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: Mermaid in the sea Shaker Card

Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is still ongoing 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 February Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers!

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

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

Mermaid In the Sea Shaker

Mermaid In the Sea Shaker

Close Up

I use blue cardstock and embossed sea shell image using clear embossing powder before pasting the shaker over. I cut out the name and added some shakers (glitters and beads) and seal up using foam tape and cardstock. I have shared a link on my past post on how you can actually make shaker card here: Shaker Card Tutorial.

Next, I cut out the starfish border using CAMEO and acrylic paper, before sponging the surface using blue chalk ink to create a soft look. I added Diamond Sticklers to the top of the starfishes as well for glitter effect. The mermaid silhouette was cut out using Cameo, embossed using black glitter embossing powder. And then I add the twine and flatback pearls for finishing touch. That’s about it!

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I hope my team members and I gave you some inspirations to get your head cracking so that you can show us your wonderful project too!

So stop hesitating and hop over to PPT’s blog and start linking up your project!

Looking forward to see all your entries!

Have fun and good luck!

Card Inspiration: Galaxy Birthday Card

In the previous month, I posted Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” 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 January Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers!

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

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

Galaxy Birthday Card

I am so in love with this card when I was done with it! I used a mixture of Faded Jeans and Dusty Concord distress inks to create this beautiful piece of work on acrylic paper with the help of water spray mist to help blend the inks together nicely.

Next, I stamped the border stripe (not sure which brand is the stamp as I got it second handed from a seller) with versamark ink and embossed with seafoam white embossing powder. I used CAMEO to cut out the “Happy Birthday” and embossed it with seafoam white embossing powder as well. After which, I added some sequins onto the card to create a shiny effect 🙂 Finally, I inked the edges using dark soot distress ink.

The finished work

That’s about it!

I cannot wait to see what you have, so do craft away and link your work up at PTT blog!


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)



Exploring your creativity by using the scraps and tools you hoarded

It’s the start of 2015.

Have you make any new year resolution yet?

My first new year resolution is to stop myself from buying new craft supplies and materials, and make use of the one I hoarded! So what I do last week was to dig out all my scraps and rearrange according to colours, and I discovered that I have so many white scraps that I decided to use up those before taking out new pieces of paper out from packet.

So…I am back with another shaker card. A simple one this time using the white scraps I hoarded from making previous cards and digging out old clear stamp to use, to the Valentine Day’s theme since Valentine’s Day is just next month. ❤

I hope this can inspired you to make some cards as well since it’s a simple process which you can work around with the tools you have. Explore your creativity and use which ever scraps and tools you have! My card may be simple but by adding some unique features like glitters or embossing, it can really spice up the whole card to create a stunning look 🙂

Valentine Shaker Card

Valentine Shaker Card

I embossed my card base using Sizzix textured plate and Big Shot to give a really nice floral texture background. Next, I used CAMEO to cut out the “I LOVE YOU” words from the acrylic paper before adding glitters to it and sealing up using foam paper. The background of the inside of the card is created using Tim Holtz distress inks of dusty concord, faded jeans and brick red colours to create a nice “galaxy” look.

Stamped heart shapes

I stamped the hearts using Maroon chalk ink. After which, I decided to add glossy accent to the stamped image to make the hearts look slightly more “pop”. I also add in sticklers (Diamond) to the inner outline of the heart shapes.

Using glossy accent onto the stamped images


And of course, posting one last final look of the whole card:

Valentine Shaker


That’s about it! ❤


Craft of the day: Christmas Shaker Cards


A quick post of christmas shaker cards made this week:

Christmas Shaker Cards

Xmas shaker – Taken from Instagram (@Bellaelysiumcrafts)

It has been a long time since I last did shakers, and I decided to make some shakers after being inspired by Jennifer McGuire‘s shaker cards at KwernerDesign blog 🙂

I prefer my cards to be more embossed and more glitters, so I make the cards in my own style. I embossed the white cardstock with Sizzix embossed plate and Big Shot. The cutout of the reindeer and the tree was done using my silhouette cameo, I absolutely love my machines to bits! I used distressed inks to make the galaxy colors before adding spray mist for a bit of small little white spots. Adding bits of glitters and stars is always my favorite part of cardmaking. I sprayed the background using Heidi Swapp Coral Color Shine for a bit of glimmer effect. After which, I added meaningful word embellishments to the cards.

If you wish to learn how to make it, do hop over to her youtube video tutorial here: Inked Shaker Cards with Jennifer McGuire.


I hope you are inspired to make more christmas cards for your friends and loved ones! ❤


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! ❤