Friday, June 29, 2007



1)Name one person who made you smile today? My 9 yr old DS looking dapper in his choir outfit - he's off to perform at his school's 50th Anniversary concert this afternoon - white long shirt & black long pants & shiny new black @court shoes they call them !

2)What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? making up , ready to dash out of the door for the sake of DD's school registration

3)What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Hanging up launndry to dry , putting on a new load .

4)What is something that happened to you in 1998? Hmmm wish I could remember ! duh !

5)What is the last thing you said aloud? Cheesecake souffle anyone ? lol

6)How many different things have you drank today? Tea and coffee . No i dont smile very much ! lol

7)What color is your hair brush? I dont have one ! dont need one - no bad hair day for me either lol !

8)What was the last thing you bought? MM medium posts to expand My little Shoebox album to hold 40 pages ( not telling the full story tho' )

9)What was the last gift you received?cultured black pearl necklace & earrings - well done DH !

10)What color is your front door? Brown .

11)Where do you keep cell phone? normally in my jeans pocket .

12)What was the weather like today? Sunny!!! & going to watch 4th July fireworks at 8 p m tonite !

13)What is the best ice cream flavor? Belgian Choc italian gelato

14)What are you excited about? Going to my first American 4th of July celebrations 2nite ! - heard a lot about from other friends who had gone on previous years .

15)Do you talk a lot? I dont think so . lol

16)Name a weird food you like? ok this is easy - remember we're asians here! lol - cow's lungs ( gulp - sounds better in Malay - & tastes much better IRL too - when fried lol ! paru ! ) & while I'm at it ! I adore lamb's tongue too - but I cant get them in cans in here anymore ! help !

17)Cold or hot? definitely HOT ! I'm sure I'l do poorly in cold weather !

18)What's your favorite thing to do? making , creating - cards , layouts , altered projects , keepsakes , gifts etc Shopping during sales , eating out , trying new food & cuisine , enjoying dessert !

19)Do you want to cut your hair? no ,no need - I just had it done ! thanks !

20: Are you over the age of 25? No ,I'm forever 25 ...wait, make that 29 ....

21)Are you ticklish? definitely !

22)Are you typically a jealous person? not particularly but perhaps I'm not admitting much ! lol

23)Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "L" : Lauren

24)Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "A": Anna

25)Do you chew on your straws? not anymore

26)Do you have curly hair? on the ends when it's long enuff !

27)What is the next concert you're going to? Josh Groban , Josh Groban, Josh Groban - I missed him touring the UK recently urrrgghh yes I'd travel the world to watch him & hang out with like minded fans ! in a heartbeat ! but I'll never abandon my kids so I'm still here ....

28)Who is the crappiest person in your life? Too many to name ! Paula & Gillian might know ! lol - mind you I do not want them hanging around me but .... if you have any advice for me pls leave me your email ! really !

29)What is your favorite color? for hair - red , for clothes - turquoise

30)What is something you say a lot? You know , you know , you know ..... hmmm

31)What's your room like? wouldnt make it to the magazines yet ! sigh ....

32)What was the last movie you saw? Spiderman 3 !

33)Do you have work tomorrow? What's that ?

34)What's your dream job? I'm already in my dream job , thank you ! unfortunately it's 24x7 ! well it does feel like that some days ! not all days .

35)When was the last time you said "I love you"? yesterday

36)What should you be doing right now? Posting this blog entry b4 going for the 4th of July celebs !

37)Do you have a nickname? Mum ? Mama ? Mama-tee ?

38)Are you a heavy sleeper? YES

39)When is the last time you did the dishes, honestly? this morning

40)What are your pet peeves? HYPOCRITES ! dishonest people . that's just the tip of the iceberg ! lol

anyone else care to take on this blog challenge - post it & I'll come by to discover more about yyer !

DCM - Beady eyed

Well this week is my dare (Saffa). Its quite a simple challenge really. All I ask is that you make use of beads on your cards. They can be seed beads, big chunky beads or little sequins, whatever takes your fancy.

Thanks to Di Hickman :, was so tickled by her idea to do 2 cards a week in the run up to Christmas . Our local LSS here had a one day sale & I grabbed this Rhonna Farrer's Jolly Holly range which never got to hit our stores in time last year .

Added Q&Co beadifuls for the snowflake centres for a quick NOEL card ! lol

other bits : Melissa Frances chipboard alpha , AC chipboard letter stickers , pps , ribbon & brad - Jolly Holly by Rhonna Farrer .

sketch this cards: #18

Autumn leave's MOD design - Winter Garden , fabric sticker - MAMBI

cps 19

Fun to start making christmas cards early this year !
ON sale in our local LSS - Autumn Leave's Mod design Winter Garden .
Fabric sentiment - MAMBI , everything else MOD .

Monday, June 25, 2007

{Me} Bling It on !

had a lot of fun doing some accidental things - like using the labels from the paper ends & turning them into quotes & subtitles !
Fashionista papers , coaster & stickers by Imagionation project.
I loved the quotes which I feel are true by my life's experience ! lol so I wanted to use them & see what turned out !

Sunday, June 24, 2007

DCM - Tagged ! clam shell card idea : featured make & take at 2peas

front of card
back of card !
Now onto this weeks dare by Rhi ...Everything we buy has packaging, some of it excessive, some of it beautifully designed. Tags, labels, stickers... all sorts of bits and bobs that we can recycle onto cards.I dare you to make a card using a tag, label, sticker or anything else you can find, thats from packaging and would normally end up in the bin. Of course you can ink it, change it, distress it and add anything else you like!
If you're feeling brave, I DOUBLE DARE you to make it a card for a man!
When I first saw this make & take at 2 peas I knew I'd love to have a go !
instructions for this clamshell card make & take over at :
I didn't fill the inside of the clamshell card yet with candies or ?
as I havent decided what to fill it with yet ! lol
supplies : Around The Block birthday pp , Love elsie chipboard , ribbon
Scenic route clamshell packaging , sticker , MM shimmer star

caardvarks : crop circles challenge

It's that time again! Yay! Dust off your circle cutter, or grab a tumbler to trace, pull out your circle embellies, ink up that circle stamp...

make some cards using *circles* as the focus of your card front!


using some of my fave things : DCWV glittered CS ( 3 cols ) , SEI Kaboom buttons , Love Elsie Roxie collection ribbons , CI chipboard , Bazzill CS

Best friends

Card challenge by Melissa Phillips

Make a card containing my favorite things:

Buttons - I used folk hearts
Polka-dots - DCWV Nana's kids embossed polka dot cs
ribbon - polka dotted pink
chipboard - could wait to try out these lovely MM shimmer hearts ( better than doing it myself - putting on the glitter that is ! )
a heart - lots of them ! lol

Anything extra that you add is fine, but the card must contain these 5 items.

2. The theme of the card is FRIENDS! Pretty broad, but should be fun, huh? - mine was DCWV CS cut up to make the word Friends


Monday, June 18, 2007

Word Up #3 : MY

What does MY mean to you ?

Prompted by Paula pixie ,

I decided to play along with this challenge .

Especially as I was waiting for any excuse to use the latest Daisy D's Salt water taffy collection of pps . Very tropical & summery colours.

My little sunshine :

Daisy D salt water taffy pps & cardstock stickers, Bazzilling Bling CS , MM kraft paper , BG rub ons , Rhonna Farrer glitter chipboard alphas, inking , CI journaling sticker ,
Jenny Bowlin ticket

Did some tearing & inking for a change & using black where I could to make the colours pop more .

DCM - emboss me / CPS #18

By Lythan !
As a reward - and as I was so strict last time I set a dare - here is a nice broad theme to get your creative juices flowing.
Embossing.Dry embossing with a light box or with a die cutting machine.Using embossing powders or triple embossing.Using pre-embossed papers.Embossing with found items.Just have fun playing!And as I can't resist being a little (em)bossy - why not see if you can get more than one emboss technique on your card
& using the latest CPS sketch over at :


had fun using some MM signage at last ! - other rarely used embellies : velvet ribbon by My little Shoe box , purple safety pin & metal heart charm .

Embossed & glittered pattern paper is DCWV's Nana's kids

Friday, June 15, 2007

Everyday Me 2007

I was surprised I would use the Hambly Vintage plaid this way ! lol never say say !

Also MM kraft paper , MM shimmer & cardstock stickers

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Just J & J - inspired by Kandis Smith

Finally got round to scraplifting Kandis Smith
for a GDT challenge over at
Delighted to find Kandis work in the gallery so keeping my word to lift her ! lol
couldnt think of a better occassion to do so !
& the conclusion of this exercise - I'm so not shabby chic ! lol

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

cps #17

still loving the DCWV Nana's Kids papers !

Saturday, June 09, 2007

DCM - Celestial

Hi it's Keryn here and it's my turn to set the dare this week. This time I asked my family for ideas for this weeks dare and the best amongst a lot of ideas including power tools etc, etc was Lachlan's ideas for Space. It's been his topic at school this term. (Lachlan is seven and in Year 3). To make in a little easier on you all I've called it Celestial to also include horoscopes as well as planets, spaceships, stars, suns etc. How you use these items is up to you.


Definitely time to try out more 3 bugs in a rug 's Seeing Stars line ! Using 3 pp from the line ,
I only added a little Love , Elsie mini ribbon & a little glitter glue here & there .

MM funky Vintage slide show

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

More MM Funky Vintage ! 12x12 layout

still loving the MM Funky Vintage line
using the pp , flocked stickers , fab flowers , clear plastic die cuts , flocked alpha polka dotted stickers , chipboard buttons , metal charm sticker
"Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." - Brian Andreas quote .
Layout created for the June Journaling challenge over at .

also based on sketch no 6 I found on this great new sketch site !

Memory Box - Vintage -

long overdue post !
I used a card made by Kathy
& put it on the this empty box ( from Tokyo ! biscuit box ! ) - added silk ribbons to the card as closure so that I can still read the contents when I want to !
I cant say I do vintage easily ! lol
Will use this box to hold my A4 layouts for now ! lol
supplies : Prima Daisy Box , AC chipboard stickers

Paper Salon - Celebrate Prize pack arrived today

the Postie brought these over today ! Sweet celebration collection - love the stamps ! still dont have a lot in my stash yet ! hey ho !
Thanks much , Paper Salon !

DCM extra - not so sticky challenge/ Sketch Sat wk 7 sisterhoodofscrap

This week's Little Extra challenge is from an idea of Gillian's - she's always coming up with these fiendish ideas, you know!
"how's about a dare where you can't use any adhesives at all...
You have to put them away...
No tape, no gluesticks, no Xyron, no modpodge.... and all other sticky things....
the only things you can use are things like staples, stitching, brads, eyelets, pins.... that sort of thing to attach all the bits to your card."


BaSED on a card sketch by Tami Mayberry

posted at

Chance to try out the new MM Funky Vintage 6x6 pps & flocked stickers , DCWV Metallic finish CS , Prima pop ups & finally was able to use up some SEI doodly girl brads .

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

round , 6x12 layouts - SISTERS

trying out a round layout size . Any suggestions to make this pop more ? like adding holes to the edges or edging more with black ( doodling etc ? ) lol

using Rouge De Garance ( thanks again , Moniqui ! lol ) , Dream Designs silk flowers , Prima say it with Crystals , 7 gypsies stickers , flavia quote

Tues Blog Challenge - By Nancy Jones

On to todays BLog challenge: This is one that was done on 2 peas a while back that I didnt get to do. I like it though and thought it would be a good one for us to share.
WHat in your lifetime has only happened to you once ?
1. Still married ---once !
2. Had a girl & a boy each -- once each !
3. Travelled to Ireland, Norway , China , Vietnam ... once so far ...
4. Some thrill rides at theme parks I will only sit once & never again - like the Viking ( just a ship that swings to & fro ) & another that just goes up & down & then all around !
5. Been evacuted from floods to a seaside resort ( when i was growing up in M'sia ard 4 yrs old )
6. Graduated from University ... still once ! from our local uni here !
7. Baptised ...once.

Monday, June 04, 2007

DCM - I can see clearly now ... take 2

had to cut into the MM Funky Vintage Line - using a clear embellie over the Prima flower - everything else MM - lots of flocked stickers they have in this range !

Saturday, June 02, 2007

DCM - I can see clearly now ...

Kel says- Okay, this week I would like you to use some acetate, vellum, plasma or anything else remotely 'see-through' on your card. That's it!

I've got a bit of Flavia vellum quotes I am not making more use of enough ,so this was handy !

together with BG Perhaps pp ( my least fave BG -ever ! as someone said reminds you of old unwanted wallpaper ! )

Friday, June 01, 2007

Beautiful a rainbow ...

I worked in the word Beauty into my Me self potrait -

love the many colours on this layout

altho I did have the thought of the One Little Word challenge by Ali Edwards to do something about our beautiful selves too when I created this layout ...

Hidden Journaling for the Stemma Journaling pocket reads :

1. Be Happy being myself

2. Let it go.
3. Act as I would feel.
4. Do it now.
5. Enjoy the process.
6. Identify the problem.
7. Lighten up.
8. Do what ought to be done.

6x12 layouts

using : DCWV nana's kids cs & chipboard , Melissa Frances vintage rub ons - boy , Urban Lily chipboard
using : Heidi Grace Oh So Moody flocked paper , pp , stickers , chipboard & rub ons , monogram & metal embossed sticker
HS bling

I had loads of fun trying out this fun new size .

Quick to finish may I point out ! kinda like making a card !

based on sketches by Dawn over at her blog , link above !