Friday, 4 November 2011

~Meet Liza and creations~

Hi everyone,
I am happy and thrilled to be featured and I can see a lot of gorgeous creative works here. Thank you Noor for giving me this opportunity....
Name: Liza Norman
About Me
I come from sunny Malaysia. I have a background in Architecture and currently a SAHM. Creating is a daily urge for me..you will find me at my craft table most of the time or at the LSS busy checking out new products. I look at things differently...I mean, somehow I'm thinking of how best to alter that box,clothes, Fitness First hand towel, hanger, notebook or even the Tote Ally Bag! Mind you I found a friend who has the same "altered" thinking..you know who you are!
Happiness to me is when I'm being myself and being amongst those that accept me for who I am. I'm taking time to smell the roses and cherish all the friends I made along this scrapping path. I must say my crafty friends are crazy, supportive and great to be around. We rock the house/shop everytime we meet. I also love to swap ATCs locally and around the globe ,and please lets swap....email me if you are interested :) 

1. When did you start this hobby?
I started to scrap in 2006. I still remember my first layout which is beach themed. Looking back, I've comed a long way. However I've stopped actively scrapping from 2007-2010 due to the passing of my baby... I just couldn't find the joy to scrap..time somehow stood still. It took 3 years for me to grief and be okay about everything, so I'm happy to say I'm back ! Thanks to my family and  friends who have given me the drive to start crafting again. 

2. Who inspire you the most?
Firstly, most definitely my family inspires me the most..they are so supportive and just adorable. Secondly I must say its the works of friends and crafters around the globe that inspire me as well. Thanks to the technology that allows me to visit friends across the seas while simmering the curry in the kitchen. I'm soo proud of the crafty mommas out there, a salute to all. 

3. Define your style
I appreciate all styles and would challenge myself to create something different and out of the box. Some say that anything I made would turned out to be "Laura Ashley" ish. I dont' know..but I've made things "Lady Gaga"ish. Hmm..I love Tim Holtz too. 

4. What are your favourite tools?
I must say my favourite tool is my Big Shot Pro, my ELNA sewing machine and my Crop-A-Dile. I cant live without them..they are my assistants. 

5. What are your favourite techniques?
Of late, I love to use mixed media. My favourite is misting, texture paste and stamping. Sometimes I go overboard and add sewing as well as metal embossing . They somehow live in harmony on the layout. 

6. Do you follow the latest trends when scrapbooking?
I love to learn something new, therefore will always lookout for latest trends ( I try too) 

7.Where do you normally scrap?
 I'm always dreaming to have my own studio some day...(dont we all). Currently I am happy with a craft corner that is slowwwly invading the living room. I dont think it will grow any bigger because my husband has noticed the invasion! But its a happy place where I frequently scrap and where my kids would come home from school everyday and check what mom made today. With their oohs and ahhs they start ordering journals and notebooks for their friends and of course, they must have one too. So I'm a busy mom. 

8. Would you mind to share with us some photos of your craft area?
Welcome to my craft corner , this photo shows my craft area at its neatest eva ! BUT it does get really messy..most of the time.
 

9. What are your favourite colours?
My favourite colours are pastels. 

10. Are you designing for any products,brands or scrapbook store?
I'm currently in the Design Team for Papier, one of the LSS here. 

11.How much do you spend per month buying your scrapbook supplies?
What a sinful question ! I can tell you there's nothing scrap on the money in this craft. But I believe scrapping gives me endless happiness, so I dont mind spending. I would say around RM 250 per month. But, the budget gets busted occasionally - that is when I get too excited over a product and thought no one knew the sin. Ha..ha.

Now have a look at these classic pieces:





These creations are just a big WOW. Love the shabby-chic style of yours ;) The colors, textures and dimensions are absolutely divine! Thank you Liza for sharing this amazing work of art with us!!! Thanks to all who popped by and HAPPY EID in advance :)

7 comments:

Liza Yahya said...

Thank you Noor for posting me in this Fascinating Friday spot. Hope my little creation has inpired fellow frjends and somehow the mojos have started cranking : ) XOXO

Cindy Gay said...

Very nice interview and layouts!

Sabrina said...

Congratulations, Liza!! It's nice to get to know you better here via Fascinating Fridays!

errr... Hi Noor! How are you? Happy Eid and happy holiday!! =)

Noor Nahdi said...

Welcome Liza!!! Such a pleasure to feature your beautiful work :)

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~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely stunning work!

Blossom inch said...

awesome post and awesome guest DT. Thank you for participating Kak Liza.

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