Saturday 11 August 2012

I've been brave

Hello blogworld (and hello new follower in particular!!)

- Lots of pictures warning -

I tried paper piecing!!!  Now you all have to say: oh, wow, Sarah - well done you!!  Hip-hip-hooray!!

These are for the new challenge over at Sweet Stampin where we would like to see 'Things with Wings'(not paper piecing I was just being brave) - and stamping!!

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We've had my Father-in-Law staying this week which has allowed me a little time to craft as he spent one morning with Emily.  It's a bit of a mixed blessing him being here, I want to take us all out and visit places - y'know actually do something - he wants to go down the end of the garden and dig!

On the upside what it meant was that, until Emily got bored with digging, I had the house to myself.  But, oh dear, I've lost it!  My carding edge, not my sanity (that went ages ago - according to hubby) and I'm not sure about either of these.  But, there you go - they are done now and here.

Card one:
Front shot:

Detail of image (and paper piecing)

Obligatory arty-farty:

 Card two:

Close up of image:

The arty-farty:

Look another arty-farty - this time trying to get the glitter on her wings:

I used:
Coloured with my Promarkers and then edged with Distress Ink

Dies / Punches:
Memory Box - Cherish Border and Arboscello Tree
Butterfly punch

First Edition - Desert Blooms

Anything else?
Ribbon, buttons and sentiment from my stuff
Glamour Dust on wings
3d gloss on hair embellishment

I'm off now to stick my hand down the back of the sofa, maybe my edge is there?  Who knows, but it's where I find all my money!

Looking forward to seeing your entries to this week's challenge.


A challenge, or two,:

The Sugar Bowl: Challenge 89 - Marie Therese's sketch - I followed the sketch with the first card.  Although I might have gone overboard with the extras, hope you can still see the sketch!

The Poodles Parlour: Die-cuts - either card, they both have die-cuts on them

Cute Card Thursday: Challenge 229 - Tag You're It! - first card

My Heart Pieces Digital Stamp Challenge: Use Designer Papers


scrappymo! said...

wo very lovely cards. the paper piecing is great!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,Love the colour combo, gorgeous paper piecing

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

These are so sweet Sarah! What gorgeous paper piecing...lovely layouts and designs too :)

Sue said...

Your cards are gorgeous Sarah. I love the sweet image and the paper pieced dresses look so pretty.
Take care
Hugs Sue

Tracey T said...

Hey missus - lost your creative edge? I don't think so! These are just fabulous and the paper piecing is perfect. Have confidence, you are SO talented! Hugs xx

Christine L said...

Hi Sarah

Well your paper piecing is fabulous.... but of course, you know I'm gonna prefer the pink one, don't you?? LOL!!

Big hugs
Christine x

Teresa - My Crafty Heart said...

Hi Sarah, Wow two fab cards! Love that gorguss girl and your layouts are fab for both, hope you find your edge! Hugs, Teresa x

chanya13 said...

Lovely card - beautiful image

mixamatoasties said...

Love the cards Sarah. Paper piecing is just fab.

Susan x

Vicky said...

They are both so gorgeous Sarah...nothing wrong with your "edge" sweetie..:o)

big hugs Vicky xx

An Occasional Genius said...

Well I say if Fil wants to do your garden, woohoo lol! Does he fancy a holiday at my house?!

2 fabulous cards sweetie and well done you for that wonderful paper piecing. I say your edge is still there! Hugs xx

DesignerDiva said...

Sarah you do crack me up! your posts always make me smile!!!
I love them both and the paper piecing works great on that cute image! I think the first is my favourite as I love that paper. My card making is a real struggle lately I'm all out of sync! Hopefully I will get back into some sort of routine in September!
Hugs Laurie xx

catherine said...

Well you seemed to have mastered the paper piecing really well. These look fab cards and love the arty farty glitter and sparkle. Glad to see you were able to have a bit of time to yourself . Good luck in finding your "edge2 and if not hope you make it rich instead!!!
x catherine

Sarah-Jane said...

Both great cards Sarah. I love the paper piecing, I might give it a try myself. I have the same stamp, but I don't think I've ever used it! Lucky you getting some craft time, I've given up trying to craft. Hopefully once the holidays are over I can get back to it.
Sarah-Jane xx

coops said...

fantastic cards sarah.the gg girls are gorgeous and i love your colours and fab paper piecing :D

xx coops xx

Jennifer said...

Oh wow Sarah...stunning paper piecing! Thanks for playing at The Sugar Bowl....good luck! xx Jenny xx

Unknown said...

Hope you found your edge down the sofa Sarah..... I have to say your cards are fabulous, love the paper piercing and the fab image looks so pretty in both papers . You got such a lot done whilst they were all digging well done great work , have fun Hugs Elaine

Wishcraft said...

Well I think they're both fab Sarah! Lovely colours, and this is one of my favourite stamps, I love her :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Karen P said...

both are fantastic and you paper piecing is perfect! can't pick a favourite as i love them both Karen x

Joey said...

Sarah these are gorgeous, I love the paper piecing! The papers you asked about I got here

Joey xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Stunning cards, I love paper piecing. How cute are those wee kitties in the post below?! Awwwwww xx

Kathleen said...

Hi Sarah, gosh I am feeling soooo bad right now, I have been such a terrible blogger recently and have been missing out on so many of your posts!
Fabulous cards, your paper piecing is just great, its the perfect stamp for it.
How cute are those kittys? They are so adorable, I WANT ONE!!!!!! Need to get rid of hubby first though! Lol
Kat xx

Bernardine Cuttino said...

So sweet. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

Doreen said...

two fabulous cards. Both are amazing. The paper piecing is so great.
Big hugs
Doreen xx

Mary J said...

They are both fab, Sarah - love the paper piecing!

Unknown said...

How sweet just soooooo lovely,love your decoration. Thank You so much for joining with us at My Heart Pieces,hope to see you again next week and don't forget to check back if you are the winner.

Sue B said...

Oh Wow! these are gorgeous Sarah! what scrummy papers on both… and your colouring and paper-piecing looks fab!! No way have you lost your edge!! I love the flowers on the first one… and the tree on the second one...those Desert Bloom papers are on my Wish List…. I'm trying so hard to resist… LOL
Hope you are well
Big Hugs
Sue xx

~ Barb said...

Hi Sarah, your post made me laugh. You did a great job paper piecing, I use it quite frequently when I mess up my coloring, lol. Love both patterned papers. And cute images too.
Thank-you for sharing with us at The Poodles Parlour!
{Hugs} Barb, DT

Jo said...

Oh, wow! Great job, Sarah, they look gorgeous! You're very brave...think paper piecing's gonna stay at the bottom of my "to try" list for a bit longer!
Hugs Jo x

Pami said...

Wow Sarah, these cards are gorgeous! The paper piecing really is effective!! Thanks for sharing with us at the Sugar Bowl this week, good luck! Pami x

Cindy said...

Nice use of sewn flowers that mimic your designer paper! I also like the die cuts! Hugs! Cindy :)

Mary J said...

They are both adorable - love those papers!