Tuesday, 21 December 2021

Jingle All The Way


stamp: freebie from craft magazine
others: leaf dies, border punch, pastel, Copic, Spellbinder circle die, white gel pen

The santa clear stamp is a freebie from craft magazine. I stamped it onto a small piece of white cardstock, coloured with Copic and fussy cut out the image.

On another piece of white card stock, I coloured the background with lilac pastel and dotted with white gel pen to create snowy scene. Adhere to the back of the front panel card which was cut out with a circle die. I used foam tape to prop up the Santa image. 

Embellish the card with diecut leaves from the left over cardstock that was made for the background scene. Punch the border of a patterned paper and adhere to the bottom of the card. Stamped the sentiment with red ink pad to finish it off. 

  1. We Love Stamping - anything stamped with the option of CAS
  2. Ally's Angel - Challenge #53 anything goes
  3. Craft-Alnika - Challenge #301 Any Holiday
  4. Double 'D' Challenges - lots of white
  5. CHNC Challenge #53
  6. Christmas Craft Creations - December~make a scene
  7. Allsorts Challenge -Week 655/6 Anything winter
  8. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - December

Christmas is coming


stamp: House Mouse Design 'Celebrate Friends'
embossing folder, Martha Stewart Pinking Scallop punch, Lifestyle Scallop Square Die, Copic

Stamped the image onto a snippet of white cardstock and then diecut with a scallop square frame die. Coloured the image with Copic and did the background using watercolour. Matted the image onto an embossed white card stock. Finish it off with tying a grossgrain ribbon over the folded top where the edge was punch with a scallop border punch. I stamped the sentiment on a snippet of white card stock and adhere to the folded top.


  1. House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge- #355 anything goes
  2. We Love Stamping - anything stamped with the option of CAS
  3. Ally's Angel - Challenge #53 anything goes
  4. Christmas Kickstart Challenge - #57 If It's Chrismasy, Link It Up
  5. Double 'D' Challenges - lots of white
  6. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #418
  7. Christmas Craft Creations - December~make a scene
  8. Craft-Alnika - Challenge #301 Any Holiday

Friday, 10 December 2021

Christmas deer tag

deer die, clear sentiment stamp, patterned paper, Mijello watercolour

Easiest ever Christmas tag, using a deer die cut from white cardstock and colour with watercolour. Add on pattern paper and stamp the sentiment. 



Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Windmill Christmas Card


Sizzix Winter Words embossing folder, Christmas sentiment embossing folder freebie from craft magazine, scallop square punch, butterfly punch, star punch, snippet of patterned paper

I am playing in the Butterfly Challenge where there is element of using windmill on the card. There is a tutorial on making this windmill on the blog as well and I learned something new today. It's fun indeed to make the windmill,  especially using the scallop square punch and combining different patterned papers. The sentiment was embossed on a white card stock and cut it out, adhered to another piece of red cardstock. 

I am participating for the theme (windmill, word, butterfly) and colour (wine=dark red) in the Butterfly Challenge.
  1. Butterfly Challenge #164 - W (for windmill, wine, word)
  2. Rudolph Days Challenge - November
  3. Pixie's Snippet Playground - November
  4. Ally's Angel - challenge #52 anything goes 
  5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper November 2021 challenge - anything with patterned paper

Friday, 26 November 2021



clear stamp, Mijello watercolour, Touch Raven markers, script text stamp

Coloured the background using Mijello watercolour pan. After dried, stamped the background script text and prayer sentiment on it. The girl image was stamped, coloured with Touch Raven markers and fussy cut before adhered to the bookmark.

  1. Allsorts - One for the girls

Friday, 19 November 2021

Christmas Deer Tag


stamp: Magnolia Reeinder, Christmas tree freebie from Papercraft Inspiration magazine, sentiment from Penny Black The Wonder
others: Mijello watercolour, patterned paper

The little reindeer stamp from Magnolia was coloured with Mijello watercolour and fussy cut out the image. Christmas tree was stamped and cut out too. The background is a snowflake scene patterned paper, cut to replicate outside snow land. Adhere the images with foam pad for added interest.


Thursday, 18 November 2021



        Stamp: Christmas Tree from Hot Off The Press, a freebie from Simply Cards & Papercraft 102, poinsettia die, MS Snowflake punch, soft pastel, Spellbinder Classic Oval die, Cuttlebug embossing folder

I die-cut an oval shape from white cardstock and then embossed it. Coloured the background using soft pastel on another piece of cardstock and adhered to the back of the embossed cardstock. Stamped the tree stamp and added poinsettia flower and the sentiment which was stamped on snippet of leftover white cardstock.

I am inspired by Judy's (of Double D Challenges DT) card, a technique which I have never tried before. Love the outcome.


Thursday, 14 October 2021

Autumn Hello


Stamp: Inkadinkado maple leaf rubber stamp, 
sentiment: CC Design
others: multi-tone green and orange colour ink pad, soft pastel

    Today I pull out one of my very much less 'loved' rubber stamp from my craft cabinet (out of sight, out of mind, lol!). I inked the stamp with multi-tone orange dye ink pad and also a multi-tone green ink pad. Fussy cut the leaves. 

    The background was coloured with yellow and orange soft pastel using Nagomi technique, which is using our fingers instead of brush to colour. Stamped the sentiment on snippet of white cardstock and layered onto black cardstock to highlight it before adhering to the slimline card.

  1. We Love Chocolate Baroque - Autumn
  2. Ally's Angel - Challenge #50 anything goes

Monday, 11 October 2021

Have A Furry Christmas


printable from Papercraft Inspirations 'Festive Pets', Sizzix-Basic Grey Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 'Evergreen', Martha Stewart Frond punch, flower (medium & small) punch, bling

Printed this festive pets image, a freebie from Papercraft Inspirations, fussy cut, embossed the back of the image to give a wee bit of dimension, adhered onto card with foam tape. Background patterned paper resemble the snow scene, embossed a white card stock with Sizzix 'Evergreen' embossing folder. 
  The flowers was handmade, using 3 different sizes punch and red & green cardstock.


  1. Ally's Angel - Challenge #50 anything goes
  2. Allsorts - Week #645 Embellished it
  3. ABC Christmas Challenge - 'U' for under the tree
  4. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 562
  5. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #55 - make for your loved one
  6. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October anything goes

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Christmas Card


Using printable image from My Craft Studio 'Christmas Teddies', I fussy cut it with scissors. The sentiment was from my stash. Made the poinsettia using the die and the snowflake was from Martha Stewart snowflake punch. Matted 2 pieces of patterned paper and added scallop edge cardstock before adhering onto the base of black cardstock. 


  1. Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge 562
  2. Christmas Kickstart Challenge #55 - make for your loved one
  3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October anything goes

Friday, 8 October 2021

Get Well Soon

sentiment stamp 'Get well soon', Marianne Design LR0412 Labels Cotton Lace, MD LR0200 Anja's Corner, MD COL1466 Eline's Butterflies, soft pastel, embossing folder

I started with die-cut corner of pink cardstock with Marianne Design corner die and inked the background with soft pastel. Stamped the sentiment on white cardstock and diecut with a MD label die. I also coloured the background with soft pastel using Nagomi technique. Finish it off with a butterfly die-cut as embellishment to the card.


  1. Marianne Design Challenge 279 - Get Well Soon 
  2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - October anything goes


Thursday, 7 October 2021

Trio Balloon Fun


Stamp: House Mouse Designs 'Balloon Fun'
others: Faber Castell watercolour pencils,  I Am Roses flowers (R4-15, R1-503, R2-426B), Martha Stewart Frond leaf punch, patterned papers, small flower punch,

The cute mice image was coloured with Faber Castell watercolour pencils and then blended it using baby oil and stick cotton swabs. For added interest, I added grass on the background to ground the image. I love colouring image! Such fun.


Sunday, 3 October 2021

Sweet Friends


digital template:Akizo  'Keep Out' 
digital papers : Studio Flergs 'Pretty Little Things'
elements: Just Jaime -  Friends, You Make Me Happy, More or Less, Blingbits

Made this digital layout using Akizo template and patterned papers from Studio Flergs and elements from Just Jaime. 


Thursday, 30 September 2021

Christmas Card


stamp: candycane and sentiment clear stamp and  freebie from magazine
others: patterned paper, edge punch, twine, soft pastel

The candy cane image was with light magenta ink pad, fussy cut and adhere onto a cut-out tag which was embossed with Sizzix  embossing folder. Punch out from white cardstock with pine edge punch and the bottom white layered was fussy cut to emulate snow landscape. I coloured the background of the 2 white cardstock layers using light blue soft pastel.


Monday, 27 September 2021

Happy Anniversary

Stamp: Clearly Bessotted 'Snowdrop'
others: patterned paperMijello Mission Gold watercolour, 

Stamped the image on white cardstock and coloured with Mijello watercolour pan using aqua brush. It is easier and more convenient using the pan and aqua brush. 

I did the slide and lock card technique for the first time. This is part of the technique introduced in Butterfly Challenge #161 Spin The Butterfly Wheel with S for Slide and Lock Card. Have fun learning this technique. 

The sentiment was from stamped on snippet of white cardstock (I keep all leftover in a ziplock bag). Added a tiny heart embellishment too. 


  1. Butterfly Challenge #161 - s for slide and lock card (I use all the elements)
  2. We Love Chocolate Baroque - September anything goes
  3. Word Art Wednesday Challenge #509-510 anything goes
  4. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Sept anything goes

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Hope we meet again

stamp: TPC Studio 'Transportation' clear stamp
circles mask, TH Mustard Seed and Broken China distress inkpad

Another stamp from TPC Studio that I am using for the first time after keeping inside (out of sight, out of mind) craft cabinet for 10 years or so. 

The stamp was inked onto white cardstock and fussy cut out. I inked the background of the bookmark size white cardstock with distress ink and blending brush. The bubble like background was inked using a circle or dots mask.

Sentiment was stamped directly onto the bookmark.




Hope your day is amazing

 stamp: TPC Studio Transportation
stars and stripes embossing folder, soft pastel

Had a play with my stamp which was bought more than 10 years ago and never use it. Inked the stamp on a snippet of white cardstock. Fussy cut the image with scissors. Pull out another piece of white cardstock and embossed it with stars and stripes embossing folder. I inked the background using soft pastel. I love using them because it is therapeutic and easy to blend the colours.

CRAFT-alnica: transportation

Sailing boat


Stamp: TPC Studio 'Transportation'
soft pastel, circle stencil, TH Mustard Seed distress ink

Inked the background using Tim Holz Mustard Seed distress ink with a blending brush. Added magenta and blue colour soft pastel on the background too. The sailing boat stamp was stamped on a snippet of white cardstock and fussy cut out. Sentiment was bought from a local store.


  1. CRAFT-alnica: transportation
  2. Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge#412
  3. Ally's Angel - Challenge #50 anything goes
  4. Saturday, 11 September 2021

    Yum popsicle


    Stamp:House Mouse Designs
    others:patterned paper, Prismacolor pencils, Memory Box Alphabet dies

    This cute image wad coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I burnished the colour with Daler Rowney thinner. Die cut the word Yum from black cardstock with Memory Box dies. 

    Challenges :

    Monday, 30 August 2021

    For You Tag


    Memory Box 94249 Daisy Silhoutte, border punch, TH Distress Ink,
     floral embossing folder

    I distressed a piece of yellow cardstock using TH distress ink pad before embossed it with a floral embossing folder. The daisy was a Memory Box die Daisy Sillhoutte, cut out from a snippet of white cardstock. Adhered all onto a white cardstock which has been punch with border punch for added interest.


    Mouse wishing on strawberry


    Stamp: House Mouse Designs-Strawberry Wish
    others: patterned  paper, Faber Castell watercolour pencils, Martha Stewart punch

    The image was coloured with Faber Castell watercolour pencils. It has been a year since I last used these pencils. Been using alcohol markers and Mijello watercolour pan. The patterned paper was distressed at the edges. Birthday sentiment was stamped and punch out the edges with Martha Stewart punch.


    Sunday, 29 August 2021

    Merry Christmas Card


    stamp: House Mouse Design 'Celebrate Friends'
    patterned paper, TouchNew markers, leaves die, poinsettia die, ribbon, Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 8 dies

    Coloured the image with Touch New markers and then die-cut with Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Frame 8 die. Sentiment was a magazine freebie, added poinsettia flowers and ribbon to give a festive look.


    Sunday, 15 August 2021

    Friends Forever


    stamp: House Mouse Designs
    others: Touch New markers, sakura punch, rectangle die,patterned paper

    The image was coloured using Touch New markers and diecut with a rectangle dies. Flowers were handmade, using sakura and flower punch, punch out from watercolour paper. Coloured the petals with watercolour and shaped using a stylus. Added glittered foam ball to the flower.


    Tuesday, 3 August 2021

    LO: Better Together


    Done this digital layout using material from mixed designer. The base is a QP freebie from Akizo but I added elements from Gingerbread Happy Life Collab.


    Sunday, 18 July 2021

    Sakura and mouse tag

    stamp: House-Mouse & Friends
    others: sakura punch, oil pastel, Copic

    Coloured the image with Copic and the background was coloured using oil pastel in 3 orange shades. Tiny sakura flowers were punch out, coloured and shaped.



    Sunday, 4 July 2021



    Stamp: House Mouse Design
    others: Martha Stewart pinking scallop punch, Mijello watercolour , snippet of 2 pattern papers, Marianne Design label dies

    The image was stamped and coloured with Mijello watercolour.  Cut out the image and a glitter patterned paper using Marianne Design label dies. Added punch out scallop border onto the bottom of the bookmark.


    Thursday, 17 June 2021

    Cat stamp bookmark


    stamp image & sentiments: Tim Holtz Snarky Cats
    others: Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, TH distress ink pad (Broken China, Mustard Seed), stencil, stencil blending brush

    Stamped the image on watercolour paper, coloured it with Mijello watercolour and then fussy cut the image and adhered to the bookmark.

    On a piece of cardstock, I use honeycomb stencil and inked the background using distress ink pad with blending brush tool. It was therapeutic for me, able to create such background with simple tools. 


    1. Ally's Angel - Challenge #45 anything goes
    2. We Love Chocolate Baroque - June hand coloured or paper pieced image
    3. Show Us Your Pussycats Challenge #67 FURRYTHING GOES

    Friends Forever Card


    stamp: House Mouse Design - Celebrate Friends
    snippet of polka dot blue patterned paper, soft pastel, Prismacolor pencils, oval die

    The image was coloured with Prismacolor pencils and die-cut with oval die. The base white cardstock was coloured with soft pastel before adhered with patterned paper.

    1. HMFC #342 Anything Goes + the option of Matching Envelope
    2. Pixie's Snippets Playground - Challenge #405
    3. Ally's Angel - Challenge #45 anything goes
    4. We Love Chocolate Baroque - June hand coloured or paper pieced image
    5. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper June 2021 challenge

    Friday, 28 May 2021

    Hello Snowdrop Flower


    stamp : Cleary Besotted 'Snowdrops', Basic Grey measurement tape stamp, others:hexagon stencil, doily lace stencil, Titi soft pastel, Tim Holtz distress ink pad 'mustard seed', Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, butterfly punch, snippet of blue patterned paper (for the butterfly) 

    First I stenciled the background of white cardstock with hexagon stencil using Titi soft pastel and after that, added doily lace stencil on the top edge using TH distress ink pad. 

    Stamped the snowdrop flower on 300gsm watercolour paper and coloured it with Mijello watercolour pan using aquabrush. Love the watercolour, vibrant pigment. Fussy cut the image and adhered on the card. Finish it off with sentiment and tiny punch out butterfly.
    1. Butterfly Challenge # 157 theme+butterfly (butterfly, number, navy blue, naples yellow)
    2. Allsorts Challenge #652 anything with happy,bright and sunny colours
    3. We Love Chocolate Baroque - May bright sunny colours

    Wednesday, 19 May 2021

    Love you chocolate


    Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends'
    others: Tiki soft pastel, Copic, floral embossing folder, Lifestyle scallop square die

    The image was coloured with Copic and the blue background was done using soft pastel. Diecut it with a scallop square die. Embossed the white cardstock with floral embossing folder and matted on purple cardstock. The sentiment is a freebie from craft magazine years ago. Love how it matches perfectly with the image.


    Something to celebrate


                                        Stamp: House-Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends' 
    others: Tiki soft pastel, Copic, Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, embossing folder, oval die, bow die

    Stamped the image and coloured with Copic. Background was coloured with watercolour and after that, diecut it using oval die. Embossed the white cardstock and then coloured it with soft pastel.


    1. House Mouse And Friends Monday Challenge #340 Anything Goes
    2. Tuesday, 18 May 2021

      Hello Spring

                                  Stamp: House-Mouse Designs SSCM5007 Birthday Splash
      others: honeycomb embossing folder, Copic, Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, Memory Box Daisy Silhouette die

      The flowers were die-cut from Memory Box Daisy Silhouette dies and coloured with watercolour. The image was stamped and coloured with Copic. I embossed the white cardstock with honeycomb embossing folder.



      Sunday, 16 May 2021

      Teacher's Day Flower Pot Card


      Tools: Daisy punch, butterfly punch, MS Frond punch, MS Pinking Scallop punch, Sizzix-Basic Grey 'Dots on a Line' embossing folder, snippet of patterned paper, pearl

      Made this flower pot shape card and made the flowers using daisy flower punch. Use a stylus ball and shape the petals before multi-layered them. After I cut-out the flower pot shape white cardstock, I embossed it with Sizzix embossing folder. Added butterfly, ribbon and snippet of patterned paper to embellish it. 

      1. Double D - flowers of the month January-June (I use gerber daisy)
      2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - May anything goes
      3. Art-Piaskownisca- flowerpot card

      Saturday, 24 April 2021

      You and Me

      Stamp: House Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends',
      Sentiment: you&me clear stamp, 
      Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, MS Pinking Scallop punch, EK Success circle punch, patterned paper, black and cream cardstock

      Coloured with Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, and fussy cut it with scissors. Stamp the sentiment on cream cardstock with brown ink and punch out with small circle punch. Took out snippet of leftover patterned paper and punched with pinking scallop punch before adhere on the black cardstock.


      1. House Mouse Design Challenge #338
      2. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April, anything with patterned paper


      Thursday, 22 April 2021

      Swinging by for a Christmas hi


      Stamp: House Mouse Designs 'Celebrate Friends'
      others: poinsettia dies, sentiment clear stamp, corner die, patterned paper

      The image was coloured with Copic. Fussy with using Cutterbee scissors. I diecut a corner from white cardstock with corner die. Made the poinsettia flower using diecuts. Added the stamped sentiment and snippet of patterned paper to tie up everything.


      1. House Mouse Design Challenge #338
      2. CHNC #538 
      3. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April, anything with patterned paper

      Christmas Tag

      stamp:House Mouse Designs 'Birthday Splash'
      others: Copic, Snowflake punch, star punch, bling

      Coloured the image with Copic and fussy cut  it out with Cutterbee scissors.  Add on some stars punched out from glitter paper and snowflakes,



      Tuesday, 20 April 2021

      Corner Bookmark


      stamp: House Mouse Designs 'Birthday Splash'
      Copic, flower punch, leaf die

      It's been awhile since I last made the corner bookmark. The image was from House Mouse Design, coloured with Copic. Die-cut a label from cream cardstock and matted on the patterned paper bookmark. The mice are having strawberry flavour cream cake, which means it's a short break from reading and time for some refreshment...lol!


        Saturday, 17 April 2021



         stamp: rainbow and family
        others: Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, Memory Box 'Alphabet Soup' dies

        Stamped the image on white cardstock and coloured with Mijello watercolour. Wanted to create 'watercolour style' colouring but I failed miserably here. Adhere the white cardstock on kraft cardstock and add on the die-cut sentiment. 

        In this trying times of the Covid pandemic, remind myself not to forget to look up the beautiful blue sky outside and there is hope at the end of the rainbow. 


          Wednesday, 14 April 2021



          Materials: Marianne Design (Wedding Sentiment 'Cheers' stamp C50999, Creatables wine bottle & glass LR0481, Swirls CA3103), Spellbinder Classic Circle and Scallop Circle die, diy heart crochet

          First time using this die to make this round shape card. I searched the internet for ideas on how to match the bottle and wine glass die-cuts in order to look realistic. I should have use a piece of vellum instead of white cardstock for the glass to make it more real.


          Sunday, 11 April 2021

          A lattice frame card


          stamp: Clearly Besotted Snowdrops stamp & die set
          Lattice background die, Mijello Mission Gold watercolour, patterned paper

          Stamped this image on a snippet of watercolour paper from my stash and coloured with Mijello watercolour. My first time using this brand. Die-cut the snowdrop flower with the die and the lattice background from a white cardstock. I inked the white cardstock with soft pastel before adhered to the lilac patterned paper.


          1. Butterfly Challenge #155 - L for lantern (mine is Lattice work for theme, lilac for colour and a butterfly)
          2. Pixie's Snippet Playground Challenge #400
          3. We Love Chocolate Baroque - springtime
          4. Craftthazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge - April, anything with patterned paper
          5. Nordsalten Hobbyklubb - use stamp
          6. Ally's Angels Challege #45 - anything goes