Sunday, September 27, 2015

Exploring New Places

Good evening everyone. Today we are experiencing another bout of extremely bad haze with an IPU reading of 200 for Selangor and Kuala Lumpur. A very good excuse to remain indoors actually. But my dearest girl had her IGCSE English Oral Exam today, so there was no excuse. Later in the evening, my husband and I decided to take her out for an early birthday celebration dinner at Restaurant Sana'a, another Yemeni Restaurant. Our good friend there, Ahmad Ali, a Yemeni, decided to get a birthday cake for her, and together with the staffs of the restaurant, we celebrated her 16th birthday, which is actually 3 days away. We wanted to surprise Zahra', in the end I got the surprise. Ahmad chose to pick up the bill, which in my calculation, was about RM100, minus the cake.

This layout is created for September's Kraft+ challenge using the following sketch and theme, Tri-hard.

It took me a while to find the right 3 photos and these seem to be right. I cropped these photos to size to resemble the sketch. Well, quite close. These photos were taken by our Malaysian Tour guide, David, and it really is nice to have a family photo.

Location: Seoul Night Market, our last leg in Korea

Supplies: Kraft paper, American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Coredination Cardstock, Washi Tape, Fabric Tape,
Momoyo Brad, Handmade Flower Kaisercraft Diecuts, Wooden Heart and Butterfly from Typo, Kaisercraft Stencil,
Acrylic Paint, Texture Paste

Saturday, September 26, 2015


This is a rare Outing for me and my sister, Asmah and her children. She managed to find time to spend a few nights with us before going back to Melaka last November 2014. It was good to spend time with them and going places with them.
This photo was taken at KLCC by Asmah. We were going up the escalator when Asmah called out to us to take some shots.
I created this layout for using this sketch:

Here's the layout:

Location: KLCC
Supplies: Kraft Paper, Washi Tapes, Momoyo Flowers, Momoyo Brad, American Thickers,
Drywall Tape, Doily Paper, DIY Flowers, Flowers from Daiso

Monday, September 21, 2015


Good evening! A last minute layout put together for this challenge at I wanted my daughter to help me create the Stardust background but I received a disapproving note from my dear sister. As luck would have it, my girl had to attend a two-day workshop over the weekend, thus leaving me with no choice but to give it a go. Using the moodboard as a guide, I chose colours that is quite close to the photo. Anyway, this is my first attempt at creating my the stardust background and the approval from my daughter is all I need to know I had done it right.

This photo is of my daughter in the Angel wings taken in Seoul. she was really having so much fun at the Trick eye Museum and this is our (my husband and I) golden opportunity to capture as many of those moments of her.
At the Trick Eye Museum, Seoul
Supplies: Bazzil Cardstock (White), Black Gesso, White Gesso, Acrylic Paints, Drywall Tape, American Thickers
Cotton, Stars from Kinokuniya, Paper Boutique Stickers Kaisercraft diecut, Burlap, Kaisercraft Flowers, mixed Metal Owl.

I am also entering this layout for this challenge at challenge is about a new beginning, as follows:

Scrap or art journal about beginnings - a new life, new school, new friend, new job, a marriage, a new pastime, a new lease on life, a new resolution - etc. 

For me, creating the background was a new beginning. I was actually nervous about starting it but once started, I really enjoyed it. 

Thank you for visiting

Friday, September 11, 2015


Hello! It's been a while since I share my creativity here. Today I was supposed to attend a photography workshop at Putrajaya. Due to the hazy condition in Malaysia, the outing was postponed to October 3.
Anyway, I was actually torn between housework and creating this layout. So, I figured, creating this layout is more priority. After lunch I shall really go all out with my housework. I shall seriously focus on where to start first. Hmmm.....

This layout is for Scrap Africa's sketch challenge.

I tilt the sketch diagonally because my photos are huge and I have no desire to crop them too much. My daughter decided to have a little bit of fun by standing on the rock steps and pose with the umbrella loaned to her by the bus driver. Yes, it was drizzling a little at the time we stepped down from the bus. I did notice the bus driver running past me, only to see him passing the umbrella to my daughter.
I decided to be a little minimalist for this layout.

These photos were taken at Cheongjiyean Waterfalls, Jeju Island.

Supplies: American Crafts DIY Shop, The Never not Collection, Paper Boutique
Typo Wooden Butterflies / Bird
Foam Butterfly (gift from Asmah)
Kaisercraft Tags
Kaisercraft Flora Quarters Template
Acrylic paints
Reeve's Modelling Paste
Pilot Lettering paint
American Craft Thickers

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