Saturday, 18 September 2010

Quilling for Christmas

Well, there's no getting away from it - the countdown to Christmas has already begun! Here are a few festive motifs that I've already started making to use on card designs, and I'm also thinking about producing some Christmas tree baubles, gift tags and napkin rings (watch this space!)

Meanwhile, I've just received my copy of Elizabeth Moad's latest book, 'Christmas Quilling' which is an ideal companion to her excellent 'Thrilling Quilling' that was published a few years ago.

It's billed as "A great sourcebook full of festive greeting ideas", and I think it will be a brilliant source of inspiration to quillers at this time of year, with our preparations for Christmas already getting underway.

The book is a 64-page paperback packed with inspiring card-making projects, and has a good introductory section on 'basic techniques' for beginners, too. There are some great templates for interesting bauble shapes, trees and stockings; excellent tips for squishing coils into six-pointed holly leaves (something I've always found surprisingly tricky!); snowflake patterns; a fabulous method for creating fir tree branches and much, much more.

I got my copy from Amazon UK, but I'm not sure whether it's available on just yet. You can also order direct from Elizabeth using this linkHighly recommended!


  1. Love the little pieces that you made. I've got to get myself into the Christmas crafting mode here. It's coming up on us way too fast. I've got to get both of those books.

  2. I especially liked Santa's hat. I will also be doing christmas cards but later in the year. Your silver tree is in my to do list .

  3. The thought of Christmas is always a bit daunting at this time of year, isn't it? Still, it DOES feel better once you've made a start!

  4. Hi Philippa!

    Good that the Christmas Spirit is already with you. Thanks for the link. I'll be following your blog. A good week!

  5. they are all so good but my favourite is the santa hat...the swirls top it off



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