Monday, February 28, 2011

Quilled Valentine's Day bookmarks

I made a couple of bookmarks for a friend and another friend's mother for Valentine's Day and forgot to share : here they are!
I don't know why but the colours are a little washed out. They looked beautiful on my craft desk, but the photos don't do them justice =(

I adore this little guy.

This was my first ever attempt at the technique of alternate side looping.
Kinda sad to give her away (yes, the butterfly's a her, though I didn't give her a name) but I'm sure she made that special person happy so that's all good.

Have a lovely weekend everyone =)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quilled Flowers and Pop Up Card

I think this is the most elaborate quilling project I have made so far. The whole card took me all of 11 hours to finish, and I still hadn't done my college homework. Slept at 4 a.m. that night, but it was worth it! 

My little fringed pretty =) she reminds me of the pom poms I used to wave around when I was involved in high school Sports Day cheerleading.

Techniques used were : Basic quilling, fringing, double fringing and alternate side looping. Oh, and punching, if that counts. I punched out little pink butterflies to flutter around the sides =)

The inside of the card is my Love Spiral Pop Up Card - with a twist.
Instead of L-O-V-E, my customer/friend requested for the recipient's name to be the pop up. The spiral heart would take the place of an "A".

oh it's so pretty, my heart just broke to part with it. I do hope the person likes it! =D

p.s. I did this with inspiration from Inna, once again!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Winner of Giveaway

Hello! =) As promised, here are the results of the giveaway I had for the Life is Sweet blog hop. I still haven't figured out how to post an image of the results here yet, so it will just be typed out for now.

And the winner is.... *drum roll*

No 25. Yen Yen/Jolene!

I've never met Jolene in person, but whenever we talk, she fills the air with her cheerfulness =) Someone who really appreciates paper crafting, and is a published writer as well! *cue applause*

Congratulations Jolene! =)

I'd also like to say a big, BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated and joined in the fun! We all enjoyed the blog hop. Thank you so much for your kind comments and sweet words about my work everybody =) you really made my day!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Quilled Totoro and Sun with Singing Cow

This was a really really tricky card to do. My friend asked for a Totoro and a cow singing "happy birthday" inside. 

When I first heard I was like, "oh no! no grey quilling strips! AND I've never watched totoro." 
Google to the rescue!

and here's the little tyke. I'm having so much fun adding googly eyes to everything! First the boxing gloves and now Totoro =)

Ironically, I never used any of the pictures I got from Google Image Search. I modelled my little darling on a Totoro plushie that belongs to my cousin sister. 


p.s. if you look really carefully, that's not exactly grey paper I used. *guilty grin* It's silver paper! 
So the edges actually gleam in the light, though it just looks grey when it's quilled on edge. I used the same trick (substituting silver paper for grey) on this card

Monday, February 7, 2011

Quilled Boxing Gloves Card

I got a request for a birthday card with boxing gloves and a punching bag some time ago, and this is it!
I just stocked up on a few pairs of googly eyes and simply couldn't resist =D the little gloves are so cute!

the inside of the card has a scottish terrier in the corner (because I was also asked to include "a little dog somewhere".)

teehee. a silver collar with a glittery flower. I love adding the teensy details. 

p.s. To enter my ongoing giveaway, hop along here!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Gong Xi Fa Cai!

Hello everybody, Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai to you!

For all my international readers who don't know what I'm talking about, Gong Xi Fa Cai can be translated as "May you have happiness and prosperity this coming year!". Literally, it simply means "congratulations on your prosperity".

(aren't these cupcakes adorable? I love the cherry blossom tree!)

This Thursday is the first day of the Chinese New Year and is a great occasion for Chinese all over the world. We return to our hometowns, meet up with 'long-lost' relatives, eat traditional food (and lots of cookies and Chinese New Year goodies!), and just enjoy this happy time with family (a little like how Christmas is celebrated in the West). Children are always the happiest because we (anyone unmarried, not just children) get to receive angpau! Angpau are red packets with money inside - many people's favorite part of Chinese New Year =D

I will be going to my auntie's house in Negeri Sembilan, so I may not be updating for some time but will still be crafting! 

In the meanwhile, here is a Chinese New Year treasury that my dear little paper clips have been featured in : 

Remember the Love Spiral Pop Up Card that I made a while back?
Well, seems like this is everyone's favorite so far! I've sold so many of this that I could probably make one in less than 3 hours. It's been featured in 3 treasuries so far and 10 people have hearted it on Etsy! I feel so happy whenever I look at the listing and see the 10 hearts =) 

Here are the treasuries, do drop by and share some love. 

Have a great Chinese New Year everyone!

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