Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Quilling Daisy


I am sharing a quick daisy card today. I knew it isn't any time  for daisy to bloom but I am just so tired of this cold weather.  Aren't you!


Monday, March 28, 2011

The versatile blogger Award

I am flattered to receive this versatile award from two creative bloggers.

Here are the rules for accepting this award:

Thanks the person(s) who gave me this award and have a link to their blogs.

Thank you cg and Monica for sharing this award with me.

Then I have to share 7 things about myself.

1. I prefer the hot weather but I am happy where I live now Pennsylvania (I spelled out the state for    my  oversea blog readers).  The snow wasn't too much here in the winter and during summer it didn't get too hot, at least for me.

2.  Believe it or not I don't have much patience except with my crafting.

3.  I just learned how to use the electric screw driver and the table saw.

 4.  With my new skills, I built my own shelves for my papers. Yay!

5. I enjoy watching action movies.

6. I don't have a favorite color.  All the colors are pretty.

7.  I read this quote somewhere "a day without scrap booking is a day without sunshine".  Well, for me is a day without crafting is a day without shine.

I'm passing  this award to the following bloggers:

 Divya - Rainbow arts

Leanne -  lee arts n' crafts

Dr. Sonia - Cards, crafts and kids projects

Gaby -  Gaby's Ideenreich

Mary - Mary's craft room

Rae -  A One of a kind design by Rachel

Barbara - Barbara's world of Whimcees 

 Diana - Happy Quilling

 PawwPadd - Casey's Pitter patter Chatter

Rhonda - Rhonda's Place to share

Thank you again cg and Monica for thinking of me.


Sunday, March 27, 2011

MatchBox Desk

Good Afternoon,

I saw this matchbox desk on several blogs and had wanted to make one.  I added the center draw so this desk is pretty big.

My  younger son suggested that I put some pencils in the pencil holder and he made the two pencils. He folded the paper to make edges like the #2 pencil.  Inside the paper pencil is a tooth pick to make them sturdy. I colored the tip black to make it like real pencil.  I also made a cup.  And to brighten up the desk I glued the quilling tulip on it.  I also added beads as the desk stands. I was thinking of making a chair to go with the desk but had second thought.  May be one day I will make that chair.
I am going to link this to:

Pink Paper Paradise - Make It Monday #30

Pink gem challenge - anything but square

Thank you everyone who take the time to  leave me such kind words.  Your comments are greatly appreciated and always put a smile on me. :)


Friday, March 25, 2011

Miniture Flowers


I gave the 3 D quilling another tried and I was still struggling with the flower pots. I knew why I was struggling because I used 1/8" quilling strips.  When doing 3 D quilling , 1/4" quilling strips was recommended.
Any way here are the miniature flower pots.

This one is a tulip in case you can't tell.  It's a little crocked.
 This is a rose.  I used the leaves  and the floral wire from the Cuttlebug quilling kit. I really like this one.  It's so cute!
Here is another rose.  I saw this one here.
The leaves were quilling tear drop shapes and I glued them together.  For the stem I rolled a square piece of construction paper.


Crafts and Me challenges - anything goes

Scrap book sisters - anything goes

Tuesday throwdown - anything but a card

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Origami - Sonobe balls

I made these a while ago but just finished putting them together. I enjoyed making origami units. The modular origami are my favorite.  I believe these  are called Sonobe.

Tutorial to make the ball is here.
Tutorial to make the tassel is here.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Quilling Daffodils

Hello Everyone and Happy Spring!

Sorry for the poor picture quality. I took this at night and couldn't fine my spot light that I used for taking pictures.

I added silk flower in the center then added a pearl in the flower center. 

I am entering this to the following challenges:

Make It Monday - Linky party

Cardcupitds - spring inspried

Penn Black Saturday Challenge - spring has sprung
Sugarcreekholow - anything goes

Mami doodles - celebrate spring

Stamping with dragon - bring on spring

Thanks for looking!


Friday, March 18, 2011

MatchBox Draws

Good Morning,
I made this matchbox draws several weeks ago but I had a hard time with the easel.  I didn't know what I wanted there.  Then my 3 and half years old daughter suggested that I put a mirror there.  So I thought, why not!

I made another draw to put right in the center and made an easel on top of that draw. I did add a brad on the top draw after I took the picture.

This is the top view when the easel lay flat.
The paper that I used to make the roses was from my son school work.  I dropped it in the recycle bag then took it back out because the paper looked and felt so nice.

Thank you so much for checking in on me.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Crochet Flower Necklaces

Good Morning,

I really like the crochet flowers that I showed last time.   So I made a few of them into necklaces.

I have to find something to put in the center for the blue and the gold one. I saw the crochet necklace here. Some how I just couldn't make my necklaces like the one on the link.  Oh, well.....

Thanks for taking a peak!


Monday, March 14, 2011

Quilling Roses Basket

Good Morning,
Over the weekend I was in the mood for quilling so I made this card.

The roses were from stash.  They looked like quilling roses but I had tried many times to make the roses using the quilling tool I just couldn't do it.  So these roses were hand folded.

 I am going to enter this to the following challenges:

Alyssunday challenge -  anything goes
Anyone for Anya - spring
cheerfulstamppad - spring
Gingerloftchallenge - flowers
Send a smile for kids- anything goes
Sugarcreekhollow - handmade flowers
Pink Paper Paradise - Make It Monday
southern girl challenge - use flower
some odd girl - think spring

As always, thanks for stopping by.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Lots Of Crochet Flowers

Good Morning,
Here are all my crochet flowers.  Can you believe I wanted to make some more? I was thinking of making some more blue and burgundy but I think I have enough for now.Time to move on to something else.

These are the styles that I had made.  I didn't have the pattern for them. My favorite one is the biggest flower with three layers.

 You can fine the tutorial for this one here.

I stored them in zip log bags.  It took less space than jars or boxes in the draw.  Plus, zip log bags are cheap!

Now I have to think of ways to use them.                                                                                     
Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful weekend!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kusudama Ornament

I made this Kusudama hoping to give it to my brother as a house warming gift but I didn't finish it on time. I added round pearls in the flowers center.

This kusudama is bigger than my usual one.  I used 4" x 4" pattern papers.  The finished ball measured
4" x 4". The tassel was from an old calendar.  The total length of this ornament  is more than 12" long. 

Have a wonderful day.


Monday, March 7, 2011

Quilled China

Good Morning,

My first try at 3D quilling. I bought  miniatures quilling book a while ago.  I decided to try the China set first.  Just in case you couldn't tell what these item are: two plates, two cups, two saucers, a bowl, and a complote.  I never heard of "compote" before so I have no idea what it is for.

A flower pot. The flower pot is sitting on the quarter.  I made five small flowers from the Cuttlebug quilling kit (quilling die cut) for the flower pot.

It was difficult! I guessed it was because I wasn't in the quilling mood. Also, I followed the instruction. When it came to following instruction, I am not so great at it. I will have to give this another try. So stay tune.

Thanks for looking.


Friday, March 4, 2011

CAS - Inspire By Nature Note card


This is another technique on my to do list.  It was stamping on watercolor paper using Stampin' Up watercolor crayons. This is another card that I saw in the Stamping Success magazine.

I don't really like the result. But in case some of you are interested here is how it was done.  First, spritzed water lightly on the stamp.  Then colored directly on the stamp using watercolor crayons. Next spritzed (lightly) the stamp again. Then stamped on the watercolor paper.  Leave the stamp long enough for the images to absorb on to the  paper.

Thanks for looking.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tissue Paper Technique

Time does fly.  It is March already!

Don't you just love this soft look?  It is so simple to create this look yet  the result is outstanding, well at least for me.

This is called the tissue paper technique.  First you will stamp the image on a light card stock.  Then crumble a piece of tissue paper, unfold and smooth out the tissue paper.  I sprayed a little spray adhesive on the card stock and place the tissue paper on it.  Fold or trim the access tissue paper and you are done.

Until next time.