Sunday, 19 May 2013

Thank you card bonanza

Hi everyone.

Hope you have all been keeping well. Winter is coming in New Zealand and today it just happened to pour down with rain.

Anyway, I've been sick home most of the week with laryngitis. I lost my voice completely so it was only reasonable that I had to stay at home seeing as I can't talk to patients at work! However, I did feel really bad all week leaving my colleague to cross-cover for a 2-person job! I will have to make up for it next week (our last week too!) and let him go home early.

One of my good friends always seems to be needing thank you cards and he asked for a few the other day. So I dredged out whatever motivation I had and made some.

In honesty, I am terrible at making thank you cards, especially when they are going to be given to guys! Masculine cards are my weakness and I have a horrendous time designing them. So naturally I ended up Googling a lot of images and got lazy in the end. People seem to like my crappy cards too (yeah, the ones I really don't like). So some of these may look similar to cards you have seen around the net.

I do apologise in advance not being able to specify any inspirational sources as I didn't take note of any!

This one is definitely a case... I just can't remember where I got the original idea from! Sorry!

Also got inspiration of this from another blog... and as always I cannot remember the link!

So yes, lots of thank you cards...

But anyway, Angela from work is leaving for Canada to do her fellowship. It seems that everyone is leaving ENT at the end of this month. I change over to General Medicine at the end of this week :'( and our fellow is also leaving soon. Seems to be a time of change.

Anyway, I got asked to make a card for Angela. Our outpatients charge nurse suggested I should have "will work for shoes" on the card, because she is into her shoes ;)

I probably did go overboard with stars, but I have been having lots of fun with the Star Gazer set so much I could not resist! Wait till you see some of my other creations (except I'm saving them up for submissions!).

 I decided we needed to have Bon Voyage at least somewhere in the card too... so it went inside the card.

 Anyway, thank you for coming by!

I am currently feeling incredibly lazy and will not list all the supplies & tools but you are all welcome to email me and ask. All stamp sets and dies were from Papertrey Ink (except the Labels 1 die from Spellbinders).

Hope you all have a nice day!

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Belated May the 4th be with you...

So my weekend was a little busy, but all good because I managed to have a "Craftanoon" with some friends. I still don't have a single friend nearby who stamps as seriously as I do (that also happen to be in my age group!). However, it turns out my friends are into a bit of crafts and already had their initial "Craftanoon" making candles, and wanted something new. Therefore, with Mothers' Day looming ahead this weekend, we proposed to hold a stamping session.

I do admit, I managed to drag most of my posessions and overwhelmed the crowd. They did think it was all very cool though!

It was a little difficult to get much done as I spent most of the afternoon showing how to stamp and explaining what on earth that green machine called Cuttlebug was for.

Anyway, I did manage to make a Mothers' Day card. I was determined to use my new sets that had arrived last week. Hello, Foxy was out of question since I ripped the stamp into two after 2nd use :(

But anyway, here it is...

I also made a card before my Hello, Foxy stamp split into two. I had to make a thank you card to someone at the hospital who kindly donated an old radio for my Girl Guides to pull apart one night! :)

Hope you liked the cards. I am a little tied up sorting out raffle tickets for Crohn's and Colitis Group, so will hold off on listing all my supplies. If anyone wants to know where I got things from, it's all from Papertrey Ink!

See you laters!

Friday, 26 April 2013

Birthday cards

Long time no see! This seems to be my usual first line now!

I've been very busy over the last 3 weeks with barely any time to myself. Fortunately, I had cause to make some cards yesterday (namely brother's birthday!), so here they are!

I just had this random thought I should tie a dog to balloons (!!!). It worked rather well! And I am loving my new bookprints impression plate. It is awesome for just any card.

And I am still using my Copics and haven't quite lost my touch yet.

Then I also had to make a card for a little girl named India so that she's vaguely have it in time for her birthday in May all the way out in the Cook Islands!

 I admit, I got a little lazy and this is pretty much the same card I made a year ago... just in pink. Old tricks are your best friend sometimes.

Anyway, hope you liked them. I might make more of the first card because it is just too cute.

I have made a new stamp order (because PTI just had to come up with the Star Gazer series... I have this thing for Astronomy/Constellations/Stars). So hopefully I'll make a few more in the next few weeks.

Otherwise, my life is going alright. Has been busy at the hospital last week seeing as I worked the entire weekend too. But I am enjoying it a lot (ENT rocks) :D

Thanks for popping by. Hope you all have an amazing day.

{Celebrate Today - Balloon Puppy}
STAMP: [PTI] Cupcake Collections; [My Cute Stamps] Puppy Pals, Space Ships & Robots
INK: [Adirondack] Pitch Black; [VersaFine] Onyx Black; [SU!] Real Red
[PTI] Stamper's Select White, Pure Poppy
 OTHER: [Copic] Sketch Markers; [We R Memory Keepers] Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (aqua); [PTI] Book Print impression plate

{Celebrate - Zoo}
STAMP: [My Cute Stamps] Puppy Pals, Circus Animals, Cats Meow; [PTI] Fillable Frames #3, Fillable Frames #5
INK: [SU!] Melon Mambo; [VersaFine] Onyx Black
PAPER: [PTI] Raspberry Fizz, Stamper's Select White
OTHER: [PTI] Grosgrain ribbon (Raspberry Fizz), Fillable Frames #3 die, Book Print impression plate; [We R Memory Keepers] Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper (aqua); foam tape;

Thursday, 21 March 2013


Hello everyone! Sorry about having been MIA for some time now!

I had totally forgotten to update my blog and I just came to transfer photos from my camera, and it turns out there are a few cards I have been forgetting to share!

It appears that I have not updated this blog at all this year! Well... it is rather late, but Happy New Year! Hahahaha.

Well, a lot has happened in the last 3 or so months. I survived my first surgical run as a doctor with flying colours in my assessments :)

I finally had my jaw surgery to correct my underbite and I'm happy to say that it all went very well - so well that I had no post-op pain at all! It has been just over 4 weeks now and I am progressing well. Still have to stick to soft foods, but doing better each week. Apparently I now look quite different. My friends are having a hard time getting used to the "new me" lol

And as for crafting, I haven't had the chance to do too much. But photos suggest I have done more than I had thought. There are actually more cards, but I had to give them away so quickly that I had forgotten to take photos!

Anyway, hope these make up for my time away from action!

This is a card I made for a boy I know for his birthday. I always struggle to make cards for guys, but kids are a little easier. I hear he did love the card :)

 This was for my friends' wedding as I could not make it due to last minute roster changes :'( It's a very simple card.

Then another simple birthday card for a baking friend... she bakes at least 3 times a week but doesn't cook all that much!

A more summery card, to whom it was for, I do not remember...

My friend brought back Party Poppers set I bought back in December back from New York in February just after my surgery. I just got to play with it the other day!

And the cards turned out so well I had to make more but in different colours!

 I am keeping things rather short today, but hope you liked the cards.

I don't think I can sit down and write all the tools and stamps I used today, but if anyone is curious as to what I've used, don't hesitate to email me (see by my photo).

 Thanks for coming by!