a2z Scrapbooking October challenge

Happy 1st of October!

Can you believe its only few weeks from now and it’s already Christmas! I already started my Christmas card projects last month and so expect me to continue sharing some more in the next coming weeks ūüôā

Today starts the new challenge over at a2z Scrapbooking blog. October theme challenge will be “to use two (2) Hero Arts products” in your entry.

For my card, I used Hero Arts Tree-mendous digital kit. I love the flexibility of digital stamps, easy to re-size or enlarge the image as you want. Here I printed smaller size trees and colored them with markers. I also added Clear Wink of Stella glitter for some shine.

I also added some gems, I arranged them in a way that it will look like snow falling from the sky. I added a vellum behind the trees to focus more on the trees as well and attached it by running a straight stitch using my sewing machine.



For the sentiment, I silver embossed them.



I added red ribbon to complement the red trees too.


and the card in full


If you‚Äôre interested in the products that I used on this project, you can check them at the inLinkz below this post ūüôā

A2Z Scrapbooking store is offering a 15% discount on your purchase at the A2Z store. You can use the code RIA15 at checkout, a good chance to grab the new  Hero Arts Handmade for Christmas 2014 release and some more great products on Sale!

Now, visit the a2z Scrapbooking blog for more inspiration from the team. Get 2 of the¬†Hero Arts Products that you have and join in the challenge ūüôā

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Until next time!

I love u sew much

I don’t want to miss out this week’s Anything Goes challenge at Paper Smooches. So here goes my take.

I used a diagonal striped vellum from Daiso (the thrifty Japanese store which I think are available also worldwide). I bought two packs of this vellum, one is this striped version and another has a polka dot design.

The pack has a number of colors in there but I used the teal one to match the Poppy sketch challenge that I’m joining in too.

Those vellum are just so pretty but much thinner than the other vellum available at online stores.


I die cut the frame and used a different paper in the middle for contrast. I then stamped the sewing machine and paper pieced the knobs and the machine’s body.

I also added a red thread hanging at the needle area just because ūüôā ¬†The vellum doesn’t lay as flat as the patterned paper so I added a red washi tape just to keep them down a bit in its place. Works like an accent don’t you think?

For the sentiment, I embossed it with black embossing powder. It curled a little bit¬†and I just wish that vellum is much more thicker. Anyhow, I love how this card turned out, clean & simple just like my style ūüėČ



I’m using a sketch from Poppy Sketch # 2 with a pop of color


Stamps and die used:

Paper Smooches Needle Little Love stamp

Paper Smooches Duo Die 3

Others: washi, patterned papers, colored stripes vellum

Versamark ink, black embossing powder


I’m entering this card also to

Simon Says Stamp, Keep it Clean and Simple card challenge



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Some crafty time today so I can join in some fun card challenges.

Just to remind you also, the April Challenge – to use Stitching at Sarah Hurley365 challenge is up until 27th April.

With the theme challenge in mind, I also applied faux stitching along the border of the main frame. I also stitched the diecut button directly on paper. You can visit the challenge blog too to see great card creations from the DT and other participants.

I used Sarah Hurley papers from her scrapbooking kit, along with Sentiment stamp¬†and sequins stamp from the Documented365 kit.¬† My main image, typewriter is from Sarah’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit.

I used the card sketch from Retro Sketches # 111.




Entering this card to these challenges also:

A Random Fan Challenge # 7, Anything Goes

Fan-Tastic Tuesday Challenge # 32, Anything Goes

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I got some sequins from a local craft store when I went there to just look around over the weekend. What better way to use them than add some glitz on a card.

I used a card sketch from this week’s Fusion Card Challenge¬† and added those sequin on top and below the oval shape of the ¬†frame. I then added some feathers and heart that I fuzzy cut from Sarah Hurley’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit. All papers I used are all from the same kit.

For my hashtag, I also used my favorite Outline alpha stamps from Sarah Hurley. I just added some lines to mimic a sketched look.

I added selective ¬†stitching in the arrows below to add some texture and dimension. This is just fit for Sarah Hurley’s April challenge, Real or faux stitching that I’m also hosting this month.






I always love stitching crafts and applying them also into cards is just great. I love both real and faux stitching but find the real stitching adds more character to the card itself, a more handmade feel.

I’m entering this card also to¬†As You Like it Challenge,¬†Favourite Style of Stitching.

And My Mum’s Craft Shop Challenge 16, Anything Goes Challenge.



This month I’m hosting the April challenge at Sarah Hurley 365 blog, the theme that’s close to my heart – stitching.

The challenge is to apply stitching in your project, faux, hand or machine stitched, in any way you would like.

For my take, I stitched the three bokeh hearts in one of Sarah’s journaling piece to give it more emphasis. I also die cut a tag with stitching details at the background of my Doodle doll. ¬†For her dress, I paper pieced them using Sarah’s Be Mine scrapbooking kit.

The design team did a great job in their challenge take too so be sure to head over to the challenge blog for more inspiration.



Supplies used:

Embossing folder
Tag die cut
Enamel dots
My sketch inspiration is from the Fusion Card challenge and I’m entering this to their Fusion # 7 challenge.

Fabric pieced home decor

So excited to share this quick sewing project using fabric and felt to create a home decor. I’m sharing the same in Sarah Hurley365 blog.

I used the following materials and tools on this project:

  • Fabric and felt scraps
  • White cotton fabric
  • Stamps, inks and acrylic block
  • Scissor (looks like a scary big scissor but this is the one I use for fabric cutting)
  • Fabric glue
  • Frame to put the stitched piece (I got mine from Ikea)
  • Embroidery floss and needle (not pictured)


I stamped the images directly on fabric and felt


I used the fabric wrong side up so as not to see the stamped lines.


So this is how you see the shapes coming together, already cut. I arranged the stamps again to see how it will look 


The already stamped the leaves here


Then I stamped the sentiment, Be Amazing


I adhere the pieces using fabric glue from Mod Podge.


I added the arms by stitching them


I also stitched the leaves for some texture

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After all the pieces are adhered and stitched some pieces for texture, it’s already done. Easy peasy.


I can hang this on the wall as decor or just stand near my crafting table.

I’m sharing this to And Sew We Craft Together Linky Party.



Felt crown for the little boys

I did this handmade felt crown for the little boys. It’s been pending for a while but so glad I¬†finally made it. I have a girl version of this that I also did here¬†for KC.

I used die cut stars and circles of felt as embellishments plus the glitzy buttons¬†to add a feel of¬†royalty ūüôā I also added my favorite ribbons and colored pompom ribbon.

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Happy Day

Happy Monday!

It’s my first share of¬†project for¬†Pretty Paper Studio¬†ūüôā¬†The project comes as my take¬† in this month’s challenge with the theme Glitter.

I had fun working on the colors and papers on this card. I used¬†elements mostly from My Mind’s Eye¬†¬†and papers from Amy Tangerine.¬†One good thing of working in paper packs is that all of them works together when combined. I always love the color blue and cameras so this background papers is just perfect for me.

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I did a random mix of shapes and textures, buttons, die cuts and a heart for visual interest. Then I used the pink glitter to add some additional sparkle to a¬†happy day. See the additional strip of sentiment? It came from the small strip of paper the comes along in the perforation line¬†of the¬†paper. Even those small decorative piece counts¬†ūüôā

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 For my stamped sentiment, I did some hand stitching  to add some interest to a plain stamped shape.
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I’m entering this card to Simon Says Stamp, Anything Goes Challenge.
Thanks for stopping by and I will see you again next time.

Sketch N Scrap Blog Hop – Christmas

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re having a great time visiting Sketch N Scrap’s daily inspiration in the¬†hop.

Today is my turn in SNS Holiday Hop with Christmas being the highlight.¬† It’s only few weeks from now until Christmas and I have¬†started¬†working on my holiday cards that I will be sending away to friends and family.

Christmas is such a special celebration¬†for us a family. As I’m working overseas, I make it a point to come home for Christmas and New Year to be with the whole family. It’s not only the time that we come together with all the kids and siblings but its the time we¬†celebrate¬†God’s special gift of love, the¬†birth of Jesus.

Moving with the card project today, I die cut the Christmas tree twice from Papertrey Ink. I then stitched them together for some handmade feel to it and added some sequins too for glitz. For the sentiment, I silver embossed them to complement the shine in the tree.




As part of the celebration to the hop, I’m giving away supplies that you can also use in your next craft project. I included some patterned¬†papers. ribbon, washi¬†and embellishments from Hero Arts and Pink Paislee.

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To win,¬†you can leave a comment¬†saying what is the best Christmas/ holiday tradition that you would like pass to your children or to the next generation. I’m drawing a random¬†winner¬† on 12th November 2013.

Don’t forget to come back at Sketch N Scrap blog for more project fun.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stitching & Stamping

It’s been a while that I had the chance to play along CAS(E) this sketch and CAS-ual Fridays challenges but now is a chance ūüôā

I’m entering this card to CAS(E) this Sketch¬†# 49 combined with elements and inspirations challenge from CAS-ual Fridays challenge CFC 117, In Stitches. CFC¬†requires the use real or faux stitching on the¬†CAS project.

So here’s my take.¬†I used a combination of¬†elements and stamps from Sarah¬†Hurley.

The¬†mini tabs are from¬†Sarah’s February kit club Add on 1,¬†then I stamped the messages¬†using the Block Alpha stamps and Sentiments stamps.

For the stitching part, I used embroidery floss following the dots¬†in the Sarah’s Stamp & Stitch! Expedition stamps.

Had fun combining stitching in stamping in this project.

I’m also entering this card to Simon Says Stamp challenge, to Use a rubber or a clear stamp.



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