Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Happy Holidays ~ Digistamps4Joy Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi everyone! We at Digistamps4Joy is now into mid-challenge and this is hosted by Berni. The challenge theme is Preparing for Holidays or Fall. Take a peek at my fellow design teammates' creations at DS4J blog for some inspirations.

For my center step card I have used digi image Houses (click here for purchase).
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Kaisercraft patterned paper and brown ink pad, Carla Craft punch, sentiment made & printed by myself

Until I see you again. Thank you for your cyber friendship and have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Saturday, November 15, 2014

First Snow ~ Digistamps4Joy New Releases

Hi everyone! Wish you a happy weekend. It's new digi time at Digistamps4Joy! There are variety of new beauties in the shop this Sunday {click here to take you to DS4J online shop}.
I applied gesso, splashed some paint, water and combined with modeling paste to create this mixed media art journal pages in my old book using DS4J images namely First Snow and merged with Windy Day. There are colored versions of both images at the shop as well {click here for First Snow daylight, here for First Snow dawn and here for Windy Day}.
Supplies: DS4J digi image, watercolor, Copic Sketch, gesso, modeling paste, tissue for texture, pencil, sentiment from Ginger's House

I hope you are having a great time with family and friends today and every day. Thank you for dropping by today and wishing you a good walk in your living.

Until then. Take care and stay safe.
Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

It's not just a Day Dream... {Digistamps4Joy Mid-Challenge Reminder}

Hi everyone! I'm back again bringing you the latest update from Digistamps4Joy. Well, this is to remind you that the current challenge hosted by our talented designer Gloria Shirr is ending on November 11! Would love to see your paper creations and it's all time favorite theme this time Anything Goes. Link up your creations at DS4J blog and you may be the winner of some lovely images from DS4jJ
I've created a card with an image named Misteri-Baker. Click here to get her.
I made this card for my niece who will start her practical assessment at one of the hotels in Kuala Lumpur next month so the empty spaces are for me to write my note for her.
Take a peek at DS4J blog for more ideas and inspirations.
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Copic Sketch, Kaisercraft pp and rubberstamp, sentiment from Ginger's House, VersaFine ink pad, my trusty sewing machine
I will take this card into these challenges:
1. Sister Act : ATG
2. Catch The Bug Blog : ATG
3. Art By Miran : ATG (1 of 3)
4. Crafty Catz : ATG (1 of 3)
5. Through The Craft Room Door : ATG (1 of 2)
6. Crafting By Designs : ATG
7. Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper : ATG
8. Inspiration Destination : ATG#6
9. Not Just Cards : ATG
10. Get Creative Challenges : ATG / Optional Twist Use Stitching
11. Sentimental Sundays : ATG#231 (1 of 3)
12. Love To Scrap! : Bling It On (1 of 3)
13. Cards Galore : ATG

Until I see you again soon. Take care and thank you for your cyber friendship and love.

Hugs and smiles,

Monday, October 27, 2014


Hi everyone! The rain is making me sleepy but I must finish this post so I can submit my layout to Sketchabilities and The Color Rooms. I am satisfied with the way it turns out. Bricks is one of my favorite things and the day I received the Kaisercraft collection from my sister, I was over the moon. 
 This is the sketch...
 and color palette...
I also wish to participate in Scrap Our Stash Bingo challenge. I have chosen the fifth row horizontal. 
Some close-ups:
 Until next time. Thank you for dropping by and see you soon.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Midway Challenge ~ Digistamps4Joy

Hi everyone! First and foremost I would like to wish a Happy Dewali to my Indian friends and followers who celebrate Dewali. I hope you and your family are having wonderful time on this Festival of Light. I am enjoying the long Dewali holidays with my family. My husband suggested we window shop this evening but I would rather stay home to scrap a layout as planned. We'll see.

I am back with my newest card as a way to remind you a challenge from Digistamps4Joy. My fellow teammate Jackie is hosting this challenge and she chose Animals as the theme.
The image I used is Lion. Click here to get her. 
Supplies: DS4J digi image, Kraft patterned paper, Copic Sketch, MS border punch, Memory ink pad
 It's been a while I make rosette and it's always my favorite thing making paper embellishment from scrap of papers {trying my best to reduce pieces of paper from previous projects!}. My new liking in pointillism inspired by my daughter's school artwork has urged me to make dots around the edge.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
1. A Random Fan : ATG
2. Deep Ocean : Just One Layer
3. Fan-Tastic Tuesday : ATG {twist: Add Some Flowers)
4. Party Time Tuesdays : ATG
5. Bunny Zoe's Crafts : Animals
6. House of Cards : Punch and/or Die
7. Love To Create : ATG / Fall Colors
8. Love To Scrap : Seeing Dots
9. Not Just Cards : Always ATG
10. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge : ATG
11. Use Your Stuff : Pets/Animals 

I am glad you stop by today and here's wishing you a day filled with love and happiness.


Monday, October 20, 2014

New Digi Images @ Digistamps4Joy

Hi everyone! I'm just able to do my post today. Half Sunday was spent at my girls' school for Curriculum Carnival. It was the best day of their school life I should say. Of course we were beat when we got home at 3pm, had lunch, rest and doze off until 7 o'clock. Hubby bought take away dinner for us, ate with sleepy eyes and dive into bed again. I thought I could relax by sitting in front the computer screen after feeding the stomach that night but it was out of mind. Here I am bringing you the latest images from Digistamps4Joy eventually.

I used a lovely image by Margaret Kieser named Sunbird. Click here to get her. A colored version is also available here. More images can be viewed at DS4J shop.
Take a peek at the design team project for some inspirations at DS4J blog
I would love to take my card into these challenges:
1. Vintage Stamping Challenge : Orange, Purple, Black, Red or Green
2. Addicted To Stamps : ATG
3. Glitter n Sparkle : Use some orange
4. Jellypark Challenges : Autumn/Fall
5. Scribble and Scrap Blog : ATG

 I am happy to have your visit today. Until then, take care and have a nice day.


Saturday, October 11, 2014

Digistamps4Joy New Releases

Hey there! It's that time again for new releases at DigiStamps4Joy.
Please visit the blog for inspirations created by the design team.
...Come visit DS4J shop...
Enjoy your weekend and happy crafting.

Hugs and smiles,

Friday, October 10, 2014

Everything has beauty! {Scrap365}

Hi everyone! It's been a while since I play along at Scrap365 and so here's my layout taken two days to complete. I had issues with my paint and got stuck couple nights ago so I end up watching television instead and thinking what should I do with the splattered edges that I wasn't satisfied with! As I watched the entertainment program, I came out with an idea...punch it! Thus MS punch came to rescue in the morning and I'm happy with the end result. 
 Supplies: Kaisercraft patterned paper, Kraft paper, Marta Stewart punch, Versafine ink pad, watercolor, gesso, modeling paste, and others from my stash

Here's the sketch:
Thought of showing you the original plan before I punch the edges and place blue Bazzil cardstock underneath for interest.
I decided to punch away the edges because I didn't love the way I splatter the ink plus it wasn't a happy messy, lol. I almost gave up that night but glad I didn't. 
And here are some close-ups:
Thank you for dropping by today and wish you a great weekend.

Hugs and smiles,

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Anniversary ~ DigiStamps4Joy Mid-Challenge Reminder

Hi everyone! I'm back again bringing you my latest creation and reminder to submit your paper craft to DigiStamps4Joy by October 14. Our theme this time is Anniversary and this challenge is brought to you by my talented design teammate Julie Perry. Looking for inspirations? The design team B have created wonderful cards at DS4J blog to keep your crafty juices flowing.

My step card used Pencil Kids image. Click here to get them.
Supplies used: DS4J digi image, Pop Artz patterned paper, Copic Sketch, Marta Stewart punch, sentiment from Ginger's House,Tim Holtz distress ink and pearls from my stash 
I am taking this card into these challenges:
1. Whimsy Stamps : ATG
2. Sister Act Card : ATG
3. Treasured Times Rubber Stamps : ATG
4. Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper : Patterned Paper Challenge

Thank you for dropping by and wishing you a great time.

Hugs and smiles,

Sunday, October 05, 2014

Abbi ~ DigiStamps4Joy New Release

Hello there! Here's sharing my creation that used DigiStamps4Joy new releases in the shop today. Come take a look here for more inspirations by the design team.
 I have colored the image Abbi with Copic. Click here to get her. Colored version of her is available here.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
1. Crafty Girls : ATG (last challenge)
2. Sunshine Mail : ATG

Until the morning after. Thank you for dropping by and have a nice Sunday.

Hugs and smiles,

I Am Lost ~ DigiStamps4Joy New Release

Hi everyone! Hope you are having a great Sunday. My family and I just came back from grocery shopping and now resting. We also had lunch at Domino's pizza. All in all we had a great family moment on 'rainy' Sunday. The monsoon season has set in thus my laundry takes a while to dry.  

Back to this day's highlight is about some fabulous images from DigiStamps4Joy. Come take a look at my design teammates' creations at DS4J blog.
There are more to see at DS4J shop.

I have used an image 'I Am Lost' by Margaret Kieser who purposefully made the compass points wrongly! You  can get the image hereI have merged another image called 'Now Let's See' (click here) and a colored version of her is also available here
 Supplies: Digi images from DS4J, Kaisercraft Now Boarding Collection, Tim Holtz distress ink, sentiment from Pinterest, Copic Sketch
Hope my card has given you some inspirations to create this coming week.
Thank you for visiting me today and have a nice Sunday.

Hugs and smiles,

Thursday, October 02, 2014

My Giveaway ~ Winners

Hi everyone! Wishing all of you a happy October and may the next 29 days of your life is filled up with exciting adventure, happiness and good health.

Today {well I was supposed to make this post yesterday but I was a little bit tied up, sorry}...anyway I am delighted to announce the winners of My Giveaway held last month. I would like to thank everyone who have participated by leaving sweet comments for the blog hop card I made for DigiStamps4Joy 100th Celebrations. I appreciate each and everyone's time and love for without all of you, this wouldn't have been possible. Also a big welcome to my new followers, you make my days brighter!

So here goes the
.....drum roll.....

 The winner of this card is Michelle JM.

The winner of this rhinestones is Jennifer Scull.

Congratulations ladies!!!

Please email me {asmahza99@yahoo.com} with your mailing address so I can send your prize.

Until then. Have a nice day.

Hugs and smiles,

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

My Giveaway ~ DigiStamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration

Hello everyone! This is a special sticky post in conjunction to DigiStamps4Joy 100th Challenge Celebration this entire September. Just recently I have made a center step card meant for DS4J recent blog hop as seen below:

I have received wonderful comments for this card in the blog hop post....thank you so much. Well, I can't wait no more to reveal the surprise I have been holding back since we launched the blog hop. Guess what? This card will be yours from yours truly! That's right! I will do a salad bowl draw at the end of this month to choose a winner!

Like this rhinestones? I love using them on my project. Because this is DS4J 100th Celebration, some of the design team members will give away prizes in a total of 100 each. Okay, let's just say I'm too lazy to count 100 so I'm giving away all of this rhinestones in a packet. Who will the winner be? It's for me to find out and for you to know on October 1st!

What do you have to then?


1. Follow this blog of mine if you like.
{Let me know if you are a long time awesome follower. There's a surprise there!}

2. Open to everyone world wide. Postage free!

3. Please leave a comment! I love reading :)

4. Don't forget to check back on October 1 to see if you are 1 of the 2 winners. 
{I shall do winners post, do respond in one week time and I'll get in touch with you immediately!}

Good Luck everyone!
Hugs and smile,

Sunday, September 28, 2014

My Precious Qinaahana

Hi everyone! I'm happy to bring in my new creation today. I have combined a sketch from Sketchabilities and color palette from The Color Room to make this layout of my four blessings who are my main source of inspirations and my best and worst critiques of my work during the process and when it's finished {smile}
 Supplies: Kaisercraft (Devonshire Collection, quote), W R Memory Keepers (stamp), Bitsy Stamps, Martha Stewart acrylic paint, Carla Craft leave punch, VersaFine ink pad, Tim Holt'z distress ink, gesso, modeling paste, watercolor, black gel pen, toothpicks, dymo tape, others from my stash  

 Here's the sketch by Karan Gerber:
This is the the color palette from The Color Room which I love so much!  
The household item this time is toothpicks. I have used three of them and painted blue. 
 For this layout I decided to combined my love for shabby and mixed media so there are lots of distressing and crumpling up the leaves with hope to make it life like.

 Aaah layering...I just love them! The more the better...hihi.
 I thought I would make a pocket for the tags tucked in underneath the photo. I haven't got an idea what to write for  my children in there yet so I leave it blank for a while. The tags are birthday gift from a facebook group I'm in called Chic Craftique. Oh yes, I turned a year older on September 9 and received the surprise gift a day after all the way from the States. Thank you ladies.
I made the window frames from drawing block backing and gave it a first layer with blue acrylic paint. When dry, I coated with crackle medium and let dry before I prime it with grey acrylic paint. It didn't crack as much as I wanted it to be but I love the vintage feel of it.
Here are the pieces of self made window frames before decoration.
 I took this group photo of my children last year while heating the car's engine to go shopping. I believe it takes the right sketch and colors to make a layout eventually. So what is Qinaahana you may ask? They are simply a combination of my children's names I created when they were very young and before the little one came to earth, it was originally Kinaahana. I never thought God would grant me another child in 2008 so when she arrived, I reconsider and changed it to Qinaahana.

The abbreviations come from
1. the eldest: Nur 'Alyaa Sakinah : Kina
2. second child: Muhammad 'Arif : A
3. third child: Nur Anis Farhana : Hana
4. fourth child: Nur Afza Aqilah: Q

It's a mixed up of letters so to speak and Qinaahana was born for my home based venture. They are the ones that have inspired me to keep on going and never stop encouraging me to do what I like best. They even bring home broken things they find at school and show me simply by saying excitedly, "Mommy, you can scrap this!" (and in my head is what can I do with it but of course I never want to let them down so I keep it; you never know when it comes handy right). When we go for walks, they like to explore and if they find something unusual like a piece of wood, they thought I could use them for off the page project. Yet there are times they do get tired of me going ....ooohhh...aaahhhh...hey wait up... whenever we are at craft stores, stationery department, haberdashery, flea market, elsehwere. I think they just have to bear with their crafty crazy mother for the rest of their life {smile}

I hope you have enjoyed my little bit of ramble this time. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a message. I truly appreciate your time.

Hugs and smiles,