Sunday, February 28, 2010

Another pop up remote control car....

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Yes....another one of those remote control car design for today :). This order came from the same customer. So I made it in a different color. Even the front design is done differently. If you remember the first one I did, I place the wordings at the center of the card. But this one I placed it at the side on the left. I still pasted the matching buttons....coz those are cute! hehehe!
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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Purple cupcakes!

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OK! Another version of the purple foam cupcakes! Yup! I made this one for a regular customer who's giving this card for her dear daughter. The original design I made was done vertically and this one is done horizontally.

For the pop up I decided to do something different. This time around since my customer let me make the decisions, I decided that I want the cupcakes to be inside the card too. This is so that it matches the design on the outside. And since I did not make any wordings for the outside of the card, I made wordings for the inside and pop it up! I'm loving this idea at the moment! :)
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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Sending you all my love.....

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Another design I made that resembles V011....except that this one is bigger, no ribbons, no foams, no glitters....and the colors are all different here....it's a combination of white, black, and different shades of red. I remembered last year, one lady requested this color combination from me to do on this design. But at the time, I was still in the midst of sorting out my stuff because I had just moved back here from Kuala Lumpur. I didn't have the time to do it for her. But she said once I have the time to do it, she would like to see that design someday here in my blog. So here it is for her. Hope she sees it. :)

I made a different pop up for the card though. It is something that I've wanted to do since last year. The day I saw this type of pop up from Extreme Cards and Paper crafting blog, I told myself that one day I would try to do something similar after looking at the step by step tutorial there. I did try to do at first something just like the one I saw in the blog, but unfortunately it was harder to do it than I thought! hehehe! So after several trials, I gave up and decided to do it my way and just added all those small heart shapes on the swirling paper pop up instead. So that was how this pop up idea came about. I wanted to do something totally different, and ended up with this one instead! LOL! Oh well! At least I tried! It's kinda cool too to see how it pops up and then gather back together again.

It was kinda difficult to take photos of it too. Didn't know how to take them from which angle.....so I just took them in 3 different angles just so that you can visualize it better. Hope you guys have an idea how the pop up is just by looking at the photos. I know that Valentines Day is over, but this card can also be sent to a loved one on any other day of the year.......to show them how much you love them. :)))


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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Winners of Blog Giveaway February 2010!!

Dear lovely readers....

Today is the day I will be announcing the names of the Blog Giveaway for the month of February. I am so happy to see a lot more people are participating in it. It's great! Thank you so much for the support and encouragement and the participation in my humble giveaway. Thank you for the feedback from my dear readers. It means so much to me! :)

I am happy to announce the 2 lucky winners of the February's 2010 Blog Giveaway.... :). As I did last month, the winners are chosen by a lucky draw. And as always I do get pretty nervous when drawing out those two lucky winner's name from the basket. I leave it all up to my Mom....she will do it for me as I just cannot seem to handle the stress! hahahaha! LOL!

As I shook the basket full of names of the participants written on the paper.....I asked my Mom to draw out two from it. I slowly opened up the folded paper and..........slowly looked at the names of the winners......and they are...........................
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*NUR JAZLIN*

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*HOODIE CAM*
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Congratulations to both of you for being this month's lucky winners!!! Please email me your full name and complete mailing address and contact number today, at my yahoo email " inaabdul_21@yahoo.com", so that I can post the prizes to you as soon as I can. :)

Thank you again everyone! Looking forward for the next blog giveaway next month! More prizes to be won!

XOXO,
Lin
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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Lots of pink colors!

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This was a request from my Mom's friend :). This was probably one of the fasted custom made pop up cards I've ever made because I didn't have any guideline for it.....no particular request, therefore I had total freedom to do whatever I want....whatever my heart desires. :) Don't you just love it when that happens? hehehe.....well I for one love that freedom a lot!

I recently bought this soft sweet pink paper and wanted desperately to use it in one of my designs. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity! Yay! With those big flowers as my inspiration, I just thought of a certain color combination that would fit the color of the card and went along with my instinct. Thus this design was created!

I personally love pop up design inside.....not the flowers, but the part where the stalk of the flowers were woven into the pop up itself. It's like a basket weave you see. I've made an effort to do that technique before. And now, once again here but the difference was, I pasted another layer of paper on the pop up to make it more sturdy. But the thickness of two layers of paper made it difficult for me to weave it. Nonetheless, the pop p was a success.......I manage to do it!! I am so happy about it. I even added the lovely butterflies.....cute! Hope the receiver of this card will love it too! :)
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Monday, February 8, 2010

A remake of JFY002

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Gosh....how long has it been since I last made a "Just For You" card? Pretty long!! hehehe! I have not been making any for a long long time......this year, I received a request to make a birthday card and my customer knew what he wanted already. But....he wanted the card to have the same design as the design I made for this JFY002. So.....that is how the front design will look like.....but the inside would have a pop up flower bouquet with birthday wishes in it. I informed him that it's kinda difficult to do that pop up on a small card because the JFY002 card is only 10.4cm x 14.7 cm. So later he agreed to do it on a bigger card thus how this size of card came about.

To be honest......I am loving this new design much better than the old one because this time I get to use the new materials.....such as glitter glue and foam! Yes! I personally feel that it looks much more better this way. I'm just sharing here the design without the birthday wishes......this is how it looks like before I added the wordings inside. The wordings are kinda personal to my customer so I thought perhaps I just show you guys the basic design. :)
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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Update on February 2010 Blog giveaway.....

Wow.....I'm getting pretty excited about this month's blog giveaway. There's only two more days left and 2 lucky winners will be announced! :)

I have so far 2 participants who are from overseas......one from Sri Lanka and the other is from USA......they are a bit concerned on whether they are eligible to participate in this humble blog giveaway. Actually, YES! They are eligible! Why not?? My blog giveaway is meant for everyone....here in Malaysia and everywhere else around the world! It doesn't matter where you are from, I will be giving the prizes to you if you are declared the winner :).

Just gotta make sure also that you leave your contact details at your comment.....I mean your email address, so that I can contact you if you are declared the winner. Otherwise, I would have to give the prize to someone else. So please make sure, all rules are followed as stated in the blog giveaway post. :)

I really am so happy that I also got suggestions from the participants who are very supportive and concerned about my card blog. I shall use your suggestions the best way I can. I really appreciate them very much. I love to get feedback from my readers, as this will help me improve my little business here and make it a much more interesting place for my readers to visit and find much pleasure visiting here whenever they have some free time. Thank you so much for all the lovely comments :) . Appreciate them a lot!!!

So, if you are reading this and are interested in participating, quickly go to the Blog giveaway post by clicking HERE and read the rules of the giveaway and leave a comment there to earn your entry! Good luck to all!!!

XOXO,
Lin

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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Will you be mine...?

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Look familiar??? Yup! It's an old design with new paper and new wordings! hehehe! What a way to recycle a good idea huh? I even added a new pop up inside it! :)

I really loved the old Valentines Day card design that I made in 2009. The code is V011. It's a favorite among my customers too. The original design was made using a purple base paper. For this particular card design, I choose to use a red color paper instead. Not dark red....just scarlet red.

The pop up I did for this design is actually a mix of pop ups I've done before. This is the first time I'm doing a V-fold type of pop up for a small card like this one. Usually I would do it on larger sized cards. So the pop up is looking pretty cute and small here....hehehe....

Hope you guys like it! :)
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Friday, February 5, 2010

Be Mine Forever....

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I wish I could give this card to someone, but I can't because I know he does not like me anyways....huhuhu! It would be pointless to send it to him.....since I already know the answer. :( The design is kinda symbolic in a way.......the way the heart shape foams flows in between the butterflies.....do you guys see what I was trying to convey here in this design?? I wonder if you see it the way I do..... :)

As you can see here......no design has been done for the inside of the card yet.....not even an envelope! ha! I just wanted to share this as soon as I made it........This is the first time also for me to use the butterfly craft punch. I bought it at Tesco in Alor Setar.....it is not a branded craft punch....I was worried that it would not be so good in quality.....luckily it worked out well and it's quite sharp. I can't remember the brand name though as I already threw away the package. But I sure do love the pattern of the butterfly...hence that was why I bought it in the first place hehehe.... :)
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Sweet Love....

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I am so loving this card! I wonder if anyone remembers this cupcake design?? It's one of my old Valentines Day designs which I did I think in 2008. Yeah, I think it was in 2008 and the design code is V007. At that time I did not have many different types of materials to work with. Very little creativity and not much tools to create anything much. But now with all kinds of materials available in the market, we can produce a much more interesting design. Although this design doesn't really look so super pretty, but at least I made it a little different in the way I approach the layout and decorations.

What I love most in this design is that I made the top part of the cupcake with red foam. Gosh, you have no idea how much I love using foam in my designs these days. It's so much fun to work with! Plus, you can see that I cut out tiny white foam squares and added them on top of the cupcake as part of the decoration. It's so cute! Love that part a lot!

As you can see, I did not manage to make the envelope yet.......so it's just the card design. Not even a pop up or anything inside yet. It's blank. I will think of something to put inside it later on. If you have any suggestions on what you wish to see on the inside, do let me know ya! :) I will also take a better photo of this card when it is finally completed inside out! hehehe!

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Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Blossoms everywhere....

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More stripe designs hehehehe......funny how I don't get bored doing it. LOL! This is another order I got from my regular customer. And as usual, I was given the chance to do whatever design I like. :) This design is a combination of that small design and the big design I did...hehehe.....except I didn't put any leaves on the flowers for this one. Because it will probably look too crowded.

I do like the pop up though.....because this time I popped up the wordings too! Not just the flowers with the vase, but yes, the wordings too. So that's a little different coming from me this time. It's all simple...nothing complicated. I just didn't have enough time to do something complicated because of the work load I'm having to deal with this month. It's just crazy lately over here hehehe......Well I hope you guys love this design as much as I do. I think it looks cheerful.....lots and lots of colors there. :)
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pop up cake + boxed gifts

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A new creation from me today hehehehe......I made this one for one of my regular customer. She said I can design it anyway I want! ehehehe....best kan?? Love it when a customer gives me the freedom to do whatever I want.ehehehehe! :)

Well....since it's a birthday card, I thought of doing a birthday cake. Also this time around, I wanted to add some gifts beside the cake. This is a simple type of pop up. Where I only have to do the gifts and cake separately....then paste them on the square pop up.

I just love the brown metallic paper I used for this card.....it just makes the card looks expensive ekekekeke! I also love the technique I used for this design.....which is the same technique I used for making my beaded book. What I did was punch out the design on one paper and layer it with another paper below it. I love doing that with my bookmarks hehehe.....so I thought why not try it with my handmade cards and see what happens. You have to click on the photos to have a better picture of what I'm talking about. :) I also love the color combination for this design. Cheerful on the inside..... :)
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Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Giveaway --> February 2010!

OK MY LOVELY READERS!!! The time has come for the second blog giveaway of the year.....wooooohooooooo!!! :D I'm so excited! This time around, I'm giving away prizes for two lucky winners. I gave it a lot of thought and decided, why not I give prizes according to the number of the month of the year. For example, for January (First month) --> 1 winner, for February (Second month) ---> 2 winners, for March (3rd month) ---> 3 winners....and so on and so forth.....how's that???? So as we go along, there will be more winners from each month. Cool huh?! hehehehe! That way....more people will be getting prizes here in months to come. :)


*Click on the photo to get a better view of the prizes! *

I am going to give away to 2 lucky winners ----- > 2 Handmade greeting cards (From my Valentines Day and Chinese New Year card collection) and some embellishments.

Here are the rules of this giveaway:

You can earn 1 or 2 entries by following the simple steps below....

To earn 1 entry:
1. You must "FOLLOW" this blog / "BE A FOLLOWER" and leave a comment on this post. You can comment anything you wish regards to my card blog. Be sure to also write your name and your valid email address at your comment.

To earn 2 entries:
1.You must "FOLLOW" this blog / "BE A FOLLOWER" and leave a comment on this post. You can comment anything you wish regards to my card blog. Be sure to also write your name and your valid email address at your comment. Then you must blog about this giveaway in your own blog and link my blog to yours.

*If you find yourself unable to sign in as a follower due to problems with the internet connection or for whatever reasons.....then no worries, write a comment on this post anyways, and you will be given 1 entry to participate in this blog giveaway. :)

Best of luck to all participants! This giveaway ends on the 9th of February 2010 at 11.59pm. A winner will be chosen by a lucky draw. The name of the winner will be announced on the 10th of February 2010. Thank you!!! :)))))

p.s. I'm hoping I can give more cards this time around.....but only if I can actually make them in time before the giveaway ends on the 9th! LOL! If I can....I'll update about it! ;) Thank you all!

XOXO
Lin


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