Winter Series | Tags with Deer and some textures

Hi everyone!

Hope you have the cozy and warm where so ever you are.
This is my first post on the winter this year, and just because I always dreaming about a getaway from tropical to four season countries, I decided to write a winter series, and this is the beginning.

"To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake it is necessary to stand out in the cold."
- Aristotle

I've made two tags, and both of them I am featuring a Deer which is cutting with Magnolia DooHickeys dies.

The beautiful words also coming from Magnolia Vintage Box - Christmas

As you see, there is some texture showing up on my tags. On the first tag, I am using the embossing folder from Sizzix with wood grain texture, I was inked up the folder using Mama Elephant pigment ink pad - Brown sugar. Then for the finishing touch, I painted white gesso here and there along with Chunky White embossing powder from Stampendous.

On the second tag, I stamped winter pine tree from Magnolia Vintage Box - Christmas, and that words also from the same set. For the word, I stamped it using Delicata dark brown shimmer but I am so sorry I have no idea to show how beautiful they are.
All edges of the tags are inked up with Distress Ink in the color of Hickory Smoke.
The deer are built up from 3 pieces die-cut for each deer.

"Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart."
- Victor Hugo

So, I hope you'll enjoy your holiday and keep warm!

Count down to Christmas | a poem [re-write]

Hi everyone!

I hope you're having a wonderful day so far. when the snow starts to fall and the days of the month of December countdown to Christmas the world is being busy with all the Christmassy things.
This is my favorite month of the year, and I love to feel the ambiance, the soul and all about the season!

I know, I never have enough time to make such a huge amount of Christmas cards, but every card that I made I always put many loves on there.

and here is one of my Christmas card this year,

I am a person that can go well with layers, but somehow I love some shabby design though. and today I am sharing a card with the help of die cutting so hopefully, I am on the right track.

Card Details :

To make this card I first created a shape white side folding card base using Magnolia DooHickey frame dies, I also cut a designed paper with the same shape used it to adhere the panel onto the card base. I’ve done my card in classic white winter colors – lots of decoration here and there, and just hints of red & green accents for the Christmas.
For a finishing touch, I use some gesso, stardust glitter and chunky white embossing powder.

I read a poem about Christmas, and I really love to re-write here and share this Joy with you all;

it's about Christmas ..


Christmas is more than a day in December
It’s all of those things that we love to remember
Its carolers singing familiar refrains
Bright colored stockings and shiny toy trains
Streamers of tinsel and glass satin balls
Laughter that rings through the house and its halls
Christmas is more than a day in December
Its the magic and the love
That we’ll always remember

M.E. Miro

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 06 - Day 10 | Enjoy your stay!

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 videos for the Magnolia Advent Calendar, I hope you like my creations, and this is the last one I made for the Advent Calendar this year.
as always this one is part of  Magnolia YouTube channel.

My tag is using the stamp that I've got from the Christmas Box bag number 10
and I am so inspired with the image itself.

I made a set towel and face soap, then decorate them using the very simple tags featuring Tilda brings the towels.
p.s. I have a tip when you get your image stained accidentally.
I wish you can find little inspiration from this VIDEO when you need to decorate a present at the last minute ;)

Thank you so much, everyone.
Wishing you a happy December!

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 05 - Day 9 | Welcome amenities

Hi everyone!
It's that time again to provide another video on Magnolia Advent Calendar on YouTube, and here is my creation inspired by the love of perfection on the hotel amenities to welcome the guests
Today I decorate the soap bottle with some tags for little Christmas gifts (think stocking stuffer or advent calendar type of gifts). I was looking to make small (and easy to make) decoration to put little gifts along for this Christmas seasons and some tags from Magnolia DooHickey ended up being perfect. Not too small, pretty decent in size and can easily fit a small bottle.

The essential of today's project is the stamps that we get from the bag number 9 

There are two little stamps named, Perfume bottle and soap.
so I was thinking about the perfumed bath soap!

here is the closer look;

if you want to see the steps, you can watch HERE

Bye everyone, see you on next post.

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 04 - Day 8 ( it's a wrap! )

Hello everyone!

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.
I'm back for a one-day business trip, and her is the final of my project for the Magnolia Advent Calendar day 5 - 8

If you following me since day 5, you must recognize all the things that I use, and inside of the card is like this;

I wish I will get the key holder like that when I stay in a hotel.
:) :)

and this is the cover looks like;

You can watch all the videos from day 5 until day 8 on Magnolia YouTube channel as well.

Thank you so much, and ...
p.s. I still have another video coming soon!

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 03 - Day 7

Hello everyone!

And we are arriving day 7 on Magnolia YouTube Channel with the Advent Calendar.

I invite you to play with me and we will make a mini shaker, you can watch HERE 

For the complete project, see you on Day 8

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 02 - Day 6

Hello again everyone!

I have a video for day 6 on Magnolia Channel with the Advent Calendar.

you can watch HERE, inside the bag for day 6 we get a tiny cute dies.

Continue to day 7, see ya!

Magnolia Advent Calendar Video 01- Day 5

Hi dear readers,

I am on Magnolia YouTube channel with day 5 on their Advent Calendar!

Inside the bag from day 01 can you see on HERE and I am sharing about using masking fluid on watercolor background.

Thank you for watching and see you at day 06!

It's December!

Hello everyone!

Today’s blog post is something a little different, but it is a subject I feel so strongly about December!
Hope you don’t mind a short break from sharing something more creative. At this time of year, with the season of giving upon us, our shopping lists are long. I would like to encourage everyone to be mindful about the Christmas itself.
and considering about it, I share some photos that I took when I am on a short getaway and enjoy a moment to have fun

Edna Ferber says,

"Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling."

and I so agree with her.
Let's take a moment to realize the meaning of Christmas.

I went to Singapore and I don't want to miss a visit to the garden by the bay because I was curious to feel the atmosphere of the night in that beautiful place.
They have a gorgeous theme:
Poinsettias Wishes featuring Disney Tsum Tsum.

my favorite one from Winnie the Pooh story.

Ok, that's all from me to start my favorite month of the year, December!
See you on my post about Magnolia Advent Calendar very soon!

November page | Flowers in a pocket

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 a Tilda [from Magnolia stamp, of course!] along with a very easy loose flowers 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 the brush to paint loose flowers, especially on the particular paper like a journal page, as loose flower painting needs so much water!
but this Midori paper for me pretty enough to play with.

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:
"When you are living the best version of yourself, you inspire to others to live the best versions of themself"
written by Steve Maraboli
First of all, I color the image with watercolor mediums. This Image really talked about the "take an easy live" then I combine her with Flowers -- in this case, I choose loose flowers painting.
I am using Sakura Koi watercolor they have pretty good intense which I want to try on this particularl paper.
The Pocket and feather was cutting with Magnolia DooHickey dies from various collection.
For the final touch, the glamorous gold splatters from Kuretake Starry Night has made a different gorgeous look.
Thank you so much for reading, Have a great day!

A love from Sunny Island | Watercolor painting

Hello everyone!

I am glad to see that you visit my blog again, and I hope you have a good week wheresoever you are. Time flies so fast and It's been really hard to find the time to do some crafty work on the busy life somehow, but I always looking the chance.
I couldn't wait any longer, so here is my card for sharing with you;

Today I have a card with a simplicity, I just color this Tilda from years ago collection, but she is one of my top lists from Magnolia stamp (actually all the images from Pauline's design have their cuteness and can't choose just some)
She called Singapore Tilda

First, I gather my brave to do some doodling for her background, and I choose one from the Singapore icon; Garden By the Bay.
This place is my favorite, and I still love to visit that place because every season they have another beautiful flowers to enjoy!

I use Sakura watercolor since I have one set left for my self ;)
and the final touch as always I count on White Gouache for the high light.
For the skin, I still using Distress Ink vintage photo from Ranger.

Why I choose the simple design, besides this is the style I love more nowadays, also inspired by Singapore itself, this is a small country with not too much crowded.

if you spot a flower on my card, I die cut them with the dies that come together with the stamp.
I color the flower with a blending tool and distress ink :
Spun sugar, barn door, fossilized amber, seedless preserve.
all the color was inspired by the National Flower : Vanda Miss Joaquim

a note from the gardens;
you can find a lot of beautiful flowers on the Flower Dome and you never feel enough for only once been in the Cloud forest :)
me, I still want to explore more about this tiny red dot ,the culture and foodies and so much more.. a nice place to get a short getaway! 

I hope that you enjoyed my blog post,
see you next time, Have a great day!

Winner of Magnolia DT October Blog Hop | Warm welcome to November

Hello everyone!

Now we are arriving to the month of November, 
I read this poem and I would love to share with you, who knows that you will like it as much as I do ..

I can smell Autumn dancing
in the Breeze
The sweet chill of pumpkin
and crisp sun burnt leaves

I just close my eyes, and I imagine how beautiful the Autumn season,
when somewhere, the first snow may be start falling now ..

Okay then, how about world of craft of you lately ?
I hope you all enjoy the Blog Hop that Magnolia DT held last few days, and it was my honor to get your visit.
and now, it is the time to announce the winners .. please  keep in mind that all the words you drop on our hops were so precious, thank you SO much for all your support!

Take a look, maybe you are among the lucky winners!
If you find your name here, you must visit the blog you won in.
Click HERE if you want to find the blog link.

Congratulations to all the winners!

1. Monique Lokhorst - Laura
2. Maki Muraki - Elins Cards and other handscrafts
3. Tanja Ludwig - Beachsidelynn
4. Camilla Bakke - Irineia
5. Yulis Kartika - Ellen
6. Irene Mendes - Solveig Sol
7. Janny de Graaf - Susy Mac
8. Yuri Kitamura - Jean
9. Lillemor Tibblin - Christine Mosen
10. Jiwon Jung - Jane Mi
11. Diana Adamski -
12. Becky Hetherington -
13. Camilla Hermansson - Donna
14. Irene Daryanto - Patty O’Malley
15. Paulina Błaszczyk - Paperpapier
16. Jane Johnson - Riet

 A special congratulations to Ellen who won in my blog!
Please send me an email at
your address detail so I can pass it to Magnolia and your prize will be send directly from Sweden ;)

Again, thank you so much for your participation!

Happy Fall y'all!
Be Grateful, Stay blessed.