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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…

Ramadan Kareem card

Hello everyone! I know it's a bit too early to make Ramadan cards, but why not right? Better early than late!  This card was the last one I made for my craft product review video. I picked one of the few Ramadan Kareem metal cutting dies from In Love Arts Shop, and came up with this simple straight forward design. It's nice to make simple card designs once in a while.

So, here is the Ramadan Kareem metal cutting dies. There are a few dies in this set. That's why with just this set, you can straight away make a complete card with them. I just added more tiny stars and punched the corners with a corner craft punch and it's done. Just think of a suitable colour combination, arrange them in a nice angle, and that's about it!  This is probably the fastest cards I completed compared to the other 4 cards I did for the craft product review. LOL! :D

The sentiments are in Arabic and it says Ramadan Kareem. It's super cool to see Arabic wording dies because it's not …

I'm So Grateful For You - Die cut card

Hello everyone! Today I want to share with you one of the 5 handmade cards that I made for the craft products review which I did this month on YouTube. This design is mainly made using die cuts! Kinda rare for me to just use die cuts as decorations. Usually I would mix it with quilling or other types of decorations. But this one is almost 99.99% made of die cuts. 

The floral frame die cuts that I used for the background for the card is made using dies that I received from In Love Arts Shop. Love it so much. First time ever for me to try to blending intricate die cuts with distress ink!! I really love the effect. The die cut looks like it's blended into the card itself since I used a red distress ink to match the colour of the card. 
The whole colour scheme and combinations are based on the die cut birds and roses. I really love them a lot. Too bad the shop where I bought them from don't sell them anymore. I can't even remember what year I bought them. Anyways, they are no…

You Are A Blessing To Me - Quilling card

Hello everyone! I'm super excited to share with everyone here today about this quilling card I made. Only two out of the five cards that I made using the metal cutting dies and clear stamps that I received from In Love Arts Shop were made last December. The other three I made them early this month. 

For this card, I get to use two of the metal cutting dies and one of the clear stamps. I really love the metal cutting dies used for this card especially the Rectangular Frame Dies. It looks like a lattice, that's why I used it as a background for the flowers and leaves. The combination is perfect. As you can see I coloured the lattice by blending some distress ink on them. I really love the effect. It looks just like a scene in the garden. I really enjoy blending distress ink on paper nowadays with the makeup blending tool. 
The quilling flowers is an old design that I made back in 2015. If you wish to learn how to make them too, just click on the play button on the video tutoria…

New Year's Giveaway!!! Free Cotton T-shirt!!

Hello everyone!!
I'm so excited because I'm doing my first giveaway this year! New Year's Giveaway! It's for all you quilling lovers out there, yes you! Do enter! I'm  holding this giveaway at my Instagram account, so you have to go there to enter.

Go to the link below: GIVEAWAY POST

Only one winner will be chosen. I announce the name of the winner at my Instagram account after the giveaway is closed. The giveaway ends on 23rd of January 2020. 
All the best and good luck to all participants!! :)

Celebrate Your Day - Quilling card

Hello everyone! Finally today I get to blog about this card here. I made this card last year after I received the metal cutting dies and clear stamps from In Love Arts Shop. I couldn't blog about the card until I uploaded the craft product review video on YouTube. As always I have to review all the craft products I received from In Love Arts Shop and create cards from them.  I took quite some time to get all the cards done for the review. Need to make the cards faster next time. :D

I really love the Square Lace frame dies a lot! The designs are so intricate and beautiful, that's why I chose it. I didn't know I was going to have problems cutting dies like this when I first got them. I never had intricate dies like this before so it was a new experience. A good one actually. I'm actually glad that I talked about my issues with the dies in my review video because, I gained some new knowledge about how to cut intricate dies the correct way. 
The clear stamps are great! Th…

Happy New Year 2020 card with quilled fireworks!

Hello everyone!
I guess it's not too late for me to share this Happy New Year 2020 card I made last year after I received the second package of the metal cutting dies from In Love Arts Shop. After doing the review video on YouTube, I am now able to blog about this card.

It wasn't easy coming up with an idea for this card as I don't always make Happy New Year cards each year. It's rare thing for me. I am more into making birthday cards.

I used this alphabet dies from In Love Art Shop to for the words Happy New Year on the card. The first time I used this die I struggled with it because the design is quite intricate. But I'm so happy now that my problem is solved. I can now use this die as much as I like for my handmade cards. 
The alphabets were glued onto a craft punched scallop square and arranged to form the words. Not usually what I normally do when using die cut alphabets  but in this case where the die cut alphabets don't seem to go well together, then on…

Tips to cut paper with intricate dies!

Hello everyone!
I just wanted to share a quick tip today for those who have issues with cutting paper with intricate dies that has fine details on them. I got a clever tip from a friend on Instagram, IG: CMAYATO this morning, on how to make it easier to cut with them and she advised me to use wax paper! I was like, wow! I didn't know that before! 
So immediately after that I tried it with the baking paper I had in my house to see if it works. I didn't have wax paper at home, all I had was this baking paper. Baking paper has some wax too although not as much as wax paper though.  It really did work!! Awesome!! I was really struggling with these dies and I didn't know that there are ways to help make it easier.

The best part about using wax paper for this is that you can use any weight of paper to cut with those intricate dies!! So it's not necessary to use just thick paper! And you don't have to run the dies through the die cutting machine so many times! What a gre…

2nd Craft Products Package from In Love Arts Shop!!

Hello everyone! I'm so excited to get this second package from In Love Arts Shop! Wooohoo!!! I got this package last December to be exact. This is my second time to get free craft products from them. Feeling really blessed right now to be given the opportunity to test out their craft products and share with everyone here what I can make with them. So much fun! I had a blast with the first one, so for this second round I couldn't help myself from asking for more metal dies from them. I also asked for one set of clear stamps because I just love the wordings on them. Do check out the video above to see all the metal dies and clear stamps that I got from them and the handmade cards I made using them!

Below are all the metal dies and clear stamps that I received.

I just love the floral frame and square lace metal dies. They are so beautiful! I've never had anything like this before. They are just lovely when used as embellishments on my handmade cards. But my personal favourit…

New and improved cotton T-shirt from Printcious - REVIEW

Hello everybody!
I'm back this year with another review on PRINTCIOUS! Yes, it's my second time reviewing their products and this time around it's about their new and improved 100% cotton T-shirts! I've bought their cotton T-shirts before but this time it's different because they have upgraded the quality of their cotton T-shirts! It's so different from the ones I've gotten before guys! Like seriously I'm super happy about it, and that's why I'm super excited to share with you guys about it today.

For those who have not heard of PRINTCIOUS before, this is a Malaysian company with a website that sells an assorted range of DIY personalised gift items and photo gift ideas that you can purchase for you and your loved ones. What I love the most about these gifts is that you can customize them to make them one of a kind and probably something that only you own in this world! That’s so cool right? You can design any of the products they offer at their…