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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:

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My sketch inspiration is from the Fusion Card challenge and I’m entering this to their Fusion # 7 challenge.

Sarah Hurley, Lookbook Magazine Vol. 4 projects

Sarah Hurley’s Lookbook Magazine Volume 4 is already released, yey! Exciting times 🙂

There are a lot of great projects from the rest of Sarah’s talented DTs and I was blown away by the creativity and variety of projects presented by each of these ladies.

I’m sharing here some of my contributions to the book using Sarah Hurley’s digi kits, stamps, and papers.

First up  is the Halloween card using Sarah’s 31 Spook Street Digi Scrapbooking kit.  I got the image, Angelica Strange from the kit while the stamps are from Malcolm Strange stamp set. I did partial embossing and background stamping as well in the card base. Angelica, the candy corn and pumpkin were colored with promarkers. The banner’s paper I used Sarah’s September Kit Club Add On 1-Shooting Star.

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Note that the Lookbook Magazine, Vol. 4 highlights Halloween and Autumn season so the projects are a combination of the two.

I also did a set of small treat bags for small chocolate pieces. The stamps are again from Malcolm Strange stamp set. For the orange bag, I used Doodle Doll Art Girl stamp.  I again used stamping and embossing for these bags plus twine and some washi strips.

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I have a set of three cards as well with whimsical characters and autumn colors. I used Woodland Wonders, Under the Stars Digi scrapbooking kit for all the cards here. I did a lot of fuzzy cutting in the images but feels no boredom at all doing them 🙂 What a great feeling seeing these cards in a finished state. A lot of photos here..

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The sentiments for the other two cards are from Sarah’s Sentiments Stamp.

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And now, moving to another craft project, a wall decor using stamps from the Stamp and Stitch! Expedition stamps. Love this one too 🙂

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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 🙂

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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It’s the beginning of the month and it means a new card challenge over at Sarah Hurley challenge blog. This month’s theme is Texture and Dimension.

I used Sarah’s Stamp and Stitch stamp set. After a very light stamping  of that camera into a fabric, I did my stitching with embroidery floss, then adhered them using foam adhesives. The sentiment Smile! is silver embossed, the Smile! came from the Picture This! stamp set.

I did a simple zigzag machine stitching for the additional fabric strip that I have in my stash. All the papers I used also are all from Sarah’s paper packs. After finishing the card, and looking on it after a while, I should have added some more elements on it. I wanted to make it up again on this take by doing another project where I apply the stitching again in the next project.

You can check out the rest of the lovely ladies’ project in the challenge blog for inspiration.

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

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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!