Tuesday, October 11, 2011

a few questions answered and more lush paper...

Good morning everyone how are you all doing, did you join in my new candy yet...the links on the side so why not give it a go...I have had a few emails over the last week asking me some questions about cutting out and paper piecing so here goes with my answers, I hope they help a bit...cutting out, I use a teeny tiny pair of curved Pergamano scissors which I keep razor sharp with emery boards, they are super pointy too (as my poor hands know only too well lol), I don't have a die cutting machine and use templates for the shapes of my image which I draw round and cut out with my scissors, my tried and tested method of cutting out fast is only move your image, I know that sounds strange but until you get used to it if you rest your arm with the scissors and only move your paper hand you will be surprised how fast you get, right now paper piecing when I cut out I edge the image with a black pen so I don't get any raw white edges and when they are stuck on I add shadows using a grey water colour pen, it makes a difference and makes it more dimensional...sorry for being so long winded, I would do some tutorials but I'm rubbish at them and take days to make just one...keep the questions coming I'm more than happy to help, well if I can...right onto my card for today which is using another of the lush Fairy Glen Sugar Nellie release available at Funkykits, this is the gorgeous Pippi Longsocks, isn't she so so cute, I coloured her with distress inks and glittered her up of course (you know the crafter's law don't you lol)...I used more of the fantastic Prima Madeline collection papers...I used another for the image mount and cut some teeny flowers from the paper for decoration...I'm entering this for the Lollipop Crafts challenge, Secret Crafter Saturday challenge and the Cutie Pie Bingo challenge...I'm having a crafting day today, oh I love these kinda days don't you...they always seem to be a Tuesday and Wednesday with me for some strange reason...whatever your up to today have a fantastic one
Mina xxx

47 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh mina hun this is one super cute image,and just love the paper peicing and those papers and flowers are just gorgeous hugs cherylxxxx

ribenaruby said...

Wonderful! Great tips Mina, i like to handcut my shapes too. Have a great crafty day. Ruby x

angelique (anlou) said...

hiya sweetie
what a sweet image
your card is so stunning hunni
i'm glad i have a cuttlebug to do most of my work
hugs angelique

Marie-Louise said...

Really lovely card.

Lisa Jane said...

oh lol.. she is a cutie , with attitude lol
Gorgeous papers and i just love the shape
Lisa x

Riina said...

She is so cute. I love your card.
Hugs Riina

Squirrel x said...

Oh she is just super cute Mina, and just look at that teensy frog! Great paper choice sweetie, really yummy. Thanks for the great paper piecing tips, will have to jot those down (the old memory isn't what it used to be, lol). Have a great day hun. Hugs Sxx

Rose Petal said...

Hello Mina. Another of your gorgeous creations. Fab image, love the colours and design. Always created to perfection, beautiful. Enjoy your crafting day. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

tilly said...

those scissors sound more than lethal!! lol
another super image and I love the little frog
Tilly

Lil Daffodil said...

Hi Mina,
This is a beautifully crafted card. Gorgeous colours and layout and a sweet image. Great tips by the way.
Hugs,
Fiona x

arjette said...

Oohhh your card is beautifull!!!! It's such a sweet image!!! And coloured beautifully!! Love the glitter!!!

gr.arjette.

Mette said...

Aw Mina. This is one super image and love your colouring. Those papers remind me of my gran's garden - full of roses.
Have a super day. Hugs, Mette

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Mina, love the image and everything. Thank you for the tips...I think I am learning. Good luck in the challenges.

Exclusively by Mel said...

Mina your card is mega pretty.
Love the papers! and the image is wonderful!
Love, Mel. xx

My'scardcorner said...

Just beautiful Mina such a cute image love the card shape and papers youve use.
Myrax

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Mina,love the image.
Have a great day.
Hugs Sue xx

Crafty Chris said...

Stunning Mina I do luv these stamps.
Chris x

heidy said...

Hi Mina what a cutie!
As always your card is gorgeous!
XXX Heidy

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wonderful papers, Mina and adorable image with her sparkly shoes, droopy stockings and cute little froggy. Thanks for the tutorial too. I'll try and have a go. I'm so bad with paperpiecing!

Janette said...

Hi Mina, Pippa longsocks has to be one of my favs and is on my wish list...which is growing by the minute...lol...your card is as gorgeous as ever, love it.xxx

Ana Márquez said...

Beautiful card! :-)

LaJanette said...

Oh what a super cute image Mina! That little frog is just way too cute! I am loving this shaped card and how you have paper pieced those little flowers and how the leafs are sticking out just a bit on some of the edges. Your work with the scissors is just FAB! I was wondering what pen you use to color the edges of your cutouts. I tried using my Copic and it bled quite a bit.

Hope you are doing well!

Hugs :)
Janette

kathr said...

Oh Minah what a gorgeous card, I just love the colouring and the background paper is gorgeous...hugz Kath...

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Mina.

Hugs Riet.xx

Shazza said...

fab-ooo-lous!!!

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card Mina, and your tutorial sounds really easy to follow, love what youve done with the image and your papers are gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxxx

CraftyLoops said...

Gorgeous card, really beautiful. Such a lovely little image. Lee x

Hazel said...

Oh she's the best fairy out of the release and you have coloured her amazingly. Thanks for joining us over at Cutie Pie Challenges and I hope you join us for our new challenge next Monday,
Big hugs
H xx

Woo said...

Adorable card! Mina I love your choice of papers and image! thanks for playing at Cutie Pies! Woo x

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Soooo darling Mina! Love this little fairy...kinda Tomboy-ish. Now that I know you hand cut all your shapes, I have a whole new respect for you girl!! I agree about keeping your cutting hand resting and still, works great. ~jeni :)

Frea said...

Hi Mina, first of all I wanted to thank you for your sweet comment on my blog, I so appreciate it!! I love your Pippi Longsocks, she's utterly adorable. Love the DP too! Hugs, Frea

petra,s cards said...

verry stunning card mina!!!!
xx petra

Marion said...

Hi Mina,
Gorgeous card and love this little cutie. Gorgeous creations since I have been away.
hugs
Marion

Sarpreet said...

Hi there, I just wanted to pop by and tell you about the Wild Rose Studio blog hop, you could win 7 of their stamps and three paper pads, all you have to do is make a christmas themed card, and you dont have to use a Wild Rose studio stamp or product. (Although we would love it if you did)And then comment, on all of the DT blogs. Come and join in the fun. Would love to see you there (http://blog.wildrosestudio.co.uk/)

Vicky said...

Beautiful Mina.....

hugs Vicky xx

coops said...

wow this is stunning mina,great shape and i love the yummy paper and sweet image ;D

xx coops xx

Aunty Sue said...

great tips mina and love this stamp saw on the hop and is one of my fave. Thanks for popping by mine today. Hugs Sue xx

Lorraine said...

Gorgeous, Mina! I love that little fairy in her polka dotted outfit & sneakers! Beautiful coloring and you are definitely a paper piecing master!

Sherri said...

Another gorgeous card. Love the paper and your explanation of your paper piecing left me speechless. If you are cutting out all your shapes by hand, then you are most definitely more talented than anyone I know!

Stamping Seasons said...

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog. The bully must have really upset Cameron as she still mentions it.... it is the first time she has come across anything like this! I just want to wrap her up in cotton wool...LOL. Oh and another lovely card.
Hugs
Tracy

June Nelson said...

Its stunning Mina and I love the shaped cards although have never been brave enough to try, I would have to do it freehand and would surely make amess of it. Hope you have a lovely day, its pouring in newcastle, take care huggies June xxx

downrightcrafty said...

this is one gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
hugs Kate xx
ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

Christine L said...

Oh Mina... she's just my very very favourite of this release... can't wait for my candy to arrive from elaine... think Pippi will be the first one I colour! I'll get very nasty with the postie if he doesn't deliver it today!! hehe
Your card is FAB as always... love your colouring and tips on paper piecing!
Hugs
Christine x

Leanne said...

Aw, this is way cute! I love those images! Terrific coloring and love the glitter on her tutu, wings and sneakers. Love her little friend too. Thanks for playing with us at Lollipop Crafts!! ;)

craftybirdlisa said...

Gorgeous card Mina

Love the wonderful autumnal tones. Lovely cute image and I love the papers. Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Hugs Lisa xx

bettand said...

This is just lovely. Love that paper piecing and those shapes are divine. Wouldn't believe for a minute that they are handcut;) Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

LuCiA said...

Dear Mina!
I came across your blog and have to say that I really like your work, and the whole blog! It is so inspiring! And that's what I need :) 'cause I'm new in cardmaking and crafting. If you have a minute you can check out my blog, I'm also having a giveaway, that would mean so much if you could participate!
Lots of love and hugs from Rome!
Lucia (oh and sorry for my english ... :-)

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