Earth Day 2013 Recycling Craft Project

We had some fun in conjunction of this year’s Earth Day. Clara’s Crafty Corner was invited to a private club house to conduct Recycling Craft Project as an awareness program for the children.  Yeah.. why not? Everyone plays a role in “Reduce, Reuse & Recycle” to clean our mother Earth, to make this world a better place.

This round, we had a sunshine morning by the pool and had real fun painting! Children we taught the idea of recycling – What is recycling, why recycle & what can we recycle?” before they laid their hands on the plastic bottles & paints.  As you can see from the pictures below, they were daring and creative with colours.  Using Coca-cola bottles, we created a classical looking vase and a  super colorful stationery holder.

We had a second project though – creation of 3D note holders.  What a shame I had forgotten to take some pictures of the children’s creation.  Hmmm… maybe another round.

It is always amazing to see the children’s creation – they produced brilliant designs and colours that normally adults can’t do.

Recycled stuffs displayCraft by the pool is funRecycled Color Plate      Designer in makingShe's 6 only, but she's serious! :D Recycling magazine Children's design & colour of vase Children's design & colour of vase & stationery holder Earth Day 2013 Recycling Craft


More Candy Crush!

One final note for Candy Crush series, here are the rest of Candy Crush earrings I have designed recently, while I have reached Level 199 in Candy Crush Saga.  Perhaps I will start designing more when I reach Level 200 or 300.

Charm of Frozen Time Candy Crush Earrings Charm of Life Candy Crush Earrings Bubblegum Troll Candy Crush Earrings Sweet Blue Mini Candy Crush Earrings Charm of Stripes Candy Crush Earrings Sweet Tooth Candy Crush Earrings



A Historical Quilling Piece

From time to time, I have people asking me how I started quilling and when I started to venture into art & craft.  I could not remember all the details, but I do know I gave my mom the first Mother’s Day card when I was 7 years old.  How I wish I still kept the card (the card is only in my memory now).

Anyway, here is a piece of photo frame, which I made the Year 1996 – that explains the fading colour and loose quills.  This piece totally made out of recycled materials, including the cover and back of the frame.  (Materials used : – recycled colour papers, recycled plastic and cardboards).  I am glad to have this 17 years old piece with me!

1st Quilling Masterpiece

Big Bang Easter Sunday

Last Sunday, I had a great time with a great bunch of children.  Together with my paper mache Easter Bunny, we met the children and created Easter eggs.  What has Easter eggs gotta do with Easter Celebration?  Traditionally, Easter eggs supposed to mean “new life”! But today, it is turned into creativity.

For this round’s Easter egg creation, I have decided to use “paste on” method instead of “painting on”.  Paste on will ensure the eggs are still edible after all the designs are done, while for painting on, we need to find the right food colourings, and non-toxic colorings.

Some of the children had dyed a colour base on the eggs using food colorings.  Then, we just gotta punch and cut lots of papers (a mixture of colour and recycled paper) and just paste it on the eggs. Simple & easy!

Colouful Easter Eggs Paper Mache Easter Bunny Happy Children Busy at workA boy's creation

Candy Crush!!!

Almost everyday, I see statuses on Facebook about “Candy Crush Saga” and I receive requests from friends to “Give more lives” for Candy Crush Saga.  We can’t deny the fact that majority laptops, smart phones, tablets or Ipads are installed with this feverish sweet looking game, including my own IT gadgets.  Playing the game is addictive, and it is frustrated when I am out of lives while I am eager to move on to another level.

Well… I did move on to another level for this game, when I get ideas for my new earrings creation – “The Candy Crush Series”.  Yes! It is the Candy Crush Earrings!!  Come in Candy Crush colors, I have designed them in multi colours too for different preferences.

Take a look at them!  These are very unusual pair of earrings, where each piece’s design is different though same colours are used for the set.  I began to fall in love with these earrings the moment they are glued in pieces.  What more to say if I am putting them on to match my dresses.  Hahaha….  Anyway, I am keeping a few sets for myself, while the rest are for sale. It is fantastic when the 1st set was sold within the first hour I announced it on Facebook. I know the earrings will look good on the owner.

Candy Crush Earrings Series are marked under my Limited Edition list, because I am not creating any same pieces, which is not easy to do too.  Give me a tinker if you are interested in any of these special pairs because you know, you are the one and only owner of these unique creations.

Wait! There are more colours to come! ave a blessed day ahead!

Candy Crush Saga Earrings Candy Crush Mini Earrings Striped Red Candy Crush Earrings Striped Blue Candy Crush Earrings Lucky Candy Crush Earrings Jelly Fish Candy Crush Earrings Sweet Blue Candy Crush Earrings Coconut Wheel Candy Crush Earrings