An Easter wrapped in mt tape love!

Monday, April 25, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

I spent this Easter getting mt tape crafty making special treats & packaging for my family. Wanting to do something different from the usual Easter egg gift giving I decided to introduce my family to some of my fave Japanese chocolate treats. I also made homemade chocolates and packaged them in a mt tape collage plastic cup and went a bit crazy adding fairy floss on top of chocolate cupcakes turning the tops into little Easter egg nests.

Happy Easter!

Friday, April 22, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

(c) Jenna Templeton mixed media digital collage

Hope everyone has a lovely long Easter weekend!
This Easter I will be...
- Spending time with family
- Watching Rankin/Bass Easter stop-motion movies (a childhood favourite)
- Learning how to make colourful eggs via Meet me at mikes
- Making chocolates and Choc cupcakes with fairy floss on top for family & friends
- oh and hoping the Easter bunny comes :)

The Colourful Paperworld of Essimar

Thursday, April 21, 2011 1 Comments A+ a-

I fell in love with the works of Chicago based paper artist Esther aka Essimar a few months ago, which earned her a place on my blogroll. Using bright paper and mixed media such as; acryla gouache and mt tape Esther creates collage installations, jewellery, stationary, confetti packs and gift wrap. Her signature- bright pinks,white spacing, overlaying, polka dots and kawaii creatures gets a tick-tick-tick in my book.

You can purchase some of her works from her online shop and see more lovely photos like these on her blog and flickr site.

Meiji Chocolate Mt tape Gift Wrapping

Sunday, April 17, 2011 3 Comments A+ a-

With Easter just around the corner, like me you are probably trying to find ways to make your homemade Easter treats that extra bit special. I found these wonderful Mt tape/Mt wrap Meiji chocolate gift wrapping tutorials that might too give you some inspiration for your own Easter treats.
By the way Meiji is like the Japanese version of Australia's Cadbury chocolate....that good.

Mogu Takahashi Tiny Houses

Friday, April 15, 2011 3 Comments A+ a-

Tokyo based artist Mogu Takahashi's child-like paper, collage zine creations are truly one of a kind. Now you can purchase these sweet Tiny House postcards from my favourite Japan stationary/book/magazine/zakka goods online store UGUiSU! They come in three different designs and are sure to look adorable on a bookshelf or shadow box once built.

Note: images via UGUiSU store

Paumes 'Pray for Japan' @ Galerie doux dimanche

Thursday, April 07, 2011 2 Comments A+ a-

I have shared with you over the last few posts my designs for the edition Paumes 'Pray for Japan' Charity Exhibition as well as some of the other amazing works from artists around the world, so it makes sense to show you some of the exhibit gallery pictures from Galerie doux dimanche.
These photos are from the Galerie doux dimanche blog.

Paumes 'Pray For Japan' Charity Exhibition Artists

Wednesday, April 06, 2011 1 Comments A+ a-

The editions Paumes 'Pray for Japan' Charity exhibition started at Tokyo's Galerie Doux Dimanche yesterday. I have three designs that are featuring in it that I mentioned in an earlier post.
The exhibition includes creatives from all around the world that have come together to raise money to help Japan, in this great time of need. Here are some designs & amazing artists featured in the exhibition.
See here for the full list of artists.

1. Helene Manche, 2. Cinta Gonzalez, 3. Pauline Ricard-Andre,
6. Le Cerise Sur Le Gateu, 7. 2 Rouge 8. Isabelle Boinot,

Ghostwriter: 90's TV Nostalgia

Sunday, April 03, 2011 1 Comments A+ a-

We don’t know where he came from.
He just showed up one night.
(What is that thing?)
He’s not an alien.
(What is he?)
We think he might be a ghost.
(Be serious.)
He wants to be friends with us.
He can’t hear, and he can’t talk.
He can read anything.
He takes letters, and he writes with them.
We’re the only ones who can see him.
That means he wants you on the team.
You have to promise never to tell anybody about Ghostwriter.
(Hey, cool.)
We’re the Ghostwriter Team.
We check out clues and solve mysteries.
He’s a ghost, and he writes to us.
(Ghostwriter, what a trip.)

Growing up in the 90's I wanted to be on the Ghostwriter team! Ghostwriter was a children's television show aired between 1992-1995. The series revolved around a group of friends growing up in Brooklyn, New York who solved neighbourhood crimes and mysteries with the help of....Ghostwriter. You could only be on the team if you could see Ghostwriter, who can't be seen, put can write notes and leave messages- mostly using the computer, alphabet fridge magnets, road signs and writing on a bit of paper or notebook and only by manipulating whatever text and letters he can find and using them to form words and sentences.

The team included; Jamal Jenkins (first to see Ghostwriter) followed by singer Lenni Frazier (she was my fave), Alex Fernandez and his sister Gaby, budding filmmaker Tina and creative writer Rob Baker.

The first season is currently available on DVD, I have just finished watching my copy which includes some of my fave episodes;'Ghost Story' (THABTO badges ring a bell?)'Who burned MR Brinker's store? (starring the dad from 90's show Alf)and 'To the Light' - featuring character poet Double T!

Like most kids I did attempt to see if Ghostwriter was real by...trying to talk to him on my computer and I searched all the newsagents to get one of those cool American notebooks & a Ghostwrite necklace pen!