Be Happy

The new challenge for June is now up at The Sarah Hurley Designs Challenge blog. The theme for June, ‘All That Glitters Is Gold’.

I did another hybrid card using Sarah Hurley’s Gatsby Digi Scrapbooking kit. After laying it out in my computer and printed, I added a glitter gold for my feather. I have a very limited glitter elements in my stash and I may say, this challenge is somehow a challenge literally 🙂

More glittery  inspirations from my co-DTs at Sarah’s challenge blog so be sure to check them out too.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Anything goes challenge.

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Go Explore!

Sharing a hybrid card using Sarah Hurley Designs, Expedition digital scrapbooking kit. I have mentioned this before but will need to reiterate again, I love this Expedition kit 🙂 apparently its one of my favorites. Traveling is one my looking-forward-to events so that may be a reason why I love this kit too?

After laying out the elements in my computer, I added texture by putting button in the camera lens and a blue twine.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Take a picture challenge.



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Life is like riding a bicycle..

Hello there! I’m sharing a card today using a digi  stamp from Bugaboo stamps called Bugaboo Brat – riding a bike. You can check out my post at The Crafting Cade blog for this month’s challenge.

I colored the image with Promarkers and did minimal stamping too at the background.

I really love the sentiment that goes along with this digi stamp. Just an inspiration thought in life 🙂

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Keep calm and get crafty

This month’s second card sketch challenge at the Sketch-N-Scrap blog is now up. I’m sharing my take  on the challenge using a stamp set from Technique Tuesday Get Crafty by Teri Anderson.

I love this stamp set, the sentiment, the buttons, spool and just everything on it. I just love the silver embossed sentiment and the fuzzy cuts.

You can go over Sketch-N-Scrap blog  and see more inspirations from the rest of the DT 🙂


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My schedule over the weekend was so packed and I haven’t had a chance to  do any card project 😦  I’ll be on holiday beginning 1st June so there’s a long list of things to do before I go.

Anyhow, I’m not used to not do any card in the weekend so today, I’m sharing a card that uses a die cut sentiment using cork.

The letter die is from Papertrey Ink and the stamped butterfly is from a previous stamp set from Amy Butler.

Note that I’m also hosting a die cut challenge until end of May so there’s still time to play if you’re in the groove for die cut project.

I’m entering this card to Fusion Card Challenge # 7 using Jackie’s sketch.

And also to Paper Issues Lifestyles To “Die” For challenge.




Hi there

I have the chance to play along this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge # 27.  I did a hybrid card using Sarah Hurley’s Bookworm digi scrapbooking kit. I love the papers and elements in scrapbooking kits as they are compiled to complement each other and can easily be matched  in a scrapbook layout or card. I layout my elements in my computer and printed them. I added strips of washi tapes on top and bottom and faux stitching as well.

So here’s my take..

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Diecut challenge

Happy Saturday!

I am just thrilled to share my projects today 🙂 If you came from the Sketch-N-Scrap blog, I’m so glad that you visit me in my small nook.

May is a birthday month for Sketch-N-Scrap and the celebration continuous until end of May. There are challenges and inspirations plus a lot of amazing prizes in store for the month-long celebration so be sure to check Sketch-N-Scrap  everyday to see what’s being offered on the day.

So now, I’m here to share with you the way I use and combine die cuts into a card. This is the first time I tried doing a shaped card using my Spellbinder Nestabilities, circle and labels 19 dies. I used both shapes as the card base then later added a selection of dies that are mostly from Papertrey Ink.

For my circle card, I cut a label die and arranged an ‘I (heart) you’ dies over it to cut again. I put a different colored paper behind the cut letters & shape for contrast. Noticed that I cut the heart shape only by half? I did partial die cutting, a technique I saw online.

This circle card is not too big so I did minimal embellishment so even if I put this to mail, it will not be too bulky either. I used die cut cork + heart and finished it off with buttons and ribbon. Faux stitching too on top and below the card base.

For the Labels shaped card, I did random die cut elements using different materials. This is just to show you how other materials would work well on your dies and not just only paper. I used most dies from Papertrey Ink. The word ‘i heart you’ was from the negative of my circle die.

I did minimal stamping in my card base too, see the musical stamped background? My die cut materials are a mix of paper, cork and felt. I added some texture in my felt heart by stitching along the same heart shape, then added ribbon and a button. I love buttons too!

Faux stitching it is to finish off the card.

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I would also love to see how you use your dies. As part of Sketch-N-Scrap’s birthday bash, I’m giving away a pack of embellishments to one lucky winner 🙂 who will join in the challenge . The pack will include die cut piece embellishments, birthday stamp, rub-on, stickers and ribbons.

So grab your die cuts now and create one to enter the challenge. You can add your project using the inLinkz below. This is my first time using the InLinkz tool so if you happen to encounter any problem linking your project in, please let me know immediately so I can look into it.


The challenge is open until 31st May and I will be announcing the winner by the first week of June.

Please note of some simple guidelines though

The rules:

1. Be a follower of my blog (if you are not yet one)

2. A project must be made after this challenge on the time this challenge went live

3. You must have a working text link to Heart for Handmade Die-cut challenge to be in your blog to be eligible for a win. You can also link to Flickr or other online gallery if you do not have a blog.

4. And the most important one, you must have FUN!

Thanks for stopping by!

Diecuts challenge Sneak Peek

How time flies.. It’s already Thursday and tomorrow will be a weekend here in Qatar.

I will be hosting a blog challenge on Saturday, 11th May for Sketch-N-Scrap month-long birthday celebration 🙂 so before my scheduled challenge goes live, I’m sharing here a sneak peek of what you will see on Saturday’s post.

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You can always go back to Sketch-N-Scrap blog for more blog candies, challenges and prizes that are given away!


Sketch-N-Scrap first card

Sketch-N-Scrap challenge blog now includes a card sketch challenge for everyone, yey! They used to have scrapbook layout challenge previously but have added the card sketches every 5th and 20th of each month, yesterday was the debut of the first card sketch and I’m so glad to share my take here.

The month of May happens to be the birthday month of Sketch-N-Scrap, so expect a lot in store for the whole month, goodies to win, challenges, techniques and inspirations from the Sketch-N-Scrap design team.  I’ll be sharing projects here in my blog too so keep visiting and the team’s blog too.

You can visit us our Facebook page too for more inspiration and updates.

This card is just fit for the celebration, Birthday. I silver embossed the circle and used partial embossing of the dots. I added minimal embellishment, diecut buttons on the bottom right.

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Shades of Blue

I’m sharing today this card that I did for Sarah Hurley’s Shades of Blue challenge. I used all elements from the Expedition digi scrapbook kit. I always love to travel whenever I have the chance and this Expedition kit I think will be my all time favorite 🙂

I laid out all elements in my computer, then printed another set of the sail and colored them with Promarkers. I cut the sail and put foam dimensional for texture. More inspirational projects are being shared in Sarah’s challenge blog by fellow DT so be sure to check them out too. The challenge runs for a month so there’s plenty of time if you wish to play along.

I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp Happy Mail challenge.

Also to DL. Art Anything Goes challenge.


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