Workspace Wednesday 69.

February 13, 2013 | Workspace Wednesday

Morning all! We were lucky enough to have public holidays on Monday and Tuesday this week here in Singapore (thanks Lunar New Year!), and just happened to also have my Dad stopping through yesterday for a quick visit which was great! :)

We decided to head out for a wander around town, cameras in hand, only to be foiled by the rain an hour or so into our adventure… so I ended up only taking three photos haha, oops! Was still a nice afternoon though, and cooler than usual thanks to the rain!

So, it’s Valentine’s Day tomorrow! We don’t really celebrate it, but if you do I’ve got one last freebie to share with you (juuuust in case you’re looking for an extra last minute card for your someone special!).

I was contacted via Facebook a few days ago by the lovely Maiko Nagao, showing me her awesome printable card.. isn’t it great? You can download it from Maiko’s blog here.

Have a great day guys! :) x



{Freebie} Valentine’s Desktop Wallpapers

January 31, 2013 | Freebies

That time of year is rolling around again!

Valentine’s Day.. whether you love it or hate it, the simple fact is that we could all use a bit more love and kindness in our lives, right!? Absolutely. So here’s a simple and FREE way to do just that.. go on, show your computer some love!

One Heart:

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I Heart You

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Arrows Away!

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DIY Heart Candy Gift Tags

February 6, 2012 | DIY, Featured

Good Morning! How was your weekend?  :)

I have some exciting news! A few weeks ago I was contacted by Fossil to do a Valentines DIY for their Fossil.Life.Style blog, and it went live last friday! I just wrote that like it wasn’t a big deal for me to be contacted by Fossil.. but I can tell you now, much dancing and singing was done following that email! I’ve been a Fossil fan for years so it was pretty much a dream come true.

After a lot of deliberation, I came up with some cute little heart candy gift tags, that are really easy and fun to make.. I hope you like them! You can find the full DIY over on Fossil.Life.Style. :)

**It appears that the links to this post don’t work anymore, so I’ve included the instructions below!**

Here’s what you’ll need:

– Oven-bake modeling clay in candy colours
– Baking paper
– Rolling Pin
– Heart template or cookie cutter (I used a store-bought wooden heart, but I’ve included a template HERE if you need it)
– Xacto knife
– A pointy tool or needle to make a hole for the string
– Alphabet stamps
– Red pen (fine tip)
– Oven

1. Put a ball of modeling clay onto the baking paper and roll it out to about 8mm thick.
2. Lay your heart template on top, and carefully cut around it with the Xacto knife (keeping the knife as straight as possible). If you have a cookie cutter it’s much easier!
3. Smooth out any rough edges, then use the stamps to imprint your text. Push a hole into the corner of your heart using the pointy tool or a needle (make sure it’s wide enough for string).
4. Bake in the oven according to the packet instructions.
5. Once the heart is cooled, use the red pen to draw over the imprinted text. My pen was water soluble, and smudged easily (even after drying), so I washed the hearts under water to get any excess ink off. The red was still visible, but just not as vibrant.
6. And you’re done! They make for fun gift tags, or as little surprises left in a pocket or lunch box.

DIY love-struck place cards

February 2, 2012 | DIY

I’ve got a quick little DIY for you today in the form of some Valentines name cards! I thought they could be fun if you were having a Valentines Day themed dinner party, a kids party, or just wanted something cute to leave on our loved one’s pillow. I hope you like them!

You’ll need:

Medium weight cardboard
Modeling clay (oven bake)

Step 1: Firstly, you’ll need to make your arrows.. using this template (if you like) cut some arrows out of your cardboard. Depending on the thickness of your cardboard, you may need to glue two arrows together to make it stronger.

Step 2: Paint/decorate your arrows. I wrote names on mine because they’ll be placed on a table, but you could write whatever you like!

Step 3: Put your arrows aside to dry. Take a ball of modeling clay and shape it into a heart, keeping the base of it flat on the table. I made mine a bit beveled, but you could also push shapes into it, etch a pattern into it.. anything really!

Step 4: Once you’ve finished, and just before baking, push the tip of one of your arrows into the clay so it’s sticking out at the angle you’d like it. Take the arrow out and bake your clay according to the instructions.

Step 5: Wait for the clay to cool, push your arrow into the groove you made in the heart, and you’re done! Bravo!

Note: You may notice that I’ve actually painted my gold heart. I did this after baking the clay (I didn’t like the colour of the clay much), but I quickly found out that the paint scratches off quite easily. Therefore, I would recommend choosing the right clay colour from the start.. instead of trying to paint it later :)