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

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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