Friday, September 28, 2012

Be Yourself

I am thrilled with my make today...the original plan was something simple but I end up with bricks by sponge it up :) This card is designed for my second submission for CDAC Progressive Challenge. The digi image is a freebie from CDAC owner Priscilla Heaton.

Materials used: Copic Sketch, sentiment from Ginger's House, Versa Fine ink pad, Memory ink pad and digi image from CDAC 

Always stay true to yourself!
Thanks for visiting me today...always appreciate you!
Hugs and smiles;

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Spirited Cousins Cherish Simple Pleasures

This week Let's Scrap features a new weekly sketch designed by Julie Bonner. I fell in love with the sketch yet took me a while selecting photos. I have tons of different angle of those cartwheel acts by the children that I just couldn't decide. Eventually I picked the best ones and did photo collage...ta-da: eight shots in five photo placings, perfect! Below is the layout after I decided to revamp today. I think it looks better than the first one I did a few days ago...{photo underneath}...  
This double pages were designed when my mind didn't stay
...the sketch...
I dab the felt alphas with Versa Fine ink pad.
The group consist of my four children, nephew and nieces.
This is what the cousins do when they gather at Gram's full of ideas!
The flower embellishment is created by my fabulous friend Desire. It is so pretty I have attempted making some specially for this layout. Thank you for sharing Desire.
Here's a version of my
Flower Tutorial:
I hope you have enjoyed my post today and find the tutorial helpful.
Would love to see your creations at Let's Scrap gallery...come and visit!
Until then, see you next time. Thank you for dropping by.
Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

I often give myself very good advice...

My creation for CDAC Progressive Challenge
This is a fun digi image to work with. Thanking Priscilla Heaton for her awesome series challenge. I have colored the image with Copic Sketch and added a quote by Ginger's House.

Check here for details if you would like to participate:
Please Read all Directions Below

This challenge series will have NO BUY-IN , so if you want the images Free you will have to follow the directions listed here, otherwise you will need to buy them from the artists store.
To receive your images....
If you played in cdacpc19 you will automatically get the next image via email if you have not received it already. If you are just joining in the fun and would like to get started with these challenges. You must purchase the current challenge image(s)(cdacpc20) either Halloween, Christmas Cat or Lazy Cat to join in the fun with an entry and to get the next image free. Please email me with any question you may have at
If you received a digi image free here, you are agreeing to create a paper craft project with it and link it to the inlinkz below by the deadline which is Midnight PST on Sept 30th. When uploading to the gallery here, please remember to tag with "cdacpc20, priscillastyles"

Thanks for visiting today...truly appreciated!
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dear God.....Thank You for all that I have

This week Let's Scrap features a new sketch designed by our talented Debby de Wilde. What I love about the sketch is the chevrons! I flipped the sketch 360 degrees just for the fun of it and started designing my example card. On second thoughts, I think I will frame it up and display in my living room...

The sketch:

Materials used: acid free drawing block, Kaisercraft ink pad, Heidi Grace stamp, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, Ginger's House sentiment
For the first time I have never felt so relief after I finished a card but this one almost brings me teary eyes. Why? Because from nothing much I can still able to create something unique, something special and something of its kind. I don't have all the fancy and newest crafty tools to work with (I don't even own a die-cut machine...okay either Spellbinders or Sizzix is on my wish list...and still wishing...wish me luck!!)...nevertheless I'm thankful God bless me with a talent I developed and upgraded simply by loving it and never give up for crafting is a never dull moment! The sentiment is my very favorite and will always be.
 I would also like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Make It Monday ~ Challenge 108 Anything Goes
Totally Gorjuss ~ Thank You
I'm so glad you visit me today...thank you...truly appreciated.
Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Our Lives are like Storybooks...and Doily Flowers Tutorial

One of the tasks as a Design Team Member for Let's Scrap is to make at least one tutorial which appears every fortnight. Once again it's my turn this week to create something I have never done before that is flowers from doilies. I like to create things with materials that can be found easily around the house or from waste not want not useful items. I was on my way to the kitchen when I saw some doilies sitting in the paper tray and the creative button in my brain suddenly function! That's it; I was going to make flowers and quickly grab the doilies and work on it.
Here's my example layout to showcase the doily flower:
This layout used the left side of this sketch:
Materials used: So Sophie cardstock, Tim Holtz distress ink, Kaisercraft stamps and ink, Memory ink pad, Ginger's House digi sentiment, Tattered Angel glimmer mist, MS punch, Petaloo flower charm, acid free drawing block, doilies and others from my stash
...some close-ups...
I find the quote interesting and used it for the title
My only son Muhammad 'Arif and second daughter Nur Anis Farhana
Let's Scrap Administrator Debby told me it looks like store bought. What do you think? 

Next is my example 3D card where I've adhered the doily flower:
This card is made based on this sketch:
Materials used: Copic, Tim Holtz distress ink, Ginger's House digi quote, Pattern Pack Spring Morning papers, others from my stash

3D card flatten and ready for mailing
Doily Flowers Tutorial
Step 4 and 5: Trim about 1cm along all the folded edges to ruffle them up later.
Step 11 is optional. Either you mist with glimmer mist or you can distress it with distress ink or up to your imagination. You can adorn the center with anything you desire. I applied digi image and flower charms from Petaloo in the center.
You won't read any further because I'm stopping here...sorry for the lengthy post =) I hope my layout and card gives you some inspirations and find my tutorial useful. I would love so much to see your doily flowers in your creations {give me your creation link if you do! Thanks}.
As always, it's a delight to have your visit today and thank you for leaving me comment and do visit again for another tutorial coming soon.
...Hugs and smiles...

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Have A Great Trip

Ahoy there! I am currently watching The Diamond Jubilee Concert as I type this blog post of mine. Sir Cliff Richard just performed his famous song he wrote in 1968 'Congratulations...and Celebration'; I remember that being my humming tune as a young girl in the early 80's. It's just amazing to watch this concert having the performance stage built in front of Buckingham Palace with the Royalists and commoners watching altogether. I like that and even though I am just watching a recorded program on television, I can feel the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebration and one amongst the cheerful crowds! I'm enjoying Tom Jones right hair is completely white yet charming as ever...his so powerful...amazing living legend. Awww, he's singing Delaila...this song reminds me of my beloved late father...he was a big fan of Tom Jones; from Dad I learnt his songs. Ahhh, enough blab...
Well, I've been scrapping oflate and today I'm featuring a card I made for CDAC Progressive Challenge. I love the surfboards image although I've never been on one; even can't swim (the first to sink after a shipwreck...duhh) let alone surfboarding against screaming waves, haaa! The image is provided by Tiffany Doodles if you are interested.

Read on to know about this challenge:

Please Read all Directions Below
This is the first challenge of a series of 5. NOTE: this challenge series will have NO BUY-IN , so if you want the images Free you will have to follow the directions listed here, otherwise you will need to buy them from the artists store.
To receive your "first" image (cdacpc19)....
You must email me at and request it! By receiving this free digi image, you are agreeing to
create a paper craft project with it and link it to the inlinkz below by the deadline which is Midnight PST on Sept Sept 16th. When uploading to the gallery here, please remember to tag with "cdacpc19, tiffanydoodles"
If you choose not to play but still want this image, please feel free to swing by Tiffany Doodles Store and purchase it.
I made a quickie card for this progressive challenge which is new at CDAC. I colored and blended the image using Copic Sketch. I'm looking forward to the next challenge and the second digi image looks like this...

Hop over to CDAC for its progressive challenge.
Have a fun filled weekend...either surfboarding or websurfing...enjoy life to the fullest!
Thanks so much for visiting today and I always appreciate you!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Blown Away

Hello there from cold Malaysia! It has been raining continuosly and my laundry is suffering. Staying indoor allows me to scrap most of the time, thus neglecting some housework, teehee. This week Let's Scrap features another lovely sketch design by Valerie Salmon. I have once again potrayed my little girl who loves posing naturally.

The sketch by Valerie Salmon:

Materials used: Pink Paislee cs, Tim Holtz pp & distress ink, MS punch, Kaisercraft stamps, Tattered Angel Mist, Memory ink pad, Momoyo flower papers, alpha stickers, maroon mulberry paper for matting

Misting and Splaterring

I have so many pictures of Afza to pick for this layout and these four are my favorites, hence the black and white. She has finally accepted the beauty of it; otherwise she protest every time I go for
black and white.
Would you like to challenge yourself? Try this sketch and submit your layout to Let's Scrap gallery and you may stand a chance to win the weekly challenge this week.
I leave you here for today. Until next time, have a great weekend!