25 decembrie 2011

Season's Greetings


P.S. This is my last post for this year. I had a very busy week and, unfortunately,I caught a bad virus which kept me away from paper:( So, I just added a few more pictures in my Christmas 2011 album. All the best for you and for your dear ones! Have wonderful holidays, peace, joy and happiness in your souls!

17 decembrie 2011

Beehive quilling flower

What can you do when you come from dentist, don't feel your right side of the face, are not aloud to eat, drink or sleep for at least three or four hours, meaning at midnight? Try a new quilling technique! For me this worked best! And believe me that I forgot about everything else!

The new technique is Beehive quilling invented by Susan. Thank you very much, Susan, for sharing this wonderful quilling technique! I just LOVE it! 

This new technique is presented in a very good video tutorial by Pritesh Ananth Krishnan. Thank you very much, Pritesh, for the great tutorial! 

And now the card I made!

Soon a Christmas card made using the same technique! 
Wish you a wonderful Sunday!

15 decembrie 2011

More Christmas cards

Thank you everybody for the lovely comments! And sorry for I was not being able to leave you some words on your new projects! Very busy with making Christmas cards. Yes, I know, I again let everything on the last minute.

 The patterns for these cards are from Stitching cards and PinBroidery. I replace the beads with some quilling.

And my Christmas wreaths made from snowflakes:) The little angel was inspired by the lovely angel seen on Claire's blog and the border is from PinBroidery free patterns.

Next post will be with more quilling. Until than wish you a wonderful day!

11 decembrie 2011

During a break...

...of making Christmas cards and using Inna's card for inspiration, I made a Hanukkah quilled card for a friend. The paper with "flames" is from a chocolate box:) I just saved it because I loved the color! And now was the perfect time to use it.

I will be back soon with more Christmas cards! Wish you a wonderful week!

4 decembrie 2011

Origami Christmas ornament

Two years ago I started folding paper and wished for a Christmas tree decorated only with origami ornaments! Last year that wish came true, but the tree was a little too big for the ornaments I had made. So, this year I decided that I need more ornaments and new models:) 

I started with a variation by Tomoko Fuse of the Ant Lion's Nest by Silvana Betti Mamino. You can find the diagram in Tomoko Fuse's book Unit Origami Fantasy. I used 3,5 cm/7 cm paper, the finished model is approximative 6 cm in diameter. No need of glue for this kusudama!

I love this 90 units model!

And here is my first origami tutorial. I am not very good at giving instructions, but hopefully you will manage to fold it using this tutorial. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

I am linking this to Copilarim- Impodobim bradul!

Wish you a wonderful Sunday!

L.E. You can curl the inside parts before or after assembling the kusudama. I did it after assembling it using my quilling tool, a tooth stick  cut a little in half at one point:)

1 decembrie 2011

Let it snow...

...with quilling snowflakes:) I enjoyed a lot making them and than the cards. I used only white and blue, but love how they turned out! All the cards measure 10,5 cm/10,5 cm.

You can find pictures with each card in my Christmas 2011 album.
Wish you a wonderful day! And I will be back soon with the promised tutorial!

21 noiembrie 2011

New Christmas wreath

Hi, dear friends! I know I said will be a little quiet around here:) But because everybody is working on Christmas projects I just wanted to share with you my new idea of Christmas wreath. I used for it my new snowflake punch! Cut out a circle of paper around 0,5cm wide and glued the punched snowflakes around it. Than the little red tight scrolls and the ribbon. So, here is the wreath! In some parts the snowflakes are a little crowded, but the next will look better:)

Please, let me know how you like it! Wish you a wonderful week!

17 noiembrie 2011

Christmas cards and happy news

I don't know about you, but for me the time seems to fly!!! I started to make cards for Christmas and wish to make some beautiful handmade gifts for the dear ones, but the days are so short! So, unfortunately, will be a little quiet around here for a while. But promise I will be back soon with my new projects and a tutorial for Christmas origami ornaments!

Two of the Christmas cards made last week, one with snowflake. I can tell you I love quilling snowflakes!!! I used patterns found on internet, but I made my own patterns, too. My favorite patterns and tutorials are on Ann Martin's, Molly Smith's and Claire's! Do visit their blogs and for sure you will get inspired!

I wanted to tell you that last week I had a lot of beautiful surprises! I found out that my cake is in Top 3 on First Anniversary challenge on Take a Quill Pill! And besides that I was the lucky winner of a T-shirt from Kathy!
The Creativity Box from Paper Mojo won on Ann Martin's giveaway arrived and I can tell you is amazing!

My sister in law sent me some beautiful ribbons to use for my cards! They arrived on the same day as the paper:)

And Carmen's jewells are so, so beautiful in real life! After admiring for so long on her blog, I decided that I would love to wear something special for winter holidays! And I had a great surprise to find that she sent me a gift, too, the owl earrings!

Wish you a wonderful day and lot of time for your handmade projects!

2 noiembrie 2011

Patterned paper with leaves

Just a short post with my new cards. I made some patterned paper with my new stamp set! Hope you like it!

Wish you a wonderful day!

30 octombrie 2011

Quilling for kids

Hi, dear friends! I have new tools for cards: Variostamp starter set from Folia! So, I tried a few stamps on my cards. I need more practice using them though:)

Wish you a wonderful week filled with inspiration and creativity!

23 octombrie 2011

Quilling roses

My first quilled roses!

And a birthday card made with red roses. The writing should have been a little bigger, but not enough courage for that:)

I used Claire's tutorial for roses and Inna's tutorial for leaves.