Saturday, 21 December 2013

Lawnscapping Challenge : Arctic Colors

Yeay! 4 days to go.... You know what I mean. ;)

And today I'm going to share (another) Christmas card, I hope you won't be tired to see all the Christmas cards because I will make as many as possible during the season. Ho Ho Ho! 

This is the color inspiration for the Lawnscapping Challenge #72
It's really cool, right? 
I personally love the colors tone.. My favourites! So I think I have to give it a try....

This is my card using Winter Owl and A Birdie Told Me stamp set by Lawn Fawn.
Oh and I'm practicing my stitching using sew machine. It's still a little bit messy here and there. 

Super cute owl! I paper pieced the scraf using patterned paper from Bright Side paper pad by Lawn Fawn, love the purple . It's bright but a little bit muted in my eyes. :)

Have a good day! 

An update! I saw my card as one of Top Mow-It-Alls at this Lawnscaping Challenge. Yippie yeay!! :))

Tis the season!

It's been a while since my last posting. Today I'm gonna show you some Christmas cards I made during the season. I've been doing experiment using some traditional colors (red and green) and even some untraditional ones (I tried mint). 

This is the most recent one, I use Whimsy for the image stamp and October Afternoon for the main sentiment. Oh I really love that hadwritting sentiment from OA, sooo cute! And when I cut it out, it has a perfect Christmas tree shape. :)

I wanna share a good news!!
I just (finally) bought my own Sizzix Bigshot in teal. Yeay!! It's so pretty.

And here some cards I made for Christmas gathering with Made With Love Indonesia.

So, which one is your favorite? :)

Some of my pretty crafty friends! <3

Last but not least, I wish you the happiest holiday and all the best for the new year! 

Friday, 29 November 2013

Beary Christmas

Happy Thanksgiving to all who celebrate!
Many things to thanks for everyday, every little things around you.

This time I try to make a card without patterned papers. Ha! Struggling for sure.
So I decided make my own.

A super cute bear from Lawn Fawn indeed. And white embossed the candy canes and little hearts then add tiny dots using liquid pearl from Rangers.

Fussy cut the bear and his green bow tie.
And it ready to join Lawn Fawn CHA 2014 Catalog Challenge. 

Monday, 25 November 2013

Custom Your Boutonniere

Hey there!

Last week I got a request from my friend to make boutonnieres for her brother's wedding. I never made boutonnieres before,so I was struggling to make one.
Once I got my mojo...I really enjoy the making. Haha! 

I made 6 boutonnieres, one for the groom, 2 for dads, 2 for bestmen and last one for groom's brother. 

The wedding reception main colors are tiffany blue, peach and broken white. And  I personally think it will be so the color combination.
The bride and the groom ask for shabby boutonnieres to match their wedding's theme. I use Crate Paper Hello Again collection.

Here, take a look at the groom's. He is a doctor and love photography, I made a little cute band-aid (I should took different angle to show you the band-aid) and camera's charm. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Lawnscapping Challenge : Polkadots

To be honest, this is my first Lawnscapping Challenge. So I'm really excited and nervous at the same time. 

This challenge theme is polkadots, which is one of my favorite pattern. Polkadots are really cute.

My card's idea came from bubbles, aquarium, sea creatures.

I punch the patterned papers with 1" punch hole, then add some transparant plastic sheet to create the aquarium glass. I use Lawn Fawn sea critters for images and sentiment. 

And if you wondering about this super cute polkadots patterened paper I use, they are also from Lawn Fawn. Pink Lemonade (yellow dots and orange stripes), Bright Side (pink dots), Into The Woods (blue dots). Yeah right, Lawn Fawn do have lots of polkadots papers..haha! 

You also can join the challenge, 

Monday, 18 November 2013

Tilda in purple

I made this card for another birthday friend, Tedjo Musyanti. She is one of Indonesian talented card maker. So I'm a little bit nervous to make her one. Hope you like it! 

Usually I use Distress Markers by Rangers, but this time I try to use watercolor pencils by Faber-Castell. 
Here, take a look little bit closer to the image. Add some glitters on the strawberry ice cream and glossy accent on the topping heart. 

Cardstock - concorde 220gsm
Papers - kaiser craft, graphic45
Paper flowers - local store
Laces - local store
Leaves - martha stewart's punch
Stamps - magnolia
Sentiment stamp - CC designs

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Birthday Recipe

hey there!

me and my crafty friends are having agreement to swap birthday cards on our birthday months. And this one I made for Kiki Foe. I hope she likes it.

I'm using Lily Of The Valley rubber stamps for both image and sentiment.
The papers come from Kaiser Craft.

P.S. I really love this sentiment, i found it really cute though... Hehe. :)

Friday, 15 November 2013

An early holiday greeting

Happy Thursday!

It's almost Christmas...oh well, I mean next month. But I already can feel "my most favorite holiday season" from now on. Or maybe from last month? Haha. I am not sure, because I really can't wait until Christmas to share my jolly mood. 

I made this fold up card, the images (ginger bread house, ginger bread man, trees) using Lawn Fawn Sweet Christmas, sentiment using CC Designs Christmas Card Verse and Paper Smooches Simply Said. Papers from October Afternoon Make It Merry.

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Stamp.. And more stamping

Recently I become so addicted with layering my stamps, adding backgroud, anf more stamping. It is so fun! You should try it too. 
My most favorite brand is Penny Black Inc, I'm so in love with their critters. They are too adorable. Oh have I mentioned that I'm an animal person? So yes, i really really love animals or any critters stamps. 

Here, take a look what I made.

The scene before I colored it.

And this is the finished result. I really like the giant mushrooms background from Magnolia. It makes the scene turned into "fairy"-ish wonderland. 

And here another one. Isn't the bunny look very adorable? :) 

I used Distress Markers from Ranger Company for coloring. I love the water color effect.

I might post the tutorial of this layering stamps later, if you want it. 

Should I?

I made this layout for Doodle Bug's DT call. I keep re-arranging this layout, thinking is it good enough? 
I really love Doodle Bug Design, the colors always so bright and all cute creatures are so adorable. I wish I could make it. Fingers crossed. 
And here it is... A sneak for you! 

I used Flower Box series, and add some glitter stickers (also from Doodle Bug Designs) the colors match my daughter, Joylynn, first birtday party months ago. 

And many projects to make.. 2 weeks to go! 

well,hello there!

First of all I'm gonna say, FINALLY!

My name is Lexa, currently I live in Bandung, Indonesia. I'm married and a mother of one daughter.
I studied Architecture major in college, but I know I always love crafting and arts as long as I remember.
I think it's all because "the blood" of my family, my father is an architect, my grandpa is a painter.. And now my brother is a branding designer, my little sister is taking major in fashion design. Oh well.. You can see what I'm talking about. Crystal clear!
I started scrapbooking about 3 years ago..Yes, I'm a begginer.. And start making cards about a year later. I love both scrapbooking and cardmaking, don't ask me to choose one. Hehe.
And I love doing minis.. I just find it so fun to do!
I have major crush in rainbow, colors, anything cute and makes me happy.
I always want to create a blog ever since I was so much inspired by all the crafting and artsy bloggers.

So here I am now!
I will try to do my best to keep my blog update.

Thankyou for reading. :)