Sunday, May 29, 2016

Quilled Flowers

     Something different from me today; a quilled design!  I first saw and became fascinated with quilling about 7 years ago.  I bought paper strips and some tools and a book of 'how to' designs and made a few rather pathetic attempts to produce something that looked like a flower.  Being somewhat discouraged, I gave up and put all the papers and tools away.

     When I sold my home and moved 2 1/2 years ago, those quilling things got packed into one of the boxes and have lain dormant (translate to "That box never got unpacked") until a couple of weeks ago.  Out came everything and I'm going to do a lot more practicing.  Quilling is fun!  Time consuming, but fun.  :-D

     I put these flowers on dimensional dots and mounted them onto a die cut (Spellbinders).  The sentiment is rubber stamped, cut with an oval die (QuicKuts) and that's layered onto a stitched scalloped circle (Memory Box.)  All the die cuts were made from scrap pieces waiting to be used or tossed out.

     The ribbon is purple grosgrain and the bow is made from lavender satin ribbon, both from my stash of leftover bits and pieces.  The card base is made from shiny, metallic CS - hard to photograph but gorgeous IRL.

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     I hope you're all enjoying your long weekend.  I'll be back on Tuesday.  Until then - Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


  1. The flowers look great.
    I like your card...
    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Fairytale-Challenge.
    Ilse (thera)

  2. This looks fabulous and loving the quilled flowers and leaves. I love your cute bow too!
    Linda xxx

  3. Glad you unpacked the box and started quilling again. Beautiful colors and lovely card. Thank you so much for joining us at Mod Squad Challenge Blog.

    Kathy Krug
    MSCB Design Team.

  4. Dear Connie, thank you for joining us at create and inspire challenge what a lovely card and beautiful flowers. Hug Patricia (DT)

  5. Oh you are clever. Those quilled flowers are perfectly darling. hugs, Teresa

  6. I think it's lovely. I've also been curious but never tempted. I'm glad you will conquer it for both of us.

  7. A beutiful make!!! Love This!!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Hugs Cicci
    Cicci Vid Pennan {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door

  8. Hi Connie! I love your card, beautiful quilling (something I've never mastered!).

    Lovely to see you in the Snippets Playground, am sure it's your first visit (?) so remember that if you want to be in the prize draw you need to leave a comment saying as much. This is just because in the past I've only found out after doing the weekly draw that in fact the winner didn't want the prize after all.


    Di xx

  9. Hi Connie, I thought you were new :) How lovely that you came to play, and I added your name to the yes please list for the prize too! And am now following you :)

    Di xx

  10. Beautiful card NanaConnie, beautifully shaped flowers, wish I could have patience to do quilling, this has made me think again. Gorgeous card.

  11. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

  12. Pretty card NC! Love the quilled flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. A really pretty card Connie. Your quilled flowers look lovely. Barbxx

  14. Love the quilling and colours. Thanks for playing at Lemon Shortbread and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina DT Member Lemon Shortbread xx

  15. Cute card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :)
    Hugs, Valentina DT

  16. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!! Have a great crafty day!!! (So sorry for not commenting sooner but this proving I'm NOT A ROBOT stuff is driving me nuts!!!)
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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