Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Welcome Again

Hello, hello! I've been thinking about moving into Blogger for some time as it was getting a little expensive maintaining a domain and server space. It also looks like Blogger has enhanced its functions since the last time I used it. So all in all, it's a pretty good move.

I could only transfer 40+ blog posts over because the xml import/export between platforms does not seem to work as well. So I had to manually repost each post, which is a right pain in the butt. I have to pretty much archive most of the older articles in an xml format until I can figure out how to move them over to Blogger.

That's just some of the technical difficulties. I also had to transfer my photos from my previous web space to Google's photo directory so that wasn't fun. I spent a good part of yesterday just working out all the kinks.

Coming back to Blogger seems familiar. After all, I did start with Blogger... well, not exactly. Truth be told, I started with Livejournal. Anyone still remember that? And I think I even had a Salon blog for a while. I've tried most blogging platforms, even dabbled in Open Diary and a bit of the free Wordpress (before moving into the fully paid service). But I've had Blogger blogs for the longest time. I have a knitting blog, which has not been updated in yonks, and a beauty blog. Embarrassingly enough, you can still find them on the internets.

I guess this post is not so much an introduction into this blog. If you have been following my blog, this will just seem like a transition. It's nothing particularly new. In fact, I kept the look and feel pretty much the same. If you'd like to subscribe (or resubscribe), please hit the RSS button on the right sidebar or subscribe via email.

Thank you so much for your support and I sincerely hope you enjoy going through the blog. Do let me know if you have any suggestions or topics you'd like to discuss and I'll do my best. You can leave them in the comments below or ping me at one of my many social media platforms.

Take 5 Art Journal Collaboration - Learning to Fly

I'm back with another #take5art journal challenge with the ladies (links to their channels can be found in the video description) and this time around, we basically had free reign over what we want to use as long as they are the oldest or old supplies from our stash.

Hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching. Please be sure to use the hashtag #take5art and tag me on YouTube or Instagram to notify me that you're participating as well. It would be so much fun if more people joined in :-)

Traveler's Notebook Process - Silly Selfie

I do not usually take selfies but I was feeling rather bored last Valentine's and decided to play with a few Snapchat face filters. And took this shot. I knew I had to put it into my traveler's notebook someday. I need to be brave enough to take more selfies and include them into my memory keeping.

Hope you enjoy this video featuring a rather silly selfie :-)

Take 5 Art Journal Collaboration - Nothing Is Impossible

I've really enjoyed participating in the #take5art challenge / collaboration on YouTube and it's been a blast coming up with different pages based on the prompts given by Kyra.

Prompts for August:
- text paper (paper containing text or fonts)
- napkins
- use packaging to apply media
- white
- yellow

I hope you enjoy watching the video and let me know should you have any feedback or suggestions.

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Celebrate Stars Card

It's been a long time since I participated in a Simon Says Stamp challenge and this card is for both the Monday and Wednesday challenge. I used the Simon Says Stamp Stacked Stars and the Waffle Flower Celebrate dies along with a stitched rectangular die. I layered a few of the celebrate word so that it pops up a bit. It's a simple card but I do prefer the look of clean and simple cards most of the time.

Saturday, 12 August 2017

Mixed Media Crazy Bird Birthday Card

One of my favourite crafty things to do is to play with Distress Paints and today I thought of incorporating the card I've made for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge into a mixed media series that I'm doing on my channel. Do check out the video at the end of this post.

I'm really pleased with how the card turned out and all the different techniques I applied to the Distress Paints. I especially love the mixed media backgrounds I worked on and the Tim Holtz Crazy Birds stamp set was pretty cute too. I only have 3 of those birds in my set. It was one of those "made for Michaels" (or was it JoAnns?) sets that came with the coordinating dies too.


This is probably one of the cutest cards I've made :-)

Hope you enjoy the video and thanks for watching!

Channel: PlannerBug
Direct link to video: Distress Paints Birthday Card | Mixed Media Techniques

Traveler's Notebook Process - Cameron Highlands

My husband and I took a mini vacation and went up Cameron Highlands to enjoy the cool weather, beautiful scenery and food. Of course I had to journal about the trip in my traveler's notebook, especially after a friend printed out an Instax photo on her printer. I think I need an Instax printer too! 

Hope you enjoyed the video and thanks so much for watching!

Channel: PlannerBug
Direct link to video: Traveler's Notebook Process - Cameron Highlands