Sunday, 2 February 2014

HK Memory Chest Kit Club - February 2014

Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

How is everyone doing? Hong Kong has ground to halt as we welcome the year of the horse. It's so quiet and a lot of shops and businesses are closed until Tuesday.  It's such a great time to meet up with family and friends, eat lots of Chinese puddings and cakes and for the little ones and singles - to get as many lai see packets as possible.

January was such a jam-packed month for me and it's nice to get into February, hoping things will be more settled. Of course, February is also the month for love, so this month's kit pays tribute to St. Valentines.

February 2014 Kit
Crate Paper Love Notes – Dearest
Crate Paper Love Notes – Checked Out
Crate Paper Love Notes – Sparked
Crate Paper Love Notes – Classic Love

Crate Paper Love Notes Chipboard Stickers
American Crafts Thickers – Pink Foam Alphabet Stickers
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Stencil Marks
Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gem Clips

Add-On Options  
Crate Paper Love Notes – Layered Stickers
Crate Paper Love Notes – Photo Overlays

Crate Paper Love Notes – Vellum Specialty Paper

 Prima Everyday Vintage – Chalkboard Paper Notecard Set

December Sizzix Die  
Sizzix Bigz Window and Window Box

Here's the sketch I did for this month.

 Love Your Giggles
I love the non-traditional colours for this Valentine's collection. The minty greens and soft pinks go so well with the bold reds. I was reorganizing my desk when I came across these photos. I'd printed them out years ago and "lost" them under all the papers and bills in my filing bins. My cutie was only two in these ones.
The foam alphas come in two colours for the one pack; fun for mixing it up. The hand was cut out from the Prima chalkboard cards.
I stenciled on the pink hearts with Tim's distress paint but I didn't want a crisp image, so just dabbed it on randomly to get the splotchy look.

Extra Elements: Heart stencil and Worn Lipstick Distress Paint by Tim Holtz for Ranger

You & Me
I love how the peppermint stripe paper against the heart paper and dark grey cardstock. I finally pulled out my sewing machine to do the scraggly border around the heart paper. Not happy that the machine was dropping so many stitches. I think I need to check my tension again. The photo was taken almost four years ago at a friend's wedding.
 Don't you love the window die with the heart peeking through one of the window panes? I also strategically cut out the journal paper to have the red title and date stamps show in just those places.
I punched large scallop on to the XO paper and it contrasts well with the pink foam alphas. The chalkboard banner was cut from one of the notecard sets, before writing the sentiment with a chalk marker. I finished off the layout with a bit of stickles to give the chipboard pieces some shimmer.

Extra Elements: Frosted Lace Stickles, Zig chalkboard pen, Pumice Stone Distress Ink

Updated Entry on 05/02/2014 (extra layout)
Apple Of My Eye
 I was going to try something with the cardstock scallops but then changed it around halfway through and this is what I ended up with. I love this photo with the apple.
Love this kit has so much chipboard and 3D embellishments to play with.
I altered some large chipboard alphas to match the layout.
I punched scalloped borders in co-ordinating cardstock colours and added white chalkboard highlights on them.
Extra Elements: cardstock in several colours, large chipboard letters, distress paint in worn lipstick

Here are some of the lovely layouts from the rest of the team.
I Love Art by Angela McDaniel
Tooth Fairy by Angela McDaniel
You Are Hilarious by Angela McDaniel
Across Ages by Belly Lau
 Love Your Happy Face by Belly Lau
Be Mine by Erika Lui
 Life Is Amazing With You 2 by Erika Lui

Sheung Wan Crop
11th February (Tuesday)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Hosted by Grace Wong

18th February (Tuesday)
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Hosted by Erika Lui

Discovery Bay Crop
13th February (Thursday)
10am - 12pm
Hosted by Angela McDaniel

See you all at the crop,

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