Where do I start?

OMG! There are so many craft idea online!! Bags, using cotton, using jeans materials, using PU, leather, cork fabric.. Gosh! I’m overwhelm! Where should I start!??

I’ve got those patterns ready, those fabric ready but still there are always some more new pattern comes up, new fabric and new ideas that pop into my head. Where do I start!?

I know the techniques, I know how to sew them up, but there are always better ways to join them together, to combine this materials with another, to sew it better, faster and more professional looking. So… which one should I be looking at? Where do I start?

There is this websites that I can check, to get ideas. There is another website that I can get free pattern, pattern on sales, pattern that I can just download after payment, pattern with videos. OMG, where do I start?

Okay, Hannie.. you’ll just have to start somewhere, stop thinking too much, just do it!

Scrap-it-lah December Challenge

This will be the last challenge over at Scrap-it-lah. Sadly Chow-Chow (who started the blog with Jessy) would have to give this up for her other commitment in life. So, I guess this will also be my last layout for SIL.
This month, the challenge is: to include Multi-photo layout using Christmas photos (at least 3) or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, photos from a similar celebration (no birthdays please!).   Glitter or glimmer mist somewhere on your layout.   Traditional Christmas colours of red/green/gold (compulsory), plus only ONE other colour OF YOUR CHOICE. (Both plain and printed papers are fine as long as you stick to the colours).

I’ve used glimmer mist on my doily and flower then also using glimmer pen to draw on the larger flower. Initial color of the flower is white.

My title is from glitter thicker. I’ve also stamp on my doily after misting them.

Here is another look on those cluster of flowers from Prima.

This year, we had our Christmas tree up early even before November ended.. This is all due to my son – Calvin who was so eager to put up the Christmas tree. So I’ve helped him to set up the tree and he hangs all t hose decoration all by himself! What a great kid. He is waiting for the time to open his presents and really a good test on his patient.

Have fun on this December and try out the challenge and create something memorable for yourself. Do check out what the rest of the DTs have done on this challenge.

Scrap-it-lah November Challenge

Hello November! Today is 1/11/11 yupe with all the 1. Even more so on 11st November later.
Here is a challenge to start your month – Scrap-it-lah November Challenge.

All layouts must please incorporate the following

{thereafter any extras may be added}
1. Layers – at least 6
2. Stamping and/or embossing
3. Tags or journaling cards incorporated into your design
(not necessarily used to journal on but can be if you choose)

If you get picked, you will win a RAK from Scrappin Studio

So, start creating and get your layout link in the Mister Linky over at SIL.

Terms and conditions applied

SIL October Challenge

Scrap-it-lah October Challenge is up!
This time, the challenge is by Ella Sandberg.

The October challenge is to include:-

  1. Old book paper, sheet music or something similar downloaded off the internet & printed out.
  2. Fussy-cutting.
  3. Hand-stitching using embroidery floss.

Here is my take on this challenge:

I’m using September kit from My Creative Scrapbook. Have cut out the flower from one of the pattern paper and sew on the side of the photo. I’m so glad that this kit has given me all the things that I needed for this challenge.
I’ve been lacking behind on scrapbook layout. I’m been busy making bags! Will share more about this in other post.

As usual SIL will be offering a Studio Calico Kit as a RAK. However, photo is not available at the moment.

Please note that conditions do apply:

5 Simple Rules for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah Challenges

1. Please create a NEW layout for each challenge but you are welcome to combine with other challenges, as long as your layout was specifically designed with Scrap-it-Lah in mind and created AFTER the challenge details were posted!
2. Please remember to mention Scrap-it-Lah somewhere in your blog post; create a link back to the correct challenge post at Scrap-it-Lah.
3. Please include the challenge requirements within your blog post – you are welcome to copy; paste these off the Scrap-it-Lah blog.
4. Please also mention the deadline the challenge ends and let everyone know what prize is up for grabs!
5. Remember, you must be a follower of the Scrap-it-Lah blog to be “in with a chance to win”

All you would have to do is to send in your submissions (we only accept layouts) via the link above by midnight 12pm, 31st October 2011 (Malaysian time). If you have any problems with the link submission, please notify us at chowchow138@gmail.com. Kindly note that we are unable to entertain any project that is sent after the stipulated time and please note that the project sent should solely be submitted for the Scrap-It-Lah challenge and not for any other challenges. Yes, we welcome international submissions as we would love to see Scrap-It-Lah grow.

Happy scrapping!!

Lost his tooth

Mervin lost his first tooth on 17 July this year. Yup, it was being pulled away by him school’s auntie (the caretaker) and later he lost it. Of course he was so proud in having his little tooth pulled off ‘cos he’s been trying to do that and I was also helping him to do that without success.
Glad that the auntie able to pulled it out and save me RM50 for dental visit..hehe..
Here are some close-up of the layout:
Using a few chipboard buttons with embossing powder and mist, plus a few die-cut brads from My Mind’s Eye lost & found line.
Punched out a few butterflies using Martha Stewart punchers, mist them and using gel medium.
Have used Technique Tuesday Ali Edward’s stamp for “today” and some Basic Grey letter stickers.
I was trying to use mist, embossing powder, stamps and gel medium on my layout. Trying to relive the Iris Babao Uy’s challenge in Scrap-it-lah before.
Talking about challenge, have you tried out this month challenge over at SIL yet? Try it and stand a chance to win a RAK.
Have fun!

It is UP!!

Yes!! It is up! The September challenge over at Scrap-it-lah is up!!
The challenge:

Create your own mixed media background, using printed paper as a base.  Be sure to include at least 3 different paint colours in whatever effects you fancy. This can be using stamps,  bubble wrap,  etc etc – its all up to your imagination.

Also ensure that you have at least twelve words on your layout, which can include the title, date (if you want to include one) and the journaling (or even be one REALLY long title if you like!)

The rules:

5 Simple Rules for playing along at Scrap-it-Lah Challenges
  1. Please create a NEW layout for each challenge but you are welcome to combine with other challenges, as long as your layout was specifically designed with Scrap-it-Lah in mind & created AFTER the challenge details were posted!
  2. Please remember to mention Scrap-it-Lah somewhere in your blog post & create a link back to the correct challenge post at Scrap-it-Lah.
  3. Please include the challenge requirements within your blog post – you are welcome to copy & paste these off the Scrap-it-Lah blog.
  4. Please also mention the deadline the challenge ends and let everyone know what prize is up for grabs!
  5. Remember, you must be a follower of the Scrap-it-Lah blog to be “in with a chance to win”

Another thing that I just wanted to share here and super excited about is..
I’m getting the stamp in this video!!


Ali Edwards | August Studio AE for Technique Tuesday from Ali Edwards on Vimeo.

Of course I’m also getting some other things from 2peas:

I know.. it is still a bit too early for Christmas paper, but hey, everyday could be Christmas, right?

Have fun on the Scrap-it-lah challenge and don’t forget to follow my blog to stand a chance to win MyMemories Suite for free!

Sketch, colors and pattern challenge

Came across a good sketch, a good color combo and pattern challenge that I took all and turn it into one layout instead of three different one.

 Here is one layout that I did using Creative Scrapper Sketch #165, color combo challenge #202 and a pattern to be in the layout – wood grain.

I’m also trying to use misting, stamping and embossing in my layout, no chipboard though. ‘Cos I’m thinking of the August challenge over at Scrap-it-lah. Still, I’m happy that at least this time I’ve used my masking template from Prima that I bought recently and today is it first time being used.

 I’m also loving the glittering embossing powder that I have on those pigment ink, what more I get to use my favorite stamps from Technique Tuesday Ali Edward design. Yup, have been using them for the recent layouts.

Are you joining any challenge lately. If not, why not join Scrap-it-lah August challenge, use Creative Scrapper’s sketches and the Color Combo with wood grain pattern.