Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving and a Freebie Printable Just for You

Gobble Til You Wobble free printable
Gobble Til You Wobble free printable - click and save this PNG

I wanted to extend a very Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US today!

I must admit, this is my favorite holiday. The gathering of friends and family enjoying good food and each other. What could be be better?

I wanted to share this cute little printable with you, in the spirit of sitting down and eating all day long, first the appetizers that will bleed into the salad and dinner and then desert and if you started eating too early in the day another round of food as a chaser before you end the day.. lol...

Gobble Til You Wobble free printable
Gobble Til You Wobble free printable - click and save this JPEG

I had grand plans to print this cute fella and frame him, however, between my computer troubles and forgetting to get more ink, I find myself without the finished project.... I am sharing this because I didn't want this cutie to be lost... I found this turkey here

Since I have been having some fun looking at turkeys, and drawing turkeys, and basically turkeys here and there, I wanted to share some some fun tutorials for making turkeys... aren't they adorable?


I love this turkey, the instructions are so clear and the site is filled with great tutorials for the kids!

Awe, what cute turkey projects and fun things to do learn and do with your children!

You get more than just instructions for drawing your very own turkey at this site.


As always, I am happy to share my tutorials, freebies / printables (and now cut files) with you, I only ask that you do the following:
  • Please leave a comment if you download  freebie / printable / digi, etc, because I would love to hear from you
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  • I hope you love PINTEREST as much as I do, would love it if you would PIN this project!
  • Please do not share any of my digital images, printables, or tutorials directly with others, but please do send them on over to me so that they can peruse and collect the images themselves.
  • I would be thrilled and honored if you would send me links to any images or posts that you've done using something that I have shared with you.  If you say it is ok, I will even feature your work here!
  • If you want to recolor the images, feel free! 
  • If you have a special request, please let me know and I will see what I can do.
Most importantly be Fantastically Creative You!

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Thank You Card

Antonella's Thank you card
Thank You Card
It is always fun to let someone know you appreciate something they've done to help you out, don't you think? I enjoy having an opportunity to send a Thank You card to someone, because it usually means that they have gone out of their way to help me or my family.  When that happens there is a lot of love involved.

I love my paper, and I know you can understand! This card works because the paper is so pretty. I cut it to fit the front of the card and then got out my glitter to highlight that gorgeous flower, added a gem to complete the look. As you can see, I went a bit glittery on this card, I added it to my butterflies and the "Thank You" too.
Antonella's Thank you card sentiment Your Friendship has Touched my Heart
Your Friendship has Touched my Heart

For the inside, I cut out a border for the top of the card and cut around one of those pretty flowers and added my glitter to this one as well. I also used a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used my MelJen's image and Rainbow Echo Design's sentiment to complete the card.  I hope you like it!

Do you think that Thank You cards are a thing of the past? Do you still send them? When do you send them? Is it for your children's birthday gifts or perhaps you send them after opening your Christmas gifts? I'd love to hear from you.

Thank You to each of you! I wanted to extend my sincerest thanks to everyone for all your kind words and support.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day US

Antonella's American Flag Veteran's Day photo
Veteran's Day

Today is Veterans Day for all my American friends. I salute everyone who has or is currently serving in the military, with a special shout out to my dad and my sister!  It is generally recognized that there should be a brief cessation of work at 11:00 am on Veteran's Day to remember.

I find it interesting that before there was a World War II, World War I was considered the "war to end all wars", if only that were true. World War I officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, although it wasn't signed until June 28, 1919 there was a temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany, that went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. (November 11, 1918)

It was in 1919 that President Wilson proclaimed November 11th the commemoration of Armistice Day.  This is a quote I pulled from his speech that day:
"To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory..."

I pulled this information from the US Department of Veteran's Affairs 

The photo was one of those odd occurrences, I was driving down the road and happened upon them hoisting this flag and thought it was a great photo and quickly snapped a shot.

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art

Friday, November 08, 2013

Freebie Quilled Autumn Flowers

Antonella's free quilled autumn flowers

I love all the fall colors that are spreading across the North East, don't you? I thought I'd share an Autumn Basket with you. This pattern creates a basket to carry your beautiful autumnal fringed flowers.

Antonella's free quilled autumn flowers


10 Brown C-scrolls (3 inch, 7.6 cm)
6 Tan Tight rolls (1.5 inch, 3.8 cm)

Using the picture as a guide, start at the bottom and work upward
Base is 1 Brown C-scroll
Then 2 Brown C-scrolls with 1 Tan Tight roll between
Then 3 Brown C-scrolls with 2 Tan Tight rolls
Finally, 4 Brown C-scrolls with 3 Tan Tight rolls

Antonella's free quilled autumn flowers

Fringed Flowers (grab your autumn colors and make 7 - 10 multi-fringed flowers to place in your basket)
Click here for fringed flower instructions

1 Fringed Yellow strip (1.5 inch, 3.8 cm) long
1 Fringed Orange strip (1.5 inch, 3.8 cm) long
1 Brown (1.5 inch, 3.8 cm) long cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide
Glue and roll Brown, Orange, then Yellow tightly and glue. Then gently push out the fringes to make the flower

Make all 8 Fringed Flowers the same way, simply alternate colors

Add several Green Shaped Marquise (1.5 inch, 1.8 cm) cut to 1/16 inch, .15 cm wide
Use the photo for placement

Antonella's free quilled autumn flowers

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Sympathy Card

Antonella's Sympathy Card
Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I have had several occasions to create Sympathy Cards lately.

I generally keep my Sympathy cards clean and neat.  I like the simple elegance of a black and white card and that was the approach I took on this card.

I paired a photograph I had taken with several alternating layers of black and white card stock. I used one of my Martha Stewart border punches and then carried it to the inside of the card, where, in addition to the border punch I also used my butterfly punch.

The sentiment I used for the inside is
In the picture of eternity there is no death, only change. May you endure these days of loss and find a place of peace and understanding. 
Antonella's Sympathy Card
Sympathy Card

I hope you have a wonderful day!
Antonella Quilling Art


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