Good Monday Morning Ladies,
We had a lovely day yesterday, the sun did it's best to shine all day. We spent the day leisurely planting up loads of bedding plants that we had been growing on from seed, we put most of them into pots and planters. We have so many planted up now we have to find somewhere to put them all.
On Thursday Sue came over, we had been planning for weeks to have a play with Quilling, Sue kindly bought all of her quilling things with her, I have a basic kit that Sue made up for me for my birthday a few years ago, so I dug that out and we sat and played for a good 3 hours. I looked on Pinterest for a simple design and then chose the simplest flower. Sue has a brilliant book that gives you all the measurements if the paper, what size roll you have to make before gluing and then shaping your quilled roll. We both found John Lockwood's glue (the instant grab one in a lip gloss bottle) worked really well for gluing the ends of the quilled rolls, the grab is instant and it has very little water in it so it doesn't make the paper wet.
So today's Flower Challenge card is my first ever attempt at quilling, it is a long way from perfect but I think it's important to document your journey when starting something new. I have ordered some of my own quilling papers so that I can play some more.
Thank you Sue for introducing me to Quilling, not that I need another type of card making!! I love it though and some of the cards in Pinterest are stunning! XXX
I hope that you all haveva marvellous Monday,
Love & hugs to all of you,