Friday, 3 July 2015

Happiness In A Teacup - Stampendous and May Arts Blog Hop

Hello everybody! Are you ready for some Friday blog hoppiness and weekend treats?

Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments on my previous post with the vintage Near The Sea Card. And big crafty squeezes to my newest followers - thank you so much for joining in!

My card is was a contribution towards two great blog hops Stampendous gals are taking part in this week - one with Spellbinders and one with May Arts. Spellbinder's contest in now closed but there is still time to enter our May Arts blog hop - and you really don't want to miss these amazinglicious prices! Check out the amazing inspiration that was shared earlier this week:

Now, blog hop means prizes! And when Stampendous peeps say prizes are on offer - they mean business! Three lucky peeps (with a US shipping address) will win a $20 voucher to spend on Stampendous website. And we also have a little treat for a lucky crafter from down under - that's right, Aussie blog hoppers, we're waiting for you! What do you have to do to take part in the draw? Leave some love on the participating blogs throughout the collaboration week. The more love you leave, the more chances to win! :)

Now, onto my inspirational project for your viewing pleasure! This card makes my tummy ramble every time - and I get a total cupcake craving! Which is not ideal as I'm on a diet... but hey, at least I have a delicious stamp to keep me happy... should be enough, shouldn't it...? :) This little beauty is a cling Teacup Cupcake stamp and it is soooo yummy!
Teacups and cupcakes are my all time favourites. A cupcake in a teacup - that's just pure happiness! :)


From Stampendous: Teacup Cupcake,  Holiday Words Perfectly Clear Stamps, Aged Marine Embossing Enamel 
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko® SSH57 Jumbo Perfectly Clear™ Acrylic Handle 

May Arts: 1.5 Inch Solid Wired Ribbon 

Plus: Cardstock by Bazill Basics Paper® and Core'dinations David Tutera Decorative Layers 

Adhesives by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Foam Squares - White, RegularE-Z Runner® Permanent StripsDODZ™ - 3DDODZ™ - Medium 

STAEDTLER® ergosoft® watercolour pencils and Tim Holtz® Distress™ Markers, Midnight Blue Ink by Tsukineko®  Patterned Paper Cheesecloth, Gems, Brads

1. Prepare card base 17 cm high x 21 cm long. Score and fold at 9 cm from the left.
2. Cover the front and inside with cardstock and patterned papers. Add ribbon.
3. Sprinkle Aged Marine powder over a postage stamp layer panel and heat from underneath.
4. Add cheese cloth on top while the powder is still hot. Add and heat more powder if desired.
5. Mount the postage stamp card panel onto foam squares and add to the card, overhanging the front fold.
6. Stamp the Teacup Cupcake onto white card and colour with pencils and markers. Fussy cut the image.
7. Add the image to the card using foam squares.
8. Finish the card with gems, brads and ribbon bow and adhere using DODZ. 

That's all from me! Here are the blogs participating in today's blog hop:

Asia King (you are here)

Thank you for stopping by and for all your heart warming comments! Enjoy the hop and have a wonderful weekend!

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Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Near The Sea - Stampendous And May Arts Big Play Time!

Hello Friends! I am so delighted to see you visiting today because oh boy, we've got so much in store for you!

Prepare yourselves for heaps of inspiration, crafty tips and AMAZING prizes - all courtesy of two fantastic blog hops going on this week.

As always, to take part in the prize draws make sure to visit all participating blogs and leave some love! Actually leave lots of love cuz it makes us really happy! :).

First up is the Spellbinders Partner Blog Hop. It’s summer time and we are hopping together with some fabulous companies in the Summer Road Trip Partner Hop with Spellbinders.

Today's featured partners are:
Canvas Corp

Spellbinders is giving away some spectacular prizes during the hop! There will be three daily prizes and one grand prize! See the official contest rules here.

Better still! You know how much Stampendous people love their fans, so they will have some fun prizes on their blog as well. Three lucky winners will win one $20 Rewards Cards to go shopping on their website. To be eligible, you must be a US or Canadian resident, comment on their blog and that of each Stampendous designer’s blog posts each day of the hop and tell us in what state you live. Stampendous Official Contest Rules apply.

If that wasn't enough, our Australian friends will have a chance at a prize from our distributor down under, The Stencil Specialists, for commenting on Stampendous blog and designers blogs during the hop. Wow! Please make sure you add the region you live in when you comment.

Here's the full list of Stampendous DT blogs playing in this blog hop:

Featured Designer – Tenia Nelson
Featured Designer – Lyn Bernatovich
Asia King (that's me!)

But that's not all! Be sure to check out the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®'s blog as there will be more prizes to be won there - if that's not early Christmas, then I don't know what is! :)

You still with me? Good, because there's more fabulousity coming!

Stampendous is also hopping this week with May Arts ribbon specialists! Amazing or what?! Again, three lucky US residents and one Aussie crafter will see some fabby prizes going their way. Same rules apply to be eligible to win - leave some love on the participating designers' blogs and make sure to let us know in your comments where you live :).

Blogs taking part in the May Arts hop today:

OK. I think I've kept you waiting long enough. I can finally reveal what you've been so patiently waiting for LOL - my today's inspirational offering! What a better way to celebrate summer than with  a breeze in the sails and a nautical theme! :)

Near the sea nautical vintage card by Asia King

May Arts: Paper Cord Ribbon in pink, light blue and ivory

Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: Adhesive Sheets 4x6", MyStik® Permanent Strips, 3D Foam Squares - White, 3D Foam Pennants, DODZ™ - 3D

Spellbinders: Nested Lacey Pennants, Labels Eighteen

Plus: Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Inktense Pencils (Derwent) - Dark Chocolate, Saddle Brown, Bark, Sea Blue, Willow, Iron Blue, Iron Green
Coffee Archival Ink and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink (Ranger Ink), Gothic Purple StazOn Mini Ink by Tsukineko®
Patterned papers (Vintage Experience, the Works), watercolour paper, metal ornate corners, burlap & canvas flower, self adhesive pearls, eyelets, decorative pins and brads.

1. Create a kraft card blank with A5 card front.
2. Using pink cardstock prepare a mat 1/16 inch on each side smaller than the card front. Adhere to the base with MyStik®.
3. Trim a panel from patterned paper 1/16 inch on each side smaller than the mat. Ink the edges and adhere to the base with MyStik®.
4. Dab embossing ink onto metal corners with Boss Gloss and sprinkle with Aged Ivory Enamel. Shake off the excess and heat emboss.
5. Adhere the corners to the card with Adhesive Sheets in the top and bottom right corners as shown.
6. Die cut a large Lacey Pennant from coordinated papers and adhere to the card, allowing the top left corner to hang off the card.
7. Create a centre panel from patterned papers, pink and beige cardstock (use the photo for approximate proportions) and adhere to the card using 3D Foam Squares. Add pearls along the right side as shown.
8. Stamp Wind In Sails onto watercolour paper with Coffee Ink and colour with Inktense pencils. Die cut and emboss with Labels 18 die. Adhere to the card with 3D Foam Squares.
9. Stamp Near The Sea sentiment on a scrap of kraft card in purple ink. Trim and form in your hands to create a small wavy banner. Adhere to the card.
10. Cover the 3D Foam Pennants with matching papers, add eyelets and suede twine and layer at the top of the card as shown.
11. Finish the card with a canvas flower and paper twine bows adhered with DODZ™ - 3D. Add final touches with brads and decorative pins.

If you are new to to my blog - please feel free to stay a bit longer and check out my other creations. If any of them sparked an idea for your next project, make sure to click the 'Follow Me' button in my sidebar to stay up to date with my future crafty shenanigans :). Also, do let me know how I can find you and visit you back.

We can also connect on Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or Facebook!

That's all from me for now - I hope you enjoyed my today's offering. Thank you for all your kind and heart warming comments. Enjoy the creative ride and 'see' you again soon!

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Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Floral Pillow Boxes And Seed Packets Tutorial

Hello friends! I hope you are all keeping well. Today I'm sharing a floral trio of DIY seed packets which I made using some gorgeous stamps and sparkles courtesy of the lovely Stampendous. I know I'm bias but I must say - I feel really blessed whenever my DT packages arrive because I absolutely love their products.

When I saw these flower stamps I instantly thought of making little gift packages which would be perfect for any keen gardener and sure to bring a smile - they certainly did for me! And with the summertime sunshine just outside my window, there's nothing else I love more about this time of year than the abundance of flowers! :)
DIY Seed Packet Tutorial - a perfect gift for a keen gardener. Ręcznie wykonane torebki na nasiona - pomysł na prezent dla zapalonego działkowicza lub ogrodnika.

And once I started playing I thought I would share a mini tutorial with you as well :). So here it goes. 


Stampendous: cling Cosmos Spray, cling Peony Spray, cling Pansy Spray, cling Seed Background, Aged Rose Embossing Enamel, Shabby Pink Embossing Enamel
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
Plus: Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®: 3D Thin Foam Squares - White, Crafty Power Tape
Other: Inktense pencils, seam binding ribbon dyed with Distress Inks, Faber-Castell PITT Magenta pen, pillow box template, corner punch

1. Using the digital template print three packets onto kraft cardstock. Do not assemble yet.
2. Stamp the your chosen flower image in black inside the template markings as shown.
3. Colour the blooms in with the Antique White pencil and distribute the colour with a water brush. Allow to dry.
4. Start adding colour to the blooms as shown.

5. Next, build layers of colour on the leaves.

6. Add some shading to the background.

7. Sprinkle the template areas with embossing enamels and heat from underneath.
8. Cut the template out and score along the dotted lines. Form the pillow box and secure with Crafty Power Tape.
9. Finish the edges with a gold pen.

10. Wrap a hand dyed seam binding ribbon around the packet.
11. Ink up the required part of the Seed Background stamp with a PITT pen and stamp onto your leftover card. Trim around the stamped label.
12. Round the corners with a corner punch. Adhere to the pillow box over 3D Thin Foam Squares.

Here is the finished seed packet :).
Stampendous Peony Spray - painting with Inktense pencils
And here are a couple of further ideas, if you would like to give it a go!

Stampendous Pansy Spray seed packet - DIY gift idea for a gardener
Pansy Spray seed packet. Torebka na nsiona ze stemplem Bratki.

Stampendous Cosmos spray - water colours
Cosmos Spray seed packet. Torebka na nasiona ze stemplem kosmos.
I hope you enjoyed today's mini tutorial! Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your sweet comments.

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Frilly and Funkie - It's Summer
Live and Love Crafts # - In the Garden
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Country View Challenges June - Shabby Chic
Our Creative Corner - What Makes You Smile
Vintage Stamping Challenges # - Hot Sunny Colours
Noor Design #7 - Here Comes Summer
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Sunday, 14 June 2015

Home Sweet Home Journal Page

Hello my lovelies! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm back today to share this cheerful journal page. I've been really busy lately sorting different things for my home. As a result I've kind of lost a bit of mojo and momentum for my normal 'day-to-day' crafting. So I thought I would try some messy paint play in my art journal. And since my home is so much on my mind at the moment I thought I might as well use it as a subject of my page :).

The details on how I made this page are shared today on Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog and you can fond my post here.


Also: E-Z Stars® Refillable Dispenser, Blue Pigment Powder, Gold Pigment Powder (Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®
Other supplies:
Bloom stencil - PaperArtsy
Media: Inktense pencils; DecoArt Americana Acrylics, Prima Marketing Color Bloom sprays, Black Archival ink (Ranger)

Thank you so much for stopping by today! Have a wonderful Sunday!

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Friday, 12 June 2015

Colour Burst With Stampendous And Faber-Castell - Big Blog Hop Finale

Hello and welcome to our big blog hop finale featuring two amazing companies - Stampendous and Faber-Castell!
If you missed all the amazing and colourful projects shared earlier this week, be sure to check them out!

Of course we also have prizes! Three Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20 reward card to choose their favorite images to color! WOW… these winners must have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here!)… BUT WAIT - Aussie Fans – The Stencil Specialist has you covered again this time! One Australian Hopper will win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste.

My offering today is this little shabby chic number, sporting this gorgeous Peony Spray stamp in a velvety pink attire :). I absolutely ADORE this stamp - and you might remember it from my Mother's Day card I shared recently.

Stampendous Peony Spray and Frantage
Shabby vintage card with Stampendous peonies - water coloured with ART GRIP AQUARELLE pencils
After stamping the peony onto the Mixed Media White Paper I coloured the image using Watercolour ART GRIP AQUARELLE pencils (102- cream, 119-light magenta, 130-dark flesh, 133-magenta, 156-cobalt green, 163-emerald green, 166-grass green, 168-earth green yellowish, 250-gold) and also added some tinting on the leaves with the PITT Big Brush pen in Chromium Green.

For ma a shabby chic card cannot do without a touch Fran-tage so I also sprinkled some Shabby Pink and Aged Rose Embossing Enamels, too!

Other supplies:
Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L: 3D Foam Squares - White MixDODZ™ - 3D, E-Z Runner® Permanent Strips Refillable Dispenser
Papers - Authentique Harmony collection
Ribbon - May Arts

That's all from me for today! Now it's time for you to indulge in fabulous inspiration from the talented DT taking part today. Make sure to leave some love while visiting to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous crafty goodies!

Asia King (you're here)

watercolours for card making
For a shabby chic look on your card add a touch Fran-tage
Thank you for stopping by and your lovely comments! 

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Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Drawing Inspiration From Stampendous and Faber-Castell - Blog Hop Day 2

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying the arrival of warm weather! :)

This week our fabulous Stampendous team is playing with the talented peeps over at the Faber-Castell! We're showcasing the Art Grip Aquarelles Watercolor Pencils, the PITT Pastel Pencils, and our very special guest Nathalie Kalbach will be featuring the Gelatos! There will be guest-starring roles by the PITT Artist Pens for doodling and drawing! Wait until you see all the colorful inspiration we have for you this week. We’ll be Blogging in Color!

Three Lucky Winners this week will get three sets of the PITT Pastel Pencils (red/yellow, blue/green, neutrals), a jar of Faber-Castell Chalkboard Paint, and $20 reward card to choose their favorite images to color! WOW… these winners must have a U.S. mailing address (official rules here!)… BUT WAIT - Aussie Fans – The Stencil Specialist has you covered again this time! One Australian Hopper will win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil (LJ size customer choice), and one Dreamweaver Stencils Regular Embossing Paste. Amazing or what? :)

And here is my today's offering :). I created a happy butterfly journal page to write down my happy future (planned) endeavours :).

Colourful butterflies art journal page

Supplies I used:

Faber-Castell PITT Artist Big Brush pens: Pink Madder Lake, Dark Chrome Yellow, May Green, Cobalt Green; PITT Pastel Pencils NEUTRALS

Other media: DecoArt acrylic paints or similar (white, gold, black, light yellow, citron green, bubblegum pink); Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts ink refils: Electric Coral, Electric Yellow, Electric Green, Electric Orange, StazOn Mini Emerald City and Cactus Green inks

Plus: Mini Cubist stencil, brayer, water brush, plastic bottle caps (varying sizes), building mega blocks (toys), 

1. Trim the white card to A5 size. Create a background using Creative Palette Rectangles and a brayer, paints, ink refils, building blocks and the stencil.
2. Using Cactus Green ink stamp the square pattern using the stamp included with your Creative Palette.
Stamp PenPattern Flutter butterflies with Emerald City ink.
3. Colour in using PITT pens and a water brush, leaving a large block of 'white' space. Add shading with the PITT pastel pencils.
4. Using paints and bottle caps stamps several circles in white, black and gold as shown and add shading with a chalk pencil.
5. Using Tuxedo Black ink stamp Journal Lines Perfectly Clear™ Stamps in the 'white' space. Add finishing touches to the edges with Cling Marks Set.

Playing today:

Enjoy all the fantastic inspiration on the participating blogs and don't forget to share some commenting love to be in with a chance of winning some amazing crafty goodies! Thank you for stopping by today!

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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Cherish Yesterday, Live Today And Dream For Tomorrow

cherish yesterday, live today, dream for tomorrow Stampendous
Hello lovely Friends! Again time has somehow flown by and it seems like ages since my last post. I am starting to think, in fact I am certain of it, that the length of my hour is much shorter than the rest of the world lol. Do you ever get a feeling like this?

Today I'm popping in to give you heads up about this Cherish Yesterday card which is being featured today on the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L's blog.

Rather than duplicating everything here, I hope you will find a moment to check out my post to find out all the details.

I will mention though that there will be lots of stamping, drawing and flower making involved :).

shabby chic vintage flower inspirational card
Cherish Dream - inspirational quote stamp from Stampendous. Powyższa sentencja to stempel firmy Stampendous
I've had rough few weeks so I needed to make something that would lift my spirits and make me smile - and flowers always make me happy! The inspiration for my daisy clusters was drawn from my talented blog friend Joanna who shares her beautiful creations at W Kartkowym Zaciszu.

DIY handmade paper flowers
All flowers used in this card have been hand made. Wszystkie kwiatki na tej kartce wykonałam ręcznie.
Supplies from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L:
DODZ™ - 3D, DODZ™ - Medium, 3D Foam Leaves, MyStik® Permanent Strips, Pigment Powders - Brown, Gold (Donna Salazar with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L®)

DIY handmade flower centers
The flower centres have an embossed enameled finish. Środki kwiatków mają błyszczące wykończenie pudrem do embossingu.
Other supplies:
- Stampendous - Cling Cherish Dream; Mahogany Tinsel Embossing Powder,
- patterned papers; kraft cardstock, green handmade paper, flower punches (Woodware), suede twines and ribbon (May Arts)
- Media: Inktense pencils - Derwent; Spiced Chai StazOn Mini ink, DecoArt Chalky Finish - Lace paint, gold pen

Hand drawn leaves
The leaves on my wreath were first stamped then drawn over with Inktense pencils. Liście na wieńcu zostały najpierw odbite a potem obrysowane za pomocą kredek Inktense.
That's all from me for today. Thank you so much for stopping by and for any kind words you'd like to leave behind. Your kindness means so much to me - thank you for being so wonderful!

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Challenges for this card:
Country View Challenges June - Shabby Chic
Our Creative Corner - What Makes You Smile (flowers make me smile)
Mixed Media Place Creative Gym #8 - Drawing/Pencils
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Friday, 15 May 2015

It's All Clear Now - Stampendous and Clear Scraps Blog Hop

Welcome to the Big Blog Hop Finale!

Let me introduce you to our hosts today - Stampendous! and Clear Scraps! Woot woot! :-)

Yes, this week both design teams have been playing together creating beautiful and original projects - if you missed the previous posts be sure to check them out. You really don't want to miss all this creativity that's been shared this week!

My first contribution this week was this shabby chic Mother's Day card that I shared on Monday. But, in case you missed it, yesterday I also shared a Father's Day card which was my DT make for Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

When I started working on my DT assignment I was surrounded by lots of delicious Stampendous and Clear Scraps goodies so I HAD to throw them all in the mix :). My card features a really cool technique with gold leafing on acrylic sheets - if you'd like to find out more, hop over here to see my full tutorial.

And since we're having a blog hop, of course we also have prizes! We have three prize packages up for grabs and each will include our Cling Jumbo Filigree Stamp Set, a Jumbo Perfectly Clear Acrylic Handle, PLUS a Clear Scraps Mixable Album and some extra acrylic accents (NB. the winner must have a US shipping address).

But there's also a little (or not so little ?) surprise for Aussie crafters! The Stencil Specialists, one of our Australian Wholesale Distributors, is going to offer a prize to one Australian fan every time we have a giveaway for US players! For the Clear Scraps Blog Hop week, The Stencil Specialists are offering: a Stampendous Stamp, A Dreamweaver Stencil (LL size customer choice), A Silicone Mould, A Tub of White Ultra Light Paper Clay and 3 packs of Adhesive Gems. WOW… what a fantastic prize package!
Here's what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning. Visit all the participating blogs throughout the week and leave some love to let us know you've visited. The more love you share, the higher your chance to win. And most importantly - prepare yourself to be totally inspired!
And now it's time to show you my humble offering for today's hop - a CAS card! I know! Me and CAS don't usually play together (I confess, I am a devoted follower of 'more is more' approach lol). But this time I just wanted to keep the design fairly simple to showcase this fabulous Jumbo Parrot stamp set. This card is soon going to fly to my big brother for his upcoming birthday. We have a bit of a family 'story' involving parrots so I couldn't resist the possibility to use this theme for my brother's card :).  

My card is quite media-licious as I used a lot of different mediums (is it just me thinking that the word 'media' somehow doesn't sound right...?).

I started off by stamping my lovely birdie onto Authentique Nomad paper (Adventure collection) and coloured it with Inktense pencils. The colours I used are Bright Blue, Hooker's Green, Dark Aquamarine, Poppy Red, Sepia Ink, Cadmium Yellow, Golden Yellow, Tan and Iris Blue. After colouring I fussy cut the image.

To create my card I used one of the acrylic sheets from the Mixable Lovely 5.75 x 7 Album which I secured to the card's base with Adhesive Sheets. To create the 'colourful jungle' background I added lots of splatters using DecoArts acrylic paints (Bright Green, Red Alert, Bright Yellow, Ocean Blue as well and white and black).

Once the paint was dry I stamped the Grunge Birthday sentiment with Jet Black StazOn. For the background I used BoBunny Sweet Life -Inspire paper which I stamped with Emerald City StazOn Mini and also splatted with paints.

That's all from me and I hope you enjoyed it :). Here is the list of the inspirational makes that await you today:

Thank you so much for stopping by and for all your wonderful comments! Don't forget to also check my Mother's Day and Father's Day cards for more ideas on using your stamps and acrylic sheets. And if you've enjoyed my offerings, how about signing up to follow my blog so you can see what's I'm up to in the future? :)

Have a fantastic and creative weekend!

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