Friday, October 16, 2009

After months of not making time to post, I am finally back, and going to do my best to keep this blog more up to date! It has been a very busy year, with some really sad moments, that I haven't been able to get over. However, I have come to realize that I should keep busy, and still do my best to do the things I love, like my quilling and card making. These newest pictures are of thank you cards that I made for some people who generously helped when my sweet little 4 yr old great niece Madison passed away on July 31st, 2009. Making the cards helped keep me busy, and it was a way that I could also somehow contribute. So here are some of them, and I will also post some other pieces that i have recently finished as well. I hope you all enjoy my designs, and you are welcome to leave your comments.
Thanks, Doreen
This 1st one was done all with 1/16" narrow strips, which I am really taking a liking to. The 2nd one, I used a 1/4" dowel to make the petals. , just for a simple, but different look. I do all of the embossing of the frames by hand, which just adds enough to enhance the quilling.

Pearl peach roses, and a few leaves and scrolls, were just enough elegance for this card. The squares are mounted with foam dots. The gold metallic scatter fringed flowers are great for a masculine card.

For this one, I watercolored the leaf peel-offs, then I quilled a leaf similar to the peal off design. The paper is gold edged, but hard to see in the picture. The pink one is a card that i cut using a die cut machine at a local scrapbook store. I love this diecut, but sadly the store is closing. I've been going there and cutting as many as I can for a future supply :)

1 comment:

Ann Martin said...

Hi Doreen,

That's so sad about your little niece. Each thank you card is really beautiful - I'm sure the recipients cherished them. I especially love the one with the single leaf.

Thanks for the comment you left on my blog - it was great to see your name. You're so right, I'd filmed that tv spot long ago and am glad it finally had a chance to air.