Sunday, 27 December 2009

'Tis The Season For Giving

As I clear out my scrapping space, I found lots of stuff that I know I will never use. Some I bought years ago, some are RAKs and some are those that I got in mystery boxes that used to buy on eBay. It's not that I don't appreciate gifts that got. I really do but stuff like stickers or rub ons depicting winter and Christmas or Halloween that I don't celebrate, I know I'm not going to use. So in the spirit of giving, I would like to give away some stuff.

Here are some picture of the stash...

There are lots of papers from manufacturers like K&Co, Basic Grey, Luxe Designs, DCWV, Sassafras Lass, Collage Press, American Crafts, Urban Lily and many more.

Stickers, rub ons, chipboard album, matchbook album, brads, eyelets, border quotes, wordlets and loads more.

I will divide these into 5 packages and offer them as RAKs. So if you would like to win one, all you have to do is leave a comment at the end of this post and a week from now, which is on the 3rd January 2010, I will draw 5 names as the winners.

So who's game??

Remember.... just leave a comment by the 3rd January 2010 in order to be included in the draw.

Happy holidays!!!

Friday, 18 December 2009


Two weeks has gone by in a whoosh and it's time for another Twisted Sketches layout. This week at TS the twist is FRAMES, anyway the word move you (as Anam would say :D). You can see the sketch here and try it out.

Here's my take:

As you can see, rather than framing the picture like in the sketch, I opted for an empty bracket frame around the journaling. Also, I only used one photo instead of two and substituted the vertical photo with a patterned paper.

The 12x12 paper is from Webster's Pages and I have to admit that although I love Webster's Pages, I find it difficult to use the line. I've got almost three complete collections but has probably used 2 or 3 papers so far. I'm glad I made myself use one for this sketch.

So do hop over to the TS blog and try out the sketch or just to admire the other DTs' awesome examples.

On another note, Twisted Sketches is also looking for 4 new DTs. You can read up on what you need to do to be chosen as a Sister here. All the best!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages, Pink Paislee, K&Co. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Pearls: Basic Grey. Journling card: Collage Press. Bracket frame: Crate Paper Company. Alpha stickers: American Crafts. Sticker: My Little Shoebox. Others: lace trim.

Thursday, 3 December 2009


It's another week for me at Twisted Sketches. How time flies...

Well, this week the twist is FLOURISHES. Please go here to see the sketch and also get inspirations from the other DTs' work.

Here is my take:

That beautiful polka dot paper is actually a flocked paper from 7Gypsies which I got in a RAK. I've been saving it for something special and I guess this layout rates as something special. LOL!!

I very seldom scrap about myself but I've had this photo for so long that it was just calling to me. And to use all my favourite stuff... 7G paper and journalling card, Prima blings, American Craft Thickers alphas and part of a Teresa Collins calendar paper. Give it a little distress look and I'm done!

The jurnalling reads:
I am thankful for the joy that I've been given and for the life that I've been blessed with.

So hop over to Twisted Sketches and give this sketch a go!!!

Tuesday, 1 December 2009


This month I am very honoured to have been chosen as the Guest DT for Scrap-It-Lah, our local challenge blog being run by 2 very talented ladies, Michelle and Jessy. These two ladies are amongst the first few scrappers that I got to know when I first started scrapbooking.

For the challenge, I would like you to create a layout or any project with:

1. something green
2. a black & white photo(s)
3. includes a quote

This is my take:

The quote goes:

A daughter is...
a star glimmering in the sky,
a wonder, a sweetness,
a perception,
a delight.
Everything beautiful.
A daughter is love...
- Susan Poles Schultz

Do hop over to Scrap-It-Lah and try out the challenge and also to ohh and ahhh at the DTs samples.

And big hugs to Mich and Jessy for having me as the Guest DT for this month. You guys are the BEST!!

So go on, try the challenge and you might win yourself some cool SB stash!!!

Friday, 20 November 2009

I'm Lovin It (TS #024)

It's week 24 at Twisted Sketches and this week's twist is DISTRESS; anyway you like it. Please go here to see the sketch and the other DT's splendid work.

This is my take:

I have to admit that this is not one of my best. With a theme like 'distress', I know I could have done better. It being one of my favourite techniques. But I've been out of town since last week and over the weekends, not to mention that life has been so hectic with Nadiah's end of school term that I hardly had any time to stop and think. Oh well....

Anyway, instead of using my distress inks, I chose a dry distress technique on the edges of the paper and the cardstock. The black cardstock is from Core-dination which has a pink core but it's not showing too well in the picture.

I love those Prima flowers which are new and had to use immediately. Also those mulberry paper leaves which I found at a local haberdasher store.

Photos are of Nadiah having ice-cream and a Happy Meal at McDonald's, her most favourite place in town!!!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Core'dination, Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper: 7Gypsies. Alpha stickers: Basic Grey. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Journaling card: Collage Press. Others: Heidi Swapp paper distresser, paper leaves, a leather thong.

Friday, 6 November 2009

We Are Family

This week at Twisted Sketches, the twist is to use RUB ONS in any way you can. Please go here to see the sketch and get inspirations from all the beautiful works done by the DTs.

This is my take:

Photos of the three of us were taken last year at a birthday party. There's not many photos of the three of us mainly because I am always the photographer. I think most of you share the same problem.

The green circle and semi circle rings are actually the chipboard piece that comes with Prima's Say It In Pearls packages and I put it through my Big Shot to make rings and embossed with embossing folders.

Rub ons that I used are the reminder notes, the butterfly, the swirls on the top right corner of the photos, the hearts, the flowers and the grungy effect at the bottom of the photos.

So do take part in this challenge and post your layout link in the Twisted Sketches comments section.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Crate Paper, Basic Grey Doily paper. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Rub ons: Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Luxe Designs, Daisy D's. Journalling card: Luxe Designs. Others: Alpha rubber stamps, StazOn ink pad, chipboard piece, Big Shot dies and Cuttlebug embossing folder.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Shabby Chic Effect : A Video Tutorial

Last month, I was asked by my friend, Michelle, if I would do a tutorial for Scrapping Inspirations. I said of course and came up with this tutorial of how to do a shabby chic effect background using acrylic paints and embossing technique.

Michelle has kindly allowed me to share the video here in my blog as well even though the tutorial was for Scrapping Inspirations. But please do hop over to SI to see other tutorials, tips and techniques that M has posted. There loads of them and there are also news and info on the happenings in the Malaysian scrapping scene.

So here goes:

Monday, 2 November 2009

Scrappin Kids

It is with the utmost sadness that I hereby announced that Wati has decided to end Scrappin Kids due to her many responsibilities. I know it wasn't easy for her and I'm sure she has given this a lot of thought.

For me, Scrappin Kids was the first ever challenge blog that I found when I first started scrapbooking. Back then, I didn't even know what scrapping challenge was, let alone taking part in it. I loved all the twists and turns in the challenges that SK came out with and the fact that they were always about the kids, was what really got to me as I've always loved scrapping about Nadiah.

From the start, I've taken part in all sorts of activities that SK has come out with: challenges, online challenges, online tutorials, charity events and was also invited as a Guest DT. But the best part was making it as one of the DTs.

I have loved working with Wati and my fellow DTs. It has been a great stint and I only wish we could have a lot more time together.

So here's sharing some of my layouts and altered projects that I've done for SK, either as a DT or a participant....

Wow.. that's quite a lot, huh? Didn't I tell you that I loved SK activities?

Anyway,I wish Wati and the rest of the SK crew all the best and keep on creating!!

For those die hard fans of SK, don't fret... you can always go back to SK old challenges and pick out those that you've never done before and scrap away just for the fun of it!!

Thursday, 29 October 2009


Oops! I totally forgot to put up the challenge for Twisted Sketches #020. Yikes! It's been such a hectic 2 weeks and I hardly had time to breathe. And now the week #020 has passed and the new challenge should be up some time today. But then again, you can always make a layout with this sketch and this twist. Oh! Did I mention that the twist is BLACK, WHITE & GREY? What fun!!!

Anyway, here is my take:

It's all about the beauty of a sun setting over the calm waters of the river.
All black and white and grey with a little dash of red!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Creative Imaginations, K&Co. Felt alphas: American Crafts. Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints. Rub Ons: Luxe Designs, Fancy pants Designs. Journaling cards: Jenni Bowlin. Flower: Prima Marketing. Others: Blings and brads.

Monday, 12 October 2009

You R The Best Thing

UPDATE (19th Oct 2009)
I just found out form Scrapping The Music blog that I won this challenge. Woohoo!!! This layout will now be in the October 2009 Hall Of Fame. Check it out!!

Thank you everyone at STM and all the DTs. Your challenge and work has been simply inspiring!!

This week at Scrapping The Music, the song for the challenge is You Are The Best Thing by Ray LaMontagne. I wanted to give this a shot and had just the perfect idea for the layout.

Again, I used my new stash for this layout.. heee! Don't you just love new things??

Here's my layout:

Don't you just love those Prima Say It In Crystals AND Pearls?? I love them!! I really, really love them!. I may get more of them...

Anyway, I love the pink and blue combo. All papers are from Prima's Paradise City line. I just realised that I used a lot of paper doileys lately. Well.. they're pretty so end of discussion!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers, blings and flowers: Prima Marketing. Chipboard alphas: American Crafts. Pearls: Basic Grey, Kaiserkraft. Stickers: Making Memories. Others: lace, velvet leaves, TH Distress ink pads, paper doileys.

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Gadget Girl

I was browsing around for a new challenge site to make a layout and came across Dreamgirls Challenge blog. The challenge for this months sounds interesting and decided to give it a try. This is the challenge:

Prompt: Bring out the eyelet love! Use at least 10 eyelets on a layout and get down with your old school self!
Technique: Doodle - Doodle a border or frame or swirls on your page
Product: find a way of sneaking in a Bird or Owl onto your page

I used my new set of Sassafras Lass Sweet marmalade collection for this layout. It's a pretty and colourful line but mainly I used the border strips. I love those...

8 eyelets here as the flower center...

another 2 on the blue flower which I tied a string through. There's the owl... and I doodled about 3/4 around the photo. So that meets all the requirements for the challenge.

I've actually sprayed a pink and a green Maya Road Mist on the paper and if you look closely, you'll see that I painted some white acrylic paint around the photo.

Well actually, I have to admit that I am horrible at doodling. I think I've said that on many occasion before this. I absolutely suck at it! So the white paint is really my idea at covering up the disaster that I made with my first pitiful doodling attempt. The second try was slightly better, I think...

Another reason I love doing this challenge is that I get to use my Crop-a-Dile for a lot more than just punching holes!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Sassafras Lass. Stickers: Sassafras Lass. Alpha stickers: Basic Grey. Chipboard scroll: Bo Bunny. Owl transparency: Fancy Pants Design. Brad: Creative Imaginations. Eyelets: Daidy D's, Making Memories. Others: Acrylic paint, Distress ink pads, Maya Road Mists.

Thursday, 8 October 2009

Yellow Wellies

It's another twisted week and the twist for this week is RIBBON. Based on the sketch here, make a layout or card incorporating ribbons in it.

Here's my take:

This week is the start of the new term for the DTs. I am lucky enough that I get to stay on as a Twisted Sister for another term. But we will be missing Christiane, Kim and Virginie. I'll miss your creativity at the Twisted scene and wish you all the best.

There are 4 new Sisters joining us and I would like to give a shout out for Reija, Janet and two of my buddies, Jessy and Wati!! Congrats, you guys and I look forward be working with you all!!

SO come and join us at Twisted Sketches and play along with the sketch!!


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