Tuesday, April 24, 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 409 ~ Birthday Post, special guest Char!

We have come to the final week of CCCB Birthday celebration, this week we have CHAR as our special guest, Char is a talented crafter, her cards are beautiful and sweet, I do hope you check out her blog HERE
Char has a card for us to CASE because this is CCCB traditional challenge CASE ME IF YOU CAN. Hop over to City Crafter to see her beautiful card!

This is my version of Char's card....

I am using Char's layout to create this card....

there are a few layers for the focused flower.....

we have a prize to offer for this challenge....

hop you could find some time to play along with us at

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 408 ~ Birthday Post, special guest WEN!

Week three of our birthday celebration at...

We invited designers used to designed for us this month, this week, we are having WEN as our special guest! Hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to see what WEN have for you.

My take on WEN's card.......

I used Wen's layout for this card, in fact, I used most of the elements she had on her card, like the butterflies.....

the postage stamp....

both of the flowers....

when I first started making cards, I do a lot of shabby vintage style with lots of layers, but I have been making more clean and simple, one layer card these days, this one kind of bring back memories.....

products used on this projects are -
Patterned paper - G45
leave die - My Favorite Thing
Flower stamped on kraft paper - Uniko

We have a prize package for this week's winner too...

I have the pleasure to met WEN in person in Amsterdam 2 years ago...
we had breakfast, exchanged gifts, and walked the city all day, it was a fun day, thank you WEN!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 407 ~ Birthday Post, Special Guest Ros Crawford

This week is a crazy week for me, is the once a year where I help out my friend at the NAB convention, plus my regular teaching, so I am working literally from 8 AM and only get home at 8 PM, long day, so you won't see me much here! : )

If you haven't know yet, we are celebrating City Crafter Challenge Blog's 8th Anniversary this month!

Oh yes, City Crafter Challenge Blog is running for 8 years now! 
Through this challenge blog, I met a lot of people and designers whom I work with, one of the nicest most of you know is Ros! If you are here often, you should also know that I met Ros in person in London, you can read HERE about our first meeting, sweet memory!!!!

For the month of April, CCCB is doing our tradition challenge CASE ME IF YOU CAN, pop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to check out the card Ros made for us....

and this is my take.....

I picked up the watercolor element on that beautiful card of Ros..... and the colors too.

since I am already there, I might as well make a few....

Parsley, Safe, Rosemary and Thyme

oh since the stamp set is out, a coupon more with a different feel to it, no watercolors, just solid plain cardstock.

Oh ya, we have a prize this week, head over to City Crafter to see more of this week's beauties!!!!

products used on the cards above -

The stitched frame die is from Cutplorations
The herb stamp set is HeroArts

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Happy Spring

Happy Spring!!!!!

I just found a drafted post that I haven't hit "publish", I guess I was in Tokyo when Spring arrived, so here you go, with some beautiful Sakura from Tokyo as well!

We went to Tokyo March 16, typically is a little early for Sakura. Flower viewing is a big thing in Japan during Cherry blossom Festival, which is spring, it is peak traveling season for Japan, mid March is early but we were lucky enough to have some early bloom, even on the street.

when I am in Japan, I love visiting Shrine, it always makes me feel calm and peaceful...

Nezu Shrine is one of Japan's oldest shrine, nearly all its structures are extant from they were build or rebuilt in 1706.

The best part of the Shrine that I love is the landscape, don't you think the layers of green are just beautiful?

The custom in Japan is that you purify yourself at a Shrine with these wooden ladle at the Chozuya (or some called Temizuya, which is like a little water fountain)

and always remember, hold the ladle with your right hand first, cleanse your left hand and then switch hand.

more beautiful Sakura at Nezu Shrine....

With these beautiful cherry blossom, I am wishing you a wonderful Spring again!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 406 ~ Birthday Post, Special Guest Samra

Can't believe that City Crafter is turning 8 this month!!! 8 years, oh wow, how time flies..... I started the blog when I was still living in NYC, that was long time ago....
Through the blog I met many talented ladies, or I would called them team mates....  design team members come and go because life changes and everybody has their own life and things totake care of, I do keep in touch with some of these fine ladies, this year, to help us celebrate our 8th birthday, I invited some of the past designers from the team to join in the fun.

Week 1, we are having Samra!!!! She created a beautiful card for us to CASE, hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog to see her lovely creation!

For my card, I picked up Samra's idea of using wreath and banner, but my card is more of a envelope friendly version

I mixed and match a few stamp sets from Papertrey Ink, they are....
Quilted Elegance
Choose Joy
Ivy and Bloom
Big Hugs

No birthday celebration can go without a prize, here's what you can win if you link your card to our challenge this week!

Hop over to City Crafter Challenge Blog and join in our birthday fun!

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to all my bloggy friends!!!!

Have a sweet one!