Monday, May 06, 2013

Paper Piecing at Here Come The Boys

Sorry I'm a little late with this post... we had the twins over today so their knackered parents could have a break :) my Son and DIL came for breakfast, left them with us for the day and when they came to pick them up at 5ish I decided to make dinner for them as well - they only left an hour ago, and yes, I am a bit tired :D 
Anyway, a new challenge is starting today over at Here Come The Boys, the theme is Paper Piecing. 
Paper Piecing is not to be confused with Paper Piercing!  We want to see some of your image stamped/printed on to patterned paper then pieced into the image. It's my Dad's birthday (his 84th!) on Tuesday, I've made a card for him.   
I've used a great "male" image from Di's Digi Stamps, this is "Time for a Snooze", it looks like a great idea to me; Wine, Cheese and Bread and a little lie down :) Sweet Stampin' wants us to Create a Scene - this little scene was already made, I hope it counts!
I've coloured with Copics and added some gloss to the glass, bottle and Dad's nose!  I paper pieced the shirt and trousers, adding some shading where appropriate with Copics.  The papers are the same as I used for the rest of the card; from Basic Grey's Oliver pad, the "denim" is Kaisercraft, as is the grey matting.  My Mums Craft Shop has Spots or Stripes for their challenge so I'm in there, Moving Along With The Times has One for the Guys as their challenge theme so I'm entering there, Colour Me Copic has Celebrate Something and Creative Craft Challenges has All About Animals as does Cards for Men(hope Teddy BEARS count, lol) so entering there too.
Papertake Weekly has it's regular "Sketchie Free For All" challenge running (yay!) I chose Sketch #68 as I thought it leant itself to the sort of fold I used, I use it a lot it's a good way of showing off all the layers that I also like to use, Cutie Pie Challenge  theme is Lots of Layers, no probs I'm in! It makes decorating the inside seem better value for money too, when you see it with the card closed, lol.
The FABULOUS sentiment, though I probably will struggle to explain it to Dad (wit unfortunately does NOT improve with Age or Wine) is from Create With TLC... and what's more it's a freebie! Thanks Paulette :-)  Aud Sentiments wants us to use a Birthday Sentiment, I have so I'm in.
Bearly Mine ChallengesPaper Crafting Journey and
Catch The Bug all have Anything Goes challenges on so I'll be entering them.
Well that's it for today's card... not an embellie in sight!  Quite a few foam dots, but you can't see them, lol.  I wasn't sure about this challenge when I first saw it, but one of the good things about being on a DT is it makes you stretch yourself... in the end I really enjoyed making this card, using a digi stamp made the paper piecing EASY and I think he looks pretty schmick too, lol.
Why don't you pop over to the Here Come The Boys blog and check out my Teamies work - there's some fab projects as always.  I hope you give the challenge a go yourself, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did (in the end!)  There's a great Teddy Bo image as the prize, yum!  We're celebrating our 2nd Birthday too, and have a fab BIRTHDAY CANDY for you to enter - WOOHOO :D
I'll be back in a day or so with another little project I've been working on, until then Happy Crafting, Donna 


catherine said...

This is a great card Donna and a great take on the sketch.
x catherine

karen said...

Fantastic card Donna, oh and great image too, love it, hugs, Karenx

Jackie said...

fabulous paper piecing and image, love everything about this card. brilliant. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Jackie SDT x

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh I just LOVE this! Such a cute image and gorgeous papers. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Sue said...

Fabulous card Donna. I love that image, your colouring is so beautiful and the paper piecing looks brilliant. A great sentiment too.
Sue xx

Lisa xx said...

Hi Donna.....wowza this is fab, I am a huge PP fan and this looks great

thank you for joining in with the cutie pies...come back and see us again sometime

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Donna, love the sweet image and fab design. Great take on the sketch.

Donna x

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Great card and brilliant sentiment! Love it!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so cute.

Sue B said...

Aww this is a fab card Donna… what a wonderful image and sentiment!! you've coloured the scene beautifully… the glass and bottle look so real with the glossy accents! I love the gorgeous papers, the paper piecing and layout.. it's a perfect male card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Sounds like you had a fab day hunnie!

Gorgeous creation, great papers & paper piecing!
Hugs Shell xx

downrightcrafty said...

beautiful card hun
Hugs Kate xx

Kim said...

Love this! I wish I were that bear haha! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

mixamatoasties said...

How very true ;) That bear looks very replete after his lunch.... I wish I did too! Fab card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Susan x

Jen Leeflang said...

Your paper piecing is lovely! What a great card!
Thanks so much for joining us at our Anything Goes challenge at Bugaboo Stamps' Catch the Bug blog! Hope to see you again next week.
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang

Wishcraft said...

Lovely card Donna, I love this image... and I've used him before with that very sentiment lol. Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x


Fab card - I love that image and the colours you have used.

Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men.


Karen said...

Fabulous card, your colouring is fab. Thank you so much for joining us at PCJ for our anything goes challenge Karen P, Paper Crafting Journey Design Team

Steph said...

So so sweet! I love that image and the papers you've used are just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us at the MMCS Challenge this month, hope to see you again soon! x