Thursday

12 ways to decorate a mooncake box


The other day, my bloggy pal Cindy suggested that I put together a post with all the mooncake boxes I have altered thus far. So here it is....12 ways to decorate a mooncake box. :)

Fun-colour-combo-on-an-upcycled-mooncake-box
Fun colour combo an an upcycled mooncake box
An-altered-mooncake-box...tutorial
An altered mooncake box tutorial


Black-and-white-altered-box
Black and white altered mooncake box

Another-altered-mooncake-box
Another mooncake box...a tutorial


The-gold-decorated-box
The gold decorated box...a tutorial


Upcycled-mooncake-box
An upcycled mooncake box = thread box for mum



Altering-a-box
The truth about altering a box...a tutorial


Mixed-media-on-a-mooncake-box-cover
Mixed media on a mooncake box cover


Gold-box
Upcycled boxes for Blue Fern Studios


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Upcycled boxes for Blue Fern Studios



Decorated-mooncake-box
The decorated mooncake box


Upcycled-box-for-Faber-Castells-by-Yvonne-Yam1
An upcycled cake box with Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Colors

There you have it. 12 ways to decorate a mooncake box (or any sturdy box).

All projects are linked to their original posts..some of them are tutorials.


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Wednesday

Workspace Wednesday: a look at my Raskog cart


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Meet my Raskog cart. 

She probably isn't Pinterest or Instagram-worthy but after months of trying to organize my art supplies on the Raskog cart, I am finally happy with it.

Now if you have one of these Raskog carts, you probably know that you can pack quite a lot of stuff in these but of course, accessibility becomes a problem if you keep stacking stuff.

I like my art supplies within easy reach (you know when you get into the zone, you don't want to have to get up and go look for stuff right? *winks*) so all my faves are stored on the top tray of my cart. 

The 3-tier stand holds my acrylic paint tubs, my acrylic inks and my bottles of mist. A glass jug and vase hold my paint brushes. I also added a basket to store the rest of my acrylic paints. Wet tissues and several mist bottles of distilled water fill up the rest of the top tray.

The second and third trays of the cart store supplies that are not frequently used.

Do you have a Raskog cart? What do you put on yours?


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Tuesday

An eye from the sketchbook


An-eye-from-the-sketchbook

Hello friends! Just wanted to share an eye from my sketchbook today. :)


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Monday

This week's fun card from the scrap pile...


This-week's-fun-card-from-the-scrap-pile

So I'm almost done with the revamping of my creative workspace...except for the art on the walls. But as usual, I got sidetracked when sorting out my scrap bits and just had to make a card. *winks*


My inspiration came from the lollipop chipboard that I've been hoarding for ages (I think it was from Crate Paper??). Well, my motto for 2018 is " Use it or lose it!" ...some tears might be involved. *lol* 


Hope this week's fun card from the scrap pile is sending a cheer your way....happy week ahead friends! :)


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Thursday

One photo layout format: 15 ways


So apparently I have a default photo layout format when it comes to layouts. I like to put my photos side by side, tilted at different angles (sometimes) and then throw embellishments at them. Check out the 15 layouts I pulled from my archives....focus on the photos and you will notice my default format. *winks*

The-one-about-the-lemon-curd-tarts
The one about the lemon curd tarts
How-many-paper-scraps-did-I-use-on-my-layout
How many paper scrap pieces did I use?

The-Gangster-Gang-on-Christmas-Eve
The Gangster Gang on Christmas Eve


Let's eat
Let's eat


Grandpa's-little-girl
Can you tell that I'm working through my patterned paper stash?


Let's-make-pancakes-today
Let's make pancakes today


Someone-had-an-ice-cream-birthday-cake
Someone had an ice-cream birthday cake

So-we-won-tickets-to-see-Kooza
So we won tickets to see Kooza


Working-off-the-cheese-tart-at-the-playground
Working off the cheese tart at the playground

Someone-finally-got-a-pair-of-Oakley
Someone finally has a pair of Oakley
Everybody-loves-cheesecake
Everybody loves cheesecake

Back-together-again
Back together again

The-queue-for-chocolate-chip-cookies
The queue for chocolate chip cookies


The-one-about-the-four-layer-cake
The one about the four-layer cake


The-need-for-self-preservation
The need for self-preservation

There you have it - one photo layout format on 15 layouts.

Do you have a default photo layout format?


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Tuesday

This week's paper scraps on a card


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Well, the quest to finish up the patterned paper scraps in my multi-slot folder continues in 2018. Let's just say that the pile hasn't exactly dwindled by a lot despite my valiant attempts to use up those paper scraps. *lol*


Here is this week's paper scraps on a card. I'm working on my birthday card stash....flattish cards that are postal-friendly. :)


I even took the Glossy Accents out to play.  *winks*


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Monday

How to tell your story with your photos and embellishments


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Well friends, you know how I like to tell my story through my photos and embellishments, without copious amounts of journaling. And this layout is a perfect example. :)

First, a little backstory...

It was a few days before Christmas and my sister was fretting over the need to get Christmas gifts for 30 or so colleagues. She didn't want to spend a ton on gifts obviously and the things that were within her budget were a little lame. *winks* I suggested baking some cookies and giving them a thoughtful package of cookies and tea. 

Of course, this was the Thursday before Christmas *insert dramatic music* and so all the baking and packing had to be done that very night so that she could distribute them the next day. 


Then there were some challenges...you know, real life drama. *lol*

1. I have the tiniest oven ever *seriously*so we can only bake a tray of 12 cookies at one time. 
2. One cookie and a tea bag seemed really miserable so we were looking at least 2 cookies per person.
3. Did I have enough tea bags? [We used up all my travel stash!]
4. How should we package them? [We used Ziplog sandwich bags which were decorated with Christmas stickers from my SRM Stickers stash.]
5.Can we get it done before my bedtime? [I need to be sleeping by 10pm because collagen production is between 10pm to 2 am...*winks*]

Evidently, we made it...since I even had time to take photos..hehehe.

While the photos do tell a bit of the story, I did have to add some fun stuff because you know I love to incorporate some form of humour, right?

Here is the closeup photo of our production line....

I did the baking, mum did the oven watching and my sister did the packaging. Yam family power! :)


I added the festive vibe by using Christmas patterned papers, washi tape and bling.


So, tell me, isn't this a fun way to tell a story? 

P/s: Happy week ahead friends!


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