Monday, 11 November 2013

Paper Piecing - Crafty CardMakers DT

Today it's my turn to set  the Crafty Cardmakers challenge - and a challenge it was - well for me anyway!
I (having a moment of sheer lunacy!) picked 'Paper Piecing'.................. no idea why....... seemed like a good idea at the time.......... but I am soooooo NOT good at it!
And as one of the sponsors for this challenge is the very talented Krista, I wanted to use one of her lovely digis (which you can all go see here) - and I hope I have done it justice!

Here is 'Christmas Nutcracker' - suitably pieced with very apt papers entitled 'Merry Christmas' by Raspberry Road.

I pieced the dress, shoes and her hair ribbons - quite tricky- and probably could have been neater - but overall not too bad!

Applied some Stickles to the neck of the dress and the stripes on her socks and even popped a wee bit of gold blingy on the little soldier (well it IS for Christmas after all!).

The green ruffle ribbon was from my stash and I added a few red pearls.

The bauble sentiment is a chipboard piece bought a long long time ago and the red and green beads were rescued from one of last years Christmas cards!

Hope you can have a go at my very own challenge this fortnight - would love to see your creations - even if like me you think you're not very good at it!! (Which I am sure you are 'cos we're all too critical of our own work!!!!!)

Other Challenges -
2 Sisters - Christmas Sparkle
Kraftyhands - Trad Christmas Colours
Crafty Calendar - All things Christmas
Doodle Pantry - Any Digi Goes 
RRR - Christmas with Ribbon

Have a very happy day! x


  1. Just gorgeous. Loving the soft colouring and distressed edges.
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  2. so stunning viv.fanatastic paper piecing and i love your details and sweet sc image :D

    xx coops xx

  3. A delightful image and beautifully finished card.

    Good win at the weekend.

    B x

  4. Beautiful card Viv, love the image and the paper-piecing.
    Caz x

  5. Absolutely gorgeous hunni and beautiful image...
    hugs and xxx

  6. This is gorgeous Viv, I love the sweet image and fabulous paper piecing.
    Sue xx

  7. This is gorgeous Viv, I like the adorable image and the ribbon.
    Kevin xx

  8. This is beautiful! Love your image and the wonderful background. The design is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge #40!

  9. Gorgeous card Viv and your paper piecing looks spot on to me! Susan x

  10. Beautiful card Viv. It was a great challenge theme.
    Yvonne x

  11. A wonderful Christmas card. The image and distressed edges are fabulous.

    Thank you for joining in with this month's Kraftyhands challenge and good luck x

  12. Gorgeous, adorable card, sweet image.

  13. Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

  14. It wouldn't be a challenge if it was easy Viv! A gorgeous card. Xx

  15. Such a pretty card and I really like the vintage christmas feel. Super coloring and piecing. Thanks for entering the Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40.

  16. Awww your card is too cute!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge #83!

  17. How precious. Love the paper piecing and all the fun embellishments and sparkle. Thanks so much for joining us for Doodle Pantry Digital Challenge 40.

  18. Hi Viv - thank you once again for your lovely comments. I'm sure you must be fed up with all my bits and pieces by now!! This is a lovely card, and that crinkly ribbon is great too! Thanks for stopping by Cindy x

  19. Gorgeous card Viv and like your paper piecing ....lovely papers


  20. This is one gorgeous card...awesome colour combo too and the image to die

  21. Such a sweet card!
    I love the ribbon you used.

    Have a nice week!


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