Saturday, 28 May 2011


Yes, that's my girl. She looks so grown-up now but she's only all of 6+ years old. When she is in her school uniform, she still looks like a kid and she seems thinner these days or has grown lanky.

The encouragement from being featured over at Websters Pages gave me some courage to post this layout that I had done some time back. I was getting mojo-less but still tried to scrap and this was what I came out with. I took a break from scrapping, just relaxed, stayed away from scrap blogs, read a lot of trashy novels, watched TV and did everything except scrap. I am happy to say that the mojo is slowly returning and I am so looking forward to our family trip to Hongkong. The kids have been looking forward to it because of Disneyland and they have been on their best behaviour in case their incentive trip is denied! Lol!

Anyway, back to the layout. How do one scrap the papers from Websters Pages without any little bit of cutting? Sometimes I do tire of cutting and layering, but somehow I always find my layouts somehwat similar. Perhaps this is what is known as style?

Some close-ups. Have I mentioned before that I love love love the fabric tags? Adds a different sort of textures that softens the whole 'paper' look immediately.

Some pleating for dimension.

The June hols are finally here! I have never looked forward so much to June since I left school. Lol! Have a good break, everyone!

Thursday, 26 May 2011

I am featured over at Websters Pages!

My layout 'Treasure' has been chosen as Banner of the Week over at Websters Pages! It may be nothing to many experienced or much publicised scrappers but for me, it is indeed a very valuable encouragement that the Lord has sent my way. I had been feeling mojo-less and it took me almost 2 weeks to complete this layout and another which I had mentioned in a previous post. So with the encouragement and appreciation from other friends and fellow scrappers which has came my way, I am more motivated to continue my crafting hobby.

Websters Pages has indeed evolved into a very dynamic and exciting company over the years. Even though they have a very distinct design line, they have been coming up with new products and their latest Trendsetter collection is a big change from their previous lines. Do hope over to their ning site to take a look at the gallery and participate in the forum. I have made many friends there and I am so humbled when I look at other ladies' work. It's just inspiring and exciting as you can literally feel the vibes in the forum!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Class Sneaks for June/ July Class at Made With Love

These are the sneaks for my new class at Made With Love, featuring all the latest Prima products from Winter CHA. There are the canvas mistables, crystal flower vine, trinket charms, lace and flowers. Basically, it's all about Primas. We will be making an album using the Maya Road Birdcage Album and it's really suitable for themes on family, love, relationship. After all, we are gonna be playing with 'birds'and flowers', so the album is going to look a little vintage, a little romantic and a little shabby.Lols!

Hope to see you ladies around during class!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Websters Pages

I have been churning out layouts quite consistently since last October. So it has almost been a good 6 months of 'production'. There were nights when I can complete 2 layouts at a go and feel immense pride and pleasure after that. Then suddenly, all mojo just disappeared. 'Poof!' and everything went up in the air... So I stopped scrapping for a while. I continued to buy but I was hardly excited by the huge sales and discounts going on while other fellow scrappers were cramming all sorts of stuff into their baskets.

I bought my favourite Websters Pages when their lines hit the store some weeks back. I was so so so excited during the CHA sneaks but when I finally held the papers in my hands, I just did not know what to do. So it is really not an exageration to say that I took almost 2 weeks to complete the two layouts below. I left the uncompleted layout on my desk and adding a little by little when I walked past and felt like it... I suppose there are still traces of my usual style, fussy cutting, layering,flowers, blings and laces.

That piece of Websters Pages whimsy thread was from a previous launch though, but I thought the color was a perfect match and added it in. I also cut up the vellum page and added the cut-outs in between the layers. I love the fabric tickets and almost ended up buying from all four collections!

This is another simple layout that I created of my boy, using the die-cut page. It's really simple as it is a boy's layout and I really do not want to over-do with the flowers anymore as there are already floral prints on the die-cut paper itself. I merely added the leftover cut-outs from the vellum and papers I used in the layout above.

Thanks for popping by my blog. It looks like my birdcage album class for June may be postponed as the album has not been sent out yet. It's being re-produced as there was a shortage after it was too quickly snapped up by fellow scrappers everywhere...So do continue to look out for any updates!

Monday, 9 May 2011

Fun Memories- For Made With Love

I have to confess...I am a Prima hoarder. If there's anything worth a fortune in my house, it has to be my Prima collection. I have an entire drawer overflowing with Prima canvas, flowers, leaves, vines, charms and crystals. It's so bad that I dread to open the drawer because 1) I am filled with guilt at how much I have spent and 2) It's getting more and more difficult to find stuff and 3) close the drawer after I have spent at least 10 minutes searching for that particular Prima item I remember I owe.

It must be an open secret at Made With Love, otherwise Aida would not have assigned this week's product focus to me. And it's all about Prima!!!Lol. I had some scraps leftover from my Prima Madeline papers which I could not bear to throw away, so I used them on this layout, combining with the crystal lace and ribbon to form a background on the white cardstock. As usual, I can't resist misting and splattering a little paint over the white cardstock to 'liven' the look a little.

I used a canvas tag to matt the photos onto and the large aqua flower was from Prima's recent CHA ribbon collection. I topped it off with a 3-dimensional flower center from Prima.

The charms there, are the new products from Prima's recent CHA. Prima came up with various metal trinkets and embellishments, good for embellishing, mixed media and even for jewellery making!

Another one of my Prima faves is the flocked rub-ons. The texture is amazing! I love the embossed look and feel of the felt when I run my fingers over the rub-ons and I wish I had gottten more of them... They are so versatile and can even be used with other product lines!

Thanks for poppong by my blog and I am so excited to be designing a class for Made With Love, using fully Prima goodness on a birdcage album from Maya Road. There will be nothing but the latest Prima, Prima and more Prima products to play with in this class! The class will commence in June and sneaks will be up soon! Stay tuned.

Monday, 2 May 2011

Layout for MapleTreehouse

Some time ago, Sylvia from Maple TreeHouse wrote to me, offering to sponsor some materials for a layout for me to share on her blog. I was very flattered and Sylvia was really nice and friendly in our e-mail exchanges, even though we have never met before. I was looking forward to seeing the postman and received my goodies, carefully bubble-wrapped and packaged 2 days later. I was definitely impressed by Sylvia's efficiency, as most sponsors do need to take some time admidst their busy schedules, in getting their supplies delivered to you.

Sylvia sent me some papers, a pack of flowers and a pack of half-pearls. The flowers are pearls are Maple Treehouse's very own in-house products and I am thrilled at being offered a chance to use them on my creations! I went monochromatic on my layout and cards and this is the first time I kept using colors to a minimum! Just the simple, classy black, white and greys and it was amazing how versatile and well-coordinated the color collections that Maple Treehouse had organised their products into!

This is the first layout I had created with the papers and the flower petals from this collection. The half pearls and blings were a perfect finish for that extra touch to the small flowers and chandelier rub-ons.

A close- up of the embellishments...

With the leftover papers and embellishments, I was even able to create 2 cards and some rosettes cut-out from the Sizzix Die. So yummy and perfectly romantic...

A closer look on the two cards...

Once again, my heartfelt thanks to Sylvia of Maple Treehouse for generously offering these goodies for my 'scrapping consumption'. I had a fun time playing with them over the long weekend and you will definitely will seeing more of those pearls and blings on my layouts to come! Can't wait for another long weekend this week to create again...