Monday 6 June 2016


Hi Everyone! :) I've moved to a new blog.  Please update your links and I really hope to see you there! 

Thank you!

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Create A Smile - Challenge of the Month - Blog Hop

Welcome to Create A Smile first Challenge of the Month! This month, the theme is Favourite. You can interpret it however you like. I choose to pick my favourite type of stamps. Of course, there are countless of stamps that I love but florals are weakness ;) 

For this hop, the winner will receive a 15€ gift from Create A Smile and there's also a hop-giveaway on the Create A Smile main blog

Here you can see a one layer card I've made using the floral sets from Create A Smile called Crokisses and a bunch of Distress Ink Markers.

Hope you like my card as much I love making it!

Here is the order of the blog hop. 
Head over to the next blog or you can go to the blogs that you might have missed. 
Their instagram name are next to their blog links for you to support and follow them on instagram as well!

Create A Smile - @createasmilestamps
Sonja K. - @sonjakstampart
Francine - @francinevuilleme
Anika - @annikarten
Birka - @biiirka
Keeway - @kiwi.koncepts
Justine - @justinehovey
Amy - @thecraftbunny
Samantha - @sammann11
Marina (You are here) - @mjeggtofu
Marika - @mispasttimes
Anja - @anjacurvers

Monday 23 May 2016

Made With Love - Distress Crayons

Hi everyone! I'm excited to show you some card I've made for the Made With Love Design Team. Made With Love is a craft store in Singapore. If you're living in Singapore, drop by the store! It's at a mall called Somerset 313. All products showcased are available at the Made With Love store.

Today, I'm sharing 4 cards that uses Distress Crayons in different ways. I'm very new to Distress Crayons and I would like to share with you what I've found out. 

Distress Crayons, like most of the products in the Distress line, reacts with water. It feels like wax crayons but it's not waterproof unless you leave it aside to dry or use a heat tool.

For the all the cards, I'm using a pack of 6 crayons (picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, twisted citron, mermaid lagoon, peacock feathers). Here's a bit of an example on how it works. 

On the left, I've scribbled the crayons directly on watercolour paper and on the right is how it looks when I use a wet brush to give it a watercolour look. 

Here, I wanted to show that there are easily blended together even when you did not use any water. 

Of course, with one crayon you can make a gradient of the same colour. When you scribbled the crayon with a bit more pressure, there will be more pigment and you can pull the colour more with a wet brush than if you scribbled it lightly (as shown on the right).

Here are some looks that I got using Distress Crayons in different ways. 

Look #1 

I used mermaid lagoon and peacock feathers to rub through a stencil (Tim Holtz Dots Stencil). As this is a thicker stencil, I had to put a bit more pressure on the crayon. 

As you can see below, it gives a cool, raised texture to your card. This is a way to achieve this results if you don't have texture paste to play with. Then, I set it a side to dry before continuing. 

And here's the final product. The umbrella stamp is from (Echo Park Paper - Sunshine Stamp) and the bunnies are from (Avery Elle - Make A Wish Stamp). I've also used the crayon to add the yellow  patch down below.

Look #2

This card plays with the fact that the crayon reacts with water. I've stamped a little scene with a die-cut piece of watercolour paper. The circle die is from Lawn Fawn. I've used a Staz On permanent black ink to stamp down my images. This is a great ink pad whenever you're working with water as it doesn't bleed any black ink to the rest of the paper. 

To colour the background, I've scribbled the crayons directly on the paper and used a wet paint brush to pull the colours. You can keep adding more scribbles to give the right shade of colour.

Look #3

This is the simplest way of using the crayon. Basically, you just use it like a wax crayon but with the benefits of having your favourite Distress Ink colour! ;) This is a quick and simple one layer card which I love to make. 

I've made some circles on the card while leaving a space for my sentiments.

You can wait for the crayons to dry or you can stamp over it right away. I just went a head and stamped over it without waiting for it to dry (for next time, I would wait hehe.). You can stamp over it just fine but, be careful, as it feels a bit slippery. All stamps are from Echo Park Paper - Sunshine Stamp.

Look #4

I'm quite unsure about this last card and if I like it but I wanted to share how I did it. I'm pretty sure you can do it better than me :D Do share! 

Anways, again, I've scribbled the crayon on the paper but this time, I did not use any water to pull the colours. I used my fingers! It's really smooth and I didn't find it too hard to get the colours running. If you find that it has set, just add more colour to it and it you can pull it further. 

 Used the frame stamps from Lawn Fawn to add a non-distracting images in the corner because I wanted the colours to stand out. 

I hope you have enjoyed my samples! Stop by Made With Love to get quality supplies. Remember, you can recreate all the looks using anything you prefer. 

Create A Smile Stamps - White on White

Hi Everyone! Did you order the new kit? If you have not, what are you waiting for? Head over to the store because there's a limited amount of kits available.

White on White. I have not done this in a while and I don't even know why because I absolutely love the result. This card is simple to do and you can do it with anything you have or you can get the same materials that I use with the links at the end of the post.

Very easily, to start, I did a bunch of die cutting. I used the tree die from the Beach Part Kit and cut 5 pieces. Tip : To make the white on white quite seemlessly, it's best to use the same white paper for die cutting and as your card base. The whiteness of the papers will be the same which I think makes it look good. 

I attached the trunk and the top of the tree together with some liquid glue. This really helps me, when I'm trying to position the die cut on my case base, because then you basically only have to move one die cut at a time and not the leaves and trunk separately ;) 

I attached the die cuts to the base with some liquid glue and making sure that I have some die-cut hanging off the card base. 

This is how it looks after I've attached them and cut off the access.

To finish the card, I die cut the sentiment and attached some sequins and a banner. 

All Create A Smile products : 
Beach Party Kit (used the Dies, patterned paper, sequins) 

Follow Create A Smile on Facebook keep yourself updates on all the happenings and if you're an Instagram addict like I am, you can follow Create A Smile using this name : @createasmilestamps ! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Monday 16 May 2016

Create A Smile Stamps - Beach Party Kit

Hi Everyone! Did you order the new kit? If you have not, what are you waiting for? Head over to the store because there's a limited amount of kits available. But if you still need more convincing, I'm using a few of the products from the kit in my card below.


To be very honest, I don't know how I wanted the card to look. 

I just started with taking a watercolour paper and swipe a layer of white gesso over the stencil, but only on one side of the paper. Why? I don't know haha. I just wanted to test out how it would turn out and didn't want to waste a whole piece of watercolour paper.

While I let the gesso air dry, I stamped the images (also on a watercolour paper with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain) and use my Inktense Watercolour Pencils to colour the images. I usually start by direct colouring on the areas that should come out darker. 

The pencils are highly pigmented, a little goes a long way. As you can see below, I'm using a wet brush and "pull" the colour to the rest of the white space. If the colour isn't vibrant enough, you can get the colour directly from the pencil with a wet brush.

To add colour to the gesso-ed stencil, I used my very wet brush to pick up colour directly from the pencil. If you've never done this before, no worries, this does not ruin your pencil. At least not for me. 

Anyways, all I wanted to create is a gradient of light to dark blue.

Materials Used

All Create A Smile products : 
Beach Party Kit (used the Stencil, Stamp and Enamel Dots) 
Happy Days (Birthday Sentiment)

Non-Create A Smile Products : 
Derwent Inktense Watercolour Pencils
Ranger Glossy Accents
Clear Wink of Stella

Follow Create A Smile on Facebook keep yourself updates on all the happenings and if you're an Instagram addict like I am, you can follow Create A Smile using this name : @createasmilestamps ! :)

Thanks for stopping by,

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