Friday, 30 April 2010

The Peace Sign

At the very last minute, I decided to join in the fun at Scrap|Inspire|Create, celebrating their 2nd anniversary. I can't believe that it's been two years already. It seems like only yesterday that I got to know Jazz and she decided to start a challenge blog.

SIC is having a unique kind of challenge with a little twist. Please go HERE to see the challenge and the twist is TWO... anything that represents TWO. I chose Set A which means I can only use products from Webster's Pages, Prima and K&Co only. I'm afraid as of this very minute, if you haven't done the layout, you only have slightly over an hour to finish it and submit. Like I said.. it's very last minute for me :D

Here's my take:

I used, and ONLY used products from WP, Prima and K&Co. I didn't even mist or distress with ink, in case that is not allowed and I'll be disqualified. The twist TWO is the two fingers Nadiah hold up to make the peace sign. The photo is really about the peace sign. I am teaching her to pose with the peace sign when taking pictures. I doubt she knows what it means but it's fun looking at her holding up her two fingers; sometimes with a cheeky grin on her face...

UPDATE 2 May 2010

Sorry, my mistake. The due date is not midnight on the 30th April but midnight (Brunei time) on the 6th May 2010. Silly me.. was too much in a hurry that I did not read properly!! So you still have time!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages, Prima Marketing, K&Co. Flowers, leaves, pearls and crystals: Prima Marketing. Alphabet stickers: Webster's Pages. Others: Martha Stewart punches.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 34 layouts
To do: 66 layouts

Thursday, 29 April 2010

SIL Blog Hop #6

I am so sorry I am posting this so late. Jessy's challenge is the last Scrap-It-Lah Blog Hop challenge. Please go HERE to see what the challenge is and Jessy's awesome sample. You only have TWO more days to complete the layout because it ends on the 30th. Then each one of uthe DT will choose the winners for each challenge.

I am in KL at the moment and have not been able to find the time to do a sample of Jessy's challenge. Sorry, J!!

Anyway, I would like to take this moment to say a very big thank you to everyone who participated in this month long Blog Hop in accordance with SIL's 1st Anniversary and I hope SIL will have many, many more years to inspire and encourage you to be creative!!

Sunday, 25 April 2010

Cat Love

I got my Swirlydoos kit this month full of beautiful embellishment but unfortunately I've been so busy that I've only came out with one layout so far. It's a shame because I got some pretty papers and lots of flowers.

But I am happy that I managed to create another layout based on the sketch by Beggahuna that comes together with the April kit. See the sketch HERE.

This is my take:

See that frame? That's from Pink Paislee Artisan collection. If you haven't tried it, I suggest you do. It's so versatile and I was quite surprised that the texture is actually soft and rubbery. I had imagined it hard. Here I spritzed it with Glimmer Mist and blended in some distress ink, giving it a soft peachy colour.

Here's another product from the kit that I love. It's Prima's dimensional alphas. The letter itself is cream in colour and is made of a shiny lacquer that is soft, somewhat gel-like, and fused onto a piece of white felt. Left on it's own, the letters would have been swallowed by the colours of the papers. So I stick them on my craft sheet and started spritzing generously with my Glimmer mist. Then just dab the access from the letters and leave the felt to dry. And voila!! The colour matches the frame and that big beautiful peachy Prima flower. Nice huh?

I can't wait to use more of the alphas, using different colour mists....

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's pages. Flowers, pearls and alphas: Prima Marketing. Frame: Pink Paislee. Others: Glimmer mists, TH Distress ink, lace trim.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 33 layouts
To do: 67 layouts

Friday, 23 April 2010

SIL Blog Hop #5

First of all, I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you who submitted a layout for my challenge in the Scrap-It-Lah Blog Hop. There were 14 beautiful layouts and I know I'm going to have a hard time choosing the winner!!

On to the next challenge... it's being hosted by DT Nadia aka Naddy. She's got a nice challenge for you and a very yummy RAK to win. Please go HERE to see challenge and HERE to see the RAK on offer.

Unfortunately I have not done a layout yet due to time constrain. Been busy with the preparations for the charity, Nadiah's speech therapy and the day to day activities. But hopefully I'll be able to do one soon and when I do, I will post it here.

In the mean time, you have until April 25th, midnight (Malaysia time) to submit a layout for this challenge. And then there's only one more challenge to before the blog hop comes to and end and we will reveal the winners for each challenge. So stay tuned and keep creating!!!

UPDATED 24-04-2010

Ok, I've finished the layout for this challenge. I'm loving all the circles...

Here's my take:

Most of the items I used in this layout comes from the lovely goodies I got from Swirlydoos April kit. Papers are from Webster's Pages Life's Potrait collection.

The photo is of my scrapping buddies and I at one of our get-togethers. That was taken in Dec '09. I wish we could get together again and just scrap, scrap, scrap!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages. Flowers: Prima Marketing, Petaloo. Alpha chipboards: American Crafts. Pearls: Prima Marketing. Others: Glimmer Mists, TH Distress ink, doiley papers, raw chipboard.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 32 layouts
To do: 68 layouts

Friday, 16 April 2010

SIL Blog Hop #4

Hi hi everyone!!!

Today is my turn to host Scrap-It-Lah's blog hop challenge. There's been some fun challenges these last few weeks and I hope you've had fun taking part.

Ok now on to my challenge.... *drum roll*...

create a layout that consist of items from 10 different manufacturers. And list them down in your blog post what they are, like I did below.

Here's my example:

Believe it or not, I have eighteen different manufactures in this layout. Let me list them down:

1. Bazzill Basics - cardstock behind the blue pp
2. My Mind's Eye - blue patterned paper
3. Sassafras Lass - patterned paper cutout: clouds etc
4. Creative Imaginations - chipboard alpha
5. Fancy Pants Designs - diamond shaped border and 'many eyes go...' border
6. Crate Paper - thin red circle border under the date
7. Making Memories - number stickers for date
8. Little Yellow Bicycle - green/blue scalloped circle chipboard cut into 2
9. 7Gypsies - 'fun' & 'magic' tiles
10. Jillibean Soup - circle journaling card
11. Pink Paislee - 'dare to be remarkable' rub ons
12. Daisy D's - frame around the photo rub ons
13. Scenic Route - 'fav memories' chipboard
14. EK Success - 'just be you' stickers
15. Hambly Screen Prints - orange daffodil transparency
16. Glitz Designs - flourishes transparency
17. Tattered Angels - glimmer mist
18. Ranger - TH distress ink

I can hear some of you say "That's way too difficult." But seriously it's not. You may have been doing it all these times but you just haven't counted the manufacturers. I'm going to give you some hints....

LAYERS : just pile on the papers.
MIX THEM UP: if you're going to use flowers, choose from 2-3 different manufacturers.

I am offering this RAK to the winner:

S0me conditions do apply:
Please send in your submissions either via email at or through SIL comments section. Kindly note that we have 6 challenges for you this month and hence the deadline is much tighter this time. You only have 5 days to scrap this layout and the deadline for this challenge would be on the 20th April, 2010 ( 12 pm Malaysian time). We regret to inform you that we will not be accepting any more submissions after the stipulated time.

Good luck, everyone!!

Some close ups of the layout..

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 31 layouts
To do: 69 layouts

Thursday, 15 April 2010

Laugh Out Loud

This week at Twisted Sketches the twist is LAUGH. Please go HERE to see the sketch and the other DTs' fine examples.

This is my take:

I love this challenge because I love scrapping pictures of Nadiah looking happy and having a big laugh.

I did some misting and masking on the background to add some patterns as in the sketch.

Do come and play with us with this challenge and when you do, don't forget to leave a comment at the Twisted comment section.

Materials used:
Patterned paper: Making Memories. Felt: Prima marketing. Journaling card: Luxe Designs. Alpha stickers: American Crafts. Brads: Making Memoreis, local japanese store. Mists: Glimmer Mist. Mask: Glimmer Mist. Others: ribbons and lace.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 30 layouts
To do: 70 layouts

Monday, 12 April 2010


NASOM Alor Setar will be taking part in the Charity Carnival being held by the Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation in May. We at NASOM Alor Setar have decided to get the kids to make greeting cards to sell at our booth to raise some money for the center. We desperately need some stash URGENTLY for the kids to start making cards.

What is NASOM?
NASOM stands for The National Autism Society of Malaysia. It is a non-profit, non-governmental welfare organisation which was formed in 1986 by a group of parents and professionals. NASOM is a national voluntary charitable organisation and aims at providing education, help, care and protection for people with autism and their family members.

What is the Charity Carnival?
The Charity Carnival is a yearly event that the Sultanah Bahiyah Foundation holds to raise money and NASOM Alor Setar has secured a booth to promote autism awareness to the public, to let people know that there is a special center they can send their kids to, as well as to raise money.

What can I do to help?
If you have some stash that are begging to be put to better use towards a worthy cause, why not consider making direct product donations for the usage of the kids at NASOM Alor Setar?

What can I donate?
There are two ways you can donate:

- cardstock (pre-cut into 6x12 for easier shipping)
- patterned papers (pre-cut into 6x12 for easier shipping)
- embellishment (buttons, flowers, stickers, alphas, ribbons, chipboard elements, wordings e.g. Happy Birthday, Congratulations, Have A Nice Day etc...)
If you have a die cut machine, you can just die cut some elements like flowers using different materials e.g. cardstock, patterned papers, felt, chipboard etc...

You can make the cards yourself and donate to us so that we can sell them at the Carnival, and help us raise some funds.

How do I send the items?
You can send your donations to:

NASOM Charity Cards
C/O Yatie Tajudin
1055-C Jalan Tunku Abdul Halim,
05100 Alor Setar, Kedah,

All packages must reach me no later than 8th May 2010 to give time for the kids to put together the cards. If you can email me at to let me know that you've donated some stash, I would be grateful so that I can keep a look out for the packages and confirm receipt.

We at NASOM Alor Setar would like to say a big THANK YOU in advance for your generous donation!!

Sunday, 11 April 2010

SIL Blog Hop #3

Hey all.

It's time for challenge No.3 in celebrating of Scrap-It-Lah's 1st Anniversary. Today the challenge is being hosted by DT Nadhrah. Please click HERE to see the generous RAK that Nadhrah is offering, and click HERE to see the challenge.

This is my take of Nadhrah's challenge:

I love these candid shots of hubby, showing his playful side.

Love also these alphas by Pebbles Inc. Especially those little wording on the capital letters.

And that glittered paper from ChatterBox is just too beautiful!!!

Who said a manly layout can't have flowers? It just needs the right sort of flowers...

So do hop on to Nadhrah's blog and take part in the challenge. You have until April 15th to submit your layout. Good luck!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: K&Co, Chatter Box. Flowers: Prima Marketing. Alpha stickers: Pebbles Inc. Pearls: Kaiserkraft. Stamps: Stamp-It. Ink: StazOn. Journaling sticker: Creative Imaginations.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 29 layouts
To do: 71 layouts

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Scrap-It-Lah Anniversary Blog Hop Challenge #2

Hey all.

It's the second round of the Scrap-It-Lah Blog Hop and the challenge is being hosted by DT Mazlina. Please go HERE to see her challenge and do play along with us and you'll be in the running of winning some very yummy RAKs.

This is my take of Maz's wonderful challenge. Again, I'm not telling what that challenge is as you have to check it out at her BLOG yourself. It's more fun that way.. :D.

Using Martha Stewart punch to punch out those cute little butterflies and added some blings.

The photo is of Nadiah lying down on the grass when playing her favourite game, Ring Around A Rosy. I wrote the words to the song around the edges of that bracket piece.

Please do hop over to Maz's blog and play along with us. Like the first SIL blog hop challenge, you only have 5 days and Maz's challenge is on from now until 10th April. So hurry up!!!

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages Home For The Holidays collection. Flowers: Prima Marketing, local haberdasher store. Leaves: Prima Marketing. Blings: Local haberdasher store. Journaling bracket: Collage Press. Alpha stickers: Webster's Pages. Others: Tim Holtz Distress inks, Martha Stewart punch, lace trim.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 28 layouts
To do: 72 layouts

Sunday, 4 April 2010

The Kiss

This is a layout I made for Swirlydoos Round Robin forum challenge for the month of March. I was team #4 and so went last, lifting the layout of the person before me, Maria. Please go HERE to see Maria's beautiful layout.

So here's my take:

Photo of Nadiah giving that baby duck a kiss. But she's actually sitting in the car while the duck is outside with the window safely between them :D

I cut out strips of SEI velvet paper to make the ruffles around the circle. Love that velvet paper!!

Another stamping on acetate, which I'm loving at the moment.

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Prima Marketing, SEI. Alpha stickers: American Crafts. Flowers: Prima Marketing, Making Memories. Pearls: Basic Grey. Stamps: Stamp-It. Inks: TH Distress Ink, StazOn. Journaling card: Collage Press. Swirly chipboard: Unique Press. Ric Rac: may Arts.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 27 layouts
To do: 73 layouts

Friday, 2 April 2010


It's another week at Twisted Sketches and the twist for the week is PATTERN. Please go HERE to see the sketch and awesome work of the DTs.

I choose to go with patterned papers all the way, using Webster's Pages, Home For The Holidays collection.

The Christmas papers were generously given to me by Nad and although I don't celebrate Christmas, there are a lot of other ways to use the papers.

Photos are of Nadiah learning to skate. She fell a few times but I suspect she pretended more than the actual fall :D. I used WP's little alpha stickers to journal "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again".

Materials used:
Patterned papers and alpha stickers: Webster's Pages. Alpha foam stickers: American Crafts. Stamps: Prima Marketing. Others: TH Distress Ink, StazOn ink, Glimmer Mist, acetate.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 26 layouts
To do: 74 layouts

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Scrap-It-Lah Anniversary Blog Hop

Hey everyone!!

This month Scrap-It-Lah is celebrating it's one year anniversary and we have a whole bunch of challenges for you to enter and a whole bunch of RAKs to be won!!! The challenges will be posted every five days by different DTs. Please drop by SIL blog every few days to see who will be hosting the challenge, what challenge will it be and what RAK you'll be winning.

From the 1st - 5th April, DT Michelle is hosting. Please go HERE to check out her challenge and her very awesome layout. I'm not going to tell you what the challenge is, because you have got to visit her blog. But I will show you my take on the challenge...

Materials used:
Patterned papers: Webster's Pages, Prima Marketing, Cosmo Cricket. Stamps: Prima Marketing. Alpha stickers: Webster's Pages. Chipboard element: Scenic Route Paper Co. Border strip: 7Gypsies. Sticker: 7Gypsies. Journaling card: Collage Press. Cardstock: Bazzill Basics. Others: TH Distress Ink, StazOn ink, border punch.

Target: 100 layouts
Done: 25 layouts
To do: 75 layouts


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