Monday, October 5, 2015


Here are the latest digis that I've just released, have been quite swamped lately and couldn't come up with more illustrations for upcoming winter but will try! And this year I didn't do any autumn pics fast enough, only Halloween lol.

This is 'Cloud Traveller', based on Chinese mythology, you can call her a fairy of sorts, with a bit of my touch. Been meaning to colour her but no time yet!

My digis are now available in JPG and PNG if you purchase them from my Etsy shop.
Cloud Traveller is available here:

Next is something more general, in case you'd like a versatile image for happy occasions!

'Party Celebration' is available here:

Last, meet 'Winter Sulk'! We all have those days. There isn't any winter in Singapore but I hope this illustration captures the mood well.

She is available here:

Sunday, September 27, 2015


Two new fairies for the Nature Tots series, this one is called "Bouquet for you Fairy"!

This pretty fairy is holding a bunch of flowers and is running in the same style as the one called 'Flower Scent'. She has a petals-inspired dress, with ribbons around the waist!

You can find her here:

This next digi stamp is titled "Butterfly Point". She is more of a short haired pixie with a butterfly wings-inspired dress to complement the little butterfly towards the right.

You can find her here:

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Yes finally! All Lemon Shortbread digi stamps in my Etsy shop will now come in both JPG and PNG formats! The PNGs are not fully transparent, but with transparent backgrounds and white on the lineart, so you can layer on other custom elements in the computer without the lines overlapping. I spent a few days non-stop converting the images into PNGs and boy were there many!!

If you have previously purchased digi stamps from my Etsy shop, you can request for the PNG version at no additional charge. Just send me a convo under your "Purchases & Reviews" and click "Contact the Shop". I will need your email address to send the images to.
Also I have a new freebie digistamp called 'Teddybear Banner' available at my Facebook Group. To retrieve the freebie, please join the group and access it under the 'Files' tab in the menu. Please read the terms & conditions before downloading. I will probably post free digis in the FB group from now on, so do join in the fun and keep updated on more goodies!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Gloomy x To-Fu Mix figurine by Play Imaginative. Well I saw this in the store (T-O-G) and had to have it although it is an older stock from 2011. It embodies two characters that I like - Tofu Oyako and Gloomy the Naughty Grizzly Bear. Also matches the other pinks on my table! I paid S$7.00 for it. May get the strawberry one too but this will do for now as I have no more space on my desk! I found an old blog post about my small collection of Tofu Oyako items here and this looks similar to the ones at a 2009 Comic Con.

I had to rip the package open because it was the glued-on plastic shell on cardboard type.
It is about 5 inches height. The cubed head revolves. It doesn't weigh heavy but tends to keel over because of its oversized head. Also it is standing on one foot with the other lifted off slightly, so it loses its balance easily. I am propping it against a shelf since the wind from the ceiling fan keeps blowing it over! The body is made of matte plastic with printed details. The foot that is lifted seems to be ill-fitted - I wonder if that was the reason for it being wobbly, or if it was made on purpose.

The back of the figure. He has a bloody nose and an additional smaller tofu on top. The top one is fixed on the larger cube and does not revolve. The head appears to be hollow. The arms are fixed. Yes it has a butt crack!

I am putting Tofu's face towards the front as I like its expression and the little tofu waving on top! I prefer Gloomy without the muzzle so it will stay hidden for now.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015


I've made 2 new digi stamps which will fit many occasions and especially suitable for Halloween cards! The one above is titled 'Candlelight'. I was going for a bit of the Edwardian look, plus some fantasy and goth elements, so how she will turn out depends on your colour choices! If you make her in white, she would look a bit like Galadriel from LOTR.

Candlelight is available here:

Next is 'Skull Dress'. This one is similar to another digital stamp called 'Star Wand'. I made her with a gothic lolita vibe and simpler elements. She is wearing a skull necklace with a bow that matches her skirt! Hopefully you will enjoy colouring her.

Skull Dress is available here:

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


I have had a few digi stamps released recently but held back posting them because they are not yet coloured. I am just going to post the linearts first and update with coloured versions later. The artwork above is "Wildflower Basket Fairy"! Great for spring, summer or autumn-themed crafts, you can play around with colours, try removing the background to fit whatever season you want!
7 inches height, 300dpi jpg. She is available here:

Next is "Rose Pirate". Initially I called her 'Black Rose Pirate' since that was the colour I imagined the roses to be. She has a skull earring (just one side), bows in her hair and a scar over her left eye. I think she'll go well with Halloween and goth-themed crafts.

6.5 inches height, 300 dpi jpg. She is available here:

Lastly a big thank you to all who supported the 'Coloring for Clean Water' fundraising event, it is now over! Hope you've enjoyed the stamps!

Saturday, September 5, 2015


I recently had to do this and thought to document it in my blog. Here is a step-by-step guide that may help you to boot the Snow Leopard OS from a USB stick. A few reasons why you may like to boot from a USB stick:
- You don't have a dvd drive
- Your dvd drive doesn't work anymore
- It is quicker to boot from a USB stick compared to the dvd-rom
- A USB stick is more convenient to keep

For my case, the dvd drive no longer reads disks and I am needing the Disk Utility repair function in the install dvd-rom because of an error caused after an improper shutdown. I am not re-installing OS X and have not tried, but it probably will work too.

My OS is 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard).
My laptop is an Intel-based Macbook Pro (mid-2009).
Note: This tutorial will probably not work for PowerPC Macs

What you need to create a bootable USB drive:
- USB stick 8gb or more
- Original Mac OS X Install dvd-rom (mine is 10.6)
- Another computer that has a working dvd drive
- Program that can create/clone disk image (I used Daemon Tools)

I used a Windows PC to clone the dvd-rom. Using whichever software you please, create a new disk image of the DVD-rom, save your file as a .iso. Name it something you can identify. Mine is "MAC OSX.iso". A .dmg will also work if you are cloning off another Mac. This might take a few minutes depending on how fast your computer is.

Transfer the .iso file back into your Macbook Pro, your desktop is a convenient location. I just used the same USB stick to duplicate the file onto the desktop. It is a 7.77gb file.

Next, you need to reformat the USB stick so it is Mac-bootable.
I am using a 4gb usb stick as an example for the screenshots so please ignore that.
Make sure you have backed up whatever content is in it as partitioning will erase everything. You can erase the USB stick first if you wish, using the 'Erase' tab in Disk Utility.

Under Partition tab:
- Volume Scheme > '1 Partition'
- Name: whatever you wish
- Format: 'Mac OS Extended (Journaled)'
(ignore my size please, it is just example, you need a usb stick 8gb or larger and it will reflect that)
- Check Partition Map Scheme is 'GUID Partition Table'. Mine is 'Master Boot Record' (for windows) so I will have to change that.

Click Options and select 'GUID Partition Table', click OK. Skip this step if it is already GUID.

When successful, the Partition Map Scheme will reflect GUID.
Now you have everything ready and filled in, click Apply.

Next, Under Restore tab:

Double click the .iso file on your desktop to mount it. A pop-up window will appear as well as the volume on the left menu. Ignore the pop-up window.

- Drag the .iso volume (not the iso title but the volume) onto 'Source', a green + button will appear when it is able to.
- Drag your USB partition (which you have now renamed) onto 'Destination'. Again, green + button will appear when it is able to.
- Click "Restore" button.
- The process will take some time, mine took about 55 minutes.

Your usb stick should be ready after it has completed restoration.
To boot from the usb stick, shut down or restart the computer and hold Alt/Option button while starting up (before the chime). This will take a few moments so keep your finger on it.

If successful, you will be able to choose the startup disk to boot from. Use the arrow keys to choose the USB Mac OS X Installer and hit enter. The language options will appear and you can do whatever you need to, by using the options in the top menu.

Hope this helps!

Saturday, August 29, 2015


Folks who love colouring, you gotta check out this upcoming coloring contest organised by Cristena Bagne, to raise funds for clean water in Ethiopia! Clean water is something most of us take for granted, this reminds me to always be thankful for easy access of tap water.

My artwork 'Starfish Girl' is part of the selection, along with 4 other artists with their beautiful artworks!

Here's how it works:
Go to:

Donate $3.00 - $5.99, you get to choose 1 image
Donate $6.00 - $8.99, you get to choose 2 images
Donate $9.00 - $11.99, you get to choose 3 images
Donate $12.00 ++, and you get a sweet deal of all 5 images!

Not only that,
each contributor will have a chance to win one of these 4 prizes:
-  1 of 3 Coloring for Clean Water Event T-shirts  (men, women, or child sizes)
-  1 bag of Premium Signature Ethiopian Starfish Fundraising Coffee

The drive ends soon on 7 Sept, so please visit the site and get your stamps now! Don't forget to leave your name, email address and state which stamps you want.

You do not need to join the contest if you only want to donate, all contributions are appreciated! All donations go to providing clean water for villages in Ethiopia, run by Starfish Fundraising.

Here's the Facebook event for updates: