26 November 2014

Candi tree

Unfortunately I was commissioned to make a sympathy card this week.

I've actually managed to make a card designed for card candi and not filled it with quilling for once!

The image is from a Craftwork Cards pad I have in the stash which has lots of different pictures in different colours to populate with candi.

I have simply picked up on the colour and used some candi from my selection and layered the image on co-ordinating card.

Sentiment from Stampin' Up and punched out with SU punch.


23 November 2014

A quilled birthday

A card made for a special commission recently that was so successful I've just made another for someone else!

Stamps and framelits are Stampin' Up which I've then decorated with quilled flowers and some punched silver leaves to pick up on the sentiment colour.

Finished with some little fringed flowers in a couple of corners.

16 November 2014

More trees

I was going to give a closer view of the 'seasonal sheep' in my last post that gained a bit of interest but haven't got a picture I thought I had so might have to wait for some daylight to take a new picture to share!

In the meantime this card is similar but different to the purple tree I posted a couple of entries ago.

Using the same Woodware bubble bloom stamp I have stamped it in green this time and added a couple of different colour stickles to some of the bubbles and filled the rest with a mix of 2mm & 3mm solid and open coils.

Sentiment from SU Teeny Tiny sentiments and punched out with word window punch.

13 November 2014

Spreading the word!

I am pleased to report I was out spreading the 'Quilling' word last night.

I was invited to a local WI where I did a little talk on Quilling, a demo and then an optional practical!

I was surprised with how many things I came across when looking out samples that I had forgotten about.  It was so lovely to see them all out that I had to take some pictures.

I don't have room to have any of this out so it was nice to see it all!
There is a selection of items from kits, books, workshops, my crazy head and much inspiration from Diane Boden of JJ Quilling that you will recognise if you are familiar with her work.

I also had to bring out all my tea time items from the recent AGM!

I also had a selection of cards for inspiration but that could be purchased too and had to have a little 'plug' area with supplier details, Quilling Guild info and a poster for next years AGM in nearby Sherborne.

Never too early to put it in the diary!  (19th September 2015).

It was a lovely evening and many of the ladies had a go and took away a little snowflake card.

3 November 2014

Christmas Tree Bubble Blooms

So, I always seem to be apologising on here.  After my blog had a meltdown I've been so busy doing samples for various talks, workshops & demos I haven't quite got on top of things.

The owl on the last post was a digi image I found on line as I didn't have any halloween stamps.  A copic group I belong to on Facebook had a challenge and I coloured it to make myself use my copics which have been a little neglected recently.

Anyway, today I have another great Woodware stamp called Bubble Blooms - Festive Tree.

For this sample I have used various shades of purple quilling paper in a selection of 2mm & 3mm to make solid and open coils to fill the 'bubbles'.

I'm working on a couple more where I've added some stickles in the circles and then will do one with card candi too.

There are many things to be done with the tree - it's a very versatile little stamp!