Sunday, 12 July 2009

Paper Piecing

Where on earth do the days go??
I'm sure someone is stealing them from me when I'm not looking!

I have to tell you that I really enjoy playing along with the challenges but time restrictions mean I don't always get a chance. However, I particularly wanted to join in with Simon Says Stamp Paper Piecing Challenge as I'm a "paper piecing virgin" ... or should I say WAS !!

I PaperPieced these 2 adorable characters using the Woodware Patchwork Giraffes stamp ... isn't it a cutie??
It was stamped onto both plain white card and then again onto patterned paper from Paper Cellar 'Spring' 6" x 6" pad.

I then doodled around the edge of the image with a black fineliner and added fringed strips of paper grass from the paper leftovers, before adding a few floral adhesive gems and a sentiment decorated with green gingham ribbon.
Just hope I'm not too late to join in this week.

14 comments:

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card,Dianne xx

Swedie said...

Cute giraffe card! I also like your ribbon tree. One could use up bits of ribbon, if keeping to the same main color.

Swedie

Craftyanny said...

Cute card Max, those giraffes are adorable
Anne x

camcraft said...

Oh Max. Totally sweet indeed.
I have never attempted
paperpiecing - its on my list - maybe one day.
Carole x

Chris (catt871) said...

Hi Max! This is awesome! Those paper pieced giraffes are CUTE!!!!!! Thank you for participating in the Simon Says Challenge this week! Good luck in the drawing for the prize!!!
Chris & the rest of the team at Simon Says Stamp

Ann said...

fantastic Max - I just love this card. Have always loved paper piecing especially when I couldn't colour in!!!
Ann xxx

Mephisto said...

Hi,
thats a fab Idea!!!

Thanks for joining us at SimonSaysChallenge this week.

Domi

Littlebear said...

This is gorgeous. The giraffes looks fab in multi-colour - so cute!
Clare x

weewiccababe said...

what a fun card Max - I would never have thought of using that kind of papers, but its so cute - must try it
Debz
xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous funky giraffes, brilliant card.
luv
Debby

dragonflyjoy said...

What a smashing card Max. I do love the colours, they are so eye-catching and the giraffs are so cut Also love the way you have used the "grass". I usually run a piece of green paper through the shredder for an inch or so and then trim it.

Hope you are keeping well

love
Joyce xx

pinkpuppy said...

Aww that is such a cute card Max! i adore the giraffes!

Lorraine A said...

I LOVE your card !! The paper you used for the paper piecing is just perfect !! I love how you snipped it to make grass too and those gems are the perfect finishing touch !! Fab doodling too :-) Stunning card !!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lorraine x

don't forget the hidden blog candy ! :-)

** Irene ** said...

Hello Max

This is so cute, I love it. Well done on paper piecing. I love the grass with the gems.

luv
irene
xxxx