Saturday, January 21, 2012

Happy New Year! I really hope you are all having a good start to 2012. I had a wonderful time on a cruise ship and spent my New Year there. If you haven't been on a cruise, it was a lot of fun. Did you know they even have craft classes on cruises?? Ours was taken by the Entertainment crew, who also doubled as singers, dancers, musicians and actors other times. Talk about laugh! I focused on learning some more about quilling but we had the chance to learn some basic beading too. I plan to use my quilling skills a bit more often now. Next time I go on a cruise I will take my own paper scissors and glue, but really they did supply all the necessary items to do quilling. I just prefer my own scissors and glue! Lol! And then I could have kept going with projects in my cabin once the lessons were over, though I may not have as there was so much else to do and experience on the cruise.

The port hole in our cabin was a constant source of delight. It showed us when we were coming into ports, what the weather was like, the stars by night, oh it was lovely being able to just hop out of bed at night and watch the ocean rolling by. It was also a convenient platform for taking pictures of my quilled pieces!!

See how there is a good sized ledge available? I laid my crafty pieces out on this ledge and relied on the light from the sky and sea to illuminate them. How romantic! Sigh!
 Here's a double frilled flower I learned how to make. I must make a tutorial for you on one day soon. They are easy to make with scraps of scrapbooking paper or thin cardstock.
 These quilled roses and leaves were easy to make as well. I placed them on the very end of a bookmark so I will always have a memory of the cruise whenever I use it.

I made a couple of cards too, I experimented with using different heights for the quilled elements here. With more time I would have filled up the entire heart! Lol!

 Again, Happy New Year and may you learn some new crafty techniques in 2012.

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