Monday, 5 July 2021

well hello....


"do you have a favorite saying?" asked the boy

"yes" said the mole

"what is it ?"

"If at first you don't succeed, have some cake"

"I see, does it work?"

"Every time"

I'm loving the artwork in this book with the simple conversation and messages delivered yet it might be the hardest things for many of us to constantly sustain it into our life. Sometimes the basic values of life are easily forgotten and we lose our way. Let us be kind to each other and spread positivity in today's uncertain world.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Charlie Mackesy offers inspiration and hope in uncertain times in this beautiful book, following the tale of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. The shared adventures and important conversations between the four friends are full of life lessons that have connected with readers of all ages. 

Enter the world of Charlie’s four unlikely friends, discover their story and their most important life lessons.

The conversations of the boy, the mole, the fox and the horse have been shared thousands of times online, recreated in school art classes, hung on hospital walls and turned into tattoos. In Charlie’s first book, you will find his most-loved illustrations and some new ones too.


“The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse is not only a thought-provoking, discussion-worthy story, the book itself is an object of art.”- Elizabeth Egan, The New York Times

Get a look inside of the book below :

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Thursday, 24 June 2021

Eye-cream with SPF - Supergoop!

Every time your skin is exposed to daylight, it incurs photodamage. 'Photodamage' is a scientific term used to describe the ageing effect of light—specifically, sunlight—on all skin types. Photodamage causes loss of collagen, degradation of elastin, malfunction of pigment cells, dryness, and dehydration.

The visible effects of photodamage are inelasticity, wrinkles, sagging, uneven skin tone, and age spots. These are normal signs of ageing; however, photodamage accelerates their formation exponentially. Our skin is exposed to many types of light daily, but the type most responsible for photodamage is UVA. Unlike UVB light, which changes in intensity seasonally, UVA remains consistent all year round. UVA light causes photodamage without sunburn and without heat.

An estimated 80% of external ageing factors are attributable to sun damage. If you're serious about anti-ageing skincare, eye cream with SPF is as necessary in winter as it is in summer.

(source : adorebeauty)

My first eye cream with SPF.
Give it a try...

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!