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


Caz said...

Fabulous job, I love it.
Caz x

Rose Petal said...

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

Crafty Lark said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


McCrafty's Cards said...

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

Jacqui's little piece of England said...

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

jacqui x

Sarah said...

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

Sarah x

Doreen said...

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

georgina said...

love this Viv,so pretty, luv Georginax

Monica said...

Such a pretty card... love the stamp.


Scrappy Scatty said...

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

annesyme said...

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

Gibmiss said...

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

Meggymay said...

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

Shelby said...

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


Jackie said...

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

coops said...

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

xx coops xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv


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

Alessandra said...

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

June Nelson said...

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

Pop's Cards said...

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

Anonymous said...

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

Teresa said...

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

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

A gorgeous card. Love the paper piecing and stitching.

Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge.


Mrs A. said...

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

craftyeyes said...

beautiful card pretty image fab details Tracy x