Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Photo Frame, not one but three

Photo frame

Hi viewers!
Another month for the half year is coming up...June!

I am making this for the Papier Designs, a local reknown store in Malaysia.
It is a Photo Frame, not one but three. One for display with stand but two are 'hidden'.
Here are my shots of the project.

I fussy-cut the Kaisercraft flower paper.
Punch the Martha-Stewart puncher that looks like a Garden.
The butterfly is die-cut on a green pattern paper.
I made a beautiful flowery peach colored clay from a mould.
I punch using Martha Stewart puncher and cut out the frame from the Graph 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe'
Die-cut the Spellbinder- scallop and non-scallop heart shape
Background - Pattern paper from My Minds - Lost and Found.
Self handmade roses and leaves (pink and yellow) on the right and left.
Doily paper; Bead sticker

At the bottom, slide out the bottom, open and you can see something inside the main page frame.

Yes another flipped bench and butterfly which I cut from Graph 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe'.

A lady from Melissa France with her long cross-signed necklace and her bottom gown, are glue yellow-glittered.
Lace at the lady's bottom gown.
Flowers are mix-fussy cut from local paper and Kaisercraft paper.
The background and butterfly , from Graph 45 "Olde Curiosity Shoppe'.

Thanks for the contribution from Papier with beautiful pattern papers provided.

Thanks for reading and hope you gain some ideas shared.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Mini Album - Timeless Treasures

Hi Everyone, 

I hope it's not too late to wish Happy Mother's Day to All Beautiful MOTHERS out there.One of the most special day of the year...So if you are thinking of what to give your mum as a gift (never too late for a belated Mother's Day gift or maybe for next year) why not make her a special hand made mini album ~ Timeless Treasures.

So for this week, I will be sharing a mini album that I've made and specially dedicated to my mum. An album  filled with her photos with her loved ones.To make it more special I have added some photos that was taken in the 50's and 60's of her with her sisters and brothers. 

For this project I have used patterned papers from Prima's and Pink Paislee's Collection (12 x 12). I cut the patterned papers into 4 and and used Bind It All from Zutter to bind all 10 pages. 

Most of the embellishment used in this mini album are from Prima Marketing (Wood Ticket, Flowers, Chipboard, etc). 

I also used Scroll Corners Chipboard from Maya Road and stamps from Tim Holtz to decorate some of the pages.

"Timeless Treasures"

A special gift for someone special on the Special Day!

That's all for now...till we meet again and Happy Crafting to ALL!


Materials List
Prima Marketing Fairy Belle Collection
Prima Marketing Pixie Glen Collection
Pink Paislee London Market Collection
Prima Marketing (Wood Ticket, Flowers, Chipboard, etc)
Daiso - Ribbon
Maya Road - Scroll Corners Chipboard Set
Zutter - Bind it All
Cre8tive - Stickers & Labels

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Crafting a sushi - Winners Announcements


We had a really great time, last Sunday, when our VIP guests showcased their talents, not only at crafting but food crafting too! It was all hats & gloves and then we got down to the real job of sushi decorating at Sakae Sushi, The Curve. Thanks to Chef Yong, we all had a great time learning to wrap our own makimono, california hand rolls, bear makimono and even made a hanasushi, which suited our theme of the day (flower power) to a tee! It was all excitement & laughter throughout.   Below are some pics in random order.


We've taken extra time to announce the winners as it was definitely one of the toughest feat we've had as the tags all came out so beautifully BUT we still had to choose a winner.  Yet, I feel as though I've not justified the amount of effort you've put in for the event, so I 've decided to throw in an extra prize for Most Beautiful Tag.  So, here goes:

Announcing the Winner of the MOST CREATIVE TAG:
   (drum roll...)
                                                       Ms Tan Mee Foon
Mee Foon won this category because of the use of copper wire to create first a necklace which doubles up as a tag with her name written on beautifully curled and die-cut flowers using Sizzix and metal sheets.  It is her creative concept us oing the die-cut tool which has won her an extra point.   

Well done, Mee Foon!

and the Winner of the MOST BEAUTIFUL TAG:
 (drum roll...)
                                                       Ms Chris Lim

Chris' tag was an absolute gorgeous composition of pastels, with lots of layers and fabulous mix of pretty florals with die cuts, decorated with mica flakes, beautiful ribbons, pendant and more.  A tag that speaks for itself and can adorn any apparels to make it simply beautiful.  Therefore, I had to add this prize category.  :o) 

Congratulations, Chris!

(more drum roll)
                                                        Ms Marina Khong

Adorned in a fabulous floral print dress, Marina wins Best Dressed for an absolute perfect match of apparel, accessories and adorned with a beautifully made tag.  Just to share a comment from an Anonymous person: "you can just feel the Springtime in her".  And I think that of course gave Marina extra points.  

Congratulations Marina! 

Please note: Winners are all selected based on an average aggregate from several judges and thus, minimal bias judgement from any one single person.

Having said all that, we would like to sincerely THANK all our VIPs (Very Important Papercrafter) who attended the event.  Once again, the prizes were just a mere incentive for added fun, AND to add some papercrafting element into the event.  To the winners, Congratulations, and to others, Big Thank You's for your efforts and we hope you will continue to strive for our future prizes!  And for PCM members, we look forward to have you join our Papier Elite Club Member soon for more of such exclusive privileges. 

We had absolute fun and we hope you did too!

We will be calling the winners shortly to collect your prizes from Papier.  

Once again, Thank You from the bottom of our hearts. 
Macy & team at Papier

Friday, May 18, 2012

Fiskars Surecut Trimmer

Oops, missed out this lil important tool.. Fiskars SureCut trimmers... now in store.

See you Sunday, at Sakae Sushi 


Just In

Hello crafters,

A little update on our new arrivals this week.  A sneak peek in particular order. 

Bo Bunny : Alora, Ambrosia & Country Garden
Beautiful collections that will last through time

Tim Holts: Compendium of Curiosities II
If you loved Vol 1, you will love Vol II.

The most talked about Distress Markers.  In all 37 colours.

Lucky 8 Punch by We are Memory Keepers
Size does matter!
 Desktop ribbon carousel.  Holds up to 60 spools of 1/8" rolls.  Versatile & pretty as a table deco in itself. 
No more messy ribbons!

Urban albums by Imaginisce.  In black, red, cream & brown.

and more...

Need more inspirations? Head to Papier to browse through the entire range. 

Happy Friday!
Macy :0)

Mini Photo album

Hi viewers, I am back with a photo album making from the Graphic 45. These range of papers are typically vintage-looked. I made a very simple album with the level of foundation.
Now I am taking you to the jounrney of the Memories 'old curiosity shoppe'....yeah...

Let's start of with the front cover.....

in the mid-pages....

the 'stand' cards...flipped...

the frame-like page and another flipped through see more the technique of the album in Papier...and the self-made roses with the rough rug string....

another page with the 'lady' and a 'key' with frame....

Supplies: Graphics 45 pattern papers range of 'Old Curiosity Shoppe'; Sizzix VIntage Market Alphabet Block; Die-cut lady Creatables; Martha Stewart Doily puncher; Rug string; beads; button; Prima Marketing rose white; resins; Spellbinder die-cut Posts; Cuttlebug embossing templates, Webster's Page bloom ribbons (Turqoise); Sizzix Tim Holzx die-cut flowers; Key chipboard Kaisercraft.

Thanks for reading and have a pleasant weekend ahead!!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Happy Mother's Day of the week

Hi viewers...well just 3 days delay in posting Mothers' card.
My contribution towards making card for Mothers' Day card has inspired me to come out with an interactive frame card.
This how it looks like when the card is not-slided up ...

when you pull and slide up....

now this how it looks like when slided up! just like a wedding cake..

Supplies: Hero Arts Doily stamp; VersaInk Turqoise; Sizzix Tim Holtz Flowers Die cut; self handmade little yellow roses; Kaisercraft sentiment 'Happy Mother's Day; Hero Arts sentiment 'Thanks you ever so much'; MS Leaf puncher; Spellbinder label die cut; Pink Distressed Ink, white cardstock; turqoise bead (supplied by Papier)

Thank you very much for reading and staying up, have a good celebration with family!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sea of Love - an altered canvas


Hola! Happy Wednesday! Hope you are all in the best of health ;)))

I would like to share with you an altered canvas - Sea of Love. Whenever I do a project like this, I always like my work to tell a little bit of story. For this project, I have used a cut-out of a lady looking so forlorn waiting for his lover who has sailed far away. A bit of painting here and there and also cutting.

I will be conducting a similar altered canvas class soon at Papier. My first class.

If you like steampunk and a lil' bit of grunge, stay tune. The work for the class will be posted very soon.



See you again next time! Ciao!