Colour Inspiration: Frosty Christmas

My Colour Inspiration is back with another lovely colour pattern and palatte, so suitable for whimsical Christmas related theme!  I love whimsical and christmas together so why not I come up with the colours and share with you guys?

Here is it:

Frosty Christmas Colour Inspiration

White, Purple, Sky Blue, Royal Blue

Aren’t those colours are lovely? I just love the pattern which I have created using COLORSlovers, so quaint! I am a big sucker for anything vintage and whimsical!

The best part about being a designer and crafter is that you can conjure up something you love that you can never find elsewhere.  – Esther Peh

Aye Aye, that is my own quote which I always tell my friends the reason why I love being an artist / crafter and I am very proud to be one!


And here’s my take for the colours:

Frosty Christmas Easel Card

When close

I decided to make easel card because they are a great way to display christmas card on desks in office or at home! A lovely card which can brighten up your day whenever you look at it ❤

I use Fairytale theme Kraiserkraft paper for the base and distressed the edged of the paper using Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) and handstitched the border of the card as well.

Close up look:

Close up look

Closer look at the boy

The boy (Magnolia) was stamped and colored using Copic Markers and colour pencils before using gloassy accent on his hat and glitters on the whites of his hat and gloves.

I used Spellbinder die cut for the border.I distressed the edge with Faded Jeans Distress ink and added Diamond Sticklers to create the glitter look. I use Die-Namite die cut for the bare branches, and glittered it as well. Martha Stewart lace border punch was used to create the border below the picture. Paper dolly was also used as well! You do notice that there are also many layers here and there, this help to create a lovely 3D look so that it looks really appealing. So brainstorming the colours before making it is very important. Be sure to come up with a palatte and see if the colours works really well with one another instead of clashing terribly.

Closer look at the edge of the card

Layer, Layer and Layer!

Notice all the layerings? If you count, there is about 7 layers. I love it! ❤

Closer look

A closer look at the flower. I bought the flower from a local craft store, and glitter the center toward the end with Sticklers before adding the blue rhinestone.

This is the picture took during the work in progress stage for creating the tag for the “Marry Christmas” phrase:

Creating the sentiment

I used Maya Road chipboard and add some blue glitter before using Crackle Accents to give a cracked glass look and placed over the christmas sentiment. Love this look! ❤

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That’s about it!

Frosty Christmas Easel Card


Thanks for looking!

Much lovesss ❤

 PS: Want to learn how to make easel card like this one? Hop on to my tutorial here: Making fairytale easel card


Every card need a spider at Halloween

Halloween and Thanksgiving is round the corner! Have you make any craft relating to the occasion yet?

This time, I am back with Halloween card! Not a big fan of halloween but I love orange and it is related to Halloween so I decided to come up with another colour inspiration!


Colour Palatte for Halloween

White, Green, Yellow, Orange, Black

And here’s my take for the colours!

Every Card need a spider at Halloween


If you have been following me in Instagram and Facebook, you would have a sneak peek on my card before hand which showed a little spider and my colored stamped image!

Work in progress at that time

Little weeny spider


More close up on the card:

House Mouse Colored stamped

The background of the card was pasted with pattern paper from Fancy Pants Designs (Off to school – Economics), and distressed the edges using Distress ink (Spiced Marmalade),  before shearing the paper edges to create a torn and tattered look and layered with the outer black card stock. I stamped the House Mouse and colored them using copic markers and color pencils, before adding some glitter using Diamond Sticklers to brighten up some parts of the picture. It was so fun coloring them!

Mr Spider and his web was cut out using CAMEO, and how I like it that he doesn’t look at all scary, more of lke a grandfatherly look 😉 I use glossy accent for his eyelids to make it slightly pop out, and add glitter on his web as well.

Spider on web

This is one pretty spider which looks so real due to the glossy accent added to the spider’s body. The web was also glittered as well. “Happy Halloween” was printed using Canon PIXMA, before distressing the edges of the paper using chalk ink. After which, green rhinestone was added beside it.


That’s about it!

Had so much fun making this!

I had so much fun making this! Thanks for looking!

Much lovesss ❤

Soccer Explosion Card

Hello! I am back with the a soccer explosion box which I have showed a sneak preview of the miniature field in my previous post!

Soccer Explosion Card

The explosion box was customized for an Arsenal fan who is also a soccer player himself, so I got this idea of coming up with a realistic miniature soccer field. Hence, green fine turf was used to create the realistic feel of the grass, and allowing the glue to dry to ensure that the turf will not be easily come off.

Miniature soccer field

The lid (the white scrap of papers) were embossed using plaid pattern from Sizzix, before shearing the edges and distressing the edge. Heidi Swapp Gold mist (my favorite mist!) was sprayed to create a shimmery gold effect so that it looked striking against the red background which is supposed to be like the colors of the Arsenal logo. The soccer ball and Arsenal logo was printed using Canon Pixma printer, before adding Tattered Angel (Pixie Dust) glaze onto the soccer ball and the logo. Glossy Accent was used on the logo to create a nice 3D effect. The name of the recipient was printed using Arsenal font.

Exterior of the box

In the interior of the box, I used WorldWin red paper for the base of the card (Thanks to Gloria for the prize!) . The color of WorldWin paper is simply vibrant and I love the red which make such a nice contrasting colour once I add all the embellishments! I used blue scraps as the border because blue is also part of Arsenal logo as well. After which I layered it with embossed white paper which is embossed using brick-like Sizzix template, before decorating all the four squares! A personal note can be written inside a “mini card” as well! Finally, stars were added to be the “flying” part of the box, which is glittered using Sticklers (baby blue).

The soccer card picture and logo were printed out using my Canon PIXMA printer before cutting out and to make them looks more “pop”, I add glossy accent as well. It was lucky that I bought the world cup soccer magazine about 2 weeks ago and it consists of the plastic net and the ball which I decided to “recycle” them and used it for this explosion box!

In addition, I actually used part of my cardboard box as the base for the field, and putting a layer of glue before adding the turf to make it into a realistic looking grass patch. It is always good to up cycle your materials and use various techniques to “spice” them up!

Interior of the card

I like how the card turns out! ❤

This post will be submitted for :

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge: Challenge #13 Let’s Cycle…Up-Cycle That Is!  (Scraps of paper, Cardboard, net and soccer ball)

Allsorts Challenge #270 (Favorite things are spray mist, embossing templates and glossy accent)


Travel and Live your dream

Making swivel card got me started on my card making journey and after so many years (8 years to be exact), I decided to make one last weekend. I don’t know why, but somewhow I just feel like making it because there is an urge to make one. And since I am a Harry Potter fan, and I love looking at ancient maps, I decided to make a swivel card that go according to that kind of map style. You know those movies like the pirates looking for treasures and Harry Potter looking at map, they would open the map and started looking at it. I want my card to work that way too.

So I made my own map using photoshop and printing on textured paper using Canon Pixma printer. OMG! I just love Canon Pixma Printer which was sponsored by Canon, thanks to the invitation from Janet from (which I will talk more about it in my next post! ). And of course, pictures will do most of the talking!


Travel and Live your dream Card

Travel and Live your dream Swivel Card

Front view

Back view


I love swivel cards because of the way it turn in the middle when you open the card, watching the middle of the card turning 180 degrees! And you can really treat it like a display on your table which is pleasing to the eye. Footprints were drawn using Prismacolour pen and the reason for adding footprints is to depict that in order to live your dream, you need to take steps towards your goal and achieve it by your own means. And besides that, I add in the ship in stormy weather image because it matches the quote by Louisa Mav Alcott which said “I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.”

I like how the whole thing turns out. Its really breathtaking to me, not because I made it but because making this card already expressed something of how I feel about dreams and achieving them.


Open up view

Open view (note for user to write their well-wishes/messages


Card Description:

Card dimensions:
Close – 12cm x 14cm
Open – 18 cm x 14 cm

Open the card and the middle will turn 180 degree. Great for displaying.
Quote on card: “I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning to sail my ship.” -Louisa Mav Alcott
Travel and footprints handdrawn using prismacolour pen, card is made of layered thick textured papers to enable standing.


Thanks for taking the time to watch this space ❤