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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…

Shades of pink

Pink, pink pink everywhere......different shades of pink on one card. But one of the flowers here, the colour looks like peach, when actually it's cyber pink... lighting problem :(. I'm experimenting with another type of leaf pattern that I've tried to turn into flowers. It's similar to the flowers I made yesterday but has a slight twist to it. 
Remember the quilling blog hop I did early this month? Have a look at the link HERE. Look at the leaves. It's the same technique I used for the petals of this flower. The only difference is that I squeeze the middle part of the petal close together so that it looks like a petal. It can look like a leaf as well, if you use green colour quilling strips :). 
Basically, there are a lot of quilled patterns out there that we often use to make leaves but we can also use them for making flowers. All we have to do is just change the colours.....colours that are suitable for flowers. This is just the basic pattern, but I know t…

Christmas flowers

At first I wanted to do the Christmas flowers (Poinsettia) for my Christmas cards this year but the flowers I made ended up looking like this in the end haha! Doesn't look much like the Poinsettia at all :D. 
I have seen so many card designers using this technique to make quilled leaves. Have a look at Suganthi's blog HEREand Anastasia's blog HERE for more photos of this type of quilling technique that they used to make quilled leaves. They are all so beautiful! 
But instead of making leaves with this technique, I used it to make flowers instead. I love how it looks :). I used a small flat hair comb to make each petal for the flowers. You can also use a quilling comb for this technique. If you use a hair comb, the loops will be smaller in size compared to the quilling comb. I guess it depends on the size of the gaps between each teeth of the comb and also the size of the teeth as well. The smaller the gap or teeth, the smaller the loops will be. You ca…

New features to old designs


My V041 and V042 card designs were recreated especially for my customer who ordered these designs for her anniversary celebration. She adored both designs but just wanted some slight additions to it and I agreed to do it as it's just a minor one. The requests were to add names to the front of the card and some wordings inside it, plus the card itself was changed from white to black and the other one from white to metallic white. 
The female bird which is dark pink in colour, I decided to add the "veil" at her head with a tiny white sequin flower just like how I did for my wedding love birds card. So glad my customer didn't mind me doing that for the cards hihihi. Even the quilled birds has a slight change to their body shapes. I love the new shape as it is much slimmer and somehow the inner coils looks more like their wings. You can compare the differences from the old designs and the new ones when you look …

Personalised cards are now closed for orders

Hello everyone!
I have given a lot of thought and I have to come to a decision to make an announcement today that I will be taking a break from taking orders of personalised handmade cards starting from today till further notice. 
As you all know, I'm also selling craft products and that as well has taken a lot of my time away from making handmade cards. I'm struggling to juggle both work at the same time.
However, I do plan to make ready made cards for sale here at my blog and at Facebook in future. Will be showcasing them when all are completed and ready for sale. You will be able to pick your favourite handmade cards at an album in my Fan page or in my blog and buy the cards that I showcase there. 
Truly sorry for any inconveniences and thank you so much for your kind understanding.

Twisted blue flowers

Played with my quilling comb again last night! hihi! And I made these twisted blue flowers as a result ;D. Remember the previous post where I made the leaves for the Malaysian flower using the quilling comb? Well, I used the same technique for these flowers. The only difference is that I used two different colours in one petal. One dark blue and the other is sky blue :). I just had to try make flowers with this technique. Just had to! haha! I just wanted to see what it looks like as flowers. :)
This card is was not meant for anything in particular.....just playing and it's suitable for any occasion. Will think of what else I can add on later to make it complete. Some wordings or pop up inside. Not sure yet. ;)

I made a video on how you can make the two tone cascading loops flower. Once you know how to make it, you can twist the loops inside it. Do check it out :).

Malaysian flower

Malaysian flower.......yes, that's what it's called :). This quilled flower is originally a creation of Miss Solehah Muhammad, founder ofMy Quilling Soul. You can view her tutorial on how she makes the Malaysian Flower at the linkHERE. Ever since she created this design, so many card designers out there have tried their hand at making this special quilled flower. I myself have never tried making them until a couple of days ago when I had the urge to do so after seeing a friend of mine's Malaysian flower on Facebook :). I just had to try it once and for all! And now I'm addicted to it! LOL! :D
I've always had the impression that it will never turn out nice if I were to use shredded paper. Because all this time I've seen a lot of this Malaysian flower made by other card designers using clean cut quilling paper and they look so beautiful. The quilled design inside each petal can be seen so clearly when using the clean cut quilling paper. So since I myself love us…

Bright and sweet coloured flowers

I've been playing with the quilling comb a lot lately and been experimenting on new flower designs. Been thinking of what other designs I can do with the quilling comb and I thought of doing something like the above. It's actually a cascading loop technique that I used to make the petals. For one petal, I glued 3 loops together. So, there's quite a few loops to glue together in order to get just one flower. I used 2 different colour quilling strips for the flower. One cyber pink and the other is fluorescent pink. As you can see, I used shredded strips of paper, that's why the flower has those rough edges. I still haven't thought of getting those clean cut ones. Perhaps one day I will but for now, I still enjoy using the shredded type.
As you can see, I seem to love making layouts for my cards this way lately. Perhaps because it's simple and easy to do hihi! No other reason. :D The plain white metallic background highlights the flower designs and puts them in a…

Bookmarks for Shruti & Ritesh



A request I received from a dear customer about 2 months ago to make some handmade cards and paper beaded bookmarks for her and dear husband. I took such a long time to get them done, but finally they are all done and ready to be posted. I'm so happy about that. I wish my customer didn't have to wait so long. Luckily for me my customer is such a sweetie. Such a patient customer she is. One of a kind :).
She was very much interested in my paper beaded bookmarks, especially the ones I made that has carved names on them. She requested for her name and hubby's on the bookmarks. One red and the other blue. The bookmarks are quite big in size, about 19.4cm x 7.7cm. I couldn't make them smaller because of the size of the letters and the carved out shapes around it that won't fit in a smaller size bookmark. 
I put extra beads as well for each bookmark since the size of bookmark is bigger. The more the merrier :). 

Sweet Leaves - Quilling Blog Hop

Hello!! Welcome to the Sweet Leaves Quilling Blog Hop at Lin Handmade Greeting Cards! I'm blog number 6! If you have just hopped from Anastasia's blog then you are on the right track! hihi! 
This is my second time participating in Leesandra Diaz's quilling blog hop! So exciting! 22 quillers from across the globe are participating in this wonderful event. This time around the theme for the blog hop is  "Leaves".
I didn't know where to start or how to go about it at first but being a card maker, I ended up making a quilled card after all in the end as it's something I'm familiar with I wanted to do this new technique I've learned using the quilling comb, which is my new love in my life hahaha. Yup, I love this new quilling tool. I've been experimenting a lot with it ever since I bought it and learning new techniques that I can do with it. I just love seeing the patterns made using this quilling comb on the card :).
I first got t…