Sunday, 13 May 2012

Two Weeks!

As I said last time I blogged  I'm not the quickest crafter on the block and this card was no exception.

A very kind friend made me a gift of this image after I had admired a card on her blog. Thank you lovely lady! Inspired by her card I decided to paper piece the image as it's a technique I've never tried before.

After a few false starts I managed to paper piece the dress and the parasol using the turquoise blue floral backing paper and coloured the parasol to try to give it that beige 'papery' look of a real parasol.

A composite flower cut from the green stripey backing paper edged with dark chalk, a few gems and a craftwork sentiment and phew! the card was ready to go to Ali in time for her birthday last week.

I'd like to enter the following challenges please paper piecing Turquoise & green Anything Goes Anything Goes Something that makes you happy (the floral backing paper) Favourites (the floral backing paper) Anything Goes

Thank you for dropping by

Margaret x


  1. This is gorgeous Margaret. The paper piecing looks fab.

    I haven't forgotten about the tutorial for the bag either, will try to do it within the next week or so.

    Claire x

  2. Lovely card I love the soft colors and the pper pieced dress thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month. Jenny x

  3. This is absolutely beautiful Margaret, just love the image and the soft colours. Fab layout too x

  4. Your card is beautiful! I love the paper you used for the dress and parasol. You accomplished the parasol look. I love your flower. Thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish. Edwina Brown

  5. Looks gorgeous, fab layout & those papers are perfect!

    Thank you for sharing with us for our last challenge at Crafty Emma's Store, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  6. Wow great work on the paper piecing, great papers. Thanks for joining us at Robyns Fetish paper piecing challenge, good luck, cheers Sue N x

  7. Your card is lovely! You did a great job on the paper piecing and who cares how long it took you!! Rome wasn't built in a day!! LOL
    Thanks so much for joining our "WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  8. Beautifully done! Thanks so much for joining us at TPS this week
    Hugs Julie P

  9. wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you again.


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