Monday

Two more quick upcycled Christmas gift boxes


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Last week, I shared a quick upcycled Christmas gift box that I made using one of the three empty boxes my sister passed to me.  Here are the other two that I decorated.:)


Here is the empty box before the makeover. A really smart cardboard box design with handles for easy portability. 



Happy week ahead friends! :)


P/s: Can you tell that I'm just trying to use up this Christmas paper pack from Photo Play Paper? *winks*

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Friday

The one about the Big Breakfast


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So the other day we went to McDonald's for breakfast and mum tried Big Breakfast for the first time.


When it came, she was most disappointed. She said it looked pathetic and unappetising. Plus it came cold because they didn't heat it up! *horror*


Here she is looking much happier after they came back with a slightly better version. *LOL*


Is the Big Breakfast in your region much more appetising than in Singapore? It's $7plus for the meal. Such a rip-off in my opinion for what you get. *LOL*


Playing with The Studio Challenges gold challenge. The patterned paper has gold-embossed details. I also added gold washi tape and gold brads.


Happy weekend friends!


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Wednesday

A quick Christmas card


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Hello friends! This year I'm all about super quick Christmas cards that are postal-friendly. Every year my cards go out to the post office on the 4th of December because that's when postage rates for cards are half-priced! *woohoo!*


Enjoy the rest of your week friends! :)



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Tuesday

A quick upcycled Christmas gift box


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So the other day my sister happily passed me 3 of these cute empty cardboard boxes.

"I know you like empty boxes." she said.
"Eh...no. I like to upcycle boxes. But I would prefer them with gifts in them actually." I replied.

*LOL*



Oh well. The box is perfect for little Christmas gifts....like a mug with a hot chocolate + marshmallow pack. :)
Playing along with the Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop.



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Monday

A girl from my travel sketchbook


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Meet the girl from my travel sketchbook.
It was one of those sketches that started with a quick eye sketch (on the plane) that turned into a face sketch.

And then of course, I went all out into colouring of course.*winks*


Happy week ahead friends! :)


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Wednesday

A superquick Christmas gift bag


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I've been having a blast making superquick Christmas gift bags using a mix of past holiday paper scraps, die-cuts and punch-outs. They are perfect for little treats like cookies or travel-sized toiletries. 


They are a great way to use up the shopping paper bags that you I have in my stash (these days I've pretty much stopped taking paper bags when I go shopping since I bring a few reusable bags along with me but I have a mountain full of those I've accumulated before I became a little more eco-conscious...*hangs head down in shame*).



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Monday

The one about the roasted carrots


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Whenever I go to Australia, I like to bring back a bunch of fresh vegetables for my mum. Like carrots. She gets pretty excited over root vegetables with leaves attached because we can't get these at our local markets. *LOL*


Did she not look happy holding on to a bunch of carrots? *winks*


And I got to try out a roasted carrots recipe I found on the internet. :)


I went with some "homely" papers for my layout. 


And lots of stickers. Some washi tape and die-cuts.


Playing along with Stick It Down.

Happy week ahead friends!:)


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Friday

Die-cuts on a Christmas card


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These days I've been really gravitating towards die-cuts on projects because they add texture and interest without bulk.  Which makes them much more postal friendly too...perfect for this year's Christmas cards. :)


Playing along with Sunday Stamps

Happy weekend friends! :)



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Tuesday

The reworked mixed media girl on wood panel


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April 2016
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November 2018

It was a challenge to rework this particular mixed media girl I did back in April 2016 because she was done on a wood panel so you have to work with the grain of the wood in order for your colorants to show up.


I used acrylic paints for her skin and inks for her features. 


Then I went in with some Faber Castell gelatos and Prismacolor pencils for the details.


I also replaced the yellow flower with a white one and added a pearl trim on her ruffled top.

What do you think?


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Monday

The upcycled Pringles can (a quick tutorial)


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So the other day Nephew #1 was eating chips out of a Pringles can when he spied me looking at him. 

"Would you like some?" he offered.
"Nope. Just pass me the can when you're done!"I told him.

Yep. As always, Eyeing the packaging. *LOL*


I measured and cut a sheet of Christmas patterned paper (Photo Play Paper) and adhered to the Pringles can (I used my trusty Xyron Creative Station of course).


I used my paper scraps to add a little more interest to the top and bottom of the can. 


Next I "framed" a deer head and finished with some word die-cuts.

There you have it. A super-quick upcycled Pringles can...perfect for some Christmas candy. :)



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Thursday

The girl from my sketchbook who drove me nuts!


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Meet the girl from my sketchbook who drove me nuts. Seriously. 

For some reason, she never looked "right" to me. At first I thought it was her eyes. Then her lips. Then her jawline. And her hairline. *LOL*


After multiple layers of coloured pencils, I think she now looks somewhat decent (that's my story and I'm sticking to it!*winks*).

What about you? Have you ever worked on a project that drove you nuts because you just couldn't get it "right"?


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