Saturday, 23 April 2016

Wedding Red Envelopes

Hi!  Just dropping by to let everyone know that I am still alive and kicking!

It's been a crazy past several months.  Initially, I thought it was the Chinese New Year rush that kept us busy.  It took a cruel, drastic change and spoiled our festive mood when our house was broke-in 3 days before Chinese New Year (CNY was on 8 February 2016). Things were lost but we were most upset that our sacred place, our home has been violated.  We had the strangest phobia of leaving the house and stepping in the house for several weeks.  Even the slightest noise annoyed us to the core!  Nevertheless, we were thankful that non of our family members were harm.  It happened while we were all out for work.

I've done quite a few Wedding Ang Pau (packet) the past 2 months and just did not have the time to post it.  I even forgot to take photos of some of the packets.  Here's a few that I remembered to snap a picture of it!



The double happiness word is recycled from a wedding invitation card.




The double happiness word is also recycled from a wedding invitation card.






Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Just Monkeying Around

As we will be ushering the Year of Monkey, I've quilled a monkey, holding a strain of Chinese Gold Coins.  This cheeky monkey is winking!

Hope you enjoy the picture.




Monday, 11 January 2016

God of Wealth

Hi!

Chinese New Year will  fall on 8th February 2016.

It's less than a month away.  Lots of things to do to welcome the year of Monkey.

I've started a little crafting for the festive season.  Last year I've quilled God of Fortune cards and a 3D doll.  Repeating almost the same stuff, God of Wealth. 

Here are the four cards I managed to make.  Hope to inspire you.






Sunday, 10 January 2016

Happay New Year 2016

Happy New Year 2016 to all readers out there.

Hope we are all off to a great start.  Time flies really fast.  On New Year's Day, I was "promoted" as grand auntie.  My wonderful niece gave birth to a handsome baby boy.  He is now dubbed the youngest member of the family.

I didn't do much crafting or quilling the past years, I hope I'll spent a little more time doing crafts this year.  Before Christmas, I've quilled 4 snowflakes to hang over my work cubicle.

Here are the photos and hope it inspires you.  Enjoy the pictures.







  


A New Year's Blessing
May God make your year a happy one!
Not by shielding you from all sorrows and pain,
But by strengthening you to bear it, as it comes;
Not by making your path east,
But by making you sturdy to travel any path;
Not by taking hardship from you,
But by taking fear from your heart;
Not by granting you unbroken sunshine,
But by keeping you facr bright,
even in the shadows;
Not by making your life always pleasant,
But by showing you when people
and their causes need you most,
and by making you anxious to be there to help.
God's LOVE, PEACE, HOPE & JOY
To you for the year ahead.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Saturday, 31 October 2015

Holy Communion

My eldest niece is going to receive her First Holy Communion soon.  She grows up fast.  It wasn't so long ago that I cuddle a cute baby.  She is going to be 11 years old soon too!  

Made a card for her.




Friday, 30 October 2015

Qipao Bookmark

Hi!

I have a soft spot for 旗袍 Qipao or mandarin gown in English.  Some people call it cheongsam in Cantonese.   It's a traditional Chinese body hugging, usually tight fitting gown with slits up to the thigh on both sides of the gown.  It is either ankle length or below knee.  Modern qipao seen in the boutique these days are above the knee length.

In Malaysia, Qipao is worn only on special occasions like Chinese New Year, bride's wedding day and high profile dinner or party.  It's quite uncommon to see ladies wear it casually.

I still have some left over or used Chinese New Year cards from previous years in my cabinet.  Earlier this year, I used it for making Koi Fishes for Chinese New Year decoration.  I just don't have the heart to throw it away.  Took me a while to decide to make something useful.  A bookmark.  I made Japanese Paper Dolls in year 2012 and cartoon bookmarks last year, why not make some more for my books collection.

So here they are.  All from old/used Chinese New Year and Christmas Cards. Hope it entertained you.



Metallic gold card with sparkling gold prints.  Front gown.

Back gown.

Made from old/used Christmas card.

Front gown with high slit on both sides.

Back gown

All five Qipao bookmarks.




Tuesday, 6 October 2015

More Christmas Trees

I just love Christmas Trees.  Started with something sentimental to me; Christmas Tree.

Here's the next five trees embellished with stick-in rhinestones.

Hope you enjoy the pictures.

Nail it the second time.

First done this last year.  Repeating it just to get the hang of it.

It did it again.  This with with different shade of green.

Another tree with different coil shape.

One more tree, rotating the position of the shaped coil.
 

Monday, 5 October 2015

Christmas Tree

I'm in Christmas mood already!  Yup!  I start early.

Quilling my favourite thing and most important element of the season; the Christmas Tree.  After 3 months hiatus from quilling, I think I should ignite the passion again.  It's the only thing that makes me calm, focused and relax.  I personally find it very therapeutic when quilling, isolating myself from all the harsh, cruel reality of corporate rat race.

My skills is a little rusty initially, it didn't took me long to get back on track.  To start off, here are the first four trees, embellished with stick-on rhinestones.

Started with a simple easy tree.

Then, adding more coils.

Getting the hang of it.

Getting there already.


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Wau

Wau is a traditional game of the Malays.  Better known as kite in western countries.  It is a very popular hobby in the rural areas in Peninsular Malaysia states in Kedah, Perlis and Kelantan.  The games is part of their culture it is an annual festival and competition.

The wau can be easily spotted at the back of the One Ringgit note in monochromatic blue. Not so long ago, while waiting for my lunch to be served at a restaurant near my workplace, I noticed several waus on the wall.  I couldn't keep my eyes away.  The designs of the wau is very intricate and gorgeous.  The motives really fascinates me.

I've quilled one wau kite.  Enjoy the one and only picture.

The simple wau kite.
 


Friday, 3 July 2015

Giant Quill Flowers at Parkson

Hello July!


I had a big surprise on my recent trip to the shopping mall.  A good one and am ecstatic over it!  Parkson practices festive decoration year-in-year-out.  It's anticipating to see what they come out with.  The crafts, usually mass produce never fail to fascinate me.

This year, their colour theme for Aidilfitri are turquoise, brown and orange.  Lovely colour combination.  And they have giant quilled flowers hanging down from the ceiling!  Managed to snapped a few colour on my smartphone.  Enjoy the pictures!