Saturday, 4 April 2015

...just a little piece of paper..

Good morning and happy Easter! Here's hoping for some sunshine to make the long weekend even more enjoyable. It's been a busy week for me, I spent quite a lot of time with my Mum and sister... my brother had a few days away and they needed someone to walk his very energetic, young border collie, still I got plenty of exercise! I then had  my little granddaughters overnight (definitely not calling it a sleepover as Livvy had a bug and I spent more time changing bedding and comforting her than I did sleeping!) -could have been worse, at least she was ok the next morning! Amazing how children bounce back isn't it! Pity it takes me a lot longer to recover from a sleepless night!
Anyways, back to the card which is my DT card for this weeks challenge at Sweet Stampin', sponsored by Live and Love Crafts-the theme is paper piecing...yay!!! I love a bit of paper piecing! I bought some stamps at a recent papercraft show from a company I hadn't heard of before -House of Zandra- I was very taken with them thinking they would be great for paper piecing (which they are...) they're quite large and quite simple. I coloured the girl with copics and paper pieced her jacket and 2 of the flowers, with a tiny scrap of LOTV pink dotted paper which I couldn't bear to throw away, added a couple of die cut leaves and a LOTV sentiment, so quite a quick and easy card to make!

Thank you for taking the time to visit, hope you'll be tempted to join us this week, just click here
to visit Sweet Stampin' challenge blog where you'll find loads of beautiful creations from the rest of Team Jacky!
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.

Challenges entered:
 polkadoodle - use a die
simplycreatetoo #82 atg
simplypapercrafts #1 atg
sisteract atg
papercreator  -# 37 flowers
creativeknockouts die cuts
pinkgem anything but square


Laine Hadlow said...

What a gorgeous card, I love the image and how you've paper pieced her jacket and hat. Lainie xx

Doreen said...

Love the image and fab details,just

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris this is beautiful I love the card shape also that gorgeous image and lovely flowers a super, super make.
lorraine x

aussie aNNie said...

Gorgeous creation Chris and fab image used. Love the paper piecing and flowers added....hugs to you and your mum at Easter.xx
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Rose said...

Gorgeous card Chris. You are right the image is perfect for paper piecing, great job.
Rose xx

Jo said...

Lovely card Chris, the paper piecing is fab!
hugs Jo x

Bev said...

this is just such a pretty card and beautifully coloured too. Thank you for joinin in with our 'Die' challenge at Polkadoodles this fortnight.

chrissy xx said...

GORgeous! So much detail. I LOve your image, paper piecing and these pretty flowers Chris..
I bought one of their Christmas CD's last year..but, sadly still not used it.
You have been busy! My toes curl at the thought of a baby border collie! My all time favourite dogs..
I've had two..
Poor you having your grand daughter poorly..

Chrissy said...

So gorgeous the card shape and fabulous colouring and paper piecing on this sweet image...gorgeous.


Debs said...

Gorgeous card Chris - adorable image and the flowers are so beautiful.
Sounds like you have been a busy bee.
Have a wonderful Easter.
Debs xx

Wedgie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the papers.
Hope you are keeping well, Wedgie xxx

Wedgie said...

What a beautiful card, I love the papers.
Hope you are keeping well, Wedgie xxx

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, love everything about it.
You have been a busy bee, hope you are finding time to relax and that you get the sunshine, we seem to have missed it.

Kath x

Sue said...

Totally fab card teamie!!! have a great Easter lots of huggles Sue xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

A very delightful card Chris, beautiful muted colours and a lovely shape, Happy Easter sweetie!


Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous Card Chris....cute the papers and colours.....Happy Easter to you and your family.....Joolsx

Julieanne..aka pinkjools said...

Gorgeous Card Chris....cute the papers and colours.....Happy Easter to you and your family.....Joolsx

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Happy Easter! This is so gorgeous, I love the round shape and beautiful image and flowers.

crafty-stamper said...

Great shaped card and love the paper pieced image and gorgeous flowers-I hear what you are saying about taking longer to recover from a sleepless nigh!!!-Thank you for joining us in our very first challenge at Simply Papercraft
Carol DT x

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous image Chris and I love the paper piecing with the fabulous papers. Love the design.
Hope you and your family have had a lovely weekend.
Hugs Sharon. x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow Chris, fantastic job on the paper piecing! The jacket and hat look amazing. Love it. Hugs, Wends x

Desire Fourie said...

Chris this is just pure delight. Loving the round shape and the beautiful paper piecing.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Judith said...

This is gorgeous Chris - that paper you pieced is just perfect for this image. Hope you've recovered from your granddaughters bug! hugs Judith x

Naz Smith said...

Beautiful card love. I adore it.
Thanks for joining us at Polkadoodles challenge.

Naz xx

Margaret said...

This is just so beautiful - clean and sharp. Love your color pallette. Thanks for joining us at Creative Knockouts. Good luck and hope to see you again. Maggie, DT

Penny said...

I love the vibrant colours you used. Thanks for playing in the Use a Die challenge with Polkadoodles.

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, love the papers and colour combo, thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

I forgot to thank you for playing with Simply Create Too, we have a new challenge with no stamping or digis, hope you can join it too :)

Love and hugs

Penny said...

I'm exhausted just reading what you have been doing. Oh, especially that sleepless night with a sick child...
Your card is magnificent! Love the image, design, coloring, paper-piecing, and embellies! Really fabulous! :^)
Hugs, Penny

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, such a pretty image and fabulous paper piecing.
Thank you for joining us at Paper Creator's Crafts for our Flowers challenge this month.
I have Birthday Candy on my blog if you would like to take a look -