Thursday, 31 December 2020

Writing Off 2020 : A year of uncertainty

Coronavirus outbreak and 2020. Twenty-Twenty (2020) - a year full of reflection, gratefulness, chaotic, uncertainties, depression, stress, challenges, facing the ugly side of human behaviour, learning own capabilities... everyone has their own strory, own struggles, whether it's bad or good... there's always something to learn from it....

1.  What is the most important lesson you learned this year?
2.  What is the best thing that happened?
3.  What challenges did you overcome?
4.  What new skills did you learn?
5.  What did you do for your career growth?
6.  What did you enjoy the most?
7.  What was your favourite moment?
8.  How did you have fun?
9.  What new habits did you start?
10. What are you the most proud of this year?
11. What did you learn about yourself?
12. How did you live by your core values?
13. How did your relationships (family, friends, work) evolve?
14. What was the best decision you took?
15. How did you fail?
16. What got in the way of your success?
17. What would you do differently if you could?
18. How are you different than a year ago?
19. What did you do for your physical and mental health?
20. Who or what had the biggest impact on your life this year?
21. What did you let go of?
22. What were the most useful resources you had?
23. What are you thankful for this year?
24. What did you leave unfinished?
25. What was the best compliment you received?
26. If you were to talk about this year like a story, how would you write it?
27. How do you describe this year in 3 to 5 keywords?
28. What energised you? what drained you?
29. How kind were you to yourself?
30. What advice would you give your last-year self?

Extracted from instituteofyou

Hand-lettering with brush pen


- my 'BasQue Burnt Cheesecake' year, been experimenting with a lots of flavour 

- learning alot on baking cake techniques

- selling cakes

- first time making sugar cookies and royal icing deco

- first time making chocolate into other shapes

- first time making meringue cookies

- a year of me being stronger 

- a year of learning to walk away

- mentally draining and emotional year

- socially distancing with people and own friends

- thankful for those who stand by my side and understood me

- blessed & grateful

Wishing you a great 2021 ahead! 

Tuesday, 1 January 2019

Hello 2019!

Reviving back the blog after a long hiatus. Hoping to add more colours and creativity this year. 
May the new year brings positive vibes, abundance love, happiness and prosperity to everyone!

 Heidi swapp color shines that really sparkles and shines!
Have a cheerful year ahead!

Sunday, 28 February 2016

Year of Monkey 2016

#latepost....Been a looong time since the last post.
Just to share my creative tags using mamaelephant clear stamps (lunar) during 2016 CNY.

may you be blessed with health + happiness

Ribbons and CNY tags. Voila! Final touch of the gift for mom's friend

Till then :)

#Happy Leap Year~

Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Glitter & Sparkle Blue Christmas Card

Sharing here my latest project for skincare brand "Olecule" (Olecule Malaysia), a personalized / customized handmade Christmas card. The theme is white and blue with lots of sparkles and glitters. More photos coming soon. :)

Materials used : 
White Paper Cardstocks
Metallic Light Blue Paper
Sizzix Framelits By Tim Holtz Tag Collection Dies
Kaisercraft Decorative Die – Merry Christmas
Kaisercraft Decorative Die - Reindeer
Lawn Fawn stitched snowflakes
American Crafts Extra Fine Glitter - Aqua
American Crafts Christmas (6 x 6) Glitter Paper Pad
Light Blue Satin Ribbon
Light Blue Snowflake Brads
Sizzix Bigshot 

Putting this card into the card challenges below:

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Congratulations Wedding Card

Made another request of customized wedding congratulations card. Currently I'm into embossing; especially on vellum and I like the addition of rhinestones / swarovski crystals. This card was also my first trial of colouring with copics on the embossed flower/leaves images. The embossed flowers and leaves are from Papertrey ink (In Bloom Stamp Set) but I didn't use the dies (In Bloom Die Collection). The stamps of Congratulations and MR&MRS are from SimonSaysStamp Kit.

More close-up views and snapshots at different angle below:
Stamped, embossed, coloured with copic markers and handcut

All cut images were put below the label

 Inside of the card - Wishing you lots of happily ever after and 
another request of personal wishes on the left side of the card

Would like to take this opportunity to wish the newlywed,
Congratulations to Jason & Leesa! 

Happy Cardmaking!

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Wedding Congratulations Card - Sporty & Glam Theme

Made this card by request for my friend's sister's registration of marriage. The details given for the theme is something sporty as the groom-to-be is a Nike ambassador and the bride-to-be is into pretty stuffs and both are into sports as well. Initially, I have no idea how to incorporate sporty theme into a wedding congratulations card. After cracking my head, here's the finished card... tadaa... This is where I can make use of my Simon Says Stamp Kit for month of May 2015 Happily Ever After. Basically the theme is sporty with a dash of glam to give the wedding feel in the congratulations card. So, I've put a lot of glittering, embossing, shiny elements and more sparkles with Swarovski crystals. Hope you like it Pam@KissyKissy...

The border of the pearlescent white shimmer paper is from Bazzill Kraft Foil Gold from Simon Says Stamp Kit April 2015 Celebrate.

Scroll down if you would like to see more details and photos of the card.

From the draft to the finalization of the sport shoe and sporty heels (all parts were hand-cut). At last I decided to glitterfy the sport shoe with Ranger Black Sparkle Embossing Powder. As for the white parts, it's embossed with white embossing powder. As for the heel, I added shimmer with ZIG Wink of Stella Glitter Brush pen and the Nike logo is embossed with white embossing powder. To add more glam and sparkles, Swarovski Flatback Crystals were added (AB crystals, Indian Pink and Rose). Both sport shoe and heel were layered-up to give the pop-out look.

 Close-up from the side; embossing on the vellum (my first time embossing on vellum, I'm loving it!)
I used Ranger Inkssentials Embossing Pen Clear and Embossing Powder - Ranger Superfine Gold 

 Close-up on the front; reflection of the embossed black sparkle (it's glittery!)

"the perfect pair" hanging on the heart-shaped
Heart-shaped was hand-drawn and cut and embossed with gold embossing

 More sparkles with Swarovski Elements (superlove Swarovski!)

Inside of the card : Gold Embossing of the "Congratulations" word on vellum and also border of the pearlescent white shimmer paper

The finished Wedding Congratulations Card with natural light

The card with the specially made matching envelope
On the envelope : pink organza ribbon, stamping, gold embossing "tying the knot" on vellum and an attempt of calligraphy :p

Congratulations to Sharon Mahasen and Ian Deeth!
Wishing you both a wonderful beginning and love to last a lifetime.

Happy Crafting! 

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Wishing You A Goat Year of 2015!

Time flies very fast and it's been a year since my last post. So sorry for the long hiatus.

“The most beautiful moments always seemed to accelerate and slip beyond one’s grasp just when you want to hold onto them for as long as possible.” 
― E.A. BucchianeriBrushstrokes of a Gadfly

To all my readers and friends, I would like to wish to you all a Happy New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai! May you be blessed with abundance wealth, health and happiness in this year of Goat. Here's a papercutting of a 2015 ; the year of goat. I hope to post and update regularly here. 

Papercutting. Yang Nian. 2015

"Let us Welcome The Νew Year, 
Give The Happy Αdieu To The 0ld, 
Begin The Νew Beginning Without Fear, 
Αnd Cherish The Μemories We Hold"! 

Happy Papercutting & Crafting!