Wednesday, 23 May 2012


Manic in my household this week.  3 days before my travel buddies arrive in Scotland and 2 weeks till the Florida trip!! So I am doing my very last minute preparations, that includes washing endless bed sheets and pillow cases, stocking up all my cupboards with food and junk(!!), cleaning the whole flat in & out, printing out all the pre-booking stuff and planning all the routes, getting all the holiday clothes ready etc…..

And I still managed to make a card to enter the challenge for A passion for PTI and CAS-ual Friday! ( My first ever entry!) one stone ,two birds.

Better head off to hang up all my washings before the sun is away!

Oh, did I mention it is finally sunny and summery in Scotland?! Hurray!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Smash Book

I ordered my first ever Smash book online last week and it finally arrived. Check this video to see what a Smash book is.

I choose Retro blue for my Smash book. (totally me!) I love it the minute I saw it. It will be the perfect home of my trash !( i.e. Cinema tickets, cute leaflets, bits & bobs I collect from nowhere) and random thoughts.
It came with a two sided pen. I would say the quality of the pen is much better than I thought. The tip of the pen is so fine and smooth and so is the glue. You can tell it is not a cheap glue.

Pages inside:

I don’t have a plan with my smash book, I just dodle a lot on it. Drew my 1st ever mandala the other day. (I can’t stop after one which I found it quite therapeutic in some way, search in youtube and learn how to draw one yourself)

I would recommend you to get a Smash book if you are the kind of person that love to write down a though or two every so often.

Of course you can just get an ordinary note book but the Smash book layout is much more fun and it is cool to carry around! Im going to carry it with me for all the upcoming trips.

Going to draw a few more mandala now (totally addictive).

Catch you later :)

Summer or Winter?

It is not even summer and I am starting to make Christmas cards.

To be honest, I think summer already came and gone, and Scotland is now officially back to winter with rain and cold weather and I won’t be surprise if it snows. ( so I am entering this card for the A passion for PTI ‘whatever the weather’ challenge, I think I might be the only one that made a ‘winter’ card when everyone else will be making summery theme !! you can’t blame me when I still need to turn my heater on at night..)

Dig out this old stamp set the other day and I thought I will give it a go. So I tried to multi task again when I am watching the Apprentice. I think this start to become a habit.

I made 3 identical cards during the show (plus one that I messed up, multitasking is not that easy in the end.. ) . Um..What to make next week ?Oh.. btw I think Tom is going to win this series.

Just quickly show you what I am currently working on at the moment as well, it is a baby girl 12x12 album for one of my colleagues. Trying to finish at least 2 pages every night, but I hope the baby will be overdue so I have more time(!!). 8 pages done. Another 12 pages (!!) to do.

Is time to put the ‘ Do not disturb’ sign on the door. Catch ya later. Cheerio :)