Saturday, October 27, 2012

Sweets and Presents

I'm back with a card for y'all :) It was my friend, Jane's birthday on the 25th, so I made a card for her, based on the Freshly Made Sketches #58. This is what the sketch looks like:

I love love love love Freshly Made Sketches because their designs are always clean and fun to use. They can be used for any type of card and they're so versatile :)

Anyways, here's the card that I made...

For this card, I kept the design nice and simple with a white background. I love the cute patterned paper and of course, the stamps :). The paper behind the stamped white paper is actually one of those paint chip samples. I lovee those colors.

Here's a closer view of the card, and especially the stamps. They only cost a dollar at Michael's and they can be used for so many occasions. And they're soooo adorable! 

I hope you liked it, because it was a fun card to make. I'm always trying out new things, like the stamps and the cute scrapbook paper, and I always love the turnout.

Keep crafting!
- CindyC.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Hair "Do's": Fishtail Braided Bun

Hello hellooo! I have a super super cute tutorial today :) If you couldn't tell from the post title, it's a hair tutorial. For this hair do, you'll have to know how to do a fishtail braid. Since I have a tutorial for that, you can go check it out. :) Ohmygosh I think it just looks soo adorable, pretty, and intricate, while also being casual. It looks absolutely fantastic with just sweats and a tee. Pulled together, but no big deal. :) How to do this? Scroll down my friends :)...

1. Pull your hair up in a ponytail and secure with a hair tie. A high ponytail seems to work best.
2. Fishtail braid the ponytail.
3. You can fluff it out a little for more volume and make it even messier, looser, and more casual
4. Wrap the braid around the base of the ponytail, tightly.
5. Take a long, sturdy bobby pin and stick it in at the base. Then use other bobby pins to secure the rest of the bun.
6. Voila! And you're done! Was that hard? No! You can smooth away flyaways and all that, or pin things down.. but who cares! It's pretty and elegant just the way it is.

I really, truly love love love this look! I couldn't help gushing over it and repeating "It's sooooooo cute!" to my friend that I did this on. You're sure to get compliments. Guaranteed. So you're welcome. :)

Have fun with it,
- CindyC.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hair "Do's": Fishtail Braid

Hello (: I have a hair "do" (do you get it? haha) to share with you (oh I'm rhyming now!). Let's just start with something pretty basic and simple.

This is just the average fishtail braid, sleeker and tighter. Tutorials for this easy braid at the bottom :)

1. Pull all your hair to one side
2. Split it into two even sections
3. From the underside, take a small section of hair, pull it around the outside, and cross it over to the other side.
4. Repeat step 3 with the other section of hair.
5. Keep going!
6. Finish with a hairtie.

For a more casual, messier look, you can use your fingers to pull at the loops a little so that the look is more relaxed. You can also vary the small sections of hair you cross over to the other side, as well.

Have fun with it!
- CindyC.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

DIY: Tribal Pattern Phone Case

Here I am again. Back with something else that I did today. Which is this:

Can you spot my name?

Yup, so I got an (one dollar) iPhone case, and if you couldn't tell, it even has a little stand for propping it up to watch videos and stuff like that. I used a trusty Sharpie for the job and I got inspiration for the pattern on all sorts of reference patterns. I know it doesn't exactly look like the cleanest case, but hey, I'm not perfect, and I'm not some magical artist. Imperfections make it perfect. I love it. And that's all that matters, really. 

Anyways, I still have a couple left to post soo

Tata. See you soon,
- CindyC.

"G" is for Gift

I know I promised you all the quilled letter "G" I made for my brother... ages ago. I'm sorry! But at least I have it now! I used orange, red, and yellow because orange is his favorite colors, and because his wall is blue and I love blue and orange together! The frame looks pretty nice and fancy and expensive right? Nah. Just the dollar store. :)

Here it is:

This is actually my first time quilling anything. Seeing as I didn't have a quilling tool... I used a messed up bobby pin. I'm so attached to it now. :) It was a fun project and I'm glad I started quilling because these letters are such good gifts to give and not too difficult to make. 

Here's a closer look at the detail of the letter.

Don't worry, I still have more to show you. 

Stay tuned,
- CindyC.

Happy Anniversary (:

Oh man do I have a lot to share. :) It's been so busy with school. I think it's so much harder than last year.. it sucks. But there is some art in my life that brightens all that negativity up, yay!

So, today is my parents' anniversary :) so I have a card for that.

Here it is:

I'm really loving the little doilies that we bought in Hong Kong! I've already used them in a couple cards and they're so delicate and cute and simple. Mom uses them under her mini cakes or cupcakes sometimes too. For the circles, I used paint samples that conveniently had little circle cutouts that I could just pop out. I wrote "mom" and "dad" in silver pen and dotted the outline of the circle. The little bow is made of hemp string and I think it looks so classy even though it smells kinda nasty. Well I really like this card so hope you do too!

There is more to come! I'm just separating things into different posts :)

Keep crafting,
- CindyC.