Thursday, July 31, 2008

T n T - Crackle Paint on Canvas


Did you know that crackle paint works out well on canvas too? I made this small canvas with just that. All I did was just to paint in onto the canvas directly and voila - the crackles started to develop as the paint dried up. Its a nifty and easy way to embellish your canvas.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Artist Feature - Jaz Lee Soo Hui {Layouts}

Jaz or more commonly known as JazSutra hails from up north Malaysia. She is a self-taught scrapbooker and her layouts I would describe as shabby chic with loads of layering. It is amazing how Jaz incorporates so many elements in her layouts and her photos are always very cute and joyous.

Irregular shapes layouts are a favourite of Jaz and it shows through her works of art. She is also currently attached to several DT posts in different companies. To view more of Jaz's beautiful works of art, do visit her blog.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

What do we do with leftover paper? - Kiddy Notebooks

This is one of the ideas of spending more time with the kids and also to get rid of my unwanted papers. This idea was from Ruey - she actually loaded it in the SK forum. All I did was to buy cheap little notebooks from the Popular Bookshop. They were less than RM1.

Just helped the kids stamp and emboss the images they wanted and they stuck on the notebooks to make little gifts for their friends. I think this idea id great and handy esp when the school is raising funds etc. Do try it as it gets rid of old pp or leftovers and you get to spend some bonding time with the kids.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

T n T - Mixing lots of different manufacturer papers

This layout was done to a challenge by Iris in the SNC forum. The challenge was to mix lots of papers from different manufacturer papers together and to paint etc on the papers. This is what I did using a total of 8 diff patterned papers - combining it to one layout.

It was unconventional for me to use so many different papers together but I have discovered that it can be done without cluttering the layout too much. Hope you like this layout.

Materials used:
Prima Paintables pp, Prima pp, Anna Griffin pp, Scenic Route pp, Urban Lily pp, Websters Page pp, K n Co Amy Butler pp, American Craft pp, 3d pop up dots, kindyglitz, watercolour, Prima Felt Alphas, Prima chipboard journalling circle, blue pearl strand and Zig black pen.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

ATCs - Swap No 1- Using Alcohol inks

These are the ATCs that I have made using regular metal tapes and alcohol inks.  Alcohol inks were developed mainly for effects on metals.  Hence - I have purchased some regular metal tape from the hardware store.  

I love texture and hence - I have torn the metal tape into small pieces and stuck them onto the ATC card.  However, if you prefer a smoother surface,  all you have to do is just stick it onto the card direct.  After that - you can apply the alcohol inks using the felt applicator.  However,  I prefer to drop the ink direct onto the metal tape as I love intense colours.  Its just a matter of preference how you like to apply it.  Then the embellishments is all up to you.  Mine is done simply with some cutouts,  ribbons,  etc.  Hope you like them.

Artist Feature - Sasha Farina {Layouts}

I was first introduced to Sasha's work in the SK forum.  To find out that she was Malaysian was icing on the cake!  I must say her works of art caught my eyes straight away. I love her compositions,  her flair with the patterned papers and most of all her photography.  Beautiful photos and not to mention the journalling.  

I leave you to drool over the layouts.  I realise that they are a little small as I have taken them from her flicker account - but head over to Sasha's blog to drool over all her beautiful works of art. 

P.S.  I have added the bigger photos - thanks Sasha.  Now we can really drool over your layouts.


Beginner Scrapbooking Classes - Scrappingchix

For those interested in beginner classes, Scrappingchix will be conducting them at their premises at your convenience. Details are as below:

Beginners class

2 1/2 hours class, learn how to make 12x12 scrapbook layout. Free use of tools/stamps. Just bring your own photos . Light refreshments will be served.
Price: RM35 (inclusive basic kit- patterned papers, cardstocks & embellishments)

Mini album class

3 hours class, learn how to make your own mini album. Free use of tool/stamps. Just bring your own photos. Light refreshments will be served.
Price: RM45 (inclusive of basic kit for the mini album)

For more information, please hop over to their blog.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Ongoing Sketch Challenge - SG Forum

Stuck with a layout?  Fear not! Head over to the ScrappingGlitz forum to join in the sketches that their DTs has posted up and win a RAK.  The above is both the sketch and the layout presented by DT Jaz to inspire the forum members.

Interested?  Head over to the ScrappingGlitz forum to try your luck and who knows - you may win a RAK from the DTs.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

T n T - Altering paper

This is what the CI patterned paper looked like before altering.


This is the same paper after altering.

Final layout 

I have chanced upon this Creative Imaginations paper. In its natural state,  the paper is natural and and black.  But I found it too plain to my liking and I have decided to alter the paper and adapt it so that I could stick it onto a Hambly transparency.

Firstly,  I cut out the paper according to the pattern and added Glossy Accents to the paper and waited for it to dry. After which I rubbed Distress inks onto the paper parts which I didn't apply the Glossy Accents.  I have thought that I wanted to colour the Glossy Accents too and hence - I decided to add Stazon ink to it.  To my delight,  the colour held and I loved the effect of it.

Hence - the lesson is,  the next time you love a piece of patterned paper but its not the colour that you wish for - please don't hesitate to alter it. Have fun altering....

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Why this blog?

I want to address this question as soon as possible before anyone asks this.  Why did I come up with this scrapping blog?  All I want to do every week is to feature a Malaysian Scrapbooking Artist.  Why am I doing this?  Just because I have the passion to do it.  I know that there are many talented Malaysian artists around - just that they are too shy to submit their work or they are just not out there as they do not own a blog.

Hence - I have come up with this idea to feature mainly Malaysian artists.  Another major reason would be that I would love to spread my love of scrapbooking in Malaysia and with this blog - I hope to attain this ambition. This blog is also run free of charge and I do not I repeat I do not receive any income from this.

If you scrap,  make cards or make art journals or ATCs etc ,  and would love to be featured, please do leave me an email at  I will certainly make the time to include you in this blog.

If you wish to share a tutorial or your tips and techniques, please again - feel free to email me at  I will slot you in asap.  

For those who owns shops or stores and would like us to promote your sales etc,  please drop me a line and I will make sure I will blog about it.

As for now - I am handling this blog alone,  please be informed I will be away from the 22nd July till the 31st July,  2008.  Hence - I will only be able to reply all your emails after I return as I want a computer-free holiday.

As a footnote - I apologise for cancelling my ATC class at Scrappingville as I had someone in the hospital.  I promise to rerun the class asap when I return from my holiday.  

Artist Feature - Ying Pang {Cards}

It is our pleasure this week to feature Ying Pang, a designer of High Hopes Rubber Stamps and Magnolia.  Ying hails from the southern part of our country in Johore and she prides herself as a self-taught card maker.  

Ying has graciously shared 2 cards with us as you can see here and they are most beautiful. Love all the work and details that has gone into them.  Ying has also been published in the  You can view more of Ying's work her blog.

We would like to thank Ying for sharing her beautiful creations with us. We wish you more successes to come.

New Kit In Town - SK Beyond

There is a new kit in town - we are pleased to announce that Scrappin Kids Beyond are launching their first ever scrapbooking kit. Please head over to their blog for more details.

Note: I am sorry that I was not able to extract the photos from their blog.

Scrappenings - SK challenge of the Month July

Clarissa's handwriting at 3 years old

Sean's chinese painting at 4 years old


Scrapping Kids are hosting the "I did It" challenge. The idea is to scrap down what you little ones' achievements. I have chosen my daughter's handwriting at 3 years old as her achievement. I have scrapped it simply by using a lot of cutouts. Similarly, I have chosen my son's first chinese painting when he was four as his achievement layout. Please hop over to the SK site if you are interest in this challenge as a RAK will be given to the winner of the challenge at the end of this month!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Photography Feature - Jessy Chris

I am so blessed that I have a good friend Jessy that takes beautiful photographs for me to scrap. Beautiful photographs to me  form the essense of a beautiful scrapbooking layout. Please do not get me wrong - I am not saying that in order to scrap - you need to hire a photographer for your photos.  Just that a beautiful photo is a joy to scrap. I am leaving you with some of my favourites - they are casual photos but to me precious memories.  For more photos, hop over to Jessy's Fourtwography blog.

Crop Party at ScrappingChix

Fancy a Crop PArty anyone?  Scrappingchix will be throwing their first ever Crop Party with a very special guest - Liza Yet from Singapore.  Liza is a talented scrapper who will be sharing some very interesting tips and techniques on making a mini album. For more of Liza's beautiful works of art, do hop over to her blog.

Details of Scrappingchix Crop Party are as follows:

Date:  Saturday ,  19th july,  2008
Time: 2.30 - 5.30 p.m.
Activity - make a gorgeous mini album with cool tips and techniques
Fees:  RM25 (inclusive of patterned papers, chipboards & light refreshments)

As an added incentive,  games and prizes will be given out at the party.  Sounds so interesting and fun huh?  

Pls email NAd at for enquiries or details or just to register.  Limited seats available.  This is definitely a crop party not to be missed!

Forum moderator wanted - SNC forum

Hi ladies,  have a bit of extra time on your hands and want to try out a moderating post?  Do check out the Scrap-n-Crop forum,  they are currently looking out for a new moderator for their forum.  Think you have what it takes? Do apply with Valerie at

What I have learnt from moderating the forum:

1) Different tips and techniques 
2) Met so many beautiful and talented scrappers
3) Exchanged and swapped so many creative little gifts
4) Drew inspiration from all the artworks in the forum.
5)  Challenged myself and had great fun at the same time by joining in the online crops and challenges posted and winning RAKs and vouchers too - woohoo 

So,  do drop us a line if you are interested with Valerie.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Launch of Circle Journal and Scrappingchix

Just a gentle reminder that we are launching our Circle Journal tomorrow at the launch of Scrappingchix.  We hope to see you there with your completed layouts to add to our ever-growing circle journal.  We would like to advise that the layouts submitted will NOT be returned and will be archived. Do join us in the launch of the first-ever nation-wide Malaysian Scrappers Journal.

Meanwhile - Scrappingchix is having a first day sale of 5% for purchases over RM100 and hence - we really hope to see all of you there.  Details are available at their blog. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Scrappenings - At SNC's Project Scrap-away

Competition is heating up at the lastest round of Project Scrap-away.  At the moment,  round 7 is at its conclusion and the entries so far has been laden with different techniques and very creative ways of scrapping.

I always find myself amazed by the contestant's creativity and their brain power to be able to produce such beautiful pieces every week.  We are going into the 2nd month of the contest and all the contestants are proving themselves to be amazing scrappers.  For more information,  please head over to the SNC Project Scrap - away Blog.

Scrappenings - At Scrappingville

Scrappingville has now relocated to the 2nd Floor of BSC - East Wing Lot 131  opposite where Kidsports used to be.  At the moment,  they are offering some kids classes - mainly making a simple Star album,  Creating layouts with Overlays and an ATC class with us on the 15th July,  2008 at 10a.m.  Hope to see you there.

SCrappenings - At the SG forum

There are quite a few things happening at the SG forum:

1) DT Sketch hosted by DT Yatie
2) Their 2nd monthly challenge which comprises of a RM20 kit.
3) Online Crop on the 18th July
4) Blog Bucks which they are offering.

More details at the SG forum.

Scrappenings - At the SNC forum

At the moment,  the SNC Moderators Challenge is up in the SNC forum.  The theme of the challenge is the following:

"Uniquely You" - you are required to scrap a layout on the uniqueness of you or anyone for that matter.  ITs a free and easy scrap anything goes. A RAK will be provided by the moderator. For those who are interested - head down to the SNC forum.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Artist Feature - Jasmine S {Layouts}

This week - we proudly present Jasmine S - also more commonly known as Snazzie Jazzie in our Malaysian scrapbooking circle.  What amazes me about Jasmine is that she is a relatively new scrapper and yet she displays such versatility on her layouts. You can also check all her work in her blog.

I have chosen this layout from all the layouts that Jasmine gave me as I love the colours that she has used here.  I thought it was very creative for her to use a tag as the center of the flower. Plus this photo is definitely too precious for words.  Thanks very much for sharing your work with us Jasmine - we look forward to more of your participation soon.

Launch of Scrappingchix

We are pleased to announce that Scrappingchix will be launched this weekend,  Saturday,  12th July,  2008 from 2-5p.m.  

This is an event not to be missed and light refreshments will be served.

Pls email (Contact person : Nad Jalil) to RSVP by 11th July, 2008 for an invitation.

Pls note that there will be goody bags for the first 23 people that come to the launch.  So what are you waiting for?  Hope to see you  there!!!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

ATC Class - Scrappingville

We are pleased to announce that we will be collaborating with Scrappingville for an ATC class on Tuesday,  15th July,  2008 at 10 am. Basically this class with consists of the basic of ATCs and 3 techniques of making ATCs will be taught.  For details - please head over to Scrappingville.  

Friday, July 4, 2008

Circle Journal Details

This is my submission to the circle journal.

I am afraid that I was not too forward with the details of the Circle Journal. This circle journal will be the property of the Malaysian Scrappers Society. At the moment, as I am the only one here - I will keep this journal for now. When we set up the society - then it will automatically belongs t the society. Don't worry ladies - it will not be abused in any way and please be reassured that the layouts are in safe hands.

At the moment, we have planned for this journal to make its debut at the launch of the Scrappingchix. This would mean that whenever we have an event in any scrapbooking store or any other venue, this journal will be on display for those who are in attendance. This may mean at any sale or promotional classes that I may run or even just a crop to showcase our talents.

Our first circle journal would be themed :"Why I scrap". You are free to do any style of layout as long as it is a 12 x 12 layout which will be kept in an album. There are no rules to how you scrap as long as you answer the question why I scrap and the title of the layout is "Why I scrap". Hope this answers all the questions that you may have on this journal. If you need further clarification, please email me at I thank you for your time and look forward to your participation.

Circle journal - Why I scrap?

OUr first submission for Why I scrap!!!  I am so excited that Yatie from Kedah, Malaysia is kicking off our circle journal of Why I scrap.  Thanks very much Yatie for this gorgeous submission with loads of techniques - stamping,  embossing,  rubons,  beautiful journalling and use of hambly... Love the work on the flowers too. We are truly grateful for this gorgeous piece of work!

We are proud to announce that we have just received our first submission for our Malaysian Scrapper's Circle Journal - Why I scrap layouts?  Want to know more about this project?

In line of our plan to promote scrapbooking and Malaysian scrappers,  we have thought about a circling travelling journal. This journal will serve as a collection of hopefully - all the Malaysian Scrappers and their "Why I scrap" layout.  This journal will travel to towards events and we are also proud to announce that the album will be revealed at the Scrappingchix Launch next Saturday,  12th July.  If you are interested in participating in this circle journal - just meet us at any of the event that we are at and bring along your layout.  Otherwise ,  please email to find out where to mail your layout to.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Artist Feature - Irene Tan {Layouts}

This week,  it is our pleasure to feature Irene Tan (Scrapperlicious).  Irene prides herself with multitudes of techniques and you most often see her layouts laden with them.  Irene first captured our attention with her very cool distressing and masking techniques.  She is one of the few Malaysians who have made it big overseas. You can read all about Irene and her work in her Scrapperlicious blog.

In this layout,  Irene has displayed such versatility with techniques.  She has used a transparency,  gesso,  crackling,  some doodling and sewing techniques on her lo.  Thank you Irene for sharing such a beautiful layout with us.  

Last Call - ATC swap 1

For those who are interested in the ATC swap - please email me at by the 5th July,  2008 to confirm so that we can have a last head count to see how many ATCs we need to make.  You have till the end of this month to make and post the ATCs out.  Thanks...