Friday, June 29, 2012

Customized Wedding Frame

The weekend is here and it will be packed with activities and work. I am listening to the radio while typing on my lappie. I realised I am never tired listening to Michael Jackson's songs. I was his big fan in the 90s, been to 2 of his concerts in Singapore. Till now to me, no one can do better stage performance than him.

You can say I am quite a sentimental person. You will soon find out why from the frame that I made. Do you still remember my gift pack with the dolly on it? I presented it to my friend yesterday. Now I can reveal what was in the pack.

Gift pack
Let's start from the beginning.....

First, I picked a white frame.

White Frame

I added emblishments on the bottom of the frame. I used the lacy ribbon as the base, followed by the silver heart charm, love tile, studio calico's man and woman wood veener and "You & Me" thicker. Added pink rinestone on "&" to make it stand out. I also included 2 pink Prima flowers to give a sweet overall.

With emblishments

On the top of the frame, I pasted a "Love" washi tape and decorated the rest with heart-shaped flat back pearls. Here is the completed wedding frame that I did.

Completed frame
Added the photograph....Ain't they compatible?

The wedding couple
The back of the frame looked like this.

Back of the frame
Congratulations to them on their upcoming wedding. Wish them to have more good times and happy days ahead.


PS. If you are interested in customised wedding frame, you can contact me at joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Playing with Dolly

Today is the first day of school. Most parents are busy settling their kids not wanting to go to school. But mine is the opposite. She can't wait to go to school in the morning. I am happy that she loves to go, play with her friends and learn from her teachers.

With her in school, I have more time to craft. *happy* I just finished one gift for my friend which I will be sharing later. Today I want to share something new for me.

With Dolly

I have seen lots of fantastic photographes shared by my friends in SBM about the usage of dolly. After some thoughts, I used it on my gift pack. I secured with a music note brad. Saved on tape.

On gift pack

Shall reveal what is inside soon.

Happy Monday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Training her motor skills

School holidays are ending this weekend which means I will have more ME time soon. :) Crafty mummy brought out her new "secret weapon" for her little one to play - playing dough.

There are many dough toys sold in the market. Some are expensive, some are cheap. For a start, I bought one from Daiso, my favorite store which just cost $2. There are 10 different colours and there is a cow mould on top of the container. One thing to note is the dough is oily for a start, but it will be less oily after playing.

Holding her new toys
As usual, we played on her blue Ikea table in the living room. She picked her favorite green colour to begin with.

Rolled the dough into a ball
Pressed on top of the mould
Slicing the dough
She loves to slice and cut using a toy knife. Must have watched too much kitchen related youtube videos. Especially the Anpanman kitchen, the kitchen is so beautiful.

Trying to be serious
She loves this new activity. Shall rotate with other activities so that she will not get "sick" of this. Her concentration level is not bad for this - an hour seated on her chair.

Shall be painting numbers later this afternoon. Her request to paint 4, 5, 6 & 7. Don't ask me why she picked them. Kids have their own set of minds.

So what have you been doing with your kids?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

My little one did this in class for her dearest papa, though she does not know that there is such a day. She painted on this tie-shaped paper.

Present
What did your kids make for their papas? Share with us if yours did.

Happy Father's Day to all fathers out there!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Jun ATC Sneak

It was a VERY VERY HOT day today. Even night time too. Best of all, our aircon is spoilt which we don't intend to buy a new one. Who knows, maybe we have to blast two fans in our bedroom. haa.

I had no idea what to do for the June ATC design. Michelle is the hostess for the month. The theme she gave was DOODLE.

Doodle? I am bad at drawing ah! The game - Draw Something, never helped much. I had stopped playing since no friends wanted to continue the games.

So, I delayed and delayed till last night, something came up. Maybe due to the painting sessions I had with the little one.

Here's a sneak:

Studio Calico's Wood Veener
I quite like the wooden feel from Studio Calico. I have the birds, people, banners, cameras, travel.. maybe I will want to get other new designs when they are for pre-ordering. hmmm..

Anyway, I have finished the ATC within 2 hours. Very simple. Will share more when I have received the rest.

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Another artist in the family

E is currently having her school holidays. Her mummy is busy organising activities for her to do during this period, hence no spare time to do her own crafts or smashing.

I went crazy looking at activity books and free downloadable packs. Now, my printers and laminating machine are busy, working overtime as well. I have only myself to blame, as I never prepared way before her holidays. *haiz*

On one fine day, I discovered that she loved to paint than colour with colour pencils or crayons. I decided to bring out my acrylic paints for her to paint. Alas!! Then I realised the paints were difficult to wash off as they were oil based. I had to throw away the brushes and paint palette. Went to the bookshop again and grabbed the poster colours instead.

I also discovered that instead of using normal white printing paper, I used drawing block to print the pictures. The drawing block can better absorbed the poster colour and it won't create holes when the brush was too wet.

Artist at work
She knew how to hold the brush. I was impressed. She wanted to use all the 12 colours in the box. I guess she just wanted me to put the colours in all the slots of the palette.

7 paintings
In one hour, she painted 7 shapes pictures. One of the longest staying power activity I gathered. Maybe another artist in the family?? Will share more next time.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Shadowbox Layout for my good, old friend

Just finished my Shadowbox layout for my good, old friend, Ivan and his lovely family. The size of shadowbox is 9" x 9", just nice for a gift I feel.

Layout
I have not been doing a layout for some time now. But I am glad that it turned out better than expected. I used washi tapes on the top right corner. *grin* Indeed, the power of washi tapes are better than expected. Thanks to my facebook scrapbooking friends.

Family quote on top of the washi tapes

With flowers and ribbon....
Flowers and Bobbin Ribbon

Inside the shadowbox
Hope they like it when they see the actual piece.

Now I have the inspiration to make one for my 2 best friends for their upcoming birthdays in July.

If you are interested to make one for yourself or as a gift to someone, you can contact me at joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Hand bouquet that I did for wedding

After a short break in smashing, I decided to continue to be SMASH CRAZE...

Here are the steps that I gave myself so that I won't forget any.

Step 1: Select photos to print - in progress
Step 2: Organise the photos
Step 3: Pick the SMASH book
Step 4: SMash Smash ......

There are hundreds and hundreds of photos to look through and edit. Huge task!

I was looking at the folders and saw a hand bouquet that I did for my sister's ROM 2 years ago.

Flowers that she picked from the florist

Selected the better ones and arranged into a cube-like shape.

Organised

Added ribbons!

Presto! The hand bouquet
My sister was delighted with my bouquet! It can passed off as purchased from the florist. ;)

Shall added these photos into my smash album.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Silver Jewelleries - Personalised prints of your loved ones

I participated in the Motherhood Fair held at Singapore Expo, under B&G Lifecasting yesterday. Besides the castings that we are offering, we also have personalised jewelleries, prints of your loved ones on cufflinks, pendant, charms, etc. They are handmade in UK and 99.9 silver.

There are some new products that I wanted to share with you. You might want to consider purchasing for your loved ones or even for yourself as a memento.

Bracelet with charms

Cufflinks

Gold plated cufflinks

Pendants
For more designs, you can click the following links:

Pendant prints - Click here.
Cufflinks prints - Click here.
Charms prints - Click here.

Contact me at joeycraftworkz@yahoo.com if you are interested.

Happy Sunday!