20 June 2011

Paper Piecing!

Lol! Its sounds sooooo easy, well I s'pose it is with a rubber stamp! But oh the problem I had doing this card using a digi!!! LOL! I didn't know which way up to put my paper in my printer, where to put the paper (it was a 6" square & I usually only use A4!!) so I ended up printing on the back & only getting part of the image on the paper! But I had such a giggle doing it! I can't believe I never take any notice of which way round the paper prints!!

Anyhoos heres the details of this weeks challenge over at Craft Your Passion!
PAPER PIECING
and the sponsor this week is Ai Factory!
For deets of the prize please pop over to the main blog!



Goodies I Have Used
Image- Ballerina by Ai Factory
Promarkers from Crafty Emma's Store
Skin- blush & sunkissed pink
Hair- tan & caramel

Papers & Embellishments
DP- for paper piecing & backing are by Katie Knight
Sentiment by Pollycraft
Card candi (daisy patchwork) from Crafty Emma's Store
Hat pin from Crafty Emma's Store
Pink card by Papermania

This was my first attempt at using my sewing machine on a card!  Nige got it me about 14 years ago & I used it once it scared me to death.....how quick it went lol but I decided to give it another go & it wasn't to bad lol...my stitching isn't anywhere near straight but I think thats better! Don't you?
hugs xx

7 comments:

Cely said...

I think you did an awesome job paper piecing! :)

Lisa Jane said...

oh whata cute card .. i love paperpiecing.I always print out my image onto a piece of white copier paper first ... then attach my patterned paper over the image and runt it through the printer again.. then i know it is printing in the right place.

Lisa x

Shatam said...

Super beautiful card you made. I like the patterned papers and colors that you used. You made ​​me thought that I just bought a mini sewing machine for my cards but I've never yet used. I have to try that.

Hugs Shatam

craftybunny said...

Pretty card.Great job on the paper piecing.I was going to give you the same tip as above.I just dab a little removable adhesive from a Stix 2 tape pen on the back to hold it in place.
Lisa x

Kim. said...

This is a great card Shell, lovely image with perfect paper piercing!! I was going to say the same thing Lisa Jane did, it makes it real easy that way. Believe me your stitching is far better than mine lol but seriously it is really good for a 14 year gap between goes.
Kim xXx

coops said...

gorgeous card shell.fab sweet image and paper piecing and your stitching looks great hun far straighter than my 1st attempt :D

xx coops xx

Cheryl said...

Oh cute! I love the paper piecing!