Thursday, September 27, 2012

How's it goin, peeps?  It's a wet Thursday here but we love it because it means no haze ;).  We hope you're having a good day too wherever you are.

We found a new love so to say.  Love for Post-It Notes!  Haha!  No not really but we found a craft work idea that had pushed us to look for Post-It Notes in every stationery shop that we had entered.  Haha!  So we decorated them and it was sooo much fun to do!

Enough of the rambling, below is our first Post-It Note Cover that I made a few nights ago.  I used some card stock paper, cut out some patterned papers to cover the front cover, added the "notes" alpha, twinkle them a little with some little gems adhered to 3 little paper flowers...and voila!  It's all done!  Easy peasy.  Still need some guides on how to make it?  I'll probably put up a tute later so check us out often ya ;).

Here's the cutie:




Now I'm making a few more of them...trying some other techniques too.  I'll definitely share their photos with you.  Off to my crafty-wonderland again!  Toodles ;)!

- Susan -



Sunday, September 23, 2012

Announcement

Good Sunday morning everyone!

We would like to inform you that our online store is currently unavailable as we are in the midst of making some changes. 

For any orders, kindly e-mail us at:

We would like to apologise for any inconveniences caused.

Thank you & have a great & blessed Sunday!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Carnival Sale

Our church held a Carnival Sale last Sept 1st to raise fund for our current new church building project, and the church of St. Barnabas.  So Evonne and I opened up LLC's booth under AYC's wing to help out with the fund raising.

The preparation for this Sale really stressed us out because we only started our preparation about 2 weeks before the Sale!  Eeeeek!!  But after that 2 weeks of hair-pulling-and-nail-biting sleepless nights of preparation, thank God, we managed to pull it through.  We're also thankful to Him for the clear weather that day (even though it's really hot), and with God's help and blessing too we managed to make a good sale *smile of contentment*!

We would like to thank everyone who've helped out in this project of ours, families and friends who've came and supported us (you all know who you are), particularly to join and help in raising fund for the church.  God's willing, with all your help, we would be able to congregate at the new church much earlier than Easter next year :).  I would also like to thank my dearest hubby.  Thank you for lending me a hand when I needed it, for helping to put Xavier to sleep at most nights, and especially for bearing with my unpreferred behavior during those frenzied 2 weeks.  Love you, man!  And tons of thank you to my little man, Xavier, for being such an angel on that day.  Mommy love you heeps!  Muah!

So here's some pictures during the Carnival Sale:


Front View


Proud of this Logo


A small corner to display some of our other Handmade Items.


Thank you Uncle Thomas & Aunty Sturie for letting us display the Guest books we made for you :).


Our new Contacts Book.  Made just the night before the Sale.  Phew!!


Our Decorated Jars, Decorated Frames you can see at the right corner, and some of our A5 sized Altered Notebooks.  These are all new items.


Our Small Altered Notebooks.  One of the Hot Items during the Sale :)


Our Scrapbooks on display.  Love that cute display rack decorated with the small Accordian flower and those magnetic "Welcome" alphas ;).


Another table displaying some more Decorated Jars, Greeting Cards, Decorated Frames, and Small Altered Notebooks.


Our lanterns on one side of the shop.


Our Small and Big Bookmarks, some Greeting Cards, and Decorated Frames.


Our first "company" stamp (stamped behind all our items).  A big thank you to a friend (you know who you are) for making it possible to be ready within less than 2 days.  Hehe.


Our handmade Tissue Box and our Name Cards amongst other displays.


The bookmarks used on books and mags.  Aren't they cute?  Hehe.


Closer and clearer view of the Bookmarks.


Evonne and I with our little helper, Mr. X.


At our store front.  We look tired, don't you think?  We were indeed very tired actually.  Huhu.  And I just noticed we were wearing shoes of the same colour!  Haha!


Resting for a week or two after that Sale, now we have another project in hand which is being held in 2 months time...the Christmas Baazar.  That one will be a bigger scale for us so a lot more preps to do.  Brainstorming have started a couple days ago, and once final decisions are made, we'll gear up to full force for the next 2 months.  May God be with us all throughout.

Till then, keep crafting and God bless.

"But let all those rejoice who put their trust in You; because You defend them; Let those also who love Your name be joyful in You." - Psalm 5:11




Tuesday, September 18, 2012

75th Birthday

My sister in law's father in law celebrated his 75th birthday last month and I was asked to make a large (A4 size) birthday card for him.

The theme colour for the party was gold, so I made a simple card but used a patterned paper (forgotten the brand name) with a design that was already cut out.  I really love that patterned paper.  Although I have used most of it (it was from a 12" X 12") but I'm happy I still have some in hand :D.

I used a black coloured card stock for the A4 size card.  I adhered the white patterned paper on a smaller sized gold/champaign coloured card stock which I have adhered on to the black stock card.  Took some gold large ribbons and tied them on to the card, added some alphas (by American Crafts) to make the birthday sentiments, and added some small gems on the white patterned paper to add elegance to the card.  Lastly, I added the wordings for the inset, and it's all done :)!

Here's the card to share with you:




So that's all for today's update folks.  Till the next one, keep on crafting and stay safe :)

- Susan -


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Guesthouse Guestbook

How's it going peeps?  I hope Wednesday treated you well so far :).

Here's sharing with you a guestbook I made for our friend, Lydia.  She asked for a guestbook for her guesthouse.  A bit mouthful don't you think?  Haha!  So yea...she gave me a logo with a white silhouette of a hornbill bird and straight away, I thought an ethnic look would be great for the guestbook.

I struggled looking for the perfect paper for the cover at first but managed in the end.  Once I was done wrapping the cover, I dabbed the front cover with some silver coloured ink and brown coloured ink at all four corners to get that grungy, slightly worn out look.  And then I stencilled an ethnic Iban or tribal tattoo image that I had carved earlier onto the cover.  Once that was done, I adhered the big logo which I have printed out and cut around the circle onto the cover with a foam tape to create an elevated effect.  Next, I worked on the first page of the book, which you can call the welcoming page.  I printed out the logo in a large size on a piece of sheer/transparent paper.  Then on the next paper, I printed out the motto that Lydia wants to use that is "Peace, Tranquility, and Tenderness" across the page.  On top of it, I pasted the same Iban or tribal tattoo image as the one on the front cover, that I carved out of a black cardstock paper.  That part was really tedious and took a lot of my patience.  Whew!

So the rest of the inset are printed out and after assemblying them all with a few red coloured ring binders, I was done...and happy with the outcome :).

Here's some pictures of it.








So there you go peeps.  Will be sharing more of our other crafts soon.  Till then, take it easy ;).

- Susan -



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