Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Let's Scrap DT Challenge #160

A challenge indeed... especially it comes to flower, I refrained from using the usual silhouette flower stamps from Stamper Anonymous and decided to choose via patterned paper. I chose to work with Echo Park and a little October Afternoon and of course using that frames 12x12 is one of the biggest challenge. So, this is my take on Tiffany's challenge #160.  And here's the outcome with the combination with the criteria below :
* A mixture of colored and black and white or sepia photos. 
* Flowers(can be on the paper, embellishments, stickers or the photos themselves)
* Buttons 
* Hand written journaling
Drop by and join us for the challenge, which would end this Thrusday 2May. Come join us at Let's Scrap for some serious fun!

Noteables : Teresa Collins Timeless Pink frames 12x12, Echo Park Victoria Garden, October Afternoon Woodland Park, Lily Bee Design Alpha stickers,  Let's Scrap 10-21-09

Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Times! - CW169 Use Brown and/or Tan

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is Use Brown and/or Tan. Do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of  3 digis from Milk Coffee. Have fun!

Noteables : Technique Tuesday rubber stamp, SRM stickers


Thank you to the CSI team for choosing Think as one of the Most Wanted on CSI#67. Hop over, you should check out other gorgeous work by other scrappers on the site too!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Random Layout - CSI #68

Here's my take for CSI case#68. A photo of #1 which I have always loved, this was taken when he's not even one year old! Now he's already almost 6! He's growing up too fast, like a fast train!!!

Evidences are as follows : clouds, circles, polka, stripes, small brads, stitching (faux on the cloud) with pen work. My testimony choices are choose a prompt from here that contains either a 3 or a 5 in the number & Inspiration Words:  wise, whimsy, up--use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title. My journal derives from prompt 35 - a book that you feel should be required reading for everyone? Write an essay persuading your audience to read this book. "The little prince had very different ideas about serious things from those of the grown-ups" & "Only children know what they are looking for". The little man silhouette is his inner voice. Representation by the train on the washi with nuts and bolts prob mean he's driving me nuts and up the walls for the time being, until one day I learn understand him better. I journalled a little, not an essay. Nonetheless that should mean a whole lot. 

Noteables : OA Boarding Pass Hong Kong 12x12 /ephemeras/stickers, 7Gypsies/MME Stella Rose patterned papers, Fiskars cloud punch, MT washi tapes, Prima vintage trinkets brads, Uniball Signo Medium Silver pen, Inspired by Let's Scrap card sketch 5-2-11

Also linking up : 
The Memory Nest Whimsical Wednesday 3

Thrusday's Up! - Framed

Today at 365cards we have a challenge on frames. What you need to do is to create a minimum of 2 frames on your card - you can incorporate them any way you wish. Here's my take. Do drop by 365cards and join us for the challenge today!

Noteables: Teresa Collins chipboard frame, MT slim cord washi tape, DRS stamp

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Let's Scrap 4-24-13

This is the card that I did this week for Let's Scrap. I just love the Hero Arts lotus background stamp so I thought would be nice to use it as the background of this card. Do drop by and join us for the great fun Let's Scrap. Remember to tag your card as 4-24-13

Noteables : Hero Arts lotus background stamp, October Afternoon pp, Sentiment from Simon Says Stamp, Hero Arts Mid tone Royal Red/Field Greens, Versafine Onyx Black, The Twinery Peapod, Vellum

Monday, April 22, 2013

Monday Times! - CW168 Spring

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is Spring. A little sponging for the sky, stamped and embossed the bunch! Here's my simple card. This week do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of $6 GC from Floppy Latte

Noteables : Stamps from Paper Impression/Amy Tan, Distress Ink Tumbled Glass, Embossing powder Green

Sunday, April 21, 2013


Thank you to the CSI team for choosing Dear Chloe as one of the Most Wanted on CSI#66. Hop over, you should check out other gorgeous work by other scrappers on the site too!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Glitz Blitz

Today the challenge at 365cards is Glitz Blitz. Create a super sparkly glittery card - the more glitz, the better! I have this glitzy paper in my stash from MME Lost and Found Christmas paper and it's just very suitable for this theme. I just popped an OA sticker onto it and tada! Do join us at 365cards and have fun! 

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Let's Scrap - DT reveal 4-17-13

This layout is for Let's Scrap DT call. Here are some really old photos of blooms that I took in Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. I found them through some old stack photos which I didn't put in my photo albums, so I thought I might as well use them to scrap. I kept the background busy with stencils and topped it up with the clean diecuts and title work.

Noteables : Bazzill Kraft 12x12, TCW Chervon stencil, Prima flower stencil, Mister Hueys Overdue, Heidi Swapp Mint Green, Making Memories/Lily Bee Designs title alphas, OA Farmhouse flower sack, Butterflies die cut from RAK prize from Skisedilla

You would be seeing a lot of ME for the next 4months on Let's Scrap website. Here's the line up for Let's Scrap DT from Apr-July2013! This is a community to encourage and motivate our love for scrapping. This site posts weekly sketches and sample layouts each week for you to get inspired by. There would be challenges and tutorials on site too! You may join in the community on Facebook but most of the action is on the website itself http://www.letsscrap.ning.com/ so do join us at Let's Scrap for some fun-filled scrapping time! 
Here are the names on the design team for new term starting April2013 :
Tiffany Duvall
Ada Nicholls
Andrea Green 
Michelle Looi
Erica Pelcher Mouton
Joyce Ireland 
Carol Burger
Jennifer Piotrofski 
Val Thorpe 
Karen Frobisher 
Kim Sparks
Erica Thompson
Tiffany Duvall 
Michelle van Wijk 

Seriously awesome, talented and fab ladies in this team! Join us at the site and be inspired!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Monday Times! - CW167 Black & White

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is Black & White. Here's my card. This week do join us at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 5 digis - QKR Stampede

Noteables : Dylusions Black Marble, Mister Hueys Chevron mask, Prima stamp, Versafine Onyx Black

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Random Layout - CSI#67

Here's my take on CSI case #67. I have on the layout all 5 colors. The evidences for this challenge that I have on my layout are : punctuation as accents, stars, accents from the picture--robot, car, plane,bicycle, clouds, use pen and outline elements with pen. My testimony is based on handwrite your journaling, write a random collection of facts about your topics and Inspiration Words: think, chaos, question-- use these as inspiration for journaling, not just as a title. As #1 would say Think? when he hits a roadblock. I would say, Moments of creativity, moments of frustrations with your robots and little fingers that sometimes don't work together. You turned angry and upset. Most of the time with tears. I wish you'd be more patient, think during chaotic episodes which you encounter with your toys and ask how. It's okay, no one is perfect

Noteables : All products from October Afternoon, American crafts jute, Sharpies

Let's Scrap DT Challenge #159

The challenge this round at Let's Scrap is hosted by Eniko. Her challenge basically is do something that's not your usual style. I dug up a photo from CNY 2 years go, taken with my mum and the boys. My take this round is ephemera style. There is actually minimal inking on this page, the papers were already prettily inked as they were, except for the biggest die cut piece, I had used baby wipes to distress the edges and then inked with walnut stain. The rest was mixed and match and layered over the page. Do join us for this challenge at Let's Scrap and remember to tag sketch that you use for this challenge!

Noteables : 12x12 Glitz Scarlett Stripe, Graphic45 die cuts, Distress ink walnut Stain, Jenni Bowlin Fountain Pen, Maya Road alpha chipboard, emblishments from Beadspin, Let's Scrap card sketch 2-2-12

Friday, April 12, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - Fractured

This week theme at 365cards - "Fractured". Wonder what is it? Simple, you need to include a partial image (no more than half) of a stamp on you card. Here's something clean and simple. The stamp work is actually the Unity stamp of Xmas tree on the background. Can you spot one of the stamped image is not more than half the stamp? This is a quick card with the strip of MT washi tape and OA rubons. These work like wonders! Do take time and join in the challenge at 365cards!

Thursday, April 11, 2013


I'm very excited to share this! Another online publication, first time on the first issue on Life Paper Scrapbook.  I Think is published on Life Paper Scrapbook 1st Issue on March27. Check this amazing scoop of yummy delicious creations from around the world!

Let's Scrap 4-10-13

Here's the last layout for current DT term at Let's Scrap. These photos again are from Queen Victoria Market Melbourne, dated Nov 2006. Though this look clean and simple, it did take me 2hrs to assemble this, me for being a slow scrapper! Do join us for this last sketch at Let's Scrap and remember to tag it as 4-10-13. See you around!
 Noteables : 12x12 DCVW cardstock, Studio Calico, October Afternoon Farm Girl stickers / Boarding Pass journal bits/ alpha stickers / buttons / border from Fly a Kite

Monday, April 8, 2013

Monday Times! - CW166 Pink

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is to use any shade of pink. So here's my card. This week do join us at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of $10 voucher - Di's Digis

Noteables : Dylusions Bubblegum Pink, Versafine Onyx Black/Pink, Prima Stencil, Hero Arts Lotus background stamp, Simon Says Stamps exclusive stamp

Random Layout - CSI #66

Here's my take on this week's CSI case #66. The colors reminded me of Chloe, our first black cocker spaniel who owns a bright red leash and collar. Here's a little tribute page for her. My evidences include arrow, flair, check pattern, bow, hearts and drawing/doodling. Testimony includes document something about a pet and handwrite your journaling,  using inspiration Words:  manic, point, owner-- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

Noteables :  Stencils : Prima masks/Dylusions/TCW, Mists : Dylusion Poxtboxed Red/Black MArble, OA Tintype/Redwagon, Prima flowers resist canvas, Textured paste, Distress stain Brushed Pewter, Flair from Badges Folie, Sharpie White marker, Maya Road alpha chipboard

Friday, April 5, 2013

Thrusday's Up! - 2 Techniques

The challenge at 365cards this week is to use a sponging technique and an embossing technique to decorate your card. I did first layer of stamping with no embossing, and sponged all over the card and over the watermark with distress ink. Then I did another layer of floral stamp and emboss it with red embossing powder. Join us at 365cards for all the fun!

Noteables : Paper Impressions floral stamps, Embossing ink pad, Distress ink Pine Needles, Versafine Onyx Black, American Craft Embossing Powder Red, Hero Arts sentiment stamp, 

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Random Layout - Skissedilla Sketch204

Here are some busy textures from the fresh produce! Yup, more photos from Queens Market! I still have some photos and it does seems like there'll be market layouts through this few weeks! Here's my take on Skissedilla Sketch204. I had started off with misting on the white cardstock. The cardstock kind of warp after heating with heat gun so I placed it under stack of books to make it flatter before heading on for lots of ink blending and stamping work tonight. I am very happy with the outcome!

Noteables : 12x12 Bazzil Textured White cardstock, Dylusions London Blue/Postboxed Red/Cut Grass/Fresh Lime, Stamps from Stamper Anonymous/Kaisercraft/Hero Arts/Impression Obsessions/Prima, TCW Mini bricks stencil, Distress Inks Tea Dye/Pumice Stone/Walnut Stain, Versafine Onyx Black, Ink Blending tool

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Let's Scrap 4-3-13

Ok, I'm going to say it another time, these are Queens' Market Melbourne. YT took a lot of photos of the yummy goodies from the market. Yup, from Nov2006 that long ago. Here's my take on 4-3-13 sketch at Let's Scrap. Here we go with some inks and all, let's bring in the nature goodness!

Noteables : 12x12 7 Gypsies Camden Paper Greenwich/Tim Holtz Seasonal paper, Mister Hueys Gable Green/Estate Green, Dylusions Crushed Grape, Jillibean kraft alpha stickers TCW Chervon Stencil, Maya Road chipboard alphas, Sharpies/AC Precision black/Uniball Signo white pens, Doily and tag are prize from Skissedilla


Toot Toot time! I submitted to Scrap N' Art Magazine for April publication and these are selected for publication! Yay!
* Let's Scrap sketch/CSI palette love.love.love
* Let's Scrap sketch card Thankful for you and 
* Kaboodle Doodles card Hi Gorgeous

Random Layout - CSI #65

Here's my take of this week's CSI case #65 . Here's a photo of #1 from a year ago, with his Lego Duplo  build up. We did this on a rainy day and that's how the title came about. I helped this guy with this built up, specifically taking his instructions. So there you are, this is his idea of a carpark and playground for his little figurines friends. I have these as evidence : Feather, White Space, Crown, Bird. My testimony : Spread your journaling across three spots (Artist - colorful free play for his creativity, the sentiment next to the photo - to depict the meaning of creativity and another one near the title - It is a fact meddling with Lego that he still likes best. Best Moments of his Day is likely to include playing with Lego), Journaling that I have incorporated in this layout is all about #1, as is inspired by Reality personality poem

I started off with misting on the 12x12 with chervon stencil, then added some on the punched out clouds and quickly tamed it with water mist for the rain effect. After heating and drying the inks, I did a few layers of stamping around the page with different stamps. Glad that the Stampers Anonymous sentiments work for this layout.

Noteables : Bazzill 12x12 Textured White, Studio Calico Chervon stencil, Dylusions London Blue/Postboxed Red/Cut Grass/Fresh Lime, Distress ink Barn Door, Hero Arts Mid Tone Butter Bar, Versafine Mustard/Sapphire Blue/Onyx Black, Stamps from Technique Tuesdays/Stampers Anonymous/Studio Calico/Simon Says Stamps/Savvy Stamps City Scape, Lily Bee Design alpha stickers, Fiskars medium cloud punch

Also linking up  
* Paper Issues Up in Clouds
* Simon says stamp and show Anything Goes
* One little word Up69 Home

Monday, April 1, 2013

Monday Times! - CW165 Use 2 different patterned papers

Hello Monday! This week at Kaboodle Doodle's challenge is to create with 2 different patterned papers. Do join at Kaboodle Doodles as you might be the lucky winner of 5 digis from Eureka

Noteables :Patterned paper from Basic Grey, Stamp from Technique Tuesday