My card is here.
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
For a long time I have been wanting to make a simple greeting card, with just a few elements on the front. While conceptualising this card, I came across the CAS challenge for this month - usage of 3 colours in the card. Ok, it fits my idea. I just need to use the 3 colours to fit my theme. I wanted to put a flower and some colour/lines on the card and lo, this theme suited my idea.
My card is here.
Monday, August 26, 2013
I am very greedy for some blog candy and doing all I can to lay my hands on some lovely stamps and gifts, being a beginner crafter I have spent quite some amount in collecting some raw materials but as I go further up I need to have more yummy stuff to churn out awesome creations, I am in the process of investing in some stamps but it will be good if I can win some aint it?? So here is Linda's giveaway.
Good Luck to me!! This is Linda's blog post about the giveaway - Linda's Crafty Piece of Heaven
Yet another blog candy and I want I want... So here I am promoting her candy...Pinky Lisa's Inky Crafts
thanks Linda for giving away this blog candy...
Friday, August 23, 2013
I have always loved to make christmas greetings since schooldays, I used to make some simple ones like drawing a christmas tree with some gifts or the holly or santa and give away to my christian friends and teachers. Whether or not they liked it, I loved doing it for them and the reason for me to do this was my mother who thought it was a nice thought to give a teacher or friends some wishes for the season. Now back to present... when I was browsing many other sites, I came across the Lulupu site and simply loved their creations and their store of course. The challenge for the month of august had just been announced and it was to bring out a scene depicting the weather on it. I had immediately decided to go for the winter theme since santa and christmas trees were on my mind for a long time.
Taking some inspiration from a few pictures on the internet ,I decided to do a window scene from the living room with the tree and presents lying around it, a christmas stocking , the snowman and a family. I have no prior training in art or quilling or crafting for that matter, so I kept looking around the internet for ideas to represent this scene. Upon returning to the Lulupu website for this challenge I noticed that there were some updates and there was a DT member who had depicted the spring season using the window scene idea. So I took some notes from that post and carried on with my interpretation for the winter season.
I forgot to mention, I took inspiration for the family from Lulu's quilling lab. She is simply amazing, you can check her blog for more beautiful quilled creations.
So here is my entry to the Lulupu challenge # 15 for August. Hope Winter is written all over hehe!!
The prizes to be won are droolicious and hope they like my entry!! By the way, this is my first entry to any challenge.. so I will treasure this!!
Linking this post to other challenges as well.
Paper Crafting Journey
Challenges for everybody
Linking to yet another challenge, hope it is ok! 365 cards - Day 240
Hope it fits!!
Monday, August 19, 2013
Update on 20 august 2013 - I have completed the rakhi card, here are the images. Hope it looks good.
Now that I have done my card and waiting to send it out, I am also eagerly waiting to receive one from my partner Jackie.
The second photo of the card with the browned flower petals is the final product. Hope you all like it, especially you Jackie. Here is the envelope that I made as well...
so that was what I did over the last week, next post will be a rakhi card for my little bro who has flown to the West for further studies. I hope he will like it.
a small update - I have posted the card to my partner and waiting for mine hehe... hope it reaches her safely.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Thank you so much Jovita for stopping by my blog and asking me to join the celebration time. Two lovely candies to be won and all we need to do was to follow her blog, add the candy to the sidebar and like "Pepperfry"on FB. So will I get it?? Hope to, here is the link to her blog.
Best wishes to you and your blog, may you reach many more milestones.
Friday, August 9, 2013
Hehe, yeah, I procrastinate a lot and each and every thing I start doing ends up hanging somewhere in the middle, unfinished. Recently I got back to embroidering my pillow covers, I completed one but the second one is half complete... shame on me. This quilling project took me around 1 full day to complete and had a deadline and that is why perhaps I finished it. Ok, here is the picture of the finished product - mind it, I am still a beginner, I have added elements that I have learnt from many of the blogs found in google searches. There are mistakes, there is scope for improvement but if anyone passes by my blog, please do leave a comment that will encourage me to do more...
the first one is the card view, yes it is a birthday card and I just added a few of the birthday elements - candle, balloons and I really wanted to put in my flower somewhere because I really loved the way it turned out after so many attempts hehe. The second one is the inside of the card, just put some flower punched out of the flower puncher I bought recently.
so what do you think? please do leave your comments, thank you :)
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Yeah, I did do some shopping at the Art Friend shop in Gardens, Midvalley, just out of curiosity, after having read in many blogs that it had loads of crafting stuff.. Yes it really did have loads, I was looking for some quilling paper and the salesperson told me that he did not have! Oh I was mighty disappointed when he said that, I really needed some quilling paper now.. what do I do! I did buy some from India but I was not satisfied with the quality, the paper seemed too thin and the rolls and coils got crumpled easily, I always wondered how all those quillers got such thick and sturdy quills while mine were so flimsy! Maybe the shopkeeper back in India cheated me!
Anyway, back to shopping at the art friend, I kept on looking each and every nook and corner, picking up some stuff here and there for a project I had in mind but did not find any quilling paper until.... I saw some strips hanging on one corner..I was so thrilled but my happiness did not last long since they had only 2 or 3 packs of multicolour quilling strips and a couple others of solid colours. So I just picked up a couple of the multicolour strips and one beige solid colour pack all 3mm. By the way, I only found 5mm and 10mm strips back in India at my local craft store but may have got the 3mm ones if I had tried elsewhere. These strips I found were a bit costly for me, I had seen Lin and other crafters sell at less than RM5 per pack but the one I got was priced at RM12.90, that is a huge difference isn't it? Anyway, I continued shopping picked up the circle sizer, a good craft knife, a craft punch, some ribbons, paper and some other sundry craft stuff. After I got back, I was too tired and spent the rest of the day looking at my loot hehehe... so silly! I made this flower today, and I simply loved it, I think it is better than my previous flower eh? what do you all think?
next post will be after I complete my project in mind, will do so this week or early next week. Till then see ya!!
Sunday, August 4, 2013
1. 8 different types of fancy pattern ribbons.
2. 6 pieces of paper that were cut and shaped using Martha Stewart's craft punch.
3. 10 pieces of doily paper.
4. 5 packs of multicolour shredded quilling paper.
5. One mini circle template.
6. One no slot quilling tool. (Similar to needle quilling tool) Isn't that a total loot? I really wish I get it... hehehe.. The photo of the giveaway: