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How to make two tone tear drop shape quilling flowers

We are coming close to mid February and I'm blogging about something that I did last January! LOL! It's been a month since I last blogged here. And soon enough, after this I'll be blogging a lot more on what I did last January because January was so packed with crafting activities. Unfortunately, I just didn't have the time to blog about them then.
Last year I made quite a lot of this two tone tear drop shape quilling flower for my customers. I made quite a lot of cute thank you cards for them and decorated them with this flower. I even made a birthday card with this type of flower. Since so may requested for a tutorial for this flower, I tried to make one for them. I don't always get some free time to do it, but when I do, I try to make a few if possible.
I do hope many enjoyed the tutorial I uploaded on YouTube.....and tried to make this flower your own. For those who didn't manage to check it out earlier at my YouTube channel, you can check it out at the v…

Another pop up remote control car....


Yes....another one of those remote control car design for today :). This order came from the same customer. So I made it in a different color. Even the front design is done differently. If you remember the first one I did, I place the wordings at the center of the card. But this one I placed it at the side on the left. I still pasted the matching buttons....coz those are cute! hehehe!

Purple cupcakes!


OK! Another version of the purple foam cupcakes! Yup! I made this one for a regular customer who's giving this card for her dear daughter. The original design I made was done vertically and this one is done horizontally.

For the pop up I decided to do something different. This time around since my customer let me make the decisions, I decided that I want the cupcakes to be inside the card too. This is so that it matches the design on the outside. And since I did not make any wordings for the outside of the card, I made wordings for the inside and pop it up! I'm loving this idea at the moment! :)

Sending you all my love.....


Another design I made that resembles V011....except that this one is bigger, no ribbons, no foams, no glitters....and the colors are all different's a combination of white, black, and different shades of red. I remembered last year, one lady requested this color combination from me to do on this design. But at the time, I was still in the midst of sorting out my stuff because I had just moved back here from Kuala Lumpur. I didn't have the time to do it for her. But she said once I have the time to do it, she would like to see that design someday here in my blog. So here it is for her. Hope she sees it. :)

I made a different pop up for the card though. It is something that I've wanted to do since last year. The day I saw this type of pop up from Extreme Cards and Paper crafting blog, I told myself that one day I would try to do something similar after looking at the step by step tutorial there. I did try to do at first something just like the one I saw in th…

Winners of Blog Giveaway February 2010!!

Dear lovely readers....

Today is the day I will be announcing the names of the Blog Giveaway for the month of February. I am so happy to see a lot more people are participating in it. It's great! Thank you so much for the support and encouragement and the participation in my humble giveaway. Thank you for the feedback from my dear readers. It means so much to me! :)

I am happy to announce the 2 lucky winners of the February's 2010 Blog Giveaway.... :). As I did last month, the winners are chosen by a lucky draw. And as always I do get pretty nervous when drawing out those two lucky winner's name from the basket. I leave it all up to my Mom....she will do it for me as I just cannot seem to handle the stress! hahahaha! LOL!

As I shook the basket full of names of the participants written on the paper.....I asked my Mom to draw out two from it. I slowly opened up the folded paper and..........slowly looked at the names of the winners......and they are...........................

Lots of pink colors!


This was a request from my Mom's friend :). This was probably one of the fasted custom made pop up cards I've ever made because I didn't have any guideline for particular request, therefore I had total freedom to do whatever I want....whatever my heart desires. :) Don't you just love it when that happens? hehehe.....well I for one love that freedom a lot!

I recently bought this soft sweet pink paper and wanted desperately to use it in one of my designs. So I thought this was the perfect opportunity! Yay! With those big flowers as my inspiration, I just thought of a certain color combination that would fit the color of the card and went along with my instinct. Thus this design was created!

I personally love pop up design inside.....not the flowers, but the part where the stalk of the flowers were woven into the pop up itself. It's like a basket weave you see. I've made an effort to do that technique before. And now, once again here but the diffe…

A remake of JFY002

JFY003 long has it been since I last made a "Just For You" card? Pretty long!! hehehe! I have not been making any for a long long time......this year, I received a request to make a birthday card and my customer knew what he wanted already. But....he wanted the card to have the same design as the design I made for this JFY002. So.....that is how the front design will look like.....but the inside would have a pop up flower bouquet with birthday wishes in it. I informed him that it's kinda difficult to do that pop up on a small card because the JFY002 card is only 10.4cm x 14.7 cm. So later he agreed to do it on a bigger card thus how this size of card came about.

To be honest......I am loving this new design much better than the old one because this time I get to use the new materials.....such as glitter glue and foam! Yes! I personally feel that it looks much more better this way. I'm just sharing here the design without the birthday wishes......this is …

Update on February 2010 Blog giveaway.....

Wow.....I'm getting pretty excited about this month's blog giveaway. There's only two more days left and 2 lucky winners will be announced! :)

I have so far 2 participants who are from from Sri Lanka and the other is from USA......they are a bit concerned on whether they are eligible to participate in this humble blog giveaway. Actually, YES! They are eligible! Why not?? My blog giveaway is meant for in Malaysia and everywhere else around the world! It doesn't matter where you are from, I will be giving the prizes to you if you are declared the winner :).

Just gotta make sure also that you leave your contact details at your comment.....I mean your email address, so that I can contact you if you are declared the winner. Otherwise, I would have to give the prize to someone else. So please make sure, all rules are followed as stated in the blog giveaway post. :)

I really am so happy that I also got suggestions from the participants who are …

Will you be mine...?


Look familiar??? Yup! It's an old design with new paper and new wordings! hehehe! What a way to recycle a good idea huh? I even added a new pop up inside it! :)

I really loved the old Valentines Day card design that I made in 2009. The code is V011. It's a favorite among my customers too. The original design was made using a purple base paper. For this particular card design, I choose to use a red color paper instead. Not dark red....just scarlet red.

The pop up I did for this design is actually a mix of pop ups I've done before. This is the first time I'm doing a V-fold type of pop up for a small card like this one. Usually I would do it on larger sized cards. So the pop up is looking pretty cute and small here....hehehe....

Hope you guys like it! :)

Be Mine Forever....


I wish I could give this card to someone, but I can't because I know he does not like me anyways....huhuhu! It would be pointless to send it to him.....since I already know the answer. :( The design is kinda symbolic in a way.......the way the heart shape foams flows in between the you guys see what I was trying to convey here in this design?? I wonder if you see it the way I do..... :)

As you can see design has been done for the inside of the card yet.....not even an envelope! ha! I just wanted to share this as soon as I made it........This is the first time also for me to use the butterfly craft punch. I bought it at Tesco in Alor is not a branded craft punch....I was worried that it would not be so good in quality.....luckily it worked out well and it's quite sharp. I can't remember the brand name though as I already threw away the package. But I sure do love the pattern of the butterfly...hence that was why I bought it …

My Sweet Love....


I am so loving this card! I wonder if anyone remembers this cupcake design?? It's one of my old Valentines Day designs which I did I think in 2008. Yeah, I think it was in 2008 and the design code is V007. At that time I did not have many different types of materials to work with. Very little creativity and not much tools to create anything much. But now with all kinds of materials available in the market, we can produce a much more interesting design. Although this design doesn't really look so super pretty, but at least I made it a little different in the way I approach the layout and decorations.

What I love most in this design is that I made the top part of the cupcake with red foam. Gosh, you have no idea how much I love using foam in my designs these days. It's so much fun to work with! Plus, you can see that I cut out tiny white foam squares and added them on top of the cupcake as part of the decoration. It's so cute! Love that part a lot!

As you can see, I…

Blossoms everywhere....


More stripe designs hehehehe......funny how I don't get bored doing it. LOL! This is another order I got from my regular customer. And as usual, I was given the chance to do whatever design I like. :) This design is a combination of that small design and the big design I did...hehehe.....except I didn't put any leaves on the flowers for this one. Because it will probably look too crowded.

I do like the pop up though.....because this time I popped up the wordings too! Not just the flowers with the vase, but yes, the wordings too. So that's a little different coming from me this time. It's all simple...nothing complicated. I just didn't have enough time to do something complicated because of the work load I'm having to deal with this month. It's just crazy lately over here hehehe......Well I hope you guys love this design as much as I do. I think it looks cheerful.....lots and lots of colors there. :)

Pop up cake + boxed gifts


A new creation from me today hehehehe......I made this one for one of my regular customer. She said I can design it anyway I want! kan?? Love it when a customer gives me the freedom to do whatever I want.ehehehehe! :)

Well....since it's a birthday card, I thought of doing a birthday cake. Also this time around, I wanted to add some gifts beside the cake. This is a simple type of pop up. Where I only have to do the gifts and cake separately....then paste them on the square pop up.

I just love the brown metallic paper I used for this just makes the card looks expensive ekekekeke! I also love the technique I used for this design.....which is the same technique I used for making my beaded book. What I did was punch out the design on one paper and layer it with another paper below it. I love doing that with my bookmarks I thought why not try it with my handmade cards and see what happens. You have to click on the photos to have a better p…

Blog Giveaway --> February 2010!

OK MY LOVELY READERS!!! The time has come for the second blog giveaway of the year.....wooooohooooooo!!! :D I'm so excited! This time around, I'm giving away prizes for two lucky winners. I gave it a lot of thought and decided, why not I give prizes according to the number of the month of the year. For example, for January (First month) --> 1 winner, for February (Second month) ---> 2 winners, for March (3rd month) ---> 3 winners....and so on and so's that???? So as we go along, there will be more winners from each month. Cool huh?! hehehehe! That way....more people will be getting prizes here in months to come. :)

*Click on the photo to get a better view of the prizes! *

I am going to give away to 2 lucky winners ----- > 2 Handmade greeting cards (From my Valentines Day and Chinese New Year card collection) and some embellishments.

Here are the rules of this giveaway:

You can earn 1 or 2 entries by following the simple steps below....

To earn 1 entr…