22 September 2009

Baby Card

A bit too late to have a card sorted for Crafty Bunch but my new niece arrived last week. Not had a great amount of time but have managed a card to welcome her.
The card is from my stash picked up at a show. The stamps are a mini set of 6 (will remember the company later) also picked up at Farnborough and very easy to use to different effect each time. They are stamped in a selection of suitable colours from my collection of Versa Color mini pads.
Currently little Gemma is confused and is sleeping all day and awake all night - hopefully she can crack her time delay soon!

21 September 2009


Hooray - I am very pleased to report that I had a very successful weekend at the Quilling Guild AGM at Otford in Kent.

The standard of the competitions was excellent again this year and there are always some surprises. I bravely entered the Greetings Card category. All members that attend get to vote for their favourite item in each category. The cards this year had to have a 'musical theme' but beyond that it was to be interpreted as you wished.

I decided that a musical instrument would be too obvious and somehow ended up making the card below - which won!!! Very excited, still can't quite believe it.

Everything on the card had to be, and is, quilled. Even the snow is very fine paper 'twiddled' and snipped finely.

I have a Cup to keep for the next year for my efforts so very pleased with myself! As if this wasn't enough excitement I also had a crack at a name badge.

Members come from all over the world. This year we covered Japan, South Africa, France and Holland as well as all over the UK. We are encouraged to make a name badge with name and county/country on and 'spotters' look out for the best one.

There were some good ones again so I was even more surprised that I won that as well!

I put a Mr Tickle picture on a board and covered with cling film and effectively just 'coloured in' with quilling.
I then stayed the next day for a sharing ideas day and will post some ideas and pictures when I've had a play sometime. Learnt lots of things, met many new quillers and have come away raring to go on some more!

10 September 2009


Can now have a break from foxgloves! I think everyone enjoyed making their card last night. Everyone finished a card to take home so that in itself is a good result. Even some beginners who had never heard of quilling did an excellent job so pretty pleased with that.

I have a couple of cards to make over the next week but will mainly be quilling bits and bobs to take to the Quilling Guild AGM next weekend so might be quiet posting until after I've had my weekend away at that!

6 September 2009

Crafty Bunch

Finally made a few samples for this weeks Crafty Bunch - so much to do, so little time!!
At the request of Janet we are quilling foxgloves. Nothing too technical and easily achievable in the time, plus I have a few samples on the theme that people can progress to if they are a bit nifty.
Now just need to check I have enough paper, I'm sure everyone will want to do the same colour although I've made a few variations.

1 September 2009


This weeks next job was a Thank You card for someone at work. The request was quite specific as I had made a 'magic' footballer before. Thanks to Anne and Karen for showing us this at club. I used the Creative Stamping footballer, just with basic layering onto a card stamped with footballs.

Yeovil colours were requested (although a little artistic difference in hoops and stripes on the shirt apparently - but you get the idea!). I just coloured the little chap in my marvy pens. It still fails to amaze me how many people just keep playing with these cards and can't begin to work out how I've made it.
I really must crack on with much more quilling now this week!

Thanks for looking.