Saturday, 4 July 2015

My Time to Craft DT Challenge #299 Paper Piecing!

Happy Independence Day to all my friends and family in the USA!

Good morning, all! We had an amazing thunderstorm last night, bright sheet lightning lighting up the clouds and an absolute cascade of rain! The air feels so much fresher today!

Now for the new Challenge at My Time to Craft which is Paper Piecing. (The link leads to a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.)

Woodware have produced some great 'patchwork' stamps that are ideal for this. Here's the elephant:

I used papers from the Snippets drawer to piece her.

The background is made with a MFT Die-namics Sun-ray die, I cut it from pink card and patterned paper, glued the card to the front of my card, and filled in the gaps with paper - it seemed like a good idea at the time, but now I'm not so sure. However, half the fun of cardmaking is EXPERIMENTING to see what works and what doesn't! ;)

The banner is Paper Smooches, the sentiment I think came from a magazine a long time ago!

Do go and see the clever creations that my teamies have made, they are gorgeous, much more sophisticated than mine!! Then give paper piecing a go, it's like making a patchwork quilt but oh so much quicker!

Have a great day - those of you in S E Hertfordshire, beware: my hubby is cleaning the car, which usually means rain is in the offing lol!

Thanks for looking!

love mags B x


Jo said...

Love this Mags! the little elephant is soooo cute! :)

Georgiana said...

This elephant is simply adorable!

coldwaters2 said...

What a fabulous paper pieced Elephant Mags the papers you have used look lovely ans I really love that background
lorraine x

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! what a cute little Ellie Mags…. and I love the fab paper piecing… really scrummy papers! :-)
Hope you have a great weekend!
Big hugs, Sue B xx

MaryH said...

Oh this is s a cutie, and what a perfect new baby card. At first I thought you had paper pieced (it looks like a lovely quilt!) but then read that you had used this cute image with patterned paper. It's just lovely. Also liking the way you've done the inlay - which again looks very quilt like (can you tell I was a quilter in a former hobby?). It's quite a wonderful card, and your experimenting paid off BIG time. Hope all has been well with you. Glad that the tstorms cleared the air - I've been reading on some of the UK blogs about your heat. TFS & Hugs

Annie said...

wow stunning paper piecing on that elephant. Love it. Annie xxx

mags said...

Gorgeous card Mags. These woodware stamps are perfect for paper piecing.

Willeke said...

Hi Mags,
what a lovely card, beautiful sunray and what a lovely elephant !

Lynne in NI said...

Hahaha, usually when Greg cuts the grass it rains here shortly afterwards, so your hubby must have the same talent !
Such a sweet baby card, I love your sun ray die, and your colourful ellie is so pretty :)

cohenna said...

oh sweet is this elephant!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Just fabulous hun, I love the sun ray backing
Hugs Shell xx