Saturday, October 31, 2009

BE kind to your dreams

taking some time to play with some new goodies
& using My Little Sketch Blook's Oct 18th sketch .

Trying out some  GCD Studio's Melody Ross' Artsy Urban line- flocked paper, some transparent embellies , glittered border.
together with some K&Co Chipboard flowers , butterflies.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Guest Designer for Twisted Sketches #21

I got to be a  guest Sister with Twisted Sketches this week

This week's twist is "Alpha" - any how, any way!  

I used Rhonna Farrer's Urban Junque pps  here & the red die cut  cardstock is by MLYB.

Used the latest MLYB Christmas embossed alphas as well as some  Carolee Creations' mini alphas.

G45 cardstock alphas with Rock Candy Crackle paint over them, for the title

Thanks heaps , Anam for the inspo !
Play along and if you're a weekly winner , you get to be a Guest Designer in the near future too.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Pink Ninjas' Prompt #22 - Costumes

This week's prompt - is to dress up ! lol

& this could be the closest I get to dressing up for Halloween !

courtesy of

Happy Halloween in advance , blogging fiends! friends ! 

Supplies : Glitz Design Halloween pps , AC thickers Hocus Pocus , 
a piece of Glimmer Misted background gone bad but perfect for use with this pic ! 

Monday, October 26, 2009

The Scrappiest layout sketch 36

do check out the new sketch over at The Scrappiest and the yummy prize monthly prize - Pink Paislee Amber Road kit from Scrapbook Circle.

Some doodly fun with MME Round & Round for a change .

Email your LOs to & put Sketch 36  in the email subject. 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Di Hickman's card sketch Oct #3

Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow 6x6 pad, Such Sweet Tierney buttons , Fiskars Apron Lace border punch 

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 53

With us this week for Sketch #53 is my very own online scrappy pal , Paula Pixie !
I've known Paula for at least 2 years now - & that to me is a mighty long time in internet terms ! ;)
Paula is also a long time master of stamping techniques-
 creating beautiful collage work & backgrounds for her projects.
When I first knew her I was very resistant doing techniquey stuff -
this year I realised I have been releasing the inner artist in me more than any other time
& this layout below is a celebration of that !

This week's sketch is a simple one -
so I chose to work with a busy background paper -
an  Adornit Frenzy Bracket Paper .
 Love all their Bracket papers ! 
I cut into the bracket shape on the right to insert my own misted background.

Love how the colors turned out .

& Talking about Adornit -
 a quick shoutout to dear Jing Jing 
who is guest blogging for Adornit all week  here  ! ;)

I don 't use alcohol inks for creating backgrounds -wish I did ! - I love the idea of smooshed colors !
 so I made do with my existing collection of Mists
( you need at least 5-6 bottles of colors to really get down to using them I'd say )

I also brushed Tim Holtz's fave Rock Candy crackled paint
on the sides of this photo for a fun textured effect.

used the Rock Candy crackled paint again on the chipboard title .
Some Gold distressed stickles for that sandy effect.
Love this combo of misted background & dew drops too .

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Scrappiest layout sketch 35 - Whatever is holding you back. Let go of it today.

This layout was simply inspired
 by a Halle Berry movie , Things we lost in the fire ,
and its website

I used similar colors as on its website   -
 which the Lily Bee Audrey line came in handy for ,
 and for the title : Hope comes with letting go.

( click for a larger image )

A few spritzes of Glimmer Mist always helps to finish things off .

Check out the latest Scrappiest sketch here
and what the rest of the fab DT team did .

If you want to try the sketch and enter yourself into the chance to win that gorgeous Pink Paislee Amber Road kit from our sponsor Scrapbook Circle, email your entries

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Such Sweet Tierney Oct DT reveal

The latest Such Sweet Tierney DT reveal is up !

This month I got to work with some fall themed buttons
& they were also perfect with my Di Hickman's card sketch DT work .

This is the first of a few Autumn themed cards I created for this month's sketches
Supplies: Basic Grey Mellow 6x6 paper pad, Martha Stewart's Loopy border and corner punch,

 My fave layout last month for Such Sweet Tierney.
Using Prima's Tropic papers , florals & pearls .

The stamped floral details on these buttons are just wonderful to me .

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Pink Ninjas Prompt #20- if you were a cartoon character ...

For reasons best known to them , my kids readily suggested Tweetie Bird to me
for this prompt ,
& so I happily went along with it !
DD even searched out the pics for me
so all I had to do was to print them out & get going !

 misted in a Collage Press die cut
over the Happy Tunes Me Likey pp by Sassafras .
Keeping to the sketch I quickly got this done
& used up more of that Me Likey stash ! woohoo !:)

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 52

The Story

I got my hair done last Fri ( long overdue ! )
& after patiently sitting down for more than 3 hours ,
I walked out of the hair salon with
some new red highlights on a purplish red base color ,
with a classic chinadoll bob .

These days I am making it a point to do self portraits
on good hair days & so, here's one result .

I also found this wonderful poem on a Female perspective of Aging
& couldn't resist using parts of it
to journal with .

A Woman of My Age

(By Theresa S)
They say...
A woman of my age should not let her hair
Fall below the marks of her shoulder.
It will bring the face down
And make her look older.

But I say...
A woman of my age
Should let her hair grow.
When it gets too long
I think she will know

A woman of my age
Is secure and finally sure of herself.
She doesn't long to be nineteen,
But neither is she ready for the shelf.

Lily Bee Audrey line for papers, die cut , rub ons , tulle flowers,
packaging for the tulle flowers
Stickles on masked swirls , misted in over a KI lace cardstock

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Scrappiest layout sketch 34

Here is this week's sketch from the Scrappiest.
and my take with some Webster's Page's Postcards from Paris.

I was so inspired by all the different layouts over at inspireME ,
using some of the vintage hot air balloons
from the Tres Magique pp.
I just had to try it out for myself too.

I love the corduroy clouds by Buzz & Bloom
and thought they would be a fun addition here
- nothing like fabric to add some rich texture & color.
Went to town with stickling & smooshing the clouds.

( Smoosh - a Clearsnap pearlized ink in a nail polish looking bottle )

We scrappers live for the tiniest details -
I just love how this Prima Rajah Center
goes with the ribbon
( click to see a larger image )

Email your LOs to to get a chance at winning that adorable Pink Paislee Amber Road kit from Scrapbook Circle. Please put sketch 34 in the subject line.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

52sketches52weeks #41 - Her peeps

The latest sketch -#41 -is up over at 52sketches52weeks.

I was inspired by the swirl in the sketch -
it reminded me of the BG Junebug swirl cardstock sticker.
The butterfly reminded me of the MM Just Chillin' pp which I have been hoarding.
So with these 2 starting supplies in mind ,
I proceeded to choose my photo and all the other papers -
Jellibean Kraft A Hint of Gossip , Anna Griffin Darcey line pps , Bella Blvd Bits A Bella
I painted the splatters on the MM pp with Tim Holtz's Rock Candy crackled paint.
It dries up quite fast -
giving pretty good instant gratification
for impatient scrappers like me .

Love using felt as accents - I cut up some Prima felt frames here to use as borders

( click on images for a closer look )

This week a Color Me Daisy kit featuring some lovely Lily Bee French Couture pps
awaits one lucky winner.
So do join in the fun & play along !

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Di Hickman's card sketch Oct #1

Used up some scraps for this card .
Love how this Prima Parlour Petals go so well with these G45 Renaissance pps .

Supplies: Graphic 45 Renaissance papers , Prima Parlour Petals , 7 Gypsies a la card sentiment , Maya Road Sheer ribbon
MS Loopy Border punch

Thursday, October 08, 2009

The Scrappiest layout sketch 33

Using up some of my G45 Renaissance pps for this week's sketch.

My latest mailing of Such Sweet Tierney buttons
arrived while I was scrapping away
& I took the opportunity to work them in here
as funky vintage accents.

Tried out a new Prima lace stamp on that top left corner.

other Supplies : Prima fabric flower & bling , 7 Gypsies' 97% complete stickers ,
Creative Imaginations' Die Cut

Scrapbook Circle has a yummy Pink Paislee Amber Road kit for October's winner.
If you want to win, all you have to do is try the sketches this month and email those layouts to

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Pink Ninjas Prompt #19 - and new DT debut

Prompt #19 - Tell me , what kind of a Ninja are You ?


An fun introductory type of prompt to ease us new Ninjas right in ...

This layout came together Ninja fast
once i got hold of these new Hamblies
( Le Romantique , Old lace , Hambly couture)
MM Vintage Findings,
Tattered Angels' Garden Lattice screens ...

we are very lucky scrappers here on our tiny island Singapore .
We always have new, desirable
scrappy schtuff to buy every week !
AND that's a very hard habit to break ...
I've learnt ! Never say diet !

Head on over to Pink Ninjas' HQ &
check out the cool , funky layouts everyone did ...

& why not join in the fun !
Feel free to post your layouts on our Pink Ninja Flickr pool too !

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Little Shop of Sketches - sketch 51

Check out sketch 51 by the Little Shop of Sketches here .
Another fab sketch to inspire you - to add layers to your layout this time.

Making Memories' Vintage Findings program has finally landed on our shores
and they arrived together with some of
the latest CHA Summer releases by Hambly.

I put some of them together on this layout
for our family heritage album .
I especially love the Music Edges pp( as a background)
and the black Hambly Old lace transparency

Other new findings here :

My Tattered Angel's Garden Lattice screens
I used distress inks and the screens as masks and added Distressed Gold stickles

Gotta love the new bejeweled leaves & pearl swirls by Prima too !

Come & play along & upload your layout to the gallery.
You’ll have a chance to win some of Tanya Leigh Design products.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Banner of the Week @ inspireMe

My fave layout from last week
was selected to be
Banner of the Week
over at
Webster's Pages inspireME community site.

Awesome ! ;)

If you like Webster's Pages or haven't quite discovered them yet ,
head over to inspireME
for inspiration from all the wonderful creations
posted in the gallery
from all over the world !

Sunday, October 04, 2009

52sketches52weeks #40 - first DT reveal

Our first DT reveal
over at 52sketches52weeks this week.
Come check out out the sketch & what the rest of the DT did here !

I discovered some new masking fun here with a BG lace doiley paper
from the Junebug line ( i believe )
As always , misting away over my newfound mask in at least 3 colors -
love pink & brown together these days !
I was also inspired by the color & curve of our eldest niece's sling bag
& put these BG swirly stickers to use here to reflect that.

Created the polaroid photos over at

I used papers by Sassafras Lass , BG Junebug, Anna Griffin's Darcey line .
Love this mix !

Transparent Touches & Tags has so kindly donated a GORGEOUS Pink Paislee Amber Road kit this week & who knows you just might be the lucky winner if you play along !

Saturday, October 03, 2009

WCMD - Di Hickman's card sketch Sept #4

Happy World Cardmaking Day , Blogging Friends !

Thanks to Jing-Jing for the reminder ! ;)

Supplies: Prima Indeed Delighted pp, Prima Cadoobles,
Heartwarming Vintage Crafty Little Secrets Creative Cuts ,
Cuttlebug Embossing folder, Martha Stewart's Lace Doily Punch

Thursday, October 01, 2009

So tickled PINK to be ...

rolling with

The official announcement's up here

One of the warmest , fun inspiration blogs
there is out there .

Check out the new prompts every Wednesday