Saturday, November 30, 2013

extreme paper piecing...

Good morning everyone how are you all?...well and enjoying your first weekend shopping fest of the festive season I hope...sorry I didn't post anything yesterday but life sorta sneaked into the crafting time, it has a way of doing that now and again doesn't it was the festive light switch on in our local town last evening and we had planned to go to it so we headed off nice ad early to have a bite to eat first and as we got out of the car the heavens opened ad I don't mean a shower but it starting raining so hard it was bouncing off the car park ground, so with that and the really high wings we decided standing in it watching the lights being switched on wouldn't be after our food we headed home to sit in front of a roaring fire instead...oooohhhhhh are we getting old or just sensible enough not to get drenched watching lights being switched on, I'm going with the latter one lol...right now onto my card for adorable is this brand spanking new Whimsy Stamp...its called Whimsy Elf Frame...I coloured him with my usual distress inks and then went to the extreme with my paper piecing, I couldn't stop and even paper pieced the border, holly and bow...I stopped at his lovely little face thank goodness lol...isn't this stamp just the perfect kids image for a Christmas card...all the fabulous papers are from the Kaisercraft - Holly Bright 6.5"x6.5" Paper Pad, the tag is from the same pad but the sentiment is from the stunning CC Designs AmyR Stamps Christmas Verses II, this is a fantastic stamp set at a fantastic price and perfect for all your Christmas tag or verses...I love it and you will see it on loads more of my cards, I finished with a bow made from Gingham Wired Edge Gold Thread Ribbon - Burgundy and a few scattered flowers from the Blossoms - Resin Flower Pansy set...everything I used is from Bunny Zoe's Crafts...the fab sketch is from the Papertake Weekly Challenge and I'm also entering it for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and the Stampin' For The Weekend challenge too...poor Phil is having to work all day today there's a new computer system being installed at work so he will have square eyes when he finally gets home bless him so I'm heading out to hopefully get my Dad Christmas present so wish me luck I will need it lol...whatever your up to today whatever it is I hope its fun
Mina xxx

distress ink colours used
skin - antique linen, frayed burlap, tattered rose, spun sugar
hair - antique linen
bells - antique linen
berries - fired earth
shading - pumice stone


Sammy said...

Well, considering our lights get turned on early October, I never bother going anyway. These people are killing Christmas! lol.

What revives Christmas again though, is gorgeous cards like this one!
Gorgeous colouring as always, and such fab paper-piecing! Love it! x

Mojca said...

Oh such a sweet image and as always gorgeous combination of papers. Have a lovey day shopping. hugs! MOjca

Claire said...

Oh this is just gorgeous Mina, love the big gingham bow. Hugs, Claire x

Sue said...

Gorgeous card and sweet image Mina.
Just had a look through your latest fabulous cards. Blogger is doing my head in,I dont always get to see my fav blogs.
Hugs x

Renee Butchart said...

I think this card must make you the "paper piecing Queen"! Adorable image & as always a gorgeous card!
Hugs, Renee

Vicky said...

Gorgeous as always hun....:o)

have a lovely weekend...biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Sue Nicholson said...

Beautiful card and fab layout, thanks for joining us at SFTW challenge good luck cheers Sue N x

mags said...

A gorgeous card Mina. Such a cute image and love the paper piecing.

Heather said...

Hi Mina, what a gorgeous card, your design and papers are fabulous. I love your sweet image and lovely embellishments!!

Heather xx
Thanks for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

coops said...

so gorgeous mina.adorable image and i love your papers :D

xx coops xx

ribenaruby said...

How much dedication Mina, love it! The paper piecing is done beautifully, great card and image. Ruby x

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