Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Mini 3" by 3" Note card

I love these tiny little cards which I came to know are called as Note cards and measure 3" by 3".. wouldn't they look cute? Such note cards are the ideal cards for a little thank you along with a gift, ain't it?
So as part of the challenge for this month set by Catchy Challenges, mini 3" by 3" note cards along with envelope have to be submitted. So here is what I made - ideas inspired by:
Swirls from this tutorial by Susan's quilling. Although the swirls haven't come out so well, I think they are not bad for a first try, right? I made the flower using this technique described by Azlina of Lin's Handmade Greetings Card - you can view the video here (I have really fallen in love with quilling with the comb technique!!).
And I made the envelope with the help of this tutorial video, really very easy and helpful!

I just used some card stock, textured paper, quilling paper and flower punch for the flowers on the envelope. The sentiment is on the inside of the card.
Here are the pictures... enjoy.

Linking it to:

Catchy Challenges - September challenge

365 Cards :Day 275 - Word Wednesday - Swirls

Monday, September 23, 2013

Quilled Birthday card

Hello there my fellow bloggers and crafters, am finally back in action. Oh how I missed crafting for the past 2 weeks, but since we were on a holiday, I just had to forget it for a while. I am back with this card I made for Lulu's quilling lab's second anniversary. Lulu is a PhD student writing her thesis and doing some awesome quilling at the same time. You can have a look at her blog here. I initially wanted to do something like a cake with candles (fully quilled) since the theme was birthday card with some quilling. But I ended up making a card with a teddy and some balloons and a cake and candles with the sentiment.

Around the time I finished up this card, some other challenges with similar themes also came up and hence I am linking up to them as well :)

Here are the pictures of the card and Happy Birthday Lulu aka Paper and QUill (FB page).

I forgot to mention earlier, I used inspiration from Lin's post for making the teddy bear.

Hope you guys like it..

Linking it to these challenges:

Paper MY challenge for Aug- Sept (banner theme)

4 Crafty Chicks - Challenge 160 (Balloons)

Cas(E) this sketch # 46

Sketch n Stash Challenge 121

Challenges 4 Everybody - Challenge 29 - Anything Goes

One more.... Shopping our Stash Weekly Challenge - SOS#120:Kids

Update as on 14 October 2013
Also linking this to Lulupu's World Card Making Day Contest - Birthday Theme

Wednesday, September 18, 2013


Hey there folks!! I havent been around the blog scene lately, the reason being that I was away on a beach holiday to the lovely islands of Penang and Langkawi here in Malaysia. I really missed doing my thing here and blogging but now that I am back, I will post some creations very soon.... Meanwhile, here are some pictures from our holiday :)

Friday, September 6, 2013

Timepass - Bookmarks

I started reading this book, titled "Inspector Singh Investigates - A Curious Indian Cadaver" by Shamini Flint. Not very appealing to me but I had to read it (for various reasons) and kept missing a bookmark, I normally don't fold the corner of the book's page to mark my page and hence I needed a bookmark so that I can remember the page where I last left off... well, that is the function of a bookmark :P

Anyway, I was going through the internet for some inspiration and decided to use flowers for the bookmarks that I was going to make. One is my own pattern and the second one is from Lin's Handmade Greetings card. Lin has been one of my first inspirations and she does a wonderful job at quilling and card making... You can check out the bookmark tutorial here.

Basically I just cut the cardstock to the desired size, stuck some washi tape and added the quilled embellishments on top and lo! work is done.. isn't it easy?

Have fun!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Pink, pretty pink

Ah after that plain manly card, it feels good to see some pink, hehe... I came across a card for a baby shower in which the baby's feet were quilled and those were the most beautiful things I ever saw and I wanted to make something like that one since then. There were some challenges coming up and one of them had the Babies theme, oh I was soo happy.. This is the card.

There are 4 "boxes" and each one has something on it, the top left has a rubber ducky and a rattle, the top right has the baby feet, bottom left has a couple of pink felt hearts and a quilled flower. I have written the sentiment on the bottom right corner and the bottom as well. Here are the close up snaps for you to see...

Hope you like them,I used washi tape to make the boxes prominent. Sentiments are hand written..

Am adding one more picture of the baby's feet here...

Linking this to:
365 Cards: Day 244 - Super Sketchy Sunday
Unstampabelles Challenge #27 - Using Scraps and/or old Stash (No Stamps)
Craft It Up & Link It Up Linky Party # 14
CHallenges 4 Everybody: Challenge # 28 - Anything goes

Cheers :)

Monday, September 2, 2013

A plain Man card

Really, manly/boyish cards are not my forte.. that is what I found out after I tried to make one... Boo hoo.. it was simply too plain! I began by doing something related to sports and coffee but I simply stopped at that... This is how it turned out. Please note I do not own any fancy stamps or inks or anything of that sort... just some paper pads, quilling paper. yeah... yet to invest in some arty stuff... I wanted to try out a swinging card so I made it and just incorporated the quilled embellishments such as a rugby ball, a basket ball and a coffee mug with piping hot coffee. Although I dont own a paper guillotine, I cut the swinging card with my craft knife and ruler, it did not come out so well but a good try I thought. Here are the pictures...

Linking this to :
4 Crafty Chicks #157 - CRAZY EGG CHALLENGE {Squares}
Shopping our Stash SOS #116 For The Boys

Hope it fits..