Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas quilling

In the last three weeks, I've been crafting my little fingers to the bone. Six weeks ago today I had my finger episode (with the blister, etc, and I'm not linking because I'm sorry I showed you! Gross!) and finally yesterday the last bit of ick fell off. It's still a bit rough, but finally the whole thing is reduced to a bright red scar the size of a penny, right by my index finger knuckle. As soon as I could use my finger again I was on a card-making spree...over 100 cards in those 3 weeks. I'm still going strong, too. I haven't even come close to catching up with posting - heck, at this point there are so many that I'm not even photographing them all! So prepare yourselves for an onslaught of Christmas joy in paper form :)

Quilling is one of my favourite additions to Christmas cards, and I don't use patterns. I just twirl away & see what happens. Here are a few Christmas cards - snowflakes coming soon, since they're still on the camera.

Supplies: papers from Bo Bunny;
Memento Tuxedo Black ink;
sentiment from AmyR, CCDesigns;
red pearls, Offray ribbon;
wreath quilled by me

loose coils, two sizes, two layers. Not much of a pattern! lol

Supplies: papers from My Mind's Eye;
Wilton doily; standard circle Nesties;
red & white pearls;
poinsettia quilled by me, in two layers;
envelope: unknown stamp, Fired Brick distress ink
And now off to check out what everyone's been up to!

ETA: All of my blogs have disappeared from my reader! It says I'm not currently following any. None. Nada. Zip. I thought it was weird that it kept deleting the same few, but for all of them to be gone? AGH. Maybe this is Blogger's way of telling me to get off the computer?


Theresa said...

Hi Jessi - the quilling is just beautiful!! Love both cards. I think you should do a video showing how you do the quilling. Totally love it!!

100 cards - yikes've been busy.

walchowDesign said...

You are a queen of quiling, Jessi! All your quiling cards are absolutely gorgeous!

Ouch! Sorry to hear about your fingers.

Anonymous said...

I was going to write 'You are the quilling queen' and then I read the previous comment... but you are! These cards are awesome Jessi! Love, love, love the quilled wreath!

Jenny said...

Blogger has finally added you to my reading list even though I've been a follower for a couple of weeks!!!
I didn't know you were an ace quiller too, Love the wreath :)
Jenny x

lisa arana said...

WOW! I love how your fabby wreath circles the two deer. AMAZING cards girl!

Jen W. said...

That wreath is so fantastic and so perfectly placed on the patterned paper! Those red pearls are yummy too. I have no pearls at all. Must remedy that situation...

The poinsettia is perfect framed in the doily - and more yummy pearls!

What a Blogger nightmare! Hope everyone has reappeared!