Thursday, April 28, 2011

Living on a Crystal lined Cloud #9

It's common practice for me to have a big smile on my face at work. I love my job lots and lots and especially am thrilled when receiving an envelope addressed to me like this:

Oh yes! It contained my 11th thank you card from Kemi Liza and its out of this world cute! The message inside is the sweetest.

It is now proudly on show in my office. Making any other business owners who visit me very jealous indeed :) 
I love how my collection makes jaws drop in awe. 

More to the point, heres the design I created for Kemi Liza's Blackberry Torch:

Explains why shes in love with CI right? :) Thank you Kemi for sending me to cloud #9. Very sweet card 

We're also currently working on a fabulously sparkly project for some huge brands! Watch this space for more info. 

Blog again soon. Ttys xoxo

How to Create a CI'd Crazy Cupcake Manicure

Don't you think these nails are amazing? Mad manicures... We ♥ them :)

I think it's something that has to be tried at one point or another (it's so simple). It's basically inspired by our CandyPop Cupcake Ring, which is a gorgeous little kitsch ring made with Swarovski Crystals. Here's how you can make the nails to match..
You will need:
1. Moderately good sized nails.
2. Pink and white nail varnish.
3. Swarovski Crystals, or whatever type you can get hold of.
4. A slim brush.
5. A bit of time to experiment. (and maybe some nail varnish remover in case things go wrong).
How to do it:
1. Apply one full layer of pink to your nails using your nail varnish brush.
2. Apple white coloured nail varnish to the tips of your nails. A bit like frosting. You will need to put your crystals in the white nail varnish before it dries.
3. Then using a thin paint brush, apply a thin line across (like in the picture).
4. Voila! Leave the nails to dry, slip on your ring if you haven't already and your good to go!

Heres a picture of a similar style, featuring the CandyPop Strawberry Ring, credit goes to Kayleigh Beaumont. Lovely client and friend of CI/CPJ. She is the inspiration behind me creating the Cupcake nails! Thank you Kay. We  xoxo

Olivia Song's Crystal Iced iPhone 4 Case.

This February, I had the great pleasure of designing a Crystal Iced masterpiece for wife of famous Arsenal footballer Alex Song; Olivia Song. Here is what Olivia went for on her Apple iPhone 4:
The Diamant et Perles w/ Butterfly and Initials design. Using  colour combinations Jet, Cosmojet, Black Diamond, Crystal, White Opal, AB and Pearl. It turned out stunning and Olivia is delighted with it.