Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Golf Anyone? ~ The Paper Element ~

I went for a whimsical look with this layout, going for a more children's storybook feel. The patterned papers from The Paper Element were cut out to form the tree trunk, foliage and rolling plains. I doodled around the cardstock and patterned papers and clouds to add to the childlike touch.

Just to add, the picture of the signboard in the foreground was a photo of a sign I saw at Sentosa (a resort island off Singapore) which warned that cars were parked at their own risk because peacocks, the resident wildlife, were likely to attack shiny objects during mating season. I thought that was hilarious! :)

Supplies used:
The Paper Element's Green Apple line: Clover, Mint Leaf, Celery Stalks and Buds in Bloom for the foliage, grass and photo matt;
The Paper Element's Orchard line's Spice Cranberry for the tree trunk;
The Paper Element's coordinating rub-ons from the Green Apple line;
Maya Road chipboard bird which I crackle painted;
Flowers from Prima; and
Buttons from Autumn Leaves and other sources.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Birthday Card

A birthday card I made as part of a challenge at Made With Love. I used the new Heather Bailey collection which I just love. Used lace, ric-rac and coordinating felt border and crocheted my own little flower which I've layered together with Primas. I also added a little lace butterfly for an accent. I like how this card turned out and hope the recipient does too. :)

The card was inspired by Laura's sketch at caardvarks.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Spring Style ~ The Paper Element ~

I did this for The Paper Element using their Toria collection. It's a soothing collection with pale pinks, yellows and grey. I used the Jewelled and Heiress patterned papers with the coordinating printed overlay. The photo is of my dd in her new year finery at Chinese New Year. Traditionally, Chinese New Year is a time to celebrate and welcome spring and the new year, and everyone's dressed in their finest new outfits. Hence the title "Spring Style".

I liked the chipboard element which was included in my kit. It has an oriental look to it which goes well with the theme of my layout. I painted it pink to match my layout, then glimmer-misted it with gold and finally sealed it with heat-embossed utee.

The Paper Element Fall 2008 Collection

This is the Fall 2008 Collection from The Paper Element. Isn't it gorgeous? I especially like the Blue Flannel, Hot Chocolate and Christmas ones. Can't wait to play with them. And they've got acrylic albums as well! Fun fun fun!! :)

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Age of Innocence

For Lotus Paperie this week, we got to use this beautiful artwork by Natasha Wescoat as our inspiration for our layouts. I tried something different on this layout, bringing out my stencils and glimmer mist and creating my own patterned paper. I took the floral, bird and flourish elements from Amy's artwork and used them on my layout. Went for a slightly more distressed look and did plenty of inking, stamping and tearing. Am happy I got to use my new glimmer mist and many of my stamps. :)

This is my last week as Guest Designer on Lotus Paperie and I had a blast! I created some of my recent favourite layouts using the sketches and inspiration there. This is also the last week for you to scraplift my layouts for the contest going on at Lotus. Winning entry gets a prize from Lotus. :)

List of Supplies:
Patterned Paper: K&Co Urban
Stamps: Flourishes from Autumn Leaves; ruler from Prima; and alphas from Fontwerks
Flowers: Petaloo
Others: Bazill cs and 7G photo turn

Birthday Card

Made this birthday card yesterday for a sweet girl who's celebrating her birthday today. The card's design is inspired by Kazan at 2 sketches 4 You. I added little stickle dots around the edges but the light didn't catch the glitter very well. Hope she likes the card. :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

The Paper Element Blog and Gallery

Check out The Paper Element's blog and gallery. You can view layouts by the design team and check out their collections. The new CHA 2008 collection will be uploaded soon and there'll be challenges for visitors. That'll be fun! So keep a watch out for them. :)

Personally I can't wait to get my hands on the new collection. They look delicious! :)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Paper Element at CHA

Here are some of the new lines from The Paper Element that debuted at the recent CHA in Chicago. These ones are Hot Chocolate, Tinsel Town and Blue Flannel. They look absolutely fabulous! There are more lines not shown in the photo, one of which is a lovely traditional red and green Christmas themed one. Can't wait to get my hands on them. :)

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Sketchfest at Creative Scrappers

Creative Scrappers is having an online crop this weekend filled with challenges and games. It starts Friday July 25th and ends July 27th. The first sketch will be uploaded on Friday at 10am EST and you have until July 31st to complete your layouts. Check out the forum for more information on the challenges, games and prizes. Sounds like an exciting scrap-filled weekend!

Hyde Park ~ The Paper Element ~

Here's one I did using The Paper Element's Toria collection. The patterned papers here are beautiful and the coordinating backs are just as lovely with their batik-like splashes of colour. I used Aristocracy, Queenie and the back of Heiress on this layout.

The layout is inspired by a great sketch at Triple the Sketch. :)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Green Much? ~ The Paper Element ~

Isn't this layout and the photo just so GREEN? There was a dress in green contest at the LSS, Made With Love, which explains why my DD and I were both dressed in green florals. Unfortunately the photo was taken under rather poor lighting conditions and so we have this less than perfect photo. But one which I had to scrap. Hence the title "Green Much?" And yes, those are racks of cardstock behind us.

I used The Paper Element's Green Apple line on this layout. I used their April Showers and Celery stalks pp and cut out the flowers from Buds in Bloom pp, which I then stickled and layered for dimension. To add even more dimension to the layout, I used shades of blue and green acrylic paint on the cardstock.

The layout is inspired by a sketch at Lotus Paperie of which I'm the Guest Designer this month. Check out Lotus Paperie for their ongoing sketch contests and my scraplift contest.

Friends card

I don't make cards often but here's one I did yesterday for my daughter's friend. The layout's inspired by a sketch at

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Going for a Spin!

Here's a quick one I did using my older stash of Basic Grey's Infuse range. Added in some texture with lace and a home-crocheted flower. :) And used some of my travel stamps too.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Icy Treats

Here's one I did for Creative Scrappers, using papers from Amanda Blu. Also added in some doodling and lots of hand cutting.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

In the Mood for Cheongsam

Here's one I did for Lotus Paperie's Challenge #80 as their Guest Designer. The challenge was to use design elements from this movie poster.

I enjoyed doing this layout because I've wanted to scrap these pictures of my dd in different cheongsams for some time. The title is a play off a Hong Kong movie titled "In the mood for love" where the lead actress set the standard for looking absolutely gorgeous in cheongsam.

The layout uses mostly Making Memories' Noteworthy Addie Collection, including the lace and ric-rac. Even the butterfly is diecut and embossed from Addie pp. I stickled and cut out the background paper to emphasise the design and layered several Prima flowers to create dimension and stickled those as well.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Growing Up - The Paper Element

Here's a fresh green layout I did for The Paper Element using their Green Apple collection. I incorporated hidden journalling on this layout, which is under the diecut cardstock sticker. The sticker swivels on a flower brad to reveal my message to my daughter.

I used 4 pattern papers from The Paper Element's Green Apple collection: April Showers, Parsley, Celery Stalks and Mint Leaf; as well as the coordinating Green Apple diecut cardstock sticker.

Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of a layout I created for Lotus Paperie's Challenge #80 as part of my stint as guest designer there. The challenge and layout will be revealed on Lotus tomorrow. It's a great challenge and I had fun with it. Go check it out as well as last week's challenge and my scraplift challenge. There are prizes to be won. :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Off to CHA

The layouts I created for The Paper Element are off to be displayed at CHA Summer in Chicago. :) Fingers crossed they reach Ann in good condition and in good time for the show. :)

Monday, July 7, 2008

Blossom - Pink Paislee Winner

I love this Spring Fling range from Pink Paislee. I used mostly Pink Paislee products on this layout:- Spring Fling pp, Office Lingo clear stamps and Holly Doodle alpha stickers. Additional supplies are the chipboard swirl and bird from Maya Road.

This layout won the Pink Paislee contest at Scrapfreak. :)

Saturday, July 5, 2008


I've been wanting to scrap this candid photo of my daughter taken along the River Seine in Paris. I brought out my Cosmo Cricket papers and found a quote that fitted my sentiment. "Everything you can imagine is real" ~Picasso~ Love this range of
Cosmo Cricket. :)

This layout's for my guest designer stint on Lotus Paperie. Love the sketch! Take a look at the sketch at Lotus and give it your interpretation. The winning entry of the month wins a great prize. Plus, another challenge going on this week is a scraplift of one of my 3 favourite layouts featured at Lotus Paperie. Lotus is giving out a prize to the best entry too. :)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Guest Designer

I've got some good news to share. This month I'm a guest designer on Lotus Paperie. Thanks Vanessa!

Lotus Paperie is a Canadian scrapbooking site which has new sketches/scraplifts every week and prizes to give away every month for winning layouts. And this month, on top of their regular sketches/scraplifts, you get to scraplift my layouts and the winning entry wins a goody bag of some of my favourite products. Give it a shot. It's fun and Vanessa's prizes are great. :)

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Runway Days

This is an old photo of my daughter modelling at the Singapore Fashion Week years ago. Her little turn on the runway. :) The layout uses purely Creative Imaginations supplies only, with the exception of Prima blings. I had fun using some of my enormous CI stash on this layout. I cut out the floral design from Cream Floral diecut paper, curled and popped it to create a 3D flower which i stickled. I also cut out several swirls and flourishes and stickled them as well. There is hidden journalling behind the photo which you can access by pulling on the CI velvet flower. The chipboard alphas I inked with black to make them stand out better. I also distressed the edges of the photo matt paper to give it a dimensional feel.

List of supplies:
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Cream Line
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Lilac Label
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Cream Floral
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Sweet Pea Noir
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Cream Sweet Pea
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Epoxy Stickers b/w
CI Narratives by Karen Russel Epoxy Stickers coloured
CI Narratives by Karen Russel 12x12 cardstock alpha stickers
CI Narratives by Karen Russel 12x12 cardstock stickers cream 20222
CI Narratives by Karen Russel chipboard alphas
CI Christine Adolph Felicity Scroll
CI Marah Johnson velvet flower brads.


A couple of my layouts were winners in scrapbooking competitions.

"Dreamin'" was a Making Memories winner at Coordinates Collection.

"This is not Art" won the doodling challenge at Crop Addict.

Paris in December - The Paper Element

Here's a layout I did using The Paper Element's Orchard collection. I used the Pears, Peaches, Spiced Cranberry, Apple Juice and Orange Juice pattern papers on this layout. (Don't you just love the names?) :) I cut out the concentric circles from the Pears pp using scalloped scissors and inked them using Rangers Distress Ink. I also used the coordingating Orchard rub-ons as leaves to complement the Prima flowers.

The layout is inspired by a sketch by Monika Martinson at Creative Scrappers.