Monday, 30 January 2012

Fiddly diddly dee...

...for todays card I have chosen to follow the suagr bowl sketch and theme.
The theme is paper-piecing, boy is this time consuming 
not to mention FIDDLY.
The image I have chosen for my card is Dolly Pip, she's just adorable 
and up until today still un-inked. (gasp)

For those of you who have yet to experience this delight, 
paper-piecing  involves stamping the image you desire 
several times onto different coloured, textured and/or patterned papers.
Then carefully cutting out the different elements to fit onto your desired image

Here I have used design paper from We R Memories 'Hippity Hoppity' range.
I love the circle design in similar colour contrast.
The striped design paper is from my stash.
I have used a distressing tool on my cardstock, 
I think it adds an extra dimension and depth to this card.


The black cardstock is by Black Magic colorcore 'spell caster' range.
I embossed this with the cuttlebug 'Daisy' embossing folder.
When embossing this colorcore card 
the embossed part comes through in the colour of the core.
Truly magical. ( I am however, easily entertained ).
           The tannish colour cardstock is the reverse of the black colorcore.
The little butterfly charm is from my stash.

The ribbon is one I picked up at my local Boyes store. 
(They have a 40p bucket, full of different colours. 
I just can't resist buying some everytime I go in.)
The pearls and gems are from my stash.
(You can never have too many )
The plain green cardstock is by Papermania.

I don't think I've done too bad a job for my first attempt at paper-piecing.

The flowers are from Hobby House, one of my local craft shops.
I have cut the lovely little leaf shapes with my cricut 
using the accent essentials cartridge.
I have used sticklto create the sparkle, 
crystal on the flowers and eucalyptus on the leaves

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Sugar Bowl challenge 76   - Gayles sketch and paper-piecing

The Stampman challenge  - embellish it

Thanx for popping by...

Keep Calm and Craft x


  1. Brilliant card it looks super and so glad you stamped her up!!! Love your wee paper piecing tut super easy to follow. nThanks for playing along on our Blooming Marvelous Challenge on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

  2. This is a wonderful card. The image is so cute. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  3. gorgeous card, love the paper piecing!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  4. Stunning work and thanks for showing how you constructed the paper piecing part.

  5. Hit the publish button too fast lol! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge! ;)

  6. oh she is a cutie and i love the paper piecing
    Thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT this week for my Blooming Marvellous challenge
    Lisa x

  7. it is a fiddle - but very pretty

    kitten - DYSU team

  8. Greatcard love the paper piecing thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT.
    Jenny GDT

  9. very nice card, love the paper piecing
    Thanks for joining us on The Crazy Challenges. Hope to see you again next week.