Over the weekend: Illustrating Singapore

Did an illustration of Singapore for a greeting card over the weekend:

Illustration of Singapore in micron 0.05 pen and copic sketch markers

The picture that I am holding is the print of my Singapore illustration, which is ready to be put into greeting card. The original drawing is in the background 😉

Thanks for looking!


Shaker Card Inspiration: Little Twin Stars

For this month May, Party Time Tuesdays (PTT) challenge “Always Anything Goes” is on going where you can create any project using any products you have on hand and link your project onto PTT’s blog before the deadline and you will get a chance to win some prizes from our sponsor. Thank you for those who have participated in our April Challenge, we have such an overwhelming responses and amazing creations from all our readers! Congratulation to our lucky winner!

Now, as usual, the challenge will still be “Always Anything Goes” and our this month’s sponsor will be Really Reasonable Ribbon! So get crafting and link up your work to our PPT’s blog and you will get the chance to win some products from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Here’s one inspiration from me to get you started:

Little Twin Stars Shaker

Another shaker craze of mine!

I am always so fascinated with shakers and just couldn’t resist making them all the time. I have been in this DT for 5 months now and next month will be my last month…how times flies!

This card was made on request by a friend to give to her colleague as a farewell gift. And I am so glad that she loves it as much as I do!

Shaker Card Inspiration – Eeyore Shaker Card

Hello! I am back with a shaker card with Eeyore theme! Actually, this post is long overdue but as I went for work retreat overseas, and trying to clear projects and stuffs, this was put into draft on hold.

So here I am, back with a shaker card where it was actually a birthday card for someone, requested by a friend.

Eeyore Shaker Card

Cartoony cards are not really in my area of forte but I am glad that I made this work. 🙂 I printed out the eeyore image using Canon Pixma as it gave such vibrant colours, which make it outstanding. I can never do without Canon PIXMA printer! As you take a closer look, you noticed the purple border is kind of glittering. It was actually white cut out border before I sponged using Tim Holtz Dusty Concord distress ink. After which I add Diamond Sticklers, before covering everything up with Glossy Accent. It made the whole border looks so 3D with glitters inside!

Close up look

I cut out the “beehive” shape using Silhouette Cameo as well as the name of the recipient, and pasted the transparency film over behind before adding lovely shakers which consists of glitters, beads and diamond dust. The purple background is from Krasiercraft, which complements nicely with the purple border that I made and the Eeyore.

And the final outcome:

Eeyore Shaker Card

Thanks for looking!


Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to try my hand on scrapbooking, like finally!  I do not have the habit of putting my photos into my crafts because I usually don’t print out my photos. But because I have a few printed photos lying under my table, I decided to put them into crafts instead so that I can display on my table. So the first stop to get started is to look at sketches of layouts to get started and I decided to join in Sketchabilities Sketch #130 challenge for my very first attempt at scrapbooking.

Sketchabilities – Sketch #130

I decided to go for a simple and clean look  with blue and purple theme. So here’s my take for this:

I printed the photo using my canon PIXMA printer and Canon photopaper before cutting out, leaving the white border around it. Next, I started out with a blank canvas-like paper and painted the background with a mixture of blue and purple using distress ink dusty concord and faded jeans. I used mini tiles TCW stencil and white gesso to create some texture before I started on the layering process.

I layered Prima flowers and gauze underneath the paper, as well as using spellbinder rose die cut to make beautiful embellishment, layering on top of the self-cut paper ribbons and punched out lace border. I also add blue rhinestones on the border as well. After which, I sprayed0 the whole paper with Heidi Swapp Color Shine Sea Foam to give the paper a shimmery effect (which you can’t see here though). Finally, I added Prima wood embellishment as a finishing touch.  ❤

Somehow, I am not at all satisfied with the look, but hey…

there’s always a first time for everything 🙂


Craft of the day: Explosion Box in yellow and pink theme

Hello! I made an explosion box few weeks back and have even sneak in a peek in my previous post. I was asked whether it is possible to do up a yellow and pink theme since it was the recipient’s favorite colours and I was thinking…why not?


And here it is!

Overview of the box (Cover and bottom layer)

The exterior of the box when close

I used Pinkpaislee Core Impression yellow cardstock (Modern Prints Collection) as the surface because it gave a lovely view of the embossed hexagon, giving an overall classy look. As my usual style, I distressed the edges of the paper as well.

Close up look

On the cover, i did layering of the prima flowers, gauze and paper cutout of the tree branches before layering with a big white flower. The white flower was actually sprayed on using Heidi Swapp Gold Spray Mist to give it a shimmery gold-like effect and I just like how it turned out! “Piggy” was printed out and the border was die cut using Spellbinders die cut, before distressing the edge of the frame using pink chalk ink and adding glitter using Diamond Sticklers. And of course….you will never go wrong with the beautiful pearl embellishments as well!

The interior of the box

It was also requested for a cute theme because the recipient loves Pom om Purin character.  I though of the idea of coming up with a colourful, cute and yet chic look. The patterned papers was printed using Canon PIXMA printer, and I decided to come up with two layers so that Polaroids can be put in as well (top layer). I cut and score the top layer after making measurements to ensure that Polaroids can be put in before gluing up and adding a ribbon, prima flowers and metal embellishment as finishing touch.

I added paper dolly and curled the corner of the dolly before adding on the holder. The holder for the Pom Pom Purin key chain was cut out after I make measurement on the paper, layered with the pattern paper before adding the shimmering gold – white flower (sprayed on using Heidi Swapp Gold Colorshine Spray Mist).

Bottom Layer

The bottom layer is meant to be just embellishments with a single mini card on one square for personal note. All paper embellishments were cut using my trusty Silhouette CAMEO 🙂

A mini card for a little personal note

Birthday cake cut out

The black background was sprayed using Heidi Swapp Black Colorshine spray mist before adding and blending white gesso to create a “faded” look. I blinked the icing of the cake using Diamond Sticklers as well.

Birthday tag cut out

Camera cut out

Notice the camera’s heartshape? I actually add crackle accent on it and it gave the crackled look! One of my favorite embellishments so far!

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This got to be a perfect birthday gift and I was so glad after getting feedback that the recipient loves it too! It always warm my heart whenever my crafts bring smile to someone’s face! ❤


Sneak Peek: Explosion Box in the making

Sneak peek of upcoming explosion box which I have done for the past days:

Explosion Box in the making

Couldn’t reveal much right now since it has not been delivered to the lucky recipient 🙂

Stay tuned! ❤


Colour Inspiration: Frosty Christmas

My Colour Inspiration is back with another lovely colour pattern and palatte, so suitable for whimsical Christmas related theme!  I love whimsical and christmas together so why not I come up with the colours and share with you guys?

Here is it:

Frosty Christmas Colour Inspiration

White, Purple, Sky Blue, Royal Blue

Aren’t those colours are lovely? I just love the pattern which I have created using COLORSlovers, so quaint! I am a big sucker for anything vintage and whimsical!

The best part about being a designer and crafter is that you can conjure up something you love that you can never find elsewhere.  – Esther Peh

Aye Aye, that is my own quote which I always tell my friends the reason why I love being an artist / crafter and I am very proud to be one!


And here’s my take for the colours:

Frosty Christmas Easel Card

When close

I decided to make easel card because they are a great way to display christmas card on desks in office or at home! A lovely card which can brighten up your day whenever you look at it ❤

I use Fairytale theme Kraiserkraft paper for the base and distressed the edged of the paper using Distress Ink (Faded Jeans) and handstitched the border of the card as well.

Close up look:

Close up look

Closer look at the boy

The boy (Magnolia) was stamped and colored using Copic Markers and colour pencils before using gloassy accent on his hat and glitters on the whites of his hat and gloves.

I used Spellbinder die cut for the border.I distressed the edge with Faded Jeans Distress ink and added Diamond Sticklers to create the glitter look. I use Die-Namite die cut for the bare branches, and glittered it as well. Martha Stewart lace border punch was used to create the border below the picture. Paper dolly was also used as well! You do notice that there are also many layers here and there, this help to create a lovely 3D look so that it looks really appealing. So brainstorming the colours before making it is very important. Be sure to come up with a palatte and see if the colours works really well with one another instead of clashing terribly.

Closer look at the edge of the card

Layer, Layer and Layer!

Notice all the layerings? If you count, there is about 7 layers. I love it! ❤

Closer look

A closer look at the flower. I bought the flower from a local craft store, and glitter the center toward the end with Sticklers before adding the blue rhinestone.

This is the picture took during the work in progress stage for creating the tag for the “Marry Christmas” phrase:

Creating the sentiment

I used Maya Road chipboard and add some blue glitter before using Crackle Accents to give a cracked glass look and placed over the christmas sentiment. Love this look! ❤

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That’s about it!

Frosty Christmas Easel Card


Thanks for looking!

Much lovesss ❤

 PS: Want to learn how to make easel card like this one? Hop on to my tutorial here: Making fairytale easel card