Sunday, 28 February 2010

A Right To Your Dreams

On this last day of February, I decided to make one more layout, making it 8 altogether this month, which gets me right on track of creating 100 layouts for this year.

This is right off the scrapping table and it's for Scrapping The Music challenge 123, with the song 'Better Way' by Ben Harper. Although I didn't actually made the dateline, but thought I post it here anyway.

I used my one and only border punch for that beautiful black border. I've had it for the longest time but seldom use it, and certainly not this way. The upper part of the title is also punched out from Core'dination cardstock, which I lightly sanded before punching to get a soft distressed effect.The green circle I cut out by hand from a thin chipboard sheet. Then inked with Pine Needle distress ink and embossed with Shabby Shutters distress embossing powder.

I also stamped the flourishes on a tranparency and cut out, which is way simple than stamping on paper with black ink and cut out. The doiley papers were spritzed with Maya Road Mists; one light and the other with very heavy misting. Cut out the border of one and stacked them together. And inked the edges with Black Soot distress ink. I love how they turned out.

The layout was made using one of the sketches by Beggahuna. She makes beautiful sketches and I feel like making LOs based of all her sketches. This one I used is one from her 2009 file. Please go check it out. I'm sure you'll love them.

Thanks for dropping by and have a good week ahead!!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Core'dinations. Patterned papers: Scenic Route Paper Co, Prima Marketing, Bo Bunny. Alphas stickers: Collage Press. Stickers: 7Gypsies. Flowers, stamps and blings: Prima Marketing. Brads: Making Memories. Journaling card: Jillibean Soup. Others: Tim Holtz Distress ink pads, StazOn ink pad, Tim Holtz Distress embossing powder, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, border punch, alpha punch, doiley papers, Maya Road Mists.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 16 layouts
To do: 84 layouts

Friday, 19 February 2010

That Sleepy Look

This one is for the Round Robin Challenge over at Swirlydoos forum. Basically there are four scrappers in a group and all scrapper #1 will make a layout and reveal on a certain day, then scrapper #2 will lift the first layout and reveal the next week and so on and so forth. You get the picture, right?

I am scrapper #2 in my group and I get to lift Nike's beautiful layout. I didn't want to make it exactly like she did, so I twisted the LO 90 degrees clockwise and reduce the layering. The latter is mainly because I suck at layering.. LOL!!

So here's my take:

Sanded the chipboard alphas to get the distressed look.

I added some glossy accent on some parts of that pretty Basic Grey cutout, just to give it some dimension. Not sure if you can see it clearly or not.

Nadiah getting ready for a big yawn....

You can go HERE to see all the submissions and do visit the page again next Friday and the Friday after that to see the end result of the lifts. It should be fun. I wonder how much different would the last LO turn out to be from the first??

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket, Prima Marketing, Basic Grey. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Alpha stickers: American Craft, Collage Press. Journaling card: Jillybean Soup. Others: Th Distress ink pads, mulberry paper leaves, lace, Ranger Inkssential Glossy Accent, doiley paper.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 15 layouts
To do: 85 layouts

The Smile Upon Your Face

This is fresh from the scrapping table. It's another white background layout, spritzed with Maya Road mists. Although I think may have gone a wee bit overboard with the misting.. LOL!!

The layout is done for Scrapping The Music challenge with the song 'I Could Not Ask For More' by Sara Evans. You should see the video clip... it's just beautiful if you're a Lord Of The Rings fan, which I most certainly am!!! And the lyrics is just.... awwww. Perfect for a lovey dovey layout.

Here's my take:

Don't you just love those Scenic Route chippies? I just can't get enough of them. The heart shaped chipboard is from ScrapFX but I painted it red and slap some Rock Candy crackle paint. Oh and that 'laugh' and 'happy' tile thingie.. guess where that's from? No? Okay, I just bought a packet of 7Gypsies 97% Complete Flashcard Words and on the back of the packaging there are tiny sample pictures of what words are included. It's just perfect for tiny wordings and that means I get 2 sizes for each word. Cool huh?

I also stamped a flourish image on transparency and cut it out.

The journal is part of the lyric from the song: 'Looking in your eyes, seeing all I need. Everything you are is everything to me'.

I also painted the word 'smile' and 'face' and ran over with Ranger's Glossy Accent. Love that thing!!

Oh! Thought I'll put up the video clip here too.. just because I love looking at Aragon and Arwen :D

Materials used:
Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co., Sassafras Lass. Clear accent: Prima Marketing, Hambly Sceen Prints. Alpha chipboard: Maya Road. Other chipboard element: Scenic Route Paper Co. Stickers: 7Gypsies, Making Memories. Stamps: Autumn Leaves. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Word tile: 7Gypsies. Others: Acrylic paint, StazOn ink pad, Tim Holtz crackle paint, Ranger Inkssential Glossy Accent, Maya Road mists.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 14 layouts
To do: 86 layouts

Thursday, 18 February 2010

New Do

Aaaanndd... I'm back again with Twisted Sketches. It's week 37 and the twist for the week is WOOD, any way any how. Please go HERE to see the sketch and some excellent samples from the DTs.

This is my take:

Using Webster's Pages: Nature's Storybook to create this page, I have to say that I'm proud of myself because to me WP is one of the most difficult papers to make a layout of. I don't know why but I just find it so. And this time I managed to use not one, not two but THREE different papers from the collection. That is such an achievement for me :D.

Anyway, it's a simple layout with just cut and paste techniques. The wooden flower, broken in half is from Kaiserkraft and I left it plain so that you can see the natural wood colour.

Thanks for dropping by.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages. Alpha stickers: American Crafts. Wooden flower: Kaiserkraft. Others: embroidered ribbon.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 13 layouts
To do: 87 layouts

Friday, 12 February 2010

Sing Like No One Is Listening

A new layout recently completed for Scrap The Girls February challenge. This month layouts are to be made inspired by this quote:

"Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain

It's a beautiful quote and I just can't resist playing along. Here's my take:

I was out of patterned papers with music notes on them so I sacrificed my old piano book and tore of the notes to Frank Sinatra's My Way. The song is my absolute favourite to sing at a karaoke, which was what I was doing in the photo.

Originally, the layout I did was without that blue and white flower from Far Flung Craft patterned paper and that Jenni Bowlin journaling card which was placed sideways. But naughty Nadiah decided to 'help' and stuck those two with wet glue and by the time I found out what she did, they were completely glued down.

Well.... I just had to work with it. After all, there are no mistakes in scrapping, only creativity!!

Thanks for looking!!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper: Making Memories, Far Flung Craft, Collage Press. Chipboard scrolls: Maya Road. Journaling cards: Jenni Bowlin, Teresa Collins. Alpha stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories. Stickers: 7Gypsies. Flowers: Prima. Blings: Kaiserkraft. Others: TH Distress Ink pads, TH Distress Stickles, TH Distress Crackle paint, mulberry paper leaves, ribbon, music sheet.

Target : 100 layouts
Done: 12 layouts
To do: 88 layouts

Thursday, 11 February 2010


Good morning!!

Here is my last layout for Far Flung Craft and I have to say that this is my absolute favourite of the six and so I saved the best for last. :D

Half of the items I used in this layout comes from typical scrapbooking manufacturers, but the other half are those I found at the local haberdashers or RM1.99 shop like the frame, butterflies, lace and doiley papers. I know these items are not acid free and all but I've never really cared much about that. This is art and creativity is limitless!!

I inked the frame with alcohol ink so that It wouldn't be too gold!! I'm always happy to use alcohol ink because I very seldom find the need to use any.

Love the look of the ditress stickles on the chipboard swirls. I actually inked them with distress ink (Broken China), and then run them over with the same colour of distress stickles. Love it!!

For this layout, I used the Peranakan line.

I thought I'll post some photos from CHA of the FFC booth. Pictures are courtesy of Sharon Chan, a DT with FFC.

That's Sharon on the right in front of the booth. I can see 3 of my layouts and half of 2 from here. Can you?

This is Kristy Harris, the owner of FFC. Now I can see two of my LOs... 2nd row from the left, LOs 1 and 2 from the top.

Here's another LO of mine, top left layout. The one next to mine is Jessy's and that black and red canvas with little squares on them, that's Michelle's.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Far Flung Craft. Puffy alphas: American Crafts. Flowers: Prima. Chipboard swirls: Maya Road. Journaling card: Jenni Bowlin. Stickers: 7Gyspies. Others: Doiley papers, a plastic but looks like metal frame, Ranger Alcohol ink, TH Distress ink pad, TH Distress Stickles, paper butterflies, lace

Target : 100 layouts
Done: 11 layouts
To do: 89 layouts

Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Don't Forget To Dream

Hey all!!

I know I promised I would post my Far Flung Craft layouts everyday but it's been so hectic these last few days that I hardly had any time to sit in front of the computer, let alone to scrap. Hubby is back from the hospital after his accident and although he can move around, his right arm is still in a sling and as right being his working arm, it's awkward for him to do much of anything with his left hand. Plus Nadiah is down with fever, coughing and runny nose and is out of school for the past 3 days. So I've been running around like a crazy woman getting them comfortable and having a fighting match when it's time for medicines!!

Anyway, here's no. 5 of my FFC layout that was featured at CHA Winter 2010:

I used papers for the Chinese New Year line for this layout. The chipboard swirls at the corner of the photo I painted them with crackle paint. I love the wavy Bazzill cardstock border which was originally white but I inked it with Mustard Seed distress ink pad and inked the edges with Vintage Photo.

Well.. that's no. 5. I will see you again tomorrow for the last layout. Till then.. have a good day!!

Materials used: Patterned papers: Far Flung Craft. Border cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Journaling card: Maya Road. Chipboard swirl: Maya Road. Alphas stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories. Others: TH Distress Ink pads, TH Distress crackle paint

Target : 100 layouts Done: 10 layouts To do: 90 layouts

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Beautiful Sunset

Good morning, everyone!!

Here's sharing with you my fourth layout that was showcased at the Far Flung Craft booth at the recent CHA. It's called Beautiful Sunset and I used two patterned papers from the Meiji line.

It's a simple layout where I cut out the flowers from the papers and stacked them on top of each other with foam adhesive to make it more dimensional. Added a few pieces of doiley papers which I inked with distress ink and layered underneath the flowers on the corners to make them 'pop out' a little more.

The title is made of raw chipboard letters from Maya Road which I painted with acrylic paint and went over with Ranger's Glossy Accent.

I have two more layouts to share tomorrow and the day after, so stay tuned. In the mean time, have a good Sunday, everyone!!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Core'dinations. Patterned papers: Far Flung Craft. Chipboard alphas: Maya Road. Chipboard diecut: ScrapFX. Diecut owl: K&Co. Journal card: from the kit. Others: Ribbon, blings, acrylic paints, daoiley papers, TH Distress Ink pads

Target : 100 layouts
Done: 9 layouts
To do: 91 layouts

Friday, 5 February 2010

We Scrap

Today is the third of my Far Flung Craft layout. For this one, I again used patterned papers from the Peranakan line. I just love the colours.

The photo was taken on the day when Aida Haron came over to KL and gave a class. It was a super duper day and after a whole day of scrapping, we though it would be great to release some tension by snapping pictures.

That actually reminds me of the mini album we made in class that's still half done and I'd better get to completing it.

Basically this is an easy layout with cutting, inking and pasting. But I really like how the green, yellow and pink came together and blended really well with the photo.

Thanks for dropping by. I'll post another one tomorrow.

Materials used: Patterned papers: Far Flung Craft. Alpha chipboard sticker: American Crafts. Inks: TH Distress Ink pads. Flowers: Prima Marketing, Making Memories. Blings: Prima Marketing. Journaling card: Collage Press. Diecut wordings: Daisy D's.

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

Draw Me A Map - Let's Get Shabby Challenge #8

Here's a layout I made for challenge 8 in Let's Get Shabby. Since it's February and it's the month of lurvve..... this month it's all about Valentine's. The challenge is to include "a letter/s or note/s that you've written or been written by you or others living or passed".

Interesting right? Sure is!!

So here's my take, of which I included a hand-drawn road map that hubby did when we got engaged. It was to show the way to his parents' house. Me and my parents were going for a visit for the first time and I made him draw me a map.

Ok, technically it's not a love letter or note but I've kept it all this while, and I didn't feel like publishing our love letters to each other (hehee!!), so I guess this will do. I had it laminated in the hope that it will always be preserved.

I also included a picture of us. I can't make a layout without a picture in it...

Materials used:
Patterned paper: 7Gypsies, Basic Grey, Bo Bunny. Journal and die cut cards: 7Gypsies, Making Memories, Jilibean Soup. Chipboard clock: Heidi Swapp. Flowers blings: Prima Marketing. Cardstock border: Crate paper. Metal heart: Making Memories. Pearls: KaiserKraft. Rub ons: Hambly, Maya Road. Others: Maya Road mist, lace, leaf trinket pins, TH Distress ink pads, Ranger alcohol ink.

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

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Fly High (Twisted Sketches #035)

It's the first week for the new DT line-up at Twisted Sketches. The twist for this week is ANIMAL, any how, any way. You can see the sketch HERE and also view the other DTs' sample, full of all sorts of animals.

Here's my take:

Recently, me and hubby took Nadiah kite flying and captured some really nice pictures. In here I was pointing her kite to her that was flying high up in the sky. I made a 'kite' for the layout and drop the string down into the photo into Nadiah's hand. The animal twist is the butterfly.

All the elements has something to do with flying e.g. kite, hot air balloons and butterfly and thus the title "Fly High". The journal reads "Imagination is the highest kite you can fly"

So do hop over to Twisted Sketches and try out the challenge!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Scenic Route Company, Far Flung Craft, Webster's Pages. Journal cards: Jilibean Soup. Alpha felt stickers: American Crafts. Butterfly diecut: Crate Paper. Others: TH Distress ink pads, doiley paper, acrylic paint and embroidery thread

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


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