Saturday, 28 July 2012

Magic box!!

Another quick post...
If you remember my previous post Curls kusudama , this is the continuation story of that.
So ..I showed the kusudama to my husband with all excitement.This is what he says 'Are you going to send just this small ball???'
Phewwwww!! But you know what, his comment helped me to try something new for the first time.To add on,that night,I came to know that my colleague's travel got postponed by one more day and leaving on the following day evening.
Yipee.. so I had few more hours to make something more specia.I was happy to make something more because my manager is more than a friend though worked together for a short period.

That night within 4hours, I made this magic box.It is 12cm X 8.5cm size box

Luckily I had one small carton

So I made my first ever exploding box though simple. (Please bear with me as is it a heavy post)
This is the lid. I decorated it with a bunch of quilled roses
There are orange flowers on the outer side of walls.All the quilled flowers including roses were made out of 130gsm paper.I manually cut the paper into 5mm strips and made this.
 Inside,I decorated with the craft punch flowers along with hand written messages.

 In the center of the box,I placed the kusudama on top of a mini 'Happy Birthday' mug.You might not be able to see the mug clearly due to my poor photography skills :(..sorry
I used the same 3 colors of the kusudama to make the box as well.Though very short time, I was very much excited with the outcome.I placed the gift box on the table and slept that night and in the morning, my husband says 'Haaa... this looks better..'..Finally ..huh :)

Hope my manager opens the box without holding the walls ;)

Entering to
snehal's challenge of making any type of box
Itsy Bitsy's craft flowers challenge
TheInspired Challenge #34 for colors
Anything goes with a twist by 'For the Love of Crafting'
'Freinship challenge by 'Hands to Hearts'

Friday, 27 July 2012

Colorful Curls..

It has been a long time since I made a kusudama and two days back I got a wonderful opportunity to make one.
This is very special as I made this for my manager who is in US.My manager is getting retired on August 1st. Yes... she will turn 65 years in the month of September.Very sweet lady and it was wonderful working with her.

I had just one day to make something because my colleague who was travelling to US was leaving in just two days. But I really wanted to give her something special ....something in handmade...something made by me.So finally this what I have made for her - an Origami Cuboctahedron.

It is made of 3 different colour sheets of 130 gsm. I wanted to use bright colours to give that Indian flavor.
I used 12 square papers(8X8cm) to make this.Here is the tutorial to make origami cuboctahedron

Hope she likes it!!

Sunday, 22 July 2012

Anniversary gift

Here is another request from my friend.He wanted to gift something special for his In-laws on their special wedding anniversary at the age of 60yrs.
My friend gave their photo and I had the complete freedom to design the frame.
Here is what I have designed

I always wanted to make these quilled flowers but never tried before.Finally this frame has given me that opputunity.My friend Kavya has written the message.


Hope my friend's In-laws like their gift..Happy Wedding anniversary Aunty n Uncle!!!

Entering into
Anything goes challenge by craftbloggers network
Anything goes challenge by Memascrafts
Bright colours challenge by

Monday, 9 July 2012

Yipee!!Lucky winner!!!

For the first time in my life, I became the lucky winner of quilling challenge from CraftyCard gallery blog and today I recieved the gift from very generous Jennifer.
I was deseperately waiting to recieve the gift so that I can post this on my blog
And the gift was Quilling made easy kit from Quilled creations
I was so amazed looking at the gift.
Thanks so much Jennifer. Looking forward to be part of your challenges more.