Monday, August 31, 2009

Friends - In Good Company

This is my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #35 this week. It's of my younger DD and her BFFs with their SCGS bears, taken on National Day this year. I used papers from DCWV's The Rustic Stack. I just love these papers - they're gorgeous and some of the papers are actually glittered too! Just beautiful!

And this week's sketch is another lovely one from Julie Bonner.

In place of the little circles, I've decided to use flowers to embellish my layout. And I applied crackle paint onto the Maya Road flower chipboard frame surrounding the "Friends" in the title, and then lightly inked the edges of its petals for a tinge of colour.

This week's fabulous prize over at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks is sponsored by Michelle from Stampin' Up, and it's full of patterned papers, cardstock, chipboard letters and numbers, flowers, brads, stickles, buttons, and ribbon! Check it out, and have a go at the challenge!

Materials used in my layout:
Patterned Papers - DCWV's The Rustic Stack
Flowers - Prima
Flower Chipboard Frame - Maya Road
Title Stickers - Basic Grey Sultry Collection Chip Stickers, Momenta ATD Splendor Embossed Puffy Message Stickers
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Scattered Straw, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Aged Mahogany, EK Success 3D Foam Dot

Sunday, August 30, 2009

52 Sneak Peek

Okay, we're back in business! Thanks to Blogger for fixing this quickly. :)

Here's a sneak peek of my layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks this week.

Keep an eye out for it on their blog!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Blogger Problems and 52 Tutorial

In case some of you are wondering, there is something wrong with my Blogger Account right now and I can't seem to upload any photos! :( Hopefully this will be fixed soon enough so I can start posting again!

In the meantime, do check out my new tutorial over at 52 Sketches 52 Weeks, on "Embellishing Chipboards". :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


A layout on ... you guessed it - my younger DD's 8th birthday celebrations. This also happens to be my DT layout for this week's 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #34. It's a lovely sketch by Julie Bonner, that is open to so many interpretations, as you can see from the DT inspirations on the 52 blog. So do go check it out.

For my layout, I used MME's Ooh La La Paper Kit, with minimal embellishments. These papers are so wonderfully versatile that I'm actually using mainly the backs of the two-sided patterned papers! Aren't they gorgeous?

I inverted the positions of the title and journaling.

And decided to use pleated lace in place of the scallops on the left. I then gave added texture and sparkle to the lace by glueing different sized gems onto it.

This week's prize is a US$40 gift certificate from Noel Mignon, who runs a fabulous online store and monthly kit club! So hop on over and join in the fun!

Materials used on my layout:
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Collection - For Her - Beautiful Morning, All Dressed Up, Between The Lines
Paper Cut-out - My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Collection - For Her Die Cut Accessory Sheet
Metal Hearts - Making Memories Upholstery Brads
Flower - Prima
Gems - Elements Crystal Stickers, Prima Say It In Crystals
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Patchwork Fabric Letter Stickers in Aqua
Journaling - 7Gypsies 97% Complete Stickers - Year
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, Lace

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Just received some lovely news last night! My layout 'Winter Joy' is currently featured in SEI's blog, SEI Lifestyle.

Friday, August 21, 2009

52 Sketches Sneak Peek

Here's a sneak peek of my next layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. It's a lovely sketch so stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jeannette's Birthday Card

I did this quick birthday card for my daughter's friend, using papers from K & Co., and embellished with pearls, flowers, and ribbon.

I hand cut the butterfly and applied some stickles to it for some shimmer and texture. I then added the pearl flourishes to it for decoration.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - K & Company's Wild Raspberry Collection
Cardstock - Bazzill
Flowers - Prima
Pearl Flourishes - Prima Say It In Pearls
Alphas - Making Memories
Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts Edge Punch
Others - Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, Ribbon

Friday, August 14, 2009

Winter Joy

An early winter layout I did last week, using mainly papers and embellishments from SEI's Winter Song Collection. I just love this collection and couldn't wait to use it when I got it. And I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it too.

I distressed the edges of the cardstock paper and tore out a little "window" for the photo, layering it with another torn out "window" behind.

I then decorated the layout with poinsettias from Prima, ribbons and lace fibers, pearls, a metal accent, and a cut-out of the gorgeous flocked bird from SEI's Frost paper, which I attached to the layout using 3D foam dots for dimension.

And to add some sparkle, I applied stickles to the printed part of the bird cut-out as well as the flowers and leaves.

Materials used:
Patterned Paper - SEI Winter Song Collection - Winter Song
Cardstocks - SEI Winter Song Collection - Frost; Basic Grey's Bittersweet Collection - Lipstick Red; Basic Grey Designer Cardstock - Crisp
Flowers and Leaves - Prima Festive Christmas
Brads - SEI Winter Song Designer Brads, Karen Foster Design Sparkle Burst Brads - Holly and Berries
Ribbon - SEI Winter Song Collection
Alphas - Basic Grey Wassail Collection Alpha Stickers
Journal Tag - SEI Metal Accents - Moravia; SEI Epoxy Stickers - Winter Song
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Ranger Ice Stickles in Crystal Ice, EK Success 3D Foam Dots, Pearls, Lace Fiber

Monday, August 10, 2009

Pony Ride

My younger daughter on a pony ride at the Singapore Zoo.

I used My Mind's Eye's Abbey Road papers from their Stomp Collection, for their "outdoorsy" look. And lots of Prima flowers and laces! But of course!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye Abbey Road Collection by Deena Rutter - Stomp "Watch Out" Plant Life die-cut paper, Stomp "Rock On" Tadpole paper
Flowers - Prima
Lace Trims - Prima
Title Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Platforms Chipboard Letter Stickers in Brown
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Peeled Paint, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Live The Life

Ooh La La! Love this collection of papers from My Mind's Eye!

I did lots of tearing and distressing for this layout, and embellished it with flowers and leaves, pearls and laces from Prima.

I also stickled the cut-outs and used my Fiskars border punch on the papers "peeking" through the torn bits of the layout.

And I sprayed glimmer mist on the flowers, leaves, and butterflies for added shimmer.

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - My Mind's Eye Ooh La La Collection by Zoe Pearn - For Him - Happy Days, Simply Sweet, Frivolous, Playful
Flowers - Prima Alabaster Flowers - Allssa, Prima Camelot Roses - Burton, Gwenlyn, Squire, Prima Gallery Roses - Marcel
Leaves - Prima Heirloom Paper Leaves - Willow
Laces - Prima
Pearls - Prima Say It In Pearls - White
Butterflies - DCWV Safari Chic Collection
Sticker - K & Company Brenda Walton Maison Words Grand Adhesions
Puncher - Fiskars Lace Border Punch
Others - Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, Ranger Stickles in Icicle, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Iridescent Gold, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Monday, August 3, 2009

Life In Detail

My layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks' Sketch #31 this week. I used Collage Press' scalloped die-cut paper and threaded a ribbon through the holes round its edges.

The title is derived from the journaling, which reads: "An ordinary life remembered well becomes exceptional ... so remember your life in detail and leave no part untold."

Check out this week's wonderful sketch by Julie Bonner - it's simple yet so pretty.

And here's the fabulous prize from Scrapbook Kit Club.

So do give this week's challenge a try!

Materials used:
Die Cut Paper - Collage Press - Scallop "Root Beer"
Patterned Papers - Bo Bunny's Mango Luau Collection - Dot, and Cut Outs
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics in White
Flower and Bling Flourishes - Prima
Title Alphas - Little Yellow Bicycle's Frightful Collection Chipboard Stickers - Alphas - Glitter
Others - Ribbon, Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Frayed Burlap, American Crafts Slick Writer in Fine Brown, EK Success 3D Foam Dots

Saturday, August 1, 2009

New 52 Sneak peek

Here's a sneak look at my next layout for 52 Sketches 52 Weeks. Keep an eye out for the sketch on their blog - it's a really lovely one.