Sunday, October 31, 2010

One Fine Fall Day

I created this shabby-chic layout using Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue papers with flowers and bling from Zva Creative.

What's special about this layout? Zva has flower vines! Well, not exactly. :)  The floral vines were created by yours truly using 4 different purple 3D flowers from Zva Creative. How pretty and versatile are Zva flowers, when you can use them as is, or create your own floral vine with them. Even the leaves on the floral vine are from Zva.

I created a border ruffle out of the Webster's patterned paper, wrapping it around the circular background, then layering an ecru trim under the paper ruffle.

The pretty purple bloomers from Webster's and pale peach trims are a perfect match for the patterned papers and the purple, lilac and pink pearl flourishes from Zva.

Butterflies, lace, flowers and bling. My favourite embellishments. :) Add some Webster's Pages patterned papers and I'm in heaven. :)

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween!


Here's a Halloween-inspired decor I created for My Tattered Angels.

I altered a mini wreath and embellished it with cute Halloween thing-ums I created using products from Tattered Angels and Graphic 45.

The mini wreath was originally a light shade of brown. To get it more Halloween-y, I misted it liberally with the rich dark purple of Haunted Shadow mist, over which I slathered on Glimmer Glam in Peach Bellini for a little orange glaze and glitter.

I used a lot of the clear stamps from Halloween Hauntings on this project, in particular the spider webs and spiders. I stamped the spider webs on clear transparency and attached them liberally around the decor. Little spiders peek out from behind the webs, big spiders peek out from behind Alice.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Friday, October 29, 2010


A layout for Your Scrapbook Stash using Sassafras Lass' Mix & Mend collection.

I cut along the outline of the design, tucking my photo into the collage to give the feel that the collage was created with my photo in mind. I then added my own lace and ribbons to complement the lace that was already in the patterned paper, giving a little dimension to the layout.

On the top left, I created a collage for my journalling using the same style as that in the original patterned paper.

Some close-ups:

All material available from Your Scrapbook Stash.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

October Zva Blog Hop Winners

We'd like to congratulate the five October Zva Blog Hop winners! Their names will be found on the following blogs:

Jillian Deiling Cassity
Veronica Goh
Ingrid Danvers
Teri Anderson
Carole Maurin

One winner from each of the 5 blogs will receive a Zva prize package worth $30.00. Congrats winners!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Zva Creative October DT Blog Hop

It's time again for the Zva Designers to join together to share a project that we have created using some of our favorite Zva Creative products. I am hoping that you will take some time to join us for a little bit of fun again this month!

The Blog Hop begins at Kim Hughes' blog. She will have the complete list of all blogs that are participating in case there is a glitch along the way. If you would like to play along, I am linking to one of the Zva designers and that designer is linking to the next and so on. Be prepared to be inspired along the way. Hidden on 5 of the blogs is a Zva Creative prize package ...YAY! Those blogs will be randomly chosen after the hop is over, so it's important to leave a comment on as many blogs as you can along the way.

The Blog Hop starts now and runs through midnight US Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Oct. 26th and the 5 winners will be announced on Wednesday, October 27th on each of the five winning blogs. The full list will be found on Kim Hughes‘s blog as well (linked above). We will do our best to notify each winner, but it's best if you can pop in to all of the blogs once again on, you never know what kind of inspirational creation that you may find there. All you need to do is leave a comment on this Zva Blog Hop post. You do not need to leave a comment on each and every designer's blog post to qualify. The more times you leave a comment along the blog hop path though, the more chances you will have to be one of the lucky winners.

Here's a layout I created using some of Zva Creatives new bling and flowers:

I went for a shabby-chic layout with lots of tearing and distressing. I've used the new Zva pearl design here, which goes beautifully with the nature-themed layout.

Tucked along the torn edges of the layout are little Zva roses in shades of coffee, butter, olive and vanilla.

A shabby cluster of roses, lace, butterfly and curled edges in the corner:

The title work:

The blog hop begins here: Kim Hughes

Your next stop is at my good friend, Veron's: Veronica Goh

Thank you SO MUCH for joining us.


Flowers - Zva Creative bulk 3D flowers 
Pearl Branch: Zva Creative PEB-03CA-106
Patterned Paper - 7 Gypsies Conservatory collection
Others - Hambly Screenprints, Rangers Distress Inks

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Dream, Create, Be.

Here's a layout I created for Zva Creative using Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue collection.

The pretty pink pearl flourish and 3D flowers are all from Zva Creative.

I blended in the Zva flowers with the cut outs from the Webster's patterned paper to create a flower cluster in the corner of the layout. The pretty lace stamp extending from the flower cluster is from My Tattered Angels.

Thanks for dropping by and for your sweet comments. They're much appreciated. :)

Patterned Paper - Webster's Pages Hollywood Vogue
Flowers - Zva Creative
Pearl Flourish - Zva Creative PE03CA-111
Stamp - My Tattered Angels

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Tattered Angels Design Team!

My Tattered Angels has just announced their new design team and I'm thrilled to be back on the DT for another year! This is truly one fantastic design team and it's wonderful to be asked to stay on another term. :)

Here are the rest of the DT. Congratulations everyone! Especially to my fellow Singapore scrapper, Emeline, and also to Benedicte, Nicole and JJ!

Anna Dabrowska
Benedicte Raphalen
Birgit Koopsen
Christyn Holmes
Emeline Seet
Erica Taylor
Holly Simoni
JJ Sobey
Kirsty Wiseman
Martha Richardson
Nicole Martel
Peg Hewitt
Sesil Cratin
Sherry Mendoza
Zoe Nemburt

Joining us again:

Gaelle Fauglas
Jamie Dougherty
Mandy Collins
Patricia Komara
Susan Lui (that's me!)
Nat Kalbach
Vicki Chrisman
Trisha Ladoceur

 Congrats again!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Featured on the Sassafras Lass blog!

My layout, Focus, was featured on the Sassafras blog today!

You can read about it here: Sassafras

Here's the layout again. You've got to love the Mix & Mend collection. :)

Thanks Sassafras for featuring the layout and for congratulating me on my new DT position at PaperMarket/Laines Paperie. :)

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Heart Canvas

Here's a canvas I created using My Tattered Angels' mists, stamps, journalling card, glimmer glam and glimmer glaze.

I first misted the canvas with Tutti Frutti and Lime Twist. I then layered on complementary but stronger shades of Black Cherry and Olive Vine over the Heart glimmer screen. This was to create the image of the heart in paler shades of pink and green instead of the original white of the canvas. I then stamped and heat embossed a heart image, giving the canvas more texture. Next I painted the filigreed heart image with Glimmer Glam in Chandelier to add sparkle to the heart image as well as to give the heart a darker shade.

The clock image and phrase 'Time for Love' were taken from the Timeless Romance calling card which I misted in Antique Brass for subtle ageing.

To create the red heart in the middle, I layered coats of Glimmer Glaze in Paradise Pink, slowly building up the layers to create a 3D effect.

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments. They're much appreciated. :)

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Dream Big

Here's a layout I created for My Tattered Angels. I misted the outer edges of the background paper a pretty pink with Tutti Frutti. The paper is UV-embossed to resist mists, revealing the lovely flourishes as the mist goes on. On the inside of the background paper, I misted Patina over a butterfly glimmer screen.

The title work is taken from a new Tattered Angels/Heidi Swapp  product – Simple Sayings titles  - phrases printed on felt plus additional designs clear embossed on. Tucked behind the title is a scalloped shape design in black – that’s a glimmer glass taken from the Seaside collection. I’ve also painted broad strokes of glimmer glam along the outline of the bracket shape – another subtle addition of glimmer. At the corner of the photo is yet another new product from My Tattered Angels – a clear tab with white felt words. Those are so versatile and fun to play with.

Thanks for dropping by and for your lovely comments on my previous posts. They're always appreciated. :)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

PaperMarket Creative Team

I am very pleased and excited to say that I'm on the new Creative Team for PaperMarket / Laines Papeterie! Here are all the team members:

I remember when I first started scrapping a couple of years ago, my very first design team position was as Guest Designer with Laine's Papeterie back in April 2008. It's really great to be back. :) Thanks so much for the opportunity, Elaine and Sharon!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


Here's a layout I created for Your Scrapbook Stash using the very pretty Mix & Mend collection from Sassafras Lass. The patterned paper here is so beautiful there really isn't a need to do very much with it, but I wanted to see if I could add to the design without taking away from the original collage layers.

I cut along the collage images of the patterned paper, then tucked my photo along with layered photo mats under the cut out images. To add some dimension to the collage, I added in bits of blue tulle, orange and yellow ric rac and cream lace, which blend in beautifully with the rest of the patterned paper.

I distressed and inked along the edges of the patterned paper and in the bits that got ripped from over-enthusiastic distressing, I added some peekaboo lace and a little flower, bakers twine and leaf trim.

Thanks for dropping by! :) I'll have some news to share with you tomorrow.

Patterned Paper - Sassafras Lass Mix & Mend
Trims - Prima Marketing, May Arts & others
Flower - Prima Marketing
Alpha - Sassafras Lass

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Be You

Here's a layout I created for My Tattered Angels, using patterned papers from Webster's Pages' Waiting for Santa. I love the richness of colours in this layout. Look at how the gold mist glistens against the black cardstock. The paper at the bottom of the layout was white with black flocked polka dots. I misted that with Burnt Red to complement the rest of my layout.

Matting the photograph are all products from  Tattered Angels. There’s a calling card from the Timeless Romance collection, which I painted with glimmer mist. I also stamped the frame image from the Timeless Romance clear stamps onto transparency and used that as a frame for the photo. And on the edge of the photo, I’ve placed a clear tab with felt word from  Tattered Angels – Expressive Tabs - a fun new Heidi Swapp product. I painted glimmer glam in Chandelier on the clear tab to give it that little shine without the colour.

The title work is created from some Framed Fonts which I’d misted with Sweet Clover and Olive Vine. The title sits atop a collage of lace and cut outs from the Webster's Pages patterned paper. In this photo you can see how the burnt red mist works on the felted polka dots.

List of Supplies:
Mists - My Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in Burnt Red, Clover, Olive Vine, Iridescent Gold
Chipboard - My Tattered Angels Framed Fonts Regal
Mask - My Tattered Angels Glimmer Screen
Clear Tab - My Tattered Angels Expressive Tabs
Journaling Card - My Tattered Angels Timeless Romance Calling Cards
Stamp - My Tattered Angels Timeless Romance clear stamps
Patterned Paper - Webster's Pages Waiting for Santa
Trims - Webster's Pages (green trim), Prima Marketing (brown & white trims), own stash (black lace)
Alphas - Jenni Bowlin stickers
Flower - Prima Marketing

Friday, October 8, 2010

Featured on The Basic Grey Gallery

Three of my layouts using Basic Grey's Olivia collection are featured on the Basic Grey Gallery. :)

Follow Your Bliss:


One Fine Day:

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Love For Adventure

Here's a layout I created for Your Scrapbook Stash using Jenni Bowlin's Family Tree collection. I went for a slightly distressed look here with the kraft cardstock, crumpled patterned paper and splashes of black ink.

Some close-ups:

The intricate filigree butterfly's a stamp from My Tattered Angels, upon which a Jenni Bowlin butterfly rests. The chipboard title's from Lil' Davis Designs. Cute huh?

Playing with My Tattered Angels' glimmer mists on the chipboard butterflies and stamping on a manila tag. I used my Tim Holtz mini attacher to secure the twine. Oh and look, some Tim Holtz tissue tape. :)

Thanks for dropping by. :)

Sunday, October 3, 2010

A Walk In The Park

Here's a layout I created for My Tattered Angels.

I created my own background for this layout, using just mists and screens on a white textured cardstock. I used Apple, Olive Vine and Sweet Clover mists over the screens, then flipped the screens over and used them as stamps. I’m really pleased with how it turned out.

Some close-ups:

The postage stamp framed font is perfect for wallet-sized photos, and the mistable bird sits pretty amidst the floral patterned paper.

In this next picture you can see how well the mist glimmers in the sunglight:

One of my must-have collections from CHA-S is 7 Gypsies Conservatory. I really enjoyed making my own customised background for it.

Thanks for dropping by. :)

List of Supplies:
Mists, Chipboard Frame, Screens, Paper Embellishment - My Tattered Angels
Alphas - My Tattered Angels and Prima Marketing
Patterned Paper - 7 Gypsies Conservatory
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics