Thursday, January 31, 2008


A little hanging that I made for Yoonie. Enjoyed the process of painting the bronze background and inking with the distress ink.

Yummy little daisies from Prima and little buttons for the middles. The alphas are Heidi Swapp's Ghost alphas which I outline-painted with white acrylic paint.

A bunch of buttons to make up the roof of the 'home' and I added 3D foam adhesives for dimension on on the house.

Simply love the chocolate lace-like paper from KI Memories Pop Culture range which I dotted over in silver.

... and some altered clothes-pegs.

Materials - Pattern Paper: 7 Gypsies, My Mind's Eye, KI Memories, Karen Foster, Making Memories; Alphas: Heidi Swapp; Paint: Making Memories; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Flowers: Prima; Pen: Sakura; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad, Tsukineko Brilliance Dewdrop; Others: twine, eyelet, Modge Podge, pegs, clear embossing powder.

... And T-Rex Nigel

A little altered notebook I made for Yoonie's little dino, Nigel.

Added dimension to the monograms with Inkssential's Glossy Accents, making it appear epoxy-like. And who says ribbons and trims are not for boys ...

Supplies - Pattern Paper: Karen Foster; Monograms: Basic Grey; Ribbons: American Crafts, Scrap-n-Crop, misc; Others: ring notebook, Modge Podge, Ranger Inkssentials Glossy Accents.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Toddler Art

Here are my little partner-in-crime J's works of art. This is the interpretation of a not-quite 3-year-old, so I had to pencil in the translation of her works.

A pink footprint, a purple heart and so-called Thomas The Tank (yeah, that little blob at the bottom right of the page)

A bird's feather - judging by the colour, I'm guessing its from a Crow.

J's favourite Coconut Water (straight from the coconut) drink. That 'thing' sticking out is the straw (in case you are wondering).

The face of a cat - see if you can make out the pink ears and eyes!

And I'm a proud Mummy!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Valentine Project {Sneak Peek}

A little sneak peek of my Scrap-n-Crop DT project for Valentine's Day ... stay tuned to see more!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

CNY "Kum" Bag

So, I can finally share this - my project for Scrap-n-Crop, my humble little "kum' bag.

For those who celebrate Chinese New Year, you will be familiar with the tradition of gifting people with "kum" (which translates to "gold", well, not the real gold but those mandarins), especially when you visit someone or when you have visitors. I decided to do my take on this tradition and came up with this little bag for carting around the mandarins when we do our visiting rounds this year - my little "kum" Bag, which will be filled up with lots of "gold"!!! Here's wishing all Happy Chinese New Year, and may your houses be full of "kum".

A close-up of 1 of the sides with the character 'Fu' which translates as happiness.

The other side with the monograms making up 'CNY' for Chinese New Year.

More 'blings'. Love the cute flower eyelet used for the cord-handle.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Happy Ballerina ...

... thanks to Yoonie who's just amazing at needle-craft (is that what you call it??) This was the beautiful tutu that she made J for Christmas. My apologies for the late posting on this as it was near impossible to capture a photo of J in her tutu as she was always twirling around when she has it on. I kept getting shots of part of an arm or butt as she moves so quickly. So I finally devised a tactic. One day, almost immediately after she got up from her nap, I threw on her tutu, she was still in slow-mode and these shots were what I got ...

The tutu is absolutely gorgeous - a peachy pink colour, with beautiful sequinned band and sequin flowers. Thanks so much Aunty Yoonie, J loves it!

AND in addition to that, Yoonie also made her this cute little Wabbit which is now J's bestest bedtime pal.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Basket Weave Box

This basket-weave box is made out of recycled old magazines and painted over with acrylic paints with a layer of varnish. It was made a couple of years ago using basketry techniques - lots of fun. What I like about this is that it's made of old magazines - get something new from something old ... save the environment!

The underside of the lid.
And a close-up to show the weave.

Supplies - old magazines, wires, acrylic paints, varnish, strong glue.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Chinese New Year Project {Sneak Peek}

Here's a teeny peek of a something-something done for my DT work for Scrap-n-Crop which will be featured in an upcoming newsletter.