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Tuesday 26 April 2011

Paper piecing

Well thats the kids back to school/college again at least for three days! The sun is shining but it's pretty darned chilly so don't think I'll be sitting out today.
Well onto craft and another new technique (to me anyway!!) for me to try....
Apologies the colours haven't come out too great on the photo. I made this last night but couldn't find the right embellishments to finish it off so I decided to get my crochet hook out and make my own. Now its years since I last held a crochet hook in my hand and I wasn't sure whether I would remember what to do with it............however it was like riding a bike and the stitches just flowed..........one small problem though - I couldn't see where I was going and had to resort to my strong reading glasses to see what I was doing!!
Backing papers are from Bearly Mine (also used to "piece" Tilda's dungarees), seam binding from WOC, ribbon flower from Crafty Bits and Pieces, flourish is a creatable die from Marianne Designs, button, pearls, ribbon and rafia lace from my stash, sentiment from Kanban.
Challenges entered:
Just Magnolia - sketch
Cutie Sunday - points (spots?)
Stamptacular Sunday - pile it on
Totally Tilda - paper piecing
Saturday Challenge - pink, brown and cream
Magnolia Mania - pink and....

Carol x


  1. It's lovely - love the colours. Hazel x

  2. Brilliant - love the crochet flower

    Thanks for joining us on our "Pink, Brown & Cream" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

    Hugs Jane x

  3. This is lovely Carol, super colours. Jo x

  4. gorgeous card, thank you for playing along with us at the SCSC. HAPPY EASTER
    Hugs Kate xx

  5. A wonderful card!

    Magnolia- Mania Challenge

  6. Wonderful card Carol xx Jan

  7. Beautiful cards...such cute images...thanks for joining us at Cutie Sunday.....


  8. Hi,
    a beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Mania Challenge and Cutie Sunday.


  9. Gorjuss neutral tones. love the crocheted flower and stitching all around! Thanks for showing off your piecing style with us at Totally Tilda this fortnight! Hugs Corry & the TT team!

  10. Carol, I love that you couldn't find just the right embellishment...so you made them! I'm just a tad jealous too though! LOL Thank you so much for joining us at MSL! :)

  11. Beautiful card! thanks for joining us at Just Magnolia, hugs, Jane x

  12. Absolutely wonderful card

    Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week and good luck!


  13. Hello Carol,

    it's a wonderful card with so many lovely details.
    Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Mania Challenge!
    Xoxo Michi

  14. Gorgeous paper piecing project. Love the crochet flowers too. Thanks for joining in our Paper Piecing challenge at Totally Tilda this time. Good luck.
    Dawn, Susie and the TT DT xxxx

  15. Beautiful card - love your crocheted flower!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  16. What a lovely card this is!! Love the bord punch! And the color!

    Thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.

    Hugs ~ Tine

  17. What a wonderfull Card, i love the Details.

    Thanks for joining Magnolia Mania Challenge
    this week.

    hugs Mamalade

  18. Beautiful card!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Magnolia Mania Challenge


  19. Hallo

    ein Traum, wunderschön.
    Da stimmt einfach alles.
    Danke für Deine Teilnahme bei Cutie Sunday,

    Liebe Grüße Nadine


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