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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Monday, 11 November 2013

CCM #104 - Paper Piecing

This week's challenge is from Viv, who want us to use Paper Piecing on our projects. We are sponsored this time by Saturated Canary who are offering 2 of their fabulous digi stamps. And also be Woodware. Pop over to the CCM blog to see a picture of their prize.

For my project, I chose to use 'Ruffles the Clown' from Saturated Canary.

I began by choosing the papers - all from my scraps box. I have had the Brenda Pinnick papers for years - part of a huge scrapboooking kit I bought. And I used a couple of old Papermania papers too.

Next, I printed the image onto Joanna Sheen Elegance card, and also onto each of the papers. 
It was then a case of choosing which papers to use where. I'm not the world's best fussy cutter - but most of it wasn't too fiddly. Before sticking the paper pieces onto the card, I coloured the skin with Ivory, Almond and Blush Promarkers - with Pastel Pink for the lips. The hair was a combination of Tawny Owl, Cocoa, Henna and Walnut. I put the pieces through my Xyron sticker maker and fixed them to the image.

I decided to keep the rest of the card very simple - and just used more of the papers to matt and layer the image onto a Craftwork Cards scalloped white base.

Pop on over to the Crafty Cardmakers Blog to check out all the other DT inspiration. We look forward to seeing your creations.



  1. Fantastic card, love the cute image.

  2. Thanks for joining in my challenge with this fab card! x


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