Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Mario Card - Anniversary

Took a super-duper long break from both blogging and card-making. One of my usual 'hiatus' that I constantly neeeeeeeeed.

So I shall be posting on this long-due card for our anniversary. A simple one-sheet card with Mario as the theme. This is the first time I actually added cross stitch to my card-making. But with the recent relapse of cross-stitch-addiction, and the previous yarn/buttons card, I could almost see this coming before.

The husband pointed out that Boo (the white ghost at the bottom) would never scare/face Mario like that, and thus the tag-line. Also, the pink frames were added to cover up some accident, or rather some unexpected effect of the fabric glue. So yup, there's always room for improvement. Gratefully, everything turned out rather good.

Will definitely be keeping cross stitch in the card-making, so yeah, stay tuned~!

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Elephant (Original)

In preparation for Garlic's baby arrival gift, I decided to refresh my memory on this amigurumi pattern before attempting to shrink it.

I made a couple of these elephants for her wedding - one blue and one pink - in a lovely gift box with a letter, of course. Stumbled upon the perfect pattern right here, but I wasn't that confident about it, since it was the first and only time I've made it.

~Check out the pattern here~

 This pattern was exactly what I was looking for - knitting as one main piece, instead of making different parts and sewing them together. I've tried other elephant patterns and they turned out horrible because of my hopeless sewing skill.

Though this pattern can be rather complicated (at the Leg Chains part), it shouldn't be too much problem even for a beginner.

But once again, if you are not much of a knitter, keep checking back here. 'Cause I might just be selling it on Carousell some time soon!

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Typewrited Elephant Baby [Shower] - Garlic

The big reason why I was kinda running late on the posts - The Baby Arrival Gift & Card

As I made the couple a couple of elephants for their wedding gift, I've decided to make them a baby elephant when the happy news came. It wasn't an easy making that baby elephant happen, since it took a lot of time and effort (and brain juice) to edit (and shrink) the pattern. But still, I did it! (After a couple of tries, but I did it!) Tied with a perfect bow and packed in the perfect box. Stay tuned for more on these cutie elephants~

Alright, getting on to the card now. Simple paper cutting of the adorable pair of elephants, with a little fun fact.

A totally new attempt of the old popping up - Cradle instead of just square pop-ups! The first time I attempted to design a pop-up that isn't square or rectangular. But yeah, I know it could have been better than this.

Wanted to have the Stork & Dumbo on top but there was not enough space. So I came up with this (brilliant) idea of hiding Dumbo behind the cradle, making it seem like Dumbo is in the cradle and if you try to look inside, you'll see him~

Sealed the envelope with a little typewritten letter (so I can dispute if 'anyone' says I don't use my typewriter).