Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Scrapping with Guest Artist - Sandy Ang

Hi Everyone

Weekly Round-Up
It has been a busy week on the blog as the Design Team continue to provide some great inspiration with some new products arriving into the store.  We had some beautiful cards from Joanne and some Stamped Cookies and School Ideas from Lowri

Monthly Theme and Sketch

Last week we launched our Challenge and Theme running until the end of April.  Once again - this theme is designed to be VERY broad - we want to see anything and everything to do with travel or treats! This theme also encompasses Easter - so put on your thinking caps and start creating.

Here is our sketch for the month from Tanya Leigh to help inspire you.

Take a look at last week's Sunday post for all the details!

Now it's time for our Sunday Scrapping feature and this week  Sandy Ang is our guest.

Sandy frequently submits entries to our Challenges and her work is always wonderfully crisp, fun and beautifully photographed.

Guest Designer - Sandy Ang

Sandy lives on the sunny, little island of Singapore. Her designs often involve an interplay of shapes and lines. She designs for her LSS Krafer’s Paradise and US manufacturer Best Creation. 

How were you introduced to scrapbooking?
I chanced upon a LSS when shopping and was like a kid in a candy store when I saw all those amazing scrapbooking supplies. That’s the start of my addiction to this fantastic hobby.
What inspires you for layouts, projects, cards?
My sources of inspiration are varied : ranging from product packaging, through haute couture fashion to origami technique and paper toy design. I’m fascinated by the nature of paper - a light-weight, inexpensive and easily available material. Yet it offers opportunities to create endlessly interesting three-dimensional shapes.
Candy is Dandy
Here’s a lollipop holder I made for a Valentine’s Day swap. It’s basically two heart-shaped pieces held together by tabs at the sides. I usually make a rough sample to work out the dimensions before constructing the actual project using pretty paper. And then pile on the embellishments.

What other project types do you like to work on besides scrapbook pages?
Actually I have to confess that I am not a scrapper. I have only ever done one 12x12 layout – for a design assignment. I make cards, altered projects and paper construction items which serve as either gift packaging or home decoration. I would say I give away 95% of what I make.
What is your favourite scrapbook brand and why?
Right now it’s Sassafras. They have collections that work together so well within a season and across seasons. Their quirky themes, often with the perspective of an adult’s look back on childhood, have just that note of irreverence that really suits my style. Oh, and every time I work with their products, I expand my colour boundaries.
One Sweet Smile
This project is typical of my layered style. For a card, it’s pretty product heavy. I counted 10 supply items taken mainly from Sassafras’s CHA Winter Collections.

What scrapbooking tools/products can you not do without?
I’m very basic when it comes to tools. With scissors, pencil and ruler; I get most of my projects done.
What is your current favorite technique or embellishment?
I really enjoy paper construction : making three dimensional objects with paper. It’s fun working out how to design a template and make something like an armchair card or an interlocking jig-saw shaped box.
Lights, Movie, Popcorn
I was inspired by those B&W era images on G45’s Curtain Call collection to make this giftbox. It consists of two boxes connected through interlocking jigsaw edges. Each box measures 2”x2”x2”. Perfect for gifting movie and popcorn vouchers.

What do you hope to try or improve on this year?
All my projects have a very controlled look to them. I’m trying to cut loose a little and create in a more fluid and flowing way.
What advice can you give to people just beginning to enjoy scrapbooking?
If you see a project you like, find out who the designer is and visit her blog. Most designers don’t mind if you lift their ideas for your personal use. So recreate it using whatever supplies you have on hand. I think making allows you absorb to design elements through a sort of osmosis process that is more intuitive then formal classes. 

Do you have a blog?

It’s Sandy’s Space at
I’d love for you to come visit. If you take the extra time to comment, please know that I appreciate it and love the chance to visit you back.

Here is some more of Sandy's wonderful work..

Thank you so much Sandy for sharing your beautiful work with us!

It's getting colder now with the evening getting longer - perfect for crafting!
Check out the new products in the shop for some great ideas!

Lowri :-)


  1. Thank you so much Lowri for the chance to be featured on Artfull Crafts

  2. Sandy - it was a real pleasure to feature you and your work. You have some amazing projects and I really need to get some photography tips from you!

  3. I LOVE Sandy's work! Her use of color, the 3D nature of her projects- everything is masterfully designed and executed- she's totally inspirational.

  4. Sandy, Your work always amazes me. You've made some stunning projects, your friends are very lucky to receive such wonderful gifts!

  5. Sandy is awe-inspiring, no doubt! Love her work! :)

  6. Thank you everyone.
    Lowri - I actually use a very, very basic point and shoot digi camera. Only tip I can share is that I always shoot outdoors in natural light when there's overcast light. And use a white plastic chair as a sort of makeshift ligthbox.cheers