Monday, October 11, 2010

Real Madrid

Did this layout last month, when the world is celebrating Spain won the South Africa FIFA world cup championship; I sort of remember I do have a photo that I took in Real Madrid stadium.  So I decided to go with the sport waves and make it a special keepsake for myself 

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Finally I am there… Singapore Zoo’s entrance… and our version of night safari

After upgrading my bike’s fork to Talas , Chris King headset and white Spank wheelset, I am ready to go for another spin.

Setting off from Clementi home, riding all the way down via Bukit Batok, then passing through Hill View, then turning into Bukit Timah Road and towards Dairy Farm Road via Zheng Hua. Cutting through a small dirt trail, we rode into a mountain biking trail known as T15. After some steep climbing and some bumpy trails, we reach a locked gate at Mandai Range. Here, we have a jump a rail to climb over the opposite side, hurling our bikes over; we continue to ride towards Mandai Road at 6.40pm, when the sky’s turning dark by then. We hit the direction towards Zoo and its dark when we reached Singapore Zoo entrance. Hungry form our ride; we made it in time for KFC’s finger licking good last order.

After dinner, we have to make our way back, through the same way we rode but this time, under darkness into the trails without any head lights. Once we rode inside the off-road trail, we were greeted by a bunch of wild boars scrambling for cover the moment they saw two strange figures riding towards them. Although it was dark, amazingly the trail was quite well lighted by the moon light, except for certain section where its covered by heavy canopy of trees. I barely can see a thing except Jay’s shadow and his whisper becomes my guide. But the ride riding was more exciting than we had planned. Although I was exhausted on the return journey, I must keep up with Jay’s speed otherwise I will be left behind. That a joke but in some distant, I can hear wild boars and some unknown sound of animals. I guess the T15 journey only about 2km long but I admit it’s a difference experience to ride at night. So I must say that I did an unusual night safari without paying an entrance fees.

Refreshed after a good warm shower, we were relaxing with a mug of Ben and Jerry’s watching Nat Geo Wild….what a night experience.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

All you need is LOVE

Bought the My Mind’s Eye LOVE ME DO papers for so long, finally I decided to take it out and scrap it! Once I cut out the hot balloon, things just go into shape and there it goes...

Love is in the air...

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Scoop on Sizzix @ Made With Love - Vol. 4 Sep/Oct 2010‏

Newly scoop on Sizzix is out now! Here are the projects that I shared with you...

Theme: Texture; Ideas for layout, card

Project 1: “Inspire” hand-made chalk board

First time trying out chalkboard paint and I didn’t expect it is so easy to apply. Here I make-over a Daiso MDF clipboard to a chalkboard hanging panel. With a touch of flower trims, ribbons, fabric, button, washing tapes, chipboards, sticker, etc. Instantly it becomes a personal inspiration ideas board.

Featured: 656571 Sizzix Originals Die - Phrase, Inspire; 656583 Sizzix Bigz Die - Frame Back, Ornate #8

Project 2: “Inspire journey” layout

Love this black& white photo and would like to add nostalgic feeling by layering the pattern paper and some “wear& tear” textures into it. Hanging signage, cut-out pens, rolls up a note and wax seal; all embellished based on the same concept.

Featured: 656571 Sizzix Originals Die - Phrase, Inspire; 656631 Sizzix Bigz Die – Hanging Sign

Project 3: Notebook

A personalized gift idea; transform an ordinary notebook with a pocketed cover. Pick a favorite pattern paper, measure to size, and distress it. Then make a pocket with the same pattern paper, run a ribbon across the die-cut buckle and sew all down to the first pattern paper. Then paste the assembled papers on top of the notebook cover. Follow by embellishment like flowers, trims, pebbles, clip, glitter, and apply glossy accents on some of the portion to give a difference texture.

Repeat similar steps for the back of the notebook expect its much smaller in size compared to the cover.

For the notebook tag (or bookmark), I used embossing paper with Textured kits then die-cut the shape with tag. Then add the same pattern paper, ribbon on both side of the tag. On one side of the tag, I added phase “inspire” and apply some matte accents with glitter. On another side, I simply add a clock face with a tint of clear cracker paint, and some drew drops. Lastly tie pink gauze with flower to finish the overall look.

Featured: 654922 Sizzix Textured kits#4; 656571 Sizzix Originals Die - Phrase, Inspire; 655835 Sizzix Tags Happy#2; 655088 Sizzix Original Buckles

Project 4: “Hello” transparency card

I wanted to try to make a card with difference materials and mix medium, so I fold half of an A5 size transparency, and then mixed difference colour alcohol ink as a background of the card. Then I stamp motif with Stazon ink on the edges, follow by die-cut the flower with pattern papers to be paste on top on the alcohol ink. And I pasted a double sided vintage paper at the back of the transparency to create some layering. For the card title, I randomly apply difference pattern washing tape on a white cardstock and then die cut it with the phase “Hello”, the effect is interesting as you won’t know what or how the effect will be until you get the phase cut out. Then run across the card with washing tape and colour string and overlay the tag sticker to secure its’ position. Finally touch up the card with some sticker, paper and rhinestones.

Featured: 656569 Sizzix Originals Die - Phrase, Hello; 656521 Sizzix Bigz Die – Flower w/Leaves &Stem #2

P/s: This will be my last assignment with MWL as I'll be leaving Singapore for relocation. I enjoyed so much on the given assignments and I will definitely continue to use Sizzix in my work...

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to Nissan's World

Have not been scrapbooking for so long and I really can fell the kick when I scrap few layouts over this weekend.

Anyway, here’s another page that I did for our July trip in HongKong. We just can’t stop ourselves to pose in front of this big “kawaii” Nissan instant noodle’s poster eventhough it is located in high traffic MRT station!

So what will be better than Sassafras paper to create this cute and fun layout?

My Specialized

Oh... My first mountain bike Specialized... how can I resist you and not to scrap about you, right?

Layout was inspired by CreativeScrappers sketch 117 and used items like real bike chain, difference sizes of gear die cut, Tim Holtz embellishments to make it more mechanic look

P/s: Thanks darling for assembly the bike and taking the close up shots for me... I know you are proud of your work here and I am so proud of you too.

Fabulous Jane

Rush out another layout for Jane before meeting today. Pick the striking green as background matched with hot pink as a highlight colour, to dedicate how fabulous she is...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

For Jane

As requested by my friend Jane to make this layout with her favorite photos. I completed quite a while and yet I have not passed it to her, bad me… anyway feel like sharing this piece of work with you first before I “let it go” to the owner

Nice? Hope she'll like it :)

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Me & My first mountain bike -- Specialized Epic Expert

It’s finally here...Finally got my own mountain bike rigged up, it’s a Specialized Epic! Took it out for a spin at Butterfly, one of the rugged off-road trails inside Bukit Timah forest reserve.

The trails here are frequently patronised by regular bikers, comprising of overgrown vines, exposed tree roots, fallen timbers and mud pools are just some of the obstacles making up this trail.

It was an exhausting pursuit to overcome these obstacles but real sweaty fun ride. Took a few falls, suffered few cuts but the ride was fun and exciting overall.

Came out an obvious winner with mud, scratches and mozzies bites all over

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sizzix Idea Tutorial

For this month Scoop on Sizzix @ Made With Love edition, I’m giving a tutorial on how to make folder tags with Sizzix dies.

If you like the frame design, you can also make it with your own cute and fun design like I did here.

This is my first project tutorial; I welcome your feedback and thanks for your support...

Scoop on Sizzix @ Made With Love - Vol. 3 Jul/Aug 2010‏

Finally I am back in town! Although it is a bit late now to share the projects that I did for Scoop on Sizzix @ Made With Love - Vol. 3 Jul/Aug 2010‏, but I still very excited about it... The theme is Vintage Chic; Ideas for home décor, mini album

Project 1: Inspire -- Canvas hanging album

For the first time I have combined a leather mini album with canvas! It turns into a showcase which can display a lot of photos. It can be hang on the wall and I used Frame back Ornate and Phrase Inspire for my title.

Featured: 656518 Sizzix Bigz Die - Butterfly; 656571 Sizzix Originals Die - Phrase, Inspire; 656583 Sizzix Bigz Die - Frame Back, Ornate #8

Project 2: Desk Organizer

It is so simple to create your own embossing paper with the Sizzix Textured Embossing folders; I am so in love with the effect! I used it to alter the desk organizer and I inked the paper to highlight the textures. For the flap, I die-cut the Frame Back, Ornate #4 and distress it with cracker paint. Then I add some trims and pattern papers to finish the overall look.


Featured: 656579 Sizzix Bigz Die - Frame Back, Ornate #4; 656505 Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folders 2PK - Fruit & Vine Set

Project 3: Family -- Magnet

Transform a Daiso bar type magnet to a lovely message posting magnet on the refrigerator. All time favorite caged bird and pattern papers, an easy pretty home décor.

Featured: 656634 Sizzix Bigz Die - Caged Bird

Project 4: Mini Album

I wanted to try to make a mini album with difference materials and mix medium, so Sizzix dies comes very handy as it can cut almost anything! And it comes in difference shape in one dies and I can mass produce it without worrying I’ll run out of page. So for this project, I used chipboard, PE board (plastic acrylic), pattern papers, die-cut papers, ribbons, stamp, canvas, paints, inks, etc… what a colourful mix for my favourite photos taken during my recent trip to Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Featured: 656052 Sizzix Bigz XL Die - Album, Brackets & Arrow Layered; 656621 Sizzix Sizzlits Decorative Strip Die - Filmstrip Frames

I hope you're indeed inspired by the works. To view other Sizzix creation, please visit MWL Forum or to make a trip down to Plaza Sing store for closer look at all these DT’s projects.