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Sunday, January 27, 2013

For the Love Reading

I love reading and so does my son. This one is for him.
Love this digi image called Ronnie Reader which was released this Sunday
My son does sit exactly like this in the couch to read :)

The book is cut with a new spellbinder die I got recently and the 3 sentiment stamps are from paper trey ink All Booked up
I am going to enter this in some challenges. I am so loving them.

This card won in RobynFetishChallenge

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Saturday, January 26, 2013


This is one of the new release stamps on DS4J
Love it and so wanted to play with it.
Here is the card I made

I used DCWV Be Mine paper
The dies are Marianne Dies - decorative oval, The flourish is victorian flourish. The leaf is from cheery lynn. Using the victorian flourish for the first time. Had to use a shim and pass more than once for it to cut. But so worth it.

I am going to enter this in some challenges

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Anything Goes - DS4J Challenge #59

It's time for a DS4J challenge at
For this challenge
THEME : 'Anything Goes' - really, really - whatever takes your fancy
So just create any project with a digi image preferably from DS4J

Here's my card for the challenge

The digi image is  Star Keeper from DS4J.
Isn't she so pretty?
I colored her this time with..
wait for it..
wait for it..
Twinkling H2O's.and watercolor pencil. Yep no copics this time.
I love the h20's . they shine and glitter like glimmer mist but are in cake form so getting stronger slightly opaque effect is easy. They don't buckle the paper too much. So I added to give the wonderful glittery gold effect. Doesn't she sparkle?

I love cut fold and tuck. Spellbinder came up with it first and silhouette store also has some.
I used one from silhouette store as the card base so that I can get it big enough for the image to go in. I just duplicated the base flipped it and aligned and welded to form a card and then added the next inner layer as it is after folding and tucking. The pattern is also from store and I adjusted it so that it is pleasing in the star. The paper ribbon is also from store but I altered it made it like print and cut instead of cutting out the lattice.
Here is a close up of the tuck and fold

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Sunday, January 20, 2013

A tip when trying to export silhouette file

When trying to export silhouette files to make svg's using other programs like Adobe illustrator or inkscape you can print as pdf file (using free program like cute pdf or your adobe pdf creator). But before exporting you have to change the line size to more than 0. Else you will get a blank pdf. So go ahead and ctrl A (selects everything) and then change the line size to more than ) like 0.25 then print to pdf. Import the pdf and work on it.
And remember only what is inside the mat area will save. Anything outside won't so you have to move it into mat area or make another file if it all won't fit and then save that too.
 Hope this helps.
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Saturday, January 19, 2013

Room with a view

Played with a lovely image which releases on DS4J this Sunday.
I love landscapes and this one has a beautiful image of landscape from the window. Wish mine had such a lovely view. I of course colored with copics

And the inside just has this sentiment

I am thinking of entering the card in these challenges

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

From cocoon forth a butterfly

"From cocoon forth a butterfly
As lady from her door
Emerged—a summer afternoon—
Repairing everywhere,"  - Emily Dickinson (1830–86). Complete Poems. 1924.

 This image  is one of the new release for this Sunday from Digistamp4Joy.
I Love Butterflies and this image is so so lovely that I had to color this. I thought of using twinkling H20 but used copic instead. 

The cardstock is coredination sugar and spice and the pattern paper is DCWV Mariposa.
For the inside of the card I used a sentiment from Anna Griffin Garden set. Oh I love Anna Griffin stamps and this comes with a  binder and has 8 sets . Wow

Ribbon is a roll from India. I again used the recycled cardboard package material for ruffles effect.

I am going to enter this in some challenges.

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Friday, January 11, 2013

Simply Betty Jan Challenge

Simply Betty stamps facebook group has a challenge . I recently joined this group and the inspiration there!
Here is my take on the challenge.

The embossing folder is cuttlebug - gears. I printed the other paper from web - It's of an old steam punk patent machine. The clock , keys , sentiment and the label were cut with cricut. The horizontal strip is recycled corrugated cardboard and the bow is raffia. The brad is pearl brad colored with copic to match the image which is also colored with copic.

I also want to enter this in some other challenges

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oh My! How Time Flies - DS4J Challenge #58

Time for DS4J challenge #58 . And how apt this challenge theme is
For this one has to  Create a papercraft project to interpret the cliche "How time flies".

So this is my interpretation - a slider card. This is my first slider card.

I used a digi image from ds4j shop called Froggie Serenade. Isn't it so so cute?
The time clock is a image from silhouette store which I modified. I added Ephiphany clear bubble cap on the clock face instead of using glossy accents and allowing it to dry. Quicker and instantaneous glass effect. The sentiment on the inside is also from silhouette store and I think a echo park label. The sentiment on slider is what I came up with using a font I had on computer.
The heart punch is MS (Martha Stewart) punch.
The pattern paper is from an Old Paper Studio pack.
The image is colored using copics. I just sketched in 3 flies. Have to keep those froggies happy don't we :) ?
Added candi dots and ribbon for further decoration.
Do make a card and join us on to link up your project. You can win goodies
I am going to enter this card in a few challenges of my own


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Friday, January 4, 2013

Happy New Year - Year of the Dragon

This is Pam from Papillon Digital Designs & The Bugbytes today at Shes a Sassylady.
Thank you Sheila for having me as a designer on your blog.
I want to wish you all a very very Happy New Year.
This year according to Chinese New Year is the year of Dragon.
Some of my childhood years was spent in Malaysia which does have a huge Chinese population and New Year is celebrated with  dragon dance in the streets. I loved it.
Year of the Dragon - I am also a big fan of science fiction and love to read this genre books. And yes at last we also have the last book of Wheel of Time to be released soon. So dragon was foremost in my mind. As I was telling my son about it he wanted to do a project based on Dragon.
So today I present you his project in which I just helped him a tad bit.
A dragon puppet and a dragon card

My younger son found this video in youtube and here is the link - Our dragon did not come as cute as this guy's but and not bad for a first attempt. He is planning to decorate it further.
Now the image on the card is from silhouette studio.

I just flipped and welded it. But had a slight problem when welding it as it would not just weld. When such a thing happens try filling the image with color. It will mostly refuse to fill up.

That means that the image is not closed and the path is open somewhere. You can confirm this by selecting the image and double clicking it. It will go into path mode. (In this case I had to ungroup first, as it has 3 images. Double click will only work on single image or compound image. It will not work on grouped images. So ungroup first. As you can see the 2 smaller loops are filled so they are closed but the dragon itself is not) Amongst all the grey square nodes you will see a red dot somewhere like this

Now it is simple - just zoom so that you can see the region better. You will see 2 red dots. That means the path is open there

Grab hold of one of the red dots. If it is very close to the other red dot then just grabbing the red dot will make it go like a magnet to the other dot and close up with a snap. Else just pull alongside the other and it will snap closed and if you had filled color before then it will automatically get filled.

Now once it is closed you can weld.
So once I did that I copied the changed image and then flipped aligned overlapped and welded it to make a shape card. We cut it out using silhouette and then my son assembled it.
For the puppet I used 1 paper towel roll and cut it into 3 pieces. You can also do this with card stock rolled into tube. For photo purpose I am using just a paper rolled into tube.

Then cut one of the rolls into 3 smaller pieces. These 3 smaller pieces are added to the body to give strength  like ribs.
Now cut the other 2 - one piece - the front to look like a maw/mouth and the 2nd piece to look like a tail

Paint the 2 pieces. You need not paint the 3 smaller pieces.
Pierce the front and back ( the hole in the front piece should be at it's back with enough space left so that you can glue the body piece to it. Vice verse for the back piece) and weave in a chopstick

Here's the front ( you do this after you paint. This is just a demo piece in white)

Now make sure you cut the front properly and give it a maw 

If you do your dragon will look more like an eel. Talking from experience as this is how our first face looked like lol

We then recut the face to look more like a dragon

Now for the back piece

Now take some crepe paper (you can use 2 colors - I have used green and red) and cut them to the body length you want and glue together alternating the colors to form a width which can go around the tubes and cover . Then glue the ribs - smaller 3 tubes inside and glue the body to the front and tail tubes

Add eyes and brows and teeth and lips to front piece and decorate the tail further and have fun with the puppet
Here's another look at the puppet my son made not yet complete to his satisfaction as he wants to work on the head more

Wish you all a Happy New Year once again.

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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Wish you all a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR

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