Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Results of the First Anniversary Challenges!!

Hey Friends!
Finally the results are here! I am soooooo sorry for the delay...Please accept my apologies. I know you all are so excited to find out who won :) But first a BIG thank you for your participation in anniversary celebrations. I was overwhelmed by your response and your creativity left me spellbound! Each and every entry was so unique, special and inspiring.
I am sorry again for I was not able to leave comments on most of the entries as I had a super hectic month :(
So now..without any further delay..first let me disclose our secret sponsor. Any guesses??
She is none other than our dear Khushboo :) . Thanks so much Khush!

Now the Top3 for the 3 challenges -
1)  Kathy's Challenge
 The top 3 for Kathy's challenge are (in no particular order and from those who followed the rules) -

And one lucky winner of Kathy's lovely embroidered T-shirt is ......."Kiddo"! Kiddo, email me your shipping address and Tshirt size
2) Secret Sponsor's Challenge
The top 3 for Khushboo - the secret sponsor's challenge are (in no particular order and from those who followed the rules) -

 And the lucky winner of Khushboo's awesome hamper is..."Kavya"! Kavya, email me your shipping address.
3) Piyu's Challenge
The top 3 for my challenge are (in no particular order and from those who followed the rules) -

 And the lucky winner of the 10$ voucher is... "Suganthi"! Suganthi, email me the store of your choice :)

Hearty Congratulations to all the Top 3s!! Hope you all had super fun.
The next challenge will start next early next month. so Keep watching and keep quilling :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

First Anniversary Celebrations!!

Hello Quillers! How are you doing? I am so sorry for the long time I took..but I am going to make up for it.
Beware : This is going to be a long post full of surprises. So read carefully and patiently :)

This month, we would be having not one, nor two but three challenges. And not just that, every challenge has a sponsor...and hence there would be 3 winners.

You must be excited to find out who these sponsors are and what they would be sponsoring..right? So, here are the details along with their respective challenges -
1) The first sponsor is Kathy Meyers. Kathy has a wonderful embroidery store. Do check out her website at or her Etsy shop at to see some awesome creative stuff!
Kathy would be sponsoring a nice embroidered T-shirt to the winner. How cool is that! Thank you so much Kathy. And here's Kathy's challenge.

2) The second sponsor is a Secret. Well, the only hint I can give is that this lovely lady has participated in our previous challenges :). So keep guessing her name. And this secret sponsor is giving away this awesome package -
It contains 10 card stocks in assorted colors, 6 ribbons 3 feet each and 4 sticker packs. Wow..wish I could participate too :) . Thanks so much Girl!
And here's the Secret sponsor's challenge

3) The third sponsor :).
And the winner of my challenge would get a 10$ (or equivalent) gift voucher of the store of winner's choice.

And now the rules -
1) The challenges will be open until 26th October 2011 (11:59 pm IST)
2) You may participate in all challenges and can submit any number of entries
3) No backlinking. All entries should be new one. i.e posted after the challenge has been set
4) Please specify a link back to the respective challenge on your blogspot
5) Link to the exact blog post and not the blog home page
6) Link to the correct challenge
7) The DTs of previous challenges and sponsors can also participate. However the sponsor cannot participate in her own challenge.
8) Top 3 entries will be chosen in every challenge and a random winner will be drawn out of the top 3.

Entries not fitting in rules would not be eligible for winning.

So calling all the new and the experienced quillers in all age groups over the world to participate in the celebrations.
Once again a big Thank you for the generous sponsors for making this event more special!

I have one more good news to share. I have just started a new online store - "The Just for You Store" for quilling and other crafting supplies. I would love it if you visit it and let me know your feedback.

Here I am reposting the links to the challenges -
1) Kathy's Challenge
2) Secret Sponsor's Challenge
3) Piyu's Challenge

First Anniversary Challenge by Kathy

Kathy's challenge for you is -

Make a quilling project (card, frame or any other thing) using the theme "Congratulations"

Here is an additional entry that I received over email. This beautiful project is sent by Jyoti Agarwal. Thanks Jyoti!

First Anniversary Challenge by Secret Sponsor

The secret sponsor's challenge for you is -
Make a festive/holiday quilled card  or any other project. You may choose any festival or holiday of your choice.

Here are 2 additional entries that I received over email.
The first one is a lovely card for Diwali (the Indian festival of lights) sent by Jyoti Agarwal.

 The second one is from our young talented lady - Kavya. She quilled an awesome scene - the Indian Prime Minister, Mahatma Gandhi and an Indian family celebrating the Republic day in India. Kavya has also submitted the project below for the First Anniversary challenge by Piyu - Quilled Recipe
Thanks Jyoti and Kavya!

First Anniversary Challenge by Piyu

My challenge for you is -
Create a quilled project using following recipe - 
1) The project should have fringing technique. You can make a flower or use fringing in some other way.
2) There should be some tight coils used
3) Use more than 5 colors.

Friday, September 16, 2011


A surprise is on it's way! So keep watching this space over the weekend :)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Winners for Challenge 12

Hello quillers!! So sorry for keeping you waiting for the results for "Quilling for Kids" challenge. This time we got the highest number of entries. There were 23 entries. Also we had 3 kid quillers. And to add to it, all the entries were so fabulous that it made our job difficult. (Thank God I have my DT members now :D ).
So without further delay, let me announce the winners of Challenge 12. This time we have 2 winners and they are Thusitha Ariyaratne and Kavya. And here are their winning entries -
Thusitha's Winnie the Pooh

Kavya's Indian doll
Congratulations Thusitha and Kavya! Awesome creations!

And now regarding the next challenge. Well, it's going to be special. Don't know if you noticed, but the last challenge was challenge no 12. which means we completed 1 year. So keep watching..I will be back with Quill Pill's first anniversary celebration challenge soon.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Rules and additional Entries

Hey Friends!
I am spellbound seeing so many stunning entries for the current month's challenge. Keep going..Just 2 days to go!

However I am a bit disappointed with not following of the rules. Please follow the rules dear quillers.
I am not deleting non eligible entries but they won't be considered while choosing the winners. This is to be fair to those who followed the rules. The DT and me would be really disappointed if we have to let go a top entry because it didn't fit in rules.
I am re-iterating the 3 main rules -
1. No Back Linking. All projects should be new.
2. Please link the blogspot and not the blog home page.
3. Please leave a link back to this challenge post on your blog post

The rule "A participant can submit upto 3 entries per challenge. " has been removed and you can submit any number of entries :)

So if you have not linked to the actual blog post or have not specified a link back to the challenge, then please correct it soon.. You just have 2 days. If you are not able to create hyperlinks, just mention the challenge's web address. This will help some new quillers to join the challenge too!

**** Update****
An exception to the rule No. 3  only for kids (below 15 years). If you are not able to leave a link back to the challenge, not a problem. Your entries will still be considered valid. I hope this is fine with the adult quillers. Please email me if you have any objection.

So Sorry if I sounded harsh. I didn't mean to.

And here is a beautiful entry that I recieved in email from Safiya -

Keep quilling!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Challenge 12 : August 2011

Hello Quillers! Are you ready for another exciting quill pill? The theme for this month is -

 "Quilling for kids..It can be a card..or bookmark or photoframe  or anything else"
And here are the fabulous insiprations by the DT member -
A funny clown card and 2 cute little tags from Suganthi :

An adorable teddy by Manuela:

The challenge will close on 26th August 2011 at 11:59 pm IST
Have fun!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Winners of Challenge 11

Hello!! Here I am with the winners for Challenge 11. It was such an exciting challenge and the DT members had a real tough time choosing the winners. Each and every entry was simply "wow". After a lot of thinking and revisiting we came up with 2 winners - Phillipa and Susan. And here are their beautiful jewelleries -
Phillipa's brooch pin

Susan's jewellery set

Stunningly Fabulous!! Aren't they?

Congratulations Phillipa and Susan.

I will posting the next challenge soon. And again with awesome inspirations from the DT :)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Challenge 11 - Additional entries

Hey All,
Thank you so much for the wonderful submissions. It's going to be really very difficult to choose the winners. This post is to display the additional entries which I received over email.
The following lovely jewellery pictures are sent by Angelin Sundaram - 2 quilled pendants and a bangle.

Lovely jewellery! Isn't it??
I will be back soon with the results and pill for next month.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Challenge 11 : July 2011

Hello my dear quillers! I have got a special pill today.
This month,

Make a paper quilled jewellery. It can be earrings or pendants or anything else you can think of.
Need some inspirations?? Well, we have got 2 super talented DT members - Suganthi and Manuela.
Here's their introduction, in their own words and their marvellous inspirations -
“I am a stay at home mom of two teenage boys. I love to craft, cook and read books and I also volunteer at our local library. I studied to be a computer engineer but when I stayed at home I discovered my aptitude for craft . I have self learnt a lot of arts and  crafts;  I saw a tutorial for quilled snowflakes in folding trees some eighteen months ago and was introduced to quilling. I am fascinated by the art of quilling and like to share my experiments with the quilling strips through my blog ( I started making cards to use my quilled creations and now that is what I do in my free time. I am also hooked to making quilled jewellery.”

Here are Suganthi's gorgeous earrings -

Manuela :
“I am 27 years old. I was born and I currently live in Bucharest, Romania.
Even though I am a civil engineering graduate, my passion and interests always revolved around arts and crafts. I discovered quilling about a year and a half ago, by accident. I started creating small gifts for friends and relatives and their positive feedback encouraged me to continue to learn new quilling techniques.
In March this year I started my own website (Romanian version) or (English version). I use it to showcase my work to other quilling enthusiasts’ or to other people who appreciate hand-made crafts.I've made many new friends thanks to quilling and I hope to make many more”

And here are the awesome pendants by Manuela -

Do checkout their websites, if you haven't already..because you will be surely left spellbound, just like me :)
The challenge will close on 26th July 2011 (11:59 pm IST).

Friday, July 1, 2011

Winner of Challenge10

Hello Quillers!! How are you doing? It's time to declare the winners of Challenge 9. Loved all the cards..all were so adorable and creative.
Hence this time we have 2 winners...and they are (in no particular order)-
Nimisha and Kiddo! And here are their cute cards -
Nimisha's card

Kiddo's card
Congratulations Nimisha and Kiddo!!
I'll soon come up with Challenge 10. This time we have 2 very talented and creative DT members and an interesting theme. So keep watching!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Challenge 10 - June 2011 and a DT call!

Wow..It's been 9 months since I started this challenge..and this is my 25th post :). Time flies so fast!
I think now it's time to have some guest designers..So if you are interested, drop me an email at
And now the June Quill Pill-

Make a baby card using quilling..Baby girl or baby boy, it's your choice!

The challenge will close on  26th June 2011 (11:59 pm IST).

So lets see some Pinks and Blues :)

Winner of Challenge 9

Hey All,
Sorry again for the delay in posting the results. All the creations were simply "Wow" and thank you dear quillers for sending in your lovely entries.
The winner for this challenge is Suganthi and here is the winning card in tints of purple -

The flower is so gorgeous!
Congratulations Suganthi for winning Take a Quill Pill for the third time!!

I hope you all are enjoying these challenges. I would love to receieve feedback / suggestions regarding them at

I will be back soon with challenge 10!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Challenge 9 - May 2011

Hello quillers! How had you been?
It's a little late for this month's Quill Pill. My appologies! I need to travel a lot and this causes all the delay :(
Well, here's the May pill -

Make a quilled card using monocromatic color scheme. i.e using different shades and tints of same color.
And here's a card from my other blog for you inspiration-

The challenge will close on 30th May 2011 (11:59 pm IST).
There are a little changes in the rules from this challenge onwards.
1) No Back Linking. All projects should be new.
2) Link the blogspot and not the blog home page.
3) Leave a link back to this challenge post on your blog post.

The rules page has been updated.
Have a great time!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Winner of Challenge 8

Hello Friends! It's time to declare a winner for challenge 8 - "Anything Seasonal!". We received 12 stunning entries this month. There was a variety in not just seasons but aslo the quilling techniques. There was 2D, 3D, husking, fringing and so on.
This time Rachelle, our guest designer and winner of challenge 7 helped me by taking up the difficult task of choosing the winner .
And the choosen one is Nastena and here is the winning card-

Congratulations Nastena!!
Hope you all had fun. This month's quill pill would be up soon..So keep watching and keep quilling!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Challenge 8 - April 2011

Here I am, back from a great vacation and I have got a great quill pill for you by our special guest designer Rachelle, the winner of Challenge 7.
And this is the challenge that Rachelle has set for you-
Quill something based on the season you're in. It can be any season that you are in (since everyone is not in the same season)
Rachelle has also sent an inspirational pic for you :)

Isn't it stunning?
The challenge will close on 30th April IST.