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Monday, 6 October 2014

Paper Piecing

When I saw that the Lisa.B.Designs challenge this month is Christmas Stamping and Paper Piecing, I decided this was a new technique I wanted to try -  well, new for me!  I knew this would take my totally out of my comfort zone - I tend to shy away from cutting out by hand.  I looked through my Christmas stamps and chose a large tree stamp I thought would work, but I really didn't like the finished result.  So I found a cute reindeer stamp, but this proved to have too many small, fiddly bits.  The only other stamp I thought might work was a plum pudding one.  I've only paper pieced the plum pudding and the holly on top, so I hope this still counts for the challenge.
The hearts were coloured in with a red Stardust pen and I also used a Powder Blue Promarker to highlight the pudding.  Little red pearls were added to the punched holly leaves in the corner. I used brown, cream and green snippets for the paper piecing, so I'll be entering this card over at Pixie's Snippets Playground challenge too.  While I was making the card, I realised that Plum Pudding starts with the letter 'P', so it's perfect to enter into the challenge on Crafty Hazelnut's blog too, the pearls are a bonus 'P'.

I would like to enter my card for the following challenges:

14 comments:

  1. Great paper piecing - great card!

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  2. Love the fab image and gorgeous details.xxx

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  3. Liz, this is so very pretty! Love that image of plum pudding - it looks yummy! Your design is wonderful too. Love the embossing and little holly sprigs in the corners! Fantastic card!
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog - and I just became a follower of yours. You did beautiful work.
    Lynn

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  4. I think this most definitely fits the Lisa B Designs challenge, it's a terrific card! The plum pudding looks great. Thanks for joining the challenge - and well done on being the first entrant. :)

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  5. Liz, this looks good! I'm not great with paper piecing either, so I'm admiring your skill with this pudding. Made a really pretty card too. WTGo, and good for you at stepping out of your comfort zone. Looks like you aced it! TFS

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  6. A great card Liz, I like paper piecing but it is sometimes tricky to find a suitable stamp. You did a great job here the pudding looks good and I like the little red pearl berries.
    Jean x

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  7. Brilliant card Liz, you have done a great job, love this image and design.
    pam

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  8. Lovely card Liz, it's always rewarding to come out of your comfort zone ;-)
    Hugs Veerle x

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  9. Great stamp Liz - and your paper piecing is super. It could become addictive :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  10. I think you did a great job for your first time. It does add a fun look to a card.

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  11. Great card for the challenge, such a fun technique,too!

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  12. Love the way you have done this Liz and I know what you mean about finding a suitable stamp to do the technique too. A lovely card and such fun. x

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  13. Thanks for entering both of my CHNC challenges with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon. x

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