Monday, December 31, 2007

A Thankful Year

I want to write thankfully ( if we have this word, I am not sure? LOL ) on the last day of 2007......

I want to thank God,for His mightly Love to me, my family,

He blessed me for all the good things happened to me,

although things seems hard sometimes,

but I know He never let me go alone.....

Thank you God, this is a thankful year for me....

Thank you for Your Love, Thank you for Everything....

I wish to thank for everyone that coming from around the world to visit my blog everyday,thank you for your comments, suggestions and even emails that help me and inspired me to move on...thank you, thank you. I wish to say a apologize to you all that I can't visit and comment to each of your blog, I am so sorry,from my bottom of my heart I really appreciate all of you and hope that all of you have a very happy and crafty new year, 2008!!

See you next year!!!

Sunday, December 16, 2007


I just completed eleven ATC with same design..I used lot's of technique in this small card, with including paper tearing, distressing, stamping, masking.Masking technique it's another technique that totally different with the masking that we know in stamping, this technique was introduced and teached by a friend, a fellow crafter and a super scrapbooker in Malaysia, Irene.

You need to have a look at her works, because it's SUPER!!! She told me that how the technique is then I followed her words to do the masking, I don't know if I am a smart student and did the right thing? Irene, what do you think ? hehe....

It's a swap from SNC , a local scrapbooking store that I know recently, then I join their forum, I know more Malaysian papercrafters, how excited !!So, here are some pictures of my ATC.Just can't wait to mail out to all the participants.

All the eleven ATC kept in the ATC sleeves

Close Up

Irene's super technique:masking
Supplies used: Distress Ink ( Ranger Industries), Swirl Clear stamps( Hero Arts),Wording Clear Stamp( MSE),From the Garden Acrylic Stamp( Fancy Pants),Paper flowers( Prima), Stickles( Ranger Industries),silver color ink, brads,flourish pattern paper, brown cardstock

Thank You !! Thank You !!!-Blog Candy Winner

I wish to thank for everyone that participated in our SBS4 blog candy game.Isn't it fun to read everyone's comment ? I love all your comments and it's fun to learn about your country !! :-)) Soooooooooo, here is the winner according to, she issssssssssssss Jules!!!!!!!!!

Jules, please contact me then I will mail a card and a souvenir from Malaysia to you :-))) Merry Christmas!!:-))

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Blog Candy for my SBS4-will be closed this weekend, so hurry up !!!

Well, this is what in my mind when I want to have this blog candy. This is our very new sisterhood so I think I may share the joy to celebrate it. This is specially for SBS4 sisters. Blog candy for my fellow blog fans will be on after christmas, hopefully. So, please come join us , all the sisters in SBS4.

To participate in this blog candy is really easy,just leave a comment on my blog to state that where you are from and please name a specific item to represent your country, for example , maybe you can say kangaroo for Australia, London Bridge for UK, etc.

I will use the to draw a winner. The winner will receive a card from me and a souvenir from Malaysia.OK, is it fun ? Let's play!! :-))

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Tilda Stamp! I LOVE it !!!

This is the card I made today, I spent about 3 hours to make it, I LOVE
it, what do you think ?

I enter this card for Arty Girlz Challenge too :-))

Supplies Used: Tilda stamp ( Magnolia),Birthday stamp( Stamping Up),Swirl Clear Stamp( Hero Arts),Watercolor(Derwene),Distress Ink(Ranger),Versafine(Tsukineko),Scallop Punch( Marvy Uchida),brads,peel-off,vellum,brown cardstock.

I Won ! I Won !!

This is the very first time I won something on the net:-) I participated in Santa Claus Fest by left a comment on their blog and posted something related Santa on my blog, so thank you very much for the Santa Claus Fest which organized by Wednesday Stamper, I hope we have next round next year:-)

This is what they said on their blog:

Thank you each and everyone for participating at yesterday’s Santa Claus Fest. We would have never expected such a cheerful, creative and eager participation of kindred souls from around the globe. We may have provided the idea and the platform, but without YOU ALL this would have been a dormant site. As promised Santa put the names of all participants into his hat and the following were drawn:

Annieta, Artkat, Audrey, Barbara H., Barone, Donna, Dymphie, Fatma, Johanna, Katrin, Lay Hoon, Ilonka, Leni, Liannallama, Lyndy, Marcela, Marion, Mary-Beth, Rein, Rini, Sandy, Saray, Silvia, Stampina, Tania and Ying Pang
Yours truly,
Tina, Santa, Hermine and Belinda

Merry Christmas to all !!!! I am looking forward for the present !!!!!!!!!!! LOL

Friday, December 07, 2007

Sisterhood of the Blogging Stampers-2

I decided to join and now together with all other blogging stampers create and enjoy the fun of stamping and blogging.

A bit about myself: I am Ying, 38, married with 2 kids from Malaysia. I am a primary school teacher and hubby is a business man. I love to make cards and my favourite technique is stamping. Still learn it day by day.Traveling is my another hobby,I had been traveled to many countries such as Indonesia, Thailand, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia,Greece, Germany, Austria and Czech Rep.

I am not a very hard working blogger due to my busy life, so when you are free, please check at my blog, maybe I have updated with my some new creations :-)))

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Santa Claus Fest-December 6

I am not productive lately due to my son's case, just wish to share with all with these fun pictures of santa claus I found on net.

Pictures can found on:

By the way, Santa Claus, here is my wishlist, hope that you can make attention of it, thank you.:-)

1. I wish that my son's case can be settled very soon.
2. I wish that I can be a SAHM.
3. I wish that everyone at home is healthy.
4. I wish that my DH's job will be getting better soon.
5. I wish that I can have a cuttlebug to use in my stamping.

I don't know what to wish, but just hope that you can take care of them , thank you ! :-)) LOL

Monday, November 26, 2007

Back from holidays

havent' make any cards, as usual I am no mood after any vacation, don't know why, maybe feeling lonely:-((

But just had uploaded some of our photos for the Langkawi trip, check out at my other blog, Vintage Mom.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

No Stamping Days-Holidays

18/11 To 22/11

My family will be going to one of Malaysia famous island, Pulau Langkawi for our short and relax holidays,you can check it out here.

Will be posted our vacation photos when we come back on my other blog,Vintage Mom, so check it out later.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Gift card holder

I am busy this week, really hectic , both with the last week of school and my son's case,hopefully will settle it very soon. May God bless us.

I made this gift card holder for a swap, this is my first time for making a gift card holder, I hope it's really a "holder".LOL

By the way, school holidays starting tomorrow till 2nd,January,2008!!!!!!!! so, this mean that I can make many many many CARDS !!!!!!!!! YIPPEE!!!!!!!!!!!!

Supplies used: Stamp(paper bag studio),Versafine Ink(Tsukineko),Patterned paper(Crea Motion),Ribbon(HOTP),Paper flowers(Prima).

Received from Donna Tonsil

Hero Arts Swap, it's cool and beautiful, thank you Donna!

Monday, November 05, 2007

2000 hits Blog Candy WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The winner is: Andrea, in no. 13, Congratulations Andrea!! Please send me your full name and address, the package is ready to mail to you.

Timestamp: 2007-11-05 07:23:39 U

I want to thank you all who took part in this game, thank you very very much for all your comments, advice, suggestions,opinions and your precious kind words for me..............I was so touched, and had been discussed with my hubby seriously about it too.........LOL............SO, I will continue my "expensive hobby" and maybe will have some plans too.....thank you once again, I am appreciated all.:-)))))

By the way,I feel excited and fun for this game, so please check out my blog often to see if I have a blog candy ! :-)) So, when is the next blog candy ?? LOL

2000 hits Blog Candy Closed

It's Monday today in Malaysia, so I closed my blog candy game. I will use to pick a winner, so watch out your mailbox, I will contact you if you are the winner!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Scalloped Christmas Card

I am free this afternoon so I quickly take out my scalloped and circle punches , the Tinkering Ink papers and make a christmas card. Here is the final product.

Supplies: clear stamps from MSE,

Marvy Scalloped (Giga)and Circle(Mega) punches,Tinkering Ink papers,Tiramisu ink( Tsukineko),paper flowers,green brad, stitches templates from HOTP,ribbon.

I enter this card for the Scrummy Stach Cafe Blog challenge too.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

and CUT!!!!!!!!

Due to my busy in work and family life, I have missed some challenge in DCM and some other blog challenge:-(
Today , I am free so I took the chance to try the DCM blog challenge. This week , the challenge is CUT, let's see what they said:

Any theme goes, so for those of you needing a break from Christmas crafting this is the perfect opportunity to have a change. All styles are welcome but there MUST be an element of handcutting somewhere. It could be a greeting, a shape, letters printed on your pc and handcut, anything goes as long as you did it by hand.

I 've done with a primitive christmas card, that's what I think, I made the brown cardstock, then cut a christmas tree pattern on a white paper. Then I measured a cork paper slightly smaller then the cardstock and put the christmas tree pattern on it, traced and CUT with my scissors.Then, I attached ribbons behind the tree.The "Merry Christmas" is a clear stamp from Stampendous!. Tie a brown ribbon, viola ! Simple and easy christmas card.

By the way , my 2000 hits blog candy is still on and I will randomly draw a winner on next monday,come join us !

Monday, October 29, 2007

2000 Hits Blog Candy-

Am just thinking about what are the benefits of making cards? Yes, BENEFITS ! Could you tell me ? I have spent lot's of money on it( and as the currency conversion ) to buy the stamping and cardmaking supplies, to mail the card and spend the postage on it, pay the internet bill, to join the group and to swap with crafters/cardmakers.All these costs A LOT. Should I carry on or give up ?
I love this hobby and moreover I know friends from around the world who have same hobby like me, and I also thinking what should come to the end of my cardmaking episode ? still making cards on my age of 80, if I bless by God? or maybe I have my own of stamping supplies store on my age of 50 ? and may be I can teach the younger of the art of cardmaking ? oh, I don't know, I need to think seriously....or what about your suggestions ? leave your comments here, I really appreciate :-)

As to celebrate the 2000 hits, I will randomly choose a winner who leave an comment here with the suggestion of my thought, yes, let me know what should I do to support my expensive hobby....or any suggestions, opinion regarding it.....

The winner will receive:
* a handmade card from me specially posted for you from Malaysia.
*a little souvenir from Malaysia.
*Chinese Empheras which consist:
Chinese wedding invitation card{very chinese, full of rich red color},red envelopes, chinese news paper for your Asian cards.
*a suprise from me !

So, hurry, I will pick a winner on next Monday,5th November.Don't miss your chance, maybe you are the winner:-))

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Circle of Friends

Friends are so important to me and because of them , I understand myself too....thank you for all who are my friends, or wish to be my friends, from anywhere around the world ! :-))

Here is my entry for DCM, it's glad that I still have some spare time to make this card this week, as we have final exam and I need to revise the lessons with my son:-((

Here is the challenge and congrats to DCM for the first anniversary! It sure has so many sweet memories there:-))

Our Amazing Circle Of Friends
The group of friends who got together to form the Daring Cardmakers back in October 2006 has developed and grown into a huge circle of crafting and blogging friends who come together from all over the world to share their inspiration and their talents so enthusiastically, and are always so supportive of each other's cardmaking.
In honour of all of you who've helped make this blog so successful, and such a friendly place to "play" we've decided to revisit our very first dare for this our first anniversary, but with a twist.
The subject is, as in our original dare "friends", but this time the title is CIRCLE of FRIENDS and we'd like you to incorporate at least one circle into your card.

Supplies Used:

Stamps: Fancy Pants,MSE,PaperBag Studio

Patterned Papers: Basic Grey Mellow Collections

Ink: Distress Ink ( Ranger Industries),Versafine( Tsukineko)

Punches: Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle Punch 3",Marvy Mega Circle Punch 2 1/2"

Cork Paper, brown ribbon,cream cardstock.

New Products reviews:

Marvy Giga Scalloped Circle and Mega Circle Punch is a MUST ! It's very smooth when we punch out the circle, I am very excited to use this new toy !!

Basic Grey Mellow Collection, there has 36 designer papers which is 6x6 each.I love to use it in my cardmaking! Just arrived last weekend in my mailbox!:-))

Friday, October 19, 2007

Children- The Natural Beauty

My very first try in Wednesday Stamper, there are so many talented ladies there, so I really hope my card is qualified for the challenge:-)

Supplies Used:

Rubberstamp: PaperBag Studio

Flowers: Prima, Heidi Swapp

Rub-on: Daisyd's

Ink: Distress Ink (Ranger Industries),Versafine,Walnut ink(Tsukineko)

Brads,ribbon, grey cardstock,brown patterned paper.

I really love this card, because the child looks vintage, the ribbon looks vintage too, and the rub-on, make the card so "old" :-)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Christmas Tree + Faux Stitches

Here is the combination of two challanges, my second christmas card:-)


"O Christmas Tree. O Christmas Tree" Want to guess what needs to be featured on your cards this week? Yes, we want to see lots and lots of Christmas Trees - that should help you get those stocks of cards looking a bit healthier.

and Arty Girls

This week's challenge is 'stitches'...feel free to interpret our theme's any way you could do real stitching, faux stitching, use the word 'stitches', sew a button on your's entirely up to you ;)

I don't have my sewing mechine, yes, I know my mother has one, but that one is really old, Singer, product in 1969!! Dad bought it for my mom when they married! Really really old and BROKEN, it's antique now:-)
So I use faux stitches, just pierce holes with a needle!Very simple, but need to do on the back of the card.

Supplies Used: Patterned paper from American Craft, Basic Grey
Stamp: MSE.

ATC received today

Theme: Fall Colors, Angel.
Thank you girls, your art work is really a masterpiece!. I love them very much.
Artist: Linda Jones

Artist: Hanna-Kaisa Lammi

Artist: Kathy Doornbos

Artist: Sandra Williams

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

You make me Smile!

I have been given this award by Deb, thank you very much! I didn't receive an award so far, I now have to nominate 10 blogger pals who make me smile which is so difficult as there are so many people who visit here and leave fabulous comments and who have amazing blogs which both make me happy and inspire me to to continue my creative journey!


Thank you everyone that stop by here and leave comments, I really appreciate!!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Altered Notebook

My last blog was last sunday, wow..where the days gone ? I didn't have so much energy to make cards or to do anything...just a lazy week....:-(

I noticed that there has a blog challenge from Inky Paws, so I tried. The challenge is:
Here’s your challenge ……………alter and little notebook, journal or whatever you have on hand. Make it simple or fancy, what ever strikes your fancy!

This is what I made.

Materials Used: A notebook, Flowers Rub on from Heidi Grace,Clear Stamps from Hero Arts,Chipboards, Paper Flowers from Prima,green embossed pattern paper and assorted ribbons.

I love what I made.:-)

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Tag Tag Tag!

I entered two challenges today, and here is my entry for Arty Girlz challenge .

Orange and Black with tags!

Stamps Used: From the Garden ( Fancy Pants Designs)

Back To Basic

Challenge from Julie,The Land of Lost Luggage, is making a card using 3 or more different stamps. Here is my card.

Back to Basic, or One layer card. I used Fancy Pants From The Garden Clear Stamps which I received recently. Simple and Easy card!


I had been tagged by Deb, Thank you Deb,it's fun to think about myself:-)

''Here are the rules which you must abide by if you are tagged.1. Link to your tagger and post these rules.2. Share 7 facts about yourself: some random, some weird.3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post and list their names (linking to them).4. Let them know they've been tagged by leaving a comment at their blogs.''

1.If I don't have to work tomorrow, I like to stay on until midnight to get online and make my cards.
2.I dreamed to live by the seaside.
3.When I shopping, if the salers called me Madam then I definately don't buy from them, but when they called me "lady" I will consider to buy from them, LOL
4.I try to travel oveaseas once a year.
5.I love antique, country-style decorating.
6.If there is some food I love in my meal, I will eat it the last.Funny? I can't understand why ?
7.I love Christmas then Chinese New Year. I am a Malaysian- Chinese and Christian.

I wish to tag Emilia,Paula,Nik,Kathy,Vanessa,Sarah,and Louly.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

DCM Frame Challenge

My Entry for Daring Cardmakers Challenge. I seldom use frame to make my card, so this is really challenge me, but I had fun .Here is the dare:

This week I’d like you to use a FRAME or FRAMES on your card. You can use any type of frame you so wish. How about a die cut frame or a hand cut frame. You can frame your card with brackets or flowers or how about some doodling - the choice is yours.

The stamped image is so cute, I love it!My first christmas card in this year.

Stamps: Stampendous Clear Stamps,HA

Ink: Color Box Gold,Versafine

Tagged by Marlou

I was tagged on Friday by Marlou {Scrapping With Love} Thanks Marlou!!

4 places I have worked:

small and temporary book store at my school for 1 month
a primary school for 1 year
and now the school I teach, I don't know I long I will be here.

4 places I have lived

believe me, I live here since I born :-)) I didn't move to other place.

4 places I have visited

I am a lucky women, am I ? :-))

4 favourite food
chicken rice
chinese dumpling

4 places I would rather be

Live in a small cottage by the beach
a small island called Santorini in Greece
small village in Europe

Ok I have to tag 4 people, they are:


Thursday, September 27, 2007

More cards received for my birthday...

Yikes....I am getting old...38 years old tomorrow:-(( am I really old ? Thank you girls for making/sending the fabulous cards to me, I really appreciated them .

Card from Mary C.Love the color of the card,light and soft.

Card from Connie.Love the flower pot and cute bee:-)

Card from Shirley.Tulip is one of my favourite flower:-)

Card from Joyce.Love the bunny:-)) Cute card!

Card from Danette.Very personalized card, Y for Ying !:-)

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

What I received from Melanie Tan

Last saturday morning, my hubby passed to me a big box when the postman came to my house, I was so curious what is it and when I noticed the sender was Melanie, my curiousity was so high because she was supposed to send a CARD to me only not a big box!!!!!I opened wrap papers and have a big shout of OH OH OH:-)

I quickly took my digital camera and took my action.A really beautiful ,beautiful box filled with goodies and a beautiful and creative card shown in front of me!! Melanie is so talented and creative. She made a wedding dress using the patterned paper I sent as the lower part of the dress and added vellum to have a satin look, very very clever and creative idea.I do hope, yes, I wish that Melanie consider cardmaking as her hobby now and forever...

This is actually a NNCC ( Card Swap).Thank you Melanie.

Big beautiful box with gift and card for me:-)

Inside the wrapping paper was

very elegant card and goodies:-) Thank you Mel.

Very elegant card made by Melanie
using very limited supplies I sent to her...clever Melanie :-)

Inside the card,also using the supplies I sent to her....

What do you think ? I am sooo lucky to received this beautiful card from Melanie, thank you once again for your effort to turn the supplies to artworks:-))

Cards Made This Week

I made these cards, quick and fun.:-)) Autumn and Halloween Theme.

Cardstock: Bazzil Papers
Other Supplies: Leaves Chipboard,aida cloth with walnut ink


Crystal Laquer

Thursday, September 20, 2007

A Golden Moment

Phew!!! I finally had the time to make the card for little extra from DCM featured on Tuesday.

Here is the challenge:

This time we are giving you just One Word as the inspiration for your card making and that word is GOLDEN You can use the word in any way you like - the word itself doesn't even have to be on the card, for instance you could make a card in golden shades, or maybe inspired by the seasons of Spring or Autumn which both feature lots of golden colours. Or maybe you could make a card to celebrate a Golden Anniversary, and of course Gold is a great colour for Christmas cards.....It's up to you - just go for Gold .

Thank you Daring Cardmakers!!

I used a really GOLD paper and oh my, it took me hours to scan and photograhed the photos. After the scanning the gold paper looks so weird on picture,but very details, I was not happy with the result, so I took my digital camera and make some shots.


Taken with digital camera.

Patterned Papers: Anna Griffin,Origami Gold Paper

Flowers: Bazzill

Thank you rub-on: 7 Gypises

Big Brad:HOTP

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Autumn ATC

I have a long time didn't making ATC, I don't know why. Tonight , I tried to make 2 autumn ATC and I want to show you one of them :-) I think I have started to enjoy making ATC, fun and easy.

I used walnut ink to make the background on aida cloth, let dried. Then I stamped the leaves on it with various colors-autumn colors ,for sure. This was my very first attempt to stamp on aida cloth.Wording-ribbon glued on top of the aida cloth before added the skeleton leaf.

Here is the ATC:

Foam Stamps(leaves): Unknown source
Walnut Ink,wording-ribbon, skeleton leaf
Ink Pad: Distress Ink, Stamping Up-Pumkin Pie,Imprintz.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New Header

I have changed my blog header.:-))No special reason , just for fun and because I love something "fresh"...:-)) I used my newest handmade cards as the background and I picked pink color as the main based color.Hope that I can use it for a long time, if I get bored , I will change it too :-))

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wedding Page for my friend...

As my italian friend,Cat had her wedding so I finally can post the wedding pages I have made for her. My friends and I have made a wedding pages book and sent to her as a gift.As she loves sunflowers so the focal point of the card is sunflower. I had fun and excitement to make this pages, and I do hope Cat like it too...

Happy Halloween!

I don't know when is the Halloween festival this year in US/Europe, because we don't have this festival here, but I like to make halloween card!!
Very simple and fun card I made this evening, pattern from Paper Craft Magazine.

Friday, September 14, 2007

In A Word

hmmmmmm......I think it's ADDICTED !!!!

I am addicted to blog challenges, can't help to make my card right away I read at DCM about the challenge this week.Here is the challenge:

This week I dare you to use a Word as the main focal point to your card. It can be a name, a greeting or just a word that inspires you. You can use other text but only one word as a main embellishment. So dig out your dictionaries, die cutters, alphabet stamps, rubons or download a funky font and show us what you can do! The design team have come up with some fabulous creations to inpsire you.

So, here is my card,I am quite happy with this final product:-)).

Thank you Daring Cardmakers.

stamp: Hero Arts Clear Stamp
Ink: Tsukineko-Versafine,Brillance
Prima Flowers
Chipboard ( sorry, I forgot the brand)

I received the newest Paper Craft Magazine today, that's issue October 2007.

I wish to make a comment/share my found for you all. I LOVE it very much when I see it. It is Pollen Dust set from Fancy Pants Designs. I quickly turn on my computer and wish to find out which company have this set of stamp, because I want to buy it ! Oh my, that's TEMPORARY OUT OF STOCK for Frantic Stamper and Two Pea!! I was very frastruted and luckily when I went to AddictedtoRubberstamp, they have this set of stamp, what to say ? Add to my cart:-)) LOL

Acrylic Stamp set from Fancy Pants.