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Old design in new colors

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This was a last minute card for my Mom's good friend. I stayed up late the other night just to get it done. I'm glad that it turned out good. This is actually an old design but I changed the colors. I didn't have time to think of a new design...so I used an old design instead. Just some changes in colors and walla! A  new card is born. :)

You can have a look at the old design at the at the link HERE.

Teddy bears!

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Miss Cheryl from Cards by Cherylwas right.......in order to get into the mood again to craft, sometimes we need to reorganize our working table.....or peek at other artist's work and get inspired by them. I did both! hehehe! Once I did all that, I am back in the mood to quill again. And this evening, I tried my hand at making quilled teddy bears! Yay!
I've always wanted to make a quilled teddy bear ever since Miss Asma' from Simple Rhyme made her quilled teddy bears some time ago. But she didn't make the body of the teddy.....she just made the head. And she did taught us all during the quilling get together on how to make the head of the teddy bear.  So cute!! Since I didn't get the chance to make one during the get together, I knew one day I would try to make one of those quilled teddy bears before I forget the instructions she gave me! hahaha! 
It's not that difficult to make. It's quite easy. The only thing is that, we have to be careful when quilling such…

Tool box

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I'm so not in the mood right now to quill.......eventhough I have a lot of cards waiting for me to decorate them with quilled flowers, butterflies and etc etc. I'm practically forcing myself to work right now. That's not good. Not sure what's wrong with me lately. The mood is just not there. Have I lost it somewhere? Don't know..... :(
I just wanted to share with everyone what I would usually do with those quilled shapes I've made. I kept them all in this tool box! I even keep those rejected quilled shapes  in this tool box. I didn't buy this tool box at a craft store. I bought it at a supermarket.....found it at the hardware department. There are a lot different types of tool box available in the market. But I like this one. It looks like a plastic folder except it has lots of sections in it. I bought a few of them so that I can keep my quilled shapes in it. I love it, it's so convenient!
Before I bought this tool box, I used to keep my quilled shapes i…

Making quilled clouds

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What have I been busy doing lately? Making clouds! Yup! I've finished making all the hot air balloons and now I'm trying to finish up making the clouds for the giveaway cards. I've just realised that I have to quill 180 white circles to make 30 clouds. Gosh! That's just for 10 cards. But since I've gotten orders for this card design as well from other customers, so that means I have to make more clouds. Luckily they are not so difficult to make hehehe....
At first I wanted to make them using the needle tool but since there are just too many of them for me to make, I decided to make them using the slotted tool. Much easier for me and a little faster too :). Thought of using the bamboo skewer slotted tool but that one is somehow no longer a favourite of mine lately. I need to repair it so that the center of the quilled circles would look neater. 
I'm trying to finish making these giveaway cards before the giveaway ends. The fact is, I'm trying to get them done …

September 2010 prizes posted!

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Alhamdulillah.....after struggling to get all the 9 pieces of cards for the giveaway done this week, I managed to post 5 of them today to the 5 lucky winners. I still have 4 more that I have not posted because I didn't get any respond from 4 other winners since I last contacted them.  But I checked again this evening and saw 2 more that responded....yay! So that means there are 2 more who didn't. I wonder why.......don't they want the prize? Or perhaps, they just couldn't reach me. :( Oh well.......I really hope they would contact me as soon as possible to claim their prize.
The other 2 winners who have not contacted me is:   ENOL and DESPERATE MAMA

Please ya girls.......do respond to my emails and give me your details.

Thank you all!
XOXO,
Lin

Needle quilling tool

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I own two types of quilling tools which I bought early this year. But I have only been using one of them (the slotted quilling tool - silver in color)  because it's much more easier to handle. I even made my own quilling tool using a bamboo skewer which I have been using for almost all of my quilling projects so far because it's so comfortable to hold and super easy to roll the strips of paper with it.
I've never tried using the needle tool like the one you see above (the one with the wooden handle), because I never had the patience to try it and didn't quite get it how to use it even though I've seen the video tutorials. All this time I kept thinking that it's too difficult to use. So I never used it for any of my projects until the day I went to the quilling get together when I saw with my own eyes how the other quillers used it. It looks so easy!

This is how I use my needle quilling tool. I made a video of how I use my needle quilling tool. Different peop…

OCTOBER 2010 BLOG GIVEAWAY

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Prizes for October 2010 Blog Giveaway: 10 quilled hot air balloon cards for 10 lucky winners
Hello there my lovely readers!

Alhamdulillah......after a lot of brainstorming the past few days I finally came up with the final  card design for my October 2010 Blog Giveaway. It's the 9th of October today......and I will be running this giveaway until the end of the month. :)
I'm going to make it easy for everyone to join my giveaway. Just like how I did it for last month. Everyone can participate in this giveaway no matter where you are located anywhere in the world. I welcome your entry with open arms :). Spread the word to your friends and family about it too so that more people can have a chance at winning the prizes I'm offering. I know it's not much.....just one card each for 10 lucky winners. :) But I do need your support in order to make this giveaway a success.

All you have to do to participate in this blog giveaway is to write your name and your valid email ad…

Fly away with me....

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Come fly away with me....... to another world..... just you and me.... be free.....
I was inspired by the quilled butterfly wings that Miyyah taught me during our quilling get together. In fact......some of us from the group made hot air balloons from the same method. I guess we all saw it the minute we tried making the butterfly wings. We knew that it would be suitable for making hot air balloons. I didn't get the chance to make one during the get together. But I've been meaning to make one once I get back to work and today, I managed to do that....finally! :)

To be honest, I didn't know how to go about making the clouds. Tried to search in the net for examples....but couldn't find any. So I just wing it! At first I made it using only 5 quilled circles.....but it looked a little weird, so I added one more quilled circle to make it look more like a cloud. I'm happy now with how it looks heehhe.
I was also thinking of a design for my October 2010 Blog Giveaway. I t…

QUILLING GET TOGETHER V1.0

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*Photo above taken from Miyyah@Kertas Facebook fan page.
Last Sunday, 3rd of October 2010, 11 people attended the quilling get together v1.0 at KLCC. We all met for the first time at the KLCC park around 10.00 in the morning. I must say this was one of the most exciting event of the year for me. I've never been to a quilling event like this before or any kind of craft event like this. It was great that I got to meet up with craft enthusiasts who share the same interests as I do. We all somehow connected so well instantly.....and I believe it's all because of our love for crafting. 
After gathering at the park, we then proceeded to find a good place inside KLCC where we can quill comfortably. In the end, we decided to do it at KFC. :) Luckily the management did not bother us at all for quilling at their place. I bet that a lot of people who came to eat there were surprised to see us there, not eating and just quilling for hours!! I didn't eat at all......time just flew by so…

Results of September 2010 Blog Giveaway!

Hello there my lovely readers!

I just got back from my holiday yesterday evening and today I managed to check all the entries of last month's giveaway. After listing down all the names, I did the lucky draw and have chosen 9 lucky winners to win the prize of the blue 3 quilled flowers cards.
There were 55 participants for September's giveaway! Wow....I think this is the highest number of participants so far. So happy about that! Yay! Thank you so much to all who participated in last month's giveaway. I really appreciate you all taking the time to join and support it :).
OK! Here are the names of the 9 lucky winners !!! Yay!!!!
Emmy Lisdayara

Jessie

Ummu Solehah Muhammad

Enol

Jackie

Cute Mom

Wan Nur Fatin

Desperate Mama
Alvin Darmawan

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE 9 LUCKY WINNERS!!!!I will be contacting all of you soon to get your full name and mailing address so that I can post the prizes to you. :)

I am in the process of preparing the prizes for the lucky winners and hope…

End of September 2010 Blog Giveaway

Hello everyone!

Septermber's blog giveaway is officially over. Currently I'm still on holiday hehehe. But, no worries ya.....I will be revealing the names of the 9 lucky winners soon. I haven't been able to check the entries yet.....but I know for  sure that for September's blog giveaway.....quite a number of people participated in it. That's really great! :) I'm so happy that this time around there are more people supporting my blog giveaway. :)
Thank you so much to all who have entered this giveaway and supported my blog :). It means a lot to me! Thanks again! Do be patient ya! Will be making the announcement of the winners soon!!! :)
XOXO, Lin