Butterfly Craze :)

love this gorgeous butterfly die cut with layers of punched butterflies on the background and doilies

Hi peeps,

Can you tell, that I am totally in love with butterflies at the moment? heheeh.. yeah.. I have been making butterfly cards and tags. 🙂

Today’s post is a card I made for 365cards Monday challenge of Simply Stated, where you can only use a Two Word Sentiment! Easy peasy.. just ink up your two word sentiment and link up with us at 365cards.

…. on a bummer side… I am still so very sad with the loss of my companion and friend, Meera, my 15years old German Shepherd. I miss her so much. 😦

okie.. I got to go before… I get all soapy again.

Hugs..

This card is entered for the Moxie Fab World Punches Challenge and Moxie Fab World Die Cutting Challenge

Dearly Beloved Meera {heart}

We will always love you and miss you so much. So blessed to have you in our lives.

Hi peeps,

Just a quick post to share a very sad piece of news of my darling 15 years German Shepherd, our baby, companion and friend. She is the most wonderful dog and companion. She came into our life when she was 4 months in 1998. She was healthy and strong all the way but became bedridden 7 months ago when her legs gave way. We cared for her all that we could. She passed on yesterday around 715pm and she was cremated at 1145am this morning. I was so overcome with grief on her passing, for she has been my constant, lovable companion for the longest time. Never judging, only know how to love and comfort me.

Made the card for her. She was scented with perfume and her casket was filled with gorgeous flowers with garlands of flowers by my in laws, truly a grand send off befitting of doggie queen. She is always quiet, loyal and elegant, always there present, loving and protecting! I made this card to go with her and a short memorial prayer that I found in the internet and modified it for her. May her spirit be free to experience greater joys that life on earth could not give her.

Thanks for all who send kind wishes :). Meera is at peace and in a happier place. Hugs.

Her memorial prayer… 

Heavenly Father, Creator of all things, thank you for having entrusted us with a loyal, loving and wonderful companion Meera.. Thank you for letting Meera teach us unselfish love.

Thank you for the all the loving memories that we can recall to brighten our days for the rest of our lives.

Finally, in gratitude, we return our Meera to you.

Dear Lord, please open your gates
and call St. Francis
to come escort this beloved companion, Meera
across the Rainbow Bridge.

Assign her to a place of honor,
for she has been a faithful servant
and has always done her best to please Bash and I and those she come to contact with

Bless the hands that send her to you,
for they are doing it with much love and compassion,
freeing her from pain and suffering.

Grant us the strength not to dwell on our loss.
Help us remember the details of Meera’s life
with the love and faithfulness she has shown us.
And grant us the courage to honor her
by sharing those memories with others.

Let her remember us as well
and let her know that we will always love her.
And when it’s our time to pass Meera over into your paradise,
May she be filled with much joy, love, countless bones and her favourite food, Fried Chicken and Liver, May she able to run wild, freely with spirit of love and freedom.

Thank you, Lord,
for the gift of her companionship
and for the time we’ve had together.

And thank you, Lord,
for granting us the strength
to give Meera to you now.

Amen.

Colour Scheme challenge at 365cards :)

Hi peeps,

Just a short post to share about the card made for 365cards challenge this week of colour scheme :).  I had fun with this one, coz I get to use my butterflies and play with different tones.. of course mine all toned down.. :p Make sure you come by and play with us 🙂

Hugs.. will chat more, but have been crazy busy celebrating Chinese New Year, as we usher in the dragon but also with family matters.. ciao!

Some cards to share :)

Spring comes, and celebration of the new lunar year of Dragon 🙂

Hi peeps,

Just a short post to share some cards that I made and are on the way out.. to my family mostly! Chinese New Year is next Monday, I hope they will receive it on time.. I stamped the envelopes to go with them.

My mood has been topsy turvy of late, I have been on new meds.. my body is changing, and so are my moods.. I hope they settle down.. poor hubby. A lot new exciting things are happening, but I do hope my mood settles.

Thats all peeps!

 

On the way…

lots of stamping and paper piecing using stamps from PennyBlack, Pracitising Creativity and Lawn Fawn.

Hi peeps..

Its sunny out here in Malaysia, the rainy season has gone, days are now sunny, hot and humid. A perfect day for going out, no? Well, generally, we here, are a little shy of the sunshine.. always under the umbrella when we ladies are out, or we stay closed in air conditioning rooms or office that may equal cool temperatures of the west. An ex Aussie colleagues remarked, I dont even wear sweaters when I was in Sydney.. teehee.. yeah, office here are darn cold, you may need a sweater and pull over at work, otherwise.. you will have brain freeze!

This card was really fun to make. I made it for 365cards challenge today of using scraps and I have plenty. I love this Penny Black Hello Friend stamps and I decided paper piecing. The challenge calls for the use of at least 3 different patterned paper and 2 cardstocks. I also did copic coloring over them. A chance for you to play and use your scraps… come by and play 🙂

Hope you like this sunny happy babe who is on the way to some really good times this year. I would like to be so too 🙂

Cheers and hugs… Annie

A little something for baby Xania..

Shape card – Baby decorated with pti cut out doilies, pti baby dress felt cut out, grossgrain pink ribbon, buttons, lace and tag.

I made this for a full moon gathering that I attended. I love the shape of this card and its just perfect for the occasion don’t ya think? I had used pink and white polka dots to follow the card shape. and line it with doily punches for the laced collar. I used lace and ribbon for the waist area and added on some simple embellishments.

Its for baby Xania and she a month old and just adorable.

Hubby and I got this pressie for her and instead of the usual card in the envelope, I had decided to take tie this card to the pressie using the divine twine. It gives it a lovely touch, no?

Card tied to the present with yummy divine twine. Block alphabet for the baby's name on the card. Cute ain't it?
Card attached to pressie. I would have love a lesser busy background, hubby chose the wrapper whilst I was busy craft shopping :p

Thats all peeps. I will come by and visit you soon.. I have been a pretty busy busy lady with some projects .. and I am so excited and will share more soon! :)… hugs

 

Materials for the above card are available here @ annielingcraftsupplies.wordpress.com 

Spring is here :)

a simple card.. the calligraphy word is Spring, I have stamped crysanthemum in yellow

Hi peeps,

Just a short post to share my first Chinese New Year card that I made this morning, still bugged by my worsening flu. In  fact I am so late in the cards.. I will be out of town next week onwards, travelling back home to spend some time with my parents and family back in my hometown for the Chinese New Year celebrations on 23rd Jan 2012. 🙂

So gotta get these going. Since I am running out of time.. I will keep similar designs :p

Now for more cards and some rest.. hugz..