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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…

Quilled sunflower birthday card

HB105 you can see, it's another quilled sunflower theme....but this time I'm doing it on a birthday card instead of a paper frame. This order I got is also from the same person who ordered the quilled sunflower frame. She ordered 2 frame and one card. I'm so happy that both are now ready for delivery ;). Took me such a long time to get it done due to my other obligations that I had to attend to. Nonetheless, I'm still glad that I managed to get the requests done in the end :).
I used the same quilled sunflower patterns for this card but the only difference is the way they are arranged on the card. I also made a minor change for the quilled lady bugs. If you look closely, I made an effort to use the tiniest dot that my craft punch was able to make and pasted it on the eyes of the ladybugs instead of making black dots using a black ink pen. And I also gave it a pair of antennas! hehe! I love the new look of the ladybugs. :)
I simply made a simple ar…

Quilled Sunflower photo frame

I got a request from a customer who wished for me to make a quilled sunflower photo frame for her dear Mother who happens to LOVE Sunflowers A LOT! hehe! At first I was a bit reluctant to take this order since I've never done any Sunflower arrangement before on cards or photo frames.....I was a little afraid of what the outcome would be like. I don't have any special quilled Sunflower pattern....just a simple one except that this time I thought of giving it a little different touch to the flower  here and there.

I used to make the middle part of the sunflower black in colour but this time I decided to use dark chocolate paper strips instead......and the yellow ochre quilling strips that I used to make the petals were given some orange ink shade to it to make it a little different from what I've done before.
It's the first time for me to make quilled leaves that is big and rounded like that.....using 3 marquis shaped quilling shape and joined them together to form …

Welcome Baby Boy!


I was desperately in need of a handmade new baby card, "pronto"! And I had no cards available in my card collection for a baby boy. Arrghhhh! So I immediately thought of those fancy new baby stickers I bought recently that was bought for this type of situations when I can use them for making quick handmade cards! Thank God for these stickers! Seriously! :D

This card was made especially for a dear friend of mine who just gave birth to a cute little baby boy. I haven't had the chance to meet the cutie pie yet but soon I will, real soon! ;)

Because the front design of the card was a little too simple, I thought of complicating it by making a pop up for it, LOL! :D Nothing too fancy though....just a simple, I just made a simple square pop up and pasted more fancy stickers inside it. I especially love the part where I made the cute litte blue baby pajamas stand up like that. LOVE IT!

Do check out the video of the new baby pop up card below :)

1 million page views

I didn't realised it yesterday because I wasn't able to get online that much due to work....but when I got online this morning, I was surprised to see the numbers changed so fast at my blog. Finally after 813 posts over 5 years, 2 months and 9 days, this blog has hit it's 1 millionth page view. ^.^ Yay!!!
This is just a small teeny weeny achievement compared to other blogs I know that actually can hit 1 million page views in a month or in a day for some this is not a big deal but for me it sure is BIG. I'm celebrating it anyways no matter what because it wasn't easy for me to reach this level. 
Big thank you for all my readers, regulars or not, and for all who has helped make this happen by promoting my humble blog to all your friends and family around the world. Thank you so much for your loyalty....and for taking your time to browse my blog,  I truly appreciate it so much. :) Love you all!!!!! Big hugsssss!!!!

Purple theme tri shutter card

Been thinking about what to giveaway for my readers in July since June's blog giveaway has come to an end...gosh....I can't believe how fast June flew's just has been such a crazy hectic month for as I was thinking about it....I thought of this tri shutter card I made some time ago. It was not fully was just 50% done. It was abandoned because I didn't have the time to finish it back then. So decided to complete it once and for all and give it away for one lucky winner. 
Since I've never given away a tri shutter card before, this card was perfect for such an occasion. Even though the decoration is simple but it was made from the heart :). All the pattern paper you see on the card was sponsored by Miss Sandi Staley.....a dear friend of mine who has helped encourage me and supported my work from the very beginning. I love all the purple and lilac pattern paper I used here. Thank you Sandi! ;) 

The plain lilac colored paper here is…

July 2012 Blog Giveaway

Hello everyone!
It is now time for giveaway number 7! Oh me oh my....can you believe it? It's already July!! Yikes! I get surprised every time! LOL! :D

I had the opportunity to make something for my loyal readers and yes as you can see at the photo above  it's a half A4 size tri-shutter card that I made using pattern paper that was sponsored  by Miss Sandi Staley ;) who is a good friend of mine. She gave me a lot of purple and lilac pattern paper that I adore so much. So I knew it would be perfect for decorating on this tri shutter card. I hope you all like it as much as I do ;). I will blog more about the tri shutter card soon in another post so that you can have a closer view of the card.
It's pretty easy to enter this giveaway. Everyone is eligible to enter it. Please read the instructions carefully:
1. "LIKE" my Facebook Fan Page at the link HERE OR "Follow" my blog at the followers box at the side bar of my blog (if you have a blog). 2. Share this giv…

Winner of June 2012 Blog Giveaway

And the winner for the June 2012 Blog Giveaway is................. lucky number 44! ;) Congratulations to Miss Henrietta Jose for winning the giveaway :) Do email me your complete mailing details and contact number as soon as you can! ;)
Participants for Lin Handmade Greetings Card June 2012 Blog Giveaway were 97 altogether at Mr Linky....Thank you so much to all who took the time to enter my blog giveaway and helped promote it at your blogs and Facebook. I really appreciate it very much. 
I already have in mind what to giveaway for Juy 2012 Blog Giveaway but it's not completely done yet....still in process.....surprise, surprise..... hehehe. It's a little different from what I've given away before... Do check out the next giveaway that's coming soon!! :)