Calendar – 2017 Thapki Pyar Ki

Last year I made a similar desk calendar for this onscreen couple, ThaHaan (Thapki and Bihaan) from Colors Tv’s show THAPKI PYAR KI. You can view that blog post here. But at that point of time, I only made one. This year however, I’m feeling a bit generous. I’m doing a giveaway; like I did for the previous 2015 Rangrasiya calendar.

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BRANDS USED

  • GBC
    – (item #W15 WireBind) binding machine
  • Canon
    – (item #PP-201) Photo Paper Plus Glossy II
    – (item #MP-101) Matte Photo Paper

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I’d actually started work on these calendars on 4th October 2016. Collecting various screenshots of some notable ThaHaan scenes. Then worked on the designs on Photoshop. Yeah… still the same templates are used. Although the main difference is the width of the pages. It’s wider than my previous two calendars.

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Undoubtedly the most tiring and painful part of this whole calendar-making – the trimming! Took me a total of 5 hours (with breaks in between) to finish cutting all the photo papers. Phew! Thank god for my loyal cutting mat.

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My binding machine. No matter how many times you test the machine out before the real thing, your first actual attempt will always fail. I had to print extra pages because of that. Argh!

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Finally, the easy part is the binding. Still quite an annoying task, but definitely the easiest out of all the steps.

Below are the different months’ pages. My apologies, but I cannot allow larger views than the previews I’ve given below. Each page has its own line of dialogue delivered by one of the actors in that particular scene on display.

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12×12 – Us Trio

It’s back to my favourite trio again. Yes, my Harry Potter babies, Daniel, Rupert and Emma. The photos were from their first HARRY POTTER casting photoshoot from the year 2000. Cute, huh!
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I used Pencil Lines’ Sketch 187. There are a couple of things that I left out and added on my own. Then again, I guess this piece ended up a bit too simple than I planned it to be.

BRANDS USED

  • American Crafts
    – (item #53223) black felt alphabets
    – (item #53180) grey chipboard alphabets
  • Daiso Japan
    – (item #8) wooden ladybug
  • Doodlebug Design Inc.
    – (item #3350) pearls
  • Dymo
    – (item #DM1880) embossed label maker
  • Faber Castell
    – (item #180688B2) purple chalk ink
  • Pretty Color
    – (item #D-4236) brown chalk-ink
  • Prima
    – (item #533847) flowers
    – (item #574574) leaves
  • Sassafras
    – (item #21201) flag banners
  • Studio Calico
    – (item #AL002331495) cardstock

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Yup, I used the same old embossed label for my journaling section. The thing is, I unknowingly bought additional coloured labels of 12mm, when my Dymo labeler can only take in 9mm labels. Ugh!! I guess I have to hunt down a new labeler and also new 9mm coloured labels for myself soon.

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Honestly, I’m getting weak with my titling. Even my previous piece suck! But oh well, that was the best I could think of.

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What do you know? My Prima flower set finally could match my page this time. I used a whole pack of them. Too bad they’re a little way too flat for my taste.

12×12 – Chilled Out

5 months since I last did a 12 by 12 scrapbooking piece. Gah! I ought to be ashamed of myself! I created this blog mainly for my 12 by 12 pieces, but look what it has turned out to be. *smh*

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Yup. It’s selfie time. I’m not vain! Please! I hate to think that I’m vain. But yeah, just used them as my scrapbooking piece this time. They’re selfies I took in my car at the carpark at a nearby café down my neighbourhood.

BRANDS USED

  • Sassafras
    – (item #21201) flag banners
  • American Crafts
    – (item #53159) brown alphabets
    – (item #53071) black alphabets
  • VersaColor
    – (item #VS-66) chalk ink: Burgundy
  • Sakura
    – (item #LRB02) lace bloom
  • Beutron
    – (item #BT266) heart button
  • Pretty Color
    – (item #202) hazel chalk-ink
  • Prima
    – (item #842321) maroon cardstock
    – (item #574574) leaves
  • Freckled Fawn
    – wood veneers: Stars & Such
    – wood veneers: Arrows
  • Webster’s Pages
    – (item #TM9811) ribbon: Romance
  • Daiso Japan
    – (item #B-13) wooden button
  • Graphic 45
    – (item #4500834) cardstock diecuts
    – (item #4500828) cardstock diecuts
  • Dymo
    – (item #DM1880) embossed label maker
  • Studio Calico
    – (item #331749) cork
  • Maple Treehouse
    – (item #M3H560881031) golden pearls

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Honestly, I know the title looked totally plain. I seriously wanted to embellish the section more, but I feared it would just overdo the whole look of the page. Initially I’d wanted to line it with another brown ribbon below the bloom lace, but… oh well!

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I used my ‘dump-your-lot-to-one-side’ technique again. This time, not so much. The paper that I used for my flower there is the same paper used for the sidebar of the page. The journaling section are of those embossed labels thingy. I used to love labeling my stationeries with that stuff during my primary school. My current one is by Dymo.

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Laced down my photos with these two cotton laces.

Personal Bullet Journal

I’ve always been intrigued by those many pretty looking, doodly journals I’ve spotted on Pininterest. Yup. I’m talking about bullet journals. They’re so inspiring that it makes you want to start one. So yeah! I have finally succumbed to the itch and decided to make one. Yes. I still find it awkward to start it in the middle of a September… but I just wanted to do it.

craft_004_1You can ask my Mum how bloody difficult it was to find a dotted notebook here in Singapore. The ones they had were so small. I was aiming for a standard A5. You have no idea how many stationery stores I’ve stepped into to find a perfect one. Alas! I went home to make an eBay purchase. That’d be only an A6 size. I didn’t know these dotted notebooks could be so expensive!

BRANDS USED

  • Studio Calico
    – (item #331121) wood banner
  • American Crafts
    – (item #89397) ribbon
    – (item #53180) chipboard alphabets
  • Freckled Fawn
    – wood veneers: Stars & Such
    – wood veneers: Arrows
  • Made With Love
    – wood veneers: Gears
  • Tim Holtz
    – (item #TH92718) metal keyhole
    – (item #TH9278) metal flowers
  • Pentel
    – (item #63) green poster colour
    – (item #90) gold poster colour
  • Plaid
    – [matte] Mod Podge

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So yeah, that’s the back of the notebook. I have personalised it just for me. Heehee! I was aiming for that mossy, grainy and rusty look. But somehow along the way… I messed it up with the Mod Podge. Oh well! If you noticed there too, I pasted two buttons, mainly for the purpose of hiding the cut elastic ribbon.

craft_004_4 I’d joined two wood banners to make it into a plaque. Used my alphabet chipboard stock to spell out my name on it. Also stuck 2 metal flowers there on the top corner. Tested: they do go along well when the book is bend.

craft_004_5 Honestly, I still can’t figure out whether getting this small A6 book was a blessing as I get a smaller canvas to work on. It took me a while to work on how I want to embellish the front cover. Eventually ended up with those gears and asterisks. The keyhole, well. That was what I had in mind before starting this project. So that was a must.

craft_004_3As tweeted last Friday, I started working on this thing about 6 in the evening. I let it rest till the next day to dry properly; since I was quite exhausted after work too. That Bostik glue is really quite good. I coloured it the next day using my poster colours. Used my tiny spray bottles to give them that ‘effect’. Too bad I didn’t take photos of my colouring process; as it was way too untidy and I had messy hands. The Mod Podge though… *sighs* Well, let’s just say, it messed up my ‘spray effect’. But oh well! I’m pretty satisfied with the final look. Not exactly what I had in mind per say, but it’ll do.

Exported to WordPress.Com

It is most unfortunate that I have decided to inactivate my personal domain at Crystalled-Roses.Net. It has been since April 2004… Twelve years! Can you imagine that? But well, it’s been overdue and has to be done. I see no purpose of me owning that portal anymore as I no longer update them. But then I decided that my scrapbooking blog will have to remain. Luckily I was still in time to export my old archives from my domain host.

I guess there is still a lot of work to do with this WordPress.com hosted blog. A lot of pending amendments. I want to keep the blog as free as possible. Haha! Yup! I’ve turned into a cheapskate. So, I will just use a free theme for the design. There are so many pretty themes hosted on WordPress. So why not?

So if you come across some dead links or images, do bear with them. I’m quite the procrastinator. I will perfect the blog in time, but not all in one shot. In the meantime, do enjoy your stay. 🙂

Card – ThaHaan

There was a gift segment collaborated by the team of Glitz Vision during the end of May 2016. That was the first time ever I had decided to send a gift for someone I have never met before – ThaHaan. Yup. My two current favourite actors who portray the onscreen couple in THAPKI PYAAR KI. You can watch the video where the actors received my gifts here (I gave them both a polaroid camera each with this card below).

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I used Got Sketch‘s Sketch 122 by Valerie Salmon. I just thought it was a simple yet pretty template to whip up. And what made it more satisfying was to see the actors’ appreciation that it was handmade. I love Jigyasa’s reaction the most. Haha!

BRANDS USED

  • PopArtz
    – (item #PA-HCP-606) border puncher
    – (item #PA-325227C) cardboard embellishment
  • Webster’s Pages
    – (item #TM9814) ribbon: Botanical
  • The Paper Stone
    – (item #B361A104-9003) pink alphabets
  • Stabilo
    – (item #88/53) green pen
  • Pretty Color
    – (item #WW37A5) wooden stamp
  • VersaColor
    – (item #VS-23) chalk ink: Rose Red
    – (item #VS-152) chalk ink: Ash Rose
  • Sakura
    – (item #LRBP02) pink bloom lace
  • Maple Treehouse
    – (item #M3H560881034) green pearls

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The template didn’t instruct any embellishment for this section of the card. But I just felt that it would have looked too bare without… anything. So I just stuck in a few pearly dots on the top canvas.

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That’s a pre-made cardboard flower I got off PopArtz. Finally am able to use it on something. Lol! I used some green lace and bloom lace for this section to line the sentiment. And since the card is addressed to the two onscreen couple, I decided to title the card with their couple name, “ThaHaan”. I guess that’s why both Manish and Jigyasa kept using this card to pose with the gifts at the photo session.

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Those green and pink papers are again… leftovers. As scrapbookers, you know what I mean. No leftovers should be left wasted. They will come in handy at one point in our lives. Haha! The ‘Just For You’ is a wooden stamp I used from the set I used that my Mum bought me once.

12×12 – It’s A Thing Of Beauty

It’s been a while, and I finally did a page of Emma Watson. She is such a lovely looking young woman.

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I used Got Sketch‘s Sketch 146 by Valerie Salmon. For the first time after a long time, I did not do a single ‘edging’ to any of the papers. Just simple trim and paste for all the cardstock — clean and neat.

BRANDS USED

  • Prima
    – (item #842284) 12×12 patterned paper
    – (item #574574) leaves
  • American Crafts
    – (item #42193) phrases stickers
    – (item #366044) patterned paper
  • Crate Paper
    – (item #683190) patterned paper
    – (item #683267) patterned paper
  • Stabilo
    – (item #88/45) brown pen
  • PopArtz
    – (item #PA-HCP-606) border puncher
    – (item #PA-328648) die-cut shapes
    – (item #UW-329661) burlap flowers
  • Beutron
    – (item #BT266) butterfly button
  • Maple Treehouse
    – (item #M3H560881034) green pearls
  • S.E.I
    – (item #1-0074) white button
  • Sakura
    – (item #SCA4003) patterned paper

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A simple white button for an embellishment.

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The journaling section is an actual quote from Emma herself.

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Yes, like I tweeted last week, I finally got to use these burlap flowers. Yay! They’ve been sitting there in my dump of art stock waiting to feel usable.