Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Love This Moment

This is a lengthy blog post because I include the history of Jabal (Mount Thur (Thawr) that can be seen in the background.

This layout is for Stuck? Sketches June 15, 2017 Challenge HERE. Using the sketch below:

I came out with this layout:

Supplies: UW Scrapbooking Paper
Various Kaisercraft Papers
Bazzil Cardstock
Momoyo Flowers
Kaisercraft Stencil
Reeves White Gesso
Semco Acrylic Paint
Zig Pen
Kaiser Tags and Embellies
Other Embellies from Stash

This photo was taken on 20th December 2015 during one of the tour in the itinerary, ie a visit to Jabal (Mount) Thur or Thawr. This is the mountain that contains the cave in which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) sought refuge for three days and nights from the Quraysh, as they left Makkah and emigrated to Madinah. 

When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) arrived at the cave on Mount Thawr, Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) entered first to clear away anything that might injure the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). He found a few holes and stuffed them with pieces of cloth. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) then entered and went to sleep on Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) lap. Suddenly, something stung Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) foot, but he did not twitch, fearing he would wake the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him). The pain was so intense that tears began to run down his cheeks and onto the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) face. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) woke up and saw that Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) was in pain. He applied his spittle on the injury and the pain disappeared.

For three consecutive nights the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) remained hidden in the cave. During this period, Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) son, Abdullah, would pass his nights nearby. The young man would return to Makkah very early in the morning so that the Quraysh had no idea that he had slept elsewhere. Each day in Makkah he collected information about the activities of the Quraysh, and each night went back to Mount Thawr to inform the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) and his father Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him).

Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) slave, Amir bin Fuhayra (may Allah be pleased with him), would graze Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) goats near the cave so that both men could drink fresh milk. Early the next morning Amir would drive the goats back to Makkah along the same route that Abu Bakr’s (may Allah be pleased with him) son took, to obscure his footprints.

On seeing the spider’s web and dove nest, the Quraysh concluded that no one could have entered the cave and left. Describing this scene the Quran mentions in Surah Taubah: “If ye help not (your leader), (it is no matter): for Allah did indeed help him, when the Unbelievers drove him out: he had no more than one companion; they two were in the cave, and he said to his companion, “Have no fear, for Allah is with us”: then Allah sent down His peace upon him, and strengthened him with forces which ye saw not, and humbled to the depths the word of the Unbelievers. But the word of Allah is exalted to the heights: for Allah is Exalted in might, Wise.“ [9:40]

After three days when they learnt that the search by the Quraysh had petered out they left the cave and headed towards Yathrib (Madinah). Asma (may Allah be pleased with her), the daughter of Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) came to them bringing food for the journey. When they were about to start she could find nothing to tie it to their saddles and so she undid her waistband, tore it in two, wore half and tied the food with the other half. This ready solution won her praise from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) who also named her ‘She of the two waistband’. And after that the Muslims knew her by that name.

References:  When the Moon Split – Shaikh Safiur-Rahman Mubarakpuri, The Life of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be on him) – Tahia Al-Ismail
But on the day of our tour, we can only view Jabal Thur from afar.

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Monday, June 19, 2017

3 Dara (3 Young Ladies)

Giving myself the confidence to participate in Kaisercraft challenge, my favourite manufacturing company. Unfortunately, my supplies are not so current but I do love their pattern papers, nevertheless. Not to mention, other products, too.
The theme for June's challenge is Circles and I created this simple layout with as many circles I can think off. The doily is the exception. It is not a Kaiser product.


Using the pattern paper from the Expressions paper pad as background, I stenciled the clock from Kaiser Quartet stencil, and create other little circles from remnants of various other Kaiser collections like Party Animals, Bubblegum Hills collection and Fairies collection.
The photo is of the Child (in white shirt) with her close friends after finishing their singing session at Red Box, Pavilion. One of them decided to stop by at Starbucks for a chat and prolonging their 'together' session. We, mothers, decided to go somewhere for a short while leaving the girls with their alone time. This is what I came out with.

Supplies: Expressions Paper
Bubble gum Hills collection
Party Animals Collection
Fairies Collection
Clock Stencil
American Thickers Alpha
Reeves Acrylic Paint
Reeves White Gesso
Reeves Paste
Zigler Pen
Bottle Cap 
Momoyo Flowers
Momoyo Brads

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017


I created this layout to fulfill two challenges :
1) Home and Scrapped "June Use Your Stash Challenge". The prompt for this challenge is Stripes. - https://www.facebook.com/events/1358312617584020/

For this challenge we can use anything that is Stripes - pattern papers, embellishments, or use paint to create Stripes. I decided to dig into my stash and I find dozens of old and unused Striped pattern papers. I always never want to use stripes because I do find them a bit intimidating. Eventually I used three different brands of Striped pattern papers and I really am happy about it.

As I scrolled through other challenges, I find that Colourful Creations encourage us to use old stuffs, too, with a twist. Have something new added. Both challenges fit the bill of using from your stash. A really good way to reduce items that I had been hoarding for years.

2) Colourful Creations "Somethng Old Something New - anothercolorfulcreation

Here is my take for the challenge:

Paper Boutique (Old)
Enogreeting (Old)
Kaisercrft - Party Animals (Old)
GCD Studio - Firework Flower (Old)
Punches - Sunlit and Pop Artz (Old)
Title - Wooden (New) - Can't resist item
Handmade Flowers (Old)
Kaisercraft Tag (Old)
Lace Flowers (Old)
Stamploration Stamps - Big Bloom Factory (Borrowed)
Momoyo Stamp (Old)

Photo (Old)

Close-up of Handmade Flower by Asmah of HERE

Another close-up handmade flowerby Asmah HERE

The wooden sentiment that was newly bought. I had the wood Gessoed, and handpainted with
Acrylic paints

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Don't Forget To Smile

My first layout for the month of May. I created this layout for the White With 1 Challenge plus Deep Black HERE. Sounds easy, right? Before my mojo runs away again, I decided to work on this challenge almost immediately. The not so easy part was to select the photo. Going through the album of photos which I had arranged by theme, I came across this photo of, who else, my darling daughter. This photo was taken during our trip to Johor Bharu in December 2012 but I love this photo of the Child smiling and looking straight into the camera.That was then. Now is a different story altogether.

and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention. Black cats anyone?

Here is the layout:

The Child waiting to have Breakfast at JA Residence, Johor Bharu

Supplies: Bazzil White Cardstock, Kaisercraft pp, UW pp, Franchville pp, UW Stencil, Stamploration Stamps, Kaisercraft
Sentiment, Raspberry Creative Starburst Rub-ons, Black Gesso, Black Semco Ink, Moof Lace, Phone Decorative Blinks, Micia Ink

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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Love Shines

It is such a lovely cool evening after some light showers earlier today. I had a good look at a layout I did three months ago and I decided to pull them apart and recreate a new layout.

This layout is for Colourful Creations April 15 Challenge-Hello My Name Is....... HERE.
 My name is LILI SULASTRI and for this layout I used my initial L for Love, Lace and Light Red and Light pink colours for the embellishments and subtitle.

Seoul, South Korea
 Supplies: DCW Black & White Pattern Paper, Momoyo Stamp, Kaisercraft Stencil, 
Kaisercraft sentiment, Cosmo Cricket Alphas, Franchville pattern paper, Petaloo flowers,
UW die-cut, Kaiser Felt, Lace from stash, Heart is from a broken Fridge Magnet

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Dad's Legacy

These two swings mean a lot to the family. They were lovingly crafted by my father for the benefit of his grandchildren. It started with the plain wooden plank he made while he was in the Navy. Two or three years later, I brought home a piece of wooden plank which was part of a shipment from US. It was the only piece that was not thrown away yet and I ask my workmate for that piece of plank. Not knowing what to really do with it, eventually I brought it home to Dad and told him to do whatever he wanted to. A month later, I came home to see the seated swing. Dad said, it would be easier for his younger than four-year old grandchildren. He really had safety of his grandchildren in mind then. 

Both swings had seen a lot of fights between the grandchildren, laughter, love especially from dad and many meetings were held here. These were the centre of 'congregation' for the children, grandchildren, friends and/or relatives children. This was always the place to be for the children and grandchildren.

Alas, three years after dad's passing, the swings became a legacy. In its place, a store room was erected where mum store the bulky household items. I really am glad to have taken a photo of the swings that once held a piece of our history and our memories.

This layout is created for Home & Scrapped Stash Busting Challenge with the Prompt "History".

Supplies : Kaiser Craft Jungle bug Collection (Tropic Tangle), Bazzil Cardstock, Martha Stewart Stencil, Kaisercraft
Tags and Sentiments, Alphas from Stash, Stamploration Stamps, Modelling Paste, Semco Acrylic Paint

 Thank you for looking and for the love.

Friday, April 28, 2017


This layout is for Kraft+ April Challenge HERE. The theme for this month's challenge is Swatch It Up. 

I use the Paint Swatch collected from a paint shop as the background for my layout. The photo was before touring the Mangrove Swamp during our Kuantan weekend Getaway. 

Supplies: Kraft Paper, Paint Swatch, Micia Stamp, Micia Ink, Meyco Stencil, Punched
Lace Border from Stash, Prima Flowers, UW sentiment, Kaiser Tag

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Thursday, April 27, 2017


This is my entry for the White - with 1 April Challenge HERE.

In fact layouts featuring this gorgeous HELIUM BLUE would be very welcome indeed - so come and join in with us on White ...with 1 this month.

We hope you like our inclusion of a sketch to help inspire you further.  You don't have to use this to put in an entry but we'd love it if you do :)

I was inspired by both the colours and sketch of this challenge. The photos were taken during our trip to Bangkok in December 2015. We were waiting for the water-taxi to take us to another part of the town for our final breakfast. This was our last day in Bangkok.

At The Jetty

Supplies: Bazzil Cardstocks, Doily, Paper Boutique pp, Kaiser Tags, Momoyo Brads,
UW Flowers, UW Stencil, MT Washi Tape, Acrylic Paints, Modelling Paste, Momoyo Alphas

Close-up of the Stencil. My newest toy

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Birthday Card

I am creating this birthday card for a friend who will be celebrating his 18th.birthday on March 22, 2017. At the same time I am entering this card for digistamps4joy-sa

Challenge #134 - Anything Goes + twist = Add Washitape or Bunting

The theme for March 2017's challenge is

with an optional twist of "Add Washitape or Bunting"

Since my young friend's favourite colour is Green, the card I created for him is 95% green.
Supplies - Cardstock,
KaisercraftBlue Bay Pattern Papers,
Kaisercraft Beautiful Collectibles  - Toppers
Momoyo Border Stickers
Christy Tomlinson Tattered Chicken Wire Stamp
MT Washi Tape
Handmade Flower by Asmah
Sentiment from Stash
Micia Ink 

Supply - A4 Green paper
Stamplorations Stamp
Kaisercraft Rub-on Birthday Sentiment

Close-up of Christy Tomlinson Tattered Chicken Wire stamp

Friday, March 10, 2017


This layout is created for HERE :

and just to inspire you a little more - how about this moodboard to grab your attention.

Challenge. Even though the colour orange doesn't appeal to me much, I decided to go ahead and take the challenge to create this simple layout. After putting all the elements together, minimalistic look seem much more appealing.

When Zahra' saw the layout, she asked me what would the Title be. I told her I shall call it 'Citrus', maybe. No, Ibu (that is how she address me), you must call it "Hallabong". "Aunty Mimie (our Korean Tour Leader) keep mentioning it when she was explaining the fruit to us", she said. Come to show she really paid attention to Mimie while I must have been busy taking photos. I did check-up Google to ascertain her word. Thus, the title "Hallabong", a Korean word meaning "The Sweetest Orange". As the name imply, these fruits really have a very sweet taste.

The irony is, these fruit trees can be seen growing along the roads leading to the Natural history Museum of Jeju. Even though the fruits are ripe for picking, no one pick the fruits, no matter how appealing they look. According to Mimie, these fruits are under the Government of Korea's management so no one dares pick the fruit. (Hmm...in my heart I said if this is Malaysia, the trees would have been barren in no time at all). I really admire the mentality of the Koreans for their respect to Government property. Or could it be that severe action will be taken to those who dare to pluck them.

Hallabong - Jeju Island, Korea

Supply : White Cardstock, Paper Boutique pp, Lace, Kaisercraft Stencil,Stamps, Reeves Acrylic paints,
Reeves White Gesso, Black American Crafts Cardstock

Close-up of the Kaisercraft Stencil

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cherry Blossom

This layout featured the close bond between Zahra' and her father. She is daddy's girl through and through. These photos were taken under the Cherry Blossoms that were blooming during our visit to Seoul in April 2015.

This layout is created for Home & Scraped "March Title Challenge" at HERE. I chose the title Cherry Blossom from an old Movie.

Cherry Blossom, Seoul

Supply : Kaisercraft Cherry Blossom Collection
Bazzil Cardstock
Prima Felt Hearts
Flowers from Stash
Acrylic Paints
White Gesso

Monday, February 27, 2017


Hi friends! I created a layout once again.
This is my take for Scrap Africa finale challenge with inspirational mood board to follow.
The photos showed Zahra' riding Dodoe before and after her Dressage Competition. See how stressed she was before the competition and a sigh of relief once it was over.
(Location : Royal Selangor Club)

Supplies: Kaisercraft pp, Bazzil Cardstock, UW Scrapbooking pp, Kaisercraft flowers, Micia Wooden Set Alpha Stamps, Micia Ink, Stamplo stamps

I picked some shades of greens from the mood board and yellows as well.

I wish to express my thank you to Scrap Africa for all the inspirations you have given me all the while. Thank you very much.

Much love,

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

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