Sunday, 23 August 2015

They're Multiplying!

Another busy weekend, but not crafting - all reno shopping.  We found pretty much everything we were looking for, and yes, my feet are very 

Now, to what has been keeping me busy.  Until I gathered all my Quilled Christmas ornaments together for this photo, I didn't realize there were so many!  Check out the variety of colours.

They're not completely finished, but it won't take too long to add the sparkly tops, which is good because September will be a busy reno month at mom's house.  I'll try to post whenever possible.

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

The Start of Another Ornament

Here I go again!  It's hot as you know what outside, so I'm chillin' this afternoon with some quillin'.  No, I didn't intentionally plan on having that rhyme lol.   Don't get me wrong - I had a busy day.  Mom is moving so the enormous task of packing has begun.  Sixty years of treasure and memories to go through, so my posts may lessen over the next few months.  However, in my quiet time, I'm making my Quilled Christmas Ornaments. 

The first rows are easy, then the fun starts.  I'm saying that tongue in cheek because to me, these are like making a puzzle, with no directions.  My kind of craft!

 Be sure to check in every once in a while.  I have some funky colours planned for my next ornament!

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Friday, 7 August 2015

Red & White Quilled Ornament

Is it winter already? Thankfully not yet, but it's not that far off (argh!) so I'm ramping up my work on Christmas crafts.  This is the time of year when I use my breaks and lunch time quilling, in addition to evenings and weekends.  You'll notice a difference from this ornament and one in a previous post.  These tight coils use a lot more paper, and take a lot more time, but I do love the look! 

I just realized it looks like the ornament is on an egg cup but it's actually resting on a silver candlestick holder - thought I'd try something a bit different.

I hope you're having a great start to your weekend!

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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Dragonflies & Butterfly Card

Another fabulous day - good and busy - just the way I like it!  Funny though, I do find my office job gets in the way of my craft fun.  What's a girl to do!!?? 

This card is a bit of a departure from my 'norm' - I did an overlay of colours and images which is somewhat new to me.  In my craft room, I found a roll of wide metallic ribbon with holes in it...perfect for laying over the paper and sponging on more colour.  At first I thought I ruined the layer because it looked like it had a partial footprint, but with an addition of another colour, voila, all fixed.  I'm good with a bit of trial and error - you just never know where it may lead!

After stamping the various images, I embossed the paper, yup, for a bit more depth. Unlike my card yesterday which had my hand cutting a dragonfly, I used my butterfly punch after I did a subtle two-tone colour on the butterfly. 

I'm really happy with the way this card turned out and will definitely be using the technique again! I may even venture into bolder colours! Gasp!

Here's an answer to a couple more questions:
I'm not a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, although I was a few years ago.
The majority of stamps, paper and ink I use are from Stampin' Up!  Great products!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting.


Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Dragonfly Birthday Card

Today was my first day back from vacation, and wow, am I ever tired!!  Perhaps it's from sitting at the computer for most of the workday???  Or, I'm just plain tuckered out! LOL  Anyway, I had a great vacation!  It was actually another stay-cation, so no travel pics, but I do have this card to show you!

I love the dragonfly stamp in a set from Stampin' Up! Notice the one dragonfly was cut out and raised from the layer?  I did it for two reasons - to give the card depth, and, because I have the cutest, sharpest little scissors ever, and wanted to give them a try!  If you're wondering if I goofed on the sentiment, it's all good - I stamped it several times to check and turns out it's supposed to look kind of rustic.

To answer a couple of questions I had - yes, my cards, and quilled items are for sale, and yes you can choose from a variety of colours. Contact us via Facebook - our group name is Lolly & Sand. 

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Crafting!

Sunday, 2 August 2015


Happy Sunday and happy long weekend for Canadians!  I have the song Happy by Pharrell Williams in my head, and as I sit typing this post my feet are doing a little happy dance, so I was thinking how appropriate it would be to show you my Happy card today.

When I made this card, I originally thought it would be for a birthday, but it would also make a great wedding or anniversary card. is - a happy card.  Needless to say, as usual, I haven't added a sentiment inside - keeping my options open for now. 

I love the embossed flower image; so pretty!  As you can see, I added a few 'pearls' and went with a subtle sparkle paper for 'Happy'.

Clearly I'm feeling pretty darned happy today!  I hope you're weekend is happy too!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy Crafting!


Saturday, 1 August 2015

An Inspired Card

Beautiful sunny, breezy perfect day!  Is it true Canadians talk about the weather...a lot??  Probably, but how else would we know what to wear? LOL

Here's another card I made in minutes, and right about now, you're thinking I'm the laziest quiller/card maker around!  I do tend to make card bases long before I actually use them.  The 'wings' were ready too, but hadn't considered what I would make. I literally dropped them on the card, along with the sage coloured tight rolls.  Quite often, that's how inspiration happens for perhaps not's say...prepared for those inspired moments.

All for now!

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