Inspired By...

Hi friends,

Today was awesome. After having this and that with the events of my daughters' schools, and of course after having a siesta, I made these two cards. These were inspired by the batik cloths I bought yesterday. I went to some stores to find 40 orange batik cloths.  I was unlucky since that color is an uncommon color. But I was so fortunate to find these turquoise batik cloths.

This is the first one.

I stamped the Hero Arts background stamp on to the Versamark then heat embossed with white embossing powder. Then, I cut it into 10 pieces of inchies. The neenah paper was stamped with the same stamp using Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I did the same thing with the butterfly. The sentiment is from Tuesday Technique. Here is the closer look on the card.

 The second one is here:

This time I colored the Hero Arts stamp with the Art & Graphic Twin from ZIG. Sprayed the stamp and stamped on the watercolor paper. This is the stamping technique that I like most. The sentiment is from MFT. Here is the closer look on the card.

"Inspired By" is the theme of the challenge I am holding right now in my Facebook account. If you would like to enjoy and meet Indonesian crafters, please don't hesitate to add me as your Facebook friend.

Ok, then. That's all for today. Happy weekend to all of you.


Turquoise again...

Hi friends,

I can't stop using turquoise paper. Because they are still lying on my craft table. I made this one using (again) the Hero Arts Dandelion stamp. I love the dots on the paper. I heat embossed it. The musci background is also from Hero Arts.  The sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. They are all old stamps.

Well, now, I don't feel guilty having so many new stamps. I don't neglect the old ones. Just like a true friendship, I make new friends, but I never forget the old ones...

Have you dug your drawers? How many old stamps are lying there untouched for so many months?


I am in Tobucil

Hello friends,

Some time ago, the blog writer of Tobucil contacted me and asked my permission to be published in their blog. It's about the crafter's life. So, here I am in Tobucil website. The post tells you my journey in crafting. Yes, I know, it's in Bahasa Indonesia, not in English.

Here is the link

I sent some other pictures to the admin in Tobucil. Well, they only needed 4 pictures. So here are the rest..

Don't you love them? You may order them. You can visit my website for the kurumie and washi doll here

See you again...


The love of flower stamps

Hi friends,

Today, I managed myself to make 2 cards. The time like this is so rare. Everyday, I am pretty busy with all the stuffs at school. I manage 6 classes this semester with only 2 teachers including me. I myself teach in 3 classes. I also manage craft classes in 2 schools. It's an amazing job but it's really time consuming when it comes to the preparation time.

So, these days are the days for the Final Exams. So I don't need to be at school. That means I will be free for almost 2 weeks. Hurrrayyyy...

Here is the first card. I used stamps and punches from Stampin Up. The black pattern paper is from Violet Crush Kaiser. I love this paper pad. All papers are so beautiful that I bought 3 pads. Hehehe...

The second card was a simple one. I was inspired by Vera, who used the old stamp from Hero Arts. Her card reminded me to open again the drawer of the Hero Arts clings. I found this Dandelion and other flowers. I used Neenah paper for the first time. Because I just saw the pack between all the solid papers. Hehehe..

Take my advice: dig your drawers where you put old stamps. Use them again and again. Then you won't feel guilty buying new stamps.. Agree? LOL...


Pansy Flowers

Hi friends,

I was inspired by Stampin Up! cards using Pansy stamp+punch in Pinterest. I made this card based on one card there (sorry, I forgot the link). I revised a little bit by adding another flower. The pattern papers are from New Bloom, Trimcraft. In one 6x6 pad, all the papers are so adorable. I think I will use them more often.

I love frantage, especially  Shabby White Embossing Enamel. It is sooo versatile. Don't you think so?


Roses, why not?

Hi friends,

However, I also like roses on my creations. Here is one of them. I just made it. It's the first time for me using this technique. I stamped 2 different stamps on the same area. I used the Stampamagic. I used Stampin Up! stamps for the roses. The sentiment stamp is from Papertrey Ink. The frame die cut is from MFT.
Here is the card..

Do you also like roses? 


For the love of turquoise

Hello friends,

Today is my birthday. And I want to share the color I love. As a crafter, I love all colors. However, I have a color I love most. It's turquoise. I love silver jewellery.  So, I was inspired from the color of my bracelet, ring and pendant. Here is the picture.

Sometimes, people tend to send a bouquet of roses for someone. Especially on a birthday. I also adore flowers. I love smelling the roses. But my favorite flower  since '80s is Hibiscus. Still in turquoise ambiance, I made this card.

What is your favorite color and flower? Share with me...

PS: I had a wonderful birthday with my daughters. We didn't celebrate it, just prayed for my birthday and we had a usual dinner. I love simple life..


French Cards

Hi friends,

I managed myself to make 10 French cards using Eiffel stamp from Hero Arts. They are available for sale at Galleried Lafayette, Pacific Place, Jakarta. If you happen to be in Jakarta, you may check them in person. Lol.. They look prettier in person.

I love this Eiffel stamp. The sentiments are also from the stamp set of Hero Arts stamp. And the papers are not for sale. So, these cards are a Limited Edition. grab them fast...


Tiny Suitcase Winner

Hello friends,

I've been sooo busy with the ATC Swap. So many ATCs came to my house. There are still here, 121 sets of ATCs. So very sorry, for the delay of finding the winner for the mini suitcase.

This is what I got from the List Ramdomizer:

List Randomizer

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:
  1. Suzanne
  2. Maria
  3. Suriana
  4. Judith
  5. Alexandra
  6. Ingrid
  7. Merlyn
  8. Irma
  9. Aris
  10. Maryann L
  11. Lidya
  12. Jovita
Timestamp: 2013-10-31 06:19:43 UTC

So, congratulations to Suzanne Restiati!! Please email me your home address. I will send the kit of the tiny suitcase.

Thank you, friends, for participating in this small giveaway. I'll be back with the giveaway in December. See you....


Tiny Suitcase - Ideas and A Giveaway

Hello friends,

I made another tiny suitcase. The first one is here. The second one is here

The pattern paper was the old old old paper that I had for long in the drawer. I found it and I tried to match with the solid card stock. I matched it with the ginger color card stock. At first I didn't expect the result. But at the end, I was so glad with the result. Take a look. Looks like a LV suitcase? Hehehe..

With this suitcase, I made a tutorial. I sell the kits of this suitcase, and the sellers (a.k.a. my friends) wanted to know how to assemble it. So I made the tutorial. If you wish to buy a kit or two, you may add my Facebook account here. And the album containing the kits is here. Or you can leave a comment here. There will be more new kits on the blog coming soon.. :D

So, next step. I need to decorate it. Do you have any ideas, how I should decorate it? Please let me know.. Leave your commentS below. Did you read commentS? That means you may write down as many comments as possible. I will randomly choose one comment to receive one kit of a tiny suitcase. Hurry up. It lasts October 21, 2013.

Thank you, friends, for your ideas.


The Owlie Family

Hay friends,

It's Thursday. And suddenly I love it so much. Because tomorrow I can stay at home the whole day. Yoohooo...

And that feeling encouraged me to finish what I started some time ago. I cut the cloths to make the owls. The tutorial is from Useful DIY. You can find it here.

When I started one, I couldn't stop, and I came up with these Owlie family.. Soooo cute...My daughters accompanied me in the craft room, waiting for the owl to be ready, and then they started to decorate.

I love this one so much.


This family looks like my own family: a family with 3 daughters. Hehehe.. By the way, the 'kid' owl in the middle belongs to my youngest daughter. Look how she embellished the owl.

You can make one. It's so easy. I used a portable sewing machine. An old one, but I love this machine so much. I bought it 16 years ago. And it still works good.

Worth to try, friends...


World Card Making Day 2013

Happy World Card Making Day 

to all my card maker friends around the globe..

Today is one of the biggest event among the card makers. Everywhere in this globe, I believe, there are card makers who do something on this special day. In Indonesia, I am hosting an ATC Swap among Indonesians scatteredly live in Indonesia and abroad. There are 114 card makers who join this swap. Besides the swap, it is also an October Challenge. So, each ATC will be voted by friends of my Facebook account. You can click here: Dwita's Crafty Crafts.

This is my ATC for this big event. Since I am the hostess, my ATC is not supposed to be voted. :D

Now, create something today, to celebrate the day... I will make some more ATCs. Not only more, but 113 more.. Woohooo...

Have a pleasant day, my friends.... Love you all, card makers in the world..


Suitcase Making - With Christina

Hi friends,

Today is Friday. And this is the first Friday that I didn't teach. So happy that I have plenty time to craft.

Christina came to my craft room, and both of us made the tiny suitcases.
I even made it better than the one in the mini meet last time. Wow!! This suitcase hooked me.. I want to make more and more..

The inside of the suitcase

Above is Christina's.
Below is mine.

Christina and I. Wait.. my younger daughter is far at the back.. :D

If you wish to have or purchase the kit of the suitacases, let me know. Just leave your comment in the box below. 

Thanks for stopping by..



Simple basketball player scrapbook

Hello friends,

Yesterday, one girl came to the craft gallery. She asked me to make something for her boyfriend. She didn't know what to make. So I asked her to make a draft. And finally we came to a conclusion to make a scrapbook. The size of the wooden frame is 25 x 18 cm.  Here it is.

 The whole look

See the boy, with basketball outfit

The ball was made of a card stock, cut and embossed with CB embosser folder


She loves this scrapbook frame. In this town, it is hardly to find persons who make scrapbook, cards, and other crafts. However, you can find traditional dances, spiritual places and of course, adorable culinary spots. Isn't it wonderful? Yes, it is Sion city...


An Amazing Card Makers Gathering

Hello friends,

I'm back. Today was awesome!! I finally met the card maker friends. We spent wonderful time together. First, we put our own goodies into a plastic bag, prepared by the store. Wow!! Then, when everybody was there, Evie explained and taught how to cover the small suitcase and embellish it. She even taught us the flower embellishment. I myself taught them how to tie the ribbon using the small carton. Easy peasy. 

Now, just take a look on the pictures. They tell you the story.. Enjoy..

 Insert my goodies to each bag based on the name.

With Julia and Evie

This belongs to Evie

This belongs to me.. Hehehe..

Evie taught me with centimetres. I did it right away, without measuring. Hehehe..

It's a late lunch

Distributing the name tag

Got a chance to give a tutorial on making a pretty bow

Here we were..

With Judith

With Aris

With Siska

Compare the suitcase I made and the real suitcase..

Queueing to pay what we bought..

An instant coordinator and crew..

All of us

With Jovita

Before going back home

In transit in Melz's house

 The goodies:

So many goodies.. Ohlala... What a wonderful time we spent today! I didn't want to go back home. I love being with them. Thank you, friends. Hope we meet again some day..