Saturday, February 23, 2013


I took these photos of my two girls dressed in their brand new outfits, on the first day of Chinese New Year this year. And this layout being a Chinese New Year one, I thought Graphic 45's Bird Song Collection was the perfect choice for it!

Using foam dots, I created a pop-up frame for the layout, and did lots of layering with the patterned papers, hand-cut pieces, and chipboard embellishments.

I then added a string of pearls for additional detail.

Here are some close-ups.

Thanks for dropping by! :)

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Graphic 45 - Bird Song Collection - Bird Song, Cherry Blossom, Jasmine Dream, Tranquility, Good Fortune
Chipboards - Graphic 45 - Bird Song Collection - Chipboard Tags 2
Sticker - Graphic 45 - Bird Song Collection - Alphabet Cardstock Stickers
Pearl Trim
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Black Soot; American Crafts Slick Writer - Black (Fine)
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Sweet Life

Here's my DT layout for My Creative Sketches' February Sketch. My younger DD just loves to go prawning, and recently spent a lovely afternoon with her sister, cousins and friends at her usual prawning haunt. They didn't catch that many prawns, but had loads of fun just the same. Given that this is one of her favourite activities at this stage in her life, I just had to capture it in a layout, and this month's MCS sketch provided the perfect opportunity for it.

I used papers from Pink Paislee's Butterfly Garden collection for this layout, as I wanted something with a "nature" feel to it. The flowers are from Prima, and I added some tarnished-looking metal embellishments which I found among my stash, to give the layout a somewhat vintage look, harking back to the "kampung" days of old.

Here's the lovely sketch by Kim Keane.

So, head on over to the MCS blog to get an eyeful of the gorgeous prize up for grabs this month, and come play along with us!

Materials used:
Patterned Papers - Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden Collection - Flower Blooms, Dragonflies, Butterfly Wings, Nature Sanctuary
Flowers - Prima Marketing - Timido Collection (Tea-Thyme, Romance Novel, Craftsman), Laraine Collection (Sorbet), Aria A, Button Vine (Songbird)
Crystal Flourish - Zva Creative (Black)
Metal Embellishments - From own stash
Alphas - American Crafts Thickers - Dear Lizzy 'Splendid' Matte Puffy Stickers; Prima Marketing - Romance Novel Alpha Stickers
Puncher - Martha Stewart Crafts - Vintage Floral Punch-Around-The-Page Set
Inks - Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Adhesives - Beacon’s 3-In-1 Advanced Craft Glue, Kokuyo Dotliner, EK Success 3D-Dots