28 April 2014

Pilates = French dessert?!



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22 April 2014

Drag-tastic



My cousin showed me this video the other day, and it is FAB!!! Since then I've been watching other Willam Belli videos on YouTube (like Willam's Beatdown)




You're welcome!

Quick and Easy Card



Another work colleague's birthday, another card I'm asked to make :)

This idea is nice and easy - yet still fun!

(Obviously, this card was for Casey)

 

A bit of layering, and a bit of colour!




Supplies
stamps:
Lawn Fawn clear stamps and cuts Quinn's ABCs, Lawn Fawn clear stamps and cuts Quinn's Capital ABCs, Lawn Fawn clear stamps and cuts Summertime Charm, 
ink: Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, Memento Dew Drop Pad in a light green (can't remember the colour's name!) 
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6), Kaisercraft 6x6 pad Lavender Haze
accessories: foam tape/squares, string, black sharpie, corner punch, scallop punch

Hero's Heart...



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14 April 2014

You Rock



I'm still obsessed with my mason jar stamp and die. This latest card was fun (both mason jar die-cuts were actually left-overs from previous cards!). The tiny 'you rock' sentiment comes courtesy of Papertrey Ink.







Supplies
stamps:
Lawn Fawn clear stamps and cuts Summertime Charm, PapertreyInk clear stamps and dies Tiny Tags
ink: Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, and a black Stazon ink to stamp on the clear plastic.
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6), clear plastic sheet (originally A4), Kaisercraft 6x6 pad Sweet Pea
accessories: foam tape/squares, black sharpie (I drew the stitch marks, and the black line), sequins, string, a corner cutter punch

Hidden Object Games: Sable Maze Games



A Hidden Object Game at a basic level involves finding hidden objects in a picture. The HO games I play do involve this task, but also navigating scenes searching for clues/objects, solving puzzles and mysteries etc. (I'm into more of the sub-genre called HOPA, or Hidden Object Puzzle Adventures)

Today's games are...

... Sable Maze: Norwich Caves, and Sable Maze: Sullivan River

Developer: Double Games


Sable Maze: Norwich Caves 
Congratulations, Professor Edwards! You've joined the faculty of the oldest and most-respected university in the world. You've barely been teaching for a semester when tragedy strikes during the fall break. Four of your students have gone missing while exploring the dangerous caverns under the campus! Is the legend about the Labyrinth under the campus actually true? What's causing the abnormal physics in the water down there? You don't have much time, because the rain keeps pouring down, flooding the caverns. Dig deep and keep your head above water in Sable Maze: Norwich Caves, an intriguing Hidden-Object Puzzle Adventure game. 

Hard to write a review of this game as I played it over a long period of time; very disjointed game play. I normally go for darker supernatural themes in my HOPAs - this story was still supernatural, but more rooted in mythology. I did enjoy the challenges. Good graphics and sound.


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Sable Maze: Sullivan River
Every night you have the same nightmare. You see children wandering through a maze, crying for help. These sleepless nights are ruining your waking life. To stop them, you must return to Sullivan River Summer Camp to uncover what happened during that long-forgotten summer. Beware though, this camp isn't all that it seems. With every step, you can feel eyes watching you. Reveal the secret of the ancient labyrinth in this eerie Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. 

I played this game to the end over one sitting (few hours). I have to admit that I lost my patience with some of the smaller challenges, hitting the 'skip' more than I normally do (the instructions didn't seem clear to me, and after some clicking I gave up). It might've been more fun (and frustrating I guess!) if the maze had been a little trickier to crack. Still, I am a fan of Daily Magic's HOPAs, and this once again had great graphics and sound.


Download a free one hour trial here

Here is a list of all the Hidden Object Games I have played/reviewed, or, click the blogger tag below to load all the posts on Hidden Object Games! See my profile/reviews at Big Fish games here.

Think Big Thoughts



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07 April 2014

It's Been a While!



I don't know where my card-making mojo went, but last night I got a little of it back. Just two cards so far; off to a good start!

I stuck with Lawn Fawn stamping and die-cut supplies (Lawn Fawn is my favourite!).

I love the Summertime Charm set (the mason jar is sooo versatile!). I've used it in a lot of ways, including as a shaker-card. Last night I decide to use it as a 'peek through'...


And when opened:


I always liked making the inside of a card special, as well as the front - and this one is pretty cool :) (annnd it hides the 'mess' created by sticking the clear stamped jar on!).


For my second card I used the mason jar stamp and die differently. I also added in the Lucky Stars stamp set:



Supplies
stamps:
Lawn Fawn clear stamps and cuts Summertime Charm, Lawn Fawn clear stamps Lucky stars
ink: Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black, Memento Dew Drops Dandelion ink.
paper: 300gsm white card (scored and cut to A6), American Crafts 6x6 pad Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms, Kaisercraft 6x6 pad Sweet Pea, clear plastic sheet (originally A4)
accessories: foam tape/squares, enamel dots, twine, sequins, black sharpie, Fiskars border punch scallop sentiment, corner rounder punch, BIC Mark-It Fine Point Permanent Marker (in grey, to colour in the mason jar lid)

Conversations with my dog...



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