Monday, January 28, 2013

Monday Times! - CW156 Winter

Hello Monday! The theme this week at Kaboodle Doodles is Winter. We have a sponsorship from Whoopsi Daisy this week.Come play along with us at Kaboodle Doodles and you might be the lucky winner of 8 images from Whoopsi Daisy

Noteables : October Afternoon Holiday Style Oh, What Fun! paper and rubons

Friday, January 25, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Liquid

Hello Thrusday. It's an easy challenge this week 365cards. YOu have an option to use something that started out as a liquid" whether its a spray, re-inker, water, anything that was once in liquid form, except a regular ink pad doesn't count. I used two mists from Dylusions Bubblegum and Postcard Red with a FolkArt rose stencil. And to top it up, a strip from Stella Rose and rubon from October Afternoon. What's your take? Hop on and have fun at 365cards

Linking up : 
* Retrosketches #47

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Random Layout - Skissedilla #194

This week I'm playing at Skissedilla again. This is for sketch #194. This close up of #1 was taken back on 14 March 2010. If I remembered correctly it's one of those lunch @ home photos that I always took of the boys on weekends. I played quite a bit with texture paste and misting. So this is my style, here's another textured/inky layout!

Noteables : October Afternoon Thrift Shop Good Junk 12x12/Word stickers, Dylusions chequered dots stencil, Texture paste, Mister Hueys Circl / Bubbles masks, October Afternoon Sprinkler Tin Type, Mister Hueys Custard/Estate Green/Blue Grass/Overdue, Stamper Anonymous Tim Holtz Floral Tattoo stamps, Script stamp from Cherish Stamp Kodomo, Kaisercraft Graffiti stamp, Staz On Jet Black

Linking up : 
* Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: What are you known for?
* October Afternoon 30min challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Let's Scrap 1-23-13

Here's the layout Let's Scrap for 1-23-13. I used all the photos from mom's birthday last year on 10Feb2012. I used Basic Grey papers and decided to chosed 2 different designs, which I think still complement each other in terms of colors. As usual I dabbled with some inks and made this a simple layout. Do join us at Let's Scrap and remember to tag your creation as 1-23-13

Noteables : Basic Grey Hello Luscious Rosemary/Sweet Threads The New Plaid, American Craft Houndstooth thickers, The Crafters Workshop Dina's spilled hearts stencil, Distress ink Picked Raspberry,  Ink blending tool, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen, Maya Road kraft envelope, buttons/home chipboard, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, October Afternoon buttons/rubons, Studio Calico wood veneer, Sharpie fine Black, Classiky graffiti washi tape

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Random Layout - CSI Case #55

This is my 2nd time on CSI challenge. I found it quite addictive to play after I tried the 1st time. For this challenge #55, apart from the requirements this week, the challenge this week is to lift a design element from case#1. I had lifted some elements from Anna Karin's layout that includes numbers, distressing and repeat stamp background. I  lifted her day to day documenting her child's sleeping pattern, as to map it to me... I took photos of dinner time with #1, almost daily. This photo of him on a typical dinner at home, as seated on his high chair with that cutest smile!

I started off with what I had leftover for Skissedilla layout , that night I printed the reverse side of the mask for this layout, if you could spot the chevron. And I piled lot of layers of inks, stamps and some texture paste with circle stencil/ice cream stick. The background is a little blurry on the left as I had spread some gesso and the stamping at later stage turns out a little muddy. Just as I wanted to make the background a little blurry/dreamy. My layout has these EVIDENCEflowers, leaves, tree, diamond shapes, circles, scallops, plain white background. As for the testimony I included 2 things i.e. small decorative design, and Inspiration Words: repeat, favorite, stir, today 

Noteables : Bazzil Textured white 12x12, My Mind's Eye Stella Rose, Echo Park tickets, The CraftersWorkshop Balzer designs Chervon/Prima/Donna Dawney masks, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Seven Seas/Teal heel, stamps from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz/Impression Obsession/Kaisercraft, Distress inks Tumbled Glass/Crushed Olive/Tea Dye/Pumice Stone, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen ink, Maya Road chipboard, October Afternoon rubons, Gesso, Texture paste, ice cream stick

Monday, January 21, 2013

Monday Times! - CW155 Ribbon

 Hello Monday! The theme this week at Kaboodle Doodles is Ribbon. We have a sponsorship from QKR Stampede this week. I get to choose one digi image this week to play with and my choice is a sentiment.  Come play along with us at Kaboodle Doodles and you might be the lucky winner of 5 digi images from QKR Stampede

Noteables : MT washi tape, QKR Stampede sentiment, thrift shop ribbons, Tim Holtz Tiny attacher

Sunday, January 20, 2013

SBM ATC Nov2012 final reveal

Here are the creations from Nov2012 ATCs. The theme is Butterfly. Mine in both the groups are on the top left most, inky butterflies work

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Random layout - Skissedilla #193

This photo is #1 when he was about 7mths old, taken during his 1st trip back to Penang. This is how this layout is created, Lots of layers of mists and inks. I do, really enjoyed the process of doing it, and playing around with the colors.
1. Misted TA on the Chervon stencil, flipped over to cardstock#2 (safe keep for another project) to print the negative of the remaning ink.
2. Misted HS Bronzer on the mini word collage, flipped over the corners of this cardstock for negative print.
3. Put some strips of washi tape vertically, lay the hearts stencil over and blend in some Victorian Velvet. The effect are some vertical strips layer showing the ink works from step1 and2. With the stencil on, stamped some tiny alphas onto the hearts
4. Mixed some distress inks onto the craft sheet to stamp the floral silhouette and the humming bird (double stamped the 2nd time with Walnut stain
5. Create photo mat with the mix media stamp from Stamper Anonymous
6. Stamped the sentiment with Versafine and stuck the stickers for title.

Noteables : The CraftersWorkshop Balzer designs Chervon/Mini word collage/Dina's Spilled hearts, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Seven Seas/Teal heel, Heidi Swapp Bronzer, Distress Inks Walnut Stain/Festive Berries/Barn Door/Spiced Marmalade/Tumbled Glass/Forest Moss/Victorian Velvet, Versafine Onyx Black, all stamps from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz, October Afternoon Rocket Age decal alpha stickers

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thrusday's Up - Thinking in 3s

Hello Thrusday! This week's challenge at 365cards is to think in 3s. You need to use three of each of these three items on your card:
*3 buttons
*3 blossoms
*3 pieces of ribbon
Here's my take, a CLEAN  kiddy card. Do join us and have fun at 365cards!

Noteables : Scrap papers/buttons from my stash, Blossoms from Simonsaysstamps, Stickers from SRM/October Afternoon, Ribbons from Daiso, Retrosketch #46

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Let's Scrap Monochromatic

This is for challenge#153 at Let's Scrap by Kristine :
- Keep your project monochromatic, whether you use cardstock or patterned paper or both. 
- Add ONE punch of additional colour (some bright yellow in the background of the photo and on the paper)

So this was the process in one night, no heat gun required :
1. Doilies from the baking supplies shop, inked, tore a little in the process.. so I left it as is. Then glued, Then I stamped the clock
2. Corner top with ADMIT ONE, was also torn, a couple of inks, glued, and stamped

3. 6x6 sheet (with the all teeth thickers), tore edges and ink ink ink, Then glued as 3rd layer
4. Photo mat, cut to size, inked and glued. Glued the photo
5. 2nd last bit the invoice is actually left over from some other projects. Tore the edges, crumpled the paper, inked, stamped and stick it on the layout.
6. Then the thickers for title.
This photo is from 2years ago, 26Dec2010.  Kid was in brown, so I chosed brown to work on. I had quite a hard time keeping mono color.. but I'm happy with the outcome of this layout. 
Noteables : 7Gypsies Postale/Lille 6x6 pp. DCVW textured cardstock, Distress ink Tea Dye/Walnut stain, Ink blending tool, all stamps from Stampers Anonymous, Thickers from American craft, Let's Scrap card sketch 7-15-09

Linking up: 
* Simon says stamp and show Lace Love 

Let's Scrap 1-16-13

This week on Let's Scrap is a card sketch. You may make a layout or a card with this sketch. Do join us at Let's Scrap and remember to tag your creation as 1-16-13. This card is for my one and only sibling, my older brother who's turning 37 this year. He sends me birthday card yearly so now that I'm making cards of my own, I'll make sure he gets at least one card from me once a year! :) Doesn't look like a birthday card eh? But anyway, this should be masculine enough for my brother. :)

If you are interested, read on a mini tutorial for the card texture. For some crazy reasons I keep odd sizes, tiny and narrow strips of scrap papers from past projects, waiting to be used. Anyway, now I found a good reason to use them, on my cards! One good reason is to create layers and texture, whichever deem fit.
1. I took some green strips of the papers and placed them randomly on the card just to gauge how the strips would look like. No real planning involved.
2. Then gesso-ed the white cardstock below and started pasting the strips of scraps and between the papers as they layer onto each other.
3. Gesso-ed the top layer and run the gesso with a plastic knife to make the diagonal lines
4. After the gesso is dried, I cut away the excess paper to make up to the card size. 
It's all ready for you to ink/mist and add whatever layers that you need to! 

Try it, it's pretty satisfying to me when I realised I used up quite a fair bit of odd scraps that I'm still wondering why I kept them in the 1st place & for months!

Noteables : Distress ink Salty Ocean, vellum, October Afternoon Mini Market alpha stickers/Sidewalks Miscellany, Maya Road kraft white frame, Strips of green scrap papers, white gesso

Monday, January 14, 2013

Monday Times! - CW154 Buttons

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodles, we have sponsorship from Di's Digis. The theme this week is Buttons. Make sure you use buttons in your creation. Come join us and play along at Kaboodle Doodles and you might be the lucky winner of $10 voucher from Di's Digis

Notebales : 7Gypsies Postal 6x6, October Afternoon Fly A Kite wildcard / Farmhouse Flowersack, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Ink Bundled Sage, Buttons from October Afternoon/Fancy Pants, Artful Delight Card Sketch#19

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Random Layout - CSI Case #54


Here's my 1st attempt on CSI Challenge. After seeing a couple of scrapper friends playing at CSI Challenge, I decided to give it a try. Oh boy it's tough cracking my head how to do this! I've never done this before, this is my 1st attempt on a sketch/color/recipe challenge. Hope it's considered close enough! :) 

Noteables : Echo Park For the Record 2 Handwritten 12x12, Prima Printery collection 6x6 pp,7 Gypsies Postale 6x6p.p.,  SEI Fair ticket, Kaisercraft Music Sheet stamp, Unity Itty Bitty/Webster's stamp The Little Things stacked teacups, Staz On Jet Black, Hero Arts Circle doodle stamp, Hero arts Mid Tone Red Royale, Distress ink Salty Ocean, Picket Fence Crackle Paint, Dylusions stencil Chequered Dots, Maya Road  Winter's Rosese Houndstooth Licorice/Alpha chipboard, American Craft Jute, 1" EK circle punch, CSI case#

Friday, January 11, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Sharp

This week at 365cards theme on Thrusday is SHARP. What does this word mean to you? There is a whole lot of intepretation to this word. If you are up to it, join us with your card at 365cards. I had used the stamp from Stampers Anonymous calligraphy pen and also the sentiment from the same set of stamps. So what's your take?

Noteables :  My Mind's Eye On the Bright Side2 6x6pp, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Classics, Staz-on Jet Black, Vellum, Sketch from Unscripted sketches

Linking up :
Unscripted sketches #192
Simon says stamps Black, white & splash of colour
Runway Inspired Ric27 Cacharel

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Let's Scrap 1-9-13

This is a layout for Let's Scrap. I took some one year old photos during our trip back to Penang last year, taken in aeroplane, Penang airport, my mum's and inlaw's home. There is misting and lots of stamping all over the pages. Oh yes, I kept the boarding pass from the trip and put them onto a cropped off beige shipping tag with some wacky inky red is actually from the leftover of this layout. Join us for the fun at Let's Scrap and don't forget to tag your as 1-9-13

Noteables : Bo Bunny DoubleDot Designs Kiwi Journal 12x12, Basic Grey Obscure 6x6, Studio Calico Mister Hueys Heirloom Blue/Letter Jacket Red, Distress inks Crushed Olive/Tea dye/Spiced Marmalade, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Bitty Grunge/Going Somewhere stamp sets, Classiky Graffiti washi tape, American Crafts Jute, B42O Flap boards, Alphabet stencil

Monday, January 7, 2013

Monday Times! - CW153 Vintage

Hello Monday! The theme this week at Kaboodle Doodles is Vintage. We have a sponsorship from Eureka this week. I get to choose one digi image this week to play with and my choice is the daffodil silhouette.  Come play along with us at Kaboodle Doodles and you might be the lucky winner of 5 digi images from Eureka

Noteables : Hero Arts Century French Script, Tim Holtz Ranger Distress Inks Victorian Velvet/Tea Dye, Digi image from Eureka

Random Layout - Just A Car Ride

This is a photo of the two little boys during our regular weekend car ride out for breakfast. Typically armed with water bottles, (may be) some books and toys. With this I took on Skissedilla sketch #192

Noteables : October Afternoon Road Map Dew Drop Inn 12x12 / Label stickers / Word Stickers Thrift Shop, Maya road Kraft label, Dylusions Lemon Lime/London Blue, Staz On Jet Black, Studio Calico Wood Verneer transport, Blazer Design Chevron/Mini Life Strips, Distress ink Barn Door

Linking up : 
Paper Issues Right here Right now

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Let's Scrap Design Team Challenge #152

This photo of #2 was taken during Wendy and Alex's wedding at Samford, Brisbane on 26March2011. He was having a whale of time prancing up and down the ranch before and after the outdoor wedding. Well it didn't quite look like a wedding layout as my main focus is kid #2.  With this, I decided to take on Charlotte's DT Challenge #152 at Let's Scrap. I used a Let's Scrap card sketch, flipped it clockwise and made this one photo page. The deal was to :
*    Use the event as a title
*    Rounded Corners
*    Circles or Ovals

Confession time : This is the 1st time I was using the trims from Webster's Page. I had wanted to add some trims and blings but I am kind of nervous after sticking these two strips onto my layout. So I stopped there. I guess I'm not the WP kind of person as I don't quite like the outcome :( Also it's my 1st time using Woodland Park collection (which I got from the OA Santa Sack sales last year) and used bits and pieces of the stuff on this layout.

Noteables : Bazzill White textured cardstock, Distress Stain Metallic Pewter, Distress Inks Spiced Marmalade/Evergreen Bough/Barn Door/Tumbled Glass, The Crafters Workshop Mini Life strips, Mister Huey's Bubble mask, Webster's Page trims, Bits and pieces from October Afternoon Woodland Park collection, Crop A Dile corner rounder

Linking up : 
* Simon says Stamp and Show Totally mad no rules tea party
* Red Carpet Studiochallenge RCS#18 Anything goes  

Friday, January 4, 2013

Random Layout - Cheez


This IS almost a year old's photo. A photo of kid #1 taken at Taiping zoo during our trip back to Malaysia for Chinese New Year in 2012. I love his grin in this photo. Ooo yes those new stuff that I used on this page is the distress metallic stains. Love them!

Noteables : Echo Park A Boy's Life Energetic 12x12, SEI Fair tickets, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink wild honey/Moved lawn/picked raspberry, Blending tool, Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Metallic stain Antique Bronze/Tarnished Brass, American Crafts Alpha Bites Thicker, The Twinery Honeydew/Maraschino/Charcoal,White Gesso, Black acrylic paint

Linking up :
* Skissedilla sketch191
Simon says stamps New Something
Simon says stamp Totally mad no rules tea party

Thrusday's Up! - 5 layers

I was excited as I finally received the DRS rubber stamps which arrived at my mailbox yesterday, just in time to create for the challenge today. Today at 365cards, tbe challenge is to use FIVE layers somewhere on your card. Here's mine. There we have a few layers of papers, twine, fabric border and stamp. I used one of the stamps which arrived today. Do join us at 365cards and play along! 

Noteables : Echo Park Victoria Garden 6x6, DRS Silhoutte of the Heart, Hero Art Mid Tones Red Royal, October Afternoon Wrap Pack Holiday Style, Signo Uniball Silver

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Random Card - Birthday

A very quick birthday card for a friend, and yup she is somewhere in her 30s, oh well so am I :) This card is made using a sketch from Retro Sketches

Noteables : Crate Paper Random 6x6 papers, October Afternoon Mini Market stickers, Fancy Pants button, Juste from American Crafts

Linking up : 
* Paper Issues Right here right now 
* Retro Sketches #44

Tuesday, January 1, 2013


Woohooo! Melita from ScrapNArt wrote to me early December that this is going to be featured on the online publication for January2013. So here's a brag post :) I must also thank Kristine for the challenge over on Let's Scrap otherwise I wouldn't have scrapped this piece of work for the polaroid photo challenge on it!

Last but not least, Happy NEW YEAR 2013!!! May 2013 be filled with more crafty creativity!
Here's the link to the article on ScrapNArt