Monday, March 19, 2012

Birthday dreams

Very quickly it's been a year and I am making birthday card for my friend again. This year I made something totally different and will post this just before I leave for our family trip tonight.

My dear friend, here's wishing you happy thoughts on your birthday. With love even though I'm far away.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Worn out

Ms E had these favourite shoes that she refused to let us throw out.  It was already biting her toes yet she loved them very much and kept wearing them.  We had originally bought them when they were on sale in Colettee thinking that it would come useful come year end Concert when she was in k1 (2011).  Who knows, the school closed at the end of 2010 and there was no concert for her to wear them.  She didn't forgo wearing them and tried to wear them on each and every occasion and only retired these end 2011 after the dad promised to buy her a new pair (yet to appear).

I had to take a pix of the worn out state of the shoes and immortalise them.  I can't recall her having loved anything so much, and probably not even Dorothy in Oz loved hers that much.

Because the shoes were black, shabby and yet sporting a round simple diamond, I decided to make a layout that would bring out the shoes (at least I hope I did).  The layout was done on black cardstock, which was a little challenging initially.  I didn't want to do the run of the mill super brights nor the black white type and decided to let the layout just flow.  I put the title in with black glittery foam Thickers (and I super love glittery fonts, if you haven't already discovered) and did my layering and distressing. 
The elements I put together were 1) about shoes 2) depicting young girl and 3) love to bind these two together.  I used the number washi tape cos ... well.... don't they look like shoe size tape? hehe.  Of course, I had to add in tulle... tulle is so girl.  I resisted the urge to make it all soft and flowery since I felt the focus should be all on the shoes.

  I had quite a bit of challenge trying to lay on black cardstock, but I enjoyed the process.  So this became my challenge that I set on the Moments Recorded Facebook group and it garnered many beautiful submissions.  If you have a black cardstock layout to share with me, please do!

Materials : Cardstock - American Crafts; Punch - Martha Stwart; Stamp - Teresa Collins Posh; Paper scraps - Webster Pages, Kaisercraft; Trims - lace , tulle, washi tape.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Did not realised that this layout had been sitting in my album and not uploaded for some time.  I spent one weekend misting and playing with the masks effects when I received my purchases from Vpost, and did this masking.  I super ♥ giant blooms so I also plugged in the large prima blooms, recycled its beautiful green packaging and layered the elementgs togeher for a Railway layout.  This was taken at the railway tracks on of those weekends before it was closed down and the rails removed.

The girls were still very small so we had only completed half track when they said they were tired.  The paths were strewn with large heavy stones that didn't make for easy walking on tiny feet.

Look at the luscious purple blooms...

Materials : paper - DCVW cardstock; mist - own made ; flower and packaging - prima ; fonts - Thickers and Pink Paislee; embellishments - K&Co, Basic Grey, Girls Paperie; dew drops.

Get well box

Ms E, or my Junior Cardmaker as nicknamed, decided to make a get-well box for my uncle.

My uncle recently fractured his leg when he braked on an expressway (motor way) trying to avoid colliding into a car that suddenly braked. He is now recuperating and ms E asked about him. When she heard that he was at home still not fully well, she said she would like to make him something as it was boring all alone at home. Here's her first altered project, with some assistance from me, made from a wallet box.

Box is layered with g45 flowers fussy cut by her. As she is turning 6 in may, her handwriting is still not too steady. That's partly why the fussy cutting, meant to improve her fine motor skills.

I also included a little sneak of what in the box as she packed some tasty titbits for granduncle Fred. Hope he gets well soon.

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Such a drowsy browsy Sunday!  Probably partially due to the fact that I was mulling over a layout till quite late last night. 

Today's sun is gloriously hot, bright and one of those "I wish I was dipping in the sea" type of day, or better yet with a large pina colada and by the pool side wearing a large floopy hat.
I was working on a challenge from Moments Recorded, set by June on the simple theme of Wings. Me being me, I left it to the really last weekend to get it up as the deadline is 10th March.  I pulled out my favourite photo and here is my bright sunny happy take.  Childhood is so full of promises and I couldn't help but tie it together with God's promises in rainbows.

Inspired by all those drippy gooey crayon art on Pinterest, I thought I'd do my own non melt art version and here's my take on it.

My cam  is still down so this was taken by my iphone 4 (no S).  I brought my Canon to repair and was very sad when Canon told me it'd cost $400 odd to have it repaired and that it was kind of a goner...  looks like I need to buy a new cam.

Any suggestions?
Materials : AC white cardstock; Made With Love washi tape; Fonts - AC Thickers, Pink Paislee, My Little Shoebox; Mist - Maya Road, Tattered Angel, own made; Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart.