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!




Scrapbooking – Love Blossom

Hello! I am back with a mini scrapbook layout to give my photo print a new home:

The photo was taken at Cameron Highlands where we went there to do strawberry picking during our Valentine date last year. I decided to put a garden theme which suit the photo perfectly!

I started out with a blank canvas paper, dabbing the paper with my flat brush and Faded Jeans distress ink. I use TCW mini stencil and gesso to create the texture of wordings on the background before adding the die cut of the clock (Tim Holtz), adding the pearl onto the hands’ center.

I primed the die cut (cardboard) with gesso before sponging it with Walnut Stain distress ink, and sprayed with Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine to create a gold, shimmery effect. I softened the look by dabbing with a bit of gesso all around, including the hands. I also dabbed a bit of Green Patina Perfect Pearls onto the side of the clock inside.

I cut out the “LOVE” using CAMEO, and sponged it using Black Soot Distress ink before using foam dots to glue over the clock die cut and adding glitters using Sticklers Diamond. And the layering of the flowers, branches and stripes of paper start!

I tore My Mind’s Eye Designer Paper into strips and layered them first onto the card using cardboard as backing to create dimension. After which. the process of layering the flowers continued by layering inside the strips of paper as well as the top of the paper, using different colored Prima flowers and self-made roses. Tucked in between the flowers and underneath the strip of paper, I also included the Die-namites Knobby Branch die cut as well.  On top of that, punched out paper butterflies were also added.

Once I am satisfied with the whole thing, I dabbed abit of gesso to soften the whole look, before distressing the edges of the card and paste onto a bigger white cardstock as a backing. Finally. I layered my photo on top. Finally, my photo has a new home!

I love the whole look!<3

This scrapbooking card will go onto my mini easel stand where I will display it on my table’s platform!

Materials used:

  • Papers (System3, My Mind’s Eye)
  • Distressed Inks Faded Jeans, Walnut Stain (Tim Holtz)
  • Stencil Mini (The Crafter Workshop)
  • Weathered Clock Alterations Die (Tim Holtz)
  • Flowers (Spellbinders, Prima Marketing)
  • Knobby Branch (Die-namites)
  • Gold Color Shine Spray Mist (Heidi Swapp), Green Patina (Perfect Pearls)


Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to try my hand on scrapbooking, like finally!  I do not have the habit of putting my photos into my crafts because I usually don’t print out my photos. But because I have a few printed photos lying under my table, I decided to put them into crafts instead so that I can display on my table. So the first stop to get started is to look at sketches of layouts to get started and I decided to join in Sketchabilities Sketch #130 challenge for my very first attempt at scrapbooking.

Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to go for a simple and clean look  with blue and purple theme. So here’s my take for this:

I printed the photo using my canon PIXMA printer and Canon photopaper before cutting out, leaving the white border around it. Next, I started out with a blank canvas-like paper and painted the background with a mixture of blue and purple using distress ink dusty concord and faded jeans. I used mini tiles TCW stencil and white gesso to create some texture before I started on the layering process.

I layered Prima flowers and gauze underneath the paper, as well as using spellbinder rose die cut to make beautiful embellishment, layering on top of the self-cut paper ribbons and punched out lace border. I also add blue rhinestones on the border as well. After which, I sprayed0 the whole paper with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sea Foam to give the paper a shimmery effect (which you can’t see here though). Finally, I added Prima wood embellishment as a finishing touch.  ❤

Somehow, I am not at all satisfied with the look, but hey…

there’s always a first time for everything 🙂


Doing the things you love

 Adding rose to the butterfly create a lovely embellishment! 😉

Instagram: Love working with rose and butterfly diecuts. Not to forget…glitters ! #papercraft #sgcrafts #cardmaking #bellaelysiumcrafts #spellbinders


BECME Tutorial: Making a simple and classy christmas card

Hello! I am back with a card!

Christmas is round the corner, have you start making any xmas gift yet?

I decided to make a simple christmas card which many of you can create easily for your friends and family. You can always google for card sketches for some inspirations on laying out your card. For this, I was inspired from this week Mojo Monday’s inspiration #375!

Mojo Monday #375

And here’s my take for the card:

Snowflake xmas card

It is pretty easy to follow the sketch. All you need to do is to layer your pieces of paper according to the sketch.

Layering your card

For my card, I actually layer my desired patterned paper (Kraisercraft) over black cardstock. If you like to create a texture pattern like what I did, you can embossed the patterned paper using embossing plate. For my card, I used Sizzix Snowflake embossing plate to create a lovely texture. Otherwise, you can add some glitter or leave it as it is if you do not have any embossing tool. The layering will still help to give the card a more classic yet simple look 🙂

Next, you get a piece of white cardstock which is to be used for the middle of the card and cut accordingly (smaller than the patterned paper) as shown in the sketch.

Stamp your favorite sentiments

Stamp your favorite season’s greeting or you can even write yourself! For my card, I wet embossed the sentiments (Inkadinkado warm holiday wish stamp)using versamark ink and black glitter embossing powder to give the sentiments a shiny look. Distress the edges of the paper with desired colour you want using ink pad to create a soft border(I used Faded Jeans Tim Holtz Distress ink) and distress the edges to create a “torn” look. Again, it is up to you whether you prefer a clean look with no torn edges.

Now comes the final part! In the sketch, the circle indicate anything you wish to add on. It can anything ranging from your favorite Christmas embellishments which you get from value shops or craft shop, or you can simply make one of your own! I love making paper snowflakes so I decided to make my own embellishment for this card.

I used my Silhouette CAMEO to cut out the snowflake and give it some love by adding glitter to it. I love glitters so most of my cards will have glitter, and this one is no exception!

Adding glitter embossing powder

I am loving all those glitters!

I embossed my snowflake using glitter embossing powder, and it turned out looking gorgeous! If you do not have the embossing tool, grab some glitter glue, it will work pretty well too!

Use foam tape to paste the embellishment onto the center of your card. Foam tape will help to create a 3D look which make the card looks even fantastic. 😉

The final look

There you have it!

Great for making duplicates if you need to make many cards at once 🙂

Have fun! ❤


Cardabilities #111: Key To The Future Mixed Media Card

Hello! I am back with a card, this time playing card challenge by Cardabilities #111. I decided to make a mixed media card because I love designing my own paper using textured paste, spray mist, distressed ink, stamping.

Here’s the card challenge:

#111 Cardabilities


And here’s my take for the challenge:

Key to the future

Key to the future

I used Pinkpaislee Core Impression yellow cardstock (Modern Prints Collection) which is actually leftovers from my previous project as blogged previously. In order to spice up the look, I added Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink at the edges of the card to give a nice orangey distress look. I also added texture paste using  The Crafter’s Workshop stencil.

Close up look on the paper

I also stamped using black chalk ink and Tattered Angel clear stamp before distressing the edges of the paper. Finally…my favorite part which is the layering!

Close up look

Close up look

Close up look

I layered with gauze followed by purple ribbon before doing up all the layerings of the flowers (mostly are from Prima Marketing) and key embellishment. I love working with flowers and metal embellishments because they always give the whole card a fresh look! I use spellbinder die for the circle tag before stamping my favorite quote using black chalk ink. The butterfly is from spellbinders as well. I used blue chalk ink to distress the butterfly lightly, before adding Sticklers Diamond to give some glitter and adding rhinestone for finishing touch!


Thanks for looking<3



Craft of the day: Explosion Box in yellow and pink theme

Hello! I made an explosion box few weeks back and have even sneak in a peek in my previous post. I was asked whether it is possible to do up a yellow and pink theme since it was the recipient’s favorite colours and I was thinking…why not?


And here it is!

Overview of the box (Cover and bottom layer)

The exterior of the box when close

I used Pinkpaislee Core Impression yellow cardstock (Modern Prints Collection) as the surface because it gave a lovely view of the embossed hexagon, giving an overall classy look. As my usual style, I distressed the edges of the paper as well.

Close up look

On the cover, i did layering of the prima flowers, gauze and paper cutout of the tree branches before layering with a big white flower. The white flower was actually sprayed on using Heidi Swapp Gold Spray Mist to give it a shimmery gold-like effect and I just like how it turned out! “Piggy” was printed out and the border was die cut using Spellbinders die cut, before distressing the edge of the frame using pink chalk ink and adding glitter using Diamond Sticklers. And of course….you will never go wrong with the beautiful pearl embellishments as well!

The interior of the box

It was also requested for a cute theme because the recipient loves Pom om Purin character.  I though of the idea of coming up with a colourful, cute and yet chic look. The patterned papers was printed using Canon PIXMA printer, and I decided to come up with two layers so that Polaroids can be put in as well (top layer). I cut and score the top layer after making measurements to ensure that Polaroids can be put in before gluing up and adding a ribbon, prima flowers and metal embellishment as finishing touch.

I added paper dolly and curled the corner of the dolly before adding on the holder. The holder for the Pom Pom Purin key chain was cut out after I make measurement on the paper, layered with the pattern paper before adding the shimmering gold – white flower (sprayed on using Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine Spray Mist).

Bottom Layer

The bottom layer is meant to be just embellishments with a single mini card on one square for personal note. All paper embellishments were cut using my trusty Silhouette CAMEO 🙂

A mini card for a little personal note

Birthday cake cut out

The black background was sprayed using Heidi Swapp Black Colorshine spray mist before adding and blending white gesso to create a “faded” look. I blinked the icing of the cake using Diamond Sticklers as well.

Birthday tag cut out

Camera cut out

Notice the camera’s heartshape? I actually add crackle accent on it and it gave the crackled look! One of my favorite embellishments so far!

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This got to be a perfect birthday gift and I was so glad after getting feedback that the recipient loves it too! It always warm my heart whenever my crafts bring smile to someone’s face! ❤