13 October 2013

A quilled 'Special' Birthday

This is probably the first of rather too many cards this year for 'special' birthdays!

This is a 7x7" card from Anna Marie - rather a good 'in between' size - like we need another size card!

I've layered a peel off greeting on to a couple of punched shapes and added this to the centre of the card with foam pads.

The fringed flowers - yes, actual quilling!!! - are made from 10mm paper in bright colours.
This card was very much cased from the fab Jill over at Paper Daisy - do have a look if you haven't visited before, her cards are fabulous.

I've used a large quilling tool to roll the flowers so there is room for a little seed bead in the centre.

The leaves and tendrils in between are made from a gorgeous new paper from JJ Quilling called Olive Crush which actually contains crushed olives (or residues in some way from olives).  Apologies if I haven't entirely got my facts straight but either way the paper is just so scrummy!

There could be a range of these recycled papers so I look forward to some more.  The picture doesn't really do the colour justice but it is gorgeous in real life and was much admired when I took some to the local quilling group last week!


  1. Such a beautiful card Jill and so much work but a stunning effect...great idea to use part of the olives...
    Hope you had a good week away


  2. This is so pretty - I love the daisies and especially the tiny beads in the centre.

  3. Frilly flowers are always a favourite and I like the bead addition, glad to see you quilling!

  4. Thanks for the credit, Jill. Lovely card. I like the new green from JJ Quilling too - hope you are right about other new colours to come.