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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Some Odd Girl Challenge - ::*Paper Piecing*::

It was officially three weeks on Monday that the new term started for us newbies and vets over at Some Odd Girl. Can you believe it?! I know I sure can't - the time has flown by.. I just hope the rest of the time doesn't fly too fast - I've been having a blast. Although most of the girls will probably say I've been like a little mouse - I've been keeping up to date on the action over on the DT blog. Boy oh boy, these girls are TALENTED!!

Okay, so enough of the waffle.. time for another challenge over at Some Odd Girl.. incase you hadn't guessed already. This time round want to see..


Something I just LOVE doing.. something I used to do all of the time, and something I wish I done a lot more of.

So.. here you have

Almost every part of her that was paper piece-able.. has been paper pieced, except her little shrug. I coloured her skin, hair and shrug using ProMarkers and fussy cut her out leaving a little white border. I have added some Souffle pen to her eyes.. and guess what I've just noticed?.. In fact, I'm going to see if you guys can tell first. All crafters say we should never point our mistakes, right?

I have used some papers from First Edition Hideaway collection - at first I was REALLY unsure about them.. they so aren't me.. but I forced myself to use them.. and I actually quite like how the card turned out. Half of the pack are specialty papers with glitter and stuff, so I used those for the paper piecing parts, the other half are double sided patterns which I used for the rest of the card.

I stamped the scalloped oval from the stamp set onto some more of the specialty paper and cut it out, leaving a border. I then stamped the oval again onto kraft and cut out the centre to form a panel for my sentiment from PTI stamped in Sage Shadow.

Lastly I added some WOC goodness and some Prima Pearls along with some Seafoam coloured sheer ribbon from The Ribbon Girl - but it is almost too sheer to see against the papers, although the colour match is perfect! LOL. Don't you just love that? When you buy new patterned paper and you find loads of inks and papers and embellishments you already have in your stash that match? Magical moment! :)

Here is a peak at the inside of the card, with a slice of the same patterned paper from the front, alongside a yellow pearl brad and a message panel with the same Thank You sentiment from PTI. All edges have been distressed and doodled. You know I gotta! ;)

Be sure to head on over to the challenge blog to check out what the other girls have got for ya this week! ;) Sweet Thinkin' Mae is a star attraction this time round - me thinks she lends herself well to paper piecing.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Bearly Mine - Bring on the Bling
× My Time to Craft - Here come the Girls
× Paper Playtime - Anything Goes
× Paper Creations - Show us Flowers

This card can also be found at:
(please let me know whether these links work or not)

Cardstock: Bazzill - Kraft
Patterned Paper: First Edition - Hideaway
Stamps/Digi: Some Odd Girl - Sweet Thinkin' Mae; Papertrey Ink - Star Prints
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink - Frayed Burlap; SU! - Sage Shadow
Tools: Fiskars - Scalloped Border punch
Embellishments: The Ribbon Girl - 25mm Plain Sheer Ribbon SEAFOAM; Prima Gems and Pearls; Papermania - Pearl Brad; WOC - ivory sweetheart blossom, 10mm white rose orange centre
Colour: ProMarkers: Skin Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Baby Pink Hair Chestnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon Shrug Apple, Meadow Green
Misc: brown fineliner; Stardust Stickles; Sakura - White Souffle pen


  1. YIKEs! she is sweet fo sure! love it so much! Great faux stitching and piecing! lovely design! And the inside is another stunning surprise!

  2. This card is gorgeous Lou! I love the orange and green color combo against the kraft background... very pretty! Mae is a real beauty here! :)

  3. Oh Lou! I love the look of Mae here - her brown hair with that FAB paper pieced dress! I also love your doodling - it looks great with all those yummy papers!

  4. fantastic card lou.love the bright zingy papers and your paper piecing and the image is gorgeous :D
    did you miss her eyebrow colour out ?i normally forget to colour the eyes :D

    xx coops xx

  5. wow great job with the paper piercing ( i so suck at it LOL) and i soooo love that green paper. Gorgeous Card! Good luck with the challenge and thanks for joining us at BearlyMine

  6. Lou... Your card is beautiful! I all the different DP's that you used and your layout is wonderful! I love the dress and bow that you paper pieced! Thank You for joining us at Paper Creations Ink! Have a wonderful weekend! Happy Creating! Sara

  7. Fabulous card love the image and your papers. Thanks for joining us at Bearlymine, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  8. Super cute card! great entry for Paper Creations Ink Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. this is gorgeous Lou, great card great details, love the paper piecing
    thanks for joining the PCI challenge this week

  10. Very sweet card great attention to detail. The flowers are lovely just right for Paper Creations Ink XOXO Zoe

  11. What a lovely card!! Thank you so much for playing along at the My Time to Craft Challenge!

    Jo xx

  12. Lou, this is amazing! A super sweet card, rich of lovely details and that cute girl... Oh dear! The paper piecing is perfect for her dress.


  13. Beautiful Creation I Love your work and hope to see more of it

    Thanks for Joining us atPaper Creations Ink


I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for taking the time to look. xo Lou.

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