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RAK and a new blog page!

Yes, I have been busy lately. Tis the season to be jolly and I love Christmas! Actually, I enjoy the preparations of Christmas, looking at those decor, shopping for gifts, SALES and preparing gifts! I have received a couple of hand made customised gift orders, so I thought I shall start up a Customised Gift Ideas page (the link is right at the top of my blog) to showcase some of the orders I have done…
Hmmm…and with all the buying, I think it will be very soon before I put on my own garage sale page too! Lol!
Anyway, Madscrapper, you were the winner of my previous RAK but I have not yet heard from you. If you still have not contacted my by 24th December, then I will post up the RAK for another drawing.
In the meantime, I shall be doing another RAK to celebrate my completion of the new blog page/shop! Please leave your comments for me and I will post up pictures of my RAK soon. My dear brother has borrowed my lens so I got to wait till this weekend when he is back to take photos and post! Also do check back next week as my assignment for Made With Love is due and I will be sharing a canvas that I have made!
I will be back soon, bringing the kids to see the Christmas lights along Orchard Road tonight and for some bit of shopping! Enjoy and brisk in the Christmas season!
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hilde janbroers - December 11, 2010 - 3:23 pm

thanks for playing along with the Webster’s Pages Blog Hop!

June - December 13, 2010 - 5:42 pm

very pretty LOs. I just love your layering.

My Princess

I am so sorry that I had been missing in action for so long! I had been busy, busy and busy chauffeuring Adah for her graduation concert rehearsals, attending primary 1 orientation, getting her stuff ready for school and dealing with all the changes in schedules while handling another sleep deprived, attention seeking little boy who claims to be Buzz Lightyear now! On top of that, I had been getting some orders from family and friends for some customised gifts, so there was hardly any time left for my own personal scrapping. No complaints, I like being busy 😉

I used one of the sketches from Pagemap’s November sketches. You can check it up under the archives if you want to look for older sketches. These photos of Adah were taken during her graduation concert at Jubilee Hall. I was hiding behind my DSLR and gulping away to stop my tears from flowing everytime I see her on stage. My little baby all grown up! And she is still singing the songs after the performance and Asher knows the songs by heart too. Asher must be Adah’s biggest fan! He was so excited during the concert and we had to stop him from calling out to his sister all the time!


I combined two lines from Imaginisce for this layout, one from the previous ‘A Fairytale Collection’ line and another from the new ‘Enchanted’ line. The blooms were from Websters Pages and I thought it matched the greens in this line very well. The butterfly was cut out from a Sizzix die on the Big Shot machine and I used foam for it (thanks to Wendy’s recommendation!)

Some close-ups of the layering…I just love how sweet this collection is and my girlfriend also bought a paper stack to start on some layotus for her baby girl due next March!

Thanks for coming by to visit my humble blog! I appreciate your visits and please do leave me a comment so that I can visit yours too! Have a good week ahead…I love December cos I can smell Christmas in the air!!!

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Wendy Kwok - December 10, 2010 - 10:08 pm

Wow.. very pretty LO! A very pretty princess indeed

Sandy Ang - December 11, 2010 - 5:44 am

A LO that’s so charming in pink and fairy tales for your pretty daugther!

Inspired Blueprints Sketch #60- Baby No More

This is the latest sketch from Inspired Blueprints. Have you ever checked out their gallery and blog? Full of talented scrappers there!


And this is my take on it. I badly wanted to dig into Basic Grey’s Marjolaine line as it has nice calming tones of blue and strong greens, very suitable for layouts for boys, and I tend to have more pinks and peaches in my stash. The greens in this line were quite dark and strong but I realised that they were a match with the greenery of the photos we took in Australia during our Ocean Road trip, so I scrapped another pic of Asher from our Aussie trip again! I suspect there are a lot more of our vacation pics related layout to be coming.Lol.


Basic Grey produces the prettiest lace cardstock all the time! I just had to cut into mine and use part of it to matt the photo on. To keep the green a little ‘toned down’, I stuck the cardstock over it so that it doesn’t overwhelm the whole layout. As for the circle, I cut it out from another paper and adhered white lace to the border to give it some dimension before I attached the photo and embellishments. I added stickles to the petals of the flowers to ‘brighten’ the look a little too, and of course a few crystals for a little ‘bling’!

A close-up. My usual style of layering the embellishments…Aida said in my DT post that I have a layered style but honestly, I do not know my style also??? If anyone is reading, can you please leave a comment and tell me what my style is? I think I am shabby chic but I like layers and sometimes I go for clean lines too cos’ I am a neat freak and I dun like messes.


And a side profile of the layout where you can see the ‘layering’ better.
And a very very very happy birthday to my favourite LSS, Made With Love! They are 7 this year. May there be many more good years to come! The store is having some fantastic offers in celebration of their 7th birthday, so do head down for a look. (Psst, I have been down almost every week since February.)

Thanks for being with me and have a good weekend!

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Sandy Ang - November 25, 2010 - 10:11 pm

What a gorgeous take on the sketch !

Experiencing Spring and RAK winner

I completed this layout over the weekend for Prima’s November BAP challenge. There are so many photos from our Aussie trip that I love and I just want to scrap them all! Hahaha…the good weather really makes the pictures stand out, unlike the cloudy and/or rainy weather over the Singapore skies these days. It’s the end of the year, and its cooler with the rains and wind, so I am not complaining except for the poorer lighting conditions for the pictures!

The Jack and Jill collection from Prima has such soft and pastel colors. The little children, puppy, ladybugs and birds are all so adorable looking! Anyhow, I cut out the paper with the daisies first and wanted to matt it with the green one below but I had used part of it in an earlier layout and somehow I managed to cut out 4 rectangles, pieced them together got the lines covered with the embellishing! Very proud of myself after that, lols!

The pictures show Adah fiddling with the little spring blooms that we saw in Australia. We hardly see such flora n fauna here so she was also awed by nature’s beauty. I used the long Prima vine as the base for the swirl and filled in the empty spaces with the rest of the sunflowers, flowers, leaves and a tag from Prima too. The butterfly has been in the drawer for ages and now it’s finally used as I wanted a big embellishment to make it look more ‘dramatic’. Actually I still have a lot more these butterflies when I went through my ‘designated’ Prima drawer. My stash is getting too scary…I also brushed a little of pink Tattered Angels glossy glam over the white flowers, before finishing it off with Prima’s Say It In Crystals.

The layering…


The cute epoxy button that goes oh-so-well with my blue thickers!

And now, the reveal for the winner of my RAK…

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Congratulations, Mad Scrapper! Please e-mail me at adeline_lal@yahoo.com to arrange for your pick-up!

And I am off to a busy week of chauffeuring again. The girl’s got her rehearsals and pratices before her graduation concert next week. I’m sure I will be bawling my eyes out from the audience when I see her perform…

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Anonymous - November 16, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Wow, i’m so amaterurish at this. Still learning to tie in the different embellishments. Thanks for inspiration! -Shauna

Enjoy using Creative Scrappers Sketch #129

Wow! It’s been a long long time since I was able to blog hop around sketch sites and challenge blogs to create a sketch. Thank God for the IPhone, now I try to surf whenever I am free, at home or outdoors! So I have managed to catch up a bit of my blog-hopping and Creative Scrappers is one site I like to go to for quick and easy sketches to help me get a head start! Btw, I really love how cheery and colorful the site looks and the talent there is enormous! I am really humbled when I see all these beautiful works on display.

Anyhow, I have been meaning to scrap this photo of Adah for the longest time and is jsut waiting for the right papers, I suppose. And finally, MME’s Line and Dandy line is so apt for this photo! With a sketch, and the ‘perfect’ papers, it didn’t take me long to complete this.

The flowers at the bottom were cut-out using the Big Shot machine. I trimmed the flowers a little as they still had their stems attached. Hope you like it as much as I do! Gotta go off to bed now cos my eyes are closing as I am typing! Will be back soon with the winner for RAK, but in the meantime, please feel free to add your comments here since I have not picked a winner yet!

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Heidi - November 10, 2010 - 2:39 am

WOW…this was AWESOME!!!! Love all the details!!!

Anonymous - November 14, 2010 - 9:27 pm

Xplorerkid!~
Loved the pic, and the birds. “)

-Shauna

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