Sunday, 11 June 2017

Last Day

Today will be the last day that you will be able to purchase the new collection from Stacey Yacula ~ Happy Trails and Once Upon A Time at a discounted price of over 30% off.  So if you have been pondering, maybe today is just the day to make the purchase!
Just to share with you another project that I've done using the new some of the stamps from the new collection ~ Happy Trails.

The sky's THE LIMIT

I coloured the Mountain background with some light wash of watercolours and blended the grassland with a distress ink.  As the hot air balloon is the main focus of the card, I chose brighter colours from my Copic markers to give it a more vibrant look.
Another project that I've done up just a few days back is a bookmark using Once Upon A Time collection.

a new chapter awaits

For this bookmark, I used just half of the stamped image from the Book template to create the background and I also blended it with a light touch of distress ink.  I know bookmark is supposed to be flat so that it fits nicely in between the pages of the book but I just can't help but want to give it a popped up effect and so I stick on a little foam dot just to make Mia stand out in the bookmark!
I hope you like the projects that I've shared today and if you would like to see more wonderful works with the new collections, just head over to here! Last reminder! ~ today will be the last day to grab both collections at a Puple Onion Designs with discounted price of a slight more than 30% off so don't wait too long :)

See you again real soon!


Thursday, 1 June 2017

New Collection ~ Happy Trails!

Hello everyone!

It's been a long while since my last post!  Well, I'm glad to be back sharing a piece of great news!  If you haven't know by now, Stacey Yacula has launched a new stamp collection ~ Happy Trails!

In fact, there are 2 new collections available right now at Purple Onion DesignsHappy Trails and Once Upon a Time!  It can't get any better than this!

Happy Trails consist of 33 individual cute stamps that are related to travelling and vacation theme stamps.  As for Once Upon a Time, it consist of 4 reading related stamps.

For a limited period only, you will be able to purchase both new collections at a discounted price of more than 30% off!  The Happy Trails set is priced at USD120.00 and Once Upon A Time is at USD15.00.  Offer ends at 11 June so be sure to grab the 2 new collections if you really really like them like I do! Both sets are now available at Purple Onion Designs!

Along with the 2 new collections, there are also the perfect sets of sentiments that goes well with the new stamps!  The Journey Sentiment set simply works well with the Happy Trails.  As for the Great News Sentiment set, it goes hand in hand with Once Upon A Time!.  Both sets of sentiments are really versatile enough to be used for any other stamps that you might have!

Sharing with you today are 2 projects that I've done using some of the stamps with the new Happy Trails!

I decided to keep the VW Bus as the main focus of the card and so I coloured it with Copic markers, the Country road background is coloured using a very light wash of water colours.


Stamps doesn't just have to be used on cards! It can be used on 3D projects, mini boxes etc etc... the possibilities are endless!

I really like how the luggage set matches the little luggage box that I have cut out using my Silhouette Cameo machine.   The little luggage box can be used for keeping stationary, knick-knacks and more :)

If you like to see more wonderful projects done using Happy Trails and Once Upon A Time, please head straight over to Purple Onion Designs blog!  I'm sure you will be truly inspired by projects of the Design Team!

Come back again soon and I'll be sharing a few more projects from the new collections!

Stay calm and craft on!

Thursday, 9 February 2017

You Melt My Heart (once again!)

Happy Thursday! 
Sorry for the missing~in~action for the past 1 month.  I have been really busy with my son's school re-open activities, rearranging all his tuition schedules and school's supplementary classes.  It was all topsy turvy!  And with the Lunar New Year celebrations just ended last week, I'm glad that we are back to the usual routine.
Sorry for all the babbling!  Now let's get right back to card making as this blog is what it's all about :)
Valentines' Day is just round the corner, in fact it's just 5 days away!  So today, I'm going to share with you a Valentines card that I've made a few days back.

Stamps used:  Johnny, May, Tree Line, sentiments from Ice Cream Parlor
All the above stamps can be found on Purple Onion Designs store.
If you notice, I've used the exact sentiment for last year's Valentines card as well!  I really like this sentiment as it is unique and sweet!
Johnny and May were coloured using Copic markers.  As for the Tree Line background images, I've used Zig clean color real brushes.  The card stock and the polariod frame was a gentle blend of distress inks.

I've added a little button bow that's made out of jute cord for just an extra fun to the soft pastel coloured card.  And also the little die cut heart for Johnny to hold onto.  What's a Valentines card without a red heart yah?  :D
I hope you like what I've shared with you today.  If you do need an extra dose of inspiration, please hop over to Purple Onion Designs for more inspiring Valentines projects!  I'm sure you will be greatly inspired!
Happy crafting!

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Merry & Bright

I can't believe Christmas will be here in another 18 days' time!  Time flies... where did all the other months went? 
Are you all ready for the festive celebrations and feasting?  And have you been busy making Christmas cards?
I have another Christmas card to share with you today.
And before I forget, Purple Onion Designs stamps are still on sale, 25% off all stamps till 7 December so you still have time to hop over and pick up some of the stamps you are eyeing on before the sales is over!  Hurry hurry!

I just love how versatile and cute that Mistletoe and Snowball are!  You can simply just create tags and cards on their own or match them up with any other stamps that you have. 

All the images are coloured with Copic markers.  There's not much of a traditional Christmas~y colours in this card and the background is blended with a dark tone of distress ink Hickory Smoke.  As for the background of Snow Fort, I blended Milled Lavender for a contrast look.
To give the snow fall background a more 3 dimensional feel, I used Ranger enamel accents in white with a fine tip applicator.  I love how the enamel drops look after they are all dried up and it's just so much fun and easy to create different sizes of snow fall with the fine tip applicator

The sentiments Merry & Bright is a SVG cut file that I used my Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to cut it out.
I hope you like the card that I've shared today!  If you need more inspirations on Purple Onion Designs stamps, please head over to the website and check out the Design Team's wonder creations, I'm sure you will be greatly inspired!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Are You Ready For Holiday Sale?

Did you missed getting the new Winter collection Snow Day, during the recent launch?  If yes, fret not!  You can get them this time round, along with any other Purple Onion Design stamps that you have been eyeing on!

The sales will end on 7 December so make your choices quickly before your favourite stamps go out of stock.
And here is a special card I've made sometime back using Forrest and Meadow from last winter collection, Snowflake Grove.

For the background, I blended some distress ink in Faded Jeans and Crack Pistachio with the blending tool to get a smooth colour.  To get a nice gradual dark to light effect, I went a little heavy handed on Faded Jeans just on  the top of the white water colour cardstock.
The birch trees is a cut file from the Silhouette Design Store called Birch Love Forest by Sophia Gallo (Design ID# 74354).  There's plenty of birch tree dies that you can use too if you do not have a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine.

Just in case you wonder where is the stamp for the tree stump that Forrest was standing on come from?  It's actually from Flora (owl on tree stump)!  I've replaced Flora with Forrest! (Sorry Flora!)

And here is what happens when you give a gentle press on the "Noel" tab on the card.  Yes, Forrest's lamp lights up with Chibitronics Chibi lights circuit stickers!

Here is a close up .
I went out of my comfort zone to add on a little 'electronic' element for this card.  I'm usually very frightful of handling anything that's got to do wires, circuits and stuff.  And after watching numerous YouTube videos on how to use Chibitronics I managed to make it work on my second attempt!
If you have been toying with the idea of adding these little Chibi lights to your paper projects, I urge you to give it a try!  Just search on the YouTube and there's plenty of tutorial on Chibitronics Chibi circuit lights :)
I'll be sharing another new project very soon so please do swing by my blog again if you wish to see my next project using Purple Onion Design stamps!  Don't forget to check out the Design Team's works for loads of inspiration!

Happy crafting!

Friday, 4 November 2016

Be Merry Be Jolly ~ Falalalalala!

Have you check out the new collection of stamps already?  Be sure to do so if you haven't!  Snow Day has all the adorable images you need for this Christmas season!

The complete set of Snow Day collection is currently on sale for USD90.00 till 10 November, so do take this opportunity to make the purchase as it will save you 30% from the usual price.

Sharing with you today, is a tri-fold card I made using 5 images from the Snow Day collection.  This is my first tri-fold card! 
This is the front view of the tri-fold card.  The "story" unravel when the card is opened!

Stamps used: Dash (penguin on sled), Hope (bunny sledding), Jingle (penguin sliding), Flurry (snowman with gift), Snow Day! Hill (background)

For a change, I used Zig Clean Colour real brushes to colour the Dash, Hope, Jingle and Flurry.  And for the background stamp of Snow Day! Hill, it's just a light brush of watercolours from my usual watercolour palette. 

The background of Snow Day! Hill is just perfect scene for Hope Jingle and Dash!  And to give the card a little "narrative' feel, I added the sentiments from Winter Wishes and Snow Flake Grove.

The background stamping was a little tricky as I need to align the hills to make it look more like a whole scene and connected, so I used Inkadinkado Stamp-A-Ma-Jig Stamp Positioner to try my best to align the lines of the hills.  All images are stamped with Archival inkpad in Jet Black.

I hope you like what I've shared today!  Please do check out more lovely creations from the Design Team at Purple Onion Designs today and be totally inspired by all the creative works!

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Snow Day!

I have great news to share and I can't wait!

The new winter /holiday collection from Stacey Yacula ~ Snow Day, is now available! 

From now till 10 November the complete collection of Snow Day (22 stamps altogether) will be on a sale price of USD90.00 and that's a whopping savings of more than 30%! 
To celebrate the release of the new collection, I'm sharing with you a new card I made using 4 stamps from the Snow Day!

Celebrate the Season!

Stamps used : Rupert (Fox with Snowball), Wilson (Bear with Snowball), Snow Fort, Snowballs
The sentiment ~ Celebrate the Season! is from the previous collection, Winter Wishes Sentiments set.
I have used Copic markers for Rupert, Wilson and Snowballs.  The background with Snow Fort scene was finished off with a light wash of watercolours.
 For this card, I tried to keep the colours light and Christmas~y.  It was real fun and joy to colour all the new images, especially Rupert!  I had a lot of fun blending the orange tones to his fur. 
I hope you like the card that I've shared today!  In fact this is the first Christmas card I made for this year!  More to come, I promise!
Please do check all the super adorable images from the new collection Snow Day from Purple Onion Designs website and blog for more inspiration and awesome creations from the Design Team.
I'll be sharing a couple of new cards using stamps from Snow Day the next few days so please do swing by if you like what to see more!
Stay calm and make more cards! 

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