Bellae Illustrations: Happy New Year!

Late greetings to my readers!

 – Using Watercolor (Koi Sakura) and Sumi Ink, rhinestones added for texture

Was away from home during the start of the new year so I was really “handicapped” without my beloved dip pen and watercolors! So better late then never right?

Happy 2016!

Much lovesss, 

Esther Peh


Over the weekend: Illustrating Singapore

Did an illustration of Singapore for a greeting card over the weekend:

Illustration of Singapore in micron 0.05 pen and copic sketch markers

The picture that I am holding is the print of my Singapore illustration, which is ready to be put into greeting card. The original drawing is in the background 😉

Thanks for looking!

Card Inspiration: Baby on the way! Shaker card

It has been a while since I have last updated this blog.

Been recuperating at home after having dental surgery under general anesthesia to pull out 4 of my wisdom teeth! My family and friends think I am nuts to pull all 4 at once, but I have such a fear of needles and dentists that I decided to make do with the pain once and that’s it! It helped a lot not knowing how the surgery will be done, avoid forums at all costs! The girl after me had second thoughts and wanting to pull less teeth last minutes…can you imagine been in a waiting room with a couple of patients also waiting to have their teeth being cut out?

I think I will never regret my decision even though it is such a pain in the ass to eat even when I am on soft diet. Eating strong painkillers help, with lots and lots of sleeping time to speed up the recovery. So right now, my mouth is still sore after a week, and will be getting stitches removed tomorrow. Boy….I hate dentists!

Putting that aside, I am back with another card! It was made quite sometime back when I sneak in a closeup shot of it on my Instagram 🙂

Close up shot

So here’s it is!

It was specially customized for a client who want to give it to her colleague who will be going on maternity leave, so I thought that it will be good to add stock carrying a bundle to show that the baby is on her way! I used a yellow base card stock before layering it with a shaker, which was filled with beads and glitters. The name, the baby clothes and the stock were cut out using Silhouette CAMEO.

The background of the name was from My Mind Eye, while the baby clothes border was distressed using chalk ink to create a lovey gradient look, and then adding rhinestones as buttons. I colored the cap of stock and bundle using copic markers before adding some Diamond Sticklers to create a nice glittered look. Finally, tying the card using purple twine.


That’s about it!




Card INspiration: Daisy Chain Paper Cut

Back with a new card, this time playing around using my Silhouette Cameo!

Live Laugh Love

I just thought that it will be great to have a framed paper cut card, layered behind with a lovely patterned paper. Here, I layered using tracing paper followed by My mind’s Eye patterned paper. I used tracing paper to actually soften the background so that when I added the quote, it will allow people to focus more on the quote instead.

I cut out the quote as well using Silhouette Cameo with canvas paper before spraying with Black Heidi Swapp colorshine spray mist and there you have it!

Close up

Thanks for looking!


Shaker Card Inspiration: Royal Princess Shaker Card

Gosh! It has been like weeks before I updated this post, which should have been done long ago. I have been quite sick, down with a bad flu and fever for past 2 weeks that I have not been able to do much things. Right now, I am still coughing like no tomorrow, but hopefully this will go away real real soon!

Thankfully, I managed to make a card while trying to stop myself from sneezing because the card was requested quite some time back. And for my frequent readers, you must have find the design quite familiar 🙂

Back with another shaker card! Seems like shaker cards have been quite a favorite among my friends and clients, as I have been getting shaker cards orders. For this card, someone requested this design based on my previous work but wanting to go for a more princessy fantasy touch to it. So Cinderella actually comes to my mind!

Royal Princess Shaker Card

You can’t really see from here, but the navy blue card base (WorldWin Papers) was embossed with lovely glittered embossing powder (Rangers). Next, I cut out the name on mixed media paper and do some castle masking using the castle template (Sweet Poppy) and seafoam glimmery color mist (Heidi Swapp) before adding shakers of beads, glitters and diamond dust (Floracraft).

I cut out the silhouette of horse and carriage using my trusty SIlhouette Cameo before spraying with Heidi Swapp ColorShine mist of Gold and Black, and then embossed using clear glittered powder to give a glittery finish. And layering of strip paper was done before tying with twine and layered with the horse and carriage silhouette.

Royal Princess Shaker Card

That’s about it! ❤

And for those who find this design familiar, I actually made a similar design and blogged about it, which is in mermaid theme: Card Inspiration: Mermaid in the sea Shaker Card

Do hop there to take a look of the design too! ❤

I promise I will come back again with a longer post once I recovered!


Layered Card Inspiration: The Secret To a Rich Life

Hello! I am back with a layered card – Secret to a rich life card which I have a sweet floral theme in mind, perfectly described the recipient of this card 🙂

I always love this quote: “The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.” -Dave Weinbaum

For this card, I prepared a cut out acrylic paper and embossed it using Tim Holtz Textured Fades Honeycomb folder, before spritzing the paper with Heidi Swapp Colorshine Seafoam Mist to give a shimmery effect. I also distressed the edges of the paper to give a nice weathered look to present a vintage look. Layered on top of the paper is another cutout of My Mind’s Eye cardstock (Be Happy theme) and distressed the edges of the paper before using Burnt Sienna Colorbox chalk ink to create a lovely faded shade in the background to give a soft look. The remaining scrap of the cardstock was trimmed into the shape of the ribbon and layered over the card. I always love Spellbinders dies because the templates gave suck an elegant and intricate details! I used Spellbinders Shapeabilities Les Papillions Two butterfly die to cut and embossed the shape of butterfly. To add more details, I smudged the top part of the butterfly with blue chalk ink before giving a lovely glittered effect at the edges using Diamond Sticklers.

Close up look of the details

Next I cut of the frame using Spellbinders Nestabilities Majestic Labels Eight, soften the edges using blue chalk ink and adding the glitter using Diamond Sticklers at the corners of the frame. Quote was stamped using Cloud9 Design (Simple thoughts) clear stamp with black veramagic chalk ink.

The final outcome:

Layered Card Inspiration

I thought it will be easier for you readers if I type down bold and italic the brands of the supplies I used for easy reference. Well, I hope it helps if you want to look for those supplies to follow my design!

Thanks for looking! ❤


Shaker Card Inspiration: Little Twin Stars

For this month May, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our April Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Really Reasonable Ribbon! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Little Twin Stars Shaker

Another shaker craze of mine!

I am always so fascinated with shakers and just couldn’t resist making them all the time. I have been in this DT for 5 months now and next month will be my last month…how times flies!

This card was made on request by a friend to give to her colleague as a farewell gift. And I am so glad that she loves it as much as I do!