Wednesday, 18 November 2015

An afternoon spent paper piecing ......

Happy Wednesday!

How's your week going?  It's a bit wild and windy over here, but at least the rain has stopped .... for now anyway!

Last week I had a lovely afternoon crafting with a couple of ladies doing some paper piecing.
I do like our little get togethers ..... we chat ...... we craft, and there's always cake involved at some point.
We usually end up learning something new ...... we bounce ideas off each other, swap tips and techniques, and even when we're all using the same products, the end results turn out so different.

One of the cards they made was a design I'd done previously for the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge back in October, using one of my favourite Clarity stamps ...... the Birds and Flowers

How cute are these little guys ..... and great for paper piecing ......

There's also a little one on the inside too .....

We also did a cute butterfly design ......

One of my favourite butterflies from the HLS Butterfly Birthday set of stamps, paper pieced using scraps from my bit box ......

Again, following the design through to the inside of the card too .....

And to round off the afternoon we finished with a Christmas card ..... well it is only 36 days away! (36 days ..... is that all!!!)

No paper piecing on this one though ...... it is one of my favourite Christmas stamps and someone had requested that we used him .....

Nice and simple ...... one of my 'go to' combinations .... black and white with a hint of colour.

He was simply stamped using black Versafine ink, then using a torn piece of copier paper as a mask to get that nice tree line in the background ..... I stamped the trees using a grey ink.

A sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing Powder to give the look of falling snow and a touch of coloured glitter to the wreath and he was all done

A festive sentiment and a bit of edging with a gold leafing pen adds the final touch

Oh well .... better dash.  I need to get to the Post Office before it closes and the sky is starting to look very grey again.  I don't really fancy getting caught in the rain!!

Thanks for popping by ...... enjoy the rest of your day.
I'll be back later with Tag #11 for Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event .... yes I'm still playing catch up on that one!

Cheerio until next time


1 comment:

  1. There's nothing nicer than spending time with crafty friends! Love the birds on the branch, they are just perfect for paper piecing - and the butterfly is beautiful! The Christmas gent looks fabulous, I am wishing now that I had that beautiful stamp! Hugs, Anne xx


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