Saturday, 26 December 2020

Let's Celebrate Christmas


Stamp: House-Mouse 'Celebrate Friends' , Copic, Sizzix-Basic Grey  'Winter Words' embossing folder.

Another cute stamp from House Mouse Designs from the 'Celebrate Friends' collection. Inked with Memento black ink pad stamped on a snippet of white card stock  and coloured with Copic. Embossed a white card stock background using Sizzix Winter Woods embossing folder. 

Friday, 18 December 2020

Christmas Card


Stamp: House-Mouse 'Celebrate Friends' , Copic, embossing folder.

This is a cute clear stamp from House-Mouse Designs. I coloured it using Copic. Embossed a piece of white cardstock with a dual-patterns embossing folder. I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of white cardstock, fussy cut according to the shape and adhered to the upper part of the image. Easy to do Christmas card.


Wednesday, 16 December 2020

A Pink Christmas Card


Stamp: Christmas sentiment freebie from magazine, border punch, leaf die, poinsettia dies, Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop punch, pink cardstock, Making Memories Christmas patterned paper

An easy to make Christmas card using some die-cuts and punch borders to make the poinsettia flower and the multi-layers card. Shaped the poinsettia petals with stylus and added foam adhesive for some dimensions.


  1. Double D Challenges - Ponsettia
  2. Ally's Angel - Challenge #42 Anything goes
  3. Nordsalten Hobbyklubb Utfordring 190 - Jul
  4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - December

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

LO: All About Me

product used: Mommyish Designs All About Me, Bella Gypsy All About Me

Made this layout using digital patterned paper and elements from The Lily Pad All About Me blog hop freebie. The colour simply matches the Challenge YOUrself October theme.

  1. Challenge YOUserlf - colour theme
  2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Nov'2020 anything goes with patterned paper


Sunday, 25 October 2020

Handmade Flower Birthday Card

5-petals flower punch medium and small, leaf dies, MFT Flourish die, Spellbinder Flourish Accent die, doily, patterned paper, soft pastel colour, pink and white card stock, watercolour paper

I made these paper flowers using watercolour paper and paper punch in 2 sizes. After punch out the flowers, I coloured them with yellow, pink and light green soft pastel using diy foam tip pen. It's pretty easy to do, no skill required. I misted them with water to soften the paper, crunched and shaped them with modelling tool (the metal round head stylus for modelling cake).

Assembled the flowers, leaves and flourishes on top of pink doily and finished off with tag shape sentiment. 


  1. The Flower Challenge - #49 Circle/Circles
  2. Ally's Angel - Challenge # 39 anything goes
  3. Allsorts Challenge - Week 595 Celebration


Celebrate Birthday


Stamp: House Mouse Designs - Celebrate Friends
Others: Spellbinder Classic Oval die, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, Faber Castel watercolour pencils, embossing folder, red and cream card stock, satin ribbon bow

Stamp this cute image onto white cardstock, diecut with Spellbinder Classic Oval die and coloured with Faber Castel watercolour pencils using aqua brush. My favourite colouring medium besides Copic. 

I pop-up the oval diecut  with a piece of card board scrap adhered to the back (I hoard these a lot, for making dimensional embellishment). 

  1. House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge - HMFMC # 326 always anything goes/optional theme 'Fall'
  2. Allsorts Challenge - Week 595 Celebration
  3. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge #389 - anything with snippet
  4. We Love Baroque Challenge - October anything goes with stamping
  5. Ally's Angel - Challenge # 39 anything goes

Saturday, 26 September 2020



image:Magnolia stampe, patterned paper: Basic Grey, others :Faber-Castell watercolour pencils, twine

Made a simple bookmark. Coloured the image with watercolour pencils and fussy cut with scissors. The sentiment was printed on Basic Grey patterned paper and cut into tag shape. Adhere the image and added twine to the bookmark. 


1. Allsorts Challenge - Week 591 Autumn colour

2. Craftalandia Challenge 4- umbrella 

Friday, 25 September 2020

Have A Wonderful Day Tag


image: Sheena Douglas flower clear stamp, sentiment (Crafter's Inspiration #2)
others: Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad, soft pastel, small circle punch, recycle cloth tag, leaf dies

The clear stamps for the image and sentiments are both freebie from Crafter's Inspiration Issue 2 magazine bought in 2014. It has always been inside one of my stamp drawer and never use it. As I was looking into Allsorts Challenge blog asking for 'my lovely garden', I went to search for flower stamp and found this just the suitable size to make a tag.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper and coloured it using Faber Castell watercolour pencils and blended the colour with aquabrush. After that, I fussy cut the image. Cut another piece of white cardstock, coloured the background with yellow, orange and red soft pastels using Nagomi technique (so theraupetic!) and adhere to the tag. Green leaves were diecuts from green cardstock. Shaped the flower with a metal tool for some dimension. Padded the flower with foam tape for extra dimension on the tag. It is fun making this small tag.


  • Allsorts - week 590 My lovely garden
  • Polkadoodles - anything goes

      Thursday, 24 September 2020

      Floral Bookmark

      rubber stamp flower, Doodle Pantry clear stamp sentiment 
      Copic, watercolour pencil, white and red cardstock, corner punch

      Bought this floral rubber stamp few years ago and never used before. Small image, just nice to create bookmark or tag etc. Coloured with my favourite Copic. Rounded the corners with corner punch. 

      1. Allsorts - week 590 My lovely garden
      2. Double D Challenge - don't Fence me in
      3. Ally's Angel - Challenge#38 anything goes
      4. Chocolate Baroque Challenge - September anything goes/wings

      Wednesday, 23 September 2020

      Christmas Card


      Image & sentiment: Marianne Design Clear Stamp Don & Daisy - Ice Skating Don (DDS3315)
      Others: Marianne Design Creatables Anja Corner dies (EC- LR0200), Marianne Design Cotton Lace Label dies (MAR-LR0412), patterned paper, white cardstock, poinsettia flower die

      Stamped the image, diecut with MD tag die and coloured with Prisma colour pencils. Use MD Anja Corner Die to cut 4 corners of a white cardstock. Adhere a red patterned paper on the background of an another white card before adding the diecut white cardstock. 

      1. Marianne Design Challenge Blog - Challenge #255 make a label or a card with a label/tag
      2. ABC Christmas Challenge - S & T for snow/tinsel
      3. Ally's Angel - Challenge#38 anything goes
      4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #508 anything goes
      5. Chocolate Baroque Challenge - September anything goes/wings

      Tuesday, 22 September 2020

      Have A Mice Birthday


      Stamp: House Mouse 'Birthday Splash' stamp
      Others: Lifestyle Label die, Sizzix flowers die, pearl, trio leaves die, Basic Grey patterned paper, ribbon, water colour pencils, soft pastel

      Colour this image with watercolour pencils and diecut with Lifestyle label die. Background paper are from Basic Grey collection, faux stitch with Sakura black micron pen. Embellished the card with die-cut flowers from Sizzix flowers die then coloured the petals using soft pastel. I diecut from watercolour paper and love the effect of the soft pastel, much easier to control the colour compared to using other medium.

      Stamped the sentiment on a snippet of white cardstock. I never throw away any leftover cardstock from die-cutting, even if it is only an inch wide as I know it can be used to stamp small sentiment. 


      Friday, 4 September 2020

      L/O: Singapore Zoo Trip


      A digital layout of photo taken on a trip to Singapore Zoo during year end school holidays. I combined different designer papers and elements to make this. I am participating in the Challenge YOUself #80 - I'm On Vacation  for the August challenge.

      Thursday, 3 September 2020

      Cute Santa Tag

      Stamp: Santa (freebie from craft magazine), watercolour, kraft cardstock, Sakura micron pen (faux stitch)

      Done an easy Christmas tag. Stamped the santa image on white cardstock, coloured with watercolour and then fussy cut out the image. I faux stitch the border of the tag with Sakura micron black pen.


      1. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge -Challenge #505anything goes
      2. Word Art Wednesday - Week #454 & 455


      Friday, 28 August 2020



      Image: Penny Black Stickeroos 'Flower Gallery #10-180, daisy punch, Sizzix Basic Grey 'Flower Cluster' embossing folder, soft pastel, 

      Made a quick card using Penny Black stickeroos which I stick on an off-white cardstock and backed it with red cardstock. Background was coloured with soft pastel after embossed with Sizzix floral embossing folder. Finished it off with flower made from daisy punch where I coloured with pastel and shaped it using stylus.


      1. Double D Challenge - sunflower
      2. Penny Black And More - 'say it with flowers"

      Summer Tag

      Stamp: C.C Design, Sizzix Basic Grey 'Flower Cluster' embossing folder, soft pastel, border punch, Copic

      Made this summer theme tag using C.C Design stamp, coloured with Copic and fussy cut the image. I coloured the background of white cardstock with soft pastel and then embossed it with floral embossing folder. Punch a piece of white cardstock with border punch and adhere to the back of the tag.


      Wednesday, 26 August 2020

      Kraft Christmas Tag


      Stamp: Christmas tree clear stamp freebie from magazine
      others: Kraft cardstock, Copic, soft pastel, Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink pad, Sakura Micron black inkliner

      The pine tree is quite a tiny stamp, inked on snippet of white cardstock. I coloured the details with Copic Sketch and rubbed soft pastel on the background with a mixture of yellow and varieties of green. Fussy cut out the coloured images and adhere to a Kraft tag. 


      Friday, 21 August 2020

      Christmas Card


      Stamp:  Marianne Design Clear Stamp Don & Daisy - Ice Skating Don DDS3315
      Marianne Design Creatables Anja Corner dies EC- LR0200, Marianne Design Cotton Lace Label dies MAR-LR0412, poinsettia flower die, Copic

      Colour the stamped image with Copic and then diecut with Marianne Design Cotton Lace Label die. The corners were diecut from a white cardstock using  Marianne Design Anja Corner die and adhered to the card front. The poinsettia was diecut from set of poinsettia dies on watercolour paper, coloured with soft pastel.


      Wednesday, 19 August 2020

      Christmas tag

       Stamp: Christmas tree, scallop border and sentiment clear stamp freebie from craft magazine, pink ink pad, Memento Tuxedo Black ink pad

      Easiest ever making a Christmas gift tag. Took out my very much forgotten magazine freebie stamps from cupboard and just inked them up onto a white cardstock tag. 

      1. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #503 anything goes
      2. ABC Christmas - P,Q,R for pine tree, quiet, robin.
      3. Polkadoodles Craft Challenge - Week 33 anything goes
      4. Ally's Angel - Challenge #37 anything goes

      A Christmas Wish

      Stamp: Hot Off The Press 'Enchanted Christmas'-freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft 102, poinsettia dies, MS Snowflake punch, glitter glue, bling, scrap of patterned paper 

      I made this card using some old freebie stamp from craft magazine bought in 2012. Coloured the gift boxes with watercolour using Kuretake aqua brush. The flower was die-cut from watercolour paper and then I coloured them with yellow, red and green soft pastel. Love the outcome, so easy to colour.



      Friday, 14 August 2020

      Sending Happy Thoughts


      Made this card using floral embossing folder, then colour it with soft pastel. I also coloured snippet of white cardstock with blue, green and orange soft pastel before punch them out with butterfly punch. The sentiment is C.C.Design rubber stamp, inked with Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink pad. 


      1. Ally's Angels - Challenge #37 anything goes 
      2. Double D Challenge - butterflies
      3. Time Out Challenge - #168 Photo inspiration (inspired by blue and green colour and the flower)
      4. Polkadoodles - Week#33 anything goes

      Thursday, 13 August 2020

      Butterfly themed card


      butterfly stamp, snippet of textured paper, patterned paper, butterfly punch,

      Done this butterfly theme card using clear stamp. Punch leaf and small butterfly to embellish the card. Added textured orange paper on top of the patterned paper.


      1. Ally's Angels - Challenge #37 anything goes 
      2. Double D Challenge - butterflies
      3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - anything goes
      4. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge #384

      Monday, 3 August 2020

      Layout-Christmas Strolling at Shopping Complex

      Created this digital layout using based on Challenge YOUrself #79 Sketch

      Photo taken during Christmas festive season strolling at shopping complex. Papers and elements were from Just Jaimee various digital kits. 

      Friday, 24 July 2020

      Merry Xmas

      Image: Magnolia Tiny Tilda stamp
      others: flower punch, leaves die, frame dies, border punch, Memory Box Alphabet Soup and Typewriter Upper Alphabet dies set, Copic

      Image was coloured with Copic. I made the flowers using flower punch on white card stock, coloured the petals with pink and light green pastel, spritz some water and score them to form creases before shaping and gluing them together.

      The sentiment was die-cut using Memory Box alphabet dies, matted the letters on red card stock.


      1. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #499-anything goes
      2. Memory Box Challenge -#63 Framed
      3. Ally's Angel # 36 - anything goes
      4. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - July anything goes
      5. ABC Christmas - O for over the top
      6. Polkadoodles Craft Challenge -Week#30 anything goes

      Tuesday, 21 July 2020

      Have a great day

      stamp: CC.Design
      Sizzix embossing folder, Copic, ribbon, doily

      This cute girl image was coloured with Copic. The dress was a cut out from stamping onto patterned paper. I dyed the white doily with green colour. I have a bunch of these in a varieties of colour. The card was done based on this sketch from MFT.

      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #498#
      2. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge July-anything goes
      3. The Sketchy Challenge - anything goes
      4. Ally's Angel - #36 anything goes
      5. Polkadoodles Week 29-anything goes

      Saturday, 4 July 2020

      Christmas Card

      Stamp: Magnolia Mini Tilda
      Tools: Sizzix Basic Grey embossing folder, pattern paper, MS Snowflake punch, diy ribbon flower, Copic, Frantic Stamper Stitched Rounded Rectangles

      Coloured the cute mini Tilda with Copic, die cut a frame from snippet of pink cardstock, emboss a piece of white card stock with Sizzix embossing folder, adhered the embossed cardstock and the patterned paper on the pink base card. I pop up the image with some cardboard at the back. Adhere a pink satin ribbon and diy a ribbon flower and attached to the card.


      1. CHNC #496 - anything Christmas
      2. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge - July anything goes
      3. Double D Challenges - stitch any kind, faux,real, dies, stamp ( I use dies)
      4. Polkadoodles - Week 27 goes
      5. Pixie's Snippet Playground -#381 anything goes with snippet
      6. The Sketchy Challenges- #165 anything goes
      7. ABC Christmas - O for over the top

      Friday, 26 June 2020

      Seasons Tweet Card

      Label Die, patterned paper, EK Success Scallop Punch, MS Frond punch, Faber Castel watercolour pencil, soft pastel, Christmas digi stamp

      Done this easy shaped card using Label Die, cut out a folded white cardstock and a piece of patterned paper. I inked the edges of the white cardstock with red soft pastel for a festive feel. Added a foam tape behind the sentiment for some dimension.

      1. CHNC Challenge # 49 - anything Christmas
      2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - June anything with patterned paper
      3. Ally's Angel Challenge #35 - anything goes
      4. Jingle Belles - get in shape for the holiday
      5. Rudolph Days Challenge - June anything Christmas
      6. TCP Tuesday #369 Challenge - June patterned paper

      Saturday, 20 June 2020

      Special Giveaway by The Daily Marker

       The Daily Marker

      Kathy from The Daily Marker blog is having a special giveaway in conjunction with World Central Kitchen's program (WCK) "Off Their Plate". She is helping to raise money for this project, for every $10.00 that you donate, your name will be entered in her giveaway. You can share her giveaway post in your social media to be eligible for the draw too. Click on the picture to go to her website for further info.

      Shaped Christmas Card

      Stamp: freebie from magazine, 
      others: ink pad, MS Scandinavian Snowflake punch, Spellbinder Oval die, Lifestyle Nesting Frame Label 16 die, patterned paper , snippet of green cardstock,bling

      Done this card based on MFT Challenge Sketch 494.

      I cut the white cardstock with Label 16 die, inked the stamp and after that cut out using oval shape die. Before taking out from the die, I coloured the oval white background with soft pastel in 2 shades of green. Love the soft pastel, better than the distress ink. Finished it off with snowflakes embellishment which were punch out from Martha Stewart snowflake punch. Lastly, added bling bling on the tree.

      1. CHNC Challenge 494 - anything Christmas
      2. Jingle Belless - get in shape Christmas
      3. MFT Sketch Wednesday - sketch 494
      4. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #380
      5. Ally's Angel - Challenge #35 anything goes
      6. ABC Christmas Challenge - L&M (M for movie ' A Christmas Tree Miracle)
      7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge June - anything with patterned paper
      8. Polkadoodles - anything goes

      Thursday, 11 June 2020

      Nagomi Pastel Art

      During the current Covid-19 lockdown in our place here, I have the opportunity to learn some free online painting lessons. One of them is painting using soft pastel. I love the outcome of the pastel. I learned step-by-step painting with pastel.  Though the it is usually done in a square card stock, I chose to do it in bookmark form so that I can use it later.

      1. Ally's Angel - Challenge #35 anything goes

      Thursday, 28 May 2020

      Christmas Card

      Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder"
      Tools: circle cutter, Faber Castell watercolour pencils, Martha Stewart Scandinavian Snowflake punch, doily, bling, pattern paper

      Done this card based on sketch by MFT Wednesday Sketch #491 challenge and I am using Penny Black cute critter Christmas theme clear stamp. 
      Pretty easy card to make when I follow the sketch. The stamp image was coloured with watercolour pencils, fussy cut and adhered to a round white card stock cut out from snippet of white card stock using Olfa circle cutter (..which has not seen the light of days for ages..). Added snowflakes and red doily for the festive feel.

      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch #491 Challenge
      2. Penny Black And More Challenge - boys and men
      3. CHNC Challenge 491 - anything Christmas 
      4. Ally's Angel Challenge #34 - anything goes
      5. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge #378
      6. Rudolph Days Challenge- 2020 May anything goes Christmas
      7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May anything goes with patterned paper

      Thursday, 7 May 2020

      Scrapbook & Mini Album Tutorial by Others

      1. ~ Scrapbooking 

      1. ~ auto generate measurement template for customised box, envelope etc

      Wednesday, 6 May 2020

      Flower Bookmark

      Rubber stamp: vase with flower
      Memory Box 'Alphabet Soup' die for the sentiment
      soft pastel,  MementoTuxedo Black, colour pencils 

      I coloured the background using soft pastel, mixing red and blue to get the lilac colour since my soft pastel set does not have this colour. I have to look up in Google for colour mixture.

      Created the bubble by rubbing off the background using eraser and circle stencil (which I use 2 sizes of hole punch to punch on paper as stencil).  I learned this  pastel Nagomi technique recently via free online course. Love it. 

      Stamped the image and coloured with colour pencils, fussy cut and adhere to the bookmark. The sentiment was cut using Memory Box Alphabet Soup dies.  

      1. Double D Challenge - photo inspiration Lilac-Lavender-Purple
      2. Memory Box May Challenge - flower
      3. Craft Stamper Take It & Make It Challenge

      Tuesday, 5 May 2020

      Birthday Wishes

      Stamp: Paw Prints clear stamp (magazine freebie), birthday and birthday sentiments clear stamp
      Memento Bahama Blue and Tuxedo Black ink pad, Titi soft pastel, EK circle and scallop circle punch

      Trying my hands on using small stamp to make cards. These stamps have been in my cupboard for many years and never use before. Quite difficult to colour the image as it is quite small. 

      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge
      2. MFT Birthday Project Challenge - use circle
      3. Craft Stamper Take It & Make It Challenge 

      Monday, 4 May 2020

      LO - Stay Home

      material: Akizo Stay Home template, Studio Flergs Cake Smash Mega Bundle and Fresh Start kit.
      Made this digital layout using Akizo free template. Staying at home is the best time to indulge in own's hobby, and along the way, pick up new skill.

      Entering this layout for the following challenges:
      1. Challenge YOUrself #76- use black and white photo

      Saturday, 25 April 2020

      Be Happy Bookmark

      Coloured the whole watercolour paper background and image using soft pastel, applying Nagomi art technique. I punch out tiny sakura flower and butterfly on photostate paper as the masking template to colour them using finger touch.
      Cut out the sentiment using Memory Box Alphabet Soup die from a snippet of black card stock. Adhered to a piece of red card stock and tied up with yellow yarn. Am making this bookmark to remind myself to stay happy despite the Covid-19 lockdown. The bookmark is based on this sketch.

      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - Sketch #486
      2. Memory Box #60-Spring Fling
      3. Pixie's Snippet Playground - Challenge#376
      4. Time Out Challenge#160-chair photo inspiration (inspired by the yellow colour)
      5. Word Art Wednesday - anything goes

      Tuesday, 31 March 2020

      L/O: Discover

      Digital layout made using Just Jaimee's various minikit.  Credit to Jen C Designs for the layout template. Photo of trip to a local caves, climbing up flight of stairs were indeed exhausting for me. It was my first time there. A real discover of our local nature.

      1. Challenge YOUrself - polka dots

      Thursday, 5 March 2020


      Made this digital layout using patterned papers from various company ie Echo Park, Cosmo Cricket etc. Have not been creating digital layout for quite some time (years probably) and it is fun to be able to spend some time doing it.

      This layout is based on a theme song of Mariah Carey titled 'Hero' in Challenge YOUrself blog.  I picked up some of the lyrics from that song as the journal for my layout.


      Tuesday, 25 February 2020

      Birthday Card

      Stamp: Penny Black 'The Wonder'
      others: patterned paper, Martha Stewart corner punch and Pinking Lace border punch, watercolour pencils

      Stamped the image on white card, coloured with watercolour pencils and adhered to a pink cardstock. The white lace border is made using Martha Stewart Pinking Lace border punch. I stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and punch each corner with one of Martha Stewart corner punch. Done this card based on MFT sketch as per below:


      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge - sketch# 477
      2. Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - add a sentiment
      3. Penny Black And More - Animals, birds and butterflies
      4. Time Out Challenge - birthday, confetti, party or random act of kindness
      5. Ally's Angel - Challenge #31 anything goes
      6. Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper - February challenge anything goes with patterned paper

      Friday, 21 February 2020

      Beautiful handmade card by Christina


      Received this prize pack from Christina of the wonderful blog Flowers, Ribbons and Pearls. Look at the multi-layers texture card, love it so much. The background colour inking is simply awesome, something which I am still struggling with. Thank you so much Christina for sharing your inspiration and generous prize pack.

      Tuesday, 18 February 2020


      Image: Penny Black The Wonder clear stamp, embossing folder, patterned paper from my stash, watercolour.

      Coloured the image with watercolour, embossed the white card and adhered to the red panel. Cut out a piece of patterned paper and adhered to the embossed white card. Done this based on MFT sketch here.

      1. MFT Wednesday Sketch - sketch #476
      2. Penny Black and More - animals, birds and butterfly
      3. Ally's Angels - anything goes
      4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - February 2020 anything goes 
      5. CHNC #477-anything goes Christmas theme