Happy Diwali

Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights. Diwali is traditionally celebrated by lighting diyas and candles, praying to Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Ganesha, bursting crackers and meeting friends and family to exchange Diwali greetings and gifts.

The quilling of the candle light holder, the bird shaped holder and the Ganesha were completed using newspaper/magazines.

Newspaper quilled candle holder:

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Newspaper quilled bird shaped holder:

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Jewellery adds beauty to the festivities and hence the quilled Jhumka.

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Here’s hoping that the divine lights of Diwali bring peace, prosperity and good health.

Happy Diwali !!!

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The current month theme in IQCG is Festive/Holiday. I have posted the above creations for your inspiration.

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Create anything with Festive/ Holiday theme – it may be colours or anything that fits the theme and add quilling to your project.
Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules as mentioned in the link.
Happy Quilling!

Anything about India

This month DT twist on the challenge theme is “Anything about India”.

Being a proud Indian, I have created two DT projects for the current month.

  • Unity in diversity:

Unity in diversity means oneness despite multiplicities. India is a classic example of this motto and has thrived over several decades with this phrase as its guiding principle. India is a country where individual or social differences in physical attributes, race, religion and culture are not seen as conflict; rather, these differences are looked upon as the multiplicities that enrich the society.

The quilled earring symbolizes and reinforces this oneness amongst us, the citizens of this great democracy.

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“A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people.” – Mahatma Gandhiji

  • The Peacock(National bird of India) has been a prominent feature in Indian literature as its resplendent beauty is a source of inspiration for many. It is a symbol of grace, joy, beauty and love.

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Freedom is something that money can’t buy, it was earned through the struggles of many bravehearts. Let us honour them today and always.

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” – Mahatma Gandhiji

Link your creations under IQCG#39 – Anything goes

Happy Independence Day and Enjoy quilling!

IQCG#38 -Mixed Media

The current month challenge in IQCG is “Mixed Media”.
Create a mixed-media project with optional twist is to add something shiny (f.ex. glitter, sequins, pearl mists and so on)
Here goes my DT inspiration.
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Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules and post your creations at
Kindly use the challenge image to post your creations.
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We  look forward to see what you make and hope you have fun with this theme.
We thank each one of you for participating in our events, for your comments and feedback.
Happy Quilling!

IQCG #37 – Blue with a splash

The current month challenge in IQCG is “Blue with a splash”.
You have to create anything with blue colour or the word blue with a splash in it with any media and add quilling to it.
Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.
“Photo frame with quilling and marbled paper work”
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Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules and post your creations at IQCG_Blue_with_a_splash
We  look forward to see what you make and hope you have fun with this theme.
The challenge will run till 28th June. Winner will be announced on 30th June.
We thank each one of you for participating in our events, for your comments and feedback. This is the most expensive gift we get.
One Winner and one best Topper will be awarded.
Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna

 

Happy Quilling!

Rainbow colours

Hello folks,

This month’s theme in IQCG is “Rainbow Colours”.

The beauty of the rainbow in the sky, especially after the rain provides immense joy to everyone with its warmth of unity amongst the colours.

The radiance from the colours Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red enhance the beauty of any artefact that we create.

Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.

“Weaved rainbow coloured paper earring”

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I used multi coloured 5mm strips and weaved together to create this beautiful earring.

The earring is light weight, water-proof coated with dimensional magic.

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We have made some changes  from this month onwards.  Create anything according to the theme with any media and add quilling to your project.
For eg: for current challenge we would like to see the rainbow colours – you can use it for background etc.there should be quilling in your project.
IQCG Challenge#36
Pls follow the guidelines/challenges rules and post your creations at IQCG_Rainbow_colours
We  look forward to see what you make and hope you have fun with this theme.
The challenge will run till 28th May. Winner will be announced on 31st May.
International entries are welcome. We are looking for a sponsor who could ship internationally. Till that you will receive an unique badge to display in your blog.
One Winner and one best Topper will be awarded.
Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna

 

Happy Quilling!

IQCG BIRTHDAY BLOG HOP

Indian Quilling Challenge Group turns 3 this month and we are celebrating with a Birthday Blog Hop! There will be no quilling contest this month.

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Here goes my ‘Design Team’ project.

Birthdays would be incomplete without a cake. Cupcakes are a favourite to everyone; especially to those who have a sweet tooth and yet health conscious 🙂

How exciting would it be to have a cute smiley cupcake that wishes you a very happy birthday!!!

Share your comments below and qualify to be a lucky winner.

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Exciting prizes from our sponsors will be given to one winner selected from the comments across all the blogs in the hop.
The other blog details are mentioned below and they have posted their creations as per the scheduled dates.
5th April – Aparna
9th April – Daniela
15th April – Priya
19th April – Priyanka
22nd April – Shweta
26th April – Sriranjini
28th April – shylaashree
Winner will get gifts from from our below sponsors
1. Rs.500 gifts from Dimension of Crafts
2. Rs.250 worth gift from Letzcreate,
3. A handmade gift worth Rs.300 from our DT Aparna
4.  GV for Rs.250 from Ranibow Kraftkari Store

One random winner will be chosen by our DTs and they will get a special goodie bag from us.

All you have to do is

– Follow IQCG blog if you are not a follower
– Copy & paste the following birthday hop picture on your blog and spread the news on social media
– Visit all our DTs blog and leave some comments
-Commenting on this post is also a must
– Anyone with Indian Postal address can join

 

Enjoy quilling!!

 

Love is..

Dedicating my first post as part of the design team @ IQCG 2017. February is the month of love and the theme is all about Love, what does it mean to you?

The challenge details are available at: IQCG #34 – Love isiqcg-challenge34

To me, love is cherishing the art of creativity within ourselves: Creativity through adding colors and vibrance to enhance the beauty to last for years to come.valentines_day_ranjini

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Some inspiring quotes on love from

“It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.”

“Love is not love, which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

Oh, no! it is an ever-fixed mark

That looks on tempests.. and is never shaken. ”

Hope to meet you all every month with my inspiring creations.

Share your thoughts..

With love,

Sriranjini