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Saturday, 16 June 2012

Allsorts DT challenge 159

Morning all,
I can't believe that it's been a whole week since my last post, but this week has just flown for me. I've worked four out of the five days as we are a staff member short at preschool, plus I've helped to interview applicants for the job vacancy that we have, so I'm worn out and ready for the weekend! Last weekend I was equally tired as I spent eight hours on the Saturday fundraising for the preschool at the local carnival, it was really windy and we only made £100 all day, but it was more than we would have got if we hadn't done it so it was still worth it.

It's my turn over at
this week to host the challenge and I've decided to go with
Paper piecing and piercing,
now there's a tongue twister if ever there was one!
I love paper piecing, and it used to save me no end of stamped out images, as if I wasn't happy with my colouring it didn't have to go in the bin if I could paper piece over it lol! That doesn't happen very often now as I'm a bit of a perfectionist and try to improve on my colouring continuously, but occasionally I still like to paper piece just for the different look I get from it - especially with all the stunning papers to be used out there, you can't beat a beautiful patterned or textured DP to jazz up an image.
Anyway, I digress as always, here's what I came up with:

Go Kreate shaped card die
Nesties Fleur de lis die
LOTV image Milly flower power with paper pieced shoes, leggings, dress, and flower
TH Butterflight die
Magnolia papers and doohickeys - tag and peony petals
SU Baja breeze seam binding
Hobby house gems
Marianne creatable rolled flowers

Challenges that I would love to enter:
Lili's little fairies - In the garden
Sir Stampalot - Bingo line: Turquoise, lilac/purple, and handmade flowers
Bunny Zoes - Girls, girls, girls
Wags and Whiskers - Paper piecing

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope you find time to enter my Allsorts challenge, all the details are on the Allsorts blog along with the rest of the amazing DT inspiration.


Moni said...

Gorgeous card Nicola, the image is so cute, fab color combo. Hugs, Moni

pinky said...

Nicola this is absolutely gorgeous!Thanks for joining us at Stampalot this month.

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow this is gorgeous .. i love the paper pieced flower and the pretty colours
Lisa x

coops said...

so beautiful nicola.gorgeous sweet image and i love your pretty colours :D

xx coops xx

Sheryl said...

Hi Nicola! GASP! Let me pick my jaw up off the floor! I can't stop staring at this vision of loveliness!
It's absolutely stunning! I used that same Fleur de lis die on my posted card today! My card isn't nearly as gorgeous as yours!
However, I am offering blog candy this weekend! I hope that you can hop by!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Cumbrianlass said...

Hi Nicola,
Absolutley stunning, I saw this on Allsorts challenge, the colours and layout are wonderful.

Sharon said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours and the butterfly's.
Love Sharon. x

Pami said...

Hi Nicola! I hope you are well, sorry I haven't been here for a while, although I do look every week!

Your card is so pretty! Love the gorgeous colours and the flower looks amazing!

Thanks for joining in with us at Wags 'n Whiskers this fortnight, good luck! Pami x

brenda said...

Sorry to be so late arriving here Nicola, seems to be taking forever to got back into the groove after out hols.

Add a new puppy into the mix, along with two vets visits in as many days (she thought the horses looked like fun and is a very lucky pup to get away with cuts and bruises).

Anyhow, thanks so much for a great challenge theme this week, I love paper piecing and thoroughly enjoyed making my piece.

Yours is adorable, the butterfly border works really well and the colour combo is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Stampalot challenge this month.

B x

June Nelson said...

This is gorgeous Nicola, the colours are beautiful and the shape is brilliant I love it huggies jun ex

Clare *Littlebear* said...

Wow, this is fabulous Nicola. Thank you for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot.
Clare x

Francesca said...

Very beautiful creation
Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month and good luck!


Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous and just love, love the colours. Thanks for joining us at BunnyZoe. Hugs Tracy x

chanya13 said...

Beautiful, love shape, colours, image and butterflies

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