Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Quilling Projects

As I browse more Papercrafting Ideas on Youtube, I found some nice quilled cards.  From there, I searched for books and found a lot with lots of techniques and inspirations.  Indeed, I became inspired to make some projects.

The first project I made is from the book I bought at Innovations.  The title of the book is Designs in Quilling by Malinda Johnston (Book 4).  The book has 10 designs each with photograph, pattern and instructions plus complete basic quilling instructions.  The picture in the cover inspired me to finish the project as quick as I could.


Pennsylvania Dutch Floral


Since I didn't find a bigger frame, I make do of what I had, it's smaller than what it should be so I adjusted mine, not that perfect but I was still satisfied on how it came out.  Not a bad project for a first timer.  What do you think of my Quilled Welcome?




Tuesday, 14 February 2017

A Valentine's Day Collage

Valentine's Day may have passed but I am sure it's not too late yet to share with you the collage I made before 14th February.  I didn't know what to give to my special hubby and thought of creating this myself with lots of love and patience.




I was very happy when I heard my hubby said "WOW" as he enters the door.  I knew he's quite exhausted from his day's work but still he was able to show his appreciation with what I made for him, for us rather.  For him, this is the biggest card in town and said "I LOVE YOU SO MUCH MY DARLING". I do love him more also that on Valentine's day itself when he arrived from work, he asked me to go out for dinner with him with another "couple" friend.  For me it was a surprise knowing that he's always busy at work but he was able to make table reservations for us in a newly opened restaurant in town, The Grille.

My collage was made with selected CTMH Hello Lovely Paper Packets, Hello Lovely Complements, All Together Complements, pre-cut Alphabet Letters from the Welcome Home Wreath Kit and some quilled  flowers and butterfly I made previously as additional decorations.






Friday, 10 February 2017

CTMH Heritage Scrapbooking

As one of the CTMH Consultants, I am privileged to join a contest with the theme: Heritage Artwork. Since I don't have some old photos with me of my own family, I chose to browse some from my husband's album compilation.  I have found a lot of nice ones but found each copies in large sizes. So, I thought I will just feature his own family: a photo of his parents, together with his one and only sibling.  At least I would be able to create one scrapbook with a two-page lay-out.

Left photo shows little Rob with younger sister Gay and loving parents Audrey Isabel and Stanley Murdoch.
Right photo shows the wedding of Audrey and Stanley.

MATERIALS:
* Rustic Home Fundamentals 
* All Together Complements
* a bit of Hello Lovely Complements
* 2 pcs White Daisy Cardstock
* some old family photos of your choice
* Sea Glass cardstock from Hello Lovely Coordinating Cardstock
* some bits from Hello Lovely Paper Packet


Of course, you need some tools like paper trimmer, adhesives, some glue dots and 3d foam adhesives (depending on how you want to adhere your complements and sentiments. These tools can easily be acquired from any craft store but it would be convenient if you will also buy them together with the materials from Close To My Heart website or from any CTMH Consultant you know.

My scrapbook lay-out:

LAY-OUT INSTRUCTIONS BASE ON THE COLOR PALETTE ILLUSTRATED

Left page

* Card Base:  White Daisy Cardstock (11 3/4 x 12)
* Adhere gold fundamental paper (7 x 11.5) to grey fundamental paper (11.5 x 11.5) then     adhere to the card base after. Make sure the gold  paper is placed on the left side.
* Position the dark green fundamental piece/designer paper (1/2 x 11.5) to any level you want then glue it.
This time, you can attach the above sentiment/complement especially if you want to use the OUR HOME banner and have it stitched.
* Trim green cardstock (10 x 8), adhere the photo to the green cardstock then glue it on top of the fundamental sheets making sure also that you won't cover the sentiment above.
* Glue the rest of the sentiments you wish to add in the lay-out.

Right page

* Card Base:  White Daisy Cardstock (11 3/4 x 12)
* Adhere gold fundamental paper (7 x 11.5) to grey fundamental paper (11.5 x 11.5) then     adhere to the card base after. Make sure the fold paper is placed on the right side.
* Position the dark green fundamental piece/designer paper (1/2 x 11.5) to any level you want then glue it.
* Trim green cardstock (6 1/4 x 8), adhere the photo to the green cardstock then glue it on top of the fundamental sheets.
* Glue the rest of the sentiments you wish to add in the lay-out.


As a beginner in scrapbooking, one can also follow the pre-made lay-outs provided by CTMH.  I bought Make It From Your Heart - Volume 1 online.  It's a soft bound, affordable how-to publication which features a 16 two-page layout patterns, 2 single-page patterns, as well as 12 different card patterns.  This publication highlights all-new artwork technique ideas, and color palettes, conveniently bound in one volume for easy reference.

WISH ME LUCK!