Sunday, 20 February 2011

PBSC and Less is More challenge

Afternoon, all! It's a grey, chilly, dank day today and my feet were so cold at church this morning! Hurry up, Spring!

We can always make cheerful springtime cards in the meantime, of course! This one is for two challenges: Less is More whose theme is 'Spring' and Penny Black Saturday Challenge who want Mens' Cards.

I loved the technique that the lovely Jules used on a card a few weeks ago, when she paper-pieced one of the pretty, sketchy PB flowers. So I decided to have a go.

Actually, this is my second attempt, as I chose the wrong shades for my first attempt, and made a dark purple SPLODGE. That's what it looked like, anyway!

The papers are Papermania Capsule Collection. The sentiment stamp is from an unmounted collection that's lost its cover, so all I can say is it's not Woodware, who very sensibly print their name on the protective acetate. The flower stamp is PB 'Gossamer.'

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x


Pauline said...

Gorgeous, I love the paper pieced flowers.

Chrissie said...

This paper piecing looks great Mags, thanks so much for joining in our CAS Spring challenge... the colours you have chosen are very Springlike!
We hope to see you for another challenge next week!
"Less is More"

Gibmiss said...


Mandi said...

Clever paper piercing, the card looks FAB and certainly reminds me of the yellows and oranges of Spring
Thanks for participating, greta to see you
"Less is More"

Stamps and Paper said...

Lovely effect with your paper pieced flowers...


Seafield Jo said...

A lovely card, I love your choice of colours.

Kath Stewart said...

great paper piecing.......thanks for joining in the fun this week at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

Deborah Frings said...

I really like these flowers and the paper piecing is very effective and cheerful!

Susan said...

Love the paper piecing of the blooms...gotta remember that for future cards!! Lovely!

themessycraftroom said...

Love your paper piecing.Your flowers look lovely and spring like. Hugs x ChrisB

Kathleen said...

I love paper piercing and this is one of my all time favorite stamps. Not entered the challenge yet this week as I seem to be struggling but just wanted to say how much I like your card.

Kath x

Meggymay said...

Lovely card, love the look of your paper piecing

debby4000 said...

Beautiful Mags.

melsanford said...

Beautiful card - I LOVE the paper piecing :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Mandy's Crafts said...

This is fab. Love the whole thing of this card.

the crafty duck said...

Hi Mags there is something on my blog for you, lots of love Steph

Lynne said...

Very pretty card.
Lynne xxx

Jennie said...

Gorgeous card!
Just popping by to say hi! Looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley xx

Fiona said...

Hi Mags...just popped over to say that I am looking forward to working with you on the Dream Valley Challenge.


Lin said...

Hi Mags,

Just thought I would pop by to say how much I am looking forward to working with you over at Dream Valley DT.

I have added you to my blogroll, and am now stalking you!

Lin xx

Carrie's Corner said...

Love the simplicity of your card! Beautiful. Looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley Challenges!


Woman of Many Thoughts said...

I'm just stopping by to say how so stoked I am to be working with you on the Dream Valley Challenges!


Louise said...

Hi Mags love your card so simple but stunning
Hugs Louise xx

melsanford said...

Woohoo! Thrilled to be working with you at Dream Valley Challenges! There's a little something for you on my blog :-)

Love 'n' hugs,
Mel xx

Jules said...

Hi Mags

Love your card.

Your paper piecing looks fab .. .. and thanks for the shout out. Very kind of you.

You could also enter your card into the Penny Black at Allsorts Challenge where the theme is "Say it with Flowers". You can find them here if you want to enter

I love it that you have used a different paper on each flower head. Gorgeous.

Love Jules xx

Khristen said...

What a gorgeous card! Love it so much, looking forward to working with you at Dream Valley :)

xoxo Khristen

Susie said...

Hi Mags. Loving your style and layouts!

Dream Valley is going to fab, just like the friendly team we have!! Susie x

Anonymous said...

oooh I LOVE the paper piecing, something I should try more of!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card mags - fabulous paper piecing. Thanks for joining in this week's Penny Black Saturday Challenge
Pauline x