Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Hi everyone! I am back with my first layout at the end of the month. I haven't scrapbook for a couple of months as I was always busy making cards. I'm so glad my scrappy mojo kicks in this morning. I completed this page within three and a half hours and a little touch up some time later. Quite a record especially when I need to meet the deadline, hehe. I suppose I do better when last minute;  hehe. This is made for Kaisercraft October challenge (fourth Saturday). I often miss Kaisercraft deadlines so this time I make sure I'm in :) 
 This page features my children and their cousin way back in 2003 at my parent's house. The children were always playing together and I must say I love this picture of them sitting in my father's wheelbarrow. They looked so carefree and happy. What a sweet childhood memory.

This is the sketch:
 ...close-up pictures...
 I made the white flowers from my son's tracksuit. There's a piece of cloth underneath the tracksuit and he doesn't like it so he told me to cut it off so he can wear it with comfort. He offered to thrash off the white piece but I said "No wait, I can make use of it". I love recycle!  
 By now you probably can tell my love for butterflies. I made my own stencil from acetate by punching it with Carla Craft punch and using my forefinger I applied modelling paste over my handmade butterfly stencil. There are so many possibilities in making your own tool, and it's very cheap too.
 This sketch offers banners and it's always my cup of tea.
 Supplies~ Kaisercraft: Bonjour collection/clear stamps/ink pad/rub on; Rangers distress ink, Tim Holtz distress marker, Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist, acrylic modelling paste, gesso. 
I am happy with the end result of this layout and can't wait to start on another tonight. Until the morning after, have a great day and thank you for visiting me today.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Wistful ~ DS4J New Sunday Releases

Hi everyone! Happy Sunday! Wishing you a fun filled day with positiveness. Anyone looking for new digi images? DigiStamps4Joy has released several new images in the shop today. Be the first to get them! Take a peek at DS4J blog to have a see at the dt's stunning creations.

For my shabby looking card, I have used Misteri ~ Wistful; isn't she adorable? Please click here for more details. 
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Kaisercraft acrylic stamps and brown ink pad, VersaFine ink pad, Tim Holtz distress ink, Copic Sketch , MS punch, pattern papers: Moxxie and Kaisercraft 
 I have used mostly scrap of papers as I'm now spring cleaning and reorganizing my stuff before I go for year end holidays. 
I feel my project is incomplete without layering, and tucking embellishment underneath layers is a must for me. If you are like me, I suggest you use foam strips and place it under the image or photo (basically for scrapbooking); just be sure it is positioned a little further away from the edge so there is space to tuck in your embellishment.  
Making banners is always fun because I love how it shines one's work and most of all I can decrease the amount of scraps I have, lol. I also love to stitch my project.
I hope you find my card inspiring and please visit DS4J blog for more creative ideas from my fellow design teammates.
Off I go now to enter these challenges:
1. Five Simple Things : Anything Goes
2. Sister Act Card : Anything Goes
3. My Creative Moments : Anything (2/4)
4. Creative Corner : Female Fatale
5. Crafty Hands : Ch#1 Anything Goes
6. Cards Galore : Flowers
7. Perfectly Rustics : Pattern Paper
8. Artistics Inspirations : Anything Goes
9. Crafty Girlz : Ch#4 Anything Goes
10. Through The Craft Room Door : Anything Goes (1/2)

I appreciate your visit today and please know that I will do my best to return the favor.
Until the morning after. Always look at the bright side of life. Thank you and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Life ~ DS4J Mid Challenge Reminder

Hi everyone! I've been silence the past one week spending some days with families; the first few days with my father-in-law at his house and the next few days with my mother at my own house. It's always wonderful to be with our dear ones isn't it? Life is back to normal since Mom went back last Saturday; pretty quiet without her because we did lots of talking during her waking hours. So now is time to 'talk' to my blogger friends, lol. 

Sharing with you today is a step card of an artist and her painting. I visualize that is me and the painting is obviously by me, lol. I have used a beautiful image Misteri Artist drawn by Jen Lee. Click here to get her. She is also available in colored form (click here)

I am back to remind you that our talented DigiStamps4Joy dt member Pam Ramesh is hosting her challenge this fortnight. She is challenging everyone to do embossing: dry or wet or you can do both if you like. Please take a peek at DS4J blog and may you get some inspirations from my fellow design team B members. You have until October 29 to link up your entry. 
 Supplies: DS4J digi image, Tattered Angel Glimer Mist, Tim Holtz distress marker, Kaisercraft brown ink pad, Pop Artz patterned paper, watercolor, metals and sentiment from Ginger's House  

 I did exactly what the sentiment said. I throw my paint onto the dry embossed 'canvas' (actually  an acid free 200 gm drawing block paper so to speak), lol. I used an embossing tool of heart shape to emboss the little piece of paper.  
 I enjoyed making this card and it simply reminds me to get back to painting again. I can't remember when was the last time I paint but it's been many many moons ago.

I would like to take this card into these challenges:
1. Quirky Crafts : Favorite Things (I love the pp, watercolor and my new border punch plus layering: a must for me)
2. Challenges 4 Everybody : Anything Goes
3. 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
4. Paula Holifield Crafts : A Little Bit Shabby (I distress the artist's canvas) 
5. The Crafting Cafe : Anything Goes
6. Creative Craft Challenges2 : Anything Goes
7. Inkspirational : Anything Goes
8. Stampin' For The Weekend : Anything Goes
9. Vintage Stamping Challenges : Feminine Beauty
10. The Crafty Blogger's Network : Anything Goes (1/3)
11. My Creative Moments : Anything (1/4)
12. CMC : Anything Goes
13. 613 Avenue : Anything Goes or Create Your Own Challenge
14. Sister Act : Anything Goes
15. DL.ART : October Challenge - Anything Goes  
16. Artistic Inspirations : Anything Goes
17. My Heart Pieces : Anything Goes 
18. Sketches 4 All : Use Metal

Once again I thank each and everyone of you for taking some time visiting me today and have been dropping by time and time again. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 13, 2013

What if... {DS4J New Release}

Hi everyone! Sharing with you today is a new release at DigiStamps4Joy. You will fall in love with the new images straight away. Please take a peek at DS4J blog for some inspirations from the design team.

I have made a stepper card using Misteri - Keep In Touch (click here for details).
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, Pop Artz patterned paper, Carla Craft punch, Tim Holtz distress ink, Kodomo bridal stamp, VersaFine ink pad, sentiment from Ginger's House, others from my stash
Thank you for dropping by today and I honestly appreciate your time and comments.  
Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, October 12, 2013

DigiStamps4Joy Blog Hop Winner

Hi! I am happy to announce the winner of DigiStamps4Joy Blog Hop on my blog who lovingly left me her sweet comment:

"Awesome and unique project! Love the way you have respresented your area! Time to hop along and see what's next! Happy World Card Making Day!"

 Congratulations Sammi!
Please email Margaret Kieser at
and mention my blog to claim your prize of this digi:

Thank you for your participation and time. Congratulations once again. Happy creating!
Hugs and smiles,

Friday, October 11, 2013


The Hop is now closed. Thanks to everyone who participated.
Winners will be announced on 13th October 2013 

Hello everyone! I am so delighted to welcome you to my blog in the land of beautiful MALAYSIA

I currently live in Sungai Petani, Kedah, a state located in the north of Malaysia. My 4 months old first born and I moved here to start a new family life some 12 years ago to join my husband who hail from the capital city of Alor Setar and works here in Sungai Petani. The surrounding here is very peaceful and tranquil. Where I am, it's an open space and wide. Kedah is famously known for its paddy plantation and her famous Langkawi Island is a well known tourism spot. The people are friendly. The cuisine is delicious. Just sharing an inside story of "empty nest", lol. If you look closely at the map, you can see Pendang. My first born is there studying at a boarding school since February this year. Ever since she 'lives' there, I often do road trips to either visit her or take her home for breaks which allows the six of us to reunite and do fun things together. The one hour road trip gives my eyes chances to view the greenery of the open space along the highway.

Here are some famous landmarks of Kedah. I believe the images are so tranquil that you consider to visit Malaysia one fine day; I'll be proud to be your host. Just give me a ring :-)

I am so proud to lead you through my blog as you stop by. 
DigiStamps4Joy is now running a Blog Hop from 5-11 October 2013 to celebrate World Card Making Day on 5th October.

DS4J is offering a different image on EACH Design Team Member’s blog post as the prize for the randomly drawn winner on that blog. The digi on offer will be clearly displayed on the blog. With 17 blogs in this hop you have 17 chances to win an image – or maybe more! So come on in, meet our fabulous Design Team, and have some fun!

DS4J is also offering a whopping $30 Gift Voucher to the Digistamps4Joy store where you can choose any images up to a total value of $30! Now isn’t that a fabulous prize? But what do you need to do to earn it?

Many (not all) of the blogs will have a unique Letter of the Alphabet displayed in the Blog Hop post. Collect all these letters and put them together to create a short quotation. 
Send your answer to 
Margy at
with the subject title of “DS4J Blog Hop answer”.
A randomly drawn winner will be chosen from all the correct entries received.

Blog Hop Navigation
If you landed on my page first, then just carry on down the list, and from the top again till you are back at my blog OR start at the top at the Digistamps4Joy blog, and work your way though to the final stop (Ursula’s blog). The hop order is indicated on each blog, so you will not ‘get lost’!

Digistamps4Joy Blog (Main blog)
Asmah (that is me)
Berni (your next stop)

Here is the card I am showcasing for the DS4J Blog Hop.
I have designed a scene about the peaceful and tranquil life in my country.
I filled up the images with Copic Sketch and used a sentiment from Ginger's House. I would love to read your comments about my stepper card design and one lucky person who comment will win this image on my blog:
The image is drawn by Margaret Kieser.

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!

1). Be/become a follower of THIS blog
2). Leave a comment under this post

Please read carefully - we do not want you to miss out!

1). Be/become a follower of the main DS4J blog
2). Collect all the letters scattered over the participating DT blogs, put them together to create a quote, then email this quote to Margy at with subject title “DS4J Blog Hop quote”

Thank you for visiting my blog.
Your next stop will be the talented BERNI .

The Hop will end at 1800 (Central African Time) on Friday 11th October.
The full list of winners will be announced on Sunday 13th October on the Digistamps4Joy blog. 
Each blog will also indicate its own winner on 13th October.

Have fun hopping and thank you for your time and comments.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

DS4J Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi everyone! I am here to remind you that DigiStamps4Joy challenge #77 is currently on the go. This mid-challenge is all about Recycling and add Snowflake on your project. Take a peek at my fellow design teammates' creations here for some inspirations.

I made a center step card with Love Birds image (click here to purchase).
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, Tim Holtz distress marker, Kaisercraft brown ink pad, Carla Craft punch, sentiment from Ginger's House, Pop Artz patterned paper and others from my stash

I hope you like my design today. I think the love birds are just so pretty romantic :)

I would like to take this card into these challenges:
1. Creative Moments : Autumn / Anything Goes
2. 4 Krafty Girlz : Anything Goes
3. Eclectic Ellapu : Celebrate Autumn
4. Creative Craft : Anything Goes (2/3)
5. The Squirrel And The Fox : Things With Wings (1/2)
6. House Of Gilli : Anything Goes / Fall
7. Digi Makeover : Playing With The Leaves
8. Get Inky! : Fall Colors
9. The Crafty Bloggers Network : Anything Goes
10. Craftin Desert Diva's : Anything with a sentiment
11. Parade Your Crafts : Fall Challenge
12. Squigglefly : Orange Bliss
13. Scrapbook Stamps Society : Anything Goes + option stitching real or faux (I used my trusty sewing machine:)
14. One Stitch At A Time : Use Digi
15. Simply Create Too : Fall/Autumn
16. Eureka Stamps : Anything Goes
17. Catch The Bug : Anything Goes
18. Allsorts  : Autumn Colors
19. 2 Sisters : Fall Fun
20. CMC Color Me Creative : Fall Colors
21. Sweet Stampin : Autumn Is Here

Thank you for your visit and I will do my best to return the favor. Your crafty support means so much to me.

Hugs and smiles,
DS4J has extended the Blog Hop to Friday October 11, 2013. If you haven't got the chance to partake in the hop before, this is your chance to do so. Click here to start hopping. Good luck!

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Qinaahana Giveaway : Three Lucky Winners!

Hello everyone! 
The moment has arrived! It's time to reveal the lucky winners who won my handmade flowers and fabulous embellishment. Before I proceed, I thank everyone who participated in my giveaway and big welcome to my new followers. Blogland is an amazing platform to getting to know new friends and crafters as well as gaining and exchanging ideas and inspirations from each other. You are the ones who make me feel so motivated and inspired.
My sincere appreciation to all of you.

Today my three excited kiddies pulled out three names from the magic box. My girl helped me write down all the names and put every pieces into the box. Oh! Just would like to say that my girl actually pulled out number 1 whose name is Lili Sulastri Zainal Abidin but unfortunately she is not eligible for the prize because she is my sister, hihi. She knows anyway so no hard feelings at all, lol. I'll be seeing her next month with big box of goodies and I know she's looking forward to it :) Sisterly love  

...Without further ado, here are the three lucky winners...

Giveaway 1
Lucky Winner: Cass (Cass Creating Now)

Giveaway 2
Lucky Winner: Margaret Gilmer (Cards and Cats)

Giveaway 3
Lucky Winner: aNNie (Memories To Keep)

~Congratulations Ladies~

Please email me your mailing address and I shall mail out your newest treasures.

Enjoy your goodies, happy crafting and have nice moments always.

Hugs and Smiles,

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Listen To Your Heart ~ Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge

A new challenge begins today at Lady Anne's Challenges. As always the theme is Anything Goes. You may use rubber stamp or digital stamp for this one month challenge. We are being sponsored by DigiStamps4Joy this month and one lucky winner will win fabulous images from DigiStamps4Joy.

My stepper card using DS4J image:
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, sentiment from Ginger's House, Kaisercraft brown ink pad and others from my treasure box

Folding papers is one of my passion and have used tea bag folding to embellish my card.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
1. Rhedd And Rosie : Something For The Men
2. Aud Sentiments : Sentiment For A Child
3. Scrapper's Delights : Make Your Own Embellishments (I did tea bag folds)
4. Creative Craft : Anything Goes
5. Crafting by Designs : Anything Goes
6. Paper Crafting Journey : For A Boy
7. Through The Craftroom Door : Anything Goes

I shall be glad to comment your entry at Lady Anne's Challenges. Have fun creating.
Until the morning after; always look at the bright side of life.

Hugs and smiles,
Note: I will reveal the winners of Qinaahana Giveaway in my next post. Stay tune.

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Qinaahana Giveaway


Hello everyone! Finally the time has come for me to express my gratitude and sincere thank you to all of you who have been following me and leaving me some love on your visits. I have been making myself a promise that once I reach a 100th follower, I shall have a blog giveaway. To celebrate the mark of my 100th followers whom I consider my wonderful friends, I would love to invite you to my little humble QINAAHANA GIVEAWAY. Three (3) lucky friends will stand a chance to win my own handmade flowers and attractive embellishment.  

Giveaway 1:

Giveaway 2:

Giveaway 3:

The Giveaway is open until October 1, 2013
and will close at midnight on the same day. I'll draw the winner on October 2!
 Please make sure to check back!


1. Even though its not necessary I'll be honored if you spread the word/picture about Qinaahana Giveaway on your blog post or sidebar and/or FB page with a link back here to my giveaway! 

2. Enter once only please!

3. Open to everyone world wide. Please, NO candy blogs...seriously!

4. I'll be so delighted if you click on the follow button ...if you don't it doesn't matter :-)

5. I love to read comments if you have a spare minute to leave me some love but I understand if you can only touch Blue Froggy and jump away; at least I know you have jumped in =D

I may add on a few more of Asmah's handmade to my giveaway! 
Good Luck everyone!

Hugs and smiles,