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

Judy

Janis

Donna

Jamie     http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com

Lisa
Rhonda
Dad

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!
Jennifer