Collar Charms for Cats & Dogs

Do good, look great! For you and your fluffy ones ❤

7 Forests 5 Rivers

7F5R has launched a line of simple and elegant accessories for your pet’s collar.

These charms are made very heavy duty and are high quality. Each charm features a stainless, surgical steel component, and a colour fast, electroplated glass bezel. This range will feature specially sourced and curated accessories for pet-loving people by pet-loving people.

Each charm costs $8, including complimentary shipping within Singapore. 

You’ll also be happy to know that for each purchase, 20% of proceeds are donated to Project Luni Singapore.

Project Luni oversees the ethical trapping, neutering and release of street cats, responsible feeding of community cats, as well as, fostering and re-homing of kittens. If you are interested to learn more about Project Luni or our own fostering efforts, you are welcome to drop us a line.

More details below!


• Heavy duty stainless surgical steel components
• Electroplated glass in 10 different colours 

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Shop Update: Festive season pre-orders!


Kiara – a whimsical assymetrical piece

It seems like time really flies when one is busy and I feel like I am always behind! Each time I think I am able to get back to some kind of a regular routine, things happen that toss it all into the air again!

Some of our loyal customer-turned-friends have asked me what’s on offer in my shop this festive season and I feel so moved that my humble little label enjoys the love it does.

I have put together our first ever catalogue for pre-orders.

This is the link to our .pdf catalogue.

Our usual shop policies apply. If you are ordering several pieces please contact me so I may advise on availability, turnaround times as well as bulk discounts.

Please note that all Christmas orders close as follows:-

Singapore – 7 December 2018, to ship by 14 December 2018

International – 30 November 2018, to ship by 7 December 2018

Thank you!

Upcoming! Techniques Class – Bijou, Dingbatz & Whatz-its!


It has been a long time since we got ourselves organised. Life has been very full and it seems like new surprises and challenges await at every turn.

This June we are organising our new tangles technique class for returning students. [ All participants need to have attended at least a 101 class with a CZT prior to attending this class. ]

Bijou from Zentangle HQThis class will feature Bijou the snail from France – Zentangle HQ’s tiny mascot.

There will be an introduction to Bijou tiles, Bijou-isms, and two new techniques to add to your growing arsenal of tangling skills: Zentangle HQ’s Dingbatz technique, as well as a newly released technique by our very own Debbie New CZT – Whatz-its.

Whatz-its is a technique that Debbie ‘stumbled upon’ in her many tile swapping adventures and she has been playing with this technique from several years ago. Whilst she didn’t think it was that special then, she often received many questions about it and this interest made her decide to develop it into a proper technique for class.

Our very first Bijou, Dingbatz & Whatz-its techniques class is scheduled as follows:

  • Date: Saturday, 30 June 2018
  • Time: 2pm – 6pm
  • Venue: 33A Hong Kong Street, Singapore 059672 [ 5-min walk from Clarke Quay MRT Stn Exit A/E ]
  • Fees: $140/pax
  • RSVP: support[at] [ by 20 June 2018; slots are limited ]
Fees include:
  • A personally curated class kit for taking home
  • Drinks and light refreshments
  • Completed a prior Zentangle 101 class with a CZT
  • Basic Zentangle kit: 01 Micron [ Black ], pencil, tortillion


We hope to see you there!

Zentangles – Diva Challenge 282 & New Tangle ‘DreamDex’

Diva Challenge 282

I have to admit that it was kind of hard to get to this one, as my mind was in a constant state of flux all week. I just couldn’t concentrate or relax and my anxiety levels were quite high. I might try out again, when my mental state improves. Meanwhile, here are some of my older pieces, featuring dripped and splattered on paint…


New Tangle – DreamDex

This is my fifth tangle after Dealys, Angeleafe, Cadenza and Cabbit.

When I first put up two images of (what would later be known as) DreamDex onto my FB page, one of my BFFs in North Carolina, USA, informed me that this was the pattern she used very often to calm her down; to help her get to her ‘safe place’, her very own dreamspace.

This BFF is not a tangler, in all the years I’ve known her, but she is an awesome crochet artist. She never once talked about or described how she would mentally tangle this shape, so when she said “Wow.. you read my mind….. how did you know………” I nearly fell off my stool.

Unlike all the previous tangles that I’ve put up step-outs to, DreamDex is a completely new one, even to me. I had chanced upon it whilst doodling grids and “S” shapes at random, a few weeks ago.

It took me some time to figure this tangle out properly and make clear stepouts as I was constantly being interrupted by Life (this year has been beyond crazy, everything seems to be going on all at once – but I’ll spare everyone the details because it looks like even more drama is due to come). Anyway, even I have not had the chance to completely explore and play with this tangle!

I am not usually drawn to grid tangles, as I prefer organic, free-flowing ones.. but something about this one caught my attention. I am reminded of pinwheels each time I look at it, and it does feel strangely gratifying to draw.

My BFF says this one is right on the money, lol. And that I need to put it up before anyone else comes up with something like it. So.. here is DreamDex.. [ clicking on the image will take you to Flickr – where you can use Flickr’s zoom-in function ]


[  Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate DreamDex in your tangles, or link back to this page. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18   ] 

Here are a couple of DreamDex tiles. I may update with more soon, once I can get some time to tangle!

DreamDex - a new tangle pattern

The “Dex” in DreamDex is also a reference to my other cat Dexter [ Dealys was named after Dyllis ], whom we call “Dexdex” very often. Dexter sounds way too serious for him sometimes, especially when he squeaks in response….

I use a inverted or mirrored S shape, but you can switch it around to what feels more comfortable for you to draw. The important thing is to do yours all the same direction 😉

DreamDex - a new tangle pattern

This last photo is of a collaboration between myself and Janet Day, a tangler based in WA, USA. Janet started off the tile with Sandswirl, Finery, Flux and Fescue. Her line work is so gorgeous, I decided to set it off with some additional depth and contrast. Can you spot DreamDex peeking out under one of those layers? 🙂

Travelling Tangles Project

I used a black watercolour pencil for shading, instead of my usual graphite, and I think some parts were not blended in as well as I would have liked. I had also wanted to add more danglies around Janet’s tile, but I never got around to it. Oh well, at least this post finally made it up? Yeah, I think so…

Have a great week 🙂

Zentangles – Diva Challenge 265 & Negative Space Tipple ‘Hearts’

Diva Challenge Week 265 – Stripes!

I am not sure where the time goes, but it seems like 7 weeks have just all but flown by since my last Diva Challenge attempt 😛 This year seems like it is going even faster than 2015, and I thought 2015 was record-breakingly, gone too soon.

This week’s prompt is one of my favourites at the Diva’s. Since I have a black tile class this Saturday, I thought I’d get in the mood by going white on black for this challenge 🙂

To start with, I placed 6 parallel, curved lines on a black tile and the rest, they say, is history…. [ as always, clicking on the images will take you to Flickr ]

Diva Challenge Wk 265 - Stripes

I like how it resembles a quarter of a circle… Like the rest of the bits of the puzzle are missing. I added Printemps, Zenith, Flux, Tidings and Msst and made up the rest as I went along 🙂

I used an array of white pigment and gel pens and shading with my white charcoal pencil made it complete.

Diva Challenge Wk 265 - Stripes


Negative Space Tipple Hearts – a Walkthrough

I’ve been tangling these little “hearts” for a long time now, and I teach this as part of  my regular Zentangle 101 Class so I never really thought about making stepouts. However, I’ve recently had several queries about them from separate sites.

The lovely Inge Frasch, CZT, suggested on FB that I put up some stepouts so here they are.

Before we begin, I thought to mention…

Tipple is a tangle pattern that was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas of Zentangle, USA. This walkthrough presented here is a variation, also known as a ‘tangleation’, of Tipple. 

Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate these “hearts” in your tangles. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18

Negative Space Tipple "hearts"

It is best to begin with a Micron 01 or 005, as you want to be able to achieve the most delicate and refined, almost-lacy effect.

This iteration of Tipple is especially pretty when added to flower and leaf inspired tangles such as Mooka or Flux.

[ If you click on the image, you can view it larger with Flickr’s zoom function ]

Negative Space Tipple "hearts"

When properly tangled, your ‘hearts’ should not have any unintended gaps to distract the viewer’s eyes. And you will find that they are capable of filling up nearly any amount of space 🙂

Here are more examples of my past pieces featuring these “hearts”…

Zentangle-inspired Tumbler

Bales, Flux & Opus fleurs, meet Tipple “hearts”


Travelling Tangles Project

In collaboration with Beverly Gotthardt from Texas, USA. Beverly’s site:


Travelling Tangles Project

Angeleafe, Mooka by Lisa Fedele CZT…


Diva Challenge Wk 224 - Tipple Monotangle

Tipple on Tipple 🙂


Travelling Tangles Project

Bales meets Tipple “hearts”


Zenith meets Tipple...

Zenith meets Tipple “hearts”

Have a great week…!

I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at] or via the Tangled Pursuits page on Facebook 🙂

Debbie New, CZT 18


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Zentangles – Diva Challenge 258 & New Tangle ‘Dealys’


This is my fourth tangle, after AngeleafeCadenza and Cabbit.

Like ‘Angeleafe’ before this, I had been using Dealys long before I thought to publish it. It has shown up in my work from even six months ago. From its early days, it appeared very similar visually to Carla du Preez’s Auraleah, so I didn’t think much of it.

As it was already so much a part of my tangles, step-outs for Dealys only ‘resurfaced’ as a priority as I began working on black tile lesson plans. I’d wanted to use something that can be drawn in multiple ways, and I tweaked it so that the step-outs would be as distinctive from Auraleah as possible. As a result, Dealys may be tangled in several ways to achieve different looks.

Dealys is named because of the considerable ‘Delays’ in putting up the step-outs and also after one of my cats, Dyllis. [ Basically, one day, my stepmom happened to ask why I haven’t named any tangles after my cats……. I didn’t have any clue. So……. here we are. ]

Dealys is tangled in one continuous, curvy stroke, meeting at specific points. [ Clicking on the images will take you to Flickr. ]

Dealys - a new tangle

[  Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate Dealys in your tangles, or link back to this page. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18   ] 

And here is Dealys, all fanned out…

Dealys - a new tangle

And Dealys, in full bloom… shading makes it pop!

Dealys - a new tangle

Dealys elsewhere…

Dealys - a new tangle

Diva Challenge Week 258 – UMT Rautyflex

After missing out on ten challenges, I checked in to the diva’s blog today and discovered it was a UMT challenge, featuring Kathrin Bendel CZT’s Rautyflex.

This was definitely a challenge, indeed. I haven’t been this confused by a tangle in quite some time 😛

I am not sure I can draw this tangle again without looking at the step-outs at every few seconds. Anyway, this was really fun to do…

Diva Challenge 258 UMT Rautyflex

Rautyflex in white gel inks, on a black tile with shimmering gold acrylic tints.

I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at] or via the Tangled Pursuits page on Facebook 🙂 Have a great week!

Zentangles – New Tangle ‘Angeleafe’

Somewhere in January this year, I am not really sure when [ ..chalk the bad memory up to age or this really bad flu I can’t seem to rid myself of! In fact, January has been one big haze, as I spent a lot of it in bed. ], I started drawing repetitive “S” strokes whilst at various talks and functions.

At some point, these started evolving into a leaf of sorts, and when they got addictive to draw, I decided to share them with my CZT chum Stephanie Jennifer over at Everything is Art. It was she who encouraged me to quickly put up these step outs 🙂

This is my third tangle, and a very different feel, compared to Cadenza and Cabbit.

Here are some photos of how I’ve incorporated this new tangle in my tiles. [ Clicking on the images will take you to Flickr. ]

Angeleafe - a new tangle

Angeleafe cluster, or as a border..

Travelling Tangles Project

Individual Angeleafies!

I’ve even used it on my custom notepaper and envelopes… [ can you spot it? ]

Travelling Tangles Project

This lovely loot is going out for the CZT-only Travelling Tangles Project 🙂

I love how organic this tangle feels, and I feel like it has a life of it’s own, much like a seedling coming into Spring!

Since this is an opportune ode to Spring, I decided to google up plants 😛 I eventually picked this name because I think it has the potential to look like [ not identical to ] the leaves of the Angel Wing Begonia plant, if you tangle both sides asymmetrically.

There are many ways to adjust this tangle to fit any space and shape, just explore the width and lengths of each “S” stroke, including the main one; ie. Step 1.

Here are the step-outs! Enjoy 🙂

Angeleafe - a new tangle


On a Bijou tile and embellished differently 🙂


[  Please feel free to refer to the step outs to recreate Angeleafe in your tangles, or link back to this page. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18   ] 

I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at] or via the Tangled Pursuits page on Facebook 🙂 Have a great week!

Zentangles – Diva Challenge 248 & The Sandwich Days of 2015

The Sandwich Days of 2015

Sandwiched between Boxing Day and New Year’s Day every year, are the five days where I can be found at my most deeply retrospective and reflective moods. I like to call them the ‘sandwich days’.

One of my earliest memories of these sandwich days happened when I was just a little girl, maybe about 3 years old. My concept of time; ie. how seconds become minutes.. minutes become hours.. hours become days.. days into weeks.. weeks into months.. months into years.. was only just beginning to take shape then.

It was strange to me, at the time, to find that my mother would encourage me to re-read, re-use or re-utilise toys, books, everyday items but never calendars. Those were thrown out every year and it puzzled me so. My two older cousins were staying over with us for the holidays, and they laughed at how dumb I was (kids can be really mean to each other! It didn’t help that I was the youngest and was always chubby).

It took my 3 year old self quite some time to understand that time does not return to us, that it cannot be ‘re-used’. After this ‘discovery’, I know I was never the same kid.

My sense of appreciation for time, and for the appreciation of all things developed quickly after this.

I never liked excess, and I always made sure I ate everything on my plate (this probably explains my weight!). I made sure I never left any of my belongings behind, anywhere. I was always mindful about using things responsibly and well. (And eventually, this ‘trait’ of mine would give me a desire to upcycle things into useables.)

As time went by, I’d lose some of my nearest and dearest family members to cancer, all at an early age. This made me grow to really cherish people, see people for who they really are, and really cherish the time we have with them.

I believe everyone is put in our lives for a season, to bless us. To love us. For us to love them, discover their inner beauty, learn from them and appreciate them.

This season, a close family member of ours, is losing her second battle to cancer. We are all saddened, still having to keep busy, yet determined to make lasting memories whilst we can. It is never easy to say goodbye.

As we turn the page on 2015, I recognise that I have been incredibly blessed. I have had the privilege to meet and, in some instances, collaborate with many amazing CZTs this year. I have been wantonly blessed with new friendships, new opportunities, and new adventures.

Thank you for being a part of this journey, even if you are only just reading this entry and we’d never met. Have an amazing 2016, our best year yet!

Click below for this blog’s year in review, powered by WordPress….. or scroll down for the Diva Challenge week 248 entry ^_^

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,300 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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Diva Challenge Week 248 – Give the Gift of Zentangle

I realise that I am really late, as this challenge was issued on December 14th – LOL!

I decided to post my entry anyway, since it is better late than never 😉

On 19 December 2015, I had an amazing opportunity to participate in the first ever Tangle with Heart event to raise funds for a Singaporean charity called The Red Pencil that is committed to helping individuals who require art therapy.

Many of their beneficiaries are children in trauma.

Together with the organisor, four of us Singaporean CZTs raised $10,000 towards this cause 🙂 A total of four sessions were taught to people who had their first encounter with Zentangle! What a gift, right?

Here’s a peek into the session I taught.. [ as always, clicking on the images will take you to Flickr ]

Tangle with Heart//

Tangle with Heart

Here’s the class mosaic of our first tile 🙂

Tangle with Heart

Second tile ft. Hurry ..

Tangle with Heart

And, for our finale, my very own Cabbit on a Bijou ^_^

Tangle with Heart

This was almost everyone that came – we had some people who had to leave earlier..

Tangle with Heart

Here I am [in the back] with Shannen, the organisor [in red], CZT Wai Fong [in blue] and her friend, Season [behind Wai Fong].

Tangle with Heart

With this, I sign off to belatedly visit everyone’s posts 😛 Again, better late than never, I suppose lolol.. Happy 2016!!

Zentangles – Diva Challenge 236 and Cadenza

Diva Challenge 236 – Tangle Unexpected

I have been busy – a good sorta busy 🙂

Since I have not been having much down time this couple of weeks, I am featuring past postcards and ATCs that I have made with old book paper (one of my favourite mediums because it is SO good to advocate upcycling this way!), including a larger piece on good old scrapbooking paper.

Here goes 😉 Starting with a few ATCs… [ clicking on the images will take you to Flickr ]


Spoiler Alert ^^Postcards…
ZIA Postcard ft. FIFEZIA PostcardsZentangle Inspired Art PostcardAnd lastly, an Opus-tile-sized wall art on scrapbooking paper …

Zenuari Challenge Day 11 - Zendala SundayNew tangle – Cadenza

I am pleased to unveil my latest tangle discovery, the Cadenza or CadenZa. The emphasized Z being Z for Zentangle 😛

Those familiar with me and my tangling style, would probably know that I am not a huge fan of grid-based tangles. Nevertheless, this one really started to grow on me. Something about it makes me think of oriental lanterns! I have been filling all my tiles with it since I came across it earlier this week.

It is thus named, because when I deconstructed this pattern, I found that it could be built upon an official Zentangle pattern called the Cadent

[ EDIT: This tangle was not originally intended as a filling for Cadent, but I am aware it does look that way from the step outs 🙂 The pattern that inspired this tangle did not resemble Cadent until I was deconstructing it. In other words, it was only as I was creating the step outs that it became apparent to me that using Cadent as a first step would greatly simplify the process, as well as help to even out the very curvy shapes. Here is the image of the original pattern as seen in real life:  ]

Without further ado… I give you, the CadenZa 😉 Have fun!  [ clicking on the images below will take you to Flickr ]

Cadenza - a new tangle

Since the Cadent is an official tangle that was created by Rick and Maria, I decided to include a statement in my stepouts as a mark of respect.

The trick to this tangle is to insert parallel lines in Step 4., rotate the tile and insert another parallel line in Step 5. Another tip is to add the inner strokes in a clockwise direction in Step 6, because it can get very confusing if added on a whim.

Here are more examples of Cadenza in action 🙂

Cadenza - a new tangle

A closer look…Cadenza - a new tangleCadenza - a new tangle

In blue, just because 😉
Cadenza - a new tangle[  Please feel free to use the step outs to recreate Cadenza in your tangles, or link back to this page. However I reserve my rights to these images and they should not be copied or reproduced. Thank you! – Debbie New CZT 18   ] 

Now I am off to visit everyone’s Diva Challenge entries 😉

P.S. Thanks for all the visits and comments. They are always much appreciated

P.P.S I don’t always check in. If you should require a response from me, or have any questions, I may be contacted at hesedetang[at] 🙂 Have a great week!