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

21 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous. Loving the soft colouring and distressed edges.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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  2. so stunning viv.fanatastic paper piecing and i love your details and sweet sc image :D

    xx coops xx

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  3. A delightful image and beautifully finished card.

    Good win at the weekend.

    B x

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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  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

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  12. Gorgeous, adorable card, sweet image.
    luv
    Debby

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

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

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  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.

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

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  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.

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  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

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

    Anne

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

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

    Have a nice week!
    Sussie

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