Tuesday, 23 July 2013

So Who Won?

Hi everybody.
Sorry for the delay in announcing the winner for 
Hearts & Crafts FIRST blog giveaway!

So you must be wondering who won? 
Before I announce the winner though, 
I would like to thank all of you for showing your support
and for joining this giveaway.
Do lookout for more giveaways in the near future.

And so without further ado, I would like to say 
Cherane Christopher!!!

Please do email me with your address and contact details

Once again everyone, thank you for joining in the fun
 and I loved to read the comments about
what you would do the happy washi tape. 
Please feel free to share your ideas with everyone.
Sometimes, we all need the inspiration *smiles*

Friday, 19 July 2013

Patterned Paper Straws are Pretty Awesome

It's funny how such a simple thing like straws can make me happy.
Ok... not just any straws but pattern paper straws with different
colours and shapes (just stripes and polka dots for now).

Patterned paper straws can be used for many many things namely
to compliment your colour coordinated / themed party, as part of
your dessert table, as a cake topper, the base for your pinwheel
and the list goes on and on and on.

Here are some ideas of how you can use your pattern paper straws.

As a scrapbook layout.
Seen here

As party or festive decorations.
Seen here, here, here and here

As part of your card embellishment.
Seen here

Or just to make your drinks look happier.
Seen here

If you are keen to know more about the patterned paper straws,
do drop me an email at
or leave me a message on my facebook page

To connect with me, do follow me on:  

Thursday, 18 July 2013

New Stuff @ Hearts & Crafts

If you have visited any of Hearts & Crafts booths, you would know
that besides washi tape, we carry a range of other awesome stuff.
What you say?
Well there are the cute stationery like post-its and notepads,
craft supplies like embellishments (see photo below) and stickers,
exclusive postcards, magnets and magnetic bookmarks and etc.
From time to time, you might event see pre-loved books for sale!
Hearts & Crafts supports handmade/designed items and 
things that just make you smile... after all, that is how it all began, 
as something that just made me smile. 

So, in the weeks to come I will be uploading more happy
products that Hearts & Crafts carries.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed curating them.
As always, if you need any assistance you can email me at or connect with me at by
 following me on:  Facebook, Pinterest  and Instagram

(Photo above)
Beautiful resin frames which are perfect for scrapbooking,
card making and other crafty projects.

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Black & White Washi Tape Giveway!

For those of you who have seen this little teaser about a 
Black & White Surprise, and wondered about what it was,
well your wait is over *smiles*

I would like to introduce you to Hearts & Crafts first
blog giveaway which will see one blessed winner walk away with
7 rolls of Black & White happy washi tape!!!

The Rules of the giveaway are simple.
1. Follow Hearts & Crafts blog 
(the link is on the left column of the blog)
2. Leave a comment on this post telling me what you 
will do with the happy washi tape if you won
3. Share this link on your FB wall 

That's it. 
3 simple steps *smiles*

The giveaway ends on 20 July 2013 (Saturday)
at 11.59 pm Malaysian time. 
The winner would have to complete all 
3 steps before being eligible to win the giveaway.
The contest is open to everyone *smiles*


P.S: If you don't have a blog, just 'like' my FB page here and just 
highlight that in your comment on my blogpost. Thanks.

Keep up-to-date with me by following me on: 

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Supplies Surprise Bazaar #10

Hi All, 
Hearts & Crafts has an awesome time at the recent Supplies Surprise Bazaar #10.

It was so good to see old faces and it was equally good to meet new crafty friends. People who understood the washi craze, the need to purchase more patterned the paper and the rush for time to craft, to read and to do a gazillion other things *snickers* 

Would just like to once again thank everyone for their kind support and I hope to see all of you again soon.
Have a good week ahead. 

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

H&C will be @ Supplies Surprise Bazaar #10

Hello!!! Hearts & Crafts will be @ Supplies Surprise Bazaar #10
this Saturday, 6 July from 12pm-6pm.
Come get your fill of happy washi tape, embellishments, stickers,
post-its, pretty purses and other happy things *smiles*
See you there ~ I can't wait!!

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Washi tape in store now!

Finally uploaded my washi tape pics that goes on sale now 
at Hearts & Crafts. Do drop by to check out the happy,
happy washi tape. More designs to be uploaded soon. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

First Handmade Card Swaps

I recently participated in two card swaps. One of the swaps required you to
use the colour green, stamping and to create the card for Mother's Day
while the second swap required you to just make a Mother's Day card
and Mail Art ~ I never knew that there was really a term called Mail Art
I just thought it was decorating your envelope! Read more on Mail Art here

Anyways, since I have never before participated in any such swaps 
before, I thought why not now? So I created the two cards below.
I hope the recipients like them as much as I liked creating them.

I created this card for the Malaysia Cardmakers cards swap.
The materials I used were: pink satin ribbon {own stash}, 
a hand stamped cameo, white doiley {own stash}, 
green frame by Hearts & Crafts
thicker stickers from American Crafts and patterned paper 
from Making Memories. The patterned paper was something 
that I had from ages ago so it was good to go through my stash of stuff.

The materials used for this Mother's Day card are as follows:
American Crafts patterned paper, pink satin ribbon {own stash}, 
metallic silver doiley from Hearts & Crafts and stamps from

I am so glad that I participated in this swap.
I can't wait to create more cards and such stuff *smiles*

Tuesday, 9 April 2013

Supplies Surprise Bazaar #9

I recently participated in the FUYOH Art Bazaar on 31 March and I would like to announce that Hearts & Crafts will be participating in another bazaar, the Supplies Surprise Bazaar #9 which will be held this Saturday, 13 April 2013 from 12pm-7pm *smiles smiles*

This will be my first time at the bazaar and I am a little nervous to say the least. Butterflies are a plenty in my belly but part of the reason why I started Hearts & Crafts was not only to make some profits but to make new friends who are into arts and crafts and who can inspire me and craft with me *smiles* so in that sense I guess I am not so nervous *laughs* 

So anyways, I will be at Supplies Surprise Bazaar #9 at B-Free studio and I will be selling my full range of crafts supplies such as my happy washi tape {but of course}, patterned paper straws, embellishments, stickers, post-its, specially designed posters and bookmarks and more.

So do pen down this rather important date and visit the Supplies Surprise Bazaar. Do find below the location of the bazaar {at the BFree Studio} and if you wish to know more about the bazaar and the other lovely vendors {there will be vendors selling fabric, ribbons and all your crafting supplies} and receive updates, do visit the Supplies Surprise FB page or the Handmade Movement blog

I certainly hope to see you all there. Do drop by to say "hi" when you are there *smiles*

Saturday, 30 March 2013

Fuyoh Art Bazaar - March 2013

Hi guys. If you didn't already know, Hearts & Crafts carries
more than 100 designs of washi tape.
Do drop me an email at
for more information or details.

Alternatively, do visit us at the FUYOH Art Bazaar at Publika
tomorrow on Easter Sunday and view these 100 designs up close.
See you all there!!! *smiles smiles smiles*

Saturday, 16 February 2013

H&C is away on vacation

Dear All,
Hearts & Crafts is away on vacation. I will have some access 
to the internet but it may not be very frequent. 
I will attend to all emails, comments or orders when I 
get back and for those of you who email or put in your
 requests for washi tape before 19th February 2013, 
you will be entitled to 50% off the price of the washi tape.

Seen @ Happy Tell Us

Friday, 15 February 2013

H&C's lends a hand to Kate

Because of Kate's plight, Hearts & Crafts will be having a 50% sale off all washi tape from the 14th - 19th of February. The discount received for the washi tape bought will be sent to Kate and her family. To understand more about Kate's condition, or to participate in a handmade craft auction, please read the excerpt below by Kate's sister Allie from Allie's Handcrafted Gifts 
If I am slow to respond, my sincere apologies as I will be away until mid-next week and will have limited access to the internet. Do also note that shipping is not included in the 50% discount. 
Alternatively, just say a prayer for Kate and her family. 
Have a good week ahead

 This is so hard for me to do but I'm opening up to you and reaching out to you as friends, family and fellow mums and sisters at this very difficult time in my life and hope that you might be able to help me.... This is my sister Kate, she is 24, 6weeks ago she was rushed to RNS hospital at 10am in the morning when her best friend/room mate found her unconscious and not breathing in her bed, Kate went into cardiac arrest three times before making it to hospital. She as a result suffered severe damage to her brain due to lack of oxygen and is currently recovering from this injury. She has come along way from near death but has so much more ahead of her, she is unable to communicate with us effectively and cannot speak or move or eat on her own, she has to rely on us to interprate her body language and we pray everyday that we don't get it wrong. 

The cause of her injury appears to be linked to what we believe was an accidental overdose of prescription medications we found in her room, Kate was a beautiful, enthusiastic, hardworking and fun loving girl who also struggled with inner self esteem, depression and anxiety. My family live over an hour from where Kate is hospitalized. My mother in November of last year underwent major spinal surgery, however pulls any energy she has left to be there for Kate everyday and I try and do the same but with three children and working to try and keep my own head above water can make things very hard. 

Mum is having to live out of nearby motels so that she can be with Kate each day and this comes at a price, through the grace of friends and family we have managed to get this far ( we rely on medicare for kates treatment, and are grateful for the care she is recieveing so far) but the journey is yet to continue for sometime and Kate is going to need special care and special facilities for her kind of injury, and mum is unable to afford to stay close by any longer meaning she has to try and drive the hour and a half in each morning in her condition, and it is heartbreaking for me as I can only give relief for short amounts of time. 

And so this is where I would like to ask you for help, I would like to raise some money for my sister so that we can afford to be close to her as she recovers and we can also afford the little things and possible big things like wheel chairs and what not as she needs them. I would like to therefore put together an auction here on my page to do so and am reaching out to my fellow handmade businesses for donations for this auction with all proceeds going towards Kate and her care. I believe that every little bit can help and I know that networking like this not only helps My family but also helps your businesses to gain exposure. 

I have set up a special PayPal account for payments for Kate and each item will have a start bid of $5 and bids are to increase in $5 increments. Items will be shipped directly from the seller. Winning bidders will be announced at auction close and they are required to make immediate payment and supply their email address for the seller to contact you re shipping details. I will let sellers know as soon as payment is received so that you can ship your item. 

Sellers please indicate if you will be covering postage or the postage amount that is required in your listing and this will be forwarded to you by me as soon as I receive payment for the item. Auction will be held on the Sunday 3rd of march opening at 5pm and will conclude on the Monday the 4th at 8pm (NSW time) So if you own a handmade business and would like to donate please send your item and details to Or if you would like to purchase something please be at my page on March 3rd and I will announce the auction start at 5pm Alternatively to make a donation please donate through Paypal to this email address - Thankyou in advance for your help xxalliexx

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Happy Chinese New Year 2013

A very Happy Chinese New Year 
to all of you. May the coming year be filled with only the 
best things that life can bring. God bless.

My semi-personalised angpaus for the New Year *smiles smiles*

Saturday, 26 January 2013

FUYOH Art Bazaar - January 2013

Dear Crafty Friends,
Hearts & Crafts will be at Publika tomorrow for its
first event of the year! *smiles*
We will be selling happy washi tape, stickers galore, post-its, 
cupcake toppers, patterned paper straws and etc.
Come by and check our happy crafty items out.