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