Thursday, October 1, 2015

Make it Festive @IQCG#21

Dear Friends,

This month is special to me(my birthday). Its festive mood around since Dussehra and Diwali is nearing.

To capture this mood, we have set the same as our challenge in IQCG.

My Interpretation is quilled Rangoli. Made is as simple as i could with quilled flowers and mix of colours

Link your beautiful ideas to Indian Quilling Challenge Group

Linking this : BGC#72

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Thursday, September 17, 2015

3d Quilled Ganesha

Dear Friends,

Wishing you all a very happy Ganesha festival.

Handmade Ecofriendly ganesha made for Ganesha Chaturthi this. 

This month the challenge at IQCG is #20 White on White. One additional can be used but to a minimum extent.
White handmade Ganesha are here to inspire you. We look forward to your entries.

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, August 24, 2015

Textured tissue paper background card

Hi Friends,

Last Week celebration Challenge from Create Something Catchy is the challenge from Pallavi Iyer.

Challenge Theme - Create your own background.It could be on a card,layout or an altered project.  No pattern paper allowed.Use tools like stamps,handmade or commercial stencils,paints, watercolours,texture pastes,embossing or anything else that strikes your fancy and show us your creative experiments.
Here is my card

An easy tutorial for tissue paper textured background

Material required:

1. Tissue paper - 1 no
2. Glue mixed with water
3. Card stock
4. Colours (here i used distress ink)
5. Sponge

1. Apply a thin coat of glue to the cardstock and place the tissue on top, and allow it to wrinkle. Just flatten gently with your hand.

2. I  sponged the distress inks over it, the colours will blend well when it is wet.

3.  Allow it to dry and flatten it under some books to get rid of the curls at the edges. Your textured paper is ready. 

I have used textured paste with floral stencils and fixed some quilled flowers to it.

Click here to participate in CSCC - August Weekly challenge
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Monday, August 10, 2015

White Orchid jewellery set

Dear friends,

How about wearing a white orchid to your ears! Here is my DT inspiration for Unstampabelles and Create something catchy challenge week 2 challenge.

This month at Unstampabelles - White on white is the challenge with an optional twist to add one more colour and this week at Create Something Catchy Challenge is to make Handmade flower challenged by our cheerful and well knowned co crafter Dr Sonia.

I have chosed white orchid and here is my Quilled Orchid jewellery set.

Hope you like it.

Join us the fun at Unstampabelles and CSCC# week2

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

Friends are flower

Dear friends,

This month at Create something Catchy challenge, we have weekly challenges with four different sponsors. The first week challenge is sponsored by Priya Sivaraj of  The Craftshop. The challenge is to get inspired from TheCraftShop banner and create your projects. Your projects can be anything.

Her is my inspiration,

I have create a friendship day card with punch flowers and distressed background.

 You have time still tomorrow to post your entries here.

Linking this card to Cardabilities #128 sketch

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Monday, August 3, 2015

Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Dear Friends,

This month at Indian Quilling Challenge we have Frame it up as challenge. You need to decorate a frame or make a frame.

My inspiration is quilled photo frame. Photo of a great leader Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and his famous quote printed on it. His smiling face has been fixed in my mind. Luckily I got the same. This photo frame will be in my living room. His smiling face will remind me the unconditional love towards mankind.

Have decorated the glass photo frame with quilled flowers. Hope you all might have kept some photos to be framed, Just do it now and add quilling to it and link it to our challenge at IQCG this month.

Link your projects here

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

Dear Friends,

With utmost grief i am sharing this post on our great leader Dr APJ Abdul Kalam -A man who taught many of us to Dream passed away y'day.

Dr Kalam's address to students in our college in 2002 made a drastic change in me. He built the confidence and courage in the minds of youth in India.

A small tribute from me for my great hero who made me to think and dream about me.

A quilled tribute to Dr Abdul kalam. The word which he left for us and bid bye to this nation.

Some of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam's Inspiring quotes are below

  1. “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
  2. “Don’t take rest after your first victory because if you fail in second, more lips are waiting to say that your first victory was just luck.”
  3.  “All Birds find shelter during a rain. But Eagle avoids rain by flying above the Clouds. Problems are common,but attitude makes the difference.” 
  4. “Man needs difficulties in life because they are necessary to enjoy the success.” 
  5.  “One of the very important characteristics of a student is to question. Let the students ask questions.” 
  6. “It is very easy to defeat someone, but it is very hard to win someone.”
  7.  “Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.”
  8.  “Be more dedicated to making solid achievements than in running after swift but synthetic happiness.”
  9.  “Thinking should become your capital asset, no matter whatever ups and downs you come across in your life.” 
  10. “Without your involvement you can’t succeed. With your involvement you can’t fail. 
The words of Dr Abdul Kalam from one of his recent lecture which i read again and again are below

"To be remembered for, you have to be unique, Unique You"

"The challenge, my young friends, is that you have to fight the hardest battle, which any human being can ever imagine to fight; and never stop fighting until you arrive at your destined place, that is, a UNIQUE YOU! Friends what will be your tools to fight this battle, what are they: have a great aim in life, continuously acquire the knowledge, work hard and persevere to realize the great achievement." 

Thanks Sir for being inspirational to many of us. A great Salute to you from all our hearts.

#RIP Dr APJ Abdul Kalam

Monday, July 27, 2015

Quilled Bunch of flower cans

Dear friends,

Last week inspiration for Unstampabelles. The Challenge is to create a bunch of flowers and twist is to make a garden. Here is what i have created for inspiration

Quilled daisies and mixed flowers on a quilled watering can.

You have still time to join us the fun till 31st July.

Click here to submit your entries

Linking this to Beyond grey challenges.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

Quilled daisy

Dear friends,

This month at unstampabelles the challenge to you is to 
Grab a Bunch - of Flowers!  Get creative and make some flowers 
- in fact the twist is to make a garden!

Isn't easy to work on.

Here is my inspiration to you.
Quilled yellow daisies on a misted background with a quilled smiley sun and a quilled butterfly

Click here to join us fun at Unstampabelles.

Winner will get this beautiful embossing folder from Susan
Look forward to your entries
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tutorial No line coloring technique

Hi Friends,

This month at Catchy challenge we have an interesting challenge. It is No line coloring technique.
CSCC #16 - No Line Coloring
(You can use any medium to color your images!)

Here is the step by step tutorial for No line coloring.

Step 1:
Stamp your image using a light colored ink.For my creations today, I used "Penny Black Petal Party" stamp set, Ranger "tea dye" Distress ink and Faber castel Water colour pencils.I have created a woody texture using score board and distress inks

Step 2:
Now colour the inside portion with light colour and edges with dark colour water colour pencils.I have done only with light colour.

Step 3:
Take a fine-tipped paint brush and some water and begin applying the water from inside out on your image.

Step 4:
Allow your image to dry and use it on your card as you wish.

My final card I created is here. Added pearls and hand written sentiment.

I hope you like it as much as I do!

Join us the fun at CSCC# 16 - No Line Colouring

Linking to the below challenges
Lessology - Wood grain (the background paper is a wedding invitation)
Creative Inspiration - Lets color
Dream Valley Challenge - Distressing

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Handmade Buddha wall decor

Dear Friends,

This month at Indian Quilling Challenge Group, we have Ombre / Monochromatic as the challenge.
I had done this handmade buddha artwork for my new home. I have used 75 Nos of 3mm quilled strips and crimped and rolled it form a circle behind buddha. Outlined Buddha is hand drawn.

I like his teachings and following it to the maximum. The four noble truth of Buddha - Which everyone should accept.

The Four Noble Truths
1. There is Suffering Suffering is common to all.
2. Cause of Suffering We are the cause of our suffering.
3. End of Suffering Stop doing what causes suffering.
4. Path to end Suffering Everyone can be enlightened.

May Lord Buddha bless you with Peace.

Would like to see your creations for our Ombre / monochromatic challenge. Hop on our Indian Quilling Challenge Blog and Join our July month challenge here

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Friday, June 26, 2015

My Grandfather

Dear Friends,

My DT post for Unstampabelles - the Last ten hours left to participate.

This month theme is Who is Your Hero/Heroine?

Create a mixed media item to celebrate your hero

The twist is to journal about it in your blog

My Interpretation to the theme is here.Distressed the background to get the Flag colours and Used Tim Holtz Sun Shine stencil over it. In remembering my grandfather used Quilled Footprints. Hand written sentiment and arranged two butterflies to carry it and shells to give beach effect.

My Hero is my Grand father. Whom i admire most in my life.

This post is a tribute to my Grand Father. You left footprints on my heart Grandpa - Missing you a lot

He used to read Mahatma Gandhiji's autobiography for me daily.

Mahatma Gandhi - Father of India -  I have grown up by hearing his autobiography.

The Man who stood for ahimsa (Peace & non- violence).  Some Quotes of him are below

There is no such thing as "Gandhism", and I do not want to leave any sect after me. I do not claim to have originated any new principle or doctrine. I have simply tried in my own way to apply the eternal truths to our daily life and problems...The opinions I have formed and the conclusions I have arrived at are not final. I may change them tomorrow. I have nothing new to teach the world. Truth and nonviolence are as old as the hills

 "I know the path. It is straight and narrow. It is like the edge of a sword. I rejoice to walk on it. I weep when I slip. God's word is: 'He who strives never perishes.' I have implicit faith in that promise. Though, therefore, from my weakness I fail a thousand times, I will not lose faith, but hope that I shall see the Light when the flesh has been brought under perfect subjection, as some day it must. "

Now to our challenge at Unstampabelles and the gift offered by Susan Hogan

 You have solid 10 hours to work on your project. Look forward to your work and Link your projects


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Black & White Card

Dear Friends,

My post is inspired by a few challenges. Quilled black and white card.

Black and white quilled flowers with B&W pattern paper.
Submitting to the below challenges

Kraftzone - Black & White
Beyond Grey Challenge - cards

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Monday, June 1, 2015

IQCG Challenge #17 - Quillography

Dear Friends,

Our challenge / quilling contest for the month of June at Indian Quilling Challenge is Quillography.

You can create anything with Quillography in it.
Here is my inspiration - a Quilled wedding gift for my friends. She loves pink and has kept it as a surprise gift to give her upon arrival after holidays.

A simple quilled frame with their quilled names and quilled flowers.

There are many possibilities to fill the alphabets - to name a few - Beehive technique, scrolls, basic quilled shapes and many more. Choose yours and we look forward to your idea of quillography.

Link your projects here

 Would like to link this to the below challenges

Eureka stamps - # 143 Special moments

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CSCC#15- CAS + Picture Inspiration

Dear Friends,

On the 1st of June, i am here with my DT inspiration for Create something catchy challenges.

Here is my quilled CAS card

I have taken the inspiration of flowers and colours from the above picture. The background of my quilled birthday card was decorated with washi tapes & laces and distressed the edges with mowed lawn ink. Topped up with doily and quilled flowers, leaves, flourish and simple printed sentiment. Have tried my best to keep the card simple.

Have adopted the below sketch for this card

Hope you have an idea now. Look for your inspiring part of the above picture and create CAS cards and link it to CSCC#15

Join the below challenges

613 Avenue Create - #126 Anything goes
Craft your passion - Anything goes
Sister Act Card - Anything Goes 

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Happy birthday layout

Dear Friends,

My Today post is on my first attempt in creating a mixed media layout.

Since this was the first time, i am trying , i thought of adopting a sketch and got the same from Sketchabilities.

My husband celebrates his birthday tomorrow. Would like to surprise him with something handmade by me.

Here is my take on the sketch
Just stamped the background with hearfelt creations Numeral clocks stamps and textured using damask stencil. Misted with fabric paints and embellished with handmade flowers, flourish, tags pearls, laces etc. Thanks to Sketchabilities team for the chance to try.

Hope he likes it.

Linking it to below challenges too
1. Fab n Funky - May flowers
2. Inky Impression - IIC 208 - embellishments

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mixed media + Mood Board at CSCC

Dear Friends,

This month at Catchy Challenges - you have to create a mixed media project inspired by the below picture

My interpretation is as below

An umbrella shaped card with quilled roses and quilled heart. Used oil pastels to colour the background. Stenciled the bg with textures paste. Hope you like it. Look forward to your entries. Click here for details.

Would love to link to below challenges too.
Card Mania - Pearls & Swirls

Fab & Fussy Challenge - Lots of Flowers
Crafts 4 eternity - Inspired by Nature
613 Avenue - ATG + twist
Glitter & Sparkle - ATG

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

123 Recipe at IQGC

Dear friends,

This month at Indian Quilling challenge, the challenge i have set is 1- 2-3 Recipe. Isn't that interesting.

Here you go - You can create anything wth paper crafts with quilling in it.  Just be sure to tell us what your 1-2-3 is. :)

My interpretation for the challenge is below

Mothers Day card - Made this card for my mom to wish her on Mothers day.

My recipe is 1 - circle - 2 flowers with 3 colours. Quilled mothers day card with quilled flowers, pearls, doily, photo insert frame etc.

It is a month a long  challenge participate and win prizes from Crafter corner shop.

Would love to link to below challenges too.
Card Mania - Pearls & Swirls
Beyond grey challenges - to make own embellishments (quilled flowers)
Allsort challenge -April showers
Virginia's View - Layers & dimensions

Thanks for visiting.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Quilled congrats card

Hi Friends,

This Month at Unstampabelles we have set "OH BABY!" as the challenge

You can create a baby project of some kind or use the phrase to suit! Easter babies, animal babies, human babies........

The TWIST is to make your project fairly non-traditional for babies...

Here is my inspiration to you. 

My friend recently delivered a boy baby, thought of making an quilled card for her. Since the spring has sprung, i have added quilled florals to it. Arranged the quilled gate fold card with heart diecuts, punched leaves, Quilled swirls, leaves, pearls, laces etc. the sentiment is hand written.

Got some idea. Rush your entries to Unstampabelles before 1st May AET(australian time)

The Prize you will get from Unstampabelles is a baby suit diecut
Look forward to your entries

Love to link this card to BGC#67 - Spring elements - Flowers

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DIY - Paper Quilling earring tutorial

Dear Friends,

This month it is anything goes at Create something Catchy Challenges. Hence no boundaries and no limitations. My inspiration is on tutorial to make quilled earring.

Quilled Earrings are quick and easy to make. To make them waterproof takes a lot of time. But you can create and cherish your friends by creating an earring for them. A few quilling strips and some earring findings are all you need to make these type of quilled earring designs.

It is a very simple tutorial and does not require a quilling tool.


Supplies you would need

1. Quilling strips - 3mm or 5mm - 10 Nos
2. A sketch pen or OHP marker
3. Glue.
4. Basic jewelry making supplies - O rings and fish hooks
5. Beads, mirror to embelish(optional)

Step 1:

Take a single strip and roll over the sketch pen and glue it as shown below
Step 2:

Pinch at one point in the coil to make a tear drop pattern. Repeat step 1 and make 10 Nos of such tear drops.

Step 3:

Attach each tear drops together to form a flower pattern as shown below.
Step 4:

Connect the fish hooks to flower pattern with O rings. Your quilled earring is ready.

Embellish the flower as you like - Beads , mirror, tight coil and coat it with glue and varnish.

Isn't easy to do. You can create any number of quilling earring designs by this method using basic quilling shapes
 Would be happy to see your work at CSCC#13.

Happy crafting............................  :)

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Quilled earring

Hi friends,

Just thought of sharing some the paper quilled earrings which i made for an expo months back

Paper Quilling - the art of arranging, curling and bending small strips of paper to create beautiful and detailed artwork. It is very therapeutic. People who wish to dissolve in peace - try Paper Quilling earrings

Many colours combos were made in the above designs, But couldn't take photographs of the same. Would be happy if my works inspires you to create something in quilling

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