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Sunday 15 July 2012

DT post for the crafty pad: paper piecing

Good morning all! I'm scheduling this post for Sunday morning so I hope everything works out ok. The week has rolled around again - where does the time go? - and its time for a new challenge over at The Crafty Pad here. If you entered last week be sure to check back around Thursday for the winners and top 5 - there were some really fabulous entries last week! The theme this week is Paper piecing and this was chosen by Ali. We have the lovely Marianne of mariannescraftroom as our GDT and our sponsors are Meiflower.
The prize this week is a fabulous £20 to spend in the Meiflower store here.

So here's my card for your inspiration. I've used the Crafty Pad's Sammy plus one of their circular sentiments that you can find in store here.

I've used paper scraps from the printing out of sammy a few times (for piecing) to make a patchwork background and base. The flowers are from wildorchidcrafts. There are some fabulous projects over at The Crafty Pad - so take a look!

I'd like to enter Sammy into the following challenges:

thesisterhoodofcrafters: Lets hear it for the boys
totallypapercrafts: Lots of layers
fatpageswithattitude: Anything goes
disdigidesignschallenge: Come pile on those flowers
365cards: colour scheme

That's all for today! Back tomorrow and I'll tell you all about Doncaster!

Big Hugs

Rachel xx


  1. Hi Rachel love this card the image is fab and the layout is brilliant. Hope you had a good time looking forward to hearing about it. Caroline xxx

  2. This is just gorgeous Rachel,love the image and your paper

  3. Morning Rachel beautiful card loving the colours and layout! Jo xxx

  4. Hi Rachel, I love Sammy, he is so cute. Great paper piecing and love the design and layout of your card. Hope you enjoyed Doncaster! Crafy hugs, Anne x

  5. Hi Rachel Thank you so much for your sweet Thank you card..if I'd know you were going to be there I could have met up with you? what a hoping to get to Harrogate Yorkshire show ground one in Sept..I'll put a post see if anyone else wants to meet up..I got a lift from daughter & her partner there & back nice to be chauffeured,lol

    smiles Christine x

  6. Hi Rachel,
    Lots of lovely layers and details on your card. Such a sweet image.
    Thank you for joining us at Totally Paper Crafts this week.

  7. Gorgeous card.
    Happy crafting Ginny ♥

  8. gorgeous card, love the image

  9. fabuluos card Rachel, great image and love the design and detailing


  10. Fab card Rachel, I love Sammy and what a good idea to use your scraps to create a patchwork background and base.

  11. Rachel, I love Sammy too & he's just perfect for paper piecing as you've demonstrated so beautifully!
    Great work!
    Dawn xx

  12. Great card Rachel, Sammy looks fab!

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  13. Love all the dimension and sparkle on this cute card.

  14. What a fabulous creation Rachel! Love the dimension and design! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  15. Really cute card, I love your scarecrow :)
    Thanks for joining us over on Fat Pages With Attitude.
    Hugs Alison x x

  16. Rachel this is fabulous! Such a fantastic scarecrow and you've paper pieced it beautifully. Love the details too Karen x

  17. oh he is a cutie!! super paper piecing :)
    so glad you joined us on 365 Cards for our Friday color challenge :)

  18. What a super fun and cool card! love how you've used the ribbon for the easel and your paper piecing with dimension looks too cool.


  19. Adorable, sweet card.

  20. Oh Rachel! You did a marvelous job with Sammy, he looks so cute! And i just adore the Autumn colored blooms you have used, your whole card just looks fantastic!

  21. Great card. Thank you for joining in this week's Totally papercrafts challenge.
    Cathy xx

  22. What a creation - I love those dimensional additions :) Perfect use of all those flowers! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge!

  23. Really gorgeous hun, I love the scarecrow and the flowers are beautiful, thank you for joining in with the fat pages with attitude challenge
    Lindsay xx


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