Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Memories

I was doing some spring-cleaning when the Child came across the photo of her and her friends taken during a Prize Giving Ceremony at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) a few years back. She said, "Mummy, can you please scrap this photo". Even though Zahra' was not in the list, she and a few other friends went to show some support for her School and her friends were listed. I went along to show support, too.

Using Stuck?? Sketches February 15 sketch HERE below:

I created this layout.

 Location : Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)

Supplies: Sugar & Spice Studio Denim Paper
Paper Boutique Papers
Bazzil cardstcok
Kraft Create Konnections (KCK) 3D-Effect Stickers
Kaisercraft Floral Quarters Stencil
Reese White Gesso
Alpha Modelling paste
Semco Off White Acrylic Paint
Flower from Stassh
Kaisercraft Sentiments and Tag

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Engagement Card

I am not a a card person actually. When Zahra' told me she was going to attend her friend, Sofea's Engagement Ceremony, I decided to make a card for the occasion. As always, it was a last minute work. I have only two hours to work on the card and my brain was on gear 5 with ideas. In the end, this is what I came up with.

It was a simple card where I used Kaisercraft Stencils to create the roses and the the Heart. Zahra' wrote the wishes using the Kaisercraft tag.

As it turned out, there was a surprise in store for Zahra'. Sofea, whom she knew when they were working as Volunteers at Petrosains, is a cousin to Zahra's cousin-in-law, Mariam.  It was a round of surprises for Mariam, Zahra' and Sofea. Indirectly, Sofea is related to us via marriage. What a small world. I am glad I permitted Zahra' to go and she represented her dad and myself. Even though Sofea extended the invitation to me and my husband, we did not attend. For me, the obvious reason being "I am still recuperating".

Zahra' with her cousin Azwan (my eldest Nephew) and his wife, Mariam
 (Sofea's cousin) and their son, Muhammad Samuel Rizqin at Sofea's house

Zahra' with Sofea, Sofea's Mum, and her cousin, Azwan with Baby Sam, and
cousin-in-law, Mariam

Anyway, I hope Sofea will like this simple card.

Front of Card

Interior of Card

Supplies: Craft Cardstock, Sunlit Border Punch, Kaisercraft Quarters Stencil, Momyo Stamp, Momoyo Ink, Momoyo Stickers, Paper Boutique Pattern Papers, Modelling Paste, Acrylic Paints

I am entering this card to:

1. OBW 186 ~ LOVE and FAREWELL. 

Our Beautiful World Blog and this is my Swan Song entry to 


I am sad to announce that today is the final post for Our Beautiful World.
It has been three and a half years, together with my amazing team, we share Our Beautiful World through our lens.
My daily schedule has gotten busier than it used to be and I am finding hard to keep up with blogging, I think it is time to say goodbye to the blog when it becoming a chores.

Thank you all for linking up with us for the past three and a half years, we truly thankful that we were able to peek into your part of the world through your lens. Thanks for sharing with us. I hope we will "meet" again sometime, somewhere.

Before I present you the final word prompt for OBW, I would also like to say a big THANK YOU to my team, past and present, you gals are the BEST!!!!! Thank you, Thank you!!!!

The Blog is coming to a close after three and half years of opening its doors to Photo Enthusiasts. Thank you to the team of OBW for your support and comments. Hopefully our paths will cross in Bloggerland.

2. I am also entering this Card to Stamplorations February CAS Card Challenge HERE. I have wisps of Hot Pink in my card and I hope it qualifies.

3. More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" optional Red HERE

Grab our Badge

Monday, February 6, 2017


When my young friend, Hamizan wrote:

"My Dad always tell me, if you want to start with something Positive, don't wait till New Year or say "in 2 weeks or so". Always start NOW". Wise advice.

Sometimes in the wake of daily activities, there is always the tendency to let things slip by until it is too late. Regrets began to set in and a lot of questions were asked. Then again, one in 50, Procrastination is a Blessing, as my recent experience showed.My three friends were moaning for having submitted their claims on time. There was a revision in the claims package and a re-submission was required. Fortunately for me, an error occurred for my on-time submission and the result was I did not have to re-submit. My claim amount was sufficient to cover the revision and the previous error required minor fixing. Phew! A rare occurrence but no excuse either to procrastinate. Unless, it a matter of life and death.

When Maremi-small-art featured making albums out of envelopes, I was sooooo lucky to spot the required envelopes jutting out of one of my bags of stash. I set to work immediately and this is the cover of the mini album. I shall only decorate the cover to the last minute because I want to create Art journals first. 

This is the inside of the mini-album and I have another 16 pages of art to work on.

This is the first two pages of the album that I had started. I must admit, I had started these pages
 much earlier but I stopped because I ran out of Black ink.Even the shop I frequented ran out of the Black Ink I so desired. As soon as I purchased the ink, I still couldn't complete it because I was already admitted to Hospital. Yesterday, with all intent, I managed to complete the Art Journal and I dedicate these pages to my young friend. Thank you, Hamizan, for the reminder.

Supplies: Envelopes
Kaisercraft Stencil
Herringbone Stencil
Scraps of Pattern Papers from Stash
Acryclic Paints
Enogreen Diecut
Momoyo Stamp
Momoyo Ink
PC Print for Sentiments

I shall enter this Art journal to Stamplorations Stencil Sunday #82 Challenge HERE. Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dragon Head Rock

It is so good to be back home after four days at the Hospital. I had been going through the February Challenges and decided to use my time to really do layouts seriously and use up my stash that has been building up ever so nicely.

I am recuperating from an operation but my mind never knew how to rest. This layout is for Stuck? February 1st 2017 challenge at stucksketches following the sketch below.

I wanted to follow the sketch as closely as possible but I end up adding a Journal card on the left corner of my layout. I have decided to journal more with wisps of paint works or artworks whenever necessary.

Here is the Layout.
This photo was taken at YongDu-am (dragon Head Rock), at Jeju Island, South Korea, when we were there in April 2015. Situated to the North of jeju City, Yondu-am was created by strong winds and waves over thousands of years. However, there are plenty of other stories of how it came to be. One legend has it that a Dragon stealing precious Jade from Mt. Halla was shot down by an arrow from the mountain deity. When he fell down on Yondu-am, his body immediately sank into the ocean and his head rapidly froze looking at the sky.

That is the story of my Dragon Head Rock.

Location : Jeju Island, Korea

Supplies: Kaisercraft pattern paper
Scraps of pattern paper from Paper Boutique
Kaisercraft Journalling Card
Paper Boutique Alphas
Lace Border from a friend

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sisterly Love

This layout is the first of the Series for the Child while working at Petrosains. Together we are going to document her journey while working at Petrosains - her ups and downs, happiness, sadness, people that she met who touched her live one way or another.
This photo is of Her and Puteri taken on her 17th birthday. She celebrated her birthday at Petrosains and Puteri was kind enough to bake a cake for her. To Zahra', Puteri is like a sister.

Using January 15, 2017 stucksketches, I came out with this simple layout.

Zahra' with Puteri at Petrosains on her 17th birthday.
PP - Kaisercraft Love Notes Collection
Bazzil Cardstock
MT Washi Tape
Momoyo Heart Sticker
Wooden Stars
Kaisercraft Clock Template

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Day 14 to 22 ~ #100daysselflovejourney

It's been so many days I've been swarmed with busy schedules in both world, at home and office; between my loved ones and juggling ongoing agendas at my work place that I wasn't capable to spare a moment at blog land. The clock never stop tickling but this very minute allow me to spend a moment filling up my blog and share my journey into every day living. 

Let me continue with "Day 14 ~ Quotes"  

I have actually lost track of time as I have been extremely busy at work. I don't know whether I am racing against time or I am racing for time. I am taking a short break from lunch break to go through my hundreds of whatsapp messages and this phrase really caught my attention. Just want share it. This is from one of the senders so I don't really know the origin of this image.

Days 15-18 ~ Packing

This is what is actually making my life topsy turvy right now. Packing the library is no joke and getting manual help at unexpected moment means thousands of gratitude. These are to be sent for offsite storage. Since my life has been endless packing and unpacking, I no longer grieve. I shall miss only material items, not friends.

Day 19 ~ Korean Food

Day 19 - My daughter and I miss Korea, in a way. So, she decided for us to have Korean food at #Sweetree_restaurant. These are starters actually before our orders came our way. We had a really good dinner that night. As always, Kimchi is the child's favourite and between us, there is no competition. The aubergines was mine, but the fried mushrooms and french beans were highly competed between the three of us. 

Day 20 ~ Noodles

I gave myself two treats on Saturday, ie a really good facial and body treatment and Homemade Noodles at #Al_Barakah restaurant, a Chinese Muslim restaurant. The owners are from China and the noodles will only be made upon order. I have heard of this kind of noodles many times before and to be able to enjoy it first-hand is really something else. I took this photo yesterday to show to my sister @asmahzainalabidin because she loves noodles. When she comes to visit me, this is where we are going to take her and her family.

Day 21 ~ Happy Birthday Card

I am right on track now. Today, my friend celebrated his twin daughters' 5th birthday. I didn't have time to buy a card for them so creted this simple card this morning before we left for the party.

Day 22 ~ Mind Makes Words

I was going through one of my boxes of stash for another project when this little card fell of the box. I had collected this card from Kinokuniya a long time ago and forgot about it. I decided to create this CAS layout to see how many words I can create. I wonder if my mind can really makes words dance. 

Having said that, I say adios for now. Till I see you tomorrow.Take care. 


Lili Sulastri

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Day 13 ~ Farewell Gift

Hi everyone!

This is for Day 13 of my ‪#‎100dayselflovejourney‬ 

This is the recipient of the Farewell gift from the Child. We hope Rahman will have many happy memories looking back at the album. Thank you Zahra' for taking this photo for me. Yes, the Child and her friends had a small farewell lunch with Rahman yesterday at Chilli's, KLCC. Their last get-together until such time.

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