Friday, 30 November 2012

~ Pink Reptile Designs: Coupon Giveaways ~

Check out Pink Reptile Designs on Facebook. She has coupons to give away which will make these kits worth buying! 

Have fun! TTFN!

Thursday, 29 November 2012

~ It's Official! ~

I'm now no longer a creative team member at Oscraps. Instead, I found a new place at Scrap Art Studio (SAS). All I can say thanks to Val that I'm in my new place! SAS is a mixed of artsy and mixed media which suits my scrapping style perfectly. 

I couldn't wait to get started and created this art journal:

Aria: Strut Your Stuff
Cilenia Curtis: Inklings, Flower Child
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Girl Craze, 12x12 Sand Scratched Overlays
Tangie: Flora Finery
Julianna Kniepp Designs: Butterfly Fly Away

I used kits by Cilenia Curtis and Aria and others too. Can't wait to explore further! TTFN!

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

~ GIS: Inspired By Packaging ~

An article about being inspired by packaging came out at GIS blog, as seen here. This was the packaging that I chose: 

Here's my LO: 

Julianna Kniepp Designs: 4ever
Anna Aspnes: Acrylic Frames No1, Magic Sprinklez No6
Tangie Baxter: AJC11 Parcel30
Fonts: Tangie AJF Cheshire

I scraplifted the format of the packaging to create my page. I did substitute the strips for charms. Yup, it's very red but I really enjoyed putting this page together. TTFN!

Sunday, 25 November 2012

~ On Display! ~

Li'l pooch has been keeping me very busy this week and as such, I didn't get much time to scrap. Moreover, last Friday was Black Friday which meant sales galore in the digiland so I was out stocking on kits. Bad month as I'm way over my budget but hey, when there's sales you just have to act on them!

Anyway, tonite, I decided to devote some time to play and I came up with this LO: 

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Care, Love Word Transfers1, Dogs Word Art No1, 12x12 Textured Overlays No6
Fonts: Pea Candice & Tangie AJF Mock Turtle

I created this page based on two challenges, AnnaLift and a Creative Techniques at Oscraps. AnnaLift was based on a scraplift. Creative Techniques was based on turning a photo into a sketch using Minimum Filter. Had fun trying out this new technique. Will definitely be experimenting with the contrast further for a different look. 

NB: Hubs alerted me that I spelled li'l pooch's name wrongly so now he's Benji with an 'e' not 'a'. TTFN!

Saturday, 24 November 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #28 ~

Trying to catch up on my AJC and for Itinerary #28, I went for the quote. Here's my page:

Jen Maddocks Designs: Light In The Trees, Autumn Delight
Maya de Groot: An Altered Treat
Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Autumnal No1, Cool Glows No1
Rosey Posey: Be Bold
Font: SandroAl, Tangie AJF Mock Turtle & Top Secret

I bought a lot of mixed media kits during the sales and thought it was time to play with them! TTFN!

~ GIS: Clock Motif ~

An article using clock motif on Get It Scrapped blog was published and I did a page for it, as seen here. Here's my page: 

Anna Aspnes: Artsy Layered Template No15, ArtPlay Palette Fairy, FlutterBy Foto Blendz No1, Mod Clocks No1, Hands of Time No1, Time Word Art No2, Artsy Clocks No1; Font: Casual Perfectionist

I absolutely adore using clocks as embellishments on my pages! These gals are another set of great friends that I have in Singapore. I never fail to catch up with them when I'm back home. 

Do check out the GIS blog. They have tons of interesting articles on scrapbooking and it caters to both paper and digi scrappers! I've picked up a few interesting ideas to explore! TTFN!

Friday, 23 November 2012

~ Disaster ~

So our li'l pooch created the first disaster today! Hubby went on the massage chair (I got a portable back massager for him last Xmas) and tried to use it for the first time. It didn't work. Then he checked and found that li'l pooch had chewed the wire near the remote... no wonder it didn't work! To say I was upset was an understatement as I use that back massager a lot since I do suffer from back pains frequently. Anyway, he said he would try and fix it.

Well, he did! He somehow managed to soldered the wires and it worked. However, it doesn't look aesthetically nice as before! Oh well, lesson no1 learnt! Never leave wires of appliances around! I thought I was done with baby proofing the house but looks like I need to do it again! TTFN! 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

~ Pink Poppy Press: Touch Of Pink ~

Pink Poppy Press brought out this mini kit called Touch Of Pink, available at Oscraps:

Luv the colour combination. Here's my page: 

This kit is just so girly and fun to play with! TTFN!

~ Forever Joy Designs & One Little Bird: Wrap Star ~

Renne released a new collaboration kit today called 'Wrap Star', available at Oscraps.

Here's my page: 

Well, with a new member in the family now, he has to be included in my pages! He's certainly an early Xmas pressie! TTFN!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 265 ~

Today's challenge is 'It's A Textural Thing'. Basically, include an item with fun texture that is somewhat 'shaggy'. Here's my card: 

Made use of Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette Retro Holiday & Multi Media Santa

Well, can't be seen clearly but his beard is shaggy (made use of some fibres to create that texture)! TTFN!

~ Val C. Designs: Out Of Comfort Zone ~

Val brought out a new kit today entitled Out Of Comfort Zone, available at Oscraps.

The kit shown is a bundle. Each one is also available separately too. Here are my pages:

 An art journal

I love the Word Art in this kit! So much potential! TTFN!

Monday, 19 November 2012

~ Banji ~

Did I say that getting a new pup is equivalent to a new baby! Yup, the li'l pooch woke us at 5ish in the morning! Gosh, never seen hubby woke up so quickly to tend to him! (Never did that when my boys were crying as babies in the night). 

Anyway, we are slowly getting to know him and he to us. He does whine a lot but I think he might be homesick for his mom. However, he didn't like the idea of being alone especially when I had to go off for work. Got hubby to come back to check him out. 

My boys have been brilliant with him even to the point of cleaning his poo and wee! They did promise to look after him! I'm glad they are keeping to that promise! 

Currently we are trying to toilet train him but it's not easy. We have had to put newspaper around and thankfully, he does his poop and wee on them! Ideally we want him to go outside. Let's see how it goes! TTFN!

Sunday, 18 November 2012

~ Totally Unexpected! ~

What started out as a nondescript day turned out to be somewhat spectacular! The morning started out innocently enough, rushing the kids for makeup violin lessons. Hubby picked us up after the lesson and said he was going to bring us to see a dog, a beagle. He's the last in a litter of 6. I looked at him and told him we are not going to get a dog and certainly not today! Just look was his answer! So we did!

And guess what! We came back with him:

Meet Banji, the latest member of our family! He's only 8 weeks old and not old enough for walks yet until he gets his jabs. Yeah, we had to pop into the pet store to get a bed, a travelling kennel and other accessories just to accommodate him! Seriously, we didn't set out to buy a dog but it happened! I had planned to go to the Frankfurt Market in Birmingham town centre as it was a brilliant day but this li'l pooch stole our heart. In fact, we even left the breeder's place to think it over and instead, headed for the pet store and ATM! I guess it was meant to be! The ironical part, moi, the one who insisted on no dog policy ended up begging hubby to get him! Am I mad? Probably but then I grew up with dogs (Dalmatian, Dobermann and Chihuahua - not all at the same time. Also goldfish, hamster & tortoise). I now add a Beagle to the list! TTFN! 

Friday, 16 November 2012

~ Forever Joy Designs: Shabby Frost ~

Renne released 'Shabby Frost' kit today, available at Oscraps. 

Here's my page: 

Simply Tiffany Studios: House Party Easy Going Templates
Forever Joy Designs: Shabby Frost
Font: Pea Anderson

I made use of a template by Tiffany Tillman. This kit is just so lovely. Luv the shabby chic look of it! TTFN!

~ Mr Whiskers: Jack Frost & AJC12: Itinerary #27 ~

Mr Whiskers brought out a new kit entitled 'Jack Frost', available at Deviant Scrap.

I combined it with AJC and went for the word 'impervious' to create this page:

Mr Whiskers: Jack Frost, Special Effects
Fonts: Broken15 & Broken74

The kit comes with various versions of Jack Frost and all so cute! TTFN!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

~ Danielle Young Designs: Adventure Awaits ~

Danielle brought out a new kit today called Adventure Awaits, available at Oscraps. Available separately is also journaling cards, alpha & templates.

Here's my page: 

I used the template for this page. Actually made use of the photos taken by hubby to create this page as I wasn't there. Can't say he took enough photos but hey, he did take some! TTFN!

~ GIS: Composing The 6 Photo Page ~

A new Get It Scrapped article has come up based on composing 6 photos on a page, as seen here. It can be tricky composing a page with that many photos but here's how I've done it: 

Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Bask, Artplay Palette Bicycle, Warm Glows1, Heart LoopDaLoop No2, Foto Word Transfers No1, MultiMedia Flowers No2, Foto Wallet No2, Foto Word Mix No1, 12x12 Sand Scratched Overlays No1, Acrylic Alpha Number Set No1
Julianna Kniepp & Captured Visions: Love Is All You Need
Julianna Kniepp: Fall In Love
Fonts: Xerography & Tangie AJF Oysters

This is one of my fav photos of my best pals! We had to take a few shots just to get the perfect one! TTFN!

~ Dido Designs: Little Bird Told Me II ~

This kit, Little Bird Told Me II, by Dido Designs, has been released at Oscraps today. 

Here's my page: 

There some fabulous brushes in there. TTFN!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

~ Pink Reptile Designs: You Got Mail ~

Mirjam has released a new kit today entitled You Got Mail, available at The Lilypad. She has also got a cute alpha set too called Shabby Chic.

This is such a fun kit. Here's what I've done with it:

The images are so cute so I had to do an art journal. Also came up with this LO:

Well, it's true! These days letters are getting obsolete especially when you can send an email in seconds! Wanna chat, try Whatsapp, Touch, Messenger etc. And if you wanna see loved ones, try FaceTime or Skype! TTFN!

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 258 ~

Today's challenge is called 'Inkalicious'. Basically use the same stamp to stamp in 3 different shades of ink. Well, I had to find my inkpads and a suitable stamp for this challenge and here's my card:

Snowman image is from Boutique Cute Doll's Soft Winter.

It felt good to stamp again. I so need to organise my craft supplies. They are still scattered around in boxes in my new craft area! TTFN!

Sunday, 11 November 2012

~ GIS: Trendy Motif - Talk Bubbles ~

Get It Scrapped has come up with an article using Talk Bubbles as a trendy motif for scrapbooking, as seen here. Here's my page: 

The Hidden Heart: Geeks Life
Font: Lovely Eunike Hans

I made use of a kit by The Hidden Heart called Geek's Life, available at Oscraps. On my page, I made use of talk bubbles as journaling point for each photo. TTFN!

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #26 ~

For Itinerary #26, I went for the quote and it was an Alice in Wonderland theme. Now I do have quite a few Alice kits so I took them out to play!

Tangie Baxter & Rebecca Mcmeen: Impossible Things
Tangie Baxter: Alice Winter
Viva Artistry: Sweet Songs
Mr Whiskers: Alice Theatre
Fonts: Black Boys On Mepeds & Blackboard

Had a fun time putting this page together! 10 more Itineraries to catch up! TTFN!

Saturday, 10 November 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #44 ~

For Itinerary #44, I went for the quote and came up with this page: 

Forever Joy Designs: Space Cadet
Fonts: BlackBoard & CF Night Of The Damned

I made use of the elements from Space Cadet. The quote just kinda fit the theme here! TTFN!

Friday, 9 November 2012

~ Forever Joy Designs: Space Cadet ~

Played with a new kit called Space Cadet, available at Oscraps.

Here's my page: 

Had fun playing with this kit! Such cool retro elements! TTFN!

Thursday, 8 November 2012

~ The Hidden Heart: Oh Baby! ~

Renan released this kit, Oh Baby! at the Oscraps store. 

Such cute kit. Had to pull out baby photos of my boys and also made use of Maya de Groot's Triple Play Templates Set 5.

Maya de Groot: Triple Play Templates Set5
The Hidden Heart: Oh Baby
Font: MTF Hello Again

Always lovely to look back at their baby photos! TTFN!

Tuesday, 6 November 2012

~ 365 Cards: Day 251 ~

Today's challenge is based on colours, 'black, white and yellow'. Here's my card:

Background is based on Anna Aspnes' ArtPlay Palette Easter Bunny & Tangie Baxter's Ink Corporated


Monday, 5 November 2012

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #25 ~

For Itinerary #25, I went for the word 'panache'. Here's my art journal.

Viva Artistry: World Beat, Siren Song
Deviant Scrap Collaboration: I'm With The Band
Pink Reptile Designs & Micheline Martin: Talk Geeky To Me
Fonts: Tangie AJF Mock Turtle

When I saw these gals from the World Beat kit by Viva Artistry, I knew I had to use them. Combined them with the word 'panache', it can only mean one thing... catwalk! TTFN!

Sunday, 4 November 2012

~ Sunday ~

Why do the weekend go so fast?!! 

Did a shedload of grocery shopping today. Haven't shopped properly for two weeks and the fridge/freezer was bare! First stop at Tesco. Then, we headed to Wing Yip, the Chinese supermart to stock up. They have increased the shop size so it's now quite huge and airy with tons of food stuff too! Found  some frozen Durian pancakes, much to my delight!  

Did quite a lot of shopping during the Digital Scrapbooking Day sales. My main purchases were from these designers, Tangie Baxter, Rosey Posey, Viva Artistry and Marta van Eck. Mainly altered art kits for my art journals. I tend to look for stuff that I don't have, images that are unique and unusual. Needless to say, I've maxed up my scrapping budget for this month and it's only the 4th!!!

I also did my backups too. I now have 4 backup drives as I've suffered losses before and not gonna take any risks now especially in this age of digital era. Quite a productive weekend albeit not a creative one. TTFN!

Saturday, 3 November 2012

~ Art Journal: In My World ~

Created this art journal as part of Captivated Visions' Lift A Sista challenge at Scrapbookgraphics. Basically, had to pick a LO to lift and I chose to lift this LO by Lita: 

"I Must Be A Mermaid"

I was inspired by the background design and lifted that:

Captivated Visions: In My World

There's that cute piggie again! TTFN! 

~ Art Journal Caravan: Itinerary #32 ~

Went for another quote again for Itinerary #32. Also combined it with DSD challenge over at Scrapbookgraphics too. Here's my page: 

Captivated Visions: In My World
Font: Lemondrop

I had this kit by Capitvated Visions' In My World for a while and took it out to play for the challenge. I bought it 'cos of the flying pig. It's so cute! Anyway, it fitted the quote perfectly! TTFN!