Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Happy Birthday Kumquat!

Another birthday present for a January baby. Jing Ting, who decided to call herself "Kumquat" on Facebook. Like WTH?! Kumquat is some exotic asian FRUIT! But whaever, since she wanna be a kumquat, her 12x12 shall read exactly that then lol

Some masking and prima rub-ons...

Some embellishing and fussy cutting...

AND... A HIDDEN CARD! Hidden... behind the photo mat :)

Made it an easel card so that it can stand as a display.

So yep... that's all folks! till next time! :)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for YOU!

Today's the last day. Today's the 12th day of Christmas. And today, is special. Today is just about YOU :)

This mini is for YOU, my blog readers. Yes you heard me right! What I have here is a mini made from Crate Paper's Restoration collection. This is made from a sell-out kit from Yup, very popular, totally sold out. And for a good reason too! The kit is full of scrumptious goodness!

But guess what! I have an extra kit worth $40 to give away to one lucky reader! All you gotta do is follow my blog and then comment on this post to enter the draw! If you want extra chances in the draw, here's how!

1. Get one extra chance by RE-POSTING this give away on your blog, then post a comment with a link to your blog.
2. Recommend your friends to my blog / join this giveaway. When they comment, get them to reference you. Say "[You name] sent me here!". The more friends you send over, the more additional chances you'll get!

Easy peasy right!

I'll close draw on 31 Jan 2012, or once I hit 100 subbies.

Without further ado, here's a run down of the mini :)

"This is a great book for all types of photos and it’s also perfect for vintage or heritage photos. It’s created with Crate Paper’s Restoration collection and includes a full set of 12 x 12 chipboard elements and a full phrase sticker sheet. Plus you will have plenty of trims, ribbons, and extras. The book has 5 chipboard pages (10 pages front and back) and also includes an extra teacup page for journaling or a small photo. The overall dimensions are 5 1/2 x 8 1/2." - paisleysandpolkadots

Look at all the goodies! All the embellies! All the layers!

Kit contents:

Crate Paper Restoration pattern paper (pre-cut to fit chipboard pages)
Crate Paper Restoration 12 x 12 chipboard elements
Crate Paper Restoration Phrases sticker sheet
Printed phrase sheet
Crocheted Doily
Velvet Trim
Ivory stick pin
Felt flower
2 silk leaves
1 rosette fabric embellishment
Brown and yellow Bakers twine
2 types of Lace
Various ribbons
2 orange silk flowers
1 ivory silk flower
1 fabric heart
1 gold embellishment
3 decorative buttons
Chipboard book (5 chipboard pages)
2 chipboard teacups
1 chipboard heart
2 binder rings

Tell me! How can anyone not be excited with these goodies!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Clara

A 12x12 LO for Clara. Featuring her cute niece Chloe :) Hence the layout was titled, C loves c. Big C = Clara, Little c = Chloe! This is also her birthday pressie. Lala is born on the last day of the year! The irony... when the clock strike 12, she ages yet another year! Imagine aging 2 years in a span of 24 hours hahahaha

Truth is, this layout was made using off cuts, leftovers from other projects! Can you identify the products used?

This layout was embellished with Webster's Pages journalling card, and guess what! The case that holds the cards is mighty useful too! Look! Peekaboo! I see you!

So yep, Clara can just swap the display photos as she wish :) Kinda an ever changing layout! Neat much?

Last look! Look at all the cutesy expressions!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Gifts for Matt and Julz

Bookmarks for my lil nephew and niece.

This project is fairly simple. Just that it's a tad time consuming as it requires a lil trial and error. The image was etched / burnt onto wood pieces using soldering iron (the brown outline were burnt on), then colored. So well yea, what's done can't be undone, no erasing, no removing and repositioning like scrapbooking. Had to throw away a couple of failed attempts. But all's well :)

Hope the kiddos like them!

Monday, January 2, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Chii

A mini for Chii.

Chii is a friend whom I met online some 6 years ago (like all my other crafting buddies), 'cept that she doesn't craft. We met cos we share the same taste in music :)

Here's a mini for her. Not my usual style. Cos I like heavy layerings... But well, Chii doesn't quite like taking photos, and there are only TWO, yes a grand total of TWO photos, on her Facebook! Of which one is too small to even print, and the other is a very very close crop and ain't the best for scrapbooking. So I decided to give her a mini with lotsa real estate to fill it up with photos she like, or to just use for journalling.

Run down of the pages.

I have to say that this album isn't my original creation, it was designed by Drew from, for livewithprima ustream. So if you wish to create the same album, just hop on over to the particular ustream episode for the tutorial :)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

12 Days of Christmas: A Gift for Fanny

Happy 2012 everyone!

And here's another gift that i wish to share. Apart from being the first day of the year, 1 Jan is also a special day for a special friend. 1 Jan one of my besties' wedding anniversary, so here's a gift for her! An altered Kaisercraft wooden birdcage for Fanny and Conrad, painted in white and tan, and decorated with lotsa Prima and Webster's goodies!

But just an altered birdcage would be pretty boring wouldn't it?! So here's one, with a mini photobook attached! Just pull out the tag with the stopper flower that locks it in place, and the book is ready to be flipped!

I took those pre-bridal photos *beams with pride* Quirky stuff, cos apart of the usual romantic shots, we also did a quick shoot at a kopitiam (for my int'l followers, direct translation of "kopitiam" is coffee shop. It's kinda like an old school coffee drinking place. i wouldn't quite call it a cafe. it's usually kinda dirty and you have old men and plump ladies with loud voices taking your orders and serving you your drinks and food. haha. cheap stuff. Coffee cost like 90 cents and toast cos between $0.40-1.20 or yea, as much as it's a pretty dirty, oily place, it's something very local that is part of our everyday life). yup... so, this isn't a place where a bride and groom would normally be seen (and there were plenty of shocked faces when we arrived), hence making the photos unique!

Some close ups on the details...

Layering flowers, blings, stamped images and fussy cuts on old book pages.

So yep you two! hope you guys like it. And let me know if you want this mailed to you, or you prefer to get it from me when we see each other in a couple of weeks!