Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Paper Piecing

Quickie post this morning as I'm planning on spending the day making a start on my Christmas cards... ok ok stop pretending to faint - I can be organised SOMETIMES!!! 
I LOVE blogland! Mostly because I've made so many 'friends' but also because I see something someone else has done and think -'Ooooh I wouldn't have thought of doing that' - or - 'I've never tried that'.
So here's one which combines a bit of both thoughts! Made it a wee while ago after visiting the lovely Jules.

I am not adventurous at all when it comes to stamping on patterned paper but Jules manages it to perfection.

Armed with several stamps (as I didn't have one complete flower and stem stamps that would have been suitable!) and some leftovers from my Ella paper pad (and yes I have still got some of it left despite my best efforts....) I set about imitating one of Jules' lovely creations.
I am pleased with myself at the result and am now wondering why I never did this before! I stitched all the papers and managed the paper piecing OK too-  popped a couple pf pearls in the centre of the flower heads.

I thought the stamped flowers looked a bit plain on their own so added some grasses and a tiny bee... and of course HAD to add a teeny bit of stickles to the bee's wings! Finshed off with a cream organza bow.

Challenges -
Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
One Stop Craft - Anything Goes
Cupcake crafts - Paper Piecing
Charisma - CAS
Poodles Parlour - Anything Goes

Off to get out the Christmas stamps - and do a little trawl through blogland with my coffee!  Have a lovely day! x

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous job, I love it.
    Hugs
    Caz x

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  2. Hello Viv. This is so beautiful and I love your design. Beautiful flowers too. The colour combination and papers are just perfect for this, fantastic.
    Happy crafting.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  3. Waw Viv, I just love the whole card, great detail. xx Flora

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  4. Great piece of paper piecing Viv..like the colours of your flowers

    Anne

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  5. Fabulous card Viv, I like the image the stitching and the papers.
    kevin xx

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  6. Love this card Viv the flowers papers and well everything just lovely

    jacqui x

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  7. You're card is fabulous Viv! Jules is a very inspirational lady I must agree.

    Sarah x

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  8. This is gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

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  9. love this Viv,so pretty, luv Georginax

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  10. Such a pretty card... love the stamp.

    Love,
    M

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  11. Lovely card
    Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
    Love Jan
    xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Viv, I love the idea of stamping on to patterned papers and you have chosen some lovely ones to use. I love the stamped flowers and the little bit of sparkle on the bee. Did you hand stitch the papers or use a sewing machine?
    Anne x

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  13. Hi viv
    Fabulous card ... Love that stamp ... It is one i havent got..... Shame..... You have made a gorgeous card.....
    Hugs sylvie xxxx

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  14. Wow, those flowers pop of the card, its fantastic.
    Yvonne x

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  15. Love how you've done the stamping on the patterned paper. Beautiful work

    Shelby

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  16. This is such a pretty card, I love everything about it :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. so stunning viv.gorgeous colours and i love your pretty paper pieced flowers ;D

    xx coops xx

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  18. Hi Viv

    Wow!!!

    Love what you have done here.

    My favourite papers!!! Your stamp lends itself perfectly to paper-piecing.

    I think yours looks loads better than mine The grass and cute little bumble bee are such a great finishing touch.

    Must look out for a bumble bee now so I can make one like yours!! LOL!!!

    Love Jules xx

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  19. how wonderful it is! I love brown and blue in combination and the sewn parts give it a special effect.
    xoxo, Alessandra

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  20. OOOh I loves this please will you keep it till June, thanks, ooohhh loveing those flowers, and when I had finished with it I could cut them out and use them again lol, brilliant xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Hi sweetie this is very pretty, fabulous colours, thank you for joining us at AGOAC this time huggles Pops x x x

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous, love it and your paper piecing looks fab...thanks for joining us at Cupcake!
    Helen x

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  23. This is really beautiful, gorgeous stitching too. Hugs Teresa xx

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  24. A gorgeous card. Love the paper piecing and stitching.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.

    Sarahx

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  25. Lovely card. Never thought to stamp on patterned paper either but it works perfectly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  26. beautiful card pretty image fab details Tracy x

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