After making a few Swing cards lately with the basic type of squarish shape layout, I was dying to try out another pattern for it. In other words, I just wanted to move away from the squarish shape for a while and try something new like the one I made here......or perhaps do ovals, circles or other more interesting shapes for my future Swing cards.
I was also dying to try out the decoration tape I got from Wholeport and you can view how the tape looks like by clicking at the link HERE. You can see at the photo here the decoration tape which I pasted at the side of the card. Love how it shines when it hits the light.
This is definitely a fun card to make and I had a great time playing with the die-cut frills which I cut and pasted for the front design and also for the inside of the card. I just love experimenting on how it can be used as part of the decoration. There's just so many things that can be done with them.
It's been a while since I last made an anniversary card. So it's nice to be able to make one again. ;) You can view how the card opens up and swings in motion at the video below. Do check it out :)
This is just another version of the HR026 Raya card I made recently. I actually wanted to make the same design in different colours but I only managed to make this one so far. I just didn't have much time to make more right now. There's just so many different cards to make and other work to get done all at the same time. Trying to juggle all at one go is a tough job ehehe.
In this particular card, all I did was add more pink colour to it. So as you can see, so many pink ribbons and paper were added and I kinda like this one more than the previous design because it looks more cheerful, don't you agree? ehehehe.... ;)
Ok, I would have to say that I'm a bit into making Swing cards lately ever since I made my first one last month. It's now becoming something I enjoy making in fact the only thing I love making nowadays hahahaha. Pity to all the other card layouts because all I care about now is making Swing cards. Not sure though how long this obsession is going to last though because I do get bored easily.....so we shall see.....ehehe!
If you are a regular here, you would know by now how much I love using Ketupat as part of my Raya card decorations. It's something that I always use for my Raya cards.....a must. It's difficult for me to let go of it. Although I am trying to use other subject matter......but somehow the Ketupat is something I always prefer from the very beginning.
I used the biggest sized ribbons I have in my collection to make the Ketupat for front design of the card. And I made tiny ones as decorations at the sides of it. After finishing the design, I realised how many Ketupat I used for this card.....quite many of them....perhaps too many. I don't know.....I'm just being very critical of my own design. You be the judge of it. I just create what I feel like creating at that moment in time. Sometimes, I don't even think......I just do what I feel is right.
Oh...forgot to mention about how much I love sewing on paper now.....I used to sew beads and sequins on paper so many years back and used them as decorations on paper. And now the interest is back and I just enjoy sewing paper so much. Kinda therapeutic. It just makes me so happy.....weird but true.
This is the first time for me to use the die-cut alphabets on my handmade cards. Gosh....can't tell you how much I love arranging the alphabets on the card. It's fun! :)
The quilled oil lamps are actually some quilled shapes I made for my raya cards way back in 2010. I used to love making them so much. At that time I was still a newbie in quilling. :)
You can view how the card swing in motion in the video below.....do check it out ;)
I'm a bit late to start the giveaway this month but at least it's still in the first week of July. Finally I decided on what I wanted to giveaway and you can view the items at the photo above. There are some pattern ribbons, colourful strings, buttons and die-cut labels that you can use to decorate on your handmade cards.
You can try your luck at winning these goodies by entering this giveaway and as usual it is super easy to enter it. Have a look at the instructions below:
1. Everyone is eligible to enter. I accept local and international entries.
2. You have to promote my giveaway at your site either at your blog or your Facebook, ....just be sure you paste a photo of the giveaway and the link.
3. After you have pasted the photo and link at your site, copy the link and paste it at Mr Linky. Be sure to write your name there too.
4. For bloggers, please follow my blog and for Facebook users, please LIKE my Fan Page at the link HERE.
This blog giveaway starts today and will end at 12.00am on 1st of August 2013.
I remembered in April if I'm not mistaken, the winner of my blog giveaway was the first person who entered it.....number 1.....and this time around, the winner is the last person who entered it! How cool is that?? haha!
Random.org has chosen the last person as the lucky winner. The lucky winner for June 2013 Blog Giveaway is Miss Ame Rodway!!Congratulations to you!! Please contact me as soon as you can with all your full details so that I can post the gifts to you.
I'm totally clueless on what to give for July's blog giveaway......still thinking about it. Hopefully I can come up with something nice for everyone soon. Do stay tuned for updates!
Thank you so much again to everyone who participated in my June 2013 Blog Giveaway. I was surprised at the number of people who joined in......thanks a lot for the support. I truly appreciated it so much. Love you!!
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