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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…

My first hand knitted shrug!!

Last blog post for 2019! Alhamdulillah, finally get to blog about this knitted shrug I made for my Mom. Started this project about 2 years ago when I first fell in love with knitting. I did a couple of knitted shawls for my friends and then I wanted to make something that I could wear and that's how I ended up knitting a shrug which is the most simple outerwear for newbies like me! I am clueless when it comes to reading or following a pattern for knitting or crochet so since knitting a shrug does not involve reading a pattern so, it was an easy choice for me to make at the time.

I used the dot yarn to make this shrug which was perfect because it is so soft and comfy. Easy to knit with as well. I really enjoyed knitting with it. Will definitely get more of it in future. This shrug is actually a mix of knitting and crochet. I crochet the finishing to make it look more neat. 
My Mom loved it, I actually made this shrug for her as a birthday gift. Managed to complete it before her bi…

How to sew Square String Art on paper - Craft Tutorial

Hello there! I have another craft video tutorial for you this month! Yay! Probably the last one before the year ends. I have a few more videos to make and one in the making but I'm not sure if I can get them done before 2020 arrives. There's just so much to do before the new year and I'm just trying to find some balance in it all. I don't want to stress myself too much.
Anyways! Back to the subject! Haha! Yes, I have been getting a lot of requests from my followers ever since I blogged about the Square String Art Quilling birthday card I made recently. They wanted to learn how to sew the Square String Art on paper like that. Well....I just had to do a tutorial for them....I can't leave them hanging like that right? Gotta pass the knowledge to those who want to learn new things. 
I used a big square frame die as a guide to sew the square string art. I'm sure a lot of people out there who don't own one. So for those who don't have it, you can make the ho…

Square string art on a quilling birthday card

Hello everyone!
Yes! I have another birthday card to share with you today. This time around I tried the square string art technique! Been wanting to do this one for quite some time now. Many more I wish to try out soon! 
I used white glittered yarn to do the string art technique and it was easy because the square die already have holes that I can sew through it. As always I learned how to do it from YouTube tutorials. There's so many to learn from. 
I also used dies from In Love Art Shop for this card, one is the big square die which I used to do the string art with and the other one is the arrow die for the birthday sentiment. Love them both! ;)
The quilling Fan Flowers was fun to make! I haven't made any for a long time so to do it again recently brought back good memories! I do have a video tutorial on how to make them so you can check it out at my YouTube Quilling Tutorials playlist :).

I made this birthday card for my Aunt Noraini and I also made a personalised mug which…

How to make your own stamping tool | CHEAP and EASY!!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to share with you about this diy stamping tool I just made! This really helped me with stamping again. I rarely stamp anymore but with this new tool I'm stamping like crazy once again! LOL! I have a lot of collection of clear stamps that I bought or received from friends over the years and recently I'm getting free clear stamps from a craft company, so I am thrilled that I can use them now and decorate the stamped images on my handmade cards!
A lot of people are so hyped about the MISTI Stamp Tool that's available in the market. I love it too! I've seen a lot of crafters online using it to stamp images for their handmade cards. But since it's super expensive to buy, that's why I decided to make my own. Hopefully one day I can afford to buy a good quality stamping tool like that.
Most crafters face the same problem when it comes to stamping images on paper. We never seem to get enough amount of ink the first time we stamp a pa…

Spirelli or Dutch String Art on card!

Hello everyone!
I'm absolutely in love with this Spirelli or Dutch String Art that I've just tried for the first time a few days ago. Been wanting to try this technique for quite some time now because it's a super easy technique that everyone can do and the result is pretty awesome when used as a decorative little embellishments on scrapbook pages and cards ! All there is to do is wind the thread, string or yarn around the circle scalloped shaped die cut or star shaped die cut. I really had fun with this one. One thing great about it is that you don't need special tools to make it other than the dies and the die cut machine. If you don't have a die cut machine, then you can trace the shapes onto card stock and cut them out with scissors. Just remember that the shapes must be symmetrical in shape with scallops or points.

I learned how to do this technique from a few crafters on YouTube. Didn't realize how easy it was to do this until I saw the tutorials. Since …

Blue baby boy card

Hello again! I wanted to share with you guys another handmade card I designed that's made mostly using dies from In Love Arts Shop. Basically the card was very easy to make since all I had to do was just cut the selected papers with the dies and paste them on the card. No special skills needed to make this card, LOL! :D It's just a matter of choosing the right colour of papers that goes well with each other, cut them up and arrange them in an artistic manner.  
Stitched Note Tags Dies SKU: DMZH621

English Letters Alphabet Dies SKU: DMZH194

Hollow Star Frame Dies SKU: DMZH436

Arrows Tag Dies United States SKU: DMZH075
The photos above are all the dies I got from In Love Arts Shop and I selected some pieces from these dies to be used for the card. As mentioned in my previous posts, I have no problem at all with all the dies I received. They all cut really well just like any other branded dies I've bo…

Rainbow coloured birthday card

Hello everyone!
Here's another stitched card I made for the craft product review recently. The arrow tag die cut is made using the arrow tag die I received from In Love Arts Shop. I've been wanting to get me that arrow tag die for the longest time. LOL! I don't know why but I just love to use that arrow tag for my handmade cards. I used to cut my own arrow for my handmade cards but why cut it myself when I can use a die for it right?? It looks so much better too compared to the one I made on my own. There's something about cutting with dies that is just so much more professional looking I suppose. I'm sure a lot of people would agree with me on that. :D

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Arrows Tag Dies United States SKU: DMZ…

Rainbow heart pop up card

Hi there!
I'm blogging again today about one of the cards that I made using dies from In Love Arts Shop. I love this one especially because it has a pop up heart inside.
I've made a rainbow heart card like this previously but this one is a little different because the quilling rainbow heart has many more loops than the one I did in the tutorial. A bit more complicated and time consuming as well. I didn't really enjoyed myself making this one, LOL! It maybe my last time making it hehehe!
Anyways, I did however love doing the cross stitch! I think this pattern suits the card the best. Love stitches like that on cards. It's simple and pretty. Pretty simple to sew too.
Of course the die cut letters are the best! It was a little harder to cut that gold glittered paper because it was really thick but managed to cut it after rolling it through the die cut machine 4 to 5 times. The glitters made it difficult to cut through easily. But I really love the results. Really suits t…

Blue stitched card with blue quilling flower

Hello everyone!
I am excited to share with you today this handmade card because it has both the things that I love doing which are stitching on cards and quilling! 
I made that quilling flower a while ago but never used it for any of my handmade cards until recently when I got that happy birthday die from In Love Arts.

The various stitches on the card was made earlier too when I was experimenting with different yarns and threads for stitching on paper. It's like a stitch sample kinda method. I really love the results and it's a great method to use if you have many leftover yarns or threads that you can't use anymore for big projects but they're just enough for decorating on a card. 
The paper I used for the happy birthday die cut was given to me by a friend in USA long time ago and it was perfect to use with the die. It has this thick shiny like glaze on the paper with some glitters on it too. When cut, it looks like I heat embossed it! LOL! Love it! 
Although it look…

String art on quilling card

Hello everyone! Here's another card I showcased in my recent YouTube video where I used one of the dies that I received from In Love Arts Shop. 
I really love this banner type of die as I don't have to think much about writing the sentiment/wishes. when I want to make a handmade card. I just cut the paper with the die and paste it on the card and it's done! The die is sharp too, can cut a 230gsm paper easily with my Sizzix Big Shot die cutting machine.
I tried applying string art on my handmade card this time around, using it as a background decoration for the quilling flower. I really love the effect! Especially since I used a glitter type of yarn that makes it even more attractive. 
I definitely can make more of this card in different colours. I love making simple and fast cards in smaller sizes nowadays because it's easier for me to handle. I am just not into making overly complicated ones at the moment. Maybe when my health has improved a lot, then maybe I'll …

Simple Hello card using square vortex coils

Hello everyone!
Gosh, can't tell you how great the feeling is to make square vortex coils again this year. It's been years since I made any. The last time I made multi-coloured squre vortex coils, I used shredded papers and the results were not as good as I would like them to be. I was lazy to cut them properly back then and the manual paper shredding machine was an easy and cheap way for me to make quilling papers. To make vortex coils, I believe that we should use standard commercial quilling papers or we cut the papers using a good paper cutting machine. I cut my papers using craft knife and a metal ruler. I don't enjoy doing that but it works for now. Then the design of the vortex can be clearly seen and admired. 
For this Hello card I made recently, I had the opportunity to use standard quilling papers that I got from In Love Arts Shop. So I didn't have to cut any papers to make the quilling papers for this one. The paper itself is a little thicker than the type …