair while talking on the phone.  Thanks to all the awesome challenge blogs!!  Please go and join in fun next time!!  :)

Welcome Spring

This week's Sweet Sunday Sketch is simple but cute. 

I decided to use a diecut I had in my stash tin and found this lovely flower that called to me.  It's made with MFT Prima Donna Petals Die-namics.  I added a small aqua rhinestone from Wild Orchids.  The stamp comes from PTI's Sweet Spring set.  I'm happy I had some more Hopscotch paper from Basic Grey (I knew I needed two pads...)  I don't usually mat everything, but today I thought I would and I like how it turned out. 

Thanks for the challenge! 

Hello x 4

This card was inspired by two challenges.  The first being Papertrey Ink's Make it Monday - DIY Cover Plates and the second being Cure for the Monday Blues -Electric Eclectic .  Here is the picture for the latter challenge, so you can see where I got my inspiration. 

I loved the colours and quilt pattern.  I thought it would be fun to use Papertrey Ink's Heart-2-Heart #2 for die-cutting and stamping.  I first secured the negative in place to do my stamping and then I popped it up to give it a cool look. 

I added my sentiment to the side.  Although I first stamped it in a lighter blue, it was too pale.  I changed it to a brighter ink. 

Oh, I missed the Cure for the Monday Blues last week.  But here's my card for Challenge #9. 

I used the captain's wheel stamp from the MFT -Sea set and the sentiment from the Pink Paislee Nantucket set.  I neatly wrapped some baker's twine and tied a bow.  By using VersaFine Majestic Blue ink, the sentiment really popped.  I kept the accents plain by using a couple white and a blue to match the ink. Really liked this card! 

Thanks for the challenge!

Supplies:  Papertrey Ink - Heart-2-Heart #2; VersaFine Habanero; Stampin Up Pixie Pink; Memento Bahama Blue.