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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…

Winners of February 2012 Blog Giveaway

After a few weeks, finally today I'm announcing the winners of the February 2012 Blog Giveaway! Yay! I'm glad that it's finally come to this day when I can announce who are the winners. And the winners are as below:

Number 20 is Miss Fatma  Fazira
Number 2 is Miss Nor Saradatul Akma
Congratulations to both of you! I'll be sending you both an email soon to get your full details. Thank you so much for your participation in this month's blog giveaway. ;)
I'll be revealing the giveaways for next month soon!! Watch out for it ;) Jeng jeng jeng! :D

3 tone flower bookmark

A simple bookmark made for my customer.........simple and sweet ;) Focusing more on the flower itself.....rather than on other things on the bookmark. So the flower is the first thing you would look at when you look at the bookmark.
I used the quilling comb technique for the leaves and flower.....can't help but be obsessed with that technique these days :).

Quilled flower arrangements in gold, silver and white

Ok! As promised in my previous post. Here are the close up photos of the quilled flower arrangements project that I made for my students. :)
This is my first try at making a quilled flower arrangement on an A4 size board. I was actually inspired by my quilling students who loved to make their quilled flower arrangements on boards. They made it in smaller sizes and I thought it was a really nice idea to do something similar with a different twist to it. I made it using just 3 different colour strip of, silver and metallic pearl white paper strip. All the quilling strip used for this quilled flower arrangement were made using papers that were shredded using the mini paper shredder. I chose a thicker type of paper for this project as the paper available were a bit thicker compared to the other quilling strips I've used before.
Since the board itself was quite plain and didn't have a nice background for the quilling arrangement I had in mind, I decided to paste on …

Swap artworks with students

This was just a fun project that I proposed to my students sometime ago. I thought that after much learning about quilling, it would be great if we could swap our artworks with each other. There were no specific theme or concept. Freestyle!! So it was up to us to decide what we would give to each other. Each person had to prepare two artworks to swap with.
We had our meeting at a fast food restaurant today and had the swap session there. Although it was a bit rushed but I'm happy with my student's artwork as they tried so hard to come up with something creative for me. It's the effort that counts the most and I could see that they tried their best. None of us knew what each other was going to make and it was nerve wrecking waiting to see what each one of us made for today's swap. We were all afraid to show each other's work to each other was so funny! We really didn't know what to expect! :D
But, I'm glad that each one of us came up with some…

Blue flowers note cards

I guess my cards are getting simpler and simpler. I'm more into doing simple, straight to the point cards I suppose these days. And these simple note cards are an example of what I love doing lately. Flowers and leaves are my favourite subject and I just can't seem to get enough of them. Even if I keep repeating the same design or layout, still, I enjoy making them that way. These two cards were simply made for my February 2012 Blog Giveaway. I didn't show a close up view of the cards yesterday, so now, I'm giving you a chance to view them at a closer angle. :) 

February 2012 Blog Giveaway

It's time for another giveaway! Yes, now it's for the month of February. I'm still going to giveaway to two lucky winners, 1 card each.

For February, I have 2 new cute note cards to be given away. I can't wait to see who are the 2 lucky winners who will be receiving these cards at the end of this month! ;)
OK! Now, let's check out how you can win these cards :). 1. Anyone can join this giveaway. Bloggers, facebookers, twitters.....practically anyone from all over the world. :) 2. Just make a post about this giveaway at your blog or at your facebook or at your twitter. If you don't have a blog or facebook or twitter account, then just write your details at the comment box. 3. Write down this details at the comment box :      - Your full name     - Your email address     - The link to your post (if any)
    - Follow my blog or Like my fan page
The deadline for this giveaway is on 28th of February 2012. Winners of this giveaway will be picked randomly. I will be making …

Two tone cascading loops flower tutorial

In my previous post, I made a tutorial on how to make cascading loops flower just by using one color  of quilling paper, but in this post, I am showing you in the video how to make the same type of flower by using two different colours of quilling paper. One colour is sky blue and the other colour is dark blue.
I prefer to use contrasting colors to make the cascading loops so that I will be able to see a clear difference between the two colours after the petal is formed. In this tutorial, I am using a quilling comb instead of a hair comb because the quilling comb is much easier to use for this technique compared to my hair comb. To start making it, all you have to do is just glue the two quilling strips together at one end and then you can start making the loops with the quilling comb. 
Do check out the video tutorial below on how to start making this two tone cascading loops flower :). 

After making a few cascading loops, you can start assembling them to form the flowers below. :)


Cascading loops tutorial

There's so many things you can do with this cascading loops technique. You can make flowers with it, you can make leaves and many more. Here I'm just showing you the basics of how to make cascading loops flower. 
I've made a video of how to make each cascading loops petal for you to use to make flowers with. It's very easy to do. You can use a quilling comb or a hair comb. Do check out the video below.

The above photo show the different sizes of the cascading loops that you can make depending on the length of the quilling strip. The longer the quilling strip, the longer set of cascading loops you will be able to make. :) Hope this tutorial helps give you a better understanding of how to make the cascading loops flower. :) All the best!! :)

I Love U So Much

I received this order last year but only now do I get to complete it for my customer. This design might look familiar to some, and it's because it's an old design I did last year. You can view the design at the link --> HERE. The old design had the wordings "I MISS U SO MUCH" on the card and for this one, my customer just asked me to replace the MISS with LOVE. She requested this card for her anniversary and Valentine's day occasion :).
I gotta say that this is one of my favourite designs to make. One reason is because of the wordings. I love the effect it gives to the card. Simple as it may seem, it's not that simple to make. It's worth the trouble though :).
I've been wanting to try to do this design in a different colour combination but didn't have the chance to do it yet. Hopefully I'll get a colour combination I really like and do it sometime this year ;)

Tiny loops flower - Part 2

This is another version of the tiny loops flower, but it is made using the quilling comb. As you can see, when using a quilling comb, the flower becomes a bit bigger than the flower made using a  hair comb. And the tiny loops inside it becomes a bit bigger as well. So, in other words, the bigger the gap between each pin, the bigger the loops will be.

Here's a video tutorial I made to show you how I made each petal of the tiny loops flower using the quilling comb. :) Check it out!

As you can see from the video, I used only 1 strip of  quilling paper to make the tiny loops petal and then wrapped around it half a strip of the quilling paper to secure the shape of the petal.
Once all the petals are made, you can join them together to form a flower. The quilled tight coil is just a sample of how you can decorate the flower to make it look more complete. But of course there are many other ways to decorate the middle part of the flower to make it look beautiful. I'm just showing the…

Tiny loops flower

Would you like to know how I make these flowers? Do check out the tutorial I made below ;). 

This video tutorial shows how to make each petal of this flower. This is my first video by the way. I've never made one before in my life. I'm so happy that I finally get to do it this year. Hopefully I will be able to make more and more video tutorials for my readers this year ;).

I used one quilling strip to make the multiple loops petal and then wrapped around it half a strip of quilling paper to secure the shape of the petal.
After making 5 petals, you can join the petals like the ones you see above by gluing them together using white glue or polystyrene glue to make them look like the shape of a flower. Then you can add a small quilled tight circle in the middle of the flower to make it look more complete.
If you don't like the tear drop shape of the petal, you can pinch both ends of the petal to get a marquise shape petal.

So many of my readers have asked me to make this tut…