Dec 17, 2012

Simple Pop Up Christmas card

Card for today is a simple pop up Christmas Card. Made a wreath using leaf punches at the front of the card and on inside made trees out of doily and decorated with rhinestones. At the centre, is handmade poinsettias from Duplex papers.

Hope you like it!

And a Happy news to share....Last month i applied for UK Quilling Guild and now am member of that. Yet after accreditation, i can submit for UK Quilling Guild Competitions. Special feature of the guild is the members-only password protected Blog..There is Lot more to learn from the pros in the guild :) Heartfelt Thanks to dear Philippa of Quilliance, who patiently guided me all through the Registration process.

Wishing my Readers, Blogger pals and Crafters across the world a Very Very Merry Christmas and a Very Joyous New Year 2013. May this New year ahead makes you much more creative and wonderful!!!!!

Supplies: Cardstock, Duplex papers- Sudha, Punches - Al craft supply, Doily, Rhinestones -Stash Glittery Alphas - Itsy Bitsy, MS Double arch punch -Mansi

Happy Crafting!

Entering following challenges:

ICRC24 -  Christmas pop up card
Sunny challenges, SC4 - Seasons greetings
Joanna Sheen Challenge- With love at Christmas
All sorts Challenge- Oh Christmas tree

Dec 5, 2012

Winter Wonder!

Winter..One of the most awaited season of the year...Enjoyed my four long year stay at Taiwan...yet my province, Tainan, doesn't have snow showers. Of course, it made me to enjoy tours and travels at any time of the year :)  Unforgottable days i must say...Loved Taiwan a lot...Really missing it badly now :(

Happened to celebrate my New year 2010 in Macau, a country/ self governing province in Hong Kong...I was really awestruck to see such a beautiful place and am so lucky indeed to see Tulip garden, which was getting ready for Tulip Exhibition in February...Wowwww.....plenty of color combos and plenty of  tulip varieties...Really lost me in that garden...Fresh in memories though 2 years past...

And coming to the card of today...Made a super simple wintery christmas card with rhinestone snowflake in a bauble, added few foam snowflakes and silver punched stars. Stuck everything to doily and all these are matted on a cardstock. Made the card in the non traditional christmas color. Hope u all like it!!!

Happy Crafting!!!

Entering the following challenges:

Jovita's Christmas Challenge (in FB)
BGC#22: Winter/Snow theme
Love to create challenge: Holiday Cheers
Incy Wincy designs: Non traditional Christmas colors
Lollipop crafts: Happy Holidays
Crafts and me challenge: Anything goes with Christmas ornament
Simonsayschallenge : Snowflakes
Perfect sentiment challenge: Let it Snow
Shopping our stash: Snow/Winter theme
Sunshine creations: Snowflakes
Addicted to CAS

Nov 24, 2012

Simple Quilled Christmas Card

A simple christmas card here today with just 3 colors- Red, Green and a dash of black..I challenged myself to see what simple yet nice, could i do with this.

Just made few quilled holly leaves, pine leaves and made a belt with a red ribbon and the glittery sentiment NOEL makes this even more christmassy.

Few other views:

Hope you like it. Do comment to say how much you liked it, as its sure to help me to improvise myself.


Border punch, Cardstocks -Sudha
Quilling strips - Craft Universe
Glittery Sentiment -Itsy Bitsy

Entering Challenges:

Beyond Grey Challenges:  Color Drop Challenge
Itsy Bitsy - KISS challenge
Hands to Heart challenge - Christmas
Pause Dream Enjoy - Anything goes

Nov 17, 2012

Me: Tagged :)

 This Tag game started by Tejal from Ahmedabad, India and all the way taken its journey to many places and now came to me to UAE through Kavitha from Swiz.
Thank You, Kavitha for tagging me...

And here goes,
  1. Where is your cellphone?                      Need to search
  2. Your hair?                                                Just had hair spa
  3. Your Mother?                                           Ever filled with Positive thoughts and Happy           Soul
  4. Your Father?                                            Disciplinarian
  5. Your favourite food?                              Homemade - Mom prepared food, especially :) 
  6. Your dream last night?                           Dreamless night
  7. Your favourite drink?                             Chill Lemon Tea   
  8. Your dream/goal?                                    Ever to be a contended happy soul :) 
  9. What room are you in?                            Living Room
  10. Your hobby?                                             Hobby turned obsession now - Quilling
  11. Your fear?                                                 I will be extra cautious when working with FIRE
  12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?    Anywhere am happy with my family members.
  13. Where were you last night?                   At Home after long hours of shopping
  14. Something that you aren't?                    Cool headed
  15. Muffins?                                                    Not of my interest
  16. Wish list item?                                          Craft stuffs as of now :) 
  17. Where did you grow up?                         Chennai
  18. Last thing you did?                                  Just had lunch
  19. What are you wearing?                           Tees and Jeans   
  20. Your TV?                                                   Its a "Wall Top" when i took my son's "Laptop", since TV connected to WIFI (techno kid) 
  21. Your pets?                                                Am a pet addict, Have a Japanese Spitz (Monu) and German Shepherd (Tinu) 
  22. Friends?                                                    Lifeline
  23. Your life?                                                  Blessed one:)
  24. Your mood?                                              Happy now :)
  25. Missing someone?                                  My granny  
  26. Vehicle?                                                    Feet...Walking is best exercise :)
  27. Something you're not wearing?            Anklet
  28. Your favorite store?                               Bookland, Chennai! 
  29. Your favorite color?                               Black
  30. When was the last time you laughed?  Few minutes back
  31. Last time you cried?                                2 months back, for my 94 yr granny's demise :(  
  32. Your best friend?                                     Always my dear hubby 
  33. One place that I go to over and over?   Kitchen and craft space 
  34. Facebook?                                                  Now & Then
  35. Favourite place to eat?                             Greeness Hotel (Taiwan) for Vegetarian Hotpot!!!

And now its time to tag....My choice is Sudha

Nov 11, 2012

BMC's Mega Candy

Such an awesome Mega candy from BMC. Do check and share info to win this.

Nov 10, 2012

Paper Quilted Diwali Card

Yet another simple quilted diwali card. Added paper strips in a parallel fashion around a diamond shape and stuck a rosette at the centre to which Diya is placed with adhesive backing. Did few hand stitching on a zig zag fashion, added antique golden pearls at the corners and rhinetones on Diya.

Hope you like it.

Entering Challenges:

ICRC23 - Paper Quilt + Diwali theme
Creative craft challenges - Special Occasion

Nov 9, 2012

Centre Step Quilled Flower Card

This time, i tried to make a simple centre step card. MS scoreboard is much helpful for scoring. Added MS double arches punch at the side panels and at the centre used a oval diecut and inside it made parallel lattice with thin strips of paper. And to decorate it added few quilled flowers and embellished it with a butterfly. First time used a mini wooden stamp sentiment which has been with me for ages. Foam flowers are added on sides of sentiment.

Other views:

Hope you like it!!!

Challenges Entered:

Crafty JC Challenge: Unusual Wing It Challenge 
(Picked the parallel lines and colors for challenge and made flowers,base card, and parallel lattice on diecut)
Crafters's corner - Diecuts/Punches &Stamping
Pretty Paper Studio - November challenge - Diecuts and/or Punches

Nov 8, 2012

Paper Quilted Diwali Card (50th post :))

Made this simple Quilt card with tile punch and rosette with border punch. Hand drawn Diya and placed centrally on the rosette with adhesive backing. Added pink and golden pearls on to the tile punches, corners of card and few rhinestones on the diya.

Other views:

For any crafter, rejection of any projects for challenges, hurts much, as we all craft for PASSION.
My earlier ICRC 22 project failed because of my mistake of linking more than 5 projects to it, though i do it exclusively for ICRC.
Now learnt a lesson of checking out rules before participating on any challenges :)

A Very Happy Diwali greetings to all visitors and  blogger pals across the world. May this Diwali brings lots of happiness, prosperity to you and your family.

Hope you like my Project and of course special to me being my 50th post!!

Challenges entered:

ICRC23 Paper Quilt + Diwali Project
Sunshine creations - Celebration
Creatice craft challenges - Special occasion

Nov 3, 2012

Quilled Earring & Card

Quilled Earring.....Definitely not best yet being first attempt, bit close to heart....

After 17 years, i happened to meet my family friend very recently who is an ardent lover of arts and crafts. After being attended the first Emirates Quilling Exhibition here in UAE to see my artworks last year, she waited for my arrival here to UAE...From the day, i met her she started asking me for quilled earrings...Atlast, i gained all my hope to do my first attempt of quilled earring. Hope she likes it!

I just wished to do a card and add this quilled element on it. As usual, simple attempt using my new quilling mold to make dome with 1.5 mm metallic quilling strips, added a bow and Voila....Card is ready!!

I have used PPA (Perfect Paper Adhesive, gloss) to make it water resistant and sturdy ie., as sealant and adhesive. This product is from Mrs. Honey Moser, Honey's Quilling store, Malaysia. I am much convinced by her excellent explanation about this adhesive and so tried now. Its such a quick adhesive, dries super fast, first coating just soaks in and acts as sealant and the second coat makes as topcoat. Two types are available, such as PPA gloss and PPA matte. Mine is PPA gloss and the glossiness is not that clear in picture actually.

Hope you all like it!!!

My Supplies:

Corrugated CS, Ribbon, Brad - Taiwan
Handmade paper, Jumpring - Artystree Ems
Earring hook - A1 craftsupply
Quilling mold, Metallic Quilling strips - Quilled creations, USA (sister's gift)

Entering the following challenges:

Itsy Bitsy - KISS challenge
Anything goes - Anything goes
Lia stamps - Autumn Colors
Raise the Bar - Anything goes
My mum's craft Shop - Bold and Bright
Artistic stamper - Anything goes
LEJ designs - Anything goes

 Just Us Girl - Sketch Challenge

Oct 29, 2012

Notecard Gift Box

Gift box ...Isn't that awesome idea to gift for any occasion..After purchasing my MS scoreboard, my search for these gift boxes tutorials are never ending ones...Picked up a tutorial which i bookmarked earlier and tried my first notecard gift box.

Wanted it to be simple and sweet..
More like NOEL theme colors...its comes out that way which is purely unintentional...Love it yet!

Few more views

Made this simple giftbox with a notecard to leave message, embellished it with punched out leaves and flowers. Decorated that with border punch. On  the lid, embellished it with flowers and leaves.

Isn't that lovely...Leave a comment to say how much you like it...

Hope i had taken a better picture though not taken in daylight....Thanks for the tips, which Sunehra shared in Itsy Bitsy.

My Supplies:

MS scoreboard: Mansi
Cardstocks, border punch,PP:  Sudha
Punches,Pearls: Al craft supply
Sentiment, Ribbon:  Itsy Bitsy

Entered following challenges:
Itsy Bitsy -Make it Dimensional 
Crafter's corner - Celebrate with flowers
Papercraft MY challenge - Anything goes
Perfect Sentiments challenge - PSC54 Think pink for christmas
Creative card crew - Fancy folds

** Updation:

My quilled flowers and leaves has reached Love Quilling Charity, Japan and they have back linked my blog paying their gratitude.... So sweet of them. Thank You, Maggie.

And.....I got these surprise RAK from Noor Nadhi of Paperie Designs Studio. Awesome card maker. She has already featured me in her blog last year when i was just a beginner in Quilling.  Do check here.
Thanks Noor for these lovely cards.

Yayyy.....Happy news to share ...Itsy Bitsy candy jus arrived..Thank U so much, Itsy Bitsy for this wonderful chance to win this....Parcel was safe and sound and craft items are covered well in bubble wrap.

Can you see the huge amount spent to send this all the way to UAE...Really appreciate this Itsy Bitsy...

Happy Crafting!

Oct 19, 2012

Explosion box and Miniature garden

Easy to guess from title...Yess.... i wish to quill a miniature garden in an explosion box. As the box is my first time try, i wanted to made it as simple one....

Few closer views

Made trellis with my MS layered arches punch. Climbers are made with floral wire which are covered with green floral tape. Leaves and flowers are from punches. Can you see that tiny one lying on grass...Oh yay...Quilled mushroom on several grass layers which are finely fringed ones from green cardstock. For fringing, i used Fiskars spring scissors, its really like a breeze if you are doing lots of fringing. The handle is made in such a way to ease the action and the spring used there gives such a comfort while fringing.
Butterflies are punched out. Decorated the lid with the tile punch and other punched out bits.

Hope you all like..


Cardstock -Fabriano,  Floral tape, PP, embossing tool -  from Sudha
Tile punch- Jef punches
Quilling strips - local buy
MS score board, Fringing Scissor,MS layered arch punch - Mansi
Leaf, mini daisy punch - A1 craft supply
Butterfly, star punch- Taiwan

This enters

Itsy bitsy - Make it Dimensional 
Crafter's corner - Celebrate with flowers

Happy Crafting!

Oct 11, 2012

Quilled basket & flowers

This time i wanted to braid and weave...Oh yay done a quilled basket by weaving white strips and braided by interwining 2 white and 1 baby pink strips. Kind of monochromatic theme with support of White. Used different shades of pink in this project for base as well as for flowers. Flower centres are pink pearls, made 2 punched flowers, 2 open loop flowers and other quilled flowers.To give a popped up look, given foam adhesive backing to flowers and leaves are stuck only at midrib. The punched border is from a parchment paper and its matted with a pink cardstock below and a white handmade paper on top.

Closer view

Yet, Picture doesn't done justice to the original hues...

Hope you like this...

Foam adhesive, Cardstocks - Sudha's Crazy crafter store
Quilling Strips - Local buy
Pearls, 6 petal punch, Parchment paper  - Neha's A1 craft supply
Pink and White Handmade paper, Sentiment - Itsy Bitsy ( Crafty JC winning prize stuffs)
MS Double layered punch - Mansi

Challenges Entered:

ICRC22 - Monochromatic + Letter Family - Chosen letter is "P" and P is for "P"ink, "P"earls, "P"etals, "P"unches (punch craft flower and for border), "P"ink Quilling strips and for that little enhancement , "Parchment paper" is  used. Stuck only to these 2 hues other than the sentiment.
Crafter's corner : Celebrate with Flowers
Itsy Bitsy - Make it dimensional (quilled flowers in quilled basket)
Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Link up for Pink -Dash of pink
LEJ Designs - Happy Birthday
Sassy Cheryl - Happy Birthday
Papelitos Stamps - Anything goes
Emerald Faeries - Flowers
Incywincy designs - Anything goes

Happy Quilling!

Oct 9, 2012

Simple Folded Paper Frame

Is this lovely...I have come out of my comfort zone of Quilling and started to explore the other forms of crafts too... Its just my trial with my new mini punches.

The flowers, butterflies, leaves and stamens are all punched out and for the first time tried to make this simple folded frame to give a popped up effect in card. Used my new MS scoreboard for scoring. Lavender, Light green, Blue, Baby pink, Orange,yellow colors are used for flowers. I have superimposed one above another to give a nice effect.

Closer view

Hope you like it.

Cardstocks, Foam Adhesive  - Sudha's store
Punches - Butterfly (Taiwan), Daisy, Sunburst, Leaf  (A1 craft supply)
MS punch, MS scoreboard - Mansi' Store
Sentiment - Itsy Bitsy (won Crafty JC prize in Dec)

                         And a Happy news to share with you all....Yes!!!

Won Itsy Bitsy 100 followers Blog Candy yesterday. Me......Surprised!!!!
Thank You! Itsy Bitsy for the wonderful chance as, its such a stupendous craft stuffs.


Beyond Grey Challenges: Pic inspiration (picked up colors orange, blue, baby pink, green, white and incorporated in flowers and cardstock in shades of pink)

Crafters corner - Celebration with flowers

Sentimental Sundays - Anything goes, with a sentiment

Craftymess Challenge #19 - Anything goes

Tuesday's Alchemy - Anything goes

LEJ designs - Happy Birthday

Papelitos Challenges - Anything goes

Happy Quilling!

Oct 7, 2012

Simple Quilled card

Closer view
To say about this card, i have made multi strips scrolls which is my most favorite of all quilling techniques, and few malaysian flowers. For the base, i have matted fine corrugated dark blue sheet with sky blue cardstock. And can you see the corner of cardstock, oh yay...its my new MS Layered Double Arches Punch...

Hope you all like it.


MS double Layered Arches punch - Mansi' store
Quilling strips - Craft Universe
Carstocks - Taiwan craft stores

This card enters
Love of crafting challenge - Color Bingo (Pink (flowers), Red (flowers) and Blue (2 shades of cardstock)
Beyond grey challenges - Photo Inspiration
Catch the bug blog - Anything goes
Tuesday Alchemy -Anything goes

Happy Quilling

Sep 25, 2012

First Blogoversary..Remembrance Day...

Its my blog's first birthday...More than anything...its a great remembrance day for me...The quilling has turned my world into a very beautiful place...even my boredom into an artistic piece of work...
With just 6 months of active blogging (Sep-March), 42 blog posts, it had hit a century blog admirers very recently...This would not be possible without the wonderful visitors and blogger friends like you all...

Thank you all so much for all your support, encouragement and hope this journey continues well with all your  wishes and constant supportive words.

What i can give to you all on this special day of mine, other than preparing a small quilled card..
Here for you ...

Tiny quilled roses bouquet card... 

Tag at the back of card

Made a pocket to hold a tag at the back of the card to leave message...
Hope you all like it.

I love QUILLING and Love to express my LOVE through Quilling....

So, on this special day, i loved to contibute few of my quilled flowers and leaves to LOVE Quilling Charity of Japan.

Its my way of expression....through EXPRESSIVE CREATIONS!!!

This charity is started to pay back the love for the people who make donations for Japan's tsunami and Earthquake victims.The charity gathers quilled flowers, leaves and insects and make small envelopes, cards as a way of gratitude towards donations made.

I can very well recall the day of Japan's earthquake and tsunami on March 11, 2011 as Taiwan also gave alert warning throughout the country and we had many earthquake aftershocks. After a day, warning signals were withdrawn and the country was declared safe from tsunami.

Here is my small contribution of quilled flowers and leaves for this wonderful team of people termed Love Quilling Charity. These are ready to make their journey to Japan soon. If you love to express yours, then check here to contribute.

And a special thanks to my dear Blogger pal Suganthi of Daydreams...her constant encouraging words has turned into this one year old blog of mine!!!

Thanks once again dear blogger pals and visitors!!!! 

Linking the card to following challenges:

Crafts and me challenge : Use favorite color
Cardmania challenge CMC#4 Handmade flowers
LEJ design challenge #22 Monochromatic
Squirrel and Fox #27  Celebrate the occasion

Sep 23, 2012

Simple Quilled Card

Its yet another quick and simple quilled card from me.

This enters the following challenges:

ICRC21  (Sketch 2) Combo Twist Challenge, A Sketch  with a Metal -Urgey creations.
(For metal, brads and small metal embellishments are used)
Whimsy stamps challenge #51 Anything goes
Papelitos challenge #12 Anything goes

Hope you like it!

Happy Quilling

Sep 19, 2012

Quilled Card

A quick card....Yah..India trip was so very hectic and busy always which has changed all my plans for craft stores visit too...Yet i made few online craft purchases..

Among those purchases, i love punches a lot. One among those are this tile punch. Want to give it a shot. Hope you all like it!

Tile punch from Jef punches store, quilling strips from Anandha stationaries and cardstocks from Taiwan
Light blue, Dark green and White (for Neutral) i have choosen yet the picture doesnt show the exact shades of the color actually.

This card enters the Color Bingo challenge for Love of crafting blog (Green, Neutral, Blue)
Squirrel and Fox challenge Anything goes
Challenges4everybody Anything goes
Whimsy stamps challenge #51 Anything goes
Papelitos challenges #12 Anything goes

Happy Quilling!