23 September 2011

Loving and Hugging

These cuties are a Penny Black slapstick stamp I came by recently!
I needed an Anniversary card quite quickly and just had to use them.

They are stamped, then coloured & shaded using copics. The picture and mat are cut out using the new X-Cut nesting dies (ornate frame) which I thought would be a useful shape and a bit different.

The greeting is mounted on a couple of trusty SU punches and the card is finished off with a few gems.

I got my new buys in Crafty Devils at Barnstaple if you are ever in the area it is a lovely well stocked shop!

21 September 2011

Sharing Quilling

On Sunday after the AGM we had a 'shared ideas' day for the third year. People are asked to take an idea to show or demonstrate and with about 20 of us there were many.

It was a fabulous day with company including Diane Boden (of quilled chocs fame), Jane Jenkins and Elizabeth Moad - all authors of books I love and we spent all day chatting and even managed a bit of quilling!

Todays pictures are the rose bowl winning card from Philippa from Quilliance Quills. This is awarded for innovative quilling and is a really effective card using 'twisted wheatears'. It was also good to put a face to the name as I have seen Quilliance posts on blogs.

The butterfly card was made by Janetta from Holland who always has lovely ideas. It is made on a quilling comb (or onion holder!) and is also really effective.
So many more ideas - so little time!

20 September 2011

Quilling Guild AGM

So much inspiration at the weekend. These pics are from the competitions at the Quilling Guild AGM.

Licia from Australia sent over the piece containing the lovely shoes and bag. The base is made up of many squares, each of which contains several a rolled paper strips.

The picture in a frame is always a really popular category and the doggy was this years winner - not only has he got a cute face but he was put together really well by one of our Japanese members.

The other piece was in a category where you can introduce 'non-quilled' components to enhance your piece. The lovely seagull on the rocks was quilled by Philippa and included mini real shells - a lovely piece.
More tomorrow.

19 September 2011

Been Quilling!

Well, so much for posting many a card for my recent demo days!

A very nasty lurgy saw an end to many samples being finally stuck together and the demos themselves which made me a bit grumpy.
Thankfully after thinking I would never feel well again I just about got on the straight and narrow to attend this years Quilling Guild AGM, display of work & shared ideas day - and what a fab weekend it was - when I've assessed the vast amount of pictures I took I will share some wonderful work and then get cracking myself too!