Winter is still out there | Published on DooHickey magazine #17

Hello friends!

Thank you so much for taking your time to visiting my post, on this holiday.

If you bought the DooHickey dies club from Magnolia you might remember this card published on the magazine that come along with the die set. In case you missed it – I’m sharing this card here on my blog and will share it in my Instagram too, so do take a look!

Card Details :
I started working on my card by selecting images I wanted to use – I used Tilda with Reindeer
stamped her on a piece of watercolor paper with Ranger Dye ink - Black tie. I stick on watercolor to coloring her.
And then I gave her a winter scenery with my hand painted, I was inspired with some pictures somewhere from Internet and I tried to paint it with my imagination.
I used mostly Daniel Smith watercolors and some of Winsor and Newton - Cotman. While the snow effect were from white gouache.

This is the closer look :)
I wish .. it captured the winter quiet fine ..
 Tips :
One tip for a really easy scene: create a frame of trees around the focal image. Trees don’t have to be hard – scribbles can appear to be trees even if they are not really perfectly done!

Thank you so much for reading, sending you the warmest hugs!

Spoiled by Gingerbread | Journaling with Magnolia

Hi friends!

Welcome back for another post about my journal page, today I am featuring an images from Magnolia [Christmas Party collection] - Gingerbread Tilda.
I love to get a smell of the most popular item of this the season : Gingerbread :)

Story :

I've found that December spends a lot of time, though this month is my favorite time of the year!
I am popping in with a page of my traveler's journal today and it is about my thought in coloring. This year I have been enjoying coloring using various coloring mediums more than ever especially watercolor and I’ve made lots of discoveries for myself and learned many new and interesting things in terms of coloring so I decided to remind my self that however I still need to do a simple way to color when I need just a relaxing after the busy days, and yup I found that I am enjoying the way I color her with not too much detail and awed by the cute of the image it self.

Okay, this seems to be the longest sentence I've ever written (hopefully you do not mind) but this note gives me new energy to continue my craft journey for years to come :)

That is the full view of my page and this sentiment below is from Magnolia stamp:

Thank you so much for reading and just because tonight is Christmas eve I wish you all the most beautiful Christmas.
May all the Joy and Peace be with Us!

Using die cuts for card background | Christmas Box Magnolia Yuletube

Hello friends!
I can’t believe how quickly time goes by, it’s nearly Christmas! Just a few more days.
and in these past days I had some happy short trip with my family, it was so fun!
Ok, back to this post .. I have a project to share with you and this one is part of Magnolia Yule tube at Magnolia YouTube channel.

My card using the goodies that I've got from the Christmas Box bag number 10, 11 and 12
and I am so inspired with the words on the text that coming from bag number 10!
you know what ... I turn on the ABBA music - Happy New Year  when I made this card.

Card Details :

I started working on my card by stamping a sentiment with Versamark and heat embossing with white powder, next I did a watercolor loose paint on a piece of watercolor paper then cut with the dies and glittering them. later I colored the image using distress ink and some watercolor paint.

I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish. I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it. Watch it below or on HERE

Happy new year...
Happy new year...
May we all have a vision now and then
Of a world where every neighbor is a friend.....

Thank you so much for your visit, I wish your December off to a good start!
All the Best!

Waiting for Christmas | Published on DooHickey magazine #17

Hello friends and happy December!
 This is my 1st post for December Blogging.

Here in Indonesia it has finally rainy a bit, sometimes we had heavy rain also and the sun is not burning as much as it does in the Dry season. Still rather warm after sunrises.

If you bought the DooHickey dies club from Magnolia you might remember this card published on the magazine that come along with the die set. In case you missed it – I’m sharing this card here on my blog and will share it in my Instagram too, so do take a look! 

Card Details :

I started working on my card by selecting images I wanted to use – I used Holly Wreath Tilda
stamped her on a piece of watercolor paper with Memento ink - Rich cocoa. I stick on watercolor for easy coloring, at least for me :)
I cut the base card using a frame from Magnolia vintage Box, as well as the stamp and branches.
I tied the stamps and branches  with wax seal.

Supplies :

Magnolia Vintage Box several edition, Magnolia stamp- Holly Wreath Tilda, Magnolia designed Paper, Wax Seal - deep red, Watercolor mediums.

Thank you so much for take a time to read my blog post today.
Have a good Day everyone!

Reindeer Forest | Magnolia Day Inspiration online class

Hello again friends!

This is my another Blog post about The Online Magnolia Day, if you missed the first one you can check HERE. I’ve been wanting to share this card since yesterday and today I have this chance!

I am featuring a very easy watercolor background inspired by a short path of Bambi's story:
Bambi's Mother: Everything in the forest has its season. Where one thing falls, another grows. Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful all the same.
Bambi: But I feel so alone.
Bambi's Mother: I'm always with you. Even when you can't see me, I'm here...
In this case, I try to wrap my card with the friendship of Princess Deer :) 

Card Details;
I use Reindeer Forest set from Magnolia Day and it was an awesome set with beautiful images and die.
I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project, and you can watch it on Magnolia's site HERE.

I really appreciate all your lovely support every time you read my blog.
Thank you so much, Wishing you a beautiful day!

With Love from Paris | Magnolia Day inspiration workshop

Hi everyone!

Welcome back to my blog post and today I wanna share what I am create for Magnolia Day,
as you know that Magnolia has their fabulous event called Magnolia Day where they has super sale, workshop, etc. And this year they have their very first time The Online Magnolia Day. So, on that 48 hours online updated on their Facebook page, everyone around this globe can join this event!

and this is my card for the event;

Card Details;

This card used the stamps from the kit "With Love from Paris"  This kit has many of items, one Tilda and some stamps about Paris come along her.
In this episode I want to show a one layer pattern background created with the help of stamps and distress ink color blending and share about platinum heat embossing.
If you buy this kit from Magnolia you will get the ticket to watch the workshop online.

I love this set! and I hope you will love them as much as I did.
Thank you so much & have a beautiful day!

Chinese painting on art journal Ft. Edwin Ninja

Hello friends!

I feel like it’s quiet fast from my latest post on my blog, but I have lots of  ideas in my head for my crafting journey and a few fun Instagram stories to tell!
Today I have a rather simple journal pages to share featuring Edwin Ninja [from Magnolia stamp, of course!] along with a very easy Chinese painting. I actually wrote this pages back in few days ago and never got around to posting it.
I am struggling to learn how to handle a Chinese brush to paint, especially on the particular small area like a journal page.

I find it isn't easy .. but I have to learn harder if I want to get a better skill.
When I write in my journal, I don’t dwell on things that went wrong. Focus on the positive aspects of my day or week.
Because I love to write it and read again in the future!

I treasure these words:
"The man who moves a mountain must start by moving small stones."
Chinese proverb


First of all, I color the image with watercolor mediums. This Image really talked abut the "never give up" then I combine him with Bamboo -- in this case I choose Bamboo because I can learn how to paint the stroke for stem and paint the leaves after that.
I am using Kuretake Gansai Tambi - Japanese watercolor that have creamy texture which is easy to use on this particular Chinese painting, in my opinion!
For the final touch, the glamorous gold splatters from Kuretake Starry Night has made a different gorgeous look.

This is my name in Chinese letter :)

Thank you so much for reading!

Winter Wonderland journaling | Craft Heaven shop inspiration

Hi all!

I'm here again with another post, and this is for Craft Heaven shop Challenge!
This challenge features a theme about winter, as you may know that I am not living on a country with four seasons, so winter theme also challenging for my self!
I was thinking some color board and thinking something about winter.
I believe, all seasons are beautiful include the Winter!


As you see above, I was writing on my art journal what I am thinking about WINTER. I used Maja design paper "I Wish"series here [these paper seriously beautiful!] .
I also use Magnolia stamps [my fave!] and here they are coming from Magnolia Vintage box as well as the snowy window dies, I really love the stamps from there!

Supplies :

Magnolia Vintage Box - 4th edition Merry Christmas
Maja design paper ; I wish - to build a snowman, I wish - those memories will last
Prima watercolor - Decadent

Hope you'll find some inspiration from here, looking forward to see you create.
Have a beautiful day!


Mirror stamping + Video | Halloween week Early bird extra stamp

Hello everyone!

Today's blog post and video is a part of the Magnolia Halloween week. this is the last post of this series which is I am featuring the extra stamp that include on the package if you bought them around the early bird offer.
I hope you’ve enjoyed previous episodes, in case you missed them you can find them start from HERE

Card Details;
 I’m back with another mirror stamping idea mixing and matching the image with some wording either from Magnolia and the oldie Fiskars that I had for years.
I used a Mini Misti to help stamp the images on the watercolour paper in Versafine Onyx Black ink, I am using Canson illustration paper. It’s more student grade quality but it is much whiter, the price point was favourable too.

I filmed a video tutorial showing how to create this project from start to finish.
You can watch it on Magnolia channel HERE also on my channel HERE.
I’m hoping you’ll enjoy it.  


Image - Magnolia stamp Early bird Halloween box
Words - Magnolia, Fiskars
Watercolor - Distress Ink, Cotman W&N

See you again on another post/ series
Have a wonderful day!

Autumn journaling with Magnolia | Halloween week stamp 12 - Day 12

Oh Hello, my lovely readers!

I can't believe that I almost wrapped out this series with today's post
I am actually running dangerously low on my idea!
I saw the image, I think that she was fall and injured! She was broken leg.. and suddenly I think about the word "FALL"
I want to do something inspired with that word!

Fall seven times and stand up eight
~ Japanese Proverb ~


Me, I love to think many ways to use my stuff including my stamps collection, I want to stretched them up and one of my fave is using my stamps when I wrote on my journal.
I started working on these by picking out a few sheets of patterned paper from my stock, gathered some vintage stamps and washitape for decoration.
I also using watercolor to get more texture on my pages.


Image - Magnolia Halloween Box Day 12
Vintage stamps - Magnolia Vintage Box
Designed paper - Magnolia Turning Leaves
Book : Traveller's notebook company

I have 0ne more left post about this Halloween week the series, I hope I can see you very soon on the next post :)
Have a great day!

Simple card with pocket inside | Halloween week stamp 05 - Day 09

Hello all!
and thank you so much for stopping by today to help me continue spread  the joy of happy sharing about new stamps from Magnolia.
Woot woot! I’m so grateful that I almost approaching to the end of this series :)

Card Details;

I made a card with a pocket inside (sharing below) using the new images {still from Halloween Box} as well as the lovely sentiment. I colored the image with watercolor mediums like distress ink, Winsor and Newton watercolor paint and watercolor pencils.
The Dragon flies dies was coming from Magnolia DooHickey Box.
The pocket inside you can see below, but if you bought the Halloween box you can watch all the 13 videos include how I made this.


Tilda image - Halloween Box 2017
DooHickey Dragon fly | DooHickey Lace
Pattern paper - Prima Marketing

Thank you so much for reading and I can't wait to see you again on the next post.
Have a great day!

Rain or Shine I will always be here | Halloween week stamp 04 - Day 08

Hello, friends!

It’s almost end of week 02 of the month and it means it’s time for me to post another card that I made for Magnolia Halloween week series.
This time I am so inspired with the popular pinky sayings / quote :
Rain or shine I'll always be here!
it says about friendship and I adore this quote so much, I think this theme so fit with the Tilda in the rain that I've got from the bag for day 08.

Card Details :

  I started working on these by picking out a few kind of Magnolia DooHickey dies from my supplies and picked some pattern paper. I also did a manual stitching around the focal panel on my cards.
I didn't doing something fancy here, because the image it self already talked about the message I want to say.
Just adding the two hedgehogs because in my imagination .. sometimes they are out for earthworm after the the rainy day  .. correct me if I am wrong :)

Supplies :

Magnolia stamp - Halloween Box day 08
Frame - Magnolia Vintage Box Circus
other dies coming from DooHickey Box.

Thank you for peeking my card today and wishing you all a lovely day!

Heart shape one layer card | Halloween week stamp 03 - Day 05

Hello friends!

For my today’s blog post I decided to continue exploring to make a colored background using inks blending, and I use some colors from Distress ink.
I have so much fun to play this and also I combine this technique with a shape one layer card.

Card Details;
 I looked through my stash in search of the color for background and I decided to use Fossilized amber; Seedless preserves and Gathered twigs .. they smelt like autumn air aren't they ?
Once my background dried I am going to come in with some clean water on my fingers, kind of just drop some on and kind of splatter it, then I used paper towel to sop that up, and left behind water droplet areas.
I also picked a pale gold Gansai Tambi from Kuretake to make gold splatter.
The wording was from Fiskars; for me this set is my ready to go sentiment.

Supplies :
Image - Magnolia Halloween Box day 05
Heart shape dies - Magnolia Vintage Box
Distress inks | Gansai Tambi starry colors | Fiskars wording

Thank you so much for your support, and until the next post!
Have a wonderful day!

Fall watercolor painting | Halloween week stamp 02 - Day 03

Hello friends!
I continue to share the image from Magnolia Halloween week; and today is about stamp 02 which is coming from day 03.
I've got so much fun with this collection and surprisingly there is Tilda having a toothache!

Card Details;
This time I paint an autumn background on my card, I started working on this card by stamping the image not at the center of my panel because I need a space for the background.
I stamped her using Ranger dye ink and I paint everything using watercolor.
My panel was trimmed to 4 x 5 ″ and foam mounted onto a top folding white card base.

If you bought the Halloween Box from Magnolia, you should get a link and the password where you can see all the 13 videos sending nightly from 29th of October 2017

Magnolia stamp - Halloween Box day 03
Ranger dye ink - Black tie
Watercolor mediums including Winsor and Newton and Daller Rowney permanent white gouache

Thanks for being here and I'll see you again!
Have a great day, everybody!

I'm here for you | Halloween week stamp 01 - Day 01

Hi hi!!
Hello, friends and welcome back for another blog post today :)
seems I am missing awhile .. LOL!!
This time I am sharing a caring card created using the goodies I've got from Magnolia Halloween Box day 01
There are 13 bags on this series but inside are variate and I just share all the stamps start from 01 until 07, if you love / need images for caring and get well card you’ll find this set is a must-have.

Card detail ;
I started working on this card by coloring the images. I used several kind of watercolor medium and stamped her on a watercolor paper with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I also stamped a sentiment from Mama Elephant to add a matching phrase to this card.

here is the closer look;

 Supplies :
Magnolia Halloween Box day 01 | Magnolia DooHickey box | Magnolia PopUp Box
Mediums - distress ink pads | Winsor & Newton cotman
Wording - Mama Elephant

Thank you everyone for visiting me and I'll see you again on my next post very soon!

Autumn in Korea Ft. Korean Tilda

Good Day all!
It's week 01 at September and today we have a sunny day on Sunday :)
I am so happy to have something to share here, and this time I am featuring Korean Tilda from Magnolia along with my watercolor painting;

I made a simple design with this image and I try to provide an inspiration with autumn feeling, as we will meet autumn very soon and saying goodbye to summer!

Honestly, I never been to Korea and I live on the country that only have two seasons so we don't have neither summer or autumn, so for the scene that I painted that wasn't the real scene that I ever saw! I was searching around the internet and I found some photo stock about Korean village and I tried to do my doodling to capture the autumn scene, so I apologize if I can't provided the truly beauty of Korea.

I saw at movie, television and many pictures around Instagram how beautiful the scene of Korea! I wish I can go there someday especially on autumn or winter .. hopefully!

Here is a bit close up about my doodling and painting;

I am using my fave medium; watercolor! and I use some various brand, mainly Winsor and Newton but Daniel Smith also won my heart with their beautiful color. I have bought a new color : Amiata natural sienna from Daniel Smith and gosh it was beautiful warm soft yellow that I really want to have.
I also use a color from Kuretake Gansai Tambi, deep brown color and I always count on this color for Asian taste on my painting. Thanks to white guache! this paint can help to give some highlight here and there
For finishing touch, I randomly color a watercolor paper scrap with autumn color and cut it out with leaves dies from Magnolia.

Supplies :
Magnolia stamp - Korean Tilda
Leaves dies - Magnolia DooHickey Box
Canson Illustration paper
Watercolor : W&N - DS - Gansai Tambi

Thank you so much for stopping by and see you next time!

xoxo, Yulis

Doodling on traveler's notebook | Vintage peonies

Hi dear friends!
So glad to know you stopped here :)
I wish you all a happy Monday, and today I am sharing a layout on my Traveler's notebook which is my watercolor journal, so I hope you like it!

This in a layout that I use to keep all notes of color mixing, also I love to learn some flowers doodling here. and to decorate my layout I am using some stamps from Magnolia Vintage Box 5th edition named Blue Bird.

and here are some photos in zoom :
[pardon for my amateur doodling]

Color list :
Daniel Smith - English Red Ochre; Indigo; Amiata Natural Sienna
W&N Cotman series - Yellow Ochre; Hooker Green Dark; Cadmium Red

if you want to see my other scene doodling , you can click HERE

Thank you so much for reading and wish you a lovely day!!

xoxo, Yulis

You are my favorite | Learn to doodling and painting a hill scene

Happy Friday all !!!
I am so glad to say hello again to you my lovely readers :)
and today I have a card to share with you featuring a cutest image from Magnolia latest release; Sweet pants Tilda 

Look.. how cute she was!!
She is my favorite on this collection and how I adore her pose, her hair style .. seriously she is way too cute!!!

I am coloring her with watercolor, and if you spot for her blouse .. it just because I am so inspired by a pattern painted on my pencil case, you can see my Instagram post HERE.
and after I did her blouse I just can't resist to grab my pencil and doodling a hill scene behind her.
I love to use 0.2 pencil when I learn to draw. 
and then I am painting everything with watercolor.

Here is the look from another angle, 
I use tag dies from Magnolia Vintage box released some while ago and the bird is coming from the newest Magnolia Vintage Box 5 as well as the vintage script stamp that I used on the tag.
I learn to improve my doodling and painting,  I wish I can do better in the future, so I keep learn and learn .. 

So that's my card for today, I hope you like it and I will see you again on the next post.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have a lovely day!
Bye bye !!!


Winner for Magnolia DT Bloghop

Hello everyone! 
It is time to reveal the winners! 
We were just amazed by the numbers of comments in our blogs. 
We have read them all, and wish there was a prize to everyone... 
Thank you all so much for participating in our blog hop!!
And we have now randomly drown two winners, one for the Magnolia prize
and the other lucky person gets the Craft Heaven Shop prize!

Here we have ...
First the winner of the 
Magnolia prize:



A big congratulation to you!!
Please send me your full name and address to:, 
and I will forward it to Magnolia. 

and the winner of 
the Craft Heaven Shop prize is ...


A big congratulation to you!!
 Please send me your full name and address to:

Big thank you to everyone that participated! 

With love,
The Magnolia DT

Magnolia design team Blog Hop | Country Girl

Hi dear readers!!

Time flies so fast, and we are arriving on this lovely August!
I am so happy to see you again :)
Today I have another special post

Welcome to the Magnolia BLOG HOP sponsored by Magnolia rubber stamps in Sweden! and also Craft Heaven Shop!
Yey! it's your birthday / Country Girl collection

If you came here from Tina 's blog you are on the right track.
However if you just happen upon here, you can hop from HERE to start from the beginning at lovely Debbie's blog.

Ok, now I would love to share what I have for you :)
I made a card from the new release from Magnolia :
Country Collection 2017
and here we go to the blog hop ... welcome to my stop,

I made a card with a clean design but have some messages on it,
in this August, I have some special days .. some special birthday celebration and a short happy journey too .. and I want to put all the feeling together on my card today :)

here more the closer look;

I also use some dies from Magnolia DooHickey.
and more supplies : Versafine Vintage Sepia | Daniel Smith extrafine watercolor -Indigo, English red ochre | Mama Elephant words | PPP sequins
I have a video how I make this card, and it is my pleasure to share with you all ..

Okay ... that's all from me .. 
It is now time to head on over to Camilla H 's blog to enjoy the amazing creation she has create..

Magnolia will give one of you who leave a comment on every blog in the hop a lovely surprise. Craft Heaven Shop will give one of you a stamp from one of these two collections.
So keep on hopping and leave some love!
Be sure to go visit each one !
Thank you so much for stopping here :)

Love, Yulis