Singapore Snapshots part 1


Baby blue skies and water. Cable cars and greenery. A great time just taking photos and enjoying the view. Singapore Snapshots part 1 First view of the cable cars. Cable cars! Fun, fun, fun. Heights and views. Colourful stairs at Mount Faber Dreamy.   Lush green. I like tourist spots when they are not crowded. This view is stunning! An…

11 Décor rules of thumb


Hello everyone! You might have noticed, there’s not a lot going around here on the blog. Well, that’s debatable, because I am working on a lot of projects right now- blog related and also I’m practically renovating my home studio from scratch! Hence, I thought I’d share some tips that have now become some unspoken guidelines in my mind. This…

Digitalize Your Brush Lettering Using Free Programs pt 3


Digitalize Your Brush Lettering Using Free Programs by Jo Cheung Digitalising your lettering has many benefits. It allows you to resize it as large as you want without losing its quality, as well as give you the option to correct jagged lines and smooth out a curve. Often times, tutorials that show you how to digitalise your lettering or turn…

Pomegranate Layer Cake with Butter Cream Frosting


Let’s talk about cakes. And not just any cakes, but layer cakes, in particular. I love, love layers on a cake. There’s something so enticing about the fluffy cake mixed with different layers of chocolate, vanilla, whichever flavour really-just mingling so well. That’s what brought on this pomegranate layer cake with butter cream frosting. And for a personal touch, I…

Brush Lettering Tips + Practice Part 2 (with Videos!)


Brush Lettering Tips + Practice | Part 2 by Jo Cheung Now that you have all your tools ready, you probably want to begin writing. You may find it difficult to get adjusted to the brush nib of a brush pen in the beginning. Don’t worry! I have a few handy tips and practice exercises that can help you use…

Tidbits of Tequila, Mexico


I always feel that, to get a good understanding of a place- you have to photograph everything. It’s not always about the beautiful parts of the place, as important as those might be. To get a real feel of the ground you’re standing on, when you travel and visit different places- it’s always a good thing to photograph real life…

Getting started with Brush Lettering Part 1


I have an exciting piece of news! Jo of Zuer Designs will be writing a mini series for Surely Simple – all about lettering. You will get to learn a lot about the basics, finding inspiration and lots of helpful tips! Stay tuned! She is a lettering artist from New Zealand, you can find more about her here.   Getting…

Fruity Citrus Floral Vases: 3 Ways


Now you may be wondering, what is that title?! Well, it’s exactly what this post is all about – stating the obvious. While planning for parties and whenever friends come over for brunch/lunch/teatime/dinner..I never seem to get one thing right. Flowers. First of all, I forget to buy ’em in time, and then when I do, I just plop them…