Friday, 2 October 2015

It's challenge time again at Happy Little Stampers

Hi folks,

Twice in one day ....... whatever next!  Well actually it's tomorrow already for the Happy Little Stampers Challenge ..... they're in Australia!  I'm always a little confused as to whether I've got the timing right on this one ..... it'll be even worse later in the month because the clocks go back ..... I'll have to do my calculations again!

We've got a fun theme for you this month ....... Paper Piecing

I love this technique ..... it's great for all those of you who don't like colouring in your stamped images too.
Just stamp your image, stamp it again on nice patterned paper, cut out the bits you want to use and paper piece your original image ..... easy!

This month the challenge is sponsored again by the Happy Little Stampers Store

and the winner will receive this fabulous, really useful stamp set ......

So what are you waiting for ........ here's a little bit of inspiration to get you started

I love these little guys and they're perfect for paper piecing.  The stamp is by Clarity and comes with some pretty little flowers which I haven't used here .... and there's also a set of pre-cut masks too which are really useful.

I stamped the image across my card, and then stamped the birds again, this time onto a sheet of patterned paper.
This is a great technique for using up all those scraps of paper that we all horde I mean have.  Go on admit it ..... you have a whole bunch of them that you just can't bring yourself to throw away, just in case you need them!
I found this lovely paper with music notes on which I thought was perfect for the birds .....

It had a whole mix of colour on the one piece so it was easy to get each bird a different shade

I added a touch of colour to the branch with some watercolour pencils and stamped the words underneath ...... they're actually from a set of JOFY stamps but again perfect to go with my birds

I finished off by adding a few ink splatters here and there and of course a little something on the inside ....

This was actually made with someone in mind ...... yes I confess, I forgot a birthday .... shame on me! I'm all forgiven though .... she loved her card (phew!)

Now it's your turn ...... have fun paper piecing.  I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Thanks for popping by ....... enjoy the rest of your day.  There's a nice glass of something chilled that's got my name on it I think ....... the weekend starts here!

Cheerio until next time



  1. Oh, Linda, this is such a sweet scene! Adorable birds!

  2. What a sweet scene you have created here Linda my friend and I wouldn't be able to throw that pretty PP out if it was in my scraps collection either . . . well done you for managing to use them! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

  3. Sweet!! Love that your paper has musical notes ... perfect to go with your birds and sentiment. Enjoy your weekend ... great way to kick it off with a chilled beverage! :) xx

  4. I love those beautiful paper pieced birds Linda and the sentiment is one of my all time favourites. Love the way you always finish off the insides of your cards, you are such a professional! Hugs, Anne xx

  5. What a clever idea to use paper with music notes for your birds, Linda! Such a happy, fun card!

  6. Beautiful card, Linda. I like the paper you've used for the paper pieced birds.

  7. Beautiful card. I love a note of music on birds. As if I could hear them singing. Great idea. Beautiful delicate coloring.

  8. That paper and sentiment ARE absolutely perfect for those sweet birdies!

    HLS CAS DT teamie

  9. A fabulous image and perfect paper for your birds, Linda. I must try paper piecing more often now! x


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