Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebrate 16

Finally I got to create a layout of my daughter's 16th birthday photos.  These photos were taken at Great Eastern Mall when Zahra''s friends decided to throw a surprise birthday bash for her. One of her friends collaborated with me to bring her to Great Eastern Mall on that day, October 4, 2015. Even though we are regular visitors to Great Eastern Mall, to ask her to wear something nice without arousing suspicion was the toughest of all. Worst, for me to make a straight face. Somehow she suspected something eventually and she chose to play along.

Imagine her surprise when her friends showed up at the designated area with balloons and other items awaiting her at the Nail Parlour. She had always wanted a manicure and that was her best surprise birthday gift. I really would like to thank Humairaa, Ain, and Atiqah for preparing this surprise birthday do for her. The sad part is, her very special friend did not turn up.

For this layout I used the Scrap Our Stash july-tic-tac-toe-stash-challenge. I decided to use the third row grid, that is, Striped Paper, Tag and Banner.



Here is the layout:


Location - The Great Eastern Mall, Jalan Ampang

Supplies - Kaisercraft On The Dot
Clover 3D Scrapbook Borders - Banner
Black Bazzil Cardstock for matting
Momoyo Flowers
Kaisercraft Stencil
Paper Boutique pp
Zig Pen for journalling
Momoyo Alpha Stamps for Main title
Pop Art Tag sentiment
Lace from stash
 Typo Wooden Flower
Reeves Gesso and Acrylic Paint
Modelling Paste
Kaisercraft Glue Dots
Tim Holtz Distress Ink
Momoyo Ink


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Monday, July 10, 2017

You & Me

This layout is for a Recipe challenge at https://www.facebook.com/events/326269704477693/ of Home & Scraped. I have not been participating in Recipe challenges for a long time and now this is a good opportunity for me to use up my stash and photos.

Here is the Recipe for the challenge:

Let's cook up a page :-) 
Ingredients: 
1 sheet cardstock or paper
2 pink things
2 tags
4 different papers
a pinch of embossing (dry or otherwise)
3 bits of doodling
a title & some journaling
a generous sprinkling of embellishments
ink or paint lightly dusted over
Method: Place all together in a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine. Spread out randomly (or evenly if desired) and bake till done. 

Basically I kept as close to the recipe as possible but I opted out one Recipe, i.e. Embossing because I don't have any in my stash. This is the only item I didn't use.
I realized later I've used more than 2 pink things. I guess when the girls wore something pink, it is not difficult to be sidetracked. All the items used for this layout are from my stash and I am happy to use them up, even the tiny pieces. A really wonderful challenge.

Here is my layout and some close-ups:

This photo was taken when Zahra' and us attended the wedding of Asiah's sister on Aug 2, 2014

Supplies: Making Memories Double-dipped Cardstock
Remnants of Pattern papers from stash
Sun-lit punches
Kaisercraft Tags and Title
Decorative Blings
Momoyo Flowers
Bazzil Cardstock (Black)
Stencil
Acrylic Paints
Gesso
Modelling paste
Lace from Stash
Micia Stamp and Ink

Close-up of Doodling and handmade Tags

Close-up of Inked Stamp and another tiny doddle




Friday, July 7, 2017

Holiday Bliss

This layout is for the Kraft+ July challenge where we have to use Roses 3 ways HERE.


For this layout, I used the photo taken in the train on our way to Bangkok in 24th. Dec 2014. I decided to go back in time and start creating layouts of our trip to Bangkok. A little behind but I hope to get there eventually.

In the train from Seberang Prai to Bangkok
Supplies: Kraft paper, Enogreen paper, Bazzil Cardstock, Kaiser Tags, Kaiser Die-cuts, Kaiser Rose Stencil,
Momoyo Stamp, Momoyo Ink, Tsukeneko Ink, Tatterred Angels, Reeves Gesso, Reeves Acrylic Paints,
Paper Roses, Modelling Paste


Close-up of the Stenciled Roses


Close-up of the Stamped roses


Close-up of the Die-cut Roses


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Friday, June 30, 2017

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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
(Source:www.islamiclandmarks.com)
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.

CIRCLES!


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
Tag
Sentiment
American Thickers Alpha
Doily
Reeves Acrylic Paint
Reeves White Gesso
Reeves Paste
Zigler Pen
Bottle Cap 
Momoyo Flowers
Momoyo Brads



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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Beautiful

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:

Supplies:
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

Holiday

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

Excitement

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

 ANYTHING GOES
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

Hallabong

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


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