Friday, April 8, 2011

Quilled easter cross

I made this quilled cross with a tutorial I found at Suganthi's (DAYDREAMS) blog where she used a comb to make petals. I did not have a special quilling comb so I used my normal hair comb! I made three identical petals and made the fourth one longer then glued them together to make a cross. I made some folded paper roses ( roses tutorial here) to add color. Lastly I stamped the sentiments and glued it on. Hope you like my card.

This technique is very easy and well explained at Suganthi's blog. She makes really neat cards and quilled jewelery with amazing photo's and tutorials. Do pop in and see her amazing work.
 I made this card for a special friend of mine I hope she likes it.

Several blogs have an Easter/Flower theme and I would like to enter my card to:

 Creating memories blog- Create an Easter design.
Amber's crafts and Stuff - Try a new technique ( Quilling with a comb).
Freshly brewed challenge- Flowers
Simon says stamp- Easter.
Clear it out Tuesday- make a flower ( I made the roses).
Everybody art challenge- Easter.
The Stamping Boutique challenge #3 - handmade flowers.
Craft your passion challenges #52- anything goes.
Nettie G's - all about the roses
Stamps are us- Easter Theme.
There's magic in the air- let us use flowers.
The Pink Elephant- Easter.
OLLCB- Happy Easter.
Let's Ink It up- Easter.

Happy Easter!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Be Happy :-)

Hello friends,
I hope you none of you was an April fool (someone fooled me but it is too embarrassing to tell).
Last month I won a giveaway hosted by one of my favorite blogger Ann Martin who has a lovely blog called all things paper where she shares inspiring ideas, tutorials and has the best guest artists.
I made these roses using Ann's tutorial
I won my choice of quilling strips from Diane Boden Crane of THE  JJ Quilling design, Diane was kind enough to send me two quilling needles and glue though that was not part of the win.
I love the graduated strips that give you coils that are dark on the outside and light on the inside and I used a purple on on this card.

The butterfly was punched with the small Fiskar's butterfly punch.
Be happy today as you enjoy all the flowers outside and hope we all get lucky with giveaways.

Challenges for my card.
Anything challenge- Make your won embellishment.
Shelly's images- get punchy (used two butterfly and heart)
Heart to Heart challenges- spring has sprung.
There is magic in the air- let us use flowers.
Dream valley challenges- things with wings.
 I Did it creations- anything goes.
All sorts challenge- blooming blossoms

Lots of hugs.