September 28, 2010

Giveaway winner!

Hi, everyone!
 I announce a winner of my Halloween giveaway.
I used the random number generator ( for the drawing.

The prize goes to :
#27 Yvette K ---  September 24, 2010 3:22 AM

Congratulations! Please email me from here and I'll send your prize to you.

#27 Yvette K ---  September 24, 2010 3:22 AM


Thank you so much everyone for joining in this event!
Have a wonderful week! :)

a card for thanksgiving

Hi, everyone!
 It's already Tuesday, here! Today, I posted a card which was finished about a week ago, because I was very busy last week, and couldn't do it.
 It looks like autumn season has begun around our region finally. But it was over 30C when I made the card. It's cool down at the moment - 22C at 2:05AM - . It's really comfortable! :) :) :)
I've been hearing about severe weathers or disaster hits here and there over the world by some TV news. Please take good care of yourself and your family members!

 Well, here is my thanksgiving card for the Hero Arts September challenge Round 2.
 Made this background to use three stamps, those were Misty Garden, Maple leaf from Season of Giving clear set and Circle Doily by Hero Arts. And then, decorated with layers of several papers, ribbons, clear circle and the stamped leaves.
* My Pin Oak leaf stamp is from © 2007 'More Real Leaves' set.
You can find it in the brand new poly clear set CL457 Real Leaves -probably, it looks like that the size is different from mine -, or the similar design in the digikit Foliage.

And this is a partial closeup photo.
 Wanted to take the crackle effects into the leaves, because I saw several beautiful works by other Flickr group members. So I used both crackle and glossy accents by Ranger for my leaves, already stamped with Distress Inks and put Perfect Pearls on each. The reason I used both glossy glues was the difference of the time for dry. I added Glossy Accents for the veins of a leaf soon after covered all with Crackle Accents. The powders of the Perfect Pearls float in the area which almost covered with Crackle Accents.
 But my autumnal card is almost the same as my last year's. I'm really ashamed of it.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Design Blocks Misty Garden / S5097, More Real Leaves / LL685,
                Poly Clear Season of Giving / CL361, Cling Circle Doily / CG168
Other supplies:
Bazzill and American Craft CS, Basic Grey PP
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Toffee, Versa Magic / Sahara Sand
Ranger Distress Ink / Wild Honey, Tattered Rose, Fired Brick, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Satin
            Perfect Pearls / Red, Kiwi, Green, Bronze, Glue / Crackle and Glossy Accents
            Distress Stickles Tarnished Brass
Hero Arts Clear Circle, ribbons, button, paper code, Fiskars Punch

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

September 20, 2010

Giveaway! :) for Halloween goodies plus alpha - ハロウィーン向けのプレ♪

Hi! Happy Monday, Everyone!
 How about my small giveaway?
This giveaway carries out to express my appreciations to you all. All of you has always encouraged me! Thank you so much!!
 This time, I prepared a prize for Halloween season. I'm going to have again for Christmas goodies, probably in next month. (I was going to do it together, but couldn't do it related on my biz-schedule and some goodies don't arrive here yet. Sorry!)
Please join, if you are interested in the following prize. Everyone is welcome! :)
< Prize details >
Hero Arts / wood mounted rubber stamp x1, clear stamp x2
Kamoi Kakoushi Co. 'mt' masking tape / Apricot and Custard
        (15mm W x 15M L each)
6 Ribbons, made in Japan (1M per each - for Halloween, autumn and Christmas)
Kamio Japan Sticker sheet x1

Here is the details and the rules to entry.
  • I ship the prize internationally to any other countries where the Japan Post accepts. - We can ship it almost of the countries in the world.
  • The deadline of this giveaway entry :
    11:59PM UTC on September 27, 2010.
    And the winners will be announced on September 28, 2010 here through this blog.

** Please write a short comment. -Shoter message is better. And, your appreciated comments will be published after my approval by my blog setting to escape the spams. Thanks for your understandings. :)

**Anonymous post is also welcome. But writing your handle or your name at the 1st line in a comment field is needed.

I'm really glad that you make something to use these, or use for the Halloween gifts to someone. Looking forward to your entries. :)

--I'd like to add the same info to the Japanese below.--

日本の皆様、こんばんは♪ まだまだ暑さが続きますが、如何お過ごしですか?
ご希望の方は、コメント欄より、エントリーしてくださいネ *^^*

応募締切:9/27 11:59UTC (日本時間-9時間) 結果発表: 9/28 (いずれも、2010年です)
カモ井 mt マスキングテープ (アプリコット、マスタードのセット)

Updated: 2010/09/27 16:35 UTC (09/28 1:35 JST)
Entries for the prize
* The time and date I wrote is in JST. The page shows you in your local time, I guess.
  1. Digital Misfit ---  September 20, 2010 3:08 AM
  2. jintyoo7 ---  September 20, 2010 4:27 AM
  3. Sandra ---  September 20, 2010 10:12 AM
  4. charli (charlene) ---  September 20, 2010 11:34 AM
  5. mao from Austria (anonymous) ---  September 20, 2010 12:00 PM
  6. Ivy ---  September 20, 2010 1:06 PM
  7. Donna ---  September 20, 2010 4:17 PM
  8. Dawn ---  September 20, 2010 5:03 PM
  9. Michelle ---  September 20, 2010 7:10 PM
  10. donna mikasa ---  September 21, 2010 6:20 AM
  11. Alice Wertz ---  September 21, 2010 7:33 AM
  12. Lin ---  September 21, 2010 11:12 PM
  13. FUZZY WORMY ---  September 21, 2010 11:42 PM
  14. Froggietalks ---  September 21, 2010 11:58 PM
  15. Message Keeper ---  September 22, 2010 12:43 AM
  16. Virginia L. ---  September 22, 2010 1:06 AM
  17. Arlene ---  September 22, 2010 1:32 AM
  18. Deirdre ---  September 22, 2010 3:00 AM
  19. Samantha Wright ---  September 22, 2010 5:24 AM
  20. judy ---  September 22, 2010 6:32 AM
  21. rcwidow (Linda) ---  September 22, 2010 7:38 AM
  22. Ayana Posadas ---  September 23, 2010 12:10 AM
  23. yael ---  September 23, 2010 5:26 AM
  24. Heather Maria ---  September 23, 2010 8:34 PM
  25. Kelly Bee ---  September 24, 2010 3:03 AM
  26. Jennifer (Jenny F.) ---  September 24, 2010 3:22 AM
  27. Yvette K ---  September 24, 2010 3:22 AM
  28. Vera W. Yates (Ling) ---  September 24, 2010 7:02 AM
  29. Greta H ---  September 27, 2010 2:54 PM

UPDATED: 2010/09/28 01:10 UTC

Have a beautiful week!
Love, Tomo

September 17, 2010

Ghosts!!! :) - Halloween ATCs and a card -

Good evening, everyone!
 Just about an hour ago, I came home from Tokyo visit by the last flight, left Haneda (Tokyo) Airport at 20:00 and arrived Fukuoka at 21:35. This was the third time biz-trip to Tokyo since last week. Though the landing was delayed for about 15 min., it was really a smooth flight tonight.
 The previous biz-trip was really thrilling, because the 9th typhoon came close to my city. I had some meetings and worked at a TV broadcasting corporation and stayed Tokyo last Monday. The next day, I flied back to Fukuoka just an hour before when our citiy came into the storm area. LOL.

 Well, tonight, I posted my ATCs and a card for this Halloween season.
Made these as my second submission for the Hero Arts September challenge Round 1 and my actual use for my friends etc. with some gifts.
* This was the same one in my Frickr gallery which I sent before 16:59JST today (before Sep.16, 23:59PST) to use my laptop computer - I brought it for my work this time. - to connect by my cell phone. Haha. I remembered that today was the deadline for Round 1! ;)
 Love this little ghost (Of course, I love the big ghost in the clear set! and the new one which released this year! Don't they look a bit shy? Really cute! ) and the pumpkin stamp! I used those many times for my last year's creations. But this is the first time that I share you mine to use them, I think. I sure remember that I couldn't make time to take pics of those or to send them to Frickr and here, because I restarted my work perfectly since last Autumn, and came to be very busy suddenly.
After that, those stamps spent days boring in my drawer until I started using again this month.

This is a hybrid cards. The center piece was used an easy way of masking - the ghost was stamped with oil based ink twice onto the printed paper, the selected area (by Lasso Tool) of the digital data was already removed and the edge of it was blurred by Photoshop.
Other elements are a little 3-dimensional. The black colored ghost is filled with Copic multiliner. The coloring for the pumpkins is Copic markers and color pencils.

*The center piece of the greeting card at the left is the same size of the ATCs.
* And I want to apologize you who made the original, if anyone used the idea that the ghost bites the pumpkin. Suddenly, last night, I hit upon it and searched the same idea in the Flickr pool, and used it for my pumpkins. (just only searched by tags -the product ID numbers-). Though I remember the bitings on many ice lollies...

*The ATC at the center bottom was the inspiration for my first entried card for this month's.
UPDATED (Sep.18, 2010 1:51AM JST): I took a pic of the ATC with my first entried card. Here it is.

Stamp used:
Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin / G5269, Stamp It : Halloween / CM004 (ghost & combats),
Hero Arts Digital / Halloween Greetings
Other supplies:
Bazzill CS, Creative Imaginations PP, Hero Arts Tsugumi notecard, Printable paper
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft lilac
Ranger Distress Ink / Pumice Stone
Hero Arts 2mm gems, Copic Markers, Color pencils, ribbons

I'm going to have a give away (small goodies for Halloween with a bit ribbons for Christmas). I think I want to prepare it in a few days. Thank you.

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week and weekend!

September 13, 2010

Caardvarks 'Tiffany Doodles' Challenge

Hi, everyone!
 This morning, I tried to make a card for the Caardvarks 'Tiffany Doodles' Challenge to use the waiting time for some inquiries to my clients, and just finished it! Though I knew the digital stamps by Tiffany Doodles since a few of my blog and Frickr friends have been the DT members, I used it to catch an opportunity for the first time.
 Thank you Caardvarks and Tiffany Doodles for the wonderful challenge! :)

Here is my card.

This is a partial closeup.
Click the photos above to see larger and more clear photos!

 I thought, 'let's cash in on this'. So, I chose a free downloadable 'Velvet Flower stamp'. Love this GORGEOUS flower! :) Actually, I thought it quite a while, "which data should I choose among those pretty digital stamps?".But I was so satisfied with the result. (I folllow McDonald's advertisement, 'Everything it's cracked up to be.' *giggle* Really, I enjoyed creating and loved this a little tall card! Finished size is 2.5"w x 6.5"h.)
 All the coloring for the flower is by Copic markers. Mainly I used extrafine‐pointed nibs to draw the fine lines, those were super fine and standard fine. And the sentiment and the butterfly are physical stamps by Hero Arts.

*I wanted to possess the present white space above the flower image, so I finished this card a little out of the sample sketch.

Stamp used:
Tiffany Doodles / Velvet Flower
Hero Arts Poly Clear Anytime Messages / CL129, Antique Engravings / CL383
Other supplies:
Printable paper, Basic Grey PP, 7gypsies Nottinghill PP, My Mind's Eyes PP,
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black,
Ranger Distress Ink / Victorian Velvet, Stickles / Platinum, Distress Mustard Seed, Rock Candy,
            Acrylic Dabber / Snow Cap, Cloudy Blue, Archival Ink / Jet Black
Tim Holtz idea-ology / Muse token, Brads, Grunge Sheet, Copic Markers, ribbon, ball chain

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!

September 11, 2010

Halloween card for two challenges

Hi, there!
 How have you been in these days? It's yet like mid-summer here. :(
But, since passing away of the 9th typhoon Malou on Tuesday, it has been a bit calm. I wanna write here, "Autumn is just coming!!!" ASAP. How many days do I/we have to wait for it?

I had two biz-trips from last weekend to this Tuesday. Since then, I've been busy for my work. But I'm off today. So I could make a card for joining into both the Card Patterns sketch 80  - Thanks the Card Patterns for the great sketch! The left one is for this week's. I noticed it and had a lot of fun with this sketch before I went out. - and the Hero Arts September challenge Round 1. Hero Arts' September theme is 'Everything Autumn!' - Harvest, Halloween and Thanksgiving -. Also have a lots of fun theme! :)

Here is my Halloween card.
 This is a hybrid card. The center piece was used an easy way of masking - the ghost was stamped with oil based ink twice onto the printed paper, the selected area (by Lasso Tool) of the digital data was already removed and the edge of it was blurred by Photoshop. Other elements were a little 3-dimensional.
 This was my second time to join in the Card Patterns since last year.
*The actual color of the ribbon border is purple with emerald green stitching lines, and the stem of pumpkin is khaki green. Sorry, this photo isn't in good condition. 

Stamp used:
Hero Arts Tall Pumpkin / G5269, Stamp It : Halloween / CM004 (ghost & combats),
                Digital / Halloween Greetings
Other supplies:
Bazzill and core'dinations CS, 7gypsies Nottinghill PP, Hero Arts Tsugumi notecard
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black, Memento Tuxedo Black, Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft lilac
Ranger Distress Ink / Black Soot, Stickles / Starry Night, Distress Black Soot
Tim Holtz idea-ology / Grunge Sheet, Copic Markers, Color pencils, ribbon, Torchon lace

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful weekend!

September 1, 2010

Christmas tag for the Caardvarks Challenge #2

Hi, everyone!
 September has just begun! How are you today?
After submitting my tags to entry yesterday midnight, I tried to make some again (Of course, I took my sleep time!), and just finished one more tag for the Caardvarks August challenge. Wanted to make the round shaped tag like the JustRite stampers, the sponsor of this challenge, but the result was..., please see below!
I could be in time for the deadline? Or? Anyhow, it was worth trying to create three Christmas tags in two days for me. :)

 Thank you so much Caardvarks for the wonderful challenge to have the opportunity to start thinking about something for this Christmas season!

Here is my new tag.
 This image has been in my brain since I ordered the Silly Scape stamp. This kind of composition and the elements can be seen in many Christmas images over the world. But I did want to try with it and other stamps!

Stamp used:
Hero Arts: Silly Scape / K5425, Three Holiday Messages / LL956
Inkadinkado stamps (Santa Claus and reindeers
Other supplies:
Bazzill CS
Tsukineko Versa Fine / Onyx Black

Ranger Distress Ink / Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Embossing Powder / Espresso, Liquid Pearl / Cranberry
Hero Arts Shadow Ink / Soft Pool, Soft Stone, Snowflake sequins
Stampendous / Fun Flock, Cloud 9 Design / Metallic eyelet
genuine leather, button, color pencils, Copic colorless blender

 And, thank you so much everyone for your lovely comments for my yesterday's post! There're many places in severe weathers in the world. Glad to hear from you and please take care, too!
 I have some rest from now on, and I'm going to play on the internet after the temperature comes to be cool down a little.
Work, or not work (= my computers) ???, that is the question. Until then, my friends! ;)

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a beautiful week!