Monday, 18 February 2019

Beauty of the Deep

Hello friends, 
I am Shweta here 
This is my new Quilled Artwork, "Beauty of the Deep". I have always been passionate about nature's beauty. The beauty of nature can have a profound effect upon our senses, whether it results in disbelief in its very existence, awe, wonder or amazement. Deep seas have always been magical, mysterious and beautiful. 

The theme is "My passion my Love." I am most passionate about nature's beauty and my crafts. There was no better way, than to depict my love of nature through my passion for quilling. I have made an effort to capture this beauty as per my vision. For this I made small corals in various shapes and designs. Aquatic plants were also an important part of this design. To complete the look starfish and sea horses were made. 
Seahorses took so much of my time as I wanted them to be perfect. To give a complete look of the deep seas, I painted a dull background on blue cardstock. Finally I added all the elements in the desired pattern. The quote was added to express the nature of the deep seas, "The Ocean is everything I want to be, Beautiful, Mysterious, wild and free." I hope you enjoy all the pictures.

Thank you for visiting . 

I hope to inspire you to participate and win in Indian Quilling Challenge #55 "My Passion My Love"
The challenge rules have changed this year :
1. Must follow this blog.
2. Maximum of 3 Projects can be linked.
3.Must be a new one made after the announcement of the challenge.
4.International entries are welcome.

 We will be sticking to the the below rating system. 1. Sticking to the theme - 1.5 2. Good presentation - 0.5 3. Creativity & Innovation - 1.5 4. Complexity - 1.5

 We award three badges: 1. Winner" (as voted by DTs) 2. Best of Innovation 3. DT favourite.

Winner will receive the Framed Bubble die from Shylaa Shree.
Link in your projects here .

Friday, 15 February 2019

Quilled Valentine Decor - DT Ramya

Hello everyone,
I am Ramya from Artconquers. I am happy and delighted to be the part of IQCG Design team. Theme for this month is My passion, My love. I have designed a Quilled wall décor to show my love and passion towards art and photography. Though I am a Software engineer by profession however art and photography has always been my passion which makes me happy from stressful IT job.

I created a heart shaped wall décor so that I can use it as a backdrop for my “Princess” Valentine photo shoot.

I made a video tutorial for this Quilled wall décor and subscribe to my Channel Artconquers for more videos.

Winner will receive the framed bubble die from Shylaa.

Click here to add your projects.

Thanks for stopping by and we’re looking forward to see your quilled creations.

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Music and Guitar - DT Ishani

Hello dear friends,

I am Ishani from Quillish and I would want to know if you've played at the Indian Quilling challenge yet?  Or may be you are planning something? The theme this month is my passion my love. 
I have a clean and simple take on this challenge with my passion and love - Music & guitar! Not many in the crafting community know that I sing and play guitar and thanks to the challenge I made something for myself.

For this I stamped the treble from a stamp by CAS-ual fridays - Big Treble. For the treble and I did selective stamping as I needed the loop on the top of the treble to be straight. I did some free hand strokes to give a definition of a guitar and used a dark brown 5 mm strip for the edge work quilling.

The stamp has a heart, so I die cut a heart and mounted it on double layer of foam tape
 to finish my piece. 

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you like my work and will play along with your passion and love. 

The challenge rules have changed this year :

1. Must follow this blog.

2.  Maximum of 3 Projects can be linked.

3.Must be a new one made after the announcement of the challenge.

4.International entries are welcome.

We will be sticking to the the below rating system.

1. Sticking to the theme - 1.5
2. Good presentation - 0.5
3. Creativity & Innovation - 1.5
4. Complexity - 1.5

We award three badges:
1. Winner" (as voted by DTs)
 2. Best of Innovation

3. DT favourite.
Winner will receive the Framed Bubble die from Shylaa Shree.

Link in your projects here .

Sunday, 10 February 2019

The eARTh without ART is just 'Eh'

Hello Crafty Friends,

I really had a looong break from blogging, but back again as a DT member of my favourite challenge yet again.

This month at IQCG we are playing with the theme My Passion, My Love. What a wonderful way to start the crafting year. Although I started my crafting journey with Quilling, I have absolutely fallen in love with art journaling and mixed media over the past few months. So, for this theme I decided to combine the two and create a mini canvas.

Its a beautiful theme to work on and I am sure we are going to see a lot of amazing projects. Click here to link your creations.

Winner will receive this awesome Bubbles Frame Die from Shylaa.

Thanks and Happy Crafting!!

Thursday, 7 February 2019

You know what they say, "Dance is art in motion!"

Hello Craft lovers,

I'm Geetanjali Agrawal and my passion for art and craft has led me to start my own venture 'Geet's Craft Studio'. I hope to please you all with my designs and learn from all of you!

When I got this theme, I got to thinking, how do I quill my passion of crafts? After much brainstorming, I realised that art should not be restricted to pen and paper. Art can be found in anything, and thus, I have tried to give a snapshot of art by quilling one of the most beloved dance forms of India - Kathak!

Now the stage is open for all of you to showcase your talent and win exciting goodies from Shylaa.

"Being creative in the world of paper crafting"
Geet's Craft Studio

Monday, 4 February 2019

Chocolate is my passion by CathyS

Hi all,
I am cathy here, I am super excited to be able to share my quilling with you as part of the Design Team. My friends all know that I am a certified chocoholic so when this challenge came up I knew immediately what I was going to make... my very own box of chocolates.

I quilled the different chocolate shapes in light and dark browns and added touches of white as well. The background is made with stamping the sentiment and then heat embossing it in clear. I inked all the squares around the edge in various shades of blue - my favourite colour.

This whole piece fits inside a chocolate box that I kept from the while stash of chocolates I received last year for my birthday.

They definitely look good enough to eat.

Winner will receive the Framed Bubble die from Shylaa.

Click here to add your project links

Till next time, happy quilling.

Friday, 1 February 2019

IQCG#55 -My Passion My Love

Hello Quillers,

We here announce the very first challenge of 2019!

This month we would like to know what is your passion all about. 

Theme - My Passion, My love

Create any work in your favourite technique.It can be anything - drawing,swing,gardening,crochet,etc but add quilling to it.

My passion is crafting and i love quilling a lot. It is very therapeutic

I have  made a mixed media tag. I have used Expressions Craft tag for this.

Coated a layer of IMMIX Gesso, then coated with Desert grape chalk paint. Added textures using IMMIX gesso and fireworks stencil. Adhered some cheese cloth and added quilled lilies and leaf. Finished my tag by adding heart chipboard and sentiment

Challenge Rules:

1. Must follow this blog

2.  Maximum of 3 Projects can be linked

3.Must be a new one made after this announcement

4.International entries are welcome

We will be sticking to the the below rating system.

1. Sticking to the theme - 1.5
2. Good presentation - 0.5
3. Creativity & Innovation - 1.5
4. Complexity - 1.5

We award three badges:
1. Winner" (as voted by DTs)
 2. Best of Innovation

3. DT favourite.

Winner will receive the Framed Bubble die from me.

The challenge will run till 25th February.

Stay tuned for inspiration from our DTs.

Happy Quilling and thanks for joining us at Indian Quilling Challenge

Thursday, 31 January 2019

IQCG DT Reveal

Dear Quillers,

I would like to personally thank everyone who took your personal time to apply for our DT call.

Here  we have the new team of IQCG from Feb-July 2019.

My returning DTs


I am Geetanjali Agrawal, a Commerce Graduate based in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, specializing in paper art. As a kid, I always had a passion to draw and paint.I have never had professional training for Quilling. Internet tutorials and my own will to make something unique made me what I am today. I still remember when I made my first card. I couldn’t even get quilling strips, yet I managed by cutting colored sheets of paper into thin strips.In the first few months, I focused on quilling jewelry and other small trinkets but then, my sister gave me an idea to try my hand on paintings. The first painting I made received a lot of accolades, which gave me the confidence to open my studio. After that, there was no stopping me.

My FB page -

I am Ishani, an Air Force Officer by profession and a mom to a two year old son. We live in a small place near Jamnagar, Gujarat. My crafting journey started around three years back with quilling, when a friend gifted me a quilling set. Since then, crafting has become meditation for me. I am more of a card maker and love to incorporate the humble paper strips on my cards. I love trying new techniques but I bend towards Clean and Simple style. I believe quilling is an evolving art and the versatility of paper strips give us a lot of options to explore.

My blog -

My FB page -


My name is Cathy Sanders. I live in South Africa and have been quilling for over 17 years. I took a break from quilling in 2010 as scrapbooking was more my craft of choice, but picked it up again two years ago and now the bug has bitten again.

My Blog -
This is Gouri,a stay-at-home Mum to 2 amazing boys.
Being 7 years as a full time IT professional and a mum , did not leave me enough time to sit back and think about what else could I be doing if I was not crunching the keyboard and attending occasional late meetings.

After migrating to Australia with my husband and my son, I turned into full time home maker and a stay-at-home mum. Things were not easy at first and it was difficult getting used to be without work. 

I had dabbled in quilling before and with the all the time I had now, I started doing it more often. One thing led to another and I got interested in card  making until recently I became extremely passionate about mixed media and art journaling. My craft area is my happiest and relaxing place. 

I am extremely honored to be  a part of the IQCG Design team yet again. Thanks Shylaa for the opportunity.

My Blog -

I am Ramya from India, currently lives in Michigan,US with hubby and my beautiful daughter. I love to travel and capture those beautiful memories through my lens.From childhood days was interested in art & craft .Started blogging in 2016 to share my passion towards art and photography what I always wanted to do apart from monotonous stressful work. I don't do any particular style of art or photography but like to experiment new and different techniques.I have done quilling, jewelry making,paintings,card making,clay miniatures and crafts from waste materials. I’m happy and honored to be on IQCG design team with so many talented and inspiring ladies.

You can find more about me here:


I am a self taught quilling artist who is into other forms of mixed media art also. My facebook page Krafteemee showcases my art.

FB Page -

I am Subha based in Toronto, Canada.  Crafting is not just my profession but my passion right from childhood. My strengths are working on customized designs, taking up challenging work, willingness to experiment new/out of the box ideas, eye for perfection in conceptual design process.
My expertise includes Quilling, Thread and gemstone Jewellery, handmade gifts,home decor and paper crafts.  Love crafting forever❤️

Hearty Welcome teammates and excited to travel along with you all in 2019.

Make sure to click through to their blogs /FB page and tell them congrats and see their amazing work.

 Join our Challenges beginning from February 1st.

Thank you for spending your time with us today!  


Friday, 11 January 2019

IQCG DT Call 2019

Dear Quillers,

Do you love Quilling and would you like to join our design team?

Here is the place you can showcase your quilling skills

As a DT we expect from you 

Follow our blog 
You should have a personal blog to feature your works
Experience in taking good photos of your projects.
You will be required to create one project each month.  
You will need to comment on challenge entries.
Every other month you will be asked to pick your choice of a winner 

As a DT what you will get in turn

Links to your blog from our Challenge Blog
Creative inspiration along with a 'family-like' team atmosphere
Blog community socialization, friendship, creativity, inspiration ... FUN
A 6 months DT Term will begin from February 1st 2019.

How to apply

Please email me at indianquillingchallenge(at)gmailDOTcom with the following information:

--Your name and link to your blog.
--One photo of your best creations.
--Current and previous design team experience. (This is NOT required if you have not been on a DT before.)
--The reason you'd like to join our team.

This call will run from today till 20th January 6pm IST and is open to all

DT reveal will done on 26th January 2019.

Monday, 31 December 2018

Winner post - IQCG54

Hello Quillers,

The last post of the year. Before we get to our winners, we'd like to say thank you to everyone who has played along with us this year!

Indian Quilling challenge will be taking a break in January and will be back on
Friday, Febraury 1st, 2019

with a whole new year of Quilling challenges!!

Here is our winner  is 


Congratulations Sudha kabra and Hetvi Gala!!!

Please write to me at indianquillingchallenge(at)gmail(dot)com to claim your badge / prize.

Happy Quilling and wishing you all a very happy new year