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Saturday, 31 October 2015

Less is More week 248 - Paper piecing

Morning everyone, I'm so excited today as I have been asked by Chrissie to be Guest Designer for this weeks LIM challenge!! Such an honour and I was delighted to accept.
The challenge this week is Paper Piecing and as always there must be lots of white space and few embellishments.
Decisions, decisions! Eventually I decided to go with one of my Acid Drops and Whatnots stamps. They are always such fun, stylish images and the ladies lend themselves to paper piecing, come and see:


I used some paper from a springtime pad which had a floral design that worked well with the stamp. It was double sided paper with a plain side that I pieced the hat with. The corners and sentiment are part of the stamp set and I just added a tiny black heart to the sentiment flourish.

I thought I'd make another card using this technique and a stamp from Imagination crafts.


Very simple, just stamped onto some oriental card, fussy cut and a little wink of Stella on top. There are actually two little ladybirds as well but not very visible on this photo!

I hope you are all inspired by the DT's cards and I look forward to seeing your cards in the gallery.

18 comments:

Karen B said...

wo gorgeous cards Val. The paper you've used for the lady is perfect but absolutely love the leaf card with the two cute ladybirds. Congratulatione on your GD spot.

Karen x

Viv's Visuals said...

2 great cards Val! Congrats on the GDT spot - have a lovely weekend. x

Mac Mable said...

Popped across from the challenge site to see your gorgeous card. Love that lady stamp/paper piecing, looks great with that sentiment. Thank you for the inspiration x

Meggymay said...

Congratulations Valerie on the GDT spot, these are two beautiful cards.
Yvonne xx

Sue said...

Congratulations on your GDT invitation. You've made two great cards. I'm a big fan of Acid Drops and Whatnot stamps and have quite a collection now. Sue.x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Congratulations on your GDT role at LIM Val. Love the two paper-pieced cards - fabulous choice of papers for the dress and leaves.
Hugs, Sylvia xx

Barbara Derksen said...

Howdy Val,

How wonderful you were asked to be GDT for LIM - good choice on their part, I'd say!

Just love your card, they image is perfect and the paper you chose fabulous. Excellent pairing with the sentiment!

Blessings,
Barb

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Val. Congrats on being the GD at LIM! xx

Rosemary said...

congrats on your guest designer spot, val... very well deserved!!! your cards are amazing!!!

Stamps and Paper said...

Congratulations on your GD spot Val and well deserved...two lovely cards, great paper piecing on your lady and your leaves are beautiful

Anne

Neets B said...

Great to have your with us, Val. The paper you chose for the dress is perfect, such a great design and fab co-ordination with her hat too. I love the linen cardstock you used on both of these, and the shimmery leaves look wonderful too.
Anita xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Thanks for being our super-talented Guest Designer this week Val, love both your cards but that vintage girl in her pretty paper pieced dress is a winner with me. Great work and CAS perfect. Sarah x

Susan said...

Val, both of these cards are fabulous! I think my favorite is the first one, I just really love the vintage lady stamps. The paper you used to piece her dress was perfect

Anne said...

Val lovely to have you join us this week and two gorgeous creations to inspire. Like you I love Acid Drops and the scale of your paper is perfect for her dress - looks great!
Anne
x

Pia S said...

Congrats on your GDT spot! I love both of your works, so eye catching and with clever paper piecing , they're both fabulous!

Linby said...

Congrats on your GDT. I love the paper you used for her dress, so right proportionately and for the period - I love it.
Linbyx

baileyrosy.com said...

Congratulations Val on being guest designer at LIM thoroughly deserved. Loving both cards especially the first such a difficult technique but the outcome is fantastic and love the print colour on the dress.

Marie

Viv said...

Many congrats on the GD spot Val, well deserved too! two beautiful cards, you are sooo good at paper piecing...I really struggled this time! Still tired after all that Halloween partying, must stop doing so much, I forget my age sometimes lol. Also the boys can now outrun me....oh my!!!!;) Viv xx

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