Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Magnolia Sponsored Blog Hop~ Easter & Spring Carnival

Hello my dear friends,
When you see this cute bunny that's mean the Easter is around the corner at Magnolia and I am so happy to be one of the first girl to start the blog hop sponsored by Magnolia Sweden, organized by DT Debbie Dolphin.
I made a Easter bookmark featured Bunny Tilda.

 Most of the product I used from Magnolia Sweden.~Patterned paper, Made with Love sentiment, Old Script background.
 I used Ranger distress ink to color Bunny Tilda. Weathered Wood for the outfit, Vintage Photo for the skin, Aged Mahogany for the egg, Mustard Seed for the ribbon.

By the way, what you need to do ?

Just leave a comment on each blog in the hop and 3 winners will be chosen at random.

3 winners will be able to win yummy prize from Magnolia Sweden.

Now, hops along to

Tina http://tinaandmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Sirpa http://sirpaliinanmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Nancie http://mymagnoliacre8tions.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Monique http://moniquelokhorst.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Maki http://maki253magnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
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Lillemor http://lillemorsmagnoliablogg.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Kianel http://kianeldtmagnolia.canalblog.com/
Hops along to
Jill http://jillsmagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
irene http://magnoliabyirene.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Giada http://myhoneymagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
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Camilla S http://camillasmagnoliablogg.blogspot.co.uk/
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Camilla H http://pysselsidan.blogspot.co.uk/
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Ashlee http://ashleesmagnoliadesigns.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Alberto http://loshakeratomagnolia.blogspot.co.uk/
Hops along to
Kim. http://magnoliacardsbykimpiggott.blogspot.co.uk

I have some report for you for this Easter and Spring season :-)) Please enjoy !

We had an easter egg coloring competition for our church Sister fellowships activity last Friday. This was our very first time to organize this kind of activity and our sisters enjoyed so much. We colored with crayon and I was the only judge to decide who is the winner.
 These are three decorated eggs with different pattern which won the prizes.
 The winners !! Happy !!
 Easter eggs coloring by sisters in our church.
 Participants- mother & daughter
 Despite the age, they did concentrate on their egg....haha !
Speaking of spring, I wish to share my garden with you. Not only in spring, ( even though we don't have four season here) my garden is all-year-round greenery. My husband love to plant different kind of trees and small plants. We enjoy fresh air everyday.:-))

I hope that you enjoy my blog post and please don't forget to leave a comment and hops to my other DT friends' blog as a chance to win fabulous prize from Magnolia.

Hope that you have a happy Easter/ Spring !!

Friday, April 11, 2014

I am alive + Bali Trip Photos

Hello my friends,
How are you lately ?
I have no cards to show you today and I feel sorry that I didn't update my blog recently. I was in creative sabbatical ( which I learned from my crafty friend Jing Van Opstal). I went to Bali for a short and relax trip and here I share some photos with you.
Bali is a unique place. I love it besides the hot weather. Food, beach, accommodation all are perfect. I will go to Bali again, specially Ubud , if I have chance.

Entrance of Tanah Lot

  Tanah Lot
   Sitting at the Tirta Empul Temple with beautiful sarong.

I love this duck. It called smoked duck, a must-try-food when you visit Bali. Even the steamed rice was so yummy.
Oil painting stall at Ubud Market.

 At Uluwatu. I remember the Twelve Apostles at Melbourne.Great Scene.

Ubud Market

Lovina Beach, where we went for dolphin trip. Excellent!
Thanks for viewing my photos and see you next week , promise ! :-))

Friday, February 28, 2014

** Magnolia Zodiac Collection 2014**

Very soon in the webstores around the world!!!

and the NEW Magnolia INK Magazine : "Lost & Found" featuring zodiac stamp-Gemini on the front cover. 

 my colored image with distress inks- Pisces , from the Magnolia Zodiac collection.

Last but not least,  very new Magnolia website:


Filled of lots of goodies, inspiration, design team members blogs, interview with Pauline and even for wholesaler to buy the Magnolia yummy products.

Before I end this post, I have something I found on youtube to share with you, it was an old video clip that featured Magnolia store, I have view it many times and how I wish I can understand the conversation. :-))

Magnolia Store in Boras, Sweden

Don't you feel excited ? Let's have fun !!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

My Love to you !

Hello friends,
Today I have a wall hanging deco to share. It's for MDUC #229 Hearts and Flowers challenge !
Please join us and let the creativity blooms !
I have a small wall hanging deco which I made from a wooden chipboard. It's about 4" x 4".
 I glued some blank puzzle pieces which you can get at the craft store on the white chipboard. Then I colored the puzzle pieces with various distress inks , for example: mustard seed, fired brick and vintage photo. Then I decorated the deco with beautiful embelishements and paper flowers.

 Here is a close up of the photos. I used Magnolia "Love" heart-shaped sentiment for my focal point. Butterfly dies cut out from Magnolia Doohickey. Hearts embelishments, pearl string from my stash and Live and Love craft, UK.

I tied the ribbon at the puzzle pieces and it can be hung at the wall. Perfect for decoration or a small gift for your love one !
I hope you had fun for enjoying paper crafting as I do ! Please come and join us at MDUC, my sweet teamies have their fabulous creation !
See you in next post !

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Where I create.........2014

Hello my friends,
These two days I reorganized my crafting station and I am able to share with you where I create all my projects. I don't have a crafting room nor a fancy studio, but I just have a small corner in my house that I squeezed all the crafting supplies here. Hopefully I have a own crafting room in the future:-))

 Where should I start ? Ok, start from the top. Hubby made a rack for me couple years ago with two  flat wooden panel. I kept some of my cards or my friends cards on it. At the wall I have some beautiful pictures which I got from decorating magazine like Country Home and Country Living. 
I hang some of my cards or my friends cards on the lace. Beside my crafting table that is a cabinet that I store my spellbinders, dies, glues, scissors, inks, etc. You can view them at the next picture.
My crafting table, Quite small but big enough for me to craft. If I don't craft, it's a place for me to relax or read. I keep my VIP crafting stuff together, for example distress ink- walnut stain, glue, few stamps that I use them quite often. I have my babies photos on my table too.
 Here you can see I hang my dies on the wall. From scissors, glue, stickles, crackle paint, embossing enamel, embossing powder, distress inks, paint brush, spellbinders, Tim Holtz alteration dies, cuttlebug embossing folder, etc. I kept them beside my crafting table, as I can use them as I see them :-))
 I have a wooden cabinet that I store my crafting stuff. Here I store my embelishments. Buttons, film strips, half pearls,trinkets, resin, doily, brads, etc...I keep telling myself I don't have any budget to buy new stuff this year.....well, we will see.....:-))
 Here I store my paper flowers. I have Prima Marketing, Petaloo, I am Roses, Kodt & Godt and some from local store that I don't know their brand. Paper flower is a must for my project.
 Here is lace store. There is a four deck drawers that I kept all my lace. You can notice I have some outside the drawers too. I have chessecloth, burlap, and some of the paper flowers I keep here too. { No more space out there}. I have empty jars that I kept for altered project.

I hope you enjoy viewing my little corner. If you are interested in anything you notice on my crafting supplies, don't hesitate to contact me, we can swap these crafting supplies!  My girl just celebrated her birthday and hope that you have a great day , everyday ! <3

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

MDUC #228 Doohickeys ONLY ~Mid challenge reminder

 Hello my friends,

Today I have a card to share with no Tilda or Edwin...they were going for Chinese New Year holiday ...ha ha ha......no, no. :-) Actually we have new challenge at MDUC with Doohickeys ONLY ( no image). That means - no images are to be used, yep! No Tilda or Edwin or any other 'picture' stamp.
You may use a sentiment (any company) if you wish!

 So, for my card, I used three Magnolia Doohickeys - Swirl dies,Cute corner dies,Peonies dies. I made the two swirl dies as a heart and the cute corner dies as the four corner on the card.

 For the background, I colored the white cardstock with various colors of Distress inks. Then , stamped with Magnolia "Old Script" background.
 Paper flowers from Prima, ribbon, pearl pin from Live and Love Craft. I stamped Magnolia "Love" sentiment on a white tag. Half pearl from Kaiser.

Hope that you will join our challenge at MDUC and don't forget to view my teamies beautiful work to get inspired.

Have a great day !

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

MDUC #227 Summer Delight ~ Mid challenge Reminder

Hello my dear friends,

A new start means a new year,
A new year means a new challenge,
here we have MDUC new challenge for a new year,
Summer Delight, for the down under countries like Australia and New Zealand.

Actually we have started this challenge last week
and we have more DT inspirations in the mid challenge 
so, join us , to have summer fun !

I have break for a long time for not coloring since Nov 2013. I have stress and feel scared to pick up my paint brush, I nearly want to leave the crafting world. Luckily, I have friends who support me all the time, specially my down time. Without them, its impossible to share this card with you.

I used Tilda with bunny balloon in the new Magnolia Lost & Found collection and colored with Ranger Distress inks~ Walnut Stain.

I cut the colored image with Spellbinders Floral Oval dies, I stamped the Hearts sentiment from Papertreyink on white card stock and cut with Go Kreate Ornament dies.
Here you can notice I use Magnolia Doohickey peonies and swirl dies.
Here is another example I used Magnolia Doohickey dies~ So Wrapped Lovely Heart Folded Tag , Leaf and Romantic Lace. They are so cute .
I also attached some yummy papers embelishement , like the paino notes from Pinkpaislee, Tim Holtz Idealogy ticket and white paper doily.
All the patterned papers I used on this card are from Magnolia. You can notice there is a very cute button, it's from Prima Marketing and the red fabric roses are given by my friend Yulis from Indonesia..

Beautiful paper flowers from Kodt and Godt. I distressed all the papers and flowers with Ranger Distress ink ~ Walnut Stain. Beautiful ribbon and flowers from Live and Love Craft UK.The big pearl brad from Magnolia.

I hope that you don't get bored with my card, if yes, I am so sorry, I try to be better next time:-)) Happy crafting everyone, in fact, this is really a FUN FUN FUN hobby and I got satisfication in it. !!
Don't forget to go to MDUC website to see more of DTs inspirations !
See you in next post ! <3 <3 !!