Friday, December 9, 2016

Breaking beads

Hi everyone,

I went back to my hometown a couple weeks ago for a much needed break. I just needed rest (total rest as in physical, mental & emotional rest haha). The past weeks have been hectic & oh so stressful..especially at the workplace. And before December comes, which is usually when the hectic days are back, I called myself for a retreat. It's time to rest, recover & reset. And the best place is of course, HOME! 

So, during my much needed break, my mom taught me to do beadwork. She has been beading for quite sometime, well, ever since she retired 3 years ago. Her specialty is making tanggu/marik empang. Tanggu/marik empang is a traditional Iban beaded necklace worn together with the traditional costume especially during special occasions such as weddings and the Harvest Festival/Hari Gawai. 

Well, to tell you the truth, I was never a 'bead person'. I was always the paper person haha. The only thing I like about beads is wearing them lol! I thought it was very tedious to make beaded necklaces. But what my mum taught me was the single thread method, which is superrr easy to learn & do. The tanggu that I made is a modern version of the traditional tanggu.


I got totally hooked for 2 days ('high on beads') and finished my first modern tanggu in a total time of 6 hours! It was so much fun..from the time of selecting & purchasing the beads with my mum, choosing the pattern of the tanggu and finally getting the tanggu done! 

So, this is the finished tanggu!




It really goes well with a white top. You can see the colour pop out more. :) Thanks to my lovely cousin, Latana for being my tanggu model for the day!

I am looking forward to my next trip home during the Christmas holidays. I would love to get hooked on this again & make more tanggu!

Until then, have an awesome Friday!

Much love,
Evonne

Monday, December 5, 2016

For the Graduate!

Hello all!

I am sharing with you today, a Congratulations card that I made for a recent graduate. I decided to go with a bright & sunny theme. 

And oh, I enjoyed making the tassel, even though it could be quite a hassle dealing with those strings. They can be quite stubborn sometimes...lol! Well, the tassel is worth the hassle haha! (so chessy) Anyway, here it is..mi creation!





And oh, I'm sorryyyy..it IS another gate fold card. I hope you guys are not sick yet with all the gate fold card posts from me..lol! I promise, the next post will NOT be another gate fold card post. *wide grin*

I hope you survive your Monday!

Much love,
Evonne

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Lister's Gotta List

Hi there! I've listed myself as a 'lister' a couple months ago hehe! It's a monthly challenge created by The Reset Girl

Basically, you just sign yourself up at the website and you will receive an email with downloadable list prompt for everyday for the whole month. It is totally up to you how you want to write/post your lists. You can go all creative on it! It's so much fun! As for me, I've created a mini book (a traveler's notebook size) to write all my October lists inside :) 


I've made the book out of scrap papers from all my cardmaking projects..hehe. Nothing goes to waste!

To see some amazing lists, search Instagram.. #listersgottalist

Enjoy!

Much love,
Evonne

Friday, December 2, 2016

Wedding Card - Gold & Black theme

I've been receiving quite a few wedding & anniversary card orders lately. When it comes to making wedding cards, I have the tendency to make gate fold cards. I don't know why, but the brain just goes on gate fold mode, the moment wedding card comes to mind haha!

Here's a wedding card that I made with a gold & black theme. 


I have totally forgotten that I have those black & silver stickers. I dug through (literally!) my sticker collection and found these beauties and thought it's the perfect time to use them. And I paired them with gold (doesn't quite look like gold in the pictures, though) embossed paper and polka dot patterned papers.



I have also used the polka dot patterned paper for the insides as well, just to tie it with the theme. :) 

Until the next post, have yourself a great Friday!


Much love,
 Evonne

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hello December...

It's December!! One of my favourite months of the year and also the busiest! 

We at Live-Love-Craft will be coming up with a new product soon! Yippee! We are really excited about it! It is our own creation and is currently in the making (hehe!)


We truly hope and pray that it will be a December to remember! 

So stay tuned! We'll make an announcement reaaaal soon! :)

Much love,
Evonne & Susan


Friday, November 11, 2016

Wedding Card - Purple sparkle theme


Hi everyone!

I'm back with another wedding card to share with you! :D

This time I went with a purple sparkle theme. I used sparkly purple patterned paper, silver glitter foam, black lace and decked it with silver sparkly flowers, butterfly and black floral sticker.



I've re-used the template for the sentiments from the previous wedding card I did. This time I had it in black prints, instead and kept the background clean.



Til then, have a sparkly day ahead!

Much love,
Evonne

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Wedding Card - Oriental theme


I have been receiving quite a few orders for wedding cards, lately. I guess the wedding season is in, hehe.

I'm sharing with you a gatefold oriental themed wedding card. My colours of choice were red, gold, pink & cream :)



I finally used the sakura flower patterned paper which I bought during my trip to Japan two years ago hehe!


Hope you're having a great day!

Much love,
Evonne
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