Thursday, December 31, 2009

Poppies and Little Miss Bitty Magic Box


Hi all! Things have calmed down a bit, just a bit from the holiday's and life's dramas! This magic box project has been sitting on my table for some time in pieces but I couldn't get it "there". It needed something else and then it hit me, put Little Miss Bitty in the middle of the flowers! Perfect fit. She is cute as a bug, and she is colored as a lady bug, perfect for the red floral punch poppies. Fred She Said Little Miss Bitty can be found here. And, out new Design Team will be having blog hops and other great new additions so check back often to see what is new!
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I fell in love with the little magic boxes that fall open with a surprise inside. When the lid is taken off the box the side panels fall open and the flowers "dance", and continue to dance with the slightest movement of the air. They are so versatile and my list of box designs to make is getting longer and longer! You will see another soon with quilling that I have just made.
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It is really easy to make and you can see the instructions for the box here, as well as some really beautiful examples. I knew that these boxes would be perfect for floral punch flowers and now with FSS designs! If you make some of these cute magic boxes post a link in the comments below, I'd love to see yours!
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I have had a couple of questions and I will answer them on a new post called "Questions and Answers" that will list all of them and any new ones in one place for easy reference. Well off to create more projects with paper, glue and scissors!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments and project links are always welcome!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Quilled Calender and Note Pad Holder

Hi all, sorry again for not posting, we have been caught up in Hanukkah the last eight days! We had fun and I will post pics later. But for now a short post of one of the Custom Quilling DT projects. A quilled desk calendar and note pad holder. The small calendar and the beautiful metallic jewel tone quilling strips and papers come in the December kit. I have been wanting to make a sticky note pad holder and when I saw the calendar I thought that they would be a good match sitting on a desk.

The note pad can be replaced and fits in the bejeweled quilled coils. You could make any quilled designs to decorate around the calendar to give as a gift or adorn your own desk! That's all for know back later with another "wearable" quilled project.

Shalom,

Sonya

Comments always welcome!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

January Quilled Calendar Page


Hi everyone! With all the excitement of the anniversary, snow in Houston and life I haven't yet shown you this months Custom Quilling Newsletter DT projects. You can see the Newsletter here with all the great new products and mine and Sue's awesome quilled wearables, just in time for the holidays!!!
Here is January's Calendar page featuring pansies. The beautiful shimmery jewel tone paper n the Custom Quilling December Kit was perfect for making these floral punch pansies. It uses the Begonia punch and you can make different sizes from the one punch! I added blue vellum accent flowers with blue pearl centers, quilled leaves and vines. Very easy and quick to do and has a large visual impact. Hop on over to Custom Quilling and see the other great projects for December!
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Just a short post for today, I have to go clear up the piles in my craft room before I can create anything else, lol!
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Shalom,
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Sonya
Comments are always welcome, post your project links there too!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Knight in Shining Armor

Hi all, it is going to be a short post because it is our 31st wedding anniversary and we are about to go celebrate! Just wanted to show you the card that I made for my husband. I have always said that he was my knight in shining armor. So I found an image online and printed out, outlined it in a Sakura Gelly Roll Silver Star pen to give the armor that "shiny" appearance. Then I cut out parts of the armor from another of the images and popped them up on dimensionals for depth. Lastly I gave the knight a frill for the top of his helmet with quilling curls. I layered the image onto some pewter metallic card stock and again onto black. The "shield" has a flur de lis brad and the small black stripes are quilling strips.
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Here are some close-ups so you can see the shiny armor and dimension and inside of card.



Time to say good-by for now, I have several more posts of finished projects coming this week!

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Shalom,

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Sonya

Comments welcome as always!