Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Glee - ful / less

A post from an episode Jason watched.
He said it best depicts his "feelings" about our current entertainment arrangements ~ me and my girly shows first, him and his boy shows only on his days off

I make him watch ~
Glee (he puts on his headphones when Lea Michelle comes on)
Desperate Housewives
Jersey Shore
Gossip Girl
Project Runway
Greys Anatomy
(at some point) The City and The Hills

If not for the rude comments he make ("who writes this sh*t?""dumb*ass""ugghh... girls..."), none of these will be half as entertaining.

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Scrapzville Mini Album

Butterfly mini album for Ebony, my partner for Felicia's April mini album swap.
I used Webster's Pages Lullaby and Lane paper pack, grunge board elements and lots of Prima bling. Lots of space for pictures and journalling. Metallic paint dabbers are brilliant I'm sure I'll be getting more.
I was such in a rush to finish and post it by the deadline I'd forgotten to film the album!
Hope Ebony likes it and more hoping it gets to her safely.


Monday, 19 April 2010

Video Demo (lition)

How I've missed crafting!!

This is what y'all get when I have had no proper days off in 2 weeks - 2 blog posts, 2 videos, 1 mini, 2 tags and a video demo! :) It's like being on diet and finally I get to eat a bucket of KFC.

I'm still new to YouTube and still don't know much about my camera to get a good quality clip. No partners assigned for the tag swap yet but thought I'd get ahead before real life gets in the way. Since the sun is up by 5am nowadays, I started experimenting on tags and came up with what I'd like to do for the April swap. Not only did I complete 4 tags (I will add more once I know how many partners I have), I was able to film myself TWICE making them - all in one day.

The finished one (more like the most decent!) is ok but I think I'd go visit my camera's manual to find out why my videos are coming out quite grainy. Also I need to find a better way of positioning the tripod.

For those YouTube veterans, have you got any tips? x

Saturday, 17 April 2010

Regency Stills and Tag

I made the tag using a stamp and some charms I picked up from the Ally Pally last weekend.

Regency Mini Album

At last.... a new post!

I have been so swamped with work at one point I was working 11 days straight. My brain was fried after the 8th day, I was at work in body but not in spirit. ;)

Finally after a long time I get to share a new project with my scrappy friends.

Here's a mini album I did for my bf's mum's 60th. I finished a few days before her actual birthday so had to wait until she opened her presents on the big day. :)

I resisted the urge to pile up the pages so there's enough room for her photos. The pages were made from ordinary cardboard and covered with Papermania's Regency paper collection. I enjoyed distressing this little piece of fabric leftover from a previous project. Of course, my project will not be complete without Prima flowers and bling. :)


Monday, 29 March 2010

Injoy Stampin' Blog Candy

Robyn at Injoy Stampin' is hosting a super cool giveaway. Lots of gorgeous papers I've never seen before and those chipboard shapes! So yummy!

Please check out her lovely blog and get a chance to win.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Kimono Tag

I recently found out that my tag never made it to one of my March tag swap partner. As much as it is sad because I can't bear the thought of someone cutting open other people's mail, I thought I'd make her another one to complete her collection.

I embossed French script stamp (can't you tell it's my fave?) on the tag, distressed in Frayed Burlap, stamped the images, coloured her dress in Aged Mahogany (dabbed in with a felt foam), gave her cute pearl earrings, flowers, fibers, a bit of Prima flourish pearls and a metal corner.

Isn't she cute?

Friday, 12 March 2010

Tag Swap Version 02

Hey there! Here's what I came up with for the March Tag Swap hosted by Louise.

I will post these on Monday. Hope you ladies like them.

UPDATED on Monday 22 March 2010 : All tags shipped!

Sunday, 7 March 2010

March Tag Swap

Lovely to wake up on my craft day to find groups have been assigned!

To my tag swap partners:


A couple of you have asked to follow the email link on their profiles to exchange contact details. I am so sorry - my browser does not support Microsoft Internet Explorer. I have left comments on your blogs with my email address. I hope you are able to pick them up.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

More importantly, looking forward to seeing your work!

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Sizzix haul and Swirlydoos

Hello there! I've had the sniffles for the last couple of days and felt really run down. Tonight I filmed this clip, uploaded it on YouTube and played around with the features - all by myself! Not bad for someone riddled in cooties (yep, I say it like a 6 year old).

For those in the UK, Sizzix has a super sale on dies. It's awesome. I found the site by chance and saw some amazing prices for as low as £1! I made the order on Saturday and got them today. Gotta do arm stretches now - my Cuttlebug will get some serious workout in the next few days.

Enjoy the video!

P.S. You might want to turn down the volume halfway. The music is a bit loud. :)

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Jacky's Tag

Look what came in the post today!

Thanks for this lovely tag and the goodies that came with it! :D x

Monday, 15 February 2010

Tag Swap Version 01

To my tag swap partners, here is what you're getting from the post hopefully soon.

I decided to make all tags the same to simply find out if I could re-create one design on each tag. I enjoyed this so much I can't wait to participate on the next one!

The manila tags I had on hand were a little bit smaller than required for this swap so I backed it with a slightly wider cardboard. I coloured the edges using Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad in Vintage Photo. Then I sprayed Glimmer Mist in Brick or Pinecone (oh boy I can't remember which one!) over a flourish mask . I stamped the tag with lovely French script and embossed it. Crackle paint, a strand of fibre, couple of ribbons, bling and Prima flower ... there you go!

The other side is a surprise for each of the lovely ladies in my group. :)

I really hope you will all like it.

UPDATED Friday 19 February 2010 : All tags shipped today!

Sunday, 7 February 2010

ZettiBetti's Tag Swap


So excited to meet you all! I'm looking forward to seeing your lovely work.

Please post a comment.

Hope to hear from you soon!

Friday, 5 February 2010

Valentines 12x12

I recently subscribed to Swirlydoos and received my first kit. I love their kits! There's an element of surprise, you don't know what you're going to get. When you get it, it's loaded with lovely stuff. :)

This kit came with a bunch of 12x12 paper, including a dollie, tons of flowers, stamps, bling, chipboard alphabet and hearts, Tim Holtz crackle paint in antique linen and my most favourite, canvas screenprint.

I'm really into tags these days so what better way to incorporate them in this project than use the curves as inserts. The hearts were distressed using Aged Mahogany and crackle paint. The tags are made of the canvas screen print, stamped flowers and bling. BE MINE letters were sprayed in Glimmer Mist.

Happy Valentine's everyone! :)

P.S. : For my FIRST blog follower - Jason - I will never forget the day you gave me a gigantic CAULI FLOWER for Valentine's day. I'm sure the grocer was curious why you bought the biggest one in the shop! :D

Monday, 1 February 2010

Blog Candy Alert


Cathy from The Scrappy Knitter has some delightful Tim Holtz stuff to give away. Anything Tim Holtz will drive any scrapper to bliss.

Please visit her blog - The Scrappy Knitter and get a chance to win!

Have a lovely Monday! :)

Monday, 18 January 2010

Mini Album Stills

Here are a few still shots my mini.

Have a great week!

Mini Album Delight

My first completed mini !

I had so much fun making it and used all the techniques I've learned from lovely generous ladies who share their love of scrapbooking. You know who you are! Thank you so much.

Making the video was a riot! Between wobbly filming and deciding on whether I should put in my fave cheesy tunes (risking getting it pulled out because of CI), I was able to produce a decent clip with an interesting track in the background. It was posted in You Tube last night and had my first comment this morning. How cool was that?

Enjoy! :)

Friday, 8 January 2010

Itchy Sneaky Peaky

If you are lucky enough to know me in real life, you will say I am rubbish at surprises, gift-giving and anything that involve patiently waiting for something when it is THERE and for some reason I can't have it.

Best example is Christmas time. I will whine, bitch and pester anyone who gives me a gift and tells me I CAN'T open it until Christmas Day. My rationale? Why Not? It's got my name on it! And so, Christmas tags on gifts will say "Do not open until Christmas".

In the past few weeks, I've been making my first album ever. I originally planned to finish it first before posting pictures but I've been spending so much time at work, I scrap one day a week at the most.

So true to my nature and the fact I'm a big spoiler even on myself, here's a sneak peak .... Anyway, sharing is caring, right?
I made the tags using the technique in this tutorial by weeziechk
She is sooo talented and she is so generous to share her work and techniques.

I hope to finish the rest of the album soon.

For now, enjoy !