December 28th, 2011 | 1 Comment »

Have you visited SBG Blog recently? I am their Featured Designer this week so there is a post about Studio Ztampf! and I with an interview there!

Plus… there is a Special Holiday Gift from me that you can download there as well :)

Enjoy it :)

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December 25th, 2011 | 2 Comments »

Have a Joyful Christmas!!! Wherever you are, I hope you are having fun today with your loved ones!

Here we have something special for this year’s Christmas. For the first time ever, we have a Christmas Tree! It is a super mini one as it is a baby tree :). It stands about 13 inches tall and I decorated it with the strings of beads that I made a few years ago to make our ‘Tropical Christmas Tree’. It looks pretty when there is lights around!

I hope this tree will continue to grow bigger over the years. However, once it’s grown too big for the pot, we will have to gift it away. You see, we live in a highrise apartment building so we don’t have garden or even a yard to properly plant the tree. But it’s all right, we’ll enjoy it until then. And then, we’ll make someone happy by gifting them a Christmas Tree!

How about you? Do you have a Christmas Tree?

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December 11th, 2011 | 44 Comments »

Christmas is just around the corner and see what I have made for you!

You’ll receive 5 background papers, 1 snowflakes overlay, 2 frames, 2 straight ribbons (1 is with lace edges), 3 flowers with bling, 1 bow, 1 tag, 2 strings for the tag, 2 word arts – each in red and green, 1 label, 1 eyelet, staplers in red, green and copper, and 1 garland – plus 2 QuickPages. I hope you will find them useful for your holiday scrapping! Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the other stops on this fabulous SBG Christmas Blog Train!

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See just the 5 background papers:

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December 6th, 2011 | 8 Comments »

Click To Download Fhung's Roman Teal Paris ClockFace

Inspired by a couple of Pinterest finds:
1. Use an embroidery hoop to make a clock. This is such a brilliant idea!
2. The right look and colors for a clock face.

So I combined those two ideas and went on designing my own clock face, printed it on a canvas (with my Canon Pro9500 Mark II printer at home), coated it with acrylic medium for protection, and then mounted in on a 10 inches diam. embroidery hoop. The pretty clock hands are from Etsy. This clock (the large pic on the right above) is now hanging on the wall in my computer room!

Then I just to make some more… I happened to have these little circle canvases stretch over a wooden frame: one is 10 cm diam., the other is 8 cm. So they are pretty small. For these two, I used copper sheets to create the rim, held in place with several nails. The 10 cm diam. can be displayed just as is, or perched on a candle holder like a mini clock tower. It is now sitting on a shelf in our dining/living room while the 8 cm diam. one is hung on a cabinet door in my art studio.

I can’t wait to get more embroidery hoops and to design some new clock faces!

You can download the clock faces pictured above to make your own clocks if you want: just click the image above! The zipped folder contains the clock face in 8 cm diam., 10 cm diam. and 10 inches diam. – all in high resolution JPG format. Enjoy!

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December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »

December is here and so are the Elves! Have you met these adorably mischievous Elfenoel yet?
Perfect to scrap about your Elf on The Shelf and Christmas! Use them on gift tags or holiday greeting cards – they will definitely add some irresistible charm!

Well, find them here:

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December 4th, 2011 | 4 Comments »

Here’s what I have been doing recently: making some changes to our small dining/lounge room! I have been wanting to do this for quite some time but there was always something else that were deemed more important to get done first. But finally I got to do it!

I painted the wall and did something different with it; creating a kind of wall installation featuring my artworks and a Tillandsia airplant with the swirly motif subtly hinted at the background. The swirly motif was designed to incorporate pre-existing screws on the wall where some pictures used to be hung. I plan to change up the artworks from time to time as I have several in the storage from my previous exhibitions.

We finally gave away the old IKEA single-sofabed after holding on to it for a while. We had to admit that we will no longer be able to use it anyway. We also moved the IKEA’s Klippan sofa around and change the old worn out black cover with a new one in natural color (very cheap at only HK$200!). Then we got a recycled chest of drawers to replace the ad-hoc bookshelf – a leftover from my studio that I can no longer afford to keep, and added a couple of Hemnes shelves from IKEA. I love that this way I can easily and quickly change the display too – no mess with drilling wall!

The end result is a more spacious and airy feel of the room… at an extremely economical budget :)

What do you think of it?

 

 

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