Saturday, April 23, 2011

Quilled Cards

السّلام عليكم 
& Peace be upon you 

These cards were made using the simplest of paper quilling techniques 

I used matching cardstock & paper quilling packs with different shades

night night .. gotta wake up early tomorrow 
wish me luck as I have few things to get over with 

take care 
Amna :)

Featured Artist - Lekha Justin

 Our artist this time enjoys many hobbies.
She's always inspired by many quillers and well known characters.
Let's all welcome- Lekha Justin ..

1) When did you start paper quilling ? and how did you know about it ?
About one and a half year back. I came to know about it through articles in newspapers.

2) Do you read books about quilling and other crafts? or what sources do you use mostly ?
My main source of information on paper quilling is internet. it provides many information & videos for learning therefore I don't normally check books about quilling.

3) Describe yourself as an Artist , what hobbies do you like and practice? what other forms of art do you like?how long have you been crafting in general ?
I have not rated myself as an artist. I am practicing art as a hobby and to fill my time in a fun way.
My hobbies are Paper quilling, crochet, cross stitch and blogging (poems & stories) in my native language.
I like also like Origamy, drawing, crafts and Fabric painting. I'm doing crafting since my college days.

4) Do you work or study? and does practicing hobbies affect any aspect of your life?
Home maker, not studying. Practicing is a meditation for me and it is a big refreshment to my soul.

5) Do you attend workshops or give workshops ?
Not at the time being. I mainly practice arts & crafts as a hobby and still learning new things as I go.

6) Have you gained any benefit from your art? what kind of benefit ?
Self satisfaction and happiness are the main benefits from having a hobby No monetary benefits.

7) Do you have a website or a blog that you would like to share with us?
No. but you can view my work at Emirates Quilling Guild facebook group as well as my facebook album.

Here they are: 

Thanks for taking time to answer our questions Lekha .. keep the fab work up 
Amna Al Fard (EQG)

Monday, April 18, 2011

Cupcakes in the making

I recently got quilled creations "cupcake treasure boxes kit" from my friend at Fantasy Hobbies 
and thought I'd try it out 

not yet finished .. so these are still cupcakes in the making 
it's a fun kit .. and worth giving a try 
but you will need a "MiniMold" tool to make the domes in different sizes 
unless you already have marbles and tiny round objects like I do :) 
plus the slotted tool of course :) 

enjoy the tiny treats :) 

have a pleasant day 


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Lanterns .. aaaah :)

السّلام عليكم 
& peace be upon you 

Last month I was looking for Lawn Fawns "Lunar Lights" stamp set 
it was out of stock is many many online stores so I contacted Lawn Fawn 
and I cried "in the e-mail that is" and begged for the set 
so they kindly helped me find it online at another store 

and last month I was abroad for a treatment and didn't get the chance to use it 
today .. the weather is fine and lovely 
and it was calling for this stamp set to come out 

so a lil stamping here .. paper piecing there .. 
something old .. something new .. 
and here's my card 

Lanterns .. 
one can never get enough of 'em 

have a lovely day 

Friday, April 8, 2011

First samples

السّلام عليكم
& peace be upon you
since I came back
been busy meeting people here & there
working on rescheduling my workshops
that I cancelled for the past 4 months
and this is the first batch of samples to one of the nice stores in UAE
Lets hope for the best :)

Simple tags & cards
have a good day

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

انتوا اهنيه ؟؟؟؟

يسرى وبشّوره
طلعتوا تقرون اهنيه ها ؟

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Before dawn

السّلام عليكم
& peace be upon you
I am writing this at almost 1:12 AM
trying to finish few things
add something or change the color of another thing
uh ok .. I'm talking about my competition entry
well I need to ship my entry by tomorrow morning
so I'm working on some changes suggested by mom
and since I am hoping to win
and as you all know I can't win without my moms prayers
and she'll pray even more if she liked the piece
therefor changes are to be made
hope that makes sense
I really really .. I mean REALLY want to win
إن شاء الله يا رب
ok .. enough of this .. back to work
I feel sleepy too
oh yeah .. I hate Etisalats stinking internet connection for the past week
we are yet to experience the so called " uninterrupted" internet connection
it keeps cutting me off every two minutes it does ..
uh .. take care now