Saturday, March 30, 2013

Random Layout - Skissedilla #203

This week I am playing at Skissedilla #203 (in fact I flipped it) Haven't had the chance to scrap much this whole week but I managed to squeeze this layout out over 2 nights, after I caught naps while putting the kids to bed! Here's a photo during my one week travel to Melbourne, taken on 11Nov2006. I have the date in my Shutterfly album but I don't remember the venue, duh... but I think it's either from Richmond Hill Larder Cafe or one of the cafes at at Degraves Road. On my layout I started off with texture paste and the usuals - misting, stamping and ink blending. The effect does jive with the gorgeous oozing Florentine eggs for breakie.

Noteables : Bazzill Kraft 12x12, Dylusions London Blue/Cut Grass, Hero Arts Mid tone Shadow Ink Butter Bar,  Distress inks Pine Needles/Walnut Stain, Stamps from Paper Impressions / Stampers Anonymous / Kaisercraft, Versafine Onyx Black, Textured paste

Friday, March 29, 2013

Thursday's Up ! - So Sticky

The challenge at 365cards this week is to use adhesive in a creative way other than to just stick two things together.  For instance, I like to use dimensional adhesive to create a raised image.  You can do anything you'd like, just be sure to describe the technique you used. I used 2 3ds glue dots - one of the camera and one of the button for the raised effect of the embellishment. Join us at 365cards for all the fun!

Noteables : MME paper, Camera stamped from RAK, Button from OA

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Let's Scrap DT challenge 158

As I was saying in my past post, I found a stack of photos from aeons ago. You'd be seeing lots of photos from the market and from the garden. This is taken at Queen's Market in Melbourne, Nov2006 and made for Val's DT Challenge #158 at Let's Scrap, our fellow DT member. The deal was to use ONLY ONE piece of white card stock, and black ink and black pen. I had a little help from #2 using the ink pad, I left him in the room for one minute and voila! Thank goodness he didn't use the ink pad on his own face! So anyway, I added the neat vertical and horizontal lines and the rest are scribbles and what-nots mess behind the neatly tucked apples.

Noteables : Dylusions London Blue/Fresh Lime; Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen, Mister Hueys Graph mask, TCW Chervon arrows stencil, Sharpies Fine, AC precision pen, MT washi tapeLet's Scrap card sketch 12-19-12

Also linking up to Ashli Oliver Layout Love Linky

Monday, March 25, 2013

Monday Times! - CW164 Easter/Early Spring

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's theme is Easter/Early Spring. Do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 8 images from Whoopsi Daisy

Noteables : SRM stickers and Websters' Pages Petite paper

Random Layout - CSI #64

This layout is for CSI #64. I found a lot of old photos which I printed extra from aeons ago. This is one of them when I was in Salzburg in May2002. It was the 2nd time I travelled out to Europe. Well the photo did not showcase the Alps or anything, it's just me near the train station, taken by my cousin who was travelling with me back then. Something that I learnt and love about myself is my guts to wander around, without having planned much:) and it was my 1st time trying beef goulash in a hidden little eatery at one of the streets of the Old Town. Yup, I love to explore the little nooks and corner of new places, expand my knowledge about others' cultures, just curious and wanting to know what is new in a new places. Evidences that I have included bird, rub-ons, stamps, circles, stencils and  pen work. There are 3 stencils used on this page, a few layers of stamps here and there. Testimony includes the use one of the words on the image as a jumping off point for your journaling [love], document what you love about yourself, use a journaling stamp and journal as a series of verbs [I feel, I like, I want, I can, I will].

Noteables : Stencils : Prima Stencil, Prima Donna Downey, TCW Mini Word Collage; Mists : Tattered Angels Summer Glow, Dylusions Lemon Zest/Fresh Lime/Black Marble; Inks : Staz On Jet Black/Mustard, Distress ink Pumice Stone, Hero Arts Wet Cement; Stamps from Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz, Bo Bunny Stained Texture, Unity Stamps; American Crafts Jute, Flair from Badges Folie, October Afternoon rubons/Thrift Shop Alpha stickers, inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 2-11-12

Linking up:
Simon says stamp and show Challenge Water

Friday, March 22, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Animal Print

The challenge this week at 365cards is to use an animal print pattern on your card. I got this done in a jiffy! Thanks to SRM stickers!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Let's Scrap 3-20-13

This week at Let's Scrap we have a card sketch 3-20-13. I made this card to send it off to Switzerland for my sister in law's newborn baby girl. Hope that this card would be safe kept until the little one grows up! 

Noteables : The Crafter's Workshop Balzer Designs Mini Funky Tags stencil, Distress ink Picked Raspberry, American Craft polka dot ribbon, The Twinery Pink Sorbet, SRM Stickers, October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickers

Random Layout - CSI #63

This week the palette at CSI#63... correct me if I'm wrong, is rather shabby chic sort, . Not quite my palette as this is soft and sweet colors. I had turned it into something more grungry and masculine with the use of more cocoa. This is a photo of my breakfast at Jones. Seriously really. Totally fit for a queen though it looks casual. 
I used all 5 colors required for this challenge. The base of this paper is Simple Stories Year-o-graphy Grid paper. I started with some ink blending of a stencil, followed by mists and quickly mini mists watered them down. And blended more distress ink to make the background of this layout. Evidence that I have on my layout is metal, numbers, flowers, lace (doily). As for the testimony size, inspire,  woman and this prompt #114.

Noteables : Simple Stories Year-o-graphy Grid 12x12, Pink Paislee Vintage Vogue6x6, Distress ink Spun Sugar/Victorian Velvet/Walnut Stain, Tattered Angels Teal High Heel/Blarney, Mister Hueys Dark Calico, Dylusions Melted Chocolate, Staz On Jet Black, Webster PAges flower, TCW Balzer Design Mini Swirly Garden, Lily Bee Design alpha stickers, Stamper Anonymous quote stamp, Maya Road dressform, inspired by Let's Scrap sketch 5-10-09
Also linking up :
Simon says stamp and show Challenge Water

Monday, March 18, 2013

Monday Times! - CW163 Bows, laces, pearls or anything with frill

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's theme is bows, laces, pearls or anything with frills. I did sentiment stamping on the card and just happily spritz onto the card. The jar image is sponsored by QKR Stampede. This week do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 5digis from QKR Stampede.

Noteables : Technique Tuesday stamp, Heidi Swapp Primose, QKR jar image

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Random Layout - Skissedilla #201

This is my take for Skissedilla sketch #201. I took a busy patterned paper and 'toned' it down with with some journaling cards. I have tonnes from Santa Sack purchases.... so you'd be seeing more of OA this year! It's quite not me if I don't add ink or paint. So I had let the drips do the job. Shamelessly as I would say, I really love the vertical drips which I experimented for the 1st time! 

Noteables : OA 12x12 Hometown Woolworths/Farmhouse Gravel Road, OA journaling cards/flower sack/9-5 Letterpress alpha stickers, Dylusions Postboxed Red/Squeezed Orange/London Blue 

Friday, March 15, 2013


I had also entered my creation from CSI palette #62 for Paper Issues Let's Have a Crafting a{flair}. This layout got featured today. :) 
Paper Issues Blog Design

Thrusday's Up! - Scattered

I'm back this week at 365cards. The challenge today is to create a card that is "scattered" with few or no clean lines.  It doesn't have to be loaded up with stuff, but not particularly clean and simple either. So here is my take with misting, no clean lines - guaranteed! Hope you like this card as much as I do. Love the water color effect! Yummo!

Noteables : Dylusions Postbox Red/Squeezed Orange/Lemon Zest/Pure Sunshine/Cut Grass/London Blue/Crushed Grape, Sentiment stamp from LiaStampz

Thursday, March 14, 2013


Toot Toot time again! This CSI palette #61 layout got featured on top3 of Skissedilla sketch200

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Let's Scrap 3-13-13

These are some shots of the two boys at home, posing funny. This is based on Let's Scrap sketch this week and I did a one-pager. I did a little twist on the cluster on the sketch and added some photos to it and bits and pieces. Hope you like them and join us for the fun at Let's Scrap.

Noteables : 12x12 Basic Grey Marjolaine Maple Walnut Bar, October Afternoon Sasparilla bits and pieces, Lily Bee Design /Jillibean alpha stickers, Studio Calico stars wood veneer, OA & Fancy Pants Buttons, OA Flair

Linking up :
Paperissues Let's have crafting aflair

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #62

I haven't been scrapping for the whole of last week. I finally found some energy and motivation on Saturday night and managed one layout for this week and 2 cards. Then I started to work on this layout so here's my take on CSI case #62, finally complete last night piecing them together. This is  a photo of the boys strolling at Botanic Gardens. Typically singing gibberish or some made up songs. Hand in hand they walk, #1 would stop at the plants to figure out the pronunciation of the scientific names of the plants, giggles, before the switch suddenly turns on for them to go prancing around in circles. Well, we get that all the time at every visit to the Gardens. 
My layout is based on CSI DT Em Starface's sketch. I guess I'm more into bold or dark colors. This palette is rather soft so I find that the color palette this week quite difficult. But boy, am I glad that the misting does most of the job well, blending together give the outcome that I wished/prayed for! 

The evidences on my layout includes wood, musical element, circles and plant. Testimony music title is based on 8Days A week is a song from The Beatles. While the journaling is except by Toy Story main theme You've Got A Friend in Me . The boys love the movie, loves the iPad app and not sure if they love this song but anyway it's meaningful. This is just a mommie's wish to the both of them and it reads :
You've got a friend in Me
When the road looks rough ahead (not quite in the photo, eh?)
We stick together, we can see it through 

Noteables : Tattered Angels Blarney/Summer Glow/Teal High Heel, Dylusions Postbox Red, Versacolor Gray, Staz On Jet Black, Distress Inks Bundled Sage/Tumbled Glass/Tea Dye,  Bo Bunny Stained Textured Stamps, Stampers Anonymous Seasonal Reflections,Studio  Calico Wood Stars, Classiky washi tapes Graffiti & Music, Buttons from the stash, Flair from OA, Alpha stickers from OA Very Merry/5 & Dime

Linking up :
Paperissues Let's have crafting aflair
Simon says stamps A bit o' green

Monday, March 11, 2013

Monday Times! - CW162 3-Dimensional

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's theme is 3 dimensional. I did some basic stamping on the card and added some other fun stuff onto the card. Join us at Kaboodle Doodles for the fun!

Noteables : Stamps : Simon says Stamps Absolutely Delightful/Kaisercraft Music Sheet/Impression Obssession Newsprint, Hero Arts Shadow Ink Bubble Gum/Wet Cement/Grape Juice/Pool, Buttons from my stash, Charm/Bling from Beadspin, The Twinery Strawberry

Friday, March 8, 2013


Sorry no Thrusday's Up! post this week. But please do head over to 365cards and play along! Be inspired by the daily challenges and creations by the DT members! Sweet Pam helped to cover for this week! I was overly occupied and tired out by some adhoc (non-craft) related assignments. But life goes on...
p/s : I really need to 'detox' via craft, thankfully I found this hobby! Watch this space... I should be back in 1-2days time!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Let's Scrap 3-6-13

Here's my take with this week's Let's Scrap sketch 3-6-13. This week, no ink and mists. I kept it simple and clean. These are some regular photos of #2 at home as seen he's always very busy but would take a moment to stop and grin when I ask him to take a photo.

Noteables : October Afternoon 12x12 Daydream Freshly Mown Lawn / Country Fair Petting Zoo/ Rubons / Word stickers / Alpha stickers, DCWV black textured cardstock, Ribbon from thrift shop, Marvy Uchida tag punch, Cavillini paper tape


Random Layout - Lil' Dreamers

This layout is for Skissedilla sketch200 . The color palette challenge that I'm tagging along for this layout is for CSI #61. There is plenty of taming down of Dylusions with H2O and some drips from October Afternoon Tin Type. I have evidences of plain white background, string (twine), buttons and butterflies. The title and journaling is inspired by this prompt.
Noteables : Papers from Webster Pages Petite Papers/ K&Company, Dylusions Squeezed Orange/Lemon Zest, October Afternoon Tin Type, Prima hexagon stencils, Stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Stickers from October afternoon Thrift Shop/Rocket Age/Campfire/Orange&Creme alpha stickers, The Twinery Cantaloupe/Buttercream, Staz On Jet Black, American Crafts DIY alpha thickers stickers, buttons from stash

Monday, March 4, 2013

Monday Times! - CW161 Anything but a card

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodles is to create  anything but a card. I have here a cute digi sentiment from Eureka Stamps and I made this litle bag for #1 with some little surprise for him. This week prize would be 5 digis - Eureka Stamps. Join us at Kaboodle Doodles for the fun!

Noteables : MT washi tapesSunshine Day image from Eureka Stamps

Sunday, March 3, 2013


Yay! I am published again on Scrap N Art March 2013 issue. The card featured is from DT work for Kaboodle Doodles. Do check out Scrap N Art!

Just yesterday, Layout for CSI challenge #60 was featured on Paper Issues
Paper Issues Blog Design
This layout from Skissdella sketch with The Color Room pallete was featured on The Color Rooms Feature on wk144
Layout for CSI challenge #59 & Layout for CSI challenge #58 were featured On the Watch List

Friday, March 1, 2013

Thursday's Up! - Clip It

Today at 365cards, the theme is Clip It. Add a paperclip, binding clip or some other similar item on your card. I have here a clock clip from Prima. Oh by the way, the hat is a digi image sponsored by SK Digi this week. Do join us for some card fun at 365cards!

Noteables : SK Digis, Prima, SRM Stickers, Sharpies

Random Layout - Skissedilla #199

These are the photos of the two boys at home during their play time, with that I take on Skissedilla sketch #199 and The Color Room palette #144

Noteables : Masks : Negative print from this layout misting - Prima Donna Downey Circle/The Crafters Workshop Chevron, Mists : Heidi Swapp Minty Green/Mister Hueys' Pickle, Estate Green / Dylusions London Blue/Cut Grass/Black,Amy Tangerine stamp Draft, Studio Calico mistables butterflies, Prima mistables blooms, blings from Beadspin

Let's Scrap DT Tutorial Kissed Stamped background

This week I am sharing a tutorial at Let's Scrap. Do head over for more details. In short what you would need is a solid stamp and a texture stamp for this for the background. It would have been just one solid color is stamped with just once. The purpose of the texture stamp is to add some interest to the solid stamp. I did this for the background and the title work for one the cards. 
Basically I did this :
Ink solid stamp with a lighter color, then
* Ink texture stamp with a darker color and then stamp onto paper

Easy peasy, same set of stamps, 2 different looks. Try that on your layouts too!

Noteables : Stamps : Simon says Stamps Absolutely Delightful/Kaisercraft Music Sheet/Impression Obssession Newsprint/Stamper Anonymous Floral Tattos, Hero Arts Shadow Ink Stonewash/Grape Juice/Bubble Gum/Pool/Royal Red, Let's Scrap card sketch 7-18-12