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I am a simple person believing in simplicities of life. I love crafting and experimenting all sort of crafts- some I succeed and some come out to be total disasters...:P but i still love them all. I attempt to share my creations and crafty knowledge with you all and hope you enjoy your stay at my blog. Love all, Hate none is my way of living. If you like my work and wanna talk about it, I can be reached at justlovecraftsblog(at) xx

Won Itsy Bitsy Tricolor Challenge

Won Itsy Bitsy Tricolor Challenge

Friday, March 8, 2013

The Straits Times loves to quill :D :D

Hello Everyone,

~I am typing this post doing a little happy dance~ (Yes, I can manage to dance and type!! :D :D)

I know I have been a lousy blogger but its so not my fault...those having a faulty laptop will understand my cannot update blog with tablets and phone as nicely as you can do with a desktop or laptop (may be some people can, but I sooo can't!! :(

But this news was toooo good not to be shared with my lovely readers and students...:))

I got an exclusive craft bite with our very own The Straits Times on March 8th, 2013 (which is also International Women's day). I am soo happy to see quilling making news, (more happier that I am the one making it!! hahahaha!!)

Okay!! not being very modest..:P But yeah, I am really very happy that quilling is getting its fair share of attention in our not so crafty Singapore...I can now proudly say that Singapore is not only about condos and cash but about crafts and cards too (hope not sounding silly!! :D).

Have a look - 
This bite is dedicated to all my near and dear ones, both personally and those whom I met during my crafty pursuits...

Happy Quilling

Just Love Crafts xx

Monday, January 14, 2013

Singapore's First Handmade Craft Fair *Sticky post till 19th Jan*

Dear All,
Apart from my hibernation from blogging I have some exciting news to share with you all!! And that is....

Singapore is finally having its own handmade movement! Yayy!!!

Singapore, a country which was never really artistically inclined, had a fair share of artistic talent too. Though, what it really missed was a common platform where it could be combined, promoted, nurtured and most importantly bring in front of the world at large. And now, this is ACTUALLY and FINALLY happening..
2 very lovely people, Michelle and Aisah, have taken this daunting task and are finally making it a reality, of which 100s of crafters and handmade artisans have only dreamed of.
You can check the Handmade Movement website here.

And what is an even bigger reason for me to be happy about???? Well, you guessed correctly!! I am very much a part of it too and boy!!! I am super duper excited. 

There will be lots of vendors, crafters. food stalls, music, workshops and what more, all of the stuff you'll see there will be 'Handmade', 'Orginal' and of course, truly very special!!!

If you are a crafter, or simply interested in crafts and handmade or simply willing to have a fun saturday shopping, eating and learning something new, this is the event for you.

You can find more details about the event on there website. If you wish to know more about the craft vendors click here.

Its an event not to be missed!!

Just Love Crafts xx

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Holiday Time!! Yippieee!!!

Hello Everyone,

I know I have again started taking long pauses from posting on blog but that doesn't mean that I am not creating..I am still crafting and certainly wish to share too but last few weeks have been really really hectic and I have been neck deep in workshops, exhibitions and preparing for my upcoming holidays for which I had already planned ages ago....

On the work front, things are going great with me creating lots of things such as cards, quilling my logo, more shadow boxes and workshops...(Don't worry, will be sharing each one of the creations here for sure!!) :) :)

On the life front, I am all geared up for the holiday season which has certainly begun for me starting Today! so yeah folks, I am on a holiday from today to Nov. 20th with exception of one week - last week of october..In that week I will try to post as much as possible about all the things I have finished so far..

To my workshop students - I will always be in touch through emails..In case you have any problems/ issues/ queries, please feel free to email me anytime. I will definitely reply within 24 hours (only if i am in a place with no internet that my reply will be that case I will reply as soon as I get in internet zone).
Just in case you need my emails here they are -,

To all my crafty/ bloggy friends - I will be back sooner than I have gone and will be sharing the crafty love once again..

Time to Yippieee now...Yay!! Yay!! Holiday!!!

:D :D :D

Love all,
Just Love Crafts xx

Friday, September 28, 2012

Self framed shadow box for Quilling - 3

Dear All,

I have promised you that I will be posting regarding my shadow boxes which I have framed myself and which hold my precious quilling designs. However, I am keeping busy with a number of things these days and blogging has become a luxury. But finally before this month ends, I would like to display another one of my shadow boxes.

This box is displaying my mini cherry blossom creation and one of the best that turned out to be. Have a look-
I have used a shimmery navy blue thick construction paper to make the shadow box and a contrast light pink paper for the frame border. With the lovely flowers inside, I could not figure out how to decorate the frame and it took me endless ideas to finally come up with the butterflies.. my weird color combination was not making it look better in any way :P
So finally I added some butterflies I had in my stash for 1.5 years now.
A close up of the design inside.
and one final look of the shadow box-
Please do leave your precious comments to let me know how did you find this work.

Thanks a lot.
Love all,
Just Love Crafts xx

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Quilled Miniature Wedding Cakes

Hello All,

These days I am lined with the humongous task of making my 'Inventory List' of all the craft things I possess, just to have an idea of what all I already have before making a purchase and it is soooo tiring!! Believe me!! Noting down every teeny weeny thing I possess is freaking me out a bit..So I decided to unwind and this is what I came up with...part experimenting..part utilizing stuff in stash...

So I had a couple of 5 mm Quilling strips pre cut packs lying with me.. Since I mainly use 3 mm shredded quilling strips for all my general quilling, I have been toying with soo many ideas to use these strips and finally came up with these-

Quilled Miniature Wedding Cakes-
I made 4 in total using almost 200 strips. The bases were easily done.. Decorating them differently was a challenge though...
That's a blueberry flavored icing cake with glazed and plain cherries. A fondant red heart on the top makes it perfect :)
This is one is my favorite and the first of the lot. I simply loved the buttery hues of this cake and the shaded pink roses seemed just perfect for it. With the added pearls, I simply adore this little one :)
With different shades of red and maroon icing, this cake is the brightest of all and I have covered half side with white roses and half with pearl and rhinestone embellishment to give it a vintagy yet fancy look at the same time.
This cake was a little out of the box. May not look like a traditional wedding cake (sans the tiers) but I nevertheless enjoyed making this one as well.
I have included a steel ruler to give an estimate of the sizes of the cakes. The box in which I have kept these cakes is little over than 3" tall and the cakes are somewhere between 3 cm and 4 cm.

I had a fab time making those. Please do let me know if you like them and if you have any suggestions/ comments to help me improve my work, then I would certainly love to hear them. 

Thanks for dropping by.

Just Love Crafts xx

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Tricolor Quilled card *UPDATED*

Hello Everyone,

This morning I posted another self framed shadow frame in the series and here is my second post in the row. 
This card is totally inspired by Itsy Bitsy's tricolor challenge. I have been thinking about making it since the moment I saw the challenge..which was about 10 days back but look at the odds of me participating in this challenge. I am entering my card just when its 2 hours to the deadline...:P :P
No No, I am not feeling proud about it..Just the last moment habit has seem to stuck and it will just not go.. Sigh!!
Have a look-

Do let me know how this card is. Though I am totally thrilled about the interesting and of course much patriotic challenge, but more than the challenge it was the theme that really pushed me to make this card. I somehow wanted to quill something in Indian Flag Tricolor combo but never really got a chance to do so. Even though Independence Day is long gone, I didn't want to lose a chance to make something that connects me to my beautiful country.
I am so glad and kind of satisfied that Itsy Bitsy came up with this challenge.

So, I have used Only and Only the 'tricolor' colors to make this card and I am glad the way its turned out.

Linking up to Itsy Bitsy Challenge here.

Details of materials used - 
This card is completely made of paper apart from the little ribbon which is a piece of a satin ribbon I had recycled. (From an old Indian Rakhi)
All the paper I have used for this creation is from the collection I bought from India when I moved to Singapore (Yes!! I did carry my paper collection here :P)

*UPDATE* - Yayyy!! We won!!! This card has been selected as one of the winners of this challenge!! So happyyyyy!!!! :D :D

Thanks for dropping by.
Just Love Crafts xx

Friday, August 31, 2012

Self Framed Shadow Box for Quilling - 2


I hope you all remember my previous post about the framed shadow box for your precious quilled creations. For those who haven't seen it so far, you can find it here.

This is the second one in series I have prepared and is smaller than the other versions. 
Here it is - 
I have used an A4 size sheet to make the shadow box. The reason it appears smaller than the others is that the width of this frame is more than the other boxes I have made and is perfect to hold a pretty 3-D petal quilled flower.

The 'frame' is made up using a polka dot patterned paper from Primary Basics scrapbook paper collection.
I have added a little punched daisy flower made from a daisy craft punch with a rhinestone for that teeny weeney hint of bling (I seem to love a blingy effect on my creations! :P).
Here is a close up of my quilled flower. You can see a hint of bling here too :P. The flower has protected it well enough by the faux glass frame made from an acrylic sheet (OHP) and the patterned paper.
Simple and Effective??

Hope you like it. I will be uploading more shadow box frame designs with quilling inside. Keep checking the blog.

Linking it to the following challenges - 
1. Do More with Less 
2. Lulupu - The craft Lounge
Thanks all,
Just Love Crafts xx

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