Visit to The Arrows of God Orphanage

Visit to The Arrows of God Orphanage

Hello!

Hope you’ve all been doing great? I know I’ve been absent from the blog scene for a while and I apologise for my silence so far this year.

I consciously decided to take some time out to re-evaluate my plans for this blog. As a result it has made me realise I need to acquire some new skills and knowledge to achieve my set plans, which is what I’ve been doing.

Soon I will reveal to you what I’ve been exploring and I hope you will still follow and support me on this journey as you always have, I certainly don’t take any of your love and support for granted.

In the spirit of #FlashbackFriday I’d like to share my experience from my visit to Arrows of God Orphanage, Lagos back in October 2015.

I never got round to posting this back then as I was down the day after the visit, which extended into the next couple of weeks, with a pretty severe allergic reaction that I won’t wish on anyone! Ever!

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We’re in the press! The Luxury Reporter magazine 

We’re in the press! The Luxury Reporter magazine 

Hello beautiful people,

Long time no blog 🙂 It’s been quite an eventful year for me so far. I’ve been so busy with other aspects of my life that I’ve not had the headspace to start blogging as consistently as I should. But soon all that will change..can I get an AMEN!

So while I was away from the blog, if you follow me on social media you would have seen my  post on creating paper decorations for Candy Cart NG. My props were used to decorate her candy cart for the 76th Birthday Party of Chief Rasaq Okoya, and for those of you that don’t know who that is he’s a billionaire Nigerian Industrialist (Wikipedia’s words). Well it so happens that post was picked up by Funke Osae-Brown the Editor of The Luxury Reporter and voila here’s yours truly featured in the pages of the February Edition of the online magazine!

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2016 Calendar Giveaway

2016 Calendar Giveaway

Yay! It’s finally here! Win 1 of 30 CD encased Calendars in the 1st ever Thoughts Paper Scissors Giveaway!

CLICK HERE TO WIN YOUR CALENDAR

If you were following my progress on my year long 2015 Monthly Calendar Project you would have seen all the behind the scenes pictures and thought processes of how I created all 12 pieces of paper-cut artworks that feature on each month of the calendar. I got quite a few requests for 2016 Calendars and since we’re in the season on giving, you could say I’m in quite a generous mood!

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Customised Thank You Cards

Customised Thank You Cards

Hello Everyone!

A couple of weeks back I shared this picture of the aftermath of a busy week of paper crafting on social media.

I also said I’ll do a blog post on this so without further ado here are the products of that busy period. I’m going to show and talk you through the creation of 7 customised Thank You cards for a UK client.

My client recently got a long sought after promotion at work and in gratitude to the Sponsor Partners/Directors at the firm who vouched for his candidacy for the new role, he approached me to create Thank You cards for each of them. He supplied his personal wordings for each recipient, company logo too and requested that I make the cards personalised for each individual.

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June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

June 2015 Monthly Calendar Project

Hello and welcome to June!

I find it amazing that we’re already half way through the year. So much has happened and there’s still so much more to come.

So going straight into this month’s quote, it’s a proverb from the shores of Japan

Fall seven times and stand up eight

In other words, stay resilient regardless of what life throws at you. Have that determination to never give up and to keep on going despite any setbacks you may face.

Thinking on this, my mind went to my country Nigeria. As a people we face several challenges across board. Yet there’s a dogged determination and resilience in most, if not all Nigerians, to find a way through, around, over and under our issues and keep on striving. This is the ‘Naija Spirit’* (*Naija is a colloquial term for Nigeria/Nigerian)  Continue reading

Dancing Groot

Dancing Groot

Hello!

Today’s post is just me having a little fun with paper. If you’ve seen the movie Guardians of the Galaxy then I don’t need to explain who Groot it. But for those of you who haven’t, I highly recommend you go rent, borrow or buy it. It’s a sci-fi movie set in space with an unlikely group of 5 beings coming together to save the galaxy from evil. It’s such a fun & funny movie and I loved every moment. Continue reading