Thursday

An update on my #the100dayproject


Hello friends! Just an update on my progress on #the100dayproject (click link to see the first 3 sketches).


This was 4/100. Feeling a little bored with coloured pencils at this point.


Then I decided that I should probably use some neglected art supplies to prevent boredom (96 more sketches to go!). So for 5/100, I went for a watercoloured eye and finished off the details with coloured pencils. :)


So I completely forgot about 6/100 so I just went in with an expired eyeliner brush pen (you know I waste nothing! Hehe!) and did a quick 5 minute eye sketch.



For 7/10, I decided to give my Copic markers some love. And finished off the details with my coloured pencils.


I tried to be really disciplined and got my eye sketch done each morning when I was in Hanoi. 8/100.



Then I thought it might be fun to photograph eye sketch 9/100 eyeing my pomelo salad. *LOL*


Eye sketch 10/100 was done while cruising Halong Bay.:)


11/100. This one was done on the flight home from Hanoi. There was a lot of turbulence on the plane so I just used my mechanical pencil and a piece of tissue to shade and create light and dark values. I finished with a black coloured pencil for the darkest value and a white paint marker for highlights.



For 12/100, I decided to play with Caran d'Ache Neocolor II watersoluble crayons.


This week, I decided to play with different eye angles to really challenge myself. 13/100.


14/100. This was done rather quickly at lunch.


For eye sketch 15/100, I was inspired by the colours in my new eyeshadow palette. :)


And 16/100 was the one I completed last night.

There you have it, my eye sketches for my #the100dayproject. Feel free to follow me on Instagram to check out my daily eye sketches. Be forewarned that I post food pictures too. ;)

Happy Easter weekend friends!


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Tuesday

The one about the elevated pancakes



Nephew #1 gets pretty spoiled with treats on the weekends. Like elevated pancakes. *winks*


A stack of cranberry pancakes with sliced banana pieces (plus the paper umbrella courtesy of mum who thinks all food is instantly elevated with cocktail paper umbrella decorations *LOL*) and butter and drizzled with organic maple syrup.


Went a little pattern-mixing crazy here to use up my bits and bobs.


Playing along with Scrap the boys



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Monday

Things that most crafters can relate to...*winks*



The bench/chair in your room is more a storage bench than an actual sitting bench/chair. Because you "respect" your stuff and they shouldn't be dumped on the floor, right?  *winks*


You can never have too much pretty/glittery stuff. Especially if they are on sale! ;)


You can make flowers out of (almost) anything...even pandan leaves!


You secretly want to own the pen display at stationery store because it's so pretty!


You make your bestie take a gazillion food photos so that you may have at least ONE nice photo before the actual eating commences.


You take numerous photos of faux floral displays because they are so pretty!


You can't wait for the family to finish eating the cookies in the tin so that you can make something pretty with the tin!


You find ways to reuse your CNY/occasion decorations like fussy-cutting them and incorporating them on your layouts.



Cute elements on packaging must always be fussy-cut so that they can be incorporated in future projects. 



You seem to find bargains everywhere. Even the small stationery aisle at the supermarket is not "safe" from you.


Normal people buy earrings to wear...you buy earrings in anticipation that they will become future embellishments on your projects. :)


Are these things most crafters can relate to???? *LOL*



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Wednesday

What’s on my desk


Hello from Hanoi, Vietnam! Just the usual multi-tasking desk. *winks*

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Tuesday

What I did to a "free" card



As a crafter, I make every single card I send out. I don't use ready-made store-bought cards. It is a matter of principle. *winks*


So I've been "stuck" with this freebie PWP card from Kikki K since 2015. Until last weekend that is. When I decided to just use it as a base for my card. *slaps head for not thinking about doing this sooner*



It was a super quick card to put together because I recycled the tag base (with crepe paper, doily and gold glittered goodness) and "Open me" sticker from some happy mail I got and basically just adhered the flamingo graphic, changed up the twine and added a paper clip, button and floral sequin.


I think it turned out quite pretty. What do you think?


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Monday

Mask on!



These are the photos that nephew #1 says need to be burnt. *Hahaha*


But you can clearly see that he was enjoying himself right??? *winks*


Plus it is totally necessary to take care of our skin with a weekly declogging mask treatment.


Now every time I say that his skin is "bad", he immediately asks, "Should I do a masking treatment?" Evidently, he has been well-trained. :)


Lots of fun bits from the scrap pile.

Playing along with Stick It Down.


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Thursday

#The100dayproject



So I’ve decided to participate in #the100dayproject this year. It is an art project where anyone can commit 100 days to exploring their creativity by sharing their projects online. I have decided to push myself to produce an eye sketch each day until July 10th and sharing them on Instagram. Of course, the official start date was April 2nd and I’m already late to the game since it’s the 4th today. But I’ve played catch-up so here are my first 3 eye sketches.


This is eye sketch 1/100.


This is eye sketch 2/100.


This is eye sketch 3/100. 

I hope to keep the momentum going. Wish me luck!:)


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Wednesday

What's new in my life: March 2019 edition



March was birthday month so I had quite a haul! *winks* 

First up, I finally bit the bullet and bought the 120 piece Faber Castell Polychromos. I had about 30 of them which I got in open stock 2 years ago. These are really expensive so I spent the last two months prior to this using my collection of pencils to really ascertain if I liked them enough to splurge on the full collection.




Just look at how pretty they are! I made a friend bring these back from the US to save me a little on shipping. He can't believe these pencils are US$150. But these are twice the price over here.



Of course, I also got a few art supplies for the face in March. I know...this face is starting to get expensive to maintain. *winks*

ColourPop offered free international shipping with no minimum spend so I picked up the Make It Reign bundle which consists of the It's My Pleasure eyeshadow palette and two eyeliners. Then when I was in Kuala Lumpur, I treated myself to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Norvina Palette which was cheaper by 20% because of the exchange rate. Your girl here is clearly into pinks and purples at the moment.

And every time I go to Kuala Lumpur, I always buy a few brushes from a local store selling quality makeup brushes. Of course, with International Women's Day in March, I also scored a Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Wear foundation at 20% off with a free lipstick and mascara. You know I'm a sucker for a good deal. Hehehe...The Anastasia Beverly Hill Brow Wiz was a gift from bloggy pal Lizzy Hill. And of course, the free birthday makeover at Yves Saint Laurent resulted in me purchasing a lipstick from the salesgirl.


As for my actual birthday celebration, my sister got me a lovely durian cake which was decorated with cute My Little Melody figurines!


How. Cute. Are. These. :)


My sister gave me these cute carrot-themed stuff - a stuffed carrot, a notepad and a hairband.


And also a bunch of travel-related stuff. Plus a gift card to Sephora (you know it means there's makeup in my next haul right???*LOL*).


Here's the full birthday package that Lizzy sent me. :)


I had a birthday voucher so I picked up these cuties at Typo. :)


And sweet Julie Tucker-Wolek sent me these pretty city cards. Can you tell which cities they are?


And lovely Mitra Pratt sent me these cuties. :)



I also picked up these inexpensive mules because they have really cool heels. I like having fun with my footwear. ;)


Which clearly explains why these leopard-print boots made it home with me too. *LOL*


Last but not least, I picked up some Christmas-related stuff on clearance. I think that I might have an early start to Christmas this year. *fingers crossed*

There you have it. These are what's new in my life. 

What about you? :)



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