Quilling Challenge May 2012

Welcome to the Quilled Challenge!  

If you’re a regular follower of my blog, you know that I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to go to CHA in January (see post here for some great photos).  It was a great experience!
While I was there, I had the opportunity to quill for the very first time.  I had always been intimidated by quilling and was curious about it.  I met David and Alli Bartkowski, the owners of Quilled Creations, who were both very nice and great at explaining how quilling worked and showing me it wasn’t as hard as I thought.  I was able to buy Alli’s book, Paper Quilling For the First Time (and she even signed it!), and she showed me how to make a simple heart medallion.

So as you also know if you’ve been around for a while, I’ve been hosting challenges on my blog every month or so.  I have a great group of ladies (and my Dad who occasionally plays along) that are willing to go along with my crazy ideas and manage to make AMAZING cards with the most unlikely items… So I thought about quilling and the challenges, and I thought that would be a great chance to see what they could do.  Of course, they were up for the challenge!  Most had never quilled before, so we were all a little nervous and excited to try something new…
Quilled Creations kindly sponsored this challenge (and a prize too, so keep reading to learn how to enter to win!), and provided Slotted Quilling Tools, two Curling Coaches, and some beautiful paper strips.  I mailed everything out to the participants (happy mail!) and everyone got busy on their card.  The only rules?  They just had to use the quilling paper that I sent. If you’re curious about the colors I sent them, they are: 1/8 inch sage green 111 quilling paper, 1/8 inch jewel tone amethyst quilling paper 1514, and 1/8 inch pink graduated quilling paper 1635.  The could create whatever kind of card they wanted…  So I’ve been holding my breath to see what great creations they’ve come up with….

So enough chatting – here are the MARVELOUS cards!
Rachelle    http://creationsbyrachelle.blogspot.com/

Susan    http://susanascorner.blogspot.com
Jennifer   http://craftycardgallery.blogspot.com




Jamie     http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com


If all of this beautiful quilling has gotten you inspired, I have great news for you.  Quilled Creations has kindly sponsored the prize for this blog posting – the lucky winner will receive a Quilling Made Easy kit from Quilled Creations!
You’ll want to keep coming back … there will be a HUGE giveaway soon – with BIG NEWS… and I’ll be giving away a Spiral Roses (Pink/Ivory/White) Quilling Kit sponsored by Quilled Creations.  And, if you’re not lucky enough to win, or if you need more fun quilling stuff, they are kindly giving all Crafty Card Gallery Followers a 10% Discount!!!!  Just enter code CCG at checkout… 
How do you enter to win?  I will choose one winner randomly.  You must be a follower to win.  If you comment on this post and pick a favorite card, you get one entry.  If you submit a card using quilling via Inlinkz, you will get 2 additional entries.  If you go and comment on Quilled Creations Facebook Page I’ll give you an additional entry.  So if you do everything listed, you can get 4 entries into the contest…
I enjoyed quilling so much (and the recipients of my cards LOVED them!) that I will be buying a few things.  I definitely want the quilling circle template board, the quilling comb, the precision glue applicator (I used a pin and Elmers in a bottle cap), and that beautiful spiral roses kit, and the husking kit… and some more of that beautiful quilling paper!!!  The colors were so pretty and I really enjoyed the quality of them.
I will say, I tend to want to buy all the toys – but you can quill with just the tool, and the strips of paper, and some glue, tweezers and a toothpick…  
And if you’re in the shopping and inspiration mood, be sure to check out Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is also available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards. You can follow great designers, and look for ideas. It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you… Now featuring over 800 cards!!! and growing every month!  New update coming soon!
You can get it in the iTunes app store and the android marketplace.
Thanks so much for visiting!  I hope you enjoyed our challenge and I hope it inspired you to try something new!  Thanks so much to David from Quilled Creations!
You can enter your card here:

Have a great day!
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  1. FABULOUS cards. Really beautiful creations and I LOVE how different they all are! Fantastic! Well I am voting for Judy's cards. Love them both, but my favorite is her first one, the pink one with the soft tones. Those flowers are GORGEOUS! I am so pleased to be among these wildly talented ladies! Well done!

  2. Judy Woodland
    May 19, 2012 - 5:24 pm

    Jennifer, thanks so much for a great challenge. This was beyond fun and the best part is that I learned a new technique/craft!! It really was the best!! I love all the cards, each one is so unique and special. I think that I like Donna's best because she has such a creative theme. Love the starfish and the underwater feel. Who would have thought that the swiss dot embossing folder would look like sand!! Thanks again for this amazing challenge, I really appreciate it!!!

  3. I learnt about this challenge on a blog I'm following & I was delighted to learn that finally someone decided to have quilling challenges. I'd love to make a card & link it up here but I doubt I'll manage this time. All the design team members did a splendid job for the first time. I"d like you to visit my blog, you'll find my very first quilled card there & many more in the gallery. I'm a new follower here so I can take part in your challenges and my favorite card is by Judy Woodland.

  4. Had liked QC FB page a long time ago. But, just posted a comment on their wall now.

  5. Sujana Sarath
    May 22, 2012 - 6:18 am

    I recently started quilling and now I am in love with it!!Very Pretty cards.
    I am a new follower to this site.I like Donna's and Rhonda's card the most.I like their creative themes.
    I added a comment and recommended Quilled Creations Facebook Page.

    Thanks for the wonderful challenge.I am very much excited to participate in this challenge. This is the first challenge in which I will be participating.I will be pleased if you can visit my blog. I am new to this blogging world as well.

  6. I liked the QC Favebook page, however, it wouldn't let me leave a comment. I tried.
    Lisa McIntyre

  7. Danyelle Kessler
    May 23, 2012 - 5:16 am

    I so admire your quilling! So much work, but very striking!

  8. i really loved them all, but my favorite was judy woodlands window quilled flowers. i'd love to learn how to do that.

  9. These cards are all so beautiful, but I just love Donna's ocean scene!

  10. The cards are all beautiful but Judy's card is gorgeous. I love her flowers.

  11. Sara Tieszen Paschal
    May 27, 2012 - 12:28 pm

    OH my STARS, the window box is by far my fave;) thanks for sharing and offering such wonderful treats;)

  12. Facebook Application Developer
    May 28, 2012 - 12:12 pm

    This site is really amazing and inspirational to me, i am impressed by this site and really gonna share this site to my friends.

  13. Jennifer Stacey
    May 28, 2012 - 2:39 pm

    I love them all, but I have to say Judy's are amazing! Congrats to all! I just started quilling myself and am addicted to what you can do with paper!!

  14. I just became a follower. My favorite quill card is the purple/white "window" one by Judy. Thanks for the chance to win candy.

  15. FYI – I also "liked" the Quilled Creations Facebook page.

  16. Tell your dad he did great. I need to get me a pattern book now. I had fun with this and I am glad to have been given the tool. My vote is for Judy, she rocked it.

  17. Do we really really need to pick a favorite?!! They are all so pretty 🙂 But if I had to choose one to give to my mother I would choose Judy's 2nd card! Simply amazing 🙂 But they are ALL beautiful!!
    I have never tried quilling 🙁 Want to buy the "stuff" to do it, but I'm a bit tight on money so it has to wait until better times…

  18. So if i would win this quilling book, i absolutely know that quilling would be my favorite of additions to card making! if i don't win, guess i'll have to see where i can find it…Since Lisa and Susan both have quilled butterflies, i would go with one of those, though only because i love butterflies, and try to have atleast one of them on my card someplace. The pics are all gorgeous and don't know how to pic my favorite. Oh well, just pic one already, right? okay already – i'll pic Susan's, or maybe Lisa's or maybe just someone else's without a butterfly, no i'll stick with Susans.

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