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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…

Cherry on Top Award

I was really surprised today when I received a message from Christina of Card Creations & More by C about this blog award. Thank you so much for giving me this award Christina! :). It's so cute! Love it!

After receiving this award, I'm was asked to list down three things that I love about myself. Those three things are as below:

1.  I can make a living at home with the skills that God has given me, and enjoy doing it everyday.

2. I love to give things that I made with my own hands, especially my handmade cards, to my friends and family. I love seeing how excited they are when receiving them.

3. A good listener. :) I have to post a picture that I love. it is :).

Who is that little pumpkin in blue?? That's my little "nephew" who was 4 months old when this picture was taken. He is about 10 months old now. His name is Mior Emir Aziz.....but we all call him Emir. See how adorable he is??? I love this picture so much! If ever I feel depressed, st…

Pink + green mosque


Another cute but funny looking mosque is added to my quilled mosque - Raya cards collection today :).  This time I am using a combination of pink and green....which is one of my personal favourite combo. I just had to use the green card again. Love the green paper so much....such a bright green color. Pretty striking. 

It's a cute note size card like most of my other Raya cards I made this year. I prefer to make them in small sizes unless requested otherwise. No pop ups for this the wordings are pasted on the card itself. I even made changes to the design of the quilled mosque itself.....not a major change...just a small one. Just to make it look a little different from the first one. :) I think I prefer this one because it's sweeter :).

Blue pelita


I received a request to do this Raya card design yesterday. This design is actually has the same layout as HR018A except that I changed the color combination upon request. It's soft sweet blue mixed with bright green and beige....and a dash of silver. The card is meant for a guy who's favorite color is blue. :) So is mine actually hehehe. 
No pop up for this one as the wording is placed on the card itself. I really enjoy making this design. It's so much faster to make compared to the ketupat card which takes a much longer time to get done because there are more paper to quill with that one. :)

Quilled mosque

First time ever for me to create my own quilled mosque! Yay! So happy about that! I got the idea last night while watching the Asian Food Channel and quilling at the same time in front of the TV, LOL! :D My Mom said that it looked like one of those buildings in Arabian Nights hahaha! It sure does a little bit doesn't it? Except the colors are not at all like that in the story. I sure would like to change the colors a bit. Perhaps make the mosque in a more cheerful color :).
I made a pop up inside pop up the Raya wishes. Most of my Raya cards, I'll be doing the same thing....popping up the wordings inside it. Not all....but most of the small ones I would do that. Just a simple type of pop up. :)

Swap cards!

A few weeks ago my fellow quilled artist Asma' from Simple Rhymeand I thought that it would be a great idea if we could swap cards with each other. She was so interested in my quilled roses handmade pop up card and she would love to own it one day. Then thought to myself....hmmm....why not we just swap cards??? This way, we both get to own each others handmade creations. And I would love to own one of her quilled cards too!! So swapping cards with each other would be a great idea! 
I've never swap cards with a Malaysian card designer before so this is pretty thrilling! Plus I didn't even know what her card would looked like before we decided to do this swap. I only knew what it looked like last week. You have no idea how excited I was when I saw it for the first time! So happy!!!! :) It's beautiful!!! And it's the only one in the world!! How cool is that??? Specially made for me from the talented Miss Asma'. :) I bet a lot of people didn't know this, but thi…

Three pelita

HR019  A soft purple or lilac Raya card with three standing pelita in one row :). I adore this one! hehehe! This is an order I got from my own auntie. She loves the color so much. It's her favorite color. I thought of doing this one for her because she wants quite a lot of them to give to her friends and I thought of something that's easy and quick for me to do. And so I came up with this one.
There isn't much of quilling involved in this design. Just playing a lot with the layout and arrangements of the embellishments. I didn't even make any wording wishes yet to be placed inside the card. I am planning on doing so and will upload the photos of it when it's done. :)

Quilling rectangles


I'm so happy today because I was able to make a few quilled pelita for my Raya cards :). This was only possible after I learned how to quill rectangles. Before this, I only knew how to quill squares, but never attempt to quill rectangles.....and I learned how to do it by watching videos on Youtube. Youtube is my Sifu (Teacher) hehehehe.  After pasting the quilled the pelita on the card, I decided to add a stand for it. I really love it! At least the pelita does not look like it's floating in the air hehehe. I like making the pelita.....because it's a lot easier to do compared to making the quilled ketupat :). Not to mention, faster to get the card done too! :D

Happy 11th Birthday

HB075 This is my second time making this birthday card. The first one was done last May. At the time I was still new to the quilling technique....and I tried to make the light on the candles using the quilled teardrop shape. I didn't quite did it right.....and was struggling on how to arrange the quilled teardrop on the card, making sure it stays in line with the candle itself. But it was difficult to glue all the quilled teardrops one by one. In the end, it looked so untidy :(. Have a look at the card at the link HERE. See the difference from the latest one I made? A big difference right? :)
I finally figured out how to make sure all the quilled teardrops are arranged on the card neatly. And since the birthday girl's age is 11, I managed to arrange 11 candles on the cake! Cool! :) I also had trouble making the pop up. I've forgotten how to arrange the balloons LOL! It took me awhile to get it done but I did it in the end. I guess that's how handmade cards are. They are…

Ribbon ketupat


HR014C I received an order from my customer who was interested in one of my Raya cards design. It is a design that I made last year. See the card design HERE. She requested that the colors of the cards be in pink theme and the other in red and white theme. So that's how it all started. :) I personally love them both but prefer the pink one better because the soft pink color is sweet :)

More ketupat cards!



:D Yes...I know I's quilled ketupat AGAIN! LOL! I just can't help myself. This time around, there's only two quilled ketupat on the card instead of three. Another simple design :).

I made a pop up inside where I pop up the wordings. Very simple ya? :)

Quilled ketupat

HR016A - No glitters

 HR016A - With glitters

HR016B far....this is all I'm interested in doing.....quilling ketupat hahahaha..... :D.  I still haven't tried making Raya cards using other quilling forms....only ketupat, ketupat and more ketupat hehehehe! Seriously when it comes to Raya cards, I'm just clueless and blur. It's so difficult to come up with any idea. I was thinking of doing the Pelita....but, gosh, right now...just no mood....something wrong with me. Is it the fasting? Making me so tired and lazy and moody and God knows what else hehehe....
The cards above have very simple layouts. Nothing fancy or complicated at all. I just focused on the quilled ketupat. Making the ketupat as the center of attraction hehehe.....the focal point. At first I didn't even put any ribbon at the bottom of the card. There were only the quilled ketupat on the card......then later on, I thought of adding the ribbons. The photos above did not do justice to the design. Wi…

August 2010 Blog Giveaway!

Alhamdulillah...praise to Allah....I have managed to come up with an idea for my August giveaway. I have been worried sick thinking about this giveaway since last week. I was totally clueless of what to create. In my mind I knew that the design had to be something easy enough for me to handle.....because there will be 8 winners this time around. I'm sorry I'm unable to make pop up cards for my giveaways from now onwards. It's just too time consuming. I just cannot handle it. Truly sorry ya. I know a lot of people are hoping to get the pop up cards.....unfortunately I am just not capable to do so many of them right now.
The rules of the giveaway this time around is the same as the previous month. Check it out below! :)
Prizes for August 2010 Blog Giveaway: 8 quilled butterfly cards for 8 lucky winners Rules on how to participate in this blog giveaway is quite simple. Just follow the guidelines below to be entitled as a participant.

1. For Bloggers..... you must sign up as…

Quilled butterfly pattern

AO047 My first ever quilled butterfly card! hehehe! It's so simple!!! I'm so excited about this! This design is the result of so many experiments of quilled butterflies that I've been making for the past few days. So far, this particular one is the easiest and most suitable to combine with the three quilled marquise flowers. :)
Actually this card is meant for my August 2010 Blog Giveaway. Yup.....I'll be giving this card away to 8 lucky winners heheheh.....along with another surprise which I will be blogging about soon. :)
This card has no pop ups inside. Didn't plan to make any for it though. It's suitable for any a Thank you card....or Thinking of You card.....or whatever suits your fancy :). It can be anything you want it to be.