Thursday, 25 June 2009

Perfect Pearls Class

I will be teaching a class on Perfect Pearls in Scrappingville on the 3rd July @ 2pm. If you are interested, please hop over to Scrapinggville's blog and register or just drop by the shop in Bangsar Shopping Center to put your name down.

Monday, 22 June 2009

Twisted Sketches DT

Hoot! Hoot!

Yup, I made it as Twisted Sketches Design Team member.


It's a sketch challenge site with a little twist to it.
Every Wednesday a sketch will be provided for you to use for your scrapbook projects: cards, layouts, mini albums ... etc. And every week there will be an extra little twist to give you something to help inspire you to create.

Oh and a small prize will be given each week too!!

I'll be working with 14 talented ladies including our "boss lady", Anam Stubbington.

Here are the team members

Christiane Muller
Diana Kennedy
Kim Sonksen
Lynnette Davis
Rachel Ward
Simona Montanari
Steph Peachey
Susan Dupre
Suzann Jones
Teresa Matz
Vanessa Rupp-Hayden
Virginie Delbecq
Zoe Nemburt

Please do give the ladies a visit to see their beautiful creations.

I'll leave you with this cute 'lil blinkie

TW DT blinkie

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Your Creative Side

I just finished another layout today. When everything just clicks in your head and you just know what to do, it can take very little time to do it.

This one is for Scrappin Kids June challenge. It's a sketch challenge this month. The sketch is:

This is my take:

If you notice, all the little art pieces (2 masks, a house, a flower, a ladybug and a butterfly) are Nadiah's work. I photograph them and cut them all out to make embellishment for the page. I thought that way, I get to keep her creations forever even if the real pieces go missing.

The "squares" are all raised because I adhered the photos and patterned paper on chipboard pieces.

The journaling reads:
"I guess you get your creative side from me. You inherited my love for colours, papers, scissors and glue and putting everything together which is the fun part. I am thankful that we have something else in common besides just being mother and daughter."

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Pink Paislee, Bo Bunny. Flower: Prima Marketing. Alphabet stickers: Basic Grey. Rubber stam: Stampers Anonymous, Ink pad: TH Distress Ink. Various ribbons and lace.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 97 LOs
To do: 3 LOs

A Bubbly Day

I finally finished this layout today. It has taken me a lot longer to do than my usual layouts. That's because I've never done a layout like this before. It's for Scrap The Girls June challenge. We are to create a 'SCENE' layout.

I chose a scene of Nadiah blowing bubbles in the middle of a rolling field with butterflies flying around and snails slowly gliding on the ground.

So here's my take:

Well... it looks like two giant Nadiahs blowing bubbles on a rolling hill. But who cares? It's fun!! :D

I used long bugle beads to make grass

Sewed more beads in a running stitch to make butterfly tracks

I didn't know what to used to make bubbles and found these metals rings and I thought they would do.

It was kinda fun making this layout. I've always loved trying out new styles and techniques and this was one of it.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Pink Paislee, SEI, Bella Blvd., Autumn Leaves. Chipboard elements: Pink Paislee, Alpha stickers: Jenni Bowlin. Others: metal rings and beads.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 96 LOs
To do: 4 LOs

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Flower For You

I was browsing through my Facebook this morning and saw that Wati found a new sketch challenge site called Twisted Sketches. It's not a usual sketch challenge site because every sketch has a twist to it.

For June, the sketch is

And the twist is that we have to incorporate a ribbon in our layout. Interesting? Definitely!!
The best thing was, when I went over to see Michelle's new blog entry, I realised she and Jessy also did the sketch. Great minds we all have that think alike... LOL!!

Here's my take. Using Basic Grey Porcelain and Bittersweet papers.

I twisted the ribbons around those beaded chains.

Can you see my little birdie in the cage?

Printed the photo in black and white and again in colour. But cut the coloured flower out and used foam tape to adhere on the B&W photo to give the flower more emphasis. Nadiah made that flower in school and presented it to me on Mother's Day. How sweet!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Basic Grey Porcelain and Bittersweet collection. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Chipboard elements: Basic Grey. Chipboard alphabets: American Craft. Flower: Prima Marketing. Pearl: Kaisercraf. Eyelets: Making Memories. Clear acrylic stamps: Prima Marketing, Lil' Davies. Ink pad: Tim Holtz Distress ink. Ribbons, beaded chain and leaves from local shop.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 95 LOs
To do: 5 LOs

Scrappin Kids DT Announcement

Guess what?


Come July, I'll be joining Scrappin Kids crew as one of the DTs.

Fellow DTs are:
Monique Liedtke
Pia Salem-Lopez
Ria Mojica

I'll also be working together with:
Michelle Ku
Jessy Christopher
Cookie Aguilar
Issa Lucido

and of course, SK owner Wati Basri.

Thank you, Wati for choosing me and I look forward to working with and getting inspired by everyone!!

Scrappingchix 1st Anniversary Celebration

Scrappingchix will be having a crop party in honour of its one year of being in the scrapbooking business. There will be a free mini album session, preview of new arrivals, special discounts, lucky draw and lots of fun, fun, fun!!!

Details are as below:

Date: 4th July, 2009
Time: 10.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: A1-8 Gardenia Court, Jalan SG9/21, Taman Sri Gombak, 68100 Batu Caves, Selangor
Please bring with you: Adhesives and cutting tools

I've already booked my flight tickets and will surely be there. So come and have some good cropping time!!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Me & You Canvas

I finally managed to do the canvas kit by Sharon Karamsingh that I got from the Showcase. Decided not to use the vintage picture that was in the kit but used a photo of me and Nadiah instead.

I LOVE that 7Gypsies flocked paper that was in the kit. Soooo beautiful!!!

I also used Making Memories metal embellishment which was originally teal in colour. Didn't really go with the whole thing so I applied alcohol ink and used a Q-tip dipped in StazOn cleaner solution and rubbed off the ink on the embossed words.

You can see Sharon K's sample here.

Saturday, 13 June 2009

Oh! So Precious

I just finished this layout yesterday, having used Basic Grey new collection Wisteria. I love the soft purplish colour of the collection but had a hard time finding a picture that goes with it. Note to self: take pictures with some purple in it!!

Painted around the photo with some Crackle Paint (Peeled Paint) and painted and clear embossed the letters.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Basic Grey Wisteria collection (Primrose, Willow and Fountain)
Element stickers: Basic Grey Wisteria
Word Stickers: EK Success. Alpha stickers: Jenni Bowlin. Chipboard alphas: Maya Road. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Journaling card: Autumn Leaves. Crackle paint, buttons, clear embossing powder, acrylic paint.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 94 LOs
To do: 6 LOs

Monday, 8 June 2009

Celebrating Parenthood

For the month of June, Scrap|Inspire|Create is celebrating parenthood.All DTs are to come out with a scrapbook layout, altered work or anything that is handmade to interpret the meaning of parenthood to each of us.

I decided to make a wall deco using a quote as the main focus. This is my take:

I did a masking of Heidi Swapp floral strip. Blended in a few TH Distress ink pads, embossed some letters to spell out the word PARENTS, stamped the quote, added flowers and metal leaves as well as metal fastener as flower centers, embellish with my favourite tiny mirror squares and stamped and embossed "TRUST YOUR CRAZY IDEAS...". I love the stamp!!

So do give this challenge a try. You might win yourself a RAK. Please click here to see the other DTs' takes on this challenge.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 93 LOs
To do: 7 LOs

Altered Apron

I had been meaning to show you the apron that I alter for the Scrapbook Showcase since I came back but had totally forgot about it. Each of the DTs were given a plain black apron to wear on that day and it was up to us if we want to add anything to the apron. I only had 2 busy days to do something about it so I did what I was good and quick at: beading. Here's my altered apron..

A close up

If you don't believe I did that... here's the proof :D

Me on the morning of the showcase still sewing away. The shot was taken by Intan of

Some of the others also did beautiful work on their aprons. Michelle had a whole canvas on hers. Catherine sewed on an elaborate sequin work and stamped a few swirls on hers, Sharon has some pretty cloth flowers on hers and Nilla had some Prima flowers and a chipboard word on hers. Stunning work all of them!!

Oh and I must not forget, we were all given beautiful name tags specially made by Sharon. Here's mine..

Simply gorgeous!!

Saturday, 6 June 2009

Fly A Kite

Sometimes when you've got the mojo and you just have to scrap, it doesn't matter what time it is. That's how I ended up doing this layout in the middle of the night and managed to finished it by 3am.

This is for Scrap-It-Lah's June challenge:
To make a layout based on a sketch and to included a handmade flower using paper and buttons.
I used Bo Bunny Abbey Road collection of beautiful blue, green and black combination.

Picture of hubby and Nadiah silhouetted against the evening sun, flying a kite.

A close up of the flower made of paper and a button. I just punched out the flowers and added a rub on flower on the button, and layered them on a Prima flower.

Punched and cut in half flowers and arranged them to make somewhat like a border.

Materials used:
Bo Bunny Abbey Road patterned papers and rub ons, American Crafts Thickers foam alphas, Prima marketing flower, Daisy D's rub on journaling card, Tim Holtz Distress ink pad (Broken China) and some buttons.

Target: 100 LOs
Done: 92 LOs
To do: 8 LOs

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Cupcake Winners

As promised, today is the day that I reveal the 5 lucky people who wins a handmade cupcake from me. I just made 5 new ones yesterday as I've given away all the others.

The 5 lucky winners will win one of these cupcakes:

And now...... *drum roll*

the lucky five are.....






Congratulations, you guys!!!

Please email me ( your respective addresses and I will mail out your cupcake to you. Please note that cupcakes are sent randomly.

I would also like to thank all 10 of you for taking the time to comment. For those who didn't win, don't worry, I've got more giveaways coming this month.

Till then... keep on creating!!


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