Journal Making with the Boys :D

this is Bishman's completed 8X8 inch journal with Tim Holtz world paper as cover.. Love the effect on the journal.. Real cool for guys
This is Rohan's completed 5X5 inch journal with personalised stamping to add that personal flavour. Paper is from Tim Holtz

Hiya peeps,

Just to share some pics of the journals made today in a craft class with two wonderful young guys… They enjoyed the session, I hope they do! πŸ™‚ totally made my day. πŸ˜€

We started by choosing covers… They love the grungy papers by Tim Holtz and both selected the world map page, Bishman decided to do the 8 X 8 inch size journal and Rohan decided a smaller one 5X5inch. From there, we started the paper cutting and preparing for the whole punching and operating the zutter. They made the covers and finally putting everything together.

Then comes the stamping… they wanted some personalisation…. so I had this brand new Gypsies stamps that are just perfect for them… The chose all the phrases that they had wanted, stamped it with different colours and unto the journal. We also learn the phrase of day… ” there is really no real mistake in art ”

So here are the pics.. They are both such wonderful, creative and intelligent boys, and have enjoyed very much working with them to make their very own, only in the world journals.

Heart you guys.. I enjoy the crafting time with you.. {heart}

Cheers… xxx

Rohan at work, preparing the cover for his journal
Bishman hard at work, preparing his cover πŸ™‚
Inside Rohan's journal, on the back cover is the another paper from Tim Holtz.. and random stamping Gypsies in multi colours
Insides of Bishman journal, similar strips of Tim Holtz paper and random colourful stamping (Gypsies)
The two of them loving their new journals and clowning around πŸ™‚

Signature Sentiment

One of my favorite sentiment {heart}

Hi peeps,

I am sharing with you a card today… by 365cards Day 301 Flashback Monday … I have chosen to do Day 29 Signature Sentiment as my challenge. The sentiment that I have chosen is beautiful and meaningful, to encourage me to continue to believe in myself, my potential and the courage to rise up to the challenge in new or unknown situations.. haha.. esp now, that I am on a crossroad, do I choose to go back to the corporate world, or do I choose a different path for myself…

Its a very simple kraft card, but dear to my heart. I hope you like this sentiment that I have chosen too πŸ˜€

Have a good day all πŸ™‚

Simple kraft card - stamping with bit of glitter and simple bow tie

Playing Aunt

Gorgeous Ashley with Chelsea :), my "miniature" super naughty but adorable golden retriever

Happy Boxing Day πŸ˜›

Just sharing some pics of my nieces who came by on Christmas Day for a visit, spent the afternoon crafting withΒ nieces and a hundred Aunty Annie ringings through my sweet ears.. Fab to Β play aunt to these gorgeous gals who likes nothing better than to craft with their aunty πŸ˜› .. Totally made my day! πŸ™‚

We did simple projects using punches.. they had wanted to play with my cuttlebug, zutter, stamps and inks, rummaging thru my craftroom… baby steps dearies, baby steps πŸ™‚

Ashley making a small tag with snowflakes, snowflakes... punched out by MS
Michelle using MS glue and posing πŸ™‚ She is femininely sweet πŸ™‚
Michelle making her own tag with snowflakes and pink button... pink, pink, pink is her colour πŸ™‚
Youngest, cutie Vivien, determined to join in the crafting fun, with marshmallows and heart selection πŸ™‚
also wanting to join in the fun... is my bedridden 14.5years old German Shepherd Meera, who is so excited with children πŸ™‚

A little Christmas giftie for hubby..

Blessed Christmas… hope you are having a fabulous time :D!!!!

Just a short post to share a little Christmas gift that I got for my hubby… well.. he loves coffee and teh tarik (or so it is fondly called locally which means pulled milk tea πŸ™‚ ). And he had earlier gotten me a Starbucks tumbler to keep my coffee warm as I have a habit of letting a good hot cappuccino grow cold.. πŸ˜›

So, I got him a similar Starbucks tumbler with a twist.. hehehe.. This tumbler – it allows you to make your own crafty design for its cover.. and I made a Christmas themed cover. I can continue to change the look and feel of the tumbler depending on the season .. next up would be Valentine.. πŸ™‚

So here’s what I did… He loved it πŸ™‚ and I am grinning ear to ear πŸ™‚

Christmas themed tumbler - Lots of stamping using various stamps, embossing, punches and fussy cuts πŸ™‚
ornaments... minimise 3D effect, so as to ensure they fit properly in and around the tumbler
Poinsetta stamping using Taylored Expression and Waltzingmouse
Side view of the design on the tumbler πŸ™‚
another side profile of the tumbler

Making Christmas Gifts – Part 1

Hi peeps,

Using various elements cut outs from pp πŸ™‚

This year I decided not to buy Christmas gifties for family and close friends. Instead, I decided to make them from what I have from my craftroom lol. This is my First Go at Journal making, I did make quite a fair of bit of error in punching the holes, due to my lack of patience πŸ˜› and also, do first and read the manual attitude lol.

My First Handmade Journal πŸ™‚

Anyways, they are gifts for Christmas exchange that I attended last Saturday. I hope the persons getting them likes them :). I need to make more.. they are so fun…

My second try using Fabric for cover and light stamping πŸ™‚

Hugs to all. xxx

Be Still …

Hi peeps,

Just a short post to share a simple Christmas card I made :). Hope you like this..

The snowflake dies and stamps are from Papertrey Ink.

This also serves as a reminder to me to be still amidst all the busy preparations for Christmas. To find myself, and the quiet time and savour the true meaning of Christmas in my life currently..

Good day all :). I know I havent been visiting, just so caught up with the preparations. Will come by soon πŸ™‚

Hugs to all..

Of ABCs and 123s

Hi all,

Sharing with you today a fun challenge at 365cards, Day 294 challenge of using ABCs and 123s in your cards. I am still at Christmas cards, a few more to go… and then some Christmas gifts and not forgetting continued house cleanings :p!

A Christmas RAK from fabbie Β Amy Tsuruta. Be sure to stop by her blog and check out her fabulous personality and creativity.. thanks Amy for your lovely adorable card.. Love all the stitching!!!!

a Christmas RAK from fabulous crafter Amy Tsuruta

Okies… back to chores and crafting :)…… hugs

Craft Supplies for Sale under way …. :D

Felt brooch using Papertrey Ink die

Hi peeps,

Just a short post to share the good news that I will soon be posting some of my crafty supplies for sales.

Product for sales may include the following
  • DiecutsΒ of Tags, Labels, Shapes from various brands and craft companies including Papertrey Ink, Spellbinder, Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Sizzix,Β Taylored Expressions, WPlus 9.
  • Stamped diecutsΒ of various tags and designs. This may include custom order for ie colours / shapes of the diecuts.
  • Handmade embellishmentsΒ that may include felt blooms, paper flowers etc from various dies.
  • Craft suppliesΒ such assortment of Ribbons and Twines, folded cards with envelopes, embossed paper, stamped images etc
  • Handmade cardsΒ for all seasons.
  • Craft ClassesΒ for cardmaking
  • List may be longer depending on what you may want to look for or need. So if you have any needs, do drop me a note at
The craft supplies site is under construction for the next two weeks, so make sure you check back by 10th January 2012. Stay tuned!
Hugs xoxo
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