Yay - a new book! Many quillers rely on books for fresh ideas and it's been far too long between titles. Perhaps you're familiar with Thrilling Quilling, The Papercrafter's Bible, Cards For Men and Boys, or Quick and Clever Christmas Cards... all of these are books by expert paper crafter, Elizabeth Moad.
Christmas Quilling is Elizabeth's brand new, self-published book that features twenty step-by-step quilled projects and sixty card designs. There's no need to be concerned about the self-published aspect, as there is nothing amateur about the book's presentation and content.
I've been reading Elizabeth's blog for quite some time and have been impressed by her books, so was excited when she offered to send me a copy.
Elizabeth has included all of the information a beginner will need, from supplies to shape making, in addition to some neat, new techniques, even for those with plenty of experience. For example, wait until you see her realistic fir branches!
The project ideas run the gamut from cute to classy. If fact, if I had to find something to quibble about, it's that the cover doesn't quite convey the modern ideas you'll find inside, many of which are novel and elegant. I love this topiary with gilded pears.
Elizabeth will be sending an autographed copy to three lucky commenters who live in the U.S., Canada, or the UK. To enter, just leave a comment by the end of Monday, September 13th telling why you would like to win. Earn up to three extra entries by mentioning the giveaway on Twitter, Facebook, and/or your blog. Winners will be selected by a random number generator.
The reasonably priced book is available in the UK via Elizabeth's online shop, will be available at Amazon UK very shortly, and should be available in the U.S. within a month or so. Next week I'll be posting an interview with Elizabeth that I think you'll enjoy.