Friday, December 20, 2013

Quilling in Photo Frames with Names

So, I made 2 quilled items in photo frames with the names of 2 little girls for their birthdays.
The 1st one I used Alphabet stickers and managed to finish it in less than an hour.  Yup, as I was putting on my sandals for leaving to the party, I was trying to get the frame into wrapping paper !!

The 2nd one was a little more pre-planned. I got a photo printed with just the name on it as text, put it into the frame and then quilled on it. The flowers were inspired from Inna's Creations' Wild carrot flowers, though of course as usual, they look nothing like the original:)) Making all those curls is time consuming, looking at the picture, we might not realise.

Weirdly enough, I did not get feedback from both parties about these gifts :(  I do hope they liked it though ...

And this last one was at my sister's request for her friend. I've tried quilling a pink and gold orchid. The orchid, I think looks nice. Not too happy about the look on the frame though.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Having My Cake And NOT Eating It Too :)

So, I wanted to make something for my hubby's birthday. He had said "No cake this time." The Mr is watching the weight and what not :) But whats a birthday without cake ? And so I wondered and wondered how to make a cake that's not a cake and voila !

Here it is ...

I got a free printable template from <>
I dug into the papers that I had and went with a gold-based theme for the paper cake.
The small flowers arranged in a shifted circle are from a punch - this paper is off-white with gold-colored patterns on it. And finally for a pop of color, red roses :)
The 'flowers'are the rolled

Monday, May 20, 2013

Beautifying Gift Bags ...

So, we had a little get-together and it was the perfect opportunity for me to make the return gift-bags extra special. I wanted white paper bags so any color would look good on it but we could only find grey.
Here goes ... Some quilled flowers(sunflower and Susan's beehive ), punched flowers arranged with a piece of string, and whatever I could lay my hands on. Didn't get all the pics though, I actually forgot to photograph all the bags :(
I actually saw people notice the designs and girl came up to me and said, she would make sure they re-use the bag. Yayyyy for paper bags ! 2 guys looked at each others' bag and one said " I want your design" and they actually exchanged bags! yahooo ! And one aunty actually came and asked us where we bought them coz she had a function coming up. Now that's the ultimate compliment isn't it ... So, here's to crafting on gift wrapping !

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A small thank you for Sylvia

 Hubby's boss is a sweet heart, she turned up with loads of stuff for our baby :) Here is a small thank you card I made for her ..
And turns out she liked it enough to keep it on her refrigerator at home ! yayyyy !

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Photo Frames with Laces

Some stuff I don't think I have posted before..

Laces to frame a photo :) The work could have been a lot neater :(

Some punched flowers to add a border for a photo frame..

Some Quilled Earrings

Some earrings that I had made a while ago but hadn't taken proper pictures then .... And then they were sold, so a couple of these are the pics from before they turned into earrings :)

This one looks like some sort of mechanical gears and grease earrings, with a metallic touch ! I was trying to get 2 colors one on the inside and one on the outside to see how the colors would look and well, not too shabby eh ;)

My first attempt at the Royal Flower, had a little tough time getting all the lengths same every time and I actually realised how much patience I had ( For those of you who don't know me, I'm the sort who can't stand waiting 1 minute for the microwave to heat food , ha ha ) And I believe this was the first earring sold that day. So yayyy  .

Another first attempt, the Malaysian flower, I absolutely love the originals !

The simplest ones and yet they look so nice ! Crimped paper rolled ...

Paper Carnations

This quick and easy to make tutorial from Folding Trees was just the perfect thing when I couldn't find carnations for my in-laws' anniversary. And my MIL still has them on her center table .. yayyy ..

And did I tell you, I looooooove coloring the edges, it makes the flower look so much more authentic !

Add the sticks and put them in a simple vase and voila! you are done !

Quick and Easy Gift Tag Decor

Takes under 10 minutes to make that extra something to make your gift wrapping pop. Not that most people notice though :( But when they do, oh joy.

These 'flowers' are from a tutorial that I don't remember the source of, I saw it really long ago. They are similar to the Martha Stewart crafts tutorial but with multiple colours ..

Just a very simple quilled flower (if you will) added to the gift tag.