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Thank you so much Harriet for sending me a photo of your beautiful "Four Seasons" paper quilt. This was Harriet's entry to this section of the recent ACTew AGL Canberra Show. The picture features the Just Squares and Applique techniques and the lovely trees have been layered onto a watercolour landscape with stamped and paper punched elements. This beautiful mixed media paper quilt received a 2nd place ribbon and was a standout in the display cabinet. Harriet also won Grand Overall Champion in Paper Craft for an incredible quilled work of art. Congratulations Harriet.
Surfing the Web
Today I am getting ready for the Papercraft Fetsival at Penrith but needed a little time away from stuffing bags - so did some web surfing. I came across this great work by Wanda Cullen. There is no sewing on these Paper Quilts but they look fantastic don't they. Love the embellishments and wording used.
Four Beautiful cards from the UK
You may remember Pam sent me some photos of beautiful Christmas cards - see below. Last week she sent me pictures of 4 really gorgeous cards which I will share with you here. One of the owl cards is travelling to Queensland. Hope you are thawing out after those snow storms Pam - and thanks for sharing these wonderful cards and ideas.
|This card was created using a flower bouquet catelogue. Love the placement of the ribbon.
|Butterfly gift tag. Great use of pinking shears as a decorative element.
|What beautiful owl paper. This technique of placing an image within a square is called "fussy cutting".
|More lovely owl paper. What a great card!
A Wedding Card by Harriet
Harriet has sent in the most beautiful adaptation of the Heartfelt Message, (using layered squares technique) a card she created for her sister-in-law's wedding. I just love the bouquet of tiny flowers and sparkles and the beautiful colours. Thanks for sharing this gem Harriet.
Royal Canberra Show
Here are the winners this year. Big congratulations to my talented students Harriet and Patricia for their beautiful entries.
Put a bird on it
Thanks you so much to Kay from Canberra, ACT for sending me photos of "Resting Bird" which she created using Just Squares and Scrappy techniques. I think they are both absolutely beautiful. She turned the greeting cards into pictures which she framed for a friend who is renovating her kitchen - picking up the colours of the renovation in the colours of the bird. A tip for Canberra residents - Kay found the box frames in her local Top Dollar store.
Christmas Cards from the UK
What a lovely surprise I had this morning to receive photos of these beautiful Christmas cards in my inbox all the way from the Chester, UK. Pam recently found my patterns in a craft store in the UK and told me that she has now found a great way to use the papers she has been collecting - and the second had sewing machine she aquired last year. I think you will agree that her work is absolutely beautiful.
**Super Star** of the week goes to beautiful Milly who, with the help of her Grandmother, is learning how to sew with Paper Quilting. Here are some great pictures of Milly creating Sparkle Heart. Well done Milly - Fantastic creation. Keep having fun. :)
Our latestbeautiful pictures are an amazing combined effort from Ann and her daughter Beth of Brisbane. Ann is almost 92. I love the way they have arranged the Australian Christmas stamps into themes to use in each of the Christmas trees. They are a very talented pair of Paper Quilters who use the cards to send to friends and family but also to raise money for the retirement village where Ann lives.
A friend sent me a link to the lovely work of Paper Patchworker, Melanie Sim, NSW, Australia. She has a shop on Made It and on Etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/PaperTeacup?utm_source=convo&utm_medium=trans_email&utm_campaign=convo_html
Gorgeous Kerrie Hay from Bernina is seen here helping her neice sew 'Pretty Corset". The completed framed piece was a present from the grandchildren to their grandmother. How wonderful is that. Absolutely beautiful work. (the torch is being used because the sewing machine lamp decided to go on strike! - not a secret technique.)
Julie Boulden from Sewers Delight at Taren Point in NSW sent me a photo of her first Paper Quilt greeting card project - Shooting Star from Paper Quilts - a handbook. She made it for her boss Angie's birthday. Great work Julie - just love those rich warm colours.
Jody from Southport QLD sent me this photo of the beautiful 'Sparkle Heart' cards she created. Love all the different bling and pearls and the different design papers Jody has used for the layering paper.
At the Saturday class Harriet brought in her absolutely beautiful "Lucky Elephant" - standing in a grassy field created by using 3 different grass stamps. What a fantastic result - brings me to tears when I see how a simple pattern can be transformed into a real work of art. Thank you for sharing Harriet.
Here are the Celebration Jackets which my girls made at the Sunday workshop at White Dragon Papercraft. The idea was to create a jacket that expressed your personality - and it imagine wearing somewhere special. I think that they did a fantastic job.
A Charming Tree by Karen - created in class on Saturday.Simply beautiful work.
Karen sent me a photo of her beautiful Little Dress card in Layered Squares technique which she created in class last week. She has popped it into a box frame and it looks just gorgeous.
Harriet is a very talented artist who I met through classes at A White Dragon. Everything she creates is very special - quilling, parchment craft, beading, card making of many kinds and Paper Quilting. She has a great eye for colour and design. Here is a link to her blog which I know will be inspiring to you. http://haznian.dyndns-home.com/creations/?page_id=57#comment-5 The picture below is a design from the Masked Ball greeting card Paper Quilt pattern. Harriet has decorated it with gorgeous feathers and gems and framed it in a box frame. Any card design can be adapted to become a beautiful picture.
It always makes my day when someone sends me a photo of thier work. Ruth has sent in a beautiful shoe in black and white with fabulous button embellishment and very subtle design paper as the base paper.
Just gorgeous and perfect for anyone who loves shoes.
Kylie, the first person to send in a photo of a Paper Quilt they created, recently sent me a photo of her latest creation. It is an amazing alphabet picture created to celebrate the birth of her niece. Here are the pictures and a link to her site. http://cardsasgifts.blogspot.com/
Here is a link to a beautiful card idea using tiny photo images http://craftsmumship.com/tag/michaela-laurie/ from Lorelei. I met her at Craft Expo in Sydney. It is a wonderful feeling when someone who buys my book gets inspired to create such a beautiful and heartfelt card. Thanks Lorelei.
Julie from Queensland has sent me photos of two beautifully sewn pictures - I Want That Shoe and Honestly Darling Handbag full of rich, gorgeous colour. She created these for special friends birthdays.
Two gorgeous greeting cards from Denise Sturgess from Canberra. Just Squares and Grandmothers Garden. Beautiful colours and a lovely range of papers have been used .
Dennise has been busy again and has sent me this beautiful shoe quilt. Don't we all just love shoes and I would love to wear this one. A crystal has been added to the points of each square of gorgeous paper.
Thank you to Dennise Morrison from Brisbane who sent me this delightful and cheeky teddy created with both squares and triangles techniques. I love the black domed eyes and nose, butterfly embellishment and lovely embossed paper the teddy has been stitched on to.
Thank you so much to Cynthia Shea of Canberra who sent in a picture of a beautiful quilt she created for her daughter's birthday. It is truely a reflection of her love for her daughter Sandy and an inspiration.
This gorgeous Paper Quilt was created by Merrilyn Clare, Victoria. It was created as a gift for her son's music teacher. It features drawing and hand colouring.